Ewen American Legion Bingo at the Hall on Friday nights. Doors open at 6:00 pm, Bingo at 7:00 pm the public is welcome.
Dr. Sturmer of Deep Woods Veterinary Service will have office hours in Ontonagon at OCAP on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month from 9:00 am to 11:00 am by appointment only. Call for appointment 827-3218. Deepwoods Veterinary Service in Bruce Crossing will have limited office hours during hunting season and during the holidays. Please make sure you call ahead.
The Gogebic/Ontonagon Intermediate School District /Certified Nursing Assistant class has teamed up with Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly to make Christmas baskets for senior citizens residing in Ontonagon County.
Items they are looking to collect: 1 lb. cans of coffee, Andes mint candy, Jars of applesauce, Canned corn or green, vegetables, Canned cranberry sauce, Small jars of jam, Mac and Cheese, Canned Raviolis or Stew, Canned peaches, Canned Pork and Beans, Canned Sardines, Canned tuna or a pouch of tuna, Canned soup. They are hoping to collect 20 of each item. Any extras items collected will be donated to the Ontonagon County Food Pantry. There will be a box located in the Main office at the Ontonagon High School and another drop of site will be at the Aspirus Ontonagon Hospital Nursing Station.
Christian Motorcyclists Association is having their next meeting on Monday, December 9th in Houghton at the Hardee's Restaurant downstairs at 7:00 PM. Everyone is welcome to attend!
The St Nicholas Committee is looking for Christmas cookies to be donated for the families/children receiving Food
vouchers and gifts for North and South End Ontonagon County Families. They can be any type of cookie. Please drop them off in Ontonagon at the Holy Family Church basement before 11 A.M Wednesday, December 11th , Please call Kathie Bauer at 884-4386 if you have any questions. If you are donating cookies for the South End, please drop them off at the Centennial Hall before 10 a.m., Tuesday, December 10th , Please call Pat Talsma if you have any questions at 827-3827.
The Bergland/Matchwood Historical Society is honored to put on their 4th annual Old Fashioned Community Christmas. It will be held at the Bergland Ranger Station on the Saturday, December 14th at dusk. They will be open all week receiving food and monetary donations from noon to 4:00 pm. Last year 6 families were insured of a Christmas dinner, and then some. Come and join in the fun. Enjoy old fashioned goodies and pot roast. Coffee, hot chocolate and hot cider will be served also. Join our bonfire for a Christmas caroling sing-a-long. Door prizes will be available.
The Western U.P. Health Department, through the Michigan Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Program, provide free clinical breast exams, pelvic exams, pap smears and mammograms for eligible women ages 40-64. Income guidelines apply, services are provided at no cost to eligible women. For more information, please call the Bessemer
office at 667-0200 or the Ontonagon office at 884-4485
Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly, Upper Peninsula Michigan Chapter is in need of people who are willing to volunteer and be friends to the elderly in Ontonagon and surrounding areas. Please come and volunteer. For more information, contact Cathy Aten at 482-6944 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Don't forget to drop off your Michigan returnable can's and bottles to the OCAP dumpster (located between The Ontonagon Herald office and Peninsula Graphics on River Street in Ontonagon) money raised goes to help maintain an animal shelter in Ontonagon County.
Returnable cans for kids, sponsored by the Ewen Fire Department. Proceeds to build a playground for kids at a park north of Ewen. Cans may be deposited in a trailer across from Ewen Building Supply.
The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program helps train people to be better prepared to respond to emergency situations in their communities. When emergencies happen, CERT members can give critical support to first responders, provide immediate assistance to victims, and organize spontaneous volunteers at a disaster site. CERT members can also help with non-emergency projects that help improve the safety of the community. Anyone wishing to join CERT, must be 18 years of age or older. You can contact Rick Varecha at 885-5256 for more information.
Open Your Heart & Your Home by becoming a Foster Parent, Adoptive Parent, or Mentor to a child. Approximately 14,000 Michigan Children are in foster care at any given time. We need your help to keep these children safe & cared for within their local community until they can be returned to their family. In the event that they cannot be returned to their home, we need loving adoptive families to give them a place to call home. You could be the answer to their hope for a home! Please contact your local county Gogebic/Iron/Ontonagon Department of Human Services for more information at (906) 663-6200 or (906) 290-0997.
Do your children have health insurance? …If they don’t there’s a good chance they can get it! MIChild and Healthy Kids are Michigan’s low-cost and free health insurance programs for kids. These programs cover urgent health needs and much more including regular checkups, dental care, prescriptions and hospital care. If you have been turned down in the past, you may be eligible now… And signing up is easy, it takes less than 30 minutes! Visit www.mpca.net today or call 2-1-1 to gain peace of mind and security by knowing your kids are covered!
The Ontonagon County Economic Development Corporation is sponsoring business development client meetings in conjunction with the Michigan Small Business and Technology Development Center. The meetings are held at the EDC office in the Ontonagon County Courthouse on the 3rd Thursday of every month. These confidential meetings
are offered free of charge by the EDC. For information on starting a new business, or assistance for an existing business in Ontonagon County, contact the EDC office at 884-4188 to make an appointment.
Do you know a Veteran who needs nursing care? If you are a Veteran, you might be eligible for free nursing home care in a State Veterans’ Home. A Veteran with a service connected disability is eligible for free care at the State Veterans’ Home. For information about this program call the D.J. Jacaobetti Home for Veterans at (906) 226-3576.
GriefShare is a special weekly seminar/support group for people grieving the death of someone close. GriefShare group meets every Sunday from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Redeemer Free Lutheran Church, 315 S. Steel Street in Ontonagon. Call 884-4028 for more information or email email@example.com