Waynedale Leisure & Entertainment

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It was the evening before Thanksgiving, and David stood in the stage wing ready to go on. It was to be his debut performance at one of the biggest, most famous concert halls in the world.

As the announcer welcomed everyone and talked about the many things they had to be grateful for, David considered his own list. On the very top was his father. David smiled as he thought about him. His father was a strong man with big, rough, weathered hands from years of hard farm work. To provide for his...

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Well, it’s Fall and time once again for Doc’s annual golf tournament to raise money for kids’ winter clothes. But the recent heavy rains have kinda wiped out his “golf course” on two adjoining farms and a patch of woods. But Doc is nothing if not creative.

“This year, boys,” he said, sitting down and flipping his cup upright at the Mule Barn truck stop’s philosophy counter, “we have to do something different to raise money for those coats.”

He kinda twinkled at us.

“An archery tournament,”...

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Blue skies and sunshine grace the last of our November days, yet there is a sharp bite in the air that gives the promise of colder weather to come. With its summit bathed in glory, Pilot Knob is a multicolored jewel shining in the sunlight this morning. When the evening sunset sheds its rosy glow on that mountain, it glows with an ethereal beauty.

This is perfect butchering weather. The week of Thanksgiving was our annual butchering time, when pork and beef were killed and processed for our...

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There’s something so satisfying about getting out of bed when the world is still dark and quiet and resting. Making the coffee gives us time to scratch and think. Well, scratch, anyway. Most of that thinking will start after about the third cup of coffee.

But it’s a quiet time. A private time. When the world is dark, and there isn’t yet a hint of pink over the eastern mountains, it’s very good. We can relax. No one is expecting anything from us right now. Our guilt can take some time off, and...

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When Tina called, Sally could tell something was really wrong. Tina’s voice was panicked and tense. She was so tense, in fact, that Sally couldn’t understand what she was saying. Sally decided it would be best to walk to Tina’s house and see what the problem was.

Tina was new to the area, and after she had moved in, she and Sally had quickly become friends. But they were about as different as two women could be. Tina had grown up in one of the roughest areas of a big city and had lived there...

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When I chose to take on the task of writing a monthly article about homeschooling, I knew at some point, I would pause to acknowledge the dedicated teachers who teach in the brick school house be it public, private or parochial.

Teachers, outside the home, are not competition or a threat to homeschoolers and vice-versa. God created a big, wide world for us to educate our children in. We should encourage and respect each other. Separate the system (common core) from the human (teacher).

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