The Press-Dispatch

August 19, 2020

The Press-Dispatch

Issue link:

Contents of this Issue


Page 16 of 28

C-2 Wednesday, August 19, 2020 The Press-Dispatch Sweet's Column By Barbara Sweet To enter the Birthday Club, email your name, ad- dress, phone number and birthdate to birthdayclub@ Only the person's name, town and birth- day will appear in the paper. As an added bonus, one lucky person each month will re- ceive a free three month Press-Dispatch subscription. This month's birthdays have a chance to win a $25 gift certifi- cate to Silk Designs, in Petersburg. THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS Jenna McLain .............................. Winslow ............8/20 Patsy Gilham ................................ Otwell ..............8/21 Laura Stephens ......................... Petersburg ...........8/24 Tonya Willis............................... Petersburg ..........8/24 Larry Preusz ................................ Otwell ..............8/25 THIS MONTH'S SPONSOR 816 E. Main St., Petersburg • 812-789-3046 Down on the Farm By Hans Schmitz, Purdue Extension Educator Changes in the corn market REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS Radcliffe & Associates, Inc. conveys to Parthpurab, Inc., real estate as recorded in Pike County. Katrina A. Meadors and Stephen M. Meadors convey to Loyd Edward, real estate as recorded in Pike County. NR Z Reo X, LLC conveys to Deborah L. Hale, real es- tate as recorded in Pike County. City of Petersburg conveys to State of Indiana, real es- tate as recorded in Pike County. Luanne Fowler Whittington Estate and Cassandra D. Whittington PR convey to Cassandra D. Whittington, re- al estate as recorded in Pike County. Donald L. Gladish Estate and Tonya R. Gladish PR con- vey to Charles R. Ostby and Crystal N. Ostby, real estate as recorded in Pike County. Barbara J. Readle Estate and Alic M. Kelley PR convey to Matthew B. Readle and Anna Lee Readle, real estate as recorded in Pike County. Farm Credit Services of Mid-American AC quitclaim to SS&K, LLC, real estate as recorded in Pike County. Rodney D. Carrico and Jennifer A. Carrico convey to Charles L. Schmidt and Sheila L. Schmidt, real estate as recorded in Pike County. Barbara L.B. Shafer Revocable Trust DTD 4/4/1994 and Barbara L.B. Shafer Trustee convey to Craig S. Smith and Kristin G. Smith, real estate as recorded in Pike County. Rodney C. Matteson conveys to Larry Smith and Heath- er Smith, real estate as recorded in Pike County. Linda Anne Napier Estate and Sandra Kay Hicks PR convey to Heath Matteson, real estate as recorded in Pike County. John R. Hess and Beth A. Hess convey to Don Hartley and Katie Hartley, real estate as recorded in Pike County. Jeffrey L. Warren and Kathy A. Warren convey to Rich- ard W. Rust and Cheryl Ann Rust, real estate as record- ed in Pike County. Amy R. Fischer Blackorby conveys to Lee Davis and Tabitha Titzer, real estate as recorded in Pike County. AREA HAPPENINGS Celebrate Recovery–Will meet every Monday at 6 p.m. at the River of Life Church, 342 E. CR 300 N., Petersburg. For more information, contact Pastor Jim at 812-354-8800. Pike County History Center—Will meet the fourth Monday of each month at the History Center, 1104 Main Street, Petersburg at 6:30 p.m. New members welcome. History Center hours Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. until further notice. DAR—Local chapter of the Daughters of the Ameri- can Revolution meet the second Monday of each month September through June at 6 p.m. at the History Center in Petersburg. Free Clothing Bank–Oak Grove Church in Oakland City offers a free clothing bank each Tuesday 9 -11 a.m. (Oakland City time) for everyone. They carry new and used clothing. Location is on Morton Street, just past Chuckles. Come to the gymnasium door located at the back of the church. Winslow Alcoholics Anonymous – will meet every Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. Call 812-789 -8535 for location of the meeting. Al-Anon meeting – Meetings are each Wednesday at 11:30 a.m., located at 424 W. 7th St. in Jasper. For more in- formation, call 812-887-0349. Narcotic Anonymous – Every Wednesday at 7 p.m. at River of Life Fellowship Church. Gathering Place—Will be open every Thursday from 2-4 p.m. at 207 Lafayette Street, Winslow for the Food and Clothing Pantry. For more information, call 812-582-5210. Odd Fellows IOOF Pacific Lodge #175 meeting–the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. All area members are encouraged to attend. Otwell Ruritan–will have its monthly meetings the sec- ond Monday of each month at 7 p.m. Pike Lodge #121 F&AM