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ASK THE FOOL The Best Time Q: I want to buy some stocks. Is there a best time of day, week, month or year in which to do so? — H.L., Lubbock, Texas A: Not really. Guessing about it is “market timing,” which is not a road to riches. Instead, invest when you’re ready — once you ...

Time spent with mom and dad can be yearlong Christmas gift

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jim daly Q: My husband lost his job five months ago, and money has been really tight. We’re agonizing about Christmas. Our kids understand the situation, but I know their friends will all be getting the latest toys, games, etc. I’m dreading seeing their disappointed faces on Christmas ...

Time allows man to see role he played in divorce

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DEAR ABBY: After 16 months of casual dating, I married my ex-wife. We met through Facebook. Unfortunately, we couldn’t make the marriage work, and after two years we divorced. That was two years ago. It was my first marriage and her second. I was angry that we couldn’t make it work, and ...

Anal fissure is painful, requires treatment plan

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Keith Roach, M.D. DEAR DR. ROACH: My husband has been diagnosed with a rectal fissure. It has been a couple of months, and it isn’t any better. He has been treated only with a stool softener. What do you suggest? — A.T.S. ANSWER: Anal fissures are painful. Although a stool softener is ...

Volunteer opportunities

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Volunteer opportunities available for willing people of all ages in Marquette County. Persons 55 or older can learn about these and other possibilities in their community by contacting Julie Shaw at 315-2607 at the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program. Younger potential volunteers should ...

UPAWS granted $50,000

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MARQUETTE — Anticipation was high at the Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter Thursday night during its annual Holiday Open House. A small but devoted group of supporters gathered to learn just how much was being awarded to the shelter from the Petco Foundation. In November, UPAWS was ...

TubaChristmas to offer public concert

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MARQUETTE — This year’s annual Marquette TubaChristmas event will occur on Sunday afternoon. Tuba and euphonium players will perform at two locations. The first will be free and open to the public, while the second is for facility residents and their families only: ≤ 1:30 p.m. at ...

The calendar

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EDITOR’S NOTE: Information for the Community Calendar should be submitted in writing, including the phone number of a contact person, no later than one week before the event. Mail to The Mining Journal, Attention: Newsroom/Community Calendar, Box 430, Marquette, MI 49855; fax to 906-228-2617; ...

MSP warns of fraudulent calls

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MARQUETTE — The Michigan State Police Negaunee Post has issued a warning to the public to be aware of phone solicitation scams. According to a press release from the MSP, scammers usually give the victim a sense of urgency, pretending to be an official of a legitimate organization to fool ...

PHANTOM LOVERS

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Dear Annie: It’s been over a year now since my wife left for the fourth time. This time, I really don’t have confirmation of her exact reason, but I can hazard a good guess, because the other three times she left for the same reason. She thinks I’m a cheater. In her mind, there is always ...

Book discussion set for Tuesday

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MARQUETTE — Join “And Here: 100 Years of Upper Peninsula Writing 1917-2017” contributing authors Gordon Henry and Sally R. Brunk for a discussion about their book moderated by Leora L. Lancaster at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Peter White Public Library’s Community Room. This anthology of ...

Toys for Tots at Ishpeming VFW

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ISHPEMING — The Ishpeming VFW Post 4573 invites the community to participate in the Toys for Tots Christmas program. Unwrapped toys can be brought to the post until Dec. 10. The post is open from 3-6 p.m. weekdays and at 4 p.m. Sundays.

Christmas cookie decorating night

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MARQUETTE — River Valley is hosting its fourth annual Christmas cookie decorating night at its 1140 W. Washington St. location from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. The public is invited to join in this celebration of the season with tasty treats. Enjoy cookie decorating and hot cocoa! Shhh... ...

‘A Christmas Carol’ reading set

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MARQUETTE — Bruce Closser will perform a public reading of “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens at 6 p.m. Dec. 10 at the First Presbyterian Church is Marquette. The reading follows a long tradition of public readings of the work, started by Dickens himself. Bruce’s father, Earl ...

NMU gets accreditation for excellence in educator prep

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MARQUETTE —Northern Michigan University is one of 43 institutions nationwide whose teacher preparation programs have been accredited this fall by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation. NMU was among four state universities that partnered with the Michigan Department of ...

More work ahead on Enbridge pipeline review

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota officials need to do more work on the environmental review of Enbridge Energy’s proposed replacement for its aging Line 3 crude oil pipeline, which has drawn strong opposition from environmental and tribal groups. The Public Utilities Commission voted 4-1 ...

Indiana city officials mull suing US Steel

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PORTAGE, Ind. (AP) — Officials of a northern Indiana city have condemned U.S. Steel’s silence over an October spill of a potentially carcinogenic chemical into a Lake Michigan tributary. Portage officials have also threatened to take legal action against the steelmaker. They said they ...

It’s ‘Rock the Socks!’ time

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MARQUETTE — A sockless society probably is not in the future for the Marquette area. Marquette Alternative High School is spearheading the annual “Rock the Socks!” drive, which runs Monday through Friday. And Friday is the day the socks are “rocked.” Teacher Cindy DePetro is ...

Michigan lawmakers seek more EPA help with contaminations

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GRAND RAPIDS (AP) — A group of Michigan lawmakers is asking the Environmental Protection Agency to do more to investigate nearly 30 toxic chemical contaminations around the state. Eight Republicans and six Democrats signed a letter to the EPA on Tuesday asking the agency to help with the ...

The calendar

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­EDITOR’S NOTE: Information for the Community Calendar should be submitted in writing, including the phone number of a contact person, no later than one week before the event. Mail to The Mining Journal, Attention: Newsroom/Community Calendar, Box 430, Marquette, MI 49855; fax to ...