October 21, 2020: 6 things to know and 8 upcoming events

Compiled by Michelle Dials for CassCountyOnline.com

Here are a few things we thought you might want to know today (10/21):

🥫 Food Finders will hold a drive-thru mobile pantry at 11 a.m. today (10/21) at Life Gate Church.

📝The Logansport Board of Public Works and Safety will meet at 9:30 a.m. at the Logansport City Building. The Cass County Redevelopment Commission will meet at 10 a.m. at the Cass County Government Building.

🚧 LMU has announced that Water Street will be closed between Holland Street and Kiesling Road from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020.

📱The National Suicide Hotline Designation Act, which assigns the three-digit number 988 as the new National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, was signed into law on Oct. 17, and the number is set to go into effect nationwide by mid-2022. Callers also will be able to continue reaching the suicide hotline at 1-800-273-8255 (TALK). The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a free resource available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for anyone who is in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. It is operated by a national network of over 150 local crisis centers. Read more here.

🗳 According to the Cass County Clerk’s Office, 40 ballots were returned by mail and 2 were returned by e-mail on Tuesday, Oct. 20 and 270 people voted in person at the Cass County Government Building. Early voting is available at the Cass County Government Building from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today through Friday this week, and from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Vote centers will open on Oct. 29 at various locations around the county. Find the full list of voting hours and locations, as well as what’s on the ballot here.

🦠 The Indiana Department of Health announced Tuesday that 1,551 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 through testing at state and private laboratories. To date, a total of 150,664 Indiana residents are known to have had the novel coronavirus. A total of 3,775 Hoosiers are confirmed to have died from COVID-19, an increase of 48 from the previous day. 10 new cases and one new death were announced in Cass County. More info at coronavirus.in.gov. We’re tracking Cass County stats here. Free COVID-19 testing is available at the testing center on Smith Street in Logansport. Appointments are required – visit scheduling.coronavirus.in.gov.

Find more local updates at CassCountyOnline.com.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

💊 On Saturday, October 24, 2020 the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is sponsoring the 19th nationwide “Prescription Drug Take Back” initiative.  The “Take Back” initiative seeks to prevent prescription drug abuse and theft through proper disposal of prescription drugs. Read more here.

📚 Oct. 21: Storybook Walk at Logansport Library, 10 a.m. to noon.

🎟 Oct. 21: Stevie Nicks 24 Karat Gold The Concert plus Vibrant Events Catering at Mary Max Cinemas

🎬 Oct. 22: Fall Break Fun at Mary Max Cinemas

🎭 Oct. 23, 24 and 25: Clue On Stage at McHale Performing Arts Center

🍿 Oct. 24: Fall Break Fun at Mary Max Cinemas

🎼 Oct. 24: Stevie Nicks 24 Karat Gold The Concert at Mary Max Cinemas

🍿 Oct. 25: Free Family Fun at Mary Max Cinemas

🎃 There aren’t as many Halloween events this year, but you can find a list of the ones we’ve received info about here.

For more upcoming events, head to casscountycalendar.com.