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September 8, 2021

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YOUTH FIRST TODAY Jazzy the Cat encourages children to read By Lori Powell Youth First Inc. Not many people can say they've read a story to a cat. Surprisingly, our furry feline friends can prove to be avid listen- ers, like my cat, Jazzy! Jazzy and I have been registered through Pet Partners as an Animal Assisted Therapy Team since 2018. The Paws and Tales Program al- lows children to read books to cats, which is an awesome way to encourage children to read even just one page. Prior to the pandemic, Jazzy and I would spend time at two libraries in Evansville to promote the importance of childhood literacy. When libraries began to re-open after pandemic closures, I was contacted about Jazzy returning to the li- braries to continue these programs. My first thought was, "Of course we want to return! " But then I thought, "Is this re- ally safe? " At that time, I knew that I had to make an informed decision about whether or not we should continue to participate in this program. I began by reviewing infor- mation provided from the Centers of Dis- ease Control and Prevention. Although Jazzy is a healthy cat, I wanted to ensure both Jazzy's and the program partici- pants' safety. According to the CDC, there is cur- rently no evidence of animals spreading COVID-19 to people, but there have been some reported cases of people spread- ing the virus to animals who have been in close contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19. There are multiple ways to prevent the spread of COVID-19 to animalsclud- ing COVID-19 vaccinations for pet own- ers, staying 6 feet away from other peo- ple, avoiding places where someone has been diagnosed with COVID-19 or where social distancing cannot be maintained, asking individuals who may be sick to wear a mask when around the animal, and cleaning the animal's harnesses and supplies on a regular basis. Since it has been longer than a year since Jazzy and I were able to participate in the Paws for Tales Program, I also re- viewed Pet Partners' safety precautions, which require all individuals to wash their hands or use hand sanitizer before and after petting the animal. With this information, I made the deci- sion to take Jazzy for her first library ap- pearance since March of 2020. At first she wanted to explore, but she was easi- ly able to refocus once she remembered that this is an opportunity to earn treats and be petted. There were only a few participants, which was ideal for reintroducing Jazzy to the library environment. The chil- dren were able to read to Jazzy, give her a treat, pet her, and brush her. The chil- dren seemed to have a wonderful time interacting with Jazzy and her return proved to be a great success! Jazzy loves listening to children and adults read to her. Remember, Jazzy is always willing to listen regardless of the storyteller's reading ability! Jazzy and I are scheduled to return to Red Bank Li- brary in Evansville on Thursday, Sept. 16 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. CDT. The plan is to begin offering this program monthly. If you're looking for a way to encour- age your child to read aloud, bring them out to read to Jazzy! Lori Powell, LCSW, is a Youth First So- cial Worker at Vogel Elementary School in Vanderburgh County. Youth Firstc. is a nonprofit dedicated to strengthening youth and families. Youth First provides 78 Mas- ter's level social workers to 105 schools in 12 Indiana counties. Over 60,000 youth and families per year are served by Youth First's school social work and after school programs that prevent substance abuse, promote healthy behaviors, and maximize student success. To learn more about Youth First, visit or call 812- 421-8336. REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS Stephen Lee Nicholson and Brenda Jo Nicholson convey to Dakota Douglas, real estate as recorded in Pike County. Teresa Y. Ridens conveys to Silvia L. Osuna, real estate as recorded in Pike County. Andrew Johnson, Estate of Cynthia Renee Johnson and Cynthia Renee Johnson convey to Sherrie L. Streeter, re- al estate as recorded in Pike County. Brian L. Brumfield conveys to Christopher W. Yon and Chelsea N. Yon, real estate as recorded in Pike County. James E. Freeland and Kathleen M. Freeland convey to Aleeta R. Gray, real estate as