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Former Wells resident publishes second novel

SAFFORD, Ariz. — Robert Schermer of Safford, Ariz., previously of Wells has published his second novel. The Novel, “Walking With Squirrels,” follows the life of a young man from age six to adult. During this time his squirrel friend provides guidance and insight to all of life’s trials. ...

Customer service call results in sarcasm

Dear Readers: Today’s sound off is about calling service people: “Dear Heloise: I recently called for tech support at a computer company and got the worst service I’ve ever had. Unfortunately, this isn’t the first time I’ve had service people who were sarcastic or rude. The ...

Partner has wandering eyes when out

Dear Annie: I just do not know the best way to handle this situation. I have been living happily with my partner for six years. He is kind and, for the most part, considerate. But the following scenario has been going on almost from the beginning. Often when he notices a woman he finds ...

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Taco Tuesday Legion Post 71 GLADSTONE —American Legion Post 71 welcomes the public to Taco Tuesday serving from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. each week at the Gladstone Legion Hall, 802 Delta Ave. Both hard and soft tacos are available, along with nachos and nachos supreme. Meditation available on ...

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Health Occupations instructor, Gisele Bingham, instructs student on life-saving technique.

Students tour the DSISD

ESCANABA—Local eighth grade students had the chance to tour the Delta-Schoolcraft Intermediate School District (DSISD) last week as part of Eighth Grade Friday, hosted by the Delta County College Access Network (DCCAN) and Bay College in Escanaba. The event was held to show local students ...

Sleeping help for fibromyalgia patients

Dear Annie: I was recently diagnosed with fibromyalgia. I am writing to ask you to please publish my letter in your column, as I believe that given your wide audience, this will provide the greatest possibility of helping other FMS patients. Getting a good night’s sleep is very difficult for ...

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Public Health clinics set for April 17-21 ESCANABA — The Escanaba health clinic schedule for Public Health Delta Menominee Counties for the week of April 17-21 includes: Monday — WIC Tuesday — Late Night Family Planning; Late Night Immunizations Wednesday — Family Planning ...

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Kahla Osterhout and her daughter are pictured signing up for a chance to win a new book during their recent visit to the Gladstone Library.

Gladstone Library celebrates National Library week

GLADSTONE — “Libraries Transform” is the theme of National Library Week. First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April. This year’s celebration is April 9-15 and is ...

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My brother Jim a few years ago enjoying mom’s Easter lily.

Easter trinkets and family traditions

ESCANABA — Eggs in the attic, baskets in the basement. Easter is all about treasured trinkets and family traditions. Church shoes, Easter bonnets, bow ties and lacy anklets and a half a dozen kids piled into a 59 Ford sedan, those are Easter images of my youth. Mom had her Easter lily on a ...

Dealing with rude comments from friend

Dear Annie: We have a friend, “Larry,” whom we socialize with and who is part of a tennis group that my husband is also part of. My husband has always loved cooking and is great at it. (More than once, friends have told him he ought to open a restaurant.) He has cooked for this tennis group ...

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Lenten Cantata at First Lutheran GLADSTONE — The First Lutheran Church Chancel Choir will present their Lenten Cantata on Good Friday at 7 p.m. The choir will be performing “Come Touch The Robe” by Pepper Choplin at First Lutheran Church, 1212 Minneapolis Avenue in Gladstone. This ...

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The Red Buck Sub-District Klondike Derby was held on Jan. 28, at the Head of the Grand Island Trail just north of Rapid River. Over one hundred and thirty Scouts and Webelos with their adult leaders took part in the annual outdoor fun.

Klondike Derby 2017

RAPID RIVER — The Red Buck Sub-District Klondike Derby was held on Jan. 28, at the Head of the Grand Island Trail just north of Rapid River. Over one hundred and thirty Scouts and Webelos with their adult leaders took part in the annual outdoor fun! The theme of this year’s Derby was, ...

Rude couple at church being problematic

Dear Annie: My husband and I live in a small town and belong to a small church, which is struggling. I like our minister, but a lot of people do not and have left our church for other churches, including a megachurch in a nearby town. It is hard to compete with that! But several months ago, I ...

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Escanaba Senior and Junior High students recently received a tour of the UA Local 111 Apprenticeship Training Program and received some on hands training.

Authentic Man Club tours local Apprenticeship Training Program

ESCANABA — The Escanaba Senior and Junior High Authentic Man Club is working hard to instill respect, effort, patience, perseverance and so much more with its members. The club originated in the fall of 2015-2016 school year. On Tuesday April 4, 20 young men from grades seventh through 10th ...

UPAALP announce upcoming meetings

NEGAUNEE — The Upper Peninsula Association of American Legion Posts (UPAALP) has announced upcoming meeting information. The 2017 12th District Spring meeting and election of officers will be held on Saturday, April 29 at 10:30 a.m. at Post 90 in Lake Linden. Commander Carl Morrison will ...

Playing store and learning economics

GTT — Playing store with preschoolers teaches personal finance lessons of saving, spending, wait until later, and opportunity cost. These are lifelong lessons that go beyond shopping. Turn a shoe box into a cash register. Then add some real or play money, things to buy and sell, small box ...

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Comedy Club for kids on Wednesday GLADSTONE — All area middle schoolers, age 12-14, are welcome to join Comedy Club. The group will meet the first and third Wednesday of each month at Gladstone City Hall from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Members will perform skits, improv, and stand-up comedy. Costumes ...

No rules to follow in the singles game

Dear Annie: I’m 25 years old, and I got out of a long-term relationship almost a year ago. Being thrust back into the world of singles was a difficult adjustment, and I’m still a little uneasy when it comes to dating. There seem to be a few schools of thought when it comes to dating advice ...