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Waynedale Opinion Articles

Our local writers give you insight of their original opinions on the latest Waynedale (Fort Wayne), Indiana news and entertainment topics. Movie, restaurant, show and event reviews are in this section.

HONOR AND RESPECT

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THE VETERAN. How do we give them the honor and respect that they have earned, and is a right due them when our heavenly Father calls them home to stand the eternal watch? Each and every Veteran, whether they belong to a veterans organization or not, is due a military service (if they or their family so desire).

But whom do they ask? The funeral director is a good place to start. Or call an AMERICAN LEGION, VFW, or AMVETS Post. One of the Post Officers will be more than willing to give...

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IN FAITH

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Is Halloween Evil?

 

Halloween is literally the eve of All Saints' Day. It is a time associated in our imagination with spirits run amok; with ghosts and ghouls and all manner of hobgoblins having their way for one night of the year, only to be put back in their place on All Saints' Day.

Is Halloween something that good people should celebrate, or is it the devil's playground and something to be avoided? It is easy enough to see the connection between Halloween and witchcraft, evil spirits...

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HOMETOWN VIEWS

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Ooooohhh I just have to tell you about the fabulous time I had at the American Legion Post the other night. It was Friday and since Wayne was out of town for the weekend, he said he was going to visit a sick friend but I think he really went squirrel hunting, I decided to go out to eat with the girls. Hey, I'm not that old that I can't consider myself as one of the girls; I was the youngest one there and I haven't even had a hip replacement yet, so there.

They started serving dinner at 5...

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THAT'S THE WAY I SAW IT

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Ringold Wilmer Lardner, known as Ring Lardner was a very good sports writer for the Chicago Tribune. Critics thought he wouldn't be any good at writing fiction. Ring made his debut with The Saturday Evening Post, March 7, 1914, with the story "A Busher's Letters Home". This started his series of stories, "You Know Me", which promptly became a national craze of baseball yarns.

On July 31, 1915, "Alibi Ike" was printed. As you read this story you get the idea that Alibi Ike has...

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AT THE MOVIES WITH KASEY BUTCHER

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Sweet Home Alabama

Directed by: Andy Tennant

Reviewed by: Kasey Butcher

 

Thank God for Alabama, for it saved Melanie Carmichael (Reese Witherspoon, Legally Blonde) from making a huge mistake and me from having to see two movies again in order to find one to recommend. Sweet Home Alabama is an adorable movie that proves that you can "take the girl out of the honky-tonk, but you can't take the honky-tonk out of the girl," and that a girl can get her guy and her dream all at the same...

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“SCHOOL DAYS”

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Raising four boys can be a challenge, even when you are living in your own hometown with lots of family and friends nearby. But raising four boys overseas in a strange new land presents many new problems as well as joys.

Our four boys range from a 10-month old to a 10-year-old. Before we moved to Istanbul, we lived in the country just a few miles from Avalon Missionary Church. That was very convenient. In addition to participating in the regular church activities, we let our boys play...

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