Andrews library Hands On! program set for Dec. 15

Make a toddler-friendly felt Christmas tree to hang on the wall at the Andrews Dallas-Township Public Library’s Hands On! program on Saturday, Dec. 15.

Participants can drop-in anytime from 10 a.m. until noon. Children can play at a variety of holiday activity stations while grown-ups cut a felt tree and ornaments that can be hung on a wall for children to decorate and un-decorate as often as they want. Children 9 years old and younger must be accompanied by an adult or a sibling who is at least 13 years old.

YMCA School of Music recital Dec. 17

The students of the Parkview Huntington YMCA School of Music will present their annual Christmas recital on Monday, Dec. 17, at 6 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church.

Admission is free.

The church is located at 530 Guilford St., Huntington.

Accessible parking and entrance is on the west side at Door 7.

Taking stock

Photo by Steve Clark.

Desiree Frederick (left) and Melinda Bowling, representatives from the Parkview Boys & Girls Club of Huntington County, take stock of the Huntington County Department of Health’s entry in the county’s holiday doorway decorating contest on Friday, Dec. 7. The theme of this year’s contest, which featured eight entries, was the “12 Days of Christmas.”

List events for week of Dec. 17-21 at Huntington County Senior Center

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

Monday, Dec. 17
• 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, Dec. 18
• Walking group, 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.
• Walk-a-mile in 15 minutes, 10 a.m.
• December birthday celebration at Senior Center, 1:30 p.m.

Best ever

Photo by Scott Trauner.

Rhonda Landrum (right), playing the character Grace Bradley, tries to organize a Christmas pageant as Deanna Albertson (center) playing Imogene Herdman, looks on in a scene from “the Best Christmas Pageant Ever” on Saturday, Dec. 8, at the Huntington North High School Auditorium. The presentation was put on by Huntington Theater Guild Act II and the HNHS Masque & Gavel Drama Club.

Christmas food gifts

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Capt. Dennis Marak of the Huntington Salvation Army branch stands amid hundreds of pounds of canned food donated by Huntington County Community School Corporation schools on Wednesday, Dec. 5, for the Salvation Army food pantry. Marak says the donations will help provide many local families with food at Christmastime.

Christmas cookie shopping

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Gail Plasterer, of Huntington, chooses from a variety of Christmas cookies at the Huntington County Extension Homemakers annual cookie, candy and craft sale held Friday, Dec. 7, at First Merchants Bank Heritage Hall at the Huntington County Fairgrounds.

Motivated Wireless opens for business in Huntington

James Scott and Bryan Jones (third and fourth from left, respectively) are the chief marketing officer and vice president, respectively, of Motivated Wireless, a Boost Mobile partner, which is now open in Huntington. The Huntington County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the business on Tuesday, Dec. 4. Pictured are (from left) Terry Miller, chamber ambassador; Charlie Chapman, president, Huntington Common Council; Scott; Jones; and Billy Winter, of Bippus State Bank. Not pictured are James Scott Sr. and Jon Simmons, the president and chief operations officer, respectively, of Motivated Wireless.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Motivated Wireless, a Boost Mobile partner, has opened in Huntington.

The business features side-by-side storefronts, with Motivated Wireless located at 1272 S. Jefferson St. and Boost Mobile located at 1268 S. Jefferson St.

The Motivated Wireless side of the business opened in October while the Boost Mobile side opened in November.

Care and Share

Photo by Steve Clark.

Dixie Harrold, of Huntington County Right to Life, poses with grandson Kade Boxell with some of the items donated to the group’s 39th annual Christmas Care and Share program on Friday, Dec. 7, in the Right to Life office, in Huntington. This year, the group will provide items to seven children and three families. Each child will receive numerous gifts and each family will receive wrapping materials, personal hygiene products and a gift card for groceries.

Eagles donate to Meal Ministry

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Matt Grose (left), president of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 823 in Huntington, presents a check for $250 to Bob Burnsworth of the New Life Fellowship Food Ministry on Friday, Dec. 7.

Christmas at Trinity, part of Evensong Concert Series, set for this Sunday

Christmas at Trinity, part of the Evensong Concert Series, will be held Sunday, Dec. 16, at 2 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church.

The program will be presented by the Trinity Chancel Choir and Handbell Ensemble, featuring Joseph M. Martin’s “The Song Heard ’Round the World.”

Admission is free and the public is invited.

The church is located at 530 Guilford St., Huntington. Accessible parking and entrance is on the west side at Door 7.

Christmas tea set for Thursday

The Roxy Lefforge United Methodist Women and Trinity United Methodist Church will hold its annual Christmas Tea on Thursday, Dec. 13, at 1 p.m. in the church lounge.

The event will begin with a small program in the sanctuary put on by the ladies, called “Christmas Around the World.” They will present knowledge and traditions as well as food and songs used in Christmas celebrations around different areas of the world.

The menu will feature desserts and finger sandwiches, with coffee, tea and wassail served.

The program is free and open to the public.

Local United Way encourages non-profits to apply for funding for programs meeting focus areas

The United Way of Huntington County is now accepting applications from all 501(c)(3) organizations that serve Huntington County who have a role to play in enhancing the quality of life for all in Huntington County in the areas of education, health and wellness and financial stability.

DeLaney Hartburg Roth & Garrott relocates to new office in Warren

Attorney Matt Roth stands in front of the new Warren location for the law firm of DeLaney Hartburg, Roth and Garrott LLP, located at 112 N. Wayne St.
Photo by Scott Trauner.

DeLaney Hartburg Roth & Garrott LLP has relocated to a new office in downtown Warren.

The new office is located at 112 N. Wayne St., next to Son-Rise Bakery.

The law firm has had a presence in downtown Warren for more than 20 years.

DeLaney Hartburg Roth & Garrott LLP provides a variety of legal services including family law, estate planning and administration, real estate and title insurance services, business planning and debt collection.

For more information or to schedule an appointment call 356-4100 or visit

Lion of the Year

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Roanoke Lions Club Treasurer Charlie D. Crawford (right) presents the club’s Charlie W. Crawford Lion of the Year Award to Jerry Anderson on Monday, Dec. 3. Anderson is the longest-tenured member of the Roanoke Lions Club, with almost 40 years.