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April 29, 2020

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B-2 Home Life Wednesday, April 29, 2020 The Press-Dispatch 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 Downtown Emporium, in Hunt- ingburg. THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS Noble Dearing .............................. Otwell ......... 4/29 Peggy Shafer .............................Hanna City ...... 4/29 Skieley Murray ......................... Monroe City ..... 4/29 THIS MONTH'S SPONSOR EMPORIUM DOWNTOWN 407 E. Fourth St, Huntingburg 812-683-0123 EAST GIBSON Sweet's Column by Barbara Sweet Call Jessica Mason, 812-582-0246 *Closing must take place by 12/30/2020. Charity must be a registered 501(c)(3) REFERRAL PROGRAM JOIN MY Know anyone planning to buy or sell by the end of the year? Even if it's you. I will make a $500 donation to a charity or school of your choice for every referral that results in a closing! * Hi stars and welcome to the big stage all lit up in colorful lights and decorated to help cel- ebrate with all our stars who will have a birthday or anniversa- ry in the week of April 30 -May 6. Come up on- to this stage and take a bow. April 30 – Patty Ann Jones turns 93; Katy Aldridge; Tim Glosser turns 49; Tommy Culb- ertson turns 47; Taylor Gatwood turns 25. May 1 – Daniel Kuth; Cameron Mi- chael Tooley turns 15; Jeremy Meier; Dale McKinney; Melanie Edmonds Ennis. May 2 – Jonathan Robert Faith turns 12; Jaclyn Mae Hall turns 11. May 3 – Tasha Meyer turns 32; Jes- sica Catt; Joshua and Becky Popp cel- ebrate 12 years. May 4 – Alfred Braunecker turns 29; Alycia Church. May 5 - Jesse Meyer turns 22; Don- ald Hayes turns 70 ; Trey Culbertson turns 21; Amber Strobel turns 31; Jo Anna Nowark; Felicia Hayes turns 40 ; Chris and Crystal Corn celebrate 2 years. May 6 - April Aldridge; Angela Hill turns 40 ; Daniel and Brittney Baker celebrate 14 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 all over this world who need to know they are thought of daily: Mildred, Janice, Jean, Teresa, Katy, Steve, Tim, all our stars with the virus and those who take care of them. To those who have lost loved ones be- cause of this virus, remember those happy times, share memories and more memories will be added to yours. EVENTS May 3 - Spurgeon-Monroe Fire Dept. may meet 3-4 p.m. at the fire station house. May 4 - Winslow Fire Dept. may meet at 6:30 p.m. at the station house. May 7 - Winslow Lions Club may meet at 7 p.m. at the Community Cen- ter. May 10 - Mother's Day. The 30th Poehlein Spring Bass Tourney has been set for July 11, from 5 a.m.-5 p.m. Winslow and Petersburg se- niors will not be meeting un- til it's safe to meet in groups. The Winslow Senior Citi- zens are fixing home-cooked meals on site and delivering to the elderly and handicapped. Contact Frieda Bolin at 812- 789 -2986 for more information. Everyday at noon, remem- ber to pray the prayer from Dr. Robert Asa, of the Winslow Christian Church, that appeared in last week's Sweets Column. We did not receive any postcards or notes in the mailbox this week at Sweets Column, Winslow, IN 47598. Winslow Patoka River has been be- low the rim and it shouldn't rise that much from the close to an inch of rain we had last Thursday. There was rain in areas close to us a few days earli- er, but none in Winslow. The south- ern states had tornado watches and warnings again where the tornado had struck earlier. The temps started out chilly and we had frost on the morning of Sunday, April 19. The temps were in the high 60s to end the week, with sun- ny but windy days. The nights were a little bit colder, where the heat had to be turned up. More rain should come into the Tri-state, with more days of wearing those jackets and maybe take an umbrella with you. Last Thursday, early in the morning, when norm got up for work, he saw where the power had gone off and then came back on. A fter he had gone to work, the pow- er did it again, but this time it was off about 10 minutes. Glad we had an alarm clock that runs off of batteries. Around the area, the flowering trees look amazing in all the yards, the tulips are in bloom at Janie's and the Corner Booke Shoppe. The peonies are get- ting taller, the white flag has two buds already, some irises are in bloom of purple flowers, the Dogwoods of red or pink are in bloom, the white Dog- woods are just now in small leaves. The rose bushes look great with all their leaves. The green grass has the white, purple and yellow ground flowers, and there are also those yellow dandelions. Friday, April 17, I called Mom so she could hear for herself that the family over here is okay and the virus has not got any of us feeling the effects of this plague. Mom is also inside because of the virus and the cold temps that keep you inside for a long time. So, when we talked to her, she was taking a drive with George, Deby and Jacari to get some ice cream, and also to see the beauty in the woods and yards along the way. This helps her, even if for a small time, just to see another part of the area that isn't four walls. Norm took me out the other day and I got to see parts of Winslow, and it helped me to see something in town that has a new look. We had to stop at the Dollar General Store, and saw Tim and Jeanette, who we haven't got to visit except when we are out for items needed. Another long time friend who is back in Pike Coun- ty is John Cooper, who I didn't recog- nize. He had been gone for some time and now he has facial hair, so I didn't know him and I guess I changed also because he said I looked like my mom. What a compliment! We also have seen Vanessa, Sian and Diana, and talked with Vernon, who is doing fine. Just got a text from Jerry and Rosella, who are fine, but hope to, like me, hug our friends again. Norm and I played another two games of backgammon, and we are still tied. In this game, we can land on a single piece and set them back, if the dice isn't thrown with the correct space open to play the game again. We love to take each other out and try to win the game. It's a lot of fun. There are a lot of groups to cancel meetings, several events have can- celled or made a later date, business- es in our area have closed, unless they have the means of doing take-out or- ders. The higher-ups want to, in some states, open the businesses again and they might be okay to do that, but what if