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Bookmobile schedules stops for October

MENOMINEE — The Menominee County Bookmobile will be making the following stops for the month of October: Tuesday, Oct. 3 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Carney-Nadeau School Thursday, Oct. 5 11 to 11:30 a.m. (CST) County Road 557 community stop, John Blahnik home 12:45 to 1:15 p.m. Char Moon ...

Family feuding over the settling of the estate

Dear Annie: My father-in-law and mother-in-law died a couple of years ago, months apart from each other. When it came to settling the estate, the will stated in clear and precise terms that everything was to be divided 50-50 between my sister-in-law, “Jackie,” and my wife. We did as they ...

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DAV holds meeting ESCANABA — The next scheduled meeting for the DAV Chapter 24 will be held on Monday, Oct. 2 at 7 p.m. at the Military Order of the Purple Heart building, 1202 Sheridan Road, Escanaba. All disabled veterans are welcome. Call Commander William Porath at (906) 280-0455 with ...

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Life cycle of the monarch butterfly

GLADSTONE — At the start of every school year for first-graders at Cameron Elementary School in Gladstone learn about is the life cycle of the monarch butterfly. The students arrive to caterpillars crawling around in a container, they watch the caterpillars eat milkweed, and then turn into a ...

National knitting campaign to spread awareness about normal infant crying

ESCANABA — Every year, thousands of infants are shaken and abused at the hands of a frustrated parent or caregiver. Frustration with a crying infant is the number one trigger for shaking and abuse of infants. Parents know and expect that their baby will cry, but most have no idea how much or ...

When the family doesn’t come and visit

Dear Annie: My husband and I are retired. We are in our 70s, and he is in poor health. He has cancer. But the problem I’m writing to you about is that he does not get visits or calls from his family on a regular basis unless he’s in the hospital. They live in the same town as we do. When I ...

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St. Thomas serves breakfast Sunday ESCANABA — St. Thomas the Apostle Church will serve breakfast Sunday, Oct. 1, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the St. Thomas Parish Hall, located at 1820 9th Avenue North, Escanaba. The menu includes pancakes, potatoes, eggs, sausage, toast, coffee and juice. ...

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Rev. Caroline Hart, the pastor at Gladstone Memorial United Methodist Church, is shown with the torn up mortgage. Dave Hagen, music director, is shown in the background playing the guitar. At right, the remains of the paid off mortgage is scattered on the floor after the “burn the mortgage” celebration that was held on Sept. 17.

Celebration to “burn the mortgage”

GLADSTONE — “A Grand Celebration” was held on Sunday, Sept. 17 for the congregation of Gladstone Memorial United Methodist Church, on Lake Shore Drive in Gladstone, had a very special celebration to “burn the mortgage” after twenty-four years of dedicated giving. The celebratory ...

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Pictured is Evan Premo, artistic director of Beethoven and Banjos. The concerts for the community will be at Reynold’s Recital Hall on Northern Michigan University Campus, Ontonagon Theater of Performing Arts, and Crystal Theatre in Crystal Falls.

Beethoven and Banjos music festival

AMASA — The Beethoven and Banjos third annual music festival returns to the U.P. during the final week of September. Artistic director and U.P. native, Evan Premo, brings together stellar musicians to collaborate on a distinctive mix of classical and folk music. Under the theme “Sacred ...

Making comments about someone’s weight

Dear Annie: Why do people think it is OK to say rude things to very thin people? Acquaintances and friends say such things to me all the time: “You are so skinny! You need to gain weight.” Would they tell a heavy person that she needs to lose weight because she is so fat? I don’t think ...

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Compassionate Friends cancels meeting ESCANABA — The meeting of the Compassionate Friends has been cancelled for tonight. The next meeting will be on Thursday, Oct. 26 at 7 p.m. in the Escanaba High School Conference Room. Anyone with questions about Compassionate Friends can call Betty ...

Cannot accommodate summertime friends

Dear Annie: I live in a very small Montana town with a very short summer season. My friends and neighbors and I have been inundated with summer guests who have made our town and homes their summer vacation destination. Every year, our own summers have been ruined because of this guest influx. ...

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Smear League starts GLADSTONE— The Gladstone Smear League, formerly the All Saints Smear League, will start play on Thursday, Sept. 28 at 7 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 715 Delta Avenue, Gladstone. The league is looking for both regular and subs to play this year. Anyone ...

Legally blind Plover woman wins arm wrestling championship

PLOVER, Wis. (AP) — Shawna Feist craves adrenaline rushes. The 39-year-old Plover woman likes extreme rides like roller coasters and the feeling of no control they give her. It’s the same feeling she gets when she arm wrestles, the Stevens Point Journal reported. Feist first tried the ...

Elks Scholarships for seniors

ESCANABA — The Elks National Foundation and Escanaba Lodge 354 are investing in our nation's future by awarding $3.8 million in college scholarships. The most valuable student scholarship is available to all high school seniors who are United States citizens. Applicants do not need to be ...

Croatian chicken barbecue

GLADSTONE — The Gladstone Rapid River Kiwanis Club will hold its annual Croatian chicken barbecue meal on Saturday, Oct. 7, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Gladstone Middle School, 300 South 10th Street. Dine in or take out is available, along with local free delivery. The meal includes: half ...