Donations sought for veterans’ home

ESCANABA — Those wishing to donate to the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans in Marquette can drop off items at the Amvets Post 123 located at 1315 North Lincoln Road in Escanaba.

Items can include Forever stamps, personal fans, watches with stretch bands, electric razors (cordless), personal CD players/radios, current magazines, and more.

The home for veterans is currently not accepting clothing protectors, and until further notice, will not accept lap robes and books due to an ample supply.

Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church events

ESCANABA — Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church is planning the following events:

Tuesday, March 6 — Bible Class meets at 10 a.m.

Wednesday, March 7 — Catechism Class will be held from 4:30-5:40 pm. A soup and sandwich supper begins at 5:30 p.m. with Lent worship at 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, March 10 — Salem Teens will meet for pizza and bowling at 6pm.

For more information on services and the church, go to or contact the church at 786-0363.

Women Today retreat planned for April 20-22

SOO, Mich. — The 45th Annual Women Today retreat will take place April 20-22 at the Cisler Center at Lake Superior State University. The theme of this year’s retreat is “Are You Ready (For Christ’s Return)?” The speaker is Lynelle Pierce and music will be provided by Amy Shreve.

Mini sessions at the retreat include “Be ready — setting goals,” “Equipped for last days,” “Let go of past addictions” and “Roles for caregivers.”

The registration deadline for the retreat is April 6. Call Kathy at (906) 356-6346 with any questions. Please leave a message if there is no answer.

For more information, visit or search for “Women Today, Inc Retreat” on Facebook.

Alzheimer’s workshop planned for March 7

ESCANABA — North Woods Place Senior Living in collaboration with the Alzheimer’s Association – Greater Michigan Chapter will be providing an educational program entitled “Effective Communication Strategies.”

Communication is more than just talking and listening — it is also about sending and receiving messages through attitude, tone of voice, facial expressions and body language. As people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias progress in their journey and the ability to use words is lost, families need ways to connect.

The program will explore how communication takes place when someone has Alzheimer’s, how to decode the verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia, and how to identify strategies to help you connect and communicate at each stage of the disease.

This educational session will be held Wednesday, March 7, at North Woods Place Senior Living, located at 501 South Lincoln Road Escanaba, at 1 p.m.

To register for this educational session or for more information contact Gayle DeShambo at (906) 789-2268 or

St. Thomas pasty sale

ESCANABA — St. Thomas the Apostle Church, located at 1820 9th Avenue North, in Escanaba, will hold pasty sales March 12 and 13 from 2 to 5 p.m. in the parish hall.

The pasties are hand mixed and hand rolled, and can be purchased plain or with rutabaga. To order, please call 786-7053.

Delta Democratic Party meeting March 7

ESCANABA — The Delta County Democratic Party will hold its monthly meeting on the first Wednesday of the month at USW Union Hall. 1201 Sheridan Road, Escanaba. Social hour is at 6:30 p.m., with the meeting following at 7 p.m. The special guest speaker will be Bob Romps, candidate for the 108th State Representative ­District.