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The Press-Dispatch Local Wednesday, April 29, 2020 A- 5 Obituaries CHEESY CHICKEN BROCCOLI Chicken and Dumplings $ 7.99 Plate of Chicken and Dumplings, Green Beans or Buttered Peas and Carrots, Baked Apples, Roll and a Drink * Philly Cheesesteak $ 7.99 Includes a Side and a Drink * WEDNESDAY Boneless Pork Chop $ 7.99 Tender Pork Loin Baked with Special Spices and Parmesan Cheese served with Baked Potato, Green Beans and a Drink * TUESDAY *Your Choice of Regular Coffee, Tea or Coke Product. /CakesAndCoffeeCafe Like us on Facebook! 618 E MAIN, PETERSBURG APRIL 29-MAY 5 THURSDAY CHEESY POTATO Ham Steak $ 7.99 Thick-Sliced Ham Served with Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Green Beans or Buttered Peas and Carrots, Roll and a Drink * CHILI FRIDAY Roast Beef Manhattan $ 7.99 Roast Beef Smothered in Gravy on Mashed Potatoes and Bread with Green Beans and Drink * Parmesan Baked Tilapia Fish Fillet $ 7.99 Baked Potato, Bread and Drink * HAM & BEANS WITH CORNBREAD Turkey Manhattan $ 7.99 Turkey Breast Smothered in Gravy on Mashed Potatoes and Bread with Green Beans and Drink * Polish Sausage $ 7.99 with Sauerkraut Served with Cornbread, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, and Drink * FRESH, MADE-FROM-SCRATCH CINNAMON ROLLS FRIDAY MORNING Meatloaf $ 7.99 Green Beans or Buttered Peas and Carrots, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Roll and Drink * MONDAY CHILI Spaghetti $ 6.99 Cheesy Mozzarella Toast, Side Salad and Drink* Cheeseburger & Chili $ 7.99 Cheeseburger with a Cup of Chili, Chips and Drink* Coney Dogs $ 7.99 Two Coney Dogs, Chips, Candy Bar of Choice and Drink* CHILI Biscuits and Gravy $ 6.99 With Your Choice of Bacon or Sausage, Two Eggs and Drink* SATURDAY Stromboli $ 7.99 Our Own Special Stromboli Served with Grippos (Plain or BBQ), Side Salad and a Drink * Stromboli $ 7.99 Our Own Special Stromboli Served with Grippos (Plain or BBQ), Side Salad and a Drink * daily Ask about our Family Meal Deal! FRESH, MADE-FROM-SCRATCH CINNAMON ROLLS SATURDAY MORNING Mon-Fri 7am-8pm Saturday 7am-2pm WE'RE OPEN Great Food & Nostalgia cafe & cof fee cafe carry out for 812-354-2004 Limited Introductory Offer! $ 6 99 Caesar Salad IS BACK!!! State Farm, Home Office, Bloomington, IL Dale Grinstead State Farm Agent 211 W. Morton Oakland City, IN Bus: 812-749-6155 Like a good neighbor, state farm is there We are open to take calls. Call us today! LOUIE CAMPBELL Sales Professional CALL OR TEXT 812-899-6267 @LouieYourCarGuy HWY. 64 W. • PRINCETON "Quite Simply, A Better Experience!" Looking for a Great Deal On Your Next Vehicle? Pregnant... or think you are? Call:1-877-257-1084 or Locally Call: 1-812-354-2814 • Free pregnancy testing • Free counseling and info. on pregnancy options. • Confi dential counseling for women & men who are suff ering from post-abortion syndrome. • Residential Care • Health and assistance referrals. • Training and education. • Assistance in getting baby and maternity clothes SYLVIA JANE WHEELER Sylvia Jane Wheeler, 88, of Petersburg, formerly of Winslow, entered rest on Sunday, April 26, 2020, at Golden Living Center in Pe- tersburg. She was born on May 9, 1931, in Pike County, to Le- otas and Lena (Harbison) Johns. She was a lifetime mem- ber of American Legion Post #115 Auxiliary in Winslow. She is survived by her daughter, Lisa Harbison, of Winslow; sons, Terry Wayne Wheeler and Timothy Keith Wheeler, both of Winslow; sister, Toni Martin, of Pe- tersburg; a brother, Dewy Johns, of Winslow; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, MSgt. Arnold E. Wheeler; brothers, Jerry and Wally Johns; and a sister, Evelyn Mitchell. Due to current circum- stances, services and buri- al will be private at Walnut Hills Cemetery in Peters- burg, with Rev. Alex Bene- fiel officiating. Lamb-Basham Memorial Chapel is honored to assist Sylvia's Family. Family and friends may send messag- es of comfort to www.lamb- See additional obituaries on page B-4. Nice evening for a walk Justin and Jordan Bromm push their daughter, Lavender, in