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Tired of feeling like a ‘backup friend’ for social climber

Dear Annie: Under what circumstances is it OK to cancel your plans with one friend in order to spend time with someone else? I have a friend who repeatedly cancels her plans with me if she suddenly gets an invitation from someone who is higher status/more socially prominent. I’ve tried to ...

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Hermansville Post 340 Veterans Day dinner HERMANSVILLE — The Florian-Stecker-Kelly American Legion Post 340 of Hermansville will host its annual Veterans Day Dinner on Thursday, Nov. 11. Social hour starts at 4 p.m. and the turkey dinner will be served at 5 p.m. A donation is suggested. ...

Ending student loan forbearance will be tougher on women

Before the pandemic, wage disparities already made it tougher for working women to pay off student loans than men. Now, after a second year of juggling increased caregiving duties, over a million women have had to drop out of the workforce as a new/old problem looms: the restart of federal ...

Teachers must often face student attacks alone

Editor’s note: The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts. Today’s piece is by Charles Bell, of Illinois State University. (THE CONVERSATION) — When “Ms. Kyles,” a social studies teacher in a suburban district, ...

Inadvertent caretaker of alcoholic brother

Dear Annie: I need help, but I’m so lost on what to do. Please help with some advice. I’m 52 years old and so broken. My mom passed away on Sept. 14, 2019, at home. I’ve had to live with my brother “Ed” ever since. Or, should I say, he has had to live with me. I love him, but he ...

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Live music at Amvets ESCANABA — Amvets Post 123 will host musical performers Ghost Riders Friday and Crossfire Saturday. Wells Lions Club raffle winners named WELLS — The winners of the Wells Lions Club 52 week raffle for the week of Oct. 18 are Mike Gartland of Escanaba and Neil ...