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Health Matters 3/22/17

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Team registration for the 2017 Half Moon Dragon Boat Festival in Eau Claire ends Friday, March 31. The festival, sponsored by Mayo Clinic Health System

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Making the Rounds 3/22/17

NEW POST: Physician assistant Erica Gyorfi recently joined the Orthodpedic Center at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire.

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Get Moving 3/22/17

The following events are planned:

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Meetings & More 3/22/17

SPECIAL EVENTS

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Home health aides: Wage hikes could deepen shortage

WEST CHAZY, N.Y. — Only 17 snowy miles from the Canadian border, Katie Bushey’s most basic needs are met by traveling health aides who come into her home to

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Food Inspections 3/20/17

Editor’s note: The Eau Claire City-County Health Department checks area licensed food establishments, including restaurants and food retailers. The Leader-Telegram

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Students learn ag skills

Stanley-Boyd High School senior Kaylee Bourget pulled a long plastic sleeve over her arm and prepared to reach deep inside a bovine reproduction system to examine the ovaries.

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Combined sciences paid off on Ecuador trip

MENOMONIE — If Damien Adamski hadn’t come to fully appreciate the “applied” aspect of his applied social science major at UW-Stout, he did by late

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Solar heater project could have big impact

When Kim Pierson began teaching a new class about renewable energies, he used some inexpensive materials he found at a local store to build a small model of a solar thermal

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Great Lakes shipwrecks could be highlighted if Wisconsin becomes a National Marine Sanctuary

Deep below the surface of Lake Michigan, dozens of known shipwrecks stay intact because of isolated locations, frigid water and a lack of salt to erode what has sunk.

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Around the House 3/18/17

ORGANIC SOILS FOR LAWN AND GARDEN: The Eau Claire Area Master Gardener Association will welcome Gordy Petschow from Midwest Environmental Consultants for a presentation

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Keep Out: Take steps to deter burglars from targeting your home

A home burglary occurs every 15 seconds in the U.S., but the burglary average arrest rate is only 13 percent. 

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Greener grass: Some companies go eco-friendly with lawn mowers

SAN JOSE, Calif. —With spring coming up, it’s time to think about getting that lawn back into shape. And now there’s a greener way to do it.

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Hanging on to winter

This is a magical time, a period when we can enjoy the better parts of two seasons, at least a portion of what we’re leaving behind and what is coming this spring.

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Health Matters 3/15/17

COLON HEALTH: Visitors to the Wisconsin Sports Show in Eau Claire from Friday to Sunday at the Chippewa Valley Conference Center, 5150 Old Mill Plaza, can learn about colon

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Meetings and More 3/15/17

SPECIAL EVENTS

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Health officials: ‘Know your risk’

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Neonatologist Gurvir Khurana had only read about it in textbooks. Seeing it in real life has been a shock: baby after baby born severely anemic, lungs

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Making the Rounds 3/15/17

PROGRAM RETIREMENT: Dr. Dennis Breen, a family practice physician, has retired from the UW Health Family Medicine Residency Program, where he served as a faculty member and

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UW-Stout grads find employment

MENOMONIE — For the third year in a row, an increased number of UW-Stout graduates were working within six months of leaving campus, Chancellor Bob Meyer announced

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Ecuador trip changes student’s view

Why do the liberal arts matter? Ask Hailey Nelson, a UW-Eau Claire communication sciences and disorders major who spent three weeks in January studying geography and

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CVTC Manufacturing Show showcases opportunities, technology

Cole Hill knows what he wants to do in a future career. 

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A whirlwind tour of New Mexico proves enchanting

Having traveled through much of the American Southwest, from the golden California coast to the red deserts and majestic forests of Nevada, Arizona, Utah and Colorado, I had

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Around the House 3/11/17

OUTDOOR LIVING SPACES SEMINAR: The Chippewa Valley Home Builders Association is presenting a seminar on outdoor living spaces at 6 p.m. Tuesday at its offices, 4319 Jeffers

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Religion Notes 3/11/17

WRITERS GUILD: The Western Wisconsin Christian Writers Guild invites writers to its meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Bethesda Lutheran Brethren Church, 123 W. Hamilton Ave.

