Waynedale Leisure & Entertainment

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THE SCOUTS AND I HAVE LOST A VERY SPECIAL FRIEND

Sarah F. "Sally" Rainwaters, 81, of Waynedale, a member of Waynedale United Methodist Church, died Saturday, November 24, 2001 at her home. The Amboy native worked for 15 years at General Electric and was a Unit Commissioner for the Boy Scouts of America. She was also past president of America War Mothers. She is survived by son Robert L. Rainwaters, Fort Wayne and two grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Benjamin F...

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My Dear Readers,

 

I have a memory of long ago, when we went into the house and found my mother-in-law crying. It was close to Christmas, and her son, Jerry was in the service. He wouldn't be home for Christmas that year. I remember not knowing quite what to say, as I had never seen her cry before.

Service men and moms. Forever the bond of love and commitment. I know that a lot of moms (and dads and family members) will be without a beloved son or daughter this year because, again, they have...

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Dear Cousin,

 

Like a dry leaf losing its grip and falling softly to the ground, November drifts silently from our hills. She has been a well-behaved month, with warm, balmy days and summer like temperatures. The recent rains have been a boon in our dry conditions, although we need much more moisture in the ground. God has promised to send rain in "due season."

The trees lift mostly bare branches to the sky, as if pleading for the rains to come. Warm weather has not discouraged the deer...

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Asteroid Debris and the Giminid Meteor Shower

 

The Geminid meteor shower is active every year from December 7 until December 17, but the pre-dawn hours of December 13 and 14 should be the best time to watch. Although Geminid meteors usually shoot from a radiant point in the constellation Gemini, just keep scanning the skies to catch a glimpse from a trail of streaking light.

Most meteor showers happen when Earth passes through the debris trail of a comet. The Geminids are different and...

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Paratroopers preparing to leave for Panama, 1941

Known as "Hutch", Reece Hutchings and his wife Polly, are longtime residents in Waynedale.

Hutch started out in the archery business in 1946 on Old Trail Road with Bob Capin. The partnership dissolved and Hutch became sole owner. Polly did the bookkeeping and minded the store. Their two daughters, Roberta and Pamela, were often in the store with their parents. Many times they would hide in the showcases and sleep. The business moved to Lower Huntington Road and then in 1981 to Bluffton Road...

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I want to talk about your grip.

Start by griping your cue with your middle two fingers and your thumb straight down. Your index finger should be along with your pinky finger. Do whatever is comfortable to you because they do not do anything. Next grip your cue slightly, just enough to where you have control of your cue. Not too loose, not too tight.

Next I want you to practice shooting with the same grip pressure all the way through the cue ball, through your back swing, through your follow...

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