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Memorial UMC holds cookie sale, bazaar and soup luncheon event Saturday

GLADSTONE — The ladies of Memorial United Methodist Church in Gladstone have been busy baking cookies for their annual Christmas cookie and bake sale, bazaar, and soup luncheon. The sale will be held this Saturday at Memorial UMC from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. There will be cookies, ...

Michigan Tech announces graduates from Escanaba

ESCANABA — The following former Escanaba High School students graduated from Michigan Technological University in August. The listed students are three of the 106 who completed their degrees this summer. Brittany R. Frost, of Escanaba, graduated from Michigan Tech with a Bachelor of ...

Vandermissen completes basic training in San Antonio, Texas

SAN ANTONIO, Texas — U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Andrew Vandermissen graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force ...

How to help when the mood never changes

Dear Annie: I'm at my wits' end dealing with my friend's glum, woe-is-me attitude. I've known "Max" since we worked together at a restaurant when I was in college. He was in his early 20s and had grown up in the town. He said he regretted not getting a bachelor's degree. As we became better ...

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The Annual Advent-Christmas Concerts ESCANABA — The Annual Advent-Christmas Concerts Sanctuary Choir and First Bells will be held on Sunday, Dec. 10 starting at 7 p.m at the First Presbyterian Church, 819 1st Ave. South. Refreshments to follow. Bay de Noc Stamp and Coin Club to ...

Making the choice to hate or to love

ESCANABA — Picture this: the carnage of killing, maiming, racism, looting, and burning. Peaceful demonstrators march while being spat upon, and bottles and stones are being thrown at them. People who speak at forums are shouted down, just because they belong to another political party or have ...

Leftover larceny: We were going to eat that

Dear Annie: At the recent Thanksgiving celebration, I was again faced with a situation that has bothered me for some time now. We take turns in my family hosting a holiday. This year, it was my turn to host Thanksgiving. I truly love cooking for this feast. Everyone brings a dish, and I ...

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Suicide Survivors Group meets Monday ESCANABA — The Suicide Survivor's Support Group will meet from 10 to 11 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 11 at Central United Methodist Church, 322 Lincoln Rd. in Escanaba. The support group is open to anyone who is grieving the loss of a family member or friend ...

For the record

In the Dec. 1 edition of the Daily Press the date of the 25th Annual First United Methodist Church cookie walk was incorrect. The event will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 9 at First United Methodist Church, 302 S. 6th St. in Escanaba. In addition to cookies, breads, and other treats, a ...

Zion Lutheran hosts Longest Night service

MANISTIQUE — Christmas can be a painful time for some. It may be the first Christmas without a loved family member who has recently died; it may be a time that has always been difficult. The constant refrain on the radio and television, in shopping malls and churches, about the happiness ...

St. Anthony’s annual meat pie sale returns

ESCANABA — St. Anthony's Church annual meat pie sale is Dec 7 and 8. Ten-inch beef and pork pies are available. Meat for the pies was purchased at Viau’s Market. Pies must be preordered by calling Debbie at 399-4259. Pick up is at St. Thomas Church in Escanaba from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on ...

Co-ed sleepovers and comments from husband

Dear Annie: Our daughter, husband and family moved in to a small house next door to us as they both work, and their living close to us enables us to keep an eye out for their three daughters, ages 11, 11 and 15. Until they get two bedrooms built on the cottage, the 15-year-old and one of the ...

Vintage gown exhibition shows history of weddings

BETHEL, Conn. (AP) — Gail Furniss flips to another page in the photo album and another quartet of photographs encased behind a plastic sheath. Here are some of the first brides she ministered to, who wanted huge bows, cathedral trains, puffy sleeves, oversized shoulders and high necklines ...

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Boy Scouts to hold Christmas party ESCANABA — A Christmas party for the Boy Scouts Troop 411 will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Escanaba YMCA on Monday, Dec. 18. During the party there will be games, food, pizza and a great time. Bring a friend. For more information, contact Craig ...

Woman Ministries of Bethlehem Covenant Church

STEPHENSON — The Women Ministries of Bethlehem Covenant Church announces the release of the second edition of their church cookbook. First published in 2004, this new 2017 edition includes all the recipes from the first book plus more than 100 new recipes. With the edition, a complete index ...