FOOD SAFETY: Thanksgiving is just a day away, and that that means — turkey! Did you know that 1 in 6 people in the United States will get sick from a foodborne illness this year?

Editor’s note: The Eau Claire City-County Health Department checks area licensed food establishments, including restaurants and food retailers. The Leader-Telegram details “priority” violations, defined as state code violations with potential to contribute to food contamination, illness or e…

BINGO PARTY: St. Rose’s Circle is hosting a bingo party on Sunday at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, 11358 Highway Q, Chippewa Falls.

NEW PASTOR: The Rev. Mike Van Zee of Newport, Tenn., has formally accepted the position of senior pastor at Immanuel Baptist Church of Menomonie.

IMPACT PROGRAM: Mayo Clinic Health System and UW-Eau Claire are launching a new program to encourage creative solutions to critical health care questions.

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I’ve hunted pheasant in both North and South Dakota, from New Town to the north to Mitchell to the south and from the Black Hills to the west to the Red River Valley in the east. And I’ve hunted in the warm early season and in the last bitterly cold winter week.

Editor’s note: The Eau Claire City-County Health Department checks area licensed food establishments, including restaurants and food retailers. The Leader-Telegram details “priority” violations, defined as state code violations with potential to contribute to food contamination, illness or e…

GERMAN MEAL: A German meal will be served from 5 to 6:30 p.m. today at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 1915 Hogeboom Ave.

CHURCH BAZAAR: Plymouth United Church of Christ, 2010 Moholt Drive, is holding its annual bazaar from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today.

LOVE LIGHTS: This year, as in past years, thousands of loved ones will be represented as lights on the trees in front of HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital.

Editor’s note: The Eau Claire City-County Health Department checks area licensed food establishments, including restaurants and food retailers. The Leader-Telegram details “priority” violations, defined as state code violations with potential to contribute to food contamination, illness or e…

Just a few miles outside of Detroit sits Cranbrook, a National Historical Landmark that critics have called “the most enchanting architectural setting in the United States.”

NORWEGIAN DINNER: A kaffee lag and Norwegian meatball dinner will be served from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 201 S. Sixth St., Cornell.

At 11 a.m. on the morning of Sunday, Oct. 21 — a day of prayer — Jeff Henry’s day was taken prey.

NEW LOCATION: Prevea Health has opened its newest location in the Chippewa Valley, the Center for Health & Wellness, at 2449 Highway I, Chippewa Falls.

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

WONDERLAND ON THE RIVER: The Partners of HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital will host the ninth annual Wonderland on the River fundraising event on Saturday, Nov. 3, at Lake Wissota Golf & Events, 16108 97th Ave., Chippewa Falls.

Time for another ghoulishly good time as the approach of Halloween brings out goblins and gore galore. Haunted houses aren’t the only option for scaring yourself silly this month. Consider this range of terrifying settings. Several are all-volunteer efforts whose proceeds help local charities.

PANCAKE BREAKFAST: Breakfast will be served from 8 to 11:30 a.m. Sunday at Lake Street United Methodist Church, 337 Lake St. 

It is both a blessing and a curse to hang onto things. I moved down the block recently, and I have been feeling the curse rather than the blessing as I sort all my stuff and move it box by box to a new residence. I’m more than eight weeks into the process and still feel very unsettled becaus…

BAZAAR & BAKE SALE: St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, German Valley, N40558 Highway O, Whitehall, is hosting its annual bazaar and bake sale from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28.

Until this year, migraine sufferers had to make do with drugs originally developed for other medical conditions, such as high blood pressure or depression. Now, there are three new drugs that were developed just for preventing the horrible headaches.

MEDICARE SEMINARS: People are invited to learn about Medicare options at Security Health Plan of Wisconsin during the following free seminars: