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December 5, 2018

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A-4 Local Wednesday, December 5, 2018 The Press-Dispatch Community Scholarship Program accepting applications This year, donors to the Pike County Community Foundation are again mak- ing scholarship awards available through the Foun- dation's Community Schol- arship Program. "Many foundation do- nors have honored their loved ones, high schools, or professions by endow- ing scholarship opportuni- ties through the Founda- tion," said Cindy Gaskins, director. "We administer separate scholarship funds established by individuals, families and organizations to assist local students in pursuit of advanced educa- tion. Together, these schol- arships make up our Com- munity Scholarship Pro- gram." Students may apply for one or more scholarships, as long as they meet the par- ticular eligibility require- ments. Details about each scholarship and the applica- tion are posted on the foun- dation's website, www.Com- munityFoundationAlliance. org/Pike. Eligibility requirements and selection criteria are determined by donors and are posted on the website. Each scholarship is unique and supports students with a variety of backgrounds, educational goals, and eco- nomic statuses. Awards are made without regard to race, creed, color, sex, reli- gion, or national origin and are based on a competitive process which may consid- er academic achievement, extracurricular activities, personal aspirations, edu- cational goals, and finan- cial need. The Foundation offers the following tips to help students complete their ap- plications: 1. Begin working on the application early. 2. Search for scholarships that match your unique in- terests and hobbies. 3. Take the time to write required essays. It's worth the extra effort. 4. Follow all instructions carefully and make sure you are submitting all the required parts (including letters of recommendation, transcripts, etc.). Check and double-check your ap- plication before submitting. 5. Ask a friend or teach- er to read your application and essay for any mistakes that you may have missed. Applications are accepted on the website, www.Com- munityFoundationAlliance. org/Pike. The deadline is 12 midnight on Sunday, Feb- ruary 24, 2019. For further information or assistance, contact Cin- dy Gaskins, director, at 812- 766 -0550 or director@pike- SICKMAN CELEBRATES 90TH BIRTHDAY WITH OPEN HOUSE, DEC. 8 John Sickman will be cel- ebrating his 90th birthday with an open house from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec 8, at the Community Center in Stendal. No gifts are re- quested. Cards may be sent to: John Sickman, 9116 S Coun- ty Rd., Stendal, IN 47585. Birthday Dr. Moss' book signing, 'A Surgeon's Odyssey' Dr. Richard Moss was at the Petersburg Library last Monday night, November 26, to discuss his new book, A Surgeon's Odyssey. According to Moss, he grew up in the Bronx, one of five boys raised by a sin- gle mother, and no one ex- pected that he would even- tually receive a degree in medicine. He started with a "humble beginning," as he said, but Moss ended up be- coming an Otolaryngologi- cal surgeon, an ear nose and throat doctor. A fter his res- idency, he did not know if he wanted to set up a prac- tice or travel to under-devel- oped countries to assist with growing needs there. Without giving away the story, his book discusses his journey and how he end- ed up making his decision through a fortune cookie at a Chinese restaurant on Ca- nal Street in New York City. Dr. Richard Moss was at the Petersburg Library last Monday night, No- vember 26, to discuss his new book, A Surgeon's Odyssey. Dubois County Museum lists Dec. events The Dubois County Muse- um is dressed and ready for December and the Holiday Season. Make a scheduled stop today to see the rooms at the museum all a glow with Christmas trees and bright lights. Over thirty trees are decorated. In Room three there are eleven special trees glowing with red, white, and blue colors with the theme of Americana/God Bless America. • Saturday, Dec. 8, Cookie Walk from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; story time at 10 :30 a.m. in the children's area. • Sunday, Dec. 9, Cookie Walk, from 1 to 3 p.m.; Du- bois County Country Clog- gers perform at 1:30 p.m. En- joy their high energy dances. Refreshments served. • Saturday, Dec. 15, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Christmas Lego Train at the museum. Donnie and Lori Richard- son will return to the muse- um with their Model Train set made entirely of Legos. At Christmas see their spe- cial Christmas features; starting at 10 :30 a.m. Sto- rytime for the children on Trains/Legos theme. Hear stories, make crafts and do activities; 12:30 p.m. Movie with free popcorn, in the Log House area. • Sunday, Dec 16, 1:30 p.m., Blake Buechlein, from Jasper Animal Center, brings his live assortment of rep- tiles, including the alligator found in Patoka River a few years ago and his collection of snakes, lizards, tortoises andturtles. Fascinating. • December 24, 25, 31, and January 1, the museum is Closed. The museum vol- unteers will open the muse- um for regular hours from December 26 through the 30th. The museum is open Tues- day through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday 1 to 4 p.m. Closed on Mon- day. ABATE donates to Head Start, Somebody's Place ABATE of Indiana, Region 13, Pike County donated $418.50 to both Pike County Head Start and Somebody's Place last week. Left: Molley Wuchner, assistant director of Head Start, receives a check from Aaron Meyer, Reno Richardson and Verna Richardson, of ABATE. Head Start teacher Lisa Purkhiser and students Jace Murry, Coby Huffman, Kiyra Fuchs and Allie Isaacs look on. Right: Aileen Grubb, of Somebody's Place, second from left, accepts a check from ABATE of Indiana, Region 13, Pike County members Reno Richardson, Aaron Meyer and Verna Richardson. CR300 N Continued from page 1 this area." She said this current prospect and any industrial project at any of the sites in a 4,000 -acre area tar- geted by Pike County for develop- ment would require CR 300 N. to be improved so it can handle indus- trial traffic. Pike ECD officer John Manda- bach, of Bowman Family Holdings, which owns and is marketing the industrial sites, said, "This road is critical. INDOT realizes this road is critical. They realize this is the