LOCAL BRIEFS: Learn about diabetes medication


Learn about diabetes medication

Goshen Health will offer a free class on diabetes medications and how they make people feel better from 6- 7:30 p.m. Monday on the second floor of Goshen Heart & Vascular Center. Health officials said this class will help people learn about medications used to treat diabetes, when to take them and how their diabetes medication can help prevent or delay complications.

This class is recommended for adults with diabetes and their family members. No registration for the class is required. For more information, call 574-364-2746.


BMV announces Memorial Day hours

All Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicle branches will be closed May 26-28 in observance of the Memorial Day holiday.

Branches resume regularly scheduled business hours May 29.

For a complete list of branch locations and hours, or to complete an online transaction, visit myBMV.com.


Disaster Recover Center open seven days a week

The Disaster Recovery Center is located at the Lincoln Center, 608 Oakland Ave., and is open from 9 a.m.-7 p.m., seven days a week, until further notice. Residents are encouraged to stop by as soon as they are able, center officials said.

Since the flooding in February was declared as an emergency Feb. 21, Elkhart County Emergency Management requested all residents, businesses, schools, etc. contact its office to report any and all flood-related damage. Later, a one-stop shop was set up for immediate assistance at the Elkhart County Health Depart Lincoln Center.

The Disaster Recovery Center has been set up, with FEMA, to help residents with long-term issues related to the flood. Those who stopped by the one-stop shop earlier this year are invited to also stop by the Disaster Recovery Center, specifically to meet and register with FEMA, but also Small Business Administration, mitigation, and the Elkhart County Long Term Recovery Task Force 2018.

Those who did not stop by the one-stop shop earlier and received damage from the flood are also invited to stop by the Disaster Recovery Center.

For more information, call Elkhart County Emergency Management Agency at 574-891-2238.


Animal Science Day Camp set

Staff members of Purdue Extension Elkhart County will host second annual Animal Science Day Camp June 7 from 8:30 a.m.–3:15 p.m. at the Elkhart County 4-H Fairgrounds, 17746 C.R. 34, Goshen.

This event is open to anyone who has just completed third through sixth grades to learn about animal science and how animal body systems function. There will be many hands-on activities and a session on cheese making and soap making. Participants will learn how products are made from animals and about animal identification, reproduction and the digestive system of animals.

Those who attend will learn how to design livestock handling facilities and use hex bots to test their engineering skills.

This event is free to current 4-H members; non 4-H members can register for a $15 fee. Lunch is included in the day camp. For more information or to register, visit www.extension.purdue.edu/elkhart, or call the Purdue Extension Elkhart County office at 533-0554.

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