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Haisletts to lead Hiawatha Country Church

MANISTIQUE — A husband and wife pastor team were recently welcomed as interim pastors to Hiawatha Country Church, an International Church of the Foursquare Gospel-affiliated church located on M-94, north of Manistique. The couple will be formally installed in March. Pastors Don and Gina ...

Paying for summer camp with a credit card?

Summer camp memories don’t come cheap. With camp costing hundreds or even thousands of dollars a week, credit cards can seem like a good way to quickly rack up points or spread out the financial impact. But charging camp tuition can come with its own costs. According to averages from the ...

Sharing experiences, memories with the help of technology

Dear Annie: I have never written to a columnist in my 70 years, but “Sad and Somewhat Angry Granny,” whose daughter-in-law wouldn’t allow her kids to open any of the Christmas gifts Granny brought them overseas before Christmas Day, really struck a chord with me. What a wonderful ...

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Legion steak dinner GLADSTONE — The American Legion in Gladstone will be having a steak dinner on Thursday, Feb. 27. Serving will be from 4:30 until 7 p.m. The public is welcome. Free fall prevention series starts March 10 GLADSTONE — Many older adults experience concerns about falling ...

Remember When?

Photo courtesy of the Garden Peninsula Historical Society The group of young men at left are part of a celebration prior to sending men off to World War I. They are marching up the church hill in Garden. According to Harriet Farley Winter, the first men to leave Garden for the War did so on ...

A guide to all those unique condiments

Sauces, dressings, salsas, mustards, honeys, international ingredients. The selection of condiments at grocery stores has expanded dramatically in recent years. Some are hardly new, except to those unfamiliar with certain cuisines. Others are contemporary twists on classic products, or ...

Communication is important to get him off the couch

Dear Annie: I have been seeing this guy for about eight months now and don’t know how to explain what the situation is. He always comes to my house, and we watch TV and do a lot of talking. I feel like I have known him my whole life and am so comfortable with him. My problem is that we ...

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Pancake breakfast set HERMANSVILLE — An all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast will be held on Feb. 23, from 8 to 11 a.m. at the Floriano-Stecker-Kelly Post 340 American Legion in Hermansville. Free fall prevention series starts March 10 GLADSTONE — Many older adults experience concerns ...

Kid-friendly make-ahead meals and snacks

FAMILY FEATURES — As families look to incorporate more nutritious dishes into meals from morning to night, using kid-friendly recipes can help make the process easier and more fun. To help make it easier for busy parents to plan and serve healthier meals, registered dietitian Melanie ...

Planning ahead for unexpected health emergencies

Dear Annie: I am in my mid-20s and spend at least two hours a day in the car driving to and from work. I live in Northern Virginia and work in Washington, D.C., and rush-hour traffic here is a nightmare. I was getting so stressed. The situation got so bad that I told my boyfriend that I had to ...

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MADD seeks volunteers ESCANABA — Volunteers are needed for MADD. Opportunities are available for those interested in volunteering a couple of times a year or a couple of times a week. There are a wide variety of opportunities to match interests and expertise. Some options include speaking, ...

K of C supports Pregnancy Services

Courtesy photo At left, Dan Hughes, representing Escanaba Council 640 of the Knights of Columbus, presents a check for $500 to Audra Buchmiller, of Pregnancy Services of Delta County.

Surviving the financial woes of your 50s

Losing a job is almost always traumatic. In your 50s, job loss can be devastating — and devastatingly common. More than half the workers who entered their 50s with stable, full-time jobs were laid off or pushed out at least once by age 65, according to an analysis of employment data from ...

From perfectly-sized pies to creamy tomato soup

Dear Heloise: Could you explain how PIE PLATES ARE MEASURED? I have some 9-inch pie plates, but they are definitely different sizes. Some have deeply angled sides, and some are not so steep. There’s a difference in depth, too. — Mary Ann A., Omaha, Neb. Mary Ann, a pie plate should be ...

Coughing fits: Sick man wants to spread his disease

Dear Annie: When my brother-in-law is sick, he loves to cough: He says he wants to spread his germs around. Recently, we went out to eat with him, and he coughed into his hands and not into his elbow. He kept coughing throughout the meal. No one wants his sickness. I find it difficult to be ...

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Breakfast at the Legion GLADSTONE — The American Legion in Gladstone will be serving breakfast on Sunday, Feb. 16. Serving will be from 9 a.m. until noon. The public is welcome. AAUW ‘Book Night’ ESCANABA — The American Association of University Women (AAUW) will hold “Book ...

Cornell Valentines’ love story for the ages

ESCANABA — An Upper Michigan love story is a strong and enduring thing! Scarlett O’Hara met Rhett Butler surrounded by the beauty of a southern plantation. Laura Ingalls met Almanzo Wilder on the wild, windswept prairie. Love knows no bounds. This is a story about a Cornell ...

Coupons, payroll, naughty cats and baked goods

Dear Heloise: Tell the lady whose husband doesn’t like using COUPONS (he feels it makes them look poor or cheap) to use self-checkout. No one will know they use coupons. However, I agree that using coupons is nothing but smart. Some manufacturers may put out coupons instead of lowering prices ...

Blood clots and cancer: A deadly and little-known link

Dear Annie: Last year, I lost my dad. He had stage IV cancer, but that’s not what killed him. In fact, after his first few months of chemotherapy, a scan showed that the cancer was mostly gone. Then, a few weeks later, he died suddenly in his sleep. We declined to do an autopsy, but from ...

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Eagles breakfast Feb. 16 ESCANABA — The Escanaba Eagles 1088 will serve breakfast Sunday, Feb. 16, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Eagles Hall, located at 608 Ludington Street in Escanaba. The public is welcome to attend. There is a fee to attend the breakfast. For more information, call ...