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Dan Guendert
· October 30, 2016
Oconto County has the best snowmobile and ATV/UTV trails in the state.

Planning a grocery store trip this weekend? Pump up your heart health by choosing foods that are low in sodium (salt):

Share these shopping tips to help people keep sodium in mind when they go food shopping.

It’s American Heart Month! Find out what you can do today to lower your risk for heart disease, the leading cause of death for both men and women in the U.S:

Share these steps to help people lower their risk of heart disease and heart attack.

The Importance of Baby Teeth
ALSO REMEMBER: Wean from bottle by 12 to 14 months.

Did you know bacteria causes tooth decay, and that babies can catch bacteria from you? See why it's important to take care of your baby's teeth and gums. For...

Choose drinks that will help keep your child healthy. Many drinks have natural or added sugar. Children who are often given sugary drinks are more likely to have tooth decay (cavities). For more information about a healthy smile for your baby, visit:

A child's primary teeth, sometimes called "baby teeth," are as important as the permanent adult teeth. Learn how to care for your baby's teeth, teething and more.

The frigid weather can make it tempting to stay indoors - but then your family will miss out on all the magical outdoor fun you can have this season! Here is a list from AFL (Active for Life) of some favorite activities to help you get the most out of winter.
Here are a few indoor activities for super cold days as well: obstacle courses, hopscotch, exercises like jumping jacks, and Simon says.

January 31, 2018 - Sand Lake Conservation Camp Scholarship

Sand Lake Conservation Camp June 20-22, 2018

Sand Lake Conservation Camp covers a wide variety of information and hands on experience in wildlife habitat, water quality, fisheries, invasive species, forestry, orienteering, and canoeing. Natural Resource and education professionals teach the programs, serve as counselors and give the campers an inside look at different careers available in natural resources and the e...nvironment.

Who can attend? For interested Wisconsin and Michigan U.P students who will be attending grades 6th-8th this fall. It provides positive outdoor experiences, helps foster an appreciation for nature, and introduces a variety of opportunities in natural resources and conservation careers. Topics include wildlife ecology, water quality, fisheries, forestry, and outdoor skills.

Where is it? Camp Bird Youth Camp near Crivitz, WI in Marinette County

How much is it?
$100 fee until May 18; after May 18 is $150. Cut-off date is June 1 and space is limited; registrations are on a first-come, first-served basis. Cut-off date is June 1 and space is limited.
For more information, call 715-732-7784 or visit:…/page_7b805ec52d85/…

* There are 3 scholarships available through the Oconto County Land Conservation Division to enter to win the scholarships; we are asking that your child writes a 100-200 word essay entitled "Why I want to Participate in Conservation Camp" The essay can be mailed or dropped off at the Oconto County Land Conservation Division or you can contact us to have the essays picked up. All essay's most be in by April 20th, 2018.

Registration Forms are available, if you would like to be sent registration information or for any other information please contact:

Rachel Wilcox - Program Assistant
Phone: 920-834-7155

410 1/2 E. Main Street
Lena, WI 54139

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Oconto County WIC not only serves Oconto (920-834-7072) but also travels to Mountain and Oconto Falls (920-373-1285) every month.

For more information about WIC and how to apply, follow these links:……...

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The only way to know your home’s radon level is to test it. Testing is easy, affordable and only takes a few minutes. High radon levels in a home can be fixed too. Oconto County Public Health sells test kits for $7 if picked up, or $10 to have it mailed to you. Call 920-834-7000 to buy your kit today!

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January is National Radon Action Month! Radon is a cancer-causing gas that you can’t see, smell, taste or touch. Testing your home is easy and affordable! We are exposed to radon the most in our homes since that is where we spend most of our times. The age or size of your home doesn’t matter, any home can have high radon levels! Call Oconto County Public Health at 920-834-7000 to purchase a low cost test kit.

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Oconto County Department of Health & Human Services has an opportunity for an individual seeking a supervisor position in the area of Children’s Services. Minimum requirements are a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or a related field from an accredited college or university and experience in the delivery of Children’s Services through a county agency. A Master's Degree in Social Work or a related field from an accredited colleg...e or university, with three to five years of progressively responsible experience in administration or supervision is preferred.

This position is primarily responsible for the day to day supervision of full-time professional and para-professional staff in the areas of Child Protective Services and Juvenile Justice. After hours availability is also required.

Wage range is currently $56,959 to $73,242 annually plus an excellent fringe benefit package. Finalists will be required to undergo a detailed background check.

A full job description is available on website. Interested candidates must apply on-line at and include a cover letter, resume and references. Application deadline is Monday, February 26, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.


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Changing the population’s perceptions of people living with dementia is key to improving our ability to connect and communicate with them. Behavior can sometimes replace lost language, consider what they might be trying to communicate to you.

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What is Dementia?
It is a general term used to define a decline in mental ability that is severe enough to affect your daily tasks. Dementia is an umbrella terms to describe many different types of conditions.

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Oconto County is seeking qualified applicants to fill the newly added key management position of Assistant Highway Commissioner/Patrol Superintendent within the Highway Department. Position will be responsible to plan, direct and organize department operations and will report to the Highway Commissioner. Duties include lay-out and direct construction and maintenance work for state, county and town roads and b...ridges, to insure proper conditions for safe travel in the County at all times. Candidate will be required to share 24-7 on-call duties in a rotation schedule. This position has the potential for future advancement for the ideal candidate. Starting salary will be $64,646 - $70,179 plus an excellent fringe benefit package.

Applicants must apply on-line at Please include letter of interest, resume and reference. Link for a detailed job description available at this web address as well. Application deadline is February 5, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.

Successful candidate will be required to undergo a detailed background check and health assessment physical.

Questions regarding position can be addressed to Pat Scanlan, Highway Commissioner at 920-834-6896.


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Many people think falls are a normal part of aging. The truth is, they’re not. Most falls can be prevented—and you have the power to reduce your risk.
Exercising, managing your medications, having your vision checked, and making your living environment safer are all steps you can take to prevent a fall.
For more information visit,

Get tips and resources on falls prevention, balance programs and learn about Falls Prevention Awareness Day.




Oconto County UW-Extension Office is seeking a part-time Program Assistant position (29 hours/week) to provide support to the University Extension Service educational program in the County. Beginning wage is $17.98 per hour, including fringe benefits except for health/dental insurance. Finalists will be required to undergo a detailed background investigation and may be required to take a skills test. Apply on-line at Please attach a cover letter and resume, including references. Kevin Hamann, Administrative Coordinator may be contacted at 920-834-9210 for further information. Application deadline is 4:00 pm on Monday, February 5, 2018.

Oconto County is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer

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Oconto County Health & Human Services is seeking a Public Health Support Specialist. This is a part-time position, not to exceed 29 hours per week. Work schedule may vary based upon assigned public health activities, however there is some flexibility. Qualifications include high school diploma, a medical assistant or equivalent combination of training and experience in a medical environment preferred. Experience interacting with children preferred

This p...osition is responsible for implementing and supporting public health programs through coordination with professional public health staff, schools and the community

Wage range is $ 17.98 - $ 23.11 per hour. Finalists will be required to undergo a background check.

Apply at Please attach a cover letter, resume and references. Applications due by noon on Tuesday, January 23, 2018. Oconto County is an AA and EOE

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