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September 15, 2021

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WINNING APPLE CRISP MEALS IN Monica's MINUTES By Monica Sinclair Next week, we will say hello to fall. So, you know we will start seeing lots of apple and pumpkin flavors. I love apple pie but stink at making it. This week, I found a de- licious way to use apples without having to ruin a whole pie. Apple crisp is amazing and much easier to make. I just need to pick up some fresh apples and I'll be ready to go. Enjoy! INGREDIENTS • 1 cup all-purpose flour • 3/4 cup rolled oats • 1 cup packed brown sugar • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon • 1/2 cup butter, softened • 4 cups chopped peeled apples • 1 cup sugar • 2 tablespoons cornstarch • 1 cup water • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract DIRECTIONS 1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, combine the first 4 ingredients. Cut in butter until crumbly. Press half into a greased 2-1/2-qt. baking dish or a 9 -in. square baking pan. Cover with apples. 2. In a small saucepan, combine the sugar, cornstarch, water and vanilla. Bring to a boil; cook and stir 2 min- utes or until thick and clear. Pour over apples. Sprin- kle with remaining crumb mixture. 3. Bake 60 -65 minutes or until apples are tender. Serve warm. Source: tasteof YOUTH FIRST TODAY Parenting with positivity By Haley Droste Youth First, Inc. Life is busy. Most parents feel stretched by stressors related to work demands, organizing family schedules, managing household functions like gro- cery shopping, planning meals, cleaning, and laundry. When we're stressed as adults, those feelings have a way of spreading through the home, creating an atmosphere where attitudes and short tempers can seem to come out of nowhere. Stress is part of life; at times it is even good for us. But how can we manage the stressors of parenthood and be the posi- tive parent we always thought we would be? Managing and coping with our feelings is so important because our children are looking to us for guidance on how to han- dle similar situations. Teaching a child to regulate their emotions begins with us. So how can we model positive self-reg- ulation? Become familiar with using an intentional pause when feeling over- whelmed so that you respond to situa- tions with intention. Often times we are reacting versus responding. Reactions usually come from a place of frustration and anger. Taking a moment to pause and reflect will foster an inten- tional response, one rooted in patience and understanding. Once we've regulat- ed ourselves, we can then parent in a pro- ductive, meaningful, and respectful way. Below are some tips and ideas for im- plementing positive parenting strategies into your routine. 1. Utilize everyday moments to build connection. This can be accom- plished in many ways, but one sim- ple way is to own our mistakes when we make them. This illustrates to our children that even adults make mis- takes and we all have growing and learning to do. Having these honest conversations with our children builds connection but also helps them learn to problem solve in the future. 2. Be loving but firm. So much of pos- itive parenting is in our tone and the way in which we speak to our children. We can speak in a loving and respect- ful way while still being firm in our ex- pectations. A calm, firm "no" is more effective than shouting "NO" in frus- tration. Set boundaries. Decide what rules are important to you, clearly communicate them to your child, and be consistent with enforcing those rules. Being a positive parent doesn't mean letting your child walk all over you. It does mean trying to maintain a calm tone when your child needs re- minders about the rules. 3. Change the lens through which you see your child's behavior. All behavior is communication and under that communication is a need. Often the underlying need is a bid for con- nection. Take a moment to practice that intentional pause and think about why your child may be exhibiting cer- tain behaviors. If we start seeing be- havior problems as stress behavior versus misbehavior, we can help our children communicate their needs and feelings in a more productive way. 4. Give yourself grace. Step away and take a breath if you need to. Do- ing this will allow you to come back and respond in the way your child needs you to. Positive parenting takes practice, awareness, and patience. Don't expect perfection. It starts with the simple step of making a commitment to show up ev- ery day with the intent to parent with un- derstanding, empathy, and respect. Haley Droste, LCSW, is a Youth First So- cial Worker at Westside Catholic School in Vanderburgh County. Youth First, Inc. is a nonprofit dedicated to strengthening youth and families. Youth First provides 78 Mas- ter's level social workers to 105 schools in 12 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 substance abuse, promote healthy behaviors, and maximize student success. To learn more about Youth First, visit or call 812- 421-8336. The Press-Dispatch Wednesday, September 15, 2021 C-1 HOME LIFE TO ADVERTISE: Call: 812-354-8500 Email: Visit: 820 E. Poplar Street, Petersburg Deadline: 5 p.m. on Monday PRICED LOWERED $80,000 ON JULY 7 $75,000 ON SEPT. 13 Comm. building built in 1987 and was used as a retail hardware store until 2018. Approximately 4,448 sq. ft. The building is all open and has free span trusses that make the area open to any kind of use. Open fenced area in 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. New Price $75,000. MLS# 202046722 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 For personal service, chse NEW LISTING! SALE PENDING! Great property with approximately 10 acres of tillable farm ground and approximately 15 acres of wooded recreational area. Water and electric available. Sale Price $150,000. MLS# 202133910 Set up the cornhole boards and bring the boat! This multi- house property is set up and ready for you to enjoy. The first house features a 3 bedroom, 1 bath with custom rock tile shower with two shower heads. The second house features a 1 bedroom, 1 bath with custom tile shower. Both have tile work throughout the bathroom floors. Relax and recharge with views of the White River. The outdoor kitchen and gazebo make this perfect for entertaining. Whether you're looking for a fishing cabin or family getaway this property is sure to please. Currently set up as a high end summer camp that can easily be converted to a long term stay. Looking to get into the short term rental game this would be a great property for VRBO or Airbnb. Sale Price $169,000. MLS# 202137183 Introducing a 2 bedroom 1 bath that has been completely updated and ready for its new owner. This home features a new roof, wiring, plumbing, and vinyl flooring. A large eat in kitchen with updated cabinetry is sure to please. The back porch would be excellent for grilling and entertaining. The front porch is very spacious and excellent spot to relax. This home has a lot to offer! Sale Price $89,900. MLS# 202137282 1 bedroom, 1 bath home sitting on a very established lot in the town of Otwell. This home is being listed As-Is. Only conventional or cash buyers. With a little handy work on the wood exterior siding, this home is a diamond in the rough. The upstairs attic has potential for added sq. ft. Lots of character and architectural detail make this listing stand out. The various gardens, bamboo, and mature trees make this lot very picturesque. Sale Price $65,900. MLS# 202137288 This 3 bedroom 1 bath house is situated on a large lot with basically half of a city block directly across the road. The home features hardwood floors in the bedrooms and living room. Sale Price $139,000. MLS# 202130566 Two bedroom one bath home in town is ready for its new owner. This house has a fresh new AC and furnace. A great addition to this property is a detached garage and tool shed. This home was built on one lot and also comes with another lot directly behind it. Sale Price $70,000. MLS# 202127914 NEW LISTING! NEW LISTING! NEW LISTING! CR 150 N – 20 acres parcel with approx. 15 acres of tillable acres. Sale Price $130,000. MLS# 202135044 CR 150 S – Great time to buy. Looking for an additional farm ground or just a parcel of ground to own as a cash rent income investment? Price $260,000. MLS# 202135046 NEW LISTING! NEW LISTING! SALE PENDING! NEW LISTING! SALE PENDING! Large lot near town. This 3 bedroom, 3 full bath is great for growing families. The spacious floor plan has a formal dining room, eat-in kitchen, a living room and a separate family room open to the kitchen. Nearly 1.5 acres. With a two-car attached garage and an additional two-car detached garage. Sale Price $198,500. MLS# 202131116 NEW LISTING! SALE PENDING! Collins St. STORAGE UNITS in Winslow $60/Month 812-354-8893

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