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Among other things, the holidays are a time of giving and receiving gifts. The question most often asked of people is, “what did you get?” Much less frequently asked is, “what did you give?” Invariably, the inquiries concern material gifts. Purchasing a gift can certainly be thoughtful and a wonderful gesture, especially when it’s backed up by your actions.

However, the most valuable presents are those that aren’t sold in stores. When you give your love, your time, help someone in need, aid...

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Chief of Police Garry Hamilton joins with Holiday Cab to announce the return of the program that provides free cab rides home to impaired drivers during the holiday season. In its 28th year of service, the Holiday Cab program runs from Thursday, Dec. 17 to Friday, Jan. 1 from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m.

“The Holiday Cab program provides a great community service,” Chief Hamilton said. “We applaud and support their mission to reduce impaired driving and get everyone home safely.”

“The goal of the program...

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christmas in waynedale 2011

Open your eyes! Believe it or not! We are surrounded by holiday happenings wherever you look. Music and lights in stores and homes remind us of such joyous occasions.

The official Waynedale Christmas Tree, located in front of the Southwest Conservation Club, has been decorated by students from St. Therese Catholic School. You don’t have to go far...the Christmas spirit is already alive and well in Waynedale!

The Waynedale Community Improvement Team, led by Camille Garrison, has organized a...

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Prairie Grove chapel Parishioners

There are many reasons why a person should love and embrace the Christmas season here in Waynedale. One of them is Waynedale’s little white-framed chapel service along Old Trail Road, where a Hallmark Christmas will happen.

The chapel was built in the late 1850s. It is a pre-Civil War structure built after the Revolutionary War and is referred to as an antebellum. Two rows of 8 pews holding 5-6 parishioners line the inside of the Prairie Grove Chapel with a brightly lit Christmas tree in one...

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Gia Virgilio, Catherine Terrell and Grace Steffan display one of their posters advertising their fund-raising for the Thirst Project.

Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School sixth grader Gia Virgilio was watching a favorite You Tube channel when she was first introduced to the Thirst Project, an organization whose mission is to “Build a socially-conscious generation of young people who end the global water crisis,” according to its website. The Thirst Project is committed to funding and building clean water projects in the countries of Swaziland, India, Uganda, Ethiopia, El Salvador, Kenya and Colombia.

Gia Virgilio had...

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Ouabache State Park’s annual “Wonderland of Lights” display will be open for public viewing November 26-December 20, every Friday through Sunday, and every night during Christmas week, December 21-27.

Viewing of campground light displays will be available from 5:30-9 p.m. Visitors are encouraged to vote for their favorite site.

Special readings of “”Twas the Night Before Christmas” will be held at Trails End Shelter, Dec. 5, 12, 19 and 24, from 5:30-7 p.m.

Entrance to Wonderland of Lights...

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The holidays can be very hectic time for Hoosiers, and in the rush taking simple safety precautions can be overlooked. The Indiana Department of Homeland Security and the Indiana State Police are reminding Hoosiers to keep safety in mind when shopping in stores or online this holiday season.

Online Shopping
Online shopping should only be done on a computer or device that belongs to the shopper, and on a secure and trusted network.  Important reminders when making purchases online:

·Only shop...

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CHRISTMAS IN ROANOKE

Enjoy a beautiful Christmas holiday in Roanoke! Local retailers, restaurants, inns, and more have the traditional charm and unique items you are looking for this holiday season. Come shopping or just walk around and tour the sights for a good time - local businesses are all decked out in Christmas cheer!

Sponsored by the Roanoke Chamber of Commerce, Christmas in the Village is a great holiday tradition. Bring out the family and tell Santa how good you’ve been! He arrives Friday at 6pm at the...

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Wednesday, November 18, American Legion Post #160, 1122 Main Street in Roanoke made a check presentation to Honor Flight Northeast Indiana. The amount, combined with their contributions over the past five years, made their overall gifting top $100,000.

Other Roanoke organizations also contributed that evening. The Roanoke Lions Club and American Legion Auxiliary both presented checks to Honor Flight. And the Roanoke Tractor Pullers formally presented their check to Post #160 that helped...

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