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Food giveaway today in New Castle

Second Harvest Food Bank of East Central Indiana will provide food for families in need at the monthly Second Harvest Tailgate Program from 9-11 a.m. today, Oct. 12, at the First Baptist Church, 709 S. Memorial Drive, New Castle. The distribution is while supplies last, and there is a limit of three families per vehicle.

– Provided by Second Harvest Food Bank

Cadiz Town Council having special meeting Oct. 20 

The Cadiz Town Council will have a special meeting at 2 p.m. Oct. 20 at the Cadiz Fire Department. 

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Ride benefits Safe At Home

The Iron Pigs will present Changing of the Leaves, a benefit ride for Safe At Home on Saturday, Oct. 20. Registration is 10 a.m. to noon, with kickstands up at 12:15 p.m. Riders will meet on Race Street in front of the courthouse. The ride ends at Memorial Park for a hog roast, door prizes and a 50/50 drawing. All vehicles are welcome. Today is the pre-registration deadline. Cost to enter: Motorcycles $20 per driver, $5 passenger; cars $25 unlimited passengers. Includes one T-shirt per entry. For more information, contact Katie or Shelby at 765-518-4120 or Brent Grider at 765-545-0288. All proceeds go directly toward domestic violence and sexual assault victims of Henry County.

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Section 8 Housing wait list closed

The New Castle Housing Authority (NCHA) closed its Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program waiting list effective Oct. 10. NCHA will NOT accept any new applications after this date. There is currently an adequate pool of applicants awaiting placement in the program. When NCHA is prepared to re-open the waiting list, an announcement will be posted in the local newspaper. If your name is already on the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program waiting list, you do not need to take any action at this time. NCHA will maintain your name, date and time you applied. You are still required to update your personal information by submitting changes in writing. While NCHA will not be taking new applications during the time the wait list is closed, staff will continue to process those currently on the list.

– Information provided

Glen Oaks having pie fundraiser

Glen Oaks Health Campus is having a pie fundraiser. Pies are $6 each and all funds will benefit God’s Grain Bin, a local food pantry. Homemade pies can be preordered in either pumpkin or sugar cream by Friday, Nov. 9. To order, call 765-529-5796 and place an order in the business office between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Pies will be available for pickup at the campus between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18.

– Information provided 

Help available for Medicare Part D issues

LifeStream Services is providing free Medicare Part D consultation sessions with trained State Health Insurance Program (SHIP) counselors during Medicare Open Enrollment. To schedule an appointment with a SHIP counselor, participants need to contact LifeStream Services by calling 1-800-589-1121. Participants can enroll for the first time or change existing Medicare Part D plans. Participants should also bring a list of medications and Medicare cards to the appointment. Those interested must call-ahead to make an appointment. In Henry County appointments can be made for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14 in the Economic Development Community Center Room, 100 Main St. Ste. 203, New Castle. One-on-one appointments are also available by calling ahead to the LifeStream offices at 1-800-589-1121.

– Provided by LifeStream

Judge lists steps needed in effort to improve jail

TERRE HAUTE (AP) — A federal judge says officials in western Indiana must take specific steps to improve conditions at a county jail or the court will step in to force changes.

The Tribune-Star reports U.S. District Court Judge Jane Magnus-Stinson issued the order Wednesday. The order comes after Vigo County Council approved plans to add three full-time positions at the Vigo County Jail in Terre Haute and consider additional positions.

A hearing to report on progress is set for Nov. 13.