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A-8 Local Wednesday, October 10, 2018 The Press-Dispatch HARTING J eff RECORDER PIKE COUNTY As I approach retirement as a control room operator at IPL, I appreciate being considered for Pike County recorder. My wife, Angie, and I own Harting Studio in Petersburg. We have 2 married children and 5 grandsons. We are active members of the Petersburg Free Methodist Church. As your Pike County Recorder I would work to safeguard our county records and your personal property information using the best practices and technology available. Helping the public avoid property fraud would be a priority. The office of Recorder is not just a job, it's a commitment. I believe that my experience in local government and business would be beneficial in operating an efficient and user-friendly office. I would appreciate your vote on Nov. 6. Paid for by Harting for Recorder ELECT JEFF HARTING ✪ 4-term member of the Washington Township Board, with 6 years as chairman. ✪ Member of the Petersburg Fire Territory Executive Board representing Washington Township. Thank You e Right To Life Organizations would like to say a "Special ank You" to all those individuals who helped to make the Right To Life Banquet another huge success. To those who helped to sell the ads, sell tickets, those who helped at the banquet, those businesses who bought ads in the Banquet Book and to anyone else who helped in any way, We Say ank You! Also, if you picked up a donation card at the banquet, it is not too late to send in your donation to the address below. Your Support is Greatly Appreciated! Louis Kavanaugh, Jr. & Van McAtee Daviess & Pike Co. Right To Life P.O. Box 41, Washington, IN 47501 Martin Co. Right To Life P.O. Box 11, Loogootee, IN 47553 AREA HAPPENINGS Petersburg Senior Citizens Center - The senior citizens center is open from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday in the Pike County Courthouse basement. A big meal is served on Wednes- day, and the second and fourth Tuesday a lighter meal is served following Bingo, donations accepted to help with the cost. Everyone is welcome. For more informa- tion, call 812-354-8727. Free Clothing Bank - Oak Grove Church in Oak- land City offers a free clothing bank each Tuesday 9 - 11 a.m. (Oakland City time) for everyone. They carry new and used clothing. Location is on Morton Street, just past Chuckles. Come to the gymnasium door lo- cated at the back of the church. Celebrate Recovery Program – Meets every Sun- day night from 5 to 7 p.m. at 207 Lafayette St. in Win- slow. For more information, call Krystal Breeding 812- 582-2562. Women's Cancer Support Group- The Lange- Fuhs Cancer Center at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center offers a support group for women who have had cancer of any type or are currently undergo- ing cancer treatment. Sessions are the third Tuesday of each month from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Lange-Fuhs Cancer Center Conference Room, located at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center's Dorbett Street en- trance. For more information about the "Women's Sup- port Group," visit and click on "Class- es & Events," or call The Lange-Fuhs Cancer Center at 812-996 -7488. Winslow Alcoholics Anonymous – will meet ev- ery Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. Call 812-789 -8535 for loca- tion of the meeting. Al-Anon meeting – Meetings are each Wednesday at 11:30 a.m., located at 424 W. 7th St. in Jasper. For more information, call 812-887-0349. Narcotic Anonymous – Every Monday at 7 p.m. at River of Life Fellowship Church. Odd Fellows IOOF Pacific Lodge #175 meeting - the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. All area members are encouraged to attend. Otwell Ruritan - will have its monthly meetings the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. Pike Lodge #121 F&AM regular stated meet- ing - the second Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. All area Masons are invited to attend. Jefferson Township Community Center of Ot- well - will have its monthly meetings the first Mon- day of each month at 6:30 p.m. All members are urged to attend. Trunk or Treat - The Union Community Volunteer Fire Department will host a Trunk or Treat on Saturday, Oct. 20, at 7 p.m. (EDT) at Union Community Church Center, located at 3082 N. CR 850 West, Hazelton. There will be a costume contest that will consist of Most Original, Scariest, Cutest, Most Realistic and Best Group. There will be fire trucks, games, food, a bonfire and prizes. Indiana 15 Regional Planning Commission - The regular meeting of the Indiana 15 Regional Plan- ning Commission's Board of Directors will meet on Tuesday, Oct. 23, at approximately 7:15 p.m. (local time) at the Ferdinand Community Center, 1710 Com- munity Drive, Ferdinand, Indiana. The Executive Board will meet at the same loca- tion at 6:30 p.m. Annual Soup Supper - The Union Community Church, on 3082 North CR 850 West, Hazelton, will host their Annual Soup Supper on Saturday, Nov. 10, from 5 -8 p.m. (EST). Donations are suggested, and the money will go to help purchase a Jaws of Life for the fire department. There will be several soups, sandwiches, drinks and desserts from which to choose. Limited delivery avail- able. Marge's Hallmark Gold Crown opening Marge's Hallmark celebrated becoming an official Gold Crown store recently with a ribbon cutting by the Pike County Chamber of Commerce. Owner-operator Marge Leavitt said she has been in business for 26 years. The upgrade took three days for Hallmark employees to come in and redo the inside of her store with all new fixtures. She said the upgrade will also allow her customers more access to Keepsake ornaments, Willow Tree, Precious Moments and Jim Shore Figurines, and more Hallmark Cards. Marge's is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Above are (l to r): Gwen Dunn, Hugh Eskew and Robin Smith, of the Pike County Chamber of Com- merce, Maggie Leavitt holding Carson Leavitt, Marge Leavitt, their best customer, Bev Bement, Gary Leavitt and Pam Harrawood. 