Huntington University to host visiting executive seminar Oct. 30

Jim O'Donnell.
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Huntington University will host a Visiting Executive Seminar on Oct. 30 at 8:45 a.m. in the Habecker Dining Commons.

The seminar brings together business leaders and Huntington University business stu-dents to discuss top issues in today's business world.

Led by Jim O'Donnell, associate professor of business and executive-in-residence, and Dr. G. Blair Dowden, president of the university, this seminar will focus on the economic and financial crisis.

Breaking through

Photo by Jessica Williams.

Terry Stoffel, left, shovels concrete into a bucket after cutting a doorway into a cement wall at the Boys and Girls Club of Huntington County on Friday, Oct. 16 as Pat Hall looks on. Stoffel donated his time and equipment to cut the doorway, which will allow the club to create a storage and check-in room for its members.

Lots of cans

Justin Miller (foreground), from the Evangelical United Methodist Youth Group, led a canned food drive for Love INC that resulted in approximately 1,800 cans of food being donated. Joining Miller in unloading some of the donated cans are (from left) Jarid Miller, Mike McElhaney, Jacob Miller, Drew McElhaney and Jamie Miller.

Harvest party is Tuesday at Andrews

The Andrews Library will host a harvest party on Tuesday, Oct. 27 at 4:30 p.m.

Children can visit the library for crafts, games, snacks and stories. Costumes are not required.

Activities will be geared for children third through fifth grades. Children eight years old and under are to be accompanied by an adult.

The library is located at 30 E. Madison St. and is open Mondays and Tuesdays from noon to 6 p.m., Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from noon to 3 p.m.

Call the library at 786-3574 for more information.


Turn Pointe Church set Trunk or Treat

Turn Pointe Community Church of the Brethren and Life's Little Treasures Day Care will hold their second annual Trunk or Treat at the church/daycare on Wednesday, Oct .28, from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

The day care is having an open house with all the rooms decorated and treats will be handed out.

Cars will also be parked surrounding the church and costumed members will also be handing out treats.


Serving the community

Photo by Jessica Williams.

Dylan Williams, left, helps clean up at Memorial Park, part of a community service field trip for freshmen at Huntington North, on Monday, Oct. 19. First the group helped with Christmas decorations in Sunken Gardens and then they shoveled dirt out of the dried rock-bed near the park. Several groups were transported to different locations in the area to volunteer, including the Forks of the Wabash.

Going for the prize

Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Zach Bischoff (foreground) takes careful aim at his target during round four of the BB gun shoot on Saturday, Oct. 17, at the Zanesville Ball Park. The Zanesville Lions Club sponsored the event and awarded prizes to winners.

Weaving baskets

Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Carrie Amdio, portraying "Constance Rosewall," instructs a group of children on how to weave a basket, on Sunday, Oct. 18, at the Huntington City-Township Public Library. The library hosted the annual Medieval Faire, which included various games and activities.

Northview COC sets Trunk or Treat date

Northview Church of Christ will hold its annual Trunk or Treat on Sunday, Oct. 25, starting at 5:30 p.m.

Hot dogs, drinks and candy will be available and attendees are asked to dress in costume. It is asked that no scary costumes be worn.

Participants can safely trick or treat in the church's parking lot at various decorated trunks.

For more information, call the church at 356-2583.

The church is located at 2900 N. Jefferson St.


Hanging with grandma

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Kate Gradeless poses while her grandmother Mary Ann Young sets up the AR test the pair are about to take, on Friday, Oct. 16, at Roanoke Elementary. The school held Grandparents'/VIP Day and over 350 guests attended the all-day event.

In the game

Amy Berry (left) and Michael Zahn (right), playing for the Huntington Tail Twisters, enjoy a laugh as they wait for Harlem Ambassadors Coach Ladé Majic to shoot the ball during a game Wednesday, Oct. 14, in the Huntington North High School gym. The Huntington Lions Club brought the Ambassadors to town for a light-hearted game, which ended in a loss for the Tail Twisters.

