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SCD plans tire collection, boat wash events in July

MANISTIQUE – The Schoolcraft Conservation District will hold its 2018 Scrap Tire Collection event July 14. Collection will take place from 9 a.m.-12 p.m., but the collection container is expected to fill earlier than noon.

Volunteer assistance during the event is welcomed. Though donations will be accepted, there is no cost to drop off tires. The collection is limited to Schoolcraft County residents and landowners only.

There is a limit of 10 tires per household, and all tires must clean and dry, and must be removed from wheels/rims. Maximum tire size accepted is 33-inch, overall diameter. For more information, call the SCD at 341- 8215.

The district is also seeking landowners who would like to install a deer habitat food plot on their property. A portion of the cost will be reimbursed, but only to locations within two miles of a deer wintering complex. The property should be available to public hunting, but there are exceptions.

Interested residents should contact the SCD office, located in room 216 of the Schoolcraft County Courthouse.

All food plot or habitat improvement work must be completed by Sept. 30.

Additionally, the SCD will hold boatwash events July 1. These events will be free (donations will be accepted), and will be held at the Westside Boat Launch from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., and at the Indian Lake State Park boat launch from 3 p.m.-6 p.m.

Educational materials will be available, and the district urges boaters and others to attend to learn how they can help stop the spread of invasive aquatic organisms.

The SCD office is typically open 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Monday-Thursday, but calling ahead is advised.

UPCAP seeking volunteers for MMAP program

MANISTIQUE – Like to solve puzzles? Want to help the ommunity?

The Upper Peninsula Commission for Area Progress’s Michigan Medicare/Medicaid Assistance Program is currently seeking dedicated and resourceful volunteers in Upper Peninsula.

Navigating Medicare can be tough for many seniors. MMAP works with people to help them understand Medicare and other health benefits.

Volunteers play a critical role in providing free MMAP services to help seniors and those with disabilities master the Medicare maze. A one-year commitment and the ability to attend training is required.

No experience is necessary and classes begin soon.

Call (800) 803-7174 for more information or learn more at www.upcap.org.

Library has new hours

MANISTIQUE – The Manistique School and Public Library will begin summer hours June 11.

Hours will be as follows: Monday, 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Tuesday, 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Wednesday, 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Thursday, 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Indian Lake State Park program list released

MANISTIQUE – The June 8-16 schedule for the 2018 Explorer Guide Programs at Indian Lake and Palms Book State Parks has been released.

June 8:

Something’s Fishy

2-4 p.m. Begin at the Thompson Fish Hatchery Kiosk for 30-minute tours (every half hour) that offer a look into hatchery raised fish.

Wildlife Hour

5 p.m. Uncover nature through song, story, and crafts at the beach.

State Wide Free Fishing


June 9-10:

The Big Spring

1 p.m. Unearth the geology and history of Kitch iti Kipi. Journey on the raft to view the deep spring and adult trout at Palms Book State Park.

Advice from a Tree

7 p.m. There is more to the forest than the trees. Meet at the first bathrooms for a discovery trek.

June 12:

Creature Feature

1 p.m. Uncover the mystery animal of the week. Meet at Palms Book State Park to discover what in the wild it is.

June 15:

Oh Deer

5 p.m. Discover Michigan’s state game animal: highly adaptable and able to thrive in a variety of habitats. *meet at the 1st bathrooms.

MI Campfire

7 p.m. Discover Great Lake State stories, trivia, and win prizes. Meet at the camp host.

June 16:

The Big Spring

1 p.m. Unearth the geology and history of Kitch iti Kipi. Journey on the raft to view the deep spring and adult trout at Palms Book State Park.

Birding 101

7 p.m. Wondering what just flew by? Learn how to ‘bird’ even if you have never done it before. Meet at the first bathrooms.

In all programs, children must bring an adult. Be prepared for mosquitoes.

For more information, contact Indian Lake State Park, 8970 W. County Rd. 442, at 341-2355.

A Recreation Passport is required for entry to all Michigan state parks and recreation areas. Check “yes” when renewing a license plate. Learn more at www.michigan.gov/ recreationpassport.

Bay College to offer CPR and First Aid training

ESCANABA – Bay College Training and Development will be offering CPR and First Aid training June 20, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

This course is designed for those who want to learn the skills, but are not required to obtain certification in CPR for employment. Participants will learn how to respond to and manage choking or a sudden cardiac arrest until emergency help arrives; this includes instruction on how to properly use an AED, or automated external defibrillator. The first aid portion of the course will cover adult and pediatric first aid that includes how to treat bleeding, broken bones, sprains, shock and other first aid emergencies.

The cost of the training is $85, and includes a mask and the required manual. To register or view all course offerings, visit https:// mytraining.baycollege.edu. For questions or more information, call (906) 217-4200.

Critical need for O-negative, O-positive, A-negative in Upper Peninsula

MARQUETTE – The U.P. Re­gional Blood Center, a service of Upper Peninsula Health System – Marquette is experiencing a criti­cal need for O-negative, A-nega­tive, and O-positive blood types.

The center is asking residents to consider giving the “gift of life”. Donors must meet the following requirements: be healthy, be hy­drated, weigh at least 110 pounds, be at least 17 years of age, have a picture ID, and have a least eight weeks between donations.

Check the website www.mgh.org/blood for hours at local cen­ters. For more information, call (906) 225-4610.

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