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Winter guard wins third at state By Garth Snow firstname.lastname@example.org
The Homestead High School Winter Guard claimed the bronze medal in Open Class competition at the state ﬁnals March 22 at Center Grove High School in Greenwood. For nine Homestead seniors, the competition was the last of their high school career. “It hasn’t hit me yet that it’s all over,” said senior Megan Steinbacher. She wore the Homestead colors in the fall color guard for four years. She went with the band to the state ﬁnals four times. She was selected for the indoor winter guard all four years. She went with
the guard to the state ﬁnals four times. “It’s bittersweet,” she said. “It’s exciting, but we’ve had so many achievements, but I wish I could keep growing as a performer.” Jonathan Meader directs the winter guard. “This is the highest score that we’ve received in the ﬁve years that I’ve been here,” Meader said. Meader, who also directed the fall marching season color guard, selected the 28-member winter guard from the 64-member fall color guard. “This is the largest senior class that I’ve ever graduated,” said Meader, who will lose 19 seniors
One more show The public may see the Homestead High School Winter Guard perform the evening of Thursday, April 24, at the school, 4310 Homestead Road. The Homestead band presents its Spring Concert at 7:30 p.m., to be followed by the winter guard’s show in the gymnasium. The orchestra presents its own spring concert, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 8.
Katy Etnier, standing, and Bethany Wadkins, at her feet, perform with the Homestead High School Winter Guard. The show was “an exploration of the feeling of loss and love,” said director, show writer and co-choreographer Jonathan Meader.
from the fall guard and nine from the winter guard. “All of the senior girls that are in the guard are the leaders of the
Roanoke Legion Post 160 sets Honor Flight beneﬁt By Garth Snow email@example.com
Deb Kindler escorted World War II U.S. Army veteran Albert Stiles of Fort Wayne on an Honor Flight trip in May 2013. Stiles died Jan. 2, at age 91.
items at the Legion. Black is good at her work, said Tom Meyers, another committee member. “I’m just not afraid to talk to anybody. The worst they can do is tell
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Roanoke American Legion Post 160 plans a beneﬁt auction Saturday, April 12, to support the Northeast Indiana Honor Flight. The post has been a regular supporter of the Honor Flight, which takes World War II veterans to Washington, D.C., to see the National World War II Memorial and other national monuments. Post 160 is at 1122 N. Main St., Roanoke. Beneﬁt hours are 4-9 p.m. The evening includes a disc jockey, and karaoke with Lady Leo Entertainment. Games and a bake sale also will be available. Food will be available for a free-will donation. Ashley Black is seeking out donations for the auction. Call Black at 388-6192, or drop off
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group,” he said. “Lots of them are going on to college,” Meader See WINTER, Page A2
About 47 percent of Allen County’s election precincts will vote in new locations on primary election day, May 6. Elections Director Beth Dlug said the changes are intended to direct voters to the nearest possible voting places. She said her ofﬁce offers help online and will notify voters by mail. If all else fails, voters may call (260) 449-7329. “We’re doing everything in our power to put the word out to check polling locations,” Dlug said. Allen County maintains 115 polling places and 675 voting machines. More than 1,200 election-day workers help to serve more than 250,000 voters. She said years of adjustments made it necessary to revamp voting assignments. “Generally the whole thing starts because
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someone decides they don’t want to be in the business anymore,” she said. “And if they do that at the very last minute, then we’re scrambling trying to ﬁnd a place to put these voters. So we may not put them in the closest voting location, See VOTERS, Page A2
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WINTER from Page A1 said. “Some are hoping to march in independent world class color guards. I hope some continue to perform.” The winter guard competes in the gymnasium instead of on the football ﬁeld. “We get to pick our own music,” Meader said. “It can be anything, but it’s recorded music. We compete inside high school gymnasiums and we pull out a designpainted ﬂoor tarp that covers the gym ﬂoor to whatever our liking is. It changes the environment of the gym, which is pretty cool.” Meader wrote the show. Jon Bay does the staging. Geoff Goelz and Meader do the choreography. Lin Daffron, Nancy Barber and David Veda also work with the winter guard. This year, the show was titled, “I’m Only Asking You To Do This Because
The Homestead High School Winter Guard took the bronze medal in the more advanced Open Class at the Indiana High School Color Guard state ﬁnals.
