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The Press-Dispatch Home Life Wednesday, July 12, 2017 C- 9 To enter the Birthday Club, email your name, ad- dress, phone number and birthdate to birthdayclub@ Only the person's name, town and birthday will appear in the paper. As an added bonus, one lucky person each month will receive a free prize from a local business and a free three month Press-Dispatch subscription. This month's birthdays have a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to Sarah's Stride Rite & Family Footwear. THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS Tamara Recob ............................Newburgh .......7/12 Linda Perry ................................. Winslow ......... 7/14 Bill Ravellette ............................ Petersburg ....... 7/16 Jon Pytel (Child of Stella Scalf) .... Winslow ......... 7/17 Marvin Sullivan ............................ Dallas .......... 7/17 Greg Fowler ............................... Petersburg .......7/18 Charlotte Smith ......................... Petersburg .......7/18 Dolly Melvin .............................. Petersburg .......7/18 THIS MONTH'S SPONSOR Sarah'S Stride rite & Family Footwear 1702 Hart St, Suite B, Vincennes 812-886-4803 • HOLIDAYS THIS WEEK July 12 Pecan Pie Day July 13 Embrace Your Geekness Day July 14 Bastille Day July 15 Tapioca Pudding Day July 16 National Ice Cream Day July 17 Peach Ice Cream Day July 18 National Caviar Day Source: Pike County Personals by Judy True Youth First Today by Tiffany Harper, Youth First, Inc. Understanding social bullying 814 Niblack Blvd., Vincennes, IN 1-800-743-7004 Don't just hang around Get to Baird Homes! Save Over $25,000 JUST ONE STATE CODE LOT LEFT! HOMES UP TO $53,900 When people think of bullying, they often picture physical bullying, such as knocking books out of someone's hands, tripping them, or intimidat- ing them. Bullying can also take oth- er forms, however. Social bullying, also known as rela- tional aggression, is a form of bully- ing that has grown with the boom of social media and cell phones. It is re- lational in nature and causes harm by damaging someone's social status. It is often done covertly to avoid detec- tion by adults. Examples of social bullying are: • Posting about someone on social media, directly or indirectly naming the victim. • Texting rude or negative com- ments. • Excluding someone from a peer group. • Refusing to allow a peer to sit with one's group. • Convincing others not to be friends with a peer. • Starting and/or spreading rumors • Indirect communication directed at a peer such as eye rolling, laughing. This type of bullying is more com- mon in females and can start as early as kindergarten. Today's society has displayed social bullying as entertain- ment in movies such as Mean Girls, where it is glorified but then neatly re- solved in the end. This does not usual- ly happen in real life. Victims can struggle emotionally with negative effects, including de- pression, social anxiety, hostility, and low self-esteem. There can be large shifts in one's social network, as this type of bullying often results in loss of friends. This can be devastating to a young person, as their focus shifts from family to friends during adoles- cence. If you find your child in a situation like this, be aware that the innate de- sire to protect your child could cause you to act quickly and impulsively and ask questions later. Since it is import- ant to develop and maintain an open and trusting relationship with your child, it is imperative to react slowly and carefully. Whether you found out about your child's bullying on your own or your child opened up, your re- sponse can be instrumental in getting them to talk further. Listening with empathy is the first step. Allow your child to tell you what has been going on and try to ask any questions you have with controlled emotion. Avoid placing blame or giv- ing your perspective right away. When you feel you have a good un- derstanding of the situation, focus in on emotions. Ask how your child has reacted and how they feel. It can be dif- ficult to hear that your child is being mistreated. Continue to stay calm and focus on understanding and support. Deciding what action to take is the next step and often the most difficult. It is important to make this decision with your child. Jumping in too soon with solutions can be overwhelming and unwelcome. Your child may just need a safe place to process the situ- ation. This may be enough, and they may even ask that you take a step back and let them try to handle it on their own. They may decide to try things such as communicating with the bully, ig- noring the behavior, focusing on oth- er friendships, or accessing support through friends or adults (i.e. teach- er, school counselor). Supporting this option may be difficult, but there is a lot of empowerment to be gained if this solution works. Check in with your child frequently to assess if progress is being made. It is important to note that if your child is in a situation where the bully- ing continues, they are unsafe or being physically threatened, allowing them to handle it alone may not be the best option. Similarly, if your child shows signs of depression or you see behav- ioral