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C-4 Wednesday, August 14, 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 Lisa Cossey, Youth First, Inc. e undersigned will offer at Public Auction the following described Personal Property located on Hwy. 257 in Otwell, Ind. PUBLIC AUCTION SATURDAY, AUG. 17 Tools, Antiques Tools, Garage Items, 4-Wheeler and Trailer 10 a.m. EDT Owner: Willis (Bill) Conrad Petersburg, Indiana 47567• Phone: (812) 354-7777 see, auctioneer #39502 ROGER W. CRAIG, AUCTIONEER/BROKER (License #AU09000081) EARL WAGLER, AUCTIONEER (License #AU10000269) COREY BOUCHIE, AUCTIONEER (License #AU11300002) 1986 Honda 4-trax 4 wheeler; electric garden sprayer to mount on 4-wheeler [like new]; 8' 2-wheel trailer with loading ramp; antique 2 cyl Johnson outboard motor made in South Bend, Ind.; outboard motor, not sure on make; Yard Machine tiller; power washers; milk cans; lots of toolboxes; motor puller; engine stand; Sanborn com- mercial air compressor; extension and stepladders; 48"-36" pipe wrenches; post hole digger; E-Z Mig flux wire welder; AC welder; 3 large floor jacks; vehicle jack stands; assortment of pipe fittings; spray paints; lots of new and used auto parts; shop vac; Skil saw; air tools; sledge hammers; bench vise; battery chargers; very large as- sortment of hand tools, socket sets; cordless drills; weedeater; shop heating stove; acetylene torch set; metal shelves; oils and greases; small and large live animal traps; chainsaws; fuel cans; yard and gar- den tools; commercial roof painter system; assortment of steel and conibear traps; assortment of various size fur stretchers; collectible metal mini horse and wagon; bolt cutters; metal storage cabinet; wood shotgun shell boxes; big fish fryer; boat oars; wheel for IH M tractor; iron wheels; old Chevy auto runs, fair rubber. NOTES: Lots of tools and misc. to view photos, visit auction zip. com auctioneer ID 39502, lunch available. Will be running 2 rings part time. TERMS: Cash personal check with proper ID, nothing removed until settled for, not responsible for accidents or items aer sold, everything sold as is. CREAMY SOUTHWEST CHICKEN ALFREDO MEALS IN Monica's MINUTES By Monica Sinclair Last week, while scroll- ing through Facebook, a reci- pe caught my attention. I don't cook a whole lot anymore be- cause my kids are grown and moved out of the house. How- ever, occasionally, it is nice to try a new recipe. So, I bought the ingredients for this new one I found and plan on making it this weekend. It's easy and will be just enough food for my me and my husband. Enjoy! INGREDIENTS • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts • 1 Tbsp taco seasoning • 1 Tbsp olive oil • 1 Tbsp butter • 1 cup heavy cream • 1/2 cup Mexican cheese blend • 1 can Mild Rotel or chopped tomatoes, 2 Tbsp reserved for garnish • 8 ounces Penne Pasta, cooked according to package instructions INSTRUCTIONS 1. Pat the chicken dry on both sides with a paper tow- el. Sprinkle with the taco seasoning on all sides. Heat the olive oil in a cast iron pan over medi- um heat. 2. Add the seasoned chicken to the pan and cook, turning once, until the chicken is completely cooked through (about 5 minutes per side). Re- move chicken from the pan, place on a plate, cov- er with foil. 3. Add the butter to the pan that the chicken was cooked in and melt over medium heat. Slowly add the heavy cream, whisking to incorporate all the seasonings and browned bits left behind from cooking the chicken. Whisk constantly and cook for about 2 minutes. 4. Add the cheese, Rotel (reserving 2 tablespoons for garnish), and stir until thickened and the cheese is melted. 5. Stir in the cooked pasta and reduce heat to low. Remove chicken from the foil-covered plate, slice into strips. Place the sliced chicken on top of the pasta and sprinkle with reserved Rotel. Serve im- mediately. Source: With most children already back at school for a new year, many families will find themselves in a struggle for the ages: wants versus needs. Many families have difficulty find- ing a balance between work and play. But what if the struggle is between your child's academics and their ex- tracurricular activities? It would be hard to find a parent who would say academics aren't important, but at times it seems academics are in direct competition with having fun. Don't get me wrong, it's great for kids to have fun. They need active and sensory experiences to help them grow and develop. Extracurricular ac- tivities can also be a great way to de- velop skills. But if your child's academics are suffering or your child is upset, tear- ful, moody or more anxious than nor- mal, it's time to take a hard look at your family's schedule. And if you're spend- ing more time in the car than you do in your home together as a family, it's definitely time to step back and reas- sess your priorities. What your child is doing? Do they have one activity, or two, three, four? How many hours a day are they away from home? How many nights a week is your family away from home? Is your child getting enough sleep at night? A healthy balance is needed be- tween school and extracurricular ac- tivities. At this point in the year, your family will soon have a good idea of how much homework your student is going to receive daily. Evaluate what your child and family can handle. For reference, according to Doro- thy Sluss, President of the US Chapter of International Play Association, for every week of intensive activity, three weeks of less structured time and ac- tivity are needed to maintain a healthy balance for children. If your child's grades are not what they used to be, or if they are having more incomplete or missing work, it may be necessary to back off the wants and focus on the needs. It is OK to drop an activity due to falling grades or place a limit on how many activities your child is able to join to keep a healthy balance. Putting aca- demics ahead of sports, scouts, and dance is OK too. We have a culture that encourag- es and supports many sports and oth- er activities. Encouragement is great. The issue is when children feel pres- sured to commit and join. It is OK to say no. It is OK to put your family's needs first. It is OK to limit the