Church Women United to celebrate World Community Day Friday

Church Women United of Huntington County will celebrate World Community Day on Friday, Nov. 6, at Trinity United Methodist Church.

The celebration starts at 9 a.m. with a continental breakfast.

This year's theme is "Piecing Earth Together" and the program will be led by the women of Trinity United Methodist Church.

Participating churches are reminded to bring their donations for Tools of Hope-Blanket Fund and UNICEF.

The community is invited to attend and reservations are not required.

For more information call Johanna Lang at 356-0976.


Roanoke residents, business owners invited to commnet on proposed design guidelines

An open meeting will be hosted Thursday, Nov. 5, to seek input from the community on draft building design guidelines for Roanoke's commercial districts.

The proposed guidelines have been put together by a group of community and business leaders to maintain the look and charm of the historic downtown commercial district. That committee will host the meeting at 7 p.m. at the Seminary United Methodist Church.

Board of Works to hold special meeting Friday at 8 a.m..

The Board of Public Works & Safety for the City of Huntington will hold a special meeting on Friday, Nov. 6, at 8 a.m.

The meeting will be held in the Mayor's Conference Room, on the third floor of the Huntington City Building.

Personnel matters and any other matter brought before the board will be discussed.

The Huntington City Building is located at 300 Cherry St.


Veterans of Foreign Wars recognize three locals for contributions

Andrews Town Marshal Van Juillerat (fourth from left) and Riverview Middle School teacher Steve Park (fifth from left) were honored by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2689 on Oct. 28.
Photo by Matt Murphy.

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2689 in Huntington recognized three local leaders for their contributions to the community during a ceremony on Wednesday, Oct. 28, at the post.

The VFW acknowledged Steve Park, middle school teacher at Riverview, with the Teacher of the Year award; and Van Juillerat, Andrews Town Marshal, with the Police Officer of the Year award.

Gregory Shearer, of the Huntington Fire Department, was selected to receive the Fireman of the Year award, but was unable to attend the ceremony.

Kennedy to discuss arts journey

Karen Kennedy.
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The 6-year-old girl knew from the moment she saw a production of "Pippin" at the Wagon Wheel Theater in Warsaw that she wanted a career singing and performing onstage.

Her dream accompanied her throughout her high school and college years and became reality when she began her career in Chicago.

Huntington native Karen Altenhof Kennedy will discuss her journey and the importance of the arts in schools today when she speaks as the Advocate for the Arts as this year's "Fashions for the Arts," sponsored by the LaFontaine Arts Council.

Giving gifts

David Tucker (right), chairman of the 2009 Roanoke Fall Festival, presents a check to Roanoke Park Board members (from left) Randy Porter, Bob Worden and Barry Knuckles. The Roanoke Fall Festival committee donated $1,500 to the park board. The committee also made donations to the Roanoke Volunteer Fire Department, Boy Scout Troop 302 and Huntington County Emergency Management in appreciation for their assistance with the Fall Festival. Photo provided.

PHH ED offers tips for those who might have flu


One of the most confusing aspects of the current flu season is determining when to seek treatment and where to go.

In order to help members of the community better understand the symptoms and need for treatment, the Emergency Department (ED) staff at Parkview Huntington Hospital is offering some guidelines.

HU breakfast series to focus on student-athletes, coaches, athletic director

Lori Culler.
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The Huntington University Foundation will continue its breakfast series on Nov. 11 with a presentation by the university's athletic director, Lori Culler, as well as Forester coaches and student-athletes.

The athletic department staff members will discuss their respective programs and introduce the student-athletes. The Huntington University Foresters compete in 14 intercollegiate sports for men and women. In the past 11 years, Huntington has produced 64 NAIA All-America honors and 158 All-America Scholar Athlete honors.

Pvt. Blayne Brooks grads from Marine basic

Blayne Brooks.
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Pvt. Blayne T. Brooks graduated from Marine Corps basic training in San Diego, CA, on Oct. 23.

Brooks is a 2009 graduate of Huntington North High School and is the son of Jeff and Po Brooks, of rural Huntington.

He completed 12 weeks of intense training that included physical, academic, field, marksmanship and combat water survival skills; and also learned the Marine Corps core values of honor, courage and commitment.

After a 10-day leave, Brooks will return to Camp Pendleton in California for Marine combat training.


Horace Mann names honor students

Horace Mann Elementary School has announced its honor roll for the first quarter of the 2009-2010 school year:

All A's
Fifth Grade

Cody Barton, Jessica Bartrom, Bethany Brunner, Kylee Jojola, Lucas Long, Dylan Schnitz, Mary Tackett and Kaytlyn Zeller.

Fourth Grade
Tremar Clore, Jacob Fowler, Paige Heagy, Cory Little, Gage Sandlin, Bailey Snelling, Karise Teusch, Randi Thompson, Alyssa Voght and Jackson Wright.

Setting it up

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Interpretive naturalist Teresa Rody watches as her son Carson Rody sets up to shoot during Scout Fun Days Saturday, Oct. 24, at J. Edward Roush Lake. The Scouts also participated in canoeing, pellet gun and survival skills events.

Guitarists to perform senior recital on Nov. 6 at HU

The Huntington University Music Department will present a combined senior recital by guitarists Patrick Harding and Theodore Stavrou on Friday, Nov. 6, at 7:30 p.m. in the Longaker Recital Hall of the Merillat Centre for the Arts.

Harding is a music-business major from Avilla.

At Huntington, he has been involved with Joyful Noise, Student Admission staff, 2007 and 2008 "Godspell" summer tours, as well as a guitarist at The Well.

