2013-09-12 / Lifestyles

Lifestyles Briefs


Kenner Broullire Kenner Broullire Broullire completes West Point basic training

WEST POINT, N.Y. – Cadet Kenner Robert Broullire, son of Thomas Broullire and Maria Broullire of Manistique, recently completed Cadet Basic Training at the U.S. Military Academy.

Broullire entered West Point on July 1 and has successfully completed six weeks of CBT.

The initial military training program provides cadets with basic skills to instill discipline, pride, cohesion, and confidence to prepare them for entry into the Corps of Cadets. Areas of summer instruction included first aid, mountaineering, hand grenades, rifle marksmanship and nuclear, biological, and chemical training.

The West Point curriculum offers 37 majors balancing physical sciences and engineering with humanities and social sciences leading to a Bachelor of Science degree.

Broullire graduated from Manistique High School in 2013. He plans to graduate from West Point in 2017 and be commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army.


Brynn M. Carlson Brynn M. Carlson The mission of the U.S. Military Academy is to educate, train, and inspire the Corps of Cadets so that each graduate is a commissioned leader of character committed to the values of Duty, Honor, Country and prepared for a career of professional excellence and service to the nation as an officer in the United States Army.

Carlson graduates from basic training in Texas

SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Air Force Airman 1st Class Brynn M. Carlson graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic Manistique. warfare principles and skills.

Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

A 2010 graduate of Manistique High School, Carlson is the daughter of Frank and Penny Carlson of

Zion Lutheran to play host to Tanzanian guests

MANISTIQUE – The Tanzanian Companion Synod Committee at Zion Lutheran Church in Manistique is planning to host eight members from Magomeni Lutheran Church in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Eight guests, five men and three women, are expected to arrive Sept. 17 for a two-week stay in the Manistique area.

An important goal of the visit is to further develop the relations between the sister congregations. The Northern Great Lakes Synod began establishing relationships with congregations in the Eastern and Coastal Diocese in Tanzania in 1991 under the leadership of Bishop Dale Skogman.

Presently, Zion in Manistique is one of 17 congregations who now have a “sister” congregation in the Eastern Coastal Diocese in Tanzania.

In 2009, two members of Zion, Ken and Bonnie Groh, spent 32 days in the capital city area. During the week, the Grohs were part of a work crew that helped improve conditions at a rural school about 20 miles outside the capital city. Weekends were spent in the capital city of Dar es Salaam with a host family.

Zion, under the leadership of Pastor David Hueter, has an active Companion Synod Committee that meets monthly. Several projects, ranging from a mosquito netting project, for which Zion raised over $2,000, to inviting speakers to share information have been coordinated.

Zion is one of five churches in the Synod raising funds for a Tanzanian student to attend Finlandia University in the fall of 2014.

The public is invited to attend 10:30 a.m. worship services on Sept. 22 and 29 to meet the Tanzanian visitors.

Healthy eating program set for senior center

MANISTIQUE – “Healthy Eating for Successful Living” is a six-week program for persons 60 years of age and over, who want to learn more about nutrition and how lifestyle changes can promote better health. It is an educational and hands-on program using the USDA’s “MyPlate” framework and is taught by trained individuals, and with support from a registered dietitian.

The program also includes recommendations and support for physical activity in conjunction with sound nutrition practices.

Included in the program is a trip to a local grocery store and a cooking demonstration. Additionally, a restaurant outing to apply the knowledge and skills is included as an optional seventh session.

The program is free, but preregistration is required.

The workshop will be held on Tuesdays from 9-11:30 a.m., at the Manistique Senior Center beginning Sept. 24. It ends Oct. 29.

To register, call the senior center at 341-5923. For more information, call 2-1-1 or visit www.upcap.org.

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