number of activities your family is involved in. If you have concerns for your child or need further ideas on how to strike the right balance for your family, please feel free to reach out to your child's teacher or to the Youth First School Social Worker at their school. We are here to help. This column is written by Lisa Cossey, LCSW, school social worker for Youth First, Inc., a local nonprofit dedicated to strengthening youth and families. Youth First provides 57 Master's level social workers to 78 schools in 10 Indiana counties. Over 38,500 youth and fami- lies per year have access to Youth First's school social work and after-school pro- grams that prevent substance abuse, pro- mote healthy behaviors, and maximize student success. STRIKING A BALANCE Time management for a new school year We are worse than monsters; at least vampires are afraid of garlic. That would be a cheap joke direct- ed at Gilroy, Calif., if it were in fact a joke, but it's not a joke, because I'm not laughing. No one is laughing. Well, that's not entirely true, is it? Someone is, or this wouldn't be hap- pening. I used to suspend the humor in my column to write about the mass mur- ders when they happened. To ignore them felt like a violation of my privi- lege. To say nothing was to be com- plicit. The first time was Sandy Hook. It took me weeks to decide whether to say anything in this space. Folks come here for a laugh. I decided to write about it. But then the shootings kept coming and coming. If I were to write about all of them, this weekly column would have to be taken from the life- style section and moved into the obit- uaries. The most recent one I wrote about was Pulse in Orlando. Or maybe it was the country music festival in Las Ve- gas. I can't remember anymore. The columns had to stop. I needed to smile again. We all do. And small little hu- mor columns and comic strips and playful opinion pieces serve an impor- tant purpose. Even if you just barely crack a smile, a crack is enough to let light in. I don't know much about the Gilroy attack. I haven't been able to research it. Not for lack of time but for lack of nerves to spare. I asked my friend who immigrated here from Lebanon after surviving a war — shrapnel still in her shoulder and back from bombs that had fallen through her apartment com- plex, through her school — how peo- ple could possibly stay liv- ing in a war zone. She said quite simply that the war zone itself becomes home. Is this home? My son is going into first grade. He spent his sum- mer in the woods. The camp counselors covered themselves in furs and feathers. They taught the kids to forage for mush- rooms and smooth rocks to give to the Old One, moss growing from her head instead of hair, in exchange for a clan in which to belong. We all have to be- long somewhere, my son says. "Where do the monsters belong? " I asked him. "To each other," he said. My son was chosen first by the Old One to be a blue jay. And then he was an owl. Ah, good, I thought. He has feathers. He can fly far, far away. The counselors painted my son's face with war paint. They hung out- lines of monsters on bulletin board paper from the trees. The children crafted spears from arrowheads and bamboo. They charged the woodland monsters. They were victorious every time. The monsters were flimsy — quite literally paper-thin. They fell to the ground, drifting like dried leaves. The children rejoiced. They'd been to war. They were victorious. They had defeated the monsters. I wonder whether this is why we, as a nation, still act as if we have this all under control, as if change need not happen. The monsters have come at us from under the beds and inside the closets and around moss-cov- ered trees, and we've defeat- ed them. They never had a chance. Like the Old One, who claims to be older than the trees but younger than the hills, monsters have been among us for a long time. And still we stand. But we have become worse than monsters. The numbers are growing, with no antidote in sight. Antidotes are for monsters, not us. And I've checked out because when I check in, I am dis- gusted with myself. With my inaction. With my acceptance. With my frayed nerves that keep me up at night. With still choosing to send my kid into the world, out the door with a Pop-Tart and a prayer as if they were the same damn thing, as if either could nourish him. "You tell yourself that you're living at home," my friend said. "Not a war zone, home. So you lose sight of how bad it is until it's too late." I don't want this column moved to the obituaries page. I wish garlic were the only thing necessary to protect us all. "Did you know that blue jays come back to the same home every year? " my son told me when I picked him up from camp. "Even if a snake ate their babies there last year." Like Katiedid Langrock on Facebook, at humor. Katiedid vs... by Katiedid Langrock Worse than monsters REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS Catherine M. McCluskey and Catherine McCluskey Trust DTD 01/14/1998 quitclaim to Michael McClus- key, real estate as recorded in Pike County. Chainy L. Watson conveys to Gregory A. Watson, re- al estate as recorded in Pike County. Gregory A. Watson conveys to Michael A. Fehribach, real estate as recorded in Pike County. Beth E. Mincey-Hale, FK A Beth E. Mincey, conveys to Robert F. Hardin II and Hannah E. Bradley, real es- tate as recorded in Pike County. Vicky Lynn Cox conveys to City of Petersburg, real estate as recorded in Pike County. Arthur D. Blondin conveys to State of Indiana Depart- ment of Natural Resources, real estate as recorded in Pike County. State of Indiana and Indiana Department of Natural Resources convey to Arthur D. Blondin, real estate as recorded in Pike County. Joanna Roberts conveys to 818 Broadway LLC, real estate as recorded in Pike County. Michelle Dillon quitclaims to Reggie Deffendall and Melissa Deffendall, real estate as recorded in Pike Coun- ty. Arleeta Wininger Estate and Stacy L. McGuyre PR convey to Calla Wininger, real estate as recorded in Pike County. Kristi K. Summers conveys to Peggy J. Warner and Donald Brett Warner, real estate as recorded in Pike County.

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