Party music


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

The band Laced with Grace of the Markle United Methodist Church performs during the church's community block party Saturday, Oct.10, in downtown Markle. The party included food and games in addition to the music.

Roanoke Kiwanians are collecting pop can tabs

The Roanoke Kiwanis Club is collecting pop tabs for the Ronald McDonald House.

In recent years, the club went to Indianapolis to prepare and serve breakfast to family members who are staying at the Ronald McDonald House while their child is being treated at Riley Hospital. The club decided that this year, it would collect pop tabs instead.

The price of the tabs ranges from 40 cents to 80 cents per pound. In 2008, $78,000 was raised for the house. The club's goal is to collect one million tabs, which is equivalent to 1000 pounds.

Seniors will hear Leist explain fitness options offered at Huntngton YMCA

AARP Chapter 2175 will hold its next meeting on Thursday, Oct. 22, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at the LaFontaine Center.

The featured speaker will be Lisa Leist of the Parkview Huntington Family YMCA, who will talk about a new program being offered to seniors at the "Y" pertaining to nutrition and exercise. Leist will also discuss some of the important foods that are needed in a daily diet and will include a discussion on the kinds of exercise that best benefits seniors.

Women's Day Away set at Nictory Noll Center

Victory Noll Center is offering an "Intergenerational Women's Day Away," a program for women of all ages.

The program will be held from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 24 at Victory Noll, which is located at 1900 W. Park Drive in Huntington.

Women are encouraged to gather with mothers, grandmothers, daughters, nieces, aunts, sisters or just friends for the day. This year's program will explore stories of women who have made a difference and discover how individuals have made a difference in each other's lives.

Angel Tree host sites sought

Karing for Kids' annual Christmas Angel Tree Project will return to Huntington County for the second year and Wells County for the seventh year.

"The trees will be in the hosted locations beginning Tuesday, Nov. 10," says Rhonda O'Reilly, president of Karing for Kids Inc. "Currently we have 30 locations that have agreed to host one of our trees. We are looking for other businesses or churches that would like to host a tree. The more locations there are, the easier for the community to get involved."

Kids Kampus offering 'Dinner to Go'

Kids Kampus will be having a Take-N-Bake "Dinner to Go" on Saturday, Oct. 24, from noon until 2 p.m. at Central Christian Church, 500 MacGahan St. in Huntington.

The child care center is offering Take-N-Bake Baked Ziti with Meat Sauce, Baked Ziti with Marinara Sauce and Penne with Butter and Cheese. Each meal serves six to eight people and comes with ten breadsticks.

The cost per meal varies. All orders must be received at Kids Kampus by Wednesday, Oct. 21.

YMCA co-ed volleyball registration on now

Registration for the YMCA's co-ed volleyball league will continue through Oct. 28.

The league lasts seven weeks, starting Oct. 29 and running through Dec. 18. All teams will play every Thursday or Friday, between 8 and 10 p.m., and matches will be best of three, with rally scoring to 25 points.

A double elimination tournament will be held at the end of the season with the date to be announced.

There is a cost per team and team captains are responsible for collecting player.

'Hoosier Heroes' scholarships now available

"Hoosier Heroes," a program of Indiana Dollars for Scholars, is an opportunity for Indiana high school juniors and seniors to win one of 10 $2,000 college scholarships while honoring a Hoosier who has had a significant impact on their life.

Hayes graduates from basic

Army Reserve Pfc. Justin T. Hayes has graduated from basic training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, SC.

He is the son of Joe Hayes, of Markle. He is a 2009 graduate of Huntington North High School.

Announce sectional pairings, ticket info for football, volleyball

Both Huntington North High School volleyball and football drew Fort Wayne North Side in their respective first-round sectional action.

Football pre-sale sectional tickets are now available. HNHS will play at North Side on Oct. 23rd at 7 p.m. during the 5A, sectional 3. Tickets may be purchased from the high school at the front office or athletic office during the school day until noon, Oct. 23. Multiple tickets can also be purchased this year with a credit card.

Contact Michael Gasaway, Athletic Director, at 356-6104, ext. 1049, with any questions.

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