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Co-ed sleepovers and comments from husband

Dear Annie: Our daughter, husband and family moved in to a small house next door to us as they both work, and their living close to us enables us to keep an eye out for their three daughters, ages 11, 11 and 15. Until they get two bedrooms built on the cottage, the 15-year-old and one of the ...

Vintage gown exhibition shows history of weddings

BETHEL, Conn. (AP) — Gail Furniss flips to another page in the photo album and another quartet of photographs encased behind a plastic sheath. Here are some of the first brides she ministered to, who wanted huge bows, cathedral trains, puffy sleeves, oversized shoulders and high necklines ...

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Boy Scouts to hold Christmas party ESCANABA — A Christmas party for the Boy Scouts Troop 411 will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Escanaba YMCA on Monday, Dec. 18. During the party there will be games, food, pizza and a great time. Bring a friend. For more information, contact Craig ...

Woman Ministries of Bethlehem Covenant Church

STEPHENSON — The Women Ministries of Bethlehem Covenant Church announces the release of the second edition of their church cookbook. First published in 2004, this new 2017 edition includes all the recipes from the first book plus more than 100 new recipes. With the edition, a complete index ...

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Above, the flags placed on all the veterans graves at Fernwood Cemetery in Gladstone by Cub Scouts of Pack #471  to commemorate Veterans Day are shown. The August Mattson Legion Post and Sons #71 gives a big thank-you to the Cub Scouts for their work decorating the graves.

If they want info, is it really ‘no-obligation?’

Dear Readers: Today's SOUND OFF is about advertising on the internet/webpages: Dear Heloise: I get annoyed at websites where pop-up ads say, 'Get a free, no-obligation quote.' Life insurance, for example: I understand asking smoking and health questions, but why do they have to ask my name? ...

Friend asking wants rent from invited guest

Dear Annie: My friend bought a condo in Florida. She wants me to come stay for a week while she is there but thinks she needs to charge me $350 to stay with her. Why would a friend need to charge you if she is there, too? If I chip in for some food, what am I paying $350 for? Is this fair? — ...

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Escanaba Robomos Pasta Dinner Fundraiser ESCANABA — Join the Escanaba robotics team at their annual Robomos pasta dinner fundraiser. It is being held Saturday, Dec. 9 from 4 to 7 p.m. There is a fee to attend. Their famous made from scratch sauce, garlic bread, meatballs, salad, and ...

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The Arnell-Marcell home sits just off the 17th fareway of the Escanaba Country Club. The Arnell-Marcell home is located at 2009 13th Ave. South.

The Arnell-Marcell home brings relaxation, dancing to fareway

ESCANABA — When Dr. Ellen Arnell-Marcell and her late husband, Bob, began building what was to become their “dream home” they chose the picturesque setting of the 17th fareway of the Escanaba Country Club to construct the 6,800 square-foot brick home. Located at 2009, the 13th Ave. ...

Friend is broke — or just a bad tipper

Dear Annie: The other day, I was out for lunch with a woman I recently became friends with. At the end of the meal, we asked the server to split the check 50-50. He brought us our receipts. I was waiting for my friend to finish using the pen, and I wasn't trying to peek, but I noticed she'd ...

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Bake sale at the Museum set for Dec. 9 ESCANABA — From 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 9, an array of baked goods—cookies, bread and pastries—as well as other homemade seasonal treats will be offered at the Delta County Historical Society’s annual Bake Sale at the Museum. The ...

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Above, the ladies of First United Methodist Church in Escanaba look over cookie recipes. Pictured in the front row from left are Jean LaPlante, Ann Tembreaul, Mary Nyberg, Judy Leinberger, and Dorothy Pepin. In back from left are Lila Apsey, Lu Malmsten, and Norma Yoder.

First UMC plans cookie walk

ESCANABA — The ladies of First United Methodist Church will host their 25th annual cookie walk on Sunday, Dec. 9 beginning at 10 a.m. Cookie recipes, old and new, are being read and decided upon in preparation for baking. In addition to favorite cookies, breads, fudge, and candy will ...

Joshua C. Burnis

Burnis completes basic training

MANISTIQUE — U.S. Air Force Airman Joshua C. Burnis 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 ...

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A gray squirrel perches on a wooden eagle.

The great grays of December in the U.P.

ESCANABA — The great grays of December are here! From overcast skies to the frost and mud spattered ground, Upper Michigan is nearly ready for its long winters nap. Even though the hours of daylight are short, and the temperatures outside are dropping, there is certain anticipation in ...

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DAV Chapter 24 sets December Meeting HARRIS — DAV Chapter 24 will have its Christmas gathering at the Island Resort and Casino on Monday, Dec. 4. Cocktail hours is at 5 p.m. with dinner to follow at 6 p.m. Call commander William Porath at (906) 280-0455 with an questions. St Anthony/St ...

Surviving the split with an abusive husband

Dear Annie: For 37 years, I've been married to a sociopath. When "Robert" and I met, he was sweet, charming and thoughtful. His father was an alcoholic, mean physically and emotionally. Robert said he never wanted to be like that. When our first child was born, he was a good father. But when ...

Arvid Thinglum

American Legion to honor four World War II Veterans

Four Thinglum brothers, Arvid, Edmund, Harold, and Walter will be honored as the newest Veterans of the Month by the Walter Cole Legion Post 301 of Rapid River on Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017 at 7 p.m. This program has been held at various legion posts since the early 1990’s. Dan Duncan, who was ...

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Elks Memorial Service planned Dec. 3 ESCANABA — The Escanaba Elks Lodge 354 will conduct their annual Memorial Service for deceased Elks as Exalted Ruler Eric Patmythes and his officers will perform the ritual ceremony in the lodge on Sunday, Dec. 3 at 12:30 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, 510 ...

Lunches with friend now include husband

Dear Annie: I am concerned about one of my friends, "Amanda." She and I are both middle-aged housewives with only part-time jobs. For the past six months or so, we've been having lunch together once a week. Amanda comes from a much more repressed background than I do. She was raised to ...