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March 14, 2018

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C-4 Wednesday, March 14, 2018 The Press-Dispatch HOME LIFE TO ADVERTISE: Call: 812-354-8500 Email: Visit: 820 E. Poplar Street, Petersburg Deadline: 5 p.m. on Monday Youth First Today by Diane Braun, Youth First, Inc. Binge-watching and your brain Sweet's Column by Barbara Sweet See WATCH on page 8 Hi stars, and welcome to this stage all lit up in green lights and decorated to help celebrate all our stars who will have a birthday or an- niversary in the week of March 15 -21, so come on up onto this big stage and take a bow. A belated birthday to Henry Nelson, who turned 70 years on March 9. March 15 - Amanda Mey- er turns 34 years; Blake Lamb turns 27 years; Danny Stone; Carla Clark turns 29 years; Catherine Clark turns 29 years; Susan Wheeler Brittain turns 56 years. March 16 - Dexter Math- ena turns 26 years; Jenna White; Tonda Dixon turns 58 years. March 17 - Lindsey Nix- on turns 21 years; Morgan Moll turns 20 years; Pat Vinnedge; Stacey Taylor turns 44 years; Aaron Bel- lamy turns 47 years. March 18 - Brian Meyer turns 56 years. March 19 - Britni Meyer turns 33 years; Bill Cochren turns 91 years; Delmar Gar- retson turns 89 years. March 20 - Wendell Mc- Gehee; Kinley Nixon turns eight years; Natisha Slun- der; Clifton Gish turns 35 years; Zack and Amanda Vickers will celebrate 10 years. March 21 - Sidney Crane turns 15 years; Sondra Er- win Rainey turns 58 years; Jean Lane turns 56 years; Jesse Nixon turns 38 years; Kyle Mills turns 29 years; LaTisha Bennett Dillman turns 29 years; Yulin Cum- mins; Bill McKinney turns 68 years. May all our stars have a really great day and may all your wishes come true. Keep in your heart and in your prayers all our stars who need that card, vis- it, phone call and that dai- ly thought of them to have a brighter day. EVENTS March 14 - Spurgeon Mon- roe Auxiliary will meet at 7 p.m. at the Sta- tion House. March 15 - Winslow Lions Club will meet at 7 p.m. at the Sny- der Community Center. Pike Co. Moms Group will meet at 7 p.m. at the Otwell Unit- ed Methodist Church. March 17 - St. Patrick's Day where you wear green. The Ireland Parade is around this date. March 19 - Spring be- gins - Hooray! Winslow Girl Scouts meet at 6 p.m. at the House of Mercy Basement. March 24 - Benefit for Donnie Pancake from 3-8 p.m. at the Winslow Com- munity Center. Meal, mu- sic, fun for kids, auction and loads of fun with friends. March 25 - Palm Sunday. March 26 -30 - Pike Coun- ty Schools spring break. Winslow Town Hall Meeting at 9 a.m. at the Town Hall. March 30 - Good Friday. April 1 - Easter Sunday. Winslow seniors meet on Monday and Tuesday at the Snyder Comm. Center. Pe- tersburg Seniors meet on Monday, Tuesday, Wednes- day and Friday in the Court- house basement. No postcards this week at Sweets Column Winslow, Ind. 47598. The mailbox would like to receive one from you. Winslow's Patoka River has gone down, and the parks and fields only have pools of water. The temps have been chilly all week, with 40s during the day and 30s at night, and the wind gusts have been between 10 -20 mph early in the week. Sun- day afternoon the wet snow came in the area, but with the 40s, snow accumulated on the grassy areas, wood porches and vehicles. The roads were just wet. Anoth- er winter scene before the start of spring begins in a week. The daffo- dils in our yard, in one area, are now in bloom. The tulip tree has buds, and the trees have more buds on them. More flowers will soon come up, and soon it will be time to plant your startings outside. I cannot wait. I heard we can put our hummingbird feeders out the first of April. Last week, across the street on the hill north of us, we saw three deer. They looked at us while we were looking at them from the porch for a few minutes. Then they got scared and up that white tail went. They jumped the fence and mo- seyed, or walked slow, and went