I Love You.” It featured the Lucy Wainwright Roche song “Call Your Girlfriend.” “The show was an exploration of the feeling of love and loss, how we deal with loving and losing someone and how we recover from those emotional states,” Meader explained. Meader, who also contributes to the Carroll High School drum line and Rhythm X percussion ensemble in Columbus,
Ohio, said he will be back at Homestead for a sixth year. “I really love Homestead,” he said. “I love the people I work for.” Homestead competed in the more advanced Open Class again. “We’ve been in Open Class as long as I’ve been here, and this is the third time that they’ve medaled in Open Class, and the second year in a row,” Meader said. “The other two groups that medaled are ranked in Open Class on the
national level,” he said. Ben Davis took the gold medal, Greenﬁeld-Central Varsity took the silver, and Homestead took the bronze in the ﬁeld of 11 schools. For more information, visit ihscga.org. The tone of the show was not lost on the performers. “This year was a lot different,” Steinbacher said. “In the past we always had an upbeat tempo. This was different. This year we did a lot more talking about love. This year we grew a lot as a group. It wasn’t a fake sad face. It was real. We were telling our own story.” Steinbacher continues to make her college plans. She wants to study aesthetics, and she hopes to pursue dance. “These girls are like my sisters,” she said. “We’ve spent so much time together that we’re more than friends; we’re like sisters.”
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VOTERS from Page A1 because that voting location may not have room. So we may have to go two or three locations down in order to ﬁnd room for those people that are now displaced. “So after years of that patchwork, we have people going all over the place. So what we did last year is take all of our resources and reorganize the whole thing, so that we could get people to the closest locations that were possible.” “People don’t like a change in their polling place, and we’re aware of that,” Dlug said. “But on the other hand, things change. People move and sometimes we have to move in order to keep up with that.” Each voter can conﬁrm their polling place by visiting allencounty. us/election-board. By entering their information, a voter can ﬁnd a map of their voting boundaries and even directions to their polling place. “We did a pretty big, massive change of polling locations. We reorganized neighborhoods and precincts that are going to particular locations,” Dlug said. “So people deﬁnitely want to check.” Potential voters need to register by April 7. Registered voters who have moved need to record their new address by that same date. Even voters who move after the registration deadline may vote one last time at their old precinct. Late in April, Dlug’s ofﬁce will send a postcard and voting site
information to every household that has a registered voter. The elections website also contains sample ballots. This year, voters face choices for township trustee, township board, some school board seats, and some town, county and state ofﬁces, judicial positions, and U.S. representative. Voters will ﬁnd links to local political party websites at the Allen County election website. They will not, however, ﬁnd opinion on candidates or parties. “It’s very important to me. I can’t stress enough how we try to run a nonpartisan ofﬁce,” Dlug said. “We’ll help everyone and anyone with all of their questions. That’s what we’re here for — an accurate, fair and unbiased ofﬁce.” The elections ofﬁce also has moved since the last election, to 1 E. Main St., in the Rousseau Centre. The voter registration ofﬁce remains at 1 W. Superior St. Visit allencounty.us/community/voter-registration, or call (260) 449-7154. Dlug stepped into the elections position in early 2009. She had been a paralegal at the prosecutor’s ofﬁce, she had worked on political campaigns and was interested in the election process, and she had directed information technology for the prosecutor’s ofﬁce. Then the job became available. “It all kind of came together for me,” she said. The mission, Dlug said, is “an equal and fair opportunity to vote.”
