Extension Office releases 4-H calendar

Purdue Extension - Huntington County Office announces its 4-H calendar of events for the week of Monday, Feb. 22 to Thursday, Feb. 25

They are:

Monday, Feb. 22

6 p.m. - Canine Capers meets for behavior clinic, in Heritage Hall, Hier's Park.

6:30 p.m. - Champion Achievers. Christ the King Church.

6:30 p.m. - Wayne Township Future Farmers. Banquo Church.

7 p.m. - Extension Board meets in the Extension Office meeting room.

Tuesday, Feb. 23

6 p.m. - Rifle Club. Warren Sportsman Club.

Roanoke maps out projects for CEDIT funding

The Roanoke Town Council approved the town's 2010 County Economic Development Income Tax (CEDIT) allocation plan at the council's meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 16.

The funding plan is just an idea of how the town intends to spend CEDIT money, and the town is not held to the plan.

"It's just to give the county commissioners an idea of how we're going to spend the money," says JoAnn Kirchner, Roanoke clerk-treasurer.

The plan is as follows:

• $5,000 to the Roanoke Town Court for the creation of a secure records storage room, per Indiana law.

Huntington City-Township Library program focuses on penguins


Photo by Andre Laird.

Kay Stine reads a story about penguins to a small group of area youth. The Huntington City-Township Library recently held a program that focused on penguins, with games, activities and refreshments.

SWCD honors project excellence


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

The Huntington County Soil and Water Conservation District recognizes Huntington County youth who excelled in the 4-H soil and water conservation project. They are (front row from left) Bailey Irick, Alexandria Christman and Alexandra Forsythe; and (back row from left) Bonnie Hardy, Julie Winters, Robert Sliger III and Matthew Knight.

Training offered for literacy volunteer tutors

The Huntington County Literacy Coalition is in need of volunteer tutors.

Tutor Training will be held at the GED Classroom of Work One on Flaxmill Road on Tuesday eve-nings, March 2 to 23, from 5:45 to 8:30 p.m.

Attendees are encouraged to bring a brown bag dinner. Participants are expected to complete all four sessions.

Training is open to any adult interested in assisting others with reading, math, obtaining a General Educational Development (GED) certificate or improving their skills in English as a Second Language (ESL).

Kids Kampus to hold pie fund-raiser

Pathfinder Kids Kampus child care center of Huntington is partnering with Moore's Pie Shop for a pie fund-raiser through Wednesday, March 3.

Pie varieties are fruit pies including Dutch apple, blueberry, strawberry, strawberry rhubarb, cherry and peach; soft pies including coconut, lemon, chocolate, butterscotch and peanut butter and poured pies including, pumpkin and sugar cream.

Specialty pies are also available, including black raspberry, caramel apple walnut, dietetic peach, apple or cherry, pecan and key lime.

Huntington County 4-H Horse and pony judging callout meeting is Feb. 27

A callout meeting for 4-H youth interested in participating in the Hunting- ton County 4-H Horse and Pony judging team will be held on Saturday, Feb. 27, starting at 2 p.m.

The meeting will be held at the home of Scott and Kristin Husband. For directions to their home, contact the Purdue Extension - Huntington County office or the Husbands at 672-8225.

Vanover trains at Fort Benning

Army National Guard Pvt. Greggory A. Vanover has graduated from the Direct Fire Infantryman One Station Unit Training at Fort Benning, Columbus, GA.

The training consists of Basic Combat Training and Advanced Individual Training.

He is the son of Greggory Vanover, of Warren, and Ella Miller, of Ossian.

The private is a 2007 graduate of Southern Wells High School, Keystone.

 

 

Huntington County Master Gardeners to explain rain barrels

Gardening enthusiasts can learn to make a rain barrel during the March forum sponsored by the Huntington County Master Gardeners.

The session will be held March 6, beginning at 9 a.m., at Hier's Park.

Each participant will leave with a fully operational rain barrel. The barrels can be used to collect rain water, which can then be used in the garden. Collecting rain water for use in watering the garden conserves water and fits in with the current trend of "going green."

Caterpillar awards


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Caterpillar representative Leo Plomin (left) presents his company's silver level award of excellence to (from left) Ronda Wiland, Brian Cripe and Bill Schubert, representing the OEM air treatment products division at the Huntington Bendix plant. It was one of three awards presented by Caterpillar to Bendix, a Caterpillar supplier, during Caterpillar's visit to the Huntington plant on Tuesday, Feb. 16.

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