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Hafeman to speak at Veterans Day luncheon

HERMANSVILLE — Past Department of Michigan American Legion Commander, Bill Hafeman, will be the guest speaker at Hermansville Post 340 luncheon, Nov. 11. A forty-year life member of the American Legion, Hafeman has served as Past Commander and Adjutant of Tony Revord Post 244, Powers; 11th ...

Keeping the secret: Grandpa was all but biological

Dear Annie: I recently discovered that the man I called Dad all my life was not my biological father, after he passed away last year. "Jack" always treated me the same as his other children, with kindness and love. I will always think of him as my father and have no desire to know who my ...

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Hunters bake sale planned for Monday GLADSTONE — The women’s group of the Covenant Church in Gladstone will hold a Hunters Bake Sale offering homemade breads, pies, and assorted baked goods on Monday, November 13, 3 to 8 p.m. and beginning at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 14 until sold out. ...

Memorial United Methodist Church helps area school children

GLADSTONE — A little extra help is all some local families need to help prepare their children for the school year. For several years now, Memorial United Methodist Church in Gladstone has been holding a school supply drive for area students. Backpacks and other necessary school supplies ...

Kids celebrate Halloween at Gladstone Library

GLADSTONE — Gladstone Public Library’s Halloween story hour had visitors from witches to super-heroes. Participants in the program enjoyed Halloween stories, spooky music provided by Julie Aschbacher, a candy witch craft and refreshments. The Halloween event was attended by 67 children. ...

Let’s have lunch, and who are you, again?

Dear Annie: I occasionally have lunch with a relative whose company I enjoy. We usually have a nice time, but lately she has been bringing a last-minute guest with her without telling me. Sometimes it is another relative, and sometimes it is a person I've never met. This has caused seating ...

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Taco Tuesday hosted by Legion Post 71 planned GLADSTONE —American Legion Post 71 welcomes the public to Taco Tuesday serving from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. each week at the Gladstone Legion Hall, 802 Delta Ave. Both hard and soft tacos are available, along with nachos and nachos supreme. Senior ...

A day in the life of an American soldier

“The soldier is the Army. No army is better than its soldiers. The soldier is also a citizen. In fact, the highest obligation and privilege of citizenship is that of bearing arms for one’s country.” – George S. Patton, Jr. The American soldier is quiet, resolute, and extremely ...

Guests with colds leave hostess with more than a chill

Dear Annie: Two elderly friends I know who live far away made plans to spend about six days in my city. I invited them to stay at my house for three nights, and they made reservations to stay in a downtown hotel for the rest of their visit. I had not seen them for a number of years, and I ...

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Opportunity offered to save life memories ESCANABA — OSF Hospice is offering the “Life Memories” program. The Life Memories program allows OSF Hospice patients who are in the final stages of life the opportunity to relive and relate their memories for their loved ones. Volunteers ...

Tips to save money in the coming winter

Dear Readers: The change in seasons is the perfect time to consider your home and look for ways to SAVE MONEY ON YOUR ENERGY BILLS. Here are some hints to help: * Inspections are critical. The heating and cooling systems and filters should be looked at by your heating and air-conditioning ...

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Daily activities planned at the senior center HERMANSVILLE — The Hermansville Senior Center has various activities going on every week. Everyday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., walking is available, they also have a treadmill available. Morning coffee is also available everyday. Every Tuesday and ...

Women’s Health Clinic offers screenings

ESCANABA — Public Health, Delta & Menominee Counties, now has appointments available to women in need of screening services for the following: breast exam and mammogram, pelvic exam and pap test, blood pressure screening, and cholesterol and glucose screening (WISEWOMAN clients ...

Substitute hurt, discouraged but wants to teach

Dear Annie: I am in my 20s and working multiple jobs. A few years ago, I began substitute teaching at the elementary school in the town I grew up in. For about two years, I filled in for many teachers and even worked long term a few times, but I was never a permanent employee at the school. It ...

Rood book published in South Africa

ESCANABA – David Rood, Jr. recently returned from a successful two-week book launch in the Republic of South Africa. Rood’s book is titled “Blest Be the Ties that Bind”: David Rood, the American Board Mission in Natal and Adams College. The book is the fourth volume in the “Christian ...

For God and Country — or something like that

Dear Annie: I have witnessed a change in a local American Legion post over the past several years. I support and commend anyone who has served our country. Originally, these posts were established by veterans and run by elected veteran officers and veteran executive board members. These posts ...

Elks seek applications for scholarships

ESCANABA — The Elks National Foundation and Escanaba Lodge 354 are investing in our nation's future by awarding $3.8 million in college scholarships. The most valuable student scholarship is available to all high school seniors who are United States citizens. Applicants do not need to be ...

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Opportunity offered to save memories ESCANABA — OSF Hospice is offering the “Life Memories” program. The Life Memories program allows OSF Hospice patients who are in the final stages of life the opportunity to relive and relate their memories for their loved ones. Volunteers conduct ...

Carne House among ‘Homes for the Holidays’

ESCANABA — This house was built in 1956 by Dr. Louis Gross and his wife in their later years. It was designed by an architect in the area whom also designed many similar homes. It is noted to be progressive by builders, as it was the first house in Escanaba with drywall versus plaster walls. ...