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Argument on turning off the stove burner

Dear Annie: I would like your opinion on a recent incident that happened to me. I went to my son’s house to go out to dinner with him and his family to celebrate his birthday. When I arrived, the only person there was my granddaughter. My son was meeting us at the restaurant, and my ...

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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 ...

Whitman, GFWC Manistique member, honored for years of membership

MANISTIQUE — “Ring a Bell for Rosies” was the GFWC International theme on Aug. 30 at the International Headquarters in Washington D.C. On Labor Day, at 1 p.m. bells were rung for all the Rosies. Rosies were women who did important work on the home front during WWII. With so many men at ...

Legion of Merit presented to Robinette for serving 40 years

GERMANY — Air Force Col. Timothy Robinette has retired from the U.S. Air Force after serving honorably for 40 years. Lt. Gen. Mark A. Ediger, surgeon general of the Air Force, presented Robinette with the Legion of Merit to recognize his outstanding achievements as an Air Force medical ...

Ex-wife still in the picture at family functions

Dear Annie: About two years ago, my wife of 20 years, “Cynthia,” and I divorced. Our two children are grown and out of the house. Our divorce wasn’t the norm; we did it without a lawyer or mediator. Everything was civil; no one cheated or was abused. I think we both just changed over ...

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RSVP advisory council meeting on Sept. 27 ESCANABA — The Delta County Advisory Council of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) will hold its meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 27 at 4:30 p.m. at Drifter’s Restaurant, in the back room, located at 701 North Lincoln Road, ...

Redbuck Camporee

MANISTIQUE — Boy Scout Troop 40, of Manistique, will hold a Redbuck Fall Camporee on Sept. 29-Oct.1. The camp will have the theme STEAM, which stands for science, technology, engineering, art, and math. Troops from the Redbuck sub-district, and others from the Hiawathaland district are ...

Deploying a care package to grandson

Dear Heloise: My grandson was just deployed to Iraq. What can we send him for a care package? When should we mail out for Christmas? — Kathy T., Kane, Pa. A big Heloise hug to your grandson, Kathy! Here are some ideas of what to send and what not to send, and when. Send: * Personal ...

Wife has an extremely promiscuous former life

Dear Annie: My wife and I have been together since we were just out of high school. We’ve been married for 18 years, and we have three glorious children. We have a great relationship, but I recently discovered she was extremely promiscuous in high school and found out she slept with many of ...

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St. Anthony Calendar Raffle winners for Sept. ESCANABA — St. Anthony Calendar Raffle winners for September are: $75 — Dennis and Linda LaMarch; $60 — Roger and Theresa Chenier; $50 —Debbie Heider; and $25 — St. Vincent De Paul, Bill Zumbrock, Holy Name School and, St. Anthony ...

U.P. Catholic Foundation makes first distributions

MARQUETTE — The first 11 distributions from the U.P. Catholic Foundation has been made. The distributions totaled over $389,000. “We are extremely pleased to make the first distributions from the U.P. Catholic Foundation to benefit various programs, parishes and schools in the Diocese of ...

Closing the door on junk flyers being left

Dear Readers: Today’s sound off is about too many junk flyers: “Dear Heloise: I want people to please stop leaving ads for various restaurants, child care, lawn and tree-trimming services, religious information and all the other info. It’s stuffed in my door, left on the porch or, more ...

Ostracized because of sexual orientation

Dear Annie: I am a 15-year-old boy, and my family hates me because I am gay. For as long as I can remember, I’ve known I am attracted to other guys. My parents found out last year and became extremely angry with me. All I feel now is their hatred. They say I am a disgrace. Though they still ...

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Genealogical Society plans meeting ESCANABA — The Delta County Genealogical Society’s next meeting will be on Tuesday, Sept. 19 at 7 p.m. at the Family History Center. All past, current members, and the public are invited to come. For more information, call Richard Reiffers at ...

New book to chronicle KCC’s history

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (AP) — It was 1956. Jerry Lewis and Dean Martin performed their last comedy act together, Norma Jean Mortenson legally changed her name to Marilyn Monroe, and Rocky Marciano gave up boxing without losing a single fight. It was also the year that Kellogg Community College ...

Crops grown in shipping containers

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Brian Harris is not a traditional farmer. But neither is the tender kale, spicy arugula and crispy pak choi he raises inside of a converted freight container on the edge of downtown Grand Rapids. Harris, who sold his steel company a couple of years ago, had little ...

Women’s Health Clinic offer screenings

ESCANABA — Public Health, Delta & Menominee Counties, now has appointments available to women in need of screening services for the following: breast exam and mammogram, pelvic exam and pap test, blood pressure screening, and cholesterol and glucose screening (WISEWOMAN clients ...

Battling heartworm disease in pets

Dear Readers: “HEARTWORMS” — the word itself is scary, but prevention and treatment are possible. Heartworm disease can result in lung damage and heart failure in dogs and cats. Symptoms? Coughing, tiredness, trouble breathing and weight loss. Prevention of heartworm is the cheaper, ...