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March 13, 2019

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The Press-Dispatch Wednesday, March 13, 2019 A-3 LOCAL Call: 812-354-8500 Email: or bring in a hard copy: 820 E. Poplar Street, Petersburg NEWS BRIEFS NARFE meeting slated for today The NARFE Chapter 1847 will meet at noon Wednes- day, March 13, 2019, at the Schnitzelbank Restaurant in Jasper. The meeting is open to all active and retired federal employees. NARFE's mission is to advocate and educate all on bills in Congress. Sarah Gerkensmeyer to speak with PCMS students March 15 Pike County Public Library will be hosting Sarah Gerkensmeyer, as she will be speaking to the Pike Cen- tral Middle School students in the World Access Cen- ter on March 15 starting at 11 a.m. Sarah has shared her ideas by teaching creative writing courses for 12 years. She has also presented workshops for several topics for both children and adults. Sarah's workshops help children ranging from kindergarten to middle school explore new ways to find inspiration and the importance of making mistakes while writing is okay. The Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award honoree joins community as part of Indiana Humanities' Novel Conversations Speakers program. Pesticide Applicator Recertification program set for March 15 There will be a Pesticide Applicator Recertification program (PARP) Dicamba Training, Friday, March 15 from 9 a.m.-noon EDT at the Otwell Community Center, 2301 N. Spring Street, Otwell. Lunch will fol- low the program. There will be a Pesticide Applicator Recertification Credit fee of $10. You are required to bring your pes- ticide card; attend from 9 -11 a.m. for PARP credit; at- tend from 11-noon for Registrant Dicamba Training and Workshop counts towards required 2019 Dicam- ba training for both private and commercial applica- tors in Indiana. Purdue Extension Pike County Winter Education Series continues The second educational session is scheduled for Tuesday, March 26 at 6 p.m. EDT at the Pike Coun- ty 4-H Building. There is no charge for any of these sessions. All sessions are open to the public. Light re- freshments will be served. The topic will be "Reduce Disease Pressure in Veg- etable Gardens" by Dr. Dan Egel, Botany and Plant Pa- thology, Purdue University. RSVP to the Pike County Extension Office at or 812-354-6838. For more information about any of the programs, contact David Ackley at or 812- 354-6838. READER GUIDE Subscriptions: Change of address: subscribers changing addresses will please give old address as well as new one along with phone number. We cannot guarantee prompt change unless this is done. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to The Press-Dispatch., P.O. Box 68, Petersburg, IN 47567-0068 or e-mail to subscribe@ Subscription rates: One year: $31 for Pike County and all 475/476 zip codes; $34 in the state of Indiana; $51 elsewhere in the USA. Paid in advance. Subscriptions taken after noon on Friday will not receive a paper until the second edition after their subscription date. About us: Andrew G. Heuring and John B. Heuring, Publishers Andrew G. Heuring, Editor John B. Heuring, Adv. Mgr. Eric Gogel, Production Mgr. Monica Sinclair, Office Mgr. Cindy Petty, Adv. Sales Pam Lemond, Adv. Sales Matt Haycraft, Adv. Designer • • • Published every Wednesday by the Pike County Publishing Co. Phone: 812-354-8500 820 E. Poplar St., P.O. Box 68, Petersburg, IN 47567-0068 • • • Entered in the Post Office in Petersburg, Indiana for transmission through the mails as Periodical Mail, postage paid at Petersburg, Indiana – published weekly. (USPS 205-620) Contact us: Phone: ...................................................................812-354-8500 Fax: ....................................................................... 