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K of C Tootsie Roll sale Oct. 7-8

ALPENA –The Knights of Columbus Alpena Council 529 will hold its annual Tootsie Roll sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 7 and 8.

They will be selling at the following Alpena locations: Walmart, Perch’s IGA, Save-A-Lot, and Fitzpatrick Hardware.

All funds raised will be distributed evenly to NEMROC, Pied Piper School, Special Olympics, and All Saints Religious Education for Developmentally Disabled (REDD) program.

Last year, the K of C raised over $5,000 through its Tootsie Roll sale.

MyMichigan Medical Center breast cancer screening Oct. 8

ALPENA — As the leading breast health provider in the region, MyMichigan Medical Center Alpena is hosting a special breast cancer screening event from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Oct. 8. During the event, MyMichigan will offer extended mammogram hours, as well as special give-a-ways.

“It is important that women, beginning at the age of 40, get their annual mammogram,” said Bonnie Goff, R.N., B.S.N., C.N.-B.N., breast nurse navigator, MyMichigan Health. “We are offering special screening times to offer women a more convenient time to schedule their mammogram and all our mammograms utilize the 3D technology.”

With 3D mammography, breast cancer can be detected at even earlier stages, reducing the rates of breast cancer deaths.

MyMichigan Health recommends a yearly mammogram because it’s the only test shown to reduce breast cancer deaths. Mammograms can detect cancer early, when it’s most treatable. This improves odds of survival and can help patients avoid extensive treatment.

Registration is required as appointments are limited. To schedule a mammogram during the Oct. 8 event, or for financial assistance to obtain a screening, call 989-837-9054. A provider’s order is needed, and insurance will be billed for the mammogram. For more information, visit www.mymichigan.org/breast.

MyMichigan Health, a nonprofit health system headquartered in Midland, is a leader in providing award-winning, high-quality care to the 25-county region it serves. With Medical Centers in Alma, Alpena, Clare, Gladwin, Midland, Mt. Pleasant, Sault Ste. Marie and West Branch, MyMichigan also has affiliations with Medical Centers in St. Ignace and Mackinac Island.

Inside justice: A 360-degree look into our justice system

ALPENA — How much do you really know about the justice system in Northeast Michigan?

The League of Women Voters of Northeast Michigan will pull back the curtain and explore how our justice system operates in a panel presentation at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Alpena Community College, Center Building Room 106, across from the Granum Theater.

Sharing their unique judicial perspectives will be 26th Circuit Court Chief Judge Ed Black, Alpena County Probate Court Judge Alan Curtis, and Montmorency Probate Court Judge Lora Greene. Rounding out the panel will be Alpena County Prosecutor Cynthia Muszynski and Deputy Chief Defender Julie Miller.

Panelists will explain their roles and responsibilities, sentencing decisions, and how they interact with each other and community agencies. Then the floor will open to questions as we take a 360-degree look inside justice.

Inside Justice: A 360-degree look inside our justice system will be available via Webex provided by ACC. Send your request for the link to lwvnmed@gmail.com.

One Stop Holiday Shop Oct. 8 in RC

ROGERS CITY — The Rogers City Area Senior and Community Center will host a One Stop Holiday Shop arts, crafts, and vendor show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 8. The center is located at 131 Superior St., Rogers City.

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