Last Updated on June 20, 2016 by cassnetwork
Here’s your weekday update from Cass County Communication Network for Monday, June 20, 2016. Listen with the link above.
LILLY SCHOLARSHIP ORIENTATIONS:
The timeline for the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship application process has changed, and that’s also resulted in some changes to the criteria for 2017 applicants.
Completed applications must be submitted by September 2, 2016 for consideration.
Cass County students graduating from high school in 2017 who wish to apply for the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship must attend a mandatory orientation for instructions and application materials.
College entrance exam scores are NOT required for this year’s applicants.
Orientations are scheduled Monday, July 18 at 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.; Tuesday July 19 at 9 a.m.; Friday July 22 at 1 p.m.; and Monday July 25 at 5 p.m. at the Cass County Community Foundation Office at 729 E. Market St. in Logansport. Students MUST call and register for a date and time.
The Community Foundation is also reminding Cass County’s non-traditional students that the deadline to submit applications for the “Back Home Again in Indiana” scholarship is July 1.
More information is available on the Cass County Community Foundation’s website at casscountycf.org or by calling 574-722-2200.
MEALS ON WHEELS:
Logansport Memorial Hospital is seeking volunteers for the Meals on Wheels program. Drivers are needed to help deliver meals within the Logansport city limits to seniors in their homes. Deliveries are only made Monday – Friday, with no deliveries on major holidays or in bad weather. The route takes about an hour to complete, and meals are ready to be picked up by 10 a.m. Mileage reimbursement is available, and Logansport Memorial Hospital staff will work with your availability. The volunteer receives a free meal from Café Express at Logansport Memorial Hospital, once the meals have been delivered. You must have a valid driver’s license, complete an application at Logansport Memorial Hospital, pass a background check and attend a volunteer orientation to become a driver for the Meals on Wheels program. For more information, contact Katya Swisher, Director of Nutritional Services at Logansport Memorial Hospital by calling (574) 753-1522 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
IVY TECH WELDING COURSE:
Several spots remain open for Ivy Tech Community College’s 10-week training program in welding being offered this summer in Kokomo. The course prepares students for testing to earn certifications required for gainful employment as a welder and will meet on Ivy Tech’s Kokomo Campus from 8 a.m. to noon Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from July 11 through Sept. 16. It will be taught by a welding instructor certified by the American Society of Welding.
For more details on the course, cost, and potential financial support through WorkOne, call 765-252-5476.
A FREE grant-writing workshop will be held at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday June 21st at the Cass County Community Foundation building, 729 E. Market Street. Non-profits who attend to apply for this year’s grant funding through the community foundation are encouraged to have a representative attend the workshop, which is free to new applicants as well as to those who have received funding in the past from CCCF.
Space is limited so those planning to attend must call CCCF at 574-722-2200 for reservations.
Grant applications can be picked up at the CCCF office, 729 E. Market Street, downtown Logansport, or downloaded from the Foundation website (www.casscountycf.org) after the workshop. The deadline to return completed grant applications is by 5:00p.m. on Friday July 29, 2016. For information about the application process, contact the CCCF office at 574-722-2200.
VETERANS OUTREACH EVENT:
The Indiana Department of Veterans Affairs (IDVA) will be hosting a Community Outreach event for Hoosier veterans, servicemembers and their dependents on Wednesday, June 22, 2016. The event will offer a variety of assistance for participants including introductions to prospective employers, remission of fees, VA benefits, claims process, care and education opportunities.
The event will take place from 10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. EST at the 38th Division Armory, 3912 W. Minnesota Street, Indianapolis, IN 46241. To register, please visit IDVA’s event page or call toll free at 1-844-480-0009. Admission is free and open to the public.
The Logansport city pool opened for the season late last week. The pool is closed on Mondays, but regular hours are Tuesday through Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. Admission is $4 for those age 17 and older, $2 for kids ages 5-16 and free for those ages 0-4. The splash pad is open daily from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. with no charge for admission. The pool and splash pad are located in Muehlhausen Park, formerly known as Tower Park, on 21st Street in Logansport.