Waynedale Leisure & Entertainment

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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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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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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...

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Tech stocks are volatile. It doesn't take a financial analyst to tell you that. Wall Street is on a giant rollercoaster ride that won't stop or level out. In a volatile market computer manufactures are hoping that one day they can get back to business instead of worrying whether or not they have a business to work at.

But one company has set themselves up for a rough road ahead, and has been prepared since the 2000 tech bubble burst. Apple's financial stability and worst case senario...

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