Retreat for grieving parents at VNC Sept. 26

A retreat for grieving parents will be held Saturday, Sept. 26, at Victory Noll Center, 1900 W. Park Drive.

The retreat is sponsored by Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home and is open to anyone who has experienced the death of a child of any age from any cause.

The retreat will focus on the natural process of grief through exploration of the seasons of the year. Those attending are asked to bring a picture of their child.

For information or reservations, contact Lili Carroll at or 800-288-4111.


He's ready

Photo by Matt Murphy.

Jackson Ammerman does his best to capture butterflies and other insects in the garden at the Salamonie Reservoir's Interpretive Center on Thursday, Aug. 20, as Brett Krumanker looks on. The "hunt" was part of an educational program at the reservoir for chidlren and parents about insects.

HC Help awards 12 scholarships

Recipients of Huntington County Help scholarships include (from left) Hannah Downey, Jonathan O'Donnell, Stacy Jena, Adam Roth, Alexandria Green, Jacob Hurlburt, Malia Meyer, Jill Slagel and Rick Scheer.
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Eleven students have been selected to receive $1,500 scholarships from Huntington County Help Inc.

The scholarships are awarded annually to Huntington County students who are pursuing careers in fields that will enable them to assist individuals with disabilities.

An additional $1,500 scholarship was awarded in memory of the late John Decker, who had served as a Huntington county Help board member. This scholarship was awarded to a student with a disability who is pursuing secondary education.

Government meetings for week of Aug. 24-31

Monday, Aug. 24
Huntington County Board of Commissioners, 8:30 a.m., commissioners' room, first floor of the Huntington County Courthouse.

Historic Review board, 3 p.m., Room 204 of the Huntington County Courthouse.
Warren Town Council, 4 p.m., Warren Assembly Hall, 131 N. Wayne St.

Huntington County Community School Corporation Board of Trustees, 7 p.m., Administrative Service Center, 1360 N. Warren Rd.

Huntington County Council, 7 p.m., G.A.R. Room, second floor of the Huntington County Courthouse.

Tara Stoffel's state champ Poland China earns her $8,600 at auction

Tara Stoffel (right), of Huntington County, is shown with her champion Poland China Barrow, which sold for $8,600 in the 2009 Indiana State Fair Spotlight Sale of Champions.
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Huntington County 4-Her Tara Stoffel sold her champion Poland China Barrow for $8,600 during the Indiana State Fair's 39th annual 4-H Sale of Champions, held Saturday, Aug. 15, in Indianapolis.

The sale of Stoffel's barrow set a record for that category, one of 11 individual records set during the sale.

New Miss Huntington to be chosen on Oct. 11

A new Miss Huntington will be selected on Oct. 11.

Young women interested in competing must contact one of the co-directors, Sandy Stephan at 356-2745 or Ruth Marsh at 673-0313, no later than Sept. 5.

The newly selected Miss Huntington will have approximately eight months to prepare for the Miss Indiana Scholarship Pageant, which will be held in June 2010 in Zionsville.

The Miss Huntington and Miss Indiana Scholarship Pageants feed into the Miss America Program.

Taste of Roanoke

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Laura Wilson, of La Dolce Vita in Roanoke, serves crepes to Judy Mowery (right) and Nila Ross (center) during the Taste of Roanoke event Saturday, Aug. 15, in downtown Roanoke.

Music to the ears

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Members of the Conglomernotes serenade diners with big band music during Taste of Roanoke, held Saturday evening, Aug. 15, in downtown Roanoke. The event allows diners to sample the fare of Roanoke restaurants and non-profit organizations.

Huntington CROP Walk set for Oct. 4

The Huntington County CROP (Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty) Walk will be held Sunday afternoon, Oct. 4.

Walkers will step off on a 5K walk through Huntington at 2 p.m., joining participants in some 2,000 cities and towns nationwide.

Churches who would like to become involved in the event are asked to call Dean Beery, event coordinator, at 356-4444.

Last year, the 13 participating churches raised more than $6,300 to help stop poverty in the community and worldwide through self-help initiatives.

2 PHH ER employees get scholarships

Linda Prus (left), Parkview Huntington Hospital director of patient care, presents Jill Dreyer Scholarships to employees Deb Jeffers (center) and Stephanie Smith.
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Parkview Huntington Hospital emergency room employees Deb Jeffers, RN, and Stephanie Smith, unit clerk, have been awarded Jill Dreyer Scholarships in the amount of $500 to pursue nursing degrees.

The scholarship fund was established in memory of the late Jill Dreyer, a member of the hospital's nursing staff. It is supported by gifts that include contributions from Parkview Huntington employees through the annual Parkview Huntington Hospital Foundation giving campaign. The scholarship is administered by the foundation.

Local Boys & Girls Club now offering one-year memberships

Briach Shrock, member of the Boys & Girls Club of Huntington County, shows off the ID card that alllows members access to the facility and its resources.
Photo by Andre B. Laird.

The Boys & Girls Club of Huntington County is now offering one-year memberships.

Membership is required to check in and out of the club's facility, between 2:15 and 7:30 p.m. each day.

Members participate in the five program areas, character and leadership, education, the arts, sports and recreation, and health and fitness. They receive tutoring for homework, opportunities for athletic activities, a free nutritious meal, opportunities for community service, mentoring from staff members and more.

Historic Forks sets aside a day of entertainment for Senior Citizens

The Historic Forks of the Wabash will host its annual Senior Day on Tuesday, Aug. 18 from 9 a.m. to noon at the historic park in Huntington.

Senior citizens are invited to attend the day's activities. Anna Fullhart will greet visitors in the Visitor's Center will dulcimer music. Nineteenth century shoemaking will be dem-onstrated by Bill Rapp, as he sets up a cobbler's shop in the museum. Sue Judd will be spinning in the Visitor's Center. Refreshments will be served.


Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Moose Lodge 837 Women of the Moose, Chapter 255, donated 263 school supply items to The Salvation Army to be used in its latchkey program. On hand for the presentation were (from left) Brianna Louthan and Sharon Herring, latchkey employees; Capt. Sally Sell, Karen Price, senior regent of Chapter 255, and Julia Wine, recorder.

Seeking LaMont nominations

Pathfinder Services Inc. is once again accepting nominations for the annual Herbert D. LaMont Award.

The 24th annual award will be presented to someone in the community who has made an extra effort to assist persons with disabilities.

It is given in memory of Herbert D. LaMont, who was a major force in the development of services for persons with disabilities in Huntington County. He was an early supporter of Pathfinder Services Inc.

Taste of Roanoke is Saturday on Main Street

The Roanoke Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring its 16th annual Taste of Roanoke on Saturday, Aug. 15, on Main Street in Roanoke.

The Taste of Roanoke will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and will feature some of the local restaurants, non-profit organizations and civic groups along with live entertainment by the Conglomernotes. This 17-piece orchestra plays big band music that will entertain diners outside on the street. Room on the street will also be available for dancing.

Among the food items on the "menu" for the Taste of Roanoke are: