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Free turkeys Saturday ESCANABA — Immanuel Lutheran Church will be giving away 100 turkeys on Saturday, Nov. 21 as part of the “Great Gobbler Give Away.” The 10-12 pound turkeys will be distributed via drive-through beginning at 9 a.m. at the church. There are no financial requirements ...

Apart together: Tips for a cozier Zoom Thanksgiving

We all know Thanksgiving is going to look different this year. If you’re lucky, you might live where the weather will still be nice and you have space to create an outdoor Thanksgiving with appropriate social distancing. The rest of us are preparing for the fact that an in-person ...

Shelf-stable must-haves for every kitchen

Dear Heloise: During the pandemic, I’ve enjoyed watching cooking videos on many of the social media platforms, but it got me wondering: What cooking staples should I keep on hand? What do your readers always have in their pantries? Lots of the chefs reach for olive oil, evaporated milk, ...

Boyfriend replies to texts from female friend first

Dear Annie: A few months ago, I found out that my boyfriend was messaging a girl. He says she is just a friend. I’ve asked where he knows her from, but he brushes it off and says it was just a friendly text. I believe him that she’s just a friend, but what bothers me is that the whole time ...

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Gladstone Library Thanksgiving hours GLADSTONE — The Gladstone School and Public Library will be open regular hours for the “U.P. Holiday” Monday, Nov. 16 — the Monday following the start of firearm deer season. For the Thanksgiving holiday, the hours are as follows: Wednesday, ...

GFWC donates to Pregnancy Services of Delta County

Courtesy photo GFWC-Escanaba Woman’s Club recently shopped for Pregnancy Services of Delta County. The group provided baby diapers, wipes and other infant necessities to assist area families in need. Pictured accepting the supplies from GFWC Member Jacquelyn Trask-Rahn is Jamie Fish, ...

Carlson graduates from Palmer

DAVENPORT, Iowa — Michael Carlson of Rapid River graduated with a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic’s main campus in Davenport, Iowa on Oct. 23, 2020. Palmer College of Chiropractic, the first and largest college in the chiropractic profession, has campuses ...

Local students graduate from Grand Valley State

ALLENDALE, Mich. — Grand Valley State University has announced the names of its most recent graduates, who completed the requirements to receive their degrees this past August. Grand Valley is dedicated to providing a rich learning environment for students, offering a wide range of majors and ...

A sparkling clean stovetop and out of this world potatoes

Dear Heloise: How do I clean burn marks off my glass-top stove? — Andrea N., Clarinda, Iowa Andrea, when the top has cooled off, wipe down the surface with a sponge and mild soapy water. Wipe dry. Then make a paste of baking soda and water and, in a circular motion, start to clean the burn ...

Grandparents tired of bailing out adult grandson

Dear Annie: My husband and I are 72 and retired. We have always had a special relationship with our 27-year-old grandson, bailing him out financially whenever he was in a tight situation. However, he just recently asked for big help with his rent, utilities and other expenses since he changed ...

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MARSP meeting ­canceled for December MENOMINEE — Because of the current public health crisis, the Menominee County Chapter of the Michigan Association of Retired School Personnel (MARSP) has canceled the MARSP meeting scheduled for December. The leadership will continue to monitor the ...

Remember When?

Photo submitted by Carol Cooper, originally published in the Daily Press In this Daily Press photo from 1938, Lee Cooper can be seen with the 13-point buck he brought down on the opening day of hunting season. The buck weighed 186 pounds and was his first deer in three years.

Moving during a ­pandemic can be hard

Dear Readers: During the pandemic, lots of people are moving because interest rates are low — upsizing, downsizing, you name it. So much work is involved in a move. Checklists are available online to keep things moving smoothly. Here are some things to think about. First off, shutting off and ...

Americans don’t eat enough fish and miss out on health benefits

(THE CONVERSATION) — Eating fish can provide powerful advantages for the heart and brain, yet Americans eat less than half of the 26 pounds per year that experts recommend. By contrast, Americans buy seven times more chicken and beef annually than fish. Why Americans don’t eat more fish ...

Mom has changed after relationship with new man

Dear Annie: I am in my 40s, married, with children. My parents were married for 38 years before my father’s passing six years ago. My siblings and I had discussed the idea of our mother finding new love at some point. We felt it was inevitable because our mother, honestly, would be quite the ...

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Great Gobbler Give Away set for Saturday ESCANABA — Immanuel Lutheran Church will be giving away 100 turkeys on Saturday, Nov. 21 as part of the “Great Gobbler Give Away.” The 10-12 pound turkeys will be distributed via drive-thru beginning at 9 a.m. at the church. There are no ...

Interest in insurance surges among young Americans

Life insurance applications for Americans have jumped in 2020 as the COVID-19 pandemic has made us more aware of our own mortality. No one has been more interested in their own life insurance gaps than the under-45 crowd. Application activity has grown almost twice as fast this year for ...

Teaching kids math skills in day-to-day life with simple activities

Life is like a math equation. In order to gain the most, you have to know how to convert negatives into positives-unknown. Families can use everyday activities to help children prepare for math in school and have a life- long awareness, understanding, skill and good attitude toward numbers ...

Promoting solar energy and limiting junk mail

Today’s Sound Off is about solar energy. Dear Heloise: There is so much more that could be done to promote solar and wind energy. After an initial investment in equipment, solar energy could be virtually free. In fact, there are companies that are installing solar roof tiles. We, as the ...

Struggling to maintain relationship with adult stepdaughter

Dear Annie: I have two stepdaughters whom my wife and I have I raised since they were 7 and 10 years old. We also have three daughters from our 18-year marriage. My wife and I worked very hard to put both the older ones through college. We’ve always had trouble keeping the oldest one engaged ...