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Is now a good time to tell nephew about his father?

Dear Annie: About 65 years ago, my 20-year-old sister, “Pat,” had an affair with a married man that resulted in the birth of my nephew, “Harry.” The married man, of course, deserted her. Soon after Harry was born, Pat met a slightly older divorced man named “Sam.” Sam married Pat ...

Bookmobile continues route for November

MENOMINEE — The Menominee County Bookmobile will be making the following stops for the month of November: Tuesday, Nov. 12 9:15 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. North Central Elementary School, Hermansville Wednesday, Nov. 13 9 to 9:30 a.m. Hermansville Senior Center, W5480 1st St. 9:45 to 10:45 ...

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Live music at Amvets ESCANABA — Amvets Post 123 will host the band “Country Express” on Nov. 8 at 7 p.m. Hunters’ Dinner in Rock ROCK — The Rock Bible Chapel, 4144 East Maple Ridge Road — turn east at the light — will be holding its Hunters’ Dinner on Saturday, Nov. 9 at ...

O’Beirne to perform at Folk Dance

AMASA — On Sunday, Nov. 10, Irish singer-songwriter Gerry O’Beirne will perform at the Second Sunday Folk Dance in Crystal Falls.The concert starts at 4 p.m. (CT) and will include an opening set by White Water and a one-hour concert by O’Beirne. The second half of the event is a 90 ...

Schuster graduates from UW-Oshkosh

OSHKOSH, Wis. — Makayla Schuster, of Escanaba graduated from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh’s College of Letters and Science, with a degree in Radiologic Science this summer. She participated in the spring commencement ceremony, but completed her degree in the summer. More than 1,500 ...

Miller gets scholarship at Eau Claire

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. — Five-hundred-four incoming freshmen received scholarships from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire for the 2019-20 academic year, with many students receiving multiple awards. Levi Miller, of Rapid River, received the Hazel McGowan Scholarship this year. In total, ...

Forever and a day: A Veteran’s Day story

Note to Readers: The following is a short story depicting a fictitious, wounded US soldier. As combat rages around him, he is writing a letter to his wife and family. The scene begins as follows: As the ground quaked with the distant, thunderous sounds of artillery firing, bullets continued ...

A key for communicating between the sexes

Dear Annie: I rarely felt heard by my outgoing husband, who talked for hours with others. We have been married for 54 years. Several years ago, we attended a business seminar on communication between the sexes. The biggest insight we gained from it is that men and women listen very ...

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Events at the Elks ESCANABA — The Escanaba Elks Friday fish fries are held every Friday from 5 to 9 p.m. The monthly brunch will be held Sunday, Nov. 10 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Bay de Noc Stamp and Coin Club to meet ESCANABA — The next meeting of the Bay de Noc Stamp and Coin Club will ...

Why doesn’t the bank want my cash?

Dear Heloise: My friend lent me some money. I wanted to pay her back, but I wasn’t able to DEPOSIT CASH into her checking account. What is this about? — Lindsay N., Toledo, Ohio Lindsay, this is a new trend, especially among the big national banks. Banks are looking to stop money ...

Being abused? Get out now and take the pets

Dear Readers: I am printing these two letters together to remind anyone who is in an abusive relationship to leave as soon as possible. Take yourself, your children and pets with you. There are many resources available for you. Dear Annie: Thank you for telling Depressed and Confused to walk ...

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Hunters’ Dinner set ROCK — The Rock Bible Chapel, 4144 East Maple Ridge Road — turn east at the light — will be holding its Hunters’ Dinner on Saturday, Nov. 9 at 6:30 p.m. There will be a free dinner, door prizes, and a taxidermy display by Lusardi Taxidermy of Rock. The speaker ...

Krehbiel sings in Bob Jones University chorale

GREENVILLE, S.C. — Robin Krehbiel of Manistique is a member of the Bob Jones University Chorale, a 53-voice choir comprised of undergraduate and graduate students from a variety of degree programs. Krehbiel is a sophomore majoring in information technology. “The BJU Chorale is widely ...

Acknowledging those who rescue and adopt pets

Dear Readers: For today’s SOUND ON, I’d like to take a minute to acknowledge those who go out of their way to rescue and adopt homeless animals. They go out in all kinds of weather, sometimes at danger to themselves, and use their time, money and energy to save a life. If they can’t keep ...

Readers weigh in on Whiskers and the abusive Tom

Dear Readers: A great many of you wrote in expressing concern for Whiskers and her owner. Your letters bring up a number of insightful points about the correlation between animal abuse and spousal and child abuse. All of you warned that Tom’s behavior should serve as a red flag that he could ...

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Foster Grandparent in-service set for Nov. 12 ESCANABA — The Delta County Foster Grandparent Program will have an in-service meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 12 at 10 a.m. The meeting will be held at the Escanaba Senior Center, 225 North 21st Street, Escanaba. Auxiliary aids and services are ...

Halloween Story Hour fun at the Gladstone Public Library

GLADSTONE — The Gladstone Public Library held a “Halloween Tails” Story Hour on Saturday, Oct. 26. About 70 children enjoyed listening to Halloween stories and music. They also did a craft, enjoyed some snacks and checked out books. The Gladstone Library would like to thank the ...

Sister-in-law’s ‘stupid’ comment opened old wounds

Dear Annie: My husband and I went to dinner with his sister and her husband, who live in another state. We are all in our 70s. We have never been “family” close. We have children and grandchildren; they do not. We have pets; they do not. We run in different social circles. They are wealthy; ...

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Breakfast at St. Thomas ESCANABA — St. Thomas Church will hold a breakfast, Sunday, Nov. 3 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the parish hall, located at 1820 9th Avenue North, Escanaba. There is a cost for the breakfast, but children under five eat free. All are welcome. Rapid River Relic ...

Solid Gold Seniors give spooky performance

Courtesy photo The Solid Gold Seniors line danced to “Stayin’ Alive” at the Gladstone Senior Center’s Halloween party recently. Shown in the front row are, from left, Betty Lynch, Faye Ness and Diane Dawley; middle row, Lynn Brockway, Doris Newhouse, Carole Sipila, and Lisa Trotter; ...