Flavors of Fall in Warren spotlights wines and beer

Sponsors of the Flavors of Fall Wine and Craft Beer tasting on Sept. 30 in Warren are (from left) Gina Canady, of Bolinger’s Warren Service & Supply; Sandy Hacker, of Bippus State Bank; Joanie Paxson, of Citizens Telephone; Becky Souder, of East of Chicago Pizza; Karen Campbell and Lisa Campbell, of Campbell & Dye Insurance; and Nicole Johnson, of Edward Jones. Sponsors not pictured are Gebhart’s Floral Barn, Heritage Pointe, iAB financial bank, JH Pottery Works and Kim’s Katered Affair. Photo provided.
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Wine and beer tastings, along with a silent auction, are part of the annual Flavors of Fall Wine and Craft Beer Tasting to be held Sept. 30 at Dogwood Glen Golf Course, in Warren.

The event is hosted by the Warren Chamber of Commerce, and proceeds will go back to the Warren community to help promote economic development and improve quality of life.

The evening opens at 6:30 p.m. for holders of VIP tickets and at 7:30 p.m. for those with regular admission. VIP tickets include a hand-crafted mug, special food and door prizes.

Voyage re-enactment will come to Forks Sept. 26

The Ouiatenon Canoe Voyage will make a stop at the Forks of the Wabash Historic Park, in Huntington, on Sept. 26.

The voyageurs and canoeists will present at 7 p.m. program at the Forks to explain the voyage and why they are taking part. The program is free and open to the public.

The voyage is being undertaken in conjunction with the 50th Feast of the Hunters Moon festival in West Lafayette.

Hot off the grill

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Angie Davisson (left), head of the Community and Family Services energy assistance program, fills a tray held by her husband, Shannon Davisson, with freshly grilled burgers during the Community and Family Services grill-off on Saturday, Sept. 16, at Drover Park, in Huntington. The event raised money for the energy assistance program, which provides funding to Huntington County residents who struggle to pay their utility bills.

Huntington County Sheep Producers to meet Sept. 28 at courthouse annex

The Huntington County Sheep Producers will meet Sept. 28 at 7 p.m. in the Huntington County Courthouse Annex to discuss items related to the 4-H sheep project.

Topics for discussion include possible rule changes and improvements for the 2018 4-H Fair.

All 4-H sheep members and interested producers may attend the meeting.

For more information, call the Purdue Extension-Huntington County office at 358-4826.

Dabbling in slime

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Lexi Gumble (left) watches as Kayla Gumble mixes up some slime out of liquid starch, glue, shaving cream and glitter on Saturday, Sept. 16, at the Huntington Branch of the Huntington City-Township Public Library.

Work detail

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Tom Fulton (left) and Gatlin Sunday, members of the Crusaders Sunday school class at Salamonie Church of the Brethren, level ground at the Rees family cemetery, a small cemetery along Ind.-5 near CR 350S, Saturday morning, Sept. 16. The once-overgrown cemetery is near the home of church members Mark and Holly Sale and became Holly Sale’s final resting place after her death on June 30. The group decided to clean up the cemetery in her honor.

YMCA to hail Falls Prevention Awareness Day

The Parkview Huntington Family YMCA is joining with the National Council on Aging and the Falls Free Coalition in observing the 10th anniversary of national Falls Prevention Awareness Day on Friday, Sept. 22.

Older adults can assess their fall risk by taking a simple test at   fitness. Through this assessment, individuals can learn how routine activities and other factors help determine their risk for falls.

More than 300 drivers compete at SAM pull

More than 300 drivers competed for trophies and cash awards in the Salamonie Active Men (SAM) tractor pull held Labor Day weekend at the Knight Bergman Center, in Warren.

Cole Campbell, on an Allis Chalmers, claimed first place in the lightweight class for tractors weighing 4,000 to 6,000 pounds. Adam Douglas placed second and Barry Martin was third.

Harder than it looks

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

CSP team member Aaron Fisher shows his exertion as he drags a lifelike dummy down the track at the Parkview Huntington Family YMCA on Friday evening, Sept. 15, as teammate Adam Ward (center) and YMCA Wellness Director Scott Craft walk alongside. Teams from area businesses competed for the best times as they carried and coupled hoses, wore weighted vests as they walked on a stepper and performed other tasks that are part of the firefighters’ physical fitness test, all under the supervision of members of the Huntington Fire Department.

BSU announces dean’s list, grads

Ball State University has announced local graduates and students who reached dean’s list status for the summer 2017 term.

Katie Jellison, of Huntington, graduated with a Master of Arts in Education.