716 Main St. Petersburg • 812-354-9372 Visit us at Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday 9-5; Friday 9-6 Book Signing Mary Ann Pride OCTOBER 13 10am to Noon Petersburg resident and author of 11 BOOKS! Promoting her newest book, "Rusty," a story about three boys, a dog and an unbreakable bond. Copies of several titles will be available, all family-friendly, from children to adults. New Keepsake Ornaments Arriving Daily Traffic stops lead to multiple arrests in separate incidents By Andy Heuring A Petersburg man was arrested after police got a report of a Cadillac mak- ing several trips around the CVS building and driving erratically in their parking lot including running over a curb and nearly sideswiping a parked car Saturday eve- ning. Anthony Maxfield, 47, of 1313 E. Spruce St., Peters- burg, was arrested by police Cpl. Jared Simmons, who said he saw Maxfield walk out of the CVS and get into a Cadillac and drive away. Cpl. Simmons said Maxfield was making erratic movements with his arms and vehicle was jerking back and forth in its lane before he stopped him on Main St. Maxfield failed field so- briety tests and refused a blood test. A Jasper man was arrest- ed after police received a 911 call about a white van go- ing all over the road north bound on I-69 early Satur- day morning. Torivio Ortega, 33, of 1533 Dewey St., Jasper was arrested on a preliminary charge of operating a vehi- cle while intoxicated Pike County Deputy Ja- son McKinney said when he received the report at about 5:30 a.m. he went to the I- 69 interchange and saw a white van turn south on Highway 61. As he followed the van Deputy McKinney said he saw it go left of cen- ter three times and off the right side of the road twice before stopping it near the Charger Mine. It was being driven by Ortega. Deputy McKinney said Ortega admitted drinking earlier in the day, but said he had slept since then and thought he was okay. He failed field sobriety tests and was taken to the Pike County Jail, where he tested 0.11 percent for blood alcohol content. The legal limit is 0.08 percent in In- diana. A Princeton man and his passenger were arrested early Sunday morning af- ter police stopped them be- cause the car they were in didn't have a front bumper nor a license plate light. Petersburg Police Cpl. Jared Simmons said at 1:17 a.m. he saw a red Chevrolet S10 pickup driving south on Highway 57 in Petersburg. It turned onto 18th St., Cpl. Simmons said he stopped the truck at the intersection of 18th and Sycamore Sts. It was being driven by Justin Bradshaw, 44, of 217 S. Race St., Princeton. Cpl. Simmons said Brad- shaw had blood shot glassy eyes and his speech was slurred with poor dexter- ity. Simmons said he no- ticed the same thing about Bradshaw's passenger, who seemed extremely nervous due to shaking and sweating a large amount. The passen- ger was identified as Jeffrey L. Whitlow, 45, of 325 E. Wa- ter St., Princeton. According to Cpl. Sim- mons' report Bradshaw failed field sobriety tests and denied he had used metham- phetamine. Cpl. Simmons had the pas- senger, Whitlow, get out of the vehicle. He was walking with a cane. He searched a tool bag and found nothing, but while Whitlow was walk- ing back to the car Simmons said he noticed a rattling sound coming from his cane. According to Cpl. Sim- mons report, when he searched a compartment in Whitlow's cane he found a hypodermic needle and crystal like substance in- side a corner baggie. Whitlow initially said he didn't know anything about the items. Simmons report also stat- ed when he asked Bradshaw about the meth he found, Bradshaw denied knowing anything about it, but later admitted doing meth. Bradshaw was taken to the Daviess Community Hospi- tal where he tested positive for methamphetamine and amphetamine. He was pre- liminarily charged with op- erating a vehicle while in- toxicated (controlled sub- stance). Whitlow was taken to the Pike County Jail and prelim- inarily charged with posses- sion of meth and unlawful possession of a syringe. Goodpaster named Southwest District Assessor of the Year Pike County Assessor Mike Goodpaster was rec- ognized by his peers as the 2018 Southwest District As- sessor of the Year for the In- diana County Assessor's As- sociation. The Indiana County As- sessor's Association (ICA A) is a non-partisan association of Indiana's elected county assessors, which are ded- icated to the improvement and education of county assessors throughout the state. The southwest district includes the following coun- ties: Crawford, Daviess, Du- bois, Gibson, Greene, Knox, Lawrence, Martin, Monroe, Orange, Perry, Pike, Posey, Spencer, Sullivan, Vander- burgh and Warrick. Since 2000, each district in the ICA A has chosen one member who has stood out for their work on behalf of the ICA A and their own county. Goodpaster was for- mally honored at last month's assessor's conference in In- dianapolis. In addition, he was also re-elected for a third term as the SW Dis- trict president, a position he was first elected to in 2016. yeah, it's that fast! net edition Z M The Press-Dispatch. No matter where you live. it takes 3 minutes to subscribe to Call 812-354-8500

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