Waynedale Leisure & Entertainment

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Artie was always just a shy kind of guy. He was harmless; at least that's what some people thought. Most people have seen him riding around Waynedale on his bicycle as he kept to himself, never bothering anybody.

It started over a five-dollar bill, or at least the change from a five-dollar bill. Artie, thirsty after his usual Waynedale route, stopped in at Scotts Foods on Bluffton Road. He selected his favorite, a red-pop, and proceeded to the express checkout lane, next to the managers...

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I made a huge mistake the other day. I have three dogs I board quite often. When they are staying with us, I usually keep them with me. My daughter wanted to go to the mall to get some job applications so I put the three dogs in the guest room with food and water. We were gone an hour and fifteen minutes.

I had to pick up another dog to board so I dropped my daughter off at the house with orders to let the dogs out to potty. My daughter called me about five minutes later and said I would not...

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1 lb. Hamburger

1 pkg. Taco seasoning

1 can (12 oz.) corn (undrained)

1/2 cup green bell pepper (chopped)

1 can (8 oz.) tomato sauce

1/2 cup chopped onion (yellow or green)

1 can (12 oz.) Kidney beans, pinto beans, or chili beans (undrained)

Salt & Pepper to taste

1 box (8 1/2 oz.) corn muffin mix

1/3 cup shredded cheddar cheese


Brown hamburger in bottom of Dutch oven; pour off grease. Stir in taco seasoning, undrained corn, chopped pepper...

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Dear Cousin,


The two spring like days that we enjoyed have retreated back into the frost of February and permitted the snow flurries and freezing weather to return. It was good while it lasted, although this is more seasonal weather. My brother Ronnie asked me if it was "Indian spring." I feel that it was a couple of bonus days from the Lord to encourage and give us a foretaste of the beauty of spring that lies ahead of us. The coming of spring never grows stale. No matter how many...

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"Will" you be ready?

by Chris Mathes, Scout Executive, AWAC-BSA

(Taken from THE COURIER - Official messenger of the Anthony Wayne Area Council.)


The night sky is clear and bright. You look up at the stars as you sit in front of the embers of a dying fire. The Scouts and other dads have turned in for the night, leaving you alone with your thoughts.

You have been with the Scouting program for a long time now. You have seen the difference it can make in the lives of boys and families....

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We have just finished Valentine's Day in our modern day civilized society and are able to purchase all the candy hearts, toys, etc, that we want at half-price. And now it is time to fill our baskets with Easter eggs, yellow marshmallow chicks, bunnies and lots of chocolate. Yum! Yum!

I wish to share a vision, a thought and a prayer. If we have love in our hearts and respect for our family, friends, and all of God's creation, we then stand in the circle of unity, blessed by the Holy Spirit and...

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