1000 College Ave W
PO Box 40
Ladysmith, WI 54848

Indianhead Community Action Agency, Inc. (ICAA) was founded in 1966 as part of the War on Poverty and Economic Opportunity Act. Throughout the years, the programs and services offered by ICAA have changed, but our mission has remained the same: to assist individuals in achieving self-sufficiency by providing the resources, education and services necessary to develop healthy families, sustainable communities and strong local businesses.
While some of ICAA's programs serve additional counties in Northwest Wisconsin, all of our programs serve six core counties (Burnett, Clark, Rusk, Sawyer, Taylor, and Washburn). ICAA programs cover a wide range of services for all ages including: Small Business Development, Head Start, Food Pantries, Legal Assistance for Victims, Skilled Nursing, Supportive Services for Veteran Families, Youth Development and Prevention Services, and more!
Recently, our Community Services Director sat down for a conversation with Lindrith and Buffy Tsoodle. Lindrith served in the Army in the early 1980s, stationed at the NATO post near the Czech/Russian boarder. In January 2018, the Tsoodles encountered some difficult times and found themselves living out of their truck with nowhere to go. The couple was referred to our Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) case manager at ICAA’s Connections Store in Sawyer County. Once our case manager realized that Lindrith and Buffy qualified for SSVF services, they were all able to work together to find the couple affordable housing. The SSVF grant helped provide a few months’ rent and the Connections store helped provide emergency food and clothing. This boost was just what the Tsoodle’s needed to get back on their feet. Today, they have permanent housing and Lindrith has a full time job. They both stop in to visit at the ICAA’s Sawyer Connections store occasionally and Buffy volunteers there from time to time.
Successes like this are what bring us to work each day. On any given day we might be able to help a small business get its start, provide quality education to a child, enable a senior to stay longer in their home, or give support to a domestic abuse survivor. To learn more about the programs and services offered by ICAA or ways you can get involved visit us online at www.indianheadcaa.org or call us at 715-532-4222.
Upcoming GLACC Events
GLACC All Member Meeting

October 9th

Hosted by: Offering Hope Therapies
Location: 711 W 9th St N, Ladysmith

Lunch will be provided.
Time to share what is happening in your organization!

Please RSVP to GLACC if you plan to attend!
Congratulations to

Bruce Village Park
on their
Playground Addition

Hwy 8, Bruce

Congratulations to

Marvelous Mike's Mini Golf
and Ice Cream!

W10966 Hwy 8, Bruce
Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes
4222 Oakwood Hills Parkway,
Eau Claire WI 54701

The mission of the Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes is to build the girls courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place.

Website:  gsnwgl.org
Social Media Link:  facebook.com/GSNWGL
Phone:  888-747-6945
Contact Email:  jjentsch@gsnwgl.org
Other News
Has relocated
to share office space at Flambeau Valley Insurance (Apex)
818 Roesler Ave, Ladysmith
(On Hwy 27 N across from Gordy's)
Upcoming GLACC Member Events
Oct. 1-31:  Rusk County Community Library Mayor’s Reading Challenge. All are invited to participate. Winners from each age category will receive a special award from Mayor Christianson.

Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29: 3:45pm-6:00pm  Power House Youth Group meets Monday’s for tutoring, snacks, and games at the Rusk County Youth and Senior Building.

Oct. 1, 8, 15 & 22: 5:15pm  Gentle Body Power Fitness Class at Offering Hope Therapies.

Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29: 5:30pm-7:30pm  WAC (We Are Change) meeting for 6th-12th grade students at the Rusk County Community Library.

Oct. 2: 10:00am  Preschool story time at Hawkins Area Library. Stories, crafts, snacks and more.

Oct. 2, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25 & 30: 11:15am  Gentle Body Power Fitness Class at Offering Hope Therapies.

Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30: 2:00pm-4:00pm  Rusk Co. Aging and Disability Resource Center hosts “Stepping On”-a workshop for older adults to reduce the chances of falls. Sessions are held at the Hawkins Area Library. Contact 715-537-6225 for details. Classes continue on Tuesday’s through Nov. 13.

Oct. 3, 5, 8, 10, 12, 15, 17, 19, 22, 24, 26 & 31: 6:00am Gentle Body Power Fitness Class at Offering Hope Therapies.

Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31: 12:00pm-4:00pm   Rusk County Farmers’ Market at their new location of Corner of Hwy 8 and E 2 nd St N).

