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We have been informed by friends in Washington that the gathering of Native Peoples on September 14-15, 2002 will be at the National Mall in Washington DC, on the site of the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian's Inaugural Pow Wow... At the foot of the capitol one of the largest Native American events ever will be held and unfold between the National Gallery of Art and the site of the new National Museum of the American Indian. The powwow's purpose is celebration and education...

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Kristi O'Brien, a 7th grader at St. Therese Catholic School is a regular participant in the Ft. Wayne Parks and Recreation Jr. Golf Program, which was featured in the July 24th edition of The Waynedale News. Kristi won the Tour Championship at Foster Park Golf Course. This is a 2-day tourney and is the most prestigious Jr. Tournament of the year. Kristi fired rounds of 53 and 49 to capture the tour championship for the 2nd year in a row for her age division. Kristi's 102 total edged out...

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Christopher Andrew Silvers and Nicole Marie Chaput were married at 4:30pm, June 14, 2002 at Clear Lake in Fremont, Indiana at St. Paul's Chapel. The service was performed by Father Tim Kummerer. Music was performed by singers Don and Peggy Knvere and pianist Dave Monager.

The bride wore a white empire waist gown with pearl and sequin embroidered flowers. She wore a two-tier fingertip length veil with a pearl & rhinestone studded headpiece. She carried a bouquet of 3 dozen red and white cut...

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Francis "Pete" & Lewann (Musselman) Carteaux were married September, 1, 1962 at St. Charles Catholic Church in Fort Wayne. They have two children, Francis "Pete" Jr., who lives in Columbia City and Jeannine Solis who lives in Rockport, Texas. They have seven Grandchildren. Pete and Lewann will celebrate their anniversary with a tour of Alaska.

Delmer G. and Elisabeth (Mayer) Grotrian of Woodheath Avenue will celebrate their 55th Wedding Anniversary with a family dinner on September 6, 2002 at the Orchard Ridge Country Club. They were married September 6, 1947 in Heidelberg, Germany.

They have three sons, Paul Grotrian of Richardson, Texas, Ron Grotrian of Fort Wayne, and Gary Grotrian of Huntington, Indiana. They also have four Grandchildren and one Great Grandchild.

Delmer is retired form Pepsi Cola with 18 years of service and...

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Trainees James Cochran II and Matthew McCave prepare AETC Forms 341 (Demerit slips) for presentation. Both are members of Explorer Post 2868.

Explorer Post 2868, the Military Career Exploring program of the 122nd Fighter Wing recently held a 4-day scenario taken from Air Force Basic Military Training.

14 youth began the program, which was based upon actual training the youth, currently in the 8th grade through high school, may receive during BMTS if they join the Air Force, Air National Guard or Air Force Reserves.

Youth were instructed in wear and care of the military uniforms, military pay and entitlements, structure of the Air...

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Troop 344 Eagle Court of Honor was held Tuesday, August 13, 2002 to usher Joseph Francis Kiel and Christopher Edward LaMaster into the rank of Eagle Scout.

The proud parents of both Joseph and Christopher were on hand to watch Bob Rainwaters, Scoutmaster, do the honors of welcoming both young men into the order of Eagle Scout.

HAMILTON PARK JUNIOR LEAGUE NATIONAL ALL-STARS 2002 Back row: Scorekeeper Brady Medina, President Pete Henry, Holding Trophy #10 A. J. Hill and #94 John Trowbridge, Coach Dave Beckman Middle row: #27 Andrew Weikart, #24 Kevin Merz, #17 Lucas Harmeyer, #1 Brett Bishop, #16 Bryan Sexton, #20 Cortney Kump, Coach Tom Leonard Front row: Manager Tim Stech, #25 Cody Stafford, #7 Nic Sengthong, #2 Miles Townsend, #30 Josh Leonard, #8 Nathan Childers

The finals of the Junior League Baseball Central Region game at Georgetown Wednesday, August 7 was won by the host team Hamilton Park All-Stars. This was the second game of the day for both teams.

Hamilton Park started the game coming out swinging and running. Before the first inning was over Hamilton had six hits and seven stolen bases. Sengthong, Townsend, Hill, Merz, Leonard, Childers, Trowbridge, and Bishop all scored before Minnesota could retire the side. In essence the game was won at...

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THE NEW FOOD FACTORY EXPRESS, SCHEDULED TO OPEN FRIDAY,  IS MANAGED BY JEFF MILLER.  ABOVE IS ASSISTANT MANAGER AND KEY STAFF PERSON, JEANNETTE PRICE.

Food Factory Express, 1504 Bluffton Road, formerly Café Park Side, is the first ever, fast food for the Hall's Restaurants. It is set in a casual atmosphere with inside self-service on premium paper products plus a faster drive through menu. "If you want a china plate, waitress served style of dining," said Jeff Miller, manager at Food Factory Express, "please keep in mind our Original Drive In Restaurant next door." "But if you are in a hurry, or want to spend a little less without the need...

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