812-354-2014 E-mail: Andy Heuring, Editor Advertising General News Sports Jasper • 812-482-9696 • Kubota Z122-42 /month $ 75 PROM HEADQUARTERS Where Helping You Dress Well Has Been A Specialty, Since 1922 812-482-5514 On e Square, Jasper Mon., T ues., urs. & Fri. 9-5:30 Wed. 9-8; Sat. 9-3 www ENTIRE STOCK YOUR TUXEDO RENTAL! SAVE $ 40 OFF the suggested retail price of PROM DRESSES 1/2 PRICE Flea Market in the Community Center at Stendal, IN. Saturday, March 23, 8 am to 3 pm. Food served by the St. Peter's Lutheran Church Group, beginning with breakfast at 7:30 am EDT. Sweet rolls, sausage, biscuits, gravy and drinks. Serving throughout the day: Soups, Sandwiches, Desserts and Drinks. Sponsored by St. Peter's Lutheran Church 55 tables rented. • • • • • • FREE ADMISSION • • • • • • Pike County Ag Day meal planned for March 23 The Annual Pike Coun- ty Ag Day Breakfast has morphed into the Southern Indiana Ag Day Meal. In the past, the Pike County Young Farmers, The Pike Central FFA, Purdue Extension and The Pike County Farm Bu- reau, Inc. co-sponsored the breakfast. This year, it will be a supper and, because it now includes groups reach- ing outside Pike County, it has become the Southern In- diana Ag Day Meal. It is scheduled for 4 to 7:30 p.m., Saturday, March 23 at the Otwell Communi- ty Center. Instead of serving a breakfast for $1, they are now serving a supper that in- cludes pork chops, turkey ten- ders, cheesy potatoes, baked beans, coleslaw, coffee, drinks and desserts for $ 3. The price roughly rep- resents what the farmers would get for those prod- ucts at market. They will also have a leg- islative question and answer session. Eighth District U.S. Representative Larry Buc- shon, State Senator Mark Messmer, and State Repre- sentatives Shane Lindauer, Matt Hostettler and Ron Ba- con are scheduled to be in attendance. They will talk about various legislation being considered by their branch of government and answer questions beginning at 6:30 p.m. Other activities include: free health screenings, an- tique tractor display, and a bounce house and obstacle course for kids in the gym. If you would like to have a booth, or donate to this event, feel free to call the Pike County Purdue Coop- erative Extension Office at 812-354-6838. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this pro- gram, prior to Ag Day, con- tact David Ackley at 812- 354-6838. WES kindergarten, pre-school roundup this week Winslow Elementary School has their kindergar- ten and pre-school roundups scheduled for this Thursday and Friday. Petersburg Ele- mentary School's roundup will be in early April. The Winslow kindergar- ten roundup starts is from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 14. Children enrolling in kin- dergarten must be five years old by August 1, 2019. The Winslow pre-school roundup is set for 8 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. on Friday, March 14. Children must be four years old by August 1, 2019. To schedule an appoint- ment for either, call 812-789 - 2209. Petersburg Elementary School kindergarten round- up is set for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday and Friday, April 4 and 5. The pre-school roundup at PES is set for Friday, April 12. To schedule an appoint- ment, call 812-354-6876. The age requirements are the same as Winslow. 'Unplanned' movie to premier March 26 in Washington Daviess County Right to Life has announced the mov- ie Unplanned will have a pre- mier showing at the Indiana Theater in Washington. Unplanned will be shown at the Theater in Wash- ington at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 26. Tickets are $5. If interested, contact the Washington Pregnancy Care Center at 812-257- 1041 or Liz Kavanaugh at 812-486 -3658 for advanced tickets. "We are asking you to buy the tickets in ad- vance from one of the out- lets selling them. More out- lets will be selling the tick- ets, so watch for more an- nouncements," said Louis Kavanaugh, Jr., president of the Daviess County Right to Life. Unplanned is based on a true life experience of Ab- by Johnson, who after run- ning an Abortion Clinic for Planned Parenthood, had a major pro-life conversion and this movie tells the sto- ry of how it took place. Lenten Prayer breakfasts The Lenten Prayer breakfasts began last Satur- day and will con- tinue until Easter. Above: Gene Keepes talked the Men's Breakfast at the First Bap- tist Church about Good Friday and Sunrise services being planned in Hornady Park. Right: Ed Stur- geon was the fea- tured speaker for the men.

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