The Journal Gazette
 
 
Thursday, August 29, 2019 1:00 am

Briefs

Fort Wayne/Allen County

Davis returned to education panel

An Allen County judge has been reappointed to a state panel designed to help college graduates earn law degrees and pursue legal careers. 

Allen Superior Court Judge Wendy Davis has served on the Indiana Conference for Legal Education Opportunity Advisory Committee since 2013 and was reappointed to serve through Aug. 31, 2022.

The committee helps minority, low-income or educationally disadvantaged college graduates, according to a news release. Attorneys nationwide are largely white and male, according to government statistics. 

“The diversity of our community is one of the things that makes Allen County special,” Davis said in a statement. “It's the foundation of who we are, and people rightfully expect to see that diversity when they enter the courtroom.”

Wellspring offers food to Burmese

Wellspring Interfaith and supporting organizations will begin meeting at Autumn Woods Apartments in the parking lot in front of 2021 Carterton Drive on the last Thursday of each month (unless there's a holiday), beginning today, from 9 to 11 a.m.

Wellspring will distribute ethnically appropriate foods to the Burmese community with the assistance of an interpreter.

The United Way of Allen County will hear additional questions from clients.

The rest of the schedule for Wellspring on Wheels this year is Sept. 26, Oct. 31, Nov. 21 (due to the holiday) and Dec. 19 (due to the holiday).

Supporting organizations include United Way, Community Harvest Food Bank and Language Services Network.

Wellspring Interfaith is a nonprofit that has served at-risk populations in the inner city for more than 51 years. 

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Banks visiting northeast Indiana

U.S. Rep. Jim Banks is scheduled to make two public appearances today in northeast Indiana and tour a school and a museum on Friday.

Banks, R-3rd, will speak today at the first graduation of the DeKalb County Veterans' Treatment Court at the DeKalb Circuit Court in Auburn. He also will welcome people attending this afternoon's ribbon-cutting ceremony for the opening of the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Auburn on Lenora Lane in Auburn.

On Friday morning, Banks will tour Garrett High School to learn more about its career development program. He later will tour the refurbished Veterans National Memorial Shrine and Museum on O'Day Road in Fort Wayne, where he will receive an update on the organization's outlook. Banks is an Afghanistan veteran and a member of the House Veterans' Affairs and Armed Services committees.

– Journal Gazette


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