Helping Riley

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Student Levi Snyder (third from left) and mother Peggy (right) were presented a check from Crestview Middle School Assistant Principal Chuck Werth (left) and Principal Chad Daugherty (second from left) in the amount of $3,748.86 for Riley Children's Hospital. Levi Snyder is a patient at Riley, and he and his mother will donate the check during their next appointment. The money was collected by the school's staff, which donated a dollar each Friday for the opportunity to wear jeans.

Evangelical UM Adult Choir to perform Christmas musical

The Evangelical United Methodist Church Adult Choir will perform the Christmas musical, "A LIght Still Shines," on Thursday, dEc. 10, and Saturday, Dec. 12, at 7 p.m. both days, at the church, located at 1000 Flaxmill Rd., Huntington.
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The adult choir of Evangelical United Methodist Church will perform the Christmas musical "A Light Still Shines" on Thursday, Dec. 10, and Saturday, Dec. 12, at 7 p.m.

The musical will also be performed at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 13.

The musical, written by Randy Vader, Jay Rouse, and Camp Kirkland, includes a vari-ety of traditional and contemporary Christmas music.

Under the direction of Mark Kiefer, the 25-voice choir will sing a wide variety of Christ-mas songs.

The church is located at 1000 Flaxmill Rd.


HNHS choirs to present annual 'Christmas Celebration' Monday

The choirs of Huntington North High School will present their annual "Christmas Celebration" concert on Monday, Dec. 14, at 7 p.m. in the HNHS auditorium.

The entire cast of choirs including Viking Chorale, Viking Ladies, Glee Club, Concert Choir and Varsity Chamber Singers will perform.

The program will feature many Christmas favorites, including "The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year,",The Christmas Song," "O Come All Ye Faithful," "Carol of the Bells," "Do You Hear What I Hear," "Silent Night," "O Holy Night" and G.F. Handel's "Hallelujah Chorus."

Ice Capades is theme of Salamonie IC camp for kids on Dec. 28-30

Salamonie Interpretive Center will hold a camp for youth ages 7 to 11 on Dec. 28-30, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day.

This year's theme is Ice Capades.

Campers will make homemade ice cream, play ice games, conduct ice experiments, discover "frogcicles" and learn about winter fish survival and ice fishing.

The camp features indoor and outdoor activities, movie time, snacks, crafts and games.

All camp activities are guided by interpretive naturalists.

Parents must complete health and participation forms.

Youth to host prom for Senior Citizens Dec. 19

The Huntington County Youth Leadership Academy is organizing a "Senior Prom" and is inviting the Senior Citizens of Huntington County.

The event will take place at the Lafontaine Center, 208 W. State St. in Huntington, on Saturday, Dec. 19, from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

The evening will include music, dancing and light refreshments.

Space is limited. Those planning to attend are asked to pre-register by contacting the Youth Leadership chairperson at 359-2425 between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m.
There is a fee for tickets.


HU will offer B.S.N. through EXCEL

Diana Shenefield.
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Huntington University's Excel Adult Degree Programs will begin offering a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing for registered nurses in March 2010.

Classes will be held on Thursdays from 6 to 10 p.m. on the university's main campus.

"Our program is designed for adult learners who work and have family responsibilities," said Diana Shenefield, an R.N. and instructor in nursing who holds a Master of Science degree in nursing.

Tackett leads Viking bowlers to fourth straight win

The Huntington North High School boys' varsity bowling team remained undefeated after overpowering host Norwell 16-4 at The Bowling Center in Bluffton on Tuesday, Dec. 9.

The first game resulted in a 1019-925 win for the Vikings, led by EJ Tackett with a 259.

Connor Brown rolled a 227, Tyler Neff had a 188, Tyler Carroll scored a 173 and Anthony Hipskind had a 172. Neff and Hipskind were the only Viking bowlers to lose their individual matches.

The second game also saw a Viking victory, as Huntington North outscored Norwell 1093-860 overall.

Junior High Eagles beat King's Academy

The Huntington Eagles' junior high basketball team defeated host King's Academy Knights of Fairmount 57-23 on Saturday, Dec. 8.

Leading the way for Huntington was Ian Kissell, with 13 points and four steals. Clay Sickafoose scored 10 points and had four rebounds and Tyce Frank added 10 more points.

The Junior High Eagles also participated in the Holiday Classic Home School Basketball Tournament at the Indy Indoor Sports Park in Indianapolis on Saturday, Dec. 5.

Huntington was 1-3 on the day.

Weaver set Lady Eagles' record in romp over King's Academy

Catherine Weaver set a team record with nine 3-pointers and the Huntington Lady Eagles varsity basketball team dominated hoste King's Academy Knights of Fairmount , 70-25, on Tuesday, Dec. 8.

The Lady Eagles outscored the Knights in each quarter, and were up 39-13 at the half.

Rev. David G. Jackson

Rev. David G. Jackson, 73, of Heritage Pointe, Warren, died Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2009, at 6:10 a.m. at Select Specialty Hospital in Fort Wayne.

Rev. Jackson was a 1953 graduate of Lake Shore High School in Angola, NY. He was a 1960 graduate of The University of New York in Buffalo. In 1964 he graduated from Huntington College Divinity School. From 1963 to 1966 he worked as dean of men for Huntington College. In 1969 he was ordained as a minister of the Church of the United Brethren in Christ.


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