Autographed copies of my new book, HOW TO EAT A WILD GREEN PANCAKE and other humorous tales, will be available for purchase from 9am to 5pm on November 3rd and 4th at The Waynedale News office, 2700 Lower Huntington Road. The price is $19.50. They make great Christmas gifts – Give Your Loved Ones The Gift Of Laughter.
Ray McCune, Associate Editor The Waynedale News


For prose, poetry, and drama writers. Talkabouts, share, network. Tuesday, November 4, 2003 at 7pm at the Towne House, 2209 St. Joe Center Road. For information call Trudy at 260-482-9362


Our next meeting will be November 10, 2003, at Michael’s Craft Store, in the Jefferson Pointe Shopping Center. For those who always wanted to learn to crochet, but never had the help you needed, come and join those of us who have been at it for quite awhile, and are interested in teaching the skill to others.‑ If you already know how to crochet, join us and share time with those who love to crochet as you do. We are at all at different levels of ability. We bring our projects with us and show the rest of the group what we are doing. We meet from 7 – 9p.m. on the 2nd Monday each month in the classroom at the entrance of the store. For more information, call: (260) 747-0601.


Aboite Lutheran Church, 10312 Aboite Center Road has changed service times. Services now begin Sunday at 8:30am, 10:15am, and Monday at 7pm. Kids Konnection (Sunday School) begins at 10:15am Sunday mornings. Nursery care is offered for infants through 4-year olds for all services. All are welcome and the cost is FREE.


Who: Congregation Achduth Vesholom
What: A Celebration of Love in Opera and Classical Song (Faure, Duparc, Mozart, Donizetti, Verdi, Low, Gebirtig) sung by Franck Hagendorf – tenor and Rosalie Becker – soprano with Jeff Cohen – piano
When: Saturday, November 1, 2003 at 8pm
Where: 5200 Old Mill Road
Info: The concert is sponsored by the Harry W. Salon Foundation
This unique concert presents a musical tableau of many aspects of love as viewed by composers and poets in French, Italian, Spanish, German, and Yiddish. From the discovery of love to exaltation, from pain to soothing comfort, from its power to motivate to its capacity to free the spirit, the complexities of love have been a continual source of inspiration to artists throughout the ages. The three performers of this concert celebrate their French connection together. American soprano Rosalie Becker has lived for many years in Paris where she is a laureate of the Yehudi Menuhin Foundation. She has sung throughout Europe in oratorio, opera, recital, and film. A native of Paris, tenor Franck Hagendorf studies with the world-renowned tenor Nicolaï Gedda and has sung inopera, oratorio, and recitals throughout France and Switzerland. Jeff Cohen, one of the most sought-after collaborative pianists, performs with many of the world’s most well known singers such as June Anderson, Cecilia Bartoli, and Angela Gheorghiu, and will be coming to Fort Wayne from Paris especially for this concert.
Cost: Free and Open to the public


SMART START STORYTIME at Waynedale Branch Library
Monday, October 27, and Tuesday, October 28, 2003, 10:30 a.m. Children ages 5 and younger and their caregivers are encouraged to attend our preschool storytime. We will have stories, songs, games and fun designed for the preschool crowd.


The North Side High School class of 1973 will hold a 30th class reunion on Saturday, November 29, 2003 from 7pm to midnight at the Holiday Inn Downtown. The cost per person is $30 before November 15, 2003 and $40 after the 15th. Please make checks payable to NSHS Alumni Association and address them to: Jone Jerraid, 2835 Devon Drive, Fort Wayne, IN 46815.


Covington Manor has been celebrating their 25th Anniversary with several special events throughout the year. The final celebration event is a Fall Festival, November 1, 2003 from 9am to 4pm at 5700 Wilkie Drive (near Time Corners). The public is invited to attend this free event. We will have a Craft Bazaar with local crafters and vendors setting up tables. Our residents will also have a table to sell the items they have made in addition to a large bake sale table. From 11am to 1pm we will be entertained by the “G-Men”. As part of our Anniversary Celebration we are also offering a free lunch – chili and hotdogs – for those in attendance from 11am to 1pm. Covington Manor would like to extend an invitation to everyone to join us to celebrate our 25th Anniversary!


Who: Deer Ridge School PTC
What: Deer Ridge Elementary “HOLLY DAYS” Craft Show
When: Saturday, November 8, 2003 from 9am to 3pm
Where: Deer Ridge School (Scott & Illinois (14) Roads)
Info: Bake Sale and Snack Bar – Shop School Wide (Halls, Cafetorium, and Gym) over 160 Craft Tables


Who: Peace Lutheran Church
What: Rummage/Bake/Bag Sale
When: Friday, October 24 (9am to 5pm), & Saturday (bag sale), October 25 (9am to 12noon) Bake sale Friday only


St. John Lutheran Church, Flatrock, 12012 Franke Road is having their fall rummage sale on Friday, October 24th, from 8am to 4pm and Saturday, October 25th from 8am to 12noon in the gymnasium. $2 a bag or as much as you want for $5 on Saturday morning. Many usable items.