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Masonic Lodge applauds member’s 50-year mark Emory Bryan Jr.’s family and fellow members of Masonic Lodge 224, Leo, helped to celebrate Bryan’s Award of Gold, recognizing 50 years with the fraternal organization. Mark Genung, leader of the Indiana Grand Lodge, spoke at the March 5 ceremony, and asked Bryan’s wife, Martha, to pin the award on her husband’s lapel. Bryan is chaplain of Leo Lodge. He has served as worshipful master at Leo and at Southgate, where he received his Masonic apron and advanced to the degree of Master Mason on March 2, 1964. “The fraternity has been a blessing to me through the years, the opportunity to meet the brothers all over the
Martha Bryan pins the Masonic Award of Gold pin on the lapel of her husband, Emory Bryan Jr., at Leo Lodge 224. Mark Genung, right, the leader of Indiana Masons, helped to honor Bryan’s 50 years as a Mason.
United States, many of whom became really great friends,” Bryan said. “But on reﬂecting
on all these memories, there’s one that stands out that’s greater than all the rest, and that
occurred the night I was initiated. After I received light in Masonry for the ﬁrst time, the worshipful
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master approached me from the East. Only it wasn’t the worshipful master, it was my dad, and he said, ‘My brother, I now present to you the lambskin of a white leather apron. It is the emblem of innocence and the badge of a Mason.’ What a way to start your Masonic life! Dad, thank you. Thanks to the fraternity, and thanks to you guys.” Brian Hills, worshipful master of Lodge 224, said he moved to Indiana from Wisconsin, and Bryan made him feel welcome. “The degree work that he gave — the ceremonies that we go through — not only does it have heart in it, but it is just amazing,” Hills said. “Your voice, Brother Emory, still, it’s remarkable.” Genung reminded Masons and guests that true leadership is not accomplished with a gavel. “We should lead with brotherly love and friendship in everything we do, especially among brothers, but with all mankind,” he said. “We need to set an example not only of charity, but just being good men, good fellows, good family men. We’ve got to put God ﬁrst, then our families, then our vocation, and then hopefully
Emory Bryan Jr. kneels at the altar at Masonic Lodge 224, Leo, where he received his 50-year Award of Gold.
in a well managed life we’ve got time for lodge and other interests.” Bryan served as worshipful master of Southgate Lodge in 1970, transferred to Leo Lodge in 2008, and held the gavel at Leo in 2012. He also serves the Masonic appendant bodies of Scottish Rite, Mizpah Shrine, Demolay, York Rite and Eastern Star.
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Co-working space gives independent workers a home By Ryan Schnurr
You’ve probably seen these modern-day drifters, the ubiquitous writers/ designers/entrepreneurs populating coffee shops and other public spaces. Well it turns out there are more of them than you think, and they’re looking for places to call home. Enter the co-working space — and CoWork Fort Wayne. “You have kids at home and chores and laundry, and you get really sick of working at home,” said Dave Sanders, the president of software company Avenue 80 and self-described “wrangler” of CoWork Fort Wayne. “And a lot of guys who are serious about doing work … they’re not in coffee shops because it gets loud. It’s distracting.” This is where CoWork Fort Wayne comes in. The space, located on the ﬁfth ﬂoor of the Murphy Building at 809 S. Calhoun St., resembles a typical ofﬁce space in many ways. It consists of a large open area with available desks and chairs, a kitchen with refrigerator and coffee pot, and two shared conference rooms that anybody can access. Fort Wayne isn’t new to co-working spaces. As recently as last year a space called Founders
space, noting, “It’s a community space as much as a personal space.” But that’s the point. “Once you get smart people together, even if they aren’t working on the same things … things happen,” Sanders said. “It’s a snowball.” Those interested in learning more can ﬁnd them on Facebook and Twitter.
“And a lot of guys who are serious about doing work … they’re not in coffee shops because it gets loud. It’s distracting.” — Dave Sanders, the “wrangler” of CoWork Fort Wayne
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CoWork Fort Wayne, a new co-working space on South Calhoun Street, offers ofﬁce space and a collaborative atmosphere to area independent workers. Visit INFortWayne.com for more information and photos.
