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Rock Lions March breakfast buffet ROCK — The Rock Lions monthly third-Sunday, all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet will take place on Sunday, March 19, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Rock Lions Club on Hwy. M-35 in Rock. The buffet includes eggs prepared to order, omelets, bacon, sausage, ham, ...

Options abound for plastic bag recycling

Dear Readers: A column on plastic bag recycling that ran in January generated lots of responses. Here are a few: “I have another idea. I volunteer at a food pantry, and we use the plastic bags for our shoppers.” — Kathy H. in Ohio “The ladies in our church make ‘plarn.’ Plarn is ...

Medicating attention deficit disorder

Dear Annie: My 7-year-old son was diagnosed with attention deficit disorder last year. Before then, my husband and I thought for a while that he just had “a lot of energy” and had trouble grasping some things in school, like all kids at some point or another. But he started falling behind ...

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Republican Party holds meeting ESCANABA — The Delta County Republican Party will be hosting its monthly meeting on tonight at 7 p.m. at Bay de Noc Community College in room 909 of the Joseph Heirman University Center. Eagles serve breakfast ESCANABA — The Escanaba Eagles 1088 will ...

Fun books available for students to read while riding the school bus

CARNEY — Menominee County Library is pleased to announce a new program starting this Spring. Carney-Nadeau is the lucky school where this program is being launched. Special thanks goes to Principal John Eichhorn for coordinating between the bus drivers, Library and the Student Safety ...

Breakfast is the most important meal

Dear Readers: The old saying “breakfast is the most important meal of the day” is still true — even more so for young and growing children, and adults, too! Children who eat a healthy breakfast tend to perform better academically and stay more focused during the day. “Breakfast” ...

Watching loved one go through Alzheimer’s

Dear Annie: My mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease five years ago. In the beginning, it was just small stuff, such as forgetting that she had told the same story to us five times or using her lipstick as eyeliner. About a year ago, it got really bad. My dad told me that she would ...

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NAMI offers support ESCANABA — The local chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) will meet Thursday, March 16, in room 961 of the Heirman University Center at Bay College at 6 p.m. NAMI supports family and friends who are dealing with mental illness, and their loved ...

America and me essay winners at Gladstone Middle School

GLADSTONE — Three students from Gladstone Middle School have been named winners. The students are Payton Nault, first, Nate Highsmith, second, and Megan Crow, third. All received award certificates for their achievement. As the school’s first place winner, Payton’s name will also be ...

Husbands brother “steals” baby name

Dear Annie: Ever since I was a young girl, I’ve known exactly what I want to name my future children. Wedding plans, career goals, possible boyfriends, even where I’d want to live — none of these was as clear to me as the names of these future kids. When I played with my Barbies, Barbie ...

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Last fish fry of the season at Days River GLADSTONE — The Days River Lions Club will have an all-you-can-eat fish fry on Friday, March 17 from 4 to 7 p.m. Cost is $14 per person and includes bread, coleslaw, French fries, baked potatoes and homemade desserts. Chicken strip dinners also ...

Teaching kindness and charity to kids

GTT — Being kind and giving to others teaches responsibility, volunteerism, and self-worth. Orly Wahba's "Kindness Boomerang: How to Save the World (and Yourself) Through 365 Daily Acts" points out that there is a great need for everyone to be kinder in words and deeds to help make the world ...

Callers listen closely when making calls

Dear Readers: Today’s sound off is from Ida and her co-workers: “Dear Heloise: I work in an office, and we have several phone lines. We answer ‘XYZ office.’ Then they ask: ‘Where is this? Who is this?’ and other questions. We respond, ‘XYZ office,’ and they again state: ‘Are ...

Facing a deal breaker in a relationship

Dear Annie: After a series of, let’s just say, not-so-nice relationships, my best friend and old college roomie set me up with a girl from his hometown named “Stephanie.” I’ve never believed in love at first sight, but this was pretty close. We hit it off and have a ton in common. A ...

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Alzheimer’s support group meet Tuesday ESCANABA — The Alzheimer’s support group meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, March 14, from 2 to 3 p.m. at CAA Adult Day Services, 2635 First Avenue South, Escanaba, located past the West Highland apartments. Contact Jaime at 789-2886 with any ...

Figure skaters ready to perform today

ESCANABA — “Enchantment on Ice” is the theme for this year’s ice show. It is sponsored by the Escanaba Area Figure Skating Club (EAFSC). This year’s three performances will be held at Hannahville Ice & Turf on Saturday, March 11, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., and on Sunday, March 12, at 2 ...