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December 2, 2020

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ESTATE AUCTION SATURDAY, DEC. 5 • 10 AM CST Location: 2667 E. CR. 400 S., Winslow Follow on • ID# 46613 • Any questions, contact Kaleb Claridge at 812-789-6761 is auction is featuring all types of antiques, collectibles, primitives, quality and antique furniture, glassware, pocket knives, advertising items, Winslow High School items and so much more! UNION YOUR NEWEST CHOICE in Pike County Real Estate! not to reason with your child during an outburst, because his or her ability to reason is diminished. We all know meltdowns are not easy to get through and may even cause embar- rassment to parents when in public. Know you're not alone in trying to help your child manage their emotions and remember your child's melt- downs are not a reflection of your parenting skills. Remind yourself that you are doing great, even on the days when it does not feel like it! Megan Shake, LSW, is the Youth First Social Worker for Loogootee Elementary School, Loogootee Middle School, and Loogootee High School in Mar- tin County. Youth First, Inc., a nonprofit dedicated to strength- ening youth and families, pro- vides 64 Master's level social workers to 90 schools in 11 In- diana counties. Over 60,000 youth and families per year are served by Youth First's school so- cial work and after school pro- grams that prevent substance abuse, promote healthy behav- iors and maximize student suc- cess. To learn more about Youth First, visit or call 812-421-8336. Hi stars and welcome to the big stage all lit up in bright autumn lights and decorated to help celebrate with all our stars who will have a birthday or anniversary in the week of December 3-9. Come up onto this stage and take a bow. December 3-Tam- my Nelson turns 54; Dalton and Lucretia Miller cel- ebrate 4 years. December 4-Robert Harp turns 64; Kerry Aldridge; Brittney Nelson; Cliff Clar- idge turns 53. December 5 -Krissy Toms; Autumn Rein Barrett turns 13; William Turner turns 35; Mick and Katy Aldridge cele- brate another year. December 6 -Cameron Cle- ments turns 13; Caden Mat- thew McGehee turns 13; Jax- on Charles Halfactor turns 10. December 7-Michael King turns 63; Joseph Meyer turns 41; Bruce Bailey; Don Houch- ins turns 57. December 8 -Norm Sweet turns 63; Tara Meyer turns 36; Diane Bailey; Philip Schro- ering turns 36; Cody Rea- vis turns 31; Todd Williams turns 50. December 9 -Josh Tindall turns 37; Kim Messmer; Eric Messmer; Jake Michael Sher- man turns 5. May all our stars have a re- ally great day and may all your wishes come true. Keep in your heart and in your prayers all our stars who have that dreaded COVID-19, those recovering from surger- ies or going through chemo, those with colds or the flu, and the many with the aches and pains of everyday life. EVENTS Now-December 24-Christ- mas in the Park at Horna- dy Park, from 6 -9 p.m. every night, with a requested $5 per car donation. December 3-Winslow Li- ons Club will meet at 7 p.m. at the Gamble home to en- joy our Christmas meal made with love from our fine cooks. We will have fun as we roar to- gether. December 5 -Christmas pa- rades may or may not be do- ne this year. Winslow Mouse House may or may not be hap- pening for the kids. December 7-Pearl Harbor remembered. December 10 -Petersburg Lions Club meets at 6 p.m. December 14-Winslow Town Hall meets at 7 p.m. online. December 21-Winter be- gins. December 25 -Christmas Day. Winslow and Petersburg se- niors will not meet again un- til Governor Holcomb gives the okay. Sweets Column, Winslow, IN 47598 received no post- cards this week. The Winslow Patoka Riv- er was about half full until the rains came on Saturday, Nov. 21, and more on Wednesday, Nov. 25 brought the Pato- ka River up to the rim, with ponds in the park. One yard has a lake that the ducks like very much. The backroads that flood have been cov- ered in water that is too high to cross, but to our surprise, Hwy. 64 at the Pike-Gibson line was open and the water was up to the road, but in the fields. The whole tri-state on Mon- day morning, Nov. 23, was cov- ered with fog and some coun- ties has zero visibility. In Brownstown, the fog was one block viewing, then the sun- shine could be seen through