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Elks offer Scholarships to seniors

ESCANABA — The Elks National Foundation and Escanaba Lodge 354 are investing in our nation’s future by awarding $3.8 million in college scholarships. The most valuable student scholarship is available to all high school seniors who are United States citizens. Applicants do not need to be ...

Son won’t discuss why he refuses to visit colleges

Dear Annie: I need your advice. My very musically gifted high school senior appears to want to go to college and major in music performance. But he is refusing to visit colleges. He won’t discuss why; he just gets very belligerent when the subject comes up and won’t expand on any reasons. ...

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NAMI meeting canceled ESCANABA — NAMI normally meets at Bay College on the third Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. The meeting has been canceled for October. Lord’s Acre Auction to be held Saturday FAYETTE — The annual Lord’s Acre Auction will be held on Saturday, Oct. 14 at the ...

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Pictured from left, Gladstone Squad 71 Sons of the American Legion members George Maciejewski, John Pickard, Don Couillard and Gary Gray.

Sons of the American Legion perform community service

GLADSTONE — Community service matters, and for the Gladstone Squad 71 Sons of the American Legion it matters every quarter. A little time and a little effort can make the difference in a persons day. The Gladstone Sons of the Legion take time each monthly quarter to help out at the ...

Husband says ‘just kidding’ 35 years later

Dear Annie: My husband and I have been married for more than 40 years. During the first five years of our marriage, he confessed to several instances of infidelity. He begged for forgiveness. I forgave him. Well, recently, I found out he was lying and never actually had slept with other ...

Medicare by the numbers

Dear Readers: Have you been waiting for a new medicare card, one that might protect your identity better? Your wait will be over soon. Here’s the scoop: Your current Medicare card probably has your Social Security number on it. Medicare strongly suggests that seniors and others who are ...

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 ...

Cars and bikes don’t mix well on the road

Dear Readers: Today’s sound off is about cars that hog the road and endanger bicycle riders. — Heloise “Dear Heloise: Today, while my biking group was in our bike lane, a driver drove so close that she knocked a rider off the bike. Thank heavens he had his helmet on! She claimed it was ...

Strong cohabitation opinions with boyfriend

Dear Annie: I liked the advice you gave about not moving in with a partner too soon in a relationship, but my situation is quite the opposite. I have been with my boyfriend for 2 1/2 years (we are both in our late 20s), and it has recently come up that he would not consider marrying someone ...

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Preschool story hour starts on Tuesday ESCANABA — Webster School is hosting preschool story hour starting on Tuesday, Oct. 10, from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Webster Elementary Library. Story hour includes a story that will be read, a snack will be shared, and a craft will be made. The next ...

Domestic Violence Awareness month

ESCANABA — October is Domestic Violence Awareness month. Domestic violence is defined as a pattern of abusive behaviors between one intimate partner to the other to gain, maintain or regain control over their relationship. Behaviors can include, but are not limited to: physical and sexual ...

A delicate situation with father figure

Dear Annie: I am a 41-year-old happily married man with three beautiful children. I have created a problem that I have no idea how to resolve. My youngest son, Jordan, is 15 years old. He is an amazing and compassionate young man who cares deeply for others. When he was 12, he befriended a ...

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Student ministries for Grace Church GLADSTONE — Student ministries for junior high students, will meet on Wednesdays from, 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Grace Church. Student ministries for high school students will meet on Sundays, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Kelly home. Contact the church ...

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Pictured is freshly baked zucchini bread, cooling in the bread pans.

The history of bread making with Grandma

ESCANABA — Way up high in Grandma’s pantry or in a dark corner of the kitchen cupboards, are a stack of bread pans. Plain, dull, boring, and rectangular aluminum bread pans sit together like a happy family. Albeit a family from generations ago! We could call them the Kennedys, the ...

Annoying children on flight annoy passenger

Dear Annie: I recently was on a short flight. A young couple and their two children were seated behind me. One was 11 months old; the other was 2 years old. I am a mother of three and grandmother of six; I love kids and don’t consider myself a grouch. However, I just like to sit quietly in my ...

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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 donation will be accepted at the door. A meat raffle will be held, along with a $25 door prize. All are ...