Point Man Ministries of Newburgh is a safe refuge where veterans, whether they left the military decades ago or have recently returned to civilian life, can turn for help. With support from our members who have “been there”, hurting veterans can realize they are not alone. We serve as facilitators by connecting veterans with resources and support within the community.
Those who wish to pursue a teaching career can now apply for the Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship. Designed to help high-achieving students passionate about education keep their college costs down and share their talents in Hoosier schools, the scholarship is awarded to 200 students across the state that commit to teaching in Indiana for five consecutive years upon graduation. Recipients will receive up to $7,500 per year of college for up to four years. Learn more.
Explore a new career with Indiana State Police (from Sept. 6 News Email)
Those interested in serving as an Indiana State Trooper are encouraged to apply for the 80th Indiana State Police Recruit Academy. A career with the Indiana State Police could include patrolling Indiana roads, being behind the controls of a helicopter, or handling explosives and firearms with an expert’s touch. Click here to learn more about the responsibilities and duties involved.
Candidates must meet the following requirements:
Must be a United States citizen;
Must be at least 21 years old, but younger than 40 years old when appointed;
Must have vision correctable to 20/50;
Must have a valid driver’s license;
Must have a high school diploma or GED; and
Must be willing to live and serve anywhere in Indiana.
As a trooper trainee, recruits can earn a bi-weekly salary of $1,615 and a pension. Click here to learn more about the benefits. ISP was established in 1933 with 16 troopers and has grown to employ more than 1,300 enforcement personnel.
The deadline to apply is Nov. 3. Click here for more information.
College planning help available Sept. 12 (from Sept. 6 News Email)
As a mother preparing my children for college, I know firsthand how important financial aid is to help students go to school. Students and parents interested in learning about financial aid opportunities should attend a meeting with INvestEd at 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 12 at New Tech High School. INvestEd will present information on the types of financial aid available including aid from federal and state governments, as well as institutions. You can also learn about key sections of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid form, which is the starting point to financial assistance for all students.
For over 35 years, the goal of INvestEd has been to provide students with solutions to put higher education within reach. Providing affordable choices to Hoosier students before college is the best way to limit excessive debt after college.
To learn more about INvestEd and how Indiana is helping students and families in our community, visit INvestEdIndiana.org.
Senate Republican communications internships
Applications are now open for the Indiana Senate Republican Caucus internship program for the 2020 legislative session, which include opportunities for interns to serve in the Senate Majority Communications Office as a press secretary or multimedia intern.
Press secretary interns work alongside their assigned press secretary and respond to all of the media needs of their Senators.The responsibilities of this role include:
. Writing and editing columns, op-eds and press releases on key legislation;
. Creating e-communication and social media strategies;
. Working with members of the media to coordinate interviews;
. Photographing members during session and committee; and
State Sen. Jim Tomes (R-Wadesville) poses with Vanderburgh County K-9 Deputy Archie ahead of his evening ride along Friday, Sept. 6. Deputy Griffin Bush (not pictured), Archie and Tomes patrolled greater Vanderburgh County for several hours Friday evening.
“It was an honor to ride along with Deputy Bush and Archie,” Tomes said. “As a legislator, it is important to know what our local law enforcement needs on a training and tactical level to combat crime. I was able to take part in a few stops Friday evening and witnessed firsthand our local law enforcement in action, and I commend the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Department for their work to keep our communities safe.”
Indiana Treasurer Kelly Mitchell to run for Congress
Indiana Treasurer Kelly Mitchell has filed to run in the 5th Congressional District race to replace Susan Brooks. Learn more HERE.
Stay in touch with GOP state legislators representing our area by clicking the links below.
Reps. Bucshon and Carson Introduce Legislation to Advance Efforts to Address Preventable Maternal Mortality ( from Sept 5, 2019 Press Release)
U.S. Representatives Larry Bucshon, M.D. (IN-08) and André Carson (IN -07) introduced the Excellence in Maternal Health Act (H.R. 4215) to authorize the Department of Health and Human Services to establish grant programs to develop and disseminate best practices to improve maternal health care quality, training, and education in order to reduce preventable maternal mortality.
“As a physician and a father of four, I understand the importance of ensuring the health of mothers during pregnancy and after the delivery of newborns,” said Dr. Bucshon. “This is a critical time for both the mother and the child as a new life is brought into the world. We must do better in our approach across the entire nation, especially in rural America, to use best practices and provide necessary resources to stop preventable maternal mortality which is why I have introduced the Excellence in Maternal Health Act. I believe this bipartisan legislation will benefit patients and communities that are currently struggling.”
President Donald J. Trump Has Dedicated His Administration to Fighting Back Against the Opioid Crisis (from Sept. 5, 2019 Press Release)
The President announced $1.8 billion in new grants to help States fight the opioid crisis and to help prevent more American lives from being lost to overdose. These grants include more than $900 million in grants for States and territories to address the opioid crisis in their communities. An additional $900 million will be awarded through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for research into overdose treatment and improving overdose data.
Indiana to Receive More Than $18 Million to Combat Opioid Epidemic (from Sept. 4, 2019 Press Release)
U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Mike Braun (R-Ind.) applauded the announcement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that Indiana will receive $18,147,223 in grant funding to help address the opioid crisis.
“As I travel across Indiana it is clear that no community has been spared from the harmful impacts of opioids,” said Senator Young.“Today’s announcement is welcome news for Indiana as we fight to curb this devasting opioid epidemic. More funding will allow more access to prevention services and treatment options for countless Hoosiers struggling with opioid addiction across our state.”
“$18 million is significant funding to curb the opioid epidemic and it will make measurable movement towards fixing this crisis,” said Senator Braun. “In addition to these valuable funds, I have offered bipartisan solutions that address the opioid crisis plaguing Hoosier families and communities.”
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