Physician opens office

Dr. C. Bryan Wait
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C. Bryan Wait, MD, internal medicine, is now accepting patients at his new office on the Parkview Huntington Hospital campus.

Wait specializes in diabetes, geriatrics, cardiology and gastrointestinal disorders.

His office is located in Suite 110 of the John B. Kay Medical Office Building, 2003 Stults Rd., Huntington.

Office hours are Monday, noon to 4 p.m., and Thursday, 8 a.m. to noon.

To make an appointment with Wait, call 244-0238.


Mt. Etna UM will host Christmas Cookie Party

Mt. Etna United Methodist Church will host a Christmas Cookie Party on Dec. 4 from 9 a.m. to noon.

Children will have the opportunity to bake and decorate Christmas cookies that will be sold the following Sunday.
Other activities include a devotional period, crafts and games.

All proceeds raised will go to Love INC as a Christmas gift.


USF to offer scholarships to high school seniors on Dec. 3

The University of Saint Francis School of Creative Arts (SOCA) will award scholarships to high school seniors during Talent Day on Friday, Dec. 3 in the Mimi and Ian Rolland Center for Art and Visual Communication.

Talent Day gives high school seniors with an interest in art, communication or music the opportunity to submit a portfolio for review and/or audition for scholarship consideration.

Rahn to speak at Roanoke Brethren Church on Nov. 18

In recognition of Safe Crossing Week, the Roanoke Kiwanis will host Ed Rahn on Thursday, Nov. 18, at 7 p.m., at Roanoke Brethren Church.

Rahn will be speaking about "Operation Safe Crossings," a national railroad crossing safety initiative.
Visitors and guests are invited to attend the presentation.

In December, the Roanoke Kiwanis will be teaming with the Roanoke Elementary School Student Council to raise money in the Roanoke area by ringing bells for the Salvation Army.

Ready for the road

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The Troupe at Huntington University, a group of 11 Huntington University students, is available to perform a 45-minute Broadway musical-themed revue this spring at area high schools. The performance will feature songs and dance from American musical theater. For information, contact Jay Duffer at

4-H fair association to meet

The Huntington County 4-H Fair Association will meet Tuesday, Nov. 16, at 7 p.m., at Heritage Hall, Hier's Park.

The board will review proposed 4-H project rule changes, approve committee assignments, and continue planning efforts towards the 81st annual Huntington County 4-H Fair to be held July 15 to 29, 2011.


LaFontaine Arts Council honors Riverview students

Riverview Middle School students Alexandra Short, Mackenzie Faurote, Savannah Moyer and Samantha Roller (front row, from left) received Artist of the Month awards on Wednesday, Nov. 10, from the LaFontaine Arts Council.
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The Lafontaine Arts Council presented four Riverview Middle School students with Artist of the Month awards on Wednesday, Nov. 10.

Alexandra Short, Samantha Roller, Mackenzie Faurote and Savannah Moyer were named recipients of this month's award.

Short, a sixth-grader, was nominated in the category of art by Christine Nicholson.

In nominating her, Nicholson stated that, "Alexandra puts forth impressive effort in her work...students like Alexandra are quiet, positive role models to their peers."

Public meeting to be held at HNHS on Nov. 16 to brainstorm ideas for grant money

A public meeting will be held Tuesday, Nov. 16, to gain public support for a coalition's effort to bring grant money to the community for Safe Routes to School (SRTS).

The city of Huntington, Huntington County Community School Corporation, and Huntington Catholic School are working with DLZ Indiana, an engineering and architecture firm out of Fort Wayne, to create a SRTS master plan to pursue federal grants that don't require a local match.

No Miss Huntington this year, says chair

The Miss Huntington Scholarship Pageant will not be held on Nov. 20 as had been scheduled.

However, the pageant may return in March.

Sandy Stephan, who co-chairs the pageant with Ruth Marsh for the Huntington Optimist Club, says that not enough contestants were interested in participating to have the pageant in November.

A Miss Huntington pageant will be held in March if at least four contestants, the minimum required for a pageant, are interested in participating at that time, Stephan says.


Paying tribute

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Members of the Roanoke Rhythm vocal group perform during a Veterans Day program Nov. 4 at Roanoke Elementary School. Singers include (front row from left) Roxanne Bentley and Kylee Randle; (middle row, center) Kelly Stech; and (top row, from left) Carlyn Albright and Kelsey Bruckner.

Festivals in Huntington and Roanoke earn grants

The Huntington County Visitor and Convention Bureau's Tourism Promotion Fund Grant Committee has announced that two Huntington County not-for-profit community organizations will be receiving a tourism grant this distribution round.

Not-for-profit organizations receiving awards are The Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Festival, which will be receiving $1,100, and the Roanoke Fall Festival Committee, receiving $300.

The matching fund grants are for reimbursement of promotion and advertising expenses.

Rich is speaker for next meeting of Writers Network

Huntington writer Donna Rich will share her recent experience of being offered a book contract by Heartsong Presents, a division of Barbour Publishing, at the Monday, Nov. 15 Huntington Writers Network meeting at the Huntington City-Township Public Library at 6 p.m.

Huntington Writers Network meets on the first and third Mondays of each month at the library, located at 255 W. Park Drive.

Members share their writing and are offered critiquing by the other members. Area writers and poets are welcome to attend.


Benefit hog roast will be held at PAL Club

The family and friends of Sandy Diffenbaugh and SS. Peter and Paul Women's CRHP group will be sponsoring a benefit Saturday, Nov. 13, at the Huntington PAL Club.

Diffenbaugh was diagnosed with breast cancer in July 2010.

An all-you-can-eat hog roast dinner with sides will be available from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. with live entertainment.

A silent auction will be held from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., and a live auction will begin at 8 p.m.

Ticket stubs will be entered into a drawing for a door prize at the end of the live auction, and the recipient must be present to win.

Pathfinder sets ‘After Hours’ event

The Huntington County Chamber of Commerce's next "After Hours" event will be on Wednesday, Nov. 17, from 5 to 7 p.m., at Pathfinder Services Inc.

The event offers networking opportunities for area businesses. Attendees will also be able to tour Pathfinder's new facility.

Refreshments will be served.

For more information or to RSVP, contact the Huntington County Chamber of Commerce at 356-5300.

Pathfinder Services Inc. is located at 2824 Theater Ave.


Church takes ‘baby steps’ toward improving town

Yvonne Elzey (with broom) and Elisha Martin (with dustpan) sweep debris from the parking lot at the Andrews Dairy Store on Saturday, Nov. 6. The cleanup effort was coordinated by the Apostolic Grace Fellowship church in Andrews.
Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Members of the Apostolic Grace Fellowship church in Andrews are taking what they call "baby steps" to improve their community.

Church members and volunteers spent Saturday, Nov. 6, cleaning up around a small convenience store that is one of the town's few remaining businesses. They also tranferred recyclables from the Andrews-Dallas Township Public Library to a recycling center.

"We are giving back to our community, trying to make Andrews a better place to live," says Carol Cicatko, whose husband, Tony, serves as pastor of the church.