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April 28, 2021

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Sweet's Column By Barb Sweet 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. 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. Perinatal Loss Support – Expectant parents who sud- denly lose their child often experience a wide range of emo- tions and grief. Memorial Hospital and Health Care Cen- ter offers support to assist those who have experienced the loss of a child (conception to one month of age) through the grieving process, and provide an atmosphere of confiden- tiality and comfort. For more information about Perinatal Loss Support, con- tact Theresa O'Bryan, Pastoral Care, at 812-996 -0219 or to- Beauty of the Cherry Blossom-The Oakland City Co- lumbia Township Public Library is partnering with the Na- tional Mall and Memorial Parks in Washington, D.C. to pres- ent "The Beauty of the Cherry Blossom" Thursday, May 6 at 1 p.m. to learn the history and science behind the famous trees, and how they survive best. The program will be live- streamed at the library in the meeting room (masks and distancing required) or you can register to attend online. Registration is requested. To register or if you have any questions regarding this program you can contact us at 812-749 -3559. My So Called Millennial Life By Stephanie Hayes Vaccine passports on cruises? REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS Adrian Cordova Lopez conveys to Mitch E. Wiscaver and Tiffani R. Wiscaver, real estate as recorded in Pike County. First Guaranty Mortgage Corporation and Rushmore Loan Management Services, LLC AIF convey to Noe A. Hernandez, real estate as recorded in Pike County. Sye D. Neese and Elizabeth S. Neese convey to Kelly S. Halter, real estate as recorded in Pike County. Edna Gatwood conveys to James Vibbert and Jamie D. Vibbert, real estate as recorded in Pike County. Aaron S. Benefiel, Steve Benefiel and Cheryl Benefiel convey to Adam Benefiel, real estate as recorded in Pike County. Susan D. Sullivan conveys to Renee A. Sheren, real es- tate as recorded in Pike County. Alfred L. Braunecker, Jr. and Heather Braunecker con- vey to Nikki M. Miller, real estate as recorded in Pike County. Clint E. Earley conveys to Clint E. Earley, Kaylee Staf- ford, Sierra Earley and Bryer Earley, real estate as record- ed in Pike County. Janna Motsenbocker PR, Estate of Betty Lee Ison and Betty Lee Ison, deceased, convey to Janna Motsenbocker and Michael Ison, real estate as recorded in Pike County. Janna Motsenbocker and Michael Ison convey to BGI Farms, LLC, real estate as recorded in Pike County. Donnie G. Wiseman and Andrea J. Wiseman convey to Donnie G. Wiseman, real estate as recorded in Pike County. Donnie G. Wiseman and Andrea J. Wiseman convey to Andrea J. Wiseman, real estate as recorded in Pike County. Three T. Properties, LLC quitclaim to Robert Bolin, re- al estate as recorded in Pike County. Nationstar Mortgage, LLC DBA Mr. Cooper conveys to Linda Ann Batman and James Christian Henning, real es- tate as recorded in Pike County. Indiana South District of the Wesleyan Church NK A In- diana South District of the Wesleyan Church, Inc. conveys to Living Faith Church International, Inc., real estate as recorded in Pike County. Lake Helmerich Property Owners Association, Inc. con- veys to Timothy Wayne Meyer and Jane Ann Meyer, real estate as recorded in Pike County. Stanley Willis conveys to Stanley Willis TOD and Mi- chelle J. Willis, real estate as recorded in Pike County. Everett E. Sutt and Jalain L. Sutt convey to Brian R. Houchins, real estate as recorded in Pike County. Sammy D. Polen conveys to Eric A. Hayes, real estate as recorded in Pike County. Nyla G. Dooley and Thomas J. Dooley convey to Barry Jon Chandler and Deanna Chandler, real estate as record- ed in Pike County. Robert L. McDonald conveys to John Mason and Jessica Mason, real estate as recorded in Pike County. Donna K. Charles conveys to Robert K. Denton and Jes- sica Denton, real estate as recorded in Pike County. Hi stars and welcome to the big stage all lit up color- ful bright lights and decorated to help celebrate with all our stars who will have a birthday or anniversary in the week of April 29 -May5. Come up on- to this stage and take a bow. CURRENT BIRTHDAYS April 29 -Larry Platt, Ash- ley Elenbaas turns 37; Kassie Traylor turns 25; Sarah Vinnedge; Edmund Diving turns 1. April 30 -Patty Ann Jones turns 94; Katy Aldridge; Tim Glosser turns 50 ; Tommy Cul- bertson turns 48; Taylor Gat- wood turns 26. May 1-Daniel Kuth; Camer- on Michael Tooley turns 16; Jeremy Meier; Melanie Ed- monds Ennis; Dale McKinney. May 2-Jonathan Robert Faith turns 13; Jaclyn Hall turns 12. May 3-Tasha Meyer turns 33; Jessica Catt; Joshua and Rebecca Popp celebrate 13 years. May 4-Alfred Braunecker turns 30 ; Alycia Church. May 5 -Jesse Meyer turns 23; Donald Hayes turns 71; Trey Culbertson turns 22; Am- ber Strobel turns 32; JoAnna Nowark; Felicia Hayes turns 41; Chris and Crystal Corn cel- ebrate 3 years. 