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Free meals offered through Summer Food Service Program

| June 9, 2014

FORT WAYNE—The Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church announces plans to participate in the Summer Food Service Program. Free meals will be made available to all children 18 years of age and under and to persons over 18 years who are enrolled in a state-approved educational program for the mentally or physically disabled. Free meals will be […]

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Rev. Stewart Speaks! Please be on time…

Rev. Stewart Speaks! Please be on time…

| June 7, 2014

By the Rev. Dr. Lakeya Stewart, M.Div., D.Min. “Please be on time for your own soul sake, for Jesus was never late.” These are some of the lyrics for a Church School song that I use to sing a few years ago. The words of the song make a lot of sense in context. One […]

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Fort Wayne police need assistance in identifying robbery suspect

Fort Wayne police need assistance in identifying robbery suspect

| June 5, 2014

FORT WAYNE—Fort Wayne Police Department officials are seeking assistance in identifying a robbery suspect. A landlord was robbed recently after picking up rent money from a tenant in the 1100 block of Oxford Street. According to a police report, the suspect saw the transaction, which apparently occurred in an area business, followed the landlord out, […]

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YWCA Northeast Indiana names Smiley winner of the 2014 Peggy Hobbs Award

YWCA Northeast Indiana names Smiley winner of the 2014 Peggy Hobbs Award

| June 5, 2014

Special to Frost Illustrated FORT WAYNE—One of the area’s most venerable service agencies recently honored a member of the community for outstanding services to others. On May 19, at the agency’s Annual Meeting, YWCA Northeast Indiana named Marsha Smiley as the winner of the 2014 Peggy Hobbs Award for outstanding volunteerism. Smiley is a literacy […]

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Crime & Safety Report: June 4-10 Edition

| June 4, 2014

Two die in auto accident FORT WAYNE—At approximately 3:30 a.m., May 27, the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the intersection of Butler Road and Butler Court in reference to a personal injury accident. As officers and first responders arrived on the scene, they located a vehicle off the roadway fully engulfed in flames. Fire […]

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Local students inducted into National Urban League National Achievers Society

Local students inducted into National Urban League National Achievers Society

| June 4, 2014

FORT WAYNE—Some of the city’s brightest were center stage last week when the Fort Wayne Urban League inducted  more than two dozen young people into the National Urban League’s National Achiever Society. This year,  the Society honored 27 local middle and high school students from both city and county  schools during a ceremony at Turner […]

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Obituaries: June 4-10 Edition

Obituaries: June 4-10 Edition

| June 4, 2014

Franklin Chandler, 80, passed away Thursday, May 22, 2014 at the Hospice Home. He was a native of Marion, Ala.,  and attended Lincoln High School while in Marion.  He was a United States Army veteran serving in the Korean War and retired from General Electric Company. Franklin was a member of Faith United Methodist Church where […]

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with the certainty of tides

with the certainty of tides

| May 29, 2014

“still like life, i rise”                                         —maya angelou (april 4, 1928-may 28, 2014) © 2014 omowale-kétu oladuwa   there is no apt word when your mother leaves. she’s been there bracing your back so long her absence is tidal, a […]

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Obituaries: May 28-June 3 Edotopm

Obituaries: May 28-June 3 Edotopm

| May 28, 2014

Demarco LeAndre Adams, died Wednesday, May 14, 2014. He was born Oct. 23, 1986. Funeral service was Tuesday, May 20 at Renaissance Baptist Church, with burial in Lindenwood Cemetery. Arrangements were by Carmichael Funeral Service. Mae Francies (Spikner) McGrady, 93, passed away on Saturday, May 10, 2014, after an extended illness. Born June 12, 1920, […]

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Prayer: A powerful force in the hands of spiritual warriors

Prayer: A powerful force in the hands of spiritual warriors

| May 28, 2014

By Chasiti Falls I hope everyone had a wonderful Mother’s Day. I enjoyed my weekend by attending a Mother-Daughter Prayer Breakfast. Personally this was a new event for me; however the Mighty Women of Fellowship hosted their 7th year at the Ol’ Rugged Fellowship Church home of Pastor Jermaine and First Lady Talisha Sanders. This […]

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