Salamonie School will honor veterans on Nov. 11

Salamonie School will hold a Veterans Day program on Nov. 11 at 9:30 a.m.

The seventh and eighth grade bands and choirs will combine to perform.

The program traditionally starts with the presentation of colors and national anthem and the band will also play a medley entitled "Marches of the Armed Forces," which includes the marches for each of the five branches of the military.

The guest speaker will be Sgt. David Jones.

Parents and relatives within the Warren community who have served in the military are invited to attend and be recognized.


Mosser completes basic training for Air Force

Blaine Mosser.
Photo provided.

Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Blaine M. Mosser recently graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, TX.

The airman completed an intensive eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare princi-ples 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.

Lancaster students earn top honors

Lancaster Elementary School has announced its honor roll for the first quarter of the 2009-2010 school year:

All A's
Fifth Grade

Sydni Fife, Andrew Freck, Cora Hill, Gillian Hughes, Cassiday Moriarity, Garret Smith and Jared Smith.

Fourth Grade
Josi Barscz, Charlotte Borland, William Borland, Hale Bowen, Rachael Fulton, Larissa Johnson, Karmen Koch, Leann Ringenberg, Krystal Setser and Isaac Stults.

New officers

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The Optimist Club of Huntington has named its new officers for 2009-2010. They are front row, from left to right: Darlene Stanley, president, and Ruth Marsh, secretary; back row, Eric Fawcett, treasurer; Pete Schownir, first vice president; and Tom Mettler, second vice president. Optimist International is an association of more than 3,000 Optimist Clubs around the world with the motto, "Bringing Out the Best in Kids."

Roanoke Elementary recognizes its first quarter honor roll students

Roanoke Elementary School has announced its honor roll for the first quarter of the 2009-2010 school year:

Lincoln honors academic achievement for first quarter of 2009-10 school year

Lincoln Elementary School has announced its honor roll for the 2009-10 school year.

Honor roll students are:

All A's
Third Grade

Jacob Bruce, Abigail Clarke, Zachary Cochran, Marley Fordyce, Katie Hale, Madison Lough, Jesie Newsome, Ceira Retter, Ethan Stafford and Lucas Stouder.

Fourth Grade
Cierra Burnworth, Dalton Lusch and Jamie Vance.

Making memories

Ellen Prenatt cuts paper for a scrapbooking project during a "Crop and Shop" event held Saturday, Oct. 24, at Hier's Park. The workshop was sponsored by the paper Artisans Extension Homemakers Club.

All dressed up

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Mary McGhee and her dog Princeton show off their costumes to a judge during the Zanesville Lions Club's community Halloween party on Monday, Oct. 26. The event drew about 200 people.

Naturalist class at reservoir

The Upper Wabash Interpretive Services will be holding an Indiana Master Naturalist class at Salamonie Reservoir in the spring.

The Indiana Master Naturalist Program (IMNP) is an educational/volunteer program, developed by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources and Purdue University Extension to provide Hoosiers who love nature with a hands-on learning experience.

Parkview YMCA announces upcoming events

The Parkview Huntington YMCA has several events coming up in the next few weeks, including a blood drive, the annual meeting, a canned food drive and fall session-two programs.

The blood drive will be held on Friday, Nov. 13, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the YMCA. It will be sponsored by the Rotary, Optimist and Kiwanis clubs. Call the YMCA to set up an appointment to donate blood. All donors will be eligible to enter into a drawing for a six-month family membership.

Markle Trunk-or-Treat

Photo by Scott Trauner.

Carolyn Hamilton (right), Markle clerk-treasurer in her daytime job, hands out glow sticks to Simon Price (front) and Jude Price while thier mother, Beth Price, looks on during the Trunk-or-Treat in downtown Markle as part of the Children's Fall Festival sponsored by the Markle United Methodist Church on Saturday, Oct. 31.

Balloon animal choice

Photo by Scott Trauner.

Autumn Burkhart (left) and Jessica Watson (center) look over the selection of ballloon animals avaialble at the Markle United Methoidst Church Children's Fall Festitval on Saturday, Oct. 31. Paula Farley explains the creations she had made.

Andrews Lions Halloween Party

Photo by Scott Trauner.

Jacquelynn Sunderman (left) looks over the selection of treats while her mother, Stephanie, helps by holding her drink during the Andrews Lions Club annual community Halloween Party on Saturday, Oct. 31.

Roanoke Halloween Parade

Photo by Scott Trauner.

Participants in the Roanoke Halloween Parade on Saturday, Oct. 31, head toward the Roanoke Brethren Church during downtown festivites sponsored by the Roanoke Chamber of Commerce, the Roanoke Fire Department and the church.

Scooby Doo at Roanoke Trunk-or-Treat

Photo by Scott Trauner.

Cartoon hero Scooby Doo made an appearance in a trunk during Truck-or-Treat at the Roanoke Brethren Church on Saturday, Oct. 31, during activities sponsored by the church, the Rooaoke Fire Department and the Roanoke Chamber of Commerce.

Pet costume winner

Photo by Jessica Williams.

Sherry Frye poses with her dog, Tyke, who was one of the Howl-o-Ween Dog Costume Contest winners at the Great Pumpkin Festival in downtown Huntington on Saturday, Oct. 31. Tyke is dressed as a pirate.

Great Pumpkin Festival on parade

Photo by Jessica Williams.

The Kids' Costume Parade poriton of the Great Pumpkin Festival in downtown Huntington on Saturday, Oct. 31, drew a good crowd of participants.

Halloween Fall Fest face painting

Photo by Jessica Williams.

Xander Lujon (left) get his face painted by Cevin Thornburgh during the Boys & Girls Club Halloween Fall Fest on Friday, Oct. 30.