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President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed April 30, 1863, a National Day of Fasting, Humiliation and Prayer. His proclamation is just as appropriate for our world today as it was 140 years ago.

Lincoln's Proclamation on Prayer

"We have been the recipients of the choicest bounties of heaven. We have been preserved, the many years, in peace and prosperity. We have grown in numbers, wealth and power, as no other nation has ever grown. But we have forgotten God. We have forgotten the gracious hand...

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Dear Waynedale Friends,

Boy! ‑Have times changed! ‑Now, I'm not saying everything should be like they were in the old days (the 50's) but what has happened to sales people? ‑Back when I was a kid, the sales people treated kids with courtesy unless they were misbehaving, in which case, they got kicked out, and their parents were called.

The shoe store in Waynedale, there on Lower Huntington Road, must have been one of a kind! Or, perhaps, sales people were just better...

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4 pounds lean hamburger (ground round)

2 tbsp. Vegetable oil

2 cans cream of mushroom soup

1 pkg. dry onion soup mix

2 cans water

salt & pepper to taste

1/2 pint sour cream

2 small cans mushrooms or 1 large can

(4 lbs. round steak may be substituted for the ground round/hamburger but the meat should be cut into serving size pieces and cooked for 1-1/2 to 2 hours to tenderize.)


Brown meat in vegetable oil and then drain. Mix soups and water...

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Dear Cousin,


In the midst of wars and rumors of wars, bloody conflicts and the horrid devastation, worry, grief and heartache of these present times, life goes on. There is a certain comfort in performing the routine, everyday tasks that lie at hand. As we cut seed potatoes for planting, in the same manner that our fathers and grandfathers did before us, I thought of how some things never change.

Living in a high-tech world, the common gardening tasks are done each spring in the same...

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According to a December 2002 article in WORTH magazine:

"We live in a nation of tremendous luxury, yet every three hours a child is killed by gunfire. Twelve million Americans kids live in poverty. A third of the women in the United States have been sexually assaulted. Around the world, 37 million people are refugees or have been displaced from their homes.

The facts are alarming. The good news is that...

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Early morning! Having just poured a hot cup of freshly brewed coffee, I decided to go outside and enjoy it watching the morning sunrise. Birds are chirping and singing their morning song. The trees are starting to green up and blossom with the freshness of springtime. My thoughts turned to reflections upon faith. For many, this is the season of Lent, Easter and the Resurrection. I love that word, resurrection, for it brings hope and a promise from God that anytime when we are feeling low and...

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