Roanoke Elementary School to host back to school open house Aug. 12

Chelsey Wiley, a first grade teacher at Roanoke Elementary School, stocks her classroom with books on Monday, Aug. 4, in preparation for the start of school.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Roanoke Elementary School will hold a back to school open house on Tuesday, Aug. 12.

Kindergarten and first grade should arrive at 6 p.m. and third, fourth, fifth and sixth grades should arrive at 6:30 p.m.

Principal Chris Tillett will speak to each group, then students and parents may take their supplies to their classroom and meet their teacher.

Family Cookout and Game Night is set for Friday, Aug. 22, from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

College Park Preschool offering 3, 4 YO class

College Park Preschool, located at 1945 College Ave., Huntington, offers a class for children ages 3 and 4.

Participating children must be 3 years old before Aug. 1, 2014.

The class is a socialization class with learning through songs, stories, finger play, manipulative centers, crafts and group activities.

The class is limited in size and meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Classes start Tuesday, Sept. 9, with orientation on Thursday, Sept. 4.

For birdwatching

Photo by Steve Clark.

Carolyn Smith, a fourth grade teacher at Lincoln Elementary School, unpacks a birdfeeder in her classroom on Monday, Aug. 4. The school received a grant from Ecolab that has been used to furnish fourth grade students with binoculars and birdfeeders that will help them study the state's birds.

OakBrook to have multi-family garage sale

OakBrook Village will have a multiple family garage sale on Friday, Aug. 15, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturday, Aug. 16, from 8 a.m. to noon at its facility located at 850 Ash St., Huntington, in the back parking lot.

There will be a bake sale on site as well as pulled pork sandwiches, hot dogs and chips for sale.

All proceeds will be donated to the Huntington County Council on Aging.

OakBrook Village is accepting donations of gently used items.


Back 2 School Blast

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Stephanie Roberts (left) and stepdaughter Morgan Roberts look at possibilities for back-to school wear during a Crossroads Connections clothing trade Saturday afternoon, Aug. 9, at Hier's Park as part of its Back 2 School Blast, which also included a car show, games and a concert.

Creating a wrist ornament

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Crayola Mae (left) a clown with Backstage Clowns, shapes a balloon wrist ornament for Hailey Campbell (middle) and Hannah Bower during the first Show Us Your Ride Car, Truck and Bike Show, sponsored by Mark Health and Rehabilitation, on Saturday afternoon, Aug. 9, at the facility. Proceeds from the show were earmarked for the Alzheimer's Association, Karing for Kids, Kelly Cancer Foundation and Wells County Boys & Girls Club.

Spc. Chad Clements Memorial Ride

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Motorcyclists rumble down Jefferson Street in Huntington on Sataurday morning, Aug. 9, during the fourth annual Spc. Chad Clements Memorial Ride. The day-long event, which included food and music at American Legion Post 85, in Huntington, honors Clements, a Huntington soldier who was killed in Afghanistan in 2010. Proceeds are donated to children's charities and troops overseas.

Steps for Success

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Savannah Duggan (left) tries on new shoes as her mother, Hope Duggan, watches during the fifth annual Steps for Success on Saturday morning, Aug. 9, at Drover Park in Huntington. The program sponsored by the Indiana Dream Center fits students in kindergarten though 12th grade with new socks and tennis shoes as they start a new school year. The morning also included food and carnival games.

HNHS freshmen orientation

Photo by Steve Clark.

Elaine Willour, a freshman mentor coordinator, addresses incoming Huntington North High School freshmen at a freshmen orientation session held Friday, Aug. 8, at the North Auditorium.

Lunch display

Photo by Steve Clark.

Kelsey Meyer, a first grade teacher at Roanoke Elementary School, sets up a display in her classroom on Monday, Aug. 4, which students will use to specify what kind of lunch they're having.


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American Legion Post 160, in Roanoke, honored the memory of Dale Alles with shirts bearing this design. Alles, who died last December, was very supportive of the Honor Flight program, which sends area veterans to Washington, DC, for a day trip to see the war memorials there. The legion regularly has benefits to raise money for the flights and, at its last benefit, auctioned off a sweatshirt bearing the tribute to Alles. Alles also held regular barn dances, which are being carried on by his family, and the family members wore the shirts at the most recent dance.

‘Campfire Cooking’ set for Aug. 9 at Salamonie

A program on "Campfire Cooking," will be held at Salamonie Lake on Aug. 9.

The all-ages event runs from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Salamonie Interpretive Center and is sponsored by Upper Wabash Interpretive Services. UWIS staff will also teach fire-building and safety techniques.

Registration is requested. To register, or for more information, call 468-2127.

Upper Wabash Interpretive Services ( uwis) is located at 3691 S. New Holland Road, Andrews.


Red Cross notes it still has urgent need for blood

The American Red Cross says it continues to have a need for blood donors of all blood types to give before the Labor Day holiday, even after many more donors stepped up to give following a call issued in late July.

Donors with types O negative, B negative and A negative blood are especially needed.

Blood donations often decline during the summer months, particularly around summer holidays.

A gift to build on

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The Huntington Rotary Club recently presented a check for $10,000 to the Boys & Girls Club of Huntington County. The gift will be placed in the club's capital campaign fund and used to construct a new building. Attending the July 29 presentation were (front row, from left) Boys & Girls Club members Ashlyn Stanley, Angelia Lopez, Alison Lopez, Trinity Johnston, Natalee Searles, Luckas Moody and Alaina Stanley; Mandy Reber, executive director of the Boys & Girls Club; Rose Wall, president of the Rotary Club; and Boys & Girls Club member Caden Searles.

Alzheimer’s group to meet Aug. 13

The Alzheimer's Association Greater Indiana Chapter will host "Know the 10 Signs" on Wednesday, Aug. 13, from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the La- Fontaine Center, 208 W. State St., in Huntington.

"Know the 10 Signs" is an introductory program that provides attendees with an understanding of the difference between age-related memory loss and Alzheimer's and what to do if they or someone they know has signs of the disease.

There are no fees to attend this program, but registration is requested by contacting the Alzheimer's Association 24/7 Helpline at 800-272-3900.