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April 29, 2020

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The Press-Dispatch Wednesday, April 29, 2020 A-3 LOCAL Call: 812-354-8500 Email: or bring in a hard copy: 820 E. Poplar Street, Petersburg READER GUIDE Subscriptions: Change of address: subscribers changing addresses will please give old address as well as new one along with phone number. We cannot guarantee prompt change unless this is done. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to The Press-Dispatch., P.O. Box 68, Petersburg, IN 47567-0068 or e-mail to subscribe@ Subscription rates: One year: $31 for Pike County and all 475/476 zip codes; $34 in the state of Indiana; $51 elsewhere in the USA. Paid in advance. Subscriptions taken after noon on Friday will not receive a paper until the second edition after their subscription date. About us: Andy Heuring and John B. Heuring, Publishers Andy Heuring, Editor John B. Heuring, Adv. Mgr. Eric Gogel, Production Mgr. Monica Sinclair, Office Mgr. Cindy Petty, Adv. Sales Pam Lemond, Adv. Sales Kate Jones, Adv. Designer • • • Published every Wednesday by the Pike County Publishing Co. Phone: 812-354-8500 820 E. Poplar St., P.O. Box 68, Petersburg, IN 47567-0068 • • • Entered in the Post Office in Petersburg, Indiana for transmission through the mails as Periodical Mail, postage paid at Petersburg, Indiana – published weekly. (USPS 205-620) Contact us: Phone: ...................................................................812-354-8500 Fax: ....................................................................... 812-354-2014 E-mail: Andy Heuring, Editor Advertising General News Sports Subscription Services NEWS BRIEFS Purdue Extension offering Food and Garden series starting May 6 Purdue Extension will be offering a food and gar- den series online classes, Wednesdays in May, from 1-3 p.m. at meeting ID: 648 294 025 and password: 5Yysp2. If your computer does not have audio, call 415 -762-9988 and follow the verbal instructions. RSVP is appreciated. Each two hour class covers complementary food and garden topics to help you take your food from soil to kitchen. For more information, contact Purdue Extension- Knox County at 812-882-3509. United Way offering relief fund for non-profit organizations The United Way of Pike County has started a CO- VID-19 Relief Fund that will help non-profit organiza- tions who serve clients and families in Pike County during this epidemic. If you are a non-profit organiza- tion that helps serve Pike County through food, shel- ter, utilities, gas, etc. and would like an application, contact Krista Robinette with the UW of Pike Coun- ty by emailing or call- ing 812-582-9781. Oakland City-Columbia Township library offering limited document service The Oakland City - Columbia Township Public Li- brary is offering limited document services for time- sensitive and emergency documents at this time. Uti- lizing a mobile print service, patrons can send docu- ments to the library and arrange for a no-contact deliv- ery of documents. Library director Julie Elmore states, "we recognize that many essential benefits needed right now require documents to be printed and/or faxed and patrons rely on us for those services." The library also has one computer set up for unem- ployment filing only. Patrons wishing to access any of these services should call the library at 812-749 -3559 for an appointment time. Pike Co. Library to host blood drive June 26 Pike County Public Library will host a community blood drive with the American Red Cross on June 26, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Petersburg Branch Library. For more information or to make an appointment to donate, call 812-354-6257 or sign up online at red- Upcoming event? We want to know! Do you have an upcoming event? Send it to news@ or call 812-354-8500. Carry-Out Service 350 W. Main St., Petersburg Wednesday-Thursday 5 to 8 Friday-Saturday 5 to 9 812-354-2606 Serving regular menu; Pick up at drive-thru. Joe Mama's 201 S. 7th St., Petersburg • Memorial Day flowers/grave saddles • Flowers for ALL Occasions CALL 812-354-8793 to place your order and make arrangements for pick-up Remember Mom This Mother's Day • May 10 SAME DAY SERVICE • Complete plastic lab on premises • Quality eyewear by Karen Memering, Optician • Professional eyecare by Dr. Steve Gregory • Most insurance plans accepted WE FILL ALL DOCTOR'S PRESCRIPTIONS Complete Contact Lens Care & Service *In most cases **Some restrictions apply. Call for details. 812-254-6594 Corner of Hwy. 50 & 57, Washington, IN VALLEY OPTICAL 812-254-6594 Above: Pictures were taken of parade partici- pants who also got snap- shots of loved ones lined up on the sidewalk in front of the Golden Liv- ing Center in Petersburg. Visitation has been cut off due to the pandemic. Right: A truck with billboards was part of the 40 or so vehicles passing the Golden Living Cent- er residents on Pike Av- enue Friday. One sign thanked the Golden Liv- ing Center staff for their part in the parade. Visi- tation has been eliminat- ed due to the pandemic. Above: Golden Living Center resident Tom Wells gets his message across to friends and relatives via poster board during the drive-by parade last Friday night. More than 40 Gold- en Living Center residents were lined up on the side- walk to exchange greet- ings with a parade of vehi- cles led by city police and a Petersburg fire truck. Visitation has been cut off due to the pandemic. James Capozella photos Left: Following the Pe- tersburg Police lead unit at Friday's greeting parade at Golden Living Center was a Petersburg fire engine. The parade allowed residents to greet family and friends the only way allowed dur- ing the current pandemic. Some car club members were in the special parade in front of Golden Living Center in Petersburg, in- cluding Gene Keepes driving his red and white Studebaker Gran Turismo. Visitation has been eliminat- ed due to the current pandemic. PARADE FOR POSITIVITY

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