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Grant, special education program help children read at Gladstone schools

GLADSTONE — Teachers and Title One aides at Gladstone schools were able to partake in an Orton-Gillingham reading training with the assistance of a 2 percent grant from Hannahville Indian Community submitted by Holly Howes and Lori Neurohr. Gerry Tatrow assisted with the grant through ...

Does too much joking make one look foolish?

Dear Annie: I just started high school, and it's been going great, but it's kind of crazy. A lot of people who know me know that I'm a silly person. I try to be funny when I can, and I love making people laugh. Sometimes I joke with my friends in class, but I wonder whether that makes me look ...

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Legion Post 115 to meet Wednesday ARNOLD — The regular monthly meeting for the Escanaba River American Legion Post 115 and the Auxiliary will meet at the Wells Township Hall in Arnold at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 3. Class of 1963 lunch ESCANABA — The gals of the Escanaba High School Class of ...

Anderson joins GFWC-Escanaba

Courtesy photo GFWC-Escanaba Woman’s Club Membership Chair Dianne Lahtinen, left, welcomed the club's newest member, Christina Anderson. Christina is a funeral director at Anderson Funeral Homes and is a third-generation member of General Federation of Women’s Clubs (GFWC). Her ...

Keeping your pooch in tip-top shape

Dear Readers: When you take your PET FOR A CHECKUP, do you go in the exam room? You should. Ask to be present for all or as many procedures as possible. You will learn more, and your pet may feel more comfortable. Animals can experience a lot of anxiety, and your being there can help. Be ...

Teaching kids to focus can be fun

Elaborate toys, busy schedules and video games have left children with fewer opportunities for imaginative play. Researchers say changing the way children play has changed their emotional and cognitive development. Neuroscientist Adele Diamond and psychologist Deborah Leong have good news when ...

Friends won’t pay for the work that was done

Dear Annie: My wife is a self-employed accountant, and she did work for some friends a few years ago. She billed them at the time for several hours of work, charging a modest fee. It was a complex situation, and another accountant was involved, representing a different family member. The work ...

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Hermansville American Legion breakfast HERMANSVILLE — The Hermansville American Legion Post 340 will be having a all-you-can-eat pancake/French toast breakfast on Sunday, Sept. 30 from 8 to 11 a.m. There is a fee for the breakfast, but those over age 90 and under age five eat free. All ...

The big problem with autumn

ESCANABA — A favorite flannel shirt or hoodie… The spicy smell of autumn leaves, apple cider and popcorn… Warm, bright-yellow aspen trees and orange pumpkins and fiery red maples… Dark, frosty nights and kisses in the moonlight… Autumn Upper Michigan-style is awesome and ...

North Central students to join NHS Oct. 21

SPALDING — This year, eight students will be inducted into North Central's chapter of the National Honor Society during the annual banquet to be held on Sunday, Oct. 21 at the St. John Neumann Parish Hall in Spalding. New inductees will include seniors Tayler Poupore and Griffin Johnson; ...

Using a cruise ship as a teaching opportunity

Dear Heloise: If anyone is taking a CRUISE ON A SHIP WITH CHILDREN, I highly recommend learning all you can about the activities aboard before sailing. Parents can use this trip to educate their children on things such as the depth of the ocean, details about the ports of call and other facts ...

Had enough of the abuse from alcoholic mom

Dear Annie: I have no one to go to about this. I feel so guilty for even saying this, but I hate my mom. Both of my parents are alcoholics. Every time they drink, they don't know how to act, especially my mom. She is the worst type of drunk a person could be; she urinates on herself, and she ...

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Annual fall craft show in Isabella Saturday ISABELLA — The third annual fall craft show at the Isabella Community Hall will take place on Saturday, Sept. 29 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The hall is located at the corner of U.S. 2 and County Rd. 495, also called “LL Road.” Lunch will be ...

34th annual fundraiser for Foster Grandparents kicks off Oct. 1

Courtesy photo Football season is here, and these Rapid River Rockets are helping the Foster Grandparent Program Foundation announce their 34th annual fundraiser “Catching a Winning Smile for Foster Grandparents.” Beginning Oct. 1 and running through the end of November, area schools ...

Bookmobile schedules stops for October

MENOMINEE — The Menominee County Bookmobile will be making the following stops for the month of October: Tuesday, Oct. 2 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Carney-Nadeau School Thursday, Oct. 4 11 to 11:30 a.m. (CST) County Road 557 community stop, John Blahnik home 12:45 to 1:15 p.m. Char Moon ...

More than one way to enjoy an apple a day

Dear Readers: Fall is APPLE HARVESTING TIME! Here are some facts about apples, courtesy of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (www.usda.gov) and the University of Illinois: * With 2,500 varieties, apples are grown in all 50 states, and they have no fat, sodium or cholesterol. * At around 80 ...

Does college give the skills to pay the bills?

Dear Annie: I wish I had listened to my mom when she told me to go to college. I was 18 and didn't want to do it. I really liked working with machines, so I got a job doing that. Also, not everybody went to college back then. Five years later, my girlfriend got pregnant, and I stayed at the ...

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Escanaba Eagles to hold ­breakfast Sunday ESCANABA — The Escanaba Eagles 1088 will serve their 5th Sunday breakfast from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 30 at the Eagles Hall, located at 608 Ludington Street in Escanaba. A fee will be charged. The public is welcome to attend. For ...

A bold, classic and easy pasta dinner

Puttanesca, a classic Italian sauce made with tomatoes, garlic, anchovies, capers, and olives, offers bold flavor and comes together fairly quickly_perfect for a Sunday supper. Cooking the tomato sauce in a skillet and then cooking the pasta directly in the sauce made things even speedier. ...

Kitchen hints from dinner to dessert

Dear Heloise: I love FRESH SPINACH, but we like to add a few drops of vinegar to it. I serve it individually in some cute bowls I bought in Austria. This way, each of us in the family can put as much or as little vinegar as we want on the cooked spinach. It adds a little "zing" to an otherwise ...