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Families can hear stories and participate in various activities related to the areas of science, technology, engineering, arts, and math during Home School Huddle on November 19 from 1-2 p.m. at the Marathon County Public Library’s Edgar Branch, 224 S. Third Ave., Edgar. Sessions held every Tuesday through December 17. Call 715-352-3155 for more info.

Deer disposal

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 from Thursday, Nov. 21, through Monday, Dec. 2.

“This program is being done as a community service to help to keep our environment cleaner from improperly disposed waste in our rural ditches,” said club spokesman Jerry Karlen. “We ask that people respect our intentions and only use the dumpster for the waste that it is intended for so that this project can continue

and grow in the future.”

Hosta farmers

Wisconsin Life, a show on Wisconsin Public Television, will feature Edgar-area hosta farmers Debbie and Dave Bauman on an episode that set to be aired Thursday, Nov. 14, at 7 p.m.

The show will document how the Baumans watched the Wisconsin dairy economy turn south and, needing to save a third-generation farm, turned their 450-acre dairy farm into a nursery. Today, the cows are gone, and the Baumans grow more than 350 varieties of hostas with the goal of being one of the largest hosta gardens in the state.

Wisconsin Life is a partnership project of Wisconsin Public Television and Wisconsin Public Radio.

Family Fun

Edgar Elementary School will have a “Polar Express” literacy night on Monday, Nov. 25. This is the school’s monthly family fun night.

Book Club

The Edgar Book Club will discuss “My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry” by Fredrik Backman on Thursday, Nov. 14, at 11:30 a.m.

Drought relief

St. Stephen Lutheran Church, Edgar, will host a soup luncheon benefit on Sunday, Nov. 10, following the church service (approximately 11:30 a.m.). Featured will be four (or more) kinds of soups along with cheese, crackers, desserts, coffee and milk.

Although the soup luncheon is free, donations will be accepted and proceeds will go to the Vizinga Village in Choma, Zambia, for drilling of a well. This village is suffering one of their worst droughts in over 100 years. In consecutive years, the rainy seasons have not yielded enough rain to grow neither maize, nor other vegetables necessary for daily sustenance in southern Africa.

This is a Thrivent Action Team project. All members of the community are invited to share in this event. Jar art

Adults are invited Monday, Nov. 18, 6-7 p.m. to the Edgar Edgar Branch Public Library for a monthly night of crafting.

Attendees can make jar art by painting glass jars so that they resemble different autumn creatures. All supplies will be provided.

This event is free and open to adults only. For more information, call 715352-3155.

Whitetail night

Edgar Public School will host the 33rd annual Whitetail Night on Monday, Nov. 18, 7 p.m. in the school auditorium.

Featured speaker will be Brent Lerch, owner of Hunts Remembered Taxidermy, Wausau. The event will include a presentation by a DNR warden on hunting laws, a raffle, door prizes, refreshments, cheese and sausage.

Everyone is invited to bring in deer mounts, unusual antlers, pictures and equipment (but not guns).

Walk In Their Shoes

Two Medal of Honor recipients will be featured speakers at a Walk In Their Shoes event at UW-Stevens Point/Wausau on Veteran’s Day, Monday, Nov. 11, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

The speakers will be Gary Wetzel and Kenneth Stumpf. The event will be a fundraiser for the Never Forgotten Honor Flights.

Wetzel joined the Army from Milwaukee at age 18, and by January 8, 1968, was a Private First Class serving as a door gunner in the 173rd Assault Helicopter Company. On that day, near Ap Dong An, Vietnam, his helicopter was shot down and the survivors, including Wetzel, came under heavy ene- my fire. Severely wounded by an explosion which nearly severed his left arm, he continued to man his machine gun and help other injured soldiers. Wetzel survived his wounds, although his left arm had to be amputated.

Stumpf joined the Army from Milwaukee and by April 25, 1967, was serving as a Specialist Four in Company C, 1st Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division. On that day, near Duc Pho in Vietnam, Stumpf rescued three wounded comrades despite heavy fire and single-handedly disabled an enemy bunker.

There will be a book signing and tshirt sale after the event.