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October 9, 2019

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A-8 Local Wednesday, October 9, 2019 The Press-Dispatch Down on the Farm By Hans Schmitz, Purdue Extension Educator Record return to seasonal temperatures 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 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 AREA HAPPENINGS Celebrate Recovery–Will meet every Monday at 6 p.m. at the River of Life Church, 342 E. CR 300 N., Pe- tersburg. For more information, contact Pastor Jim at 812-354-8800. DAR—Local chapter of the Daughters of the Ameri- can Revolution meet the second Monday of each month September through June at 6 p.m. at the History Cen- ter in Petersburg. 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 Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center offers a support group for women who have had cancer of any type or are currently undergoing can- cer 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 Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center'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 ev- ery 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 Fellowship 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 monthly meetings the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. Pike Lodge #121 F&AM regular stated meet- ing–the second Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. All area Masons are invited to attend. Jefferson Township Community Center of Ot- well–will have its monthly meetings the first Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. All members are urged to attend. "Creating Hope" For Cancer Patients–Memori- al Hospital and Health Care Center is offering Creat- ing Hope® sessions on the first and second Tuesday of each month from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. These sessions are de- signed for cancer patients, their families and caregivers. Art materials and an instructional book are available at each session. No previous art experience is needed. Creating Hope® sessions are free and are held in the Lange-Fuhs Cancer Center Conference Room located at the Dorbett Street entrance of Memorial Hospital, 800 West 9th Street in Jasper. For more information about this class, visit Memo- rial Hospital's website at and click on "Classes & Events," or call The Lange-Fuhs Cancer Cen- ter at 812-996 -7488. Perinatal Loss Support–Expectant parents who suddenly lose their child often experience a wide range of emotions and grief. Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center offers "Perinatal Loss Support" to assist those who have experienced the loss of a child (con- ception to one month of age) through the grieving pro- cess, and provide an atmosphere of confidentiality and comfort. For more information about Perinatal Loss Support, contact Theresa O'Bryan, Pastoral Care, at 812-996 - 0219 or Change the Life You Live: Diabetes Program– Diabetes touches almost every part of your life. It's a serious, lifelong condition, but there's a lot you can do to protect your health. Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center is offering, "Change the Life you Live: Di- abetes." These classes offer the opportunity to achieve optimal health while living with diabetes. Participants are encouraged to bring a family member or friend. Pre- registration is required. For more information or to reg- ister, call 812-996 -0521. "Celebrate Today" Cancer Program–Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center offers a free program to those whose lives have been touched by cancer. "Cel- ebrate Today" provides healing support, spiritual inspi- ration, and enjoyment for cancer patients, their families and caregivers. "Celebrate Today" includes an evening meal, good fun and fellowship. The next "Celebrate To- day" program is Monday, October 21, 2019, beginning at 6 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. at KlubHaus 61, located at 2031 Newton Street in Jasper. The entrance is locat- ed a block south of the State Police Post. Registration is required. To register, call 812-996 -7488 and leave a mes- sage with your name, names of those coming with you, and a phone number in case we need to call you back. Registration is open now and closes at 4 p.m. Monday, October 14. This program is funded by the Lange-Fuhs Cancer Center and the Memorial Hospital Foundation. Information Session on Advance Care Planning – Jasper-Advance Care Planning (ACP) is about hav- ing conversations concerning your medical choices and their benefits and risks at the end of life. It is important to state your wishes in case you are not able to make these decisions for yourself at some point in your future. ACP provides an avenue to take and maintain control over the health care decisions that impact their goals, values, and beliefs. This information session will be of- fered on Thursday, October 24, 2019, from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. in the Memorial Foundation and Health Ministry Office at 709 W. 9th Street in Jasper. Contact Kathy Bur- ton at 812-996 -0329 or Sister Rose Mary Rexing at rrex- to pre-register. From the depths of sum- mer heat to jacket weather, what a difference a week can make. Along the way, we ex- perienced some truly note- worthy events. With the pas- sage of a dry cold front and return to seasonal tempera- tures, an analysis of the re- cords we broke before and the considerations to keep in mind follows. First, the National Weath- er Service at Paducah re- leased their September cli- mate summary last week. Two main takeaways were the lack of precipitation and the high departure from cli- matological temperatures. The total precipitation for our area lays somewhere between 0.08 and 0.5 inch- es over the entire month of September, where normal precipitation should be be- tween 3 and 4 inches. Evans- ville, with 0.08 inches, re- ceived a record low amount of precipitation for any Sep- tember across the histor- ic record, dating back to 1896. Meanwhile, temper- atures reported at Evans- ville were just under 7 degrees higher than the average for the month. No day in September reported a high temperature un- der 80 degrees, and we tied or broke record high tempera- tures to start Oc- tober. The average high temperature on the 30 -year record for October 2 is 75 degrees Fahrenheit. The record high tempera- ture was 94 degrees. Last week, we set the new re- cord. To be honest, as of this writing, that record could be anywhere from 95 to 97 de- grees. Anticipating lows in the 40s and highs in the 70s at the reading of this article, quite a lot has changed. The drought has not been bust- ed, but cooler temperatures do mean slow- er dry down of crops in fields. During the heat wave, corn quickly went to maturi- ty and no more worries exist for either corn or beans to fail to mature be- fore the first frost in this ar- ea. Some later planted soybeans may still have a little drying down needed before harvest, and the return to seasonal weather means this drying may not occur as quickly. Soybeans are considered maturity when seed mois- ture is 35 per cent. Pre- ferred moisture at point of sale is 13 per cent, with storage stability greatest be- tween 10 and 12 per cent. Harvest losses tend to occur if the combine runs through the field at over 18 per cent or below 10 per cent mois- ture. Studies out of Iowa State and Purdue show the dry down period on corn to be greater than that of soy- bean, with three weeks to a month required for corn and around twelve days for soy- bean. Any mature soybeans at this time should have no problem drying by the end of the month. Meanwhile, drought conditions during September may have caused a little faster drying or pre- mature death of corn and soybeans, which shows it- self in smaller seed or test weight issues. Either way, drying costs to the farmer probably will not be as big of an issue this year as in par- ticularly wet years, said the silver lining. For more in- formation, contact Hans at or 812-385 -3491. Main St. Petersburg closed through Friday A CLR crew works on the surface of the bridge of Prides Creek on lower Main St., Petersburg. The bridge closed to traffic on Monday as the crew began working. Chuck McCandless with the Indiana De- partment of Transportation said the crew is putting a new surface on the bridge floor. He said it is a com- bination of epoxy and aggregate that extends the life of bridges. McCandless said they hope to have the bridge open by Friday depending on weather. He said a similar project on Highway 57 near the I-69 over- pass should be completed on Thursday. County paving season The Pike County Highway Department has been out paving roads. Above they paved around a sharp turn on CR150E just south of Winslow. This week they have been paving on CR50E.

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