Communities set trick-or-treat hours

Local communities have established their 2009 Halloween trick-or-treat hours. They are:

Andrews: Saturday, Oct. 31, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Huntington: Friday, Oct. 30 and Saturday, Oct. 31, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Markle: Saturday, Oct. 31, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Roanoke: Saturday, Oct. 31, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Warren: Saturday, Oct. 31, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Zanesville: Saturday, Oct. 31, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., participating homes are asked to leave on their front porch lights.


Shepherd's Closet to give away coats to needy

The Shepherd's Closet will give away coats to anyone who needs them on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 23 and 24.

The Shepherd's Closet, a low-cost thrift store, is located at 1280 Hitzfield St. in the former home of Good Shepherd Church of the Untied Brethren in Christ.

Hours for the coat give-away are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days. While the coats are free to anyone in need, recipients must be present in order to receive a coat.

The Shepherd's Closet is a ministry of The Well, a church currently meeting at Flint Springs Elementary School.


Learning about war

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Richard Augspurger, of Roanoke, visited fifth grade boys at Roanoke Elementary School recently to talk about World War II. He discussed the phonetic alphabet used by the Navy and described the different battleships. He also talked about the 50 states and challenged the students to learn all of the state capitals. Hunter Hollowell listens at right.

Ball State University professor to headline next in Forester Lecture series

Matt Mullins.
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Dr. Matt Mullins, assistant professor of English at Ball State University, will continue Huntington University's Forester Lecture series at 7 p.m. on Oct. 22 in the Zurcher Auditorium of the Merillat Center for the Arts.

Mullins will present "What the Image Says: Visualizing Meaning across Genres." His lecture will focus on how consumers of film and literature process imagery. In addition to being a Forester Lecture, his presentation will serve as the keynote address of the Indiana College English Association Conference.

HU Foundation, Center for Leadership to host lunch for community leaders

The Huntington University Foundation will partner with the university's Center for Leadership to host a luncheon on Oct. 22 open to business and community leaders.
The luncheon is part of the Center for Leadership's monthly event series. This month it also will serve as the October event for the Huntington University Foundation, which typically plans a breakfast meeting. The luncheon will be held at noon on the campus of Huntington University.

Huntingtton County 4-H Junior Leaders elect Stephan president

Huntington County 4-H Junior Leaders officers are (front row, from left) Samantha Paschal, Brittney Stephan, Marissa Foraker and Erin Knight; and (back row, from left) Matthew Knight, Robert Sliger III, Nola Cummins, Tianna Myers and Alyssa Aughinbaugh.
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The Huntington County 4-H Junior Leader organization recently elected officers for the coming 4-H year.
The members will be involved in planning a number of activities, including business and committee meetings, community service projects, fundraising events and 4-H Fair activities.

Extension Homemakers highlight their activities by decorating window at downtown business

Rita McCabe, left, and Edie Fulton organize items in the window of Rodger and Vivian’s Income Tax Service on North Jefferson Street for the Extension Homemakers. Extension Homemakers Week is Oct. 19-23.
Photo by Jessica Williams.

Extension Homemakers Week is Oct. 19-23 and a storefront window is being used to highlight the activities for Huntington County.

Rodger and Vivian's Income Tax Service on North Jefferson Street owns the window.

Committee members Glenna Brown, Edie Fulton and Rita McCabe organized items in the window to showcase activities of the Huntington County group.

HNHS choirs "Let the Music Begin' concert set for Oct. 20

The Huntington North High School Choirs will present their 25th annual fall concert on Tuesday, Oct. 20, at 7 p.m. at the high school.

"Let The Music Begin" will feature the Freshman Viking Chorale, Freshman Viking Ladies, Women's Glee Club, Concert Choir and Varsity Chamber Singers.

There is a cost for tickets, with a discount for students. Children 5 years and under are free of cost.

Tickets can be purchased only at the door.

Proceeds help to defray costs for competitions, festivals, costumes and the program's accompanist in the choir department.

Children's choir receives IAC grant

Arts United of Greater Fort Wayne, in its role as Regional Arts Partner for Region 3 to the Indiana Arts Commission, has approved a grant for the Children's Choir of Huntington County in the amount of $1,800.

The grant will be used by local choir to further its music education programs.

