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Send Stratford news to: phone: 715-223-2342 fax: 715-223-3505 P.O. Box 677 103 West Spruce Street Abbotsford, WI 54405 Dairy breakfast is off

Members of the Stratford FFA Alumni voted to cancel the 2020 breakfast.

Becky Wirkus, Stratford FFA co-advisor, said in place of not having a dairy breakfast this year FFA members are working on some dairy product giveaways.

Mass live streams

Father Sen at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Stratford invites his parishioners to watch a live streaming option from Our Lady of Peace (OLP) in Marshfield of this Holy Week’s masses.

People have the option of watching the following church services live at olpmarshfield. com: Holy Thursday Mass at 6 p.m. on April 9, Good Friday service at 12:30 p.m. on April 10 and Holy Saturday Easter Vigil Mass at 8 p.m. on April 11.

Father Sen at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church realizes many parishioners are facing financial challenges given a reduction in income or unemployment because of the coronavirus pandemic.

He said, however, St. Joseph’s Catholic Church is dealing with a similar challenge as 85 to 95 percent of its Sunday money donations from parishioners is received through the weekend Mass collections. Since the church was shutdown because of the coronavirus pandemic, the collection money has dwindled to less than 10 percent of what is needed to sustain the parish.

He is asking parishioners who are still financially able to give money to the church to consider mailing their weekly giving to St. Joseph Parish, P.O. Box 6, Stratford, Wisconsin, 54484. Parishioners also have the option of making a money contribution online on the web site http://www.stjosephstratford. org. and select the online giving tab at the top of the page.

Village hall closed

The village hall of Stratford will be closed to the public in an effort to limit face-to-face contact and to combat the spread of COVID-19.

If you wish to make a utility payment, include your bill stub and payment in an envelope and place it in the drop box outside the village hall’s front door. Change will not be available for cash payments. Citizens are also advised to visit www.StratfordWI. com to pay online, and fees will apply.

To contact the Stratford Police Department for a nonemergency, call 715-687-3131. For further assistance, call the village office at 715-687-4166.

Sales are canceled

Rummaging Around Stratford has been cancelled for 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic, with plans to resume as usual in 2021.

Siren testing

Residents should look at the village of Stratford’s Facebook site to find out when the village plans to test the sirens this month.