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 COVID-19 and those with symptoms from the shots, those with season- al allergies, and those with the aches and pains of every- day life. EVENTS May 1-The 31st Poehlein Spring Bass Tourney from 5 a.m.-5 p.m. For more infor- mation, see the classified ad in this week's Press-Dispatch. May 5 -Winslow Parks Board at 7 p.m. at the Com- munity Center. May 6 -Winslow Lions Club dinner meeting at 7 p.m. at the Gamble House. May 8 -County-wide yard sale. See the list of yard sales in the Press-Dispatch. May 9 -Mother's Day - show Mom how much you love her by giving her a card and say- ing, "I love you, Mom." May 10 -Winslow Town Hall at 6 p.m. May 11-Winslow Beautifica- tion at 6:30 p.m. and Winslow Economic at 7:30 p.m. at the Community Center. Winslow and Petersburg se- niors will not meet again un- til Governor Holcomb gives the okay. There were no postcards at Sweets Column, Winslow, IN 47598 Winslow Patoka River is low to about half empty and most of the rivers around the tri-state area are going down also. Last week was jacket weather, or coat, depending on what your body is used to. The temps were in the low to mid- dle 60s, with lows in the 40s at night. Until the snow came down, then for two days, we had 50s for the daytime highs and low 30s that brought a freeze warning for one morn- ing until 10 a.m. The wind most days blew 10 -20 mph and the snowfall of about one inch was a wet snow that covered everything except the roads. Overnight, you could see that everything was covered, but when the sun rose, the trees lost the white and most of the grassy areas were clear. The wood porches and most of the plants still had snow until the afternoon, where all was clear. Have you looked into the woods? The Dogwoods and Redbud trees just pop out with their bright colors among the trees that are green. In the central parts of Pike County, the woods are beautiful. Then along the roadways, you can see tall yellow flowers and tall purple flowers. The A za- lea Path is now in bloom, with many colors located west of Petersburg and north of Princ- eton. Our town workers took the golf cart out to read the water meters, but it again got stuck in only revers, so they walked the Town of Winslow to read the 340 plus meters. The mowing and weedeating all around town looks great and last week was the flushing of the hydrants. Saturday, April 17, I watched the remembrance of Prince Philip, Duke of Edin- burgh, at the church where he will be laid to rest. A fter Lau- ra and Kyana stopped by, we all headed off to Washington to meet with the family to eat Mexican food. The nine of us had a great dinner and Mom is here for two weeks, staying at Terri and Ted's house. George said Jacari was on T V as his football team played, and that night, he played a different position. He also had won an award at school. Kyana has her driver's permit and it's a little different now because it has her picture also in a seal at the bottom corner. Norm let Kyana driver Ava around parts of Pike County. Later on, Kyana, Norm and I played Monopoly and guess who won. You're right, Kyana had the most money. Norm was sec- ond and I came in last, but we all had fun. In my younger years, the family shopped in Princeton around the square. It was a fun place to shop or window shop, or sit and wait at the me- morial of service men statue. Well, anyway, on the north- west corner of the square was the Greek Candy Store, on the corner of Hart St. and State St. I have just heard that starting in June, they will restore this great building and one class reunion is planning a get-to- gether when it is finished. When you need tires, you just have to get them or be stranded and Laura had to get two tires over the weekend because if you always have to air it up each day, it's time for new tread. We al- so had to get new tread on Ava, with a front-end align- ment. We though our tires were okay until the new ones were put on and we really needed them. Now, we are okay for more travels. Speaking of travels, we passed by the 57 bones fam- ily, who are doing gymnas- tics for the Olympics. Check them out. The U.S.S. L ST 325 that sits on the Evansville river- front is going to be in a film that will be released in 2023. It centers around an offi- cer who has passed and his daughter brings him back to where he grew up, so other ar- eas in Southern Indiana will be filmed. Norm and I are going to see the play "Four Old Broads," a comedy, at Princeton Theater, where Dixie has a part and we will meet Vernon there. These plays are great to see as the payers are from the area. Spring is here and the weather is getting warmer, so more events will happen with more of our stars out and about. So, even