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Starting July 16, people anywhere in the U.S. can use the three digit code 988 on their phones, which automatically routes callers to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. When people call, text, or chat 988, they will be connected to trained counselors that are part of the existing National Suicide Prevention Lifeline network. These trained counselors will listen to callers, understand how their problems are affecting them, provide support, and connect them to resources if necessary.
To learn more about the 988 hotline, visit this website (https://988lifeline.org/). Note too that the current, much longer Lifeline phone number (1-800-273-8255) will always remain available to people in emotional distress or suicidal crisis, even after 988 is launched nationally.
HELP: Looking for Community Input to Leave a Legacy
Dubois County and City of Jasper
Dubois County and the City of Jasper are 1 of 9 Hoosier Communities selected by OCRA for the Hoosier Enduring Legacy Program (HELP). HELP is a 52-week program that builds a Strategic Investment Plan aiming to leave a legacy in our community.
With this program, Dubois County and the City of Jasper have each set aside 30% of their ARPA funds to go towards Legacy Projects, along with OCRA matching up to $1 million. This totals to roughly $4.5 million dollars that we are investing in our community!
To develop Legacy Projects, we need community input! This month we will be holding HELP Open Houses around the county to hear from you. We invite you to stop by at one of our open houses to learn more about the program and give your Legacy Project ideas. Legacy Projects must fall under 1 of the 4 categories: Advancing E-Connectivity, Enhancing Quality of Place, Promoting Community Wellness, and Strengthening Local Economies. We look forward to seeing you there!
• October 10th 5:30pm -7:00pm
o Jasper Elementary School Main Entrance
• October 11th 5:30pm -7:00pm
o Ferdinand Elementary School Gym
• October 12th 5:30pm -7:00pm
o Huntingburg Elementary School Gym
• October 13th 5:30pm -7:00pm
o Dubois Elementary School Gym
Town Wide Fall Clean Up
The Fall clean up will take place on Tuesday, October 11th (west side), October 12th (east side), & October 13th if needed. Click here to view accepted and non accepted items during Fall Clean Up.
The Park Board will meet on Wednesday, October 12, 2022 at 4:30PM at Town Hall.
The Ferdinand Town Council will meet on Tuesday, October 18, 2022 at 6:30 PM at the Town Hall.
The BZA & Planning Commission will meet on Wednesday, October 26, 2022 at 6:30 and 7:30 PM at the Town Hall.
The Economic Development Commission will meet on Monday, October 24, 2022 at 6:00 PM at Town Hall.
Flags are available at the Town Hall for purchase.
3x5 - $20
4x6 - $30
3x5 - $30
4x6 - $40
Please take a moment to assist the County in identifying potential sanitary sewer infrastructure improvements throughout the County. Your responses will be used to help identify service areas, assess sanitary sewer service demand and prioritize future infrastructure improvements. We appreciate your help. The survey link below should only take a few minutes of your time. Thank you.
Fall Leaf Pick Up
Leaf pick up will begin on Tuesday, October 18, 2022.
Please have all leaves as close to the curb as possible by 7am on Tuesdays for pick up.
Town employees will make one round through town each week picking up leaves starting on Tuesdays.
You may drop off leaves at the Yard Waste Disposal Site located along the Industrial By-pass, just north of West 23rd Street. Open 7 days a week.