YSB to hold dining fund-raiser at Applebee's

The Youth Services Bureau of Huntington County is hosting a "Dine to Donate" fundraiser at Applebee's of Huntington on Tuesday, Oct. 20.

"The agency will receive 15 percent of all sales during this time. Supporters must have an accompanying coupon for the proceeds to be received," says Jan Williams, executive director of the Youth Services Bureau.

Honored arrival


Photo by Matt Murphy.

Gene Snowden, one of two men for whom Lake Sno-Tip at Huntington University is named, arrives by helicopter on Saturday, Oct. 10, for the lake's birthday celebration. Snowden served as the guest of honor at the event,

4-H judges workshop on Nov. 7 in Fort Wayne

Adults interested in learning how to become 4-H project judges at county 4-H fairs are invited to attend the Northeast Indiana 4-H Judges Workshop on Saturday, Nov. 7.

The event will be held at Grace Point Church of the Nazarene, located at 8611 Mayhew Rd. in Fort Wayne.

The workshop will begin with registration at 8:30 a.m. A general session at 9 a.m. will explain the philosophy of judging 4-H projects, working with youth during the judging process and understanding project rules.

Saying thanks


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Huntington Firefighter Travis Monsey, who works out of the Etna Avenue fire station, helps himself to breakfast Thursday, Oct. 8, at Parkview Huntington Hospital. The hospital hosted the breakfast for Huntington County firefighters during National Fire Prevention Week as a way to thank them for their dedication and hard work in providing professional emergency services to the community.

Abbott completes Air Force training

Austin Abbott.
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Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Austin J. Abbott recently graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, TX.

Abbott completed an intensive eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills.

Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

Party music


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

The band Laced with Grace of the Markle United Methodist Church performs during the church's community block party Saturday, Oct.10, in downtown Markle. The party included food and games in addition to the music.

Roanoke Kiwanians are collecting pop can tabs

The Roanoke Kiwanis Club is collecting pop tabs for the Ronald McDonald House.

In recent years, the club went to Indianapolis to prepare and serve breakfast to family members who are staying at the Ronald McDonald House while their child is being treated at Riley Hospital. The club decided that this year, it would collect pop tabs instead.

The price of the tabs ranges from 40 cents to 80 cents per pound. In 2008, $78,000 was raised for the house. The club's goal is to collect one million tabs, which is equivalent to 1000 pounds.

Seniors will hear Leist explain fitness options offered at Huntngton YMCA

AARP Chapter 2175 will hold its next meeting on Thursday, Oct. 22, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at the LaFontaine Center.

The featured speaker will be Lisa Leist of the Parkview Huntington Family YMCA, who will talk about a new program being offered to seniors at the "Y" pertaining to nutrition and exercise. Leist will also discuss some of the important foods that are needed in a daily diet and will include a discussion on the kinds of exercise that best benefits seniors.

Women's Day Away set at Nictory Noll Center

Victory Noll Center is offering an "Intergenerational Women's Day Away," a program for women of all ages.

The program will be held from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 24 at Victory Noll, which is located at 1900 W. Park Drive in Huntington.

Women are encouraged to gather with mothers, grandmothers, daughters, nieces, aunts, sisters or just friends for the day. This year's program will explore stories of women who have made a difference and discover how individuals have made a difference in each other's lives.

Angel Tree host sites sought

Karing for Kids' annual Christmas Angel Tree Project will return to Huntington County for the second year and Wells County for the seventh year.

"The trees will be in the hosted locations beginning Tuesday, Nov. 10," says Rhonda O'Reilly, president of Karing for Kids Inc. "Currently we have 30 locations that have agreed to host one of our trees. We are looking for other businesses or churches that would like to host a tree. The more locations there are, the easier for the community to get involved."

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