With a cold snap hitting the Northwoods this weekend it can take some effort to keep your car and heating systems up and running.
WPS Spokesperson Leah Van Zile says outdoor maintenance is important to make sure your heating appliances are working properly…especially with newer high-efficiency furnaces that vent out the side of the house.
“For any of your vented appliances, your natural gas or vented appliances – be sure that those are kept free of ice and snow buildup.”
Quit smoking for a day, and see if you can stick with it.
That’s the message from the American Cancer Society for the Great American Smoke Out Thursday. On this day the organization encourages smokers nationwide to quit the habit for a single day…or use it to jump start their plans to quit permanently.
Spokeswoman Diane Hapka in Lake Tomahawk says it’s not easy.
“It is very difficult for people to quit. But it is something that we try to have people do at least for that one day.”
November is National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month and National Caregivers Month. Earlier this month, WXPR public radio gathered experts at its studios to talk about the disease, the warning signs, treatment and research, support services and how caregivers cope with a family member with Alzheimer's Disease. The one-hour program will be broadcast twice: Friday, November 22 at 3:00 p.m. and again Sunday, November 24 at 12:00 p.m.
WXPR is heard at 91.7 FM, 100.9 FM near Ironwood-Hurley, and 91.9 FM in central Wisconsin. More information is available at 715-362-6000.
Much was debated in Congress about mandatory across the board budget cuts called sequestration. The impacts the federal sequester made in areas such as air traffic controllers and military bands were widely reported, but the cuts are having an impact on meals delivered to senior citizens.
Ken Krall talks with Dianne Jacobson, the Director of the Oneida County Department on Aging about tough times for the Senior Nutrition Program.
Oneida County Department on Aging Director Dianne Jacobson. More information is available at the office in Rhinelander.
Hunting cabins will be busy in the next several weeks, and after that, ice fishing shacks. But a utility spokesperson says stay vigilant against a silent, odorless killer.
Leah VanZile from Wisconsin Public Service says with the cold weather here, the portable heating devices also come out for the shack or camper....
"....now is the time to make sure those furnaces are working properly and also that they are properly vented. Carbon monoxide is odorless, colorless and tasteless and can build up if an appliance is not properly vented...."
An event this weekend benefits Ministry Home Care-Hospice program.
Volunteer community outreach coordinator Melissa Houg says the Seventh Annual "Christmas From the Heart" is Saturday at Ministry-Saint Mary's Hospital in Rhinelander. She says the fundraiser helps people who either don't have insurance or are underinsured and need help paying for care at the end of life...