Robinson Chapel United Methodist Church is sponsoring an Autumn Pumpkin Patch. This fundraising project will benefit the Untied Methodist Church Fort Wayne District’s Habitat for Humanity 2003 project. We will be selling pumpkins, gourds, Indian corn, and corn stalks. The patch will be open thru October 31st, Monday through Saturday, closed Sundays. Come and join us at our Pumpkin Patch at the corner of Tonkel and Union Chapel Roads. For more information call the church office at 484-1163.


Crafters wanted for the bazaar at New Haven United Methodist Church on Saturday, December 6, 2003 from 9am to 3pm. Tables are available for $25. Call Becky Hayes at 260-749-1711, Mary McMaken at 260-657-1309, or the church office at 260-749-9565.


When: Saturday, November 22, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
What: Craft vendors, raffle, luncheon of homemade soups and sandwiches, delicious baked goods, and FREE gift wrapping
Where: St. Therese Church
Info: Table rental available for craft vendors.‑ Call JoEllen, 436-0995


The Northeast Indiana Baseball Association is looking for baseball memorabilia (trophies, identified pictures, etc.). If you would like to donate for our baseball museum in the WWII Museum at Auburn, Indiana, contact Denver Howard, 6440 Fairfield, #110, Fort Wayne, or call 260-744-5636.


5703 Bluffton Road
Public Events Calendar
Trap and Skeet Shoot Sunday, October 26, 2003 12:30pm to Close


Who: Northeast Indiana Hospitality Associations
What: Costume Masquerade Ball
When: October 29, 2003 Cash Bar – 6:30pm, Dinner – 7pm
Where: Grand Wayne Center
Cost: $75 per person or table of 10 for $750
Why: Portion of proceeds to IPFW Hospitality Student Scholarships
Tickets: Call 260-424-3700
Other: Door Prizes, Costume Prizes, Silent Auction
Music: Spike and the Bulldogs

Contact: Wayne Peterson at 260-423-1693, ext. 13 or


Seeking to alleviate the problems of the homeless, Vincent House, 2827 Holton Avenue (456-4172) provides shelter, care, advocacy, affordable housing and support services for homeless families as these families build strength and strive to become independent, productive members of the community. Rooted in a belief in God, and under the direction of a diverse board, Vincent House seeks to affirm the dignity of life for all served. In doing so, The Vincent Village Outlet Store has opened at 918 E. Pontiac where families in the Vincent Village program can pick out furnishings for their home at no cost. We are in need of gently used furniture, appliances and household items. We especially need beds (twin) and dressers. Your donations help Vincent House provide comfortable, safe, and affordable housing for homeless families in Fort Wayne. Call 456-4172 to schedule an appointment to visit our showroom or schedule a pick-up, if you wish to donate furnishings. We have special needs also – diapers in all sizes – wipes – adult/child Tylenol, no-alcohol cold medication – coffee/sugar – paper plates, napkins, paper towels, hair care products for Afro-Americans, anti-bacterial hand soap, cleaning supplies, laundry detergent, bleach, hats, gloves, mittens, and boots for children.


Join us every Friday for “All You Can Eat Fish” for only $6. Every Saturday come and enjoy steaks and ribs. Featuring 1/2 slab pork back rib dinner for $8.25, 8oz. NY Strip dinner for $6.50 or an 8oz. Top sirloin dinner for $7.50. All dinners include choice of baked potato or fries, vegetable, salad, and roll.


Bethany Lutheran Church, 2435 Engle Road, invites you to our Wednesday evening Divine Service at 7:30pm. For more information call 747-0713.


First Presbyterian Church, 300 West Wayne Street, Fort Wayne, offers a program of fellowship and cards each Wednesday from 9:30am to 3pm – September through May. A hot lunch is served at noon for $3.50. Reservations are necessary. Call the church office at 426-7421 a week in advance to make your reservation. Card tables and cards provided; round up a foursome and come for fun, food, and fellowship! Retired people who like to play cards – inquire within.


A new Fort Wayne venue to exhibit and sell your wares. We are looking for artists looking for a venue to sell their top quality handmade gift and holiday items, toys, tree ornaments, and pottery. Freimann Square November 29 – November 30, 2003. For more information or to reserve your market stand, call 260-747-2592 or 260-432-6495. Christkindel Markt, 3355 Elmhurst Drive, Fort Wayne, IN 46809.


