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    He swore he’d never do this again. No way, no how, no-ma’am-I’m-really-not-that-crazy.Chris Stauffer came home that day in 1995 in less than optimum shape, after 23 days on a bike. He was 62 years old. His left hand was weak.

10,000 Pucks event set

– Lamp Lighters Hockey Ministry is out to fill a hockey net for cash.

Its 10,000 Pucks World Record has the goal of setting a world record by taking 10,000 street hockey shots in one day, which would be the most ever by a group of people. Each shooter will be responsible for raising $1 for every shot. Proceeds will go toward financing Lamp Lighters Hockey Ministry’s “Hockey Mobile,” a trailer full of street hockey equipment that will travel to locations around Fort Wayne to promote street hockey and the development of mind, spirit service and leadership.

The event, noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at Spiece Fitness, 5310 Merchandise Drive, will be hosted by former Komets greats Guy Dupuis and Eddie Long.

Feed-the-needy campaign begins

Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry, a Corunna-based non-profit organization, is asking that farmers and hunters donate surplus farm and large game animals to help the needy.

“On average, each donated deer provides about 50 pounds of much needed, high protein meat to the local food banks,” Debra Treesh, executive director, said in a statement.

Treesh’s goal for this year’s deer hunting season is 1,000 donated animals.

Simply take your field-dressed deer to any one of several participating butchers in the area. Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry will pay the processing costs. The meat will remain in the community in which it was donated.

For a statewide list of participating butchers, go to or contact Treesh at 260-541-0365.

Online ‘talk’ set with DNR director

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is bringing Indiana Natural Resources Foundation executive director Bourke Patton to its Facebook followers.

Patton will be available for a “talk” from 2 to 3 p.m. Thursday on the DNR’s Facebook wall. INRF is the fundraising arm of the DNR.

Future topics, instructions on how to join a conversation on Facebook, and commenting guidelines are posted at

Salamonie Center open Thanksgiving

The Salamonie Interpretive Center at Salamonie Lake will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thanksgiving Day.

Located in Lost Bridge West State Recreation Area in Andrews, the interpretive center sells DNR passes for 2013, including annual entrance passes, Golden Hoosier Passports, boat launch permits and horse trail passes, and will make available holiday gift items in the Otter Run Tradin’ Post.

The standard gate fee of $5 per in-state vehicle or $7 per out-of-state vehicle applies. For more information on other Upper Wabash Interpretive Services programs, see or