Storm cleanup

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Crossroad Connections volunteers (from left) Ed Sessney, Jim Winters and Jim Sprowl replace siding on a home in Grant County that was damaged by a tornado last fall. Crossroad Connections assembled a team of volunteers from Sunnycrest Baptist Church, in Marion, and Mt. Etna United Methodist Church, in Huntington County, that spent Saturday, April 19, helping the home's occupants with cleanup and repairs.

Sheep producers meet tonight, Thursday, to discuss 4-H project

The Huntington County Sheep Producers will meet on Thursday, April 24, at 7 p.m. in the Huntington County Courthouse Annex Building (first floor) to discuss items related to the 4-H sheep project.

Agenda items include the May 3 Sheep ID Day, 2014 4-H Fair Sheep Show and fund-raising opportunities.

All 4-H sheep members and interested producers are asked to attend this meeting.

For more information, contact Purdue Extension-Huntington County Office, 354 N. Jefferson St., Suite 202, Huntington or call 358-4826.


HCTPL monthly cookbook group to examine variety of books, recipes

A new book discussion group will meet for the first time this evening at Huntington City-Township Public Library.

The focus of the discussion group is cookbooks. To kick off the inaugural meeting this evening author Kayleen Reusser will make a special appearance and provide a demonstration and tasting of healthy Cuban cookery.

Amateur radio club to meet

The next Huntington County Amateur Radio Society meeting will be Monday, April 28, at 7 p.m. at the Café of Hope, 900 E. State St., Huntington.

The public is always welcome.


Huntington University inducts 15 education majors into honor society

Huntington University has inducted 15 education students into the Omega Psi chapter of Kappa Delta Pi. The students were inducted in a special ceremony on April 16. Officers also were named at the ceremony.

The following local students were honored:

• Amy Landhuis, of Huntington, a senior majoring in history education, was named historian for the chapter.

• Rachel Hardt, of Roanoke, a sophomore majoring in elementary education language, was inducted during the ceremony.

Book lady

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Sandy Seacott, branch manager of Teachers Credit Union in Huntington, presents a bag full of books to Connie Harrell, media clerk at Northwest Elementary School. Teachers Credit Union awarded the school a grant for the purchase of books for the library. The books selected are all Young Hoosier Books Award nominees.

‘Plants!’ to be Salamonie preschool topic April 30

Preschool-age children and their adults are invited to Salamonie Preschool's "Plants!" class on April 30.

The class will be offered from 1 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and again from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. at Salamonie Interpretive Center in Lost Bridge West State Recreation Area, Andrews.
Each program is designed to enhance the preschooler's education and includes learning letters, a craft, social interaction and time outdoors, always with a nature theme.

A fee is charged. Advance registration is suggested by calling Upper Wabash Interpretive Services at 468-2127.

Geders and Shafer receive peer honors

April Huntington University Peer Award recipient Danielle Shafer (pictured at right, photo on left) is recognized by Melissa Laraway. Peer Award recipient Cindy Geders (pictured at right, photo on right) is recognized by Barb Baker.
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The Huntington University Peer Award recipients for April are Cindy Geders, administrative secretary to the president's office, and Danielle Shafer, residence director of Hardy Hall.

Geders was recognized by Barb Baker, administrative assistant to the advancement office, because of her ability to take on the workload of two people and yet remain calm and patient.

ABWA seeks sponsors for this summer’s Heritage Days Brat Tent

The local Forks of the Wabash Chapter of American Business Women's Association (ABWA) is looking for sponsors for its 30th annual Brat Tent event on Friday, June 20, and Saturday, June 21, during the Huntington Heritage Days festival.

Proceeds from this event enable ABWA to offer scholarships to students in Huntington County. Over the last 30 years, ABWA has awarded more than $271,000 to Huntington County students.

Food, drinks and entertainment will be offered both nights.

Balloon bonnets

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Lincoln Elementary School teachers (from left) Julie Purdy, Lynda Laatsch and Carolyn Smith don balloon hats with fourth grader (front) Lindsey Barker at the Lincoln Elementary School carnival on Friday evening, April 11. Students, staff and parents enjoyed carnival games, food and fun. Funds raised at the event are used throughout the school year for various activities.

Three students win Andrews Elementary scholarships

(From left) Hannah Whitacre, Holly Bickel and Tiffany Burke.
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Andrews Elementary School has announced that the winners of the Jason Harlan and Brandon Wilburn Memorial Scholarships for 2014 are Hannah Whitacre, Holly Bickel and Tiffany Burke.

Each winner will receive a one-time $500 scholarship.

Whitacre is the daughter of Chris and Diane Whitacre, of Andrews. She will pursue a psychology and Spanish degree from Indiana University in hopes of becoming a counselor or neuropsychologist.

EUMC to hold sale day

Evangelical United Methodist Church, 1000 Flaxmill Rd., Huntington, will hold a garage sale on Saturday, May 3, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

All proceeds will benefit the Relay for Life.

The church is accepting donations for the event.

For more information, contact Dee Swing at 413-7738.


Scout projects offered at Salamonie Lake May 10

A day designed especially for scouts, but open to everyone, will be held May 10 at Salamonie Lake.

"Dig-IN to Scout Projects" is a special program within the lake's Second Saturday series.

Participants should meet at 9:30 a.m. at the Salamonie Interpretive Center, where Boy Scouts and American Heritage Girls will learn about first aid. Cub Scouts will work on map-and-compass and geography belt loops.

Forget Me Not offers upscale consignment items

Joan Fisher (seated), owner, and her partner Laura Klerner run the new upscale consignment store Forget Me Not in Roanoke. The store, which opened its doors April 8, features fine furnishings, art and home décor.
Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

A year ago, Joan Fisher's dream of owning her own store was just an idea she kicked around with her friend, Laura Klerner. However, it didn't take long for that dream to become a reality.

Fisher, who resides in Fort Wayne, is the owner of Forget Me Not, a new upscale consignment shop located at 126 N. Main St., in Roanoke. The store opened its doors April 8, featuring fine furnishings, artworks and home décor.

Joe Cavacini joins First Federal as vice president in Fort Wayne office

Joe Cavacini.
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Joe Cavacini joined First Federal Savings Bank on April 7 as the vice president of commercial lending and business development officer for the Fort Wayne market.

Cavacini was a double major graduate from Indiana-Purdue University, Fort Wayne, earned an MBA from Indiana Tech and has more than 20 years of financial experience. He will complete the Graduate School of Banking program at the University of Wisconsin this summer.