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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.

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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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More than 100 volunteers gathered Saturday, November 6, in four of Fort Wayne's parks to plant 136 trees and 600 lilac bushes. This event was called the Great Tree Canopy Comeback and was sponsored by Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation and Friends of the Parks.

The selected locations for the parks included Reservoir, Memorial, Rockhill and Foster Parks. Foster received 10 varieties of lilac's (600 bushes), to replace older bushes that were removed earlier this month.

The Great Tree Canopy...

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George Ognenoff was born June 20, 1928 in the Weisser Park area of Fort Wayne. He was just 17 in 1945 when he joined the United States Navy. He did his basic training at Great Lakes Naval Station near Chicago and shipped out to the China Sea. He was assigned to the Destroyer, Fred T. Berry, DD858.

George was a sports enthusiast who loved the game of football. In those days almost every outfit in the service had a football team. He played with DES-PAC, which became the Pacific Fleet...

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Back Row: Marcella Lamboley, Irene Stark, Ed Hall, Rosalie Hall, Robert Sipe, Karl McOmber. Bottom Row: Ruby___, Unknown, Virginia Ball, Unknown, Unknown.

Scouting in Waynedale used to include a Spring Pow-Wow at Waynedale Park. This would be a time for passing out scout badges and awards that had been earned over the winter. The Den Mothers and Scout Leaders would dress up in Native American garb and celebrate around a large bonfire.

Carl McOmber remembered one such gathering where the leaders salvaged an old electric heating element, tied match ends on the element, put kindling around the match ends and ran wires to a 12 volt battery which...

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Jeff Dreyfus and Angie Sturm after Angie’s perfect game.

Saturday, October 20 was just another league Saturday for local bowler Angie Sturm. Angie bowls in the Youth Amateur Bowling Association League on Saturday mornings. She is a seventeen-year-old senior at Bishop Luers High School but the high school bowling hasn't started yet. Angie was at Village Bowl enjoying the company of her friends and competing in the once-a-week YABA league. Her first two games were typical 200 plus games as she carries a 210 average.

Jeff Dreyfus, the manager at...

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