The Weekday Pre-School of Waynedale United Methodist Church, located at 2501 Church Street, will be having their annual Fall Carnival on Friday, October 24th from 5pm to 8pm. Dinner begins at 5pm with activities including, door prizes, children’s games and prizes, and our “Very Popular” (not so spooky) “SPOOKY WALK”, enjoyed by all ages. Mark your calendars now and plan to bring your family, friends, and neighbors for dinner and a fun filled evening in a safe environment.


CHURCH BAZAAR (Date Correction)
Who: Bethel United Methodist Church
What: Holiday Bazaar
When: Saturday, November 1, 2003 from 9am to 3pm. Lunch served from 11am to 1pm.
Where: 8405 Lima Road
Cost: Table Rental at $25 per table
Info: Call Kathy Smith at 497-0018 or church office at 489-3651


Who: The Waynedale United Methodist Women
What: Bazaar
When: Saturday, November 1, 2003 from 9am to 2pm
Where: Waynedale United Methodist Church
Info: The snack bar will be open from 10:30am until 2pm and will feature soups, salads, and homemade pies. There will be apple dumplings, homemade candy, famous hard candy, a bakeshop, homemade cookies for sale by the box and lots of craft vendors. Six-foot tables are available for rent at $20 each. Call Bronna Beth Boling, at 747-3541. All proceeds from the Bazaar will go toward “Pledge to Missions.”

For more information call Brad Hartz at 260-469-3222 or check our website at or E-mail us at


The next meeting of the Waynedale nudist club, “TANNIN’ BOTTOM”, to be announced. Watch this space.


What: Chief Jean Baptist Richardville House ‘Open House’ and ‘Miami Indian Trading Post’
When: Saturday, November 1, 2003 from 9am to 6pm
Where: Bluffton Road, Fort Wayne, next to the Southwest Conservation Club in Waynedale
Admission: FREE
The public is welcome – no admission fee – Visitors may sample Indian pudding, fry bread, venison stew. Baked goods will also be available. Come tour the historical home of Chief Richardville and visit with his descendants.


Who: Emmaus Ladies Aid
What: Bazaar – with handmade crafts, jewelry, knives, home-made mincemeat, apple butter, cookies, baked goods, and plants. – Soups, salads, sandwiches, and home-made pies will be served from 10:30am to 1pm
When: Saturday, November 8, 2003 from 9am to 3pm
Where: 2320 Broadway
Info: Handicap accessible and wheelchairs will be available. For more information call 432-5228


Who: Emmanuel Lutheran Church
What: Fall Festival with crafts, bed quilts, a cookie walk, baked goods, apple slices/caramel dip, plants, kid’s Christmas shop, second-time-around shop and caramel corn
When: Saturday, October 25, 2003 from 9am to 2pm
Where: In the school gym 917 West Jefferson Boulevard
Why: Proceeds from this event will go toward air conditioning of Emmanuel’s sanctuary
Info: Lunch will be served from 11:30am to 2pm – Choice of bratwurst, sauerkraut, beef and noodles, German potato salad, hot dogs, potato chips, apple dumplings and beverages


Who: Wyneken Memorial Lutheran School
What: Annual Craft Show
When: December 6, 2003
Where: 11565 N. US Highway 27, Decatur, Indiana
Info: Vendor tables are still available for the show. Contact 547-4229


Who: Most Precious Blood Rosary Society
What: Boutique/Bake Sale
When: November 1, 2003 from 8:30am to 3:30pm
Where: In the church gym, 1529 Barthold
Info: Handicap accessible – door prizes every half hour.


Who: Women’s Guild of Peace Lutheran Church
What: Friday Rummage Sale – Saturday Bag Sale
When: Friday, October 24th from 9am to 5pm – Saturday, October 25, from 9am to 12noon
Where: 4900 Fairfield Avenue


Who: Waynedale Baptist Church
What: Festival, Games, Fun, Prizes, Chili & Hot Dog Supper
When: Friday, October 31, 2003 at 6pm
Where: 633 Lower Huntington Road


Heritage High School, 13608 Monroeville Road, Monroeville, will be holding a PTO Craft Show, Saturday, November 1 from 9am to 3pm. The Wrestling Club will be serving breakfast and lunch items. Table/space rental is still available – 16ft for $30 or 8ft for $25. Call Cindy B. at 260-639-6037.


