Waynedale Leisure & Entertainment

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Dear Cousin,

 

Blooming honeysuckle vines spread over the banks and cover the underbrush with sweet-scented yellow and white flowers, perfuming the air with the fragrance of summertime. The cinnamon tater vine is in bud, and its spicy perfume vies with the honeysuckle for sweetness. Blackberries are ripening fast, briers drooping with sweet, juicy fruit just begging to be picked. In the distance, the mountains stand in pleated layers, covered with blue mist that fades away into the...

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IN THE MOMENT

 

How often we have been told to be in the now. ‑The moment is now, yesterday is gone and tomorrow has not arrived. ‑I believe we need some guidelines in a statement like this, and I would like to share some with you.

When I lost my 21-year-old daughter in an auto accident in December a few short years ago, it did not resonate well with me to hear people say: ‑"Capture the moment, her soul chose to go at that time, etc." ‑It was hard for me, and still is, at Christmas time...

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REMEMBERING POLIO

 

The year was 1949 or 1950. Polio was the terror and the plight of our nation. The disease was originally called Infantile Paralysis. No one knew where it came from, or how it was transmitted. Many theories were frantically being explored. The swimming pools in Fort Wayne were shut down that summer, and people were afraid to go into crowds. A paralysis had struck our community of Waynedale, too, which was my whole world at the age of about 8 or so. My mother was...

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Super Star 4-Her, Janeen Baxter with her dog, “Harry”. 4-H Dog Show was held on Saturday, July 13th. Janeen’s other projects include Woodworking, Crafts, and Collections.

The Allen County 4-H Program is available to young people from urban, suburban and rural areas in Allen County between the age of 3 to grade 12. There are currently 40 clubs, 1100 youth enrolled in the traditional 4-H program. 21 schools also participate in Classroom Enrichment. It doesn't matter what your interests are, because there are projects for everyone ranging from aerospace to zoology.

Adult volunteers serve as 4-H leaders. "Volunteers in each and every case are at the core of...

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(L to R) Rod Woodson, Bishop Luers Essay Contest Winner Colin Brodmerkel, and Jason Fabini

I can't imagine my life without sports; I just know that I would be a completely different person than I am today if I hadn't participated in athletic competition at an early age. First, I am a pretty shy kid. I have been shy my whole life and I didn't have much confidence in myself, but sports has made a dramatic change in me. In sports when I was younger, I was good but I didn't think I was good enough to play a lot and start for my team although I usually did just that. Again I just didn't...

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MEMORIES OF YONDER HILL

by Leroy Partin

 

Last night I walked a lonely path,
That leads to yonder hill.
My way was bathed in soft moonlight,
And the night was warm and still.

 

As I walked, my memory faded back,
To a girl I used to know,
That had walked by my side along this path,
So many years ago.

 

I wondered if it's in her memory still,
And maybe her heart still yearns,
To walk again to yonder hill,
Where the memory of love still burns.

 

Maybe in this life I'll never know,
For we drifted...

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