regular stated meeting–the second Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. All area Masons are invited to attend. Jefferson Township Community Center of Otwell– will have its monthly meetings the first Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. All members are urged to attend. Night of Praise–First Choice Solutions, formerly the Pregnancy Care Center, is having a Night of Praise on Au- gust 21 at the Word of Life church located at 7144 N. Rus- sell Drive, Bicknell. Music will be provided by Forged in Fire. The doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Music will be pro- vided from 7-8:30 p.m. Freewill offerings will be accepted. New Stroke Survivor and Caregiver Support Group–Stroke care doesn't end when you leave the hos- pital. Many stroke survivors and their caregivers experi- ence a range of emotions as they adjust back to normal dai- ly activities. Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center, in conjunction with University of Louisville Health, is offer- ing a new, free support group where stroke survivors and their family/caregivers can talk openly with others who share similar experiences. The first support group will be on Tuesday, August 25, from 1-3 p.m. in the Medical Arts Building Conference Center, located at 721 W. 13th Street in Jasper. The sup- port group will be held monthly. Pre-registration is not re- quired to attend. For more information, call Mary Jo Eaton Calhoun, BSN, RN, Telemedicine Services, at 812-996 -6364 or Brandie Beck, RN, Neuroscience Nurse Coordinator, at 812-996 - 5912. You can also e-mail questions or comments to stroke- Indiana 15 Regional Planning Commission - The Executive Board will meet electronically on Tuesday, Au- gust 25, 2020, at 6 p.m. (local time). An electronic Full Board meeting will follow at 7 p.m. the same evening. For additional information, please call Indiana 15 RPC at 812- 367-8455. Hi stars and welcome to the big stage all lit up in col- orful, bright lights and deco- rated to help celebrate with all our stars who will have a birth- day or anniversary in the week of August 20 -26. Don't be shy. Come up onto this stage and take a bow. August 20 –Dillon Stephens turns 22; Darian Nowark; Do- ris Burton Bolton. August 21–Owen Joseph Amos turns 7; Debbie Bak- er; Braylin Jane-Ann Tinsley turns 2; Ollie Doublemont. August 22–George Bruce turns 73. August 23–Kathleen King turns 60 ; Kathy Meyer turns 60 ; Karen Shelton turns 19; Carson James Gayhart turns 10. August 24–Carrie Shelton turns 38. August 25 –Rowan Oliv- ia Cunningham turns 5; Del- mas and Linda Culbertson cel- ebrate 58 years. August 26 –Logan Lombar- do turns 24; Crystal Weisheit turns 29; Cory Lemond turns 31. May all our stars have a re- ally great day and may all your wishes come true. Keep in your heart and in your prayers all our stars who have coronavirus and those who care for them, those with aches and pains of everyday life, and seasonal allergies, and those recovering and in therapy. EVENTS August 20 - Winslow Lions Club and Winslow Park Board meet at 7 p.m. at the Commu- nity Center. September 12 - 31st Poe- hlein Fall Bass Tourney from 5 a.m.-5 p.m. You can fish as a team or single. September 19 - 15th Light- up Winslow Parade at dark and all you have to do is show up with your item lit up. Those watching, please distance by using the side streets and all of Main St. September 26 - 13th Pike County Tractor Drive - more information to follow in the coming weeks. Winslow and Petersburg se- niors will not meet again un- til Governor Holcomb gives the okay. Sweets Column, Winslow, IN 47598 received no post- cards this week. Winslow Patoka River is halfway filled up and no sign of the red water that was seen in Jasper a week ago. We re- ceived some rain Sunday night, August 9 and Monday night into Tuesday early morn- ing, with wind, lightning and thunder. However, the rain gauge had only two-tenths of rain. It was nice to open the windows and have the fans run, but when the rain came in, the humidity began and the windows were closed again. I looked out the kitchen window and saw that the two hummingbirds were having a fun time chasing each oth- er. The squirrel ran across the yard and climbed the tree like something was chasing it, but I didn't see a thing. The house plants are doing fine under the shade tree and the daylilies are blooming again. A fter the lawns were mowed, the rain came and the grass grew even more. It's time to mow again. More and more places have the mask wearing and a few businesses have signs that say everyone has to wear one, no matter what. Pike Coun- ty cases