Newspaper reschedules blood drive
ANDERSON — The Herald Bulletin, 1133 Jackson St., will host a blood drive on Tuesday, Feb. 4, from 1 to 4:45 p.m. The drive was rescheduled from Jan. 7 due to the inclement weather.
The Bloodmobile will be parked in the newspaper’s lower parking lot behind the building. Appointments may be made by going to www.donorpoint.org or by calling Tammy Everitt at 648-4242.
Food bank Tailgate at the old Plant 18
ANDERSON — Second Harvest Food Bank of East Central Indiana will provide food for families in need at a Tailgate distribution from noon to 2 p.m. Friday at the old GM Plant 18, 2900 S. Scatterfield Road.
The Tailgate will take place in the parking area on the north side of the building. The distribution is while supplies last, and there is a limit of three families per vehicle. Participants should not line up before 11 a.m. the day of the tailgate.
Information: (800) 886-0882.
Brooks, Hanna to speak to tea party
ALEXANDRIA — U.S. Rep. Susan Brooks, R-5th District, will speak at a special town hall meeting, hosted by the Madison County Tea Party, at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Emery Lee Auditorium, located at the 4-H Fairgrounds.
Brooks, who is seeking re-election in 2014, plans to discuss issues and proposed legislation. The audience will have an opportunity to ask questions and express concerns during a 30-minute question-and-answer session. Elwood Chief of Police Sam Hanna, Republican candidate for Madison County sheriff, will discuss his vision to improve the sheriff’s office.
Information: Danny Hayes, 754-7251.
Ball State bus catches fire on I-69
FISHERS — A Ball State University bus fire closed the southbound lanes of Interstate 69 at 126th Street near Fishers on Monday.
The only person on board the bus was the driver, according to university spokesman Tony Proudfoot. The driver smelled smoke in the bus and called for assistance. The driver was not injured, Proudfoot said.