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Still torn up from infidelity after all these years

Dear Annie: Many years ago, I was in the U.S. military. I was sent to Southeast Asia and served three six-month tours. On my last tour, I suspected my wife had an affair, but I had no proof. While I was in training for a job after I was released from active duty, I heard that my wife had spent ...

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Escanaba Class of 1984 reunion set for July 6 ESCANABA — The Escanaba Class of 1984 is planning its 35th class reunion for Saturday, July 6, 2019. It will be held at the Bluff Country Club. A golf outing is tentatively planned, followed by food and entertainment at night. More details will ...

Remember When?

Photo courtesy of Russ Ross The Don Oberg Camp in Rapid River is pictured in this photo, taken in October 1922 and furnished for publication by Russ Ross of Escanaba. Pictured in front sawing wood are Chet Bennette and Eli Schramm. In back are Albert Casewll, Dan Oberg (third from left in ...

That extra page in your bill could be important

Dear Heloise: I've noticed now that my credit card bill comes with my CREDIT SCORE. What gives? — Helen R. in Pennsylvania Helen, this is a fairly new service that some credit card companies provide. It can be easier to look for mistakes on your report when you see your score every month, ...

Pressured to attend, then uninvited at the last minute

Dear Annie: A former co-worker of my husband's invited us to his son's wedding. We received the usual "save the date" card one year prior to the ceremony. For the whole year, he asked us whether we would be attending every other week. About six months before the wedding, my husband's contract ...

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St. Anthony’s to hold meat pie sale Dec. 6-7 WELLS — St. Anthony’s Church will be holding its annual meat pie sale Dec. 6 and 7. Pick up will be at St. Thomas Church in Escanaba from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. both days. Ten-inch beef and pork pies are available, but must be preordered by ...

Turn smoked turkey and melty cheddar into an inspired lunch

Panini, sandwiches traditionally cooked in a ridged press, are hard to get wrong_but also surprisingly hard to get just right. To turn a crowd-pleasing combination of smoked turkey and melty cheddar cheese into an inspired lunch, we needed a condiment with some big personality. To that end, ...

Feeling insecure about Social Security

Dear Readers: Today's SOUND OFF is about Social Security. — Heloise Dear Heloise: Recently, on the news, I heard a politician refer to Social Security as an 'entitlement program.' I find this annoying because it sounds as if the government is being 'generous' in giving back the money I and ...

Dollar limits on gifts and the thrifty giver

Dear Annie: With the upcoming gift season, I have a question regarding dollar limits set by clubs. Say an amount is set at $10. Does that mean the gift value or the dollar amount spent on the gift? Recently, I had a coupon for candles that were "buy one, get one free." This allowed me to ...

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Audubon Club meeting ESCANABA — The Bay de Noc Audubon Club will hold its monthly meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 14, at 7 p.m. The meeting will be held in Room 961 of the Heirman Building at Bay College. The meeting is open to anyone interested in birding. There is no charge. For more ...

Fall Ladies’ Luncheon supports Pregnancy Services of Delta County

Courtesy photo A baby shower benefiting Pregnancy Services of Delta County was recently held during the Fall Ladies’ Luncheon at First Presbyterian Church in Escanaba. The items collected will be made available to parents who attend classes on pregnancy, parenting, health and wellness, and ...

Demuse to join military police force

GLADSTONE — The United States Army has announced the enlistment of Jared Demeuse of Gladstone. Demeuse is the son of Alan Demeuse and Jacqueline Demeuse, both of Gladstone, and he will be joining his brother Austin. He is a 2018 graduate of Gladstone High School. Demuse has selected a ...

Corwin to become power generator mechanic

ESCANABA — The United States Army has announced the enlistment of Koy Corwin. He is the husband of Harley Corwin and the son of John and Melissa Corwin, all of Escanaba. He is a 2018 graduate of Success VLC in ­Escanaba. Corwin selected the job of power generator mechanic and will serve a ...

Bright and white towels — without bleach?

Dear Heloise: I purchased NEW WHITE BATH TOWELS. The care instructions say NOT to use chlorine bleach. I've always used chlorine bleach in white loads of laundry. Why would it not be recommended? Is there another type of bleach readily available? — A.J.S., Long Beach, Calif. Seems odd, huh? ...

Snubbed by nephew after lost football game

Dear Annie: Yesterday my husband and I spent three hours on the road, traveling from our home to our nephew's college football game. We told my sister we planned to attend his game and gave up tickets to a Division I game in our hometown. I called my sister on the way there to ask whether she ...

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Sloppy Joe feast set GLADSTONE — First Lutheran Church in Gladstone will be hosting a Sloppy Joe feast on Nov. 11 in Gladstone at 11:45 a.m. The sandwiches will be served with all the “trimmings” and will be prepared by the Thrivent action team. The public is welcome and the entire free ...

Celebrating Veterans Day with memories and thankfulness

ESCANABA — No lights, decorations, gifts or candy… No hype. Somewhere between autumn and winter, it’s a day that is often gray and cold. Plain and ordinary, without much fanfare, Veterans Day is a silent salute. It is a very important day indeed! Some towns have parades and ...

Homemade pomanders for holiday scents

Dear Readers: One of my favorite things about the holiday season is the wonderful fun of rich fragrances that fill my home. I make my own POMANDER BALLS for ornaments for the tree, or to hang in a closet or a guest bathroom. Here's how to make them: Stick rows of whole cloves in an orange ...

Old friend says she’s ‘too busy’ too often

Dear Annie: For almost three years after college, I worked at a science camp in the nearby mountains year-round. I was working with a group of five other counselors, and we became incredibly close. Working together nine-plus hours a day with like-minded people who are similar in age will do ...

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Gladstone library sets special holiday hours GLADSTONE — The Gladstone School and Public Library will be open during regular hours Thursday, Nov. 15 and Friday, Nov. 16, for the opening of deer season. Thanksgiving holiday hours are: Wednesday, Nov. 21 — 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, ...