north. We saw them in the afternoon. Wednesday, Terri Ann and I left the area and traveled to Benton, Ill., where our mom, Mildred, was at the ER from a really bad rash all over her body. It was caused by an al- lergic reaction to a medicine she took. She is okay now, but they wanted to keep her over- night just to see if the antibi- otic was working. Now Mom is in Winslow for a visit and a change of scenery. She is healing day by day. At the hospital on Thursday, we saw some snow fall in the morn- ing, but it didn't last long. The snow was gone before the noon hour began. As Terri Ann and I were traveling, we saw the Wa- bash River over its banks and the Little Wabash was over- flowed into some fields on both sides of the road. Rend Lake was high at the dam, but some areas only had a little overflow. On the Indi- ana side, there are oil well pumps. Since it floods in that area, the pumps are now on platforms on stilts. Now they can continue to work. Laura has been working a lot of hours, but she got to visit with Mom for an hour, and then she had to make the long trip back to work again. Mom was really happy to see her, even if it was for a short time. Sunday at the house was like "home week" with Laura home for a few hours. Then, Daniel and Kyana came by, and in a few minutes, Ted, Terri Ann, Thomas and Chase stopped by just to vis- it with Mom. Then they all left at the same time, going in different directions. We were glad to see all of them. It's been a while. Winslow has a new Town Clerk-Treasurer by the name of Stacy Worthington, who lives in walking distance of Town Hall. Norm and I gave her a handshake and con- grats. We know she will get the hang of how things are working here in our friendly town of Winslow. I can't think of anything more to ramble about right now, but please keep an eye on family and friends, slow down and enjoy all the sights in your neck of the woods. Always smile, wave and say hi to everyone you see this week. Farm Tractors & Equipment with Lawn & Garden & Auto Auction Saturday, March 17 • 8:30 am TRACTORS: John Deere M; MF 275 dsl, 3pt, 1600 hrs.(nice); Mitsubishi MT160 3pt;Long 445 dsl. P.S, 3pt, new tires; Fergu- son TO-20 w/ Sherman trans, 3pt; 8N Ford; Farmall M 3pt. ps; McCormick Farmall Super A w/sickle & 6v original; Case 830 dsl; Case 730 Comfort King (new tires); Case 580CK forklift, runs well; Case IH DX25 w/ 1236 hrs; much more coming in. MOWERS & EQUIPMENT: Wacker Roller 16hp Vanguard Vi- bratory clean; LS-72 rotary cutter; Kohler 14hp. Air compressor; John Deere Gator; Ford 8' grader blade; BGPF4 power flush anti-freeze machine; 6' Landpride Box Scraper(like new); (3) Dixie Choppers; Scag Turf Tiger; (2) Scag hydro walk behinds; Toro Grand Stand; Scag 3 wheeler; Toro Wheel Horse w/ snow blade; JD Z-Trac 60; Pro-star ZTR; Toro ZTR 60"; Craftsman MTS 5500; JD GT245; Husqvarna RZ5424; Cub Cadet Su- per LT1554; JD LX279; (2) log splitters; 3pt grader blade; 3pt Woods mower; Craftsman snow blower; Lawn Sweep; 3pt rear tine tiller. COLLECTOR MOWERS: Rare D4-10 Bush Hog lawn tractor w/ Wisconsin eng. (runs); Allis Chambers B-207E; Cub Cadet 147 Hydro; Simplicity 728-7117; (2) Simplicity 728-7116; JD 110 w/ blade; many more items too numerous to mention. Note: is is a very brief listing, watch website for photos & updates. Owner: Surplus items from Richard's Small Engines We are also accepting consignments until ursday before auction. Terms: Cash or check w/ proper I.D. Credit Card w/3% cf. All items sell "AS-IS" and must be removed within 10 days after auction. Graber Auctions ~ 812-254-2220 Mark J. Graber - AU19400133 Auction held at Graber Auctions 1382 S. State Rd 257, Washington, IN ~ Hundreds of items including many tillers, walk behinds, snow blowers, push mowers, pressure washers, weedeaters and chain saws. Expecting 100 vehicles. PUBLIC AUCTION Saturday, Mar. 31 • 10 a.m. EDT 1/4 mile west of Otwell, IN on Hwy. 257 To consign or for more information, contact: Hill's Auction