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September 11, 2019

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A-4 Local Wednesday, September 11, 2019 The Press-Dispatch Is it TIME for your next eye exam? 8–7 . Mon. 8–noon . Tues. 10–7 . Wed. 8–5 . Thur. 8–5 . Fri. Locally Owned and Operated Dr. Clint Shoultz 715 S. 9th Street, Petersburg (812) 354-9400 Prices Good September 8 – September 21, 2019. TRUCKLOAD SAVINGS! NO CLUB TO JOIN - NO FEES TO PAY - JUST THE LOWEST PRICES! HURRY IN FOR BEST SELECTION WHILE SUPPLIES LAST! 1 78 each • Restaurant Style or Bite Size Dippers - 12-13 oz. 573-7747, 7748 Herr's ® White Corn Tortilla Chips 8 99 each 60-Bar Pack Nature Valley ™ Oats 'N Honey Crunchy Granola Bars 574-6100 1 49 each Protein2O ® Protein Infused Water • Assorted flavors - 16.9 oz. 574-6132 4 79 each • Tangy Original flavor - 6.75 oz. bottles 574-6131 18-Pack Sunny Delight ® Drinks 2 49 each Pop -Tarts ® Cereal • Frosted Strawberry or Frosted Brown Sugar Cinnamon - 11.2 oz. 574-9624 SHOP 1,000s OF GROCERY ITEMS IN-STORE OR AT HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH /Grocery Visit for availability. /StoreLocator Some grocery products not available at some locations. Name �������������������������������������������������� Date of Birth �������������������������������������������� Age (as of Sept. 1, 2019) ����������������������������������� Parents' Name ������������������������������������������� Parents' Phone Number������������������������������������ Questions? Call or text Jessica Richardson at 812-582-4300. Mail your entry form and fee to Jessica Richardson, PO Box 277, Holland, IN 47541. Due by Sept. 18, 2019. CONTEST ENTRY FORM $15 entry fee Annual Winslow Community Fest Queen & King Contests Winslow Community Festival Friday, Sept. 20 at 6 p.m. Rehearsal: Sept. 19 at 6:30 p.m. on Main Street Location: Uptown stage on Main Street Winslow. If rain, the event will be at House of Mercy Fellowship Hall. Attire: Girls wear dresses, boys wear dress shirt and dress jeans/shorts. Order forms due by Sept. 18, 2019. Prizes Awarded to: 2nd Runner up, 1st Runner up and queen or king in each category. Miss Photogenic will also be awarded. Little Miss and Mister 4 to 7 years old, Junior Miss and Mister 8 to 12 years old, Queen and King 13-18 years old AGES Knepp second runner-up in Little Miss Labor Day Avelyn Grace Knepp was crowned second run- ner-up in Little Miss Labor Day Contest at Princ- eton on Saturday, August 31. There were eighteen young ladies in the pageant. Avelyn was given a trophy, sash and many prizes. She is the daugh- ter of Ryan and Chelsa Knepp, of Petersburg. She represented her dad's Local 1395. Her grandpa, Rick Chamberlain, is a member of Local 16, her great-grandpa, Ed Shoultz, is retired from Local 16 and her great-grandpa, Richard Chamberlain, was a retired member of UMWA, as well as her great-great-grandpa, Bill Noland. LINDA J. GAMBLIN Linda J. Gamblin, 71, of Oakland City, entered rest on Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, in Evansville. She was born on March 12, 1948, in Gibson County, to Orris and Berta (Blevins) Young. She was member of Oak- land City American Legion Post #256 Auxiliary and Oakland City Eagles Aux- iliary. She is survived by a son, Kenneth V. Gamblin, of Wadesville; her sister, Van- gie Scott, of Ft. Branch; grandchildren; Garrett, Blake, Colton and Wyatt Gamblin; niece, Melinda Graybill; and nephew, Da- ron Wallace. She was preceded in death by her parents; and a sister, Sharon Williamson. Services will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday, September 14, 2019, at Lamb-Basham Me- morial Chapel, with Rev. Charles Sams officiating. Burial will follow in Mont- gomery Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until services on Satur- day at the chapel. Family and friends may send messages of comfort to Obituaries MERLE MORRIS Merle Morris, 87, of Oak- land City, entered rest on Friday, September 6, 2019, at Deaconess Midtown Hos- pital. He was born on June 7, 1932, to Harry and Arlene (Lorrison) Morris. He served in the United States Army during Viet- nam and was a member of the Oakland City American Legion Post # 256. He was retired from the Whirlpool Corporation in Evansville af- ter several years, and was a life member of Local # 808. He is survived by sisters, Carol Sue Phillips, of Oak- land City, and Ruth Ann Hill, of Huntingburg; and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; and his broth- ers. Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Friday, Septem- ber 13, 2019, at Montgom- ery cemetery, with Jim Tren- tham officiating. Family and friends will meet at ceme- tery for services. Friends may send messages of com- fort to www.lambbasham. com. See additional obituaries on page C-7. Wonder why your commute or vacation route has had a lane closed down for so long? By Kayla Wiles Purdue News Service Even though a construc- tion project has wrapped up, it still takes time for con- crete pavement to be ready to handle heavy traffic. New research may soon give en- gineers more precise data on how much time is needed be- fore traffic can use new con- crete pavement. The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) tasked a team of Purdue Uni- versity engineers with col- lecting data on concrete ma- turity through select high- way patching and paving projects. The team will use the data to provide a new ev- idence-based recommenda- tion on the optimal time to open up traffic following a construction project. The new policies could save millions of dollars each year, the researchers say – not to mention, cut down on traffic. The team, led by Luna Lu, an associate professor in Purdue's Lyles School of Civil Engineering, is collect- ing data through sensors the group designed to track con- crete strength development in real time through mea- surements of hydration, stiff- ness, compressive strength and other properties of con- crete. A fter testing, INDOT plans to adopt the sensors, al- lowing them to permanently live in highways and contin- uously keep contractors in- formed on concrete distress. So far, the researchers and INDOT engineers have embedded the sensors into three highways in Indiana: I- 70, I-74 and I-465 near India- napolis. The Purdue team al- so is working with the Fed- eral Highway Administration on a nationwide pooled fund study to implement the tech- nology in other states. Cal- ifornia, Texas, Kansas and Missouri are planning to join the study. A YouTube video is avail- able at L S0zXtIa2PA. "Concrete pavement patching has to achieve a cer- tain strength level to accom- modate truck traffic due to the load and pavement curl- ing and warping. Through these sensors, a contractor will know exactly when the concrete is mature enough to accommodate heavy truck loads and the curling and warping stress," said Tom- my Nantung, research man- ager at the INDOT Research and Development Division. In Indiana, Department of Transportation guide- lines require some con- crete patching projects to complete within a certain amount of time so that traf- fic can open up. But current methods for determining traffic opening times are of- ten unreliable, causing traf- fic to resume before the con- crete has properly matured. The methods can also be in- efficient and expensive, re- sulting in construction de- lays and cost overruns. One type of test, flexur- al-strength testing, requires construction workers to cast and place a heavy, two-foot- long concrete beam onsite and then transfer it to either a mobile lab onsite or an off- site facility to know if the concrete is mature enough. The test not only risks work- er safety, but also is inaccu- rate due to differences be- tween lab and field condi- tions. Another method, called maturity testing, is not prac- tical since it uses temper- ature as an indication of strength for each type of concrete. Because there are thousands of different con- crete mixes, this means go- ing by thousands of differ- ent temperature-strength correlation curves to know if the concrete is mature. The mathematical curves also tend to be misleading due to the influence of outdoor tem- perature. "The impact of this study can be revolutionary as it does not require any con- ventional mechanical test- ing or expensive and heavy test setups in the field. There is no need for calibration for each different mix design," said Lu, who also is an Amer- ican Concrete Pavement As- sociation Scholar in Con- crete Pavement and Materi- als Science. The sensor developed by Lu's team is more accurate because it lives in the con- crete. While each sensor measures only an 11-inch ar- ea of concrete, it is inexpen- sive to embed many of the sensors along a concrete sec- tion, the team says. A sensor patch is embed- ded on the concrete surface. Wires connect the patch to a measurement system. Using a so-called piezoelectric ef- fect, the setup converts elec- trical energy to mechanical energy, exciting the sensor and vibrating the concrete to detect its stiffness. Mechan- ical energy is then convert- ed back to electrical energy. The sensor measures the opposition of concrete to the flow of electricity through a read-out of electrical da- ta, providing accurate mea- surements of many concrete properties at once. The sensors are protected from corrosion and not eas- ily crushed by construction equipment. The setup also allows data to be collected for years after the concrete is laid down. In contrast, con- ventional laboratory testing methods collect data for on- ly 28 days, leaving gaps in un- derstanding of how concrete strengthens after that point. "Being able to track con- crete strength over a lon- ger period of time would help engineers to know if they've over- or under-de- signed roads and better de- termine when to replace the concrete," Lu said. Currently, measurements must be taken every hour on site, but the team plans to make the sensors work wire- lessly in the future, such as through an app.

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