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Posted by Bonnie Blackburn on Apr 22, 14 at 8:20 am

The Miss Allen County Queen Scholarship Pageant is seeking contestants for the 2014 Miss Allen County Queen Pageant that will take place at Carroll High School on July 20 at 6 p.m. Miss Allen County is run in conjunction with the Allen County Fair and is open to young women 17-21 who live or go to school in Allen County. Contestants will compete in four categories: interview, professional wear, evening wear and on-stage question. It’s an opportunity for young women to grow, learn and make new friends. Through the pageant, contestants learn interview and public speaking skills, poise and above all how to have confidence in themselves.

Posted by Bonnie Blackburn on Apr 21, 14 at 8:41 am

Children in Mexico and other countries in Latin America make April 30th a very special day.  This is the time when families, schools and authorities recognize and celebrate the strengths and rights of all children, and envision for them a better future.

Posted by Bonnie Blackburn on Apr 17, 14 at 9:16 am

The numbers involved in America’s problem with chronic pain are staggering and probably larger than most realize.

Posted by Bonnie Blackburn on Apr 16, 14 at 11:19 am

Children have an opportunity to meet their favorite children’s book characters at a literacy event at the USF Performing Arts Center, 431 W. Berry St., Fort Wayne, on Saturday, April 26 from 9-10:30 a.m. The Northeast Literacy Council is sponsoring the event.

Posted by Bonnie Blackburn on Apr 15, 14 at 8:17 am

The Allen County Master Gardener Youth program is a summer educational program offered by Purdue Cooperative Extension for kids ages 8 and up. For 15 years, young adults interested in gardening have received hands-on training, tours, and outdoor labs at the Allen County Extension Office on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9 a.m- 12:30 p.m. The young adults also plant and maintain their own garden area during the summer.  In 2014, classroom training sessions begin on June 17th (orientation) and conclude on July 29th. The fee for the training is $40.00 (due at orientation.)

Posted by Bonnie Blackburn on Apr 14, 14 at 9:23 am

It is well known that a combination of brushing, flossing and periodic dental checkups are essential to oral health. Some parents teach their children to brush thoroughly early on, even taking them for dental visits at young ages so youngsters can become acclimated to the dentist's office. But flossing is one component of oral hygiene that may be overlooked because many kids simply don't enjoy it.

Posted by Bonnie Blackburn on Apr 11, 14 at 10:01 am


Posted by Bonnie Blackburn on Apr 10, 14 at 8:28 am

Welcoming a pet into a home can be a joyous event. Companion animals have a way of assimilating into a family rather quickly. Some prospective pet owners spend months researching the type of breed they prefer, while others prefer to adopt mixed-breed dogs from a nearby animal shelter.

Posted by Bonnie Blackburn on Apr 08, 14 at 1:57 pm

If spring is in the air, it must be time for the annual pattern-fest that is the Vera Bradley Outlet Sale. This year's event, held at the Allen County Memorial Coliseum, runs from Wednesday through Sunday and attracts shoppers from across the nation and the globe.

Posted by Bonnie Blackburn on Apr 03, 14 at 9:52 am

Purdue Horticulture Extension Educator Ricky Kemery will present five “Garden Basics” seminars at area library branches and the Allen County Extension Office this spring.  The seminars will focus on perennials, vegetables, trees, and invasive plants.