Beacon awards funds to 3 local organizations

Featured are winners of Beacon Credit Union’s 10th annual Project Spotlight program. Representatives from winning programs are (from left) Dawn Stanley, of Helping Paws, Erin Didion, of Love In the Name of Christ, Beacon representative Cheryl McCoy, and Jean Pasko, of Drake Goetz Memorial Park. The program received 68 nominations and over 64,000 votes over a one-month voting period.
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Over 5,000 votes from residents of Huntington County determined the winners of Beacon Credit Union’s 10th annual Project Spotlight program. Thanks to the engagement of our communities, Beacon Credit Union will be donating $1,750 to three charitable organizations/projects in Huntington County.

The winners for 2020 are:

• First place, Helping Paws Pet Haven, Inc. – $1,000.

• Second place – Love In the Name of Christ – $500.

• Bonus Draw – Drake Goetz Memorial Park – $250.

Honeywell to host 2 interactive leadership seminars on Sept. 16

Jones Loflin, a professional speaker, author and trainer, will be virtually hosting classes through the Honeywell Center on Wednesday, Sept. 16. Registration for the virtual classes is open via
Photo by Mandy Mahan.

Jones Loflin, professional speaker, author and trainer, will be coming to the Honeywell Center, virtually, on Wednesday, Sept. 16, to stream two different interactive leadership seminars via Eagles Theatre studios.

Loflin was a former middle and high school teacher. He made the switch to his current line of work in 1994. Initially, Loflin started out as a generalist when it came to speaking, and as his career went on, he began to focus in on time management, productivity and work-life balance.

According to Loflin, the books he has written stem from personal experience.

Donation to the Disaster Team

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

The Roanoke Tractor Puller Association made a donation in the amount of $500 to the Huntington County Disaster Team on Wednesday, Sept. 9, in appreciation and support for the work they provide to the organization and to the community. The group had to cancel their annual tractor pull in Roanoke this fall, but wanted to give back to the Roanoke community despite the setback. Celebrating the occasion are (from left) Disaster Team Co-Captain Jon Eddingfield, Capt. Max Kaylor, Brian Dearduff of the Roanoke Tractor Puller Association and Disaster Team Co-Captain Fred Crago. 

School Board of Trustees meet Sept. 14

The Huntington County Community School Corporation Board of Trustees will meet in a regular meeting on Monday, Sept. 14, at 7 p.m. at Salamonie Elementary School, 1063E-900S, Warren. 

The agenda and attachments are now available in BoardDocs by visiting the HCCSC website at, then clicking on Current School Board Meeting Agenda, then clicking on the date of the meeting and then clicking on View Agenda.

Warren TC meeting date pushed to September 21

The regularly scheduled Warren Town Council meeting of Monday, Sept. 14, has been rescheduled for Monday, Sept. 21. 

The meeting will be held at 5 p.m. at Assembly Hall, 131 N. Wayne St., Warren.

HU’s occupational therapy assist program accredited

With a predicted job outlook of 32 percent, Huntington University’s occupational therapy assistant baccalaureate program has been awarded the maximum years of accreditation possible for a program of its kind. Celebrating the occasion are HU OT students Lairen Miller, Bailey Funkhouser, Kaylee Garmire, Abby Matovich and Bailey O’Dell.
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Huntington University’s occupational therapy assistant baccalaureate program has been awarded the maximum years of accreditation possible for a program of its kind. This is a significant accomplishment, as HU is the first occupational therapy assistant baccalaureate program in the country.

Sing-Along time

Photo by Katelynn Farley.

Pre-school aged children and their adults participated in the Salamonie Preschool’s “A is for Autumn Apples” class on Wednesday, Sept. 9. Children and their adults started the morning class off by having a sing-along, featuring popular children’s songs and a few nature-themed songs to learn as well. 

Outreach Ministries to accept donations

St. Henry’s Outreach Ministries truck will be in the St. Joseph Catholic Church parking lot on Saturday, Sept. 19 and Sunday, Sept. 20, taking donations to “fill the truck.”

Donations such as clean clothes, household items, furniture, toys and working TVs or computers will be accepted.

Red Cross encourages blood donations

The American Red Cross urges people of all races and ethnicities to give blood to help ensure a diverse blood supply for patients in need.

Some blood types are unique to certain racial and ethnic groups. For patients with rare blood types, blood from someone with a similar racial or ethnic background is important to decrease the chance of complications.

Make an appointment to donate blood by downloading the free American Red Cross Blood Donor App, by visiting or calling 800-RED CROSS (800-733-2767).

Life Church to host prayer walk Sept. 26

Life Church is hosting a prayer walk on Saturday, Sept. 26, at noon in conjunction with Franklin Graham’s Prayer March 2020 in Washington, DC.

The focus will be on asking God to be with us and heal our land as participants pray for the nation, families and local and national leaders.

Walkers will stop at and pray over the Boys & Girls Club, Huntington County Jail, Police Department (all law enforcement, fire and emergency personnel), downtown businesses and finish at the Courthouse. This is not a political event, just a time of prayer as a community.


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