Oct. 3: 1:00pm  TRIAD meeting at Rusk County Senior Center. For more information call 715-532-2174.

Oct. 3: 1:30pm  Rusk County Community Library hosts Author Bill Jamerson storytelling and signing about the history of logging.

Oct. 3, 10, 17 & 24: 4:15pm-5:20pm  Wednesday School at Hope Lutheran Church, Ladysmith. Children ages Pre-K to 6 th grade can ride bus 55 after school for snacks, music, crafts, and lessons. Register by calling 715-532-7739.

Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31: 5:15pm  First Church of Christ Impact Program meets every Wednesday for a family style supper and then classes for the whole family from 6:00-7:15pm.

Oct. 4: 5:00pm  Candidate Meet and Greet hosted by Rusk County Dems at Worden Avenue Exchange. All are welcome.

Oct. 4, 11, 18 & 25: 9:30am-11:30am  Rusk Co. Aging and Disability Resource Center hosts “Stepping On”-a workshop for older adults to reduce the chances of falls. Sessions are held at Ladysmith Care Community Cameo Room, 1001 E 11 th St N, Ladysmith. Contact 715-532-1723 for details. Classes continue on Thursday’s through October.

Oct. 5, 12, 19 & 26:  1:00pm-5:00pm  Bruce Community Farmers Market, Hwy 8, Bruce.

Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27:  Learn to Swim classes for ages 3 and up at Ladysmith Community Pool. Class times vary based on swimming level. Visit flambeauswim.com/learn-to-swim for details.

Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27: 8:30am-12 noon   Rusk County Farmers’ Market at their new location of Corner of Hwy 8 and E 2 nd St N).

Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27: 9:00am-11:00am  Toadally Artsy Kids at Toad House.

Oct. 6: 7:00pm  Corey Durkin Live at Worden Avenue Exchange. Space is limited. Tickets can be purchased by calling 715-688-9255 or online at Eventbrite.com.

Oct. 8: 10:00am-4:00pm  Voter Registration program at the Hawkins Area Library. Stop in to register to vote.

Oct. 9: 12:00pm GLACC All Member Meeting hosted by Offering Hope Therapies held at their office at 711 W 9 th St N, Ladysmith. RSVP to 715-532-7328.

Oct. 11: 10:00am  Hooks and Needles group meets at the Hawkins Area Library.

Oct. 11 & 25: 2:00pm-4:00pm  The Writer’s Exchange meets at Security Financial Bank, Ladysmith.

Oct 11: 5:00pm  ‘Senior Dining at Five’ at the Ladysmith Senior Center, 825 E 3rd St N, Ladysmith. Suggested donation is $5.00 *$8.50 for anyone under 60 years old. Call Kay Stewart for reservations at 715-532-2176 at least 48 hr. ahead. Space is limited.

Oct. 11: 6:00pm  Author Jim Anderson visits Hawkins Area Library. Refreshments provided and door prizes drawings.

Oct. 11: 2:00pm-3:30pm  Caring Conversations-a free educational session on advance care planning-held at Marshfield Clinic Ladysmith Center. Register by calling 715-532-2300.
Oct. 11: 7:30pm  Flambeau Valley Arts Association brings “Cashmore Marionettes” - a collection of engaging pieces encompassing a broad range of themes, each delivered with a simplicity that expresses the essence of the moment. Tickets can be obtained at the door or in advance at fvaa.wwebly.com. Show is held at the Ladysmith Middle/High School Auditorium.

Oct. 13: 8:00am-3:00pm  Harvest of Talents Harvest Day. Horse Drawn Wagon Rides, Kids Activities, Car Show, Live Auction, Cornhole Tournament, Gift Shops and Café at Ladysmith First Church of Christ.
Oct. 13: 11:00am  Wisconsin Science Festival-Balloon Scienes and Bouncy Balls at Rusk County Community Library.

Oct. 13: 11:00am-4:00pm  Autumn Fest including Pulled Pork Dinner, entertainment by “Big George and Royce” (11:30am-12:30pm) silent auction, and raffles at Weyerhaeuser United Methodist Church.

Oct. 13: 1:00pm-3:00pm  Crafting for Christmas held at the Sisters’ Residence. The craft will be a nativity ornament. Register by Oct. 8 at 715-532-0299.

Oct. 13: 2:00pm-5:00pm  Fire Cider and Elderberry Syrup at Maple Hill Farm. Make and take. Bring a pint and quart jar. Get ready for cold/flu season.

