Beauty Bar Beautique opens in downtown Huntington

Huntington County Chamber of Commerce ambassadors join the owners, family and friends of the Beauty Bar Beautique, as they prepare to cut the ribbon to officially open the new business, located at 414 N. Jefferson St. Celebrating the occasion are (front row, from left) Steve Godfroy and Staci Mathias, chamber ambassadors; Misty Harrison, owner; Kolten Harrison, held by Kaitlyn Harrison, manager; Tyler Harrison, family member; and JoDean Knowles and Terry Miller, chamber ambassadors; and (back row, from left) John Lahr, family friend; Meriah Harrison, family member; Travis Harrison, co-owner; and Davin Smith, chamber ambassador.
Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony on Monday, Oct. 23, officially opened the Beauty Bar Beautique, downtown Huntington’s newest business.

Located at 414 N. Jefferson St., Beauty Bar specializes in hair styling as well as a unique way to tan, according to Misty Harrison, who, along with her husband, Travis Harrison, owns the salon.

“The new business will specialize in air brush spray-on tanning for a safe way to tan without those harmful ultraviolet lights that have been known to cause skin cancer,” Harrison says.

Hgtn. library to participate in Intl. Games Day Nov. 4

The Huntington Branch of the Huntington City-Township Public Library will participate in International Games Day festivities by hosting a variety of games on Saturday, Nov. 4, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The library will have both tabletop and video games, including Mine-craft, available and will include games suited for adults, teens, children and families.

International Games Day is supported by the American Library Association, the Australian Library and Information Association and Nordic Game Day.

Evensong concert set for Trinity UMC

The Parkview Huntington Family YMCA School of Music will put on an Evensong concert at Trinity United Methodist Church, in Huntington, on Nov. 5 at 4 p.m.

Faculty members and advanced students from the school will perform at the concert.

The concert is free to attend and open to the public.

The church is at 530 Guilford St.

Tipton Place to hand out treats Monday

Tipton Place will open its doors to trick-or-treaters from the community on Monday, Oct. 30, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Tipton Place is at 460 Forks of the Wabash Way, Huntington.

Meyer earns state appt.

Jason Meyer, of Roanoke, has been appointed by Gov. Eric Holcomb to the Task Force for Assessment of Services and Supports for People with Intellectual and Other Developmental Disabilities.

Meyer is president and CEO of Passages Inc., a Columbia City organization serving people with intellectual disabilities or other challenges.

Meyer was one of 17 new appointments to the task force, which is chaired by Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch.

First Freewill trunk or treat to be Oct. 27

The First Free Will Baptist Church is holding a trunk or treat event on Friday, Oct. 27, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Children and their adults are invited to a fun and safe environment featuring lots of candy.

The church is at 1805 Salamonie Ave., Huntington.

Mt. Etna United Methodist Church sets its trunk or treat for Oct. 29

Mt. Etna United Methodist Church will have its trunk or treat event on Sunday, Oct. 29, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

The event is free and will be held rain or shine. Activities include trunks, food, games and crafts.

The church is at 6383W-600S, at the corner of Ind.-9 and Ind.-124.

Woodlawn asking for decorations to be picked up in preparation for fall clean-up

Anyone who would like to keep spring or fall decorations that have been placed at Woodlawn Cemetery, Warren, is asked to remove them by Nov. 1 in preparation for fall cleanup at the cemetery.

All items should be removed from the cemetery when they are outdated.

Rufener adds new online service

Rufener Financial, a wealth management firm located in Warren, now offers an advisor-enhanced digital platform designed to enhance the investor experience.

Through an online portal, clients can open new accounts, view their portfolio and make updates to their personal information as their lives change. The platform generates personalized investment strategies based on individual goals, time horizon and risk preferences.

Mobley is new pastor at Faith Community

Micah Mobley, new pastor of Faith Community Church of God, stands in the entryway of the church.
Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Much like Micah Mobley wasn’t looking to enter the ministry after careers in the banking and restaurant businesses, he wasn’t looking to leave the church he’d pastored in Hoopeston, IL, for seven years.

But here he is, in Huntington, pastoring Faith Community Church of God and loving both his new community and his new church.

“This is where God wants us,” he says.

All in step

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Instructor Chris Smith (far right), of Roanoke, demonstrates the basics of clogging to novice students (from left) Sydnee Gradeless, Nancy Michnal, Becky Arnett, Brock Fippen and Brianna Elston during a “staycation” class held by the Purdue Extension on Wednesday, Oct. 18, in the Larry Keiffer Family Family Living Building at the Huntington County Fairgrounds.

Victory Noll Center offering Advent Retreat Dec. 1-2

Victory Noll Center is offering an Advent Retreat: Holy Darkness beginning Dec. 1 at 7 p.m. and ending Dec. 2 at 1 p.m.

