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FLUFFY KEY LIME PIE 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 While I am not a big fan of key lime pie, my husband loves it. How- ever, I have never made it. This week, I discovered a different ver- sion of it that will be easy and inex- pensive. I may even like it. It only us- es five ingredients and take a cou- ple minutes to put together. Enjoy! INGREDIENTS • 1/4 cup boiling water • 1 package (0.3 ounce) sugar-free lime gelatin • 2 cartons (6 ounces each) key lime yogurt • 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen fat-free whipped topping, thawed • 1 reduced-fat graham cracker crust (6 ounces) DIRECTIONS 1. In a large bowl, add boiling water to gelatin; stir 2 min- utes to completely dissolve. 2. Whisk in yogurt. Fold in whipped topping. Pour into crust. 3. Refrigerate, covered, until set, about 2 hours. Source: tasteof YOUTH FIRST TODAY Returning to school: TOP 10 TIPS FOR MENTAL HEALTH SUCCESS Youth First, Inc. Back-to-school shopping is underway, with face masks and hand sanitizer add- ed to the list of supplies this year. Youth First wants to ensure that kids are also socially and emotionally ready to begin the school year. Here are our top 10 tips for mental health success. 1. Model calmness. Children will take on stress and anxiety from adults around, them so make sure to work on your own feelings and fears about a re- turn to school. Parents are the original co-regulators, the first teachers of how to manage emotions. Whether we are in school buildings or not, there are fears about returning. If the parent sets a pos- itive tone the child will follow. 2. Talk to your child about safety in a way they can understand. Keep it simple and appropriate for each child's age. Let them know this isn't going to last forever but for now there are rules we have to fol- low. As is often said, "This too shall pass." 3. Set a structured daily schedule, es- pecially in the weeks leading up to school. Have a wake-up time and bedtime that are age appropriate for your child. (Most experts recommend 8 -10 hours of sleep each night.) Part of the reason teens need more sleep is because of rapid develop- ment of body and brain. 4. Limit screen time and social media exposure, especially in the weeks lead- ing up to school. If screen time has been high, this may initially cause behavior- al issues and withdrawal. Hang in there with the limits and your child will make the adjustment. Always have your child's phone charging in your bedroom over- night to prevent late night access. 5. Plan family meal time without any electronics, whether it's peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for lunch or a more formal meal for dinner. 6. Stay up-to-date with your child's school on changes and precautions they will be taking. Discuss those procedures with your child and help them practice if new rules are introduced. Let your child know that these changes are the school's way of being proactive to keep everyone healthy. 7. Discuss clear expectations you have for your child when they return to school (behavior, safety compliance, and aca- demics). 8. Model and discuss positive ways for your child to express his or her feelings. If they are younger, videos and books are a great way to explain complex feelings. Give your child life examples of when you have been scared, frustrated, or excited and how you dealt with those feelings. 9. Practice calming techniques with your child in the weeks leading up to school (breathing techniques, mindful- ness, taking a time out). Make sure they are helpful and age appropriate. Check out bubble breathing, finger breathing and other techniques on Youth First's website at al. Repeated practice is helpful for young- er kids. 10. And last but not least, show enthu- siasm for the first day of school! Remind students of the joy of learning and seeing friends and beloved teachers. Whether they are walking into a school building or walking to the kitchen table, they should be prepared and excited to start school. It's certainly normal that all parents and students have some apprehension about returning to school this year. How- ever, being prepared and informed helps reduce stress and anxiety. Most impor- tantly, keep the lines of communication open with your kids. Youth First, Inc., a nonprofit dedicated to strengthening youth and families, pro- vides 64 Master's level social workers to 91 schools in 11 Indiana counties. Over 60,000 youth and families per year are served by Youth First's school social work and after school programs that prevent sub- stance abuse, promote healthy behaviors and maximize student success. To learn more about Youth First, visit youthfirst- or call 812-421-8336. B-6 Wednesday, August 5, 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 Great location, great hard-to-find, two- bedroom home. This is a charming home that has lots to offer with an open concept kitchen, dining room and great room area with hardwood floors. The view to the backyard is unbelievable. This property has a fantastic backyard area that has lots of shade trees and a fantastic area to have a garden or let your animals roam. MLS#202020560 Where to start? Fantastic view of a private lake as you are sitting in the screened-in back deck. This 4-bedroom home with 3 full baths, a full basement and a three-car garage has a lot to offer. The master bedroom has a vaulted ceiling with crown molding, a 10X8 sitting area, a 5X8 walk-in closet and a second laundry area. The master bathroom has a whirlpool garden tub, shower, double sink and a 4X6 walk in closet. The main floor has a family room with a Bose speaker system and fireplace with the open design to the kitchen area. The main floor has 9' ceilings. The back deck is constructed with a special decking floor that has stair access to the backyard and lake area. The basement area has the south wall open with windows and walk-out door to a concrete patio area. The ceilings are 8'8" in height. There are connections to install a bathroom in the basement. Lots of extras to see with this home. MLS#202027825 Eddie Boyd, Principal Broker Kay Helfen Associate Broker 812-582-1145 Addey Boyd Associate Broker 812-354-5599 Keith Shoultz Associate Broker 812-664-6640 602 E. Main, Petersburg 812-354-8893 SIAR We have clients looking for homes, list with Boyd Realty today! REALTY & DEVELOPMENT LLC BOYD BOYD BOYD For personal service, chse Need a spot to put a mobile home or modular? Here is a .56 acre lot locat- ed on St. Rd. 57 in Rolling Acres. Corner lot with electric, water and gas available. MLS#201952272–Listed to Sell $10,000.00 Looking for property in the country to hunt,camp,or build a new home that has available water and electric available? THIS IS IT!! LOOK ON FUR- THER. This is 16.5 acres parcel located on a blacktop road in the country five minutes from town. Property soil has been tested and approved for a septic system. Ready to build your house. Small pond stocked with fish. Approx.5 acres fenced with hog 16' panels to pasture horses, goats or cows. MLS#202020597 SALE PENDING! 3 bedroom brick ranch with basement on almost 2 country acres. New 25 year dimensional roof installed 5 years ago, new 200-amp electrical service, new faucets, shut-offs and supply leads, bathroom fixtures have been updated. Home is currently carpeted, but has beautiful good gym-finished hardwood in living room, hallway and first and second bedrooms. Third bedroom and laundry room have wood pine flooring. Large eat-in kitchen with abundant solid birch cabinets and breakfast bar. Energy-efficient replacement windows throughout, high-efficiency LP fur- nace and central air. 1-1/2-car attached garage with door opener cabinets and workbench. Private country setting surrounded by grain farm ground and woods. MLS#202025289 SALE PENDING! NEW LISTING! Featured Great investment property. The duplex is located in a very private area with no tariff. The ac- cess city street is a dead end road. Renters will feel like they live in the country. Property in- cludes an additional lot that could be used for future development. MLS#202004171

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