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Pickard elected S.A.L. 5th Zone Commander

GLADSTONE — Forty-five-year member and Past Commander of Sons of the American Legion Squadron #71 of the August Mattson American Legion of Gladstone John Pickard was elected to be the Upper Peninsula of Michigan Son’s of the American Legion 5th Zone Commander for the 2021-2022 Membership ...

Virtual walk going on now for Pregnancy Services of Delta County

ESCANABA — Pregnancy Services of Delta County kicked off its 7th Annual Walk for Life with 7 Days to Walk for Life, starting with an in person event Saturday, June 12 at the Ludington Park Pavilion. The event featured an opening ceremony and two-mile walk. For those who missed the ...

Proper etiquette for a pandemic baby shower

Dear Annie: I just finished sending a baby gift to the daughter of a friend of mine. She had a registry, and I selected a gift and had it mailed to her with a congratulatory message. What really bothers me about this is how it was handled. About a month ago, I received an announcement card ...

Briefs

Rapid Readers to meet RAPID RIVER — The Rapid Readers’ discussion of Deanna Lynn Sletten’s “The Ones We Leave Behind” is scheduled for Wednesday, June 16, 10 a.m. at Jack’s Restaurant in Rapid River. New members are welcome. Contact Peg Netchey for more information at ...

Is your wedding budget ready for the reception resurgence?

Wedding celebrations largely took a hiatus after the COVID-19 pandemic was declared in 2020. Among couples who had a set wedding date between March and December 2020, 47% postponed their wedding receptions, according to The Knot’s 2020 Real Weddings COVID Study. The trend continued this year. ...

Avoiding a new era of debt collection scams

Dear Heloise: Debt collection scams have become very popular with the scammers, but here are some things to look out for: — If you are contacted by a “debt collection agency,” get the name of the person calling, their phone number, address and anything else you can. Ask them to give you ...