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Melodies Show raises $4,000 for Relay for Life


shirleyNANNEY editor The thirteenth annual Melodies show held at the Carroll County Civic Center May 11 and 12 raised over $4,000 for Carroll County’s Relay for Life, according to Huntingdon Special School District Director of Schools Pat Dillahunty, who directed the show. This year’s event was in memory of Larry Thomason who died this year…

Throwback Thursday: A Memorial Day tribute from 2003


This week’s throwback Thursday takes a look back at a Memorial Day Tribute in the May 22, 2003 edition of the Carroll County News-Leader written by ACE students Raquel Clark, Chase Sanders, and Seth Segraves. The students wrote tribute stories about Troy Kelly, Buster Norden, and Walt Montgomery.   This was a project of the…

Beautiful weather shines down on Bruceton in May


ronPARK staff writer Organizers and attendees of this year’s Bruceton in May event couldn’t have asked for better weather as the festivities went into full swing on Saturday at Bruceton Memorial Park. Lots of sunshine and moderate spring temperatures made for a very pleasant day to spend outside with friends, family, neighbors, and out-of- town…

Alumnus speaks at Clarksburg D.A.R.E. Graduation


ronPARK staff writer Tim Meggs with the 24th Judicial District Drug Violent Crime Task Force served as guest speaker at this year’s D.A.R.E. Graduation Thursday morning at Clarksburg School. A 1993 graduate of Clarksburg High School, Meggs told the graduating fifth graders how he had once been where they are now and had faced many…

A night of thankfulness: Dilday-Carter Funeral Home thankful for emergency personnel


shirleyNANNEY editor The night of May 2 was a time devoted to food, fellowship and thankfulness when Dilday-Carter Funeral Home personnel hosted a meal at Carroll Bank & Trust’s Community Room in appreciation for the services provided by Huntingdon Fire and Rescue, First Responders and paramedics. Special guests were Tim Boyd and his family, wife,…

MHS art students paint mural at National Guard Armory


ronPARK staff writer The National Guard Armory in McKenzie has a new door. Well, it’s not technically a new door, but it definitely has a new look. That’s because it was recently painted as a mural by art students from McKenzie High School. Spending an hour to an hour and a half a day over…

Community shows support for retired county employee; Around $15,000 raised at Marshall Carter Benefit

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ronPARK staff writer It’s a beautiful thing when a community comes together to help out one of their own in a time of need. And you could definitely feel the love Saturday night as over 300 people turned out at the Carroll County Civic Center in Huntingdon to show their love and support for recently…

Survivor’s Celebration inspires and encourages the abused


shirleyNANNEY editor The Second Annual Survivor’s Celebration, a presentation through C.A.R.E. (Child Abuse Recognition) on Thursday at Bethel University’s Vera Low Building was commemorated with speeches, skits, songs, poems and dance. April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The program was organized and coordinated by Fatelia Avery, president of the C.A.R.E. organization, and a survivor of…

Huntingdon School District has $300,000 in pledges for synthetic field turf


shirleyNANNEY editor Huntingdon Special School District Director of Schools Pat Dillahunty informed school board members that the campaign to raise funds for the multi-purpose synthetic turf field and new track at Paul Ward Stadium is going well. “We have $300,000 in secured pledges and $200,000 in conversation pledges,” said Dillahunty. “There are different levels of…

Dr. Hugh Scarbrough retires from 50-year optometry career


shirleyNANNEY editor Dr. Hugh Scarbrough has retired from a professional career of optometry that has spanned 50 years. Scarbrough, 75, closed his office at 159 Court Square March 31. He says it’s been a journey that has served him well with friendships and experiences that he would have otherwise missed. “I have been blessed by…

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