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C-4 Wednesday, April 11, 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 Heather Miller, Youth First, Inc. Better communication with your teen Sweet's Column by Barbara Sweet 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 Marcia Hill, Rodan + Fields Indepen- dent Consultant. THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS Kerry Meadows .......................... Spurgeon ........4/11 Daniel Cavins ............................ Petersburg .......4/13 Delphia Howard........................... Winslow .........4/13 Derek Ruppel ............................ Petersburg .......4/13 Arthur Harker ........................... Petersburg .......4/14 Hunter Russell .......................... Petersburg .......4/14 Jack Brock ................................ Petersburg .......4/14 Mary Sandra Brock ................... Petersburg .......4/14 Sharon Clary ................................ Otwell ..........4/14 Debbie Leslie ............................ Petersburg .......4/15 Squeak Loveless ................................................4/17 THIS MONTH'S SPONSOR Marcia Hill See my website: • 812-789-6652 Hi stars and welcome to this big stage all lit up in colorful spring lights and decorated to help celebrate with all our stars who will have a birthday or anniversary in the week of April 12- 18. Come on up onto this big stage and take a bow. April 13 - Madyson Ann Hegedus turns 16 years; Benny and Lanora Kel- ley will celebrate 27 years. April 14 - Stacy Holmes will turn 43 years. April 15 - Courtney Tuell turns 15 years; Kelly Bailey Hamilton. April 16 - Amanda Meyer turns 26 years; Michael Boyles turns 30 years; Kyle Hartley; Diana Dudes turns 47 years; Bob and Karen Bass will cele- brate two years. April 17 - Ashley Atkins turns 34 years; Terry Nichols. April 18 - Kelly Meyer turns 56 years; Lanora Kelley turns 77 years; Jessica Sasser Russell. May all our stars have a really great day and all your wishes come true. Keep in your heart and in your prayers all our stars who need that card, visit, phone call and that daily thought of them to have a bright and sunshiny day. Lanora Kelley is home, but Benny Kelley is in Amber Manor room 202. EVENTS April 11 - Spurgeon-Monroe Auxil- iary will meet at 7 p.m. at the Station House. April 16 - Winslow Girl Scouts will meet at 6 p.m. at the Winslow House of Mercy basement. April 19 - Winslow Lions Club will meet at 7 p.m. at the Winslow Commu- nity Center. Pike County Moms Group will meet at 7 p.m. at the Otwell Unit- ed Methodist Church. April 22 - Earth Day. Plant a tree. April 23 - Winslow Town Hall at 9 a.m. at the Winslow Town Hall. April 28 - Winslow Masonic Lodge 260 will have a Pork Chop Dinner from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.. Tickets are available from the members. Winslow seniors meet on Monday and Tuesday at the Snyder Comm. Center. Petersburg seniors meet on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday in the Courthouse base- ment. There were no post- cards at Sweets Column, Winslow, Ind. 47598 this week. Winslow Patoka River is again over its banks, in the fields and at Riv- erside Park. The drive- way is covered, the beaver is stand- ing in water and Da-Woo the Eskimo has water all around the base. The shelter house is dry for now, and the rest of the park has several ponds of water that, I believe, will never leave. On Walnut Street, there is water on both sides of the road. Highway 64 to Oakland City from the East fork of the Patoka River is overflowed and the road is open, but the high water signs are still warning us. We still have that bad word "rain" in the forecast with snow, yes in April. Mon- day, April 2, a good part of the United States got some strong to damaging storms plus a tornado. In Winslow, we had strong winds, rain, thun- der and lightning, but this time we missed the hail that hit around Day- light, Ind. Then on Tuesday, April 3, the storms came back again where we saw pea sized hail in Logtown for a few minutes. Most of those tornado watches were in Kentucky. With all that rain, our yards are still a mud- dy mess. The limbs need to be picked up now. Friday, April 6, we were sup- posed to have one or two inches of snow, and the temps went back to freezing. Someday soon we will have spring! My mom, Mildred, has gone back to Illinois, but before she left, we all went out to eat a buffet in Washing- ton. There were seven of us to cel- ebrate an anniversary, and Easter. George, Deby, Mom, Terri Ann, Ted, Norm and I were all in attendance. On Easter, Norm and I had some ham and veggies, and for dessert, we had the Easter candy and choco- late peanut butter eggs. We both stayed home, but we did mention that the house was not the same since Mom left. She did see some Easter decorations in our yard before she went back home. Norm has been helping Vernon out with his base- ment that has water in it from all the rain, and they are trying out a compound for seal- ing up holes. So far it has worked. Thursday after the Lions Club meeting, we saw a deer in the Winslow Ball Field and Park heading west, so they must like the wooded areas in town also. Earlier we saw the Winslow ball teams practice together before the playing season starts and the field was a little dry. On May 5, the Spring Poehlein Bass Tourney begins from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Poehlein Cabin, where many teams or singles can fish in their favorite fishing hole for the big- gest bass or crappie. Quite a few who have fished in the past years have en- joyed their day and the weighing of each fish is a sight to see. A load of fun with the Poehleins. Pike County cleanup has been posted to be from May 31 to June 2 for all Pike County residents at the landfill on Highway 64, east of Ar- thur Junction. The 11th Annual Memorial Day Parade in Winslow is on Monday, May 28, with line-up at 1 p.m. at the Winslow Elementary school park- ing lot and the parade starts at 2 p.m. There will be a ceremony at Oak Hill Cemetery on Union St. to honor fall- en Veterans. The lights are about to dim on this week's ramblings, but I hope you all keep an eye on family and friends, slow down and enjoy your neck of the woods. 