Designer Purse ‘Blingo’ Nov. 14 at Quayle Center

The Quayle Vice Presidential Learning Center will hold its annual Designer Purse “Blingo” Night on Tuesday, Nov. 14, at 6:30 p.m. at the Huntington Catholic School’s auditorium at SS. Peter and Paul Church, 860 Cherry St., Huntington. The doors open at 6 p.m.

Tickets will purchase 20 games. Each Blingo game’s winner will receive a designer purse. Light snack foods will be available for purchase.

Tickets are available at the Quayle Center, from DQCF board members or at the door at the event, as seating allows. Attendees must be 18 to participate.

Heister becomes general manager at Huntington’s Rodeway Inn site

James Heister is the new general manager of the Rodeway Inn, in Huntington.
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James Heister was named general manager of the Rodeway Inn, in Huntington, in July.

The former Quality Inn was purchased in March by Huntington Hotel Real Estate LLC, based in Wayne, MI. It remains a member of the Choice Hotels group.

The new owners have completely remodeled the hotel, a project that included a new roof and paint as well as new beds, sheets, pillows, carpeting, flooring and televisions. The hotel also has new landscaping and new blacktop and striping in the parking lot.
The hotel’s pool and Jacuzzi will soon be renovated, Heister says.

Andrews food pantry open Thursday

The Shepherd’s Food Pantry in Andrews will hold a food distribution on Thursday, Nov. 16, from 10 a.m. to noon at 67 N. Snowden, Andrews.

The distribution is for Andrews and Dallas Township residents, and no appointment is necessary. Food is available on a first come, first served basis.

Grant funds diaper ministry’s new location

Volunteers with the Bare Necessities diaper ministry show off their new location in a lower level room at the St. Peter Lutheran Church educational building. Volunteers are (from left) Pam Wertenberger, Allen Couch, Marjorie Richardson, Janet Bennett and Barba Eickhoff.
Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Bare Necessities, the diaper ministry of Love In the Name of Christ, has a new location in the educational building at St. Peter Lutheran Church.

The ministry, which has been located in the church’s educational building since 2015, has moved to a lower level room in the same building. The new location has an entrance on John Street and provides better access for families to pick up the diapers, says Barba Eickhoff, one of two coordinators of the project.

Online voters bestow top tenderloin title on Huntington’s Nick’s Kitchen

Nick’s Kitchen, in Huntington, has the best tenderloin in Indiana, according to voters in an online contest sponsored by the Indiana Office of Tourism Development.

Nominees for the Best of Indiana Fall Awards were recommended by members of Indiana’s travel, tourism and hospitality industry. The public could vote for up to five nominees in each of three categories.

Voters picked the tenderloin at Dooley O’Toole’s in Hamilton County, for second place and the tenderloin at The Willard, in Franklin, for third place.

Questa adjusts dates for applications dates

Questa Education Foundation has announced that the Questa Scholars Program application for the 2018-19 academic year is available earlier than in previous years.

It will be available Dec. 1 through March 1, 2018 for early applications. In addition, there will be second-wave opportunity from March 15 through May 1.

For high school graduates who are able to complete their FAFSA and college applications earlier this year, Questa has adjusted so that scholars with a gap in funding who are accepted into the program will now receive a financial commitment earlier as well.

HNHS cheerleader to compete in National American Miss Pageant

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Bailey Godfrey

Huntington North High School varsity cheerleader Bailey Godfrey, daughter of Cynthia and Brett Godfrey, will compete in the National American Miss Pageant during Thanksgiving week in Anaheim, CA.

Godfrey earned a spot as a national finalist by winning the photogenic competition and placing third in the state of Indiana.

Her activities and awards include varsity cheerleading, playing flute, earning several gold medals from solo and ensemble competition and posing as a photography model.

Hgtn., Markle libraries to show classic holiday movies

Both the Huntington and Markle branches of the Huntington City-Township Public Library will host a series of classic holiday movies, with free hot chocolate and snacks.  At the Huntington library, the movies will be shown on Mondays, Nov. 27, Dec. 4, Dec. 11 and Dec. 18 at 6 p.m.

At the Markle library, movies will be shown on Wednesdays, Nov. 29, Dec. 6, Dec. 13 and Dec. 20 at 5 p.m. 

For more information, contact the Huntington library at 356-0824 or the Markle branch at 758-3332.

Ninja Turtle seminar at Hgtn. library on Nov. 29

Huntington City-Township Public Library invites Ninja Turtles fans ages 7 through adult to attend “Train Like the Ninja Turtles” on Wednesday, Nov. 29, at 4:30 p.m.

Attendees can learn to make pizza with Mikey, meditate with Leo, code computer games with Donnie and train in karate with Raphael.

This program is free and offered with the cooperation of Parkview YMCA, Pizza Junction and Powers of One.

Children under 7 must have parental supervision. No registration is required.

The library is at 255 W. Park Drive, Huntington.

Turkey trot style


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Students and supporters of Pathfinder Kids Kampus show off the new T-shirts for the upcoming 13th annual Turkey Trot event, which starts off from the Huntington McDonald’s restaurant on Thanksgiving Day. Pictured are (seated, from left) Aria Brown, Brynlee Henderson and Kids Kampus Interim Administrator and Early Head Start Director Elizabeth Hire; (second row, from left) Britt Sather of McDonald’s, Mya Willour, Ethan Lehman and Becky Scheiber of PNC Bank; and (back row, from left) Loretta Mottram of Pathfinder Services and Dr.

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