I had ordered all sorts of food in Peru. I had tried chicken with a side of beans, beef with a side of beans, alpaca with a side of beans, and beans with a side of beans. I was starting to feel like a human bean and decided it was time to see if I could find some American food. I expressed my feelings
“Be sure your sins will find you out.” That’s what the Good Book says, and my mother quoted those words to me a lot while I was growing up. In fact, she once arranged for the public demonstration of this proverb. I’m just glad I wasn’t on the receiving end of her righteous
A summer’s-worth of hard-work, dedication, skill, and some luck will culminate this Saturday night with the 2013 “SEASON CHAMPIONSHIPS” for the Baer Field Speedway Late Models and Fantastic Sams Modifieds. The five-divisions “Super Show” will also include the Street Stocks;
Every so often, kind-hearted Hoosiers “rescue” an injured or seemingly abandoned baby wild animal and try to care for it.
The DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife has one thing to say: Don’t do it.
“Most baby animals are not abandoned,” said Michelle Cain, wildlife information
Here is an ironclad prescription for personal misery: Attempt to keep everything, every person, every detail, and every moving part of your life, family, job, health, or schedule in precise working order as you would have it, without modification. Demand total compliance without flexibility, adjustment,
The 122nd Fighter Wing is pleased to announce the recipients of two prestigious National Guard Association of the United States awards for their contributions to the service members of the great state of Indiana. The award recipients are Indiana State Senator for Distict 15, Senator Thomas Wyss, and
It’s unfortunate, but true: The elderly population may be the most vulnerable group in our society. In fact, in an effort to call attention to the problems of physical, emotional and financial abuse of the elderly, the United Nations has designated June 15 as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.
The Canterbury School Athletics Department is hosting a free presentation Wednesday, September 4, at 7 p.m. in Canterbury High School Summers Auditorium, 3210 Smith Road, Fort Wayne, IN
“Shaping the Culture of Sport” with national speaker Jim Thompson, Positive Coaching Alliance. Whether
Cooperating agencies have assembled a list of about 15 trails at various sites, each about 1 mile in length. Hikers who complete 10 of the listed trails will receive an award. Forms can be downloaded online or picked up at agency offices after completing a short sign-up form so the number of participants
Fort Wayne Firefighters Raise Money & Awareness for MDA
The Fort Wayne Fire Department (FWFD) and International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) Local 124 will be out this Thursday through Saturday, August 22-24, with their “Fill the Boot” campaign to raise funds for the Muscular
It was the early 1980s. It was Texas. It was December. It was a Southern Baptist church. It is customary in Southern Baptist churches to take up an offering during the Advent season to support missionaries overseas. This collection is called the “Lottie Moon Christmas Offering,” named
Spurred by customer reports, NIPSCO is warning customers about a bill payment scam in which victims are asked to purchase a prepaid debit card to settle an overdue balance.
Customers have reported receiving unsolicited phone calls from individuals falsely claiming to be NIPSCO representatives. The
Shhhhhh, don’t tell! I have a secret. Did you know that La Fogata could quite possibly be the best Mexican food in Fort Wayne I have ever tried? Tucked quietly away off of the main drag on Bluffton road, La Fogata is ready to serve you a taste of truly authentic Mexican food.
You can expect to
EVERYDAY SABBATH: The Art of Real-Life Rest by Judy Braddy
Beacon Hill Press
190 pages, $14.99
In Exodus 33:14, God says, “I will give you rest.” Are everyday mindsets hindering Sabbath rest? Judy Brady, armed with the Word, tackles exhausting attitudes and practices
In The Souls of Black Folk, W.E.B. Du Bois writes about “double consciousness,” as the way that African Americans were forced to look at themselves through the eyes of others, staying aware of white society’s demands for their behavior, attitudes, etc. He describes the experience
More than 300 parents and children took part in The Glynn Hines Back to School Fatherhood Initiative, held last Saturday at the McMillen Community Center. The event was hosted by the recently re-established Fort Wayne Commission on African American Males in order to get more fathers involved in
The best gifts are not always in the prettiest packages.
I wake up bitchy.
If I’m hungry,
And want something to eat.
If I’m not hungry,
I get up quietly,
And let bitchy sleep.
I’m sure you’ve seen many kids, who think they’re
Dr. James M. McPherson, a Civil War and Abraham Lincoln Scholar, will be the annual keynote speaker at the 2013 R. Gerald McMurtry Lecture. This year’s lecture will be held in the Lower Level Theater of the Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza, on Tuesday September 10 at 7:00 PM. McPherson’s
Little River Wetlands Project, a local nature organization protecting almost 1,200 acres of natural and restored wetlands in Allen and Huntington Counties, offers interesting and informative nature events this September. All are free and open to the community.
Sponsored by Little River Wetlands
One of the easiest-to-grow, blooming bulb plants is the South American Amaryllis. This bulb thrives on normal household temperatures of around 70 degrees and will bloom in only 6 to 8 weeks after it is planted. The botanical named Hippeastrum, or Amaryllis comes in a wide variety of colors such as
You have to hand it to Windy. When Alphonse “Windy” Wilson chooses to speak, it is a bombastic sampling of creativity. Windy has yet to find a word he can’t make better through his own unique methods.
Well, what got him fired up the other day was a meeting of the ladies of the garden
DAISY PEARL LONG, 84, passed away Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at Ossian Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was born July 2, 1929 in Mayfield, Kentucky, daughter of the late Thomas and Irene (Underwood) Jackson. She was a homemaker and loved singing country music. She also enjoyed the outdoors and
FRANCES C. FORDYCE, 88, of Fort Wayne, passed away Tuesday, August 20, 2013 at Ossian Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was born November 20, 1924, daughter of the late Harry and Minnie Martinez. She worked at many, various, retail stores throughout her life. She enjoyed, in her later years, volunteering
RICHARD F. HARZ, 64, of Fort Wayne, passed away Friday, August 16, 2013 at St. Joseph Medical Center. He was born September 20, 1948 in Fort Wayne, son of the late Kurt F. and E. Margaret (Krueger) Harz. He retired from General Electric. When younger, he attained the level of Eagle Scout.