Health department offers women’s programs
MENOMINEE — Public Health, Delta & Menominee Counties has appointments available to women in need of breast and pelvic exams, a pap test, and mammograms, as well as blood pressure screening. Upcoming clinics in Menominee are March 16 and May 23.
Screening services are free of charge through the Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Navigation Program. Participants must be 40 to 64 years old, meet income guidelines and have little or no health insurance. BCCCNP may also help with breast and cervical follow-up care that may be needed if a woman with insurance has high out-of-pocket costs that her insurance does not cover.
WISEWOMAN services, offered to women receiving BCCCNP services, include screening for cholesterol and glucose. Lifestyle counseling is also available. Public Health’s Women’s Health Clinic also offers yearly breast and pelvic exams, and a woman’s insurance or Medicaid will be billed.
For more information, to make an appointment and determine eligibility, persons may call the Public Health Department at 906-789-8110 or 906-863-4451.
 Health insurance counseling offered
MARINETTE — The Marinette Menominee Area Chamber of Commerce is offering free 30-minute supplemental health insurance counseling sessions, for Wisconsin and Michigan senior citizens, at the chamber, 601 Marinette Ave., March 13 by appointment.
For more information and to make an appointment, persons may call the office at 715-735-6681.
 Dementia Friendly coalition to receive grant
MARINETTE — The Dementia Friendly Community Coalition (DFCC) of Marinette County will be the recipient of a grant awarded by the M&M Area Community Foundation at a ceremony at ADRC of Marinette County, 2500 Hall Ave., March 14 at 11:30 a.m. Sweets and beverages will be served and the public is invited and welcomed to share in the celebration.
The funds will be used to support the Purple Angel Program which aims to educate the community and local businesses about dementia, to raise awareness of the different types of dementia and to support and empower those living with the disease through awareness training of local businesses. The program also strives to remove the fear, isolation and stigmas associated with the disease, to become a global symbol for dementia that has no language barriers and to have the “Global Purple Angel” become as well known and accepted as the “Pink Ribbon” for cancer, allowing people to live with dignity.
For more information and to become a “Purple Angel” business, persons may call 715-732-5747, 715-582-3589, or 715-732-3850.
 Robotics team receives foundation grant
STEPHENSON — The M&M Area Community Foundation awarded a grant, from the Philanthropy Fund, to the Stephenson Eagles Robotics Team, which will use the grant to build and compete at the FIRST Robotics Competition held at Escanaba High School March 16 to 17 and at the Alpena High School April 6 to 7. The competition is an international high school robotics competition where teams of high school students, coaches, and mentors work, during a six-week period, to build game-playing robots that weigh up to 120 pounds.
The Foundation, whose mission is to inspire people to provide lasting legacies that enrich the communities, awards grants three times a year to local nonprofits, schools, churches and government entities throughout Marinette and Menominee Counties. The grant will allow the robotic team, comprising of students from grades 8 to 12, to design and build a robot as well as afford them the opportunity to purchase equipment and supplies that will make the sustainability of the program much easier once the competition season is over. The team will also be able to educate members on computer (robot) programming and computer aided design, share knowledge with the youth of the community through demonstrations and instructions.
For more information about the competition, persons may visit or follow the team on Facebook, Stephenson Eagles Robotics Team 6088.
 Lenten worship, soup supper continues
MARINETTE — The public is invited to the third weekly Lenten Worship and Soup Supper at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Pierce Avenue and University Drive, Wednesday with the soup supper beginning at 5:15 p.m., and worship service at 6. The Biblical events and prophesies that take on the earthquake character of the Resurrection will continue to be explored with this week’s theme, “The Inner Shaking of Repentance,” presented by the Rev. Rick DeBenedetto.
For more information, persons may call Our Savior’s office, 715-735-3101.