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CMHSAS to re-establish finance committee

Members of the Community Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Board of St. Joseph County have agreed to re-establish a finance committee. Board member John Dobberteen suggested the idea near the conclusion of Tuesday’s monthly board meeting. He suggested the reformed finance committee be made up of one or two CMH board members and also include finance directors from both …

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Students participate in Conservation Tour Day

A milestone event sponsored by the St. Joseph County Conservation District took place this week in Lockport Township. The agency on Tuesday and Wednesday staged its 50th annual “Conservation Tour Day” at Covered Bridge Park. Fourth-grade students from all nine school districts in the county, as well as from Lake Area and Factoryville Christian schools, took part in the day-long …

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Glen Oaks buy-a-brick campaign underway

Glen Oaks Community College is promoting a program that invites prospective donors to “leave a legacy.” The Glen Oaks Community College Foundation is accepting through May 31 orders for Phase 3 of its buy-a-brick campaign. The concept allows donors to honor a graduate, family member or friend with their names laser-engraved into the bricks. Four-by-eight-inch bricks are $50 and eight-by-eight-inch …

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County dedicates veteran transition home

St. Joseph County officials dedicated the county’s first veterans transition home during a ceremony on Friday (4-28-17). The house is for veterans who recently finished their term in service and want to live in the county, said Stoney Summey, director of veterans affairs for St. Joseph County. The home, located in the 21000 block of Schweitzer Road in Lockport Township, …

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Woman arrested after fleeing police

A police pursuit occurred early Sunday in Dowagiac. Cass County Sheriff ’s Department deputies said the incident took place around 4:45 a.m., when a 27-year-old woman fled from police and crashed her vehicle. With the help of a police K-9, the woman was found in a wooded area near the crash location and was taken to Dowagiac Lee Memorial Hospital …

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CMHSAS compliance under scrutiny

The makeup of the Community Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Board of St. Joseph County is under scrutiny. To be in compliance with the state’s Mental Health Code related to such panels, it must include members who themselves or are related to someone who – past or present – has undergone some form of counseling. The debate centers on …

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