The Oneida Firemen's Picnic held today was a success in spite of less than favorable weather conditions. At 11 AM the water fights marked the official start of the 30 picnic and the rain followed shortly thereafter.
While no one participating in the water fighting event was too surprised or even cared about the rain for that matter, it was a different story for the demo derby held across the field where there are usually 30 to 35 cars participating in a number of scheduled events through out the day. With heavy rain falling during the registration period before the derby would be demo drivers decided to remain dry in their homes leaving only 17 cars to compete in the pared down event. Spectators remained at home as well leaving plenty of seating room on the bleachers.
The bar which is set up every year now in the new fire station had a good day however with the help of live music provided by the band "Cherry Bounce." The band entertained everyone from 1:30 to 6:00 PM and allowed otherwise homeward bound firemen and demo drivers to enjoy live entertainment.
Special thanks go out to Tim and Joanne Lade for their help with duties at the Picnic. I would not be able to provide the services necessary for a successful picnic without them. Tim helped greatly with sound while Joanie helped with pedal tractor pulls and offered a number of offending comments while observing the crowd which I found quite entertaining.
ALEX PICKETT TO RETURN FOR VISIT
Alex Pickett son of this writer and the Kat will return home for a visit June 14. He will remain home for three days and will be bringing his girl friend, an American Air Force airmen who will be deployed to the Iraq conflict after her leave is up. A party is planned for Friday June 15 at our home to allow guests to visit with Pally while he is home for this short period. He and his girl are scheduled to fly out Saturday. That's all the news that is news, see ya.
JEAN POQUETTE HANSEN GOES UNDER THE KNIFE
ean Poquette Hansen the Greenleaf mother of three will go undergo surgery to repair carpel tunnel syndrome in Green Bay Monday morning. The 48 year old medical worker has been having trouble sleeping and loosing feeling in her hands for months and had been diagnosed with the syndrome weeks ago.
Hansen is expected to be off of work for the better part of a week while she heals and will loose the use of her right hand during her recovery. Hansen's
daughter Jessie Poquette received special help bathing herself from her mother while she was healing from an injury sustained while riding a four wheeler. It is not known if the favor will be returned, or if Hansen will try to go it alone, or get help elsewhere.