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September 15, 2021

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Joanne Leibe, D.O., M.P.H. General Surgery Joanne Leibe, D.O., M.P.H. was recently appointed to the active medical staff at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center. Dr. Leibe is a general surgeon who will be joining Marcus Kurucz, M.D., Megan Stevenson, M.D., and Charles Tollett, Jr., M.D. at Memorial Surgical Associates. Dr. Leibe received her doctor of osteopathic medicine and masters of public health degrees at Touro University in Vallejo, California. She completed a general surgery residency at St. Anthony Hospital in Lakewood, Colorado. Dr. Leibe is a member of the American College of Surgeons and is certified in DaVinci robotic surgery. To schedule an appointment at Memorial Surgical Associates, please call 812-996-6580. Memorial Surgical Associates is located in the Medical Arts Building at 721 W. 13th Street in Jasper. A mobile COVID clinic was in Pike County on Friday and Saturday to give vaccines and to test people for COVID. It was set up by the National Guard and operated by the health care professionals contracted by the In- diana Department of Health. They did 64 tests and 54 vaccines in two days from their location at the American Legion Little League Park on Illinois St. in Petersburg. The Press-Dispatch Wednesday, September 15, 2021 A-3 LOCAL Call: 812-354-8500 Email: or bring in a hard copy: 820 E. Poplar Street, Petersburg NEWS BRIEFS Upcoming event? We want to know! Do you have an upcoming event? Send it to news@press- Time to register for Birthday Club If you haven't submitted your birthday within the last 6 months, please register again at birthday. Entrants have a chance to win monthly prizes from local businesses and a three-month subscription to paper. County's 7-day COVID positivity rate at 22.9% By Andy Heuring Pike County, on Tuesday, September 14, had the highest seven-day all test pos- itivity rate in Indiana, according to the In- diana Department of Health's website. It was at 22.9 percent on Tuesday. The low- est in Indiana was 5.6 percent in Monroe and Tippecanoe counties, the home of In- diana University and Purdue University. Statewide, the overall seven-day all tests positivity rate is 11.8 percent. Pike County recorded three COVID deaths in the last eight days. Deaths were recorded on September 5, 9 and 12 in the county. The county had a death on March 10, then none until August 7, when one more was recorded. Nearly a month went by until the three in the last eight days were recorded. A total of 38 deaths have been recorded so far in Pike County. A mobile COVID unit was sent to Pike County last week, with hours of noon to 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Pam Cos- by, with the Pike County Health Depart- ment, said there were 64 COVID tests and 52 vaccines administered in the two- day clinic. In the last week, Pike County's COVID numbers jumped dramatically on Sep- tember 8, when 43 new cases were re- corded. That dropped to 23 new cases on September 9. The next three days, those numbers were 16, 18 and then 2 on Sun- day, September 12. But on Monday, new cases jumped back up to 21. Statewide, the numbers were similar. On September 7, there were 2,913 new cases, which jumped to 5,129 on Septem- ber 8 and 5,409 on September 9. It then went down to 4,003 on September 10 and fell to 2,349 by September 12, but then on September 13, it jumped back up to 3,578. New deaths over the last week in In- diana ranged from 26 on September 7, down to nine on September 10, and then back up to 26 and 23 the next two days, before falling to eight on September 13. Hospitalizations statewide were on a steady increase, rising each day from 2,513 on September 7 to 2,687 on Sep- tember 13. In Indiana, 28.2 percent of the ICU beds are still available and 68.3 percent of the ventilators are available. Pike County's COVID testing site has reopened. Its hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Mondays; 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays; and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursdays and Saturdays. Make an ap- pointment online at scheduling.corona- Appointments for vaccines can be made at drop their boats and friends at the start, then only the driver drives back to Winslow to catch a shuttle out to the start. The 6.5 -mile float ends at the Riv- erside Park in Winslow, where the Lions Club will be selling breakfast and lunch. Clement said because the river level is so low, they will not permit inflatable crafts to participate. The risk of them be- ing punctured is too great and powered boats will be unable to go upstream to rescue stranded participants. There is no fee to participate in the Clog, but organizers ask people to give a donation to the volunteer shuttle drivers to help them