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Thanksgiving not as easy as pie for the Yoders this year, but still thankful

Thanksgiving is just around the corner. I wonder what you think of as you prepare this holiday? As long as I can remember, a hearty Thanksgiving dinner took priority at our house on Thanksgiving, along with it, time spent with family and friends. Generally, we had something like mashed ...

Ossian United Methodist to host dinner and bazaar Saturday

Ossian United Methodist Church, 201 W. Mill St., will host its Harvest Dinner and Bazaar Saturday, Nov. 17, from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children 5 to 10 and free for 4 and younger and include baked steak or ham, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, salad, ...

Community Band’s annual holiday concert will be Dec. 11

The Fort Wayne Area Community Band, which is starting its 39th year, will present its holiday concert Tuesday, Dec. 11 at the John & Ruth Rhinehart Music Center on the Purdue Fort Wayne campus starting at 7:30 p.m. Free parking is available in the garage across from the center. Theme of ...

Sloppy Joes make the perfect comfort food

Ever since Grandma’s death, I knew the auction was coming up. But you can’t really face it until it comes to reality. The Amish tradition is to sell the deceased parents’ items over auction with only the family included. The proceeds then get added to the inheritance money, and each ...

Zion Lutheran Church to host Fall Festival Saturday

Zion Lutheran Church, 2313 S. Hanna St., will host its annual Fall Festival Saturday, Nov. 3, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The event features sausage, all-you-can-eat mashed potatoes and sauerkraut, green beans, drinks and dessert. Soft drinks and beer are also available for a donation. A children's ...

THE AMISH COOK: Gloria on a Roll (Cinnamon)

Good morning! The children are all sleeping, so I'm seizing some quiet moments to get in touch with you. I'm writing in response to Norma, from London Ohio, who wrote that she would be interested in hearing how I began my walk with the Lord. As I think back over my girlhood days, I could just ...

THE AMISH COOK: The Yoders take a shot

I tossed and turned. The mental list was only getting longer. "This is ridiculous, why waste this precious time when I could be sleeping?" I asked myself. "Lord, you can remind me of everything I needed to remember in the morning." Soon after I drifted off to sleep, I heard a cry from Jesse's ...

AMISH COOK COLUMN: Dorcas maid the rounds

It is bright and early, and I feel cozy and blessed in a warm house, with a cup of coffee. There’s a nip in the air outside, autumn has finally arrived in southern Illinois. This is Gloria's mom, by the way. I am filling in for her this week, but she will return next week. I was privileged ...

Glenbrook P.F. Chang’s restaurant to open Monday

P.F. Chang’s will open its newest restaurant at Glenbrook Square Monday, Oct. 22, with Fort Wayne native Chef Jason Walsh leading the culinary team executing P.F Chang’s "Farm to Wok" menu. Farm to Wok® is P.F. Chang’s food philosophy, which means everything is cooked from scratch, ...

AMISH COOK COLUMN: Lemon takes the cake

It's Sunday afternoon and were are cruising down Interstate 70, heading for Hocking Hills in Ohio. We have another 230 miles until our arrival. Yes, we're traveling again. We're taking the whole family; there was no one we wanted to leave back with a babysitter, so all seven of us packed up for ...

Village at Anthony Boulevard to host open house Oct. 17

Lutheran Life Villages has completed the final phase of major renovations to The Village at Anthony Boulevard retirement community in southeast Fort Wayne. To celebrate the event, the facility at 6701 S. Anthony Blvd. will host an open house Oct. 17th from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Refreshments will be ...

Pets of the week: Meet Stevie and Parachute

Stevie (Dog) Animal ID: 39695641 Breed: Mixed Breed Age: 2 years Sex: Female Size: Medium Color: White/Tan Weight: 49 lbs. Neutered: Yes Hi! My name is Stevie, and I can't wait to meet you! I love meeting new people - especially when they spoil me with petting and belly ...

Annual Veterans Dental Day November 10

For the fifth consecutive year, Grabill Family Dentistry will be filled with Veterans from 8 AM-2 PM on Saturday, November 10th when dozens of volunteers come to treat the dental needs of our nation's neglected Veterans. Everything from exams, fillings, cleanings and extractions. All provided ...

WORKING STRATEGIES: Tips for doing a presentation during an interview

So let’s see…job interviewing scares most people silly and public speaking is reputed to terrify folks more than being in an airplane crash. I know! Let’s put them together and see if we can induce cardiac arrest in candidates looking for work. That’s probably not what employers are ...

AMISH COOK COLUMN: Gloria’s applesauce morning

Homemade applesauce is something we were always fond of during my growing up years. Now as a mother, I enjoy putting it on the table for my family alongside any hot dish or giving little bites of this pure goodness to the baby boys. This year, however, I wasn't sure when I would find the time ...

Michael Hollman to present organ recital Oct. 14

Mike Hollman, director of music at Zion Lutheran Church, will present his annual organ recital at 3 p.m. Oct. 14 at the church, 2313 S. Hanna St. The recital will include works by J.S. Bach, William Walond and Georg Phillip Telemann and Maurice Durufle and will be followed by a reception. The ...

Pets of the week: Meet Bear & Quail

Bear (Dog) Animal ID: 39518203 Breed: Mixed Breed Age: 1 year Sex: Male Size: Large Color: Brindle/White Weight: 52 lbs. Neutered: Yes Hi there! Bear here. I'm a sweet boy with a loveable personality and a cute brindle coat. The stripe down the top of my head makes me unique, ...

WORKING STRATEGIES COLUMN: Minimum Wage Increases – 10 points to consider

Like many cities across the country, my hometown of St. Paul is currently embroiled in a discussion about raising the minimum wage. Many believe that an increase to $15 an hour is certain, with the debate mostly focused on specific issues, such as “carveouts” that allow exceptions for ...

Pets of the week: Erik & Ms. Sparkleclaws

Erik (Dog) Animal ID: 39641524 Breed: Mixed Breed Age: 3 years Sex: Male Size: Large Color: Black/White Weight: 54 lbs. Neutered: Yes Hi there! I'm Erik, with a K! I'm a friendly guy with a happy face and the cutest speckled coat. I love to be around people. In fact, if I'm not ...

AMISH COOK COLUMN: Autumn salad takes the cake

It’s early Wednesday morning. The house is peacefully quiet, so I’m seizing the opportunity to get in touch with you all. Last night we had an enjoyable, cozy birthday party around a campfire. This time it was for my mom. My younger brother, Micah and his wife, Rose, and there three ...