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November 11, 2010
The Daily News

Book sale Saturday

ALPHA - The Porter School Library will be hosting a book sale on Saturday, Nov. 13 from 9 to 2 p.m.

Books are selling for a donation of one dollar per bag.

The library's over-stocked book sale has a diverse selection of hard-cover and paper-back books covering fiction, non-fiction, history, romance, mystery, children's books and encyclopedias, and autobiographies.

You can find reading material from well known authors Tom Clancy, Stephen King, James Patterson, Judith Kranz, Barbara Bradford, Belva Plain just to name a few.

The library, located in the historic Porter School on the circle in Alpha, will be drawing for the winner for the Porter School replica birdhouse, created by Judi Tuell. Be sure to get your ticket before 2 p.m.

This is all part of the Porter School Market Place merchants' Hunters' Hospitality event.

Football winners are announced

IRON RIVER - Three ticket holders in the Football Mania fund-raiser conducted by the West Iron County Athletic Booster Club have won in Week 9 of the National Football League regular season.

Jackie Wall of Iron River had a the third highest total scores and yardage for this week and won $100 as a result. Darin Barry of Iron River had the fourth highest total scores and yardage and won $50. Lastly, Jason Pellizzer of Corinth, Miss., had the second lowest total scores and yardage and collected $25 on his ticket.

Friends of the Braumart fund-raiser a success

IRON MOUNTAIN - The Friends of the Braumart held its first fund-raiser on Sunday, Nov. 7.

The Marquette Male Chorus entertained patrons with their "Afternoon of Song" that included American poets, sea songs and spirituals. Concert-goers were treated to a special menu at the concession stand and participated in a Silent Auction and a 50/50 drawing that was won by Michelle Ringel, organizers said.

"The Friends of the Braumart will use the income from the fund-raiser to take the next step in creating an Arts Center in downtown Iron Mountain. Our mission is to develop the historic Braumart Theater into a dynamic center which embraces all arts and artists, and provides cultural, educational and economic stimulus for the area," said Jinx Brew, president.

"This successful effort certainly helps to bring our goals much closer to reality. The Friends would like to thank all who came to support the project, everyone who volunteered for the concert and the new members who joined on Sunday."

"I'm very excited to be a part of this visionary group", said Barb Kramer, board treasurer.

She added that residents can join in the effort to help bring back the Braumart The 2011 annual membership is only $10 per person.

"You can join online at or by mail", Kramer said.

"Membership dues and donations and the work of all volunteers are vital elements in the continuing success of Friends of the Braumart. Volunteers are needed in many areas, including community relations, fundraising, and grant writing. Please join us," Brew added.

For more information, contact Friends of the Braumart, P.O. Box 156, Iron Mountain, MI 49801, or call 906-774-8837.

Information can also be found on their website at

Love Lights forms now available for Dec. 6 event

IRON MOUNTAIN - The Dickinson County Hospital Foundation invites residents to be a part of the 24th Annual Love Lights tradition that will be held on Monday, Dec. 6, at 5:30 p.m.

"This unique celebration provides a festive holiday tree in front of Dickinson County Memorial Hospital and also raises funds for future projects to benefit our hospital. Love Lights can be purchased 'in honor of' or 'in memory of" a loved one and contribute in a meaningful way to the health and quality of life in your community. This is a wonderful opportunity to show your love for friends and family and to remember loved ones who are no longer with us," organizers said.

Names of those honored will be displayed in the hospital's lobby.

Dedications will be accepted through Dec. 31.

Dedication forms can be picked up at the information center at Dickinson Memorial Hospital, DCH System Medical Building, Northern Michigan Bank, First National Bank & Trust, and participating physicians' offices.

For more information or a form mailed to you, please contact Erika at 776-5790.

PEO Chapter AN meets Monday

IRON MOUNTAIN - Chapter AN of the P.E.O. Sisterhood will be meeting on Monday, Nov. 15 at 7 p.m. at the home of Elaine Wagner with Lois Swanson as co-hostess.

IMHS class of '57 plans breakfast

IRON MOUNTAIN - The monthly breakfast of the Iron Mountain class of 1957 will be held on Saturday, Nov. 13, at the Country Kitchen in the Midtown Mall at 9 a.m.

All classmates, spouses, and guests are invited.

Foxy Loxy Ladies gather

IRON MOUNTAIN - The Foxy Loxy Ladies of the Red Hat Society will meet for a Thanksgiving dinner at noon on Wednesday, Nov. 17 at the Elks Lodge.

Ladies are reminded to bring a miniature vehicle to be used for the indoor poker run activity.

Telephone reservations are required by calling Barb at 774-1864 by Monday, Nov. 15. Payment will be made at the door.

All area members of the Red Hat Society are invited to the annual Red Hat Day at the Christmas Tree Galleria at the Iron County Museum in Iron River on Tuesday, Nov. 16 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. There will be viewing of Christmas trees decorated by several organizations and refreshments served. Reservations and car pooling arrangements can be made by calling Pat at 774-2622 by Friday, Nov. 12.

Post 50 breakfast Sunday at hall

IRON MOUNTAIN - The Uren-Cooper-Johnson American Legion Post 50 of Iron Mountain will hold its monthly all-you-can-eat breakfast on Sunday, Nov. 14 from 8 a.m. to noon.

The post will be serving pancakes, French toast, eggs, bacon, ham, sausage, potatoes, toast, biscuits and gravy, coffee, juice and milk.

The cost is $6 per adult, $3 for children 6-10 and under age 6 is free. This event is open to the public.



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