had increased to 59 as of August 11 and those who have been diagnosed are staying home to recov- er for the amount of time re- quired. Schools have started, with masks being worn and social distancing being prac- ticed. I believe all students and teachers are thrilled to start this new year of learn- ing. Our granddaughter has already started her fresh- man year on August 4. They are attending school all five days and students have as- signed seating in the cafete- ria, with two different colors for class learning days. Her classmates are glad to be back in class and see more friends, and meet some new teachers. The morning and evening skies have had some gor- geous colors and I saw a sun- rise that shown through the trees that was so red, it looked like that area was on fire, but it wasn't. Then, the other day, on August 12, in the Owens- boro, Ky., area, there was a funnel cloud seen by sever- al concerned citizens, espe- cially since no warnings were made. The National Weather Service said there was no ro- tation and this happens when the weather conditions are like they were that day. Even if it had reached the ground, it wouldn't have done anything. It was amazing to see this on T V from several viewpoints. When the Winslow Commu- nity Center was being cleaned one day, our town work- ers and their help- ers put up some ceiling tiles to help out with the project that was going on. I heard they did a great job in one day, so check it out if you can and thank you, guys. Kyana was in town over the weekend of August 8 -9, and she stopped by. We played 500 Rummy to pass the time as we waited for her Pop Pop to come home from a town work emergency. She won the game. It was such a nice drive to Princeton to pass the time before she went back to Laura for the night. On Sunday, she stopped in for some breakfast of bacon and eggs with toast and jelly that Norm cooks on Sunday morning. I had put on a slow cooker of pork chops to have as our meal for Kya- na's 15th birthday party with the family. So when everyone got here, there was Kyana, Un- cle Ted, Pop Pop and Grand- ma Barb. Aunt T or Aunt Ter- ri Ann was sick and couldn't make it, and Laura got some rest for work. A fter we ate, the cake was decorated with "Happy Birthday, Kyana," and decorations of flowers and but- terflies, with two candles of a one and five that were lit for her to make a wish and blow the candles out. It was a choc- olate cake with strawber- ry swirl ice cream. Then the presents were opened and pic- tures were taken of two neck- laces, a glass orb on a stand, a card and lots of money so she can buy more things she likes when she it out shopping again. Aunt T was sent home with some food and dessert, and Laura got some cake also. Kyana had a great 15th birth- day with family and we will see her again in September. Her birthday was August 14 and I believe she grows an inch ev- ery time we see her. She is al- so growing into a great teen- ager and is learning to play the guitar with her Pop Pop. Some of us Winslow Lions had to try out our new Black- stone grill, so we met at Mike and Lucy's house, where the grill was ready to use and the table had an umbrella of grass- like top. It was really cute. Corn on the cob was on the stove, hamburg- ers and bread- ed zucchini were grilled, tomatoes were sliced, pota- to chips opened, and Mike made a batch of freez- er pickles and onions. There were also sodas to drink. We all sat around and ate this well- cooked meal and talked be- tween bites until the mosqui- toes started to bite more. Be- sides Mike, Lucy, Linda, Norm and me, there were Butch, Ri- ta and Roy who stopped by. Other friends we saw last week were Lee McCandless, Lisa Harbison, and Tim and Jeanette. We have some firewood to cut, so the chains for the chainsaw were dropped off to be sharpened at Petersburg Hardware. Now, we are ready to cut that wood and stack it up for the winter's use in the cab- in to keep us warm and toasty. September 13 would have been the 46th Meyer Re- union, but with the virus ev- erywhere and all of us trying to stay as healthy as we can, it was agreed by most of the cousins and their families to cancel this year. We will meet together again in 2021 on the second Sunday in September. Our 79th Poehlein Reunion was also cancelled because of the virus and we will see each other on the second Sunday in August 2021. This year has been a year of changes we all don't like to hear about, especially when we are told to stay at home, wear a mask when out and distance yourself from oth- ers. Then when we have things we have to do, we are trying to stay healthy at the