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C-4 Wednesday, March 25, 2020 The Press-Dispatch HOME LIFE TO ADVERTISE: Call: 812-354-8500 Email: Visit: 820 E. Poplar Street, Petersburg Deadline: 5 p.m. on Monday By Jordan Beach, Youth First, Inc. Let's take some time to talk about one of those dreaded "F" words…fail- ure. A lot of times we think of failure as the worst-case scenario. Failure is viewed as the thing that happens when you weren't prepared or you didn't try hard enough. Take a moment and think of a time you failed. Try to remember what you were doing, where you were, and who was there. Now, focus on the feelings you had. Personally, a knot immediately forms in my stomach when I feel I've failed. For most of us it brings up un- comfortable, unpleasant feelings that we try to prevent, not only for our- selves but also for those we love. We become so fixated on the unpleasant feelings immediately after our failure that we lose sight of the good things that can happen. Preventing failure doesn't automat- ically lead to success. Failure is an es- sential part of growth. What happens when we prevent failure? Well, on the surface every- one is happier. We feel a sense of ac- complishment, success, and we get to avoid those negative feelings that set- tle into the pit of our stomach. Most importantly, though, we get to feel comfortable. As parents we feel like we've helped our kids get a taste of success when we help them avoid failure. As individuals we are able to avoid feelings of discomfort, shame, and embarrassment. There is a lot more at play when we prevent failure from happening, though. To start, when we strive to make things easier for our kids to pre- vent them from failing, we are telling them we don't believe they can do it on their own. When children are taught to associate failure with something negative, we are teaching them to avoid risks. They start to develop a fixed frame of mind in which they think, "If I might fail, I won't even try." Looking at the opposite end of the spectrum, what happens when we em- brace failure? Looking back to that moment when you failed, what could have made that moment different for you? What kind of support could you have used in that moment that would have changed your outlook? If we stop looking at failure as a time our children did something wrong and start looking at it as a time they experienced growth, we can en- courage them to take more chances and be more adventurous with their lives. It's time to start talking about failure as something that happens to everyone. When talking to your kids about the successes of their day, also discuss the things that didn't go well. Help them pick out the positive things that happened or could have happened be- cause of their struggles or moments of defeat. Teaching our children to put forth their best effort and to be okay when things don't work out in their favor is a huge step toward creating more re- silient children. They will learn that failing at something doesn't make them a failure. Use moments of fail- ure as stepping stones to growth, and your kids will become more success- ful adults. This column is written by Jordan Beach, LSW, school social worker for Youth First, Inc., a local nonprofit ded- icated to strengthening youth and fam- ilies. Youth First provides 59 Master's level social workers to 81 schools in 10 Indiana counties. Over 39,500 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. ALLOWING YOUR KIDS TO FAIL YOUTH FIRST TODAY Lic. #AU10800006 812-598-3936 Call Johny Ray for Details Tractors, Combine, Tillage Equipment, Semi and Grain Trucks, Backhoe and More GOOD FRIDAY FARM AUCTION Friday, April 10 • 10 a.m. CDT 114 E. SR 68, Lynnville Auction pickups available 110 W Crestview Drive, Petersburg 2000 N Paloma Dr., Otwell Junction Fabulous 4-bed, 3.5 bath home in Crestview w/ finished basement, 3-car attached garage, fenced back yard w/playset, stainless steel appliances included. Bonus room over garage. Finished basement has full bath and gym/rec room. Kitchen is beautifully appointed with Amish cabinets, pantry & granite countertops. Great home in great neighborhood. MLS#202009590. 1.69 Acre Lot with 2018 pole building featuring 2 automatic garage doors, half bath, porch w/overhang, concrete floor w/drain, 220 electric, and heat. Can be used as commercial, single- or multi-family. MLS#202006434. $95,000 Call Dara O'Neil 812-631-3654 PROPERTY FOR SALE PETERSBURG PRESS DISPATCH Auction Location: Wheeling Community Building • 6014 E 390 N, Francisco, IN Directions to Property: From Princeton, at the north edge of Princeton take Hwy 65 North 7 miles to Ford Rd turn east approx 4 miles to C Rd 775E turn south 1 mile to Co Rd 400 N turn West and proceed 1/4 mile to the property on the left. Tuesday, April 7 • 6pm CST (7pm EST) 30.7 ± Acres Offered in 1 Tract Owners: Janice & Pat Wildt Auction Manager: Brad Horrall • 812.890.8255 AC63001504, AU01052618 • 18.5 Cropland acres (FSA) • Productive Alford Soils • 8 Miles Northeast of Princeton • Woodland • Excellent Deer Hunting • Food Plot Area Inspection Date: March 30 from 4-6pm CST Check website for more details including full auction brochure! 