AMVETS meeting

set for Thursday

ESCANABA – AMVETS Post 123 will hold it monthly meeting on Thursday, June 26, at 6:30 p.m. All members are encouraged to attend.

Nahma Historical

Society meeting

NAHMA – The Nahma Township Historical Society will hold its monthly meeting today at 7 p.m. at the Historical Museum. Agenda items will include: finalizing plans for the Music Festival on June 28, and an update on the “Selling Nahma” exhibit, which will be on display at the Bonifas Fine Arts Center from June 26 through Aug. 7.

All members and interested persons are encouraged to attend. For further information, cal 786-7766 or 644-2758.

Grilled steak at

Legion Post 71

GLADSTONE – American Legion Post 71 of Gladstone will host a steak dinner on Thursday, June 26, with serving from 4:30 to 7 p.m. The menu includes a fillet mignon steak, baked potato, salad, roll, dessert, and beverage. The cost is $14.

‘Blast-Off’ planned

by area church

ESCANABA – The Church of Christ in Escanaba is hosting “Blast-Off” for elementary-age children on Saturday, June 28, from 9-3:30. This will be a Super Saturday of learning how to share God’s love. Bible stories, crafts, games and music will fill the day. Lunch is included and there is no charge to attend.

To register, call 233-0065, and for more information, visit

Old-time dance

June 28 in Cooks

COOKS – Old-time monthly dances continue at the Inwood Township Hall in Cooks. The final dance in June is Saturday, June 28 from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Caller is Sue Robishaw and music will be provided by Steve Schmeck and Larry Daasch.

The dance, which is open to the public, is sponsored by Lake Effect Community Arts. Cost is $7 plus potluck snack. Dress is casual.

For more information, go to or call (906) 644-2598.

Purple Heart group

plans monthly meeting

ESCANABA – The Ken Thorbjornsen Chapter 1976 of the Military Order of the Purple Heart will hold its monthly meeting Thursday at the chapter building, 1202 Sheridan Road in Escanaba. The group is open to all military veterans who were wounded in combat.

For details, contact Lyle Leonard (786-4076) or Dennis Grall (789-9005).

VanRooy to hold

book-signing Thursday

ESCANABA – David VanRooy, author of “Trajectory,” will conduct a book-signing on Thursday from 4-7 p.m. The event is sponsored by Positively the Center for Success, 1300 Ludington, Escanaba. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be available.

VanRooy, who is the son of Lee and Barb VanRooy of Gladstone, is senior director of International Human Resources Strategy and Operations at Walmart.

“Trajectory” is based timeless strategies that individuals can draw upon to ensure they reach their goals and build the career they want. This will help chart personal and professional course in an exciting and invigorating way that will give guidance and stability.

All royalties from the book sales will be donated to the Institute for Military Veterans and Families, an organization that educates and re-trains veterans and their families after being discharged from the military.

Calendar raffle

winners named

ESCANABA – Winners in the June 2014 St. Anthony Calendar Raffle are as follows: 1st-place ($75) Tim Kidd, 2nd-place ($60) Maureen Chaillier, 3rd-place ($50) St. Anthony Church, and 4th-7th-place (25) Katherine Thompson Vanders, Pat Way, Lynda and Dan Caron, and Kristin Clairmont.