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Lions Club ­raffle ­winner

WELLS — The winner of the Wells Lions 52 Club raffle for Nov. 25 is Justin Johnson of Grayling, who won $100. This was week 17 of the raffle.

Escanaba Elks memorial service set for Sunday

ESCANABA — Each year, the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks remembers and honors departed members with a memorial service. The Escanaba Elks Lodge 354 will conduct their annual memorial service for deceased Elks when Exalted Ruler Steve Victorson and Elks officers perform the ceremony in the Lodge, located at 510 Ludington Street in Escanaba, on Sunday Dec. 1 at 12:30 p.m.

The deceased Elks of the past year are: William L. Meiers Sr, Robert J Johnson, John A. Fisher Jr, Jim Rogers, Matthew G. Snyder, Hjalmer A. Olsen, Dale Koski, David Haelterman, James P. Chapekis, Patrick G. Henderson, Thomas J. Ammel (PDDGER), Ray Fontaine, Karl G. Gipp, Dr. Richard Stanchina and William Sauter (PER).

Following the ceremony, the Elks Auxiliary will serve lunch for family members and friends in the Elks dining room. The public is welcome.

First UMC cookie sale

ESCANABA — The Ladies of the First United Methodist Church in Escanaba are warming up their ovens once again for their 26th Annual Christmas Cookie Walk on Saturday, Dec. 14, beginning at 9:30 a.m.

In addition to new and old cookie recipes, specialty breads, candy and fudge will again be featured. An assortment of cookies and breads makes a great gift for friends, relatives, nursing homes, local businesses and others.

There will also be some crafts available for sale. The public is invited to browse the baked goods and crafts, and enjoy a free cup of coffee and samples of delicious cookies.

First United Methodist Church is located at 302 S. 6th Street in Escanaba. For more information, call the church office at 786-3713.

Elks Auxiliary meeting

ESCANABA — The December Elks Auxiliary meeting will be held on Thursday, Dec. 5. Social hour will begin at 5:30 p.m., and dinner will begin at 7 p.m., with the meeting to follow. For reservations or cancellations, call Peggy at 786-4278 or text 280-1585 by noon on Monday Dec. 2.

Toys will be collected for Toys for Tots at the meeting.

St. Anthony’s Church annual meat pie sale

ESCANABA — St. Anthony’s Church will be making their annual 10-inch meat pies on Dec. 12 and 13. All pies must be pre-ordered. To pre-order, call or text Debbie at 906-399-4259.

Pies will be available for pick up from 1 to 4 p.m. at St. Thomas Church in Escanaba.

Delta Kappa Gamma scholarship offered

ESCANABA — The Delta Kappa Gamma Society is pleased to announce that it will again award a local high school scholarship to a senior girl planning a career in education. Delta Kappa Gamma is an international organization of women educators who promote professional and personal growth of women educators.

They support and encourage educational excellence and intercultural understanding.

The Beta Sigma Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma is composed of Escanaba, Menominee and Iron Mountain-Kingsford. Previous local winners of this scholarship were 2019 – Taylor Rae Myers, Escanaba; 2018 – a student from Bark River; 2017 – Erica Rubick, Rapid River; 2016 – Mackenzie Leisner, Escanaba; 2015 – Mikaela Jefferson, Escanaba; 2014 – Kristen Leigh Bergstrom, Escanaba; 2013 – Anissa Lynne Godfrey, Gladstone; 2012 – Margaret A. Rose, Escanaba; 2011 – Lauren Kleinman, Escanaba; 2010 – Jordan Dalgord, Rapid River; 2009 – Whitney Veihl, Bark River, and 2008 – Emily Robinso, Bark River.

Senior girls planning a career in education from the Delta-Schoolcraft area can learn further details about this scholarship from their high school guidance counselor. Applications are due April 27, 2020. If you have any questions, call Rose at 786-5674 or Jeanne at 789-0110.

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