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A-4 Local Wednesday, August 14, 2019 The Press-Dispatch Now Being Accepted for the Little Company of Mary Sisters - USA Purpose: This award is a tangible recognition of an outstanding individual, couple, or organization whose civic / professional / community / life / purpose parallels the humanitarian concerns of the Little Company of Mary Sisters - USA and its founder, Venerable Mary Potter. This award honors individuals or a program that makes a visible and positive difference, and makes a contribution to humanity by the nature of good works, deeds, examples, being, and should continue to inspire those impacted. ow Being Accepte Nia To Nominate: Please send a letter of nomination to Sr. Renée Cunningham, LCM, 800 W. 9th Street, Jasper, IN 47546. Nomination deadline is September 13, 2019. For additional guideline information, please visit and click on "Foundation". Dining Specials 5pm-8pm 115 Pike Ave., Petersburg FRIDAY 08-16-19 SATURDAY 08-17-19 Coffee or Tea with special. Monday – ursday • 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Plate Specials Daily! OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Buffet with Salad Bar, Only $10.95. 8 oz. Ribeye Steaks with Two Sides, $9.95 Chicken Supreme with Two Sides, Only $7.50 Open to Members and Qualified Guests Author Norbert Krapf to speak at Dubois Co. Museum this Saturday Jasper native and former Indiana poet laureate Nor- bert Krapf returns to the Dubois County Museum on Saturday, August 17 at 2 p.m. for the first reading of his new book of poems: Indi- ana Hill Country Poems. Ev- eryone is welcome to come to the reading and reception following. Krapf's books will be available for signing. Krapf returns to the land- scape of his southern Indi- ana childhood with mem- ories of loss. While facing the death of his second sis- ter from leukemia, he vis- its the small tomb of his stillborn sister, remembers abuse by his pastor, and la- ments a brother's disappear- ance from the family. Being back in Indiana hill coun- try, however, he relives his parents' love of their native place. He reconnects with his German heritage, sites in his ancestral Franconia (northern Bavaria), and the spiritual woods and fields of the Indiana hill country he once roamed. In his home- town to read poems with his Franconian dialect poet friend Helmut, he is moved to hear him read poems in the dialect his parents spoke to one another. Sitting with his Colombian-German- American grandson, four, at his side savoring the Ger- man woods "like a little Bud- dha," he sings a new hymn of praise, "Morning Sylvan Symphony." The museum is open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sat- urday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday 1-4 p.m. Closed on Monday. Mattes to speak at Right to Life banquet set for Oct. 17 The Right to Life Banquet will be Thursday, Oct. 17 at 6:30 p.m. at the Simon J. Gra- ber Building, off the Odon/ Cannelburg Road. This ban- quet is sponsored by Da- viess and Martin County Right to Life Groups. The general public is welcome to attend this special event and they are asking you to reserve the date. The Speaker for the banquet this year is Brad Mattes, who is president of Life Issues Institute, the pro-life organization which has now partnered with the Susan B. Anthony Organi- zation. The Life Issues In- stitute organization was founded by pro-life pioneer Dr. John C. Willke. In 1991, Brad Mattes joined the or- ganization, which serves the educational needs of the pro-life movement. For eight seasons, Brad was host and executive pro- ducer of Facing Life Head- On, a weekly pro-life T V program that was avail- able to more than 100 mil- lion homes in the U.S. and Canada. The program earned three Regional Em- my awards and several oth- er industry accolades before production ceased in 2015. Brad also hosts Life Issues, a daily radio commentary on abortion and other life issues which is carried on nearly 1,200 Christian and other radio outlets across the U.S. The program was recognized by National Reli- gious Broadcasters with the 2016 Radio Impact Award. The Right to Life Ban- quet, which draws over 500 people each year, is one of the larger Right to Life Ban- quets in the state. Tickets for the banquet are available by calling 812-486 -3658. Brad Mattes Resource Management Fair at Glendale Fish and Wildlife Area On Thursday, Aug. 22, from 6 -8 p.m. at the Glen- dale Fish and Wildlife Ar- ea, there will be a family- friendly event, hosted by the new Daviess-Martin CISMA, a local partnership working to educate the pub- lic about invasive species. Drop by any time from 6 - 8 p.m. to learn about natu- ral resources, the invasive plants that threaten them, and what tools are used in resource management. In particular, landowners will also have a chance to talk with local resource profes- sionals and learn about tech- nical and cost-share assis- tance available. The event will feature sev- eral stations located around the office and maintenance area, so choose whatever interests you. Stations will include tree, invasive plant ID, nature crafts, managing grasslands for wildlife, man- agement tools big and small, and using herbicide to man- age invasive plants. Kids can create drink coasters featur- ing pressed leaves, while adults view equipment used to create wildlife habitat. Visit the PlayCleanGo sta- tion to learn how to stop in- vasive species in your tracks and pick up a free boot brush (while supplies last). This event is supported by the Daviess-Dubois-Martin Invasive Plant Partnership, a Clean Water Indiana Grant project. For questions con- tact SWCD Invasive Spe- cies Specialist Emily Finch at Emily.Finch@in.nacdnet. net or 812-482-1171 ext:3; or call Glendale Fish and Wild- life Area at 812-644-7711. Back-to-school travel safety tips for 2019-20 The school year has just begun and there is about 150,000 student injured each year on their travel be- tween school and home, according to State Farm. The following tips will help keep your child safe on his or her route. IF YOUR CHILD WALKS • Map out a safe route on sidewalks and across crosswalks. • Practice walking the route with your child well before the first day of school. Talk about traffic and cross- walks—looking both ways and mak- ing sure a car comes to a full stop. • Find schoolmates who live along the way and want to walk, too. • Outfit your child with helpful safety gear, including reflective tape on backpacks, jackets or shoes. • Stress that phones should be put away, and eyes forward and alert. IF YOUR CHILD BIKES • Find the safest route possible on well-lit streets with minimal traffic. • Invest in safety gear, including bike lights and a properly fitting hel- met. • Discuss traffic rules and bike sig- naling. IF YOUR CHILD TAKES THE BUS • Introduce yourself and your child to the bus driver. • Review bus stop rules such as waiting away from the road and al- ways crossing in front of the bus, not behind. • Remind kids to sit quietly while the bus is in motion and follow any ad- ditional rules the bus driver has. • Go over what stop to get off at, along with what to do if your child ac- cidentally gets off at the wrong stop. IF YOUR CHILD DRIVES • Establish safe routes to and from school, and have your child practice driving with a licensed adult. • Prohibit smartphone use and driving, which is now illegal in ma- ny states. • Understand the state laws for teen driving such as passenger re- strictions. WHILE AT SCHOOL • Talk about playground safe- ty rules, for example, making sure equipment is dry and taking turns. • Help kids identify a specific adult to ask for help if they feel unsafe or have a difficult interaction with an- other child. • Work with younger kids to help them memorize your contact infor- mation, specifically phone numbers of parents and caregivers. Water for sale on a hot day Gary and Susan Elektra, of Petersburg, were selling cups of water for five cents along near Autumn Apartments. Temperatures were in the 90s on Friday afternoon.

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