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Sunday, November 7, 2004 was a special day for Mt. Calvary Lutheran Preschool. After the preschool children sang their praise songs, the three-year old classes were presented with Children's Bibles, a gift from one of the congregation members. After the service, Dr. David Ebeling, Indiana District Education Executive was there to present the school with a plaque and banner, awarding them with National Lutheran School Accreditation. Mt. Calvary is one of only 4 Lutheran preschools in the...

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Jim Berghoff #1486 running the United States Air Force Marathon on September 21, 2002.

It was about eight years ago that Jim Berghoff quit smoking. He knew he needed to make some changes in his life so he gave up the smokes and decided to start running.

"I ran a couple of hundred feet and that was all I could do. After three months, I could run 2-3 miles."

Jim, 44, works for Hattersley & Sons and runs at Foster Park with a couple of friends, Rick Hilker and Joe Nayarkas. He doesn't look like your average long distance runner. He is six feet tall and weighs 220 pounds. Jim...

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Steve White may have been a modern-day child prodigy. By the tender age of nine, he had already built his first car engine. White was born and raised in Waynedale, and has lived here all his life. Today, he works for Evans Motors, on the corner of Bluffton and Lower Huntington Roads.

Besides offering an average of fifteen to twenty cars and trucks for sale at any given time, Evans Motors has recently begun to offer other services, such as oil changes, quick lubes, brake work, exhaust and...

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In 1962, Waynedale residents Ronald May and Carl McOmber built a house at 6210 Donna Drive for their father, Forest May. Forest, was one of the very early Waynedale settlers. He was the owner and originator of May Property Rentals (Waynedale Village Apartments), and was the brother of William May, owner of May Sand & Gravel Company (Hanson Aggregates). Forrest passed away before moving into the new house and it was sold to Paul and Dorothy Bunsold.

Paul and Dorothy took possession of their...

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photo by Cindy Cornwell Spyro and Jean Giatras continue their families work at Spyro’s Pancake House on Bluffton Road.  Ask them for a glass of their fresh squeezed orange juice-it’s the best!

We have all heard the phrase "The American Dream," but have you ever stopped to ask yourself, "If I saw the American dream, would I recognize it?" I'd like to tell you the story of how one family not only recognized the American Dream, but worked hard to achieve it.

Spyro Giatras was born on the island of Zakynthes, Greece. He immigrated to America in 1966. His wife Jean, although an American, traces her roots to Albania. They have two children: a daughter, 13 and a son, 12.

Spyro and Jean...

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Westlake, Texas, 11/5/04 – A local District Executive for the Anthony Wayne Area Council, Boy Scouts of America completed the final professional development course offered by the National Boy Scouts of America Council. The development course gives the scouting professionals the advanced skills needed to provide the scouting program to the area in which the executives work. In particular, Dave Kinnee the Miami District Executive, in Fort Wayne was invited to complete this course by the...

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Standing with the American Flag above them are: (l-r) Gerald Lloyd (Marines 1948-1952), Charlie Walter (Army-Europe 1942-1946, Larry Byers (Army National Guard 1962-1966) from American Legion Post #241, Bluffton Road.

November 11th - the time to honor all who had fought in wars.

(Left-top) In The Waynedale News area Veteran's were honored at American Legion Post #296 with a free meal of Ham and Bean Soup, along with corn bread and chocolate cake. Cindy Morrow (left) prepared 11 roasters of beans along with Sylvia Cunningham (right). (Left-bottom) Don Beaty, 2003-2004 4th District Commander of the American Legion took time to visit with some ol' friends. Seated are Ruth Offerle and Sally Gourley.

On Friday...

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All of you great folks in the circulation area of The Waynedale News may not be familiar with a Community issue of great importance. Due to a myriad array of issues the local Associated Churches Food Banks are down to bare shelves. The Boy Scouts of America are trying to help by holding a "Scouting For Food" drive.

The next scheduled collection will culminate on December 18th with a truck from the Associated Churches at the Waynedale United Methodist Church on Saturday morning. Before that...

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Navy Seaman Recruit ANDREW S. BURNS son of Cindy Chandler of Fort Wayne, Indiana and Randy S. Burns of Fort Wayne, Indiana recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Illinois.

During the eight-week program, Burns completed a variety of training that included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety. An emphasis was also placed on physical...

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