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Perkins American Legion breakfast April 29 PERKINS — The Perkins American Legion will be having a All You Can Eat Breakfast Buffet on April 29 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The breakfast will be held the last Sunday of the month. MARSP meeting set for May 1 at Memorial UMC GLADSTONE — ...

Wife wants a divorce after nearly 50 years of marriage

Dear Annie: I am a 72-year-old married (for now) man. I was just told by my wife that she wants a divorce because I am no fun. We've been married for almost 50 years. Apparently, she has been planning this for quite some time. She got a face-lift, wants liposuction, etc. She goes out dancing ...

Gladstone Key Club members attend Wisconsin-Upper Michigan convention

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Thirty-six Gladstone Key Club members and three Kiwanis advisers/chaperones attended the Wisconsin-Upper Michigan District Convention in Green Bay, Wis. March 16-18. Students enjoyed an educational weekend filled with workshops on leadership, caring, inclusiveness and ...

Disgusted enough to spit — but won’t

Dear Annie: The other day, I was working from a cafe close to my house. As I sat there for a few hours, I saw a number of men spitting on the sidewalk as they passed by. Men in dirty clothes, men in fancy suits, young men, old men — it seems to be a trait shared by all types of men. Fond as I ...

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MARSP sets date for May meeting and lunch GLADSTONE — The Delta County chapter of MARSP will hold its May meeting on May 1, at Memorial United Methodist Church in Gladstone, starting at noon. A pasta lunch will be served. There is a cost for the meal, which includes salad, breadsticks, and ...

From chicken dinner to dolled-up dessert

Dear Heloise: My mother used to make your BAKED ITALIAN CHICKEN, and I still can remember how great it tasted. It was easy and quick to prepare, so can you reprint that recipe for us working women? — Pam M., Ashboro, Ind. Pam, I always loved this recipe! Here it is: Heloise's Italian ...

Growing young scientists this spring

Spring is a time of firsts and lasts. Since young children are natural scientists and detectives, searching for change during this time of year is a great game to play. They sharpen their observation, writing, and drawing skills. Searching and record-keeping can take many forms. Looking for ...

Gladstone Lions to hold Spring Social fundraiser

GLADSTONE — The Gladstone Lions Club will hold their annual Spring Social and Fundraiser on May 5. This event will be held at the Terrace Bluff Country Club. Music this year will include local favorites The Jam Band, with additional performances by Karlee Metzger and The Jimmy Almen Trio. ...

Surviving the heartache of being laid off at age 60

Dear Annie: I am writing you in hopes of getting, well, a little shred of hope. I come from a lower-middle-class family that has always been short on money, high on stress and full of love despite that. Growing up, I always admired the fact that my parents served a healthy, comforting meal ...

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High tea in Manistique MANISTIQUE — On Tuesday, May 8, GFWC Manistique Women's Club will host a high tea at noon at the Comfort Inn in Manistique. There will be entertainment through out the afternoon, and the Tea is open to the public. Tickets may be purchased at the Comfort Inn front ...

Anderson welcomed as new pastor of United Evangelical Covenant Church

GLADSTONE — United Evangelical Covenant Church in Gladstone recently welcomed a new pastor. Aaron Anderson, originally from Ishpeming, gave his first sermon as the church’s pastor on Easter Sunday. Anderson moved to Gladstone from Alaska, where he served as an associate youth pastor. The ...

Roasted radishes are the perfect side dish

We’re not a huge radish-eating country here in the United States, and I think that’s a mistake. Radishes carry in their little bodies a tremendous variety of vitamins and minerals, so they’re a smart addition to our five-a-day veggie eating, but the spicy flavor can keep many home cooks ...

December baby laments lack of birthdays

Dear Annie: I've been wanting to write to you about this for a while. About one-twelfth of people have December birthdays. Mine is in the second week of December. When I was a child, my birthday celebration would get lost amid all the holiday events. It'd get mashed together with some big ...

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Spring Feast tonight GLADSTONE — The annual Spring Feast dinner will be held Monday, April 16 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Gladstone Jr. High cafeteria. Use the 10th Street entrance by the superintendent’s office or in the back by the parking lot of Jones School. There will be drumming, a ...

Not on a first-name basis with son’s best friend

Dear Annie: My son's best friend, "Travis," has started to call me by my first name. For as long as I can remember, I was "Mrs. Thomas." But yesterday, when I brought over lunch for the boys, Travis said, "Thanks, Susan." I thought it may have been a joke and chuckled a little and put down the ...

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Eagles spaghetti dinner fundraiser April 21 ESCANABA — The Eagles spaghetti dinner fundraiser will be held April 21 at 608 Ludington Street in Escanaba. Dinner will be from 5 to 8 p.m. The event is open to the public, and tickets may be purchased at the door. Music will be provided by ...