Alaskan wilderness is Senior Luncheon topic

The monthly Salamonie Senior Luncheon will be on Monday, Oct. 1, at the Salamonie Lake Interpretive Center.

Guest speaker Beth Hauenstein will share her adventures in the Alaskan wilderness.

The program begins with a carry-in meal at noon. The main dish, bean soup, will be provided. A small donation will be accepted.

Guests should bring a side dish to share, a beverage and their own table service. Reservations may be made by calling 468-2127.

Senior Luncheons are open to those ages 50 and older.

Crossroads Cafe has long-awaited opening

The owner and president of the newly opened Crossroads Café, Graciela Escobar (left), stands in the bar area of the restaurant with (from left) Head Chef Enoc Castro and Vice President Natalie Palacios. The restaurant is located at 337 N. Jefferson St. in downtown Huntington.
Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

The long-awaited opening of the Crossroads Café at 337 N. Jefferson St. brought diners to downtown Huntington in a successful first-week run of the restaurant, which opened its doors Sept. 4. Crossroads Café specializes in American cuisine, not necessarily Mexican, as many people thought.

Sheep group to meet on Monday

The Huntington County Sheep Producers will meet on Monday, Sept. 24, 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 2019 4-H fair.

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

For more information, contact Purdue Extension-Huntington County Office, 1340 S. Jefferson St., Huntington, or call 358-4826.

Last progressive stop

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Donna Hollopeter, events and school tour coordinator at the Historic Forks of the Wabash, describes the desserts offered at the Chief Richardville House, the fourth and final stop of the Forks’ old-fashioned progressive dinner held Saturday, Sept. 15, at the park. There were four stops of the tour, held in different buildings. The food, prepared by Head Chef Liz Sanders, was made with pioneer-era foods including fresh fruits and cheeses, a squash and cheese soup, pork loin with a cranberry glaze, and bread pudding, apple gallant and gingerbread for dessert.

Donation for the animals

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Members of the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 7 present a check in the amount of $150 to the Huntington County Humane Shelter Friday, Sept. 14. Celebrating the occasion are (from left) Junior Auxiliary Member Jozine Boyer, Jean Wilson and Mary Rothgeb, both of the Humane Shelter, and Sally Gamble, of Auxiliary Unit 7. The donation was accompanied by a variety of items that the shelter needs that were collected in a fund-raiser by auxiliary members.

Camel ride

Photo by Steve Clark.

Jozie Medina (right) rides atop a camel with her mother, Randi Bair, in the Hoosier Camel Encounter area at the Amity Lodge 483 Fall Fest on Saturday, Sept. 15, at the lodge, in Huntington. The event also featured a silent auction and the chance to play cornhole.

Seilhamer to speak at New Hope Senior Connection

Ray Seilhamer

New Hope United Brethren in Christ Church, in Huntington,  will have its monthly Senior Connection on Tuesday, Sept. 25, at noon.

Each month the group has a potluck meal and special speaker. This month the speaker will be Ray Seilhamer.

Seilhamer is the former pastor of New Hope and has spent the last two years in Pennsylvania as an interim pastor. He currently is pastoring a church an hour-and-a-half away during a pastor’s sabbatical. He is a former bishop of the United Brethren in Christ denomination and former professor of Pastoral Leadership at HU’s Graduate Studies.

Drum roll, please

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Teachers at Flint Springs Elementary School unfurl a banner during a school rally Monday, Sept. 17, announcing the total amount of donations the school has raised to fund various projects throughout the 2018-19 school year. Students collected $13,333.47 during the recent Read-a-Thon, and $4,793.80 left over from last year’s fund-raiser gave an extra boost to the pot to total $18,127.27.

Organized pupils

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Roanoke Elementary School students were chosen by their teachers in August for exhibiting the life skill of organization.

Healthy Steps health fair set for Oct. 6 at Parkview Huntington

Healthy Steps, Parkview Huntington Hospital’s health and wellness fair, will return to the hospital lobby and lower level on Saturday, Oct. 6, from 7 to 11 a.m. The event will include many of its traditional offerings plus seasonal additions, such as flu shots, and new features, such as tours of the Sleep Disorders Center.

Admission to this event – which takes place in April and October each year – is free, and services are available to adults 18 and older. It is an opportunity for area residents to obtain multiple services and screenings all in one stop.

Eight-week peace course at VNC starts Oct. 9

The program “JustMatters Cultivating Nonviolence, Harvesting Peace” will be held at Victory Noll Center starting Tuesday, Oct. 9, and ending Tuesday, Nov. 27, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. each session.

Top collector

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Flint Springs Elementary School Principal Aimee Lunsford (left) congratulates first-grade student Ethan Pinkerton, who collected $270 toward the school’s 2018 Read-a-Thon fund-raiser. She presented Pinkerton with a Nook HD and a $50 gift certificate to Barnes and Noble during an all-school rally Monday, Sept. 17. His class, taught by Brettani Farthing, also received an ice cream party for reaching their class goal.

Local Extension to host staycation workshops

Purdue Extension Huntington County will be hosting staycation workshops Oct. 16 to 19, during the Huntington County Community School Corporation’s fall break for youth in grades 3 to 12.

Youth can register at the Purdue Extension office, 1340 S. Jefferson St., Huntington, for the following sessions:

• Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 16, 17 and 18, from 10 a.m. to noon – Fun in the Kitchen. Youth will learn easy, healthy foods they can make while having fun in the kitchen. A fee is charged.

Pizza Hut fund-raiser for SO set for Sept. 24

Huntington County Special Olympics will be hosting a fund-raiser at the Huntington Pizza Hut on Monday, Sept. 24, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

One dollar from each adult buffet and tips that evening will go to the Huntington County Special Olympics, a not-for-profit organization providing year-round sports training and athletic competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.  

For more information, contact Keith Harley at 410-1107.  

LACE accepting grant applications to reduce drug impact effects in county

Local Anti-Drug Coalition Efforts (LACE) is accepting grant applications from organizations seeking funding to reduce the negative impact of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs in Huntington County.

LACE will distribute funds in the categories of Criminal Justice Services, Intervention and Prevention.

The applications are due on Oct. 15. Grant applications and other information may be obtained by contacting Amy Hathaway, LACE coordinator, at