Huron Pines ribbon cutting

A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be at 1 p.m. today for Huron Pines, 122 W. Chisholm St., Alpena. Huron Pines Executive Director Brad Jensen will speak briefly, followed by an open house.

Lab retirees meet Thursday

MidMichigan (ARMC) laboratory retirees meet at 11:30 a.m. at the 19th Hole for their monthly luncheon.

Alcona radio group to meet

The Alcona County Amateur Radio Group meeting, open to the public, will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the EMS/EOC building, 2600 East M-72. Anyone interested in Amateur Radio emergency and public service communications is invited. Free refreshments will be served. Contact Stan Darmofal, W8SZ at 989-724-5550 or see www.alconaradio.org for the agenda and further information.

safeTALK training Feb. 26

The safeTALK suicide alertness training scheduled for Feb. 26 has eight seats remaining, and the registration deadline is Friday.

No prior training is needed to attend safeTALK — just a willingness to make a difference. Most people thinking about suicide don’t actually want to die, but they need help deciding to stay alive.

Participants in the four-hour free training will learn to notice and respond to situations where suicide thoughts may be present and to recognize invitations for help that are often overlooked.

Skills practice helps trainees move beyond the common tendency to miss, dismiss, and avoid opportunities to help a person having thoughts of suicide.

People gain the confidence and competence that can save lives by learning to apply the TALK steps (Tell, Ask, Listen, and Keep Safe) and getting information about community resources and how to connect someone with thoughts of suicide for further help.

The training takes place from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Combat Readiness Training Center on M-32-W. Certified trainer is Mary Schalk of Partners In Prevention, and funding from Northeast Michigan Community Mental Health provides safeTALK at no charge to participants.

No late registration or walk-ins can be accepted, so call 989-356-2880 by Friday to register and get details for accessing the CRTC.

Aid by the Dozen meets

The January meeting of the Aid by the Dozen was held at the country home of Mariette Jore. Assisting Mariette was Ella Hiske, a future chef. The many thank-you notes read brought tender moments to the group the December donation, which was tripled, went to Meijer’s Simply Giving program.

Darlene Robarge volunteered to be the group’s sunshine lady. Appreciation went to Joyce Murphy for many years of service — a job well done. The monthly donation went to the Women’s Giving Circle. Darlene won the cake auction provided by Catherine Murphy, who then won the hostess gift. Secret pals for the month were Donna Anderson, married 60 years. Also Catherine, Lori Zeller, Carol Kelly, Leora Jacobs, Geri Skiba and Christine Dubey, who will host the February meeting.

Delta Kappa Gamma offers $1,000 scholarship

Alpha Xi Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, an honorary association of women educators, will award one $1000 scholarship in spring 2020. Applicants for the DKG Future Educator Scholarship must be enrolled full-time or part-time in a college program leading to a degree in education; have junior or senior status with a minimum 3.0 GPA; and have earned a diploma from a high school in Alpena, Montmorency, or Presque Isle County.

Applicants who attended Alpena Community College prior to transfering to a college of education and currently reside in the three-county area served by Alpha Xi will also be considered.

Interested parties should contact Joy Shoemaker at 989-354-5951, to request an application form or additional information. The application deadline is April 6, 2020.

Bridge Club results told

Alpena Duplicate Bridge Club results from Feb. 10 were: Eve Phillips and Fred Woolman in first place, a tie for second between the teams of Carolyn Belton and Maxine Moran, and Jackie Kennedy and Deanna Brege, and in third place were Ron Young and Mark Wolshon.

Results from this past Monday were: Fred Woolman and Marge French in first place, Mark Wolshon and Ron Young in second place, and Judie Vivian and Marilyn Sharp in third place.

The group meets at 12:45 p.m each Monday at the First United Methodist Church on the corner of First Avenue and Ripley Boulevard. For info, call 989-354-2306.

Sedaris program Thursday

From noon to 1 p.m. Thursday at the Alpena County Library, Director Eric Magness-Eubank will make a presentation to ALL about David Sedaris and his place in American Humor writing. Sedaris will be coming to Alpena in April.

Lincoln pancake dinner Fri.

The annual Lincoln Pancake Supper is from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday. This is the PAC’s major fundraiser. Dinner tickets are $3 per person or $10 per family of four. Kids under five years old eat for free.This year’s big raffle item is a “Family Computing Bundle” with an iPad, two Chromebooks and accessories. Raffle tickets are $5.


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