The theme, Holy Darkness, comes from the prophet Isaiah: “The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light.”  Facilitated by Sue Wilhelm and Tina Brown-Eckart, this retreat will allow participants to engage in prayerful stillness and creative reflection in preparation for the Light of Christ at Christmas.

There is a cost. Overnight accommodations and meals are included. Participants can choose to commute.

St Vincent de Paul Society accepting Christmas applications through Love

The St. Vincent de Paul Society of St. Mary Catholic Church, Huntington, will assist 25 local families by providing Christmas gifts through its “Adopt-A-Family” program.

Registrations for the no-cost program are being accepted by Love In the Name of Christ.

Once families are registered, members of the St. Vincent de Paul Society will contact them to determine Christmas needs and wishes.

Families will receive toys, clothes and food for the Christmas season.

The program is open to area families with up to four family members.

Free educational program on lice at library on Nov. 9

Megan Friesen of the Huntington County Community School Corporation will give an educational program on lice at the Huntington Branch of the Huntington City-Township Public Library on Thursday, Nov. 9, at 6 p.m.

This free program will give parents tips and tricks for spotting lice and what to do if they find some on their child.

Piecemakers set Nov. 2 meet at Evangelical United Methodist Church

The Piecemakers Quilt Club will meet on Thursday, Nov. 2, at Evangelical United Methodist Church at 6:30 p.m.

The church is located at 1000 Flaxmill Rd., Huntington.

Haupert Institute to take part in AFA Growth Initiative

Huntington University’s Haupert Institute for Agricultural Studies is one of six schools in the United States selected to take part in Agriculture Future of America’s (AFA) University Growth Initiative.

Each university receives funding to send three students and a member of the faculty or administration to the 2017 AFA Leaders Conference beginning Nov. 2 in Kansas City, MO.

First Presbyterian has new interim pastor

Lyle J. Ewing sits in the pastor’s study at First Presbyterian Church on Monday, Oct. 16. Ewing officially took over the helm as transitional pastor of the church on Oct. 8.
Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

As Huntington’s First Presbyterian Church continues its search for a permanent pastor, Lyle Ewing has taken up the mantle to become the church’s transitional pastor. He gave his first Sunday message on Oct. 8.

Ewing is not without experience in leading congregations. He has served nearly 30 years in pastoral care, having come to First Presbyterian from First Presbyterian Church of Monticello, just down U.S.-24. A native of Postville, IA, he attended Dubuque Theological Seminary – after, as he explains, the third call to ministry was the charm.

St. Peter Lutheran fish fry, bazaar to be held Nov. 4

The annual all-you-care-to-eat fish fry at St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church is set for Saturday, Nov. 4, and will include a day-long bazaar and a lunch in addition to the evening fish fry.

The bazaar will take place from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and will feature homemade crafts, jellies, candy, noodles and baked goods. Three quilts, crafted by the Church Quilters, will also be sold.

A lunch of chili, hot dogs, chili dogs and drinks will be served from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Bendix says 2 new production lines coming

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC has announced plans to expand its manufacturing capabilities and capacity with a $3.8 million capital investment in equipment to launch two new production lines in Huntington.

The lines will manufacture a portion of the company’s vibration damper product lines and will be installed in available space at the company’s Module Center.

Vibration engine dam-pers are used to reduce torsional vibration on engine crankshafts to prevent shaft failure and reduce noise. They also play a role in improved fuel economy.

Master Gardeners will lead session on ornaments

Photo provided.

The Huntington County Master Gardeners will hold a public forum on Thursday, Nov. 2, at 7 p.m. in iAB financial bank Heritage Hall at the Huntington County Fairgrounds, 631 E. Taylor St.

The theme for the evening will be “Making Ornaments for Christmas Trees.”

Participants can observe and make ornaments such as origami birds to take home. There will be no charge.  Supplies including pinecones, plants, fabric and other materials will be provided.

To make a reservation, call the Purdue Extension-Huntington County Office at 358-4826.

Crone to give preview of travel offerings for 2018

Pam Crone, tour director of American Heritage Trails, will host a travel show previewing 2018 tours on Nov. 8 at 2 p.m. at the Huntington County Historical Museum, 315 Court St., Huntington.

Anyone interested in travel is invited to attend.

A representative from Mayflower Tours will detail an extended vacation to Ireland, Canadian Rockies by Train, Alaska by Land and a Columbia River Cruise on the American Pride.

Chicken luncheon will benefit Knight Bergman Center kitchen reno

The annual Knight Bergman Center luncheon will be held Sunday, Nov. 5, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at KBC in Warren.

The menu will include herb-crusted chicken and apricot-glazed pork loin prepared by Kim’s Katered Affair, with mashed potatoes, green beans, slaw, applesauce, rolls and butter, pie, tea and lemonade or coffee.  

