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April 11, 2018

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D-14 Spring Home and Garden Wednesday, April 11, 2018 The Press-Dispatch BREWER FARMS INC. See Brewer Farms, located in Chandler and Huntingburg, for all your mulch needs. They make multiple varieties of mulch, including: processed hardwoods, playground material, natural all bark hardwood and colored mulch. For more information, visit RCS SUPERSTORE Since 1966, RCS Superstore has been the place to purchase washers, dry- ers, refrigerators, ranges, dishwashers, microwaves and anything you need for your kitchen! Currently RCS offers GE, Samsung and LG appliances, as well as Re- stonic bedding. They services what they sell. Located at 1704 Hart St., Vincennes. Open Monday-Thursday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Friday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.. Check out their website at Pictured above are Mark Pepmeier, Josh Pepmeier, and Amy Clevy. DAILY'S FURNITURE Daily's Furniture, in Washington, is having a storewide clearance sale including recliners, sofas, sectionals and more. Stop the showroom at 208 E. Main Street from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday. LOW PRICE GUARANTEE OUR SERVICES! PETERSBURG • PRINCETON • JASPER 812-354-6119 visit us online at: • Fully insured for your protection! • Complete Tree Care • 24-Hour Emergency Service Available • Modern Equipment • Small or Large Jobs Monday - Friday 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. TIPS FOR HIRING THE RIGHT COMPANY: • Don't be tempted to hire the first person with a chainsaw. • Check for someone who has professional credentials, is bonded, licensed and insured, with proper equipment. • Ask for a written proposal that details what you want done, and the methods the service will use. • Be sure to ask if the service protects your lawn from rutting, and thoroughly cleans up after the job is finished. • Be wary of anyone who asks for payment up front. If there is damage to your property, you may never see them again. OUR SERVICES: GE Tree Service is a full-service company that provides professional tree services throughout the Southern Indiana area for commercial and residential property owners. We offer competitive pricing for professional work, without sacrificing quality. Our broad experience allows us to provide you with skilled, efficient and knowledgeable service. It is our attention to detail that keeps our customers coming back. We are dedicated to your complete satisfaction; we meet deadlines and do the job right the first time around. SERVICES INCLUDE: Tree Trimming, Shaping, Pruning and Thinning Tree Bracing • Tree Removal Stump Removal • Bucket Truck and Crane Storm Damage Specialist • Right-of-way Clearing Commercial and Residential Land Clearing • GE Tree Service is Your Complete Tree Care Company • We Specialize In Storm damage clean-up and we'll handle the insurance paperwork. You pay us nothing until you are paid! WE'VE EXPANDED 25 YEARS OF SERVICE • Financing Available for Homeowners • Insurance Claims NOW OFFERING • TREE PLANTING • TREE FERTILIZATION • TREE HEALTHCARE • VEGETATION MANAGEMENT • TREE CONSULTATION • TREE RISK ASSESSMENT PROVIDING SERVICE WITH QUALITY YOU CAN DEPEND ON! GREAT OUTDOORS BUSINESS PROFILES NOW PLAYING: Summer movie nights in your own backyard (StatePoint) Looking for a way to get the most out of your summer eve- nings? Make it a night at the drive-in at home! With the right e q u i p m e n t and planning, you can easily enjoy your favor- ite movies under the stars, right in your own back- yard. Here are a few simple steps for bringing your new favorite tradi- tion to life. THE SETUP Designing your outdoor screening space is a sim- ple process. To begin, de- termine where your screen should be placed. You will want your screen positioned where there is minimal light once the house lights are off and the sun has set. There should be ample space for guest seating, and room for the projector's image throw distance. For optimal im- age quality, your projector should be elevated. For seating, an assort- ment of lawn chairs, floor chairs, outdoor ottomans and outdoor rugs will ac- commodate preferences for guests of all ages. Since you will be limit- ing ambient light as much as possible, keeping path- ways lit for safety purposes is a sensible exception. So- lar LED pathway lights are a tasteful accent that will keep guests safe around tripping hazards. THE BASICS Select the right projec- tor. Since outdoor settings include a number of light sources that are not always within your control, such as street lights and moonlight, choosing a projector with the right lu- men level for your space is critical for clear image projection. As a rule, the more am- bient light in your backyard, the high- er you will want your projector's lu- men level to be. The second com- ponent to consider is sound. No home theater system is complete without quality sound, and your outdoor screening experience is no exception. Your guests will appreciate an audio source with enough output to cut through ambient noise. For simplicity and con- venience, consider an all- in-one outdoor movie theater kit. THE EXTRA DETAILS Since you'll most likely be waiting for the sun to set be- fore starting the movie, get creative with activities for both kids and adults to pass the time. It's a smart step to spray the area for bugs be- fore guests arrive, and keep additional pest control solu- tions on hand. Hosting an outdoor mov- ie party is a fun opportunity to put a twist on movie the- ater snacks, especially ideas that can be prepared in ad- vance. However, fresh pop- corn is an absolute must. Creating a drive-in the- ater in your backyard is eas- ier than you think. With the right equipment, and some planning, the most difficult step will be picking out the movie. did you KNOW? Lead is a naturally occurring element found in the earth's crust that can be toxic to both humans and animals. Lead can be found in air, soil and water, and human exposure to lead can often be traced to hu- man activities, such as the one-time use of leaded gasolines and pre- vious use of lead-based paints in homes. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency notes that lead also may have been used in ceramics, pipes, plumbing materials, and even some cosmetics. Perhaps the most troubling aspect of lead is its potential effect on children. The still-developing brains and nervous systems of children are more sensitive to the harmful effects of lead because their bodies absorb more of it than the bodies of adults. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention notes that the use of lead in house paint, on products marketed to children, includ- ing toys, and in dishes or cookware was banned in the United States in 1978. However, lead may still be found on toys imported from coun- tries that have not yet banned lead. In addition, toys and collectibles that were produced prior to the ban in the United States may still contain lead that can be harmful to children and adults. Parents who suspect their children have been exposed to lead can speak with their youngsters' pediatricians, who may order blood tests to check for lead exposure.

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