Going for the prize

Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Zach Bischoff (foreground) takes careful aim at his target during round four of the BB gun shoot on Saturday, Oct. 17, at the Zanesville Ball Park. The Zanesville Lions Club sponsored the event and awarded prizes to winners.

Weaving baskets

Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Carrie Amdio, portraying "Constance Rosewall," instructs a group of children on how to weave a basket, on Sunday, Oct. 18, at the Huntington City-Township Public Library. The library hosted the annual Medieval Faire, which included various games and activities.

Northview COC sets Trunk or Treat date

Northview Church of Christ will hold its annual Trunk or Treat on Sunday, Oct. 25, starting at 5:30 p.m.

Hot dogs, drinks and candy will be available and attendees are asked to dress in costume. It is asked that no scary costumes be worn.

Participants can safely trick or treat in the church's parking lot at various decorated trunks.

For more information, call the church at 356-2583.

The church is located at 2900 N. Jefferson St.


Hanging with grandma

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Kate Gradeless poses while her grandmother Mary Ann Young sets up the AR test the pair are about to take, on Friday, Oct. 16, at Roanoke Elementary. The school held Grandparents'/VIP Day and over 350 guests attended the all-day event.

In the game

Amy Berry (left) and Michael Zahn (right), playing for the Huntington Tail Twisters, enjoy a laugh as they wait for Harlem Ambassadors Coach Ladé Majic to shoot the ball during a game Wednesday, Oct. 14, in the Huntington North High School gym. The Huntington Lions Club brought the Ambassadors to town for a light-hearted game, which ended in a loss for the Tail Twisters.

Communities set trick-or-treat hours

Local communities have established their 2009 Halloween trick-or-treat hours. They are:

Andrews: Saturday, Oct. 31, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Huntington: Friday, Oct. 30 and Saturday, Oct. 31, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Markle: Saturday, Oct. 31, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Roanoke: Saturday, Oct. 31, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Warren: Saturday, Oct. 31, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Zanesville: Saturday, Oct. 31, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., participating homes are asked to leave on their front porch lights.


Shepherd's Closet to give away coats to needy

The Shepherd's Closet will give away coats to anyone who needs them on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 23 and 24.

The Shepherd's Closet, a low-cost thrift store, is located at 1280 Hitzfield St. in the former home of Good Shepherd Church of the Untied Brethren in Christ.

Hours for the coat give-away are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days. While the coats are free to anyone in need, recipients must be present in order to receive a coat.

The Shepherd's Closet is a ministry of The Well, a church currently meeting at Flint Springs Elementary School.


Learning about war

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Richard Augspurger, of Roanoke, visited fifth grade boys at Roanoke Elementary School recently to talk about World War II. He discussed the phonetic alphabet used by the Navy and described the different battleships. He also talked about the 50 states and challenged the students to learn all of the state capitals. Hunter Hollowell listens at right.

Ball State University professor to headline next in Forester Lecture series

Matt Mullins.
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Dr. Matt Mullins, assistant professor of English at Ball State University, will continue Huntington University's Forester Lecture series at 7 p.m. on Oct. 22 in the Zurcher Auditorium of the Merillat Center for the Arts.

Mullins will present "What the Image Says: Visualizing Meaning across Genres." His lecture will focus on how consumers of film and literature process imagery. In addition to being a Forester Lecture, his presentation will serve as the keynote address of the Indiana College English Association Conference.

HU Foundation, Center for Leadership to host lunch for community leaders

The Huntington University Foundation will partner with the university's Center for Leadership to host a luncheon on Oct. 22 open to business and community leaders.
The luncheon is part of the Center for Leadership's monthly event series. This month it also will serve as the October event for the Huntington University Foundation, which typically plans a breakfast meeting. The luncheon will be held at noon on the campus of Huntington University.

Huntingtton County 4-H Junior Leaders elect Stephan president

Huntington County 4-H Junior Leaders officers are (front row, from left) Samantha Paschal, Brittney Stephan, Marissa Foraker and Erin Knight; and (back row, from left) Matthew Knight, Robert Sliger III, Nola Cummins, Tianna Myers and Alyssa Aughinbaugh.
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The Huntington County 4-H Junior Leader organization recently elected officers for the coming 4-H year.
The members will be involved in planning a number of activities, including business and committee meetings, community service projects, fundraising events and 4-H Fair activities.

Extension Homemakers highlight their activities by decorating window at downtown business

Rita McCabe, left, and Edie Fulton organize items in the window of Rodger and Vivian’s Income Tax Service on North Jefferson Street for the Extension Homemakers. Extension Homemakers Week is Oct. 19-23.
Photo by Jessica Williams.

Extension Homemakers Week is Oct. 19-23 and a storefront window is being used to highlight the activities for Huntington County.

Rodger and Vivian's Income Tax Service on North Jefferson Street owns the window.

Committee members Glenna Brown, Edie Fulton and Rita McCabe organized items in the window to showcase activities of the Huntington County group.

HNHS choirs "Let the Music Begin' concert set for Oct. 20

The Huntington North High School Choirs will present their 25th annual fall concert on Tuesday, Oct. 20, at 7 p.m. at the high school.

"Let The Music Begin" will feature the Freshman Viking Chorale, Freshman Viking Ladies, Women's Glee Club, Concert Choir and Varsity Chamber Singers.

There is a cost for tickets, with a discount for students. Children 5 years and under are free of cost.

Tickets can be purchased only at the door.

Proceeds help to defray costs for competitions, festivals, costumes and the program's accompanist in the choir department.

Children's choir receives IAC grant

Arts United of Greater Fort Wayne, in its role as Regional Arts Partner for Region 3 to the Indiana Arts Commission, has approved a grant for the Children's Choir of Huntington County in the amount of $1,800.

The grant will be used by local choir to further its music education programs.

The grants were made possible through the Regional Arts Partnership of the Indiana Arts Commission, the State of Indiana's arts agency with the assistance from the Indiana General Assembly and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Markle hog roast to help pantry

The Markle Fire Department is hosting a Hog Roast to benefit the Master's Food Pantry, Markle's food bank.

It will be held Saturday, Oct. 24, from 4 to 7:30 p.m. at the Markle Fire Department, 155 W. Sparks St.

There is a cost at the door, and children 5 and under are free. Carry-out is available.

The menu will consist of pulled pork (BBQ and plain), baked beans, potato salad or chips, applesauce and a drink.

Additional monetary or food donations to the food bank will be accepted.