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A holiday supplement to the Albion New Era, Churubusco News and Northwest News.

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  • 2 Christmas Wishes kpcnews.com busconews.com KPC Media Group Inc. December 16, 2015

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    Hardware perfect spot for filling wish listsBy Matt Gettsmgetts@kpcmedia.com

    ALBION The closer it gets to Christmas, the more busy some retail shops become as last-minute shoppers search for just the right gift for friend or family.

    When a shopper only has a last-minute, he or she doesnt want to waste it on a long drive.

    Thats certainly proved true at Docs Do-It-Best Hardware, 122 N. Orange St., Albion. Momentum built by a strong Black Friday has carried through to December, store owner Don Merriman said.

    It just seems to work that way, Merriman said. Its so much easier to shop locally.

    It certainly doesnt hurt that Docs has a large selection on hand, everything from small household appliances to Christmas decorations to power tools and repair kits for pressure cookers used in canning.

    Were approaching 20,000 items in here, Merriman said.

    Docs Do-It-Best Hard-

    ware is a Platinum dealer of Case knives. There are 300 different Case knives to choose from at the Albion store.

    Its a good, quality knife, Merriman said of the Case brand.

    The knives are made in America by a fami-ly-owned company.

    This is the cheapest time of year to buy one, he said. There is a special coupon offer available that gives $10 off a purchase of a price valued at $50 or more.

    If no one on your wish list needs the cutlery, there are other last-minute ideas at Docs. Included in that list are crock pots, coffee makers, toasters and blenders. All are popular gifts, Merriman said. So is a Stanley thermos.

    Other gifts that may just be a tad more off the beaten path include engraved dog tags and medical bracelets.

    And despite the winter chill, theres always some-thing to enhance dads or grandpas grilling experi-

    ence. Yes, Merriman said, grilling gifts in the winter.

    People grill year round, he said.

    Grill mits, grill brushes or thermometers also make excellent stocking stuffers.

    Thanks to a special promotion, Merriman had a solid Black Friday.

    It was very good for us, he said, mostly due to the Case knife sale. I beat last years Black Friday by a little bit.

    Don Merriman, owner of Docs Do-It-Best Hardware in Albion, stands next to the Case knife display.

    MATT GETTS

  • December 16, 2015 KPC Media Group Inc. kpcnews.com busconews.com Christmas Wishes 3

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    Jennifer JordanGavin Leitch

    Richard MiracleJessica Moore

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    Dennis OhmartJenna PittengerJocelynn Powell

    Kody PosyerKevin Randolph

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    Elizabeth StaynerWilliam Stayner

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    As we recall the Miracle that took place solong ago, we give thanks to the Lord for themany blessings we enjoy, including the giftof your friendship. Merry Christmas!

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    TOYS & SNOW EQUIP.

    Youth for Christ Campus Life: Building faith and relationships

    By Vivian Sadevsade@kpcmedia.com

    CHURUBUSCO Brad Millikan wants to make a difference in the lives of area teenagers by building faith and forming relationships.

    Millikan is the new Campus Life director of the Churubusco Youth for Christ organization. He has arranged with the town to to hold the YFC Campus Life weekly meetings at the Boy Scout Building in the towns park and has already grown the group to approximately 25 teens.

    The meetings were previously held at a private home in Churu-busco.

    He wants to eventually expand the program into middle school-age kids.

    Millikan and his supervisor, Adam Stetzel, chief ministry officer of Whitley, Kosciusko and Wabash counties, focus on

    providing camaraderie, a good time and a positive environment for area teens.

    Our desire, through the YFC ministry, is to build relationships in four areas: phys-ical, mental, social and spiritual, Stetzel said. Teens have a lot of transitions going on in their lives, some more than others, and we are there to help them through those times.

    YFC has partnered with Smith-Green Community Schools. Enriching the young peoples lives and being

    as asset to the school is a huge focus of the organization, Stetzel said.

    Millikan graduated in 2008 from Churubusco High School and from IPFW in 2013, earning a degree in organizational leadership and super-vision. He volunteered with the YFC organi-zation for two years,

    Ministry coaches, mentors high school kids

    Brad Millikan, youth director for the Churubusco Youth for Christ Campus Life group, is shown at an athletic event with YFC members.

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    See YOUTH page 4

    WHAT: Churubusco Youth for Christ Campus Life

    WHO: Students in grades 9-12

    WHEN: Wednesdays, 7-9 p.m.

    WHERE: Boy Scout Bldg. in the Churubusco Park

    INFO: For more information, email Brad Millikan, youth director, at bradm@fwayfc.org or call 433-7703 or check out the Churubusco Campus Life Facebook page.

    How to get involved

  • 4 Christmas Wishes kpcnews.com busconews.com KPC Media Group Inc. December 16, 2015

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    From page 3

    YOUTH

    working out of the Fort Wayne headquarters on Ludwig Road for the YFC of Northern Indiana.

    Millikan is excited to be back in his home-town.

    We hope, by part-nering with the school, to help students overcome the many challenges in their life and come out on the other side unscathed, Millikan said.

    A good deal of fun, in addition to relevant conversations, goes on at the meetings, he said. We play some games ice breakers and sometimes show videos, followed by discussions and a wrap-up, Millikan said.

    They have a lot of pressures; we hope to show them how to manage and deal with those issues, Millikan said.

    Building relation-ships is top priority; programming is second, Stetzel added.

    The group holds athletic competitions with other schools such as a fall dodge ball tournament, an annual November rally at the Memorial Coliseum in Fort Wayne, Refresh a young ladies day of encouragement and fellowship held in March in Columbia City and a

    Blue Jeans and Barbecue Auction in May at the Whitley County 4-H grounds.

    YFC is a non-profit organization and must raise 100 percent of the needed funding through do