800.451.2709 Gibson County, Indiana Land Auction ONLINE AUCTION Saturday, April 11 • 6 p.m. EDT 440 Gieslier Rd., Jasper WM Keith Hill IN #AU01020879 (812) 789-6367 or Jason Keeker (812) 354-2419 Classic Vehicles - Dolls - Toys - Furniture 1955 Classic Chevy Belair 2 Door Hardtop, V8, 350, auto, "red & white," "very nice," older restoration, car has earned awards. 1971 Classic Chevy C-10 Pickup Truck, V8, 350, auto, factory air, w/111,518 actual miles Auction service Estate: Jim & Connie Thewes BID AT CHILI MAC CASSEROLE MEALS IN Monica's MINUTES By Monica Sinclair Since more and more people are having to self-quarantine, I thought I would try to find a recipe this week that would help you use some of the groceries you might have stocked up on. Hopefully, you and your family are safe, and the kids aren't driv- ing you too crazy. Maybe they can help you cook to give them something to do. This recipe will help you use some canned goods and spic- es you most likely already have in the pantry, and it puts a fun spin on typical chili. Enjoy! INGREDIENTS • 1 cup uncooked elbow macaroni • 2 pounds lean ground beef (90 % lean) • 1 medium onion, chopped • 2 garlic cloves, minced • 1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained • 1 can (16 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained • 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chiles • 1-1/4 teaspoons salt • 1 teaspoon chili powder • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin • 1/2 teaspoon pepper • 2 cups shredded reduced-fat Mexican cheese blend • Thinly sliced green onions, optional DIRECTIONS 1. Cook macaroni according to package directions. 2. Meanwhile, in a large nonstick skillet, cook the beef, onion and garlic over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. 3. Stir in the tomatoes, beans, tomato paste, chil- es and seasonings. Drain macaroni; add to beef mixture. 4. Transfer to a 13x9 -in. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Cover and bake at 375° until bub- bly, 25 -30 minutes. 5. Uncover; sprinkle with cheese. Bake until cheese is melted, 5 -8 minutes longer. If desired, top with sliced green onions. Share your favorite recipe! Monica's Meals in Minutes PO Box 68, Petersburg, IN 47567 FACEBOOK MAIL EMAIL Down on the Farm USDA addresses Coronavirus concerns By Hans Schmitz Purdue Extension Educator Social media has really shown its true self over the past few weeks, with people sharing everything from the hi- larious to the insane concerning the vi- rus and coping mechanisms when true social outlets close. Everyone has be- come something of an epidemiolo- gist, sociologist, or economist. Mean- while, one source of information has been staying very much in its own lane, providing resources only concerning the coronavirus and food and agricul- ture concerns. The United State De- partment of Agriculture now has a web site devoted specifically to items re- garding agriculture and coronavirus, in a frequently asked question format. Most people are not farmers, but everyone eats. Therefore, food safe- ty tops the list of priorities in keep- ing consumers informed. Food does not spread coronavirus. Consump- tion of meat does not spread corona- virus. Consumption of food originat- ing in countries with a high popula- tion of infected individuals does not spread coronavirus. Food sourced from the United States does not spread coronavirus. The USDA does not regulate business oper- ations of food facilities. Lo- cal and state health depart- ments have that authority. The Food Safety and Inspec- tion Service (FSIS) does not anticipate structural changes based on coronavirus. FSIS regulations require sanita- tion standard operating pro- cedures for inspected facili- ties, which generally reduce risk of viral spread, no mat- ter the virus. The Food and Nutrition Service wants to ensure access to food through SNAP, WIC, and other federal pro- grams. The USDA ensures the public that those programs are flexible. Mul- tiple local agencies are offering free meals in a variety of ways. Purdue Ex- tension can put you in contact with a program in your area if food is current- ly scarce. If one has COVID-19, one has a viral infection. Although spread is known to be human to human, avoid your pets. Avoid others' pets as well. The USDA specifically asks that, should one be diagnosed with COVID-19, avoid shar- ing food with your pet, no matter how well they sit or proper they look at the kitch- en table. The site finishes out the frequently asked question page with a big question in the ag- ricultural community. Could coronavirus af- fect Chinese phase one implementation? The USDA response is that no communication has occurred between the US Trade Rep- resentative and China, which is some- thing of a non-response. In the phase one deal, there is a natural disaster clause that allows for renegotiation in the event of a catastrophe like coronavi- rus. No communication is good in that China seems to show that it still antici- pates buying the minimum amount of US goods, but all the right variables are in play to allow for renegotiation if China, or the US at this point, ends up struggling. For more information, visit rus or contact Hans at 812-838 -1331 or

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