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Teacher taught a powerful lesson in ‘A Lesson Before Dying’

Teacher taught a powerful lesson in ‘A Lesson Before Dying’

| November 5, 2014

By Madeline Marcelia Garvin Special to Frost Illustrated Although I had my druthers about seeing “A Lesson Before Dying” because of the message and the manner in which a young African-American male is portrayed, I am glad I attended the play for the entire cast was exceptional! If you have yet to see it, pencil […]

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Obituaries: November 5-11 Edition

Obituaries: November 5-11 Edition

| November 5, 2014

James Alton Gunder age 38 passed away Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014 at home. As a native of  Fort Wayne, he graduated from Salvation Army ARC  and received his GED with honors in April 2002. He was previously employed in roofing, carpentry and auto repair. James enjoyed watching NASCAR and Jimmy Johnson.  He had an affinity for […]

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Urban League activist Jacqueline Patterson crosses over at 86

Urban League activist Jacqueline Patterson crosses over at 86

| November 3, 2014

FORT WAYNE—A Fort Wayne native who served the Urban League movement at the local, regional and national levels passed away recently in Fort Wayne. Jacqueline J. Patterson, who got her start in the movement at the Fort Wayne Urban League and, years later, retired as the executive director of the Milwaukee Urban League died Oct. […]

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Fort Wayne MLK Jr. Club searching for Unity Day 2015 talent

| October 31, 2014

By Clifford Buttram Special to Frost Illustrated FORT WAYNE—The MLK Club of Fort Wayne is scheduled to present the 30th Anniversary Unity Day celebration on Jan. 19, 2015 at the Grand Wayne Center. Each year, we search for talent to participate and perform as part of the program. Perhaps you have the best gospel choir in […]

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Obituaries: October 29-November 5 Edition

Obituaries: October 29-November 5 Edition

| October 30, 2014

Benjamin B. Hunter, 44, formerly of Alabama, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014. Born Sept. 12, 1970, he was the son of Mary K. Hunter and Ben (Roxie) Hunter. He moved to Fort Wayne at a young age of three. Ben was the co-founder of Trinity Home […]

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Duff earns endorsement for school board from former teachers’ advocate

| October 30, 2014

As executive director of the Fort Wayne Education Association for 22 years, I regularly attended FWCS school board meetings. I know firsthand how important it is to have school board members that have a sincere heart and concern for students, teachers, administrators and support personnel. Anne Duff has had a very successful teaching career. She […]

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Director’s notes for A Lesson Before Dying

Director’s notes for A Lesson Before Dying

| October 29, 2014

A Lesson Before Dying takes us back to 1948, rural Louisiana. A time and a place where it is not surprising that race is an issue in sentencing a young black man to death.

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Crime and Safety Report: October 29-November 4 Edition

| October 29, 2014

Man charged with murder in cemetery death of woman FORT WAYNE—At approximately 3:20 p.m., Oct. 20, Fort Wayne police responded to the Catholic Cemetery located at 3500 Lake Avenue when ground crews discovered a woman down on the undeveloped portion of the cemetery property which is immediately south of the cemetery itself. Officers, medics and […]

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Fort Wayne Urban League set to host job fair Oct. 30

| October 29, 2014

FORT WAYNE—The Urban League’s Employment Department is scheduled to host a Job Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 30, that is open to the public. Community members are encouraged to bring their resumes and dress for success. Frontier, Lowe’s, Kelly Services, Superior Aluminum Alloys, Meijer and other businesses will provide on-site interviews […]

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Providence to host free flu shot clinic, anniversary events

| October 29, 2014

FORT WAYNE—Providence Missionary Baptist Church, 2317 Holton Ave., is scheduled to host a free flu shot clinic, sponsored by Walgreens, 10 a.m. to noon, Nov. 1. This event is being offered to the community to promote good health. The church announces a celebration of its 59th anniversary. The theme is “Harmony in Stewardship.” The celebration […]

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