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April 11, 2018

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The Press-Dispatch Wednesday, April 11, 2018 A-3 LOCAL Call: 812-354-8500 Email: or bring in a hard copy: 820 E. Poplar Street, Petersburg See COUNCIL on page 4 NEWS BRIEFS Piranha Mobile Shredding to be at Oakland City Library April 7-13 The Oakland City-Columbia Township Public Li- brary is partnering with Piranha Mobile Shredding to offer a Shred Week. Locked containers will be in the library for anyone in the public to dispose of sensitive documents April 7-13, during regular business hours. Money Smart Week is later in April and Library Di- rector Julie Elmore states "proper disposal of docu- mentation is a part of good financial management." Contact the library at 812-749 -3559 for more informa- tion about this program. PC greenhouse opening April 13 The students in agriculture classes and FFA have been growing flower and vegetable plants to raise funds for Ag Department learning materials. The greenhouse is open to the public Friday, April 13 and 20 from 3:15 to 7 p.m. Plant information, future busi- ness hours and more can be found on their Facebook page at: - Greenhouse or contact Daryl Kluemper at dkluem- or 812-354-8478 ext. 343. Friday night community revival this Friday The Gathering Place, 207 Lafayette Street, Winslow will be having a Friday night community revival, Fri- day, April 13 at 7 p.m. Speaker for the evening will be Jim Burden and praise and worship will be lead by Charlie McCracken. For more information, call 812- 766 -3003 or 812-789 -6396. Golden Living Center to host free brunch and learn April 19 The Golden Living Center in Petersburg will be hosting a free brunch and learn on Thursday, April 19 at 10 a.m. to learn about hospice services for their loved ones. Jennifer Coyle, from Aseracare Hospice, will discuss how to have conversations with your loved ones about advanced directives and help clarify the role hospice plays in a person's continuum of care. For more information and to register, contact Gold- en Living at 812-354-8833 by Tuesday, April 17. Lucky Clovers 4-H Club holding Drive Through Rabies Clinic, April 26 The Lucky Clovers 4-H Club will be holding a Drive through Rabies Clinic on Thursday, April 26 from 6 - 7:30 p.m. at the Otwell Community Center. Veterinarian will be available to give Rabies or Dis- temper shots for $12 each. For more information, call 812-354-2230. Petersburg City-Wide Yard Sale set for May 12 The Petersburg City-Wide Yard Sale is set for Sat- urday, May 12. For those having yard sales, The Press-Dispatch will once again offer yard signs that correspond with their location on the map printed in the May 9 edition. The cost of line ads start at $4 for 20 words. See B-9 for more details. Upcoming event? We want to know! Do you have an upcoming event? Send it to news@ or call 812-354-8500. CHILD SAFETY Festival! H o s t e d b y P i ke C o u n t y C A S A 5 p m - 7 p m F r i d a y , A p r i l 1 3 on the Petersburg Courthouse Lawn 8th & Walnut Streets Please join us in our goal of preventing child abuse. There will be family fun, snacks, prizes and more! SUMMER DAYCARE Will be offering help with your Pre-K, 3 year old (bathroom independent) to fih grader this summer. Hours of operation are from 6am to 6pm and are negotiable. 9958 E. CR. 150 N., Otwell, IN M-F ALL DAY $100 M-F HALF DAY $60 DROP-INS $20 per day SIBLING DISCOUNT 10% REGISTRATION FEE $20 • Offering a warm, safe, and caring atmosphere. • Planned projects and activities. • Drop-ins welcome with per-registration and 24-hour notice. HURRY! Registration deadline is May 1 CONTACT JAMIE: 812-354-1081 Adam Scales (812) 354-8488 By Andy Heuring County councilmen con- tinue to redo how they pay the Court Referee's sala- ry. It is the third time they have had to rearrange how they pay the Referee since the state determined the position did not handle enough cases to warrant funding it last year. During their September 2017 bud- get hearings, Pike County Councilmen decided to pick up the $55,000 salary for the part-time position. They first voted to pay 50 percent of the salary from Supplementary Adult Pro- bation and 50 percent from Title IV-D. However, later in 2017 they learned they could not pay the salary from Supplemental Probation, so they opted to pay 50 per- cent or $27,500 from the general fund and continue to pay 50 percent from Ti- tle IV-D in their December 12 meeting. Tuesday morning they learned a study by Mal- con, which is contracted to manage indirect costs of the Title IV-D expenses by the county, found the Court Referee only works on Title IV-D cases 29 per- cent of his time. Auditor Ron Wilson told the council they need- ed to take action on this now, because it might lead to an audit. He suggest- ed the council now pay 75 percent or $41,250 of the $55,000 salary from the general fund and 25 per- cent or $13,750 from the Title IV-D funds. Councilmen voted 5 -0 to make the changes to the salary ordinance Tuesday. Council President Greg Willis and vice-president Greg Mangin were not in attendance. Dennis Bish- op chaired the meeting in their absence. Councilmen also vot- ed 5 -0 to approve a $1,500 transfer from Building and Structure Repair to Consulting fees. The con- sulting fees line item was created specifically to pay consultant Dave El- gin at Prides Creek. How- ever, Wilson said it can be used to handle fees on any consultants such as engi- neers. The actual bill was es- timated to be less than $1,500. Councilman Todd Meadors asked if they wanted to transfer just the amount needed or the whole $2,000. Wilson said he was sure $1,500 would cover it. Meadors moved transfer the amount and his motion was approved. Jan Hollis, president of Council rearranges Court Referee funding, buys computer for new park secretary Winslow Clean Sweep Volunteers mostly from the Winslow Fire Department picked up and disposed of about 300 bags of trash on Friday, Saturday and Sunday in Winslow. Above, Assistant Chief Rick Mathias throws trash into a trailer. At right, Fire Chief Jason Bottoms and his son Kylon help load a trailer. They estimated they load- ed about 300 bags of trash from residents in Winslow.

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