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April 2014


Pet of the week
Leroy - I'm so laid back, I'm the epitome of a "mellow fellow." I'm cool with other cats and am pretty much unfazed by anything else, so I give off some very peaceful vibes! For more information on Leroy, please contact the Humane Society of Jefferson County at (920)674-2048. For a list of all available pets, visit our website at
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Summer food service program

Stressing the importance of offering nutritious meals to children during the summer months, the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Office of PreCollege Programs announces the sponsorship of the Summer Food Service Program at its Upward Bound and Summer Academic Camp programs.

TAP program sign-up

Jefferson County Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director, Debra Schut, announced that orchardists and nursery tree growers who experienced losses from natural disasters that occurred on or after Oct. 1, 2011, can sign up for the Tree Assistance Program (TAP) beginning Tuesday, April 15, 2014. TAP was authorized by the Agricultural Act of 2014 as a permanent disaster program.

Elk herd not ready for 2014 hunt

After evaluating available information and taking into account the severity of this winter, the state wildlife officials and several key partners have agreed that the state's first elk hunt in the modern era will have to wait at least one more year.

Hoard Art Show, Part 2

Adult and high school artists may enter their artwork in the 54th Annual Mary Hoard Art Show, Part 2, starting on Wednesday, April 23, between Noon and 4:30 p.m. at the Hoard Historical Museum in Fort Atkinson. Additional entry dates are Friday, April 25, from Noon to 4:30 p.m. and on Saturday, April 26, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Mother's Day ideas for women on Medicare

Thinking of what you can do for that special woman for Mothers' Day? If she's on Medicare, see if you can help save her money on health care.

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  • Bunny Breakfast, Bonnet Parade and the Optimist Club Easter Egg Hunt:  April 12, Annual Bunny Breakfast at Keystone, 206 W. Main St., Cambridge from 8 to 10 a.m. At 10:15 a.m. meet at Veterans Park for the bonnet parade. Wear your favorite hat and walk down historic Main Street with Mr. Cottontail . The Optimist Club will host the annual Easter Egg Hunt at Ripley Park at 11 a.m.  
  • Calling All Families Seed Planting Workshops:  April 12, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Hoard Historical Museum. Preregistration required. 401 Whitewater Ave., Fort Atkinson. (920) 563-7769; No admission fee. 
  • Scrapbooking Workshop, Potluck:  April 12, 1 p.m. to 9 p.m., Palmyra-Eagle High School Community Room, Entrance 3, 123 Burr Oak St., Palmyra. Bring a dish to share, try new tools, techniques. Contact Deborah Davis, (262) 374-3372, email:
  • The Friends of the Library Used Book & Media Sale: April 12, 9:30 to noon. Fort Atkinson Library, 209 Merchants Ave. Kick off National Library Week. The sale room is stocked full of books of every kind and used media including DVDs, CDs, videos and books on cassette. Members can buy a bag of books for $3. Memberships are available during the sale.

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