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Blue Mass planned

ESCANABA — A special “Blue Mass” will be held in honor of first responders and those who have fallen in the line of duty at St. Joseph & St. Patrick Parish in Escanaba on Jan. 26.

The service is for people of all faiths. All police officers, correctional officers, firefighters, military, dispatchers, EMT personnel or anyone who serves the public is welcome to attend, in uniform or not.

Medals will be distributed, and Fr. Tim Ferguson will be happy to bless any and all vehicles after Mass. Public safety officers will receive free breakfast after mass at a parish breakfast fundraiser.

Those wishing to attend are asked to RSVP by calling 906-789-6244. Th church is located at 709 1st Ave. South.

Cornell seniors to meet

CORNELL — Cornell Township Hall Seniors meet first the Thursday of the month. The next meeting will be held Feb. 6. Lunch will be at noon, and attendees are asked to bring a dish to pass.

There will be a small bingo gift for those who want to play.

For questions, call Betty at 906-384-6550.

Women’s March 2020

MARQUETTE — Women’s March 2020 will take place in Marquette Saturday, Jan. 18.

Demonstrators are asked to gather at the Marquette Commons at noon. The march and rally will follow at 1 p.m. and will end at the Marquette Commons.

The “Rise UP Post Reception” will follow from 2 to 5 p.m. at Ore Dock Brewing Company.

For more information, email Judy Kitchen at jkitchenmqt@gmail.com or call Martha Fitzgerald at 906-360-6794. Additional information may also be found on Facebook by searching for “Womens’ March UP – Marquette.”

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 hight school guidance counselor. Applications are due April 27, 2020. If you have any questions, call Rose at 786-5674 or Jeanne at 789-0110.

Elks Sunday brunch

ESCANABA — The Elks Lodge 354 in Escanaba will have its monthly brunch Sunday, Jan. 12.

Used books needed

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 used to publish voter guides and for other voter services.

Donated materials should be no more than 10 years old and in good condition.

Books can be delivered to the Daily Press Business Office at 600 Ludington Street during normal business hours. For pick-up, call Pat Rudden at 280-1789.

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