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The Press-Dispatch Wednesday, August 14, 2019 C-7 OBITUARIES Submit obituaries: Call: 812-354-8500 Email: or bring in a hard copy: 820 E. Poplar Street, Petersburg Deadline: 5 p.m. on Monday Down on the Farm by Hans Schmitz, Purdue Extension Scales and stink bugs PEACE of MIND Let our 130 years of experience aid you in your selection of a meaningful memorial. SCHUM MONUMENTS, INC. Dale, Indiana 812-937-4921 Local Representative RONALD WOODS 812-789-2009 INTRODUCING OUR NEWEST PHYSICIAN Dustin Blackwell, DO Obstetrics and Gynecology Now accepting new patients! Medical Arts Building 700 Willow Street, Suite 203 Vincennes, IN 47591 812-882-1000 | By Hans Schmitz The timing of planting and the weather always alter insect populations. For instance, black flies were a huge problem early in the sea- son. Now hover flies, what we tra- ditionally refer as sweat bees, are out en masse. That change in in- sect species is seasonal. Some in- sect populations rise and fall on a much longer scale, especially bugs that feed on trees. Driving through Poseyville the week after the fair, a light rain accumulat- ed on the windshield. Except this rain did not easily leave the windshield without a little extra wiper fluid to help. Tuliptree scale is back this year. The scale insect is a third of an inch long and attaches itself to the bark of the tulip poplar. Hundreds of insects can give the tree a warty kind of appearance, whereas a single insect could be confused with an obstinate ladybug, if one does not look too closely. The tree does not enjoy the scale, as large populations can girdle branches. Also, the insects excrete a large amount of waste, called honeydew, that falls on lower leaves. This insect excre- ment then attracts a sooty mold fungus that discolors leaves, altering photosynthetic capability. Also, the sticky honeydew falls on anything under the tree. Shade lovers can get covered in insect poop in no time. Tuliptree scale feeds on stressed plants, so they show up in droves in years where trees have had too much moisture or too lit- tle moisture. This year, perhaps trees have had both. Control is possible but expensive. Ladybugs feast on the things, so time and a return to plant health can be a solution. One thing for which to look a little later in the season will be stink bug damage, particularly in pecans. Stink bugs feed on a pretty broad array of things, one of which is soybean. Due to the weather, a lot of soybean were planted on ground that could not get corn. A lot of those soybeans were plant- ed late. Food for stink bugs may be around a touch longer this year, increasing fall pop- ulations. Those populations also love a pecan. When they feed on a pecan, they pierce through the shell to the kernel, causing a black spot. This opening, albeit small, can be replicated enough to ruin the nut. Mul- tiple openings also permit the nut to rot generally, much earlier than a traditional harvest time. Stink bug populations have grown in recent years, especially with the spread of the brown marmorated stink bug out of the east. That stink bug is the home invader when temperatures turn cold. Adults overwinter by going into diapause, so slow increases in population over time is to be expected. Since stink bugs are a food source for, say, spiders, perhaps we see an increase in those populations as well. For more information, contact Hans at or 812-385 -3491. AREA HAPPENINGS Celebrate Recovery–Will meet ev- ery Monday at 6 p.m. at the River of Life Church, 342 E. CR 300 N., Petersburg. For more information, contact Pastor Jim at 812-354-8800. 