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September 11, 2019

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C-4 Wednesday, September 11, 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 Beth Greene, Youth First, Inc. 2 master bedrooms and 3 bathrooms with solid wood doors and hardwood trims. 4 bedrooms with one master bedroom and 3 bathrooms, including a family room with a fireplace. Luxurious 5 bedroom home. Save $40,000 on three of Baird Homes' finest homes. Ay, Chihuahua! ! only one! 814 NIBLACK BLVD., VINCENNES • 1-800-743-7004 • WWW.BAIRDVINCENNES.COM HOMES AMIGOS, get your home before they vamoose! Sweet's Column by Barbara Sweet Hi stars and welcome to this big stage all lit up in red, white and blue lights and decorated to help celebrate with all our stars who will have a birth- day or anniversary in the week of Sep- tember 12-18. Come up onto this stage and take a bow. September 13 - Gary Smith turns 34; Lucy Gamble turns 70 ; Butch and Rita Rogers celebrate 51 years. September 14 - Halle Blackgrade turns 14; Mark Whitney; Tony Rus- sell; Michael Hill turns 27. September 15 - Jeanette Bertram; Mitch and LeAnn Stephens celebrate 29 years; Ollie and Susie Doublemont celebrate 36 years. September 16 - Brooke Schriefer turns 42; Silas Kincaid Brown turns 10. September 17 - Carlie Mae Perry turns 13; Steve Schriefer turns 52. September 18 - Annabel Richardson turns 84. May all our stars have a really great day and may all your wishes come true. Keep in your heart and in your prayers all our stars who need that card, visit, phone call and that daily thought of them to have a brighter week: Steve, Annabel, Marie, Sue Ellen, Angie, Benny, Jim, Katy, Mick and Joey, and those with seasonal allergies and viruses, and the aches and pains of everyday life. EVENTS September 12 - Peters- burg Lions Club meets at 6:30 p.m. at the Village Inn. September 16 - Winslow Fire Dept. at 6:30 p.m. at the station house. September 19 - Winslow Lions Club at 7 p.m.; Winslow Parks Board at 7 p.m. at the Community Center. September 20 - Winslow Communi- ty Festival Queen and King Contests at 6 p.m. on Main Street Stage. Little PUBLIC AUCTION For more information and to consign your items, contact: Hill's Auction Center Wm. Keith Hill IN #AU01020879 (812) 789-6367 or Jason Keeker (812) 354-2419 Tractors - Trucks - Cars - Mowers Farm Equipment - 28' Camper We are now taking consignments for our annual fall live and on-line auction. ANNUAL FALL CONSIGNMENT AUCTION LIVE & ON-LINE Auction service email: Saturday, Sept. 14 • 10 a.m. EDT 1/2 mile west of Otwell, IN on Hwy. 257 PUMPKIN WHOOPIE PIES MEALS IN Monica's MINUTES Share your favorite recipe! Monica's Meals in Minutes PO Box 68, Petersburg, IN 47567 FACEBOOK MAIL EMAIL By Monica Sinclair With fall right around the corner, that means you will see pumpkin everything. Well, I didn't want to disappoint, so this week is your first pumpkin recipe from this season. When I took my husband to visit my previous home state of Massa- chusetts, I introduced him to whoopie pies and he was in love. He liked them so much that I even had some shipped to us for his birthday this year. So, hopefully, since he also loves pumpkin, he will love this week's rec- ipe. Enjoy! INGREDIENTS • 1 cup shortening • 2 cups packed brown sugar • 2 large eggs, room temperature • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract • 3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda • 1 teaspoon salt • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon • 1 teaspoon ground ginger • 1-1/2 cups canned pumpkin FILLING: • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour • Dash salt • 3/4 cup whole milk • 1 cup shortening • 2 cups confectioners' sugar • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract DIRECTIONS 1. Preheat oven to 400°. Cream shortening and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. In another bowl, whisk the next 6 in- gredients; beat into creamed mixture alternate- ly with pumpkin. 2. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart onto greased baking sheets; flatten slightly with the back of a spoon. Bake 10 -11 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool. 3. For filling, combine flour and salt in a small saucepan. Gradually whisk in milk until smooth; bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium; cook and stir until thickened, about 2 minutes. Refrigerate, covered, until com- pletely cooled. 