'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.”
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"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.


School board to hold exec session for members to receive training

The Huntington County Community School Corporation will hold an executive session today, Monday, Nov. 16, at 11 a.m. at Huntington University's Habecker Dining Commons.

During the session, school board members will receive training in their roles as public officials.

INDOT announces I-69 restrictions in area

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) Fort Wayne District announces that I-69 in both directions, at 1.2 miles south of U.S.-24 (between Yohne and Bass Roads) will be restricted due to concrete pavement repair work scheduled to begin today, Mon-day, Nov. 16 at 6 a.m.

The northbound I-69 passing lane, at mile marker 101 and mile marker 103, will be closed. Traffic will be shifted to the driving lane and outside shoulder. The southbound I-69 driving lane, at mile marker 102, is also scheduled to be closed for the same type of repair work.

Making their marks

Mary Ellen Scheiber (right), a Stampin' Up demonstrator, helps Dianne Diehl create a card during a stamping session Saturday, Nov. 7, at the Etna Avenue fire station community room. About 20 people attended the session, making Christmas cards and thank you cards they'll give to adults staying at the Ronald McDonald House in Indianapolis while a young family member receives medical treatment. The adults can then send the cards to their family members all over Indiana, Ohio, Illinois and Kentucky.

Youth Services Bureau accepting nominations for Bailey Award

The Youth Services Bureau of Huntington County is currently accepting nominations for its annual Steven L. Bailey Memorial Award.

This award has been given annually since 1999 to an individual who demonstrates a strong compassion for the youth and families of Huntington County. The nominee should be a person who has made a positive impact in the lives of young people through activities that empower, encourage and support our youth.

Angel Trees set up throughout county to make Christmas brighter for some

Angel Trees like this one have been set up throughout the county in an effort to help make Christmas brighter for some famllies in Huntngton and Wells counties.
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Angel Trees have been set up throughout Huntington and Wells counties, giving area residents the opportunity to help make Christmas brighter for some families.

Rhonda O'Reilly, who is coordinating the project, says the Karing for Kids organization will provide 625 children from 211 families in Huntington and Wells County with eight gifts each.

Gifts will be wrapped Dec. 18 and 19 at the Markle Church of Christ and will be delivered on Dec. 20.


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