RTL announces baby photo contest winners

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Twenty-eight entries were received for the 33rd annual "People's Choice" baby photo contest sponsored by Huntington County Right to Life.

First place went to Blakeley Johnson, who was born on Jan. 15, 2014, and is the son of Tanner and Rena Johnson, of Huntington. Blakeley received 28,964 votes and won a cash prize and portrait.

Second place went to Adelyn Joy Rakoczy, born on May 14, 2014, the daughter of Christopher and Rebekah Rakoczy, of Huntington. Adelyn received 25,298 votes and won a
cash prize and a portrait.

Closer to the goal

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Holly Saunders (center), executive director of the Huntington County Council on Aging, accepts donations from Cindy Kelley (left), president of Delta Theta Tau, and Lori Guy, the sorority's treasurer. The Delts raised the money through their annual Nelson's chicken barbecue in late May, and designated $1,000 toward the renovation fund for the new Senior Center and $200 toward the HAT (Huntington Area Transportation) fund. The council has purchased a building on West Park Drive to house the new Senior Center and has already raised about $300,000 for its renovation.

Victory kiss

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Jason Worster (right), 4-H poultry superintendent and a member of the Huntington County 4-H Fair Board, receives a kiss from "Perfect" the pig after cheering her to victory during the mini-pig races Saturday evening, July 19, at the 4-H Fair. Holding the pig is Joni Cripe, of Animal Grams in North Manchester.

Car show fund-raiser for CC set for Aug. 9

A car show hosted by the Busted Knuckles Auto Club and sponsored by Crossroad Connections will be held Saturday, Aug. 9, at Hier's Park, Huntington.

The show is open to any vehicle. Registration is from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and the show will run from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Dash plaques and trophies will be awarded. Awards will be presented at 7 p.m. with door prizes given away intermittently.

There is an entry fee per space. All proceeds go to Crossroad Connections for community outreach programs.

Duck race champs

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Blake Murphy (left) and Alex Wesco, both of Huntington, received Walmart gift cards after they won the Nerdy Scientist Duck Race, part of the Huntington City-Township Public Library's summer reading program, "Fizz! Boom! READ!"

HCCSC student registration is July 30

The Huntington County Community School Corporation will hold registration for students starting Wednesday, July 30.

Students who need to register are elementary school students, students entering middle school (grade six) and all students who are new to the corporation.

Students should register at the school office in their attendance area.
On Wednesday, July 30, registration will be held from 1 to 7 p.m.

Registration will also be held on Tuesday, Aug. 5, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Thursday, Aug. 7, from 1 to 3 p.m.


Faith Community Church of God to host vacation Bible school

Faith Community Church of God will host vacation Bible school from Monday, July 28, through Friday, Aug. 1, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. each evening.

The theme for vacation Bible school is SonQuest Rainforest. The church will transform into an animal-filled rainforest where kids 3 years old to those entering sixth grade will discover the knowledge in God's word and have an opportunity to respond to His truth by living out their Christian faith.

Activities will include story time, crafts, games, snacks and songs.

YSB announces its Safe Place 4-H winners

The Youth Services Bureau of Huntington County has announced Jacob Allred, Stormee Putt and Alexis Garcia as this year's 4-H Safe Place winners.

Each received a $10 gift card and miscellaneous Safe Place items.

Safe Place is a crisis intervention program designed to provide youth with immediate assistance during times of crisis. The primary goal is to reduce the incidence of runaways, homelessness, throw-away children or other abuse and neglect directed toward young people.

Entertainment at Splash on the Wabash

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Members of the band Island Vibe perform in the gazebo on the Liver River Island at Jefferson Street during the Splash on the Wabash on Saturday, July 26.

Exploring creatures

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Neil Ainslee (right), of the Upper Wabash River Basin Commission, helps John Johnson (left) and Maximus Bruner explore the tiny creatures found in river water during the Splash on the Wabash on Saturday, July 26.

Splash on the Wabash

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Splash on the Wabash participants acknowledge friends on the Etna Avenue bridge as they float down the Wabash River on Saturday, July 26.

Making snakes

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Andrea Krumanaker (left) and Karina Clifford stuff neckties with rice to make them into snakes on Saturday morning, July 26, at the Andrews Public LIbrary as part of the library's Club Create session.

Aiming for the target

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Logan Boyer (left), of Roanoke, a member of the 4-H Robotics Team 1502 T.H.R.U.S.T., assists as the "Atlas" robot tosses a 24-inch ball toward a target in a demonstration held Sunday, July 20, at the Huntington County 4-H Fair. Fairgoers were invited to participate in an "Aerial Endeavor" competition, in which they used remote controls to navigate and shoot the balls through the hole.

Chelsen Elliott joins The Nail Station as technician

Chelsen Elliott.
Photo by Russ Grindle.

Nail Technician Chelsen Elliott has graduated from Huntington Beauty College as a cosmetologist, and is now employed at The Nail Station in Huntington.

She is a lifelong Roanoke resident and graduated from Huntington North High School.

She specializes in nail art and is now offering eyebrow waxes and facials.

She says she works every day, except Sunday, and is available by appointment on Monday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Tuesday, Thursday or Friday, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. or Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

HHS ‘54 to have 60-year reunion

The Huntington High School class of 1954 is planning to hold their 60th reunion on Saturday evening, Aug. 2, at the LaFontaine Golf Club.

The facility is located north of Huntington on Ind.-5.
Members of the 1953 and 1955 classes are invited to attend the festivities following the dinner, at 8 p.m.

Call 786-3699 for more details.