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Red Hat Society to meet

On Monday, December 28 at 11 a.m. the Red Hat Society of Whitley County will be having their last event…

County AARP news

Whitley County Chapter AARP met December 1st at the Woodlands.  President Pat Loe opened the meeting with Marge Kite leading in the pledge to the American Flag and a prayer by Phyllis Swick.
Jill Daniels catered our Christmas dinner for the group.  Each member received a Christmas mug filled with  nice favors.  A big “thank you” to the Hazen’s for the decorations.
Member Vesta Bennett had a stroke and is in Parkview Main in Fort Wayne.   She is receiving rehab.
Minutes were read by Virginia Wright and approved.
We had a guest, Cathy Pascka and a new member, Janis Kelly, attending the meeting.
Betty Mink announced the December trip to Bear Creek Farms is full.  The Chapter voted to continue having the trips planned for 2010.  Bonnie Hazen read an article giving statistics about Christmas shopping, food, trees and Santa.
Representing the AARP Chapter, Pat Loe presented Jill Daniels with a check for $100.00 to be used to supplement the Community Mid-week Meals.
Bonnie Hazen installed the new officers for 2010: Pat Loe, president; Virginia Wright, secretary;  and Jeanette Zumbrun, treasurer.  The following members are on the Board of Directors:  Ilah Rondot, Rosemary Piebenga, Amellia Winebrenner, Ruth Burd, Bonnie Hazen, Michael Hazen, Henrietta Lefkowicz and Laurice Moore. The nominating committee is Martha Meier and Henrietta Lefkowicz.
Judith Hicks reported that the Health Care Bill is still on the floor and they want to include abortion coverage in this bill.
Henrietta Lefkowicz asked, “Does it take more than 30 minutes for you to fall asleep? If so you may want to see your doctor, as it could be a sign of high blood sugar or heart disease.”
Dawn liquid in your dogs bath water kills fleas, and also you can use dryer sheets on your wet dog to control doggie odor. A few drops of Wesson Oil rubbed into their ears helps to control ear mites.
The door prize was won by Marge Kite.
The food collected was donated to the Whiley County Council on Aging.
Richard Rinker from “Quiet Corner” entertained the group.

Whitley County Chapter AARP met December 1st at the Woodlands.  President Pat Loe opened the meeting with Marge Kite leading in the pledge to the American Flag and a prayer by Phyllis Swick.

Meals on Wheels needs help

Parkview Whitley Hospital is in need of volunteers to drive for its “Meals on Wheels” program in Columbia City. Volunteers load the meals, which are stored in coolers, into their vehicles and deliver them to residents in Columbia City and no further than one mile outside of the city limits. Following deliveries, the coolers are returned to the hospital.
There are three routes delivered each day, Monday through Friday, with an average of 25 meals delivered each day. More than 6,000 meals have been prepared and delivered in 2009.
“The volunteers are very dedicated to their work,” said Lea Ann Herron, volunteer coordinator at Parkview Whitley Hospital. “They use their time and fuel to ensure that shut-ins have a hot meal every day. It’s a very rewarding service to others.”
Gail “Speedy” Martin of Columbia City has been volunteering for 17 years, delivering meals for the hospital because, he says, “I enjoy the people and it is a necessary service for the community.” He also drives for the Columbia City United Methodist Church and the Cancer Society.
Volunteers generally drive the same route one day a week, which takes about an hour to complete. As a token of the hospital’s appreciation, “Meals on Wheels” volunteers receive a free lunch on the day they deliver.
To volunteer for “Meals on Wheels,” call Lea Ann Herron at (260) 248-9803 to have an application packet mailed to your home.

Parkview Whitley Hospital is in need of volunteers to drive for its “Meals on Wheels” program in Columbia City. Volunteers load the meals, which are stored in coolers, into their vehicles and deliver them to residents in Columbia City and no further than one mile outside of the city limits. Following deliveries, the coolers are returned to the hospital.

