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Andrews library to begin new monthly program Library Brew

The Andrews-Dallas Township Public Library will begin a new monthly program called Library Brew on Wednesday, Sept. 18, at 2 p.m.

The program will feature local speakers sharing their life and travel experiences. Participants can share in the discussion, and light refreshments and beverages will be served.

Lowell Richardson is September's featured speaker. He will talk about growing up in Huntington County in the 1940s.

Former students honored


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During a recent Roanoke Elementary School Monthly Meeting, the Roanoke Spotlight was shined on former Roanoke student and school secretary for more than 25 years, Patti Fritz (left) and former student Kari Knuckles Hyndman (right), who is now a nurse. School Principal Jami Craft reads their accomplishments during the meeting.

Casey’s General Stores helping MDA by asking customers to ‘round up’

This September, Casey’s General Stores in Indiana are raising money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) to help children and adults with muscular dystrophy and related neuromuscular diseases with the goal of funding critical research, care and services.

Beech Grove Cemetery Association sets meeting for Sept. 27

The Beech Grove Cemetery Association will hold a meeting on Friday, Sept. 27, at 7 p.m. at Faith Chapel United Methodist Church, in Goblesville.

The church is located at 2978W-1100N, Huntington. For more information, call 344-1475 or 433-0217.

Justin Johnson exhibit opens at HU Wilson Gallery

Elegies of Unrest,” a collection from mixed media artist Justin Johnson, opens the 2019-20 exhibit season at the Robert E. Wilson Art Gallery. The Robert E. Wilson Art Gallery is located in the Merillat Centre for the Arts at Huntington University.

Johnson’s exhibit includes such works as “Elegy to James Foley near Raqqa,” a collage created with white out and vellum, and “Nimrud,” a collage of Sharpie ink, graphite, charcoal, white out and acrylic.

‘An Artful Fall’ exhibition opens at Roanoke gallery Oct. 12 with recept

Crestwoods Gallery presents “An Artful Fall,” with an artist reception on Saturday, Oct. 12, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Artists will be on hand and refreshments will be served. This is a group show featuring all mediums.

The show runs through Nov. 30.

Crestwoods Gallery is located at 314 N. Main St., Roanoke. For more information, call the gallery at 672-2080, visit its website, www.crestwoodsgallery.com or Facebook page at Crestwoods Frame Shop and Gallery.

Huntington University holds annual Paint-A-Pot

Huntington University is holding its annual Paint-a-Pot event on Wednesday, Sept. 18, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. outside the lower doors of the Habecker Dining Commons on campus.

The event gives patrons the opportunity to purchase a succulent or other easy-to-care-for houseplant, as well as the chance to paint the pot they come in.

The university is located at 2303 College Ave., Huntington.

Fall crop set Oct. 12 at fairgrounds

The Huntington County Extension Homemakers Paper Artisans Club’s fall crop will be held Saturday, Oct. 12, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the First Merchants Heritage Hall, located on the Huntington County Fairgrounds.

Checking out the plane


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Gary Harrell (right) reads some information about one of the planes at the Busted Knuckles Auto Club Car Show and Fly-In on Saturday, Sept. 14, at the Huntington Municipal Airport. Holly Tiger looks on.

Going to the well


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Eli Pflieger gets a cup of water from a rest stop at a hand-pump well during the Drake Goetz Memorial Park "Well Water" Ride on Saturday, Sept. 14. The "country style" ride was done to help raise funds for the construction of the Drake Goetz Memorial Park, the first ADA approved, all-inclusive community park in Huntington County.

Pioneer Festival spotlight to shine bright on nine local authors

As this year’s Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Festival celebrates Hoosier authors, the spotlight will shine on nine local residents who have proved themselves to be pioneering spirits in the field of independent publishing.

CROP Walk does 50th on Oct. 6

On Oct. 6, walkers from various Huntington churches will join others across the country in the 50th CROP Hunger Walk: “Stepping Up to End Hunger since 1969!”

At present, 44 states host Church World Service-sponsored CROP walks with the same goal – a world where every child has enough healthy food every day. Building upon this legacy, CROP Hunger Walkers today are taking steps to not only end hunger for today, but forever. This is an interfaith event and anyone is welcome to join.

Dreyer Scholarship recipient


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Recent Jill Dreyer Scholarship recipient Paula McClain, a registered nurse at Parkview Huntington Hospital, displays her certificate.

Marching Vikes seek donations for National Vets Day show

The Huntington North High School Marching Band, pictured here at a recent practice, is seeking donations to help it cover the cost of traveling to Washington, DC, to participate in National Veterans Day celebrations this November. The band needs to raise $5,000 by Saturday, Sept. 14.
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The Huntington North High School Marching Band is seeking donations to help it travel to Washington, DC, to participate in National Veterans Day celebrations this November.

The marching band accepted an invitation to take part in the festivities, which will occur at the Lincoln Memorial, the D.C. War Memorial, the World War II Memorial and the Air Force Memorial, overlooking Arlington National Cemetery.

In addition to performing, band members will also have an opportunity to pay their respects at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and visit national monuments and museums.

Three Parkview nurses get Dreyer scholarships

Parkview Huntington Hospital nurses Amy Watson (center) and Conni Harris-Shoemaker (right) celebrate their selection for Jill Dreyer scholarships with Mike Perkins, director of Parkview Huntington Foundation, which administers the scholarship funds.
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Three registered nurses at Parkview Huntington Hospital (PHH) pursuing Bachelor of Science degrees in nursing have been awarded Jill Dreyer scholarships for the fall 2019 semester.

Conni Harris-Shoemaker, Paula McClain and Amy Watson each received $1,000 toward their education costs for the current academic semester. All are Western Governors University degree candidates.

The awards were announced by Mike Perkins, director of Parkview Huntington Foundation, which administers the Jill Dreyer funds.

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