Aaron Fregard, Douglas County administration
Douglas County offices are closed next Thursday and Friday for Thanksgiving, with the exception of the Highway Department that is open Friday. Have a good holiday, everyone! There are no county government meetings next week; however, the Aging Disability Resource Center of Douglas County is hosting its annual free memory screening event, called Memory Matters. A memory screen is a tool meant to evaluate your memory health and look for any indicators of possible changes in memory.
Veterans Day is Saturday, an important day for all of us and for our Veterans Service Office. Find out about local Veterans Day events on the Douglas County VSO Facebook page. Thank you to all military veterans for your service to this great nation. The Executive Committee meets at 3 p.m. Monday in Room 207C of the Douglas County Courthouse, 1313 Belknap St., Superior. The committee will review the county's consulting agreement with a lobbying firm in Madison.
Happy November. When I say "happy," I'm thinking about that extra hour of sleep we get this weekend as daylight saving time ends Sunday.
On Wednesday, Douglas County and city of Superior employee held a lunch fundraiser and raised $691 for Project Joy, a local initiative that supports Second Harvest's backpack program that provides food on weekend for children in need. We are happy to support our community and look forward to more of these opportunities. The Douglas County Courthouse and Government Center in Superior is open to trick-or-treaters 1-4 p.m. on Halloween Day. While Superior schools are closed that day, various county and city departments welcome the kids and have treats available.
Douglas County is nearing the end of a two-year process to revise its Farmland Preservation Plan. The plan is required by the state in order to allow various incentive programs for agricultural producers. As part of the revision process, there is a 30-day comment period. If you would like to comment, send them to Christine Ostern, Douglas County Conservationist, 1313 Belknap St., Room 206, Superior, WI 54880 or email@example.com before Nov. 13. The plan is available at douglascountywi.org/DocumentCenter/View/6882. Meetings
Happy Friday! If you're looking for something to do this weekend, consider attending the 5K-9 Run for the Dogs at 9 a.m. Saturday at Lester Park in Duluth. Proceeds from this 5k run/walk directly support the K-9 units of the Douglas County Sheriff's Department and other Northland law enforcement agencies. For more information, visit www.zapevent.com/reg/event/13374 . County government meetings and an informational session are scheduled for next week.
Motorists are asked to use alternate routes during this time.
If you have hazardous waste to dispose of, collections are held 8-10 a.m. Saturday at the Poplar Fire Hall, 4941 S Village Road, and 1-4 p.m. at the Solon Springs Transfer Station, 11903 S. Holly Lucius Road.
As Memorial Day approaches next weekend, it's important to recognize another important day that's observed shortly before. This Saturday marks Armed Forces Day. The holiday is celebrated to thank those who are serving in our armed forces. We thank all of the brave men and women who are out there right now protecting our way of life. Also, we are saddened to hear the tornado news from our friends in Barron County. You can make a donation to the Red Cross by calling (800) RED CROSS or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 gift.
Mother's Day was first celebrated in 1908 in the United States, and became an official holiday in 1914.