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Turning 65? Welcome to Medicare seminar offered

ESCANABA — UPCAP's Michigan Medicare/Medicaid Assistance Program (MMAP) is offering a free seminar in the area to help people new to Medicare understand their benefits and choices. The seminar will be held on Thursday, April 13 from 3 to 5 p.m at the UPCAP Lower Conference Room, 2501 14th ...

Women’s Health Clinic offer 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 ...

Sights, sounds and symbols of St. Patrick’s Day

METRO — Many people consider St. Patrick’s Day their favorite holiday. St. Patrick’s Day celebrations tend to be short on formality, long on fun and synonymous with various sights, sounds and symbols that make the holiday so special. Shamrock In ancient Ireland, the shamrock ...

Girlfriend breaks up with no warning

Dear Annie: I was dating a woman for about two years, and recently, out of nowhere, she told me that she wanted to break up with me. I’ve been trying to get answers from her, but she hasn’t been giving me straight ones. She keeps telling me that it wasn’t my fault, but I still think it ...

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Public Health clinics set for March 13-17 ESCANABA — The Escanaba health clinic schedule for Public Health Delta Menominee Counties for the week of March 13-17 includes: Monday — WIC Tuesday — Family Planning; Immunizations Wednesday — Late Night WIC Thursday — ...

Temperatures collide in the Spring

ESCANABA — Fog and ice, lamb and lion, the warm and the wintery temperatures collide in the month of March! The dramatic moods swings in the weather create poetry in action. Raw power, totally wild and random, tosses the winter’s accumulation of river ice as if it were a mere child’s ...

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Elks Ladies Auxiliary meeting on April 3 ESCANABA — The Elks Ladies’ Auxiliary board meeting will be held Monday, April 3 at 5:30 p.m. at the Elks Lodge. Interested members are welcome to attend. Rehearsals begin for spring concert ESCANABA — The Bay de Noc Choral Society is ...

Area Cub Scouts to compete at Pinewood Derby Finals 2017

ESCANABA — Riverside Chevy garage in Escanaba is going to be a busy place Saturday, March 11, as they again host the Red Buck Sub-District Pinewood Derby Finals. Cub Scouts from the Red Buck Sub-District will fill the garage as 90 Cubs are scheduled to race. Each of the local Packs will be ...

Iron Belle Trail Challenge for all Scouts

ESCANABA — For the third year in a row, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources is challenging Scouting groups across the state to lace up their boots, grab their water bottles, and take part in the Iron Belle Challenge 3, set for Saturday, June 3. The challenge is an annual ...

Daughter is daddy’s “little girl” always

Dear Annie: I am absolutely at my wits’ end and seriously thinking of divorcing my husband. My husband and I have been married for 11 years. My stepdaughter is 26. She married three years ago after living with her boyfriend for a year. The problem is that she still places her dad over her ...

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Breakfast buffet at Legion Post 71 GLADSTONE — American Legion Post 71 welcomes the public to an all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet from 9 a.m. to noon the third Sunday of each month. The breakfast will include ham, sausage, scrambled eggs, cheesy hashbrowns, fried potatoes, hash, biscuits ...

Friend won’t shut up during conversations

Dear Annie: I have a friend of over 20 years who has become such a motormouth that I have begun to avoid contact. She talks nonstop. If I call her, she immediately launches into a marathon monologue, and trying to break in with a comment doesn’t work. I once decided to let her talk until she ...

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Esky Elks to hold “Big Raffle” March 11 ESCANABA — The Escanaba Elks will be holding its “Big Raffle” on March 11. This event is open to the public and only 500 tickets will be sold. Contact the Elks at 786-2294 or any Elk member to purchase tickets. Women of Steel ...

Figure skaters present program

ESCANABA — “Enchantment on Ice” is the theme for this year’s ice show. It is sponsored by the Escanaba Area Figure Skating Club (EAFSC). This year’s three performances will be held at Hannahville Ice & Turf on Saturday, March 11, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., and on Sunday, March ...

Holy Name Catholic School America and Me essay winners

ESCANABA — Three students from Holy Name Catholic School have been named winners. The students are Ariella Murray, first, Caleb Ouwinga, second, and Eastin Young, third. All received award certificates for their achievement. As the school’s first place winner, Ariellas name will also be ...

Staying with a girlfriend that is cheating

Dear Annie: I’m torn and hoping an objective voice will help me reach a decision. I recently found out that my girlfriend of three years has been seeing another guy behind my back for the past couple of months. I had been growing suspicious for some time; she has been distant and has not ...

Service dogs are working

Dear Heloise: A family member uses a service dog, and people come up, especially with children, and fuss over the dog. The dog is working and should not be bothered. They don’t seem to know that you should not pet a service dog. When Goldie is distracted, he can’t do his job the way he is ...