Oct. 13: 5:00pm  Republican Dinner will be held at JS Supper Club. Republican candidates are invited. Email ruskrepublicans@gmail.com to register.

Oct. 13: 7:00pm-10:00pm  Roaring ‘20’s Party-a fundraiser supporting the Rusk County Animal Shelter Spay and Neuter Fund held at Edgewood Social Club, Ladysmith.

Oct. 14: 11:00am-2:00pm  Bruce Fire Department Charcoal Chicken Dinner. Fire truck and fire hall tours at the Bruce Fire Hall.

Oct. 15: 5:30pm-7:30pm  Ladysmith Fire Department Open House at the Ladysmith Fire Hall. Look at fire trucks and equipment, enjoy refreshments and go through the smoke house.

Oct. 15 & 18: 6:00pm-7:00pm  Flambeau Area Swim Team registration nights held at the Ladysmith Community Pool for new and return swimmers ages 5-18 from Rusk County. Visit flambeauswim.com for details.

Oct. 15: 6:00pm  Monday Night Football Tailgate party at the Miner Theatre cheering on the Green Bay Packers. Door prizes, contests, food and drink specials at DJ’s American Pizza and Pub and more. Watch the Packers on the big screen.

Oct. 16: 6:00pm  Power House fundraising banquet held at TeeAway Golf & Supper Club. Contact powerhouseladysmith@gmail.com to reserve your spot.

Oct. 17, 24 & 31: 10:15am  Baby & Toddler Storytime at the Rusk County Community Library.

Oct. 18 & 25: 10:15am  Preschool Storytime at the Rusk County Community Library.

Oct. 18: 5:00pm  Tee-Away Book Club will meet at Tee-Away Golf & Supper Club.

Oct. 18: 6:30pm  Rusk County Democrats meeting at their new office (120 1st St N).  

Oct. 19: 9:30am-10:30am  ‘Breakfast for Your Brain’ at the Ladysmith Senior Center. Free program that is intended for active adults who wish to take part in a brain wellness program. 
Oct. 19, 20, 26, 27, 31: 6:00pm-10:00pm  
Ladysmith Jaycees Haunted House at the Rusk County Fairgrounds. Lights on from 6-
7. Admission is $4 or $3 with canned food item.

Oct. 20 & 21: 11:00am-3:00pm  Fall Fun at Maple Hill Farm. Horse drawn wagon rides, animals, and shopping. $5/person.

Oct. 23 & 30: 12:30pm-4:30pm  Mental Health First Aid class will be held at ICAA. A person you know could be experiencing a mental health or substance use problem. Learn an action plan to help. Register at 715-532-4222.

Oct. 23: 4:30pm-6:30pm  Security Financial Bank Open House and Ribbon Cutting. Join to

Oct. 24: 1:30pm  Book Club meets at the Hawkins Area Library.

Oct. 24: 2:00pm-4:00pm  Shawl Ministry group meets to knit, crochet, pray and socialize at Congregational United Church of Christ, 109 Lake Ave E.

Oct. 25: 5:30-7:30pm  Deeply Rooted class at Flambeau Falls Massage and Wellness, Ladysmith with Gigi Stafne and Joy Jones. Basic botanical instruction with make-n-take items. Register at 715-415-7091.

Oct. 26: 11:00 or 4:00pm  Pumpkin Decorating at Rusk County Community Library.

Oct. 26: 4:30-7:00pm  Halloween Night Out at the Fine Arts Center & Gallery, Ladysmith.

Oct. 26: 6:00pm  Author Chad Lewis visits Hawkins Area Library. Costumes welcome but not required.

Oct. 29: 10:00am-11:30am  Creative Community gathers for crafts at the Sister’s Residence, 1000 College Ave W, Ladysmith.

Oct 29: 5:05pm-6:30pm The 5:05 Business After Hours sponsored by Ladysmith Federal Savings & Loan held at Worden Avenue Exchange. Join for networking, hors d’oeuvres, beverages, 50/50 raffle, and Chamber Bucks raffle. Come dressed in your best Halloween Costume. Prizes for best individual and best group. Spooktacular Halloween treats will be catered by JS Supper Club.

Oct. 30:  National Novel Writing Month Kickoff Party and information at the Rusk County Community Library.

Oct. 30: 4:00pm-7:00pm   Monster Mash of Fun Trick or Treat Event at Gordy’s Market. Ages 13 & under. Treats in every department. Wear your best Halloween costume.