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April 29, 2020

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A-6 Local Wednesday, April 29, 2020 The Press-Dispatch REDUCED TEMPERATURE SWINGS ENHANCED PERFORMANCE IMPROVED DEHUMIDIFICATION Variable-speed technology means invariable comfort. The Infinity ® 20 air conditioner combines the energy efficiency of Greenspeed ® intelligence with the convenience and precision of the Infinity System Control. With reduced temperature swings, improved dehumidification and ultra-quiet operation, the Infinity 20 air conditioner will have you more comfortable than ever before. Energy Efficiency That's Right in Your Comfort Zone. ©Carrier Corporation 4/2018. PH: 812-743-2382 HEATING & AIR-CONDITIONING Perry ' s LLC Serving the area since 1950. Perry ' s Perry ' s 303 Breckinridge Rd, Monroe City Email: Craig Perry Vance Perry Chase Perry Adam Scales (812) 354-8488 Azalea Path Arboretum has record year By Janice Barniak When five bus tours of the A zalea Path cancelled due to stay-at-home or- ders this year, owner Bev Knight wasn't sure how the non-profit path would fare thanks to COVID-19, but heading into the garden walk's peak week, they've hit record numbers. "It's been busier this year than any year," she said. "We've had more peo- ple than we ever have." The arboretum fea- tures thousands of azaleas along the almost 80 acres of ground straddling the Pike-Gibson county line in Hazleton. The walk is sprinkled with water fea- tures, statues and photo opportunities that often at- tract visitors as a backdrop for senior photos or as a venue for weddings. Knight initially wor- ried the path would be ad- versely affected by the COVID-19 orders because tours aren't traveling in from out of town and wed- dings might be cancelled. Instead, many locals have become reacquainted with the botanical garden in their backyard. Reminders along the path tell visitors to keep socially distanced, and the bathrooms and decks are closed. Visitors deposit $5 per person into a box with- out any contact. "This time of year, the traffic is normally good for restaurants," she said, regretting local business- es aren't able to benefit as much from her increased foot traffic. Knight, who is a retired UPS driver, started out with only 15 acres. The day she bought her land, she planted the first aza- lea. Since then, she's tend- ed the area with her fami- ly. The azaleas, a southern rhododendron plant, only bloom during a short win- dow of the year. "Had we not been able to open this year, it would have hurt us, because that pays for opening the next year," she said. "Everyone's been very respectful, and it's been a very good year for us. People want to get outside. They're going cra- zy at home, and here, they can come with their family." Right: Katerine "Kat" Johnson and mom, Amanda Johnson, explored the Azalea Path Sat- urday. Amanda said Kat likes to have adventures in the rain. Purdue Extension offering email-based Diabetic Education Purdue Extension will be offering Dining with Diabe- tes e-mail Challenge, a 4 week email program to en- courage individuals with diabetes to improve their diabetes selfcare behav- iors. Participants will re- ceive two weekly emails from Extension faculty that will contain the best diabetes health practices, recipes, goal setting and support to increase knowl- edge, try new approach- es and receive virtual sup- port. The registration dead- line is May 3. The first email of the 4-week out- reach starts on May 4. Each email includes online text (that can be download- ed and printed), online dis- cussion board to facilitate participant discussion. Top- ics to be covered include: What is diabetes? What are carbohydrates and how ma- ny can I have? How to build a support system. Sign up to receive this free, engaging diabetes support at diningwithdiabetes or e- mail monicanagele@pur- Area emergency personnel salute nursing home staff Petersburg Fire- men, Police and Pike County Sher- iff's Deputies and EMTs drove through the front driveway of Amber Manor Care Center on Tuesday to salute the workers at the nursing home. Pike County Sheriff Kent Johnson said they just wanted to salute the workers there for taking care of their residents and patients. 2 col. x 3" (actual size) Way to go, (grad's name)! 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