the virus is still growing in that area, then the shutdown will happen all over again. Don't be in a hurry to open up yet, check out the area and see if the virus has gone down to that low num- ber. I know we all want to get out and hug a friend, but be safe and try to en- joy this family time. As the lights begin to dim on this week, keep an eye on family and friends. Slow down and enjoy your area of beauty. As always, smile, wave and say "Hi" to everyone you see this week. REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS Braun Family Properties, LLC conveys to Cool Springs, LLC, real estate as recorded in Pike County. Braden Gregory Henson conveys to Jason Eric Downin, real estate as recorded in Pike County. Kevin E. Hornby and Christina M. Hornby convey to Kyle C. Hornby, real estate as recorded in Pike County. Kevin E. Hornby and Christina M. Hornby convey to Sara Beth Lynn Hornby, real estate as recorded in Pike County. Susan K. Zenthofer conveys to Susan K. Zenthofer TOD and David Zenthofer, real estate as recorded in Pike County. Commissioners wait on Princeton water decision By Janice Barniak County Commission- ers heard a proposal by the City of Princeton for the county to commit tax infra- structure dollars to the sec- ond through fourth phases of the city's water upgrade plan, but declined voting at this point. Improvements began last year, with Commonwealth Engineering's phase one plan for Seminary Street, which commissioners com- mitted $1 million in rede- velopment/TIF funds to support for the $1.3 mil- lion project. A main artery under Seminary serves the county's manufacturing sec- tor, a requirement for using the economic development funds. The line moves about 275,000 gallons per month. Project Manager Eric Parsley, of Commonwealth Engineers, presented the plan, which included a phase two to complete from Emer- son to Monroe on Seminary for another $1.1 million, a phase three from Monroe to Indiana for another $1.1 million, and finally, phase four, which will take the street to its end at the rail- road tracks, at cross street Tennessee, for a final esti- mated $1.1 million. Princeton asked commis- sioners to commit $1 million to phase two of the project, which would start this year, and another million each to phases three and four, which Parsley said could be used as grant matching funds. "I'm glad you're looking at it that way, but we have to plan ahead, too," said Com- missioner Gerald Bledsoe. According to Commis- sioner Steve Bottoms, with $1 million being well over half of the project, and not, for example, half, it would leave the commissioners paying the majority of the bill. "I won't say no, but I defi- nitely, at this point in time, won't say yes," said Commis- sioner Mary Key. Health Dept. recommends precautions for businesses The Gibson County Health Department and county commissioners rec- ommended businesses with- in the county: 1. Post signage that no one is allowed in the build- ing if they are feeling ill or have. • Had fever in the last 48 hours. • Had diarrhea and vom- iting in the last 48 hours. • Had symptoms of res- piratory infection such as shortness of breath, cough, sore throat, etc. • Completed internation- al travel within the last 14 days to restricted countries. • Had contact with some- one with known or suspect- ed COVID-19. 2. Mark floors or use sig- nage to keep patrons six feet apart while at cashier area and other service areas. 3. Ask that only one per- son come into the business to get merchandise, while other members of the fam- ily wait in the car or prefer- ably stay at home. 4. Establish specific hours for seniors and at-risk pa- trons. 5. Not allow anyone un- der the age of 16 to enter the building. 6. Provide curbside pick- up to patrons who must bring small children with them. The patron can then call ahead with their order or use online shopping. 7. Provide staff and cus- tomers with as much spac- ing as possible, but at least six feet of space. 8. Keep surfaces sanitized and clean often. 9. Limit the number of pa- trons allowed in the busi- ness in order to adhere to the six-foot distance and en- courage patrons per signage to stay six feet or more away from other patrons while in the business. Staff should not be al- lowed to work if they report feeling ill, have had fever in the last 48 hours, diarrhea and vomiting in the last 48 hours, have symptoms of respiratory infection such as shortness of breath, cough, sore throat, etc., have trav- eled internationally within the last 14 days to restrict- ed countries, or have had contact with someone with known or suspected COV- ID-19, or someone who has been in contact with a con- firmed case. The staff would need to adhere to the 14-day home isolation per health depart- ment order. Workers need to have ad- equate opportunities for fre- quent hand washing and use of hand sanitizer, and should be allowed to wear personal protective equipment as per CDC recommendations. Toyota plans to resume production May 4 Beginning the week of May 4, Toyota intends to gradually resume its North American manufacturing operations, including Toy- ota Indiana, in compliance with federal health and safety guidelines, and lo- cal and state ordinances. The health and safety of our employees and stake- holders remain a top pri- ority and we have imple- mented new protocols at all of our North American manufacturing plants, to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. We will con- tinue to follow all safety guidelines and monitor ve- hicle demand as we careful- ly ramp up production. All Toyota Indiana em- ployees, along with our var- iable workforce, will be re- turning to regular shifts. County sets guidelines for highway work By Janice Barniak Commissioners made plans Tuesday for spring paving, provided by the $1 million Community Cross- ings grant. For this spring paving season, the highway de- partment plans to be more aggressive about cance- ling for rain days in light of COVID-19, County En- gineer Matt Holden told commissioners. They've noticed that when the crew is paving, and they have to stop and wait for rain, it leads to more congregating, which is what the county wants to avoid in order to social- ly distance, he said. net edition It's the paper. Just digital. yeah, it's that fast! net edition Z M The Press-Dispatch. No matter where you live.

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