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On Oct. 25, The Doris Davenport Show aired for the first time on WPNA, 1490 on the AM dial, on the top floor of the Oak Park Arms.
Davenport, who co-hosts with Doug Wyman and does just about everything to get the show on the air every Sunday at 7 p.m., described it as "a weekly radio program that meets the community where you are. Maybe you heard or read about a topic, a person or a performance and want to know more.
Back on Friday the 13th, the second Friday in November, a 33-year-old man named Chris talked about being thankful after finishing his dinner at the Housing Forward (formerly PADS) emergency homeless shelter at St. John Lutheran Church in Forest Park. He is a single parent raising two boys and a girl — age 6, 5, and 4 — with his only income coming from a part-time job.
First United Church of Oak Park hosted an ordination on Oct. 10 that most members of the congregation — and most Christians, for that matter — had never witnessed. The bulletin cover for the service read:
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Grace Lutheran Church 7300 W. Division, River Forest David R. Lyle, Senior Pastor Phyllis N. Kersten Interim Associate Pastor Sunday Worship, 8:30 & 11:00 a.m. Sunday School/Adult Ed. 9:45 a.m. Childcare Available Grace Lutheran School Preschool...