was located in the Randall Building downtown, but it closed its doors after encountering a number of issues, including a ﬁre in the building. Founders showed many area independent workers that collaboration could be valuable to their businesses, but when it closed many had to return to their homes or coffee shops. Several of the displaced workers, including Sanders, Brett Meyer and Chad Clabaugh, got together and decided to pool their resources and rent a shared ofﬁce space. While scouting around, they found that much of the available space downtown was cheap — so cheap that they could afford more space than they actually needed for themselves. “So that kind of got the ball rolling and we decided we’d do the bigger space and …
do some work.” But they aren’t going to be sticklers. “If you come in at 3 o’clock, we’re not going to make you pay seven bucks. Just a little something to contribute,” he
start to do it as a full co-working space instead of a bunch of guys getting an ofﬁce,” Sanders said. The business model works like this: All expenses are divided up among “core” members — those who are committed to ongoing support — who receive keys and their own dedicated spot in exchange. “If you’re a core member, it’s your ofﬁce, and you get your own space,” Sanders explained. But those who aren’t in a position to be a core member can be involved through a drop-in system. For $7 a day, anybody can come in between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. and take advantage of the Wi-Fi, coffee and conference rooms. Sanders said they made the decision to charge everybody “so that everybody puts a little bit of value into it and understands people are trying to
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Spelling Bee beneďŹ ts Study Connection Fort Wayne Community Schoolsâ€™ Study Connection is hosting its fourth annual Great Grown-Up Spelling Bee to raise money for the after-school program. The event will be held Friday, April 25, at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art. Teams of three work together to spell words in each round, and like traditional spelling bees, are eliminated by misspelling a word. The victors of each spelling round advance to a championâ€™s round for the chance to win the coveted Honeycomb Trophy. Teams can register to participate for $150. As added insurance, teams can purchase up to three spell checks, allowing teams to advance to the next round even after misspelling a word. Spell checks will be sold for $50 in advance and $60 at the event. Registration for the event is due by Friday, April 11. Individuals must be 21 or older to participate. Those not inter-
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Northeast Indiana Honor Flight veterans pose for a group photo during a visit to Washington, D.C., monuments.
HONOR from Page A1 anapolis Colts tickets, ďŹ‚ight lessons from Sweet Aviation, deluxe suites at hotels, and movie, restaurant and bowling gift certiďŹ cates. In the past, merchants also have donated items such as a chainsaw. A certiďŹ cate for a load of gravel for a driveway proved particularly popular, Meyers said. The money supports the overall northeast Indiana Honor Flight program. Honor Flights 12 and 13 are scheduled for April 30 and May 28. For details, or to apply as a veteran or as a guardian, visit hfnei.org. â€œThis little post here in Roanoke has given them $72,000 so far, over four years,â€? said Meyers, who also serves on the full northeast Indiana board. â€œThe ďŹ rst year we did our beneďŹ t they needed $10,000 to get the plane off the ground, and we happened to make $12,000 from the beneďŹ t. Weâ€™ve got a great bunch of people in this place.â€? Black estimated that 15 veterans from Huntington County have been part of the ďŹ‚ights. Deb Kindler knows the urgency of taking World War II veterans to see the
monuments. Her father, Raymond Coe, was a Navy pilot in the PaciďŹ c in World War II â€” â€œand he saw a lot.â€? â€œHe died in 1989, and a few years after he died I was helping my mom with her checking account and paying bills and things like that, and I saw she was donating money to build a World War II memorial,â€? Kindler said of her work with her mother, MaryJane, who now also is deceased. â€œAnd I said â€˜Mom, stop doing that. Why are you sending them money?â€™ And she said, â€˜Because I want to help build this memorial.â€™â€? Kindler said her father would not have admitted that he wanted to visit such a memorial. â€œI think the war affected him. He never talked about it,â€?
she said. â€œI wish the memorial had been there long ago, when my dad could have seen it, because they deserve it,â€? she said. Even though she could not accompany her father on the ďŹ‚ights, Kindler stepped forward to volunteer. Each traveling veteran has a full-time guardian. â€œIt entails being glued to him for the day, and you donâ€™t ever let him out of your sight,â€? she said. â€œYouâ€™re there to make sure they have a good time, that theyâ€™re taken care of.â€? Last May, Kindler accompanied Albert Stiles of Fort Wayne. Stiles was a veteran of the U.S. Army in World War II, and was a retired musician and the owner of Al Stiles Worldâ€™s Best Shoe Shine in his adopted
Leaders of Roanoke American Legion Post 160â€™s Honor Flight committee include Angie Kindler (front, from left), Ashley Black, Julie Isch, (back, from left) Dave Sheppard, Mike Schoeneman, Bev Swaim and Tom Meyers.