4. In another bowl, beat shortening, confectioners' sugar and vanilla until smooth. Add chilled milk mixture; beat until light and fluffy, about 7 min- utes. Spread on the bottoms of half of the cook- ies; cover with remaining cookies. Store in the refrigerator. Source: tasteof Mason Living Estate AUCTION 7050 S. St. Rd. 61, Winslow, IN SATURDAY, SEPT. 14 10am EDT Follow on • ID# 46613 • REAL ESTATE: 3 bedroom, 1 bath home on 2 acres with pole barn. Like new 2017 golf cart, hundreds of coins, antiques, collectibles, glassware, household items, like-new appliances. LOCATION: Auctioneer's Note: Don't miss this fantastic estate auction. Auction will last for several hours. View hundreds of photos on ID# 46613. Hope to see you there! More grandparents than ever are stepping up to take care of and raise their grandchildren. There are many different reasons grandparents are as- suming the role of caretaker. It may be due to the death or ab- sence of the children's parents, the fi- nancial situation of the parents, or be- cause of an unsafe home due to physi- cal abuse or drug/alcohol abuse. Raising grandchildren brings many rewards, including giving the children a sense of security, developing a deep- er relationship with them, and being able to keep them with their family in- stead of possibly going into foster care. However, this can also be a very dif- ficult venture in a grandparent's life. One big obstacle that grandpar- ents often face is how it affects them financially, especially if there is only one person raising the children. Of the 2.7 million grandparents raising their grandchildren in the US, 1 mil- lion of them are being raised by a sin- gle grandmother. Another obstacle grandparents face is finding access to proper resources for the children and for themselves. Children being raised by grandparents have unique needs that may require the use of therapists, school counse- lors and health care providers. Grand- parents and grandchildren may bene- fit from support groups and individu- al or family therapy to share their feel- ings and gain support. One event that has greatly contrib- uted to the spike in so many grandpar- ents raising grandchildren is the opi- oid epidemic. Parental substance use is the reason 40 % of grandchildren go to live with a grandparent. Children coming from homes where drug use is present are often exposed to traumatic events, abuse and neglect. This exposure often leads to behavio- ral issues in children. Statistics show that on average, children whose grand- parents have custody of them are more likely to have behavioral and emotion- al difficulties than those being raised by their parents. It is very important that grandpar- ents raising grandchildren take care of themselves mentally, physically, and spiritually, as it is vital to their over- all health and their ability to raise healthy children. It is also important to acknowledge and accept all feelings, both positive and negative. It's difficult to admit feelings such as resentment, guilt, fear, or doubt. It's natural to have a mixture of feel- ings when unexpected responsibilities arise in life, but it doesn't take away from the feelings of love for the grand- children. It is also important to remem- ber that the grandchildren will have mixed feelings too. If you are grandparent struggling to find support in your community, you can go to A ARP's web- site offers a comprehensive "Grand- families" guide with specific infor- mation on legal documents, finances, health insurance, education, childcare, and many other things you will need to know to protect your rights and max- imize assistance in caring for your grandkids. Other helpful websites in- clude: If you are unsure what local ther- apists or support groups are availa- ble for you or your grandchildren, ask a Youth First Social Worker at your child's school (list at or your primary care physician. Sup- port makes all the difference! This column is written by Beth Greene, MSW, school social worker for Youth First, Inc., a local nonprofit ded- icated to strengthening youth and fam- ilies. Youth First provides 57 Master's level social workers to 78 schools in 10 Indiana counties. Over 38,500 youth and families per year have access to Youth First's school social work and af- ter-school programs that prevent sub- stance abuse, promote healthy behav- iors, and maximize student success. Continued on page 7 Grandfamilies are growing

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