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.

Lots of cans

Justin Miller (foreground), from the Evangelical United Methodist Youth Group, led a canned food drive for Love INC that resulted in approximately 1,800 cans of food being donated. Joining Miller in unloading some of the donated cans are (from left) Jarid Miller, Mike McElhaney, Jacob Miller, Drew McElhaney and Jamie Miller.

Harvest party is Tuesday at Andrews

The Andrews Library will host a harvest party on Tuesday, Oct. 27 at 4:30 p.m.

Children can visit the library for crafts, games, snacks and stories. Costumes are not required.

Activities will be geared for children third through fifth grades. Children eight years old and under are to be accompanied by an adult.

The library is located at 30 E. Madison St. and is open Mondays and Tuesdays from noon to 6 p.m., Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from noon to 3 p.m.

Call the library at 786-3574 for more information.


Turn Pointe Church set Trunk or Treat

Turn Pointe Community Church of the Brethren and Life's Little Treasures Day Care will hold their second annual Trunk or Treat at the church/daycare on Wednesday, Oct .28, from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

The day care is having an open house with all the rooms decorated and treats will be handed out.

Cars will also be parked surrounding the church and costumed members will also be handing out treats.


Serving the community

Photo by Jessica Williams.

Dylan Williams, left, helps clean up at Memorial Park, part of a community service field trip for freshmen at Huntington North, on Monday, Oct. 19. First the group helped with Christmas decorations in Sunken Gardens and then they shoveled dirt out of the dried rock-bed near the park. Several groups were transported to different locations in the area to volunteer, including the Forks of the Wabash.

Going for the prize

Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Zach Bischoff (foreground) takes careful aim at his target during round four of the BB gun shoot on Saturday, Oct. 17, at the Zanesville Ball Park. The Zanesville Lions Club sponsored the event and awarded prizes to winners.

Weaving baskets

Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Carrie Amdio, portraying "Constance Rosewall," instructs a group of children on how to weave a basket, on Sunday, Oct. 18, at the Huntington City-Township Public Library. The library hosted the annual Medieval Faire, which included various games and activities.

Northview COC sets Trunk or Treat date

Northview Church of Christ will hold its annual Trunk or Treat on Sunday, Oct. 25, starting at 5:30 p.m.

Hot dogs, drinks and candy will be available and attendees are asked to dress in costume. It is asked that no scary costumes be worn.

Participants can safely trick or treat in the church's parking lot at various decorated trunks.

For more information, call the church at 356-2583.

The church is located at 2900 N. Jefferson St.


Hanging with grandma

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Kate Gradeless poses while her grandmother Mary Ann Young sets up the AR test the pair are about to take, on Friday, Oct. 16, at Roanoke Elementary. The school held Grandparents'/VIP Day and over 350 guests attended the all-day event.

In the game

Amy Berry (left) and Michael Zahn (right), playing for the Huntington Tail Twisters, enjoy a laugh as they wait for Harlem Ambassadors Coach Ladé Majic to shoot the ball during a game Wednesday, Oct. 14, in the Huntington North High School gym. The Huntington Lions Club brought the Ambassadors to town for a light-hearted game, which ended in a loss for the Tail Twisters.