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Bookmobile schedules stops for July

MENOMINEE — The Menominee County Bookmobile will be making the following stops for the month of July: Thursday, July 6 10:45 to 11:15 a.m. (CST) County Road 557 community stop, John Blahnik home 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Seventh Day Adventist School and story time, County Road 551 1:45 to ...

Controlling the television in the bedroom

Dear Annie: If I go to bed and watch TV, my husband insists I turn the TV off when he gets there. But he often puts on the TV if he goes to bed first, and when that happens, he immediately falls asleep. I change the channel to my preference and leave the room for one or two hours. If I come ...

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Public Health clinics set for June 26-30 ESCANABA — The Escanaba health clinic schedule for Public Health Delta Menominee Counties for the week of June 26-30 includes: Monday — WIC Tuesday — Family Planning; Immunizations Wednesday — WIC; Family Planning Clinic Thursday — ...

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Rain is good for some, but not for all

ESCANABA — The frogs are singing away and the salamanders are smiling too! Ducks and trout, herons and geese are over joyed to make their way through the over abundant liquid paradise. But as for us humans, we wish it would stop raining on our parades! The weather man recently said we ...

Family relationships after the divorce

Dear Annie: I divorced over a year ago after a 35-year marriage that was very dysfunctional — although my adult children and ex-husband did not see it that way. Initially, I did not handle the divorce with any tact or finesse, I’ll admit. I am sorry for that and have apologized, but my kids ...

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Esky class of ’67 reunion meeting ESCANABA — Escanaba class of 1967 will meet Monday, June 26 at 6:30 p.m. at Pacino’s Pub. All classmates are invited to attend. The class reunion will be held Saturday, July 22. The class is in need of help locating the following classmates: ...

Lighthouse and museum open for the summer

ESCANABA — The Delta County Historical Society has now opened the Sand Point Lighthouse and the Delta County Historical Museum for visits from the general public. Both the lighthouse and the museum will be open every day during the summer through Labor Day. Hours each day will be 11 a.m. to 4 ...

Family caretaker needs a break from it all

Dear Annie: I am 63, and I help daily with my 94-year-old mother, who lives by herself. I run errands, and I keep her yard nice. I have a brother and sister who live out of state. They come back to visit from time to time. When they do visit, they expect me to entertain them. I feel that ...

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Rapid Readers meet RAPID RIVER — “A Thousand White Women” by Jim Fergus is the July novel for Rapid Readers. The group will meet on Thursday, July 20 at 10 a.m. at Jack’s Restaurant in Rapid River. New members are welcome. Contact Peg Netchey at 428-9668 with questions. Rock dance ...

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Allison Stewara, Assistant Production Manager at the Nort Farm (left) and Cindy Bender, Webster Parent Involvement Coordinator assist Cooper Lanaville  creating a “soil block“ for planting seeds.

Webster second-graders take part in seed project

ESCANABA — Webster Elementary School second graders recently enjoyed a day of hands-on learning about plants at the Michigan State University North Farm in Chatham. The trip was this year’s culmination of a plan made possible through the combined efforts of MSU Extension’s Youth ...

Incompatible living arrangement with friend

Dear Annie: A year after my wife of 21 years and I divorced, I reconnected with a woman I had met some 30 years before. I was happy to hear from her; I wanted to marry her before I married my ex-wife. We started seeing each other. After a year, we started talking about living together and ...

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Grab a dinner to go on Thursday nights GLADSTONE — Memorial United Methodist Church of Gladstone will be providing a grab-and-go bag with a grilled brat or hot dog, chips and a drink for $5 prior to each Thursday Night Concert in the Park. The public can drive up to the church and grab a ...

Bay College announces winter graduates

ESCANABA — Bay de Noc Community College announces the names of students who completed all of the requirements for an associate degree or certificate during the winter semester. Those receiving associate in arts degrees are from Bark River, Stacy Hopkins, and Neil Wentland; from Carney, ...

A person’s height is nothing to joke about

Dear Annie: I am in my 60s and 6 feet 7 inches tall, and I am fed up with being approached by total strangers who ask such things as, “How tall are you?” “Did you play basketball?” “How tall is your wife?” “Your children?” And then there are the same tired jokes: “How is the ...

A gift for safety

Dear Heloise: My daughter has a safe way to make purchases without carrying a lot of cash or using charge cards, whose information can be copied. If she knows she will be shopping at a particular store or online, she will purchase a gift card for that business. That way, she does not give ...