Mary Jo Wheeler-Schueller, at right, president of Wheelers Chevrolet of Medford, presents a $1,010 check to Catherine Doucette, executive director of the Memorial Health Center Foundation. The funds will be used for the benefit of patients receiving cancer treatments and care at Memorial Health Center.
Wheelers Chevrolet raises funds for cancer
MEDFORD - Wheelers Chevrolet of Medford customers and Memorial Health Center employees united against breast cancer during the dealership's Drive One for Cancer event.
The event raised $1,010 for the benefit of individuals receiving cancer treatment at Memorial Health Center's Cancer Care Center. Wheelers' fundraising efforts included contributions for test drives, oil changes and purchases of pink ribbons.
During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, General Motors and Chevrolet support the American Cancer Society through a Making Strides for Breast Cancer program. For the Drive One for Cancer event, Mary Jo Wheeler-Schueller, president of the Medford dealership, opted for a fundraising effort that would assist the local communities and consumers the dealership serves.
"Yes, there are personal reasons associated with our choice to support cancer awareness, research and care," Wheeler-Schueller said. "My husband's first wife passed away from cancer; she was only 32 years old."
With so many people suffering from cancer, Wheeler-Schueller said she is hopeful for a cure.
Specialty cheese store opens
ATHENS - The Bredl family, owners of Harmony Specialty Dairy Foods, has announced the opening of their "Golden Harp" Specialty Cheese retail store at the Athens production facility.
The Bredls are fifth generation Wisconsin dairy producers who own and operate the 450 cow Harmony-Ho Holsteins at Stratford. The Bredls purchased and reopened the former Cloverbelt Cheese Plant near Edgar in 2007 as part of a valued production process for their herds milk and in spring 2012 added a nearby packaging/cold storage/cheese aging facility (formerly Dayland Meats), which also is the site of the "Golden Harp."
The Golden Harp is located 2 1/2 miles west of Edgar on Highway 29 then North 2 miles on Highway M, then west a quarter mile on Spruce Lane. The business is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Send direct inquiries to R745 Spruce Lane, Athens, WI 54411, or call 715-687-4236.
Goodwill announces new hire
Goodwill Industries of North Central Wisconsin has announced a new hire at its Marshfield Goodwill Retail Store and Training Center.
Beth Littleton is the new area team leader at the Marshfield location. She came to Goodwill from Wood County Human Services, where she was a W2 case manager.
Council announces reports results
WISCONSIN RAPIDS - The Literacy Council of Wood County Inc. partnered with literacy agencies across Wisconsin to recruit and train 817 volunteer tutors during Wisconsin Literacy's 10th annual 1200 Tutors in 12 Weeks campaign held Sept. 8 through Dec. 1.
Since 2003, the campaign has successfully trained 8,161 new volunteer literacy tutors and helped raise awareness about the demand for adult literacy services yearround.
With unemployment rates still high, a growing number of professionally trained volunteer tutors play an important part in helping dislocated workers re-enter the workforce. In smaller, more individualized settings, LCWC helps adults in the greater Wood County area get back to work with improved literacy, computer and math skills. With adequate preparation, adult learners are encouraged to enter the Wisconsin Technical College System and/or to explore career pathways.
Ormond named team manager
STRATFORD - Kristi Ormond, a Stratford resident and independent consultant with Tastefully Simple Inc., has been named a team manager with the national direct sale company.
Ormond earned the promotion through sales achievements and by adding new consultants to the team. The promotion entitles Ormond to a variety of benefits, such as commissions, bonuses, allowances and more.