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May 15, 2019

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The Press-Dispatch Wednesday, May 15, 2019 A-3 LOCAL Call: 812-354-8500 Email: or bring in a hard copy: 820 E. Poplar Street, Petersburg NEWS BRIEFS Oakland City Sweet Corn Festival seeking pageant contestants Oakland City Sweet Corn Festival is seeking pag- eant contestant ages 8 -20 years old. To sign-up or for more information, contact Phoenix Booker at 812-677- 0434 or Jamie Robinson at 812-582-4424. Summer Reading program sign-up is May 18 at Pike County Public Library The Pike County Public Library, 1008 E. Maple Street, Petersburg, will be having a sign-up on May 18 from 9 a.m. until noon for the Summer Reading program, which will run May 18 -June 29. The theme this year will be "A Universe of Stories." The finale will be June 29 at the library. The program is open to all ages. For more information, contact the library at 812-354-6257. Blue Jeans Community Center will host Sunday dinner The Blue Jeans Community Center in Monroe City will host Sunday dinner, May 19 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The menu will include: Stuffed pasta shells, ham and cheese sliders (for those who don't like pasta), Italian green beans, tomatoes, cucumbers, onion salad and garlic bread. Carry-outs available. All proceeds benefit the center. City of Petersburg sets May 20 and June 10 for curbside pick-up of sticks and limbs The City of Petersburg will have curbside pick-up for sticks and limbs on Monday, May 20 and Monday, June 10, weather permitting. The sticks and limbs to be picked up are ones that have fallen in yards as a re- sult of spring winds and storms. Call the city office at 812-354-8511 to request this service. Sticks and limbs must be on curbside by Monday morning. Free Hepatitis C and HIV testing May 20 The AIDS Resource Group will be conducting Free Hepatitis C and HIV Testing on Monday, May 20, at 10 a.m. at the Pike County Health Department, 907 E. Walnut Street, Petersburg. Call 812-354-8797 to sched- ule an appointment. 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: Andy Heuring and John B. Heuring, Publishers Andy 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 Subscription Services &RUQHURI 'LYLVLRQ-DVSHU +20(&20)257&(17(5 23(1 0RQ7XHV7KXUV :HG )UL6DW 6+23285:(%6,7((1*(576+20(&20)257&(17(5&20 LIMITED TIME ONLY *Offer valid May 5-June 3, 2019, at participating retailers. 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Available First and ird Wednesday of Each Month • 5pm - 8pm Buffet with Salad Bar, Only $10.95. 8 oz. Ribeye with Two Sides, Only $9.95. Country Fried Steak with Two Sides, Only $7. 2019 Summer reading Program Receive a free bag with reading supplies (while bags last) PIKE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY 1008 E. Maple St., Petersburg, IN 47567 • 812-354-6257 ATTEND SPACE THEMED PROGRAMS! Blast-off May 18 at the Petersburg Branch Library! FOR ALL AGES, INCLUDING ADULTS May 18 - June 29 Thomas recognized as Indiana Distinguished Lion Lions of Indiana recognized Lowell Thomas for his leadership and exemplary service. He serves as a regional zone chair and president of the Petersburg Lions. Above: Lion Erica Thomas introduces the new award winner and his award to the Petersburg Lions Club at the Village Inn. Buffalo gnats are back, wet weather to blame By Kenneth J. Eck Former County Extension Director Purdue Extension Pike Co. Springtime has allowed residents to again enjoy out- door activities and events, but those activities have al- so brought many in contact with the biting insect known as the buffalo gnat. Buffalo gnats, also known as "black flies" or "turkey gnats," are about 1/16th to 1/8th inch in size and cause often painful bites and re- sultant swelling in humans, livestock, poultry and wild- life. Although not known to cause disease in human vic- tims, their bites can cause various reactions in both human and animals rang- ing from small punctures to golf-ball sized swelling. Reactions to buffalo gnat bites are known as "black fly fever" and may include headaches, nausea, fever and swollen lymph nodes. In animals, the transmission of