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July 10, 2019

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A-8 Local Wednesday, July 10, 2019 The Press-Dispatch Hwy. 41 (5 miles N. of Vincennes) Mon. – Sat. 9am-5pm • 812-324-9010 NOW OPEN Apple Hill Orchard Homegrown Tree-Ripened Peaches Homemade Peach Ice Cream Homemade Pies Jams/Jellies Slushies Donuts Local Produce 8–7 . Mon. 8–noon . Tues. 10–7 . Wed. 8–5 . Thur. 8–5 . Fri. DON'T FORGET YOUR BACK TO SCHOOL EYE EXAMS Now Locally Owned and Operated Dr. Clint Shoultz 715 S. 9th St., Petersburg 812-354-9400 AREA HAPPENINGS Free Clothing Bank - Oak Grove Church in Oakland City offers a free clothing bank each Tuesday 9 -11 a.m. (Oakland City time) for everyone. They carry new and used clothing. Location is on Morton Street, just past Chuckles. Come to the gymnasium door located at the back of the church. Women's Cancer Support Group - The Lange-Fuhs Cancer Center at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center offers a support group for women who have had cancer of any type or are currently undergoing can- cer treatment. Sessions are the third Tuesday of each month from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Lange-Fuhs Cancer Center Conference Room, located at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center's Dorbett Street entrance. For more information about the "Women's Support Group," visit and click on "Classes & Events," or call The Lange-Fuhs Cancer Center at 812-996 -7488. Winslow Alcoholics Anonymous – will meet ev- ery Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. Call 812-789 -8535 for location of the meeting. Al-Anon meeting – Meetings are each Wednesday at 11:30 a.m., located at 424 W. 7th St. in Jasper. For more information, call 812-887-0349. Narcotic Anonymous – Every Wednesday at 7 p.m. at River of Life Fellowship Church. Odd Fellows IOOF Pacific Lodge #175 meeting - the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. All area members are encouraged to attend. Otwell Ruritan - will have its monthly meetings the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. Pike Lodge #121 F&AM regular stated meeting - the second Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. All ar - ea Masons are invited to attend. Jefferson Township Community Center of Otwell - will have its monthly meetings the first Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. All members are urged to attend. "Creating Hope" For Cancer Patients - Memori- al Hospital and Health Care Center is offering Creat- ing Hope® sessions on the first and second Tuesday of each month from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. These sessions are de- signed for cancer patients, their families and caregivers. Art materials and an instructional book are available at each session. No previous art experience is needed. Creating Hope® sessions are free and are held in the Lange-Fuhs Cancer Center Conference Room located at the Dorbett Street entrance of Memorial Hospital, 800 West 9th Street in Jasper. For more information about this class, visit Memo- rial Hospital's website at and click on "Classes & Events," or call The Lange-Fuhs Cancer Cen- ter at 812-996 -7488. Living with COPD – Did you know that 24 million Americans have been diagnosed with Chronic Obstruc- tive Pulmonary Disease (COPD.) This disease may re- strict air flow, cause trouble breathing and includes em- physema and chronic bronchitis. If you or if someone you care for is living with COPD, join us for an educational meeting on Tuesday, August 6, from 6:30 – 8 p.m. in the Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center Health Ministry Conference Room located at 709 W. 9th Street in Jasper. For more information about "Living with COPD," vis- it Memorial Hospital's website at and click on "Classes & Events," or call Sue Wehr, BSN RN, at 812-996 -5232. Pre-registration is not necessary, and there is no cost to attend. Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Caregiver Support Group – Dementia is a brain disorder that seriously affects a person's ability to carry out daily ac- tivities. Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of dementia among senior citizens. It involves the parts of the brain that control thought, memory and language. Memorial's Caring Hands Senior Services sponsors an Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Caregiver Sup- port Group on the first Wednesday of each month. The next meeting is Wednesday, August 7, 2019, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in Board Conference Room A, which is located on the lower level of Memorial Hospital near the Tower Café at 800 West 9th Street in Jasper. This support group allows caregivers to come together to share knowledge and experiences in caring for loved ones who are affect- ed by these illnesses. For more information, visit Memorial Hospital's web- site at and click on "Classes & Events," or contact Heather Terwiske, Caring Hands Activity Co- ordinator, at 812-996 -0218 or Pre-registration is not necessary. FRIDAY, JULY 12 3pm Community Judging 7pm Junior Miss & Pre-Teen Queen Contest at Cedar Crest SATURDAY, JULY 13 9am Kickball Tourney 10am Rabbit Show/Showmanship SUNDAY, JULY 14 10am Horse Performance Show 1:30pm Dairy Show/Showmanship MONDAY, JULY 15 5pm 4-H Fair Grand Opening Celebration 6pm Poultry/Ducks/Turkey Show 6pm Swine Show/Showmanship 6:30pm Junior & Senior English Horse Show 6:30pm Grupo Guanaco (Latino Music act) 6:30pm Ice Cream Crank Off 7pm Garden Tractor Pull TUESDAY, JULY 16 5:30pm Public Speaking & Demonstrations 6pm Sheep Show/Showmanship 6 & 8pm Jerry Frasier Magician 6:30pm Junior Gaming Horse Show 7pm Kiddie Pedal Pull 8:30pm J.D. Shelburne Country Concert WEDNESDAY, JULY 17 1pm Beef Showmanship 2pm Cat Judging 5pm Beef Show 5:30pm Family Fun Night 6pm Leukemia Foundation 6:30pm Robotics/Paws & Pals Project Demonstration Night 6:30pm Senior Gaming Horse Show 7pm Brandt Carmichael THURSDAY, JULY 18 6:45am 4-H Fishing Contest 9am Dog Obedience Judging 12:30pm Supreme Livestock Showmanship 5:30pm Celebrity Livestock Showmanship 6pm WBDC Cornhole Tourney of Champions 6pm The Hiding 7pm Tug of War FRIDAY, JULY 19 9am Senior (55+) Activities 5pm 4-H Awards Ceremony 6:30pm Horse and Pony Fun Show 6:30pm Cloggers Performance 6:30pm ATV/Car/Truck Flat Drag Racing SATURDAY, JULY 20 6pm Lawnmower and Car Demolition Derby SUNDAY, JULY 21 Noon Motocross Racing SATURDAY, AUG. 10 5pm Truck & Tractor Pull DUBOIS COUNTY 4-H FAIR 18 USC 707 4157 SR 162, Huntingburg EXHIBIT BUILDINGS Open: Monday-Thursday from 5:30-9:30pm CARNIVAL RIDES Open: Monday-Friday from 6-10pm By David Ackley 4-H Youth Development/Ag & Natural Resources Educator Planting season has stretched from April to July this year. Seeing planters in the fields on July 9th is not a typi- cal field scene. Farmer stress was al- ready being felt due to the tight mar- gins they are facing. Crop planting difficulties and rain saturation following planting have add more stress as we are now uncertain how the July and August weather will act this year. Wet weather has delayed hay harvest and reduce forage quality. With these late wet conditions ma- ny topics have been brought up from preventive plant, crop insurance, and even disaster relief. With that being said the outlook on fields planted have increased over the past few week, but the new question being posed is how well will the yields be at harvest time? I recently took what I called a "Windshield Crop Tour" of the county. I tried to cover as much of the counties fields as I could in the course of a few short hours, but always obeying the speed limit while doing so. The crops ranged from good stands of corn and beans to some not so good stands of corn and beans. In a recent update Purdue Exten- sion Director Dr. Jason Henderson has this to say "The 2019 Indiana planting season was one of the slow- est on record, resulting in a crop that is significantly behind schedule in de- velopment. According to the National Ag Statis- tics Service (NASS) as of July 1, only 39 % of the corn and 37% of soybeans were good to excellent with a large number of prevented planting acres. In contrast, last year 76 % of corn and 72 % of soybeans were in the good to excellent ranking. The growth and development of both crops will be closely monitored throughout the re- mainder of the season, given the ab- breviated growing period and the re- quired Growing Degree Days (GDDs) to reach maturity." Purdue Cooperative Extension Ser- vice responded throughout this chal- lenging planting and forage harvest- ing season. ANR Extension Educators participated, along with Purdue Ex- tension Specialists, to communicate late planting and forage harvesting in- formation for dissemination to their growers. Updates and changes to Feder- al Crop Insurance rules and regula- tions