2017-09-14 / News

News Briefs

Bay to host lecture, question and answer session about service dogs

ESCANABA – The Bay College Diversity Committee and Yooper Service Dogs will hold a lecture: “Getting and Having a Service Animal” Sept. 21. The lecture, with Katie Johnson, will cover the process of attaining an animal for medical needs in the U.P.

The lecture will be followed by an extensive question and answer period. The event is free and open to the public. It will take place from 6-8 p.m. at the Joseph Heirman University Center, Room 952.

Topics include:

-Types of assistance animals’

-How they can help

-How to get a service dog: through a service dog organization or when you can’t use an organization

-Basic service animal law and your rights

-Handling access issues

-ID cards and registration

-Q and A

For more information, contact Yooper Service Dogs at (906) 233-7519 or email YooperServiceDogs@gmail.com.

Local breast cancer support group to meet Sept. 14 at old health clinic

MANISTIQUE – There will be a breast cancer support group meeting at the Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital Medical Office Building Education Room Sept. 14. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m.

The topic for the evening will be nutritional support for breast cancer recovery. Kristen McPhee will be the guest speaker.

The education room is located in the old Rural Health Clinic on 115 N. Lake St. Attendees must use upper level entrance.

Free ‘Better Health Seminar’ scheduled Sept. 21

MANISTIQUE –A free Diabetes – Links to Better Health Seminar will be held Sept. 21. The seminar is for people with diabetes, pre-diabetic, or those at risk.

The workshop will teach practical strategies for improving physical and mental health, managing and losing weight, and the keys for long-term success in managing diabetes.

The seminar will be held at 6 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, 315 W. Walnut St. in Manistique.

A vegetarian meal is provided. Pre-registration is appreciated by calling 341-8114.

Fall Craft Show set in Isabella September 23

ISABELLA, Mich. – The second annual Fall Craft Show will be held at the Isabella Community Hall Sept. 23.

The event takes place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Lunch will be available for purchase.

The hall is located south of U.S. Highway 2 on County Road 495, also known as LL Road.

National Forest invites public to join ‘talks’

GLADSTONE – The Hiawatha National Forest, in an effort to work in collaboration with its neighbors, will host “conversation” opportunities Sept. 19 and 20.

The Forest Service tagline of “Caring for the Land and Serving People” is the aim of the collaboration. To achieve this, the Forest Service is asking area residents to participate.

The public is invited to schedule a one-on-one conversation with a USFS National Collaboration Team member to discuss ideas about how the Forest Service could work differently to benefit local communities and the National Forest’s resources.

Appointment dates and locations are: Sept. 19 in Munising or St. Ignace; and Sept. 20 in Rapid River or Brimley.

Various dates are available via phone call.

Registration is required and is available by emailing Joel Olson atjoelolson@ fs.fed.us by Sept. 13.

Bay College advises of scholarship deadline

ESCANABA – Bay College awards nearly 300 scholarships every year to future, current, and returning students granting over $300,000 to help students in their academic career.

Students that did not receive a scholarship for the fall semester or missed the deadline, are encouraged to apply online at www.baycollege.edu/scholarshipapp by October 15. Students may contact the Financial Aid Office at 906-217- 4020 with any questions regarding the online application.

Funding for scholarships is made possible by donations to the Bay College Foundation by businesses and organizations, as well as individuals through endowment, estate and annual contributions. To find out more about Bay College scholarships, visit www.baycollege.edu/scholarships.

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