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    Human beings are, in general, a superstitious lot. Our tendency to see patterns where they don't exist, and to falsely apply cause to effect, may have helped keep us alive back when we were little more than a band of frightened critters
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People and Places


Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Indiana recently recognized its volunteers of the year: Alyssa Ivanson, National Big Sister of the Year; Sherri Milton, Big Sister of the Year; Trevor Loxton, Big Brother of the Year; Scott and Michelle Rodenbeck, Big Couple of the Year; Jason Fritcha, School Buddy of the Year; Chase Moyle, First Mentor of the Year; and Buford Baker, recognized for being a Big Brother for 40 years.

Giving back

•The Rotary Club of Fort Wayne and Vincent Village Inc. installed a Little Free Library at 2827 Holton Ave.

Easter Seals Arc of Northeast Indiana received a Big Read grant from Arts Midwest and the National Endowment of the Arts. “The Call of the Wild” is the selected title for the project, which kicks off with a free public screening of the 1972 film of the same name at Cinema Center, 437 E. Berry St., from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 6.


South Side High School Classes of 1947 and 1948 will have a reunion from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 7 at Goeglein’s Homestead, 7311 Maysville Road. Cost is $25 a person. The deadline for reservations is Wednesday and can be made by mailing a check with your class name and guests to Dick Schweizer, 12822 Chaplin Court, Fort Wayne, IN, 46845 or email

Bishop Luers High School Class of 1963 will have its reunion Sept. 28 at Pine Valley Bar and Grill, 2914 E. Dupont Road. For more information, call Jim Saul at 755-9694 or email

Volunteers needed

Volunteer Center is seeking volunteers to help file applications for residents who need assistance in enrolling in the health care exchanges. If interested, call the center at 424-3505 or email