MARSP September meeting in Menominee

MENOMINEE — The Menominee County Chapter of Retired School Personnel (MARSP), will meet on Thursday, Sept. 13, at the Little Nugget Clubhouse on East County Rd. 338 in Carbondale. Registration will begin at 11 a.m. Central time and lunch will be served at noon Central time. There is a cost for the lunch.

The program for the day will be presented by Pastor Dave Pennell. Pennell will present a virtual tour of the Abundant Life Homeless Shelter. Members are encouraged to bring a paper product, cleaning product or new bed pillow for donation to the shelter. A business meeting will follow the program. For late reservations or cancellations, members should contact Linda Linczeski at 906-863-8892 or by e-mail at

Rapid Readers meet

RAPID RIVER — The next meeting of the Rapid River Readers will take place Thursday, Sept. 13, at 10 a.m. at Jack’s Restaurant in Rapid River.

The novel for discussion is Felix Francis’ “Triple Crown.”

October’s choice, which will be discussed Oct. 11, is “Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir” by J.D. Vance, followed by Jessica Zueller’s “Pretty Is What Changes” on Nov. 8.

New members are welcome. Contact Peg Netchey at 428-9668 with any questions.

Gladstone Smear League to begin for fall

GLADSTONE — The Gladstone Smear League, formerly the All Saints League, will begin play on Thursday, Sept. 20 at 7 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall on the 700 block of Delta Ave.

Anyone interested in playing and having a night out can play as a sub or regular and can call Don Howes at 428 9825 or Roger Pepin at 428 2677. The games are usually over by 8:30 p.m.

Public Health offers women’s screenings

ESCANABA — Public Health, Delta & Menominee Counties, now has appointments available to women in need of screening services for the following: breast exam and mammogram, pelvic exam and pap test, blood pressure screening, and cholesterol and glucose screening.

The BCCCNP screening services listed above are free of charge through the Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Navigation Program. A woman must be age 40-64, meet income guidelines, and have no health insurance or be underinsured. BCCCNP may also help with breast and cervical follow-up care that may be needed if a woman with insurance has high out-of-pocket costs that her insurance does not cover.

WISEWOMAN services are offered to women receiving BCCCNP services. WISEWOMAN helps women reduce their risk for many chronic diseases, such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and high blood sugar. Participants benefit from health coaching, group programs and activities, and the entrepreneurial gardening program.

Upcoming clinics in Escanaba will be held on Friday, Sept. 14 and Friday, Oct. 26.

The upcoming clinic in Menominee will be held on Friday, Oct. 19.

Please call the Public Health Department to make an appointment and to determine eligibility at 906-789-8110 in Escanaba or 906-863-4451 in Menominee.

Lecture series at East Ludington Gallery

ESCANABA — The East Ludington Gallery, 1007 Ludington St. Escanaba, will be having a lecture series the third Thursday of every month.

This month, Beth Cox will b presenting “How Glass Paperweights are Made.”

It will be on Sept. 20 from 7 to 8 p.m. and it is open to the public free of charge.

Annual Forest Service Retirees’ breakfast

ESCANABA — The annual Forest Service Retirees’ breakfast will be held on Thursday, Sept. 20 at 9 a.m. at Drifter’s Restaurant in Escanaba.

If you plan to attend, contact Pat at 906-786-7926.