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Spotlight on the ‘Dynamic Duo:’ Twins Janet and Lenet to perform at American Legion Post 148

| December 11, 2014
Spotlight on the ‘Dynamic Duo:’ Twins Janet and Lenet to perform at American Legion Post 148

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? As always, I hope all is well with you and yours and that, you’re still taking the time out of your days to bring yourselves and others some well deserved joy, happiness, beauty and some form of peace of mind as we travel, on our journey of love to get […]

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Southern Heights Baptist to present instructive, inspirational play

| December 11, 2014

FORT WAYNE—The Christian Education Department of Southern Heights Baptist Church, 4001 S. Anthony Blvd., is scheduled to present the play, “CHRISTMAS IN NOVEMBER,” at 4 p.m., Dec.14. The public is invited to come out to this event. The play will focus on 5 Acts: Act I: The period of the Judges Act II: The establishment […]

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Energy companies set sights on war-torn Somalia for next big dig

| December 11, 2014
Energy companies set sights on war-torn Somalia for next big dig

(GIN)—It may not be clear who is running Somalia these days but energy companies appear to know who to call as they conduct onshore and offshore seismic surveys which could make the Horn of Africa an oil giant within six years. Exxon Mobil, Royal Dutch Shell, BP and Chevron are all activating plans to drill […]

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At National Council of Teachers of English Conference, I Met Authors, Listened to Atty. Edelman, Addressed Social Justice and Dined Well

| December 11, 2014
At National Council of Teachers of English Conference, I Met Authors, Listened to Atty. Edelman, Addressed Social Justice and Dined Well

By Madeline Marcelia Garvin Knowing a year in advance that the National Council of Teachers of English, of which I am an Emeritus member,  was holding its convention in Washington, D.C., for a couple of months I toyed with attending. Then, when I received a proposal request form to present, I perused the suggested topics, […]

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Junior League of Fort Wayne votes in president-elect

| December 11, 2014
Junior League of Fort Wayne votes in president-elect

FORT WAYNE–The Junior League of Fort Wayne members voted in Jessica Swinford as 2015-2016 president-elect. Swinford is the director of Alumni Relations at the University of Saint Francis. She has been an active member of JLFW since February 2013 and is currently serving as the New Member Committee chair for her second consecutive year. In […]

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The Christmas creep

| December 11, 2014
The Christmas creep

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist Did you notice that some stores are already touting Christmas sales? They are encouraging people to start buying for Christmas now. We’ve been experiencing this “Christmas creep” for years. Some of us are reluctant to call it “Christmas Creep” because there is no Christ or Christianity in the profligate spending […]

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Youtheatre celebrates the holiday with ‘The Steadfast Tin Soldier’

| December 11, 2014

FORT WAYNE—Fort Wayne Youtheatre is scheduled to present “The Steadfast Tin Soldier,” an original adaptation by Harvey Cocks, as part of organization’s continuing 80th Anniversary Celebration. The stage presentation is based on Hans Christian Andersen’s heartwarming story of a toy soldier’s struggle to win the heart of his ballerina true love. The Auer Black Box […]

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South African hostage killed by special ops in rescue mix-up

| December 10, 2014
South African hostage killed by special ops in rescue mix-up

(GIN)–A South African teacher was killed by U.S. Special Forces in a botched raid on an Al Qaeda hideout just hours before his release in a swap brokered by the South African charity Gift of the Givers. On their website, the relief organization wrote: “We received with sadness the news that Pierre was killed in […]

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UK dysfunction slows Ebola cleanup, Sierra Leoneans say

| December 10, 2014
UK dysfunction slows Ebola cleanup, Sierra Leoneans say

(GIN)–An investigative news report has confirmed suspicions among some Sierra Leoneans that the UK is failing to get a handle on an effective response to Ebola while new infections are rising at the rate of almost 100 new cases a day. “Why are the British here?” fumed one newspaper in a headline. “To end Ebola, […]

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‘10th Regional Exhibition and Boycott! to open at Artlink’

| December 10, 2014

FORT WAYNE—Artlink’s 10th Regional Exhibition is scheduled to open from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Dec. 12, in the Auer Center, 300 E. Main Street. This is a juried exhibition featuring all-media artwork submitted by artists who live within 100 miles of Fort Wayne. The Regional happens every two years in Artlink’s Main Galleries (Sauerteig […]

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