St. Peter's First Churc h will host commlunity service for Haiti

A "Hope for Haiti" Prayer Concert will be held Thursday, Jan. 28, at 7 p.m. in the Merillat Centre for the Arts on the Huntington College Campus.

"We will be spending the majority of the evening in targeted prayer for needs and struggles in Haiti following their second earthquake in as many weeks," says Rev. Richard Strick, pastor of St. Peter's First Community Church in Huntington, who is organizing the event.

Neighborhood group to meet Feb. 2 at Trinity

The previously scheduled January meeting of the Northeast Neighborhood Association, which was postponed because of bad weather, will be held on Feb. 2 at 6:30 p.m. in the basement of Trinity United Methodist Church.

There will be a short presentation from Pathfinder Services on the history of the association and the next steps needed to be taken.

Attendees are invited to bring suggestions on what can be done to improve the community.

Moon program at Roush on Saturday

J. Edward Roush Lake will host a program focusing on the moon, on Saturday, Jan. 30, from 4 to 8 p.m.

Attendees will learn fun facts about the Earth's only natural satellite from members of the Fort Wayne
Astronomical Society during an indoor presentation, and eat a "moon" meal in the warmth of the heated building.

Registration is required by calling Upper Wabash Interpretive Services at 468-2127.

There will be no gate fee for the event.


Hunter education course to be at Roush Lake Feb. 6-7

A hunter education course, instructed by Indiana state conservation officer and hunter education instructors, will be held at J. Edward Roush Lake on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 6-7, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day.

The course is mandatory for all hunters born after Dec. 31, 1986, and participants must be present for both classes.

A small range fee will be charged on Sunday, weather permitting. There is no other charge for the course, and all materials will be provided. Anyone under age 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

HU women's hoop team to hold 'PinkOut' Feb. 13 to honor cancer survivors

The Huntington University women's basketball team will host a "Pink Out" on Saturday, Feb. 13, at 1 p.m. at the University's Merillat Physical Education and Recreation Complex.

The event will honor and celebrate breast cancer survivors during halftime of the Huntington University vs. Spring Arbor University women's basketball game.

"Pink Out" is a nationwide initiative of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics sponsored by the Women's Basketball Coaches Association to support breast cancer research and awareness programs.

Students to make up days March 14, May 14

In light of the closing of Huntington County Community School Corporation schools on Thursday and Friday, Jan. 21 and 22, make-up dates have been announced.

For Thursday's cancellation, HCCSC students will attend school on Monday, March 22, and for Friday's cancellation, schools will be open on Friday, May 14.

In addition, parents and students are reminded that school will be in session on Friday, March 19, in order for teachers and staff to attend a conference on April 23. Schools will therefore be closed on Friday, April 23.

Markle names offers, administrative coordinator

The Markle Town Council appointed a new president and vice president for 2010 during its first meeting of the year on Wednesday, Jan. 20.

Jeff Humbarger was voted in as president while Tamra Boucher was appointed vice president; the two switched from the seats they held in 2009.

Other items approved include payment to Mark Wickersham of Huntington County United Economic Development and appointment of an administrative coordinator.

Creative students

Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Students in the "Developing and Creating a Dynamic Puppet Character for Use in Christian Ministry" January Term class at Huntington University gave presentations on Wednesday, Jan. 20. The class teaches students how to use the puppets for religious education or entertainment.

Master Gardeners offer community classes

A group of local gardening experts has scheduled a series of classes - most of them free - to share that expertise with others in Huntington County.

The Huntington County Master Gardeners - growing enthusiasts who have earned the "master" designation through a program sponsored by the Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service - will hold their first workshop on Thursday, Feb. 4.

Planning for life

Photo by Jessica Williams

Amy Simmons, community representative for the Huntington Relay for Life, discusses the incentive program for this year's Relay for Life during the kick-off on Monday night, Jan. 18. There were about 30 people in attendance for the event to prepare for Relay for Life, which will be held this June.


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