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Police investigate suspected heroin overdoses on north side of Fort Wayne

| May 26, 2015
Police investigate suspected heroin overdoses on north side of Fort Wayne

FORT WAYNE—The Fort Wayne Police Department and Allen County Coroner’s office are presently investigating three deaths that have occurred in less than 24-hours as a result of suspected heroin overdose. The deaths have all occurred in the northwest central area of the city. The potency of the heroin being sold on the streets is such […]

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

| May 26, 2015
A good hair day: Debra Brown memorial wig drive for Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana set

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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Bill Pickett Rodeo founder dies at 76

| May 26, 2015
Bill Pickett Rodeo founder dies at 76

Special to the NNPA from The Chicago Defender Best known for the Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo, founder and producer Lu Vason who grew up in Berkeley, California. He moved to Denver in 1977.  Vason, who lived in Aurora and had just turned 76, died early Sunday of a heart condition, said Les Franklin, a close […]

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The Rev. Bill McGill ties ‘C.O.R.D.’ of racial healing

| May 26, 2015
The Rev. Bill McGill ties ‘C.O.R.D.’ of racial healing

New group designed to exercise positive racial interaction and physical health “Now let me suggest first that if we are to have peace on earth, our loyalties must become ecumenical rather than sectional.  Our loyalties must transcend our race, our tribe, our class and our nation; and this means we must develop a world perspective. […]

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Staton to be installed as pastor at Destiny Life Center

| May 26, 2015
Staton to be installed as pastor at Destiny Life Center

FORT WAYNE—The public is invited to the installation and ordination of Pastor Karen Staton at 4 p.m., Saturday, June 13 at Destiny Life Center Church, 3601 Warsaw St. Bishop Gideon A. Thompson of Boston is scheduled to officiate. Dinner will follow the installation and ordination service on Saturday afternoon. An Appreciation Service is scheduled during […]

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Associated Churches sponsors 5K to honor community fathers

| May 26, 2015
Associated Churches sponsors 5K to honor community fathers

FORT WAYNE—Associated Church of Fort Wayne & Allen County is scheduled to hold a Father’s Day 5K race at 9 a.m., June 20. The Father’s Day 5K is a family-friendly race designed to celebrate responsible fatherhood in our community. The race has two running options: family-friendly 5K and an Extreme Ruck 5K. Runners of the […]

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Mary Lee Bush to celebrate 90th birthday

| May 22, 2015
Mary Lee Bush to celebrate 90th birthday

FORT WAYNE—Mary Lee Bush is scheduled to celebrate her 90th birthday at 3:30 p.m., May 23 at the Summit, 1025 W. Rudisill Blvd. Mary is the mother of 10 children and authored a book entitled “The Shift Has Come: Secrets to raising successful, respectful godly children.” Mary started a daycare at age 75 after the […]

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 IDAAC Fort Wayne Chapter to host State 2nd Quarterly Meeting

| May 22, 2015
 IDAAC Fort Wayne Chapter to host State 2nd Quarterly Meeting

FORT WAYNE—The Indiana Democrat African American Caucus (IDAAC) is scheduled to host its State 2nd Quarterly Meeting at 2 p.m., May 23 at Link’s Wonderland, 1711 E. Creighton Ave. The scheduled guest speaker is Indiana Senator Lonnie M. Randolph, District 2. Randolph was first elected to the Indiana Senate Democratic Caucus in 1994. After the […]

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How can you tell when a politician is lying?

| May 22, 2015
How can you tell when a politician is lying?

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist How can you tell when a politician is lying? When he moves his lips. Though originally intended as a joke, the number of candidates who have declared as for president have already ushered in a cascade of lies–and the situation will only grow worse as more climb aboard. Fortunately, […]

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Closing the chapter on Vietnam

| May 22, 2015
Closing the chapter on Vietnam

By Bill Fletcher Jr. NNPA Columnist In December 2009 the airliner I was on touched down in Hanoi, Vietnam. That was my first time to Vietnam. As the plane approached the field, I thought about how this very territory had once been a battleground with dogfights taking place between North Vietnamese planes and U.S. planes […]

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