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Briefs: Send us your Flood of 1913 memories; enter our Big Movie Night Awards contest

Monday, February 18, 2013 - 12:01 am

Remembering the Great Flood

This March marks the 100th anniversary of the Flood of 1913, which swamped Fort Wayne and much of the Midwest, leaving hundreds dead nationally and massive damage.

Do you have any stories, photos or artifacts relating to a family member who was affected by the flood or came to the aid of others impacted by it?

Share your story by sending it to us in 200 words or fewer, along with any photos, by March 1 to, with Flood of 1913 submissions in the subject line. You also can mail your story to The News-Sentinel, C/O Sheryl Krieg, 600 W. Main St., Fort Wayne, IN 46802. Include your name and phone number so we can verify the information. By sending photos, you give us permission to archive them for future use.

For any questions, call 461-8290.

Enter our Movie Awards contest

Can you pick the top movie, actors, actresses and director for the movie awards Feb. 24? The person who selects the most winners in those categories can enjoy Casa and Carmike on us — a $30 gift card to dine at any local Casa Ristoranti Italiano and a $20 gift card for movie tickets at Carmike theaters.

The voting will take place online only. Go to Scroll down to the icon for the Big, Big Movie Night Awards contest. (The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences won't let us use the “O” award word in a contest.)

Entries are due by 5 p.m. Friday. We'll announce the winner Feb. 25.

In the event of a tie, we will put the names of entrants with the most correct answers in a drawing, and one winner will be picked. You must be at least 18 years old and a resident of northeast Indiana to win. Please vote one time only.

T-shirt contest for cancer fundraiser

Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana will hold a T-shirt design contest for the 11th annual Lapper and Survivors Day fundraiser on May 18.

The T-shirt will be given to Lapper participants, so the design should capture the essence of the cancer community and appeal to a majority of the participants. The design must be original artwork, using no more than three colors for a light-colored T-shirt and may include line art and text but no photographs.

Contest information and guidelines are at Only digital entries will be accepted and must be submitted to by March 8.

Baby-sitter tips

The Indiana Poison Center released these safety tips for parents who use baby sitters. The center is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 1-800-222-1222.

•Leave the sitter a phone number and address of where you will be, and your time of return. Leave emergency phone numbers of a neighbor, relative, police, fire, hospital and Indiana Poison Center.

•Show the sitter where first aid supplies are located and the appropriate use of each.

•Make sure the sitter knows an escape route in case of emergency.