Ellsworth Fire Services Association Annual Meeting will be Monday, Jan.15, at the Ellsworth Fire Hall at 7 p.m. Agenda: Approval of Department Officers for 2007, Treasurer's Financial Report for 2006.

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VILLAGE OF ELLSWORTH SPECIAL BOARD MEETING will be on Tuesday, Jan. 16, at 5 p.m. AGENDA: Plan Commission recommendation; David B. Pluth CSM Town of Trimbelle. Adjournment. Peggy A. Nelson-Clerk

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Pierce County Fair Committee Meeting will be on Monday, Jan. 15, at

4 p.m. in the Meeting Room 2 and 3, Pierce County Office Building, 412 W. Kinne, Ellsworth. Agenda: Minutes of Dec. 11 meeting, Request from County Administrative Coordinator to evaluate and recommend action on merging support staff position in UW-Extension and County Fair, 2007 booked entertainment, Coordinator report, Convention update, Fairgrounds rental rates, Update on motocross, Future Agenda Items, Set next meeting date, Adjourn.

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COUNCIL ON AGING MEETING has been rescheduled from Tuesday, Jan. 9, to Tuesday, Jan. 23, at 9:30 a.m. in the Meeting Room 1, Pierce County Office Bldg. (enter building from east parking lot).

AGENDA: Reading and Approval of Minutes from Last Meeting, Staff Reports: 2006 YTD Financial and Program Reports. Legal Service, Medicare Part D and Senior Care Report. Other Reports: AAA Board, Update on Long Term Care Reform and the role of the West Central Wisconsin-Care Management Collaborative (WCW-CMC), and update on Aging and Disability Resource Center Development (ADRC). Other Business.

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Diamond Bluff Town Board meeting will be on Thursday, Jan. 18, at 7:30 p.m. in the town hall. The agenda will be: Minutes, Financial Report, Monthly Bills, Township Roads, Park Committee, Driveway Permit, Humane Society (animal control), Close books for 2006, new bartender license approval, Citizen Concerns, Adjourn.

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The Pierce County Democratic Party will meet on Tuesday, Jan. 16, at 7 p.m. at the new location. Please come to Journey House at 143 E Cascade Ave (two blocks east of Main), River Falls. For more information or questions, contact co-chairs Naomi Silver at 426-4836 or Tammy Tollefson at 426-2022.

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Ellsworth Community School District Foundation will hold its Annual Meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 24, at 7:30 p.m. at the Ellsworth High School.

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WEST CENTRAL WISCONSIN BIOSOLIDS FACILITY COMMISION MEETING will be Tuesday, Jan. 16, at 8:30 a.m, 677 Bio Ave., Ellsworth. AGENDA: Minutes for Dec.19, Report on facility issues, NEW BUSINESS: Resolution adopting First National Bank of Hudson, Report on the transition from Bytec to Porcupine Enterprizes, Heating options for the garage, Methods to receive future packets, Employee handbook. UNFINISHED BUSINESS: Oxidoc update, Town and Country Engineering phase one and phase two reports. MISCELLANEOUS: Communications and future agenda items. Adjournment.

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FINANCE AND PERSONNEL COMMITTEE MEETING will be Monday, Jan. 15, at 6:30 p.m. in the Courthouse - County Board Room. AGENDA: Approve minutes of Dec. 18, Personnel items: Approve new job title for Deputy Coroner positions. Finance items: Approve 2007 wage increase for temporary employees, Renew audit contract with Tracey & Thole, SC, Designate treasurer as authorized signature of county moneys, 2007 Employee Assistance Program contract, Approve position description for Seriously Emotionally Disturbed (SED) Social Worker, Modify Department of Human Services staffing plan, Approve amendment to the Pierce County Code: assign supervision of the Medical Examiner to the Administrative Coordinator, revise reporting relationship of the Medical Examiner from the Law Enforcement Committee to the Administrative Coordinator, revise duties of the Administrative Coordinator to authorize supervision of the Medical Examiner. Set future Strategic Planning session. Committee will convene into closed session pursuant to Sec. 19.85(1)(g), Wis. Stats. for the purpose of conferring with legal counsel for the governmental body who is rendering oral or written advice concerning strategy to be adopted by the body with respect to litigation in which it is or is likely to become involved: Town of Martell v. Pierce County

Committee will return to open session and take action on closed session item, if required. Administrative Coordinator's report, Future agenda items, Future meeting dates, Adjourn.

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AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY MEMORIALS AND HONORS: For information on the American Cancer Society Memorials and Honors donations, call Kathryn M. Schommer, 200th Avenue, Maiden Rock, 54750, 715-448-2903, chairperson of the Pierce County ACS Memorials and Honors program. Or call 1-800-ACS-2345.

