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Fulfilling year


Photo by Steve Clark.

Ed Farris, interim Purdue Extension Huntington County director, speaks about the Extension office’s accomplishments over the course of the year during the Purdue Extension Huntington County annual meeting on Monday, Nov. 18, in First Merchants Bank Heritage Hall on the Huntington County Fairgrounds.

Sweet on sweet potatoes


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Students at Roanoke Elementary School recently taste-tested various treats using sweet potatoes, including sweet potato fries, chips and potatoes with marshmallows. Some fifth graders who tried out the foods are (left side from front) Alesia Kaszowski, Christian Hostetler and Parker Truax; and (right side from front) Arianna Mattingly, Isabella Kaszowski and Damein Hargrove.

Salamonie Preschool to teach about birds

Preschool-age children and their adults are invited to Salamonie Preschool’s “B is for Bird Beak,” on Tuesday, Dec. 3.

The class will be offered from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Salamonie Interpretive Center in Lost Bridge West State Recreation Area, Andrews.

This program is designed to enhance preschoolers’ basic education, including music, crafts, social interaction and time outdoors, always with a nature-related theme.

There is a small program fee per child. Advance registration is appreciated. Register by calling Upper Wabash Interpretive Services at 468-2127.

Santa Claus to be at KBC in Warren Nov. 29

Santa Claus will come to Warren on Friday, Nov. 29. He will walk from downtown to the Knight Berg-man Center at 6:30 p.m.

He will greet children at the Knight Bergman Center and the board will serve hot chocolate and cookies to the children.

Senior Center lists its events for next week

Here is a listing of events happening in November at the Huntington County Senior Center:

Monday, Nov. 25
• Walking group, 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.
• Line dancing, 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
• Chair aerobics, 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 26
• Walking group, 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.
• Walk-a-mile in 15 minutes, 10 a.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 27
• Walking group, 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.
• Line dancing, 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
• Chair aerobics, 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Making their own wreaths

Susie Landrum (left), of Huntington, and Ami Brainerd, of Marion, get busy tying bundles of cedar stems together to form fresh Christmas wreaths during a workshop held Saturday, Nov. 16, at the Upper Wabash Interpretive Services center at Salamonie Lake. The well-attended workshop, conducted by Hannah Mattern of Spring Hill Farm, produced the hand-made and decorated cedar wreaths the pupils then took home.

Shepherd’s Food Pantry to distribute Thursday

The Shepherd’s Food Pantry, in Andrews, will hold a food distribution event today, Thursday, Nov. 21, at the Andrews Lions Clubhouse from 10 a.m. to noon.

The event is open to residents of Andrews and Dallas Township and will be conducted on a first come, first served basis. Attendees are required to bring their own bags and containers.

If local schools are closed today due to inclement weather, the pantry will also be closed and will reopen when school is back in session.

The Andrews Lions Clubhouse is located at 365 Leedy Lane, Andrews.

Lions donate to Rolling into Roanoke


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The Roanoke Lions Club recently donated to Rolling into Roanoke. The funds were part of funds raised from the group’s summer activities. Shown are (from left) Lion Lynn Nicholson, Rolling into Roanoke Chairman Rick Fisher and Lion James Vachon.

Questa Scholars Program app is on website

Questa Education Foundation has announced the Questa Scholars Program application is available on their website through March 15.

The application has opened earlier this year to solidify college funding earlier, which will assist students with the college decision process.

Questa Education Foundation offers low-interest forgivable loans for students pursuing a certificate, associate or bachelor’s degree from an Indiana college or university. The program offers a unique way for a student to fund the financial “gap” in the cost of attendance.

Interim Purdue Extension Director Farris says year was fulfilling one despite personnel losses

Melissa Widhalm, operations manager for the Purdue Climate Change Research Center, speaks at the Purdue Extension Huntington County annual meeting on Monday, Nov. 18, in First Merchants Bank Heritage Hall on the Huntington County Fairgrounds. Widhalm presented information on how climate change is impacting Indiana.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Ed Farris, interim director of Purdue Extension Huntington County, reviewed the Extension office’s activities for the year at the Purdue Extension Huntington County annual meeting on Monday, Nov. 18, at First Merchants Bank Heritage Hall on the Huntington County Fairgrounds.
Farris remarked that the year had been a fulfilling one.

“I think this year in Extension was one of my best years as far as the programming that I did,” he shared.

Chili night


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Lincoln Elementary School Teacher Jill Slagel (right) serves up a tray featuring the school’s famous chili and a homemade cinnamon roll to Ava Parker, of Fort Wayne, during Lincoln’s chili supper held Friday, Nov. 15. The event also included entertainment – a talent show put on by the school’s students.

Extension Homemakers set holiday sale on Dec. 6

The Huntington County Extension Homemakers will hold a holiday sale featuring cookies, candy and crafts on Dec. 6 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at First Merchants Bank Heritage Hall on the Huntington County Fairgrounds.

Cookie trays are available for preorder. Call 359-6282 by Friday, Nov. 22.

Proceeds from the sale will go toward community service projects.

The Huntington County Fairgrounds are located at 631 E. Taylor St., Huntington.

Huntington Lions Club Christmas Tree Sales begin Saturday, Nov. 23

The Huntington Lions Club Christmas Tree Sale will begin on Saturday, Nov. 23, at the Scout Cabin on West Park Drive across from Sunken Gardens.

Hours for the sale are:
• Thursday – 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

• Friday – 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.

• Saturday – 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

• Sunday – noon to 8 p.m.

Scotch pine and Frasier fir trees will be available for purchase, along with tree stands and tree bags. In addition, grapefruit, oranges and summer sausage will also be for sale.

Totem poles, Roanoke style


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The fifth-grade class at Roanoke Elementary School recently created totem poles as a class project. The students researched the animals they used in their poles. Pictured are students (front from left) Hannah Dorsett and Kristen Cassidy; and (back from left) Rhett Holzinger and Lucas Harris.

YMCA School of Music to perform concert program Dec. 1 at TUMC

Faculty members and advanced students of the Parkview Huntington Family YMCA School of Music will perform a varied concert program, highlighting music of the Christmas season at the next Evensong concert on Sunday, Dec. 1, at Trinity United Methodist Church.

The concert will begin at 4 p.m. at the church, located at 530 Guilford St., Huntington. This event is free and the public is invited.

Accessible parking and building is available at the west entrance, Door 7.

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