Center WM Keith Hill IN #AU01020879 (812) 789-6367 or Jason Keeker (812) 354-2419 I.H. 1066 - Tractors - Trucks Cars - I.H. 1440 Combine J.D. 2010 - Backhoe - Case 1835B Skid Steer Equipment - I.H. 82 Series Big Red, Riding Mowers I.H. "H & M" Tractors - Cars Auction service Owners: Terry Petty and others For complete listing, go to: 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 three month Press-Dispatch subscrip- tion. This month's birthdays have a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to 4U Graphics. THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS Carolyn Myers ........................... Petersburg .......3/14 Catherine Huffer........................... Velpen ..........3/15 Susan Brittain ........................... Petersburg .......3/15 Velma White ............................... Princeton ........3/15 Jim Houtsch ................................. Otwell ..........3/17 Lori Lawson ................................ Winslow .........3/17 Katie Ritterskamp .................... Washington ..... 3/20 THIS MONTH'S SPONSOR • 812-582-1523 Like Us on Facebook! /4ugraphic HAM AND CHEESE TORTELLINI By Monica Sinclair A couple of weeks ago, I bought two packages of diced ham to make ham and beans. However, I only ended up using one of them. So, to use up the second package, I went looking for a new recipe and stumbled across this one. I purchased the rest of the ingredients and will be making it this weekend. As always, it's quick and easy, and I know it will be delicious. Enjoy! INGREDIENTS 1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil 1 shallot, minced 3 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 lb. deli ham, chopped Freshly ground black pepper 1 1/2 lb. cheese tortellini 2 c. frozen peas 3/4 c. low-sodium chicken broth 1/3 c. heavy cream 1 c. shredded swiss 1/2 c. freshly grated Parmesan DIRECTIONS 1. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat oil. Add shallot and garlic and cook until soft, 3 min- utes. 2. Add ham and cook until crispy, stirring occasion- ally, 5 minutes. Season with pepper. 3. Add tortellini and frozen peas and stir until coat- ed, then pour in the chicken broth. Simmer until tortellini are al dente, 6 minutes. 4. Add heavy cream, Swiss, and Parmesan and stir until creamy. Source: MEALS IN Monica's MINUTES Share your favorite recipe! Monica's Meals in Minutes PO Box 68, Petersburg, IN 47567 FACEBOOK MAIL EMAIL Dischinger joins Boyd Realty Kristi Dischinger has joined Boyd Realty as a Re- al Estate Broker. She is currently serves as the Pike County Commis- sioners' Assistant, and Pike County Americans With Disabilities Act Coordina- tor for the county. A resident of Petersburg, she is married to Gregg Dischinger and they have four children. Kristi Dischinger We all know that sitting for long periods of time isn't good for your body, but what does sitting in front of the television do to your brain? A recent conversation with a colleague made me curious about this phenome- non called "binge-watching." Binge-watching is de- fined as watching between two and six episodes of the same T V show in one sit- ting. A recent Netflix sur- vey found that 61 percent of about 1500 online respond- ents say they binge-watch regularly. Why do we do it? Accord- ing to Robert F. Potter, PhD., director of the Institute for Communication Research at Indiana University, we do it for a few reasons: • Production companies encourage us by offering up the next episode as soon as the previous one ends. • Writers structure dra- mas with cliffhangers at the end of every episode. • We want to keep watch- ing. Television captures our attention in more ways than one. Plots, subplots and dia- logue require us to pay close attention to scene changes. Our brain is hard-wired to monitor changes in our envi- ronment as a survival mech- anism, so it's hard for us to tear our eyes away. As long as something's moving on-

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