concerning prevented planted acres and recommendations for for- age planting on these acres were al- so released. With the wet conditions during planting and first stages of growth and the late planting dates it does pose some additional maintenance and work for the farmers who have already been pushed to their limits. The wet conditions are a concern as disease and insect populations tend to thrive in wetter conditions. Purdue Extension has a mass vari- ety of research and information about what the farmers can do or should be working to do. One of the main tech- niques that Purdue Specialist have recommended is just simply crop scouting. This could be the difference in catching a disease or pest early on and being able to combat it. Purdue Extension also has the ca- pabilities and technology to do field flyovers to gather photographs and data from Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV ) also known as drones. These services are free of charge and could be great scouting technique in late season growth of crops. In addition, a series of webinars were produced and distributed to the Indiana farm community covering these topics: • Delayed planting for corn and soybean; prevented planting de- cisions - watch?v=Jn8pCFxE1mg&feature =y • Historical Indiana planting dates & yield trends; late corn planting con- siderations - com/watch?v=rUhfkWcNXOQ&feat ure • Late corn planting consider- ations - watch?v= qlrn42V8dyI&feature =you • Late soybean planting consider- ations - watch?v=Lwr9kIOE84o&feature =y • Forage considerations for pre- vented planted acres - https://www. For more information contact Da- vid Ackley at or 812-354-6838. Purdue Extension Pike County News Pike County agriculture update PRIVATE MEDICAID ROOMS AVAILABLE SOON Call for information 812-354-8833 Enhancing Lives Through Innovative Healthcare From recovery care and wellness to management of long-term health conditions, Golden LivingCenter - Petersburg offers a full spectrum of innovative programs and services, provided by compassionate, dedicated staff. These include 24-hour skilled nursing care, short-term rehabilitation, private rehab to "Home Suites" and provides both inpatient and outpatient therapy services. For a tour or more information, please contact us. ™ Golden LivingCenter - Petersburg 309 West Pike Avenue Petersburg, IN 47567 (812) 354-8833 This facility welcomes all persons in need of its services and does not discriminate on the basis of age, disability, race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, gender, sexual orientation or source of payment. GLC-09973-12 N293 309 W. Pike Ave., Petersburg Reminder to parents: Immunizations due prior beginning of school, Aug. 7 Time is running out for parents to get their chil- dren up-to-date for school required vaccines. Stu- dents entering kindergar- ten, sixth and 12th grades will need immunizations, prior to starting the 2019 - 2020 school year. Students who have not received these vaccines need to schedule an appointment ASAP. The Pike County Health Department is offering ex- tended summer hours to ac- commodate the large num- ber of students still in need of these required vaccines. Appointments can be made by calling 812-354-8797. The Pike County Health Depart- ment is located at 907 E. Wal- nut Street, Petersburg, (Old Petersburg Gym). Parents must bring insurance card on the day of appointment. Most major insurances and Medicaid are accepted. Also, the Indiana State Department of Health an- nounced last week that all students, kindergarten through 12th grade, who at- tend an accredited school in Indiana will be required to have two valid doses of the Hepatitis A vaccine, prior to the 2020 -2021 school year. If you have a student that will be entering eighth through 11th grade this school year, this new requirement for the 2020 -2021 school year will affect them. The Hepatitis A vaccine is a two dose series separated by six months, so it is advised that parents go ahead and get started on this series. If you are unsure if your child has received the Hepatitis A vaccine, call your local health department or medical provider. David Ackley recently took a "Windshield Crop Tour" of the county. He at- tempted to cover as much of the county's fields in the course of a few hours. The crops ranged from good stands of corn and beans to some not so good stands of corn and beans.

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