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Kindness Rocks Project rippling through Huntington and beyond

Seven-year-old Noah Crittendon poses next to a painted rock he’s hidden at the base of a tree in Hier’s Park. Noah’s mom, Ashley Crittendon, discovered the Kindness Rock Project while vacationing in Florida and spearheaded the organization of Huntington Indiana Rocks. The venture, she says, is meant to “make people happy” by painting and hiding rocks for others to find.
Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Originally published Aug. 10, 2017.

Ashley Crittendon was on vacation in Florida over spring break when she found a rock hidden in a hole in a palm tree.

It wasn’t just any old rock; this one had been painted blue and was adorned with a picture of a sun.

“It was really exciting, just finding a simple rock,” Crittendon says.

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12th annual Ride 2 Provide to benefit Markle blacksmith

Mark Thomas, shown in his blacksmith shop at the Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Festival in 2013, will be the beneficiary of this year’s Ride 2 Provide on Aug. 19 in Warren. In addition to a motorcycle ride, the day-long event at Markle Park features a silent auction, games and activities and a pulled pork dinner.
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The 12th annual Ride 2 Provide will be held Saturday, Aug. 19, at Markle Park.

The centerpiece of the event is a motorcycle ride that takes off at 12:10 p.m., with the last bike returning to Markle Park at 4:30 p.m.

The park will be the site of games, food and an auction throughout the day, and those events are open to riders and non-riders alike.

Proceeds from this year’s event will benefit Mark Thomas.

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IDEM stops Roanoke from burning brush

The Town of Roanoke will have to devise a new way to dispose of brush collected from residents after the Indiana Department of Environmental Management put a stop to the town’s practice of burning it.

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Ham's best leads HNHS golfgirls over Columbia City

Jaclyn Boyd, a senior on the Huntington North High School girls’ varsity golf team, tees off on the fourth hole at Norwood Golf Course during a match against Columbia City on Thursday, Aug. 17.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Laura Ham fired a personal-best 39 over nine holes to lead the Huntington North High School girls’ varsity golf team to a 171-191 win over visiting Columbia City on Thursday, Aug. 17, at Norwood Golf Course.

Amara Eckert and Jaclyn Boyd each fired scores of 43 and Sarah Malone had a 46 as the Lady Vikes upped their dual record to 3-1 on the season.

Danielle Gonser was non-scorer with a 47.

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Oh yeah

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Evan Wall is in the lead as a camel named Cash gives a ride to Braxton Stouder (center) and Madison Voland on Friday night, Aug. 11, at the Andrews Summer Festival.