several disease agents does occur, none of which pose a threat to humans. Buffalo gnat swarms are capable of severely impact- ing human activities during parts of the year, especially in late spring or early sum- mer in Indiana. For individuals going into the outdoors during swarm- ing season, there are few options to reduce their im- pacts. Adults can fly up to ten miles, and are believed to be attracted to carbon di- oxide, perspiration and fra- grances. Only the female flies bite as they search for blood for protein, but swarms of male gnats still are an extreme annoyance. The gnats are usually most active just after sunrise and just before sunset, so avoid being outside at these times if possible. Large fans on pa- tios help deter the gnats, and wearing long-sleeved shirts, long pants, and hats with net- ting (to keep gnats off head and neck) help provide bar- riers to bites. Gnats also seem to prefer white cloth- ing, while their least favorite color seems to be Navy blue. Few chemicals are avail- able to fight the buffalo gnats. Home remedy repel- lents, such as vanilla extract, have not been scientifically proven effective with the in- sects, and traditional DEET- containing repellents that de- ter mosquitoes are ineffec- tive and may actually attract buffalo gnats. Permethrin- containing repellents spe- cifically labeled for applica- tion only to clothing may of- fer some limited protection. Outdoor activities with these tiny winged nuisanc- es is still possible for most folks, but the gnats definite- ly require a plan of attack be- fore leaving your home. For more informa- tion on buffalo gnats and their control, check out the free Purdue publica- tion, "Black Flies: Biolo- gy and Public Health Risk" (E-251) at https://bit. ly/2HintcKinsects/black- fly.html. Brown arrested for OVWI, public intoxication By Andy Heuring An Otwell man was arrest- ed last Wednesday night af- ter a woman called police no- tifying them Hunter Brown had tried to get into her car. Brown, 22, of 2204 N. SR257, Otwell, was arrest- ed on preliminary charges of operating a vehicle while intoxicated (refusal), public intoxication, false informing and operator never licensed. Pike County Sheriff's Sgt. Buck Seger said he was con- tacted at 8:30 p.m. to check on a report of Brown trying to get into Tami Veit's car as she turned into her drive- way. She also said she saw Brown in the bed of a truck and he nearly fell out of the truck as it was driving down the road. Deputy Seger said earlier in the day, Brown had been taken to the hospital be- cause he had extreme levels of intoxication. Seger talk- ed to Veit and State Troop- er C.J. Boeckman located Brown. Deputy Seger then went to Brown's location at CR 200 S. and CR 900 E. in- tersection. He said Brown was ex- tremely intoxicated and hav- ing trouble standing on his feet. Brown said he was just trying to walk back to his residence in Buchta Apart- ments in Otwell. He said his girlfriend hadn't picked him up at the hospital when he was re- leased and he had gotten a ride from someone in the back of a truck. He tested 0.199 for blood alcohol con- tent. Seger said he decided to arrest Brown on a charge of public intoxication for his own safety. Keith Traylor stopped by and talked to the offi- cers. Sgt. Seger said Tray- lor told him he saw Brown walking to a neighbor's res- idence and that he wasn't so- ber. So he picked him up and took him to CD Genco's res- idence and Brown jumped out of the truck. Traylor said Brown told him he was driv- ing his car on CR 900 E. and he had run out of gas. State Trooper Angermei- er located an abandoned ve- hicle registered to David Shutz. Trooper Boeckman said he knew Brown to be in possession of a '99 Cam- ry in the past. Sgt. Seger said jailers told him Brown told them, while he was being booked into the jail, that he was driv- ing his car when it ran out of gas. Trooper Boeckman said police located an identifi- cation card of Brown's in the vehicle and said the key was still turned on and the lights were on, but it wasn't running. Brown denied driving the vehicle and refused a chem- ical test for blood alcohol content.

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