Volunteers sought to help with Studio renovation

The Huntington Arts Initiative Inc., is seeking volunteers to help renovate The Studio at the corner of Warren and Market streets in downtown Huntington.

Work days will be held on April 22 and 24 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

All volunteers should wear appropriate clothing and footwear. Gloves, safety masks and safety glasses will be available.

Gray, Holloway also on honor roll

Emiley Gray, an eighth grade student at Crestview Middle School, and Trevor Holloway, a sixth grade student at Crestview, were both named to the All A honor roll for the third quarter of the 2009-10 school year.

They were listed incorrectly in the honor roll previously published in The Huntington County TAB.

The TAB regrets the error and any inconvenience it may have caused.


Top writers

Photo by Jessica Williams.

Huntington City-Township Public Library has announced the winning stories for the PBSKIDS GO! writing contest, sponsored by WFWA PBS 39 and the Fort Wayne Museum of Art. The winners are (left to right), Luke Christman, third grade; Jessica Hartmus, first grade; Megan Ormiston, kindergarten; and Carrie Runyan, second grade. They received prizes from the library and their stories have advanced to the regional judging at the TV station in Fort Wayne.

Sharp Creek Musicians will present spring program at Old German School

"A Musical Celebration of Spring" will be held on Sunday, April 25 at 6:30 p.m. at the Old German School, northwest of Andrews.

The Sharp Creek Musicians, a group of staff and faculty members from Sharp Creek Elementary School in Wabash County, will entertain with traditional music played on old-time instruments such as the banjo, dulcimer and guitar.

Vintage hymns will also be sung, with accompaniment from the old pump organ, which was originally used in the Hopewell Church where the family of author Gene Stratton Porter attended.

Warren HS alumni will gather on May 8

The alumni of Warren High School will hold their annual banquet at the Knight-Bergman Center in Warren on May 8.

All former students, teachers and friends of the Warren School are welcome to attend.

The classes of 1950 and 1960 will be recognized as honored classes. All graduates form 1940 and before will also be recognized.

Make reservations by contacting Jim Howell at 260-375-3048 or e-mail


Dinner to raise funds for pageant

An all-you-can-eat fish and tenderloin dinner will be held on April 20 at the New Hope Church, 2001 Engle St., from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. to help raise money for Kalee Pressler's advertising for the state pageant to compete for Miss Indiana Cover Girl and a trip to California in November 2010.

This is Pressler's fourth year going to this pageant. Last year, she received a State Ambassador award, along with other trophies.

This year's state pageant is July 1-July 3. Different competitions will be held every day.

Lancaster honors perfect attendance

Lancaster Elementary School announces its list of students who achieved perfect attendance during the third grading period.

They are:
Mason Anderson, Barrett Barscz, Josi Barscz, Chandler Beaty, Emma Bickel, Alexander Bishop, Robert Borland, Kiara Bowers, Stone Bowers, Lacey Boxell, Caden Brubaker, Brittany Bussard, Lynn Bussard and Meg Camomile.

And, Eli Christman, Evan Christman, Gage Cocklin, Wyatt Couch, Seth Davis, Isaish Decker, Alivia Eiting, Brit Eltzroth, Eli Eltzroth, Dane Fife, Alyssa Fulton, Rachael Fulton, Cassidy Gray and Breckin Hammel.

Spring Family Festival is Saturday at Hier’s Park

The Council Against Domestic Violence of Huntington County will hold its sixth annual Spring Family Festival on Saturday, April 24, in Heritage Hall at Hier's Park from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Agencies and organizations serving children and families in Huntington County will provide activities including arts and crafts, carnival games, musical performances and hands-on educational experiences.

Family Practice to join PPG in July

Family Practice Associates recently announced that it will be joining Parkview Physicians' Group (PPG) to provide more cost-effective quality care through the shared efficiencies of a larger practice.

Family Practice Associates includes Dr. John Carnes, Dr. Anette Lane, Dr. Theppanya Keolasy, Dr. Michele Thurston, Dr. Julie Utendorf, Dr. William Webb and Vickie Gayed, NP.

"Family Practice Associates is looking forward to a great working relationship with Parkview Health, and we are committed to providing excellent care to patients and their families," says Utendorf.

Scrapbooking Day to be held on April 24

The Warren Church of Christ will hold a Girls' Scrapbooking Day on Saturday, April 24, from 1 to 4 p.m.

All junior and senior high girls are welcome to attend and bring their scrapbooks and supplies.

The event will also include food and a lesson.

On Sunday, April 25, the church will host its ROCK party.
The group will be traveling to "Church-E-Cheese" from noon to 3 p.m.

This event is for any student kindergarten through fifth grade.

The bus will leave the church by noon.

For more information contact Nathan Ratcliff at 224-4843.

Democrats to meet

The Huntington County Democrat Party will conduct a business meeting on April 20 at 6:30 p.m. at the Huntington County Democratic Headquarters, 20 N. Jefferson St.

This is the final meeting before the May primary.
Those interested in coming are asked to contact Chairman Jim Long at 356-4682, or Secretary Andy Krieg at 224-0520.


HCARS next meeting is April 26

The next Huntington County Amateur Radio Society meeting will be held April 26 at 7 p.m. in the Huntington County Jail, second floor, in meeting room one.
The public is welcome.

If you ever considered becoming a member or wanted to know more about amateur radio, please plan to attend.

Parking is available in the east parking lot or on State St. There will be a guest speaker.


Next Senior Friday is April 23

The next Senior Friday movie is April 23, at the Huntington 7 Theater.

The movie will be "New in Town," with a runtime of 97 minutes.
Doors open at 8:30 a.m. for free coffee and doughnuts as well as door prizes.

The month's sponsors are Bailey-Love Mortuary and Campbell & Dye Insurance.

Coffee will be provided by the Red Cross, with doughnuts provide by MarkleBank.


Auctioneer Day

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Mayor Steve Updike signed a proclamation designating April 17 as National Auctioneers Day. With him are members of the Ness Bros. GMAC Real Estate and Auction Co. Pictured are (from left) Andy Eckert, Kurt Ness, Tim Ness, Updike, Kyle Ness and Steve Ness. Updike's proclamation noted that members of the national Auctioneers Association foster free enterprise and support their communities and local businesses. It also urged Hoosiers to honor Indiana auctioneers for their contributions to the community and the economy.

HCCSC to host educational conference April 21-24

Huntington County Community School Corporation will serve as the host for The Center for Effective Learning's 2010 Schools Exceeding Expectations Conference in Huntington from April 21-24.

Conference participants will receive the most current on brain-compatible teaching and learning. They will also hear presentations by master educators and guest speakers, as well as author Susan Kovalik, creator of the Highly Effective Teaching Model.