Charity Baptist Church set to host Creation Camp for youth on Aug. 1

Charity Baptist Church will host a Creation Camp for children and teenagers on Saturday, Aug. 1.

The camp starts at 9 a.m. and concludes at noon. While emphasizing Biblical creation, each participant will build and launch a small model rocket, weather permitting. The camp will include snacks and games.

Participants must pre-register by calling 356-3573 or 388-4078.

Charity Baptist Church is located by Lake Clare and the Fitness Park at the intersection of Broadway and Old U.S.-24.

PHH urges public not to delay treatment

Parkview Huntington Hospital (PHH) wants area residents to know that the hospital has resumed many services and is ready to assist patients with their healthcare needs, whether related to emergencies, chronic conditions, CO-VID-19 or other situations.

“The pandemic has led some people to delay seeking care that they really need,” said Juli Johnson, president, PHH, “and that can end up being detrimental to their health. Our physicians and hospital departments are here for them. We encourage them to see us for diagnostic testing, surgeries and other important care.”

Wilcox earns DL at Miami

Danielle Wilcox was named to the dean's list at Miami University for the 2019-20 spring semester.

Wilcox, from Roanoke, is majoring in public health, premedical studies.

Miami University students who are ranked in the top 20 percent of undergraduate students within their division for second semester 2019-2020 have been named to the dean's list recognizing academic performance.

Miami University is a public university located in Oxford, OH.

‘Beauty and the Beast’


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Marionettes operated by Bob Walls entertained youth at the Knight Bergman Center on Wednesday afternoon, June 24, as part of the Warren Public Library Summer Reading Program. The marionettes performed “Beauty and the Beast.”

Huntington University graduate Funkhouser makes history again


Bailey Funkhouser

ååHuntington University graduate Bailey Funk-houser, Class of 2020, was part of the inaugural class of the first accredited occupational therapy assistant (OTA) bachelor’s degree program in the nation.

Now, she is making history again as the first OTA bachelor’s degree graduate to pass her National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) examinations.

Passing the NBCOT exams is required to practice occupational therapy, and an applicant can only sit for the 200-question exam if they graduate from an accredited program.  

Lifeguard class


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Naomi Richison (left) and Kennedy Reed work to get Jamison Heyde out of the pool during a lifeguard class at the Parkview Huntington Family YMCA on Tuesday afternoon, June 23.

Redevelopment commission to meet

The Huntington County Commissioners will hold a special meeting of the Huntington County Redevelopment Commission today, Monday, June 29, at 6:30 p.m.

The meeting will be held in the GAR Room, second floor of the Huntington County Courthouse, 201 N. Jefferson St., Huntington.

For more information contact the Board of Commissioners office at 358-4822.

‘On Your Way Up’ store re-opening to public

The “On Your Way Up” incentive store offered by the Youth Services Bureau of Huntington County is re-opening to the public.

The store will be available by appointment Monday through Thursday between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

“There will be a few minor changes due to COVID-19,” said YSB Executive Director Jan Williams. “Only one person at a time will be allowed in the store. Parents will need to wear a mask (you will need to bring your own). No children will be allowed at this time.”

Learning at lunchtime


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Tom Harris (center), action coach and president of Harris HR Group, schools a group at the Huntington Chamber of Commerce’s Lunch ’n Learn session held Friday, June 19, at Faith Community Church. Harris’ lecture was on “Survive and Thrive!” outlining steps businesses need to get through the coronavirus economic crisis.

‘Volunteer Work Day’ set for July 23 at Salamonie Interpretive Center

Volunteers are invited to join in a “Volunteer Work Day” to be held at Salamonie Lake’s Interpretive / Nature Center on July 23, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Projects may include repairs made to the shelter, raptor center; weeding, invasive species work; and clean-up in areas of the center.
Volunteers should be sure to wear appropriate shoes and clothing, bring refillable water bottles and bug spray. Youth under 12 should have an adult present.

Advance registration is requested. To register or for more information, call 468-2127.

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