Warren Church of Christ marks 110th anniversary

The side of the Warren Church of Christ has been painted to commemorate its 110th anniversary.
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Warren Church of Christ will celebrate its 110th anniversary on Sunday, Dec. 6, with a variety of events.
The church was founded by 17 charter members on Dec. 3, 1899.

Jim Lloyd, who served as minister from 1980-84, will bring the 9:30 morning message of challenge and praise The service will also include singing hymns from the 1890 era and a Power Point picture show of the history and heritage of the church.

The church will also honor those who have been members for 50 years and hear testimonies from those who have four or five generations of family in the church.

4-H scholarship application workshop to be held Dec. 14

A workshop to assist 4-H members in completing a variety of state 4-H scholarship applications will be held on Monday, Dec. 14, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Huntington County Extension Office.

The workshop will cover an overview of 4-H scholarships available at the state and local level and some of the detailed worksheets for youth to use in completing applications. Youth planning to attend this workshop must contact the County Extension Office no later than Thursday, Dec. 10 by 4 p.m., to ensure sufficient handouts are available for participants.

Helping a child

Photo by Andre B. Laird.

The Cellular Connection, in conjunction with its grand opening on Friday, Nov. 20, presented Saige Lambert (holding check), who was diagnosed with leukemia, with a $500 check to help with medical expenses. On hand for the presentation were (front row, from left) Jamie Lambert, Courtney White, Manager Jenny Blair and (back row, from left) Greg Lambert, Todd Farr, Sarah Poole and Audrey French.

Knights of Columbus to hold its pitch-in

Huntington Knights of Columbus Council 1014 will hold its annual "Pitch-In" campaign on Dec. 12 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with roadblocks set up in three locations throughout the city.

In the 33-year history of "Pitch-In," the Knights have raised more than $200,000 to help Huntington County residents in need. Money raised by the Knights of Columbus from various means including roadblocks is administered by Love INC.

New officers

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The 4-H Fair Association recently elected its new officers for 2009-10. They are (from left) Todd Landrum, treasurer; Steve Ambriole, vice president; Carlene Peters, secretary; and Terry Schoeff, president. The 2010 Huntington County 4-H Fair will be held July 16 through 30.

HU to commemorate fall of Berlin Wall

Huntington University will host two events, a lecture and a symposium, in December to commemorate the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989.

Dr. Gale Stokes will give the Walter and Georgiana Ball Lecture on Dec. 1 as part of the university's Forester Lecture Series in the upper level of the Habecker Dining Commons.

Stokes' 7 p.m. address, titled "Thinking about 1989," will focus on the significance of the collapse of communism and the aftermath still dealt with 20 years later.

Diversity emphasis trickles down to unversity's annual Book Jam

Huntington University students Lindsey May, Ashlee Smith, Carrie Hall, Alicia Miller and Erica Cripe (from left) discuss a book with Huntington County fourth and fifth grade students during one of their weekly “Book Jam” sessions.
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Huntington University's year-long emphasis on diversity has trickled down through the Department of Education to leave its mark with this year's annual Book Jam.

Book Jam gives Huntington University students the opportunity to team with the Huntington County Community School Corporation to facilitate discussion groups with fourth and fifth graders in an effort to promote a love for reading. The reading program was developed by Dr. Cindy Steury, professor of education at HU, and Trace Hinesley, director of special programs for the Huntington County Community School Corporation.

CF Industries donates to pair of organizations

Accepting donations from CF Industries Huntington superintendent Brad Gordon (second from left) are (from left) Huntington Fire Chief Matt Armstrong, Huntington County Emergency Management Director Brandon Taylor and his assistant director Brian Topp.
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CF Industries, of Huntington, has presented contributions to the Huntington Fire Department and Huntington County Emergency Management.

The donations will be used by each of the agencies to increase rescue capabilities.

The $1,390 gift to Emergency Management will be used to purchase confined space and rope rescue equipment to be used by the Huntington County Technical Rescue Task Force.

Riverview Middle School group does NASA landing simulation at Brownsburg learning center

Riverview Middle School seventh-graders (from left) Savannah Moyer, Brandyn Roberts and Jared Bartrom were among a group that traveled to the Brownsburg Challenger Center to participate in a simulation spacecraft landing on Nov. 20.
Photo by Andre B. Laird.

A group of Riverview Middle School seventh grade students traveled to the Brownsburg Challenger Learning Center to participate in a NASA spacecraft landing simulation on Nov. 20.

The center is a living memorial to the space Shuttle Challenger astronauts who perished in the ill fated launch on Jan. 28, 1986.

There are 47 such facilities in the world, where students have the opportunity to run a simulation space landing.

Science teacher Steve Park says the students, 24 in all, were chosen because of their efforts in the classroom.

Salamonie Bird Club schedules a full six months of birding activities to begin 2010

The Salamonie Bird Club has announced its calendar for birdwatching events from now to June 2010.

On Dec. 12, the club will meet briefly at 12:30 p.m. and then visit the Salamonie Interpretive Center's Holiday Open House, which begins at 1 p.m.

New Year's Day, 2010, the club will conduct the Christmas Bird Count. For more information, contact Ellen Eppard at 260-758-3233.

On Feb. 20, 2010, there will be an Eagle Watch from 2 to 7:30 p.m. at the Salamonie In-terpretive Center. Bring snacks and a full tank of gas. Also, be dressed for the weather.

Opening weekend

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Ken Zuk (left) plays Mr. Potter and Chase Adams (right) is George Bailey in "It's a Wonderful Life," which opens Friday, Nov. 27, at the Pulse Opera House in Warren. Performances are Nov. 27 and 28 and Dec. 3, 4 and 5, all at 8 p.m. To make a reservation, visit or call 375-7017. Those donating a non-perishable item for the food pantry will receive a discount on the price of the ticket.

Artists of the month

Photo by Matt Murphy.

The LaFontaine Arts Council announced its artists of the month at Crestview Middle School on Thursday, Nov. 19. Pictured are (front row, from left) Dylan Campbell, art award winner; Andrew McElhaney, band award winner; and Kaylie Killian, choir award winner. Also pictured are (back row from left) Nancy Malicki, Crestview art teacher; Doug McElhaney, Crestview band director; Bill Richey, Crestview choir director; and Sharon Lehman of the LaFontaine Arts Council.

Yanovictch, Geders win vocal awards

Katie Geders.
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Two Huntington University students achieved high marks at a recent vocal competition.

Sarah Yanovitch, a sophomore vocal performance major at Huntington University, took first place for the second year in a row in the sophomore women's division of the Indiana NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing) competition, which was held on Oct. 31 at Anderson University.

The dismount

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Jessica LaMaster (top) waits as Maisy Kesler is helped down from a pyramid of cheerleaders during a cheer clinic staged Saturday, Nov. 21, by Huntington University cheerleaders at the Merillat Physical Education and Recreation Center. Participants learned a cheer routine and performed during an HU basketball game later in the day.

Victory Noll to hold Advent program

The Victory Noll Center will host an Advent program on Dec. 5.

The program, "Keeping Our Lamps Burning Brightly," will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. It will be led by Sue Wilhelm and Sarah Lane.

Wilhelm is Victory Noll center director with many years of experience in spiritual direction and retreat facilitation.

Lane has advanced certification in spiritual formation and functions as a group facilitator and spiritual director at Victory Noll as well as at her parish, St. Vincent de Paul in Fort Wayne.