Rapid Readers’ meeting planned for July 12

RAPID RIVER — “Still Life” by Louise Penny will be discussed at the Thursday, July 12 meeting of Rapid Readers at Jack’s Restaurant in Rapid River at 10 a.m.

Members are reminded to bring their choices from the selection list or others to this meeting. Novels for the next reading list will be determined.

New members are welcome. Please direct questions to Peg Netchey at (906) 428-9668.

American Legion ­breakfast cancelled

RAPID RIVER — American Legion Post 301 Second Sunday Breakfast for July is cancelled. The Legion members hope to see everyone when the breakfasts resume on Aug. 12, and would like to thank the community for past and future support.

Community hymn sing

GLADSTONE — There will be an old-fashioned community hymn sing at the Covenant Church, 305 South Ninth Street in Gladstone on Friday, July 6 at 6:30 p.m. in the sanctuary. It will be followed by an ice cream social on the church grounds. Everyone is invited.

Class of 1953 reunion planned for Aug. 6

ESCANABA — The graduates of 1953 from Escanaba and St. Joseph High Schools are planning an informal gathering on the afternoon of Monday, Aug. 6.

Some classmates are committed to having a noon lunch at Hereford and Hops. If you wish to join in with that group, you should call Carol Mosher at 474-9962. You will be eating from the Herford and Hops menu. However, a number will be helping them set up tables for the gathering, including men and women from both schools.

Part two of that day will be a gathering at the Escanaba Elks Lodge at about 2 p.m. It will involve snacks, refreshments and camaraderie. All class members and spouses of ’53 graduates are welcome to gather and reminisce. It’s informal, so come and stay as long as you want.

If some classmates wish to participate in golf earlier in the day, you will have to get that arranged among yourselves.

There will not be a mailing about these plans. We hope you will email and/or phone this information to your fellow classmates.

Memorial UMC offers vacation Bible school

GLADSTONE — Memorial United Methodist Church, located at 1920 Lake Shore Drive in Gladstone, will kick off its vacation Bible school program “Rolling River Rampage” on Sunday, July 22.

The vacation Bible school will run each evening from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. through Thursday, July 26. A dinner will be served to participants at 5 p.m. at no charge.

Any child age four through fifth grade is eligible. There is no charge to participate in the vacation Bible school.

Please contact the church office at (906) 428-9311 to preregister. Preregistration is helpful but not required.

Dance at K.I. Sawyer museum Sunday

K.I. SAWYER — There will be a dance at the K.I. Sawyer Heritage Air Museum on July 1 from 1 to 4 p.m. Music will be provided by the Hart Beats.

Class of 1998 seeks member information

ESCANABA — The Escanaba Class of 1998 is seeking contact information for any classmates who have not received an invite to the 20th class reunion. The reunion will be held on Saturday, Aug. 11.

Please send all contact information, preferably email, to For those without email, please have someone send a mailing address to the above email address.

There are many classmates who have not been contacted to date. All invites have been sent via email and/or Facebook. Please direct any inquiries to the above email as well.