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.

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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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.


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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'.




Equal parts of:

Miniature marshmallows

Chocolate chips


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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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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Smoke On The Wind

As a nation, we have been to the sweat lodge ceremony, to purify our minds, bodies, and spirits. ‑Now we will light the Sacred Pipe as we Americans join together in prayer; and as the smoke rises to the heavens, our spirits are joined in helping one another, and we will go onward and upward as a nation of peace loving people. ‑May the Great Spirit (God) bless you, your family and friends with peace, harmony, love, and light. ‑‑Happy New Year!

Rev. Tom Dancing Feather...

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Count your blessings instead of your crosses;
Count your gains instead of your losses.
Count your joys instead of your woes;
Count your friends instead of your foes.
Count your smiles instead of your tears;
Count your courage instead of your fears.
Count your full years instead of your lean;
Count your kind deeds instead of your mean.
Count your health instead of your wealth;
Count on God instead of yourself.

~ author unknown ~



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