hope of Fort Wayne. Stiles died Jan. 2, 2014, at the age of 91. Meyers said each ďŹ‚ight carries about 140 people. They spend most of their time at the World War II Memorial, but also might see the Korean War Veterans Memorial, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, or the Lincoln Memorial. Three tour
buses will carry the group to Arlington National Cemetery, where they will watch the changing of the guard. They also will visit the Air Force Memorial, for a noon meal. They also might visit the Womenâ€™s Military Memorial. Black, too, has served as a guardian. â€œI went on a ďŹ‚ight in 2011
with a gentleman from Huntington, and it was just the most memorable experience of my life,â€? she said. â€œItâ€™s up there in the top ďŹ ve days of my life.â€? â€œWhen you arrive, you have these men who are in a shell, and they donâ€™t want to talk about their experience. But by the end of the day you see them open up and shed some of the baggage that theyâ€™ve carried for these years,â€? she said. â€œAnd when you see them stand there at the World War II Memorial â€” and Iâ€™m getting choked up, because itâ€™s so amazing â€” they see that they are appreciated, and you know they are the greatest generation. â€œAnd by the time of the ďŹ‚ight home, those men are talking and sharing stories, and itâ€™s just like theyâ€™re kids again.â€? â€œWe make them feel as special as we possibly can,â€? she said.
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Katie Slee directs the South Side Catholic Singers, which includes grades ﬁve through eight.
IPFW has joined forces with Arts United, the Downtown Improvement District, Fort4Fitness, Fort Wayne Trails, Visit Fort Wayne, and the YLNI Barr Street Market to announce Kickstart, presented by Parkview Health, a one-day community festival that celebrates bikes, art and music in downtown Fort Wayne. The ﬁrst Kickstart festival on Saturday, May 17, will highlight the presentation of the IPFW Sculpture with PurposeTM bike racks, sponsored by Lincoln Financial Group and commissioned by IPFW to commemorate its 50th Celebration. “Kickstart represents a wonderful
example of what can happen when passionate, like-minded organizations and individuals collaborate to make Fort Wayne a more vibrant community,” said Irene Walters, executive director of university relations and communications at IPFW. The festival presenting sponsor Parkview Health, represented by Jill Ostrem, chief operating ofﬁcer, Parkview Physicians Group, was on hand to announce the inaugural community celebration. For festival details, visit visitfortwayne. com/kickstart.
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Pink Ribbon Run to aid research Three Rivers Running Co. will host a special event May 10 to raise funds for breast cancer research. The inaugural Pink Ribbon Run will begin at 9 a.m. at Lutheran Hospitalâ€™s Southwest campus and will feature a 4-mile run and a 2-mile walk. To register, visit raceroster.com. â€œWeâ€™re delighted to partner with Three Rivers Running Co. to raise funds for breast cancer research and help turn Fort Wayne Pink,â€? said Catherine Hill, the executive director of the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer. â€œOur family of committed partners is growing and we love their help in spreading the word about the important work of the
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Vera Bradley Foundation.â€? Three Rivers Running Co. is northeast Indianaâ€™s original locally owned running specialty shop. Three Rivers also has hosted such events as the Hare & Hounds cross-country race and the Veteransâ€™ Marathon in Columbia City. The store also partners with many local organizations such as Fort 4 Fitness and Fort Wayneâ€™s Smallest Winner. Learn more at 3riversrunning.com. The Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer recently completed its 2013 ďŹ scal year, raising $2.7 million. The Foundationâ€™s main benefactor is Vera Bradley Inc., which contributes approximately $1 million each year to the cause.
