Waynedale Leisure & Entertainment

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David was an incredibly brilliant student, but sometimes that was almost his downfall. For example, my students were supposed to write a program called "Twenty-one" where two players would take turns removing from one to three items out of twenty-one. The goal was to force your opponent to remove the last one.

We were programming on an old Unix system through terminals. The graphics were ugly and the interface was limited. All I asked them to do was a fairly simple input and an output of how...

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A yellow butterfly hovers over the Persian lilac bush, with its purple blooms swaying in the breeze. Purple and yellow seems to be the color scheme on this lovely spring day, with dandelions and violets vying for attention along the edge of the yard, and winter cress spreading yellow clusters in the meadow. From the leafing maple tree, a cardinal pours out a melody of pure praise, thanking the Great Creator for another beautiful day.

Although there has been a light frost the last three...

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A red felt and beaded brooch made by Canadian Evelyne is worn as a reminder of those lost in war.

On May 25 the Annual Waynedale Memorial Day parade will wind its way through the streets to the Prairie Grove Cemetery. Once again we will gather to mourn those brave men and women who gave their lives in service to their country. The bell will chime to mark the passing of each local veteran who passed away during the last twelve months. The solemnity of the ceremony, the words of comfort and sacrifice, the air filled with the sound of guns and taps: this is Memorial Day. I would ask everyone...

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Delbert's at it again. You know Delbert McLain, our local chamber of commerce? He's the guy who wants to bring lots of people here so the place isn't quite as nice as it is now.

Well, ol' Delbert zipped into the Mule Barn truck stop the other day, plopped down at the empty Round Table, and motioned for those of us at the philosophy counter to join him. We did.

"Boys," he said, when we were seated and sipping, "I want to bounce an idea off you and see how it goes."

He almost whispered, "Two...

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Those of us with one child often wonder what it is like to homeschool a couple children at once. My friend, Annemarie D., explains how teaching multiple children can be a challenge, "It would be a pleasure to have all of our children be exactly the same in learning style and pace, right? I did teach a child who was a self-teacher, motivated and was independent. This let me teach my other son, who was unsure of himself, to work on his own. When I realized my next child would also need more time...

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The sun peeped up over Pilot Knob this morning, but was soon obscured by clouds that covered the sky. The air is warm and humid, with thunderstorms threatening to move into our hills. April showers are bringing forth May flowers, with little blue violets showing their faces through the green grass. Yellow dandelions are sprinkled over the lawn, punctuated by the red-breasted robin searching for earthworms.

Somewhere it must have snowed on the sarvis, giving spring the go-ahead to come on in...

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