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April 28, 2021

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The Press-Dispatch Wednesday, April 28, 2021 D-5 items: 812-354-8500 Petersburg EAST GIBSON Winslow Elementary School Renee Anderson's students are excited about the dictionaries they received from the Lion's Club. Pictured are, front row (l to r): Stihl Nalley, Jayla Miller, Ava Hart, Briar Bruce and Madison Braunecker; back row: Wyatt Gayhart, Axel Russell, Austin Vaughn, Jackson Snodgrass, Gemma Gonazles and Braylee Schuessler. The kindergarten students are doing an Alphabet Count- down to the last day of school. They were "amazing artists" on letter A day. Easten Hornby and Carson Neal show off their paintings. Ryker Schooler works on his "amazing art" painting. The students had to paint the blank paper to discover the secret message hidden there. Ava Kendle and Brentlee Martin hold up their "amazing art" paintings. Mrs. VanMeter, Mrs Smith and Mrs. McConnell lead their preschool students, Ally Kirby, CJ Kirby, Makinleigh McGee, Josiah Eager and Greysyn Cooper, down the hall to special class. Residents can now walk-in for vaccination By Janice Barniak Gibson County's COVID Advisory level remains at yellow, according to the Indiana State Dept. of Health, with the positivity rate rising as of this print- ing, with positive cases at 4,310, and deaths at 89 total. Fully vaccinated peo- ple now total 8,334, and first doses are at 10,399. Before the discontinuation of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine, 407 one-dose vaccines were administered to Gibson County residents. The Gibson County Health Dept. still vaccinates every Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and while ap- pointments can be made at ourshot., patients can also walk in, as the numbers being vaccinated have decreased significantly, Dept. Direc- tor Diane Hornby told Gibson County Commissioners. "We were giving 500 doses per day, now we have lots of openings," she said. Local towns receive $250K in relief grants By Janice Barniak Princeton, Oakland City, Haubstadt, Fort Branch and, more generally, Gib- son County have received COVID-19 Re- sponse Program grants of $250,000 for small businesses and applications are open until May 5. The grants are part of the American Rescue Plan for 2021. Steve Marchand, who assisted the county in applying for the grant, said the award is meant to offset the effects of COVID, and will require a short online application that will factor in how many jobs the grant would be helping retain. "It's really not burdensome," March- and said, but added that the wages can- not be under-the-table cash wages. Those receiving earlier grants that were not Phase 1 or Phase 2 of this grant program can still apply for the money, he added, but they can only be awarded within one phase three area, (not both through the city of Fort Branch and al- so the county, for example). Motion do want to receive it, adopt the ordinance The business must: • Be a legal business, which can in- clude self-employed individuals. • Be micro-businesses or sole propri- etors, and receive a W-2 or 1099, or oth- er form of schedule approved by the IRS. No cash wages will be considered. • Meet the definition of a small busi- ness. • Demonstrate the direct correla- tion of their business disruption due to COVID-19. • Be within the Gibson County corpo- rate boundaries, or within two miles of the boundaries of Fort Branch, Oakland City, Haubstadt or Princeton. Businesses interested in applying will need to go to the online application at Email at with ques- tions. The Town Board of Fort Branch vot- ed to allow Clerk Treasurer Stacy Elp- ers, who applied for the grant, accept the funds in the April 21 meeting. Continued from D-3 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! Visit or send your full name, address, city, state, zip code, phone number and birthdate to* Each week, a list of birthdays will be published in the paper! You could win a FREE PRIZE from area businesses and a three-month subscription to e Press-Dispatch. MUST RE-ENROLL EVERY YEAR! Join the One WINNER is drawn at the end of each month Collector's Carnival Aaron Splitoff checks out Cathy Feldbush's figures and Jewel Tea pieces. The Jewel Tea company gave custom- ers rewards for buying tea, and those who had enough "premiums" would have the Jewel Tea dishes.

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