COMMUNITY CALENDAR 1/8/2003

TEAMSTER RETIREES

CTeamsters Retirees Local 414 will have their monthly meeting on January 21, 2003 at Local 414 Union Hall.  If school bus returns we will meet.

 

FORT WAYNE WRITER’S FORUM

For prose, poetry, and drama writers.  Talkabouts, share, network, Tuesday, January 7, at 7pm at the Towne House, 2209 St. Joe Center Road.  Since new construction is taking place at the Towne House, and the front entrance is temporarily gone, if new please check for information.  Call Trudy at 260-482-9362.

 

FREE MATH & SCIENCE HOMEWORK HELP OFFERED BY ROSE-HULMAN COLLEGE

Just call 1-800-ASK-ROSE; between 7PM and 10pm, Sunday through Thursday from September through May (The Homework Hotline is closed during Rose-Hulman’s holiday and quarter breaks.)  This service is FREE and is available to any student grades 6 – 12 who needs math or science homework help.  Have your homework assignment, a textbook (if available), paper, pen or pencil, and a calculator (if needed).  The tutors will not give you the answer to your problem but they are trained to ask the right questions to help students analyze the problems and find their own solutions.

 

ERIN’S HOUSE FOR GRIEVING CHILDREN

Erin’s House provides by-monthly peer-support groups for children ages 3 to 25 that are grieving the terminal illness or death of someone they love.  The program goal is to provide a safe, nurturing environment where children, teens and young adults can share their experiences and begin the healing process.  Services are provided at no cost to families.  Please call 423-2466 for an application.  Erin’s House has many volunteer opportunities.  Facilitator training dates and times have been scheduled for 2002, so if you’re interested, please give us a call.

 

FORT WAYNE ART SOURCE

(Non-Profit Gallery and Learning Center)

2812 Lower Huntington Road, Waynedale

260-447-8550

E-mail address: FWArtsource@aol.com

GALLERY HOURS: GALLERY, OPEN FREE TO THE PUBLIC

Mondays: 12noon to 5pm Tuesdays: 12noon to 5pm Wednesdays: 12noon-8pm Thursdays: 12noon-8pm Fridays: 10am-5pm Saturdays: 10am-2pm Sundays:      1pm-4pm

 

ARTIST FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY IS JO LYNN O’CONNELL

Photographer and custom jewelry designer Jo Lynn works in the business world for a living and treasures the creative outlet that art supplies.  She has been working with beads for 10 years and photography for 15 years.  Fort Wayne Art Source has a limited number of Art Source memberships available and is accepting work for screening in all media.  Successful applicants will be provided space for up to 10 hanging pieces and 15 three-dimensional pieces in our public gallery.  Interested artists should call our membership chairperson Sue Shull at 432-7114 for more information or stop by the gallery.

 

FLAG HISTORY AND ETIQUETTE BOOK AVAILABLE THROUGH THE BOY SCOUTS

The book entitled YOUR FLAG is available through the 2002 Boy Scouts of America Official Retail Catalog.  Learn the proud history and etiquette of the American flag.  This book has new illustrations and information throughout.  Order catalog #Z33188A.  The cost is $8.95 plus tax.  The book is also available in the Boy Scout Shop at the Anthony Wayne Area Scout Office/Training Center, 8315 W. Jefferson, Fort Wayne, IN 46804.  American flags are also available.  For prices and information call Janice at 432-9593.

 

GIVE A GIFT

There’s one gift you can give that doesn’t require a manual, programming or even batteries.  In fact it won’t cost you a dime.  You can give the gift of life by choosing to become an organ donor.  The National Kidney Foundation of Indiana (KNFI) is encouraging all Americans to get into the true spirit of giving by simply signing a donor card and discussing their wishes with their family.

There are more than 78,000 men, women, and children in need of a life-saving organ in the U.S. with nearly 800 awaiting a transplant in Indiana.  If every American chose to become an organ donor, this waiting list could be wiped out forever.  Sign a donor card; it may be the one gift that could change someone’s life.  For more information or to receive your free organ donor card, call 1-800-382-9971.