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Food and Faith 3/11/17

FISH FRY: The St. Olaf Men’s Club will hold an all-you-can-eat fish fry from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday in the Father Agnew Parish Center, 2407 North Lane.

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Priest: Forgiveness brings healing, joy

It was a simple human interaction, and yet it was not easy to do. I said, “I am sorry; I hope you will forgive me.” I could have been more direct and said,

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The possibility of ordaining men

BERLIN — Pope Francis says the church must study whether it’s possible to ordain married men to minister in remote communities facing priest shortages.

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Field Notes 3/10/17

Outdoor licenses now available

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Health Matters 3/8/17

CAMP WABI: Registration is open for Camp Wabi, a summer camp for kids entering sixth through 10th grades who struggle with their weight. 

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First patient has TAVR surgery

Eighty-seven-year-old Charles Kaeding of Augusta has faced his share of health issues through the years, including battling prostate cancer and sustaining hip and knee

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Meetings and More 3/8/17

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Get Moving 3/8/17

The following event is planned:

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Making the Rounds 3/8/17

PROMOTIONS: Three colleagues have been promoted to director level and have taken on expanded responsibilities at HSHS Sacred Heart and St. Joseph’s hospitals.

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Food inspections 3/6/17

Editor’s note:The Eau Claire City-County Health Department checks area licensed food establishments, including restaurants and food retailers. The Leader-Telegram

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Couple’s presidential signature collection brings American history to life

LADUE, Mo. — It’s a recreation room with a presidential touch.

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Put Your Best Fork Forward this month

Each year during March the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has a National Nutrition Month campaign. This year’s theme is Put Your Best Fork Forward. 

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Events around campus

Event’s focus on water quality

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Time spent in Ecuador alters outlooks of UW-Eau Claire students

Can the actions of one UW-Eau Claire student make an impact globally? Brian Kraegenbrink thinks so.

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Five iconic trips to take if you really love baseball

If you love baseball, these iconic spots belong on your roster.

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Couples can tie the knot for $600 at a Las Vegas Taco Bell

Las Vegas is famous for its quick and quirky weddings replete with serenading Elvis impersonators, drive-through chapels and mob-themed nuptials.

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Family raising money for 4-year-old’s autism service dog

APEX, N.C. — Eliana Deane is 4 years old. She was adopted from China and has several special needs.

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Before ACA, a cancer survivor struggled for insurance. Will it happen again?

PLANTATION, Fla. — The stack of papers spread across the kitchen table of Nancy Blitz’s home in Plantation chronicles her decades-long struggle to buy health

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Religion Notes 3/4/17

GUEST SPEAKER: The Rev. Paul Erbes of Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services will be preaching for the 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. worship services Sunday at Spirit Lutheran

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Food and Faith 3/4/17

SOUP SUPPER: An all-you-can-eat supper will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Notre Dame Parish Life Center, 22 S. Prairie St., Chippewa Falls.

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Sharing God’s word 

ORLANDO, Fla. — For most of its 50 years, Florida’s Wycliffe Associates built offices, guesthouses, training centers and airport runways for volunteers who traveled to other

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Direct your sump pump water outside

Can I pump the water from my sump pump into my plumbing system?

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It’s a jungle in here! Houseplants help decorate, comfort and clean the air

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Hanging from the ceiling or making a major green statement in any room, houseplants are back in style.

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Knight Life: Walker's state budget could mean demise of DNR magazine

I dumped fish heads and carcasses into a pot with two quarts of water and brought the pan to a simmer. 

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Field Notes 3/3/17

Fly fishing trip to be discussed

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