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September 8, 2021

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Sweet's Column By Barb Sweet My So Called Millennial Life By Stephanie Hayes Due to COVID-19, expect delays forever Hi stars and welcome to the big stage all lit up in bright red, white and blue lights, and decorated to help celebrate with all our stars who will have a birthday or anniversa- ry in the week of September 9 -15. Come up onto this stage and take a bow. BIRTHDAYS September 9 -Angie Leath- co turns 56; Leroy Balbach and Linda Nelson celebrate 15 years; Dave and Stepha- nie Gilmour celebrate anoth- er year. September 10 -Ethan Vird- en turns 48; Danny and Lin- da Willis celebrate 40 years. September 11-Bill Miller; Susan Wood turns 52; Lou Cle- ments; Xander Madix McAtee turns 13; Stella Melheiser; Al- yse Carr turns 31. September 13-Gary Smith turns 36; Lucy Gamble turns 72; Butch and Rita Rogers cel- ebrate 53 years. September 14-Halle Black- grade turns 16; Mark Whit- ney; Tony Russell; Michael Hill turns 29. September 15 -Jeanette Ber- tram; Mitch and LeAnn Ste- phens celebrate 31 years; Ol- lie and Susie Doublemont cel- ebrate 38 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 are still quarantined for COVID at home or in the ICU at the hospital, those going through therapy, testings, surgeries and then recovery, and those with the aches pains of everyday life: Katy, Angie, Patty Ann and Mike. Contin- ue to wear your mask when in a group full of stars. EVENTS September 9 -Petersburg Lions Club at 6 p.m. at the Vil- lage Inn. September 11-32nd Poe- hlein Fall Bass Tourney from 5 a.m.-5 p.m. Con- tact Greg at 812- 789 -3778. September 12-Grandpar- ents Day, tell them how much you love them; 46th Meyer Family Reunion at Temple Hills at noon, with a bring-in meal. We all hope to see all our cousins there and also re- member our family members who are not with us, but in our memories form the family of George and Laura Meyer. September 13-Winslow Town Hall at 6 p.m. September 14-Winslow Beautification and Econom- ic at 6:30 p.m. at the Snyder Community Center. September 16 -Winslow Li- ons Club meets at 6 p.m. at the Gamble home. September 17-18 -Winslow High School alumni weekend. Chili supper on Friday at 5 p.m. at the Snyder Communi- ty Center. Dinner at the Hunt- ingburg Event Center, Olinger room at 5 p.m. on Saturday. September 17-19 -Monroe City Fall Fest at the Blue Jeans Center. September 18 -15th Winslow Community Festival and Light-Up Winslow Parade on Main St., Center St. and Riv- erside Park, where all kinds of family fun will be going on. There will be games for kids, plus rides, food, music, a trac- tor show, Clog the Patoka, a frozen t-shirt contest and a whole lot more. When it turns dark, the Light-Up Winslow Parade begins. It will line up on Union St. and travel north on Main St. to the sports field. September 18 -Open Fun Horse Show at noon at the Rock- in' G Saddle Club south of the Ot- well Jct. September 25 -14th Pike County Tractor Drive. Winslow senior citizens are meeting again on Mon- day and Tuesday at the Com- munity Center. Petersburg se- niors meet in the courthouse basement. Pike County's Farmers Market will set up every Sat- urday from 9 a.m.-noon on 8th St. by the courthouse in Petersburg thru September. There were no postcards this week at Sweets Column, Winslow, IN 47598. Winslow Patoka River should have risen a little but is still low. We have had some rain and some days were heavy rain with thunder, light- ning and wind in our area. Ida made landfall and we got some of the rain and wind, but most of it was in Kentucky, the mid- dle cities and east to the coast. The humidity has been high with an index of 98 -105, temps of 95, then when the rains came, it lowered to 85. The humidity should leave and be nice weather to start off our September. Animals seen in the ar- ea have been three squirrels who have been taking the walnuts off the tree and hid- ing them for winter. He has taken some, but the tree is re- ally loaded this year, so they will eat hardy this winter. Saw a rabbit and then I saw a doe who was eating the red apples that had fallen to the ground. We watched her for a long time and the noise from the mower next door didn't seem to worry her. We haven't seen the buck yet. Norm is keeping busy with the little things to do around the lots and when he is all do- ne, he has picked up the gui- tar, and has put some of the finishing works into more of his songs. He has a few songs that sound really great. We saw a picture of Kyana and she has on a DNR outfit and she looks great