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The latest breaking news stories from around the Waynedale, (South / Southwest Fort Wayne) Indiana community are all found here. These articles are written by our local writers and contain area events, happenings and general public interest coverage. If you have a news tip, idea for an article or suggestion, please click here to submit your Waynedale news.

AESTHETIC PLANT SPECIALISTS ANNOUNCE NEW POINSETTIA FOR FUNDRAISER

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Aesthetic Plant Specialists is excited to announce its sponsorship of a brand new poinsettia variety that raises funds for breast cancer awareness and research. The new poinsettia, PINK RIBBON, is available for the first time through this company. It is one of the many plants designated as a "Plant for the Cure." For every poinsettia purchased, the plant breeder donates money to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

The Susan G. Komen Foundation exists to raise awareness of the 179,000 women and men...

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WAYNEDALE VETERANS’ NEWS

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VOITURE 37 of the 40et8, 7301 Decatur Road, would like to extend a welcome to visit our Chateau. We have noon lunch specials from 11am to 2pm, Monday – Friday. We have Coney Dogs on Tuesday nights from 5pm to 8pm. On Wednesdays have some fun playing cards with a great group of people from 2 - ?. Friday nights we have fish dinners with salad bar and other entrees from 5pm to 8pm. We also have a banquet room for rent – capacity approximately 200. For information call...

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LOCAL SCHOOL NEWS

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VALPARAISO UNIVERSITY

LOCAL STUDENT PARTICIPATES IN COOPERATIVE EDUCATION PROGRAM

Kendra Bodine of Fort Wayne is participating in a cooperative education program for the Fall 2002 semester through VU. Cooperative education is an academic program that combines professional work experience with academic course work. Paid employment occurs in business, industry, government, and other professional settings. The co-op experience through VU is available in the Colleges of Arts and Sciences...

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VETERANS DAY DIPLOMA

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It was late in the day last Monday, Veteran's Day, when an elderly man wearing a mortarboard showed up at The Waynedale News. Bob Hughes, of 1627 Shoreview Drive, was carrying a new high school diploma. The lines in his face assured me he was close to being an octogenarian, but his smile was that of a 'brand' new high school graduate.

"I was hoping you could get a picture of me with my new diploma," he said proudly.

I unrolled the blue backdrop that my sister Kath had made, hung it on...

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BETHANY LUTHERAN CHURCH CELEBRATES 50 YEARS OF GOD'S GRACE

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For the past year Bethany Lutheran Church has been celebrating her 50th anniversary. Celebrations have included a special preaching series last Advent; a series of presentations touching on church history throughout the year by speakers such as Rev. Daniel Preus, Rev. Jon Vieker, and Rev. Dr. Cameron MacKenzie; an anniversary banquet and congregational photo; the commissioning and installation of a stained-glass chancel window depicting Christ's victorious resurrection; the obtaining of...

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SHEPLER’S CELEBRATE 50 GOLDEN YEARS

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Leonard E. Shepler and Elvena Joy Stucky were married Nov. 30th, 1952 at the Grabill Evangelical Mennonite Church. Leonard worked for Fort Wayne Community Schools as an elementary teacher for 17 years, and retired in 1983. His wife, Joy worked as a nurse at St. Joseph Hospital and retired in 1982.

Their children are Douglas E. Shepler, Ft. Wayne, and Timothy R. Shepler of Hoover, Alabama. They have a son, Davis L., deceased in 1996, and a daughter Rebecca A. Shepler, deceased in...

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AREA WOMAN PUBLISHES FIRST BOOK

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Marcia Laker, of 1412 Hawthorne Road, has published her first book of poems. Her new book, RECENT sightings, is an invitation to its' readers to participate in the creative process by contributing their own ideas. The author draws on her experience as a woman maturing in a changing society, grounded in tradition yet rising with new opportunity.

Marcia will be at the Million Story Book Company for a book signing on December 8, 2002 at 2:00pm.

WAYNEDALE VETERANS’ NEWS

Details On October 27, 2002 American Legion Post #296, Tillman Road, saw 2 of their members take home the 4th District Pool Tournament trophy (1st time since 1993). Post #499, Hilegas Road, was host to the October tournament which saw 22 teams compete. The father-son team of Duane and Devin DuMont were the winners. Duane is a Post #296 Legion member and Devin is a S.A.L. member. The first place trophy is on display at the post until the November tournament at the Monroeville Post #420.

FLAG ETIQUETTE

(Taken from 'LET'S BE RIGHT ON FLAG ETIQUETTE'

Question: Of what does a Color Guard consist?

Answer: A basic Color Guard is composed of four persons, carrying and guarding one flag of the United States and one organization flag (or Post Color). The two Color bearers and the two guards (armed) are always lined up facing the marching front from left to right as follows: guard, organization flag or banner, the Flag of the United States, guard.

Question: Is it proper to use more...

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LOCAL SCHOOL NEWS

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UNIVERSITY OF SAINT FRANCIS

USF ART AND VISUAL COMMUNICATION DEPT. PRESENTS WATERCOLOR EXHIBITION

Rick Cartwright, Chair of the USF Art & Visual Communication Department has announced that a Watercolor Exhibition will be held through Saturday, December 1, 2002. The exhibit is in the Weatherhead Gallery in the Mimi and Ian Rolland Center off Leesburg Road on the east side of campus. The show features works by Joe Anderson, Louise Cartwright, Jacqueline Gnott, Scott Kilmer, Lori Langenhop...

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