Rock Lions March

breakfast buffet

ROCK — The Rock Lions monthly third-Sunday, all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet will take place on Sunday, March 19, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Rock Lions Club on Hwy. M-35 in Rock. The buffet includes eggs prepared to order, omelets, bacon, sausage, ham, hash brown potatoes, biscuits and sausage gravy, pancakes, French toast, English muffins, cereal, a variety of fruits, many dessert items, coffee, tea, milk and juice. The cost is $8 for adults, $5 for ages six to 12, and children age five and under eat free.

The monthly breakfast is held at the Rock Lions Clubhouse. The facility is available for rent by calling Jerry at 356-6475. The Rock Lions Club is a non-profit service organization that provides funding for charitable organizations and local needs.

Benefit to be held for

Janet Kelsey tonight

GLADSTONE — Janet Kelsey wife of pastor Darin Kelsey, is in need of a liver and kidney transplant from a life threatening genetic disease. Janet is currently at the top of the transplant list for the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and has been on the list since 2010. Mounting medical bills and emergency medivac and traveling costs to Ann Arbor have left a huge need for the family.

A benefit concert, bake sale and silent auction will be held tonight beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Evangelical Covenant Church, 305 S. 9th Street in Gladstone. All money raised will go directly to medical bills and support for the family.

If you would like to help, but cannot attend feel free to mail or drop off donations made to: Darin Janet Kelsey Benefit, Peninsula Federal Credit Union, 301 N. 30th Street Escanaba, MI 49829.

If you have any questions, contact Tana at

Steak dinner on table

in Gladstone

GLADSTONE — The Gladstone American Legion Post 71 offers a steak dinner on the last Thursday of each month from 4:30 to 7 p.m. The cost is $14. For additional information, call 428-1050.

Compassionate Friends

plan meeting

ESCANABA — Anyone who has had a child die in their family is invited to attend the meeting on Thursday, Feb. 23, of the Southern Upper Peninsula Chapter of the Compassionate Friends. The meeting takes place at 7 p.m. in the front conference room at Escanaba High School. Use Third Ave. South off the highway and make a quick left into the front of the high school parking lot. Then use the front entrance and once inside, take an immediate left to the third room on the left.

Compassionate Friends is a non-profit self-help bereavement support organization for families that have experienced the death of a child. When a child dies at any age or for any reason, the family suffers intense pain and may feel hopeless and isolated. The Compassionate Friends provides a highly personal comfort, hope and support for every family experiencing the death of a son or daughter, brother or sister, or a grandchild, and helps others better assist the grieving family. The group has more than 625 chapters in the United States.

Meetings are held on the fourth Thursday of most months. To learn more about Compassionate Friends, visit the national website at or call Neil or Betty at 786-0477.

Purple Heart 1976

meeting on March 23

ESCANABA — The Military Order of the Purple Heart (MOPH) Chapter 1976 will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 23, at the clubhouse building, 1202 Sheridan Road. The MOPH is for all military veterans who sustained combat wounds during their service to the country. For details, contact Dennis Grall at 789-9005 or Grant Heslip 789-1337.