Pro Fed sponsors The Lighthouse

Pro Fed Credit Union is once again sponsoring The Lighthouse, Whitley County’s Homeless Shelter, during this Christmas season.
Pro Fed Credit Union is seeking donations from the community to help make this Christmas a joyous occasion for the nine families residing at the shelter. Those interested in donating can find the residents’ Christmas wishes on gift tags in the lobby of Pro Fed Credit Union.
The tag(s) and unwrapped gifts should be delivered to Pro Fed Credit Union by Wednesday, December 16. Pro Fed employees will wrap and deliver the gifts to the Lighthouse Shelter.
Pro Fed Credit Union is located in the Columbia Plaza, at 545 N. Line Street, Columbia City, next to Dollar General. For more information, call 244-7222.

Pro Fed Credit Union is once again sponsoring The Lighthouse, Whitley County’s Homeless Shelter, during this Christmas season.

STAR brings Philharmonic to Whitley County

STAR brings Philharmonic Holiday Pops concert to Whitley County
COLUMBIA CITY – STAR is proud to sponsor the Fort Wayne Philharmonic’s Holiday Pops Concert in Whitley County. The concert will be held Tuesday, December 22 at 7:00 p.m. at the First Church of God, 1200 West DePoy Drive in Columbia City.
“The Fort Wayne Philharmonic’s Holiday Pops concert is always a highlight of the holiday season, and we are excited to bring the philharmonic to Whitley County,” said David Smith, President of STAR’s Columbia City region.
Tickets are $12 for adults and $7 for children and can be purchased at STAR’s banking centers and insurance offices in Columbia City, Churubusco and South Whitley, DeMoney-Grimes Funeral Home and First Church of God or by calling  481-0777.
STAR has sponsored the Holiday Pops concert in Whitley County for two years.
“STAR is proud to bring back the Holiday Pops to Whitley County. This special Philharmonic concert will create a memorable performance for you and your whole family,” said John Lefever, President of STAR Insurance Agency.

COLUMBIA CITY – STAR is proud to sponsor the Fort Wayne Philharmonic’s Holiday Pops Concert in Whitley County. The concert will be held Tuesday, December 22 at 7:00 p.m. at the First Church of God, 1200 West DePoy Drive in Columbia City.

Eagle Quest meeting the need

The Whitley County Salvation Army and Eagle Quest Church have teamed up to help “Meet the Need” for Whitley County residents this holiday season. The two organizations are working together to provide much needed food to qualifying families through “Angel Food Ministries.”  The Angel Food Program provides good quality food to over 500,000 families in 35+ states through local host sites such as Eagle Quest Church.
A box of food consists of fresh, frozen, and packaged food that will feed a family of four for about a week at a cost of only $30.00. In cost comparisons the same items ran about $60.00 at local groceries, a good value and a practical way to give a helping hand to people during difficult times.
In past years the Christmas Bureau was able to fill the needs of many during the Christmas Season. With the state of the economy and without the presence of the Christmas Bureau the need is expected to exceed previous years. Those who helped the Christmas Bureau in the past are encouraged to lend a helping hand again this year.
The Salvation Army and Eagle Quest Church are seeking individuals, churches, businesses, and organizations who would like to sponsor a family for Christmas. Those wishing to spread some Christmas cheer by helping a family in need this season can do so by contacting Salvation Army or Eagle Quest Church. Both organizations are located at 1120 N. SR 9, just a half mile north of State Road 30.
Deadline for donations is 12 noon on December 9. Make checks payable to Eagle Quest Church/AFM with “Christmas Food” on the memo line.
For more information, call Pat Mossburg at The Salvation Army at 248-1711.

The Whitley County Salvation Army and Eagle Quest Church have teamed up to help “Meet the Need” for Whitley County residents this holiday season. The two organizations are working together to provide much needed food to qualifying families through “Angel Food Ministries.” 

