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CUMBERLAND and RICE LAKE– Music can tell a story, paint a portrait, or just be music – as it is in “Bolero,” Maurice Ravel’s most famous composition and the final piece the Red Cedar Symphony will play at its fall concerts on November 9 in Cumberland and November 10 in Rice Lake.

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The Northwest Wisconsin Graziers Network and University of Wisconsin-Extension will host this year’s fall grazing conference in Shell Lake from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9, at the Shell Lake Community Center. 

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We’re a family that makes lists as we endeavor to keep all the balls in the air and projects rolling. There are lists stuck on the paper towel dispenser, lists on the whiteboard by the back door, lists in my journal, lists in the workshop. Some of the lists live in my head – like the little …

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Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter and actor Loudon Wainwright III, famous for the 1972 radio hit “Dead Skunk (In the Middle of the Road),” performs Friday, Oct. 25, at The Park Center, Hayward. Doors open at 7 p.m. Showtime is 7:30 p.m.

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SPOONER– As part of the fun of the upcoming Spooner Chamber of Commerce Jack O’Lantern Festival on Saturday, Oct. 19, in downtown Spooner, the Washburn County Area Humane Society will host a Dog Parade and Costume Contest from noon to 12:45 p.m.

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SPOONER– While 57% of lung cancers are diagnosed in the advanced stage when survival rates are lower, regular lung cancer screenings can find lung cancer at an earlier stage, when survival rates are better.

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TOWN OF SCOTT– State Rep. Nick Milroy (D-South Range) presented Marie Bernatz of the town of Scott in Burnett County with the First Responder of the Year Award for the 73rd Assembly District at a ceremony at the State Capitolon October 10.

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BARRON– The Blue Hills Genealogical Society’s October 14 program will feature one man’s journey into the world of family history. The meeting starts with hospitality at 6:30 p.m., with the program following at 7 p.m. at the Barron Senior Center, 12 N. 3rd St., Barron.

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SPOONER– Fall is here, and it is time to schedule some indoor time. Have you wanted to learn something new? Do you admire quilts? Do you wonder how to make perfect points? These quilt classes can help you achieve those aspirations.

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Exciting events are in store for the Spooner Memorial Library in October.

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CUMBERLAND– In just two minutes, a fire can become life threatening. In five minutes, a residence can be engulfed in flames. People can be prepared to take quick action even before the fire department arrives by learning the best practices of smoke alarms, fire extinguishers, and escape rout…

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We finished up the final Pizza Farm Saturday this last week — too chilly to sit outside even in the sunshine. Autumn colors tinged the leaves on the trees at the forest’s edge, and Vs of Canada geese flew southward overhead. It’s time to wrap up the summer season and pack away all the extra …

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SPOONER– Penny Perry of Spooner and Duluth, who illustrated the newly released book “Hawks on High, Everyday Miracles in a Hawk Ridge Season,” will exhibit her art at Northwind Book & Fiber in conjunction with author Phil Fitzpatrick’s presentation about the book.

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SHELL LAKE– “We are so fortunate to have a performer of Mr. [Paul] Kosower’s caliber coming to our area,” said organizers of the pipe organ concert on Sunday, Oct. 6, in Spooner. “Anyone in our region with an interest in pipe organ music shouldn’t miss this performance.”