New contractor hired for Andrews Park project

Paul Brinson, of Zahm Excavating of Huntington, works to level part of the lawn in front of the Andrews Park pavilion on Thursday, Nov. 12. The Andrews Park committee recently approved the project, which is part of a beautification endeavor at the park.
Photo by Andre B. Laird.

The Andrews Town Council, on behalf of the Andrews Park Committee, awarded a contract to Zahm Excavating for the removal of a concrete slab at the Andrews Park at the council's meeting on Monday, Nov. 9.

In addition to the park contract, the council also re-authorized the use of credit cards by town employees.

Employees have been barred from using credit cards since the council's meeting on July 29, after Councilman Ray Tackett felt that the credit cards should be kept at the clerk-treasurer's office instead of with the employees who frequently use the cards.

Foresters to hold holiday baseball camp

The Huntington University baseball team will host the 2009 Holiday Baseball Camp on Dec. 29-30 from 9:30 a.m. to noon at the Merillat Complex for Physical Education and Recreation.

The team invites boys ages 8-14 to participate. To attend the camp, participants need to complete a registration form and submit it along with payment. Previous attendees and families with two or more children in the camp will receive discount for each child. Children of Huntington University faculty and staff will also be given a discount.

Huntington County Baseball to hold spaghetti fund-raiser

A spaghetti dinner on Dec. 4 will be a fundraiser for Huntington County Baseball.

The dinner will be held from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Huntington North, prior to the Lady Vikings' home basketball against Marion.

The menu includes spaghetti with meat sauce, salad, breadsticks, cookies and a drink.

Proceeds from the event will go toward covering the increasing costs for player insurance, which is carried on all players, and toward continued improvements in the facilities and equipment needed for league operations.

Trinity to hold Thanksgiving dinner on Nov. 26

Jean Hayden, food chairman; Jim Wilson, general chairman; and David Ballinger, pastor at Trinity United Methodist Church (from left) are pictured with some of the food items that will be served during this year’s community Thanksgiving dinner.
Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Trinity United Methodist Church will again provide free Thanksgiving dinner on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 26, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

This is the 24th consecutive year the church has sponsored this community dinner.

Individuals who are shut-ins or usually receive Meals on Wheels may call the church of-fice about delivery. It is important to call for deliveries as soon as possible.

Carry-out will also be available to those who wish to take their meals home.

Carroll benefit to be held on Nov. 20

A benefit hog roast for the Doug Carroll family will be held Friday, Nov. 20, at the Bip-pus Community Building from.

The event, to be held from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., will raise funds to assist with medical expenses from a stay in the intensive-care unit and back surgery.

There is a free-will donation with carryout available.

Donations may also be sent to Calvary United Methodist Church, PO Box 65, Bippus, IN 46713. Note "Carroll Family Benefit" on the check.


'It's a Wonderful Life'at Pulse Opera House starting Nov. 19

David Dean (left) is Clarence Oddbody and Chase Adams is George Bailey in the Pulse Opera House production of “It’s a Wonderful Life.”
Photo provided.

"It's a Wonderful Life" is the final show of the Pulse Opera House's "All American Season."

The play is based on the Frank Capra film, which was named number one on the American Film Institute's list of the "Most Inspirational American Films of All Time."

It tells the story of George Bailey (Chase Adams) who is contemplating suicide due to recent setbacks. Just as he's about to jump off a bridge he encounters an angel (David Dean) who is trying to earn his wings.

Remaining shows are Nov. 19, 20, 21, 27, 28 and Dec. 3, 4, 5.

Adult volunteers sought to lead Huntington County youth 4-H clubs

The Huntington County 4-H program is in need of adult volunteers to assist with the leadership and guidance of community based 4-H clubs.

The clubs are made up of youth from grade three through grade 12 who participate in a variety of activities, from learning how to run a business meeting to learning new skills in project work to gaining a greater sense of the community through service and outreach projects.

The local 4-H club program offers nearly 50 different projects for youth to gain knowledge and skills.

Prom steering committee has initial meet

Huntington North High School Principal Jeremy Gulley (background, right) addresses members of the Operation Prom 2010 Steering Committee on Tuesday, Nov. 10. The meeting was held to discuss an awareness program on driver safety.
Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Members of the Operation Prom 2010 steering committee met on Wednesday, Nov. 10 to map out details of a pre-prom activity.

The group, made up of representatives from various community agencies, met at Huntington North High School to discuss an awareness program to warn seniors about the dangers of texting while driving as well as drunk driving.

Buddy Brennan, of Parkview Huntington Hospital EMS, who led the discussion, noted that the emphasis of the program should be on the dangers of texting while driving, as that has become a trend among high school students.

Huntington County SWCD to meet next Monday, Nov. 23

The Huntington County Soil and Water Conservation District will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, Nov. 23, at 7 p.m. at the district office.

Due to the farming season, attendees are advised to contact the office to confirm there will be a quorum for the meeting.

For more information call 356-6816, extension 3.
The district office is located at 2040 Riverfork Drive.


Huntington County 4-H FAir Association to meet Nov. 17 to talk rule changes

The Huntington County 4-H Fair Association will meet on Tuesday, Nov. 17, at 7 p.m. at Heritage Hall, Hier's Park.

The board will review proposed 4-H project rule changes, approve committee assignments, and continue efforts toward the 80th annual Huntington County 4-H Fair to be held July 16-30.



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