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 Memo- rial Hospital and Health Care Center of- fers a support group for women who have had cancer of any type or are currently undergoing cancer 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 Me- morial Hospital and Health Care Cen- ter'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 every 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 Fel- lowship 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 month- ly 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 area 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 at- tend. "Creating Hope" For Cancer Pa- tients–Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center is offering Creating Hope® sessions on the first and second Tuesday of each month from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. These sessions are designed for cancer patients, their families and caregivers. Art mate- rials and an instructional book are avail- able at each session. No previous art ex- perience is needed. Creating Hope® sessions are free and are held in the Lange-Fuhs Cancer Cen- ter Conference Room located at the Dor- bett Street entrance of Memorial Hospi- tal, 800 West 9th Street in Jasper. For more information about this class, visit Memorial Hospital's website at and click on "Classes & Events," or call The Lange-Fuhs Cancer Center at 812-996 -7488. "Your Health and Diabetes" Educa- tion – Discovering the diagnosis of dia- betes can be overwhelming. Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center wants to support you in this transition of life- style, and sponsors a continuing edu- cation group for persons with diabetes, pre-diabetes, or anyone who is interest- ed in learning about the disease. The topic for the August class is "Shift- ing your Habits." This support group is the third Monday of each month and pro- vides knowledge to help you feel more se- cure, manage problems, and avoid hos- pitalization for diabetes-related issues. The next meeting will be Monday, Au- gust 19, from 6 -7 p.m. in Memorial Hos- pital's Mary Potter Meeting Room, at 800 West 9th Street in Jasper. For more information, contact Memo- rial Hospital and Health Care Center's Diabetes Management and Prevention Services at 812-996 -0521. Indiana 15 Regional Planning Commission - The Executive Board will meet Tuesday, August 27, 2019, at 6:30 p.m. EDT at the Commission's office, lo- cated at 221 E. First St. in Ferdinand. A full board meeting will follow at 7:30 p.m. Pike-Gibson Retired Teachers As- sociation—Will meet for lunch and a meeting on Thursday, Sept. 12 at 11:30 a.m. EDT/10 :30 a.m. CDT at the Village Inn. Lunch will be served at noon EDT. Guest speaker for the meeting will be Marlis Day, who will talk about "A Fun- ny Thing Happened on My Way to Being an Author." There will be election of new officers. Come and invite other retirees to join. Remember socialization is key to a long, happy life in retirement. OBITUARY DEADLINE 5 p.m. Every Monday JANICE JONES Janice Jones, 73, of Hunt- ingburg, passed away at 1:08 p.m., Wednesday, August 7, 2019, at her residence. She was born February 2, 1946, in Ferdinand, to Eck- hart and Catherine (Blume) Egler; and was united in marriage to Sam R. Jones on December 5, 1964, at St. Ferdinand Church in Ferdi- nand. She worked as a registered nurse; and enjoyed sewing Christmas stockings, golf- ing and bird watching. She is known to have identified almost 400 species of birds. She is survived by her hus- band, Sam R. Jones, of Hunt- ingburg; two sons, Scott (Marsha) Jones, of Jasper, and Chris (Tami) Jones, of Evansville; one daughter, Stephanie (Ron) Schepers, of Jasper; three brothers, Daniel (Naomi) Egler, of Jasper, Louis (Mae) Egler, of Erlanger, Ky., and Francis ( Jane) Egler, of Ferdinand; one sister, Shirley Smith, of Ferdinand; 10 grandchil- dren; and 10 great-grand- children. She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Lloyd Egler; one sister, Rose Mary Messmer; and by one brother-in-law, Gary Smith. Funeral services were at 10 a.m. EDT, Monday, Au- gust 12, 2019, at the Nass & Son Funeral Home in Hunt- ingburg, with Chaplain Ja- son Rae officiating. Burial followed at Augusta Ceme- tery in Augusta. Visitation was from 2-8 p.m. on Sunday and from 9 a.m. until service time on Monday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memo- rial contributions may be made to the St. Jude's Chil- dren's Hospital. Condolenc- es may be shared online at: K ATHLEEN BREWSTER Kathleen (Robling) Brew- ster, 82, of Winslow, entered into rest on Wednesday, Au- gust 7, 2019, at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center. She was born on August 28, 1936, in Huntingburg, to Marshall and Daisy Robling. She was a member of the Mt. Pisgah General Baptist Church in Augusta. She is survived by her daughter, LaDonna (Robin) Williams, of Winslow; one grandson, Jim Bob (Lori) Williams, of Winslow; three great-grandchildren, Jas- mine Fleming, Jayden and Dalton Williams; and one sister, Glenda Hays. She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Rob- ert "Bobby" Robling; grand- son, Jackie Lee Williams; and her husband, James "Jim" Brewster. