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Waynedale Leisure & Entertainment

Kick back and relax, you deserve it! All of the stories in this section are unique, original entertainment by our local Waynedale, (Fort Wayne) Indiana columnists, created just especially for you. Our columnists love to hear from their dedicated readers, view our columnist's biographies and e-mail them here.

LEFTFEST 2013 - AROUND THE FRAME

Details A vintage 1980’s official lefty mug is designed to have a disastrous result if a “righty” attempts to drink from it.

Since 1976 the 13th day of August has been celebrated worldwide as International Left-handers Day. It is the day southpaws, devil paws, sinisters and gauches celebrate their "right" to live in their unique right-brained dominant left-side world.

Now "Righties" often scoff it can't be THAT different so this August 13 Born Again Quilts, 4005 South Wayne Ave, will celebrate everything "left" from 1p.m. to 7 p.m. including:

*Complimentary left-hand cookies for southpaws and special cookies for...

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ARTIST WESTACOTT UNVEILED PAINTING AT 122ND FIGHTER WING

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The 122nd Fighter Wing unveiled two historical paintings by renowned artist and aviator Peter Westacott, July 20, 2013. He is a highly acclaimed internationally known artist, a member of the prestigious US Air Force Art Program and qualified pilot, whose aviation career has spanned more than 40 years. Westacott was the special guest and the unveiling of the paintings served as the kick-off to the unit's annual Family Day events.

Family Day is an annual event designed to honor the families of...

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HEARING TEST - HOME COUNTRY

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"Bert looks good this morning, Doc," Dud said, quietly. Three stools down the counter, Bert smiled and said, "Yes, I certainly do!"

We turned toward our old pal. "You heard that?"
"Sure did, guys," he grinned. "Look...."

He pointed to his ears. "Hearing aids," he said. We walked over and looked, and sure enough.

"It was Maizie's idea," Bert said. "She made the appointment and everything. Said she was tired of having the TV on so loud."

"But it was a good idea, Bert," Doc said.

"Oh, I know...

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NO MORE SHOW-AND-TELL

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In American literature, the biggest religious pretender of all time is probably Sinclair Lewis' Elmer Gantry. While most of us have not read the book, we may remember the movie. The film was a 1960 masterpiece starring Burt Lancaster in an Emmy-winning role as the charismatic but corrupt evangelist.

Gantry begins his career in the early 1900s at a Baptist Seminary in Kansas preaching at a little country church while trying to seduce the daughter of one of the deacons. Eventually he becomes a...

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ON A ROLL - SCHINDLER SEZ

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Why do those who understand not what they say, say so much?

On a Roll
Did you read about the team of students, at Purdue University, who won a $20,000 prize for creating a biodegradable fireworks casing out of corn that is lighter and less expensive than the products now on the market? Heck, on the farm, we had a unique use for corncobs and never won a darn thing. Of course we saved a lot of money on toilet paper.

If you'd buy only what you need and not what you want, you'd have a lot less...

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SEEING STARS

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My wife attended Lutheran Catechism. My neighbor went to an Adventist Sabbath class. My college friend was enrolled in a Yeshiva. And I attended Sunday School. I suppose these are all different names for a similar religious rite of passage: The formalized instruction of the young.

Now, I don't have very much experience with catechisms and yeshivas, but if college credit could be earned for hours spent in a Baptist Sunday School, I would have had a PhD before turning ten years of age. In the...

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