Huntington Lions Club to get annual shipment of Christmas trees Saturday

The Huntington Lions Club will receive its annual shipment of Christmas trees on Saturday, Nov. 17, beginning at 7 a.m. at the clubhouse, located at 1103 W. Park Drive, across from the Sunken Gardens. Local Boy Scout Troop 137 will help unload and set up the trees as part of a community service project. Sales will begin as soon as the trees are unloaded from the truck.

Bippus jeans tradition raises large amount of money for town groups

Bippus State Bank employee Dawn Downs holds up her contribution for the “Jeans Fund” that raises money to give back to area organizations. Employees can wear jeans at work on Friday in exchange for a $2 donation.
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Bippus State Bank employees have a tradition of wearing jeans on Fridays for a $2 donation.

These funds are then donated to local charitable organizations.

In November of 2006, BSB employee Dawn Downs was granted permission to start the program. Each Friday, the money is deposited into a “Jeans Fund” and used throughout the year to give back to the community. So far, the total amount donated by Huntington County branch employees is over $20,000.

Winning artists

Roanoke Elementary School third, fourth and fifth-grade students who had artwork represented at the Roanoke Renaissance on Oct. 13 display the special recognition they received in their grade level.

PHH to offer Tai Chi as a wellness class in 2019

Parkview Huntington Hospital Rehab and Wellness Center Exercise Specialist Katie Cunningham demonstrates a Tai Chi move at the hospital’s health and wellness fair, Healthy Steps, in October. The hospital will offer a wellness class in Tai Chi early next year.
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Parkview Huntington Hospital’s (PHH) Rehab and Wellness Center will offer Tai Chi as a wellness class in early 2019.

In recent years, the ancient practice of Tai Chi has gained popularity as a beneficial activity for body and mind. Exercise Specialist Katie Cunningham will serve as the instructor for Tai Chi, having recently earned her certification in Tai Chi for Rehab. She currently leads the Senior exercise class at the hospital on Friday mornings.  

Emmanuel to hold Fall Extravaganza on Saturday

Emmanuel Christian School will host its Fall Extravaganza 2018 on Saturday, Nov. 17, for 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Emmanuel Free Will Baptist Church.

Handmade crafts, quilts, goodies, antiques, candles, woodworking, jewelry, baked goods and more from over 25 vendors will be featured in the show.

Food will also be available including cinnamon rolls, biscuits and gravy, chicken and noodles, mashed potatoes, chef salad, ham sliders and other refreshments.

The church is located at 129 Southwood Drive, Wabash.

Stuffing the ballot box

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Lucy Juergens, a pupil at Faith Lutheran Preschool, in Roanoke, puts her vote into the ballot box on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 6. Students voted for the candidates The Cat in the Hat or Winnie the Pooh, who were running for the position of “President of the United Class of Roanoke Preschool.” The Cat in the Hat won, with a resounding 9-1 victory.

American Senior Communities honors Markle’s Cole

Stacey Cole (center), a scheduler and qualified medical assistant at Markle Health & Rehabilitation, holds the award she recently received during American Senior Communities’ Quest for Excellence awards ceremony held in Indianapolis. With her are ASC’s Chief Operating Officer David Stordy (left) and Chief Executive Officer Donna Kelsey.
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Stacey Cole, a scheduler and qualified medical assistant at Markle Health & Rehabilitation, was among 88 frontline employees of American Senior Communities centers honored for providing exemplary service to patients and residents.

Honorees also included nurses, business office staff, therapists, food service workers and others who consistently demonstrate a commitment to excellence, dedication to his or her job, a positive attitude and a whatever-it-takes passion for customer service.

Lions donate to Roanoke Elementary

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Larry Elliott (right), past president and past zone chair with the Roanoke Lions Club, presents a $300 check for the Roanoke Elementary School media center to the center’s media clerk, Tammy Winans, at the Roanoke Public Library on Monday, Nov. 5. The club raised the funds at events held over the spring and summer.

Public is invited to cut certain downed trees at Mississinewa Lake for firewood

The public is invited to cut certain downed trees in designated areas at Mississinewa Lake for firewood.

Trees eligible for firewood have died as a result of natural causes, been dropped by property staff or were blown down during storms. Trees along roadsides or in public areas of the property may be available to the general public to cut up and haul away as firewood until Feb. 28, 2019.

Putting his heads together

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Jackson Keller holds the mannequin heads he created of the main characters in a book he recently read, “I Survived the Battle of Gettysburg, 1863” by Lauren Tarshis. He and other Roanoke Elementary School fifth-graders just completed reading their book of the month, which was a historical fiction book.

Sigma Phi holiday bazaar is Nov. 17

Beta Chapter of Sigma Phi Gamma will have a holiday bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 17, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Old Light Plant, 125 S. Nancy St., Warren.

Crafts and a bake sale will be featured, and door prizes will be given away.

Proceeds will go to local projects.

Warren groups to meet Nov. 13

The Warren Town Council and the Warren Redevelopment Commission will hold a joint special session on Tuesday, Nov. 13, at 5 p.m. at Assembly Hall, Council Meeting Room, 131 N. Wayne St. in Warren. 

The meeting is scheduled due to recently enacted state legislation requiring an annual meeting to update the budget within the allocation area and future budget issues as known at the current time. 

Greg Guerrettaz, financial consultant, will conduct the meeting.

Huntington Catholic School to have fund-raiser dinner on Friday, Nov. 16

Huntington Catholic School will have a fish, chicken and tenderloin dinner by Dan’s on Friday, Nov. 16, from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Rieder Auditorium at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church.

The cost of the meal is a freewill offering, to benefit the school. HASA moms will also have a bake sale of homemade cookies, cupcakes and desserts.

Volunteers are needed to serve. If interested, call Kim Wannemacher at 672-0940.

Shepherd’s Food Pantry in Andrews to hold next distribution on Nov. 15

The Shepherd’s Food Pantry in Andrews will hold its next food distribution event on Thursday, Nov. 15, from 10 a.m. to noon for Andrews-Dallas Township area residents only.

The distribution will be held at the Lions Clubhouse, located at 365 Leedy Lane, by the ball diamonds.

No appointment is necessary. Distribution is first come, first served. Participants must bring their own containers.

Appreciating YMCA history

Photo by Steve Clark.

A crowd admires the new History Wall at the Parkview Huntington Family YMCA on Thursday, Nov. 8. The Wall features a timeline that tells the story of the YMCA at both the local and national levels. The display was unveiled following a ceremony at the YMCA that was held in celebration of the organization’s 10-year anniversary in its current facility.