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February 6, 2019

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A-4 Local Wednesday, Februar y 6, 2019 The Press-Dispatch HOME COMFORT CENTERS Corner of 231 & Division, JASPER 812-482-2246 105 N JFK Avenue, LOOGOOTEE 812-295-5444 OPEN: Mon., Tues., Thurs. 9-5:30; Wed. & Fri. 9-7; Sat. 9-3 VALENTiNE'S D $ 25 each Ribeye Shrimp Cocktail, Catalina Blend, Baked Potato, Roll, Salad Bar and Dessert Reservations required AVAILABLE 6PM to 9PM Thursday, February 14 242 S. HWY. 57 PETERSBURG CALL 812 - 354-9259 FOR RESERVATIONS PC places four in top 5 of Skills Precision Machining competition Pike Central High School had four students place in the top five of the Skills USA Precision Machin- ing regional competition at Vincennes University on Saturday, February 2. Above are (l to r): fifth place Sam Henson, fourth place Mason Sermersheim, third place Jade Jochum and first place Carson Hoff- man. Fifth to third place each won a $500 scholarship and first place a $2,500 scholarship to Vin- cennes University. The top five will participate in the State Finals in Indianapolis on April 19 and 20. Indiana Farm Bureau 'Agriculture Food for Life' essay contest for grades 4-6 In celebration of National Ag Day, students in grades 4-6 are encouraged to par- ticipate in an essay contest, sponsored by Indiana's Fam- ily of Farmers. The essay, themed Agriculture: Food for Life, challenges students to think critically about the important role agriculture plays in their lives and the lives of those around them. Winners will receive $200 for first place and $100 for sec- ond place, and will be invited to attend a special recogni- tion ceremony at the Indiana Statehouse on March 18. "Indiana's family farmers are committed to providing an abundant supply of food and fiber, while also caring for our natural resources," said Bruce Kettler, Indiana State Department of Agri- culture director. "We look forward to hearing from the next generation on how ag- riculture impacts their daily lives and world." Under this year's theme, students can write about a variety of aspects of agri- culture. They could focus on the important role agri- culture plays in the commu- nity, how food is produced or how farmers have adapted to feed a growing world popu- lation, to name a few. Contestants must be In- diana residents, and only one essay can be submitted per person. Essays must be 12-point font, double- spaced, and cannot exceed 200 words. No handwritten essays will be accepted. En- tries must be emailed to in- dianasfamilyoffarmers@ by February 28, 2019. Essays will be evaluated based on the following cri- teria: material organization, vocabulary and style, neat- ness, and grammar, punctu- ation and spelling. For additional guidelines and rules, follow Indiana's Family of Farmers on Face- book. Houchins spoke to fifth grade at PES about the skeletal system Petersburg Elementary fifth graders have recently been studying health. When Andy Houchins real- ized this, he volunteered to come talk to the students about the skeletal system on January 25. He ex- plained about his medical training and military service, and showed visuals of x-rays, tools of the job, bone models, casts and splint applications. Pictured are Andy Houchins demonstrating applying a splint with volunteers Josiah Ross and Ken- adie Houchins (his daughter). BARBAR A JANE WILLIS Barbara Jane Willis, 75 of Winslow died Tues- day. Her funeral will be on Saturday at Lamb- Basham Funeral Home in Oakland City on Satur- day. Final arrangements were not made as of press time Tuesday. See a full obituary in next week's paper. See additional obituaries on page C-7. Obituaries Winslow teen arrested for OVWI Saturday A Winslow teen was ar- rested for operating a vehi- cle while intoxicated after a traffic stop Saturday night. Haley Truelove, 18, of 2468 E. Timberwolf Lane, Winslow was arrested by Petersburg Police Cpl. Jar- ed Simmons. Simmons said he saw Truelove make a turn without using a turn signal and stopped her at Spruce and Knox Sts. While talking to her, Cpl. Simmons said he no- ticed she had bloodshot and glassy eyes with unre- sponsive pupils. He said he also noticed her speech was slurred and rapid and she had fidgety hands. Truelove failed field sobri- ety tests and was taken to the Pike County Jail, where she tested positive for am- phetamines, methamphet- amine and marijuana. She was then transported to the Pike County Jail. Ice fishing accident results in death Indiana Conservation Of- ficers are concluding a death investigation of a 55 -year- old Loogootee man who fell through the ice on Friday, Feb. 1. The Daviess County Sheriff's Office received the call around 7 p.m. and multi- ple agencies responded. South East Fire District rescue personnel were able to bring Roger L. Williams to shore. However, he was pronounced dead at the scene by the Daviess Coun- ty Coroner's Office. The ice thickness at the time of the incident was approximately two inches where Williams went into the water. He had not been in contact with anyone for several hours before he was found and was not wearing any type of personal flota- tion device. Responding agencies in- cluded the Daviess Coun- ty Sheriff's Office, Indi- ana Conservation Officers, South East Fire District, Washington Township Fire Department, Southwest Medical and the Daviess County Coroner's Office. No ice is safe ice and when in doubt, don't go out. Below are some guidelines for the amount of weight fresh sol- id ice can hold. Stay off one inch of ice or less. Four inches of ice is need- ed to support the weight of a person. Five inches of ice is need- ed to support the weight of a snowmobile or AT V. Eight inches of ice is need- ed to support a medium weight truck. For more information on ice safety, visit the following links: dnr/fishwild/3601.htm or watch?v=Vhl4wRCZ_7w.

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