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Wells Lions Club raffle winner announced WELLS — The winner of the Wells Lions Club raffle for the week of Dec. 24 is Gary and Cathy Lewis of Escanaba. The couple won $100. This was week 21 of the raffle. Amvets to host Slingers ESCANABA — Amvets Post 123, located at 1315 North Lincoln ...

EHS service groups donate $4,500 to Delta County Cancer Alliance

Courtesy photo Students in Escanaba High School’s Silver Linings and Key Club presented a donation of $4,500 to Cheri Severinsen of the Delta County Cancer Alliance. This past October, the two service groups teamed up to raise money to help local families affected by cancer through ...

Space-saving hints for small homes

Dear Heloise: I live in a small home and have a few SPACE-SAVING HINTS: 1. The dirty clothes go directly into the washing machine. When it's full, I take the clothes out, sort and wash. I also store the detergent container in the washer. 2. A drawer will hold more by having a plastic tool ...

Nah Tah Wahsh students celebrate with Santa

WILSON — On Tuesday, Dec. 11, Nah Tah Wahsh/Hannahville School hosted “Soups, Stories, & Santa.” This is an event that is hosted every year for the students and local community. According to staff, this year's event had over 200 participants. The event included a fun carriage ride, ...

Should dad cough up the cash or skip the party?

Dear Annie: My ex-wife, "Daisy," has custody of our two children. She makes several times my salary, lives in a home where the mortgage and taxes are sky-high, and has an expensive lifestyle. I live frugally, always pay child support and have visitation rights. Often, my children stand me up ...

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

Winner of tractor raffle announced

ROCK — Steve Angelos of Rock was the winner of the 2018 Rock Lions tractor raffle drawing. Angelos’ winning ticket was drawn during December’s monthly breakfast/brunch at the Rock Lions clubhouse. The LS tractor, purchased at cost from U.P. Tractor in Rock, is valued at nearly $25,000. ...

Healthy eating without ditching the oil

Dear Heloise: Shopping for COOKING OILS OR BUTTER? Keep this in mind: The U.S. Department of Agriculture says there are three types of fatty acid — saturated, monounsaturated and polyunsaturated. When looking for an oil or fat to cook with, go with polyunsaturated. Saturated fatty acids, ...

Ryan makes Dean’s List at Belmont

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Rachel Ryan, a Manistique native, qualified for the Fall 2018 Dean's List at Belmont University. Eligibility is based on a minimum course load of 12 hours and a quality grade point average of 3.5 with no grade below a C. Approximately 35 percent of Belmont's 8,318 ...

Social anxiety keeps ruining the party

Dear Annie: I have social anxiety, and I find that it's really impacting my life. I'm comfortable in small groups with people I know. However, I have a difficult time meeting new people. If my wife wants to set up an outing with a new couple, I become very uncomfortable. I find it even more ...

Building a better sleigh for Santa

GLADSTONE — The fifth grade students in Mrs. Ferrari's science classes worked to build a new sleigh for Santa. Each student created a sleigh and competed against their peers to see which sleigh was the best. The project was part of the new science standards that call for engineering ...

The joy of new Christmas traditions

Dear Readers: Today's SOUND ON is about creating new family traditions. — Heloise "Dear Heloise: Every family has its own traditions for Christmas. My husband and I both came from families that had huge gatherings at someone's home, but all of the family lived within a few miles of each ...

Completely soured on the holiday sweet tooth

Dear Annie: I have an addictive personality, and this time of year is really tough for me. Starting with Halloween, I can't stop eating sweets. Usually, the residual candy lasts for weeks, and even if I remove it from my house, it's all over the office or clients' offices. Then, moving into ...

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Free Christmas dinner at Memorial UMC Gladstone — A free Christmas Day dinner will be served at Memorial United Methodist Church in Gladstone. The menu will include a full homemade dinner of turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, stuffing, vegetables, rolls, and pie. Serving will be from noon ...

OSF ‘adopts’ families this Christmas

ESCANABA — OSF HealthCare St. Francis Hospital & Medical Group employees enjoyed another year of giving this Christmas season. Staff from more than a dozen departments throughout the Hospital, Medical Group and OSF Home Care & Hospice “adopted” families for Christmas through ...

Pampering your pet this holiday season

Dear Readers: Do you buy your furry family members GIFTS for Christmas and the holiday season? According to the American Pet Products Association (www.americanpetproducts.org), billions of dollars will be spent this year by pet parents giving their pets a Christmas present! And the gifts ...

Old flame brings new problems for widow

Dear Annie: I have been a widow for almost 10 years. I'm financially secure, socially active and attractive. My old high school sweetheart contacted me a few years after I lost my husband. After months of phone contact, he came to visit. I had asked whether he was married. He said no, that he'd ...

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Free Christmas dinner at Memorial UMC Gladstone — A free Christmas Day dinner will be served at Memorial United Methodist Church in Gladstone. The menu will include a full homemade dinner of turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, stuffing, vegetables, rolls, and pie. Serving will be from noon ...

Spicing things up with holiday treats

ESCANABA — December is delicious with fantastic flavors! The scent of cinnamon seeps out of the kitchen. Warm, wonderful whiffs of ginger and cloves perfume the rooms. ’Tis the season of Christmas treats and holiday feasts. Most every family has a few holiday specialties that they whip ...

You don’t have to live by these money myths

We're told experiences are supposed to make us happier than stuff — turns out that may apply mostly to the affluent. The famous marshmallow test that predicts future success, based on which kids can resist an immediate treat? That research has similar problems. Meanwhile, the jury's still out ...