The New Richmond Area Chamber of Commerce's 2019 Women's Business Luncheon & Expo will take place May 1 at R and D Catering. Women's roles in the workplace and the community have continued to expand and progress over the years. Join Regions Hospital President and CEO Megan Remark as she discusses how women are making a positive impact in the labor force. She'll share her journey as a leader and the personal principles of leadership that help her to stay focused, balanced and grounded.
The days are getting longer, temperatures are beginning to creep above the freezing point on the thermometer, and the sun is beginning to melt the deep snow-covered fields giving everyone a glimpse that spring maybe on its way. Meanwhile, natural resource professionals at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in New Richmond are busy preparing both fire equipment and wildland firefighters to assist in the spring controlled burn season.
The Baldwin Library (400 Cedar Street) will host a “The Lifelong Effects of Childhood Trauma” presentation starting at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 23.
The New Richmond Fine Arts Council is accepting applications for student summer camp scholarships. Students currently in grades 8-11 can apply at nrfac.org. Past scholarship recipients attended several camps at the Shell Lake Arts Center, Dorian Luther College Camp, and UW-Madison Summer Music Clinic. The deadline for summer camp applications is May 10, 2019. Any student who is accepted into Middle Level or High School State Honors Choir, Band, or Orchestra can also apply. The Middle Level Scholarship deadline is June 30, 2019 while the High School deadline is May 10, 2019.
Representative Rob Stafsholt (R-New Richmond) has been appointed to the Suicide Prevention Task Force. The Task Force was created by Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester), and it will hold hearings around the state to receive input from survivors, experts, advocates for suicide prevention, families who have been impacted, and community leaders.
In February, the Forest Timberwolves 4-H Club donated birthday bags to local food shelves. The March community service project for the Forest Timberwolves 4-H Club included making Easter baskets for Grace Place.
The Somerset Lions Club recently donated $1,000 to the Somerset Community Food Pantry. Pictured are (from left) Tim Lindquist, Cindy Jonas-Christen, David Bracht and Nancy Vanasse. The Lions Club also gave $500 to the "Food for Thought" program which helps fund school lunch accounts for families that need it and provides kids with healthy snacks anytime during the school day to any kids regardless of needs. Submitted photo
The New Richmond Heritage Center will offer a training and orientation for volunteers interested in becoming tour guides or thinking about becoming a guide for the historic sites at the Heritage Center on Wednesday, April 24, from 9-11 a.m. Tour guide volunteers will receive an overview of the Heritage Center and its buildings, which includes a "walk about" with current guides. The guide training workshop is free and open to the public. Current and past guides are encouraged to join the new volunteers to update their knowledge and share a few pointers.
Kyla Clay Grade: 6 Parent(s): Amy Clay and Scott Clay Favorite class: Math and literature. Favorite activities: Dance and piano. What I like about school: All of my friends. Isaac Noll Grade: 6 Parent(s): Shannon and Ryan Noll Favorite class: Literature. Favorite activities: Fishing, golfing, baseball, and video games. What I like about school: See my friends every day. Christian Roberts Grade: 6 Parent(s): Eric Roberts, Rochelle Roberts
Mary Beth Raddatz of New Richmond received a scholarship from the national Women in Trucking Foundation to help cover the cost of her education in WITC's Truck Driving program. The Women in Trucking Foundation is supported by the Women in Trucking Association, whose mission is to encourage the employment of women in the trucking industry, promote their accomplishments and minimize obstacles faced by women working in the industry.