Bulletin Board 12/6/18

Rehabbed owl to be released

MARQUETTE — The Chocolay Raptor Center will release a rehabilitated snowy owl at 2 p.m. Sunday on the north side of the Superior Dome at Northern Michigan University.

The public is welcome to bring cameras and kids. The owl banged into a house in Big Bay, probably chasing one of the herd of rabbits there. It bruised a wing joint, but there was no permanent damage.

After a week of rest and recuperation, the owl, believed to be a male, is in the large flight cage, flying strong and sticking his landings. After a few more days of conditioning, the bird should be ready to go back to the wild.

Health care screenings announced

MARQUETTE — U.P. Home Health & Hospice announces its free health care screenings for the month of December throughout Marquette County.

Included in the free screenings are blood pressure, pulse and glucose checks. There is a $5 charge to have cholesterol level checked.

Call UPHHH offices for more information: Ishpeming 485-4545 or Marquette 225-4545.

≤ Friday — 11 a.m.-noon, Forsyth Senior Citizens Center, 165 N. Maple St., Gwinn — 346-9862

≤ Dec. 14 — 9-10 a.m., Pioneer Bluff Apartments, 111 Bluff St., Ishpeming — 485-4100

≤ Dec. 14 — 11 a.m. to noon, Marquette Senior Center, 300 W. Baraga Ave., Marquette — 228-0456

≤ Dec. 18 — 9-10 a.m., Brookridge Heights Assisted Living Facility, 1901 Division St., Marquette — 225-4488

≤ Dec. 19 — 10 a.m.-noon, Negaunee Senior Center, 410 Jackson St., Negaunee — 475-6266

≤ Dec. 21 — 10-11 a.m., Pine Ridge Apartments , 316 Pine St., Marquette — 226-7559

≤ Dec. 21 — 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Ishpeming Senior Citizens Center, 320 Pine St., Ishpeming — 485-5527

≤ Dec. 27 — 10-11 a.m., Lakeview Apartment, 98 Croix St., Negaunee — 475-9107

Used book sale at Carnegie

ISHPEMING — Thursday through Saturday, the Friends of the Ishpeming Carnegie Public Library sponsor a sale of used books in the Ray Leverton Community Room on the lower level of the library.

On Thursday from 5-7 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. hardcovers sell for $1 and paperbacks for 50 cents, while on Saturday from 10 a.m.-noon everything is half price, with hardcovers selling for 50 cents and paperbacks for 25 cents.

A bag sale begins at noon, with everything that will fit in a bag selling for $3.

Also available will be several items the Friends sell as fundraisers, including 2019 historic Ishpeming calendars, notecards with artwork featuring the local area by Kathrine Savu and Tyyne Ostlund, and new recipe books. Especially appropriate for the holiday season are nine different ornaments of Ishpeming landmarks, with the most recent being of City Hall.

Wild turkey patch now available

LANSING — The 2018 Michigan Wild Turkey Patch is available now to hunters, collectors and other turkey enthusiasts.

It’s free to hunters 16 and younger who had a 2018 wild turkey hunting license, but anyone can purchase the patch for just $5, postage and handling included.

The state’s wild turkey patch program is coordinated by the Michigan chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation, in partnership with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.

Each year this chapter, working cooperatively with the DNR, contributes more than $200,000 to wild turkey and hunter-heritage programs in Michigan.

To receive a 2018 patch, send your name and complete address, along with a legible copy of the youth’s 2018 wild turkey hunting license or a payment, to National Wild Turkey Federation, Wild Turkey Patch Program, P.O. Box 8, Orleans, MI 48865.

Questions can be emailed to michiganwildturkeypatch@yahoo.com.