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Since the cold air is still hanging around, I thought I could slip in one more soup recipe and found the perfect one this week. It takes less than a ½ hour to make and is relatively inexpensive. The best part is that I can have a whole meal for zero points! Here's to getting this weight back off. Enjoy! INGREDIENTS • 1 cup finely chopped celery (about 2 stalks) • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion • 1-1/2 teaspoons minced garlic • 1-1/2 pounds 99 % fat-free ground turkey breast • 6 cups fat free beef or chicken broth • 1 cup sliced carrot (about 2 large) • 1/2 cup trimmed fresh green beans, cut in 1-inch lengths • 1/2 cup frozen whole-kernel corn • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cumin • 1 teaspoon chili powder • 2 whole bay leaves • One 15-ounce can kidney beans, rinsed and drained • One 14.5-ounce can diced tomatoes and green chiles, undrained DIRECTIONS 1. Heat a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. 2. Add celery, onion, garlic and turkey. Cook 5 min- utes or until ground turkey is browned, stirring to crumble. 3. Add the chicken/beef broth and remaining ingre- dients; bring to a boil. 4. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 20 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Discard bay leaves. Source: MEALS IN Monica's MINUTES Share your favorite recipe! Monica's Meals in Minutes PO Box 68, Petersburg, IN 47567 FACEBOOK MAIL EMAIL "On Saturday, I'm going to help with Camp Memories. I'm excited! " "What's Camp Memories? " "It's a day long program for kids that have lost a loved one. It's a great day." "That doesn't sound fun. That sounds sad. What do you do all day, talk about people dying? " This is typical of the response I re- ceive when mentioning Camp Memo- ries. Grief is a subject that often makes individuals uncomfortable. The idea of spending an entire day centered on loss is unimaginable to many; however, it's one of my favorite programs. When children lose a loved one, they experience a mixture of emotions. Ob- viously, there is sadness and at times anger, but loneliness is also a key emo- tion related to grief. A fter the death, the child must return to school where not many, if any, of their friends and classmates have experienced grief as they have. According to an article in Social Work Today by Kate Jackson, this feel- ing of loneliness and standing out may lead to isolation. Often, children cope with isolation by experiencing an in- crease in anxiety, substance abuse, and physical complaints. At Camp Memories, losing a loved one is the common denominator among participants. Children spend an entire day surrounded by other people their age that have a true understand- ing of what they've experienced. Camp Memories began three years ago as a way to address the need to help children in our community cope with grief. The Youth First program takes place on a designated Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Master's level social workers facilitate the pro- gram. Camp Memories incorporates a va- riety of activities including sand tray therapy, normalizing grief through games, art therapy activities and free play. Participants spend the day pro- cessing their experiences in a safe en- vironment. Additionally, parents par- ticipate in an opening and closing meeting to keep them informed about their child's day. At the beginning of the day children are typically hesitant about participat- ing and nervous about what will be dis- cussed. As the day progresses they be- gin sharing their experiences as well their emotional responses to these ex- periences. Sadness, anger, guilt, wor- ry, and fear are some of the common emotions children express through- out the day. As the day grows to a close partic- ipants are smiling, chatting, and hav- ing fun playing with their new friends. Allowing them an opportunity to talk about their grief through activities geared for children helps them make sense of their emotions. In my experience as a facilitator for Camp Memories, I have seen children enter with grief weighing heavily on them. I've seen these same children leave with a much lighter sense about them. This is why this program is so important and beneficial. Youth First's next Camp Memories is scheduled for May 12 at Washing- ton Middle School. If your child has ex- perienced the loss of a loved one and is interested in participating, contact your school's Youth First School So- cial Worker or Laura Keys at 812-421- 8336 ext. 107. Space is limited. This is a free program that depends on dona- tions to continue providing grief sup- port for children. This column is contributed by Heather Miller, LCSW, school social worker for Youth First, Inc., a local nonprofit ded- icated to strengthening youth and fam- ilies. Youth First provides 39 Master's level social workers to 59 schools in sev- en southwestern Indiana counties. Over 60,000 youth and families per year are served by Youth First's school social work and afterschool programs that prevent substance abuse, promote healthy behav- iors, and maximize student success.

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