the fog. Then all was clear again, close to the noontime hour. Since the wind has been blowing, the leaves have been fallen more to the ground with a few trees that are still hold- ing on to their few leaves and not letting go. I have al- so seen along Hwy. 64 some small trees or bushes with white blooms and the green pine trees look great along the highways. On Sunday, I like to watch the CBS Sunday Morning on T V with some interesting top- ics, but at the end, they show some animals in their habi- tat and this Sunday, it was the amazing turkeys, with their plume spread out and their heads with a purple/pink col- or. Then, later on in the week, President Trump pardoned Corn, one of the two all white turkeys, but Cob was spared from being dinner and they are now at Iowa University for all to learn about the farm life. We decided to do our gro- cery shopping on Sunday so we wouldn't hit the crowd and we didn't, so it wasn't long and we had everything put up in its spot. Later that night, Lau- ra came by for supper and she brought over two albums from the Patoka Township Lions Club, with pictures from 1981 to 1995. Several stars I know in our area, but there are more stars maybe other Winslow Li- ons may know. There were pic- tures of canoe races on the riv- er, softball games in the new ball park, several Lions plant- ing corn and then selling corn for a fundraiser, booths at the Sweet Corn Festival and the Bridge Out Festival, Christ- mas parades at Winslow and Petersburg, then pictures of their Charter Night with their sponsor, the Francisco Lions Club. These albums came to us from Joey Riester, whose grandfather was a member of the Patoka Township Lions and we appreciate him giving these pictures to our Winslow Lions Club archives. It's really nice to see friends and family, and that is what we did on Thanksgiving Day, as Vernon and Dixie invited us to join them at Denny's in Oakland City for turkey din- ner. Since Laura would need nourishment, she was invited also. So, we were on our way to meet with Vernon and Dix- ie, and Laura was talking to her cousin, Joshua, who was going to eat at the 41 Truck Stop at Denny's, so he decid- ed to eat with us in Oakland City. The restaurant had hard- ly anyone there to eat, but the mask and social distancing were used by the ones who were there. We all had a de- licious turkey, dressing, cran- berry sauce, mashed pota- toes and veggie meal and had a great time as we all had great conversation on many topics. Joshua had to go on his way to home in Illinois and we had some delicious pies at Dixie's before Laura had to leave to go to work. Pies were pecan, sweet potato and strawberry rhubarb, with whip cream to top. Earlier we all had a cup of eggnog and I had never tast- ed buttermilk before, but re- membered that Mom and Dad like it, so I tried it and the taste is similar to sour cream and onion chips. The sour cream taste wasn't bad at all. A fter we dropped Laura off, Norm and I drove around town to see if more Christ- mas lights and decorations were up and in Brownstown, the Christmas yard is lit up, the Tyring weeping willow of lights tree is lit and can be seen from Hwy. 61. In the east end, the Bolin and Hickman houses and yards have lots to see and adore. Goosehill has one house with a red and white candy cane porch. Lots of houses with Christmas trees in the windows. Along the way on Hwy 61 to Petersburg, sev- eral houses had lights and Pe- tersburg Main St. has light- ed ornaments on the poles. We drove to Hornady Park, where the colors in the park took your breath away to see all the beauty of every item lit up. So, drive slow as you view each and every one of these at- tractions and it's worth the $5 donation per car load. On Saturday, we hope to see Kyana and Laura, where we will sit down for our tur- key dinner with all the sides and desserts, so a story for next week. I called Terri Ann and Ted, and also George and Deby, their 17th anniversary, and Mom to wish them all a great Thanksgiving Day. It's also great to see friends and know they are doing well, Tim and Jeanette. Norm had an arm that had turned black and blue as the swelling was finally going down from where the log splitter cord backlashed while Norm was starting it. The hurting is still there, but that doesn't