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Feeding America Food Truck set to return April 25

MANISTIQUE – Due to generous community donations, the Feeding America Mobile Food Truck will visit Manistique April 25. Distribution will take place from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital, located at 7870W U.S. Highway 2, Manistique.

Anyone residing in Schoolcraft County may participate. If picking up a box for another resident, bring a signed note with their address and permission to issue the box.

Participants are asked to bring a large empty cardboard box.

Distribution is set up drive-through style. Vehicles must enter on Southtown Drive, following signs, and will be directed to SMH exits after pick up.

Future distribution dates have been scheduled for May 30 and June 27.

Residents may also have a box of food delivered to their door by calling Schoolcraft County Public Transit at 341-2111 at least 24 hours in advance. The cost for delivery is $1 per box for a delivery to housing complexes and $2 per box to residential homes.

If interested in volunteering or sponsoring a food truck, contact Sara Giles, marketing director at Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital at 341-3293.

Feeding America is the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization. They feed 46 million people at risk of hunger, including 12 million children and seven million seniors. Locally, the 20,000-pound trucks help feed 400 households in Schoolcraft County monthly.

For more information about food assistance services in Schoolcraft County, contact Good Neighbor Services at 341-3927.

Local woman sentenced to prison term for drug charge

MANISTIQUE – A Manistique woman has been sentenced to prison for a drug charge stemming from a recent bust.

Katy Marie McGinnis, 33, of 100A Main St., was sentenced April 5 in 11th Judicial Circuit Court to serve a minimum of 16 months up to a maximum of seven years in prison for one count of controlled substance – delivery/manufacture of the substance Suboxone.

As part of her plea agreement, an additional count of the same charge and a habitual offender – second offense notice were dismissed.

McGinnis was given credit for 56 days served and ordered to pay $928 in court fines and costs.

Foster Grandparents plan April 20 meeting

MANISTIQUE – The Schoolcraft County Foster Grandparents in-service meeting will be held April 20. The meeting takes place at 11 a.m. inside the Manistique Senior Center, 101 Main St. in Manistique.

Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

The Foster Grandparent Program is administered by the Menominee- Delta-Schoolcraft Community Action Agency.

For more information, contact Director Peggy Ramsden or Volunteer Coordinator Donelle Robitaille at (906) 786-7080.

‘Serendipity’ showcase coming to Bay College

ESCANABA– “ACelebration of Serendipity” showcases the varied talents of Bay College students, across multiple disciplines, in the areas of poetry, essay writing, and art. Join them and receive a copy of their publication, Serendipity, April 19, from 2 – 4 p.m. in the Besse Center Theater.

Refreshments will also be served following the event.

Breast cancer support group meeting April 12

MANISTIQUE – There will be a breast cancer support group meeting at the Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital Medical Office Building Education Room April 12. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m.

The topic for the evening will be “supporting our caregivers.”

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

ATC sets up web page for Mackinac incident

PEWAUKEE, Wis. -- American Transmission Co. has created a website for information about the damage to two electric power lines under the Straits of Mackinac last week.

The website provides an overview of the situation, ATC’s infrastructure and response. Refer to the site for the latest information from ATC.

For information about the recovery effort, contact the U.S. Coast Guard’s Joint Information Center in Mackinaw City via email at PointLeBarbeResponseJIC@gmail.com or the Ninth Coast Guard Public Affairs at (216) 902-6020.

Jack Reque school announces honor roll

MANISTIQUE – The Jack Reque Alternative High school released the honor roll for the third marking period of the 2017-18 school year.

Students who have received a “B” average or better include: Karah Green, Madison Ozanich, Owen Faketty, Arianna Jenerou, and Daniella Baker. The teacher for the school is Trina Nedeau.

Communities that Care Collaborative lists locations of drug take backs

MANISTIQUE – Schoolcraft County Communities That Care Collaborative is making an effort to publicize local drug take back locations as communities across the country seek to stymie the growing epidemic of opioid addiction.

In Schoolcraft County, residents can safely dispose of unwanted prescription pills at Putvin Health Mart, Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays, 9 a.m. until 12 p.m.; and at the Schoolcraft County Sheriff’s Department, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Schoolcraft County Communities That Care is working to make Schoolcraft County a safer and healthier place for youth. For more information on drug take back sites or the SC3, contact Jennifer Levins at (906) 286-0159.

First Adopt-A-Highway litter pick-up planned from April 14 until April 22

LANSING – Highway roadsides across lower Michigan will get a spring cleaning beginning Saturday as volunteers in the Michigan Department of Transportation Adopt-A-Highway program head out to pick up litter from April 14 to 22.

Due to snow still on the ground in some areas, the first Adopt-AHighway pickup for the northern Lower Peninsula and Upper Peninsula will be later, from April 28 to May 6.

“The thousands of Adopt-AHighway volunteers deserve our thanks for helping keep Michigan roadsides clean and attractive,” said State Transportation Director Kirk T. Steudle. “We all benefit from their community spirit and pride. We ask all motorists to watch out for the volunteers and drive carefully during the pickup periods.”

Volunteers pick up litter three times each year. Statewide, there will be a summer pickup from July 14 to 22 and a fall pickup from Sept. 22 to 30.

The AAH program began in Michigan in 1990. Today, more than 2,800 groups have adopted more than 6,300 miles of state highway. These volunteers collect 65,000 to 70,000 bags of trash annually, an estimated $5 million value for the state. AAH groups wear high-visibility, yellow-green safety vests required by federal regulations when working within a highway right of way. MDOT provides free vests and trash bags, and arranges to haul away the trash.

Volunteers include members of various civic groups, businesses and families. Crew members have to be at least 12 years old and each group must number at least three people.

Sections of highway are still available for adoption. Groups are asked to adopt a section for at least two years. Adopt-A-Highway signs bearing a group’s name are posted along the stretch of adopted highway. There is no fee to participate.

For more information, go to www.michigan.gov/adoptahighway.

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