I would publicly like to thanks all who attended the polka service sponsored by Waid Funeral Home earlier this fall. The plate collection and silent auction items netted $750 for the Honor Flight.
Through this function, I was chosen to receive support for my trip to Washington, D.C. from Waid Funeral Home. They decided to honor local veterans for the awesome trip.
Thanks to all for attending the presentation on Oct. 17. I was speechless.
I suggest all veterans to sign up and go on this whirlwind day.
A heartfelt thank you goes out from the Stolarczyk family to the Merrill community and beyond for the generous outpouring of support for our 3 year-old son Luke in his battle with leukemia.
On Oct. 20, over 840 people came out to the Eagles’ Club for the pancake breakfast, bake sale, and silent auction. Sarah, Raymond, Luke, and I were overwhelmed with the community’s demonstration of Christian love and all the support shown to us through kind words, prayers, gifts, and embraces. And even though Luke is in the midst of receiving eight different chemo medications, he was healthy enough to greet some of you and enjoy the event wearing his bravery beads showing all the pokes, transfusions, and procedures he has endured in the past six months.
Many thanks go out to the friends from Trinity Lutheran Church and School and the neighboring congregations who organized and staffed the event as well as the Eagles’ Club who hosts these types of events throughout the year.
Rev. R. Brian Stolarczyk
Dear Merrill Community,
November is the month we recognize being thankful. Many of us reflect on our loved ones and friends, how we are thankful for them and how much better our lives are because of them. Some reflect on how thankful they are to be employed, since our economic times are so difficult. So, along with that would come being thankful for having what we need to be comfortable, shelter, heat, transportation, clothing and enough to eat.
Unfortunately, there are many in our community that need our help to have enough for their basic needs. So what we’re asking for is your help. Please join us in our fifth annual fund raiser to raise money for the Community Food Pantry. We are also more than happy to take non-perishable food donations if you would rather do that.
We began taking donations Oct. 31 and will continue until Nov. 25, which is the Monday before Thanksgiving. On that day, we will take the money we have collected, any non-perishable food items that have been donated and our annual turkey donations to the Community Food Pantry. We’re asking for you to help us with an open, happy heart to give those in need something more to be thankful for… community.
Thank you for your help and know that we are thankful for you every day!
Your Friends at Merrill Ace Hardware
Letter to the Editor:
Wild grape, cherry, watermelon… today, these flavors aren’t just found in popsicles and gummy bears – they are also found in many new tobacco products.
Currently in Wisconsin, new tobacco products are too-often flavored and priced to appeal to kids. We must do something to keep them out of kids’ pockets, backpacks and bodies.
Did you know that because of loopholes in the state law, flavored little cigars can be priced as low as $1 rather than $6 to $8 for a pack of cigarettes?
These products aren’t just flashy and sweet. They are also gaining in popularity among our kids. In 2011, little cigar use exceeded cigarette use among Wisconsin high school students.
Next time you enter a convenience store, I urge you to keep an eye out for these flavored tobacco products. Often, they are displayed right next to candy or on lower shelves that are at eye-level for kids.
Rep. Garey Bies recently introduced the Backpack Tobacco Act, which would address the growing popularity of inexpensive, flavored new tobacco products by closing state tax loopholes and making sure that all tobacco products are placed behind the counter.
I encourage you to learn more about how we can keep tobacco products out of our kids’ backpacks and by doing so, prevent a lifetime addiction to tobacco.
Lincoln County Health Department