2018-09-13 / Front Page

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Manistique man may serve up to 10 years

MANISTIQUE – A Manistique man will serve up to 10 years in prison following his sentencing last week.

Jesse James LaVance, 49, of Manistique, was sentenced Sept. 6 in 11th Judicial Circuit Court to serve a minimum of 18 months to a maximum of 10 years for one count of failure to comply with the Sex Offenders Registration Act. He had entered a guilty plea to the charge in July.

LaVance was given credit for 62 days served. He was also ordered to pay $266 in court fines and costs.

Former WWE star, author to present at MHS

MANISTIQUE – Marc Mero, former WWE Wrestling Champion and author of “How to be the Happiest Person on the Planet”, will share his journey at the Manistique Middle and High School Sept. 17. The event, open to the public, will take place at 7 p.m.

Mero reached the pinnacle of sports-entertainment success – then lost it all. In the process, he discovered what is most important in life.

As the founder of the nonprofit organization, Champion of Choices, Mero dedicates his life to helping others be the “Champion” they’re destined to be.

The event will take place in the Manistique Middle and High School auditorium. There is no admission charge.

Friends of Indian Lake to host annual meeting

MANISTIQUE – The Friends of Indian Lake and Palms Book State Park will hold its annual business meeting Sept. 22. The meeting will take place beginning at 6 p.m. in the 40 Bar and Grill.

The meeting is open to anyone interested in attending or who would be interested in becoming a member. Dinner is not provided, but attendees may order their own meal.

The winners of the annual fund raising raffle will be drawn at 7 p.m. with the business meeting to follow.

For additional information about the organization or event, contact Ralph R. Ludquist at (906) 474- 6983 or (906) 630-2500.

Breast cancer support group to meet Sept. 13

MANISTIQUE – There will be a breast cancer support group meeting at the Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital Medical Office Building Education Room Sept. 13. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m.

The topic for the evening will be “Crafts”. Bring creativity to the table – and maybe a paint marker or glue gun.

The education room is located in the old Rural Health Clinic at 115 N. Lake St.

Attendees must use upper level entrance.

Fall prevention series ‘Matter of Balance’ begins at tribal center Sept. 21

MANISTIQUE – Michigan State University Extension and Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians Elder Division are collaborating to offer a free series entitled “Matter of Balance” at the Manistique Tribal Center. The series will take place in the main dining hall starting Sept. 21.

The eight-session series will then continue for seven consecutive Fridays from 1-3 p.m. Oct. 5-Nov. 16. There will not be any class Sept. 28.

The series is open to tribal and non-tribal participants and is intended for those who have fallen in the past, are concerned about falling, or have restricted activity due to fear of falling. Those interested in learning how to improve balance, flexibility, and strength are also encouraged to attend.

The series is designed to help people to maintain and increase a sense of balance. Many older adults experience concerns about falling and restrict their activities. A Matter of Balance is an awardwinning program designed to manage falls and increase activity levels. Participants will learn to:

• View falls as controllable

• Set goals for increasing physical activity

• Make changes to reduce fall risks at home

• Exercise to increase strength and balance

Winter is right around the corner. Participation in this series can help start or maintain a physical activity routine to help improve and maintain a sense of balance and well-being.

For more information or to register, contact Tracie Abram, Michigan State University Extension educator, at (906) 235- 2985.

US Coast Guard to conduct ‘derailing’ exercise in Manistique Sept. 20

MANISTIQUE – The U.S. Coast Guard will be conducting a “Swift Current” full-scale exercise Sept. 20. The exercise will take place in Manistique.

It will take place from 8 a.m. until

4 p.m. and involve a locomotive “derailing” into the Manistique River.

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