as she is smiling. I take that she is do- ing something in the Craw- ford County area, but we didn't know. Our Pike County schools are in session again and wear- ing masks for at least two weeks. I'm glad to see the students back to school and I have heard that most of the students need this in-school learning to really understand and improve their grades. Mask wearing has become a requirement in most busi- nesses in Indiana, but if you travel to other states, like Il- linois, you will have to mask up, so carry your mask with you on your journeys and stay safe. We hope your Labor Day celebration was amazing and more on this next week. So, the lights begin to dim on this week, keep an eye on family and friends. Wear your mask and social distance whenever possible to keep others safe. As always, smile, wave and say "hi" to everyone you see this week. SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 11 • 10am EDT 10014 E. Cr. 450 N., Otwell Auction pick-up available! KALEB CLARIDGE AU11700062 Follow on • ID# 46613 • Call Today to schedule your auction! No Buyer's Premium. DYSON ESTATE AUCTION This auction is featuring tractor, van, lawn mowers, implements, tools, outdoor items, antiques, guns, pocket knives, furniture, glassware, household items and much more! • One level, easy to maintain • Nice open floor plan • Large walk-in closet for the master bedroom • Large eat-at-counter and a unique dining table to hold 8 available for purchase • 11 acres, including 9 ± acres of woods • 36'x64'x16' pole barn with a concrete floor and 2-10' doors • All appliances stay as well as washer/dryer which were purchased May, 2021 • Seller providing a Premium 2-10 Home Warranty ANITA WALDROUP BROKER ASSC. 812.664.7202 FC TUCKER EMGE REALTORS ® INDEPENDENTLY OWNED AND OPERATED OPPORTUNITY AWAITS!!! Directions: From Oakland City: Hwy 57 going N turn LT onto CR 200 S, aer going over I-69 turn RT onto 300 W, turn LF onto CR 125 S, turn LF onto 325 W to house on the LF. 1287 S. CO. RD. 325 W., PETERSBURG • $239,900 MLS#202136631 Disclaimers from websites and businesses during the fourth wave of COVID-19: Please note: Due to COVID-19, we are experiencing longer delivery times. Your item will arrive within one to 4,357 weeks, with an outside possibility it never comes at all. Due to COVID-19, parts of your order may be different than what you selected. For example, if you purchased a showerhead, you might in- stead get a stuffed version of the 1980s T V alien, Alf. Due to COVID-19, there is no inventory whatsoever, but we request prepayment in full. We regret that we can- not offer refunds on nonexis- tent items. Due to COVID-19, some amenities may be unavail- able, including the break- fast buffet, cleaning ser- vices, gym, valet parking, beds, lightbulbs, toilet paper (throwback!), telephones, drapes and that smiling guy you keep seeing in the elevator who may or may not work in the hotel. Due to COVID-19, our fleet of Boeing 717s is unavail- able and has been replaced by the house with lots of balloons tied to it from the movie "Up." Your balloon house flight may be delayed. Due to COVID-19, our en- tire staff has quit because their eyes have been opened to the brevity of life. Please try our jalapeño poppers. Due to COVID-19, we are out of jalapeño poppers. Due to COVID-19, our next available appointment is in the year 10,191 on a desert planet filled with a rare and vital spice. Due to COVID-19, inter- est rates are at historic lows, but we will only be extending re- finance offers to three lucky win- ners of this Mo- nopoly sticker game at McDon- ald's. Due to COVID-19, the drive-thru might be slower than usual. To be honest, our drive-thru was always slow because Carl is in charge, but now we have a reason that sounds better than, "Carl cannot be both- ered to light a fire under it." Due to COVID-19, our fall pants stock is limited. How- ever, we assure you that you cannot pull off those jeans. Due to COVID-19, we are requiring proof of vaccination for dinner, and that's to guar- antee that the conversation won't turn to theories about horse dewormer. Due to COVID-19 some- how still being a thing, this baby shower will be yet an- other drive-by event. Please throw gifts out the window and do not slow the car. We honestly prefer this to show- er games. Due to COVID-19, your tax refund has been reallocated for the White House Friday pizza fund. Due to COVID-19, Florida will be instituting no changes and does not anticipate mak- ing any changes in the fu- ture. Thank you for cooper- ating with absolutely nothing. 