same time. Schools have start- ed and the question on every- one's minds is "Is my child go- ing to be safe? " So, as you all try to stay safe and do every- thing that is for your safety, try not to go overboard, but try to do the right thing for you and your family. As the lights begin to dim, keep an eye on family and friends. Slow down for the children and don't be in such a hurry. As always, smile, wave and say "hi" to everyone you see this week. Lic. #AU10800006 812-598-3936 Call Johny Ray for Details THURSDAY, AUG. 27 at 3pm CDT REAL ESTATE will sell at 6pm CDT 114 E SR 68, LYNNVILLE, IN 47619 4-bedroom, 1-bath with attached 2-car garage sitting on 1.49 +/- acres. Antiques, furniture, col- lectibles and much more. REAL ESTATE AND PERSONAL PROPERTY Session #2 BETHE FAMILY AUCTION For questions, contact Kaleb Claridge 812-789-6761 View photos on, ID# 46613 All types of collectibles, glassware, UHL, advertising signs, boat, furniture and so much more. TREASURE CHEST AUCTION ANTIQUE STORE Saturday, Aug. 22 • 10am EDT at the Auction Barn 2667 E. C.R. 400 S., WINSLOW The term derecho has be- come somewhat more com- mon in the past few years, with the phenomenon making itself highly known in Iowa last week. The storm system associated with it has affected an estimated 10 million acres of mostly corn and is con- sidered another billion-dol- lar weather event of 2020. Al- though the weather event had little effect on Southwestern Indiana, the results elsewhere will have an effect locally. The term derecho has on- ly been defined in scientific literature since 1987, accord- ing to the American Meteo- rological Society's Glossary of Meteorology. In this area of the continent, we are used to straight-line winds. When those straight-line winds are very widespread and caused by updrafts/convection, then it is a derecho by definition. Derechos are associated with mesoscale convective sys- tems, fancy words for orga- nized pop-up thundershowers. The derecho of the recent past basically took out corn plants, grain bins, and other agricultural infrastructure in a wide swath of east-central Iowa. The storm system con- tinued through Illinois and Indiana, producing two tor- nadoes in northern Indiana. The loss of many grain bins is a storage issue, as there is no time to rebuild many of those bins prior to harvest. This will either produce a larger than normal amount of corn coming onto the cash mar- ket in September and Octo- ber or more farmers paying other facilities to store grain until contracts come due, or both. The corn price is tradi- tionally lowest in the harvest months, so either eventuali- ty harms the affected farm- er. The second immediate ef- fect is downed corn plants. Many have been reported to be snapped off below the ear, which will stop grain matura- tion and effectively zero out yield for those plants. Many plants are also laid over but not snapped, which will allow grain to continue to mature but force combines to harvest one-way through the field in order to pick up stalks and ears instead of running them over. Yield may not be greatly affected, but more diesel and equipment hours will be used. Ultimately, that number of affected acres in arguably the best corn growing region on earth affects supply. A slight rally in corn price has been observed based on the anticipat- ed reduction in harvested bush- els. Unfortu- nately, the rally comes amid the worst corn pric- es since 2006. Many areas of the corn belt are still projected to experience above average yields, which will keep expectations low. With the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program, most of the rebound to break-even prices that will keep farms afloat this year will come from government payments, not good weather and great production. On Aug. 11, the US Department of Agricul- ture announced an exten- sion in the sign-up period for the CFAP to Sept. 11 with ad- ditional crops being covered under the pro- gram. Producers of agricultural products should reach out to their local Farm Ser- vice Agency of- fice for more in- formation. As we power through August, local field crop producers start looking toward the harvest season. Our melon produc- ers are already well into that mode, but the combines start to peak out on the roads to head to the shop for prepara- tions. With schools reopen- ing as well, now is a good time for the reminder to keep cau- tious on the roads. For more information on these topics or other issues, contact Hans at or 812-838 -1331.

Articles in this issue

Links on this page

Archives of this issue

view archives of The Press-Dispatch - August 19, 2020