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February 17, 2021

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Sweet's Column By Barb Sweet Hi stars and welcome to the big stage all lit up in red and white bright colors and deco- rated to help celebrate with all our stars who will have a birth- day or anniversary in the week of February 18 -24. Come up onto this stage and take a bow. February 18 -Travis At- kins turns 37; Eugenia Rose Smeltekup turns 13; Zoe Rus- sell turns 12; Georgia Sharp Quick; Kenneth and Hope Hall celebrate 60 years. February 19 -Heather Ro- lens turns 48; Brenda Riley turns 61; Nathan DeWeese turns 40. February 20 -Adam Bolin turns 17; Jeff and Joy Cassit- ty celebrate 31 years. February 21-Louis Schlach- ter turns 37; Curtiss Genco turns 63; Kyla Newkirk turns 22; Zoe Anne Radford turns 4. February 22-Cody Cannon. February 23-Billy Wildt turns 40 ; Tony (George) Faith; Bill Melvin. 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 COVID-19 or are recov- ering, those undergoing sur- geries and therapy after- wards, and those with a cold, flu, allergies or the aches and pains of everyday life: Tim, Teresa Ann, Janice, Katy and Benny. EVENTS February 17-Ash Wednes- day. February 22-George Wash- ington's birthday. March 4-Winslow Lions Club will meet at 7 p.m. with the monthly meal at the Gam- ble's house to start off anoth- er year of serving our commu- nity. 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 or notes of interest this week. The Winslow Patoka Riv- er was to the rim the last time we talked and since then, we have gotten over three inch- es of snow and sleet on top of that. South of us didn't get that much snow, but sleet was more in the Kentucky ar- ea. Since Sunday of the big game, our temps have been below 30 degrees and over- night the temps range from the middle 20s to the lower teens. The wind chill has felt a lot colder, with north winds of five to 20 mph. Our town workers, Nathan and Norm, have done some fine work as they scraped the streets and laid sand, even late at night, to help our neighbors find their way to Highway 61, which the county has cleared. Over the weekend of Feb. 13 and 14, temps were colder than the week, from 20s in the daytime to single digits at night. I hope on Valentine's Day, you cud- dled up with your loved one. The bluejays are here with some smaller birds of this season and our squirrel was seen digging up nuts in the snow-covered ground. I hav- en't heard the coyotes, but I know they are still around the area. Saturday, Feb. 6, was pretty nice, but chilly, and before the bad weather started, Norm wanted to do something. So, he got out the lawnmower and push mowed a part of the thick grass around the barn on the new lots. It did look nice, but since the snow is here, the mow- er will have to stay covered for awhile longer. Norm and I got our sum- mer sausage and snacks for the big game between the Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buc- caneers. This was a good day to stay inside and watch all the pre-game shows all afternoon, and then the game with the new commercials and the half- time entertainment. The sec- ond half started off with a lit- tle excitement that was shown on the Monday morning news, a man in a hot pink body suit. I'm glad he wasn't seen during the game and he shouldn't wear that type of body suit anywhere. The game was in- teresting as the Chiefs tried to score more points, but the Buccaneers won 31-9. Those Christmas deco- rations are still around, but they are on top of houses and I can see why they are still up there, because of the wind, cold temps, snow and ice. You can see Santa in his sleigh with eight tiny reindeer and a big blow up dachshund (wie- ner dog) that has come off the rooftop and is about to slide down the roof. Since the ice has come south of here, one family has sat out their dec- orations again to light up the beautiful icy scenery. When I said I would like more days of cold temps to kill the varmints, I didn't think that we would get this weather so soon and to get the freezing temps we have. There is more to come next week, but like the weath- er guy said, "It's February." Laura works in Washing- ton at night, so for a few nights, she had to drive 40 mph or less because of the snow and especial- ly the ice-covered roads on Highways 61 and 57. Norm refreshed her memory of what to do when sliding and stopping, and she did great, but those iron steps were a problem. Ava is a 4-wheel drive and has helped Norm out there for weeks on the side roads and he loves that auto start on these colder days. February 12 started the Lu- nar New Year, which is also the Chinese New Year. This year is the year of the Ox and Metal. Another date was Feb- ruary 16 with the celebration of Mardi Gras. The third date was February 14, Valentine's Day, and we hope you all had a great day to be with the ones you love. Since there hasn't been much going on in the area and we haven't been out that much, it's time to dim the lights for this week. Keep an eye on fam- ily and friends. Slow down and see all the wonders in your area, don't be in such a hur- ry. Wear your mask for oth- ers' safety and keep your dis- tance. As always, smile, wave and say "hi" to everyone you see this week. REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS Leslie J. Spurlock Willis and Jana R. Spurlock convey to Timothy M. Carroll and Amy Kathleen Morris, real es- tate as recorded in