Those students named to the dean’s list from Huntington County are:

• Ruth Nalliah, of Huntington.

• Ashley Flotow, of Roanoke.

• Taylor Johnson, of Roanoke.

• Casey Richman, of Roanoke.

American Legion Post 7 honors members

Photo by Steve Clark.

American Legion Post 7, in Huntington, recognized longtime members with a ceremony on Saturday, Sept. 16. Pictured are (from left) Robert Fettinger, 60-year member; Ed Snyder, 60-year member, Korean War veteran; Carl Smith, 60-year member, Korean War veteran; and Gary Oswalt, 50-year member, Vietnam War veteran. Members recognized but not in attendance were Nelson Yentes, 70-year member, World War II veteran; William Florent, 60-year member; William Williams, 50-year member, Vietnam War veteran; and Everett Clements, 50-year member.

Special Olympics to hold Pizza Hut fund-raiser

Huntington County Special Olympics is hosting a pizza buffet night at the Huntington Pizza Hut on Monday, Sept. 25.

Pizza Hut will donate a portion  from each adult buffet purchased between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m.

All tips will also be donated to Huntington County Special Olympics. Parents, athletes and friends of Special Olympics will be providing service during the evening.

The funds raised will help cover entry fees and equipment for bowling, basketball, corn toss and track competitions held throughout the state.

Framing up

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Anna Clampitt (left) watches as Amy Jones shows her how to measure and cut a photo mat during a workshop on upcycling old photo frames Saturday morning, Sept. 16, at the Markle Branch of the Huntington City-Township Public Library. Jones is a young adult librarian at the library’s Huntington branch.

Suicide awareness

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Huntington County Commissioner Larry Buzzard (left) reads a commissioners’ proclamation designating the week of Sept. 10 as Suicide Prevention Week in Huntington County prior to the seventh annual Walk for Hope Saturday, Sept. 16, at Huntington North High School. Jan Williams (left), executive director of the Huntington County Youth Services Bureau, helped coordinate the event, which was designed to raise community awareness of suicide. For information about warning signs of suicide or to seek assistance, call the YSB at 356-9681.

Preserving lives

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Walkers leave the Huntington North High School fieldhouse Saturday evening, Sept. 16, to begin the seventh annual Walk for Hope, an event designed to raise community awareness of suicide. The Youth Services Bureau and Teen Suicide Prevention Task Force coordinated the walk and Huntington County Commissioner Larry Buzzard read a proclamation by the commissioners designating the week of Sept. 10 as Suicide Prevention Week in Huntington County. For information about warning signs of suicide or to seek assistance, call the YSB at 356-9681.

Top fund-raisers

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Three Flint Springs Elementary School students received prizes during the school’s Read-a-thon convocation held Friday, Sept. 15, after they were named the top performers in the fund-raiser. Pictured are (from left) Ayden Denman, kindergarten, who was the third-place winner by raising $210; second place is Sophia Lunsford, fifth grade, who brought in $620; and Jemma Byrum, kindergarten, was the top fund-raiser at $800. Collectively, the school came close to reaching its goal of $14,000, short only $2,487.

4th annual Pink Out Day Oct. 21 at park

The fourth annual Pink Out Day is Oct. 21, from noon until dark at Huntington’s Memorial Park in the south pavilion.

A bake and craft sale will be held, plus a raffle at 6:30 p.m. Raffle entrants must be in attendance to win.

The memorial flashlight walk will begin at 7 p.m.

All proceeds will benefit Cancer Services for Huntington County.

Christian divide

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Riley Newsome, who stars as “Pastor Paul” in the Huntington University production of “The Christians,” addresses the congregation of his mega-church while Alora Trinkle, who plays his wife, listens in the background. Both Newsome and Trinkle are HU seniors majoring in theater performance. In the play, the pastor’s ideological epiphany threatens to cause a divide between him and his followers. Performances are on Sept. 21 and 22 at 7:30 p.m.; Sept. 23 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; and Sept. 28 at 7 p.m. in Zurcher Auditorium at the Merillat Centre for the Arts.

A day of peace

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Representatives of Our Lady of Victory Missionary Sisters and Victory Noll Center gather around Huntington Mayor Brooks Fetters (center) on Monday, Sept. 18, as Fetters signs a proclamation designating today, Thursday, Sept. 21, as Huntington Day of Peace. The date is observed around the world as International Day of Peace. With Fetters are (front, from left) Jaquay Webb, Jenna Strick, Sister Lucy Regalado and Sister Rose Ann Kaiser; and (back, from left) Eva Webb, Sue Wilhelm, Sister Judith Turnock, Sister Lucille Martinez and Sister Beatrice Haines.