The grants were made possible through the Regional Arts Partnership of the Indiana Arts Commission, the State of Indiana's arts agency with the assistance from the Indiana General Assembly and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Markle hog roast to help pantry

The Markle Fire Department is hosting a Hog Roast to benefit the Master's Food Pantry, Markle's food bank.

It will be held Saturday, Oct. 24, from 4 to 7:30 p.m. at the Markle Fire Department, 155 W. Sparks St.

There is a cost at the door, and children 5 and under are free. Carry-out is available.

The menu will consist of pulled pork (BBQ and plain), baked beans, potato salad or chips, applesauce and a drink.

Additional monetary or food donations to the food bank will be accepted.


Huntington TEA party to host evening of speakers Oct. 23 at Quayle Center

The Huntington TEA Party will host several speakers Friday, Oct. 23, at the Quayle Vice Presidential Learning Center.

Two two-hour session begins at 7 p.m.

Peter Heck, of WIOU radio in Kokomo, will present "Rebuilding the Walls." Heck believes that the country must focus on the roots of its cultural problems in order to solve them.

Thomas Tabback, author of "Things Forgotten" and founder of The Free Market Solution for Healthcare in America, will present his views on what the people must do to restore the United States to its roots.

Clean sweep

Photo by Matt Murphy.

A group of students from Huntington North High School rake leaves along Cherry Street in downtown Huntington as part of a community service project for their government class on Wednesday, Oct. 14. Pictured from left to right are: Nicole Hager, Amy Gatchel (parent), Heather Black (Gatchel's daughter) and Emily Wohlgemuth.

Smart graduates from Coast Guard Academy

Shelbie Smart.
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Coast Guard Seaman Shelbie A. Smart recently graduated from basic training at Cape May Training Center, NJ.
The seaman completed an intensive eight-week program that included self-discipline, seamanship classes, Coast Guard history, firefighting, physical fitness, marksmanship and basic Coast Guard skills.

Smart will be stationed on the Great Lakes. Her duties will include search and rescue.

Smart is a 2009 graduate of Huntington North High School.

She is the daughter of Tony and Sara Smart, of Roanoke.


Hats on

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Students at Northwest Elementary School took part in various dress-up days, such as hat day, to help raise funds for the United Way. Shown with their hats are (from left) Leah Kitchen, Erika Kennedy, Kaitlin Aughinbaugh, Riley Tackett, Adam Wixted, Payton Dorsett and Mathew Clark. The students also participated in "jar wars," adding money to the jars at right to see which class can raise the most money.

Messy work

Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Huntington North High School students Brittaney Notestine and Tyler Houser (foreground) work together to clear up debris in the basement of the Huntington County Courthouse on Wednesday, Oct. 14. As part of a United Way event, students had a work day where they helped out at the courthouse, City Building and Huntington's old opera house.

Three agencies to again use teamwork to aid local needy in holiday season

Love In the Name of Christ, The Salvation Army of Huntington County and Huntington County Toys for Tots will again work together as a Christmas clearinghouse to assist needy families and individuals this holiday season.

The Salvation Army will be taking applications from those families who are in need at its facility, 1424 E. Market St., Oct. 19-23, Oct. 26-31 and Nov. 2-6, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. all days.

Vedndors are need for annual holiday craft show at KBC in Warren

Vendors are needed for the annual holiday craft show to be held at the Knight-Bergman Center in Warren on Nov. 21.

Any type of craft, homemade goods, "shabby chic" or other forms are allowed. The show, however, is not open to commercial vendors.

New this year will be farmers' market items.

For more information call 375-2436.


HU Fall Work Day

Photo by Matt Murphy.

A group of Huntington University students from Wright Hall work to replace a roof at the home of Aloralee and Donald Bromley on Frederick Street in Huntington on Saturday morning, Oct. 10. The young men were part of HU's Fall Work Day, in which students from around the campus perform service projects throughout Huntington County.

YSB to hold dining fund-raiser at Applebee's

The Youth Services Bureau of Huntington County is hosting a "Dine to Donate" fundraiser at Applebee's of Huntington on Tuesday, Oct. 20.

"The agency will receive 15 percent of all sales during this time. Supporters must have an accompanying coupon for the proceeds to be received," says Jan Williams, executive director of the Youth Services Bureau.