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C-6 Wednesday, April 10, 2019 The Press-Dispatch HOME LIFE TO ADVERTISE: Call: 812-354-8500 Email: Visit: 820 E. Poplar Street, Petersburg Deadline: 5 p.m. on Monday Youth First Today by Valorie Dassel, Youth First, Inc. SPINACH BEEF MACARONI BAKE MEALS IN Monica's MINUTES Share your favorite recipe! Monica's Meals in Minutes PO Box 68, Petersburg, IN 47567 FACEBOOK MAIL EMAIL By Monica Sinclair It's almost time for family re- unions in the park and church get-togethers. Do you have a fa- vorite dish you always bring, or do you like to bring something new every time? This week, I found a new recipe you might want to try for your next lunch- eon. As always, it won't take too much time and will serve a whole crowd. If you just want to feed your family, you will want to divide the recipe in half. Enjoy! INGREDIENTS • 5 -1/4 cups uncooked elbow macaroni • 2-1/2 pounds ground beef • 2 large onions, chopped • 3 large carrots, shredded • 3 celery ribs, chopped • 2 cans (28 ounces each) Italian diced tomatoes, undrained • 4 teaspoons salt • 1 teaspoon garlic powder • 1 teaspoon pepper • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano • 2 packages (10 ounces each) frozen chopped spin- ach, thawed and squeezed dry • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese DIRECTIONS 1. Cook macaroni according to package directions. 2. Meanwhile, in a large Dutch oven, cook the beef, onions, carrots and celery over medium heat un- til meat is no longer pink; drain. 3. Add the tomatoes, salt, garlic powder, pepper and oregano. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cov- er and simmer for 30 minutes or until vegetables are tender. 4. Drain macaroni; add macaroni and spinach to beef mixture. Pour into two greased 3-qt. baking dishes. Sprinkle with cheese. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 25 -30 minutes or until heated through. 5. Source: tasteof Organizational skills are impor- tant, whether we are professionals in the work force, parents, teenagers or children. Mastering this life skill will be valua- ble in every phase of our lives. It is nev- er too late to evaluate how your child is doing in enhancing this skill and help them develop the necessary strategies to be successful. When it comes to being organized, I firmly believe we all have the best of intentions. I have yet to meet a stu- dent who wants to fail or be the stu- dent who doesn't turn in their home- work. Just like with adults, children's good intentions may not always yield good results. Parents can start with children as young as two or three years old. De- veloping organizational skills is much like learning to ride a bike. We don't just sit our children on the seat of a bike and let them go. We hold the seat of their bike until they seem sturdy. Even then, we often run beside them to catch them if they lose their balance. The same strategy should be used in teaching our children organization- al skills. In the beginning of the pro- cess a parent should be very involved. As they are ready for more independ- ence, children can be given more re- sponsibility and the parent can become more of a monitor. The academic setting is the perfect place to begin teaching these life skills that can be carried over throughout a lifetime. A key component is allowing a child to develop an organizational sys- tem that makes sense to them. What may seem to make the most sense to you may not be what makes sense to your child. Therefore, allow your child to have ownership as you guide them by gently pointing out suggestions and potential pitfalls of their plan. Here are some tips to help you as the teacher and role model of organi- zational skills: • Begin with consistency at home. Having a set study time after school will provide a consistent routine that promotes good time management. • Aid your child in organizing their backpack and binder to provide a sys- tem that prevents papers from being shoved into books, etc. • Strongly support your child us- ing his/her agenda. Developing the habit of writing down assignments/ tests/events in the agenda as soon as the teacher assigns it in class will set them up for success. This habit