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The Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ Sisters are organizing several events called "PHJCs Coming Home" in various cities over the next few years. The purpose of these events is to reconnect with the people in some of the areas in which Poor Handmaids have ministered and share who they have been over the years, who they are today, and who they hope to be in the future. You are invited to "PHJCs Coming Home to Fort Wayne-Hessen Cassel," the second of the PHJCs Coming Home weekends, on October 24-26...

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SCHREIBER-WEDDING-ANNIVERSARY

John and Carol Morrical Schreiber, Ossian, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on September 20th. They were married in 1964 at First Church of Christ, Bluffton, Indiana.

John retired from G.E. in 2002 with 40 years of service and Carol in 2004 with just under 40 years.

The Joy Class at Markle Church of Christ hosted a surprise party in their honor at Zianos on September 13th.

They are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary by taking a trip to Arizona and spending their winters at...

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Indiana National Guard Adjutant General, Maj. Gen. R. Martin Umbarger, is pleased to announce the selection of Col. Patrick R. Renwick as the 122nd Fighter Wing commander effective September 13.

Renwick succeeds Col. David Augustine who has commanded the more than 1,000 airmen of the 122nd Blacksnakes, headquartered in Fort Wayne, Indiana, since January 2011.

Renwick, a Marshall, Illinois resident, currently serves as the vice commander of the 181st Intelligence Wing, headquartered in Terre...

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Dr. Eric Foner, DeWitt Clinton Professor of History at Columbia University, will be the annual keynote speaker at the 2014 R. Gerald McMurtry Lecture. This year's lecture will be held in the Lower Level Theater of the Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza, on Friday, September 26 at 7PM. Foner's lecture is entitled "The Emancipation of Abraham Lincoln".

Dr. Foner earned a PhD from Columbia University. He is the author of several books, including Free Soil, Free Labor, Free Men: The...

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Our 12th annual Waynedale "Picnic in the Park" was a great success again this year. The rain did not keep us away to prepare and held off for the day. Starting at 10 am the sign-up booth was ready to sign everyone up for door prizes. Those that sign up were qualified for free door prizes donated and bought for all ages. The muddy areas hindered us some but fortunately the kids did not mind at all and though some of the areas got a little slippery we fortunately had no problems.

Children's...

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A chili cook-off to benefit the Allen County SPCA will be held at Lucky Harley Davidson, 6315 Illinois Road (at I-69) in Fort Wayne on Saturday, September 27 from noon – 3:00 p.m.

The chili challenge will feature chili ranging from mild to wild prepared by individuals, firehouses, community groups and teams from the Chili Appreciation Society International (CASI). Chili fans will be sampling their wares and casting their votes to decide who has the "best doggone chili".

In addition to the...

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Community Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Indiana has been awarded a $5,000 grant by Ameriprise Financial to support Feeding Seniors Hunger-Relief Initiative. This Initiative's programs serve low-income senior citizens by helping to keep food insecurity off the list of worries for needy seniors.

Community Harvest was recommended for the grant by Reimbold & Anderson, A financial advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. in Fort Wayne. Ameriprise selected Community Harvest for...

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Saint Mark Lutheran Church is hosting their fourth non-denominational women's retreat on October 18, 2014. Women get the experience of Bible Study with women of all ages. The retreat is a one-day event. We enjoy a light breakfast and begin our sessions at 9am and end by 4pm. We have a wonderful lunch around noon. We create a gift for others as our service project to the community. It is a joy to get together with other women to relax, sing, share and learn more about God.

This year our theme...

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My street ministry "Street Reach for the Homeless" began during the winter of 2011 as I saw a group of people, men and women, living on the streets of Fort Wayne, Indiana, who fell between the cracks and stepped forward after the 2011 Point in Time Homeless Count. To have looked into the eyes of a homeless gent as I helped remove gloves nearly frozen to his fingers...to have seen the despair...the loneliness...the fear... and then walked away, turning my back, would have been wrong and simply...

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