Distribution at Andrews pantry set for July 24

The Shepherd's Food Pantry, in Andrews, will hold a food distribution on Thursday, July 24.

This month's distribution is a week later than normal.
Food items will be available for Andrews residents between 10 a.m. and noon at 67 N. Snowden St., the former union hall, in Andrews.

No appointment is necessary. Food is given out on a first come, first served basis.

Participants must bring their own box or container for their food selections.


Blood pressure checks offered weekly at PHH

Parkview Huntington Hospital will offer free blood pressure screenings every Tuesday morning beginning Tuesday, July 15.

The blood pressure clinic is located in the hospital's mall area across from the rehabilitation and wellness center. It will be open every Tuesday from 8 a.m. to noon.
No appointment is needed.

The clinic is provided by the hospital's Volunteer Resources Department.


Children’s Choir to hold week-long music camp

The Children's Choir of Huntington County invites children entering third through eighth grades to attend its summer music camp.

"Music Around the World: A Summer Music Camp" will be held from July 28 to 31 at New Hope United Brethren Church, 2001 Engle St., Huntington.

Sessions are from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., with a concert to be presented at 4:30 p.m. on July 31.

A fee is charged.

For more information, call 468-2705.


Russell and Rankin join iAB financial bank staff

Jenna Russell (left) and James A. Rankin IV.
Photos provided.

Jenna Russell has been hired as a new mortgage originator in the Warren office of iAB financial bank.

Russell has more than 10 years of experience in mortgage origination.

In addition, iAB has hired James A. Rankin IV as director of information technology.

Rankin comes to iAB with more than 20 years experience in management and IT, most recently as IT director at Credit Adjustments, Inc., in Defiance, OH. He owned and operated an IT and security consulting business for 10 years.

Up, up and away

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Employees and residents of Tipton Place celebrate the facility's grand re-opening Wednesday, July 9, with a balloon launch. The balloons each carry messages asking for response from finders, offering a prize to the farthest respondent. Pictured (from left to right) are Adam Pinkerton, RN, care services manager; Executive Director Lori Crispen; Heather Bradley, Angels of Mercy; Bonnie Robinson, housekeeper; residents Iris Koughn, Ruth Young and Marjorie Ramsey; 2014 Junior Miss Heritage Days Emily Spencer; Regina Schenkel, resident care partner; and resident James Gamble.

Richardson earns P.E.O. ed grant

P.E.O. Chapter BT, of Marion, has awarded a $1,500 grant through its Philanthropic Educational Program for Continuing Education to Brandi Richardson.

Richardson is attending Ivy Tech and plans to attain an associate's degree in nursing in August of 2015.

Zelpha Frushour and Shirley Combs, residents of Heritage Pointe, in Warren, are co-chairs of the chapter's program for continuing education.


Theatre Guild plans dinner fund-raiser event

The Huntington Theatre Guild: Act II will hold a fund-raising dinner on Wednesday, July 16 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Nick's Kitchen, in downtown Huntington.

Theatre Guild members will act as servers for the evening. The group will receive 10 percent of all sales plus all tips.

The rejuvenated Theatre Guild will hold a meeting on July 23 as it makes plans for its inaugural season in the summer of 2015. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at Café of Hope, and anyone interested is invited to attend.


Fund-raiser meal to benefit Love INC

The staff of Love INC will be waiting tables at the Brick House Grill, in downtown Huntington, Monday evening, July 14, to raise funds for the back-to-school program.

The fund-raiser will take place from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. No coupon is necessary, and a part of the proceeds from each meal ordered will go to the back-to-school program.

Love INC is continuing to accept donations of cash and other items for the back-to-school event. Particularly needed are men's and women's shirts in sizes medium and large, and women's pants in size 9 and larger.

Author of book on Hoosier politicians to speak at Historical Museum

Geoffrey Paddock.
Photo provided.

The author of a book on Hoosier politicians will be the speaker for a July 16 program presented by the Huntington County Historical Society.

Evangelical United Methodist hosts free meal on Tuesday

Evangelical United Methodist Church will have a community cookout on Tuesday, July 15, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Hier's Park.

The menu consists of hot dogs, chips, cookies and drinks. The community is welcome to attend the free meal.

For more information contact the church at 356-6975.


Stars and stripes

Photo provided.

Bippus State Bank mounted a 30-foot by 50-foot flag on a crane outside its main office at 150 Hauenstein Rd. in Huntington on July 4 .

Today is baby photo contest deadline

Dixie Harrold, of Huntington County Right to Life, looks over some of the entries in the 33rd annual “People’s Choice” Baby Photo Contest on Thursday, July 10. The deadline for entries is today, Monday, July 14, at 6 p.m.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Today, Monday, July 14, is the final day entries for the 33rd Annual Huntington County Right to Life "People's Choice" Baby Photo Contest will be accepted.

Babies must have been born during 2012, 2013 or 2014 and be a resident of Huntington County. Unframed baby photos, up to 8x10, must be brought to the Right to Life office at 34 E. Washington St., Huntington, by 6 p.m. tonight.

A submitted photo must have the following information printed on the back in the following order: Full name of baby, date of birth, male or female, name of parents, address and telephone number.

Doors open to the public

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Kolton Smart explores the cab of a fire truck with Andrews Volunteer firefighter Ted Grover on Saturday, July 12, during the Andrews Volunteer Fire Department Community Day. Emergency vehicles were on display and there was also food and activities for visitors.

Sniffing a groundhog

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Ella Maxwell (left) takes a whiff of a groundhog named "Sadie" as "Amazon John" Cusson looks on during the Silly Safaris show on Saturday, July 12, at the Andrews Public Library. The library invited its young readers to a pizza picnic and animal show.

Honor 2 HU staffers for recruitment efforts

Jeff Berggren (left) and Nate Perry.
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Two members of Huntington University's enrollment staff have been recognized for their commitments to recruiting students to the institution.

Jeff Berggren and Nate Perry were recognized by the North American Coalition for Christian Admissions Professionals at its June meeting at John Brown University in Siloam Springs, AR.

NACCAP's Lifetime Achievement award was given to Berggren, vice president for enrollment management and marketing, for his outstanding leadership in the enrollment field over his 30-plus years in the profession.