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Friday, April 18, 2014

 Therapy dog Tanner demonstrates obedience by not eating treats placed on his paws. South Bend Memorial Hospital is looking for new therapy dogs to be Pet Therapy Ambassadors.

The hospital is looking for volunteer therapy dogs. Find out how you and your canine friend can get involved.

Krystal Vivian
Posted on April 17, 2014 at 11:00 a.m.
 Experts around Elkhart County say abuse of prescription drugs is a growing problem.

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day will be held April 26. There are several locations around the area that will accept unwanted medications.

Ann Elise Taylor
Posted on April 17, 2014 at 1:21 p.m.
 Families gather at the RiverWalk in Elkhart on Saturday, April 27, 2013, at ADEC’s annual Light the Way for Autism Awareness. This year's event will be on April 26, 2014, at ADEC's space in downtown Elkhart at 319 S. Main St.

Learn about ADEC’s Light the Way for Autism Awareness event coming up April 26.

Angelle Barbazon
Posted on April 17, 2014 at 12:23 p.m.
 Bob and Carolyn Zook pose for a photograph Tuesday April 15, 2014, in front of the foundation of the elder care home they are building in a west Goshen neighborhood.
Posted on April 16, 2014 at 6:20 p.m.

Senior co-housing is one way to address the aging Baby Boomer generation. A Goshen couple is creating the house that will be the first of its kind in Elkhart County.

 Beacon Health System CEO Philip Newbold talks with an Elkhart Truth reporter June 8, 2012, at Granger Community Church. Newbold was talking with newspaper and television reporters after the announcement of the new name of the parent company for Elkhart General and South Bend Memorial hospitals.
Posted on April 16, 2014 at 1:10 p.m.

The proposal, which faced review by the feds, had generated concern from the head of the St. Joseph Regional Medical Center.

 The Center for Hospice Care is seeking volunteers.
Posted on April 16, 2014 at 8:54 a.m.

The center is in need of volunteers to provide support to patients and families in two facilities.

 Martin's Super Markets and Beacon Health Systems are partnering to launch their
Posted on April 16, 2014 at 8:44 a.m.

Maria Haisley is health and wellness adviser of the "Eat Smart. Be Well" healthy communities initiative recently launched by Martin's Super Markets in partnership with Beacon Health System.

 In this Tuesday Nov. 29, 2005 file photo, an expecting mother is examined by a midwife during a home visit in Free Union, Va. St. Joseph Regional Medical Center is offering a Christ-centered childbirth preparedness class. Registration is now open.
Posted on April 16, 2014 at 8:10 a.m.

The new class, "Wonderfully Made Christian," teaches the spiritual benefits of birth and addresses physical well-being.

 Cass County Council on Aging will offer the program “Organizing Financial Paperwork” Tuesday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Lowe Center, 60525 Decatur Road, and 1 to 2 p.m. at Front Street Crossing, 227 S. Front St., Dowagiac.
Posted on April 15, 2014 at 8:39 a.m.

"Organizing Financial Paperwork" program is set for Tuesday and free shredding services will be offered Wednesday.

 A letter from the American Prescription Savings Alliance including prescription savings cards isn't the junk mail it may appear to be.
Posted on April 14, 2014 at 4:02 p.m.

Some people in Elkhart County have been receiving letters from a company called American Prescription Savings Alliance. They say they're pre-activated and ready to use, but are they a scam or the real deal?

 The walk-through inflatable colon teaches visitors about early detection and prevention of colorectal cancer.
Posted on April 14, 2014 at 1:21 p.m.

Colorectal cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related death in the United States. A display coming to Niles will help teach early detection and prevention.

 Nikki Kinkaide, the manager at 523 Tap and Grill in Elkhart, suffered a brain aneurysm in November 2013. Friends and family are planning a benefit for Kinkaide on May 4, 2014, at the downtown restaurant.
Posted on April 11, 2014 at 3:41 p.m.

Friends and family of Nikki Kinkaide are raising money to help pay for medical expenses after the 34-year-old Elkhart woman suffered a brain aneurysm in late November.

 Soda bottles are often used for manufacturing meth. A tube on the top of the container indicates the bottle was used as a hydrochloric gas generator.
Posted on April 11, 2014 at 12:45 p.m.

The Sheriff fielded questions about the growing prevalence of meth trash found on roadsides.

Laura Schlabach
Posted on April 9, 2014 at 12:15 a.m.
 Judge Susan Dobrich will be a panelist for the COA discussion focusing on financial planning.
Laura Schlabach
Posted on April 9, 2014 at 12:14 a.m.
Laura Schlabach
Posted on April 9, 2014 at 12:12 a.m.
Laura Schlabach
Posted on April 9, 2014 at 12:11 a.m.
Laura Schlabach
Posted on April 9, 2014 at 12:08 a.m.
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