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PART 2 - WAYNE BASEBALL: A LOOK AT 2014

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Tryouts are over and teams are set. In total the Wayne Baseball program kept 31 players including 7 seniors, 10 juniors, 8 sophomores and 6 freshmen. Under the tutelage of Head coach Eric Sherrill both teams look to have a very promising year, if they can play to their potential. The Assistant coaches are Lucas Fisher, Tony Georgi, Craig McCall and Kyle Sorlie along with bookkeeper Jeff Herring and volunteer Kyle Cyr.

The varsity roster currently carries 18 players on it including 7 seniors, 9...

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WELCOME HOME VIETNAM VETERAN'S DAY CEREMONY

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Riverview Cemetery is honored to be the site for the Welcome Home Vietnam Veteran's Day Ceremony. This will be the first celebration of its kind in Indiana.

On March 30, 2009, Congress proclaimed a national Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day to be March 30th each year. On March 3, 2014, Indiana officially recognized this day. This ceremony honors and recognizes the numerous contributions of veterans who served in Vietnam, and the importance of helping all of America's veterans return home and...

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4 WAYNEDALE BUSINESSES AWARDED FACADE FACELIFT

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On Tuesday, March 4th, Mayor Tom Henry announced, at a press conference at Coe Heating and Air Conditioning, that 13 local businesses will be awarded $303,859 in City Funding for the 2014 Commercial Façade Grants. These businesses have pledged $1.1 million in private funding to help improve their properties.

The Commercial Façade Grant program was started in 2008 by Mayor Tom Henry as a continuing commitment to help local businesses, especially in the heart of Fort Wayne, to thrive and grow...

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HOW MY PASSIONS IMPACT THE WORLD

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How do your Passions Impact the World? Well, the Southside Optimist Club held their annual Oratorical Contest for young students under 19 and heard ten students with outstanding speeches on their passions.

February 18 at Atz's Restaurant there were seven young ladies sharing, "How My Passions Impact the World," with our club members. There were some very inspiring, motivational and outstanding speeches. The club awarded medallions and an Optimist portfolio to the top three speakers.

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NATIONAL DISABILITY AWARENESS MONTH

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In March we celebrate National Disability Awareness month, and it truly is a celebration! So much has been accomplished, but there was a time when things were very different for people who have disabilities. There was a time when those with disabilities were left behind to die because they were seen as a burden to our nomadic ancestors. At another time in history disability was viewed as a manifestation of evil and it resulted in persecution. Persecution was eventually replaced in the 1800s by...

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MATTHEW 25 ANNOUNCES FABRIC OF THE COMMUNITY AWARD RECIPIENTS

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Matthew 25 Health and Dental Clinic recently announced the recipients of the 2014 Fabric of the Community Award. The annual award recognizes outstanding dedication and ongoing support of Matthew 25. This year, the organization is recognizing Dr. Jim and Judy Frey for their longtime service and commitment to community wellness.

Dr. Jim Frey has diligently served the Matthew 25 clinics for over 20 years and has been a beacon of light in the Fort Wayne community. He shows kindness in caring for...

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6TH ANNUAL KINGSTON’S TASTE OF WAYNEDALE

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Kingston Residence will proudly sponsor the 6th Annual "Kingston's Taste of Waynedale" on Tuesday, March 18th from 4:30 -7:00 p.m. at Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, 1819 Reservation Road. The proceeds from this event will go to Community Harvest Food Bank and Fort Wayne Trails ~Waynedale Initiative.

Tickets are $15 each if paid in advance, $20 the day of the event. Please RSVP to 747-1523, cgarrison@kingstonhealthcare, or stop by between 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. at Kingston, 7515 Winchester Road...

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WAYNE HS & NEWTECH PLAYERS - THE ROARING TWENTIES REVUE

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­The Students of Wayne High School and New Tech Academy are putting on a bright, entertaining musical revue of the 1920's. Veteran actors and new comers will delight you with songs and dances of the era. This show is suitable for the entire family and is guaranteed to have you humming the songs long after the final curtain. For a night of quality entertainment presented by energetic, enthusiastic drama students, this is a must see!

"The Roading Twenties Revue" has been adapted by Rosy...

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WAYNE BASEBALL: A LOOK AT 2014

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PART 1
As an assistant baseball coach at Wayne High School I as well as the other coaches on staff are very excited about this upcoming season. Last season was up and down for both levels of Wayne Baseball. All in all the year was an improvement on the past. As a coach, all you can ask from high school ball players is to try to improve from year to year.

Head coach Eric Sherrill had this to say about the senior class, "It will be nice to see what the senior class will be able to accomplish this...

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