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Indiana Attorney General Steve Carter is encouraging compassion and caution when donating, following President Bush's appeal to Americans to contribute to the Tsunami relief efforts. President Bush asked former Presidents Bill Clinton and George H.W. Bush to lead a nationwide charitable fundraising appeal.

"Unfortunately, in times of disaster some people will attempt to take advantage of Hoosiers' eagerness to aid victims of tragedy," Attorney General Carter said. "When donating to the Tsunami...

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United Methodist missionaries Don and Ramona Turman watched the words crawl across their TV screen in Jakarta: "Indonesia Menangis."

Translation: "Indonesia is crying."

The Indonesian island of Sumatra was near the epicenter of the December 26 undersea earthquake that sent tidal waves crashing into 12 countries around the Indian Ocean. The waves killed at least 117,000 people and washed away entire villages.

The Turmans offered words of assurance in an open letter to family and friends.

"We...

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Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Joshua S. Durnell, son of Gail S. and Steven D. Durnell of Fort Wayne, Indiana, and more than 2,100 Marines and Sailors assigned to the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), recently joined the 15,000 service member sweep of Fallujah, and has since committed to ensuring the security and stability in the cities Kandari and Nasar Wa Salam.

Members of Durnell's unit have conducted more than 120 patrols, 13 platoon reinforced raids and a company reinforced search of...

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The Waynedale Branch of the Allen County Public Library opened to the public beginning Monday, December 20, 2004. The Allen County Public Library is expanding and renovating 11 of its 13 branches and the main library as part of an $84 million expansion project approved by the citizens of Allen County in 2001. Kelty Taylor Design, Inc. was responsible for the design of the building and the local contractor was R. E. Crosby.

The Waynedale Branch had been closed since March 13, 2004. The...

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State Senators David Long (R-Fort Wayne) and David Ford (R-Hartford City) hosted a legislative forum on economic development and technology at the Indiana Government Center. The daylong meeting included a series of 15-minute presentations from Indiana University, Purdue University, Ball State University, the Indiana State Library, as well as other interested groups.

"The Indiana General Assembly will convene for what promises to be a challenging session devoted to creating the state's...

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Bishop John M. D'Arcy will ordain two young men as deacons in the Roman Catholic Church on Saturday, January 8, 2005, at 11:00 a.m. in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Fort Wayne.

Following the ordination Mass, a reception will be held at St. Mary's Parish Msgr. Oechtering Hall, 1101 South Lafayette Street.

Ordination to the diaconate is the final step toward becoming a priest. Both young men are from the Fort Wayne area and attend Pontifical College Josephinum in Columbus, Ohio...

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The Indiana National Guard Relief Fund received $30,000 dollars from The Evan and Susan Bayh Foundation.‑ Senator and Mrs. Bayh serve on the Board of Directors of the foundation, which is funded largely by leftover contributions from Senator Bayh's campaign for governor and makes charitable contributions to important Hoosier causes.

"Hoosier National Guard members and their families make countless sacrifices on behalf of our nation's security year-round through their selfless, idealistic...

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Waynedale Plumbing, 3025 Lower Huntington Road, began in 1943 when Charles B. Schmidt quit International Harvester Company. Charles opened a plumbing supply business in his garage one door east of where they are today.

Homer Hoke joined Charles Schmidt in January 1946 and hired Perry Smith to build today's building. Business was slow back then, so Homer's wife, Helen, also ran a contract Post Office to make ends meet.

He then brought in his brothers, Virgil and Earl. Howard and Lillie Hoke...

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The first publication of The Waynedale News came out on September 2, 1932. The name of the paper at that time was The Waynedale Press. Arden McCoy was the editor and the paper was a single sheet. It was hand delivered door to door just as it is today. It is now distributed to over 10,000 homes and businesses in the Waynedale area.

Listed below are the hard working dedicated carriers that bring you "the good news" about Waynedale.

The Kimmel Family, Larry, Kara, Lance and Brittany deliver in...

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