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October 13, 2021

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Sweet's Column By Barb Sweet My So Called Millennial Life By Stephanie Hayes Watching the Sopranos is relaxing Hi stars and welcome to the big stage all lit up in colorful, bright lights and decorated to help celebrate with all our stars who will have a birthday or anniversary in the week of October 14-20. Come up onto this stage and take a bow. BIRTHDAYS October 14-Christine Harp turns 43; Alex Dillman turns 22; Taylor Ann Deffendoll turns 22; Emma Travis turns 15. October 15 -Alexis Sim- mons; Rosella Hill turns 74; Anthony and Mykle Faith cel- ebrate 4 years. October 16 -Elaina Grace McGehee turns 15; David Miller turns 70 ; Hilda Schap- ker turns 98; Marlene Erwin; Mike Poehlein; Travis and Ashley Atkins celebrate an- other year. October 17-Justin Knight turns 36; Hunter Moore turns 14; Ruthie Kopple; Shauna Meyer. October 18 -Vanessa Ed- wards turns 49; Cooper Clif- ton Smith turns 12; Sara Baumgart; Emma Jo Schrief- er turns 17; Austin Lemond turns 10 ; Nancy Reutepohler turns 54. October 19 -Jim McFarland turns 57; Ronald Harper turns 62; Jeremy Epley turns 44; Au- brey Renee Schroering turns 6. October 20 -Rita Johnson. 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 are recovering from COVID and the recovery afterwards, those who are having surger- ies, treatments, testing and more, and those with aller- gies, and the aches and pains of everyday life: Benny, Katy, Lucy, Jim, Dale, Mike, Jacari and Deby. EVENTS October 14-Petersburg Lions Club meets at 6 p.m. at the Village Inn or No. 423 Smokehouse. October 16 -Open Fun Horse Show be- gins at noon at the Rockin' G Saddle Club. Concession stand will be open. October 21-Winslow Lions Club meets at 6 p.m. at the Gamble house. October 25 -Winslow Town Hall meets at 6 p.m. October 31-Halloween and the Sweets Column Halloween Decorations in the city limits of Winslow Town. There are lots of yard to choose from and each one has its own Hal- loween spirit, with or without lighted items. There is a wag- on with the married couple and a coffin, plus a guillotine. Winslow senior citizens are meeting on Monday and Tues- day at the Community Cen- ter. Petersburg seniors meet in the courthouse basement. There were no postcards this week at Sweets Column, Winslow, IN 47598, but there was a note of interest. This note has pictured some flowers and two bird houses, and three singing birds. One house is yellow with an orange roof, the other is a light blue with a dark pink roof. There are a blue bird, yellow bird and red bird. The inside reads, "Hi, just a note to let you know I read and enjoy your column each week. I'm turning 85 years young on October 11. I'd love to see my name in your birthday column. As always, I like the events you name each week for the following dates. Thank you. Keep writing and keep reading. Sincere- ly, Joyce Bales." Thank you, Joyce Bales, for this kind note and we hope you had a great and happy birthday turning 85 years young and may all your wish- es come true. You are now in our list of birthdays. Winslow Patoka River should still be high, all the rivers around us are high, but had gone down a bit. On one of our journeys, we ran into some rain that came down in buckets with streams of water across the roadway. Winslow hardly got any, but maybe 1/4 of an inch. Temps have been in the low 80s and down to the middle 60s in the evening, with a couple of days of hu- midity. Pike County, around Winslow, Campbelltown and Winslow-Cato Road are a few places to see the trees change colors. In the beginning, they were the browns or dark grey colors, but now, in spots, the colors have shown orange, red, light green, golden, rust and purple. Some places you only see green, but sometimes you pass by some colors that catch your eye and enjoy. Fields of corn and beans have a few more weeks of harvesting before the fields are ready for the winter. The winter wheat is a nice green in the fields. Many yards have fall colors of plants and pumpkins. Oth- er yards have already decorat- ed for Halloween and anoth- er yard in Winslow is on Bren- ton with a wagon, a coffin and the happy couple, plus more. Another town has a small