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June 24, 2020

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A-2 Front Wednesday, June 24, 2020 The Press-Dispatch See the Business Box for special services Page A-9 $5 DEAL FAMILY MEALS Chicken & Tenders 12-pc Chicken Mix 6-pc Cajun Tenders 6 Biscuits & Family Fries $ 22.99 2-pc Chicken with Biscuit + Small Fries OR 3-pc Tenders with Biscuit + Small Fries Tenders 12-pc Chicken Tenders 6 Biscuits & Family Fries $ 15.39 907 E. MAIN ST. 812-354-2080 BUSINESS HOURS Mon-Thurs 5am-10pm Friday 5am-11pm Saturday 6am-11pm Sunday 7am-10pm POWER MART PETERSBURG Serves 4-6 DINNERS BEGIN at NOON at the hamburger stand (dining room closed) Chicken and Rib Dinners Homemade Ice Cream Kids' Meal: Hot Dog and Chips No Parade or Fireworks This Year Social distancing recommended. Masks are optional. Otwell Celebration JULY 4 ONLY "Custom footwear since 1929" 906 N. 7th St., Vincennes New! We now carry shoes from 812-882-4770 800-726-4770 July 1-3 • 9am-6pm H H H F r e e d o m H H H Tent Sale Tent Sale By Andy Heuring Two women were arrested for drunken driving after po- lice received 911 reports of possible intoxicated drivers. A Bloomington woman was arrested after her pas- senger called 911 to report she had been drinking and wouldn't stop driving. Michele L. Daniels, 46, was charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated, endangering a person, with a prior conviction in the last seven years. Two teens in the car called 911 and reported Daniels was drinking and wouldn't stop driving. They also said she was trying to take the cellphone away and throw it out the window. Police stopped the vehicle on I-69, just south of the Pe- tersburg exit, at about 7 p.m. Thursday. Pike County Deputy Cody Jones said he was assisted by Petersburg Sgt. Chad McClellan and Patrolman Scott Arnold. Deputy Jones said he could smell the odor of al- cohol coming from Daniels as she got out of the vehicle and she was staggering. He said he also noticed an emp- ty liquor bottle on the driv- er's side door jamb. He said Daniels told her she was "buzzed," but was okay. She failed field sobriety tests, including a portable breath test, but refused a DataMaster test at the Pike County Jail. At about 4:30 a.m. on Sunday, a Loogoo- tee woman was arrested by Pike County Deputy Jared Simmons. Tiffany Veilluex, 42, of Loogootee, was charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated (refusal). Deputy Simmons said po- lice were notified by a motor- ist following Veilluex that a northbound vehicle was all over the road. Simmons said he, along with Petersburg Patrolman Bryce Manning and Reserve Officer Briar Meadors, went to I-69 and lo- cated the vehicle. Simmons said as he followed the vehi- cle, he saw it swerving back and forth between lanes and then almost hit three differ- ent construction barrels. He stopped the vehicle near the 52-mile marker. When he talked with Veil- leux, he noticed she had slurred speech, and blood- shot and glassy eyes. Veilleux said she was driv- ing like that because of Dep- uty Simmons' headlights. She failed field sobriety tests and refused a chemi- cal test. Two charged with OVWI in separate incidents By Andy Heuring Despite a big surge in testing, Pike County is still holding at six positive tests for COVID-19. It has been 30 days since the last positive test in Pike County. There have been no deaths and no hospitalizations in the six positive cases. All six indi- viduals have recovered. "We are still holding strong," said Pike County Health Nurse Amy Gladish. The number is staying at six even though testing has in- creased. Last week, all the nursing home employees in Pike County and the State of Indiana were tested. On June 16 alone, there were 109 people tested. In the last six days, there have been 160 people tested, which is roughly one-third of the to- tal 453 tested in Pike Coun- ty. Despite the big jump in testing, Pike County's num- bers have not changed. Gladish said the state is now working on testing all nursing home residents. Indiana has hired Optum to set up testing sites in the state. It has opened up test- ing to anyone who wants a test. Anyone can call 888 - 634-1116 and get an appoint- ment to be tested. Prior to last week, you had to have symptoms or be in a high- risk category to be tested. Gladish encouraged peo- ple to continue wearing a mask in public, practicing social distancing and wash- ing hands often. Southwest Indiana coun- ties have only had one new case this week. Statewide, the number of new cases continues to be on a downward trend. It peaked on April 26, when there were 946 new cases. That fell to 789 on April 30 and 621 on May 6, and continued down to 255 on June 21. Deaths are on a similar downward trended. Deaths peaked on April 22, when 50 deaths were recorded. That fell to 36 on May 21 and then four on June 19, three on June 20 and four on June 21. The last update to the Indiana statis- tics was for June 21. Hospitalizations are also on a steady decline. They peaked on April 13 at 1,799. That fell to 1,381 on May 13, and 869 on June 13 and 756 on June 21. "Hopefully it stays this way. I hope we (Pike Coun- ty) can continue to be the lowest in the state," said Gladish. No new COVID-19 cases after 160 new tests in six days DOG PARK Continued from page 1 Dogs must remain leashed until they are inside the run area. No