A MinuteClinic walk-in medical clinic has opened inside the CVS/pharmacy store at 770 E. Dupont Road. It is the eighth MinuteClinic location in northeast Indiana and the 43rd location in the state. MinuteClinic, a division of CVS Caremark Corp., is the largest provider of retail medical clinics in the United States. No appointments are required at MinuteClinic and most health insurance is accepted. For patients paying cash or credit, prices are posted at each clinic and at minuteclinic. com. The cost for most treatment starts at $79. MinuteClinic practitioners use a software program that at the conclusion of each visit generates educational material, an invoice and a prescription (when clinically appropriate) for the patient, and a diagnostic record that can be sent via electronic health record, fax or mail to a primary care provider with patient permission. Other local MinuteClinic locations are at 6729 E. State Blvd., 10180 Illinois Road, and 13821 Leo Road in Leo-Cedarville. â€œSince opening the ďŹ rst store-based clinic in Indiana in 2005, MinuteClinic has helped to expand access to high-quality, convenient and affordable care to thousands of residents at convenient CVS/pharmacy locations near where they live and work,â€? said Andrew Sussman, M.D., president, MinuteClinic and senior vice president/associate chief medical ofďŹ cer, CVS Caremark Corp. â€œMinuteClinic can be part of the solution to Indianaâ€™s efforts to broaden access to quality health services.â€? MinuteClinic nurse practitioners specialize in family health care and can diagnose, treat and write prescriptions for common family illnesses such as strep throat and ear, eye, sinus, bladder and bronchial infections. Minor wounds, abrasions, skin conditions and joint sprains are treated, and common vaccinations such as inďŹ‚uenza, tetanus, pneumonia and Hepatitis A and B are available at most locations. In addition, MinuteClinic administers a series of wellness services designed to help patients identify lifestyle changes needed to improve their current and future health, including screenings and monitoring for diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol.
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Dr. John F. Brensike, according to Marquardt. “He was a cardiologist, and he wanted people to be more aware of their cholesterol,” she said. Convenient, neighborhood screenings encouraged people “to get involved in their health, be active, and not let someone else be responsible for your health,” she said. Since 1981,the Fort Wayne health fairs have served more than 146,000 adults ages 18 to 100. Although she is coordinating the spring health fairs for adults, Marquardt already is busy scheduling student health fairs this fall. “We’re trying to get to the younger kids to have them start their health habits earlier,” she said. Student health fairs are offered for grades two and three, grades four and ﬁve, and middle school. Home-school instructors may make arrangement to bring their students to health fairs in the schools. With health fairs both spring and fall, Marquardt stays busy recruiting medical and nonmedical volunteers. Marquardt works for Focus on Health under the guidance of the nonproﬁt Midwest Alliance for Health Education. Parkview Health is a
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Focus on Health will offer free health checks at 12 venues in or near Fort Wayne, beginning April 11 at the University of Saint Francis. The goal is to catch health risks before they advance into major problems, according to Marita Marquardt, R.N., who has directed the area health fairs since 1992. Marquardt then worked for the Red Cross, which was an in-kind sponsor of the health fair. “So part of my hours were donated to Focus on Health,” she said. Marquardt now works through the nonproﬁt agency full time, coordinating health fairs for adults and students. “We have added a larger selection of lab testing and health checks,” Marquardt said in an email. “We have grown from being perceived as only a ‘senior’ clientele service and encourage people in their 20s and up to take interest in their health.’ Each health fair will offer free checks of: blood pressure, body mass index, visual acuity and bone density. Patients will receive summaries and referrals. Select locations will offer: hearing checks, oral cancer screenings,
People register and participate in Focus on Health at the Carew Medical Park.
foot screenings and skin screenings. Visitors need not register in advance, but will be taken on a ﬁrstcome, ﬁrst-served basis. There are no residency requirements for the health fairs. The Francine’s Friends mobile mammography van will be available at the University of Saint Francis health fair on April 11, and at a Huntertown health fair on May 2. For an appointment, call 483-1847.
