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July 10, 2019

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A-4 Wednesday, July 10, 2019 The Press-Dispatch LOCAL Call: 812-354-8500 Email: or bring in a hard copy: 820 E. Poplar Street, Petersburg 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. Dennis Marshall, Sports Editor 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 1725 N. 6th St., Vincennes Ph: 912-291-5665 We are proud to provide high-quality bedding and furniture for you to "Sit & Sleep" in the comfort of home. We specialize in Bowles Mattresses, that are American-made right here in Indiana, along with name-brand reclining and stationary living room furniture to fit the color, style and comfort you deserve. CHECK US OUT! YOU'LL BE GLAD YOU DID. An associate will be available to help you answer any questions you may have, along with giving you insight in selecting the perfect night's sleep! Hours: Mon-Fri: 9am-5pm, Sat: 9am-2pm, Sun: Closed Sunday, July 20 at the Otwell Community Center from Noon to 4pm Fried Chicken and Drinks will be provided! Bring a covered dish and dessert. NEWS BRIEFS Free Hepatitis C and HIV testing at Health Dept. July 15 The AIDS Resource Group will be conducting Free Hepatitis C and HIV Testing on Monday, July 15 at 10 a.m. at the Pike County Health Department, 907 E. Walnut Street, Petersburg. Call 812-354-8797 to sched- ule an appointment. Veale Creek Theatre presents 'Sweeney Todd' The Veale Creek Theatre presents Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street on July 26 at 7:30 p.m., July 27 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and July 28 at 2 p.m. It is directed by Tyler Simpson, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and based upon the book by Hugh Wheeler. Sweet Corn Festival seeking pageant contestants Tri Kappa of Oakland City is seeking contestants for the Little Miss Sweet Corn Pageant. Girls ages 5 -7 at the time of the contest are eligible. Contest will be Friday, July 26. Contestants are required to perform a talent and will be asked a brief question during an interview. Practices will be on Tuesday evenings. For more in- formation, contact Tammy Schroeder at 812-664-6648. Oakland City Sweet Corn Festival is also seeking pageant 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. Pike County's Got Talent to showcase local performers The 4-H Council of Pike County and the Lions Club, of Petersburg and Winslow, will be presenting the sec- ond annual Pike County's Got Talent on Saturday, Ju- ly 27, from noon to 2 p.m. at the Pike County 4-H Fair. The contest will be at the stage in Hornady Park as part of the 4-H Fair festivities. Adult division is a coun- ty-only competition and the winners will receive a tro- phy for solo or group performances. Youth divisions will also receive trophies, but have the additional op- tion to advance to the Indiana State Fair Competition. More information, including applications, guidelines, rules and judging criteria, are available online at the Pike County 4-H Fair Facebook page or by calling the Pike County Extension Office at 812-354-6838. Fam- ily-friendly music is required. There will be karaoke for fun following the competition. No new candidates filed for city elections By Andy Heuring The deadline for candidates to be added to the ballot for the Petersburg City Elections has passed with no new candidates added. Party Central Com- mittee chairmen could have added a candidate to vacancies on the city bal- lot until July 1. As it stands, there are two contest- ed races in the general election. There were no contested races in the prima- ry, consequently there was no prima- ry election. The two races in the general elec- tion on November 5 will be in District 3 and the at-large seat. In District 3, Democrat Scott Jen- kins and Republican Tricia Claridge are vying for the seat. It is currently held by Bertis Jenkins. Jenkins decid- ed not to seek re-election after being on the city council since the 1990s. Scott Jenkins is his son. Claridge is also a legacy candidate. Her father, Bill Fears, held the seat in the 1980s. The at-large seat is also an open seat. Fran Lewis, who has been on the council for five terms, also decided not to seek re-election. Republican Braden Henson and Democrat Jody Hoover will vie for the position. Hoover has served as county As- sessor and Recorder. Henson is new to politics. The four uncontested candidate are all incumbents. They are Mayor R.C. Klipsch; District 1 Gary Leavitt; Dis- trict 2 John