stop him from do- ing his daily town work, which included shoveling rock this week around quite a few mail- boxes. Again, the icy hot and pain relievers helped a little, but when it hurt a lot, nothing helps but to live through the pain, which he has done. By having these holiday days off, it helps also. Both of us hope your holi- day of turkey and all the fix- ings were as great as ours with family and friends, and if you went far, that your travels were safe. Our area had snow flurries on Monday, November 30 and cold temps to go with it. So, this may mean that our jacket weather is coming to an end and to get out those gloves, hat and winter coat, also the long johns to wear more. Well, it's time to dim the lights for this week. Keep an eye on family and friends. Wear your mask and social distance for the safety of oth- ers. Slow down and see all the colorful decorations for you to enjoy. As always, smile, wave and say "hi" to everyone you see this week. Reindeer, true heroes of the holidays, live in the far north- ern climates of the world. Even in Indiana, they do visit for a por- tion of the year, and not just on Christmas night. With Thanksgiv- ing behind us and Santa's Sleigh up- coming, let's take a look at those that power the sleigh. In Indiana, reindeer exist as a seasonal attraction, with a few farms offering reindeer petting zoo experiences in No- vember and December. An in- formal survey of the state tak- en just before Thanksgiving re- turned a year-round reindeer farm, Reindeer Ridge in Dear- born County, and two season- al petting attractions, a White- tail Acres in Franklin Coun- ty and a Christmas tree farm in far northern Indiana. Out- side of the occasional Rein- deer Ridge or Alaska, rein- deer are hard to find on farms in the United States. Even traditional deer farming is relatively scarce. According to US Department of Agriculture Statis- tics, 44 states have at least one deer farm, but many states have so few farms that to publish the state in- ventory would risk divulging personal farm data. The biggest state for deer farming by far is Tex- as at 113,254 head in the 2017 Census of Agriculture. Michi- gan comes in second at 15,071 head. Indiana had publishable data in 2017 at 3,731 head. Rather than looking at mainly whitetail deer data, let's focus on reindeer. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has a current site on fun facts about rein- deer and caribou. Caribou are wild individuals of the species Rangifer tarandus, while rein- deer, by definition, are domes- ticated. Fun fact: Posey Coun- ty has recently interpreted the definition of domestic animals as dogs or cats, period. End of story. The FDA site is great for tidbits like the use of ivermec- tin to treat warbles in reindeer, or the names that fell by the wayside before the author of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Rein- deer (who, having antlers on Christmas, was female) settled on Rudolph. Similar to the lack of wide- spread whitetail deer farming in the lower 48, reindeer farms are relatively sparse. Caribou range the northlands and are hunted frequently. Reindeer farming requires fencing, feed- ing, and other resources that can make caribou hunting look preferential. In climates where whitetail deer and rein- deer might mix, eight-foot- tall fencing is required to pre- vent intermingling and disease spread between the two spe- cies. Reindeer have year-round antlers regardless of gender, though the males lose theirs in December and begin grow- ing a new set, providing a po- tentially dangerous obstacle to handling. Meat from reindeer is valued, but perhaps not well marketed from deer meat, as the venison moniker is applied to both. Reindeer certainly have a unique niche in the holiday market, and their worldwide value as a source of animal products is significant, par- ticularly among arctic dwell- ers. Their domestication for use as a flying puller of San- ta's sleigh is one particular use that would not end in meat production. The natu- ral life span of a reindeer not utilized for meat or culled is 15 -18 years, and "`Twas the Night Before Christmas" was published in 1823, so Blitzen the 13th or so should be tak- ing to the skies in less than a month. For more information, contact Hans at hschmitz@ or 