yard with blow-up creatures of Hal- loween and they had to use the driveway, too. Last Saturday, October 2, was the last, until spring, for the Extreme Cowboy Chal- lenge, at the Rockin' G Sad- dle Club, where about 10 rid- ers and their trained horses went through several obsta- cles. To see their horses walk backwards around a flow- er was awesome to me. The course itself was also deco- rated for the fall season with flowers and cornstalks. Mildred, my mom, is stay- ing with Terri and Ted until af- ter Halloween, when she will turn 95 years old on October 31. Norm and I took her out for a ride to see the colors of trees in another area in Medo- ra, where the longest wooden bridge in spanning the White River. She enjoyed the drive and the backseat of Ava is comfortable as she has said each ride. The weather has been nice to sit out on the porch and watch the squirrels take an- other walnut off the tree to hide for winter. The tree still has nuts in the very top. An- other place to sit is the barn lot to see the small woods change colors and watch the clouds pass by. The clouds that pass by sometimes look like ani- mals or other objects. I saw a teddy bear on his pack with his paws in the air. No kidding. Not too much more excite- ment to write or talk about, so as the lights begin to dim, keep an eye on family and friends. Slow down and see all the beauty around you. Wear your mask inside for the safety of others, and social distance. As always, smile, wave and say "hi" to everyone you see this week. REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS Rachel Lloyd Torres Schooler quitclaims to Melissa At- kins Nance, real estate as recorded in Pike County. Stephanie McKinney conveys to State of Indiana and Indiana Department of Transportation, real estate as re- corded in Pike County. DeWayne Spaw, Geneva T. Plassmeier, Geneva T. Mill- er, Eugene P. Tyring Revocable Intervivos Trust and Eu- gene P. Tyring convey to Spaw Family Holdings, LLC, re- al estate as recorded in Pike County. Stanley Howard Burns conveys to Kyle E. Kinder, real estate as recorded in Pike County. DeWayne Spaw, Geneva T. Plassmeier, Geneva T. Mill- er, Eugene P. Tyring, Eugene P. Tyring Marital Trust and Eugene P. Tyring Revocable Intervivos Trust convey to Spaw Family Holdings, LLC, real estate as recorded in Pike County. Frank E. Ross, Jr. and Diana L. Ross convey to Pecos Properties, LLC and R. Craig Kendall, real estate as re- corded in Pike County. Darryl L. Faye, Catherine L. Faye and Darryl L. Faye and Catherine L. Faye Joint Revocable Trust convey to Maureen A. Drabik and David M. Drabik, real estate as recorded in Pike County. Daniel M. Toney and Roy Stanley Toney convey to Da- vid Toney and Terri Toney, real estate as recorded in Pike County. Sherry L. Sollman, Debbie A. Lemond and Mark D. Soll- man convey to Mark D. Sollman and Cornelia J. Sollman, real estate as recorded in Pike County. T&B Land Company, LLC convey to Ratts 1 Solar, LLC, real estate as recorded in Pike County. Larry Dale Meyer, Roberta Meyer and Aaron M. Meyer convey to Centel Investments, Inc., real estate as record- ed in Pike County. Donna J. Oakley, Estate of Danny J. Oakley, Danny Jo Oakley and Danny J. Oakley convey to David R. Collins, real estate as recorded in Pike County. Clarence J. McCombs conveys to Sandra E. McCombs, real estate as recorded in Pike County. Janell Greener conveys to Morgan A. DeWeese, real es- tate as recorded in Pike County. Sheldon B. Stephens and Jonathon Cragun convey to Janice S. Jackson, real estate as recorded in Pike County. Ryan L. Edrington and Amy D. Edrington convey to Connor P. Tackett, real estate as recorded in Pike County. C-2 Wednesday, October 13, 2021 The Press-Dispatch To enter the Birthday Club, email your name, ad- dress, phone number and birthdate to birthdayclub@ or fill out the form at www.pressdis- Only the person's name, town and birthday 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 Ole Flower Shoppe, in Petersburg. THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS Susan Wheatley ......................... Petersburg ......... 10/13 Dale Wilson ................................Vincennes ......... 10/13 Teresa Garland ............................ Winslow ........... 