Free Princess Party for girls 2-12 set for Sept. 23 at Andrews Town Hall

A free Princess Party will be held Saturday, Sept. 23, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Andrews town hall.

The party is open to girls ages 2 through 12 who live in Andrews or Dallas Township, along with their mothers.

Girls should wear their favorite party or princess dress. The morning will include a tea party, nail painting and crown decorating, all free.

The party is hosted by the Andrews Summer Festival committee and sponsored by The Oak Room, in Roanoke.

Invite retired railroaders to breakfast at Legion Post 85 Saturday, Sept. 23

Retired railroaders are invited to attend  a breakfast on Saturday, Sept. 23, beginning at 8:30 a.m. at the American Legion Post 85, at 1410 S. Jefferson St., Huntington, next to Wertenberger Tire.

For more information contact Jim Dinius, 356-6468.

4-H club to sell mums, pumpkins

The Wayne Township Future Farmers 4-H Club’s fall fund-raiser will be held Saturday, Sept. 30, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The sale will be held at Mt. Etna United Methodist Church, on the corner of Ind.-9 and Ind.-124.

Pumpkins, mums and gourds will be available for purchase.

Proceeds of the sale will fund upcoming service projects.

Special service

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Marvin and Vernell Morrow, of Cypress Inn, TN, will appear at Gethsemane Ministries on Sunday, Sept. 24. The service begins at 10:30 a.m. A dinner will follow the service. The public is invited to attend. Gethsemane Ministries is at 2239 Hartman St., Huntington.

Life Church now offering third service on Sunday mornings

Life Church, in Huntington, is now offering a third service on Sunday mornings.

Services are held at the church at 9 a.m., 10:15 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

High school youth meet Sunday at 10:15 a.m.; middle school youth meet Sunday at 10:15 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

Youth group meets Sunday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Middle school small groups meet Wednesday from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Adult small groups meet at various times.

Children’s programming is offered Sunday at 10:15 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

Life Church is at 900 E. State St., Huntington.

Local church collecting Harvey funds

Etna Avenue Wesleyan Church, 1131 Etna Ave., has partnered with World Hope International to collect donations for Hurricane Harvey survivors.

On Saturday, Sept. 23, from 9 a.m. until noon, those wishing to help can drop off items, including paper products, cleaning supplies, personal hygiene products, diapers of all sizes, non-perishable food items and water.

A group from the church will take all donations to Holland, MI, on Sept. 30, to be shipped to Houston for distribution.

For more information, contact the church office at 356-1688.

Local YSB to provide car seat inspections Sept. 27

In conjunction with the National Child Car Seat Safety Awareness week, the Youth Services Bureau will be providing car seat inspections on Wednesday, Sept. 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the office located at 1344 Maple Drive, Huntington.

According to the latest statistics, 30 percent of fatalities of children under the age of 4 were unrestrained children. Unrestrained or inappropriately restrained children are three times more likely to be harmed in an accident then properly restrained children.

HNHS FFA to sell fall treats Sept. 23 at school

Huntington North High School’s FFA Club will have a pumpkin and mum sale on Saturday, Sept. 23, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the high school, on Viking Lane.

Items for sale will include Rise n’ Roll doughnuts and apple cider.

Love INC opens Nutrition Education Center

Becky Arnett (right), program assistant at Purdue Extension and Cooking With Love class instructor, talks about the benefits of the new kitchen classroom at Love In the Name of Christ at its inaugural class on Monday, Sept. 11. Pictured (from left) are Joey Spiegel, executive director of Love INC; Tammy Hurlburt, of the Huntington County Health Department; and Megan Bobay, from Parkview Huntington Hospital.
Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

The first class held Monday, Sept. 11, in the new Nutrition Education Center at Love In the Name of Christ didn’t need a caterer for its grand opening event — the Cooking With Love class provided its own goodies for those in the class as well as visitors checking out the new kitchen classroom facilities.

The curriculum consisted of chicken chili, sautéed kale and Swiss chard with bacon, baked chicken and baked Brussels sprouts.

Red Cross: hurricanes put major crimp in blood collection in U.S.

As the American Red Cross responds to wildfires and hurricanes, eligible donors are reminded that giving blood during National Preparedness Month in September is one way to help ensure the Red Cross is prepared to respond to patient emergencies across the country every day.

Keeping citizens safe

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Rex Drabenstot, of the Huntington Fire Department, explains how firefighters use various types of equipment when dealing with fires and other incidents to April Poling’s second-grade class at Flint Springs Elementary School Wednesday, Sept. 13. Poling’s class, along with the second-grade class taught by Abby Pressler, are finishing up their unit on citizens in the community.