though many stars have had their COVID shots, there are so many more who either haven't gotten theirs or they are ones who cannot take this shot. So, keep wearing your mask and social distance to keep others around you safe. As the lights begin to dim, keep an eye on family and friends. Slow down and see all the wonders in your area. Neighbors are very important to a town and in our neighbor- hood, we have lots of new stars we wave at, and one of these days, we will know who they are. So, be friendly like Pike County stars do each and ev- ery day in Winslow. As always, smile, wave and say "hi" to ev- eryone you see this week. SATURDAY, MAY 1 • 10am EDT at the Auction Barn – 2667 E. CR 400 S., Winslow Auction pick-up available! KALEB CLARIDGE AU11700062 Follow on • ID# 46613 • AUCTION Call Today to schedule your auction! No Buyer's Premium. RHODES LIVING ESTATE This auction is featuring a like-new 2014 camper (sleeps 8), all types of woodworking and mechanic's tools, lawnmowers, antiques, collectibles, all types of glassware, Carnival glass, Fenton, vintage Pyrex, hens on a nest, coin glass, pink and green depression, furniture, cast iron, graniteware, household items and much more! Vaccine passports are the latest culture war, destined to be wedged into a remake of "We Didn't Start the Fire." My money is on Bieber. The pandemic has opened a well- spring of existen- tial quandaries, but the passport issue is a pretty weird conga line for the cruise industry. To recap: U.S. cruises ran aground due to COVID-19. Compa- nies are working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to get going by summer. So, how can cruises oper- ate safely? The CDC hasn't yet required vaccines for cruising, but Norwegian Cruise Line and Silversea Cruises said they will. Oth- ers are still deciding. In Flor- ida, Gov. Ron DeSantis is su- ing the federal government to reopen cruising, and he has also banned vaccine passports. At press time, ev- eryone was lost in a hedge maze, rubbing sage. I see a good argument for vaccine passports on cruises, and here's why. A ship is not a place to find liberty. There are the obvious legal require- ments, like, you know, possi- bly an actual passport. And cruises are float- ing containers of RULES. Have you ever been shoul- der to shoulder, waiting for a 90 -minute Bahamas shore excursion, while some- one tries to sell you Trollbeads bracelets? That is not freedom. Here are a few items pro- hibited by Roy- al Caribbean: firearms; am- mo; CBD prod- ucts; candles; incense; cof- fee makers; irons; steamers; hot plates; hoverboards; mar- tial arts gear; handcuffs; pep- per spray; nightsticks; light- er fluid; fireworks; extension cords; bleach; paint; Ham ra- dios; and baby monitors. To carry ashes on a Carni- val cruise, you need a death certificate and proof the cre- mation was licensed and not done by a cousin out back. Ashes must be kept in a leak-proof, sealed container of wood, plastic, cardboard or non-lead-based ceramics. Easy-peasy. What about the pool deck, that American bastion of free- dom? Guess again! If Carni- val staff sees an unoccupied seat with, say, a Harlequin ro- mance novel on it, they note it. If 40 minutes pass and you have not returned, they move your stuff. Is this commu- nist? I am checking. Is that liberty? I don't know! I am honestly con- fused! The "nice" restaurants of- ten cost extra. Then there's big devil energy, from the dress code, formal versus casual, tuxedos versus biki- nis, the definition of "khaki" and so on. When it's time to line dance, do people go volun- tarily? No! They are pushed into the electric slide by a hy- per aunt wearing a matching family T-shirt. Lastly, if you get sick on a ship, it's up to the crew to kick you off or put you in quarantine. For a reminder of what's at stake, watch "The Last Cruise" on HBO. It's a documentary about the Dia- mond Princess, plagued by 712 infections and 14 deaths at the start of the pandemic. It was especially tragic for the ship's staff, literally liv- ing underwater without the benefits enjoyed above deck. Cruises are an inherently risky businesses, and I will do anything anyone tells me on a ship. That's because I'm not qualified to keep me alive. It's in everyone's best interest if we don't bring on fireworks, or COVID-19. Now, excuse me. I have to go measure my scissors. If they're less than four inches long, I can pack them. Stephanie Hayes is a colum- nist at the Tampa Bay Times in Florida. Follow her at @ stephhayeswrites on Facebook, @ stephhayes on Twitter or @ stephrhayes on Instagram. The Press-Dispatch 812-354-8500 | *By enrolling in the Birthday Club, you agree to have your name, town and birth- day, or the person's name and town and birthday of whom you are enrolling, printed in e Press-Dispatch on the week in which the birthday occurs. Joining is easy! 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