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9th Annual ALR Motorcycle Rally highlights

9th Annual ALR Motorcycle Rally highlights

| June 18, 2015

By Bennie Edwards Special to Frost Illustrated FORT WAYNE–Varying some of the activities traditionally offered at our annual rally for new events helped to enhance participation and attendance our most recent annual American Legion Riders Motorcycle Rally. The theme of this year’s rally was “All Things Bikes & Safety” which focused more on the safety […]

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A.P.R.I. present scholarships, awards at Annual Banquet

A.P.R.I. present scholarships, awards at Annual Banquet

| June 1, 2015

By Rachel Bennett Steury Special to Frost Illustrated FORT WAYNE—The Fort Wayne Chapter of the A. Philip Randolph Institute awarded scholarships to two high school seniors at its annual banquet held last month at Link’s Wonderland. This year the “Charles Redd’s A. Philip Randolph Scholarship” went to Adam David Garner of Belmont High School and […]

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Plans set for Amnesty & Deliverance Fest; performers, donations sought

Plans set for Amnesty & Deliverance Fest; performers, donations sought

| June 1, 2015

FORT WAYNE—Ayers Communications Inc. is scheduled to host the Fifth Annual Amnesty & Deliverance Festival, Aug. 22 in McMillen Park. Organizers say the mission of Ayers Communications Inc.  is to create opportunities to motivate and empower youth to achieve academic excellence, character building and critical thinking skills, which allow every person to take advantage of more […]

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A good hair day: Debra Brown memorial wig drive for Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana set

A good hair day: Debra Brown memorial wig drive for Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana set

| May 26, 2015

By Sheila Curry Campbell Special to Frost Illustrated FORT WAYNE—We all know how irritating it is when we’re having a bad hair day, but can you imagine how it must feel to be losing your hair and possibly even your hope? My sister, Debra Brown, never lost hope but gave hope to others. When Debra […]

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Ayers Communications accepting scholarship applications

Ayers Communications accepting scholarship applications

| May 19, 2015

FORT WAYNE—Ayers Communications Inc. currently is accepting applications for its 2015 scholarship awards. The scholarship was established in honor of Dr. Alan McGee and family. Ayers Communications plans to award three $500 scholarships to students during the Fifth Annual Amnesty Festival, scheduled for Aug. 22 at McMillen Park. Applications are available at ayerscommunicationsinc.weebly.com at the […]

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The Rev. Roosevelt Dixie crosses over at 87

The Rev. Roosevelt Dixie crosses over at 87

| May 18, 2015

My Life Has Already Been Poured Out As An Offering Roosevelt Dixie Sr., the fourth child of seven children of the late William H. and Willa L. Dixie, was born in Ensley, Ala., (on his Mother’s birthday) on March 23,  1928. As a child, he was baptized at an early age and was a member […]

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Children’s Mental Health Initiative serves all 92 Indiana counties

Children’s Mental Health Initiative serves all 92 Indiana counties

| May 12, 2015

May is Mental Health Awareness Month INDIANAPOLIS—May is National Mental Health Awareness Month, and the Indiana Department of Child Services (DCS) and the Family and Social Services Administration’s  (FSSA) Division of Mental Health and Addiction (DMHA) have combined efforts to connect children with appropriate mental health services without court intervention. The Children’s Mental Health Initiative […]

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2015 Marjorie D. Wickliffe Freedom Fund Banquet Awards nominations sought

2015 Marjorie D. Wickliffe Freedom Fund Banquet Awards nominations sought

| May 12, 2015

FORT WAYNE—The Fort Wayne/Allen County Branch of the NAACP is scheduled to hold its annual Marjorie D. Wickliffe Freedom Fund Banquet in September. In addition to serving as the organization’s largest fundraiser of the year, the Freedom Fund Banquet also provides an opportunity for the NAACP to honor various community activists for their service to […]

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Weary, Gosnell chosen as state finalists in National American Miss Indiana Pageant

Weary, Gosnell chosen as state finalists in National American Miss Indiana Pageant

| May 7, 2015

FORT WAYNE—Nia Weary, 10, and Shaylynne Gosnell, 11, of Fort Wayne have been chosen as state finalists in the National American Miss Indiana Pageant to be held June 18 through June 20  at the downtown Indianapolis Marriott. Nia  is the daughter of Valerie Weary and Shaylynne is the daughter of Almonda Gosnell. Nia’s activities include […]

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Three Brownlees to grace three local stages in three different weeks

Three Brownlees to grace three local stages in three different weeks

| May 6, 2015

By Madeline Marcelia Garvin Everyone has heard the old adages that apples don’t fall too far from the tree, and he is a chip off of the old block. Essentially, these are threads that run so true when it comes to acting in the Brownlee clan. Late Friday afternoon on the campus of Indiana Tech, […]

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