Preschoolers can learn about seeds, plants during program at Salamonie

A program for preschoolers, "Precious Plants," will be offered at the Salamonie Interpretive Center on Wednesday and Thursday, May 19 and 20. The same program is offered twice to accommodate more children.

The 90-minute program begins at 10 a.m. on both days, and children and their parent or caregiver can enjoy activities on growing plants and learning how plants help the earth.

The program will be held both indoors and outdoors, so participants are asked to dress for the weather. Before the event, the exhibit area and the gift shop will be open.

Kid Karnival’ will be held at Roanoke Brethren during Springtime in Village

The Roanoke Brethren Church will host "Kid Karnival" on May 22 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. during Springtime in the Village.

The carnival will have a Ferris wheel, carousel and moon bounce for families to enjoy free of charge. Games, prizes, crafts and popcorn will also be included in the kids' activities.

Other Roanoke events for the day include Community Garage Sales and the Roanoke Volunteer Fire Department Hog Roast.

Smith Scholarship

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Matt Milligan (third from left), a senior at Huntington North High School, has been awarded the 2010 Robert J. Smith Memorial Scholarship. The $1,000 scholarship, sponsored by the Huntington County Safety Council and Transwheel, is presented to a Huntington County resident who plans a career in a health or safety related field. Milligan plans to attend Ball State University with a goal of becoming an athletic trainer or dietician.

Roanoke man earns master's

Morehead State University, Morehead, KY, recently announced its list of graduates who received degrees during its 2009 Winter Commencement ceremony.

Among them was Huntington County resident Steve Easterday, of Roanoke, who earned a Masters of Business Administration degree.


Francine’s Friends Mammography to be in Huntington on May 25

Francine's Friends Mobile Mammography unit will be in Huntington for women interested in scheduling a mammogram on Tuesday, May 25, at Wal-Mart, 2800 Wal-Mart Drive.

This site will mark the 1,000th visit for the unit since it first began offering its services on Dec. 5, 2005, with more than 11,000 women taking advantage of the service.

2 locals get IPFW awards

Recently Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne awarded Chancellor's Scholarships to several high school seniors.

Huntington North High School seniors Sean Kocher and Tiffany Street received scholarships.

Kocher, of Huntington, is undecided in his major.
Street, of Markle, plans to study music.

Chancellor's scholarships provide half tuition and student fees and are renewable for four years.


Local resident earns salutatorian at Blackhawk Christian School

John D. Paff
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Huntington resident John David Paff has earned salutatorian honors at Blackhawk Christian School, Fort Wayne.

Paff is the son of John and Jeanne Paff, of Huntington. He has been a student at Blackhawk Christian since fifth grade.

While a student there, Paff has been active in drama productions, musicals, band and choir. He is also a member of the Huntington County 4-H Robotics Team and a member of College Park Church in Huntington.

Graduation ceremonies at Blackhawk Christian will be held on June 6.

Arts council announces June 20 date for this year’s JeFFFest

Paula Bittner, owner of Four Corners Custom Framing, prepares frames for artwork to be submitted for JeFFFest, which will be held June 20 in downtown Huntington.
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The LaFontaine Arts Council and Four Corners Custom Framing announce that this year's JeFFFest will be held on June 20.

The event, held in downtown Huntington from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., features "fun food, fabulous music and fine art."

The art portion of JeFFFest gives artists of all ages the opportunity to create a work on a five-inch by seven-inch canvas. These official JeFFFest canvases can be purchased only at Four Corners Custom Framing, 419 N. Jefferson Street, during business hours from Tuesdays through Saturdays beginning May 18.

Smokey Bear’s Birthday Bash on May 22 at Roush Lake site

Smokey Bear's Birthday Bash will be held Saturday, May 22, in the Kilsoquah State Recreation Area at J. Edward Roush Lake near Huntington.

The party is open to both visitors and campers. Decorating will start at 4:30 p.m., followed by bike and belt decorating at 6 p.m. for the parade, which will begin at 6:45 p.m. Those who plan to ride bikes need to wear a helmet and shoes.

Senior Movie is May 28

The Senior Movie at Huntington 7 for May 28 will be "The Boy in the Striped Pajamas."

Set during World War II, this movie is a story seen through the eyes of Bruno (Asa Butterfield), the eight-year-old son of the commandant at a concentration camp.
His forbidden friendship with a Jewish boy on the other side of the camp fence has startling and unexpected consequences.

May's sponsors are Myers Funeral Homes and Teacher Credit Union.

Coffee will be provided by Coffee D'Vine with donuts provided by Town & Country Homes.



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