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Briefs

Lions raffle winners

WELLS — The winners of this week’s Wells Lions calendar raffle are Bruce Dewar and Chad Boudreau, both of Escanaba. Dewar and Boudreau each won $250.

Fish fries start Friday

GLADSTONE — The Sons of the American Legion will host a Friday fish fry every Friday during Lent. This will start Friday, Feb. 28, with serving from 4:30 to 7 p.m.

This will be a complete fish fry dinner. Dine in and take-out are available.

For more information, call the Legion at 428-1050. The dinners will be served at the American Legion, 802 Delta Ave., Gladstone.

Dance in Rock March 8

ROCK — The next dance in Rock will be held Sunday, March 8 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Rock Senior Center, 3892 W. Maple Ridge Rd. Music will be provided by Country Express.

There is a cost to attend the dance and a free-will donation lunch will be provided.

For more information, call or text Becky at 906-630-3338.

Maki gets 29 hand

RAPID RIVER — On Saturday, Feb. 15, Raino Maki of Gladstone was dealt a 29 hand. Holding three fives and a jack of diamonds, the five of diamonds was cut. Maki was playing in Rapid River at Larry Krause’s residence.

Legion steak dinner

GLADSTONE — The American Legion in Gladstone will be having a steak dinner on Thursday, Feb. 27. Serving will be from 4:30 until 7 p.m. The public is welcome.

Elks Auxiliary to meet

ESCANABA — The Elks Auxiliary will hold its March meeting on Thursday, March 5. Social hour is at 5:30 p.m., with dinner at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting to follow.

Call Peggy at 786-4278 or text her at 280-1585 with reservations or cancellations by noon on Monday, March 2.

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 guided 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, Feb. 27 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.

Free line dancing class

GLADSTONE — The Gladstone Senior Center offers free line dancing classes each Friday morning. Beginners meet at 9 a.m., and the regular class is held from 10 to 11:30 a.m.

Class of ’73 luncheons

WELLS — The Gladstone High School Class of 1973 will start having informal, fun lunches the second Monday of each month beginning March 9. The lunches will be at the Family Inn in Wells at 1 p.m. All members of the class of ’73, their spouses and friends are invited.

For those who can’t make the March 9 luncheon, the next gathering will be April 13.

Healing service planned

ESCANABA — Fr. Ryan Ford will be leading a healing service for those in need of a physical, emotional, relational or spiritual healing at St. Joseph and St. Patrick Parish, 709 1St Ave South, Escanaba, MI 49829. The service is not a mass, and will be held Thursday, April 16 at 6:30 p.m. All are welcome to attend.

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