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Elks M.V.S.Scholarship judging is complete

ESCANABA — The Local Escanaba Elks Most Valuable Scholarship judging committee is happy to report the names of top applicants for the Elks Most Valuable Scholarship from the area schools. Three male winners and three female winners will be advancing to the U.P. District for round two of ...

Trespassing neighbor dumping yard waste

Dear Annie: One of my home’s attributes is that it has acres of conservation woods behind it. My neighbor from across the street, “Mr. X,” has been crossing my property to dump his yard waste in the woods. Today I asked him to stop. The footing can be treacherous, and I don’t want a ...

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First Presbyterian holds services ESCANABA — First Presbyterian Church will hold its Breakfast for a Buck Sunday beginning at 8:30 a.m. Following breakfast, classes for teens, elementary and preschool will focus on the Christmas story of God’s love given to a fear filled world. Worship ...

Warm blankets are a favorite in December

ESCANABA — There is nothing like a favorite blanket, quilt or afghan in December. Everybody from babies to great-grandpas have one. Days grow short, dark and cold in December. When the weather man throws everything at us from sleet, snow, or ten below zero, it’s wonderful to have a warm ...

Election arguments causing family issues

Dear Annie: I’ll try to keep this nonpartisan and just give you the bare essentials. My sister and I are both in our late 50s. She’s only two years younger than I am, and we grew up extremely close. We went to college together and made sure never to move too far away from each other or our ...

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Sit-n-fit exercise class ESCANABA — Fitness chair exercises to improve strength, stretching, and improve balance and will also improve flexibility and muscle. Every Monday at 11a.m. at the Escanaba Senior Center. Sign in at the office. The event is free. Day Services seeks calendars, ...

Green completes the Mary Feik Achievement

ESCANABA —Cadet Airman First Class James R. Green of the Bay De Noc Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol, completed the Mary Feik Achievement, third achievement in the Civil Air Patrol Cadet program and was promoted to Cadet Senior Airman 3 Dec. 3 Senior Airmen are in essence NCO’s ...

High-tech grandparents bridging the gap

GTT — Children's technology skills and time on devices can be good things. Grandparents are learning that technology can be a barrier to grandparent to grandchild communication or an exciting bridge between generations. Start my asking grandchildren to show you what they do on the computer ...

Christmas with a new boyfriend causes stress

Dear Annie: I have been dating “Connor” for about three months. With the holidays approaching, I’m getting anxious for a couple of reasons. One, I’m thinking of what to get him for Christmas. We really like each other, and I see this as having the potential to be a very serious ...

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Fish fry’s are back at Days River GLADSTONE — The Days River Lions Club will have an all-you-can-eat fish fry on Friday, Dec. 16 from 4 to 7 p.m. Cost is $14 per person and includes bread, coleslaw, French fries, baked potatoes and homemade desserts. Chicken strip dinners also are ...

Contaminants on fruit peels, can be transferred

Dear Heloise: The other day, I had an upset stomach, which is unusual for me. I couldn’t figure out what could have caused it until I realized I had peeled an orange with my hands and eaten it. Although I routinely wash fruit such as apples, I didn’t wash the oranges. I then placed the ...

No Christmas gifts, instead donate to a charity

Dear Annie: For the past few years, my sister, her family, my husband and I have been donating at Christmastime to an animal shelter in our area. We are old enough to really want nothing for Christmas, so we donate to those who aren’t so fortunate as we are. It makes our giving ...

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Eagles serve breakfast Sunday ESCANABA — The Escanaba Eagles 1088 will be serving Sunday breakfast from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Dec. 18 at the Eagles Hall at 608 Ludington St. Menu items will include scrambled eggs, sausage, ham, toast, hash browns, pancakes, French toast, coffee, milk, ...

Rock Lions host round robin

ROCK — The Rock Lions Club recently hosted the annual Round Robin Venison Dinner.  For many years, the Perkins, Brampton-Days River, Gladstone, Rapid River and Rock Lions Clubs have alternated the hosting of the dinner on the first Thursday in December.  More than fifty club members came ...

Losing a pet is like losing a family member

Dear Annie: Ten years ago, I was transferred to Chicago for work. I didn’t know anyone and found myself very lonely the first year. One winter night while I was out picking up Chinese takeout for dinner, I heard barking and saw a little black and white puppy under a tree. I looked around ...

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Bottle and can drive for Boy Scouts ESCANABA — Boy Scout Troop 411 of Escanaba will again conduct a bottle and can drive as a fund raiser on Saturday, Jan 7 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. to support Troop functions. Scouts and leaders will be in uniform and collecting your bottles and cans at ...