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Waynedale Leisure & Entertainment

Kick back and relax, you deserve it! All of the stories in this section are unique, original entertainment by our local Waynedale, (Fort Wayne) Indiana columnists, created just especially for you. Our columnists love to hear from their dedicated readers, view our columnist's biographies and e-mail them here.

SHERLOCK HOLMES - HOME COUNTRY

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I heard the rumor down at the feed store, later in the afternoon. We had a real live Sherlock Holmes in our community, and he was our local barber, Curtis Naismith.

"What do you mean?" I asked Julie, the stout girl hired to carry 100-pound sacks of grain out to waiting trucks.
"Curtis can tell," she said. "He can tell where you've been and what you've been doing, and it's a kind of magic, like that e.s.p. stuff."

This was big news here, of course, and I had to go see for myself. I was getting...

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A SPECIAL WELCOME

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I've been involved in ministry or "church work" for over two decades. Don't let my youthful persona fool you; I'm now closer to drawing Social Security than I am to drawing Crayola inspired pictures on construction paper. Obviously, Social Security may not be an option for me or my generation, but that's a column for another time.

Back to the ministry: Yes, the church has been my life. I have loved it and hated it; embraced it and attacked it; been welcomed by it with open arms, and been told...

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WORSHIP IN THE PARK BEGINS

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On Sunday, May 26, 2013, Worship In The Park began again for the summer season at Franke Park in Foellinger Theatre located at 3411 Sherman Boulevard, with service starting at 8:00 a.m. This weekly service is hosted by Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church and runs from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend.

Dress casually and enjoy the worship service in the pavilion near the entrance to the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo.

Refreshments are available after the service courtesy of Trinity...

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MEMORIAL DAY - SCHINDLER SEZ

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It doesn't matter which way you go, as long as you get there.

Just the Bare Facts
The Supreme Court recently ruled that people charged with minor offenses, like traffic violations or public intoxication, can be strip searched, even if there is no reasonable doubt that they might be concealing weapons, drugs, or other contraband. I guess The Supreme Court wants to insure that the police get to see the bare facts.

True Love
76-year-old country music singer, Jerry Lee Lewis, was recently married...

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SCHOOL MEMORIES - NEWS FROM THE HILLS

Details Alyce Faye Bragg

IN SCHOOL DAYS
By John Greenleaf Whittier

Still sits the school house by the road,
A ragged beggar sleeping;
Around it still the sumachs grow,
And blackberry vines are creeping.

Within the master's desk is seen,
Deep scarred by raps official,
The warping floor, the battered seats,
And jack-knives carved initial.

The charcoal frescoes on its wall;
Its door's worn sill betraying
The feet, that creeping slow to school
Went storming out to playing.

Long years ago a winter sun
Shone over it at setting;
Lit...

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POPPIES - AROUND THE FRAME

Details Marie Webster’s poppy quilt pattern as featured in the 1912 Lady’s Home Journal. © Rosalind W. Perry, used with permission.

Poppies of the Field
In Flanders Fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

Thus begins the poem In Flanders Fields written by Lt. Col. John McCrae, MD (1872-1918) Canadian Army. The poem has endured for nearly 100 years and is as meaningful today as it was for the army surgeon who wrote it while watching wild poppies in a Belgium field gently blow in a breeze near the grave of a...

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