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In-laws make no effort to see grandchildren

Dear Annie: I am distraught by my mother-in-law and father-in-law. My husband and I have been happily married for more than 20 years, and we have three great boys. My in-laws make no effort to see our family. My kids’ sporting events and accomplishments go unrecognized. What makes it harder ...

Happy birthday, America!

Dear Readers: Happy Birthday, America! Today, the United States turns 241 years old. Here are some fun facts about one of our most beloved symbols, the American flag: * Red, white and blue are the colors of the flag, of course, but they have specific meanings. Red stands for courage in battle ...

Food photos don’t look like the product

Dear Readers: Today’s sound off is about the deceptive photographs on food packaging/drive-thrus: “Dear Heloise: I’m so tired of seeing photographs on frozen-food packages and drive-thrus that show a delicious-looking item, but when you get it home, the item looks nothing like the ...

Obesity is becoming more of a problem

Dear Annie: I am over 70 years old and in failing health. My stepbrother, “Tom,” is 58. Although he is still working, I am sure that he will soon have to stop because over the past few years, he has become steadily more obese, and the doctors seem unable to find a cause or remedy, nor do ...

Briefs

Service officer sets Hermansville office hours HERMANSVILLE — Mike Dellisse, Menominee County Veterans Service Officer, has office hours on Wednesday, July 5, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Floriano-Stecker-Kelly American Legion Hall in Hermansville. Veterans or widows who need assistance ...

Dinner with Data event held

GLADSTONE — The Menominee Delta Schoolcraft Community Action Agency Early Childhood Program held its second annual Dinner with Data event on June 19 at the Terrace Bay Inn. The Early Childhood Program provides Head Start, Early Head Start and Great Start Readiness Program services to children ...

Life can be summed up by numbers

Dear Annie: On Dec. 13, 1995, my 20-year-old son was killed in an accident at work. I was devastated. I had started putting up Christmas decorations before his death. But after his death, I had no desire to put any more up, so I decided to give the tree away. The weekend after his memorial ...

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Public Health clinics set for July 3-7 ESCANABA — The Escanaba health clinic schedule for Public Health Delta Menominee Counties for the week of July 3-7 includes: Monday — No Clinics Available Tuesday — Holiday - Closed Wednesday — Late Night WIC; Family Planning Clinic Thursday ...

Barn quilt squares project

GARDEN — During the winter and spring of 2015 through the spring of 2017 the Village Artisans of Garden have sponsored an ongoing project with barn quilt squares. Led by Sara Bagley, assisted by Lois Willett, over three dozen residents of the community have learned to design and paint quilt ...

Sand Point Lighthouse celebrates 150th

ESCANABA — Many good ghosts, of days gone by, still traipse the early morning mist between Little Bay de Noc and the Sand Point Lighthouse. The foghorn moans and there’s the silhouette of woman in a long dress. Then later, an apparition or a large, lumbering, brown dog trots by the ...

Having control when it comes to death

Dear Annie: My question has to do with end-of-life care. I have been beside my father, my mother and my husband as they died. Hospice was used in all three cases. I have never had a good experience with hospice, but that is actually beside the point. My question is this: Does anybody still get ...

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Cedar Creek Country Band performs tonight ESCANABA —The Cedar Creek Country Band is scheduled to perform live tonight at the AMVETS Hall in Escanaba from 7 to 11 p.m. A $5 donation will be accepted at the door. A meat raffle will be held, along with a $25 door prize drawing. All are ...

Class reunions

Gladstone class of ’77 holds 40th reunion GLADSTONE — The Gladstone Class of 1977 will hold their 40th reunion on Saturday, July 1, at the Gladstone Yacht Club, starting at 6 p.m. Cost is $15 per person which includes pulled pork and an appetizer buffet. A cash bar will be available. ...

Story hour kicks off in Gladstone

GLADSTONE — “Build a Better World” is the theme of this year’s summer reading program at the Gladstone Library. Over 130 children, 51 adults, and volunteers attended the summer reading kick-off story hour on Wednesday, June 21. Children enjoyed stories, tattoos, crafts, snacks and ...

Keeping children safe in summer

GTT — Summer has arrived! Now there are many new opportunities for kids to enjoy outdoor play. In your backyard, at the playground, or on walks in the woods, there are things to explore and challenges to meet. Although families can’t wrap children in giant protective cotton balls, there are ...

Discussing relationship problems with a friend

Dear Annie: My boyfriend, “Hector,” and I have been dating for four years. Like any couple, we’ve had our ups and downs. We used to argue a lot about things that were, in retrospect, petty and inconsequential. The beginning of last year was especially bad. We had each hit a wall ...

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Cedar Creek Country Band performs Friday ESCANABA —The Cedar Creek Country Band is scheduled to perform live Friday, June 30 at the AMVETS Hall in Escanaba from 7 to 11 p.m. A $5 donation will be accepted at the door. A meat raffle will be held, along with a $25 door prize drawing. All ...

MARSP scholarship recipients

ESCANABA— Two educational employees from the Delta County area were each awarded a $750 scholarship from the Michigan Association of Retired School Personnel (MARSP) Foundation. MARSP is an organization of retired teachers, support staff and administrators who have worked in Michigan public ...