Briefs

AMVETS to host

Saturday dance

ESCANABA – Rock Band, “Still Kick’n” will perform live on Saturday at 7 p.m. at AMVETS Post 123 in Escanaba. The band plays music from the 60’s and 70’s. The dance is open to the public.

AMVETS is located at 1315 North Lincoln Road.

Public Health clinics

set for 6-30-7-4

ESCANABA – The health clinic schedule at Public Health of Delta County for the week of June 30 to July 4 include:

Monday – WIC;

Tuesday – Immunizations (late night) and Family Planning;

Wednesday – WIC (late night);

Thursday – Family Planning;

Friday – Closed for holiday.

All clients are seen by appointment only. Evening and Saturday appointments are available for some clinics. In Delta County, call (906) 786-4111 about any of these services, in Menominee County, call (906) 863-4451.

Esky Girls ’67

Lunch set for Friday

ESCANABA – Esky Girls Class of 1967 will meet for lunch on Friday at 1 p.m. at Breezy Point in Ford River.

Anyone planning to attend is asked to call Jane at 399-4806.

Flyball fund-raisers for

two animal shelters

ESCANABA – Anyone who missed last year’s fund-raising event for the animal shelter will have another opportunity to take part. Three teams from The United Flyball League International are planning a fund-raiser tournament for both the Eva Burrell Animal Shelter and Delta Animal Shelter.

Flyball is a fast-paced relay racing sport – in other words, drag racing for dogs. Several teams of four dogs compete side by side to race over hurdles, step on a spring-loaded box that shoots out a tennis ball which the dogs retrieve “on the fly” and return to their handlers. When one dog crosses the starting line, the next dog goes. The first team to have all four dogs run without errors wins the heat.

The fastest dogs, whippet/border collie mixes, can complete the course in slightly over three seconds each. All breeds of dogs are represented and hurdles are adjusted to accommodate the various sizes of the teams from short-legged dachshunds to long-legged shepherds.

The tournament, a two-day event scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, June 28 and 29, will be held at the UP State Fairgrounds in Escanaba in the Miracle of Life Building. Races start around 9 am and go until about 7 p.m. Admission is free to the public. The sponsoring clubs, Rude Dogs and Competitive Dog Sports from Michigan and High Velocity from Minnesota, will donate all the proceeds they collect from entry fees for the dog teams. In addition, each Animal Shelter will have their own bake sale and raffle to raise funds during the event.

To learn more about flyball and the United Flyball League International, go to their website at www.u-fli.com.

For more information about the event, contact representatives from either shelter; in Manistique at (906) 286-0616 or in Escanaba at (906) 789-0230.

Compassionate Friends

plan meeting

ESCANABA – Anyone who has had a child die in their family is invited to attend the Thursday meeting of the Southern Upper Peninsula Chapter of the Compassionate Friends. The meeting takes place at 7 p.m. in the front conference room at Escanaba High School. Use Third Ave. South off the highway and make a quick left into the front of the high school parking lot. Then use the front entrance and once inside, take an immediate left to the third room on the left.

Compassionate Friends is a non-profit self-help bereavement support organization for families that have experienced the death of a child. The Compassionate Friends provides a highly personal comfort, hope and support for every family experiencing the death of a son or daughter, brother or sister, or a grandchild, and helps others better assist the grieving family.

Meetings are held on the fourth Thursday of each month except November and December. To learn more about Compassionate Friends, visit the national website at www.compassionatefriends.org or call Neil or Betty at 786-0477.