Happy birthday books

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Students at Huntington Catholic School celebrate their March birthdays by donating a book to the school’s library. The book includes a label with their name acknowledging their gift and they are the first to read the new book. Pictured are (from left) Grant Farthing, kindergarten; Alexandra Craig, fifth grade; Henry Richert, fifth grade; and Kaitlynn Fowerbaugh, sixth grade. Not pictured is Roberto Cano, fourth grade.

Safety council meeting moved to Pathfinder

The Huntington County Safety Council’s next program, set for Wednesday, March 13, has moved to Pathfinder Services, in Huntington. The program will begin at 11:30 a.m.

Darrell Lummer will present a program titled “The Safety Mindset.”

The deadline to register for the program has passed.

Pathfinder Services is located at 2824 Theater Ave., Huntington.

Hamming it up

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The cast of the Pulse Opera House production of “Harvey” poses in character recently. Pictured are (front row from left) Bonnie Meyers, Kayla Finney, Matt Stephenson, Amanda Shull, Alyssa Plisco and David Parker; and (back row from left) Dave Dean, Debi Sackett, Lisa Sabinske, Brian Sprayue, Dillon Higginbottom and Matt Smith. Remaining performances are scheduled for March 8, 9, 10, 15, 16 and 17. More information and reservations may be made online at or by leaving a message at 375-7017.

Therapy dogs to be at library

Therapy dogs will once again be a familiar sight at the Huntington City-Township Public Library on Saturdays in March and April.

Paws to Read is a program for reluctant or budding readers to practice their reading skills by reading aloud to a registered therapy dog. Sessions take place every Saturday morning at the Huntington branch from March 16 to April 13, and at the Markle branch on March 23 and April 13.

Registration is required. Call the Huntington library’s children’s desk at 2356-2900 or the Markle library main desk at 758-3332 to sign up a child.

List Huntington County Senior Center events

Here is a listing of events happening in March at the Huntington County Senior Center:

Monday, March 11
• Walking group, 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.
• Line dancing, 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
• Chair aerobics, 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Tuesday, March 12
• Walking group, 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.
• Walk-a-mile in 15 minutes, 10 a.m.
• Markle Health & Rehabilitation Senior Party, 11:30 a.m.

Patient youths at Huntington Catholic School

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Students at Huntington Catholic School were recently chosen by their teachers for exhibiting the Christ-like trait of patience. They were honored at an all-school liturgy on Friday, March 1, at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. They are (front row from left) Colton Schenkel, kindergarten; Bear Thornton, first grade; Vanessa Ball, second grade; Juniper Stepler, third grade; and Karlie Holzinger, fourth grade; and (back row from left) Josephine Kline, fifth grade; Addison DeLaGrange, sixth grade; Cordelia Richert, seventh grade; and Lindsay Godfroy, eighth grade.

Cookie salesmanship

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Danna Cotton (left), of Huntington, purchases a box of Girl Scout cookies from Brownie Scout Nevaeh Sides, 10, of Troop 50539 on Saturday, March 2, at the Owen’s North store. The annual cookie sale, which goes through March 17, teaches girls entrepreneurial and leadership skills and helps troops pay for programs, including camping and field trips.

Library offers Katakana workshops

The Huntington City-Township Public Library will offer a multi-session workshop series for those interested in learning Katakana.

These workshops will take place every first and third Wednesday in March, April and May at 5 p.m. starting March 6. They are open to teens and adults.

One of three forms of written Japanese, Katakana is often used for words borrowed from English. It is frequently found in manga and anime and can oftentimes be understood by sounding it out.

Dr. Seuss fans

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Roanoke Elementary School held “Dress as Your Favorite Dr. Seuss Character Day” on Friday, March 1, in honor of Dr. Seuss’ birthday on March 2. First-grader Joshua Troyer (left), dressed as a young Dr. Seuss, also known as Theodor Seuss Geisel, and first-grader Dylan Krause dressed as the Cat in the Hat.

Move clocks ahead one hour on March 10

Daylight-Saving Time begins Sunday, March 10, as time “springs forward” an hour.

When local time reaches 2 a.m., clocks will be turned ahead one hour to 3 a.m.

The result will mean more light in the evening until clocks are turned back in the fall on Nov. 3.

Gerdau is official sponsor for 56th annual HD - The ‘60s: ‘Yesterday’

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Huntington’s 56th Heritage Days will be celebrated in Huntington Wednesday, June 19, through Sunday, June 23. The theme for 2019 is The ’60s: “Yesterday.”

Gerdau Huntington Facility, 25 Commercial Rd., is the official sponsor as named by the Heritage Days Steering Committee.

Energy assistance program now to accept crisis-only applications

The Community & Family Services Inc. (CFS) has announced that it has been told by the state that Energy Assistance Program (EAP) Funding has reached a critical level this year.

As of March 4, until March 15, no new applications will be accepted or appointments made without it being in crisis. Appointments already made can still keep those appointments and the paperwork will be collected and placed on hold until the state clears CFS to once again accept application if funding is available.

Staying afloat

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Five Roanoke Elementary School fourth-grade students, (from left) Ashe Steele, Lily Campbell, Tessa Prilaman, Sydney Taylor and Arianna Mattingly, work to see how many pennies they can place in an aluminum “boat” and still keep it afloat during Science Day, which was held recently at the school. Each classroom had different science activities during the event.

Salamonie Church of the Brethren hosts fish, tenderloin supper

Salamonie Church of the Brethren’s Men’s Work Group will sponsor a fish and tenderloin supper on Tuesday, March 12, from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The meal will be prepared by Dan’s Fish Fry.

Cost of the meal is a freewill donation accepted at the door, with proceeds to go toward community outreach and needs.

The church is located at 2662W-600S, on Ind.-124, three miles west of Ind.-5, Warren. For more information, call 468-2663.

Strong in fortitude

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Huntington Catholic School students were chosen by their teachers for exemplifying the Christ-like trait of fortitude and honored at an all-school liturgy on Friday, March 1, at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. They are (front row from left) Grant Farthing, kindergarten; Lyndzey Eckinger, first grade; Evalyn Dolby, second grade; Logan Holzinger, third grade; and Xaver Tinoco, fourth grade; and (back row from left) Ava Snyder, fifth grade; Diego Gomez-Ramirez, sixth grade; Adam Holzinger, seventh grade; and Alex Gomez-Ramirez, eighth grade.