Time is growing short to mail those Christmas packages

Huntington City Post Office employee Wayne Kelton (left) assists Darrin Malone with mailing a parcel. The post office says due to an increased volume of packages, customers need to plan ahead to avoid delays.
Photo by Andre B. Laird.

With time winding down, residents looking to ship parcels to friends and loved ones have only a few days left to ensure they make Christmas.

Julie Przybylinski, supervisor of customer service at the Huntington City Post Office, says that during the busy season, hours of operations are slightly modified.

"Now, through Dec. 23, we will operate under normal hours, which are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday," Przybylinski states. "On Christmas Eve, (Dec. 24) and New Year's Eve (Dec. 31), we will be open from 8 a.m. to noon."

Huntington Street Department announces closing for Christmas

The Huntington Street Department will be closed on Thursday, Dec. 24, and Friday, Dec. 25, for Christmas.

Thursday's trash route will be covered on Wednesday, Dec. 23, along with Wednesday's regular route.

Friday's route will be collected on Monday, Dec. 28, along with Monday's regular trash route.
The department will also be closed on New Year's Day, Jan. 1. Friday's trash will be collected on Monday, Jan. 4, along with Monday's regular route.

All items must be set out for pickup by 7 a.m.


Huntington firefighters to show appreciation for support with dinner on Wednesday, Dec. 23

Huntington firemen Mike Burnsworth (left) and Kevin Closeprepare chicken for a community dinner on Dec. 23. All Huntington residents are invited to the free event, which is a show of appreciation by the firefighters for community sup
Photo by Matt Murphy.

Huntington firefighters are hosting a chicken-and-noodle and beef-and-noodle dinner for the community on Wednesday, Dec. 23, to show their appreciation for community support in light of recent budget cuts.

"It's a way to thank the community for supporting us with the signs," says firefighter Mike Burnsworth. "Things are hard right now, and we want to give back to the community."

In the gaming spirit

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Debbie Hersey (center), a staff member at the Huntington City-Township Public Library, helps Rachel Kinsey (left) and Marysah Ellenberger (right) in a game of Apples to Apples during Holiday Game Night Dec. 15 at the Library. Students in grades six through 12 were invited to play games and win prizes to give as gifts.

Mural painter Fettinger earns historical society's Miller award

Mark Anson (left), outgoing president of the Huntington County Historical Society, presents the Virginia Miller Award to Robert Fettinger during the society’s holiday meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 15.
Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Huntington resident Robert Fettinger, whose mural of a long-ago downtown Huntington graces the wall of the Huntington County Historical Museum, received the Huntington County Historical Society's 2009 Virginia Miller Award on Tuesday, Dec. 15.

The award is presented annually to presented to an individual who has helped preserve some aspect of Huntington County history. It is named in honor of the first recipient, whose efforts to preserve Huntington County history led to the creation of the museum's 1835 model village.

National 4-H Council awards grant to local 4-H robotics team

The National 4-H Council has awarded a $2,500 grant to the Huntington County 4-H robotics team.

The funding will support the team as it works throughout the year to learn how to build robots and participates in robotics competitions across the country.

To support 4-H's expanded robotics programming, and in anticipation of the upcoming 2010 launch of 4-H's comprehensive robotics curriculum, the National 4-H Council awarded grants to 43 4-H robotics teams in 20 states.

VNC to present 'Ways of Praying' starting in January

Beginning in January, Victory Noll Center will present "Ways of Praying," a program of study and reflection to deepen a relationship with God.

Sessions will be once a month from January through June, from 9 a.m. to noon on the second Saturday of each month.

Each session will present different ways of praying, beginning with praying the Scrip-tures in the opening class on Jan. 9.

Metro Kiwanis holds children's Christmas party

Photo provided.

Huntington Metro Kiwanis held its annual Christmas party for children on Dec. 14.

The evening festivities began with Metro Kiwanis members greeting and visiting with the children. They were then treated to a special dinner prepared by Santa's little helpers.

After the meal, the children were entertained by Chester, Crayola Mae, Luvy Mae, Tid Bit and Miss Violet from Clown Ministries.

Nazarene church accepting Angel Food payments

First Church of the Nazarene on Flaxmill Road in Huntington, will be accepting payments for Angel Food Ministries, now through Jan. 14, for the January 23 distribution date.

Payments can be made at the church, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday till 6:30 p.m. and on Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The church will be closed on Dec. 24 through 27 and 31st through Jan. 3.

Acceptable forms of payment are cash, checks and food stamps. Orders can be picked up on Jan. 23, from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.

The winner

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Glenda Hall poses with her gingerbread house (foreground) that placed first in a gingerbread house decorating contest held by the residents of Rivergreen Apartments. Also placing in the contest were Sue Dieringer, second; Pat Lusch, third; John Moore, fourth; and Dorothy Merriman, fifth.


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