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Austin Theobald new RES East principal

Longtime Shelby County resident Austin Theobald was recently named as the new principal ...
Following a one-year stint teaching in Florida, the Shelby County resident returned to Indiana and began teaching at Southwestern Elementary School and taught ...

Central Indiana county launching needle-exchange next week

clients can get as part of the needle exchange program at the Austin Community Outreach Center are displayed in Austin, Ind. Indiana's health commissioner approved a one-year needle-exchange program Thursday, May 21, 2015, for a rural county at the ...

Rescuers help homeless stranger and his 11 stray dogs find their way home

He has fought off teenagers trying to take his dogs." On Sunday, a rescue volunteer was to be packing up the dogs and their supplies; everyone was being driven to Austin, Indiana. A Facebook page to follow this amazing adventure is planned for the near future.

HIV Outbreak In Southern Indiana Peaks

(AUSTIN) - Indiana's state epidemiologist says she believes the outbreak of HIV in the southern part of the state has peaked. Pam Pontones tells The Louisville Courier-Journal that there are "very few new cases" -- possibly one, two or sometimes none weekly.

Indiana state epidemiologist says HIV outbreak has peaked

AUSTIN - Indiana's state epidemiologist says she believes the outbreak of HIV in the southern part of the state has peaked. Pam Pontones tells The (Louisville) Courier-Journal that there are "very few new cases" — possibly one, two or sometimes none weekly.

State epidemiologist says HIV outbreak in southern Indiana has peaked - 'very few new cases'

AUSTIN, Indiana — Indiana's state epidemiologist says she believes the outbreak of HIV in the southern part of the state has peaked. Pam Pontones tells The (Louisville) Courier-Journal ( that there are "very few new cases ...

Scott Co. Health Department leases new building for needle exchange program

SCOTT COUNTY, Ind. (WHAS11) – The Scott County Health Department has announced that it will continue its one-stop shop in Austin, Indiana to fight the spread of HIV. The Health Department is partnering with Scott Memorial Hospital in opening a building ...

Indiana's HIV Outbreak Leads To Reversal On Needle Exchanges

On a recent afternoon, Brittany Combs drove a white SUV through a neighborhood at the northern end of Austin, Indiana. In the back of her vehicle, there were hundreds of sterile syringes, each in a plastic wrapper. "Anybody need clean needles today?"

Doctor Treating HIV Epidemic in Indiana: Much Remains to Be Done

Today, another town in Indiana is making national headlines. More than 150 people in the small rural town of Austin, Indiana, have been diagnosed with HIV since December. Although the number of new cases has tapered in the last two weeks, the town ...

How an HIV outbreak hit rural Indiana -- and why we should be paying attention

Workers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) descended upon Austin, the epicenter, about 70 miles south of Indianapolis — prompting some to wonder: How could an HIV outbreak ravage rural Indiana? Cooke knew drug use and infectious ...

Eating Healthy in Austin: Casa Del Luz

Casa Del Luz  is a holistic living sanctuary, beautifully nestled on 1701 Toomey Rd Austin, TX 78704. This macrobiotic themed restaurant and community center goes all out when it comes to serving the…

Tap Your Foot to the Beat at The Roost in Austin

Many music lovers say that few things in this world are better than an evening of foot-stomping, hand-clapping live music, and that's just what The Roost delivers. Once you visit this Austin club, you…
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Campaign in AUSTIN INDIANA: the importance of eating fish !!!

Key message

Eat 200-350 grams of a variety of fish * each week preferably those that are low in mercury. The nutritional value of fish is important for the growth and development before birth, in infancy for breastfed infants and children.

Who should know

Women who are pregnant (or might be pregnant) or breastfeeding. Whoever feeds young children.

What to do

1. Eat 200-350 grams of a variety of fish a week.

    • That is 2 or 3 servings of fish a week.
    • For young children, give them 2 or 3 servings of fish a week acurdo with age and calorie needs.
2. Choose fish low in mercury.
    • Many of the fish we eat most often are lower in mercury.
    • These include salmon, shrimp, haddock, tuna (canned light), tilapia, catfish and cod.
3. Avoid 4 types of fish: tilefish from the Gulf of Mexico, shark, swordfish and king mackerel.
    • These 4 types of fish are higher in mercury.
    • Limit white tuna (albacore) to 159 grams a week.
4. When consumption is fish you have caught or other streams, rivers and lakes, heed warnings signs in water bodies.
    • If the advice is not available, adults should limit this type of fish to 150 grams a week and toddlers in 30-80 grams a week.
5. To add more fish to your diet, be sure to stay within your calorie needs.

