Waynedale Leisure & Entertainment

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I'm a firm believer in the Scouting program, whether it's Girl Scouts or Boy Scouts. I believe the youth of today have a lot of idle time on their hands; it's not like the 'olden days' when there were chores to do like milking, gathering eggs, slopping hogs, raking leaves, gardening, etc. What with apartment living and smaller plots to build houses on, there are fewer and fewer things to keep boys and girls occupied. I have heard the phrase, "Idle hands are the Devils tools," all my life....

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Dear Computer Expert,

I am 20 years old and of the "computer generation" whose lives are supposed to revolve around computers. Unlike most people my age, I don't like computers! I understand that they are supposed to male life easier, but they make my life hell (and it's not because of OE [operator error]). Some of my reasons why the computer is my enemy is the fact that business and schools have involved them in so many task that one cannot get a job done without dealing with a computer.

As...

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Dear Cousin,

 

Autumn is peeking around the corner of summer, anxiously waiting her entrance into the hills. She has sent forth some preliminary signals, with yellow poplar leaves whirling and twirling through the air at the slightest gust of wind. Sourwoods are turning crimson, and the bronze-gold of the beeches gleam among the greener trees. Fall's colors blend harmoniously with the deep purple of the ironweed, the yellows of goldenrod and wild sunflowers, and the brilliant blue of wild...

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Days of Spunk, Courage, and Perseverance

 

Dear Readers,

I took my grandchildren to the playground the other day, and as I was sitting on some railing watching them play on all those "safe" toys, I began to reminisce about my own childhood! We were a hearty lot in Waynedale. I don't know if such a self-sufficient band of kids exists anymore. We were out the door in the summer and only came back to eat. We had no locks on our doors, and windows were kept open at night to catch the breeze...

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These recipes have been around for a long time but people are still asking me for them. They're simple, quick, and easy; Boy Scouts love them.

 

MONKEY BREAD

 

4 tubes biscuits

1/2 cup white sugar

1/2 cup brown sugar

1 tbsp. Cinnamon

1 stick of margarine

1/2 cup nuts (pecans or other)

 

Open biscuits and cut each one in four pieces. Roll in white sugar and place in an angel food cake pan. Nuts maybe sprinkled on the dough as you build up the layers or just sprinkle on top when the...

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I have an Indian statue that is about four feel tall and weighs about fifty pounds. ‑I was moving it the other day and dropped it on my bare foot, severely bruising my right foot and breaking my little toe. But there's more of a story here than this columnist's gimpy foot.

I am the Chaplain of The American Legion Post #246 in Albion, Indiana, and on the Honor Guard.

On September 11th, we were all assembled on the lawn of the Noble County Courthouse. ‑I was to say a prayer and the Honor Guard...

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