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From the Chetek-Weyerhaeuser Area School District:
Job Fair Announcement!! CWASD, along with the Chetek Area Chamber of Commerce, will host a job fair Tuesday, April 17 from 2-5 p.m. in the CWHS gym. The job fair will be open to the public from 3:30-5 p.m., and all adults seeking jobs are invited to attend. Students will have an opportunity to meet with local employers prior to that, from 2-3:30 p.m.
There is no cost to attend. Approximately 20 area employers will be available to speak with those in attendance. Any additional area businesses/employers who may still be interested in participating can contact Janis Volker at CWHS/MS for information 715-924-3137 x2002
Fun Activities Under Way!
The Chetek Area Chamber of Commerce and Winter Fest need the support of area businesses. Become a sponsor today! DEADLINE IS FEB 1st. Visit the website and click the sponsor tab for more details.
ONLY 700 tickets are available! Top prize is a Polaris Sportsman 570 ATV with additional great prizes donated by area Chamber members.
Tickets are 3 for $50 or $20 each and available from local bars, restaurants and Winter Fest committee members.
If you've been around Chetek the last few summers, you've see the Chetek Snow Flyers BOGO cards around. Well, new for 2018 is the Chetek Area Chamber of Commerce Winter Fest BOGO card. Same concept, same price, but for the winter!
Grab one at any of the locations on the card or from committee members.
Chetek Winter Fest Bikini Run, sponsored by AirTec Sports. continues this year PLUS we've added a new event- the Human Sled-Dog Race. Both events challenge participants to collect pledges then race the clock & the competition. Top fundraisers are crowed as Winter Fest Royalty with additional prizes for best times and best costumes. Click the licks below for more information.
... And SO MUCH MORE!!
Event schedule & information is online at chetekwinterfest.org
Bring the kids as there are games, activities and prizes for them as well! Kids activities are sponsored by Midwest Dental.
Contact us to get entered for the soup cook-off!
Remember, YOU can race, too at the Fun Run Track. A full length, shaved ice track with professionally timed results. How fast are you?
Get your gear early and visit the Winter Fest online store. You'll be ready to go as soon as you hit the ice- no lines, no changing clothes, just enjoy the FUN!
Mayo Clinic Health System
is pleased to offer a Hometown Health Grant as part of our investment into improving the health of the communities we serve. The Hometown Health Grant supports innovative efforts to improve mental health, prevent obesity and reduce chronic disease in local schools, workplaces and neighborhoods. This grant works in partnership with community-based organizations and residents to translate their vision for healthy communities into visible, concrete changes — and, ultimately, a healthier hometown.
Federal Funds for Tornado Damaged Woodlots
The impact of May's tornado will not be erased, but some land owners may be eligible for relief funds through the Federal Farm Service Agency.
Application deadline is January 25th, but the FSA office in Barron advises coming in early so that records can be created for those landowners who have not participated in FSA programs in the past.
More info can be found in this Barron News Shield article
You can also call the Farm Service Office at (715) 537-5645, or visit http://disaster.fsa.usda.gov
The Salvation Army Requests Your Help
The Barron County Salvation Army is looking for bell ringers for their annual red kettle campaign. Even if you can just offer an hour or two, you can help local families and individuals.
The Salvation Army assists Barron County residents with emergency lodging. gas/electric shut offs, medical transportation and more. During the Chetek tornado relief effort, they also assisted in providing meals to victims and volunteers.