recorded in Pike County. Nancy A. Martin conveys to Pike County, Indiana, real estate as recorded in Pike County. Maurice D. Beck, Judy Rae Beck and Virginia J. Davis convey to Gregory D. Clark and Rose Ann Clark, real es- tate as recorded in Pike County. Donald L. Messmer conveys to S and S Elite Homes, LLC, real estate as recorded in Pike County. The Press-Dispatch Wednesday, September 8, 2021 D-1 HOME LIFE TO ADVERTISE: Call: 812-354-8500 Email: Visit: 820 E. Poplar Street, Petersburg Deadline: 5 p.m. on Monday PRICE LOWERED JULY 7! Comm. building built in 1987 and was used as a retail hardware store until 2018. Approximately 4,448 sq. ft. The building is all open and has free span trusses that make the area open to any kind of use. Open fenced area in rear, with a 24'x86' open three-sided storage building. The main building had a new roof installed in 2016, along with new gutter and new metal siding on the east and west gable ends. New Price $80,000. MLS# 202046722 Eddie Boyd, Principal Broker Kay Helfen Associate Broker 812-582-1145 Addey Boyd Associate Broker 812-354-5599 Keith Shoultz Associate Broker 812-664-6640 Adam Boyd Associate Broker 812-582-2486 602 E. Main, Petersburg | | Phone: 812-354-8893 SIAR REALTY & DEVELOPMENT LLC BOYD For personal service, chse This property has a total of 4 units. The main house has one three bedroom unit and one two bedroom. The other two houses on the property feature one bedroom, one bath. Sale Price $75,000. MLS# 202123982 SOLD! NEW LISTING! SALE PENDING! SOLD! Fantastic parcel of farm ground. Sale Price $739,500. MLS# 202117269 Great property with approximately 10 acres of tillable farm ground and approximately 15 acres of wooded recreational area. Water and electric available. Sale Price $150,000. MLS# 202133910 This property has a total of 3 units. The front unit features a 3 bedroom plus office. The rear unit has 4 bedrooms and an office. The upstairs unit is a one bed studio style apartment. Sale Price $75,000. MLS# 202124068 SOLD! Set up the cornhole boards and bring the boat! This multi- house property is set up and ready for you to enjoy. The first house features a 3 bedroom, 1 bath with custom rock tile shower with two shower heads. The second house features a 1 bedroom, 1 bath with custom tile shower. Both have tile work throughout the bathroom floors. Relax and recharge with views of the White River. The outdoor kitchen and gazebo make this perfect for entertaining. Whether you're looking for a fishing cabin or family getaway this property is sure to please. Currently set up as a high end summer camp that can easily be converted to a long term stay. Looking to get into the short term rental game this would be a great property for VRBO or Airbnb. Sale Price $169,000. MLS# 202137183 This 3 bedroom 1 bath house is situated on a large lot with basically half of a city block directly across the road. The home features hardwood floors in the bedrooms and living room. Sale Price $139,000. MLS# 202130566 Two bedroom one bath home in town is ready for its new owner. This house has a fresh new AC and furnace. A great addition to this property is a detached garage and tool shed. This home was built on one lot and also comes with another lot directly behind it. Sale Price $70,000. MLS# 202127914 NEW LISTING! 20 acres parcel with approx. 15 acres of tillable acres. Sale Price $130,000. MLS# 202135044 Great time to buy. Looking for an additional farm ground or just a parcel of ground to own as a cash rent income investment? Sale Price $260,000. MLS# 202135046 NEW LISTING! NEW LISTING! SALE PENDING! NEW LISTING! SALE PENDING! Large lot near town. This 3 bedroom, 3 full bath is great for growing families. The spacious floor plan has a formal dining room, eat-in kitchen, a living room and a separate family room open to the kitchen. Nearly 1.5 acres. With a two-car attached garage and an additional two-car detached garage. Sale Price $198,500. MLS# 202131116 NEW LISTING! SALE PENDING! Collins St. STORAGE UNITS in Winslow $60/Month 812-354-8893 To enter the Birthday Club, email your name, ad- dress, phone number and birthdate to birthdayclub@ or fill out the form at www.pressdis- Only the person's name, town and birthday will appear in the paper. As an added bonus, one lucky person each month will re- ceive a free three month Press-Dispatch subscription. 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