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Cat lovers guide to giving your cat a pill

Dear Annie: Many years ago, my cat-loving sister clipped out an Ann Landers column called “How to Give Your Cat a Pill.” She lost it during a move, and I’d love to surprise her with a new one. Could you please let me know where I might be able to find that? — Cat Aunt Dear Cat Aunt: ...

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Lions 52 Club Raffle WELLS — The winner of the Wells Lions Club raffle for the week of Sept. 17 is Bob Vardigan of Escanaba. Vardigan won $100. This was week seven of the raffle. Delta Alano Club marks its 35th anniversary GLADSTONE — The 35th anniversary celebration of the Delta ...

VanDrese celebrates 100th birthday

Courtesy photo Gilbert VanDrese, of Wells, celebrated his 100th birthday on Sept. 9. He married the former Lorraine Veraghen on March 30, 1940. She passed away in 2013. They had three children: Donna Nelson, Roger and Gary VanDrese. He likes to make and fix things in his workshop and take ...

Teaching insolubility and evaporation

One interesting science lesson for young children is oil and water do not mix. The word is “insoluble.” The other concept to teach is evaporation. An easy way to help children understand insolublity is to put a quarter cup of water in a glass and place cooking oil globs into the glass. ...

Helpful financial tips for credit card users

Dear Readers: Do you make your CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS ONLINE? Take a minute to browse the company's site. You'll find hints to help you save money and get your finances in shape. Subjects can include preventing fraud on your account and learning how to improve your credit score. This is one ...

Neighbor’s no speeding signs threaten peace

Dear Annie: I live in a neighborhood with two non-state-maintained roads. One is a long, straight, steep hill with about 20 residences. My neighbor "Sally" lives in the middle of the hill. She lets her pets roam free in her yard and has toddler grandchildren. People driving up her hill need to ...

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Lecture series at East Ludington Gallery ESCANABA — The East Ludington Gallery, 1007 Ludington St. Escanaba, is having a lecture series on the third Thursday of every month. This month’s lecture will be by Beth Cox, who will be presenting “How Glass Paperweights are Made.” It will ...

‘We Care’ totes delivered to Tri-County Safe Harbor domestic abuse shelter

Courtesy photo Above, Kathy Grill (left) and Janice Gayan (right) of Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church, present “We Care” tote bags to Lynn Erickson of Tri-County Safe Harbor. For the past several years, a group of women at Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church have donated the tote bags, ...

Pan roast chicken for moist meat, crisp skin

To develop a bone-in chicken breast recipe that produced moist meat, crisp skin, and a quick pan sauce, we turned to pan roasting, where the chicken is browned in a skillet on the stovetop and then slid, skillet and all, into a very hot oven to finish cooking. This method helped to protect ...

Just can’t shake the crush on a coworker

Dear Annie: I have been at my job for almost 12 years. About three years ago, I met a girl who had recently started working there. I should probably mention that I am a bisexual woman. Well, I kind of developed a wicked big crush on her. I have no clue whether she even likes women, and I'm way ...

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Annual Forest Service retirees’ breakfast ESCANABA — The annual Forest Service Retiree’s breakfast will be held on Thursday, Sept. 20 at 9 a.m. at the Drifters Restaurant in Escanaba. If you plan to attend, contact Pat at 906-786-7926. AAUW to hold fall kick-off luncheon Sept. ...

Big Bay de Noc Class of 1968 gathers for 50th reunion

Courtesy photo The 1968 50th class reunion for Big Bay de Noc High School was held Saturday, Sept. 1 at the Sidetracked Resturant in Garden. Shown from left to right in the front row are John Gauthier, Suzanne (Bodette) Lucas, Tom Miller, Jim Caldwell, Betty (Poupore) Hivala, Sandy (Kennedy) ...

Learning through playful adventures

A great way to spend time with preschool children is playing with them on the floor. If it is difficult to get on the floor and get up again (common), sit at a table or snack bar that is set up for play time. Everyone can sit and be about the same eye level. These areas can stay set up and be ...

Is spying OK when an affair is suspected?

Dear Annie: When is it OK to spy on your wife's deleted text messages with a "guy friend"? My wife has been guarding her phone since I found out she had been texting a guy she first claimed was a childhood friend. The story changed to, "It was a boyfriend." And although I am somewhat ashamed ...

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St. Thomas pasty sale ESCANABA — St. Thomas Church will hold a pasty sale Sept. 17 and 18 at 1820 9th Avenue North in Escanaba. Pasties are made with or without rutabagas and can be picked up at St. Thomas Parish Hall from 2 to 5 p.m. To order, call 786-7053. American Legion to hold ...

Oh, the stories canning jars could tell

ESCANABA — If canning jars could talk, what delicious tales they would tell! Some stories would be sweet romances as thick as apple jelly. Others would read like hot, spicy salsa. They would be the mysteries and spine-tingling chillers. Dilly beans would sound like comic books and ...

Walk for Life this Saturday in Ludington Park

ESCANABA — Pregnancy Services of Delta County's fourth annual Walk for Life will take place this Saturday, Sept. 15th. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. at the Ludington Park pavilion. Opening ceremonies and a two-mile walk around Ludington Park will begin at 10 a.m. An alternate one-mile ...

Fresh lemon scent beats the smell of mothballs

Dear Heloise: I hate the smell of MOTHBALLS. Recently, I noticed that by placing lemon peelings in mesh bags in my closet, I could eliminate the use of mothballs. It worked like a charm! — Lisa W., Lowell, Mass. AWAY FROM HOME Dear Heloise: My husband and I travel overseas, sometimes for ...

Weight loss means a new wardrobe, but at what cost?

Dear Annie: I have been overweight my entire life. Because of a diabetes scare a couple of years ago, I lost 50 pounds, primarily through running and modifying my diet. My self-esteem has greatly improved because I now have more energy to keep up with my kids and can go for longer walks with my ...

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Teamsters retirees to meet Sept. 19 in Esky ESCANABA — The Teamsters Retirees Club of Delta County will meet on Wednesday, Sept. 19 at the Escanaba Civic Center, located at 225 N. 21st Street, Escanaba. Lunch is at noon with the meeting to follow at 12:30 p.m. All Teamsters are invited ...