YSB offers training in teen suicide prevention

The Teen Suicide Prevention Task Force will host a free QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) training on Dec. 18 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The training will be held at the Youth Services Bureau office, 134 Maple Drive in Huntington. Participants are welcome to bring their lunch with them for this training.

Student film returns for DVD party

'Nero Bloom: Private Eye' returns to Huntington University for a free screening and DVD release party on Friday, Dec. 11.
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Mystery! Suspense! Adventure!

The student film "Nero Bloom: Private Eye" will return to the Huntington University campus for a free screening and DVD release party on Friday, Dec. 11, at 7 p.m. in Zurcher Auditorium.

Library to host game night Dec. 15

The Huntington City-Township Library will host a free game night for area youth on Tuesday, Dec. 15.

The event is designed for youth in grades six through 12 and includes food, games and chances to win prizes.

For those who choose to use the prizes as holiday gifts for siblings and friends, a gift-wrapping station will be provided at no charge.

Registration is advised, as space is limited.

For more information, contact the Children's Department of the library at 356-2900.

The library is located at 200 W. Market St.


Richardson graduates from NG basic training

Ryan Richison.
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Air National Guard Airman First Class Ryan M. Richison recently graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, TX.

Richison completed an intensive eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied sci-ence degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

Richison is a 2008 graduate of Huntington North High School.

Huntington Tri Kappa offers college scholarship in honor of Connie Schul

The Huntington Associate Chapter of Tri Kappa is offering a $500 scholarship in honor of former member Connie Schul.

The scholarship will be awarded to a Huntington County resident who is currently a high school senior or college freshman, sophomore or junior.

Applications are available at the guidance office at Huntington North High School.


Bright spot at Sunken Gardens, thanks to generosity of several

There will be a bright spot at Sunken Gardens this year, thanks to the generosity of several local businesses and individuals.

The giant Christmas wreath that once graced the front of Huntington's Wolf & Dessauer department store will be lighted Thursday, Dec. 3, for the Christmas season.

The remainder of the traditional Christmas light display at Sunken Gardens will remain dark this year, a victim of the city's current financial crunch.

Local Salvation Army kicks off its 2009 Christmas campiagn

Shane Smith, left, sticks some money in The Salvation Army donation kettle at Kmart on Wednesday, Nov. 25 as volunteer bell-ringer Jayme McFadden looks on. The donation kettles are out around town at various locations, including Big Lots and Walgreens.
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The Salvation Army of Huntington County has kicked off its 2009 Christmas campaign.

This year's target goal is $100,000, the highest goal ever set locally, Salvation Army officials say, because of an increase in need. Last year's goal was $95,000.

The Salvation Army says it has seen its food pantry double over the past two years. Christmas food and toy assistance requests have increase by 60 percent so far, Salvation Army spokesmen report.

Well supplied

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Employees of Good Humor-Breyers delivered a truck full of food and gifts to Love INC on Wednesday, Nov. 25. Pictured are (from left) John Damen, scheduler; Mark Gehrke, logistics supervisor; and Dan Fisher, maintenance technician. Breyers employees "adopted" four families, bringing in gifts for the members of those families, and held fundraisers to purchase extra items for other families. The company also donated a large quantity of food items that will be used to stock the shelves at Love INC. The agency will continue to accept requests for Christmas assistance through Dec. 4.

Roanoke Kiwanis keeping road clean

Roanoke Kiwanis Club members (from left) Mike Gibson, Alan Amick and President Butch Wygant pose with some of the trash they picked up along US-24 in Roanoke.
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As the sponsor of the portion of U.S.-24 that passes through Roanoke, members of the Roanoke Kiwanis Club recently picked up garbage along the corridor.

In total, the group collected 12 large bags of trash for the Indiana Department of Transportation.

The semi-annual highway cleanup helps keep Roanoke's main thoroughfare looking attractive.

Upcoming events for the group include ringing bells in the community for the Huntington Salvation Army on Friday, Dec. 4, outside the Roanoke Post Office, Roanoke's branch of National City Bank, and Hoosier Foods.

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.