Receiving the ‘Book of Prayers’


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Beverly Swaim (left), of Roanoke American Legion Auxiliary Unit 160 and current Fifth District chaplain, presents the 2017-18 “Book of Prayers” to Fifth District President Roxy Stoner, of Wabash Unit 15, during the Fifth District meeting held recently in Dunkirk at American Legion Post 227. During the meeting, reports were made by delegates attending the national convention in Milwaukee, reports on Americanism, junior activities, Hoosier Girls State, education and the Marion VA Hospital.

Business of the month


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The United Way of Huntington County was chosen as the Huntington County Chamber of Commerce Business of the Month for the month of October. Accepting the honor on Wednesday, Sept. 26, are United Way staff members and Team Stanley - the campaign leadership team for this year’s campaign. They are (from left) Diane Brumbaugh, Joy Koch, Darlene Stanley, Brent Stanley, Megan Reckelhoff, Nick Stanley, Kyle Metzger and Bethany Buzzard.

Maker’s Faire Oct. 13 at Cafe of Hope

Café of Hope, in Huntington, is hosting a Maker’s Faire on Saturday, Oct. 13, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Creative handmade items will be available for purchase at the event, which is the first of three that are planned.

Vendor booth spaces are available for a fee. To apply for a space, email courtnie@lifehuntington.com or visit Café of Hope at 900 E. State St., Huntington.

Hernandez home on Tri Kappa’s House Walk Sunday


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Karena and Raul Hernandez, homeowners of 1118 Warren St., invite the public to tour their home as part of the Tri Kappa House Walk on Sunday, Oct. 7.

Sounds of the ‘60s to fill air at Roanoke Police Dept. fund-raiser

Bob Sweigert belts out a tune as the lead singer of the Bobby Swag Band, which will appear at the the Roanoke Cottage Event Center on Friday, Oct. 19, in a fund-raiser for the Roanoke Police Department.
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The sounds of 1960s music icons like The Beatles and Monkees to R&B legends like Bill Withers and Otis Redding will fill Roanoke’s Cottage Event Center on Friday, Oct. 19, at 7:30 p.m. The music will be presented by The Bobby Swag Band; the event will raise funds for the Roanoke Police Department.

The group is made up of Bob Sweigert, bass guitar and vocals; John Escosa, guitars and lead vocals; Jeff Degitz, drums and lead vocals; and Kara Jaurigue. A highlight of the band’s current schedule of performances is their salute to the songs of 50 years ago, 1968.

Sutton, Hernandez homes on housewalk Sunday

Terrie and Richard Sutton relax in the backyard near their koi pond. Their home, located at 954 Poplar St., is part of the Tri Kappa House Walk tour set for Sunday, Oct. 7.
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Four homes will be opened to the public during Huntington Tri Kappa’s House Walk on Sunday, Oct. 7. Tri Kappa sponsors the House Walk every three years, showcasing outstanding homes and businesses around Huntington County. This year, guests will tour three historic homes and one newly built family home.

Hgtn. library to host pumpkin decorating

The Huntington City-Township Public Library will host its annual pumpkin-decorating contest from Oct. 19 to Oct. 23, with judging on Oct. 24 and 25.

The contest, open to all ages as well as teams, takes place at both the Huntington and Markle branches.

Pumpkins will be judged in a variety of categories, including Most Unusual, Funniest and Cutest, as well as by age range and whether it is done by an individual or group. Everyone is invited to enter.

Pumpkins must not be carved in any way, only decorated.

Faith Chapel to host ‘Real God’ series

Faith Chapel United Methodist Church, 2978W-1100N, will start the series “The Real God” on Sunday, Oct. 7.

Church officials say The Real God series is designed to reveal the true character and nature of God as described in the Bible. There are a lot of different views of who God is. There are differences not just between religions but also between churches in Christianity.

In response to this, Faith Chapel is designing its entire teaching over an eight-week period to dive deeply into this concept. The worship service and all Sunday school classes will focus on this topic.

First Federal Savings announces promotions

Pictured (from left) Brittney Shoemaker and Sara Scher.
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First Federal Savings Bank has announced two promotions in its organization.

Brittney Shoemaker has been assigned to a mortgage processor position. Shoemaker has been with First Federal Savings Bank since September of 2009. She has an associate’s degree in business administration from Indiana Tech and has been an operations specialist since October of 2013.

Sara Scher is assigned to a commercial credit analyst position. Scher has been with the bank since May 21, 2018.

Owls are topic for Salamonie Preschool

Preschool-age children and their adults are invited to Salamonie Preschool’s “Owls,” on Wednesday, Oct. 17.

Children can meet a live owl and make a craft during the class, which will be offered from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and again from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. at Salamonie Interpretive Center in Lost Bridge West State Recreation Area, Andrews.

Each program is designed to enhance the preschooler’s basic education, including learning letters, crafts, social interaction and time outdoors, always with a nature-related theme.

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