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Around Town Briefs 12/7/17

GENEALOGY: The Genealogical Research Society of Eau Claire will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Paul Bunyan Logging Camp Museum in Carson Park.

A short business meeting will be followed with a program by Dale Larson.

Larson’s ancestor, S.O. Lund, an immigrant artist from Norway, painted many pictures that are still treasured and collected today in Eau Claire.

The meeting is open to the public and everyone should bring a small sample of their Christmas baking.

For more information, call 715-874-6678 or visit

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FUNDRAISER: The 2nd Annual Cheers for a Cure will be from 5 to 10 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 14, at Northwoods Brew Pub, 50829 West St., Osseo.

Admission is $25 and tickets are available at Northwoods Brew Pub.

The event includes food, silent auction and live entertainment.

Proceeds benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

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FALCON FOODS: Falcon Foods at UW-River Falls is selling holiday ice cream cakes and holiday cheese boxes, which could include honey or summer sausage.

The UW-River Falls dairy and meat pilot plants provide students with hands-on learning experiences that are applicable to their future careers.

Student workers and interns make Falcon Foods cheese, ice cream and summer sausage under the direct supervision of licensed faculty and gain practical experience in production, sanitation and quality assurance.

Cheese and ice cream are produced using milk from the UW-River Falls Mann Valley Farm and summer sausage is produced from livestock raised at the university farm as well as other local farms.

Honey is produced by the UW-River Falls Bee Club.

Falcon Foods cheese boxes can be ordered online at​falconfood or in person at the Falcon Foods Store in the Food Science Addition on campus.

Orders that will be shipped must be made by Monday, Dec. 18.

The Falcon Foods store is open from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursdays and 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Fridays.

For more information, call 715-425-4161 or send an email to

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ESSAY CONTEST: The Hallie Optimist Club is encouraging area students to contemplate the theme “Can Society Function Without Respect?” as part of the Optimist International Essay Contest.

Essays must be 700 to 800 words and submitted by Jan. 19.

Winners at the local level will receive a $150 scholarship. Winners at the district level will receive a $2,500 scholarship.

The Hallie Optimist Club has been participating in the essay contest for 30 years.

For more information about the contest, send an email to

From staff reports

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