Mosser completes basic training for Air Force

Blaine Mosser.
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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.

Volunteer wait staff at Nick's on Friday raising Main Street fund

Bryn Keplinger, Teresa Plasterer and Rose Wall (standing from left) serve lunch to Heather Leidig and Emma Forrester Friday, Oct. 23, at Nick’s Kitchen. Keplinger, Plasterer and Wall will be volunteer servers during an Oct. 30 fund-raising dinner.
Photo by Cindy Klepper.

A group of community volunteers who want to see downtown Huntington grow and prosper will be serving dinner at Nick's Kitchen on Friday, Oct. 30, to raise seed money for the launch of a Main Street Huntington program.

Turn clocks back as DST ends Sunday

Daylight Saving Time ends on Sunday, Nov. 1.

That means it's time for area residents to "fall back" - set the time on their clocks back one hour.

The official end to Daylight Saving Time is at 2 a.m. on Nov. 1. Instead of moving from 1:59 a.m. to 2 a.m., the time will move from 1:59 a.m. back to 1 a.m.

Daylight Saving Time in the United States is observed from the second Sunday in March to the first Sunday in September. Changing the time in March moves an hour of daylight from the morning to the evening during the summer months.

Walking with ghosts

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Retired funeral director Bruce Van Gilder plays an old-time mortician as he speaks to participants in the Ghost Walk at the Historic Forks of the Wabash on Saturday, Oct. 24. Resting on the coffin is a death mask made by Van Gilder's father when he graduated from mortuary school in the early 1940s.

'Fashion for the Arts' on Nov. 7

Models’ assistant Bonita Price (left) and two of   the models for this year’s “Fashions for the Arts,” Kelly Metzger (center) and Cyndy Pressler (right), display items for the silent  auction which will be held as part of the event.
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Chico's will provide the clothing for this year's "Fashions for the Arts" fundraiser sponsored by the LaFontaine Arts Council, and Huntington will supply the models.

Tami Capozza, Kim Haneline, Kelly Metzger, April Poling, Cyndy Pressler and Joni Schmalzried are featured on the runway for the event, which will be held at the LaFontaine Golf Club on Nov. 7.

A social time will begin at 11 a.m., followed by lunch, a short presentation by this year's Advocate for the Arts Karen Kennedy and the fashion show itself.


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

An actress plays her role in the "butcher shop" at Salamonie School's Spooktacular on Friday, Oct. 23. Parents, students and teachers worked together to turn the woods behind the school's football field into a haunted trail featuring staged scenes and random surprises. Proceeds will assist seventh and eighth students in paying for a school trip to Washington, DC, in May.

All-Region band

Photo by Matt Murphy.

Twelve Crestview Middle School band students were chosen to participate in the All-Region Junior High Band festival on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 21 and 22. Pictured from left to right, front row: Elizabeth Reed, Carley McElhaney and Austin Kennedy; middle row: Lauren Sands, Emily Stahly, Quentin Lintz, Ian Yaste and Kaylie Killian; back row: Trace Hewson, Hal Smith, Drew McElhaney and Drew Kennedy.

Snowflake Bazaar is Nov. 7-8 at St. Mary's

St. Mary Catholic Church will hold its annual Snowflake Bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 7, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The event will also be held on Sunday, Nov. 8, after the 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Masses.
The bazaar is held in the school gymnasium on Jefferson Street.

The bazaar includes crafts and bake goods as well as lunch.

Soup, sandwiches and apple dumplings will be served.

A raffle will also be held.


First Nazarene accepting orders for Angel Food

The First Church of the Nazarene accept orders for Angel Food Ministries through Wednesday, Nov. 11.

Orders will be taken Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Wednesdays, from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.; and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon.

Cash, checks or food stamps are acceptable forms of payment, which is due at the time of ordering. Customers no longer need to purchase a signature box in order to purchase a specialty box.

Boxes will be distributed on Saturday, Nov. 21, from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Markle UM will host Fall Festival

The Markle United Methodist Church will host its Children's Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct. 31, from 6 to 8 p.m.

The event boasts new attractions, including a trunk-or-treat in the downtown parking lot, a straw maze and hayrides.

Returning attractions include free hot dogs, popcorn, apples with caramel, games, cake walks, costume judging and treats.

Participants are encouraged to wear costumes, Scary costumes are not allowed.


Boys and Girls Club event include haunted house

The Boys and Girls Club of Huntington County will host a pre-trick-or-treat Halloween Fall Fest on Friday, Oct. 30, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

The event is open to all youth in Huntington ages kindergarten through 12.

Activities include a haunted house, hay ride, face painting, Halloween food, Halloween games and prizes, a costume contest and more.

The club is located at 608 E. State St. in Huntington. For more information, call 359-1750.


Andrews Lions will treat kids to Halloween party

Costumed children — and a dog — parade down the streets of Andrews last Halloween. This year’s Halloween party, sponsored by the Andrews Lions Club, is on Saturday, Oct. 31.
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The Andrews Lions Club will be holding the annual Halloween party on Saturday, Oct. 31, from 5 to 8 p.m.

All children and their parents are invited to start off the festivities at 5 p.m. by meeting at the Andrews Methodist Church at the corner of McKeever and Main Streets.

Parents and their children will be following the Andrews fire truck to the Andrews Town Hall. Refreshments of cider, orange drink and cookies will be provided by the club members.

Candy treats will be given out to all trick-or-treaters and their families.


Chilling tale

Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Joel Froomkin narrates "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" for a group of area youth on Monday, Oct. 26, at The New Huntington Theater. The free performance was a dress rehearsal for the theater's production. The Huntington City-Township Library partnered with the theater for the event.

HNHS students direct one-act plays with holiday overtones Wednesday-Thursday

A trio of Huntington North High School actors practices for the school’s one-act play festival, which will be held Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 28-29. Actors include (from left) Andrea Broxon, Taylor Haneline and Melina Fairchild.
Photo by Matt Murphy.

Four short plays, all directed by students and all with eerie overtones, will be offered Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 28 and 29, on the Huntington North High School stage.

The curtain rises at 7 both evenings.

Tyler Miller and Tanner Crawford are directing "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow," featuring Alex Herber as Icabod Crane.

Also in the "Sleepy Hollow" cast are Travis Duckett, Andrew Doering, Matt Clancy, Adi Ben-Yehoshua, Abby Branscomb, Brianna Sorenson, Laura Robinson, Chez Morgan, Brianna Crider, Mariah Harold and Julia Murray.