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The Army & Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES) recently introduced its Patriot Family Connection program to help connect deployed military members with their loved ones back home.

The new program offers family members, friends of deployed service members and AAFES associates a chance to record their greetings, words of support and thanks. Messages can be recorded 24 hours a day, free of charge, and are forwarded to American Forces Network (AFN) Radio, which is heard at locations overseas...

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Navy Seaman Chad N. Myers, son of Karen and Carl Myers of Fort Wayne, Indiana and Navy Seaman Mark C. McHenry, Fort Wayne, Indiana, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Illinois.

During the eight-week program, Myers and McHenry completed a variety of training, which 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...

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Rock & Roll excitement was taken over at Elmhurst High School! The inaugural Battle of Bands competition kicked off at Elmhurst High School, May 21, 2005. Doors opened at 3pm and did not close until the judges determined the hottest teen band in the Fort Wayne area. This was a new & exciting event at Elmhurst that they hope becomes a tradition. The idea for Battle of Bands was the brainchild of the Music Booster President George Lay. He was convinced this could be a fun, safe event for area...

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Conner Uffelman finishes the 5th and final lap around the playground at Waynedale Elementary School on Wednesday, May 18, 2005.

Waynedale Elementary School held its annual Wonder Mile event on Wednesday. May 18. The school wide event has the top milers in third through fifth grades competing against one another for trophies and the honor of being named the fastest boy or girl in the school. Over the years, the Wonder Mile has become a major event at the school. Parents, relatives, former students and classmates all show up to cheer on their favorite runners. The competitors qualify during the Presidential Fitness...

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(l-r) Msgr. J. William Lester, Bishop Dwenger Principal Fred Tone, Bishop John D’Arcy, and Bishop Luers Principal Mary Keefer working together to strengthen Catholic Schools in Fort Wayne.

On May 5, 2005 it was announced that Bishop Luers and Bishop Dwenger High Schools created a $1,000 scholarship opportunity in the name of Msgr. J. William Lester, PA. This scholarship will be awarded annually to two recipients entering the freshman class at both schools and will start with the 2005-2006 school year.

Msgr. Lester is currently serving as the Vicar for Retired Clergy for the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend, as well as, the administrator for St. Patrick Parish, Fort Wayne. He is...

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Congratulations to Lauren Hellinger (left) and Kara Baumgartner (right) for being named St. Joseph-St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Distinguished Graduates of 2005. They were selected by their teachers as excelling in academics, extra curricular activities, service to others, leadership, and being Christian Witnesses.

Tuesday, May 17, four bowlers were induced into the Fort Wayne Bowler's Hall of Fame. The ceremony was held at Hall's Guest House on West Washington Center Road. Each Hall of Fame bowling inductee was introduced to the audience by a presenter. The presenter explained the accomplishments of the person being inducted.

The two women bowlers honored by the Fort Wayne Women's Bowling Association were Cleota Dewitt, presented by Denneen Ford and Denise M. Bruce presented by Marlyn Minick. The two...

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Brooke Evans won the 2005 Fort Wayne Women's Bowling Association's Women's Classic Open. Brooke, who carries a book average of 193 is from New Haven, Indiana. This is her eighth year of competing in the scratch tournament and she won $200 for her first place finish. The tournament was held at Village Bowl on Bluffton Road on Friday, May 5, 2005.

This years Memorial Day Parade will start at the Waynedale United Methodist Church at 9:00am. Line-up is at 8:00am in the church parking lot on Old Trail Road and Church Street. There is no entry fee. The parade will proceed down Old Trail Road to Prairie Grove Cemetery. There will be a military ceremony at Prairie Grove Cemetery, which will include placing of the wreath, singing of the National Anthem, Taps by Elmhurst High School Band and a white dove release by Whispering Wings.

After...

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