10/14 Cheryl Brumfield ....................... Petersburg ......... 10/14 Rosella Hill ................................. Winslow ........... 10/15 Steve McCrary ......................... Oakland City ....... 10/15 Casey O'Brien ........................... Petersburg ......... 10/17 Allen Pancake .............................. Otwell ............ 10/18 Lester Willis ............................... Princeton .......... 10/19 Ethan Rembe .......................... Oakland City ....... 10/19 Azalin Vennard .......................... Petersburg ........ 10/19 Virginia Richardson ................... Petersburg ......... 10/19 THIS MONTH'S SPONSOR 201 S. 7th St., Petersburg • 812-354-8793 As Tony Soprano knocked out a guy's teeth for talking to his daughter, I clutched my warm mug of tea. The cinna- mon steam wafted into my nose. So mellow, like a spa day! It's my second viewing of "The Sopranos." This time, I'm picking off episodes while reading a companion guide called "The Sopranos Ses- sions," which is voluminous enough to be a mob weapon. The show is a parade of mur- derous, misogynistic, bigot- ed characters who are some- how still, I don't know, funsies. Watching them is the best part of my day. "The Sopranos" is also an art piece, a time capsule of de- clining civilization and a pro- totype for antihero television. But this isn't about why the show is good. With "The Ma- ny Saints of Newark" prequel movie out now, there are hun- dreds, nay, thousands, nay, millions of takes about the show's legacy. I'm just wondering what's wrong with me. I make my liv- ing trying to find humor and joy in life. I spend a lot of time writing jokes. I am generally pleasant! Then, before bed, I unwind with behead- ings on "Game of Thrones;" meth-making on "Breaking Bad;" street killings on "The Wire;" demonic babies on "American Horror Story;" and functional alcoholism on "Mare of East- town." Once a week, on Macabre Monday, my husband and I watch a horror movie. This week, we watched "Saint Maud," a film about a devout- ly religious woman who gets more and more extreme. I won't spoil the ending, but it's brilliant. And absolutely hor- rific. "Ready for bed? " I said during the credits. "A fter THAT? " he said, and turned on "The Office." Yes, millions of people are still watching "The Office" during the eternal pandem- ic. Viewers also watched 30.5 billion minutes of "Ozark," a show about a mon- ey-laundering dad, and 19 billion min- utes of "Lucifer," a show about, um, the devil. I called Dawn Cecil to diagnose my issues. The University of South Florida professor studies media rep- resentations of crime and jus- tice and teaches a class on crime media and pop culture. Her book "Fear, Justice and Modern True Crime" exam- ines the rapid growth of true- crime T V and podcasts. "What I do ruins what I watch sometimes," she said. Cecil watched "The Sopra- nos" when it came out, with no academic strings attached, marveling at how it twisted ex- pectations for television. Lat- er, she got into the "Serial" podcast and began breaking down human attraction to grit- ty stories. I posited that they tap into our cultural anxieties and give us tools to grapple with them. They offer conflict, which we have in spades, and resolution, which we are sorely lacking. There's no single reason people flock to darkness, Cecil said. The complex storylines can stimulate our brains. They can be therapeutic for people who've lived through trauma. They can be purely escapist. "Like, my life is not so bad after all," she said. "People have it so much worse." And maybe, Cecil has learned, we don't have to work so hard to defend it. Maybe it's OK to like what we like. So, if you're with me, clear your calendar for that new cult docuseries. Listen to medi- cal malpractice podcasts on the treadmill. Politely thank friends who recommend a sit- com, then ignore them. Keep on doing what moves you, like Tony Soprano staring at ducks in his swimming pool. Stephanie Hayes is a colum- nist at the Tampa Bay Times in Florida. Follow her at @ stephhayeswrites on Facebook, @ stephhayes on Twitter or @ stephrhayes on Instagram. YOUTH SOCCER'S FINAL GAME DAY Youth Soccer players from their last day of games on Saturday, October 2.

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