Cost of the meal is a free will donation. Proceeds will go toward remodeling the center’s kitchen.

Rep. Banks gets first-hand look at local airport apron extension

Mayor Brooks Fetters (right) fills in U.S. Representative Jim Banks about the Huntington Municipal Airport’s apron expansion project during a stop at the facility on Tuesday, Oct. 17. Banks spent the day in Huntington as part of a weeklong tour of the Third Congressional District.
Photo by Steve Clark.

U.S. Representative Jim Banks viewed the progress of the Huntington Municipal Airport apron expansion project during a stop in Huntington on Tuesday, Oct. 17.

Banks (R-Third District) also visited two Huntington businesses, Continental Structural Plastics and Our Sunday Visitor, and spoke to the Huntington Rotary Club during the stop, which was made as part of a weeklong tour of the district.

Teens can try hands at watercolor painting at libraries’ Fall Tree Painting workshops

Teens can try their hand at watercolor painting in the Fall Tree Painting workshops to be offered at the Huntington and Markle branches of the Huntington City-Township Public Library.

No watercolor experience is necessary.

Workshops will take place on Nov. 7 at 4 p.m. at the Huntington branch, 255 W. Park Drive, Huntington, and on Nov. 9 at 4 p.m. at the Markle branch, 155 W. Sparks St., Markle.

Markle Chapel Hill Adventist Church to present three-part prophecy series

Markle Chapel Hill Adventist Church will present “A Pale Horse Rides,” a three-part experience with Voice of Prophecy.

“Rome Is Burning” will be presented on Friday, Oct. 27, at 7 p.m. Two sessions are set for Saturday, Oct. 28 — “Barbarian Fire” at 11 a.m. and “An Underground Movement” at 2:30 p.m.

Shawn Boonstra is the speaker and Ken Seymour is the leader.

The events will be held at Markle Chapel Hill Adventist Church, 5840 Northwest Ind.-116, Mar-kle.

Warren’s Scarecrow Festival this weekend provides fun and food

Everett Davis (left), working the UAW Local 2209 booth, hands a stick of cotton candy to a costumed Emoree Jones during the 2016 Scarecrow Festival in downtown Warren. The festival will be held again on Friday, Oct. 27.
Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Scarecrows will line the streets of downtown Warren during this weekend’s Scarecrow Festival.

They’ll provide the backdrop for food and fun throughout the downtown area on Friday, Oct. 27, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Festivities continue on Saturday, Oct. 28, with a pair of runs sponsored by Warren Health and Fitness and Pumpkin Palooza at the First Baptist Church in Warren.

College Park Church invites community to Fall Family Fest on Tuesday, Oct. 31

College Park Church invites the community to its Fall Family Fest, Tuesday, Oct. 31, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Games, prizes, candy and a dinner of hot dogs and pulled pork are planned. Prize drawing times are 6 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Children are encouraged to wear costumes, but not scary costumes.

The event is free.

College Park Church is located at 1495 College Ave., Huntington.

Treasurer’s office open Nov. 4 for tax payments

The Huntington County Treasurer’s office will be open to accept property tax payments on Saturday, Nov. 4, from 8 a.m. to noon. Checks or cash are accepted in the office.

The last day to pay property taxes on time without a penalty is Nov. 13.

Taxpayers can also submit payments at Bippus State Bank, First Farmers Bank & Trust, First Federal Savings Bank, First Source Bank, iAB financial bank and Lake City Bank. A property tax statement must be submitted.

Jewish scholar to present Bergdall lecture at HU

Jewish scholar Steven Fine, a cultural historian of ancient Judaism, will present the 2017 Bergdall Endowed Lectureship on Biblical Studies on Tuesday, Oct. 24, at 7 p.m. at the Huntington University Merillat Centre for the Arts.
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Jewish scholar Steven Fine will present the 2017 Bergdall Endowed Lectureship on Biblical Studies on Tuesday, Oct. 24, at 7 p.m. in Zurcher Auditorium at Huntington University’s Merillat Centre for the Arts.

Fine’s topic is “He Went to the Synagogue as Was His Custom (Luke 4): Synagogues in the World of Hillel and Jesus.”

Fine, a cultural historian of ancient Judaism, is the Dean Pinkhos Churgin Professor of Jewish History at Yeshiva University, director of the Yeshiva University Center for Israel Studies and director of the Arch of Titus Project.

Red Cross encouraging public to donate blood for good supply

With the busy holiday season approaching, the American Red Cross encourages donors to give blood now to help ensure a sufficient supply for patients this winter.

Upcoming blood drives in Huntington County are:

• Nov. 9, from 1:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Knight Bergman Center, 132 S. Nancy St., Warren.

• Nov. 12, from 7:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, 860 Cherry St., Huntington.

• Nov. 15, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Huntington University, 2303 College Ave., Huntington.