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August 14, 2019

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The Press-Dispatch Local Wednesday, August 14, 2019 A- 5 NEWS BRIEFS Lions Club Car Show is Friday The Petersburg Lions Club Car Show is scheduled for 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Friday, August 16 in the park- ing area between Mi Patio restaurant and the Peters- burg Moose. Registration starts at 5:30 p.m. with the awards will be announced at 7 p.m. Blue Jean Center to host Sunday dinner The Blue Jean Community Center in Monroe City will host Sunday dinner, August 18 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The menu will include: pulled pork sliders, ham and cheese sliders, chicken salad sandwiches, baked beans, chips, slaw, porch salad and desserts. Carry- outs available. All proceeds benefit the center. Contestants sought for Miss Labor Day pageants The 133rd Labor Day Celebration will be at the Gib- son County Fairgrounds in Princeton from August 30 -September 2. Seeking contestants for the following pageants: Little Miss Pageant 5 -8 years old; Little Mister 5 -8 years old; Junior Miss 9 -11 years old; Junior Miss 12-15 years old and Miss Labor Day Queen 16 -21 years old. All contestants must be related to a union member. They could be a son, daughter, niece, nephew, or grand- child as an example. They must also be sponsored/rep- resenting a union. Deadline to enter these pageants is Monday, August 5. All entry forms and information is available on the Labor Day Association website at Any past Miss Labor Day Queens are invited to the annual Past Queens' Tea, which will be immediately following this year's pageant. Refer to the website for contact information. There will also be the following contests: Teeny Ti- ny Baby Miss 0 -12 Months; Teeny Tiny Baby Mister 0 -12 months; Tiny Toddler Miss 12-36 months; Tiny Toddler Mister 12-36 months; Mini Miss 3-5 years old; Mini Mister 3-5 years old and Cutest Pet. There is no deadline to enter these pageants. Voting begins on Friday, August 30 at 5 p.m. REDUCED TEMPERATURE SWINGS ENHANCED PERFORMANCE IMPROVED DEHUMIDIFICATION Variable-speed technology means invariable comfort. The Infinity ® 20 air conditioner combines the energy efficiency of Greenspeed ® intelligence with the convenience and precision of the Infinity System Control. With reduced temperature swings, improved dehumidification and ultra-quiet operation, the Infinity 20 air conditioner will have you more comfortable than ever before. Energy Efficiency That's Right in Your Comfort Zone. ©Carrier Corporation 4/2018. PH: 812-743-2382 HEATING & AIR-CONDITIONING Perry ' s LLC Serving the area since 1950. Perry ' s Perry ' s 303 Breckinridge Rd, Monroe City Email: Craig Perry Vance Perry Chase Perry 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 Adam Scales (812) 354-8488 American RV opens location in Petersburg American RV celebrated their grand opening with a ribbon cutting last Friday. They also had free lunch- es from their outdoor grill. American RV is a family owned and has been in business for nearly 50 years. Manager Chad Bruce said they offer the Coachman, Keystone and Forest River lines. He said through the years they have had several customers from Pike, Daviess and Knox counties, so when the Petersburg location became avail- able, they thought it was a perfect fit. They will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. Above are Sarah McCracken, of the Pike County Chamber of Commerce, Matt Ervin and Chad Bruce, of American RV, Hugh Eskew, Krista Robinette, Pam Harrawood, with the Pike County C of C, and Al- lie Johnston, an aide to Eighth District Congressman Larry Bucshon. Domestic disputes result in several arrests By Andy Heuring An Otwell couple was ar- rested on Wednesday, Au- gust 6 on disorderly con- duct charges after police re- ceived a report of a woman chasing a man with a club, and a vehicle trying to run over the woman. It was one of three similar arrests. Amber Ridener, 37, of 9856 McKinley St., Otwell, was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct and false informing. Jeremy Hardy, 36, of Washington, was ar- rested on a charge of disor- derly conduct. At 5:51 p.m. Wednesday, August 6, Pike County Dep- uty Paul Collier said he re- sponded to the report that Ridener was chasing Hardy with a club. Another passer- by called and reported a ve- hicle appeared to be trying to run over Ridener. Deputy Collier, in his re- port, said Petersburg Of- ficer Isaac Salters located the vehicle and Collier found Ridener. Ridener initially told Col- lier it was just a verbal argu- ment. Eventually, she said she was dragging a