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Due to the uncertainty regarding COVID-19 and in the interest of protecting supporters, volunteers and the local community, the PCCW of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Edgar, has canceled the annual PCCW Christmas bazaar, fish fry and raffle. This event was usually held the Friday before Thanksgiving. The PCCW hopes to hold the holiday event in November 2021.

Mental Health Night

The Edgar School District Counseling Team will sponsor a first virtual Community Mental Health Night on Thursday, Nov. 12, from 6-7 p.m. The topic will be on “Anxiety” and the presentation will be led by Peaceful Solutions psychotherapist Tricia Gumz. This presentation will help people understand the signs and symptoms of anxiety and treatment options.

The purpose of this community night is to provide parents and families with information regarding mental health. Space is limited. Participants are asked to contact members of the mental health team to reserve a spot. They can be contacted at Sara Tatro, sara@gapps.edgar.k12., 715-352-2727, extension 125; Jamie Koehler,, 715-352-2342, extension 189, and Marissa Doll, mdoll@gapps., 715-352-2352, extension 112.

Photo primer

The Marathon County Public Library will sponsor wildlife photographer John Van Barriger on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 7-8:30 p.m., to discuss how to take better wildlife photographs in a presentation entitled, “Lions, Sharks and Bears: A Virtual Photographic Primer.”

The presentation will be offered online.

Silent reading

The Marathon County Public Library will offer a virtual silent reading hour on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 7-8 p.m. An online discussion of books will follow.

COVID dashboard

Edgar Public Schools has reported that six of their 662 students have currently tested positive for COVID-19. These include two elementary school students, one in middle school and three students in grades 9-12.

The school has had 32 students who have tested positive for COVID-19 since school started on Sept. 1.

Deer dumpster

The Central Wisconsin Conservation Club Inc. will sponsor a dumpster for the disposal of deer carcass waste (rib cages, heads, legs and fat scrap) during the upcoming deer firearm season. The dumpster will be placed in the Edgar waste site located at the junction of Weinkauf and Willow Rd. There will also be a separate container placed there for unwanted deer hides which will be donated to the Lions Camp for the Blind. The dumpster will be placed there on Friday, Nov. 20, through Tuesday, Dec. 1. This program is being done as a surrounding community service to help to keep the environment cleaner from improperly disposed waste in rural ditches. The club asks people use the dumpster only for deer carcass waste.

No Whitetail Night

The 34th annual Whitetail Night at Edgar Public Schools scheduled for Monday, Nov. 16, has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Thanksgiving Mass

St. Johns School, Edgar, will collect food and household items for the Circle of Joy food pantry in advance of a Thanksgiving Mass scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 18.

Supplies needed at the pantry include baby supplies, cereals, dish soap, jelly, fruit, laundry detergent, pancake mix, pancake syrup, pasta, peanut butter, ramen noodles, spaghetti sauce, shampoo and conditioner and vegetables.

Donations gathered at the school will be unloaded at the pantry located in the Edgar Village Hall.

Senior dinner

The Edgar Lions Club will sponsor its annual Senior Citizen dinner on Thursday, Nov. 5, but the arrangements have changed. Due to the COVID- 19 pandemic, attendees will need to pick up their meals in a drive-thru format at the Edgar Fire Hall (not the high school) between 6-7 p.m. Those interested in receiving this free meal need to call by Friday, Oct. 30, to reserve their meals. Leave a message or talk to either Lisa, 715-846-3958, or Marie, 715-573-5616.

ATV safety

The Village of Edgar has reminded residents of safety rules for ATV operators travelling on village streets.

_ No person under 12 years of age may operate an ATV for any reason.

_ All ATV safety certified operators age 12-15 must also be accompanied by an adult except for operation for agricultural purposes with adult supervision.

_ All ATV operators and passengers under the age of 18 are required to wear a minimum DOT standard ATV or motorcycle helmet with the chin strap properly fastened. Bicycle helmets do not meet this requirement.