For a fee, sites also will offer blood screenings. The blood chemistry test assesses glucose, liver function, kidney function, cholesterol and other factors. The fee is $33. Patients should fast for 12 hours before the test. Diabetics should not fast, but should stay on their regular therapy schedule. The hemogram blood test carries a lab fee of $8. Separate fees apply for: prostatic speciﬁc antigen for men, $20; thyroid stimulating hormone, $20;
dates and sites Friday, April 11, University of Saint Francis North Campus, 2702 Spring St., 8 a.m.-noon. Wednesday, April 23, Parkview Field, 1301 Ewing St., 6:30-11:30 a.m. Park in the Silver Lot. Thursday, April 24, American Red Cross Northeast Indiana, 1212 E. California Road, 8 a.m.-noon. Thursday, April 24, Renaissance Point YMCA, 2323 Bowser Ave., 8 a.m.-noon. Friday, April 25, Messiah Lutheran Church, 7211 Stellhorn Road, 8 a.m.-noon. Saturday, April 26, New Haven High School, 1300 Green St., New Haven, 8 a.m.-noon. Wednesday, April 30, Jorgensen Family YMCA, 10313 Aboite Center Road, 6:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 30, Lutheran Life Villages, 6701 S. Anthony Blvd., 7:30-11:30 a.m. Thursday, May 1, Towne House Retirement Center, 2209 St. Joe Center Road, 7:30-11:30 a.m. Friday, May 2, Third Place, 1601 W. Cedar Canyon Road, Huntertown, 8-11:30 a.m. Third Place is operated by Huntertown United Methodist Church. Saturday, May 3, Carew Medical Park, 1818 Carew St., 8 a.m.-noon. Saturday, May 3, Presence Sacred Heart Home, 515 N. Main St., Avilla, 7:30-11 a.m. and glucose average and vitamin D, $30. Patients must be 18 to participate in blood screening. For details, visit fohealth.com. “These are pretty reasonable prices,” Marquardt said in an interview. “The learning center exhibits are more service-oriented, not product-oriented, where people can get help or learn more about a certain topic — arthritis, sleeping disor-
ders — or they can ﬁnd out where the services are if they really need help,” she said. Marquardt said the screenings serve about 3,000 people each year. “Our numbers are down because we’re not the only one in town now,” she said. Focus on Health was a pioneer in health fairs and served as the catalyst for others, Marquardt said. The health fair concept was pioneered by
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Worship, dramas, Easter egg hunts ﬁll calendar The following Holy Week services and related events have been provided to Times Community Publications. Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 2417 Getz Road. Palm Sunday, April 13, worship 8:30 and 10 a.m. From 4-6 p.m., the Old Crown Brass Band plays host to the Stavanger Brass Band. Admission free. Maundy Thursday, April 17, 7:30 p.m. Good Friday, April 18, 7:30 p.m. Holy Saturday, April 19. Easter Cantata, 3 p.m. Handbells present Holy Week and Easter music. Vocal choirs present the cantata “Come, Touch the Robe” by Pepper Choplin with orchestra and dancers. Easter Sunday, April 20. Worship services, 8:30 and 10 a.m. Anthony Wayne First Church of God, 6012 South Bend Drive. Easter Egg Hunt, Saturday, April 12, 2-4 p.m. rain or shine. For ages 3 through grade ﬁve. Parents are welcome to join in the fun. There will be a Bible story, games,
crafts and refreshments. For details, call 432-3342. Calvary United Methodist Church, 6301 Winchester Road. Palm Sunday, April 13. Service 9:30 a.m. Traditional service with the children processing in with the palms and special music from the adult choir. Maundy Thursday, April 17. Service 7:30 p.m., with choir, drama and member involvement. Good Friday, April 18. Service 7 p.m. A drama with support from the adult choir. Easter Sunday, April 20. Easter Sunrise Service, 7:30 a.m. Easter Sunrise Breakfast, 8 a.m. Easter Service, 9:30 a.m. A traditional service celebrating the Resurrection. Special request: Join the Chancel Choir at Calvary United Methodist Church this Lenten/Easter season to prepare Joseph Martin’s “Lenten Sketches” and other Holy Week and Easter music. All are welcome. Contact Doug Speakman at Dougspkman@aol.com or by phone, 483-9390. Concordia Lutheran Church school gymnasium,
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