 

NATIONAL KIDNEY FOUNDATION OF INDIANA NOW ACCEPTING CAR DONATIONS

Have a car, van, truck, boat, or other vehicle that’s cluttering up your driveway or just sitting around?  Want to get rid of it and be able to take the value off your income tax?  Donate it to the National Kidney Foundation.  Call 1-800-382-9971 to donate your vehicle.  It must be whole and have a clear title.  Towing is free and vehicle need not be in running condition.

 

WANTED: VOLUNTEERS TO HELP TAXPAYERS

AARP Tax-Aide Program, the country’s largest volunteer tax preparation service, needs your help.  In 2002, AARP Tax-Aide volunteers helped 1.7 million middle and low income tax taxpayers with their federal and state tax returns.  We expect an even busier tax season in 2003 so we need additional volunteers.  After training, counselors are assigned to sites in Allen County such as, Waynedale Library.  The volunteers are asked to work a minimum of forty hours during the tax season, February 3 to April 15, 2003.  For volunteer information, please call Virgil Guegard at 260-747-3256 or Bill Knoor at 260-484-5654.

 

HOMEBOUND MEALS

Homebound Meals delivers noon meals Monday to Friday to people who are unable to prepare their own meals due to age, illness or disability.  Special diets are available. Contact Judy Gregg at 422-3296.

 

HOMEBOUND MEAL VOLUNTEERS

Homebound Meals needs volunteer drivers to deliver noon meals once a week Monday through Friday to homebound people who, through age, illness or disability are unable to prepare their own meals.  Contact Judy Gregg at 422-3296.

 

KOREAN WAR VETERANS ASSOCIATION

KWVA Indiana Chapter One invites you to start the New Year out right.  Come and join us for the January 2003 meeting at the American Legion Post 82 on Harris Road.  The meeting starts at 9am with breakfast at 7am.  Bring a friend and your spouse and join the fellowship with your fellow Veterans.  We meet the second Saturday of each month.  January’s meeting is January 11th.

 

VOLUNTEER DRIVERS NEEDED TO HELP CANCER PATIENTS

The American Cancer Society is currently looking for ROAD TO RECOVERY volunteer drivers for Northeast Indiana.  If you have a few hours a week to spare and a car, ROAD TO RECOVERY may be for you.  As a ROAD TO RECOVERY driver, you will volunteer to take cancer patients, unable to drive, to and from cancer treatments at a local hospital or other health care provider.  For more information, or to obtain an application, please call Gavin Schubert at your local American Cancer Society office at 260-471-3911 or email gschubert@cancer.org.

The American Cancer Society is the nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives and diminishing suffering from cancer through research, education, advocacy, and service.

 

SESQUICENTENNIAL CELEBRATION (1853-2003)

The Nine Mile United Methodist Church located at 6303 Winters Road (Just east of the Indianapolis Road) will be celebrating their Sesquicentennial (150 years) during the year 2003.  Reverend Larry Ray, District Superintendent, will speak at the morning worship service on Sunday, January 5, 2003, at 9am to begin a year-long celebration of this special milestone.  A brunch will be served at 10:15am in the church fellowship area for all those in attendance.

The congregation of the Nine Mile United Brethren Church was first organized in January 1853, in the home of John Miller by the Reverend Casey, with sixteen charter members.  One acre of ground was sold to the church by Daniel and Lucy Ann Buskirk for $10.  This land became the location of the church.  The congregation is now made up of 130+ members.  A table of memorabilia and pictures of past church events will be on display.  If you have any such items you want displayed please contact the church office at 260-747-3459.

All former pastors and those who attended the Nine Methodist Church in the past are invited to be part of this special program to start our celebration of our 150th year.  Our present pastor, Reverend Joseph Haney, invites everyone to be part of this day and the events that will occur throughout 2003.

The Sesquicentennial Committee looks forward to celebrating the past, present, and the future of the Nine Mile United Methodist Church throughout the year of 2003.

