Waynedale Leisure & Entertainment

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Derek, a friend of mine, had lost half of his thumb to a power saw while building kitchen cabinets. Despite this setback, I never once saw him discouraged, even during the days of his recovery. He always found a way to keep his sense of humor.

One day he agreed to let my scout troop use his wood shop to build our sled for the Klondike Derby. The boys agreed that in exchange they would help clean his shop.

Derek spent quite a bit of time talking to the boys about safety and was insistent that...

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Matthew 5:44-45 “But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you. Do good to them that hate you, pray for them which despitefully use you and persecute you-“That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for He maketh His sun to shine on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.”

We live in a world which impartially sends down the sunshine and the rain on all of us. We are all subject to the human woes and sorrows which come to...

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This appliqu├ęd poppy quilt once destined to be filler in a dog bed will be sold to benefit the ACSPCA once restoration work is complete.

In October Born Again Quilts not only celebrates Halloween we celebrate Adopt-a- Shelter Dog Month too. Once again the members of the Appleseed Quilter’s Guild repurposed discarded fabrics into dog beds. You can take a bed home by giving a free-will donation to the Allen County SPCA.

The ACSPA has really upped their game with their creative fundraising (Catwalk), partnerships (PetSmart) and innovative programs (Barn Cats). It is a pleasure to lend them support. This year “super-size” beds for...

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Jed wasn’t fond of cats. So when his wife approached him about getting a kitten he adamantly refused. “Why do you think we need a cat around here?” he asked.

“Because I counted two mice in our house today,” she replied. “And where there is one or two, you know there are more.”

“We’ll just set some traps,” Jed replied. “Traps don’t make messes or rip up the furniture.”

But then Jed’s little girls got into the act and begged and pleaded and looked at him with their big eyes, and soon Jed, in...

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In honor of his entirely fictional pet squirrel, Doc is calling the annual golf tournament the Chipper Invitational this year. He’s thinking of making that a permanent name for his invention, the most unusual golf tournament in history.

Oh, you remember how it began, when Doc decided to raise money each fall to buy winter coats for some of the local kids who can’t afford them? And one of the things this valley has never had is a golf course. But that didn’t slow Doc down. With the laughing...

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If you enjoyed my August article about homeschooling (parents pick their child’s curriculum) and Hoosier Academy (parents do not pick their child’s curriculum) and thought WOW that packs a journalist punch, thank Shawn Ambrose, a homeschooling father and member of the Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA).

I actually compiled a plethora of information about private homeschooling and the public schools online offering, Hoosier Academy, and thought that I had emailed this masterpiece to...

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