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Top 5 Things to Do on the Lakeshore This Weekend

“Unique Flying Objects invites you to the Annual Kites over Lake Michigan Festival, this Saturday and Sunday. Neshotah Beach is the coolest place to be on Labor Day Weekend. Saturday, 11 to 4 you’ll see amazing kite flying events and a mass release of Sky Lanterns at dusk followed by Fireworks Show, weather permitting. Sunday, the fun continues with free kids kite making from 9 to 11 and flying events from 11 to 4. Kites are available for sale at the beach. To learn more visit unique flying objects dot com.”

The Sheboygan County Fair in Plymouth runs August 30th through September 3rd.  There will be live music by Cold Sweat & the Brew City Horns, the Big Bass Trio…Copper Box & Saving Savannah will be there on Friday…Saturday features 76 Juliette, the Doo-Woop Daddies Gold & Jerry Schneider…Sunday features Bella Cain and Boogie & the Yo-Yo’s…and Monday, ti’s the Vic Ferrari Band.  There’s also carnival rides, food, beverages, 4-h exhibits, a demo derby, extreme bull riding, IRA Sprint Car Racing and a tractor & truck pull.

The Calumet County Fair in Chilton runs Friday August 31st through Monday, September 3rd.  There’s a family friendly midway with carnival rides, fair food & exhibits, a truck & tractor pull, barrel racing, a horse pull and the Catch a Pig Contest.  There’s also live music by Copper Box, Spitfire Rodeo, Blackhawk on Sunday evening, Johnny Wad, JErry Schneider and Still Cruisin’.

The Music in the Park concert at Harbor Park in Kewaunee will feature Cat 5 on Sunday, September 2nd, featuring four lead vocalists – this group covers it all from 5 to 7:30 pm. Bring your own lawn chair, blanket, picnic basket & beverages and enjoy a few hours of music. Local organizations may be selling food on select dates. The rain location is Lakehaven Hall (a sign will be posted in the gazebo).

Back to School Carnivl for grade school children, Friday, August 31 from 2-3:00pm, Join us for carnival games to earn prize tickets for school supplies! Participants also receive a t-shirt supply bag and healthy snacks. River’s Bend located at 960 S. Rapids Road in Manitowoc. Call 684-1144 for more more information.

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Possibility of Truex Jr Moving to Joe Gibbs Racing

According to SportsBusiness DAILY, Furniture Row Racing’s talks to sell its assets to G-M-S Racing have broken down – creating the possibility that 2017 Monster Energy Series champion Martin Truex Junior may move to Joe Gibbs Racing as the replacement for Daniel Suarez in the team’s Number-19 Toyota.

S-B-D’s reporting would have Suarez moving over to Leavine Family Racing as the replacement for Kasey Kahne, who recently announced that the 2018 season would be his last as a full-time driver.  Last month,

5-hour ENERGY informed Furniture Row Racing and Truex that it would end its sponsorship at the conclusion of the current campaign.  The Michigan-based company has been a NASCAR team sponsor for nearly ten years, the last two of which they’ve been associated with F-R-R … Truex is among forty-one drivers on the preliminary entry list for Sunday night’s Bojangles’ Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway and one of twelve drivers who have clinched 2018 playoff berths.

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WNA Presents Friends of Nursing Award to Senator Devin LeMahieu (9th)

WNA Friend of Nursing Award Presention - 2018The Wisconsin Nurses Association today presented Senator Devin LeMahieu of the 9th Senate District, Oostburg the 2018 WNA “Friend of Nursing” Award.  LeMahieu was the lead sponsor of this biennium’s Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Modernization Act Legislation, SB 497. The proposed legislation created licensure for the four categories of advanced practice registered nurses: Certified Nurse Midwives, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists, Clinical Nurse Specialists, and Nurse Practitioners.  He also supported the Nurse Licensure Compact Bill, SB 417 that allows for nurses residing outside the state of Wisconsin to practice in Wisconsin using their RN license from their home state.  This creates increase access to RN care and services for Wisconsin’s patients.

“We are so appreciative of the efforts of Senator LeMahieu in sponsoring our legislation.  Wisconsin is one of the first states to recognize the critical role of APRNs in providing access to timely, quality and safe patient care.  Over the past twenty years Wisconsin has fallen behind other states in further clarifying the responsibility and accountability of the APRN role.  This is why our statutes need to be modernized,” states Linda Gobis, RN, MN, JD, President – Wisconsin Nurses Association.

“As an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, I appreciate Senator LeMahieu’s support of our practice, his recognition of our graduate level of nursing education, and his understanding of what we bring to the health care setting and to our patient populations,” states Tina Bettin, RN, DNP, APNP

Advanced Practice Nurses represent 6.4 percent of the 105,000 nurses in Wisconsin.

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New Oreo Cookie Flavors

Oreo cookies are rolling out some hot new flavors. Instead of the traditional white creme filling the hot wing features the bright orange shade of buffalo sauce.  The wasabi boasts a light green filling.  Online reaction to the bold new flavors ranged from “sounds interesting” to “absolutely disgusting.” The iconic American brand says hot chicken wing and wasabi flavored Oreos will hit store shelves soon in Asian markets such as China, these new flavors are not available in America.


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Beauty Test Dummy Is a Real Full-Time Job

Do you want to get paid to let someone put makeup on you every day? The folks at UK-based cosmetics company Procoal are looking for exactly that — a beauty test dummy. The job is pretty simple and pays $27,000 a year. You have to sit still for extended periods of time and have to be comfortable in front of a camera as different in-house makeup artists apply a bunch of items to your face. Product tests, reviews, social and experimental marketing campaigns are also part of the gig — and you get to keep the stuff.

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Wisconsin Safety Council: How to Stay Safe During a Flood

As numerous parts of Wisconsin have been hit recently by historic rainfall, the Wisconsin Safety Council (WSC) is reminding residents to be prepared and to stay safe.

Flash floods can occur very quickly and cause large amounts of damage. This can include moving vehicles, uprooting trees and destroying roadways. WSC reminds everyone to be conscious of your surroundings when flooding is occurring and to avoid areas that are submersed in water.

With additional rain expected, here are tips to stay safe during a flood:

  • Do not walk, swim or drive through flood waters
    • You can be swept off your feet in as little as six inches of water
    • Just six inches of water can stall your vehicle, and just one foot of moving water can sweep your vehicle away
    • Even trucks and SUVs can stall or become trapped in flooded areas
    • If your vehicle is trapped in rapidly moving water, then stay inside; if water is rising inside the vehicle, then seek refuge on the roof
    • Never drive around barricades; if a road is closed find a different route
  • Avoid underpasses, underground parking and basements
  • Stay off of bridges over fast-moving water
  • Listen to EAS, NOAA Weather Radio, or local alerting systems for current emergency information and instructions.
  • If told to evacuate, do so immediately

More safety tips are available from the National Safety Council and