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Promiscuous woman joining husband’s office

Dear Annie: My husband of 23 years has been working for a four-man department for that whole time. One man retired, so they will be hiring another person. A very qualified young man applied for the job. A married woman also applied. They are planning on hiring the woman. She currently works in ...

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Power Prayer Tea set for Nov. 10 in Esky ESCANABA — The first Power Prayer Tea will be on Saturday, Nov. 10 at 2 p.m. at Escanaba Free Lutheran Church, located at 502 S. 12th St. in Escanaba. All are welcome. Benefit planned for Abbie Silverstone Dec. 9 ESCANABA — Abbie Silverstone was ...

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Library Friends host card and game night GLADSTONE — The Friends of the Gladstone Library will host their annual fall Card Party and Game Night on Thursday, Nov. 1, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the library. Groups should reserve a table by calling Judy Wyckoff at 428-5263. Other tables will be ...

State police collect food for needy

Courtesy photo On Oct. 23, Michigan State Police held the annual Michigan Harvest Gathering at Elmer’s County Market in Escanaba. Over 1,000 pounds of food was gathered during the event. All donations will be distributed to church food banks and pantries in Delta County. Shown, from left, ...

Living in a safer home and finding things in it

Dear Readers: The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (www.CPSC.gov) has compiled a top-10 SAFETY CHECKLIST FOR YOUR HOME — let's take a look: Smoke and carbon-monoxide detectors with fresh batteries are a must, as are ground-fault circuit interrupters (circuit breakers — GFCI) in the ...

Fine motor skills and counting using dice

Fine motor skill is the coordination of hand muscles so children can print and do other related tasks correctly. Simple fun activities help teach, practice, and refine these skills. All you need are a pair of dice, pencil, paper, and ruler. Fun with Math Start with investigating. Help your ...

Unemployed, sluggish, and struggling to adapt

Dear Annie: I have read columns like yours since I was a child in the 1980s and always figured, "Yeah, I have problems, but I can handle them." I guess not. I am in my mid-40s and have two kids and a husband who keeps a roof over my head. I am unemployed, recently losing my job with family ...

Gladstone Class of 1968 holds reunion

Courtesy photo Gladstone's class of 1968 held their reunion in September celebrating their 50th anniversary. Forty members from the graduating class attended the event at Terrace Bluff Golf Course. The evening was filled with stories and laughter as old memories, as well as new ones, were ...

Lose the mess: One skillet shepherd’s pie

By America’s Test Kitchen Despite its status as a classic comfort food, there's nothing comforting about the many steps and piles of dirty dishes that shepherd's pie usually requires. Using the cast-iron skillet as our sauteing, baking, and serving pan streamlined the process. We used ...

Unwelcome guest keeps showing up for Halloween

Dear Annie: Every year, my husband and I have immediate family and some friends over for Halloween. We make food, have beverages and take turns giving out candy. A niece of ours and her family always show up uninvited, even when we said one year we just wanted our kids and grandkids. They stay ...

Hansen completes basic training

SAN ANTONIO — U.S. Air Force Airman Kyle M. Hansen graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical ...

Boyfriend’s girls come first — no matter what

Dear Annie: I've been dating a gentle, kind and loving man for a while. He goes to church, constantly reads his Bible and plays Christian music. We get along great. We have conversations for hours, and we laugh and cry together. But the problem is that he is so close to his three grown ...

When your wallet is a source of pain

Dear Readers: Do you know what goes into determining the insurance premium for your AUTO INSURANCE? Surprise! One factor may be your credit score. Not long ago (the 1990s), many insurance companies decided that your credit may be a good indicator of how likely you are to have a loss. That's ...

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Benefit for Baby Robitaille is Saturday ESCANABA — Baby Robitaille has been diagnosed with hypo plastic left heart syndrome. He will need three separate heart surgeries to sustain life. A benefit will be held on Saturday, Nov. 3, from 12 to 5 p.m. at the Escanaba Elks Lodge. There will be ...

Tips for saving money on health care

Americans on average spend more on health care than they do on groceries, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ latest Consumer Expenditure Survey. Saving money on medical care is a lot tougher than saving money on food, however. Two big culprits: opaque pricing and ever-changing ...

Materialistic or just speaking a different language?

Dear Annie: I've always been great at gift-giving. I enjoy giving others things that they will thoroughly enjoy. But others are rarely as good at getting gifts for me. I don't think I should feel bad for being a little materialistic; I think everyone likes getting thoughtful presents. I ...

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Training for homeless shelter volunteers set ESCANABA — New volunteer training sessions for Hope at the Inn homeless shelter will be held Monday, Oct. 29 at Grace Church, north M35 Gladstone, Rm 112, at 7 p.m.; and Sunday, Nov. 4, at All Saints Church, 715 Wisconsin, Gladstone at 11:45 ...

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DAV to hold meeting ESCANABA — The next scheduled meeting for the DAV Chapter 24 will be held on Monday, Nov. 5 at 7 p.m. at the Military Order of the Purple Heart building, located at 1202 Sheridan Road, Escanaba. All disabled veterans are welcome. Daily activities at the planned at ...

Foolproof French toast with crisp slices

This foolproof French toast recipe guarantees crisp, custardy slices by keeping things simple. Stale bread is standard, but we got better (and more efficient) results from oven-dried slices. For the batter, we beat milk, egg yolks, and melted butter for an indulgent coating; brown sugar, ...

November Bookmobile schedule set

MENOMINEE — The Menominee County Bookmobile will be making the following stops for the month of November: Thursday, Nov. 1 County Road 557 Community Stop (John Blahnik Home) — 11 to 11:30 a.m. CT Char Moon Residence (N14435 Co. Rd 551) — 12:45 to 1:15 p.m. ET Hannahville ...