EUMC to hold sale day

Evangelical United Methodist Church, 1000 Flaxmill Rd., Huntington, will hold a garage sale on Saturday, May 3, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

All proceeds will benefit the Relay for Life.

The church is accepting donations for the event.

For more information, contact Dee Swing at 413-7738.


Scout projects offered at Salamonie Lake May 10

A day designed especially for scouts, but open to everyone, will be held May 10 at Salamonie Lake.

"Dig-IN to Scout Projects" is a special program within the lake's Second Saturday series.

Participants should meet at 9:30 a.m. at the Salamonie Interpretive Center, where Boy Scouts and American Heritage Girls will learn about first aid. Cub Scouts will work on map-and-compass and geography belt loops.

Forget Me Not offers upscale consignment items

Joan Fisher (seated), owner, and her partner Laura Klerner run the new upscale consignment store Forget Me Not in Roanoke. The store, which opened its doors April 8, features fine furnishings, art and home décor.
Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

A year ago, Joan Fisher's dream of owning her own store was just an idea she kicked around with her friend, Laura Klerner. However, it didn't take long for that dream to become a reality.

Fisher, who resides in Fort Wayne, is the owner of Forget Me Not, a new upscale consignment shop located at 126 N. Main St., in Roanoke. The store opened its doors April 8, featuring fine furnishings, artworks and home décor.

Joe Cavacini joins First Federal as vice president in Fort Wayne office

Joe Cavacini.
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Joe Cavacini joined First Federal Savings Bank on April 7 as the vice president of commercial lending and business development officer for the Fort Wayne market.

Cavacini was a double major graduate from Indiana-Purdue University, Fort Wayne, earned an MBA from Indiana Tech and has more than 20 years of financial experience. He will complete the Graduate School of Banking program at the University of Wisconsin this summer.

‘By the Book’ celebration to be held on April 29

The "By the Book" ministry will host a praise celebration on Tuesday, April 29, at 6:45 p.m. at St. Peter's First Community Church, 206 Etna Ave., Huntington.

The goal for the event is to let those who have been blessed in any way by this ministry to write it down in a special book.

The event is an hour dedicated to praising God for the ministry's successes and answering questions about "By the Book."

The evening will start with praise music played by Jeanne Wilson.

RTL sets Mother’s Day Carnation Sale

Huntington County Right to Life will hold its 36th annual Mother's Day Carnation Sale on Friday, May 9; Saturday, May 10 and Sunday, May 11.

Long stemmed carnations, corsages and vases will be sold Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Right to Life office only, located at 34 E. Washington St., Huntington.

On Saturday carnations will be sold from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Right to Life office as well as several businesses, including JC Penney, The Trading Post, Family Dollar, Subway north store and Walgreens Drug Store.

Kennedy gets brass ring as HNHS valedictorian

Huntington North High School valedictorian Andrew Kennedy (third from left)  was honored Wednesday, April 23. With him are (from left) HNHS Principal Chad Daugherty, his father Tim, mother Robin and sister Erika.
Photo by Scott Trauner.

Andrew Kennedy saw the brass ring in eighth grade, and four years later he got it when he was named valedictorian of the Huntington North High School Class of 2014 at the annual HNHS Valedictorian-Salutatorian Breakfast on Wednesday, April 23, at the school.

Cassy Lange, named salutatorian at the break-fast, was just trying to achieve straight A's on her report card, with the honor being somewhat overwhelming, she said.

HNHS salutatorian

Photo by Scott Trauner.

Huntington North High School announced its valedictorian and salutatorian on Wednseday morning, April 23, at its annual Valedictorian/Salutatorian Breakfast. Cassy Lange (front center) was named salutatorian, having a grade point average of 11.5 on an 11 scale. With her are  (from left) HNHS Principal Chad Daugherty and family members including her father Fred, sister Macy and mother Tania. Her brother Austin was not available for the photo.

HNHS Teacher of the Year

Eunice Kambs talks to those assembled at the Huntington North High School Valedictorian/Salutatorion Breakfast on Wednesday morning, April 23, after being announced as the HNHS Teacher of the Year. Kambs, a guidance counselor, is retiring at the end of the school year after 42 years of service

Area 4-H clubs plan meetings and other activities

The Huntington County office of Purdue Extension has announced upcoming 4-H events:

Sunday, April 27
• 2 p.m. - Rifle. Family Living Building, Hier's Park.

Monday, April 28
• 6 p.m. - Archery. Community Building, Hier's Park.
• 7 p.m. - T-Bone. Salamonie School gym.

Tuesday, April 29
• 6:30 p.m. - Canine Capers. Community Building, Hier's Park.

Wednesday, April 30
• 6 p.m. - Bowling. Rainbow Lanes.
• 7 p.m. - Barnyard Brigade, Stephan's.

Team hosts cookout fund-raiser to benefit arthritis foundation

A cookout fund-raiser will be held on Saturday, April 26, at Hier's Park.

Team: BluDawn, a group of 18 people participating in the Walk to Cure Arthritis in Fort Wayne on May 3, will sell hot dogs, pop, chips and bake sale items to raise money for their team.

Raffle items will also be awarded, including goods from AutoZone, Tips & Toes, Anytime Fitness, Chick-fil-A, Real Deals, Quality Inn Hotel, Ace Hardware, Auto Tech, Seven West Hair Salon and Salsa Lady.

HU to host Grandparents Day celebration April 29

Huntington University will host its eighth annual Grandparents Day on April 29. This is an event to celebrate the grandparents of HU students.

The schedule will consist of a complimentary continental breakfast in Habecker Dining Commons at 8:30 a.m. Grandparents will then be able to attend chapel with their grandchild and enjoy a variety of activities in the afternoon, such as attending class, eating lunch, taking a campus tour with their grandchild and seeing a baseball doubleheader at Forest Glen Park against the Grace College Lancers.

HCCSC honors YSB

Jan Williams (left), director of Youth Services Bureau in Huntington, accepts a plaque from Huntington County Community School Corporation Superintendent Tracey Shafer during the HCCSC board of trustees meeting on Monday evening, April 14.
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Huntington County Community School Corporation (HCCSC) gave recognition to the Youth Services Bureau of Huntington County at the HCCSC board of trustees meeting on Monday, April 14.

Superintendent Tracey Shafer presented a plaque to Jan Williams, director of the Youth Services Bureau, in appreciation of their ongoing commitment and dedicated partnership of service to the students of HCCSC.

"We are very grateful for the programs that YSB provides for the students in Huntington County," stated Shafer.

HU students offer digital showcases

The works of Huntington University's senior digital media arts students will be highlighted in the senior film and animation showcases in May.

The senior premiere will feature completed productions that represent the culmination of the artistic journey of the digital media arts majors. The senior live-action film premiere will be held at 7 p.m. May 9. The senior animation premiere will be held at 7 p.m. May 13.

All events are free and open to the public. The premiere and the showcases will be held in the Zurcher Auditorium of the Merillat Centre for the Arts.


YSB Safe Place contest winner

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Gabbi Alford (left), a student at Salamonie Elementary School, displays her winning entry in the Youth Services Bureau's Safe Place coloring contest. With her is Ryan Beeching, Safe Place coordinator at the YSB. The annual contest is held in conjunction with the fourth grade health fair. Second place in the contest went to Garret Johnson, a student at Andrews Elementary School.