News From Terre Haute, Indiana


April 12, 2014

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Terre Haute

Finances the topic at Brown Bag event

“Rules of the Road: Understanding Your Financial Goals” will be the topic of the Vigo County Public Library’s Brown Bag event from 12:10 to 1 p.m. on Thursday at the library.

Evan Lunsford, a local financial advisor with Edward Jones, will discuss the basics of the stock market, fixed income investing, understanding annuities, college education planning, employer retirement plans and insurance. There will also be a 1-on-1 question-and-answer time.

The session is free and open to the public. For more information, call the library at 812-232-1116.

Terre Haute

Parks, cemeteries hiring grass cutters

The Terre Haute Parks and Cemeteries departments will host a job fair from 9 a.m. to noon on April 25 at the pavilion in Collett Park.

Job applications will be accepted for the position of seasonal hourly grass cutter. Ten openings need to be filled. Applicants should bring photo identification and their Social Security card to the event. A job description and applications can be found on the city website at www.terrehaute.


Fire District receives fire rating

Property owners in Riley Fire District may benefit from an improved fire protection insurance rating starting July 1.

In November 2013, Riley Fire Department underwent a re-inspection by the Insurance Services Office, which grades a community’s fire protection abilities. The grading is largely focused on the fire department operation but also includes the 911 center and water supply infrastructure.

This rating can be used by insurance carriers to determine homeowners and commercial property insurance premiums. Riley Fire District improved its classification to Class 5 for the entire community. Many communities have two different fire protection ratings within the same area, as properties near fire hydrants receive a better rating. Because the fire department demonstrated the ability to provide adequate water supply to the rural areas without fire hydrants, Riley residents will receive the same benefit throughout the entire community.

Property owners in the fire district may contact their respective insurance companies with questions about the improved rating and insurance premiums.

For more information, call fire chief Jeff Fox at 812-894-3610, ext. 13.

Terre Haute

‘Last Will’ program coming up at library

The free educational program, “Last Will and Testimony,” will be offered from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. April 24 in lower-level classrooms B and C at the Vigo County Public Library.

The four-part program is designed to provide resources so people can make informed choices regarding long-range planning and enhance their quality of life.

The class will cover four parts:

• Senior Law Instruction, which includes information about senior rights, Medicaid, Medicare and senior living arrangements;

• Asset Protection, which details health and life insurance, keys to successful investing, tax efficient transfers of wealth without a revocable trust and how to title assets to accomplish your goals, living accommodation options and information regarding veteran benefits;

n Vital Documents, which will focus on wills and trusts and power of attorneys, funeral planning, cremation and green burials; and

• Eternal Living Accommodations, which will provide information to ensure peace of mind.

A light lunch will be provided courtesy of Westridge Healthcare.

Reservations are required. Class size is limited. Call 812-917-4970 or 1-877-223-6109.

Upon completion of the classroom presentation, participants will receive a certificate. The class is offered quarterly.

Terre Haute

ViaQuest acquires Indiana operations

ViaQuest, Inc., a regional health services provider, announced that it has acquired the Indiana operations of TriStar Home Health and Hospice, a division of Trilogy Health Services, LLC, of Louisville, Ky.

The acquisition, effective immediately, includes TriStar operations, known as Vibrant Home Health Care, serving 22 Indiana counties from locations in Evansville, Huntingburg and Terre Haute; Care One Homecare Services, serving 11 central Indiana counties from its Muncie office; and Serenity Hospice, serving 25 counties from branches in Lafayette, Fowler and Terre Haute. The 180 people employed by Vibrant, Care One and Serenity are now employees of ViaQuest.

ViaQuest, founded in 1999 as a provider of health, residential and employment services for individuals with disabilities, has in the past eight years expanded into home health and hospice through new ventures and acquisitions. Each of the Indiana companies will operate as subsidiaries of ViaQuest Home Health and Hospice. ViaQuest Home Health and Hospice serves western Pennsylvania and major metropolitan areas in Ohio.

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