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Quilling class


Photo by Steve Clark.

Instructor Nancy Poulson (right) assists Renee Keihn during a quilling class offered by Purdue Extension Huntington County at the Extension office on Thursday, March 14. Quilling is an art form involving strips of paper that are rolled, shaped and adhered together to form designs.

Shepherd’s Food Pantry to distribute Thursday

The Shepherd’s Food Pantry in Andrews will hold its food distribution on Thursday, March 21, between the hours of 10 a.m. and noon for Andrews/Dallas Township area residents, at the Lions Clubhouse  located at 365 Leedy Lane (at the ball diamonds).  

No appointment is necessary.  It is first come, first served. Those going to pick up food must take their own container.

If weather conditions are such that schools are closed on distribution day, the pantry will also be closed and re-open when schools are back in session.

Spinning the wheel


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Sarah Landers (left), of the Huntington County Farm Bureau Youth Board, looks on as a gaming wheel spun by Mark Wickersham, a shopper at Owen’s North, spins around on March 7. The board held the spin-the-wheel game in honor of agriculture education month and awarded cash prizes to anyone who spun the wheel and correctly answered a question about agriculture.

Episcopal church has Stations of the Cross

Christ the King Episcopal Church, 1224 N. Jefferson St., will hold the Stations of the Cross at 5:30 p.m. on March 21 and 28, and April 4 and 11.

A Lenten study will follow.

Food day distribution set Thursday

The Gethsemane Ministries food pantry will have a food distribution on Thursday, March 21, from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Show choirs to host Princess Superhero Academy

Princesses, superheroes and members of Huntington North High School show choirs perform at the culmination of the 2018 Princess Superhero Academy. This year’s event takes place April 6.
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Huntington North High School show choirs will host their second annual Princess Superhero Academy on Saturday, April 6, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the high school.

The event is for children ages 4 through fifth grade. Kids will spend the day “training” like a superhero or receiving the “royal treatment” as a princess.

Bob Smith Campaign Volunteer Award


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Innovative Packaging and the Gene Fleck family received the 2018 Bob Smith Campaign Volunteer Award, presented during the United Way Thank You luncheon held Wednesday, March 13, at Huntington First Church of the Nazarene. Accepting the award are (from left) Lori Cox, Carrie Miller and Chris Fleck, presented by Bob Smith’s granddaughter, Casse Shiflett (right) and her daughter, Kinley Shiflett.

City residents have options for refuse despite landfill closing

The Huntington Street Department will send out a grappler truck like this one to pick up old furniture and other large items through its orange sticker program. It’s just one of the ways city residents can continue to dispose of unwanted items after the Huntington City Landfill closes on March 29.
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The Huntington City Landfill is set to close on March 29, but residents of the City of Huntington will still have a variety of options for getting rid of their unwanted items.

City crews can be requested to pick up large items that won’t fit in a trash can, as well as bagged or bundled yard waste. Household hazardous waste can still be dropped off at the Hazardous Materials Facility on CR 300W.

One of the ongoing programs is the orange sticker program, something City Services Superintendent Bob Caley characterizes as “city-wide cleanup all year long.”

MDA Muscle Walk team hosting fund-raiser at Rainbow Lanes April 7

The Muscular Dystrophy Association’s Muscle Walk Team E-LIME-anators will have a fund-raiser on Sunday, April 7, at Rainbow Lanes, in Huntington, with proceeds to benefit the upcoming MDA Muscle Walk event.

The event at Rainbow Lanes is from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. with check-in one-half hour prior to play. For a fee, two hours of bowling and shoes will be provided to a minimum of five bowlers per team. Cosmic Glow, 8 Pin and No-Tap will also be part of the event.

Registration is needed by Friday, April 5, for the event.

Pair of Huntington women graduate Marine Corps basic at Parris Island

PFC Emily Paulette (left) and PVT Alyssa Aldred, both of Huntington, graduated from United States Marine Corps recruit training on March 8. Paulette and Aldred’s training occurred in Parris Island, SC.
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Alyssa Aldred and Emily Paulette, both of Huntington, graduated from United States Marine Corps recruit training in Parris Island, SC, on March 8.

Paulette, a private first class, is the daughter of Tony and Kelly Poff. Aldred, a private, is the daughter of Angel Bechtel. Paulette is a 2018 graduate of Huntington North High School while Aldred is a 2016 graduate.

While the training experience was a rigorous one, Paulette says she’s a better person for having gone through it.

YMCA launch party for ‘premium group’ ex classes

Homeschool PE students have fun with Kid’s Aqua Stand Up during a recent PE session at the Parkview Huntington Family YMCA. Community kids are invited to give Aqua Stand Up a try at the upcoming launch party on Saturday, March 16.
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Parkview Huntington Family YMCA will host a “launch party” on Saturday, March 16, to introduce a new brand name, “premium group” exercise classes. The party, offering seven free adult classes and four free child classes, begins at 7 a.m. and lasts until noon for ages 14 and up with child classes for ages 6 to 13.

These are classes that are choreographed by fitness companies. YMCA instructors are trained and certified to teach these classes in a certain format, tested and proven successful for fitness and fun.

List Senior Center events for week

Here is a listing of events happening in March at the Huntington County Senior Center:

Monday, March 18
• Walking group, 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.
• Line dancing, 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
• Chair aerobics, 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Tuesday, March 19
• Walking group, 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.
• Walk-a-mile in 15 minutes, 10 a.m.
• March birthday celebration at Senior Center, 1:30 p.m.

Andrews fund-raiser fish fry is March 22

The Andrews Lions Club and Bethesda Free Will Baptist Church will hold a fish and chicken fry on Friday, March 22, at the church from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Dan’s Fish Fry will provide the meal. There will also be a ladies’ bake sale.
There is a fee to attend the meal, which is reduced for children ages 6 to 12.

Proceeds from the meal will help support local projects.

Bethesda Free Will Baptist Church is located at 116 S. Main St., Andrews.

Salamonie Senior luncheon group to hear about Honeywell events

Learn about different events at the Honeywell Center in Wabash at the Salamonie Senior luncheon.

Ellen Mock of the Honeywell Center will share upcoming 2019 Honeywell Center scheduled events on Monday, April 1, at the Salamonie Lake Interpretive Center.

The program begins with a carry-in meal at noon. Spaghetti will be provided. Guests should bring a side dish to share, a beverage and their own table service. A small donation will be accepted. Reservations may be made by calling 468-2127.

Upper Wabash Interpretive Services is at 3691 S. New Holland Rd., Andrews.

HNHS auditions Munchkins

Huntington North High School is announcing open auditions for “The Wizard of Oz,” this year’s spring musical.

There are auditions for munchkins – elementary and middle school students – on Tuesday, April 2, in the HNHS Auditorium. A meeting with parents will begin at 6:30 p.m., with auditions to follow at 7 p.m.

Four performances are set for May 16, 17 and 18.

For more information contact Ruth Reed, drama teacher, at 356-6104 ext. 1196.

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