changes, you may need to con- sult with a mental health professional. It is common for youth to avoid adult intervention, as they often believe this could make matters worse. Continue communicating with your child to get their input, but use your judgment as to when adults need to become involved. If the bullying occurs at school, talk with a school counselor, Youth First so- cial worker or administrator. Most importantly, make sure your child has someone to talk to. Whether it is you or another trusted adult, emo- tional support is always needed. This column is contributed by Tiffany Harper, LCSW, school social worker for Youth First, Inc., a local nonprofit ded- icated to strengthening youth and fam- ilies. Youth First provides 38 Master's level social workers to 56 schools in sev- en southwestern Indiana counties. More than 60,000 youth and families per year are served by Youth First's school social work and afterschool programs that pre- vent substance abuse, promote healthy behaviors, and maximize student suc- cess. To learn more about Youth First, visit or call 812- 421-8336. BIRTHDAYS July 2 – Carol Linxweiler turned 81 July 6 – Corryn Oglesby turned 13 July 10 – Peggy Pierce turns 63 July 14 – Tony Schroeder turns 61 July 16 – Susan Hyneman Baker; Tanner Cornwell July 17 – Wesley Ice; Val- erie Hurst turns 45 July 18 – Jaelyn White July 20 – Suzy Ernst; Le- on Whittington July 21 – Lorrayne Perry will be 92 July 24 – Courtney Nelson Shuttle July 30 – Tate Bane turns 7 ANNIVERSARIES Tim and Marquita Wright celebrated their 17th wed- ding anniversary on July 1. John and Melissa True will celebrate their 14th wed- ding anniversary on July 19. Barry and Sandy Bane will celebrate their 41st wed- ding anniversary on July 24. Tony and Karla Schroed- er celebrate their 12th wed- ding anniversary on July 30. MT. OLYMPUS BANQUET DRAWS 103 ALUMNI AND GUESTS The 87th annual Mount Olympus Alumni Banquet was June 17 and opened by Judy ( Wolfe) Tharp with 103 alumni and guests present. Derek Barton read a po- em and sang "What a Won- derful World" in memory of Amelia (Tharp) Adams, who was alumni association pres- ident for three years. Derek and Sue Ellen Bar- ton led the alumni in singing the school song and "God Bless America," then led the Pledge of Allegiance. The in- vocation was given by Har- old Williams, a 1950 gradu- ate, and dinner was served by Schnitzelbank Cater- ing of Jasper. Judy Tharp thanked Charles and Sally Gladish, Patty Craig, Mary Case and Laura and Abby Heidenreich for decorating and dedicating their time to the alumni, and Derek and Sue Barton for providing the beautiful music every year. "Happy Birthday" was sung by everyone in honor of Wil- ma Brown, who turned 85 on June 17. Special thanks was given to Rosemary Hein- sohn for making the blue and white throw blanket which was displayed for ev- eryone to enjoy. The Class of 1941 was rec- ognized as the oldest class, with Harrell Schoultz pres- ent. The Class for 1947 was recognized for celebrat- ing their 70 -year anniver- sary with Betty Cain pres- ent. The class of 1957 was recognized for celebrating their 60 -year anniversary with six alumni present — Mary Case, Larry Pauley, Bob Waters, Ross Britting- ham, Joe Muncy and Paul Potts. Derek and Sue Bar- ton led the alumni in hon- oring veterans present by singing the songs for each branch of service. Marvin Barton read the roll call for all alumni present, then Kar- en Muncy read the names of the deceased alumni mem- bers for the year. Derek Bar- ton tolled the bell for each deceased alumni read. The class of 1949 had the most alumni present and were all given a prize. Ger- ald and Cornelia Bane were recognized for sending in their reservation first and were given a prize. A col- lection was taken up, total- ing $ 616. The secretary's report was read by Judy Tharp, and the treasurer's report was presented by Pa- tricia (Tharp) Craig. Sharla Bloebaum gave information about the Dollars for Schol- ars program that is offered to Princeton Community High School students. The floor was opened to nominations for alumni as- sociation officers and it was properly moved and sec- onded that the officers stay the same with Judy ( Wolfe) Tharp being secretary and Patricia (Tharp) Craig be- ing treasurer. The alumni banquet was closed with the reciting of the Lord's Prayer. SPAGHETTI DINNER BENEFITS HYNEMAN A benefit Spaghetti Din- ner will be held on Saturday, July 22, 2017 from 4-7 p.m. CST at the Hazleton Com- munity Center. This all-you- can-eat dinner with dessert will benefit young cancer pa- tient, Kaydence Hyneman. Cost is $ 8 for adults and $4 for children under 12. All do- nations are appreciated. Mail donations to: Hazle- ton Community Center, 870 E. State Rd. 56, Hazleton, IN 47640 or call Marie at (812) 784-2338. LITTLE MISS SWEETCORN CONTESTANTS WANTED Gamma Omega Chapter of the Tri-Kappa is seeking contestants for the upcom- ing Oakland City Sweet Corn contest. The contest will be held on Friday, Ju- ly 28, at 7 p.m. at the Oak- land City Elementary cafete- ria. Contestants must be five to eight years of age at the time of the contest. There is a $40 sponsor fee. Contes- tants must perform a talent and theme attire in addition to a short interview. Space is