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Serve baked chicken thighs with lemon pickles

Preserved lemons, aka lemon pickles, are a delicious and unique treat that have long delivered a ton of salty and acidic crunch to the cuisines of North Africa, the Middle East and South Asia — and to America in recent years. You can buy lemon pickles at a specialty store (or online) or you ...

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Taco Tuesday hosted by Legion Post 71 returns GLADSTONE — American Legion Post 71 welcomes the public to Taco Tuesday, serving from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. each week at the Gladstone Legion Hall, 802 Delta Ave. Both hard and soft tacos are available, along with nachos and nachos supreme. Tai ...

Better than baking soda? Reader weighs in

Dear Heloise: I would like to offer one opinion and two helpful hints: * Many hair-care companies make a clarifying shampoo that is more effective and gentler to the hair than BAKING SODA. Or just leave shampoo that has been lathered in the hair for two to three minutes. This will soften the ...

Is husband having an affair with a young coworker?

Dear Annie: My husband and I are in our 60s and now both retired. About 18 months ago, I picked up his cellphone by mistake. (We had very similar phones at the time.) I discovered he was texting a former co-worker who is an attractive 30-something divorcee and who, when I first met her, ...

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MARSP meeting in Manistique April 11 MANISTIQUE — The monthly MARSP meeting will take place on Wednesday, April 11 at the VFW on 344 North Maple Street in Manistique beginning at 10 a.m. Steve Gordon, area director, will give an update on MARSP. Food will be collected for the Backpack ...

King Otter faces the ruler of the river

ESCANABA — Once upon time there lived a river otter. This young otter thoroughly believed that he was the king of the river! He was superior to everything in his world of woods and water. He could outswim the broad-beamed beaver. He could outmaneuver the mighty mink. In his river ...

Powell inducted into Phi Kappa Phi honor society

BATON ROUGE, La. — Quinn Powell of Gladstone, was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society. Powell was initiated at University of Michigan. Powell is among approximately 30,000 students, ...

Are we authors of our own story or victims of the past?

Dear Annie: I want to tell you my story. My father was an alcoholic wife-beater. My crib was in a corner of my parents' bedroom, and I have a vivid memory of him beating her as I stood in my crib crying in terror. He turned to me and warned that if I didn't shut up, I would get some of the ...

Stepdaughter’s addictions threatening the whole family

Dear Annie: My 52-year-old stepdaughter is on drugs and has been for 20 years. Her mom has had her removed from our home four or five times, but she is now back living here. She is causing so much stress to the whole family, and we do not know where to go for help. She refuses to go to any type ...

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Elks dinner tonight ESCANABA — The Escanaba Elks 354 will be serving their new Friday night menu from 5 to 8 p.m. Come down to the club to socialize, enjoy dinner and take a chance on the progressive card raffle. Members and guests welcome. Calcutta bowling is starting this week. Which ...

James T. Jones’ third graders ­participate in Famous Person Tea

GLADSTONE — The third graders at James T. Jones Elementary in Gladstone had an opportunity to participate in a "Famous Person Tea" presentation for their family and classmates. Students chose their favorite famous person from history and wrote a speech that included what made their person ...

Brown named Elks Law Enforcement Officer of the Year

ESCANABA — Escanaba Elks Lodge 354 of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the United States of America has selected Special Agent William C. Brown as the Elks Law Enforcement Officer of the Year for the 2017-2018 Fraternal Year. Brown is a special agent with the Social Security ...

Hearing readers loud and clear in regards to hearing loss

Dear Readers: Recently, I printed a letter from "Sad and Frustrated Beyond Words," who was at her wits' end with her husband, who has hearing loss but refuses to get help. I told her that she's right that her husband should get his hearing checked but added that until he's open to seeing a ...

Elks Auxiliary Member of the Year awarded to Pardee

ESCANABA — Jo Pardee has been named the Elks Auxiliary Member of the Year. She has been a member of the Ladies Auxiliary since 1989. She served on and chaired many committees during that time, and has also held various offices including board member, vice president and president. She and ...

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Amvets host Classic Country Band Friday ESCANABA — Amvets Post 123, located at 1315 North Lincoln Road in Escanaba, is featuring Classic Country Band from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday, April 6. Guests, both veterans and the public, are welcome with a donation. Winner of Lions 52 Week Raffle ...

Second graders donate food to pantry, get books in return

GLADSTONE — After seeing the news and hearing of the empty shelves at the Salvation Army, Paulette Pepin, second grade teacher at Cameron Elementary, wanted to find a way for her class to help. She decided to run a food drive in conjunction with March Reading Month in an effort to help fill ...

Giving the greatest gift to children

They come without instruction. Many times they cry, whine, frustrate, and yes, humble us. Yet, in spite of all of the trials and tribulations, they are truly life’s greatest gift, children. What do our greatest gifts need to grow into great adults? Some may say food, shelter, clothes. In ...

Elks name Van Ginhoven as Citizen of the Year

ESCANABA — Escanaba Elks Lodge #354 of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the United States of America has selected Kelli Van Ginhoven as the Elks Citizen of the Year for the 2017-2018 Fraternal Year. Van Ginhoven is the proud owner of For the Love of Cupcakes, and in her own ...

Social media politics threaten to strain family ties

Dear Annie: This is an issue I imagine many people are having. Sometimes my family members post things I disagree with online. Many times, I've found myself typing up a comment, only to decide against clicking the "submit" button. I really don't want to get into arguments with loved ones about ...