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. EDT, Sunday, August 11, 2019, at Mt. Pisgah Gen- eral Baptist Church, with Rev. Jerry Blackwell offici- ating. Burial followed at Au- gusta Cemetery. Visitation was from 10 a.m. EDT until service time on Sunday at the church. LARRY WHITEHEAD Larry Whitehead, 72, of Petersburg, passed away Au- gust 8, 2019, in Newburgh. He was born Sept. 7, 1946, in Washington, to Oral Rich- ard and Lorrayne White- head. He worked as a truck driver and was employed by CSX Railway for 47 years. He is survived by his wife, Paula Whitehead; sons, Ricky Whitehead, Ry- an Whitehead, Roger White- head, Clinton Whitehead, Barry Whitehead and Pat- rick Wood; 21 grandchil- dren; five great-grandchil- dren; mother, Lorraine Per- ry; brother, Denny (Phyl- lis) Whitehead; and sisters, Oraletta Earles and Marcia Gideon. He was preceded in death by his father, Oral Richard Whitehead. Services will be at 10 :30 a.m. EDT on Thursday, Au- gust 15, 2019, at Harris Fu- neral Home in Petersburg. Burial will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery in Patoka. Visitation will be from 4- 8 p.m. EDT on Wednesday at the funeral home. Harris Funeral Home is entrusted with his care. LOIS K ATHRYN FOWLER Lois Kathryn Fowler, 87, of Vincennes, passed away at 9:30 a.m. CDT, Wednes- day, August 7, 2019, at Wa- bash Christian Village in Carmi, Ill. She was born in Campbell- town, on February 19, 1932, the daughter of Gordon and Doris ( Jerrell) Dawson. She married Robert Buell Fowler on December 24, 1950, and he preceded her in death on April 4, 2009. She graduated from Winslow High School and was a homemaker. She was a member of Pleasant Ridge General Baptist Church. She is survived by three sons, Steve (Phyllis) Fowl- er, of McLeansboro, Ill., Da- vid (Rhona) Fowler, of Pe- tersburg, and Larry ( Ju- line) Kent Fowler, of Wash- ington, D.C.; two sisters, Rosalie Blackburn and Donna (Tom) Wood, both of Vincennes; five grand- children, Jordan (Maggi), Zachary and Ani Fowler, and Phillip (Autumn) and John (Kristi) Buchta; and one great-grandchild, Jake Buchta. She was preceded in death by her parents; and her hus- band. Graveside funeral and burial services were at 2 p.m. EDT, Sunday, August 11, 2019, at Pleasant Ridge Cemetery in Campbelltown. Visitation was prior to the service at the cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Lois' mem- ory to the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery and will be ac- cepted at Campbell Funer- al Home in Carmi, who is in charge of arrangements. BRIDGET ROSE BRINKMAN Bridget Rose Brinkman, 42, of Jasper, passed away at 5:26 p.m. on Sunday, August 4, 2019, at home. She was born in Jasper on June 17, 1977, to Thom- as R. Terwiske and Cheryl Heichelbech. She married Curt Brinkman on August 31, 1996. She was a 1995 graduate of Jasper High School. She worked in daycare in Jas- per for several years. She loved yard work, flower gar- dening, scrapbooking, and spending time with family and friends. She is survived by her husband, Curt Brinkman, of Jasper; three daughters, Mariah, Leah, and Arah Brinkman, all of Paoli; one grandson, Julian Griffith; her mother, Cheryl Heichel- bech, of Paoli,; her father, Thomas R. ( Jody) Terwiske, of Grandview; three sisters, Katie (Brandon) Lester, of Troy, Tosha Terwiske, of Huntingburg, and Desray Terwiske, of Otwell; one stepsister, Shylan Allor, of Bloomfield; one stepbroth- er, Cory (Kayla) Stinson, of Bedford. Preceding her in death are her grandparents; and one brother, Reyes Law- rence Siddons-Heichelbech. Visitation was from 4- 7 p.m. on Thursday, Au- gust 8, 2019, at the Bech- er-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper. Burial will be at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the wishes of the family to help with fu- neral expenses. Online condolences may be made at www.becher-

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