Foreign exchange students
Stratford High School welcomes four foreign exchange students this school year. Pictured, from left to right, are Martina Preziosi of Italy. Her parents are Manvela and Roberto, and her host family is Cheryl and Kevin Kurtzweil. Leonardo Franzese is also from Italy. His parents are Luca and Valentine, and his host family is Jeff and Julie Stueber. Theo Lecarme is from Belgium. His parents are Pascaline and Jean Francois, and his host family is Brian Radtke; and Tiago Martinez Suarez is from Argentina. His parents are Florencca and Sautiago and his host family is Fay Niemann.
Veteran’s Day events
Stratford VFW Memorial Post 6352 will hold the following Veteran’s Day programs on Tuesday, Nov. 12, in Stratford: St. Joseph’s Catholic School from 8:15-9 a.m., Stratford Elementary School from 9:15-10 a.m. and Stratford middle and high school from 10:30-11:20 a.m. Scott Miller, pastor of Hope Church, will be the main speaker at all three school’s Veteran’s Day programs.
Following the speakers in the Stratford elementary and middle/high school gyms, the VFW firing squad will fire three volleys outside the gyms to honor all servicemen and women who have died that have served. The playing of “Taps” will follow.
VFW members are asked to wear their VFW uniforms or their respective branch of service uniform. All veterans are invited to attend and be part of the programs.
People can contact Terry Schoenherr at 715-650-2545 if they have any questions on the Veteran’s Day programs.
Tiger Spirit Sale
Stratford High School Caring For Others Youth Service Organization (CFO) is holding its annual Tiger Spirit sale of items that are not specific to any sport or club but for all Stratford Tiger fans.
People can shop online at Team Sporting Goods Marshfi eld website. They then can click to open online store and scroll down to click on the Stratford CFO link to buy Tiger stadium chairs, hats, tshirts, jackets, hoodies and more. The sale runs until Monday, Nov. 18.
The items people purchase should arrive in the middle of December. People with questions about the sale should contact Mary Wussow, Missy Schmidt or Jamie Pankratz at Team Sporting Goods. Proceeds from this sale helps CFO help others through its community service projects.
Fall quilting events
People can work on their quilting projects from 1-3 p.m., on Tuesday, Nov. 26, at the Stratford Community Hall, located at 118900 Larch St.
Each month, Marathon County Branch Stratford library staff will share quilting skills and techniques with attendees of this program.
Attendees should bring their own supplies and ongoing projects, and the library will provide patterns and instruction books to further their experience.
People can discuss the book titled, “A Gentleman in Moscow” by author Amor Toweles during Book Club at 1 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 18, at the Marathon County Public Library’s Stratford Branch.
NASP Archery Club
Stratford NASP Archery Club will be hosting a Shoot for fun night from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 7, at the Eau Pleine Outdoors Club (EPOC) building.
Youth in fourth through 12th grades can come shoot archery and check out the program. Prizes will be given out.
Stratford NASP Archery Club is gearing up for another season and registration is now open. Registration forms can be found on the Stratford NASP Archery Club Facebook page. Forms are due back to the school office by Friday, Nov. 8.
There will be a parent meeting at 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 11, at the EPOC building.
The Stratford VFW hosts its monthly steak feed on the first Tuesday of each month from 4:30-8 p.m. at the Stratford VFW Clubhouse.
All area Sheepshead players are welcome to play games from 1-4:30 p.m. every Wednesday at the Stratford Community Hall.
COMMUNITY LIVING Resource Center
Play & Learn is held from 10:45 a.m. until noon each Wednesday, from September through May, in the Resource Center inside the Marathon County Branch Stratford Library.
Play and Learn is free for familes who live anywhere to attend. It provides an opportunity for parents to meet other parents and find out about community resources available.
Carey sled dog racing
Jospeh Carey, a sled dog Musher from Rozellville and a Stratford High School graduate, took first place in the Adult_RB6_Dog Speed class at the Red-Paws Dirty Dog Dryland RB_Classes Rig race on Sunday in Pearson. He finished the 2.5-mile course in 18 minutes, seven seconds.
He also placed fourth in the Adult 4_Dog Speed class. Joseph is the son of Tim and Laurel Carey of Rozellville. He finished the five-mile course in 18:40.
The RedPaws Dirty Dog Dryland Derby was sanctioned by the International Sled Dog Racing Association and counts toward the International Championship Series for Sled Dog Racing.
Joseph took first place in the Adult_ RB6_Dog Speed class at the Doty Days Dryland Race RB_Classes Rig race on Oct. 20 in Doty. He finished the 4.6-mile course in 14:49.
This event was hosted by the Wisconsin Trailblazers Sled Dog Club. The Doty Days Dryland Race RB_Classes were sanctioned by the International Sled Dog Racing Association and counts toward the International Championship Series for Sled Dog Racing.
People wanting to learn more about sled dog racing or these events can check out http://www.isdra.org.