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Dear Annie: Troublesome drinking and driving

Dear Annie: I have been married for 25 years. My husband grew up in a foreign country and has been drinking alcohol his whole life. He drinks beer the way I drink water. He is in the restaurant business and must be able to recommend wine to his customers, so giving up alcohol is not an option. ...

Daily Meditations: Strength in weakness — 2n Cor: 12:7ff

In Second Corinthians, St. Paul tells us, “Whenever I am weak, then I am strong.” He goes on for several verses telling that his strength is in his weakness. Simply put, Paul seems to be saying that when he acknowledges his real weaknesses and doesn’t try to deny them, it is at that ...

Nifty ‘50s, ‘60s set dinner

NIAGARA, Wis. — The Nifty ‘50s and ‘60s of Niagara High School will meet for lunch at noon Thursday at the Niagara Senior Center. They will celebrate Valentine’s Day. Reservations need to be made by calling the senior center at 715-251-1603 by noon Wednesday, if possible, so cooks ...

Cribbage played Thursdays

IRON MOUNTAIN — Two-person team cribbage will be played from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Iron Mountain Senior Center.

Grief group meets Thursday

IRON MOUNTAIN — A community grief group meets from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday in the chapel at Dickinson Memorial Hospital, 1721 S. Stephenson Ave. in Iron Mountain. The group can provide a warm, caring and confidential environment that allows the opportunity to be supported by others who ...

Spaghetti dinner slated

GOODMAN, Wis. — The Goodman Fire Department will have its annual chicken and spaghetti dinner fundraiser from 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Armstrong Creek Community Center. Cost is $8 and children 5 and younger eat free. Tickets are available at Trail’s End Saloon and Reliable Repair in ...

NARFE group meets

IRON MOUNTAIN — The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association will meet at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, for lunch, with the meeting to follow at Maple Creek.   All are welcome.

Care package talk

Bobbie Samme’ of the LCpl. Eric A. Palmisano Care Package Project recently spoke to Amanda Cox and Julie Butler’s 4-year-old kindergarten classes at Niagara Elementary School in Niagara, Wis. The students will make valentines to ship to U.S. troops.

Nominations for Hometown Health Hero awards needed

LANSING — The Michigan Public Health Week Partnership is seeking nominations of individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to preserve and improve their community’s health for its annual Hometown Health Hero awards. Hometown Health Hero awards are presented ...

Scholarships available

IRON MOUNTAIN — American Association of University Women Iron Mountain-Kingsford Branch is accepting applications for its Traditional and Eleanor M. Hoeffler scholarships. AAUW is an organization with the mission to promote equality for all women and girls, lifelong education, and positive ...

Grief group on Thursday

IRON MOUNTAIN — Community Grief Group meets from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday at Dickinson Memorial Hospital in the chapel. No registration required, open attendance offered to the community. For more information, please call Erik Barnhart, bereavement coordinator, or Diane Johnson, group ...

Dear Annie: Are shared interests necessary?

Dear Annie: I’ve been seeing this woman for about a month. She is beautiful and smart and thinks I’m funny, which is a plus. It’s been getting more serious. But recently, when we were trying to decide which movie to see, some new info came to light. It turns out she hates superhero ...

Daily Meditations: ‘The Bug Letter’ – Mark 5:21ff

A man was on a business trip and stayed at one of the better hotels. But there was a problem with bugs. He complained about the bugs to the management, and later received a letter of response to his complaint. The letter was even signed by the president of the hotel chain. It read, in part, ...

Speaker series has Brogan on estate planning

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Bay College West Speaker Series “Community Voices” continues from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday in Fornetti Hall in Iron Mountain. Admission is free and all ages are welcome. This month will feature Attorney Scott Brogan, presenting “Estate Planning.” Brogan is a ...

‘The Green Book’ presented on Thursday

ESCANABA — The Bay College Film Series’ showing of “The Green Book” has been rescheduled to Thursday after the college was closed for inclement weather on the original Feb. 7 viewing date. The film will be at 7 p.m. Eastern time in the Besse Center Theater. As a Valentine’s Day ...

Why won’t he stop calling?

Dear Annie: My husband and I had a wonderful relationship, and he was a great man. A few years after he died, I reconnected with a divorced male friend whom I knew as a young person. We were doing things together, and I enjoyed his company. He’s 80. I am 78. He lived in another town, and we ...

Place value on moments, people, and you’ll find happiness

IRON MOUNTAIN — Every morning in the shop, before the customers arrive and the steady hum of business rings through the building, my pup, Mully, buries his bone. He wanders around the floor, with his bright blue leash trailing behind him, rawhide in tooth, looking for the perfect spot. ...

Homeward Bound to perform at Florence County Library

FLORENCE, Wis. — Spread Eagle, Wis. natives Ron and Margie Yadro will perform their blend of assorted genres of music as Homeward Bound at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Florence County Library in Florence. In anticipation of the upcoming Valentine’s Day, the duet plans to focus on a selection ...

Maryhill residents donate to St. Jude’s hospital

As President Ronald Reagan said, “We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone.” That is just what a group of residents at Maryhill Manor of Niagara, Wis., did by recently donating $394.94 to St. Jude Children’s Hospital. The group meets regularly to play bingo and for the past ...