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“Welcome Spring” story hour

GLADSTONE — The Gladstone Public Library welcomed 65 children recently at the “Welcome Spring” story hour. The one hour program included many fun activities. Adult volunteers from the community read stories to the children. Mrs. Julie Aschbacher provided music and songs for the children ...

Give some dough for the honeymoon

Dear Readers: Today’s sound off is about asking wedding guests to fund a couple’s honeymoon: Dear Heloise: I received an invitation to my former college roommate’s wedding, and it gave the website where they were registered. Turns out they’re asking people to give them money for their ...

Thinking of leaving long term partner

Dear Annie: I have been living with my partner for 36 years. By all outside appearances, he is a very good man. And in many ways, he is. But in the important ways, he is not. Birthdays and special holidays are never acknowledged; he makes snide comments about my weight; he’s never been there ...

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Teamster Retirees holds meeting ESCANABA—The Teamster Retirees Club of Delta County will meet on Wednesday, May 17 at the Escanaba Civic Center, located at 225 N. 21 St. in Escanaba. Lunch will be at noon with a meeting to follow at 12:30 p.m. The lunch menu will include turkey slice ...

“Operation Christmas Child”

RAPID RIVER — Samaritan’s Purse “Operation Christmas Child” (OCC) has been sending shoebox gifts around the world to the poorest of the world’s poor those orphaned by wars, victims of crime, and devastating earthquakes, tornadoes, floods, and other natural disasters spreading a little ...

Bridging the distance on Mother’s Day

METRO — Many modern families are spread out across the country if not the globe. Some people move away from family to further their careers, while others are called upon to care for others. Children may separate from their parents to witness new travel experiences. Military service may call ...

Co-worker is fixated with dieting comments

Dear Annie: I work in an office with mostly wonderful ladies with whom I, in general, get along well with. I have one lunchtime irritation. There is a certain co-worker, “June,” who always has a comment to make about what I’m eating for lunch. She never says anything so blunt as, ...

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Public Health clinics set for May 15-19 ESCANABA — The Escanaba health clinic schedule for Public Health Delta Menominee Counties for the week of May 15-19 includes: Monday — WIC; Family Planning Tuesday — Late Night Immunizations Wednesday — Late Night WIC Thursday — No ...

Auction for the Arts

ESCANABA — This year’s May 20 Bonifas Arts Center (BAC) Auction for the Arts will be held at the Terrace Bay Hotel, a more spacious venue, will offer guests more food, games, drinks, and adventures alongside traditional festivities. The annual auction, with ample opportunities for ...

A mother’s smile is worth millions

ESCANABA — If a picture is worth a thousand words, than a mother’s smile is worth millions! Let’s take a time machine back to 1946. Meet Ella and part of her brood. The children are in their Sunday best and Ella is proud and protective. In the background is Sheridan Road, the street ...

A surprise letdown on 30th birthday

Dear Annie: I am writing to you with a problem that probably seems pretty petty compared with some of the more life-or-death questions you get, but I am too embarrassed to bring it up with anyone else, so here goes. I recently celebrated my 30th birthday. Weeks in advance, my husband promised ...

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Teamster Retirees holds meeting ESCANABA—The Teamster Retirees Club of Delta County will meet on Wednesday, May 17 at the Escanaba Civic Center, located at 225 N. 21 St. in Escanaba. Lunch will be at noon with a meeting to follow at 12:30 p.m. The lunch menu will include turkey slice ...

Escanaba World Language Fashion and Variety Show

ESCANABA — The Escanaba Area High School presented the fifth annual World Language Fashion and Variety Show this spring. Students from Senora Vicki Volk and Madame Rachael Wagner’s classes read clothing descriptions in Spanish and French for 28 student models. Additional language speakers ...

Seeking relationship closure after break up

Dear Annie: I feel like a cliche. About a year and a half ago, after six years of dating, “Jon” and I broke up — or more accurately, Jon broke up with me. It blindsided me, especially because I had just relocated with him to another state about a month earlier. He said he was having ...

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Breakfast buffet at Legion Post 71 GLADSTONE — American Legion Post 71 welcomes the public to an all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet from 9 a.m. to noon the third Sunday of each month. The breakfast will include ham, sausage, scrambled eggs, cheesy hashbrowns, fried potatoes, hash, biscuits ...

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 ...

Rusch graduates from Davenport University

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Alexia Mary Rusch, daughter of Pierette Rusch of Carney and Steven Rusch of Mundelein, Ill. received her M.E.D. degree in urban education at commencement exercises held on April 30 at Davenport University in Grand Rapids, Mich. Alexia graduated with a 3.97 GPA. She is ...