2013-09-26 / Front Page

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Annual health fair to take place Saturday

MANISTIQUE – The annual Schoolcraft County Health Fair returns Saturday with a full line up of activities for the whole family. The event will take place in Emerald Elementary from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

The health fair boasts a variety of lab tests, including cholesterol, triglycerides, and HDL for $15. Attendees may also receive free screenings for skin cancer, peripheral artery disease, blood pressure, blood sugar checks, and more. Certain screens require fasting before the event. See ad on page B6 for more details.

Information on various preventative care initiatives, as well as local support services, will be available from a variety of booths.

The Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital Rural Health Clinic will be offering flu shots, and a “Dance it Up” and “Body Recall” demonstration will be presented.

Activities for children include an ambulance tour, games, obstacle course, and “KinderPrints” from the Schoolcraft County Sheriff’s Department.

Information on eye care, emergency preparedness, nutrition and fitness, heart care and diabetes, and alternative health will also be provided.

Attendees can register to win a variety of prizes, including a flu shot, mammogram, 30-day fitness center membership, gift cards and more.

For more information, contact Alison Jones at 341-3293.

Sale planned to thank residents for patience

MANISTIQUE – The Manistique Merchant’s Association is having a Backdoor/Homecoming Sale on Friday. The organization is hosting the event as a way to say “thank you” for residents’ patience during the Cedar Street construction project downtown.

The event also serves as a celebration of Manistique Middle and High School’s Homecoming activities Friday, when the Emeralds will host the Munising Mustangs.

The one-day only event will take place between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.

As the construction project progresses, front access to businesses in the construction zone is limited. Most merchants have access from the back municipal parking lots on both sides of the Cedar Street. Temporary crosswalks may be in place for the day.

The construction project is expected to wrap up by Oct. 1.

While shopping the specials at participating merchants, residents are reminded to register for a grand prize drawing.

The grand prize will be a 50-inch Toshiba television. The second place prize will be a 32-inch Panasonic TV. There will also be several various additional drawings for Manistique Merchant cash, as well as products and gift certificates from merchant members.

The drawing will be held near Wheaty’s Pub after 5 p.m.

Additional information is available on page A8.

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