Whitley County Youth League

County sophomores meet in Youth Leadership Class

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(The first WCYL Class members are shown from left to right as follows: first row, Ashley Ringler, CCHS and Dylan Cozad, WHS; second row, Rachel Fehring, CHS, Morgan Young, CHS, Haleigh Gross, CHS, Jenna Schneider, CCHS, Clint Bechtold, CHS, Lynsi Hicks, WHS, and Fallon Poe, WHS; third row, Connor Reed, CCHS, Wesley Gensch, WHS, Christopher Uecker, CHS, Ethan Smith, CCHS, Brandon Nettrouer, WHS, and Sam Spencer, CCHS.)

High School Sophomores representing Churubusco, Columbia City and Whitko High Schools met in November for the first ever Whitley County Youth Leadership Class. The program is designed to teach and strengthen servant leadership skills to students who have been selected by their guidance counselors and principals to participate. Students are empowered and encouraged to become leaders in their own schools and communities.

EXCEL to host information session in Columbia City

HUNTINGTON, IN—Huntington University’s EXCEL Adult Degree Programs will hold an informational meeting from 6 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, December 8, at the Columbia City site on 220 Frontage Road.
This free-of-charge event is open to anyone interested in the possibility of pursuing an associate or bachelor’s degree through the EXCEL program. Carrie Hoffman, admissions consultant, will be on hand to answer questions.
EXCEL offers evening and online classes tailored to the schedule of working adults. Onsite classes are held one night per week, one subject at a time. Classes last five to eight weeks and lead to an associate degree in organizational management or Christian ministry or bachelor’s degrees in accounting, business administration, human resource management, not-for-profit leadership or nursing.
EXCEL also offers the Gateway Program through which adults can take continuing education classes for personal enrichment or toward the completion of a college degree.
EXCEL classes are held in Huntington, Columbia City and Wabash and online.
For more information about the EXCEL program, log on to www.hu-excel.com, e-mail excel@huntington.edu, or call (260) 244-4350 or (800) 600-4888.

HUNTINGTON – Huntington University’s EXCEL Adult Degree Programs will hold an informational meeting from 6 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, December 8, at the Columbia City site on 220 Frontage Road.

‘Mittens for Munchkins’ program at Parkview Whitley

Parkview Whitley Hospital invites the Whitley County community to share its warmth this winter with the children of the county by participating in the hospital’s first “Mittens for Munchkins” Christmas program.
On Monday, Nov. 23, a Christmas Giving Tree was put in the hospital lobby and outpatient services area, upon which visitors may hang a new pair of mittens or gloves, a hat or scarf.
“Christmas comes but once a year, and although we believe it is essential to reach out to others at all times, the holiday season is a special time in which to share our blessings,” said John Meister, Parkview Whitley Hospital chief operating officer. “It is our pleasure to invite not only the co-workers of Parkview Whitley Hospital, but the community as well to play a part in this special giving program.”
Sock hats and gloves are available for purchase in the hospital’s gift shop, located near the front entrance to the hospital. The gifts will be distributed to families by the Salvation Army of Whitley County following the hospital’s giving deadline of Monday, December 14.

Parkview Whitley Hospital invites the Whitley County community to share its warmth this winter with the children of the county by participating in the hospital’s first “Mittens for Munchkins” Christmas program.

Columbia City Christmas celebration

Christmas is just around the corner. In the big beautiful building in the middle of the square in Columbia City, folks from near and far, uyoung and old, friends and neighbors, greet each other with smiles and anticipation as they admire festive decorations and ejoy refreshments. Wide-eyed children especially are delighted to choose from thousands of cookies lining the tables as smiling servers hand them a cup of hot cocoa. Children listen to Christmas stories quietly as they eat their homemade cookies.

Christmas is just around the corner. In the big beautiful building in the middle of the square in Columbia City, folks from near and far, young and old, friends and neighbors, greet each other with smiles and anticipation as they admire festive decorations and enjoy refreshments. Wide-eyed children especially are delighted to choose from thousands of cookies lining the tables as smiling servers hand them a cup of hot cocoa. Children listen to Christmas stories quietly as they eat their homemade cookies.