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1:29 AM, Mar. 16, 2013  |  Comments
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Ribbon-cutting set for new Job Center

Marshfield Area Chamber of Commerce & Industry will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the new Marshfield Job Center location at the Marshfield Area United Way office, 156 S. Central Ave.

The phone number at the new Job Center location is 715-321-1011.

3 join MACCI Board of Directors

Frank Baltus, Troy Weik and Pat Wesenberg have been welcomed to serve three-year terms on the Marshfield Area Chamber of Commerce & Industry board of directors.

Other members of the MACCI board of directors include: Matt Berrier, Associated Sales & Leasing; Dr. Bill Berry, Dental Clinic of Marshfield; Cindy Burns, Burns Insurance; Craig Cook, Ministry Saint Joseph's Hospital; Todd Diedrich, Forward Financial Bank; Bob Dums, Marshfield Clinic; Sharon Helwig, RE/MAX American Dream; Dave Meissner, Norm-E-Lane Farms; Joe Pacovsky, Marshfield Utilities; Pam Rosterman, Figi's Inc.; Aaron Staab, Staab Construction; and Phil Trierweiler, Roehl Transport.

Modern Woodmen office opens

Harvey Hill, Marshfield, a financial representative for Modern Woodmen of America, has opened an office at 209 S. Central Ave., Suite 204. The local office will serve Modern Woodmen members, their families and residents in and around the central Wisconsin area.

Founded in 1883 as a fraternal society, Modern Woodmen of America offers financial services and fraternal member benefits to individuals and families throughout the United States.

Hill is a graduate of Modern Woodmen's career school and is a 10-year resident of the Marshfield area.

For more information about Modern Woodmen life insurance, annuities, retirement plans and member benefits, contact Hill at 715-897-0116 or email

Security Health Plan donates $100,000

The ground might be frozen and buried by snow, but it's not too soon to dream of fresh produce from the garden - lettuce and tomatoes and carrots and strawberries and so much more.

Security Health Plan of Wisconsin's chief administrative officer, Steve Youso, announced the Marshfield-based health maintenance organization has begun awarding grants for Sprouting Healthy Kids, a childcare and school garden campaign against childhood obesity.

"Involving children in school gardening is a simple and effective way to help children learn about nutrition and the importance of healthy food choices," Youso said. "Of course, working in a garden is a healthy physical activity, too."

Security Health Plan has allocated $100,000 for nearly 50 mini-grants that will help establish gardens throughout Security Health Plan's 36-county service area. Sprouting Healthy Kids is for all children, from toddler to teenager, and was developed in partnership with the Wood County Health Department.

Garden grant recipients in the Marshfield area include: Marshfield School District (high school); ABC Child Care Centers; Bows and Britches Childcare; Esther's Family Day Care; Bright Horizons Child Care Center of Saint Joseph's Hospital and Marshfield Clinic; Auburndale High School; Tots of Fun Child Care, Loyal; and Central Clark County Community Child Care Center, Greenwood.

Grant recipients will be able to use the money they receive for the supplies needed to create a garden, including soil, fertilizer, lumber for raised beds, water barrels, fencing, tools and gardening books. Security Health Plan also will sponsor workshops to help recipients create a garden action plan and curriculum for the classroom.

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