2012-10-04 / Lifestyles

News Briefs

AirLifeline fundraiser planned for Oct. 26

GLADSTONE – Blues for a Cause will hold its next concert on Oct. 26. The Sena Ehrhardt Band will perform at the Terrace Bay Inn in Gladstone.

Any and all profit from the concert will benefit Northwoods AirLifeline. AirLifeline is a nonprofit organization that offers free air transport to Upper Peninsula patients with urgent medical needs. It receives no funding from the government or insurance companies. Its annual operating budget is approximately $200,000 per year and has been negatively impacted by the economy and high fuel prices.

Tickets are on sale for $15 at the Record Rack in Escanaba or WRNR-Frog Country in Iron Mountain. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the music begins at 8 p.m.

Veterans’ affairs sets town hall, conference

SAULT STE. MARIE – The Department of Veterans’ Affairs Office of Rural Health Town Hall will be held on Oct. 9. The meeting will take place at the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians Tribal Health Clinic, 2684 Ashmun St., Sault Ste. Marie from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

All area veterans and their families are invited to attend and voice concerns to VA personnel from Washington D.C., tribal leaders, and health professionals.

On Oct. 10, a Michigan VA and IHS and Tribal Joint Meeting will be held at the Sault Ste. Marie Kewadin Casino. All veterans are invited to attend the conference, which begins with a ceremonial opening at 8 a.m. Updates will be presented in the morning, from the VA Office of Rural Health Central Office in Washington D.C., and medical centers in Battle Creek, Iron Mountain and Saginaw.

For more information, contact Bonnie Culfa at (906) 632-5200.

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