2013-08-15 / Community

News Briefs

Grand Island strategic plan event on Aug. 20

MUNISING – Hiawatha National Forest staff will soon host an event to provide information and answer questions regarding the Grand Island Strategic Plan. The event, set for Aug. 20 at 5 p.m., will cover the short-term strategic plan for Grand Island National Recreation Area.

The public is invited to attend and share input about the strategic planning effort. The event will take place at the Holiday Inn Express, M-28, in Munising. A short presentation will start at 5:30 p.m. Questions and conversation will follow the presentation.

For more information about the Grand Island Strategic Plan or Grand Island National Recreation Area, contact District Ranger Charlie Marsh at (906) 387-2512.

MTA to host monthly meeting on Aug. 15

MANISTIQUE – The Schoolcraft County Motorized Trails Association will hold its next meeting on Aug. 15.

The meeting will take place at 7 p.m. in the clubhouse, located at 300 N Delta Ave.

Meeting for caregiver support scheduled

MANISTIQUE – The monthly Caregiver Support Group, offered to anyone involved with the care giving of someone with Alzheimer’s disease or other types of dementia, will meet at the Schoolcraft County Medical Care Facility on Aug. 20 at 7 p.m.

The group is free and refreshments will be served. For more information, call 341-6921 or 341-1863.

Rep. from USDA will meet to prequalify

MANISTIQUE – Desiree McCurley of USDA Rural Development will be in the Habitat for Humanity Office at 401 Deer Street in Manistique on Aug. 20 to prequalify applications for home mortgage or home repair loan.

To schedule an appointment, call (906) 632-9611, ext. 118 or stop into the office on Aug. 20.

PATH program will be coming to Manistique

MANISTIQUE – PATH, a six week program teaching practical skills for living a healthy life with a chronic health condition like diabetes, arthritis, asthma, chronic pain, or heart disease, is coming to Manistique. Topics include healthy eating, physical activity, managing medications, communication skills, fall prevention, and much more.

The PATH workshop will be offered beginning in September.

The class will run from Sept. 11 through Oct. 16 and will be held on Wednesday afternoons at the new Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital from 1 – 3:30 p.m.

Class sizes are limited and preregistration is required. There is no cost to attend. Please call UPCAP (800) 338-7227 or dial 2-1-1 to register. For more information, visit www.upcap.org

Luce County awarded funds for vet services

LANSING – Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency recently announced $200,000 in grants for 15 Michigan counties, including Luce, giving more Michigan veterans an accredited veterans’ counselor in their county. The counties received up to $20,000 to establish or expand their veteran services departments.

The Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency awarded grants to the following counties: Antrim - $10,000, Benzie - $10,000, Charlevoix - $2,200, Eaton - $15,000, Genesee - $20,000, Ingham - $11,946, Kent - $15,000,Leelanau - $10,000,Livingston - $15,000,Luce - $20,000, Oceana - $20,000, Oscoda - $10,000, Otsego - $250, Roscommon - $20,000 and Shiawassee - $18,000.

Priority was given to counties establishing a new veterans’ service office where one had not previously existed, followed by counties that were expanding their services. As a result, Michigan veterans will have access to eight more accredited county veterans’ counselors, and five more Michigan counties will establish veterans’ service offices.

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