Parade, costume contest in downtown Roanoke Halloween afternoon, Oct. 31

A parade and costume contest will be held in downtown Roanoke on Halloween.

Children are invited to gather on Saturday, Oct. 31, at 4 p.m. at the Roanoke Town Hall. A fire truck will escort the children as they parade through the downtown. The parade will end at the Roanoke Brethren Church.

Judging will then take place for a cash prize in each of the following categories: Funniest, Scariest, Most Creative and Most Unusual.

There will also be games with prizes, candy, hot dogs and hot chocolate for everyone.

Huntington robotics team in CAGE Match champion alliance

Members of Team THRUST 1501, of Huntington, pose with teams from Indianapolis and Monon after the three robotics teams formed an alliance to win the CAGE Match compeitition on Oct. 17 in Indianapolis.
Photo provided.

The Huntington County 4-H Robotics Team brought home the championship trophy from their first competition of the year.

Team THRUST 1501 from Huntington compiled a record of nine wins, one loss and one tie to capture the 2009 championship title at the CAGE Match held Saturday, Oct. 17, at Southport High School in Indianapolis.

Story times at Warren library on hold until Nov. 6

There will be no pre-school story time at the Warren Public Library on Friday, Oct. 23 or Oct. 30.

Story time will resume on Friday, Nov. 6, at 10:30 a.m. at the library.

Sessions last about 30 minutes and no registration is required.

Also, after school story time at Salamonie began Monday, Oct. 19 for grades one through three. The session times are provided by the Warren Library with each one lasting 45 minutes. Students need to bring their parent-signed permission slip in order to attend.

Costume parade will kick off Scarecrow Fest in Warren on Oct. 30

Children and adults are invited to parade through downtown Warren to kick off the Scarecrow Festival on Friday, Oct. 30.

The parade starts at 6 p.m. at 3rd and Wayne streets. Participants are asked to wear family-friendly costumes.

Festivities continue in downtown Warren until 8 p.m. and include hayrides, a chili cook-off and Halloween games and activities sponsored by Warren businesses and organizations.

In the event of rain, events will be moved to the Knight-Bergman Center.

HPPH to hold recognition dinner

Helping Paws Pet Haven and Adoption Center's seventh annual Recognition Dinner will be held Saturday, Oct. 24 at the Masonic Temple, 400 E. Franklin St. in Huntington.

The event includes a served dinner, a silent auction and raffles for a $100 gas card and surprise gift basket.
This year's guest speakers will be Dr. Lauren Kruze and Annette Thompson with the topic "Cat-On-A-Hot-Tin-Roof."

Social time and an opportunity to preview the auction items will begin at 5 p.m. with the dinner served at 6 p.m. Silent auction and raffle winners will be announced at 7:45 p.m.

Huntington University to host visiting executive seminar Oct. 30

Jim O'Donnell.
Photo provided.

Huntington University will host a Visiting Executive Seminar on Oct. 30 at 8:45 a.m. in the Habecker Dining Commons.

The seminar brings together business leaders and Huntington University business stu-dents to discuss top issues in today's business world.

Led by Jim O'Donnell, associate professor of business and executive-in-residence, and Dr. G. Blair Dowden, president of the university, this seminar will focus on the economic and financial crisis.

Breaking through

Photo by Jessica Williams.

Terry Stoffel, left, shovels concrete into a bucket after cutting a doorway into a cement wall at the Boys and Girls Club of Huntington County on Friday, Oct. 16 as Pat Hall looks on. Stoffel donated his time and equipment to cut the doorway, which will allow the club to create a storage and check-in room for its members.

Council to hold hearing on LOIT at Oct. 26 meet

The Huntington County Council will hold a public hearing on the Local Option Income Tax (LOIT) at its regular meeting on Monday, Oct. 26, at 7 p.m. in the G.A.R. Room at the Huntington County Courthouse.

Options including increasing, changing or leaving the tax rate alone will be discussed.

Any member of the public wishing to voice an opinion must submit the opinion in letter form to the Huntington County Auditor's Office in Room 103 of the courthouse by Friday, Oct. 23.

For more information, contact the auditor's office at 358-4804.


Lots of cans

Justin Miller (foreground), from the Evangelical United Methodist Youth Group, led a canned food drive for Love INC that resulted in approximately 1,800 cans of food being donated. Joining Miller in unloading some of the donated cans are (from left) Jarid Miller, Mike McElhaney, Jacob Miller, Drew McElhaney and Jamie Miller.

Harvest party is Tuesday at Andrews

The Andrews Library will host a harvest party on Tuesday, Oct. 27 at 4:30 p.m.

Children can visit the library for crafts, games, snacks and stories. Costumes are not required.

Activities will be geared for children third through fifth grades. Children eight years old and under are to be accompanied by an adult.

The library is located at 30 E. Madison St. and is open Mondays and Tuesdays from noon to 6 p.m., Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from noon to 3 p.m.

Call the library at 786-3574 for more information.



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