812-838 -1331. REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS Freida I. Grove, deceased, AK A Frieda I. Morton and Frankie Joe Fowler PR convey to Frankie Joe Fowler, real estate as recorded in Pike County. Bernard M. Kurzendoerfer conveys to Bradley Ray Man- gold and Chelsey L. Mangold, real estate as recorded in Pike County. Kathleen C. Terwiske conveys to Martin D. Knepp, Mar- lin L. Knepp, Justin L. Wagler and Darrell L. Knepp, real estate as recorded in Pike County. Richard Sabelhaus and Hailey Wedding convey to Chris- topher C. Craig and Michele L. Craig, real estate as record- ed in Pike County. Michael W. Stone quitclaims to Suzanne Stone Blake, real estate as recorded in Pike County. Suzanne Blake AK A Suzanne Stone Blake conveys to Byron T. Blake and Holly M. Garland Blake, real estate as recorded in Pike County. Judith Stafford conveys to Dustin A. Stafford, real es- tate as recorded in Pike County. Ron Like conveys to Ron Like and Sue Like, real estate as recorded in Pike County. Natashia Aiman conveys to Keith Hutchason and Cindy Nicole Hutchason, real estate as recorded in Pike County. Smith Investment Property, LLC conveys to Dustin R. Willis, real estate as recorded in Pike County. Pike County Auditor, Charles F. Diefendorf Trustee for Revocable Trust and Lillian Diefendorf Trustee for Revo- cable Trust convey to Gary Duff, real estate as recorded in Pike County. Clara L. Bishop deceased and Elizabeth Y. Bishop PR convey to Arvil Paul Jerrell, Jr. and Cathy Ann Jerrell, re- al estate as recorded in Pike County. Evan D. Gaultney conveys to Kolten Lee Hinkle, real es- tate as recorded in Pike County. Amy Dawn Barrett conveys to Ethan Melvin, real estate as recorded in Pike County. Janet L. Tassell AK A Janet Lynne Hagemeyer Tassell conveys to Brad L. Tassell and Janet L. Tassell, real estate as recorded in Pike County. Brad L. Tassell and Janet L. Tassell convey to Brad L. Tassell TOD, Janet L. Tassell TOD, Brad L. Tassell Trust U/T/A 11/12/2020 and Janet L. Tassell Trust U/T/A 11/12/2020, real estate as recorded in Pike County. Donna L. Hartke conveys to Ruth Hartke, real estate as recorded in Pike County. TR A Holdings, LLC convey to Timothy R. Aull, real es- tate as recorded in Pike County. Timothy R. Aull conveys to Brandi E. Kabrick, real es- tate as recorded in Pike County. Judith Buse transfer on death and Jamey Todd Sibrel AIF convey to Jay Buse and Jamey Sibrel, real estate as recorded in Pike County. Jason Lee Heldt quitclaims to Mary Heldt, real estate as recorded in Pike County. Cody M. Foster and Cassandra R. Foster convey to Bi- ble Baptist Church of Pike County, Inc. and Bible Baptist Church, real estate as recorded in Pike County. Barbara Jo Richter conveys to James Dehaven and An- dra Dehaven, real estate as recorded in Pike County. It takes 3 mInutes to subscrIbe to 812-354-8500 The Press-Dispatch Wednesday, December 2, 2020 B-11 ADVERTISE: 812-354-8500 Petersburg Monday Down on the Farm By Hans Schmitz, Purdue Extension Educator Reindeer farming today Sweet's Column By Barbara Sweet To enter the Birthday Club, email your name, ad- dress, phone number and birthdate to birthdayclub@ Only the person's name, town and birth- day will appear in the paper. As an added bonus, one lucky person each month will receive a free three month Press-Dispatch subscription. This month's birthdays have a chance to win a free pizza gift certificate from Fish Hut Pizza, in Petersburg. NOVEMBER WINNER And the winner is... Kevin Myers from Petersburg. Kevin won a $25 gift certificate from Huntingburg Merchants As- sociation, and a three-month subscription to The Press-Dis- patch. Congratulations! THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS Teresa Corlett ............................ Petersburg ...........12/2 Verdayne Miley .......................... Petersburg ...........12/2 Riley Knight .............................. Petersburg ...........12/5 Linda Evans ................................. Otwell ..............12/6 Martha Breidenbaugh ................ Petersburg ...........12/7 Cheryl Grannan ......................... Petersburg ...........12/8 THIS MONTH'S SPONSOR Corner of 9th & Sycamore • Petersburg 812-354-9046 EMOTION Continued from page 5

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