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Southern-style cheese crackers are a bold favorite

These delicate, crumbly, cheesy, buttery spiced crackers are popular in the South but should be required snacking everywhere. And while they’re mostly about the cheese, the crackers would have one-note richness without the added pizazz of some back-up spices: sweet, peppery paprika and ...

Exploring sexuality or just avoiding the issues?

Dear Annie: I’ve been going through a lot lately, and it’s taken an emotional toll. Among other things, I’m in love with someone I can’t have. My family is a mess, too. My parents should have divorced a long time ago but are still married, probably just to avoid the hassle of splitting ...

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American Legion to meet Wednesday FLAT ROCK — The regular monthly meeting of the Escanaba River American Legion Post 115 will be held at the Escanaba Township Hall at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 3. All Strings Considered free concert Aug. 1 ESCANABA — Old-time string band All Strings ...

Escanaba Amvets select new officers

Courtesy photo At right, the new command for Amvets Post 123 in Escanaba poses for a photo. Shown from left are Dean Warner, finance officer and outgoing commander; Mark List, incoming commander; Tony Caron, first vice commander; and John Izzi, second vice commander. Not pictured are Wally ...

Three sites to help aging parents organize details

Certified financial planner Sean Fletcher of San Francisco knew his dad had an estate plan, complete with a health care directive detailing what medical treatment should be given in an emergency. When the father had a massive heart attack, though, no one knew where he kept those ...

Menominee County Bookmobile sets July schedule

MENOMINEE — The Menominee County Bookmobile will be making the following stops for the month of July: Monday, July 1 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Summer reading program at Fochesato Park, U.S. 2 in Hermansville 1 to 2 p.m. Summer reading program at Nadeau Township Hall, U.S. 41 Monday, July ...

Prepared for the worst-case scenario and pets are, too

Dear Annie: I have a message I hope you will please share. The last several years have seen numerous natural disasters. The human toll has been great, but there are thousands of other victims that have no voice. Pets, especially cats, are left behind. I encourage all pet owners to have a ...

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Heart of the North Lions change meeting date BARK RIVER — Due to the Fourth of July, the Heart of the North Lions Club regular monthly meeting will be held Thursday, July 11, at 6:45 p.m. at the Bark River Area Senior Center. Heart of the North Lions Club welcomes new members. Meetings ...

Students put fashion, language, ­talent on display with annual show

ESCANABA — Escanaba High School presented the 7th Annual World Language Fashion and Talent Show at the school auditorium. It showcased clothing from the Clothes Closet, introduced world languages, and allowed students the opportunity to plan and run an event. The show, hosted by Brayden ...

Friend’s insecurity, jealousy straining relationship

Dear Annie: I have a friend who I have known for many years, and suddenly I have noticed that she is getting possessive with me. She just wants to see me alone, and she questions whether or not I’m seeing other friends when I can’t see her at a certain time. She makes comments about how ...

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Heart of the North Lions change meeting date BARK RIVER — Due to the Fourth of July, the Heart of the North Lions Club’s regular monthly meeting will be held Thursday, July 11, at 6:45 p.m. at the Bark River Area Senior Center. Heart of the North Lions Club welcomes new members. ...

Enjoying the rich history of Escanaba

ESCANABA — Slip through the window of time and enjoy Escanaba in the olden days. The history of Escanaba is a long and winding one, like the river the city is named for. It was the great, wide river of flat rocks (limestone) that drew people. The river merges into Little Bay de Noc, ...

Turn to your spice rack to kick up your chicken salad

To apply some modern tricks to old-school chicken salad, we turned to our spice rack. Most spices boast an impressive portfolio of phytonutrients — often the very same compounds that give them such potent flavor. Mild, creamy chicken salad was an ideal canvas. First, we found we could ...

Struggling to function: Too much caffeine or too much stress?

Dear Annie: I used to drink coffee only now and then, just for enjoyment. But since my job has become more intense and stressful, I’ve found myself needing at least a cup a day to keep me alert and functioning at full capacity. I don’t like that I’m dependent on caffeine now. I notice ...

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Eagles breakfast Sunday ESCANABA — The Escanaba Eagles 1088 will serve their 5th Sunday Breakfast from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, June 30, in the Eagles Hall, located at 608 Ludington St. Escanaba. The public is welcome to attend. There is a fee to attend the breakfast. For more ...

Rotary holds dinner, awards scholarships

ESCANABA — More than 60 Escanaba Rotarians, friends, scholarship winners and their families enjoyed dinner, and fellowship, and heard remarks about the Rotary Youth Exchange program from a visiting Rotarian at the Freshwater Tavern at the Terrace recently. Three recent Escanaba High ...

Closs earns master’s degree

GLADSTONE — Kyle John Closs graduated from Colorado State University-Global on June 1 with a master of finance degree. He graduated with high honors, and is employed with First Bank in Gladstone as a commercial loan officer. His parents are John and Terry Closs.

Beaudry graduates from Marquette University

MILWAUKEE, Wis. — Ashley Beaudry of Gladstone has graduated from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wis. Beaudry earned a masters in physician assistant studies. Beaudry was one of 2,112 undergraduate and graduate students who received their diplomas on Sunday, May 19, at the Fiserv Forum ...

Free or low-cost cancer screenings for women

ESCANABA — Low- or no-cost breast and cervical cancer screenings and services and follow-up care are available to local women through the Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Navigation Program (BCCCNP). BCCNP can arrange for program-eligible women to receive breast and cervical cancer ...

Lazy and disgusting or just technologically inclined?

Dear Readers: A recent column talked about someone being grossed out when entering a bathroom stall because the previous occupant failed to flush. I was pretty hard on that previous occupant, assuming they were at fault. Quite a few readers pointed out that this might have been a problem of ...