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October 13, 2021

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Petersburg High School Class of 1968 The Petersburg High School Class of 1968 met for their 53rd class reunion with a cookout at Prides Creek on October 2. Attending were, front row (l to r): Bonnie (Kinman) Weathers, Patty (Muncy) Malotte, Kay (Malott) Benja- min, Dessie (Perry) Stafford, Katrina (Abbott) Meadows and Christine (Dartz) Garland; second row: David Sat- tler, Nila (Blanton) Sharp, Linda (Grubb) Miley, Bettie (Sullivan) Brenton, Steve Donaldson and Janet (Church) Western; back row: Terry Stafford, Terry Stone, John Broshears, Mike Malotte, John Moore and Mike Western. Area Reunions Fifty-year trapper has clearance sale Donald 'Knothole' Nelson, of Winslow, makes change for Nash Vories, of Knox County, after he purchased some trapping equipment from Nelson on Saturday, Oct. 2. Nelson, a retired Auto Mechanics instructor for Pike Central High School, had accumulated a substantial amount of traps and equipment, but said after 50 years of trapping, he was ready to quit. Items for sale also included a raft and an ATV with a trailer. His equipment sale was scheduled for two days, Saturday and Sunday. A-4 Wednesday, October 13, 2021 The Press-Dispatch SERVICES Now buying grain at 605 S. Oak St., Winslow (Formerly ADM Growmark) For hours and prices, call: Tom Anson 812-890-6105 or Nathan Andrews 812-309-0178 This year's Men's Wellness Fair will be by appointment only and will be limited to allow for physical distancing. Wearing a mask will be required. To help accommodate our usual attendance amount, there are three additional morning hours to our event. The wellness fair will have limited booths that will offer health information and the following diagnostic health screenings: blood draw, blood pressure, pulse oximetry and colorectal take-home kits. H I G H L A N D W O O D S C O M M U N I T Y C E N T E R 1 3 7 7 S . H A R T S T R E E T | V I N C E N N E S , I N 7 TO 1 0 A . M . a n d 4 TO 6 P. M . ( E T ) Make an appointment today by visiting or calling 812-885-3336. Appointments will be accepted until October 29. Men's Wellness Fair N O V E M B E R 9 , 2 0 2 1 G O O D S A M A R I T A N ' S AREA HAPPENINGS Celebrate Recovery–Will meet every Monday at 6 p.m. at the River of Life Church, 342 E. CR 300 N., Petersburg. For more information, contact Pastor Jim at 812-354-8800. Pike County History Center—Will meet the fourth Monday of each month at the History Center, 1104 Main Street, Petersburg at 6:30 p.m. New members welcome. History Center hours Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. until further notice. DAR—Local chapter of the Daughters of the Ameri- can Revolution meet the second Monday of each month September through June at 6 p.m. at the History Center in Petersburg. Free Clothing Bank–Oak Grove Church in Oakland City offers a free clothing bank each Tuesday 9 -11 a.m. (Oakland City time) for everyone. They carry new and used clothing. Location is on Morton Street, just past Chuckles. Come to the gymnasium door located at the back of the church. Winslow Alcoholics Anonymous – will meet every Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. Call 812-789 -8535 for location of the meeting. Odd Fellows IOOF Pacific Lodge #175 meeting–the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. All area members are encouraged to attend. Otwell Ruritan–will have its monthly meetings the sec- ond Monday of each month at 7 p.m. Pike Lodge #121 F&AM regular stated meeting–the second Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. All area Masons are invited to attend. Jefferson Township Community Center of Otwell– will have its monthly meetings the first Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. All members are urged to attend. Perinatal Loss Support – Expectant parents who sud- denly lose their child often experience a wide range of emo- tions and grief. Memorial Hospital and Health Care Cen- ter offers support to assist those who have experienced the loss of a child (conception to one month of age) through the grieving process, and provide an atmosphere of confiden- tiality and comfort. For more information about Perinatal Loss Support, con- tact Theresa O'Bryan, Pastoral Care, at 812-996 -0219 or to- Grief Support Series-The death of a loved one, a child leaving home, overwhelming changes in one's personal life – each can cause profound grief and suffering. To offer reas- surance and comfort, Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center has developed a free support program called "Grief Support Series." In this program, participants will learn that grief is nor- mal, examine the various emotions of grief, be encouraged to face the pain, and find ways to make a healthy emotional withdrawal from the loss. Conducting the sessions will be Theresa O'Bryan, Hospital Chaplain, and Tom Holsworth, a clinical psychologist who has served as a co-facilitator of this program since its inception in 1991. Call for the next five-week program. Programs will be at 6:30 p.m. in Memorial Hospital and Health Care Centers Chapel. This program is free and space is limited. Pre-reg- istration is necessary, please call 812-996 -0219. Top tips to stay safe this Halloween season Much like Christmas, Hal- loween is no longer relegat- ed to a single day. A number of Halloween enthusiasts now begin decorating at the start of October. Hijinks and au- tumn revelry fill the air as in- dividuals eagerly count down to the end of the month. Though the lighthearted- ness of Halloween festivities, such as costumes and can- dy, garner the bulk of cele- brants' attention, it's import- ant to take safety into consid- eration as well. According to the Mayo Clinic, children are twice as likely to be hit by a car on Halloween as other nights of the year. Cuts and burns also are more common on October 31. A good Halloween scare should come from costumes, not accidents or injuries. This Halloween, consider these safety measures, cour- tesy of Safe Kids Worldwide, the Mayo Clinic, the Nation- al Highway Traffic Safety Ad- ministration, and the Centers for Disease Control and Pre- vention. • Make sure you're visible when trick-or-treating. Reflec- tive tape, glow sticks, flash- lights, or camping lanterns can make pedestrians more visible to motorists. • Pedestrians should walk on sidewalks if they are avail- able. When sidewalks are not available, walk facing traffic and do so as far off to the side of the road as you can get. • Drivers should be espe- cially alert to pedestrians on Halloween. Drive slowly, as many kids scurry from house to house in search of Hallow- een candy. • Pedestrians and drivers should follow the rules of the road, stopping at intersections and crossing in crosswalks. • Consider alternatives to carving pumpkins, since the risk of being cut while carving is high. If you want to carve, leave the carving to adults. Utilize battery-operated flame- less candles or glow sticks to illuminate jack-o'-lanterns. • All costumes, wigs and ac- cessories should be fire-resis- tant. Make sure that costumes do not impede your ability to walk or see. • Test makeup to check for skin irritation before applica- tion. Remove it promptly after returning home. • Set up a buddy system so that no one is going it alone. Agree on a specific time chil- dren should return home. Adults should chaperone young children. • While incidences of can- dy tampering may be minimal, no one should snack on candy until it has been inspected. In- spections also protect against food allergies. • The candy bounty should be rationed so no one overin- dulges and feels ill later on. Halloween season is a fun time of year, but safety should go hand in hand with all the celebrating on this special day.

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