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Waynedale Leisure & Entertainment

Kick back and relax, you deserve it! All of the stories in this section are unique, original entertainment by our local Waynedale, (Fort Wayne) Indiana columnists, created just especially for you. Our columnists love to hear from their dedicated readers, view our columnist's biographies and e-mail them here.

NEWS FROM THE HILLS

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Dear Cousin,

 

Buttermilk clouds riffle across the wide expanse of the sky this morning, as another mild day unfolds in the hills. One of our sons complained this morning "it doesn't feel a bit like Christmas." It is true that we have had an extended fall season of warm weather, and with no snowflakes filling the air; it is hard to imagine that we are only a few days away from Christmas. Still, I am convinced that Christmas is all about memories anyway. My mind drifts back to a Christmas...

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THE STORY OF MR. WOWO

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When asked to do a personal interview with my friend Bob Sievers, better known to local radio listeners as Mr. WOWO, I jumped at the chance. Bob is known as everybody's friend and has been a household name for decades. I was flattered when Bob said he would take off time from his busy schedule to let me have this special interview.

Bob started out by telling me that he had been a freshman at South Side High School in 1932. He had a paper route that started around Bowser & Oliver Streets...

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LITTLE HOBOS

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One of my close friends in childhood was Ray Goodin. We grew up together in the 1920's and 30's in Louisville, Kentucky, and lived near the railroad tracks. Ray had a fascination for freight trains and was always talking about the L & N or the C & O or other freight trains. One time when Ray was 13 and I was 11, he suggested we go on a hobo trip. "Where," I asked. He said he had an aunt that lived in Scottsburg on the Tennessee border and that we could go there. He knew there was a...

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STARGAZING

Details Partial Lunar Eclipse

Planets Decorate the Full Long Nights Moon

 

Those of you fortunate stargazers who received a telescope for Christmas are in for a couple of an enchanting evenings the last week of December. The night sky over Waynedale will play host to a nearly full moon shining between and around two brilliant planets. Saturn and Jupiter will sit on either side of the moon for a couple of nights. These planets make wonderful destinations to practice your observing skills with the new telescope.

Saturn's...

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KAMPFIRE KOOKIN'

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We're featuring some snacks for your Christmas/New Years Eve party this issue so in effect our column could be called Kampfire Snackin'.

 

RAY'S SIMPLE DEER HUNTIN' TRAIL SNACK

 

Equal parts of:

Miniature marshmallows

Chocolate chips

Raisins

Mix all ingredients together and serve or store in Ziploc bags.

(Other ingredients that could be added: Dry roasted peanuts, Peanut butter chips, Mixed nuts, Bridge mix, M & Ms, cherry chips, cashews, white raisins, dried cranberries, dried...

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BILLIARDS NEWS & VIEWS

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Congratulations to all the Fort Wayne league players that went to Sandusky, Ohio to play in the Valley-BCA Team Challenge Nov. 16-18th, 2001. Triple elimination qualifying format. Three wins to the money. Here is how the seven men's teams finished from Fort Wayne:

5th place: Charlie Patton, Dan Mullins, Terry Elkins, Larry Polley, Terry Guise, Dave Sloan

12th place: Dave Hancock, John Adamonis, Max Kraus, Dave Vanover, Jimmy Jenkins

15th place: Scott Vinson, Rick Zahm, Jack Hankins, Mike...

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