limited, call Tammy Schro- eder at (812) 664-6648. CELEBRATION HONORS COLLINS The Hazleton United Methodist Church is hosting a celebration on Sunday, July 23, in the church basement in honor of Hazel Collins' 98th birthday. Cards will be accepted and cake and punch will be served. Wor- ship service will be at 9 a.m. and the celebration will fol- low immediately afterwards in the church basement. The public is invited to attend. Those unable to attend can mail a card to Hazel c/o Gib- son General Hospital, Rm. 577, 1808 Sherman Drive, Princeton, IN 47670. CARD SHOWER HONORS LEVRON A card shower is being held in honor of Ida Mae Levron, who turned 89 on June 30. To send a card, mail to: RiverOaks Health Cam- pus, 1244 Vail St., Princeton, IN 47670. CARD SHOWER HONORS PERRY A card shower is being held in honor of Lorrayne Perry's 92nd birthday on Ju- ly 21. To mail a card, send to: 719 E. McCoy St., Apt. 2, Pe- tersburg, IN 47567. RUTH'S NEWS Damon and Angie Pugh visited with Ruth Morrison on Friday evening. Jake and Thomas Schatz spent Saturday with their grandma Lucy McKannan and went to the Splash Park. Debbie Alexander and Todd and Audrey Morrison ate dinner with Ruth on Sun- day. Peggy Pierce visited with Ruth on Sunday evening. Karla Schroeder, Tina Barrett and Lucy McKa- nnan visited with Ruth on Monday. Todd Morrison mowed Ruth's yard on Monday eve- ning and has it looking very nice. J.T., Tonya, Kaidyn, Grace- Lynn and Dawsyn Krieg, Lu- cy McKannan, Alan and Ti- na Barrett and Todd and Au- drey Morrison visited with Ruth on Independence Day. Debbie Alexander ate din- ner with Ruth on Tuesday. Ruth talked to her great niece Jackie Gourley recent- ly and she is doing well. Ruth called to wish her long-time friend Carol Linx- weiler a Happy 81st Birthday on Saturday. Noah, Lily and Sophia Morrison spent Sunday and Monday with Ronnie, Patty and Tylar Morrison. WEEKLY TIDBITS Theresa Loveless went to Hometown IGA in Oak- land City last week, and the Wood Memorial Music kids were having a benefit car wash. Theresa met a nice young gal named Jolie who had beautiful braids in her hair. She asked if Jolie could braid her hair like that and she happily did. Theresa en- joyed meeting a new friend and getting her hair braided by a sweet young girl. David Miller, a graduate of the class of '83, recently visited in Petersburg. David and his son, Christian, now live in the Houston, T X ar- ea. David introduced Chris- tian to Petersburg and many friends. Among those were Terry and Carol Hightower. They met at a local restau- rant and then went to the Hightower home for S'mo- res, a walk in the woods, and wonderful fellowship. Barry and Sandy Bane vacationed with friends at Lighthouse Landing in Grand Rivers, Kentucky re- cently. They enjoyed boating on Lake Barkley and a deli- cious dinner at Patti's Set- tlement. Sandy, Stacey, Devin and Tate Bane had breakfast in Evansville and went to the Farmer's Market on West Franklin Street on Satur- day morning. Barry and Sandy Bane celebrated Independence Day with a cookout at Greg and Stacey Bane's home in Haubstadt. Barry and San- dy also visited with Matt and Rebekah Holden early in the day. The past few days have been super great for Don- na Corn Horrall. On Thurs- day, she had supper and went shopping with Talon- na Horrall. On Friday, she spent the day with Reba and saw Riley Horrall and Alli- son Klamer. On Friday night she went to Bingo with Bob and Helen and several cous- ins. On Sunday, Donna host- ed Bill and Deann Tarrants Horrall, Shayna Schatz and Max Pugh, Riley Horrall, Steve Horrall, Roger Lay- bourn, and Alicia Lagard West for dinner. On Mon- day, she spent the day with Sarah Morris Ferguson. On Independence Day, Don- na went to Jasper with Bob and Helen Horrall, Shayna Schatz and Max Pugh and had Brunch before going to the Flea Market and doing a lot of shopping. In her spare time this week Donna fin- ished Deb's quilt. Jean Adams, her daugh- ter, Meredith Bysarovich, and her grandson Adam made a trip to Ohio to vis- it Jean's brother Jon Mills. Jean had not seen her broth- er in two years, and they had a great visit. Gary and Julie West spent the Fourth of July at Ken- tucky Lake with friends and will be heading to Lin- coln State Park with their camper soon. David Collins, Patty Swep- py and Peggy Hyneman vis- ited with their cousin Anne Johnson and family in Hes- peria, Michigan over the holiday. Wanda and Wayne Row- land celebrated July 4th with a cookout at their home. Hunter, Kevin, Jane and Hannah Rowland were all in attendance as well as Idonna, Dave and Lori Fox. They had lots of good food, fun and fellowship. The la- dies also enjoyed a dip in the pool! The men stayed in and remembered old times of when Dave and Wayne were in college together at Oakland City College, now Oakland City University to- gether. Jeff and Theresa Rhoder- ick just returned from their vacation trip to Colorado and visited with friends in Seda- lia, Missouri on their way back home to Mascoutah, Ill. They had a great time! Jennifer, Jackson, Jacoby and Joshua Smith are visit- ing this week with parents, grandparents, Jeff and The- resa Rhoderick, Matt, Kari, Jakob, Jaden and Jameson See PERSONALS on 10

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