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Local church group literally using ‘noodle’ to raise funds for projects

Members of the New Hope Church Oodles of Noodles crew (from left) David Walker, Janice Alvey and Gene Wilson, go for a record noodle as they run a long sheet of dough through the noodle-cutting machine. The group has made more than $10,000 in the past six years, making and selling the noodles one 14-ounce bag at a time.
Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Originally published Feb. 26, 2018.

It helps to have a sense of humor when you’re doing something as mundane as making noodles.

It’s what has melded a group of noodle-makers from New Hope United Brethren Church into a tight-knit and rather efficient group, and has helped fund some big projects in their church and the community.

And, they’ll tell you, that’s some big noodle-doin’s.

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United Way thanks community for big campaign outpouring

ttendees at the annual United Way Thank You Celebration held Wednesday, March 14, at Huntington First Church of the Nazarene hold up the final total of funds collected in the 2017 campaign. Pictured (from left) are Teresa Wright, Tricia Miller, Mary Lou Snyder, Heath Pinkerton, Casse Shiflett, Jessi Brown, Nick Stanley and Nancy Fecher. Campaign Chair Adam Fusselman said the amount reflects 99 percent of reaching the goal of $578,000.
Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Adam Fusselman was happy with the amount raised in the 2017 United Way Campaign, but he worked the crowd to make the total even better.

The $575,000 raised was only $3,000 shy of United Way’s goal of $578,000, reaching 99 percent of that goal, Fusselman, the 2017 campaign chair, told attendees at the agency’s annual thank you celebration, held Wednesday, March 14, at Huntington First Church of the Nazarene.

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Robot challenge

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Robotics team members from Flint Springs Elementary School (in white shirts) and Andrews Elementary School (in red shirts) work together to complete tasks using robots they built during a demonstration made to the Huntington County Community School Corporation Board of School Trustees on Monday, March 12. The program, which receives grant funding, focuses on honing students’ STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) skills.

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Foresters double-dip Bethel on softball diamond

After sneaking past host Bethel College in the first game, 2-1, the Huntington University softball team won an 11-0 laugher in the nightcap for a doubleheader sweep on Saturday, March 17.

Improving to 5-5 overall and 4-0 in the Crossroads League, the Foresters beat up four Bethel pitchers for 13 hits. Five HU hitters piled up two hits apiece, with Sophia Beachy smacking a triple among her two and collecting four RBI.

The Foresters were up 4-0 in the third inning when they exploded four six runs. Beachy knocked in two of those with her second hit of the game in the frame.

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Easter egg hunts set for next two Saturdays

Communities around Huntington County will hold their Easter egg hunts on Saturday, March 24, and Saturday, March 31.

The Salvation Army holds its annual community Easter egg hunt on Saturday, March 24, at 10 a.m. at Memorial Park, in Huntington.

The event is for youth up to 12 years old.

Registration for the event starts at 9 a.m.

The Markle hunt is Saturday, March 24, at 11 a.m. at the Markle Fish and Game Club Park, sponsored by the Markle Chamber of Commerce

The rain date is Saturday, March 31.