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In 1992, Morill Worcester’s wreath company had 5,000 leftover wreaths at Christmas time. Rather than disposing of them, the company had them sent to Arlington National Cemetery to be placed on the graves of our fallen Heroes. And so began Wreaths Across America, a Nationally recognized Not-for-profit organization that last year placed over 900,000 wreaths at 1,100 cemeteries across the country, including every grave at Arlington.

The Civil Air Patrol’s 201st Composite Squadron will be placing...

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School was ending for the summer, and my roommates and I were all preparing to go our separate ways. Jim was getting married, so we all made plans to meet again at his and Michelle’s wedding.

Bruce suggested that we all pool our money and buy one bigger gift. He said he would be in charge of purchasing it. Curious as to what he had in mind, we gave him our money, totaling about $75.

As we all said our final goodbyes, Jim left us with a threat. “If any of you do anything to decorate my car, so...

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I was studying my card when the guys walked in for coffee.

“What did you get?” asked Doc.

“D-24.”

“Just one?”

“Yeah. The boys caught me when I was kinda short, so I only got the one this year.”

“They hit me for ten,” Doc said. “In E section.”

Dud looked at us. “I think E section’s a pretty good bet. Especially later in the afternoon. The sun will be over there then. Nice and warm. She’s liable to go there.”

It’s Cow-a-dunga time again. It’s Mr. Shaver’s idea. He’s the music teacher for all...

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Darlene Williams redwork quilt featuring “Childhood Memories” designs was awarded third place in the People’s Choice competition at the MVAGSA Summer Show.

For the 39th time the Maumee Valley Antique Gas and Steam Association held their summer festival East of New Haven. As I drive out to New Haven with thoughts of quilts, steamed corn and flea market delights on my mind, I arrive as a mid-afternoon storm rolls in that sends the flea market vendors into a tizzy to cover up all of their fleas. After a while the rain stops, but the covers didn’t come off because sure enough by the time I left, it is raining even harder then when I arrived.

The rain...

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The Katydids were hollering loudly last night, just as they have been for awhile. Their quarrelsome din echoes back and forth as they declare, “Katydid!” and the answering cry comes back, “She didn’t!” I can hear my Dad say, “Jist six weeks ‘til frost!”

There is plenty of folklore concerning the Katydid, such as how this insect obtained its name. One tale is that a lovely girl named Katy fell in love with a handsome man who refused her and married someone else instead. After their honeymoon...

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Troop 344 WD United Methodist

BSA Troop #344 sponsored by Waynedale UMC, 2501 Church Street is looking for members. They are offering free registration for those joining by the end of September - this goes for adults as well. Boys and adults need not be members of the church to join the troop. Parents are encouraged to join and become members of the troop committee - know what your boy is doing.

Troop meetings are held in the church basement each Tuesday from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm following the Fort Wayne Community School...

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