Waynedale Leisure & Entertainment

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I, as I'm sure the rest of you, have been following closely, the war in Iraq. ‑I want to state that I am one hundred percent American. ‑When one of our soldiers dies, all Americans feel the loss. No soldier dies without being mourned.

I have watched TV as the Iraqi's fight the American GI's who were sent there to free them. I understand that they have only known the brutal regime of Saddam Hussein for 30 years. Still, it seemed to me, that being freed from that...

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Spring is always a good time to get your pet's yearly check up. Many diseases can be prevented by good routine care.

Dogs should be vaccinated and checked for intestinal and heart worms. I have already seen mosquitoes this year so preventing heartworm disease should be a priority in every dog owner's life. Many heartworm preventatives also prevent intestinal worm infestations and provide some flea protection although I'm not impressed with the flea protection it provides. It is my...

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1/2 pound hamburger (brown and drain)

1 medium onion (chopped)

1 small green pepper (chopped)

1/2 tsp. Dried basil (crushed)

1/2 tsp. Dried oregano (crushed)

3 cans tomato soup

4 cups water

2 tsp. Lemon juice

4 cups cooked elbow macaroni

Garlic powder to taste

salt & pepper to taste


Put browned/drained hamburger, onion, pepper, basil and oregano together in a sauce pan. Add soup, water, lemon juice, and cooked macaroni. Heat through and serve. Should...

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Dear Cousin,


Pilot Knob is hidden behind a veil of snow that is spread across our hills this morning. March left and the lion took a last feeble jab before he went. The March lion is mostly bluff anyway. He can roar and blow, throw several inches of snow on trees and hillsides, but before long the sun comes out and melts it all away. There is an old song that Mom used to sing; some of the words go like this:

"Sometimes it's snowing and freezing and blowing, but sometimes it's fair you...

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“Keeping the fire warm!”                                                                Photo by Gary McOmber (L to R)  Troop 344 Scoutmaster Bob Rainwaters & Boy Scouts Joe Jarvis and Karl McOmber

(Featuring guest columnist Gary McOmber, Assistant Scoutmaster Troop 344)

Well it may have been winter in Waynedale but our local Boy Scout units were kept far from hibernating. Troop 38's Scoutmaster Jerry Lloyd and Assistant Scoutmaster Jim Fox organized monthly lock-ins at the Southeast YMCA. The Scouts had the 'Y' under their control for 12 hours and they utilized the pool, the multiple gym areas, and the rest of the facility for their rank advancements or for just plain ol' fun.


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My son-in-law celebrated his 41st birthday a few months ago. He is in the Cortland Nursing Home in Fort Wayne. He has MS and is in a wheel chair.

I asked Tim what he would like for his birthday. He replied, "A feather from the feather man." That is what he calls me. Tim got his feather. The staff and I sang happy birthday to him and Tim and I had a good visit.

Following are my thoughts about a Feather for Tim. Among Native people, an eagle feather received as an honor...

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