spiked/ prong/ shock/ or pinch collars al- lowed in run areas for the safety of other dogs. Dogs owners must always have a leash in hand for each dog they bring to the park and remain inside the dog park. Do not bring food, dish- es, dog food, favorite toys, or chews/rawhides. Small training treats are admissi- ble as long as other dogs are not provoked. It is permissible to bring a fetch toy, such as a tennis ball, as long as it does not provoke other dogs. Dogs that bark persistently are a nuisance and must be re- moved. Limit three dogs per han- dler in the dog park at any time. No digging will be al- lowed in the dog park. If a dog digs, please fill in the hole. No dogs under 4 months old permitted. Any dogs showing aggression or un- ruly behavior need to leave the park immediately. All dogs must be vacci- nated and up-to-date on all shots. No dogs allowed with viral or parasitic infections or open wounds. No female dogs in heat or otherwise ill allowed. Spay- ing and neutering is recom- mended. Dogs that exhibit hump- ing or aggressive behavior (including urinating on oth- er animals or people) must be removed immediately from the park. Habitual of- fenders and abusers will lose their privileges. Do not allow your dog to run to the gate on entry of a new dog—keep the gate clear at all times. No smoking, glass con- tainers or food of any kind (including dog treats, raw- hide bones and hooves) al- lowed inside the park. Do not allow anyone into the park that does not have a valid registration. (En- courage visitors to pick up a packet and register). Report fence jumpers to the police. A handler, age 16 or older, must be present at all times and is solely responsible for the actions of their dog(s). Registrations are non- transferable and non-re- fundable. The maximum number of dogs permitted in the park at any given time is 10. The City of Petersburg re- serves the right to close the park as needed, without no- tice, for maintenance and re- pairs. The City of Petersburg re- serves the right to suspend or revoke park privileges to any member who fails to fol- low park rules and etiquette, and has complete discretion in determining whether a member dog or dog owner is dangerous to others or is in violation of any applicable animal ordinances or regu- lations. Pike County Emergency Management Director Ryan Benner uses a drone to take aerial pictures of the dog park. The United Way of Pike County is receiving a $75,000 COVID-19 Econom- ic Relief Initiative Grant, made possible through a partnership between Lilly Endowment, Inc. and Indi- ana United Ways, the state professional association of which United Way of Pike County is a member. These special funds will be used to boost the efforts of selected area human and social ser- vice nonprofits on the front lines of the COVID-19 pan- demic. "The United Way of Pike County has been a key con- vener and coordinator of our community's response to meet human needs for de- cades. Even before this cri- sis, we knew that 20 percent of families in Pike Coun- ty were not able to make ends meet–despite work- ing. Without a robust local nonprofit safety net, those needs are bound to become even more dire. Thanks to generous support from the Lilly Endowment, Inc., we are now more strongly posi- tioned to help our communi- ty's nonprofits deal with the immediate impacts of COV- ID-19," said Brian Drogich, board president of the Unit- ed Way of Pike County. "I am beyond excited that our United Way of Pike County is a recipient of a grant of $75,000 through the Lilly Endowment, pro- vided by our state associa- tion, IUW. In these times of trial, tribulation and uncer- tainty, this a wonderful gift to our community. We hope to impact our entire commu- nity with these funds that we have received." The COVID-19 Economic Relief Initiative Grant calls for United Ways that receive funding to leverage part- nerships and relationships to better meet COVID-re- lated essential and basic needs, which could include safe, emergency childcare, and to address other COV- ID-19 critical issues as they emerge. Specifically, The United Way of Pike County plans to provide three grant phases (grant funds must be used by March 31, 2022). The United Way of Pike County and the Pike Coun- ty Community Foundation have partnered in this ef- fort and will begin accept- ing funding requests from area human and social ser- vice nonprofits with good standing. The first phase will be open Monday, June 22, 2020. Grants will be available at the United Way of Pike County. As always, feel free to contact the Unit- ed of Pike County for an ap- plication or any questions. For a Grant Fund Re- quest form, contact: United Way of Pike County united- 812- 582-9781. Lilly Endowment, Inc., is a private philanthropic foundation supporting the causes of religion, educa- tion and community devel- opment focusing its work in Indianapolis and the State of Indiana. For more informa- tion, contact Judith Cebula, Communications director at Indiana United Ways is the state association for United Ways in Indiana that supports thriving Unit- ed Ways through capacity building, shared services, and partnering. For more information, contact Mau- reen Noe, President & CEO at United Way of Pike receives COVID relief grant Below is the 32,607 square foot lot that will be the Benner Bark Park.

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