HU Art, Design Dept. has largest gallery show

The Huntington University Art + Design department is currently hosting its first and largest gallery show of the year in the Robert E. Wilson Gallery.

The 15th annual High School Art Exhibit features 125 works by area ninth through 12th-grade students from 12 different high schools, as well as home-schooled students.

Ashley Hall, a junior art education major, is this year’s high school exhibit show coordinator. She was elected into this position last year and is also the vice president of HU’s Art Ed Association.

Local Sigma Eta sorority seeking applications for its 2020 scholarship

Zeta Chapter of Sigma Eta Fine Arts Sorority has announced it will accept applications for the 2020 scholarship.

An award of $400 will be presented to a student in music, art or drama for the 2020-2021 school year.

Applicants must be Huntington County residents, be in the upper third of his or her class academically and be accepted at an accredited college or university and majoring in one of the arts.

Applications are available in the guidance office of Huntington North High School and must be completed and postmarked no later than March 31.

New 16-week addiction recovery program available in Hgtn. County

A new 16-week recovery program is available in Huntington County.

“Hope in Recovery” is a skills-based, practical recovery program and a ministry of Risen Savior Church, 404 Grayston Ave., Huntington.

“Hope in Recovery” was created by Rev. Rick Leone and emphasizes a workable, realistic approach for those struggling with drug or alcohol addiction, but is applicable to any kind of addiction. This program meets the criteria for those court-ordered to attend. Meetings are Tuesdays, from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., at Risen Savior Church. Childcare is available.

Hostetler is new head of countywide DCD

Kim Hostetler is the new executive director of the Huntington Countywide Department of Community Development. A longtime employee of the department, she was promoted to its top job on Jan. 21.
Photo by Steve Clark.

This year marks Kim Hostetler’s 20th with the Huntington Countywide Department of Community Development.

While an employment milestone like that would be cause for celebration by itself, she has an even bigger reason to celebrate.

After two decades of service to the Department of Community Development (DCD), Hostetler has been named its new executive director.

Hostetler was hired to DCD’s top job by the Huntington County Commissioners on Jan. 21.

“It’s very exciting,” she says. “It feels like a natural (fit) for me, because I have worked here for so long.”

Paolillos attend RJO Winter Buying Show in TX

Rob Paolillo (left) and Jolene Paolillo from Bowers Jewelers meet with jewelry vendor Hitanshu Vyas (right) at the IDD booth during the 2020 Retail Jewelers Organization (RJO) Winter Buying Show in Houston, TX.
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Rob Paolillo and Jolene Paolillo from Bowers Jewelers, in Huntington, recently attended the exclusive 2020 Retail Jewelers Organization (RJO) Winter Buying Show in Houston, TX.

The three-day event, themed “Texas Show ‘Em,” provided jewelers from around the nation the opportunity to purchase new items at pre-negotiated prices, share business ideas, network with peers and check out the latest industry trends.

Shepherd’s Food Pantry open Feb. 20

The Shepherd’s Food Pantry in Andrews will hold its next food distribution on Thursday, Feb. 20, between 10 a.m. and noon for Andrews and Dallas Township residents.

The pantry is located at the Lions Clubhouse, 365 Leedy Lane, Andrews.

The distribution will be conducted on a first-come, first-served basis. Those receiving food must bring their own containers.

If weather conditions cause school to be canceled on distribution day, the pantry will also be closed and will reopen when schools are back in session.

Gethsemane Food Pantry open Feb. 20

Gethesemane’s Ministries food pantry will be open for distribution on Thursday, Feb. 20, from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.

The ministry is located at 2239 Hartman St., Huntington.

Salamonie Preschool program on March 3 to be ‘S is for Spring’

Preschool-age children and their adults are invited to Salamonie Preschool’s “S is for Spring” on Tuesday, March 3. The class will be offered from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at Salamonie Interpretive Center located in Lost Bridge West State Recreation Area, Andrews.

Observations of spring will be made through hiking and using the senses.

Each program is designed to enhance the preschooler’s basic education, including music, crafts, social interaction and time outdoors, always with a nature-related theme.

Joy Pleasers to hold hands-on information classes

The Joy Pleasers Clown Ministry is looking for people interested in joining them in spreading laughter and cheer. Pictured are (from left) Johanna Lange, aka “Lullabye”; Mark Bickel, aka “Ba-Lue”; Susan Miller, aka “Piper”; Roger Carroll, aka “Gramps”; April Reed, aka “Bonnie Blue Bonnet”; and Linda Carroll, aka “Jelly Bean.”
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Joy Pleasers Clown Ministry will be holding hands-on, informational classes teaching makeup techniques, types of clowns, balloon sculpting, skits and walk-arounds in order to grow its ministry.

Extension has scholarship apps for 4-H’ers

Purdue Extension Huntington County has applications available for local 4-H scholarships. Huntington County 4-H members who are eligible may stop by the Purdue Extension Huntington County Office to pick up an application. Applications are also online at www.extension.pur

Available scholarships are:

‘Make It Your Own Mural Fest’ set for Sept. 8

The Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership, in collaboration with Arts United of Greater Fort Wayne Inc., has announced the creation of the Make It Your Own Mural Fest.

The mural festival begins on Tuesday, Sept. 8, and runs until Friday, Sept. 18, throughout Northeast Indiana’s 11 counties including Adams, Allen, DeKalb, Huntington, Kosciusko, LaGrange, Noble, Steuben, Wabash, Wells and Whitley.

Johnny Cash tribute show at CEC on March 13 to benefit Honor Flight

Area rockabilly guitarist Kenny Taylor gets into the groove in a previous performance. Taylor will salute Johnny Cash in a concert to benefit Honor Flight Northeast Indiana on March 13 at the Cottage Event Center in Roanoke.
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Roanoke’s Cottage Event Center plays host to a night featuring a tribute to the music “Man In Black”, singer Johnny Cash, with a concert by “El’s Angels.” The event, headlined by renowned Rockabilly guitarist Kenny Taylor, is scheduled for Friday March 13, and is a fund-raiser for Honor Flight Northeast Indiana.

It starts with a dance …

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Bea Mahoney (right) and Bud Lewis, both residents at Tipton Place, swing and sway to the music at the Senior prom held Wednesday, Feb. 12, at the Huntington healthcare facility. The highlight of the event was the naming of the king and queen of the prom, Jessi and Allen Smart.

Charlie Brown, Peanuts gang coming to life on HU stage later this month

Huntington University senior theatre performance major Andrew Bower, portraying Charlie Brown (right), leads the cast in a practice scene from the university’s production of the musical “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown!” The play will be performed Feb. 27 to 29 and March 5 to 7.
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Charlie Brown and his beloved band of Peanuts characters are coming to life on the Huntington University stage in 10 days.

Lunch fund-raiser for Knight Bergman Center

The Knight Bergman Center in Warren will hold a lunch fund-raiser on Sunday, March 1, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The menu includes pork loin with gravy or chicken and noodles, with mashed potatoes, green beans, applesauce, a dinner roll, drinks and dessert.

There is a cost for the meal, with discounts for children ages 6 to 12 and free for children 5 and under.

Proceeds from the event will go toward the additional expense accrued by roof repairs at the facility.

The Knight Bergman Center is located at 132 S. Nancy St., Warren.