Community Highlights

By Micky Martin

On October 26, Mno-Bmadsen, the nongaming investment arm of the Pokagon Band, hosted its first ever Pokagon Economic Gathering. With four tracks, five panelists, one key-note speaker, four award recipients, 16 breakout sessions, 20 vendors, and 130 participants, Mno-Bmadsen is proud to announce the inaugural economic event a success.

The 2019 Thanksgiving food distribution is approaching. Elders boxes will be distributed first, from Friday, November 22 through Monday, November 25. The hours of distribution are:

November 22: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
November 23: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
November 24: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
November 25: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

After November 22, dates and time are dependent on availability.

For citizens under 55, turkey distribution will be Sunday, November 24 through Wednesday, November 27 at the Commodity Building. Hours of distribution:

Do you or your student need help completing the HEAP application for Spring 2020 or have questions about how to apply to a vocational school or college? Come meet with Higher Education Resource Specialist Polly Mitchell during the month of November. No appointment necessary.

November 7 | 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. | South Bend Admin Office 3733 Locust Rd. South Bend, IN

Improving your credit score is a perfect way to measure personal financial growth. Here are nine ways to make it happen.

1. Pay bills on time
The key factor in credit scoring is your track record for paying your bills on time. Late payments have a negative effect on your credit score, but it won’t be penalized forever. The best thing you can do is to start paying all your bills on or before the due dates. You won’t raise your credit score overnight but paying on time is the most important thing you can do to improve your credit score.

The Domestic Violence Program hosted another series of events and contests this Domestic Violence Awareness Month to educate and inspire the community and government staff.

The program hung posters featuring domestic violence survivors and supporters across the Dowagiac campuses, giving names and faces to the serious issue of domestic violence.