first area of development." Council President Greg Willis asked about the increased costs from last year's application to this year's estimated costs. Ashley Willis said this year's ap- plication has several things added. She said it includes an environmen- tal impact study on much more ar- ea. She said it was decided it would be both a time and money savings to do all environmental impact for all of CR 300 N., as well as a pro- posed future project of CR 175 E. It also includes a significant up- grade to the rail crossing. An engineer with BLN, which is working on the project, said they also built in cost inflation for 2023 construction. "When you are deal- ing with a project designed in 2019 and constructed in 2023, there are always going to be changes. We added a 20 percent contingency so you get accurate costs, instead of us having to come back later and say we need $500,000 more." She also explained these costs are part of the 80 -20 grant. But if they have to come back and request more money later, it might be 100 percent Pike County's cost. Willis and Mandabach said re- cently Lt. Gov. Suzanne Couch did a site visit and one of her questions was about the narrow access road. On Monday, when Pike County Commissioner Jeff Nelson heard Willis talking about industrial pros- pects visiting the area, he said, "I'll make a comment. It is a large mount of money. But that is what EDIT money is for. Also, this is the first time you have spoken that there is interest in the area." Nelson said he was glad to hear the Pike EDC talking about an in- dustrial prospect being interested in Pike County. Nelson said he thought it was im- portant for Pike County residents to hear there is real interest in the county. Mandabach, on Tuesday, told the County Council several prospects have made site visits. He said be- fore a site visit is undertaken, the county has already gone through at least a couple of rounds of elim- ination. He said most of the interest in Pike County has been in the heavy industrial sites. He added that IN- DOT and the Indiana Economic De- velopment Corp both understand this road is a priority. "You can't go to those heavy in- dustrial sites without driving down that road. The discussion comes up, how are trucks going to get there? " Mandabach said it is important to get this project in the queue for a grant. He added that because the state officials know about the road's importance to development here, if a project would select Pike County, it is possible the grant could be fast tracked to help facilitate investment in the new business. Willis explained the council was not approving the funding for the project at this point. They were just approving a resolution supporting it. However, the funding would be required later. She added, the $1.046 million would not have to be paid at once, but could be paid in a series of payments over five years. She said the Economic Develop- ment Income Tax fund has a bal- ance of $ 3.3 million, with an esti- mated revenue of about $1.1 million projected in 2019. "When you are ready for it, I will make a motion," said Councilman Randy Harris. His motion was seconded by Greg Mangin and approved by a 7- 0 vote. The deadline to apply for the grant is December 7, which is why the council had a special meeting. INDOT is expected to announce the grant winners in February. Speeding results in marijuana arrest of Oakland City man By James Capozella Joshua J. Eager, 35, of 8228 S. CR 300 E., Oakland City, was cit- ed for speeding and driving while suspended, and arrested for posses- sion of marijuana after Pike County Deputy Sheriff Paul Collier stopped Eager for traveling west on SR 64 at approximately 74 miles per hour. Collier's report stated Eager said his license was suspended but he had an ID card. Collier noticed a faint odor of raw marijuana on Ea- ger. Eager then stated he had mar- ijuana in the front pocket of his hoodie. Collier was given permis- sion to retrieve it and found a plas- tic baggie, which was known to contain marijuana. Permission to search the vehicle turned up noth- ing else illegal, according to the re- port. Eager was then transported to the Pike County Jail. Maxfield arrested for dealing meth after traffic stop By Andy Heuring A Winslow woman was arrest- ed for dealing meth after she was stopped early Saturday morning for a traffic violation. Angela S. Maxfield, 48, of 506 E. Lafayette St., Winslow, was stopped by Pike County Deputy Sheriff Buck Seger on Cato-Winslow Road at 1:34 a.m. Deputy Seger said he saw Maxfield driving north and go left of center. He said he was get- ting ready to turn on his emergen- cy lights to stop Maxfield when she turned onto CR 50 S. and stopped in the intersection. He said he turned on his emer- gency lights and stopped to talk to her. She told Deputy Seger she stopped so he would go around her. Deputy Seger said while talking to Maxfield, he noticed the odor of burnt marijuana and that she ap- peared extremely nervous and was rambling incoherently. Seger asked Maxfield if she had smoked marijuana. She said she was allergic to it and can't smoke it. He said she was shaking so bad- ly when she got out of the vehicle, she nearly fell down from her legs trembling. According to Deputy Seger's re- port, police located a brown bag, a floral bag and a blue bag. Inside the blue bag, they found two smaller corner baggies with a crystal sub- stance that field tested to be meth. One weighed 1.2 grams, the other 10.3 grams. They also found a set of tweezers, two small metal spoons in a plastic bag, two more small bag corners containing a white powder and an empty pill container. In the floral bag, they found a dig- ital scale, rolling papers, two torch style lighters and cotton swabs. Al- so in the floral bag was a Ziplock bag with a large number of smaller plastic bags similar to the bag cor- ners in which the meth was found, a small tin with a glass smoking pipe with meth residue in it and a sec- ond one-hitter pipe with marijuana residue in it. Inside the blue bag was a glass water style smoking pipe with a black residue. She was transported to the Pike County Jail, where she was prelim- inarily charged with dealing meth, (at least 10 grams), a level 2 felony, possession of marijuana, posses- sion of paraphernalia and maintain- ing a common nuisance. A level 2 felony is punishable by 10 to 30 years in prison.

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