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March 20, 2013

Local Briefs: March 21

More meal vouchers available in April

ANDERSON —  The Touchpoint A’la Carte, Senior Meal Vouchers that are distributed at the Community Hospital Anderson Education Center have all been distributed for the month of March.

The next distribution date is Wednesday, April 3 at 10 a.m. at the Community Anderson Education Center, 1923 N. Madison Ave. For more information on this program call 298-2533.

Second Harvest Tailgate Friday

ANDERSON — Second Harvest Food Bank of East Central Indiana will provide food for families in need at a Tailgate distribution on Friday at the old Delco Remy Plant 18, 2900 S. Scatterfield Road.

The Tailgate will take place in the parking area on the north side of the building. Distribution will be from noon to 2 p.m. while supplies last.  For traffic control participants are asked to not line up before 11 a.m.  Limit of three families per vehicle.

For more information:,  800-886-0882, or

IU Health/Ball host blood drive

MUNCIE —  Indiana University Health/Ball Memorial Hospital will host a blood drive in partnership with the Indiana Blood Center from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday in the South Tower Atrium.

Participants may log on to to make an appointment. Donors should bring photo identification and should have a light snack prior to donating. Juice and cookies will be provided at the donation site.

Participation takes less than one hour and a cholesterol, blood pressure, blood type and iron check are included in the donation process.

Postal rally Sunday

INDIANAPOLIS —  Concerned citizens of Indiana will rally Sunday to protect Saturday mail delivery and demand that Congress deliver a better plan to strengthen the Postal Service for the future. The rally will take place at 125 W. South St. at the Downtown Main Post Office at 1 p.m. in downtown Indianapolis.

To learn more about the rally and to RSVP visit:

Crime Watch group meets

ANDERSON — East Side Crime Watch group will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the East Side Church of God in the parlor,  2600 E. 5th St. This group includes the neighborhoods of North Anderson, Highland Heights and Park Place.

For questions contact Tammy Reed at 442-0092.

Carmichael’s former home damaged

BLOOMINGTON  — The one-time home of Indiana-born composer and band leader Hoagy Carmichael has been damaged by a fire.

The man who owns the Bloomington house where Carmichael once lived hasn’t decided whether the house will be razed or repaired following last week’s fire. Homeowner Eric Terhorst tells The Herald-Times  he wasn’t aware the house had a connection to Carmichael.

Carmichael was born in Bloomington in 1899 and went on to write “Stardust,” ‘’Georgia on My Mind,” ‘’Old Buttermilk Sky” and other songs. He died in 1981.

Public defenders to meet

ANDERSON —  The Madison County Public Defender Commission will hold its regular first quarter meeting at 4 p.m. in Hearing Room C on the Third Floor of the Madison County Government Center on Thursday, March 21.

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