The Maiden Lane Church of God in Springfield will host a community blood drive Saturday, July 29 from 8 a.m. to 12 noon in the Fellowship Hall, 1201 Maiden Lane and will thank everyone who registers to donate with a free Community Blood Center “Find Your American Spirit” t-shirt.…

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The Abilities Connection (also known as TAC Industries) has combined efforts with dozens of similar nonprofit agencies to advocate on behalf of people with disabilities at the SourceAmerica Grassroots Advocacy Conference in Washington, D.C., June 12-15. …

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During Memorial Day weekend, Ferncliff Cemetery, Arboretum and Crematory paid tribute to deceased military and all who have died. Ceremonies and activities brought together families, community members, military and religious dignitaries as well as government officials.…

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Local law enforcement, and community partners are coming together and creating a positive, welcoming and safer environment for those who utilize the multi-use trail network throughout the Springfield / Clark County community. The Springfield Police Department will be expanding their patrols on bike for the Springfield trail network.  …

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Thanks to the generous donations by Springfield Foundation and Community Health Foundation, the Clark County Combined Health District was awarded $7,000.00 in grant money to purchase Naloxone kits for each Springfield Police officer (90) and Clark County Sheriff’s deputies (25). The Community Health Foundation gave $2,000.00 and the Springfield Foundation gave $5,000.00. Naloxone blocks or reverses the effects of opioid medication, including extreme drowsiness, slowed breathing, or loss of consciousness.…

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At the May 24, 2017 meeting of the Clark County Commissioners heard a presentation from Board of Elections Representatives Jason Baker and Amber Lopez. The presentation represented a preliminary proposal for the replacement of the voting machines throughout the county. According to Baker and Lopez, the current voting machines were purchased in 2005 from ES & S. Because of the need to transport the machines from the board of elections to the polling locations, the equipment is jostled and dinged. The machines are failing regularly during critical times in the voting cycle. They are proposing a total replacement of all the current equipment. During the last election 49 ballots came in to the Board of Elections un-scanned at the polling location. Baker and Lopez have four quotes for the basic equipment, one quote for American with Disabilities Act (ADA) voting equipment and a quote for security carts that will protect and secure the equipment during transport.…

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