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Fear of being old is taking the spark out of life

Dear Annie: I am a very lucky 67-year-old. I have a job I enjoy every day, a happy marriage, wonderful children and grandchildren, and my health is excellent. I also know that, life being what it is, I am likely to be dead or at least confined to an assisted living center in a decade. I’ve ...

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Lions Club raffle winner WELLS — The winner of the Wells Lions Club 52 Club raffle for Sept. 16 is Karen Kelly of Escanaba. Kelly won $100. This is week seven of the raffle. Music at Amvets post ESCANABA — Amvets Post 123 is hosting the band “Country Cousins” Friday, Sept. 20 at 7 ...

Remember when?

Photo courtesy the Delta County Historical Society In this photo from Aug. 3, 1954, a young man stands outside the Anderson-Bloom store sporting little more than a barrel and some argyle socks. The unique outfit was part of a promotion for the store’s 25th anniversary sale. In addition to ...

The rules of sharing the road with buses

Dear Readers: School is well underway, kids are outside walking to class, and of course the big yellow school buses are out and about. Here are some safety hints and RULES FOR THE ROAD for the typical motorist, from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (www.nhtsa.gov): * Always ...

Teaching children how to raid the fridge

There are many more “R’s” kids need to learn besides the basic reading, writing and arithmetic. There is also how to raid the refrigerator. Nutritionists hope they will learn to whip up nutritious after school snacks. These will help one feel satisfied and have leftovers for lunch the ...

Friend’s unpleasant husband too rude to include

Dear Annie: There is a family in our congregation, “Fred” and “Wilma,” who have two kids who are the same age as ours. My wife is friends with Wilma, and the kids all get along well. The problem is Fred. He’s a fat jerk. We’ve known them for six years, and I work at the same company ...

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Parkinson’s support group to hold meeting MENOMINEE — The M&M Parkinson Support Group will meet Thursday, Sept. 19 at the Harbor’s Retirement Building, 1110 10th Avenue, Menominee at 10 a.m. The program, presented by Debra Flannery, will be “Brain Fit.” Being informed about ...

7 tips for becoming an ethical shopper

Sustainability, labor conditions, politics and other issues prevalent in the news have left many consumers wondering how to be socially responsible. For some, this seems like an impossible task. “Trying to create a perfect world or be a perfect consumer is not at all realistic,” says Dr. ...

Declining to dance, but friend won’t let the issue go

Dear Annie: I am a single woman who is quite social, and frequently I go out to dinner during the week with a close group of friends. We also go to bars or clubs about twice a month on Saturday nights. Many of my friends love to get out on the dance floor and dance the night away. I’ve never ...

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Title VI Indian Ed Parent Committee to meet ESCANABA — Escanaba Title VI Indian Ed Parent Committee will hold an open meeting Monday, Sept. 16 at 5:15 p.m. The meeting will be in the teachers’ lounge on the second floor of the Upper Elementary, located at 1500 Ludington. For any ...

Scientists rethink Alzheimer’s, drug search

WASHINGTON (AP) — When researchers at the University of Kentucky compare brains donated from people who died with dementia, very rarely do they find one that bears only Alzheimer’s trademark plaques and tangles — no other damage. If they do, “we call it a unicorn,” said Donna ...

Ussher completes Air Force basic training

SAN ANTONIO, Texas — U.S. Air Force Airman Drayson D. ­Ussher 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 core ...

Preventing dryer fires is easy but important

Dear Readers: DRYER FIRES? They are a real possibility. Here are some hints to help avoid a fire: * Inspect the outside exhaust vent two to three times per year. Lint and debris can build up in there. The cover should open and close freely. The exhaust vent may be on the roof. * Clean the ...

Frustrated husband says intimacy is lacking in the bedroom

Dear Annie: My wife and I have been married for close to 40 years. Though the sex was never great, it at least used to be enjoyable. Now it is getting pretty disappointing. We have sex about twice a month. The frequency is not great enough for me, but the bigger issue is the way we do it: ...

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A Journey Through Grief to meet Sept. 26 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. It provides ...

The big tradition of small game

ESCANABA — It was the plaid flannel rustic ritual of autumn! The country gentlemen of old made it posh. The “Field and Stream”-type magazines for many decades featured grouse feathers, pheasants, woodcock, spaniels, shot guns and game bags. Small game season was a rite of ...

Bookmobile continues September route

MENOMINEE — The Menominee County Bookmobile will be making the following stops this month: Friday, Sept. 13 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Maple Aire Apartments, Stephenson 1:15 to 1:30 p.m. Erica’s Big House Daycare, N8567 Meintz Road, Stephenson 1:45 to 2:15 p.m. Cedar River Plaza ...

Concerns about navigating a sister’s miscarriage

Dear Annie: My sister had a miscarriage this week, and I’m at a bit of a loss. I want to support her but fear that I am putting too much of a focus on it. I’m not sure whether I’m expecting a certain type of response unfairly from her — sadness, anger, frustration — but she seems to ...

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Escanaba Eagles to hold breakfast Sunday ESCANABA — The Escanaba Eagles 1088 will serve breakfast Sunday, Sept. 15 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Eagles Hall, located at 608 Ludington Street in Escanaba. The public is welcome to attend. There is a fee to attend the breakfast. For more ...

Blacksmithing presentation at IXL Museum

Courtesy photo Rob Hornik of Liberty Forge will be giving a blacksmithing presentation at the IXL Historical Museum in Hermansville on Sunday, Sept. 22. The presentation will begin at 1:30 p.m. CDT. Hornik will share the history of blacksmithing, show and describe the use of the trade’s ...