Harlem Ambassadors promise Huntington audience a night of 'slam dunks and smiles' on Oct. 14

Coach Lade Majic will lead the Harlem Ambassadors basektball team into Huntington on Wednesday, Oct. 14, for an evening of slam dunks and smiles."
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The Harlem Ambassadors will test their skills against a group of Huntington basketball standouts next month, promising both a good show and a carefree night out for a worry-weary Huntington community.

"This has been a bad year for a lot of people," says Steve Kimmel, a Huntington County Chamber of Commerce volunteer who is working with the sponsors of the event. "We're just trying to give people some entertainment and let them forget their troubles for an hour."

Getting proof

Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Sara Mowery takes a picutre of a monster truck on Saturday, Oct. 3, at Hier's Park during the annual Kroozinationals event. Throughout the day there were numrerous activities, and vehicles which were awarded prizes in various categories.

Flu shots at Warren Pharmacy on Oct. 16

The Huntington County Health Department will have a flu shot clinic at the Warren Pharmacy on Oct. 16, from 1 to 4 p.m.

There is a cost for the shots.

Medicaid patients may obtain the shot without paying the co-pay if they present a currently active Medicaid card.

Medicare patients may pay for the vaccination and send their bill to Medicare for reimbursement. The Health Department will issue a receipt of payment.

Cash or local checks are accepted.

Residents of neighboring counties are welcome.

L.A.C.E. grants available to battle drugs, tobacco

The Local Anti-Drug Coalition Effort (L.A.C.E.) is accepting funding requests from or-ganizations whose programs will address the inappropriate use of alcohol and drugs, in-cluding prescription and over-the-counter drugs, and tobacco use in Huntington County.

L.A.C.E. is an arm of the Governor's Commission for a Drug-Free Indiana and is funded through fines paid by people convicted of alcohol or drug related offenses in the Huntington County courts.

Qualifying agencies can apply for grants of up to $3,000, which will be awarded in 2010.

Distinguished alumni

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Kaylene and Edward Souers (second and third form left, respectively, received a distinguished alumni citation during the Huntington University Homecoming on Saturday, Sept. 3. Flanking the couple are (from left) HU Director of Alumni Relations Margi Roush, President G. Blair Dowden, and HU Alumni Board President Robin Wright.

HU Young Alumnus of Year

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Beth Waterman was named Huntington University Young Alumnus of the Year during HU Homecoming activities on Saturday, Oct. 3. James and Patricia Waterman (second and third from left), accept on behalf of their daughter, currently serving in India. With them are (from left) HU Director of Alumni Relations Margi Roush, President G. Blair Dowden and Alumni Board President Robin Wright.

HU honors alums during homecoming activities

Dr. Dave Rahn (third from left) received the Huntington University Alumnus of the Year honor on Saturday, Oct. 3, during HU Homecoming activities.
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Dr. Dave Rahn was named Huntington University Alumnus of the Year and Beth Waterman was honored as Young Alumna of the Year during the university's homecoming ceremonies on Oct. 3.

In addition, Edward and Kaylene Souers were chosen to receive the Distinguished Alumni Citation.

Business of the month for October

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First Federal Savings Bank Corporation has been named the Huntington County Chamber of Commerce Business of the Month for October. Pictured from left are Terry Miller, JoDeane Knowles, Satin Lemon, Michael Zahn, Brittanie Scheiber, Sue Wilhelm, Tera Garretson and Chamber President Bob Brown.

Food drive collection Oct. 10 at Huntington Wal-Mart store

Huntington University, STAR 88.3 and the Associated Churches of Allen County are sponsoring a "Share the Love" food drive through Oct. 10.

A collection will be held at the Wal-Mart store in Huntington on Saturday, Oct. 10, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Food donations made at the Huntington location will be given to food banks in the community.

Those making a donation can enter a drawing to win four "meet and greet" passes to meet the Newsboys at the "Reach" event Oct. 18 at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum in Fort Wayne.


HU inducts 13 into communications honor society

Advisor Heather Barkley (front row, left) poses with the new members of Lambda Pi Eta, a communication studies honor society.
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Heath Pearson, of Huntington, is one of 13 new members inducted into the Lambda Pi Eta chapter at Huntington University.

Pearson is a junior majoring in communication studies. Lambda Pi Eta is the official communication studies honor society of the National Communication Association.
The induction ceremony was held Sept. 19 at Habecker Dining Commons.

Fast pace

Photo by Andre B. Laird.

On Sunday, Oct. 4, participants in the 5K leg of the triathlon get off to a hot start. The event, which benefits United Way, was sponsored by Parkview Huntington Hospital. The swimming portion of the race was held at the Parkview Huntington YMCA.

Attaboy single makes Christian charts

Attaboy includes (from left) Jeff Edgel, Amos Caley and Chris Brumbaugh. The band’s single “Wait on You” is on the Billboard Top 30 for Christian Contemporary Hit Radio.
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"Wait on You," a single by the Huntington-based band Attaboy is on the Billboard Top 30 for Christian Contemporary Hit Radio.

The song was at No. 28 the week of Oct. 5, after four weeks on the chart. Its highest position to date, reached in its first week, was No. 27.

The single was released to Christian radio stations nationwide in June.

Top guns

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The "NOS" team of (from left) Austin Hale, Triston Smeltzer, Cole Ray, Tre Clemons and Charles Dydasco went undefeated to capture the Fall 2009 Middle School Dodgeball Tournament held on Sept. 26 at the Boys & Girls Club of Huntington County. The next season starts Feb. 19.

Trash schedule changes for Columbus Day

The Huntington Street Department will be closed on Columbus Day, Monday, Oct. 12.

Trash routes normally covered on Mondays will be covered instead on Tuesday, Oct. 13, along with Tuesday's regular trash route.

All items for pickup should be placed out by 7 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 13.


State, national corn husking contests to be held Oct. 17-18 at area location

The 2009 Indiana and National Corn Husking contests will be held Oct. 17 and 18, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., near North Manchester.

Contest classes are divided into male and female age groups and time limits vary from 10 to 30 minutes.
Contestants husk corn from one row and throw the ears of corn into a horse drawn wagon, after which the corn is weighed.

Concessions will also be available.

The contests will take place on Ind.-114, one mile east of North Mancheser.