will lead to independent success in the ac- ademic years to follow. This task is of- ten overlooked by students as they get busy or distracted and forget to write things down. This step is extremely important, so you may consider a re- ward system in the initial phase of de- veloping this strategy that supports creating the habit. • Create a to-do list and break down big projects into smaller tasks. In a dif- ferent color ink, fill in extra-curricular plans to help your child plan in advance to avoid evenings which will not allow enough time to accomplish the neces- sary tasks. As Donna Goldberg from the NYU Child Study Center emphasizes the importance of these skills, she clari- fies the need for students with special needs in particular. Children with at- tention difficulties often miss details and find organization difficult. Those with executive functioning issues of- ten have trouble with prioritizing and sequencing. Children with auditory processing difficulties often don't take in everything that is being taught. Rec- ognizing your child's individual needs and teaching them how to compensate with organizational skills will be a les- son leading to success for a lifetime. This column is written by Valorie Das- sel, LCSW, LCAC, school social work- er for Youth First, Inc., a local nonprof- it dedicated to strengthening youth and families. Youth First provides 55 Mas- ter's level social workers to 76 schools in 10 Indiana counties. Over 38,000 youth and families per year have access to Youth First's school social work and after-school programs that prevent sub- stance abuse, promote healthy behaviors, and maximize student success. FARM EQUIPMENT LAWN & GARDEN & AUTO AUCTION April 6 at 8:30am Expecting 100+ vehicles Auction held at Graber Auctions 1382 S. State Rd. 257, Washington, IN. ~ TRAILERS & DUMP TRUCK: 2013 Lark cargo trailer; 2001 16' utility trailer; equipment trailer; 2000 IH 5000 dump truck. EQUIPMENT: Massey Ferguson 82 combine; Minneapolis Moline corn sheller; Hesston PT-10 mower conditioner; backhoe attachment; box blade; bush hog; John Deere RG4 4-row cultivator; Case 8 wheel disc; finish mower; 2 bottom plow; (2) JD plows; Case sickle bar mower 10; 3 pt. tiller; garden disc; Cushman gas 3-wheeler; Cushman gas 4-wheeler; wagon running gears; JD rotary hoe; fiberglass bale feeder. TRACTORS: John Deere 4020 tractor w/loader; Allis Chalmers D17 tractor; IH Cub tractor w/woods 42'' deck & sickle mower; John Deere M; 1935 John Deere Model A; 1946 John Deere Model-AR tractor; John Deere Model-LA tractor; Power King Tractor. LAWN & GARDEN: 2003 TRX350 Honda Rancher 4-wheeler; JD Gator; Ferris 30 Pro Drive mower 72"; Scag STHM three-wheel, front-mount; Scag Tiger Cat; Bush Hog zero turn; heavy duty yard roller; ski boat; hundreds of items, including tractor mowers, tillers, walk-behinds, blowers, push mowers, pressure washers, weedeaters, trimmers, chainsaws and much more. NURSERY STOCK: Boxwoods, hollys, cypress, roses, azaleas, Salvia, daylily, dianthus, Japanese maples, redbuds, maple, oak, spruce, blueberry, blackberry, raspberry bushes and apple trees. Note: is is a very brief listing, watch website for photos & updates. We are accepting consignments until ursday before auction. Terms: Cash or check w/proper I.D. Credit card w/3% cf. All items sell "AS- IS" and must be removed within 10 days aer auction. Graber Auctions ~ 812-254-2220 Mark J. Graber - AU19400133 PUBLIC AUCTION Bid Now! Select items online at Several estates already consigned for more information and to consign your items, contact: Hill's Auction Center WM Keith Hill IN #AU01020879 (812) 789-6367 or Jason Keeker (812) 354-2419 Tractors - Trucks - Cars - J.D. "A" Antique Tractor Farm Equipment - Tillers - Mowers - Tools Hay Equipment 2010-Ford F-150 quad cab, 2wd, 93k, 1-owner 2007-Bob-Cat side-by-side cab, loaded, 1-owner ANNUAL SPRING AUCTION Auction service email: Saturday, Apr. 20 • 10 a.m. EDT 1/2 mile west of Otwell, IN on Hwy. 257 MARANO ESTATE AUCTION Saturday, april 13 10am (cdt) • 114 E. Sr 68, lynnvillE Real Estate & Personal Property CALL FOR PRIVATE SHOWING. Go to for photo gallery and details Lic. #AU10800006 812-598-3936 PROPERTY LOCATION: 231 W. Vine