Evangelist will return to Bethel Assembly Sunday

Evangelist Fredrick Aguilar and his wife will minister at Bethel Assembly of God on Sunday, July 27, during the 10 a.m. service.

Aguilar ministered at the Huntington church in June.

Aguilar began preaching at age 10 on the street corners of Chicago, IL. He has been in full time ministry as a pastor and evangelist for more than 44 years.

Bethel Assembly of God is located at 1640 E. Taylor St., Huntington. Childcare is provided for children through sixth grade.

For information, call the church at 356-8363.


Zanesville Lions to raffle Peg Perego tractor, wagon

A Peg Perego tractor and wagon will be raffled off during the Lions Club Car Show at Homespun Day in Zanesville.

The one-day festival will be held on Saturday, Aug. 30. In addition to the car show, Homespun Day will feature a parade at 10 a.m.; craft, antiques and flea market booths; a pet contest, horse drawn wagon rides, food and other activities.

Raffle tickets are available in advance from Zanesville Lions Club members.

Proceeds will support the Zanesville Lions Community Park.
The tractor and wagon were donated by Peg Perego, in Fort Wayne.


Erie Railroad veterans to meet for breakfast at VFW

The next Erie Railroad breakfast is Saturday, July 26, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Huntington Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2689.

All railway workers, friends and family are welcome.
There is a cost for the buffet breakfast.


LaFontaine Arts Council names judges for its regional art exhibit

The husband and wife team of Linda Farris and Tom Farris will serve as judges for the LaFontaine Arts Council 2014 Regional Art Exhibit, to be held Aug. 1 through Aug. 27 at the Wilson Gallery at Huntington University's Merrilat Centre for the Arts.

The exhibit will feature artists from the northern Indiana area working in a variety of mediums.

Artists interested in participating in the show can contact Debbie Dyer, executive director of the LaFontaine Arts Council, at ddyer@lafontaineartscoun or 358-0055 to obtain an entry form. Entry forms are due July 21.

Local church women to furnish school kits to CWS

Women’s Fellowship Service Director Gloria Wilson (left), of Central Christian Church, shows finished school kits to President Karen Farber (center) and Vice President Missy Schroeder.
Photo provided.

The Women's Fellowship of Central Christian Church will furnish school kits to the Church World Service as its next service project. Bags have been purchased and a list of items required is in the bag.

Duke helping to launch community learning center

The Duke Energy Foundation recently visited the future site of the Huntington County Community Learning Center to present a $30,000 grant, which will be used to help launch the center.
Photo by Cindy Klepper.

The Duke Energy Foundation has awarded $30,000 to help launch the Huntington County Community Learning Center.

The center will offer classes leading to workplace certifications and two- and four-year degrees.

The grant brings the total raised for the center to about $825,000, says Steve Kimmel, executive director of the Huntington County Chamber of Commerce. The learning center development team is working to raise a total of $1.3 million, he adds.

Mt. Etna Masonic Lodge to host car show Aug. 2

Masonic Lodge 333, in Mt. Etna, will host a car show on Aug. 2 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The show is open to cars, trucks, motorcycles and tractors of all makes and models. An entry fee is charged for each vehicle. Trophies and dashboard plaques will be awarded, and door prizes will be handed out.

Food and drink will be available throughout the afternoon.

The show will take place at the Mt. Etna Lodge, located a block north of Ind.-124 in Main Street, in Mt. Etna.

For information, call Guilford Wehr at 358-6303 or Bob Haley at 388-2703.


Parsons is new asst. principal, AD at RMS

Michael Parsons.
Photo provided.

Michael Parsons has been named assistant principal and athletic director at Riverview Middle School.

Parsons most recently served as director of curriculum and special education services at the South Bend Career Academy, in South Bend, from 2011 until this year.

Prior to his stint in South Bend, he worked in the Huntington County Community Schools as a special education teacher at Huntington North High School in 2010-11 and as a social studies teacher at Riverview from 2006 to 2010.

Blood drive in honor of Schmaltz July 26

Wyatt Schmaltz.
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An American Red Cross blood drive in honor of 3-year-old Wyatt Schmaltz will be held Saturday, July 26, at Life Church.

The boy, a Huntington resident, is battling neuroblastoma, a type of cancer that starts in young nerve cells.

"Wyatt is strong and he's a hero to many of us for fighting so hard," says Wyatt's father, Joseph Schmaltz. "Wyatt has received several blood transfusions and will continue to receive them."

Wyatt's family hopes to raise awareness about the ongoing need for blood donors for patients like Wyatt and many others.

Huntington University's Enterprise Resource Center celebrates 10 years of success

Huntington University's Enterprise Resource Center is celebrating its 10-year anniversary with numbers its leaders say demonstrate the success of HU interns.

Over the past 10 years, 2,381 HU students have completed internships, practica and job shadows. Three hundred and twenty of those students have taken an internship just within the last year, and 78 of those students chose to do their internship over the January term.

In addition, more than 1,000 companies have hosted an HU student. Of these experiences, 750 of those companies are in the state of Indiana.

Motorcycle ride Saturday at Life Church will benefit Thrift family

A motorcycle ride to benefit Rex Thrift will be held on Saturday, July 26, at Life Church, in Huntington.

Thrift was diagnosed with esophageal throat cancer in 2010. He has had numerous rounds of chemotherapy and two surgeries involving inserting stints in his throat and feeding tubes. In 2012 Thrift was diagnosed with stage 4 throat cancer.

Thrift is a Universal Tang Soo Do teacher in Huntington.

Registration is from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. with kickstands up at 11 a.m.

Markle library to show ‘Percy Jackson’ movie

Huntington City-Township Public Library invites adventure fans of all ages to a Family Movie Night, featuring "Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief."

The feature, which is rated PG, will be shown on Wednesday, July 30, at 5 p.m. at the Markle Branch Library, 197 E. Morse St., Markle.

Participants may bring their own snacks and nonalcoholic beverages and a beanbag chair or other comfortable seating.

Trouble-prone teen Percy Jackson is about to be kicked out of school - but that's the least of his problems.

‘Mirror, Mirror’ on screen at HCTPL Wednesday

The Huntington City-Township Public Library invites comedy fans of all ages to a Family Movie Night, featuring the film "Mirror, Mirror," starring Lily Collins, Julia Roberts, Armie Hammer and Nathan Lane.

The film, which is rated PG, will be shown on Wednesday, July 23, at 6 p.m. at the Main Library, 255 W. Park Drive, Huntington.

Participants can bring their own snacks and nonalcoholic beverages and a beanbag chair or other comfortable seating if they wish.

Huntington library now offers wireless printing

The Huntington City-Township Public Library now offers wireless printing at the Main Library.

This new printing service offers users the option of sending and printing files from their own laptops, mobile devices, tablets or home computers, directly to the library's printers.

The service offers three ways to print black and white documents from an Internet-connected device:

• By using a personal email to send a file as an attachment to hctpl-main@ This will print both the email content and the files attached.

‘Show Us Your Ride Car, Truck and Bike Show’ at Markle Health

Markle Health & Rehabilitation will hold its first Show Us Your Ride Car, Truck and Bike Show to raise money for three local charities and the Alzheimer's Association. 
The proceeds will be divided between Karing for Kids, Steve Kelly Cancer Foundation, Wells County Boys & Girls Club and the Alzheimer's Association.

The day will include music from the '50s, '60s and '70s, a costume contest, door prizes, 50-50 raffle, kids' games and more.