shov- el. A witness said they saw her chasing Hardy with the shovel. Under questioning, Riden- er said Hardy and her got in- to an argument while they were in the backyard pack- ing things up because they were being evicted. She claimed Hardy grabbed a piece of rope and told her he was going to choker her. So she got the shovel in case he did anything. Police weren't able to lo- cate Hardy, but issued a war- rant for his arrest. He was arrested on August 10. A Petersburg man was ar- rested Saturday night after his girlfriend called police. Michael E. Gray, of 5430 Frederick Ln., Petersburg, was preliminarily charged with domestic battery. Gray's girlfriend, Sarah Johns, told police she and Gray got into an argument after the father of one of her children had dropped off their child. She claimed Gray accused her of flirting with that man, She said he broke her phone, threw a picture frame into the yard, and pushed her out the door and off the porch into a grill. Gray told police they got into an argument because Johns was texting her ex- boyfriend. He said he broke her phone that he had paid for and asked her to leave. He claimed she hit him and he then shoved her out the front door. He told police he didn't know how Johns got the marks on her back and chest. He was taken into custo- dy on the domestic battery charge. An Otwell man was ar- rested late August 3 follow- ing a domestic dispute with his wife. Josh Byrd, 39, of 2397 N. SR 357, Otwell, was arrested on charges of domestic bat- tery in the presence of a mi- nor, strangulation, confine- ment and interference with reporting of a crime. Police responded to a mi- nor calling 911 to report her parents fighting. State Trooper Hunter Manning said he and Sher- iff's Deputies responded to the call and found Josh and Jenny Byrd in the residence and Jenny was crying on the couch. Both said they had friends over and the kids had gone to bed. They were outside with the friends drinking and they got into an argument. Jenny said she went into the house and Josh came in and got onto her about being silly, and told her to come back out. She did, and then she got upset again and went back into the house. She claimed he threw her onto the couch, got on her and held her by her neck, causing her to nearly pass out. Josh said she was hitting him and yelling at him, so he held her down and she kept trying to hit him. He told po- lice they both "had hands on each other, but there was not any hitting or punching. Josh was taken into cus- tody. How often do children need eye exams? Many people expect their vision to fade as they grow older. Such expectations are not unfounded, as the Na- tional Eye Institute notes that certain vision changes, including diminished vision and difficulty distinguishing colors, are a normal part of aging. But even children can experience changing vision, which only highlights the importance of kids receiv- ing routine eye exams. Eye examination frequen- cy depends on the age of the child and the condition of his or her eyesight at the time of each exam. The American Optometric Association has established these guidelines for pediatric eye examina- tion frequency to help par- ents know when to get their youngsters' vision checked. BIRTH TO 2 YEARS Children in this age group whose physicians have deemed them asymptomatic of potential eye conditions or at low risk of developing eye conditions should have their eyes examined sometime between six and 12 months of age. Kids who may be at risk should adhere to the same schedule, though the AOA notes that exams for at- risk children may need to be conducted more frequently, even in this age group, than kids who are symptom-free. Eye doctors will speak with parents and recommend an eye exam schedule based on their initial examination. 3 THROUGH 5 YEARS Children between the ag- es of three and five who are at low risk of developing eye conditions should have their eyes examined at least once between their third and fifth birthdays. The same goes for kids who are at risk, though doctors may recom- mend more frequent exami- nations for such youngsters. 6 THROUGH 18 YEARS Whether they are at risk of eye conditions or not, chil- dren between the ages of six and 18 should have their eyes examined before first grade and annually there- after. Youngsters who are at risk may need more fre- quent examinations as they get older. Eye examinations are an important component of child healthcare. By adher- ing to AOA eye examination guidelines, parents can en- sure any vision problems their children develop are quickly caught and can be treated before they adverse- ly affect youngsters' lives.

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