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THE MOMS CLUB meets the second Thursday of each month at 9:30 a.m. at English Lutheran Church, Ellsworth. This support group is for mothers who have chosen to stay at home with their children. Children are welcome. For more information, call Amber Rohlf at 715-594-3606.

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Look Good Feel Better is a program designed to help women overcome the appearance-related side effects of cancer treatments. The sessions are the first Monday of the month on alternating months: Jan. 8 (note change due to the holiday) and Mar. 5 at 7 p.m. at the River Falls Area Hospital (the first classroom on the left coming in the front entrance). Call the American Cancer Society Navigator at 1-877-423-9122 X 212 or contact Rebecca Hayden in the Wellness and Fitness Center of the RF Hospital at 426-4545. This program is free to all but pre-registration is required.

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AUTISM SUPPORT. An Autism Support Group will be meeting the third Thursday of each month from 6:30-8 p.m. at English Lutheran Church. The first meeting will be Jan. 18 with speaker Gayle Harris. For more information contact Katie Knutson at 273-4548.

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Depression Support. A new peer support group for depression will meet on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 7:15 p.m. at Check It Out, 208 South Main St. in River Falls. Please come and share strategies for managing life with depression with others who suffer. The group is open to any and all who are interested. For more information, call Rob, 612-385-8414, or e-mail .

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Public Speaking. Leadership. Self Improvement. Have a speech, a toast or an announcement to give? Perhaps running meetings or giving sales presentations, or simply wish to strengthen speaking skills. Come visit Eclectic Image, a Toastmasters International club devoted to mastering the skill of public speaking. Toastmasters provides a learning environment for improving public speaking, listening, and leadership skills. Gain confidence and learn to think on feet when speaking in public. For more information, contact Leann Hove, 651-324-6357. Make a plan to visit Saturdays, 10:30 am, River Falls Area Hospital, Classroom A.

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THE MOOSE FAMILY: The Moose supports thousands of programs that bring communities closer together, provide for the youth of Mooseheart Child City and School in Illinois, and care for aged members at Moosehaven retirement community in Florida. Plus, members enjoy benefits and discounts all across North America. To find out more about the Moose organization visit, .

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Griefshare, a nondenominational, faith based, support group for those who have lost a loved one, has sessions at First Lutheran Church. Contact Suzy Jagusch 651-388-6831 or Susan Goetz at 651-388-4109 with any questions or to register.

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The River Falls Moms/Dads Group is a non-denominational social and support group for parents.The goal is to bring out the best in each as parents by sharing the pleasures, challenges and the day-to-day adventures of parenting. Social interaction for children in the child care setting provided, with quality childcare recruited from the Early Childhood and Elementary Education students studying at the UW-River Falls campus. Meetings are held weekly on Wednesdays at 9:15 a.m. at Ezekiel Lutheran Church, following the River Falls Public School District calendar. For more information, call 425-9668.

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SINGLES CLUB will meet every first Tuesday and every third Tuesday at the Hammond Hotel in Hammond. Social hour 6-7 p.m., meeting 7-8 p.m. For more information, call 778-5621.

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PARKINSON'S SUPPORT GROUP meets on the second Tuesday of each the Sexual Assault Survivors Support Group meets on the first and third Thursdays of each month. All groups run from 6-7:30 p.m., and meet in River Falls. For information, call 425-6751 or 800-345-5104.

____________ NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS will meet at 7 p.m. every Thursday in the basement of 373 W. Main, Ellsworth. NA also holds three meetings a week in River Falls on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays (candlelight meeting) at 8 p.m., at 101 East Elm St. (upstairs), River Falls. Transportation from Ellsworth can be provided. For more information or to talk, call Christi at 612-385-0915.

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Maiden Rock A.A. meets Sundays (topic meeting), Tuesdays (topic meeting), Wednesdays (Big Book meeting) Fridays (campfire meeting), and Saturday (topic) at 7 p.m. at Alano/George Andrews Building, Hwy. 35, Bay City.

____________ MAIDEN ROCK AL-ANON meets Mondays at 7 p.m. at Alano/George Andrews Building, Hwy. 35, Bay City.

____________ MAIDEN ROCK WOMEN'S MEETING will be held at 7 p.m. at Alano/George Andrews Building, Hwy. 35, Bay City.

____________ CELEBRATE RECOVERY MEETINGS meet every Monday at 6:30-8 p.m. at English Lutheran Church, 229 West Main St., Ellsworth. For more information, call 273-4617. Adults and teens welcome.

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