a stroller as they were out for a walk in Hornady Park on Monday. They said they just wanted to get Lavender outside for a little while during the stay-at-home order. Hornady Park is open for walking, fishing and other outdoor activities. However, the shelterhouses, playgrounds and restroom facilities are closed due to COVID-19. OCU professor writes high school basketball memoir Stanley Nelson, a part of Korean history book By James Capozella Randy Mills and his wife, Rosanne, reside in Oakland City now; but in the 1960s, Mills was a starter on a Blu- ford High School basketball team that went from win- ning one game in a season to reeling off 25 straight wins. That 1968 -69 season was the second longest win streak in the history of Illi- nois high school basketball. The little more than 100 stu- dent school competed with more than 700 Illinois high schools, almost all with much larger student num- bers. Mills, who is a professor at Oakland City University and author of eight books on military history, labor histo- ry and the underground rail- road, has written "An Al- most Perfect Season: A Fa- ther and Son, and a Gold- en Age of Small-Town High School Basketball." An "Al- most Perfect Season" has been released by RoseDog Books. It chronicles the fas- cinating story of unexpected success through the eyes of one of the starting players, namely Randy Mills. It al- so relates how Mills and his distant father became clos- er for that short, but happy time. STANLEY NELSON In his other works, Mills published an interview with Pike County's Stanley Nel- son for his book on "Hoo- siers in the Korean War- Those Who Paid the Price," published by the Indiana Historical Society Press. Speaking about Stanley Nel- son, Mills said, "He's a great guy and good friend." Nelson said the book "was a 50th anniversary com- memoration of the start of the Korean War, written in 2000. The book was written with a grant from the In- diana Historical Society. I went up there to Indianapo- lis for the book signing and signed books. It chronicled my experiences. He came to the house to write this book I have right here. There are about 30 articles on local vet- erans from Evansville, Hunt- ingburg and Monroe City. Channel 13 did a documen- tary on it and Andy (Heur- ing) at the press did too." Nelson was left for dead on the battlefield, after be- ing shot repeatedly and beaten. He lost his leg and recovered only after sever- al months in the hospital. Nelson earned five Purple Hearts, a Silver Star and re- cently two Republic of Korea honors, including the "Am- bassador for Peace" from the Minister of Patriots and Veterans A ffairs, Republic of Korea. Nelson said then, "It isn't a medal for honor, but for sacrifices." On the 50th Anniversary of the Kore- an War, Nelson received a letter from Kim Dae-jung, President of the Republic of Korea. Five men from Pike Coun- ty paid the ultimate price during the Korean war, in- cluding: Robert E. Kirby, John F. Scherer, Donald W. Sharp, John White Jr. and Wayne Leffler. Their names are on the war memorial on the Pike County Courthouse lawn. Regarding his most re- cent book, "Almost a Perfect Season," Mills said, "I've do- ne two nice book signings up until the present situation and have received many nice reviews. Many readers have commented how the book, while a great read about bas- ketball in small-town Ameri- ca in the 1960s, also speaks to other issues, such as ado- lescent depression and fami- ly relationships. I hope to get back to book presentations and signings once things open up. Oakland City Uni- versity, like everywhere else, is working on-line. I'm busier teaching than ever before. I'm also working on some new writing projects." Mills is the 2006 recipi- ent of the George C. Roberts Award, given by the Indiana Academy of the Social Sci- ences, for excellence in aca- demic scholarship. He is al- so the 2018 recipient of the Dorothy Riker Hoosier His- torian Award, given by the Indiana Historical Society. Dr. Randy Mills Stanley Nelson

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