St., Oakland City, IN 47660 PETERSBURG PRESS DISPATCH 4/3, 4/10 Auctio Site: 6805 St Road 65, Petersburg, IN 47567 Directions: From Petersburg, take St Road 56 west 6.7 miles to St Road 65, continue on St Road 65 1 mile to the auction site. From Princeton, take St Road 65 north 14 miles to the auction site. Loa Out: A loader tractor will be available until 5pm on Auction Day. All items shall be removed no later than April 19th. Saturday, April 13 • 11am EST (10am CST) Owner: John B. Shawhan Sal Manager: Brad Horrall • 812-890-8255 AC63001504, AU01052618 Auctio FARM EQUIPMENT Petersburg, IN Pike County, Indiana 800-451-2709 • TRACTORS & SKID STEER LOADER • JD 6130 D, Cab, Fwd, 18.4 x 38 rear, Dual Remotes, 3pt, 1552 Hrs,JD 673 front loader w/ bucket, S# H020571, • JD 4020 Diesel, wide front, 18.4 x 34 hub mount duals, console shift, single remote, front& wheel weights, 3pt, 4096 Hrs, (showing tach), S# 61598R • JD 4020 Diesel, wide front, 18.4 x 34 tires, single remote, 3pt, w/ JD 148 front loader w/ bucket, S# 96368R • Ford Golden Jubilee, rear hydraulics, pro, 3pt. • Farmall M, narrow front, 13.6 x 38 tires (like new) • Gehl RT175 skid steer loader, Cab, 327 Hrs, with seperate attachments, 6' had 6 way front blade, ClamShell, Hyd. post hole auger, Pallet Forks, 2 - Buckets, S#10644 MISCELLANEOUS FARM EQUIPMENT • MILLER, 12' O‰ set Disc, 9.5" front & 11" rear spacing, rear notched blades • Dearborn 2 - bottom plow, mounted • Ford 5' mounted Disc, w/ folding gang • Ford 5' rear grader blade • Slip scraper • Bush Hog 2715 Ledgend, batwing mower, 15 ' • JD 709, mounted rotary mower • Tandem axle trail, bumper hitch, 7' x 12' wooden ' atbed • Antique 2 bottom disc plow, pull type See BEARS on page 7 Katiedid vs... by Katiedid Langrock Summoning bears Enhancing organizational skills Bears are showing up all around my neighborhood. Not real bears — not yet. These are bears that have been carved out of dead and dying trees by amazing lo- cal artists — huge tributes to nature that look as if they belong outside lodges of yesteryear. Some residents don't like the bear decor; some say it will summon the bears back into the forests where we live. A frightening prospect. Not the bears but the premise that decor attracts the re- al-life focus of its design. I certainly hope decor does not summon. Otherwise, my neighbors and I have far worse to fear. There is the 8 -foot mechanical dino- saur that we put on display for Hallow- een and have yet to take down. During Christmas, some complained. They said a Tyrannosaurus rex was not appropriate for the holy holiday. We placed a Santa hat atop the T. rex's head and glued a long white beard under his chin. To- day the T. rex clutches an Easter basket in his tiny, ti- ny arms. As if T. rex decor sum- moning real T. rexes (via raising the dead? Zombie T. rexes?) to our neighbor- hood weren't bad enough, now we have to deal with fe- rocious tyrant lizard kings that slide down our chim- neys and steal all our eggs. Across the street, a neighbor has a colorful wooden sign of a leprechaun with his arm around the Easter Bun- ny. They are holding out their free hands and offering gold and candy, respectively. Beneath them, the sign reads, "Spring Is Here." Is that some kind of threat? Are we summoning mythological creatures to take our children over the rainbow? We warn our kids to stay clear of folks in white vans who try to lure children with can- dy; perhaps my neighbors must now also warn of the perils of white rabbits who hang out with green men and of- fer children candy and gold. This sum- moning decor must be stopped! I, for one, completely support the folks who want to do away with the bear designs. Sure, they are ador- able and add a lot of character to our quirky little town, but is it worth the risk of having such decor? In the gar- den in front of my house, I have a coiled snake that my mom made of clay in a pottery class. In that very same yard, I have seen snakes. Coin- cidence? I think not. The fact that we live in the wild, on a lake and next to a forest, has nothing to do with the ob- vious fact that my mother's thought- ful gift has summoned the creatures to us.

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