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. GRILLED CHEESE, BACON AND TOMATO SANDWICH MEALS IN Monica's MINUTES Share your favorite recipe! Monica's Meals in Minutes PO Box 68, Petersburg 47567 FACEBOOK MAIL EMAIL By Monica Sinclair One of the most comforting dishes I can think of is a grilled cheese sandwich. While on vacation in Virginia, my husband and I went to a restaurant that specializes in different grilled cheese sandwiches and they are so good. So, I thought I would try to find a recipe I could make at home. The one I discovered this week looks so good. It uses a lot of different cheeses and adds a few other ingredients to make a decadent sandwich. Enjoy! INGREDIENTS • 6 tablespoons butter, softened, divided • 8 slices sourdough bread • 1/2 cup shredded sharp white cheddar cheese • 1/2 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese • 1/2 cup shredded Gruyere cheese • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise • 3 tablespoons finely shredded Manchego or Parme- san cheese • 1/8 teaspoon onion powder • 4 ounces Brie cheese, rind removed, sliced • Oven-roasted tomatoes • Crispy fried onion rings • Cooked bacon DIRECTIONS 1. Spread 3 tablespoons butter on one side of each slice of bread. Place bread, butter side down, in a large skillet or electric griddle over medium-low heat until golden brown, 2-3 minutes; remove. 2. In a small bowl, combine cheddar, Monterey Jack and Gruyere. In another bowl, mix together remaining 3 tablespoons butter, mayonnaise, Manchego cheese and onion powder. 3. To assemble sandwiches, top toasted side of 4 bread slices with sliced brie and tomatoes. Sprinkle a por- tion of the cheddar cheese mixture evenly over brie; add fried onion rings. Sprinkle with the remaining cheddar cheese mixture and add bacon; top with re- maining bread slices, toasted side facing inwards. 4. Spread the butter-mayonnaise mixture on the out- sides of each sandwich. Place in same skillet and cook until golden brown and cheese is melted, 5 -6 minutes on each side. Serve immediately. Source: tasteof 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 Mon- day of each month at the History Center, 1104 Main Street, Petersburg at 6:30 p.m. New members welcome. History Cen- ter hours Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. until fur- ther notice. DAR—Local chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution meet the second Monday of each month Septem- ber through June at 6 p.m. at the History Center in Peters- burg. 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 Tues- day 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 second 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 Center of- fers support to assist those who have experienced the loss of a child (conception to one month of age) through the griev- ing process, and provide an atmosphere of confidentiality and comfort. For more information about Perinatal Loss Support, con- tact Theresa O'Bryan, Pastoral Care, at 812-996 -0219 or to- Grief Support Series-The death of a loved one, a child leaving home, overwhelming changes in one's personal life – each can cause profound grief and suffering. To offer reassur- ance and comfort, Memorial Hospital and Health Care Cen- ter has developed a free support program called "Grief Sup- port Series." In this program, participants will learn that grief is nor- mal, examine the various emotions of grief, be encouraged to face the pain, and find ways to make a healthy emotional with- drawal from the loss. Conducting the sessions will be There- sa O'Bryan, Hospital Chaplain, and Tom Holsworth, a clini- cal psychologist who has served as a co-facilitator of this pro- gram since its inception in 1991. Call for the next five-week program. Programs will be at 6:30 p.m. in Memorial Hospital and Health Care Centers Chapel. This program is free and space is limited. Pre-registration is necessary, please call 812-996 -0219. Living with COPD–If you or if someone you care for is living with COPD, join us for an educational meeting on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, September 14, from noon-1:30 p.m. in the Me- morial Hospital and Health Care Center Mary Potter Meet- ing Room, located inside the hospital at 800 W. 9th St., Jasper. For more information about "Living with COPD," visit Me- morial Hospital's website at and click on "Classes & Events," or call 812-996 -5232 or 812-996 -1528. Pre-registration is not necessary, and there is no cost to at- tend. PUZZLED ABOUT WHAT TO READ? ..and you will have your solution. subscribe to 812-354-8500 D-2 Wednesday, September 8, 2021 The Press-Dispatch

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