2017-04-06 / Columns

St. Ignace

By Miriam Blair
(630) 280-5700 • miriamblair@att.net

Next Tuesday, April 11, will see employers and job seekers coming together at the annual Job Fair at Little Bear East Arena from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. There will be plenty of jobs available, and organizers say anyone who needs a job is very likely to find one. Come prepared for interviews. Attendance is free of charge. Everyone is welcome, and the hours have been extended later in the day this year so high school students can attend after class.

Condolences to the family of lifetime St. Ignace resident Barbara Trainor-Hoyt, who died at her home Saturday, March 25. Please keep her family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. An obituary was published in the March 30 issue of The St. Ignace News.

It was nice to hear from Steve Corp, who lives in Anchorage, Alaska. He says hello to family and friends in St. Ignace, where he grew up. Steve was graduated from Mackinaw

City High School in 1959.

I spoke with Georgetta “Jo” (nee Stempki) Gunthorp of LaGrange, Indiana, recently. She and her husband, Ted, say they plan to spend time in St. Ignace this summer visiting family and friends.

Congratulations to Terri Hoath and Casimir Matelski, who recently retired from the Family Fare grocery store in St. Ignace. As a young girl, I remember seeing Casimir at Pemble’s grocery store. We will miss seeing them at the store.

Happy birthday to Kim Wartella April 18 and Bob Blair April 21. Best wishes to you both.

Speaking with Diane Lamyotte of Chicago, I found out she owns her own business, “Write for Me.” Diane says she loves her job and keeps busy. She is a 1969 graduate of LaSalle High School.

Evergreen Living Center in St. Ignace is a comfortable place for our elderly residents to live. Lani Fettig is in charge of the many activities that take place there. Coffee time is held every Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. in the dining area. Third grade students from St. Ignace Elementary School will entertain the residents Tuesday, April 11, and the Women of the St. Ignace United Methodist Church will host their monthly birthday party Tuesday, April 18. Marian King reads newspaper articles to the residents every Friday, and they especially enjoy hearing their names once in a while. This is another good source of volunteering and putting smiles on the residents’ faces.

Until next time, consider this thought: Care about your neighbor.

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