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When we were young...circa 1956 Top row: Gelaine Listenberger, Billie Blush, Danny Weaver, Betsy Cochran,  Dave Smith, Don Harz, unknown Bottom row: KayeLynne Snider, Judy Mize, Mae Julian



I just got home and I need to tell this. I will never forget it as it was like deja vu. I was at Karen's Gifts and was returning on Hurstbourne Ln. I got stopped at a light and was about to rant under my breath, cuz it is a LONG LONG light to sit at. Just as I was about to say a few unkind words to the traffic light, and with Rush Limbaugh carrying on, on my radio, I heard a sound that felt and sounded like the voices of angels.

Sorry for the dramatic...




2/3 cup olive oil

8 chicken drumsticks

8 chicken thighs

4 celery ribs (cut into 4-inch strips)

2 cups chopped onion

1 tsp. dried tarragon

1/2 cup lemon-lime soda or water

2 1/2 tsp. salt

1/4 tsp. black pepper

grated nutmeg

40 cloves unpeeled garlic

Rounds of fresh sliced French bread 


Put the oil in a shallow dish and add the chicken pieces turning to coat them evenly with oil. Preheat the Dutch oven to 375 degrees. Combine celery...


Dear Cousin,


Sweet April makes her debut into our hills, stepping softly on the tender new grass and accompanied by the twitter of birdsong. March departs like a wet and slightly shaggy lion, leaving soggy footprints and water puddles behind him. The first tiny blue violets appear, peeping shyly through the ragged grass on the bank. There is a sprinkling of golden dandelions on the lawn, and the warm sunshine on the earth is calling forth spring.

It is almost time for the morels to...




At a pow wow, the Head Veteran leads the dancers around the sacred circle when the MC calls for a Veterans Dance. He is chosen by the pow wow committee, and it is a great honor among those who have served in our armed forces to be chosen, and also to dance the Veterans Dance. It is a very spiritual, emotional and heart-warming dance.

The first time I was asked to be the Head Veteran Dancer was for the American Indian Council's pow wow, which is held every year at...


Internet Plagiarism!


It is easier to copy work than come up with your own, especially when you are a student doing a research paper that is due in one day. "Geez! I can't write a paper in one day!" Well, if Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence in one night, then surely a student can write a paper about something.

Although it isn't against a state or federal law to plagiarize, (unless it is copyrighted) it is against every schools' code of ethics. A student found to...


(L to R) Members John and Rob Dukarski of Cub Scout Pack 3352 from Pleasant Center Elementary exhibit their art work to earn their Academic Art Pin.

Cub Scout Pack 3352, sponsored by Pleasant Center Elementary School, Corner of Bluffton Road and Pleasant Center Road, recently asked Doni Adam, a member of Fort Wayne Art Source, if their Wolf and Bear Dens could visit the Art Gallery to work on earning their Scouting Academic Art Pin and Belt Loop. Doni's answer? " . . . of course they could; we would be delighted!"

It was a very enthusiastic group of 12 boys that showed up for instructions. The Scouts studied 'primary colors', mixed...


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