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Esky Class of 1970 reunion planning meeting

ESCANABA — The Escanaba Area High School Class of 1970 will hold a reunion meeting at Mo’s Pub on Feb. 3 at noon. All classmates are welcome to attend.

Information concerning the progress of this reunion can be viewed on Facebook by searching “Escanaba Area High School Class of 1970.”

A Journey Through Grief

ESCANABA — “A Journey Through Grief” is a bereavement support group presented on behalf of UP Health System Hospice. This is a non-denominational support group that is open to anyone who has experienced the loss of a loved one.

The group provides educational materials and guide discussions on a variety of topics to assist those in the grieving process.

“A Journey Through Grief” is offered the last Thursday of every month. The next session is scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at St. Thomas Church, 1820 9th Avenue North, Escanaba.

The group will be facilitated by Lewis Hague, UP Health System Hospice bereavement coordinator, and coordinated by Gayle DeShambo, account executive for UP Health System Hospice.

This support group is open to anyone in the community that is grieving the loss of a loved one.

For more information contact Gayle DeShambo at 906-241-7974 or gayle.deshambo@lhcgroup.com.

Legion breakfast Sunday

GLADSTONE — The American Legion in Gladstone will serve an all-you-can-eat breakfast Sunday Jan. 19. Serving will be from 9 a.m. until noon.

DAR to meet Feb. 8

MARQUETTE — The Onagomingkway Chapter, DAR, will hold its monthly meeting on Saturday, Feb. 8 from noon until three p.m. at the Marquette Big Boy Restaurant, 1950 US-41 W, Marquette. Members should plan on ordering a meal.

If you have questions about genealogy and joining DAR, members will be happy to answer them after the meeting. Call Melissa at 906-226-7836 for any questions.

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.

‘Blue Mass’ service

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.

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