Group offers support to survivors

Life After Loss, a seminar/support group, will hold its next meeting on Thursday, Nov. 5, at 7 p.m. at the Myers Funeral Home, Huntington Chapel, located at 2901 Guilford St.

The program is designed to assist grieving persons to set realistic expectations as they adjust to life after the loss of a loved one. Each session takes a look at practical ways to cope with various dynamics of grieving.
The November topic is "Getting Through the Annual Reminders of Loss" and the pre-senter is Brooks Fetters.

It is free of charge.

Community choir begins rehearsals tonight, Oct. 26, for 'Messiah' performance

A community choir begins rehearsals tonight, Monday, Oct. 26, for its Dec. 6 performance of Handel's "Messiah."

Anyone interested in being a part of the choir is invited to attend the rehearsal.

Rehearsals will be held at Huntington University's Merillat Center for the Arts from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on the following Mondays: Oct. 26 and Nov. 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30. A dress rehearsal will be held on Dec. 5 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church.

B&G Club to benefit from meals

The Boys & Girls Club of Huntington County will host a fundraiser at Wings Etc. on Wednesday, Oct. 28.

The fundraiser will last all day. The Boys & Girls Club will receive 15 percent of each bill if a coupon, available at the club, is presented at the restaurant.

Making shade

Photo by Matt Murphy.

Members of the Huntington County Boys & Girls Club plant a tree in Memorial Park on Wednesday, Oct. 21. The activity partnered the club with Trees Indiana's NeighborWoods TreeKeeper program, which seeks to educate youth about urban forestry, says Carol Cavell, executive director of Trees Indiana. The month of October is observed as a national regreening effort across the country by the NeighborWoods program. Hewlping plant are (from left) Olivia Lough, Natalia Jenks, Trent Shively, Madison Lough and Dymond Asher.

Crazy hair

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Students at Andrews Elementary School show their creativity as they sport wacky hairstyles, which were part of the school's United Way campaign. Shown are (from left) Brock Fairchild, Allie Farmer, Preston Burcham and Kori Howell.

Regional gold

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The Huntington North High School Marching Vikes earned a gold rating and their highest score in nearly a decade during the Indiana State School Music Association (ISSMA) regional competition held Oct. 17 at Chesterton High School. While the band achieved its highest score since 2001, it did not score high enough to advance to the semi-state competition. The gold award at regional was accepted by (from left) color guard senior Jessica Beaty, drum major JD Sell, color guard senior Hannah Town, drum major Amanda Denna, and color guard senior Haley Acra.

Hospitals, churches try to control H1N1 spread

Area hospitals and churches are making changes they hope will prevent the spread of the H1N1 - or swine flu - virus.

Parkview Hospitals, in both Fort Wayne and Huntington, have announced restrictions on visitations to prevent the flu.

And local Catholic churches have suspended the practice of using a common chalice during Masses.

As of Oct. 16, people under the age of 18 are not allowed to visit patients at any Parkview Hospital, including Parkview Huntington Hospital, and only two visitors are allowed at a time.

HCCF accepting scholarship applications

Huntington County Community Foundation is accepting applications rof a variety of 2010 scholarships.

2 4 Golf Scholarship Fund:
This scholarship is for Huntington North graduating seniors who have participated in athletics.

Vincent Allman Art Scholarship Fund:
This scholarship is for Huntington County residents majoring in visual arts education (art teacher).

Parade, costume contest in downtown Roanoke Halloween afternoon, Oct. 31

A parade and costume contest will be held in downtown Roanoke on Halloween.

Children are invited to gather on Saturday, Oct. 31, at 4 p.m. at the Roanoke Town Hall. A fire truck will escort the children as they parade through the downtown. The parade will end at the Roanoke Brethren Church.

Judging will then take place for a cash prize in each of the following categories: Funniest, Scariest, Most Creative and Most Unusual.

There will also be games with prizes, candy, hot dogs and hot chocolate for everyone.

Huntington robotics team in CAGE Match champion alliance

Members of Team THRUST 1501, of Huntington, pose with teams from Indianapolis and Monon after the three robotics teams formed an alliance to win the CAGE Match compeitition on Oct. 17 in Indianapolis.
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The Huntington County 4-H Robotics Team brought home the championship trophy from their first competition of the year.

Team THRUST 1501 from Huntington compiled a record of nine wins, one loss and one tie to capture the 2009 championship title at the CAGE Match held Saturday, Oct. 17, at Southport High School in Indianapolis.

Story times at Warren library on hold until Nov. 6

There will be no pre-school story time at the Warren Public Library on Friday, Oct. 23 or Oct. 30.

Story time will resume on Friday, Nov. 6, at 10:30 a.m. at the library.

Sessions last about 30 minutes and no registration is required.

Also, after school story time at Salamonie began Monday, Oct. 19 for grades one through three. The session times are provided by the Warren Library with each one lasting 45 minutes. Students need to bring their parent-signed permission slip in order to attend.

Costume parade will kick off Scarecrow Fest in Warren on Oct. 30

Children and adults are invited to parade through downtown Warren to kick off the Scarecrow Festival on Friday, Oct. 30.

The parade starts at 6 p.m. at 3rd and Wayne streets. Participants are asked to wear family-friendly costumes.

Festivities continue in downtown Warren until 8 p.m. and include hayrides, a chili cook-off and Halloween games and activities sponsored by Warren businesses and organizations.

In the event of rain, events will be moved to the Knight-Bergman Center.

HPPH to hold recognition dinner

Helping Paws Pet Haven and Adoption Center's seventh annual Recognition Dinner will be held Saturday, Oct. 24 at the Masonic Temple, 400 E. Franklin St. in Huntington.

The event includes a served dinner, a silent auction and raffles for a $100 gas card and surprise gift basket.
This year's guest speakers will be Dr. Lauren Kruze and Annette Thompson with the topic "Cat-On-A-Hot-Tin-Roof."

Social time and an opportunity to preview the auction items will begin at 5 p.m. with the dinner served at 6 p.m. Silent auction and raffle winners will be announced at 7:45 p.m.

Huntington University to host visiting executive seminar Oct. 30

Jim O'Donnell.
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Huntington University will host a Visiting Executive Seminar on Oct. 30 at 8:45 a.m. in the Habecker Dining Commons.

The seminar brings together business leaders and Huntington University business stu-dents to discuss top issues in today's business world.

Led by Jim O'Donnell, associate professor of business and executive-in-residence, and Dr. G. Blair Dowden, president of the university, this seminar will focus on the economic and financial crisis.

Breaking through

Photo by Jessica Williams.

Terry Stoffel, left, shovels concrete into a bucket after cutting a doorway into a cement wall at the Boys and Girls Club of Huntington County on Friday, Oct. 16 as Pat Hall looks on. Stoffel donated his time and equipment to cut the doorway, which will allow the club to create a storage and check-in room for its members.