with the cost of gasoline. There will be free overnight camping at the American Legion on Friday and Saturday nights. MONROE CITY FALL FESTIVAL The Monroe City Fall Festival will run Friday, Saturday and Sunday. It starts on Friday with the Lighthouse Church Spaghetti dinner at 5 p.m. A king and queen pageant is set for 6 p.m. and a garden tractor pull at 7 p.m. On Saturday morning, a wiffleball tour- ney runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. A pet show is set for 10 a.m. Dedication of the new Blue Jeans Cen- ter Pavilion is at 5:30 p.m. Musical entertainment starts at 7 p.m. by Eli Carie, Clint Kimmel and Jerry Sub- lette. Calumuck cookers BBQ will be avail- able at 9:30 a.m. On Sunday, they will have a commu- nity church service at 10 a.m. A fish fry starts at 11 a.m. Also starting at 11 a.m. are the wiffleball finals. The parade is set for 2 p.m. and a band concert by the South Knox High School Band will follow. Cody Williams will perform at 3:30 p.m. There will be homemade ice cream, sandwiches, funnel cakes, coneys and cold drinks. Also, there will be inflat- ables and a country store throughout the festival. HOLLAND FEST The Holland Fest is set for Friday, Sat- urday and Sunday in Holland Park. Opening ceremonies are set for 6 p.m. on Friday, followed by the Little Miss and Mr. Contests at Henke Stadium. A horse- shoe tournament is set for 7 p.m. On Saturday, there will be 5K and kids' run at 8 a.m. Also starting at 8 a.m. will be a farm-to-table breakfast. It will run until 10 a.m. They will have a poker run at 10 a.m. starting at the fire house. Food booths, and a craft and farmers market will open at 10 a.m. and run until 4 p.m. A kiddie tractor pull is set for 11 a.m., followed by an ice cream eating contest at noon. The Silly Safari with exotic animals will be at 1 p.m. A keg toss is set for 2 p.m. Also a horseshoe tournament is set for 5 p.m. A community-wide church service is set for 10 a.m. Sunday at Henke Stadium. PIKE COUNTY TRACTOR DRIVE The 14th Annual Pike County Tractor Drive is scheduled for Saturday, Septem- ber 25. It will start at the Spurgeon Fire Department and tours parts of Pike, Gib- son and Warrick counties. The Spurgeon Fire Department is hav- ing a pancake and sausage breakfast for a free-will donation prior to the tractor drive. Registration for the drive starts at 9:30 a.m. and the drive will begin at 10 :30 a.m. It will tour roads in southwest Pike County, southeast Gibson County and north central Warrick County. They will have lunch at the Lynnville Community Center/Fire Department. Cost for the lunch is $10 and is being pre- pared by the Pike County Young Farm- ers. For more information, call Dave Yager 812-483-9532, Jim Lamey 812-789 -2688, Ross Elmore 812-582-2628 or Matt Per- ry 812-629 -0242. FRIDAY CHILI Roast Beef Manhattan $ 8.99 Roast Beef Smothered in Gravy on Mashed Potatoes and Bread with Green Beans or Corn and Drink * Whitefish Sandwich $ 8.99 Dressed the way you like! Served with Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Green Beans or Corn and a Drink Polish Sausage $ 8.99 with Sauerkraut, served with Cornbread, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy and a Drink * CHEESY CHICKEN BROCCOLI OR CHILI Grilled Chicken Salad $ 8.99 Grilled Chicken Breast on a Bed of Spring Mix with Red Onions, Tomato, Cheese and Bacon with Creamy Ranch Dressing. Served with Drink. * WEDNESDAY Boneless Pork Chop $ 8.99 Tender Pork Loin Baked with Special Spices and Parmesan Cheese served with Baked Potato, Green Beans and a Drink * *Your Choice of Regular Coffee, Tea or Coke Product. Specials and menu items are subject to food availability from suppliers. /RandysAmericanaCafe Like us on Facebook! 7TH & MAIN STREETS • PETERSBURG SEPTEMBER 15 – 21 MONDAY CHILI Spaghetti $ 7.99 Cheesy Mozzarella Toast, Side Salad and Drink * Chicken Salad Sandwich $ 8.99 On croissant served with Chips, Side and Drink * French Toast $ 8.99 Choice of Two Sides and Drink * CHILI Biscuits and Gravy $ 8.99 Served With Your Choice of Two Sides and a Drink * SATURDAY Stromboli $ 8.99 Our Own Special Stromboli Served with Grippos (Plain or BBQ), Side Salad and a Drink * daily Dine-in & Carry-Out THURSDAY Ham Steak $ 8.99 Thick-Sliced Ham Served with Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Green Beans or Buttered Peas and Carrots, Roll and a Drink * Meatloaf $ 8.99 Green Beans or Buttered Peas and Carrots, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Roll and Drink * TUESDAY Turkey Manhattan $ 8.99 Turkey Breast Smothered in Gravy on Mashed Potatoes and Bread with Green Beans and Drink * Taco Salad $ 8.99 Served with Sour Cream, Salsa and a Drink * HAM & BEANS WITH CORNBREAD OR CHILI CHEESY POTATO OR CHILI Joe Mama's Pizza will soon be available at Randy's Americana Joe Mama's CO M I NG SOO N ! 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