Waynedale Leisure & Entertainment

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With record breaking cold temperatures in the Mid-West it seemed a good time to turn people's thoughts to a warmer part of the country and make a personal admission at the same time. Though my wife grew up in Fort Wayne and it's been a second home of mine for over twenty years, I admit it...it's true...I grew up in West Monroe, Louisiana with the Duck Dynasty guys. It's not like we were hunting buddies or spent time together driving our four-wheel drives in the mud holes down in the swamps, but...

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It is amazing how a split second occurrence can alter a person's life. Two days before Christmas, I was looking forward to Christmas Eve and our 59th anniversary. Also, I was running through my mind the menu for Christmas Day and the various relatives that would be there.

You know that satisfied feeling that comes before Christmas when the house is clean and decorated, the gifts all wrapped and ready and the holiday food ready to be prepared? Well, I hadn't quite reached that apex yet, but I...

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The crazy quilt made by the Ladies Aid members of the Nine Mile UMC church stands as a testament to the ladies who created it over a century ago.

It was February 7, 1906 when the women members of the Nine Mile United Methodist Church met at the home of Mrs. Levan to organize and adopt the constitution for their aid society.

The original neatly written constitution states:
I.We agree to organize ourselves into a band of Christian workers to be known as the "Ladies Aid of Liberty Class". The object being to aid in the work of the church both temporal and spiritual.

II.The officers shall consist of a President, Secretary, Treasurer and two...

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With Valentine's Day upon us, you might be looking for a story of true love, a love that lasts longer than a couple's first argument; or at least lasts beyond the few weeks of a much-hyped reality show about bachelors and bachelorettes. Well, I've got a good one for you.

Frederick and Elizabeth Noble got married on New Year's Day, 1941. It was a quick ceremony, as Frederick was on a 48-hour leave from his British Tank Regiment. It was World War II, of course, and Frederick's absence would be a...

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I stopped after class to talk with my teacher, Coach Sam. I was going to the state wrestling tournament and would be missing a big quiz in my U.S. History class. I asked him if I could make it up when I returned, or if he wanted me to take it before I left.

"I'll tell you what," he said. "If you win, I'll let you make it up when you get back."

I was a junior and had worked really hard in wrestling. I had won the district championship, but was looking at some tough competition at state. I knew...

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A verbal agreement isn't worth the paper it's written on.

Toronto can't a-Ford him
Rob Ford, mayor of Toronto, admitted smoking crack cocaine. He also admitted he had a drinking problem. When asked if would resign he said, after an (expletive deleted) tirade, "I'm not perfect..."

Well, Mr. Ford, it's apparent to everyone that you're no Henry! It also seems you've got more problems than Obama, which I doubt if either of you will ever be able to solve.

Where are they when you when I need them?...

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