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March 20, 2014

Local briefs: March 20

Basketball semistate tickets on sale

ANDERSON — The Liberty Christian Lions will play in the boys basketball semistate on Saturday, March 22, at Lafayette Jeff High School.

The Lions will play Marquette Catholic at 1 p.m. Tickets are on sale at both the elementary and secondary offices for $8. WQME at 98.7 FM will be broadcasting the game live.

Triad to discuss Medicare changes

ANDERSON — Madison County Triad will hold a meeting at 10:30 a.m. today about the changes in the way patients are covered under the Medicare-Fee-for-Service-Payments program. If not informed, patients could end up owing thousands of dollars for being hospitalized for a few days if Medicare does not cover the condition. There are important changes in how Medicare now pays for rehabilitation.

Speakers will be Tom VanOsdol of St. Vincent Anderson Regional Hospital; Cindy Ruffer, director of quality, risk and regulatory readiness at St. Vincent; and Dr. Gary Edwards, director of pharmacy at St. Vincent. From Community Hospital, there will be Pat Woods, director of case management, and Vicki Thomas, clinical liaison for community long term care. The meeting will be at the Mounds Mall in the theater area.

Head Start to host open house

ANDERSON —— Transition Resources Corporation will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house at its new location for its TRC Anderson Head Start Center.

The celebration is set for Friday, April 4, with the ribbon-cutting ceremony at 2:30 p.m., followed by the open house from 3 to 6 p.m. The recently renovated facility serving preschool children is at 812 W. 13th St. in Anderson.

BSU prepares to idle its coal-fired boilers

MUNCIE — Ball State University officials are preparing to stop burning coal at the campus steam plant as the school pushes ahead with its partial conversion to geothermal energy.

Ball State engineering director Jim Lowe says the four coal-fired boilers dating to the 1940s on the Muncie campus will be shut down by Thursday. That will bring an end to the school’s annual burning of up to 36,000 tons of coal that released sulfur dioxide and other air pollutants.

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