 

SINGING AUCTIONEER IN CONCERT

Dane Bailey, “The Singing Auctioneer”, will be in concert at Living Faith Missionary Church, 17718 Bluffton Road, (St. Rd. 1 between Fort Wayne and Ossian), on Sunday, January 12, 2003 at 6pm.  Dane, a native of Berne and now from Fort Wayne brings a rich history of music and ministry.  He has traveled for over 28 years throughout the Midwest singing at churches, campgrounds, banquets, fairs, and on radio and television.  With his smooth style of singing and broad selection of music, you will want to sit back, relax, and soak it all in.

Dane has two recordings available, the latest being “Touch of the Master’s Hand,” the old violin song, and a concert video by the same name produced by the Eddie Crook Company.  Dane has also had a single release of “Touch of The Master’s Hand” in June to the radio stations across the country.  He is also releasing a new project, “One More Time” on the Counterpoint Group label after the first of the year.  Dane, along with his ministry schedule, is an auctioneer with Martin & Bailey Auction-Realty Company in Fort Wayne and an instructor at Reppert’s School of Auctioneering, Auburn, Indiana.  The public is cordially invited to attend.  There is no charge for the concert, but a freewill offering will be taken.

 

NUTRITIONAL TIME OUT!

Who: Ultimate Nutrition Center

What: Take “Time Out” to meet with Nutritional Coach Dr. Joel Wallach, BS, DVM, ND, and discuss your health concerns. “The price of health is a personal responsibility.”

When: Saturday, January 11, 2003 from 10am to 4pm

Where: 3229 Covington Road, Fort Wayne

Information: 260-459-0444  www.eMineral.com

Toll Free 1-888-459-0448

Note: Prizes given away every hour! – Books-Audio Tapes and More – GRAND PRIZE One Year’s Supply of Minerals – Product Information & Samples – Distributor Information – How To $ave With Auto$hip – “Come for a few minutes  or stay as long as you like!” – Dr. Wallach will Autograph Books.

 

LIVING ON LESS INCOME

The United States continues to see a downturn in the economy and families are facing challenging financial situations.  Continual company buyouts, downsizing, and closures place a real strain on family finances.  Families can work together to make it through these times.  Resources are available from the Purdue Cooperative Extension Service to assist with this time of change.  Visit the Allen County website www.ces.purdue.edu/allen and the Consumer and Family Science page to visit a website titled “Living on Less”.  Publication topics include When Your Income Drops, Managing Your Credit, and Talking to Your Family.  Visit the Purdue University website at extension.purdue.edu/Pages/default.aspx for additional information on stretching the budget.

 

ALLEN COUNTY EXTENSION OFFICE PROGRAM OFFERINGS

The Allen County Extension Office will offer the following programs this winter and spring.  The general public is invited to attend.  No registration is required.  All programs are held at the Allen County Extension Office on the IPFW Campus, 4001 Crescent Avenue, Fort Wayne.

 

MICROWAVE IT – Monday, January 6th at 1pm

If you are cooking at least 80% of your time with the microwave then you are a most efficient energy user in the kitchen.  And the time saved?  It’s yours for another activity!  Yes, the food can taste just as good, be nutritionally sound, and safe.  It’s all in the know how.  Become inspired to cook more the efficient way – microwave.  Recipes will be shared.  Presenter: Delores Hippensteel, Steuben County CFS Educator.

 

MEN ARE LIKE WAFFLES . . . WOMEN ARE LIKE SPAGHETTI – Thursday, February 6th at 7pm

Men and women know they are different, but what can you do to make differences work for you?  Understand, and delighting in your differences, will help to relieve stress instead of creating it.  By bridging the gender differences you will bring out the best each has to offer.  This program is a treat for all who want to find “unity” in their diversity.  Presenter: Judi Merkel, Wells Country CFS Educator.

 

NEW YEARS CELEBRATION

Santa may be gone for another year, but children throughout Northeast Indiana still have something to celebrate this New Year. Thanks to caring volunteers, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Indiana is happy to announce that they have met and surpassed their 2002 match goal.  Although the goal was 623 matches, more than 630 children were matched with a caring adult mentor.

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