When: Saturday, November 1 – from 9am – 2pm
Where: Woodburn Lutheran School, 4502 North State Road 101, Woodburn, IN
Info: Large selection of hand painted slate and wooden items in all sizes and styles. Items can be personalized and are sealed for outdoor use
Why: Proceeds to benefit the Stained Glass Restoration Project of Zion Lutheran Church, Woodburn, IN


The campus of Concordia Theological Seminary (CTS) is used not just by its students, but also by many of the area Lutheran elementary schools for various sporting events.‑ In an effort to improve the facilities for seminary students, the Lutheran Schools Athletic Association (LSAA) events, and the Fort Wayne community, CTS is sponsoring the St. Joe River Run, Saturday, October 25, 2003.‑ Participants in the 3K run/walk will help in this fundraising effort by obtaining pledges from sponsors.‑ Some of the improvements to be funded by the run include:‑ lighting for the soccer fields, upgrading the existing
outdoor track, and adding an indoor running track in the Wambsganss Gymnasium to allow fitness training during inclement weather.‑ Funds from this event will also help decrease usage costs for LSAA schools that use the seminary facilities. The day begins with registration at 8a.m.‑ Registration for adults is $18, for students it is $8 with no pledges or free if the student obtains $50 in pledges, and a fee of $40 for a family of three or four.‑ Those who pre-register will also receive a free t-shirt.‑ There will be an Early Bird Run at 8:30 a.m. with the 3K run/walk beginning at 9:20 a.m.‑ Participants under 10 years old are encouraged to run in the Little Tykes Run at 10:30 a.m.‑ The day’s festivities end with awards at 11:15 a.m. and a hog roast at 11:45 a.m. Mark your calendar now and make plans to bring the whole family to participate in the St. Joe River Run on Saturday, October 25, 2003.‑ For additional information and to receive pledge forms, contact Karen Fuelling at 452-2266.


The Central High School Alumni Association will be meeting on Wednesday, November 7, 2003 at 1pm in Room #7 of the Anthis Career Center on Barr Street. All Central Alumni are invited and encouraged to attend and join us in planning the future of the association.


The Heritage High School music department will be presenting its annual dinner theatre on Nov.16, 2003. This year’s theme is True Colors and will feature a rainbow of musical selections performed by the Harmony Connection and Jazz Band. The menu includes a choice of Swiss Steak or Grilled Chicken, a vegetable, potato, salad, roll, dessert and drink. The show will take place in the Heritage cafetorium at 6:00pm. Tickets for dinner and entertainment need to be purchased by November 7th. The cost is $10 for adults and $6.50 for children10 and under. Entertainment-only tickets will also be available at the door for $5. Contact 639-6575 or 639-7200 or see any Harmony Connection or Jazz band member to purchase your ticket. Hope to see you there!


Trier Ridge Community Church, 7501 Hessen Cassel Road, will host their annual Pumpkin Patch Party on Friday, October 31, 2003. Stop by between 6pm and 8pm for this free ministry of games and snacks for children pre-school through 6th grade. We will have fun, snacks, games and a safe Halloween alternative with adult supervision.


The Zanesville Lions invite you to join them on Wednesday evening, October 29, 2003 for an evening of Halloween Fun. The party begins at 6:30pm sharp with costume judging. Cash prizes will be given. There will be treats for the kids. Hot Dogs, Chips/cheese, and drinks. There will also be Bingo with prizes. The whole evening is FREE and you are all invited to bring your friends and families. This will be held at the Zanesville Park, Zanesville, Indiana.


Who: Kingston Residence
What: Have a safe trick or treat time – games and refreshments
When: Wednesday, October 29, 2003 from 6:30pm to 7pm
Where: Kingston Residence, 7515 Winchester Road


Who: Sponsored by Mt. Calvary Fellowship Team
When: Saturday, November 1, 2003 from 7pm to 10pm
Where: Mt. Calvary Family Life Center, 1819 Reservation Drive
Music by Magnificent Music Sounds
Info: $10 per person – Doors open at 6:30pm – soft-soled shoes please – refreshments included. For more information call church office at 747-4121.

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 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 for additional information on stretching the budget.


The Allen County Veterans’ Service Officer is looking for World War II Army veterans who earned the Army’s Combat Infantry Badge or the Combat Medical Badge. Veterans who have earned either badge and did not receive the Bronze Star Medal are authorized to receive this award. Orders for this award are being placed through Senator Lugar’s office to expedite delivery to the Allen County Veterans Service Officer. A ceremony is being planned for presentation of this medal to either the veteran or the survivor of the veteran. Any WWII Army veteran or survivor of a veteran who has earned either badge is encouraged to contact the Veteran’s Service Officer, George Jarboe at (260) 449-7861 so he can request your award. Ending date for submission to Senator Lugar’s office is 30 September 2003. This is to enable time for the medals to be requested and sent to Allen County for presentation.

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