Melhiser; District 4 Bri- an Van Meter; and Clerk-Treasurer Ta- mara Selby. Election deadlines this year include: July 15 is the last day to withdraw a candidacy. October 7 is the last day to register to vote. October 8 is the first day to vote ab- sentee in the Clerk's Office. The Clerk's Office will be open on Saturday, October 26 and November 2 for absentee voting. October 28 at 11:59 p.m. is the dead- line to receive an application for absen- tee vote by mail. Polls in Petersburg will be open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Election Day, November 5. Two Petersburg men arrested on drug charges By Andy Heuring Two Petersburg men were arrest- ed on drug charges after they were stopped for speeding. Jerry Bob Catt, 69, of 413 N. Ninth St., Petersburg was arrested on charg- es of possession of marijuana, operat- ing a vehicle while intoxicated and reckless driving. William Sherman of 802.5 E. Main St., Petersburg was arrested on a charge of possession of marijuana. Indiana State Trooper Brayden An- germeier said he was driving south on Highway 257 when he saw a vehi- cle driving 55 mph in a 40 zone. He stopped the silver 2012 Ford and found Catt was driving. Catt pulled over in- to the Circle A parking lot in Otwell. While talking to Catt, who was driving, Trooper Angermeier said he smelled the odor of marijuana. When he questioned Catt about it, Catt even- tually admitted they had smoked mari- juana and showed him three marijuana cigarettes, two that had been smoked and one not smoked. Sherman was the passenger and during a pat-down police found a vap- ing pin. According to Angermeier's probable cause affidavit, Sherman said it contained THC. Catt failed field sobriety tests and was taken to the Daviess Community Hospital, where he tested positive for marijuana. Container gardening for beginners Gardening is a rewarding activity that gardening enthusiasts can't wait to get back to once the weather warms up. Many gardeners find getting their hands dirty while tending to a garden can be a great form of escapism. In ad- dition, growing one's own fruits and vegetables can be great for the envi- ronment. Though it's easy to assume garden- ing is an activity exclusive to home- owners with their own yards, that's not the case at all. Container garden- ing can make it possible for anyone to garden regardless of where they live. The benefits of container gardening go beyond making gardening acces- sible to everyone. Many plants grown in containers are less susceptible to disease than plants grown in the soil, which can reduce reliance on potential- ly harmful pesticides. Container gar- dens also tend to be easier to maintain than traditional gardens, making gar- dening more doable for people with es- pecially hectic schedules. Container gardening can be simple, and novices can consider these tips when planning and ultimately tend- ing to their first gardens. • Conduct a light audit. Walk around your home to determine where your plant can be placed so it gets as much light as it needs to thrive. Some plants need a lot of light, while oth- ers can thrive with a lot less. By con- ducting a light audit before choosing plants, you can determine if your home is most conducive to plants that require a lot of a light or those that need little light to get by. • Make sure containers have am- ple drainage. The gardening experts at Good Housekeeping note that drain- age holes are essential when choosing containers. Waterlogged soil can be fa- tal for plants, so there must be ample drainage in the container. Don't focus too much on the size of the holes, just make sure that they allow excess wa- ter to drain out from the pot. • Don't forget to feed your plants. Potting soil won't necessarily have nu- trients that plants can access, so many container gardeners must fertilize the soil so plants can thrive. Good House- keeping notes that watering with di- luted fish emulsion, seaweed extract or compost tea can help plants thrive. Feed once every two weeks to start, adjusting the schedule thereafter de- pending on how the plants respond. • Seek advice. Local gardening centers can be great resources for nov- ice container gardeners. Such centers can recommend plants with a history of thriving in the area as well as plants that might be more compatible when containers are placed next to one an- other. Container gardening can bring gar- dening to any home, whether it's a light-filled private home or an apart- ment where sunlight is sparse.

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