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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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A wise woman deserves a reward: NAACP honors local trailblazers

A wise woman deserves a reward: NAACP honors local trailblazers

| May 6, 2015

FORT WAYNE—On May 2, the NAACP Religious Affairs committee held its Women of Wisdom Pre-Mothers Day Luncheon with a diverse cross section of religious leaders representing many different Churches and members.

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People of faith must do more than pray

People of faith must do more than pray

| May 4, 2015

By Barbara T. Baylor, MPH When someone I know shares their personal troubles with me, I must confess that at times I have responded “I’ll be praying for you and your family.” You have probably heard this trite statement many times, perhaps you have used it. We realize that this catchphrase is no excuse for […]

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Fort Wayne Urban League Guild Scholarship Ball a success

Fort Wayne Urban League Guild Scholarship Ball a success

| April 30, 2015

By Sheila Campbell Special to Frost Illustrated Fort Wayne Urban League Guild hosted our Annual Masquerade Ball scholarship fundraiser on Saturday, April 25 at Link’s Wonderland. The net proceeds raised from this event directly support scholarships to high school seniors in the Fort Wayne, Allen County area. The Guilders was honored to have Angel Suttle […]

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Friends of Bethany to host Mother-Daughter Luncheon

Friends of Bethany to host Mother-Daughter Luncheon

| April 30, 2015

FORT WAYNE—Friends of Bethany Inc. is scheduled to host its Annual Mother-Daughter Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.,  May 9 at Trier Ridge Church, 7501 Hessen Cassel Road. The theme this year is “Inspiring Moms.”  Women of the city will be recognized and honored as the “Unsung Heroes” that touch so many lives each […]

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