Community members are invited to an open forum on drug and alcohol addiction Wednesday.

Partners of the Consortium for Opioids Response and Engagement-East Central Indiana (CORE-ECI) will meet at 7 p.m. at Portland Fire Department, 1616 N. Franklin St.

The new consortium, a composition of several local organizations and IU Health, is dedicated to improving Jay County’s response to drug and alcohol addiction. Wednesday’s discussion will focus on strengthening prevention, treatment and recovery services in the county.

Consortium partners are eager to hear from the public, specifically those who have been impacted by alcohol or drug addiction.

No registration is required.

For more information, contact Molly Hunt with Purdue Extension at (765) 747-7732.

Scholarship available

A scholarship is available to future professionals in the agriculture industry.

Helena Agri-Enterprises is offering $1,000 scholarships to graduating high school seniors planning to study agriculture or science. The company will award scholarships to about 65 seniors across the Midwest pursuing two or four-year degrees in either field. It is available to the Class of 2022 in several counties and states, including Adams, Blackford, Delaware, Jay and Wells counties.

Applications are due Jan. 30, and winners will be notified by March 1. Students can visit to apply.