The Herald Bulletin

February 5, 2014

Local and State Briefs: Jan. 5


The Herald Bulletin

---- — Voucher distribution rescheduled

ANDERSON — The Touchpoint A’la Carte, senior meal voucher distribution scheduled for today, has been canceled.

The vouchers will instead be distributed on Friday from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. at the Community Hospital Anderson Education Center, 1923 N. Madison Ave., located north of Community Hospital.

Information: 298-2533.

STD/HIV clinictime changed

ANDERSON — Madison County Health Department’s walk-in STD/HIV screening clinic will have a time change this week.

Services will be offered from 2 to 6 p.m. Friday. There will be no morning clinic on this date as the morning practitioner will be out of town.

Information: 646-9207.

Visitor Bureau’s luncheon Feb. 13

ANDERSON — The date of the Visitor Bureau’s annual meeting has been pushed back one day to Thursday, Feb. 13. The luncheon will still take place at the Gaither Music Studio from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Anyone who has not replied with a RSVP is asked to do so by Friday. Those who have already sent a RSVP are asked to do so again for the new date.

Information: 643-5633.

Tonight’s top prize is $215 million

INDIANAPOLIS — The estimated $215 million top prize in tonight’s Powerball drawing is heating up the imagination of players across the state.

More than 17,000 players won prizes from $4 to $10,000 in Saturday night’s drawing. One of the two $10,000 winning tickets was purchased at Low Bob’s Discount Tobacco on East 53rd Street in Anderson.

Muncie hotel would have job training

MUNCIE — An advocacy group for the disabled is working on plans to build a hotel in downtown Muncie that will provide hospitality-industry training to its clients.

Arc of Indiana associate director Kim Dodson says the organization hopes to start construction this spring on the 150-room, six-story hotel near Muncie’s convention center.

Dodson tells The Star Press the group expects to sign a franchise agreement with an international hotel company within the next few weeks.

Plans are for the hotel to have a small portion of its staff be people with disabilities who are in job-training programs.

Pence, governors ask for propane help

MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton and six other governors, including Gov. Mike Pence, are writing to President Obama asking for help in addressing the propane shortage and price increases.

They are asking for the administration to help increase propane supplies through “every means of transport.”

They encouraged Obama to consider regulatory waivers aimed at increasing supplies and hoped the Small Business Administration would ease loan requirements to help communities respond to the shortage.