Leaf pick-up in Huntington to start on Oct. 29

Leaf pickup for the City of Huntington will begin Oct. 29, weather permitting.

Leaf collection can occur on any day of the designated collection week. Residents must have leaves ready for pickup by 7 a.m. on the first Monday of their designated pickup week.

Residents whose gar-bage is picked up each Monday (Zone 1) will have leaf collection starting in that area that first week and will continue for Zones 2 through 5.

There will be no leaf collection on Nov. 22, Nov. 23, Dec. 24 and Dec. 25.

Preparing leaves for pickup:

Candy at New Life Thrift Store

The New Life Ministries Thrift Store and Meal Ministry will each pass out candy from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Halloween night, Wednesday, Oct. 31.

The thrift store is located at 61 W. State St. and the Meal Ministry is at 323 N. Jefferson St., both in Huntington.

Application deadline Oct. 31 for house internship

College students and recent graduates seeking an internship with the Indiana House of Representatives must submit their applications before the Oct. 31 deadline, according to State Rep. Dan Leonard (R-Huntington).

House internships are paid positions during the legislative session lasting from January through April. Leonard said while employed full time at the Statehouse in Indianapolis, interns can develop valuable skills while working one-on-one with state legislators and staff.

Friesen to give vaping presentation

Meg Friesen will give a community health presentation on vaping on Thursday, Oct. 25, at the Huntington Branch of the Huntington City-Township Public Library at 6:30 p.m.

Friesen, corporation nurse for the Huntington County Community School Corporation, will talk about the history of the vaping industry, vaping options and how vaping devices work. Attendees are encouraged to ask questions.

The presentation is free.

The Huntington branch is located at 255 W. Park Drive, Huntington.

Salvation Army starts sign-up for Christmas assistance

The Salvation Army of Huntington County has announced its sign-up for the 2018 Christmas Assistance program.

Sign-up for assistance (toys and food) for Huntington County residents will be:

• Friday, Nov. 2, from 10 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

• Friday, Nov. 9, from 10 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

• Friday, Nov. 16, from 10 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

• Friday, Nov. 30, from 10 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

• Saturday, Dec. 1, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Learning about electricity

Photo by Steve Clark.

Jana Bonfield (left), a youth service librarian, helps Valentine Benjamin construct a paper circuit during the Discovery Crew: Spark a Reaction session on Tuesday, Oct. 16, at the Huntington Branch of the Huntington City-Township Public Library. These sessions, held weekly, see attendees learn about electricity and currents.

Project Spotlight to benefit 3 charities in HC

More than 5,000 votes from residents of Huntington County determined the winners of Beacon Credit Union’s eighth annual Project Spotlight program. Thanks to the engagement of the community, Beacon Credit Union will be donating $1,750 to three charitable organizations/projects in Huntington County.

Healing Waters Ministry offers free food at pantry, open Thursday Oct. 25

The “Come To the Table” food pantry at Healing Waters Ministry will be open on Thursday, Oct. 25, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the church.

The ministry offers free food to the community and is open to all.

Healing Waters Ministry is located at 5811W-606S, in Mt. Etna.

Sheriff’s K9 unit stumping for votes from public to win grant funding

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Huntington County Sheriff Department’s K9 officer Dave McVoy is on a whirlwind campaign, stumping for votes to win a grant for as much as $5,000 for the K9 program.

The contest is sponsored by Aftermath, a company that provides cleanup of crime and trauma scenes. The top eight vote-getters – out of more than 3,000 departments nationwide – will get the grant money, McVoy says.

Radio group meets today at Café of Hope site

The next Huntington County Amateur Radio Society meeting will be held Monday, Oct. 22, at 7 p.m. at the Café of Hope, located at 900 E. State St. in Huntington.

The public is welcome to attend.

Serious playtime

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Youngsters (from left) Caiden Pohler, 8, Jackson Nicola, 6, and Matt Kelley, 11, work with Lego blocks Wednesday, Oct. 17, during playtime at the Parkview Huntington Family YMCA fall break day camp. Kids spent the week away from school swimming, playing games in the gym, doing crafts and other activities.

Picking soy beans

Photo by Steve Clark.

Annisten Warnock (left) and Braxton Zorger concentrate on picking soy beans during the Andrews-Dallas Township Public Library’s story time session on Wednesday, Oct. 17. The session gave attendees an opportunity to participate in multiple fall-themed activities while hearing autumn-centric stories told by Library Director Nancy Disbro.

Roanoke woman on spring dean’s list at DePauw University

Suzanne Peters, a member of the volleyball team, class of 2019 and resident of Roanoke, has been named to DePauw University’s spring 2018 Tiger Honor Roll.

Founded in 1837, DePauw University is a top-ranked, 100 percent residential, private liberal arts university located in Greencastle.

American Legion honoree

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Robert Eckert (left) is honored by American Legion Post Commander Stan Klowsowski for having 71 years of continuous membership with the American Legion. Eckert served in the United States Army.

Committee invites groups to decorate trees for Warren Festival of Trees

The promotion committee of the seventh annual Warren Festival of Trees and Holiday Walk invites businesses, families, clubs and churches to decorate a tree for the event, which takes place Friday, Nov. 16.

There are a few donated trees if a group needs one to decorate. The committee will help assign trees a spot in one of the downtown businesses or participants may also decorate an existing outdoor evergreen in the downtown area.