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Operation Christmas Child National Collection Week nears

GLADSTONE — National Collection Week for Operation Christmas Child will be the third week of November, Nov. 18-25. This is the week the shoeboxes full of gifts are turned in all over the United States and seven other participating countries. The shoeboxes are then distributed to children in ...

Building good credit and helping anxious kids

Dear Heloise: I’m interested in BUILDING MY CREDIT SCORE. What’s a good first step? — Conner T., age 18, Traverse City, Mich. Conner, kudos to you for looking toward the future. A good credit score can help you rent an apartment, get a mortgage or obtain an auto loan. A potential ...

Understanding the traits of narcissistic individuals

Dear Annie: I am writing in response to the letter from “Concerned Care-Daughter,” who said she was approaching caregiver burnout. It sounds to me like she is very empathic, and her older sister may have some narcissist traits. Narcissistic traits include being dismissive of other ...

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Used books sought ESCANABA — The Delta County League of Women voters is looking for donations of books, audiobooks, DVDs and music CDs to be sold at its annual book sale in August. The League is also in need of large print books, which are often requested. Funds from the annual sale are ...

Senior Companion volunteers honored

­ HARRIS — Senior Companion volunteers were celebrated on the 36th birthday of the program at the Island Convention Center at the Island Resort and Casino Wednesday. All 47 volunteers from Delta, Menominee and Schoolcraft Counties received recognition for their part in contributing to ...

Husband’s wandering eyes, actions worrying wife

Dear Annie: I would love to hear your comments on my situation. My husband, “Craig,” is an attentive, considerate and truly loving partner. The one quality that causes me to lose sleep is this: He is in his late 70s, yet he enjoys the attention of young women, ranging in age from their 20s ...

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Escanaba Community Garden Harvest event ESCANABA — The public is invited to join, Escanaba Community Garden members on Thursday, Nov. 14 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Delta MSU Extension office, 2840 College Ave., for an Escanaba Community Garden harvest event. Community garden members, ...

AAUW meets with state president-elect

Courtesy photo Members and guests of the Escanaba Area Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) recently met with AAUW State of Michigan President-Elect Jan Van Gasse. The group discussed major changes, goals and recent activities of AAUW on the state and national level. ...

Paquin completes basic training

SAN ANTONIO, Texas — U.S. Air Force Airman Brittney A. Paquin graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core ...

Avoid cross-contamination in the kitchen

Dear Heloise: As a culinary teacher, I can tell you that sometimes my students forget certain BASICS OF FOOD PREPARATION. It’s always good to remind them to do some of the following to make certain there is no cross-contamination when cooking: * Before doing anything, wash your hands and ...

Hoarding wife is angry the grandchildren are visiting

Dear Annie: My wife does not work outside the home. We have hired help to take care of the house cleaning and yard work. She cooks sometimes but more often she buys prepared food. She does not do my laundry. She does not pay our bills. There are not many demands on her time. My wife is a ...

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Audubon Club to meet ESCANABA — The Bay de Noc Audubon Club will hold its monthly meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 13 at 7 p.m. The meeting will take place in Room 961 of the Joseph Heirman University Center at Bay College. The meeting is open to anyone interesting in birding. There is no ...

The wild wonders of the U.P. night

ESCANABA — The black velvet beauty of Upper Michigan’s night time skies is breathtaking! Sprinkled with sapphire bits of starlight, nothing is like the night time in the north woods. Wildlife knows this too. So many of our animals, birds and insects come out only at dark. When I was ...

Multilevel marketing or just a pyramid scheme?

Dear Heloise: When I travel, I usually take along two DIGITAL CAMERAS. One is in my purse, but the other one is usually stored in a new plastic soap container (the square type we used to use at camp to hold our soap). It holds my small digital camera and keeps it dry and safe. — Lillian G., ...

Feeling forgotten with no thank-you for generous gift

Dear Annie: Our best friend’s son just got married in July. We gave them a generous check as a gift at the beginning of June when we saw the son and his fiancee at dinner. We were not going to be attending the wedding later in the month due to a prior engagement. The thing is, we have ...

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Library Friends host Game Night Tuesday GLADSTONE — The Friends of the Gladstone Library will host their Annual Fall Card Party and Game Night on Tuesday, Nov. 12 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the library. Groups should reserve tables with Pam Chouinard by calling 280-2918. Individuals may also ...

The renowned Waeghe Home

By the Waeghes The Waeghe Home, 802 Wisconsin Ave., Gladstone GLADSTONE — Jeffery and Paula Waeghe are pleased to welcome people into their home on Sunday, Dec. 8, starting at 1 p.m. as part of the AAUW Homes for the Holidays. The home, located at 802 Wisconsin Ave. in Gladstone, was ...

Is now a good time to tell nephew about his father?

Dear Annie: About 65 years ago, my 20-year-old sister, “Pat,” had an affair with a married man that resulted in the birth of my nephew, “Harry.” The married man, of course, deserted her. Soon after Harry was born, Pat met a slightly older divorced man named “Sam.” Sam married Pat ...

Bookmobile continues route for November

MENOMINEE — The Menominee County Bookmobile will be making the following stops for the month of November: Tuesday, Nov. 12 9:15 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. North Central Elementary School, Hermansville Wednesday, Nov. 13 9 to 9:30 a.m. Hermansville Senior Center, W5480 1st St. 9:45 to 10:45 ...

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Live music at Amvets ESCANABA — Amvets Post 123 will host the band “Country Express” on Nov. 8 at 7 p.m. Hunters’ Dinner in Rock ROCK — The Rock Bible Chapel, 4144 East Maple Ridge Road — turn east at the light — will be holding its Hunters’ Dinner on Saturday, Nov. 9 at ...