HCTPL, Markle libraries to host Easter programs

The Huntington City-Township and Markle Public Libraries are offering Easter-themed programs this week.

Both the Markle and Huntington City-Township libraries will host visits from the Easter Bunny.

The visits will include story time and photo opportunities for children with the Easter Bunny.

The Markle library will host the Easter Bunny today, Thursday, March 25, at 4:45 p.m. The photo opportunity will be from 5:15 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.

Tapping to the beat

Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Dancers for the Beverly Johnson School of Dance perform one of their numbers during the Huntington County EXPO on Saturday, March 20. The expo was held at Huntington University and featured area vendors, organizations, food and live entertainment.

Advertising group offers scholarships

The Advertising Federation of Fort Wayne is offering $1,000 to $1,500 scholarships to full-time college students majoring in an advertising or marketing related field.

To be eligible, students must also maintain permanent residence or attend school in one of the following Indiana counties: Adams, Allen, DeKalb, Huntington, Kosciusko, LaGrange, Noble, Steuben, Wabash, Wells and Whitley. Other eligibility requirements apply.

Visit www.adfedfort wayne.org to download the application. The Web site explains the scholarship opportunities.

Northwest Elementary student's celebrate four-star designation

Photo by Matt Murphy.

Northwest Elementary students take the form of the letters "NW" in the school's parking lot on Friday, March 19, in celebration of the school's recent designation as a four-star school by the Indiana Department of Education. This is the first year Northwest has received the honor, which is based on Annual Yearly Progress requirements, attendance rate and test scores. Lancaster and Roanoke Elementary Schools were repeat winners this year.

Huntington Senior Center to close Good Friday

The Huntington Senior Center will be closed Friday, April 2, in observance of Good Friday.

Huntington Area Transportation will be closed except for scheduled dialysis trips.

For more information, call the Senior Center at 359-4410.


Moore seeks second district seat on Huntington County school board

Jon Moore.
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Jon A. Moore has announced that he is a candidate for the second district seat on the Huntington County Community School Corporation board of trustees.

Moore, who grew up in Clay County, says he and his wife decided several years ago to make their home in Huntington County, where she had grown up.

"We looked at a lot of factors in making the decision, but none compared to the fact that we felt the Huntington County Community School Corporation and the community of Huntington County was the best place to raise a family."

Snyder enters Republican primary for Huntington County Clerk nomination

Gary L. Snyder.
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Gary L. Snyder has announced that he is a candidate for the Republican nomination as Huntington County Clerk.

Snyder cites his experience in the financial services field and as a small business owner as his qualifications for the office.

"I believe my experience implementing and supervising an anti-money laundering program for nearly 250 financial advisors across the nation prepares me for the important job of clerk," Snyder says.

Snyder is the founder of HuntingtonPolitics.com and hosts "Talkin' Politics" on radio station WNUY.

Hines wants to retain Jackson Trustee post

Sheila Hines has announced that she is a candidate for the Republican nomination as Jackson Township Trustee, an office she currently holds.

Hines has served as trustee in Jackson Township for five years and previously served three years on the Jackson Township Board.

She also served as township assessor for three years until the state gave those responsibilities to the county assessor in July 2008. Hines says she is still called on to answer questions about the assessment procedure.

Metro Kiwanis names outstanding eighth-graders

Page Coolman (second from left) and Cameron Buzzard (third from left) were named Outstanding Eighth Graders by the Huntington Metro Kiwanis Club. With them are Salamonie School Principal Rick Reed (left) and Jim Dinius (right), past Kiwanis Lt. Gov.
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Salamonie School students Page Coolman and Cameron Buzzard were recognized March 8 by the Huntington Metro Kiwanis Club as Outstanding Eighth Graders.

The students were selected on the basis of scholarship, citizenship, sportsmanship, character-building activities, extracurricular achievement and leadership.

Coolman is the daughter of Dennis and Debra Spitler, of Warren.

New Hope UBC to host production this weekend

New Hope United Brethren Church will hold a weekend production of “The Missing Ingredient,” today, March 25 through Sunday, March 28.
Photo by Andre B. Laird.

New Hope United Brethren Church will present "The Missing Ingredient," a comedy dinner theatre performance by David and Dianna Dean, today, Thursday, March 25, through Sunday, March 28.

Show times are 6:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday afternoon.

There is no cost for tickets, but a free-will donation will be taken for the meal.

Proceeds from the performance go to the church's building fund,

For more information call the church at 356-0870.

New Hope UBC is located at 2001 Engle St., Huntington.


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