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Wife of 50 years insecure over infidelity in the inbox

Dear Annie: My husband and I have been married for more than 50 years. We have had a great life together, sharing a lot of the same interests. We had a great friendship with another couple. Several years ago, the husband caught my husband and his wife sexting each other. I do believe it was ...

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GFWC January ­membership meeting ESCANABA — All women in the area are welcome to attend the January GFWC Membership meeting at Pacinos Restaurant on Wednesday, Jan. 15 at 11:45 a.m. A luncheon will be served, and the program focuses on local recycling. Contact Sue at 233-7436 prior to ...

Focus on monthly tasks to hit 2020 goals

A year is built one day at a time. It’s the busy Tuesdays when you never have a moment and the lazy Sundays when you can finally relax. Focusing on small, cumulative actions can take you far, whether you want to train for a marathon, clean out your garage or start a hobby. This is ...

There’s a whole world outside your cell phone

Dear Readers: Today’s SOUND OFF is about the cellphone obsession that’s so present today. — Heloise “Dear Heloise: I was dining out with a friend recently, and she said: ‘Look around the restaurant. Nearly everyone is glued to their cellphone screen.’ It was true. There’s a time ...

A letter for those dealing with the hurt of alcoholism

Dear Annie: My wife is an alcoholic. I wrote the letter below to myself really. I was wondering if you would publish it, in hopes that it might help someone who is afflicted with alcoholism, or perhaps let a family member who is engulfed by it, know that they are not alone in their ...

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American Legion meets RAPID RIVER — The Rapid River American Legion meets the first Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. The next meeting is Jan. 7. MADD seeks volunteers ESCANABA — Volunteers are needed for MADD. Opportunities are available for those interested in volunteering a couple of ...

Lions support Lemmer therapy dog

Courtesy photo This year, the Wells Lions Club made two donations totaling $850 to Lemmer School to help with expenses of their therapy dog, “Physics.” Lemmer’s principal, Matthew Johnson-Reeves, brought Physics to a Lions Club meeting and explained how important Physics has become for ...

U.P. Legion conference set for Jan. 17-18

IRON MOUNTAIN — The 2020 Upper Peninsula Association of American Legion Posts (UPAALP) Mid-Winter Conference will be held on Friday, Jan. 17, and Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020 at Post 50 in Iron Mountain. Attending the conference will be Michigan Department Commander Barry Wood, Department ...

Tips for surviving those long, boring flights

Dear Heloise: On LONG FLIGHTS, many passengers get tired, bored and very uncomfortable. Here are some suggestions on what to take with you on those long flights: * Headphones that cancel out noise or a chatty neighbor. * Neck pillow — maybe it’s not glamorous, but your neck will thank ...

Feeling guilted into generosity by greedy children

Dear Annie: My husband and I are in our mid-60s and have been married for 45 years. We had our children early in our marriage and made many sacrifices to make sure our daughter and son had all the benefits of a well-rounded childhood. Because this took up most of our discretionary income, ...

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Dance in Rock Jan. 12 ROCK — There will be a dance at the Rock Senior Center, located at 3892 W. Mapleridge Rd., on Sunday, Jan. 12 from 1 to 4 p.m. Music will be provided by Old Friends. There is a cost at a the door, and a free-will donation lunch will be available. All proceeds benefit ...

Remembering to appreciate life’s precious moments in the new year

ESCANABA — The old clock above the fireplace ticks in the twilight. The ornaments glimmer on the Christmas tree as the last of the gifts are removed from beneath it. At Christmastime, we so often think of gifts. On New Year’s Eve, we concentrate on time. We watch the clock. We ...

What to do with that leftover bubbly? Some ideas

From early December through Jan. 1 (or beyond, depending on how fervently you hang on to the holidays), the pop of a Champagne or sparkling wine cork is a welcome and frequent sound. Fizzy wine is just the most festive of drinks, whether sipped straight up in a flute or mixed into cocktails. ...

After twelve years, it’s time to leave the relationship

Dear Annie: I’ve dated my boyfriend for more than 12 years. We got along fine when his grown kids were out of the picture, but now they’re back living with him. His youngest is 21, yet he treats them like infants. The daughters are manipulating and controlling. When I bring up my feelings ...

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Winner of Wells Lions Club raffle named WELLS — The winner of the Wells Lions 52 Club Raffle for the week of Dec. 30, 2019, is Carol Boucher of Escanaba. Boucher won $100. This was week 22 of the raffle. American Legion meets RAPID RIVER — The Rapid River American Legion meets the ...

Boy Scouts plan bottle drive for Sunday

ESCANABA — Boy Scouts Troop 411 of Escanaba will be holding a bottle and can drive as a fundraiser on Jan. 5 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. to support Troop functions. Scouts and leaders will be in uniform collecting bottles and cans at Elmer’s County Market and at Wal-Mart. All of the funds ...

Making a new year’s resolution for a better world

In a world of hate, chaos, and self-indulgence appears a simple but effective human act. It wears many guises. Most of the time, it comes at no monetary cost: easy to do, takes only a few seconds, and requires little physical effort (sometimes). However, the positive rewards extend far beyond ...

Tips for creating a ‘paycheck’ during retirement

Your expenses don’t end when your paychecks do, but creating a reliable income stream in retirement can be tricky. The right choices can result in sustainable income for the rest of your life. The wrong choices could leave you uncomfortably short of cash. In fact, retirement includes so ...

Parents on phones are ruining the game for kids

Dear Annie: Recently, I retired from youth sports coaching. I am writing this letter to warn your readers about an alarming trend that I have noticed over the last decade. Namely, parents will attend their kids’ sporting events, but then spend most of the time on their smartphones. This is ...

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MADD seeks volunteers ESCANABA — Volunteers are needed for MADD. Opportunities are available for those interested in volunteering a couple of times a year or a couple of times a week. There are a wide variety of opportunities to match interests and expertise. Some options include speaking, ...