Pike County. Danny L. Polen and Kathie D. Polen convey to Desti- nee J. McKinney, real estate as recorded in Pike County. phone calls, upcoming events, and any classroom concerns you may have. When parents and school staff work together, student academic success grows. By working together and estab- lishing a relationship early on, this creates a positive school and working environment. Kelsey Weber, LSW, is the Youth First Social Worker for McGary Middle School in Van- derburgh County. Youth First, Inc., a nonprofit dedicated to strengthening youth and fam- ilies, provides 64 Master's lev- el social workers to 92 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 pre- vent substance abuse, promote healthy behaviors and maxi- mize student success. To learn more about Youth First, visit or call 812- 421-8336. Pregnant... or think you are? Call:1-877-257-1084 or Locally Call: 1-812-354-2814 • Free pregnancy testing • Free counseling and info. on pregnancy options. • Confi dential counseling for women & men who are suff ering from post-abortion syndrome. • Residential Care • Health and assistance referrals. • Training and education. • Assistance in getting baby and maternity clothes The Press-Dispatch Wednesday, Feburar y 17, 2021 B-3 SCHOOL Continued from page 5 Great hunting area located in a fairly isolated location. Mostly agricultural property surrounding the 16.83 acre parcel. Approximately 11 acres tillable. MLS#202039248 Looking for a country location? Great location with 2 acres located 3/4 miles from Union. Property has a pole barn, shed and poultry house. Three-bedroom, 2-full-baths single-wide trailer. Trailer needs some repairs. MLS# 202037056 This home has a lot to offer for the price. It has a new deck, shingles and soffi t were replaced 2 years ago. New back porch and stairs were installed to access basement. Original hardwood fl oors refi nished in family room and dining room. The kitchen has a separate pantry area that is impressive. Craftsmanship construction of display cabinets in the family room area. Enclosed front porch with new siding, entrance door and windows. MLS# 202046811 Cozy three bedroom home that has had a lot of interior renovations. Located on a corner lot with attached garage. This home still needs a few upgrades, but for the price, it is very reasonable. Move in ready. MLS# 202046809 This property features a ranch style home with a two-car detached garage on a 10 acre lot. This is a great spot in the country, but still very close to Petersburg. The home features an open layout with newly updated bamboo fl ooring. This house has a large master bedroom and walk-in closet that are both attached to the master bath. MLS#202100689 Very charming craftsman style home on a large lot with a carport. It has an additional lot with the property and a detached garage. This home features some original woodwork throughout each fl oor. This is a must see! MLS#202102684 NEW LISTING! Looking for a nice home with a few acres in the country? Here is a three bedroom located 5 minutes from town with 4.1 acres. Great location for a garden spot. Back of property wooded full of wildlife. MLS202103989 SALE PENDING! NEW LISTING! SALE PENDING! NEW LISTING! Tired of paying rent? Looking for a move-in-ready home? This is for you! Chain link fence in the backyard area for your dog to exercise and for children to play. Storage building to store your mower and yard tools. MLS# 202047715 SALE PENDING! NEW LISTING! PRICE REDUCED! This commercial building was erected in 1987 and was used as a retail hardware store up until 2018. The build consists of approximately 4,448 square feet. The building is all open and has free span trusses that make the area open to any kind of use. There is an open fenced-in area in the rear, with a 24'x86' open three-sided storage building. The main building had a new roof installed in 2016, along with new gutter and new metal siding on the east and west gable ends. MLS# 202046722 PRICE REDUCED! 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 Adam Boyd Associate Broker 812-582-2486 602 E. Main, Petersburg | | Phone: 812-354-8893 SIAR REALTY & DEVELOPMENT LLC BOYD Principal Broker BOYD Principal Broker BOYD Principal Broker BOYD BOYD For peronal service, ch se 379 North Mulberry Street, Petersburg MLS#202104198 This home gives a country feel on 1.5 acres of land. All appliances are less than 2 years old including the roof, HVAC, WH, W/D, BSMT waterproofing system, kitchen and much more. This 3 BR, 2 Bath home includes a modern master suite with a huge shower and soaking tub. Many options and room to stretch awaits you here. $199,999 Michael Meinhart Mobile: 812-259-1498 or 317-709-9733 HOME OF THE DAY 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 re- ceive a free three month Press-Dispatch subscription. This month's birthdays have a chance to win a $25 gift certifi- cate from Silk Designs, in Petersburg. THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS Shannon Conder ...................... Oakland City ......... 2/17 Hava Eversoll ............................. Germany ............ 2/18 Emery Eversoll ........................... Germany ............ 2/19 James Evans ................................ Otwell ..............2/21 Irma Burch ................................Evansville ...........2/21 Terra May .................................. Petersburg ...........2/22 THIS MONTH'S SPONSOR 816 E. 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