Why this advice is relevant

Fish contains important nutrients to developing fetuses, babies who are breastfed and young children. Fish provides health benefits for the general public. Many people do not currently fish eat the recommended amount.



How can I follow Congressman votes that I have chosen in AUSTIN INDIANA

How to . . .   observe about congressional votes  All voting in Congress is a matter of public record. However, not all floor votes are roll call votes. There are voice votes (“aye” or “no”) and pision or standing votes (where the presiding officer counts Members), and these types of votes do not indicate by name how a member voted.

Senate roll call vote tallies are posted online within an hour of the vote.   You can view today´s votes or use the vote tables to look at any roll call vote taken since the 101st Congress (1989).  In addition to vote tallies, the entries also provide brief descriptions of the votes and links to for the texts of the legislation.

House roll call vote tallies are posted online directly following the vote.   You can view votes from this Congress or use the archives to look at any roll call vote taken since the 101st Congress, 2nd session (1990).  In addition to vote tallies, the entries provide brief descriptions of the votes. provides Senate recorded floor votes going back to the 101st Congress (1989-90) and House recorded floor votes going back to the second session of the 101st Congress (1990). To access votes using search for a bill and click on the "Actions" tab. All House and Senate roll call votes will be listed with links to the House and Senate´s web pages.

Congressional Record

The Congressional Record is the official source of information on recorded floor votes.  Votes are printed in the daily Record as they occur on the floor. The votes provide an alphabetical listing of members under “yea,” “nay,” and “not voting” categories and show the overall tally for each category.  However, votes are not identified by party or by state. The Daily Digest section that is printed at the end of each Record shows how many roll call votes were taken that day and show on what page in the Record the votes can be found. TheCongressional Record Index provides subject access to the votes (under “Votes in Senate” and “Votes in House.”)


Domestic violence in AUSTIN INDIANA

Does your partner ever….

> Embarrass you with put-downs?

> Control what you do, who you see or talk to or where you go?

> Look at you or act in ways that scare you?

> Push you, slap you, choke you or hit you?

> Stop you from seeing your friends or family members?

> Control the money in the relationship? Take your money or Social Security check, make you ask for money or refuse to give you money?

> Make all of the decisions?

> Tell you that you’re a bad parent or threaten to take away your children?

> Prevent you from working or attending school?

> Act like the abuse is no big deal, deny the abuse or tell you it’s your own fault?

> Destroy your property or threaten to kill your pets?

> Intimidate you with guns, knives or other weapons?

> Attempt to force you to drop criminal charges?

> Threaten to commit suicide, or threaten to kill you?

If you answered ‘yes’ to even one of these questions, you may be in an unhealthy or abusive relationship. Don’t hesitate to chat or call to 1-800-799-SAFE if anything you read raises a red flag about your own relationship or that of someone you know.

For over 17 years, the National Domestic Violence Hotline has been the vital link to safety for women, men, children and families affected by domestic violence. With the help of our dedicated advocates and staff, we respond to calls 24/7, 365 days a year.

We provide confidential, one-on-one support to each caller and chatter, offering crisis intervention, options for next steps and direct connection to sources for immediate safety. Our database holds over 5,000 agencies and resources in communities all across the country. Bilingual advocates are on hand to speak with callers, and our Language Line offers translations in 170+ different languages.

The Hotline is an excellent source of help for concerned friends, family, co-workers and others seeking information and guidance on how to help someone they know. We work to educate communities all over through events, campaigns, and dynamic partnerships with companies ranging from The Avon Foundation to Verizon. Today, The Hotline is continuing to grow and explore new avenues of service.



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If people in the media cannot decide whether they are in the
business of reporting news or manufacturing propaganda,
it is all the more important that the public understand
that difference,and choose their news sources accordingly.
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