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Governor Mike Pence declares Oct. 22 SmileSafe™ Day in Indiana

October 21, 2014

Gov. Mike Pence has issued a proclamation declaring Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, SmileSafe Day in Indiana. This day of recognition celebrates the partnership between Lifetouch and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children in providing SmileSafe photo ID cards to help parents and law enforcement obtain a current school picture if a child goes missing.

State health department opens Ebola call center

October 21, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS—The Indiana State Department of Health opened a call center for the public to answer questions regarding Ebola Virus Disease. Health representatives are available to answer questions regarding symptoms, screening and diagnosis of Ebola.
The call center telephone number is 877-826-0011. It is open Monday through Friday, 8:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. (Eastern). Call 888-561-0044 for the hearing impaired.

Resurface closes S.R. 8 in LaPorte County starting Wednesday

October 20, 2014

LaPORTE COUNTY – Resurfacing work will close State Road 8 between U.S. 421 and S.R. 39 beginning on or after Wednesday, Oct. 22, depending upon weather. The detour for through traffic follows U.S. 421, S.R. 10 and S.R. 8.
Rieth Riley Construction of LaPorte is patching and resurfacing this section of S.R. 8 as part of a $1.8 million Indiana Department of Transportation contract. Construction should be completed by the end of November.

Walorski tours American Oak

October 15, 2014

INDOT Northwest hiring dozens for winter work

October 11, 2014

LAPORTE – The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) aims to hire as many as 30 Seasonal winter program workers at a job fair next week. Potential employees should attend the job fair on Friday, Oct.17 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (CST), located at the INDOT LaPorte District Office (315 E. Boyd Blvd., La Porte, 46350).

DTFSC partners with CDC for national tobacco education

October 11, 2014

STARKE Co. — Drug and Tobacco Free Starke County (DTFSC) has partnered with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to conduct a national search to identify candidates who are willing to share tobacco-related stories for an upcoming national tobacco education campaign, “Tips from Former Smokers” (Tips).
DTFSC will assist the CDC in identifying individuals who fit the criteria and may be interested in participating in the 2016 Tips campaign.
To qualify, stories will be considered from former smokers who:

Knox Planning Commission reschedules November meeting

October 11, 2014

KNOX — As the regular November meeting date for the Knox Planning Commission falls on Election Day, the next meeting of the Commission will be at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 5. The meeting will include a public hearing on minor modifications to the City’s Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance.
The changes were made to clarify differentiation between permitted and special uses in the C-2 General Commercial District, but do not involve any change in policy. The changes were finalized and approved by the Commission during their October meeting.

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