Roanoke benefit for trooper's child on Oct. 24

A benefit will be held Oct. 24 in Roanoke to help an Indiana state trooper whose daughter has brain cancer.

All of the money raised will go directly to the family of State Trooper Sean Swaim to help with expenses associated with his daughter Reagan's medulloblastoma, a form of brain cancer.

A hog roast will take place from 1 to 5:30 p.m., along with a silent auction.

Deadline for scarecrow and chili contests to be held in Warren is Oct. 23

The deadline for registering to enter the scarecrow and chili contests to be held as part of Warren's Scarecrow Festival is Friday, Oct. 23.

Registration forms for both contests are available at National City Bank, MarkleBank, Bolinger's Propane and Warren Service and Supply, the Town Hall and East of Chicago Pizza, all in Warren.

HU grad school opens counseling center

Graduate counseling students Joel Harris, Kellie Woll, Lisa Wanner, Angie Hinton, Kyna Johnson, Carole Brace and Katie Razor (counterclockwise from right)  along with Dr. Jerry Davis meet in the waiting room of the new LifeSpring Counseling Center.
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The Huntington University Graduate School has opened LifeSpring Counseling Center, a free counseling clinic on the university's campus.

The clinic is staffed by students in the graduate school's master of arts in counseling program and supervised by the program's director, Dr. Jerry E. Davis.

LifeSpring Counseling Center accepts donations, but the counseling sessions are free. The hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday.

The counseling center is open to the public and serves individuals, couples, families and children.

Hispanic outreach advocate to address violence

The Council Against Domestic Violence will host Patricia Liberto on Wednesday, Oct. 14, from noon to 1 p.m., at the Huntington County Sheriff's Department, second floor.

Liberto is a Hispanic outreach advocate from the YWCA in Fort Wayne. Her one-hour program on domestic violence and the Hispanic culture will be titled "How to Approach without Offending."

Living rosary

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Members of the Huntington Knights of Columbus council form a living rosary near the grotto at St. Mary Catholic Church on Sunday, Oct. 4, gathering around a memorial to all unborn children whose lives were ended by abortion. From left are Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus members Joe Rakoczy and Brent Stanley; Rev. John Pfister, pastor of St. Mary Church, who led the prayer; and Fourth Degree members Jack Mettler, Bruce Van Gilder and Jeffry Young. Members of St. Mary and SS. Peter and Paul Catholic churches in Huntington and St.

Mature voices sought to fill out chorus for 'Messiah'

For 54 years, Huntington has treated itself to a community performance of Handel's "Messiah."

Over the past few years, though, the community has slipped away, leaving the musical responsibilities largely in the hands of Huntington University.

This year, the 55th year for the performance, coordinators George Killian and Sue Nunemaker want to bring the community back.

"We'd like to have more community people in the chorus," Nunemaker says.

Job's Daughters Week

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Huntington Mayor Steve Updike (seated) Signed a proclamation on Thursday, Oct. 8, designating Oct. 11-17 as Job's Daughters Week in Huntington. With him are (from left) Cheyenne LaVine, marshall of Job's Daughters; Tiffany Dimond, honored queen of Job's Daughters; Denna Dimond, bethel guardian and worthy matron of Order of the Eastern Star; Les Howe, master of the lodge; and Taylor Feller, guide for Job's Daughters. Job's Daughters is an organization for young women.

Government panels meet Oct. 19 in Huntington

Governing councils from many Huntington County communities will meet Monday, Oct. 19, 2009, at 6:15 p.m. at the South Side Fire Station, 1333 Etna Ave., Huntington.

The councils, loosely organized as WHARMM (Warren, Huntington, Andrews, Roanoke, Markle, Mt. Etna) meet quarterly to discuss common concerns.

Councils that may be in attendance include the Huntington Common Council, Huntington Board of Public Works and Safety, Huntington County Board of Commissioners, Huntington County Council, and the town councils of Andrews, Markle, Mt. Etna, Roanoke and Warren.


Huntington, Markle libraries to hold pumpkin decorating contests

The Huntington City-Township Public Library and the Markle Branch will host a pumpkin decorating contest.

From Oct. 20 to 26 decorated pumpkins may be brought to either branch to be displayed in the Children's Department. Pumpkins should not be carved, but can be decorated with markers, paints, yarn, cloth, hats, or any such item and may be submitted by families, individuals or groups.

LAC fashion show, auction will be held on Nov. 7

The LaFontaine Arts Council of Huntington County will present its annual fashion show fundraiser on Nov. 7 at the LaFontaine Golf Club.

The event includes a luncheon, a fashion show with styles from Chico's and a silent auction.

A social time will begin at 11 a.m. with the luncheon served at 11:30 a.m.. The silent auction will conclude at the end of the luncheon.

This year's Arts Advocate will be Karen Kennedy of Goshen. Originally from Huntington, Kennedy will share her vocal talent and dedication commitment to the importance of arts in education.


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