Waynedale Leisure & Entertainment

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Summertime weather simmers along as daisies bloom and leaves grow green and full on the trees. The hills surround and envelop us with rich greenery that protect and comfort us. I could never get used to the flatlands that seem to go on forever, but take comfort in the hills of home. I found a poem in my files written by a lady who had moved away from the hills, but was still longing for them.

By Violet B. Reed
Springtime brings back memories . . .
Of loved ones . . . hills . . . And...

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Granddaughter Janet Ramsey and daughter Rosemary Berry with Berenice (Gross) Bonar’s Biblical quilt.

It’s been nearly a month since The News Sentinel featured the front page article: ‘Unique’ quilt caused shop owner to pull cover off mystery, revealing ties to News-Sentinel, Hall of Fame. (http://bit.ly/1GCrAeN). Here’s a synopsis: The article tells the story of a quilt contest held by The News Sentinel back in 1927-28 for girls to compete for cash awards by making Bible block quilts based on the designs of Ruby Short McKim.

A quilt top featuring the Bible blocks was dropped off at Born Again...

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I’ve discovered the wonderful world of petty mail-order junk. I love it. A computer is a grand tool for opening the world of spending petty cash for a guy, but it’s not really essential. You can do without one if you just get on the catalog list. The simplest way to do that is to send away for a catalog, listing your address and name, of course, but beneath your name add the title “Purchasing Coordinator.” Then you add a note telling the catalog folks not to give your name out to anyone else or...

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More than a decade ago, former Chief Justice Roy Moore of the Alabama Supreme Court installed a massive granite monument inscribed with the Ten Commandments in the rotunda of the Alabama State Judicial Building. Two years later it was removed by court order as a violation of the separation of church and state. Shortly thereafter, Justice Moore was also removed by court order from the Alabama State Judicial Building.

Not long after these events played themselves out across our cable television...

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I wandered today to the hill, Maggie
To watch the scene below
The creek and the rusty old mill, Maggie
Where we sat in the long, long ago.

The green grove is gone from the hill, Maggie
Where first the daisies sprung
The old rusty mill is still, Maggie
Since you and I were young.

A city so silent and lone, Maggie
Where the young and the gay and the best
In polished white mansion of stone, Maggie
Have each found a place of rest.

Is built where the birds used to play, Maggie
And join in the songs that...

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Cat quilts pay homage to our love for our feline friends.

As the month of June is Adopt a Shelter Cat Month, it seems fitting to shine the spotlight on the Barn Cat program approved last August and administered by the Allen County SPCA. It is quite clear: not all cats are born for a household environment. We tend to think of cats as cute cuddly bundles of fur who love to snuggle and purr on their pet parents' laps. For those cats used to an urban environment their lifestyle creates challenges as they are susceptible to disease, malnutrition and...

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