Community

Cookie dough fund-raiser for Relay team

The Relay For Life Team of Evangelical United Methodist Church is selling Otis Spunkmeyer Cookie Dough.

All proceeds will go to Relay For Life of Huntington County.

The group will take orders until Friday, April 19. Payment is due with order form.

The cookie dough will be ready for pick-up on Wednesday, May 15, at Evangelical United Methodist Church.

To place an order or for more information about Relay for Life call Mark or Vickie Kiefer at 356-0219 or stop by the church office at 1000 Flaxmill Rd., Huntington.

TRIAD sponsors drug disposal day

Huntington County TRIAD is sponsoring an unwanted medication disposal day on Friday, April 26, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Huntington Walgreen’s store, 1804 N. Jefferson St.

Prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications will be accepted at the dropoff.

Dog vaccination clinic set for April 20 at fairgrounds

A dog vaccination clinic sponsored by Riverside Veterinary Clinic will be held Saturday, April 20, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the community building at the Huntington County Fairgrounds, 631 E. Taylor St., Huntington.

Canine vaccinations that will be available include one and three-year rabies, DHLPP and Bordatella (kennel cough). A heartworm test, nail trim and microchip are also available. Only cash will be accepted.

The proceeds will benefit the Canine Capers 4-H Club.

Call 530-6483 for more information and to preregister.

Friends of Library for HCTPL invites new members to join group for 2019

The Friends of the Library (FOL) of the Huntington City-Township Public Library are inviting new members to join for 2019.

Among perks, members get a break on overdue fines; they will be able to buy used books before the public at the annual sale during “Members Only” night on June 12; and each member also gets two free books with their purchase.

Each member’s name will also be entered into a drawing for $100 in April during National Library Week.

The used-book sales provide the money for programs for kids, teens and adults at the library.

New Life to host annual spring banquet May 9

New Life Ministries will host its annual spring banquet on May 9 at the Historic Forks of the Wabash, 3011 W. Park Drive, Huntington.

Doors open at 6 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. The meal will be provided by Kim’s Katered Affair.

The program will include stories of people impacted by New Life Ministries and plans for 2019.

Registration is open online at newlifeministries-indiana.com /spring-benfit-dinner or by phone at 200-1372.

Local Purdue Extension offering series of hands-on science workshops

Purdue Extension Huntington County is offering a series of hands-on science workshops geared toward youths in grades six through eight.

The workshops will be held on May 2, 9 and 16, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Purdue Extension office, in Huntington.

Topics for the workshops include candy-making, sound waves, germs and more.
Registration is required to attend the workshops. The deadline to register is April 29. There is a fee for supplies.

To register for the workshops, call the Purdue Extension office at 358-4826.

Recognizing volunteers


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Volunteers in the Associated Churches of Huntington County’s By the Book program, which provides weekly religious education classes for students in Huntington County elementary schools, were recognized at a praise celebration held Tuesday, April 2, at Central Christian Church, in Huntington. Pictured are (front row from left) Melissa Freck, Deb Waldron, Dale Borland, Barb Ables, Phylis Stouder, Karen Humbarger, Tanya Vereeke and Kathy Hollowell; and (back row from left) Laura Penrod, Jennie Wilkin, Mindi Herstad and Janet Finton.

City of Huntington to host meeting April 22 to discuss downtown parking

 The City of Huntington will host a public meeting on Monday, April 22, beginning at 7 p.m. in the Council Chambers on the third floor of the Huntington City Building.

The purpose of this meeting is to obtain comments, concerns, suggestions and ideas that directly relate to parking within the downtown area. A consultant will be available to help guide the discussion and take notes.

Health department to hold Hepatitis A Vaccination Clinic

The Huntington County Health Department will hold a Hepatitis A Vaccination Clinic on Saturday, May 11, at 10 a.m. at the health department, 1330 S. Jefferson St., Huntington, door 3.

The event is open to the public. Those wanting a shot need to bring a current insurance card. There will be small fee for those without insurance.

Health department officials note that Hepatitis A is a serious liver disease caused by the Hepatitis A virus. The only way to prevent the disease is by vaccination, officials say.

For more information, call the health department at 358-4831.

Top Sales Producer Award


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Thorne Insurance Company, which is based in Huntington County and has offices in several area towns, recently presented its Top Sales Producer Award for 2018 to Joel M. Barrus (right). Barrus is an agent in Thorne’s Wabash office. Presenting the honor is Thorne Vice President Jason Dawes.

Historic Forks of the Wabash is topic for next Salamonie Senior Luncheon

The Forks of the Wabash will be the topic of the May Salamonie Senior Luncheon on Monday, May 6, at the Salamonie Interpretive Center.

Donna Hollopeter, of Historic Forks of the Wabash, will talk about all the Forks of the Wabash has to offer, including a Master’s Garden.

The program begins with a carry-in meal at noon. Sloppy Joes will be provided. Guests should bring a side dish to share, a beverage and their own table service.

A small donation will be accepted.

Reservations may be made by calling 468-2127.

Huntington County resident releases book on doing business

Huntington County resident Damian Mason recently released a book, “Do Business Better: Traits, Habits and Actions to Help You Succeed,” that is available for sale online and in select bookstores.

The book offers local examples of business done well and not so well, offering readers advice on starting, managing and growing their own enterprise, Mason explains.  It offers information on helping people define success on their own terms and outlines four unwavering traits of entrepreneurial success.

Bippus Lions holding fish, loin supper on April 9

The Bippus Lions Club will hold a fish and tenderloin supper on Tuesday, April 9, at the Bippus Community Building, in Bippus, from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

It will be an all-you-can-eat meal. The fish will be prepared by Dan’s Fish Fry. Sides include bread and butter, green beans, applesauce and cookies. Drinks will be served as well.

There is a fee to attend, which is reduced for children ages 6 to 10.

Make and take


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Kids from the local Parkview Boys & Girls Club who visited the Professional Piddlers’ workshop recently show off some of the birdhouses the woodworkers made that they decorated. They later got to take the birdhouses home. Pictured are (front row from left) Lucie Bennett, Logan Noland, Miranda Ervin, Christian Bennett and Club Youth Development Professional Rachel Long; and (back row from left) Professional Piddlers members Jerry Martin, Ron Weiss and Richard Wymer; and Club Program Director Desiree Frederick.

Churches partnering for community sunrise service

Several local churches are partnering together to offer an Easter sunrise service on April 21 at 7 a.m. that is open to the public in Sunken Gardens at Memorial Park, in Huntington.

Trinity United Meth-odist members will sing hymns; Amos Rawley, pastor of New Hope United Brethren, will preach the gospel; Zen Hess, pastor of St. Peter’s First Community Church, will serve communion.

The service will happen rain or shine, notes Andrew Rensberger, community engagement/volunteer coordinator for the city.

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