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Remembering the importance of older workers

Dear Readers: Today’s SOUND OFF is about the lack of employment for older workers: “Dear Heloise: There are many experienced, capable people over the age of 45 who want to continue to work, even if only part time, but no one will hire them. We’ve kept up with technology, become experts ...

Can’t find the right words to discuss Alzheimer’s diagnosis

Dear Annie: My boyfriend’s mother was recently diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. It’s been really hard on him and his family. I’ve been trying to be there for him as best I can, but it seems like I’m always saying the wrong thing. The other day, he was talking about how difficult it is to ...

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U.P. Tri-County MEA-Retired Group to meet ESCANABA — U. P. Tri-County MEA-Retired Group will hold a meeting Tuesday, May 7 at 10 a.m. EDT (9 a.m. CDT) at the Great Lakes First Federal Credit Union, 2110 Third Avenue North, Escanaba. Please park in the back of the parking lot so the ...

Academy of Dance to present ‘Frozen’

ESCANABA — On Saturday, May 11, the Academy of Dance will present its 28th annual revue at the William Oliver Auditorium at the Escanaba Upper Elementary. This year, the Academy will present the story of the Disney movie “Frozen” with performances at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. Tickets can be ...

The ins and outs of a summer vacation abroad

Dear Heloise: Please tell me how I can spend my SUMMER ABROAD so I can soak up the culture of other countries. — Kelly in Shawnee, Okla. Kelly, a lot depends on where you are going and how long you plan to stay. Some European countries only allow a 90-day stay, while others, such as ...

Teaching old dogs new tricks for a tidier home

Dear Annie: My wife and I have a perpetual disagreement with each other about cleaning. I tend to be neat and organized. My wife tends to be messy and disorganized. I’m constantly extolling the virtues of organization to her, and she’ll agree and understand, but never implement. I try to ...

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Fire department benefit ­breakfast Sunday FORD RIVER — Ford River Volunteer Fire Department will be having a pancake breakfast and bake sale on Sunday, April 28 from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Ford River Township Hall. Guests can follow the signs from M-35 or U.S. 2 and 41. The fire ...

Trout season is a magical time of year

ESCANABA — The April mist lays cold, silver, and mesmerizing on the river. An eagle floats overhead and a sandpiper scampers the bank. Old and new, big and small, the river is a place of memories. For nearly 60 years, a family feud has rambled on. I have witnessed some of the battles, ...

Elks, auxiliary make donations for children

Courtesy photo Elks Lodge 354, through a grant written to the Elks Foundation Community Investment Grants, was able to purchase items for the U.P. Foster Closet of Delta County and the Child Advocacy Center. Each agency talked with Elks Auxiliary and gave a list of requested items. Shown at ...

Long-lost son causing rift between husband and wife

Dear Annie: I am in my 70s, have been married for 42 years and have three grown children. I found out two years ago that I had a child with a woman I had dated 10 years before I met my wife. Her daughter tracked me down and contacted me. She said that he had been put up for adoption, but she ...

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Gladstone Class of 1979 reunion GLADSTONE — The Gladstone Class of 1979 alumni will gather at the Gladstone Golf Course, 6514 Days River 24.5 Road, Gladstone, Michigan. On Saturday, July 6 at 5 p.m. for their 40th reunion. For more information, look up the Gladstone High School Class of ...

Key Club attends Kiwanis meeting

Courtesy photo The Gladstone Key Club recently attended a Wednesday morning Gladstone-Rapid River Kiwanis meeting. Shown are, in back from left, Marilyn Albrecht, and Lucas Hughes. In front are Lisa Tomas, Mackenzie Parish, Olivia Wettuhn, Vanna Christie, Emily Parker, Hannah Christie, ...

Rich almond cake makes a sweet dessert

Simple, rich almond cake makes a sophisticated and delicately sweet dessert, but traditional European versions tend to be heavy and dense. For a slightly cakier version with plenty of nutty flavor, we swapped out the usual almond paste for toasted blanched sliced almonds (we disliked the slight ...

Mom driving 1,500 miles is driving son crazy

Dear Annie: Every summer for the last 15 years, my mother has insisted on driving 1,500 miles to spend 10 days with me. We have had some really fun visits, but now she is 88 years old and just had heart surgery. She frequently falls despite using a walker. Additionally, she drives with my ...

Day Services requests printed materials

ESCANABA — Community Action Agency Adult Day Services is in need of old greeting cards and magazines to be used in activities. The pictures will be used to make notepads, bookmarks, and daily placemats. Cards do not have to be taken apart, as they will be incorporated into an ...

League of Women Voters seeks books, CDs

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. They are also in need of large print books, which are often requested. Funds from the annual sale are used to publish voter ...

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Fire department ­breakfast set for Sunday FORD RIVER — Ford River Volunteer Fire Department will be having a pancake breakfast and bake sale Sunday, April 28 from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Ford River Township Hall. Guests can follow the signs from M-35 or U.S. 2 and 41. The fire ...

Indian ed students celebrate with feast

ESCANABA — Escanaba’s Title VI Indian Education Parent Committee held its Spring Feast on Tuesday, April 16, offering delicious fry bread. Noc Bay Drum, which has been playing at the feasts for years, was joined by Will Carne. Indian education graduates; senior scholarship ...

Local Army recruiter recognized for work

ARLINGTON, Va. — An Escanaba-based recruiter was one of the U.S. Army’s top 13 recruiting station commanders recognized by Sergeant Major of the Army Daniel A. Dailey at the Pentagon’s Hall of Heroes April 17. Staff Sgt. Johnathan Wood is in charge of Escanaba Recruiting Station in the ...

Compassionate Friends plan meeting Thursday

ESCANABA — Anyone who has had a child die in their family is invited to attend the meeting on Thursday, April 25 of the Southern Upper Peninsula Chapter of the Compassionate Friends. The meeting takes place at 7 p.m. in the front conference room at Escanaba High School. Use Third Ave. South ...