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September 8, 2021

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Is it TIME for your next eye exam? 8–7 . Mon. 8–noon . Tues. 10–7 . Wed. 8–5 . Thur. 8–5 . Fri. Locally Owned and Operated Dr. Clint Shoultz 715 S. 9th Street, Petersburg 812-354-9400 Apple Hill Orchard Hwy. 41 (5 miles north of Vincennes) 812-324-9010 Monday–Saturday: 9am - 5pm fresh apples picked Early varieties AVAILABLE NOW Homemade Pies Apple Cider Donuts Homemade Apple Cider Pregnant... or think you are? Call:1-877-257-1084 or Locally Call: 1-812-354-2814 • Free pregnancy testing • Free counseling and info. on pregnancy options. • Confi dential counseling for women & men who are suff ering from post-abortion syndrome. • Residential Care • Health and assistance referrals. • Training and education. • Assistance in getting baby and maternity clothes The Press-Dispatch Wednesday, September 8, 2021 A-3 LOCAL Call: 812-354-8500 Email: or bring in a hard copy: 820 E. Poplar Street, Petersburg NEWS BRIEFS IN 15 Regional Planning Commission special meeting Thursday, Sept. 9 A special session of the Executive Board of Indiana 15 Regional Planning Commission will meet electronically and in-person on Thursday, September 9, at 6 p.m. EDT. Agenda items will be: American Connection Corps fellow agreement and submission and committing local match for Economic Development Administration Local Technical Assistance. For additional information, call Indiana 15 RPC at 812- 367-8455. Upper Patoka River Conservancy meeting is Sept. 9 The Upper Patoka River Conservancy District will meet at 7 p.m. on Sept. 9, for a hearing on their proposed 2022 budget. They will meet at 7 p.m. on Sept. 23 for the pur- pose of adopting the 2022 budget. Both meetings will be in the Dubois Courthouse Annex in Jasper. Pike/Gibson Retired Teachers will meet Sept. 9 Pike/Gibson Retired Teachers to meet at noon EDT, Thursday, Sept. 9 at the Village Inn on Ind. 57 between Petersburg and Oakland City. Eleven newly retired teach- ers will be honored guests. New officers will be elected for the biennium. There will be a report on the actions of the General Assembly regarding the pension plan in the current state budget. Door prizes will be awarded to those who know the most unknown educational facts. Attendees are asked to follow the most recent health protection guidelines. 9/11 Stair climb hosted at Winslow The Patoka Township Fire Department is hosting a Sair climb at the Winslow community Center on Saturday, Sep- tember 11. Patoka Fire Department said the stair climb is not a race or timed event, but a way for firefighters and the community to honor and remember the New York Fire De- partment firemen who selflessly died during the 911 ter- rorist attack at the World Trade Center. Fire fighters climbed 110 flights of steps in the World Trade Center on the day of the attack. Doors open at 7 a.m. and the climb starts at 8:46 a.m. Saturday. Purdue Extension PARP session Sept. 14 Purdue Extension—Pike County PARP session will be Tuesday, September 14, from 8:30 to 10 :30 a.m. at the Pike County 4-H Exhibit Building in Hornady Park. RSVPs are due by September 9 to receive breakfast by calling Ex- tension Office at 812-354-6838 or e-mailing amahrenh@ Upcoming event? We want to know! Do you have an upcoming event? Send it to news@press- READER GUIDE Subscriptions: Change of address: subscribers changing addresses will please give old address as well as new one along with phone number. We cannot guarantee prompt change unless this is done. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to The Press-Dispatch., P.O. 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(USPS 205-620) Little Jon's Bait and Tackle opens Little Jon's Bait and Tackle celebrated their opening Friday morning with a ribbon cutting ceremony with the Pike County Chamber of Commerce. Members of his family and members of the Chamber of Commerce gather with Jon and Rhonda Land to mark the occasion. Land put up a new building on a lot at the intersection of 7th and Highway 61. It is the same location his grandparents, John and Mary Boger, operated the Triangle Bait shop in the late 1970s. It was called the Trian- gle because of the triangle-shaped lot. Land retired after a career of mining coal with Peabody. He moved to Petersburg recently from Mooresville. He said the store hours will be from 30 minutes before daylight until 7 p.m. every day but Thanksgiving and Christmas. They carry all types of fishing tackle and bait including live bait. "I've got to have something to do," said Land when asked about the long hours his store will be open. How to discuss the 9/11 attack with children Twenty years ago, parents across the United States faced the delicate situation of dis- cussing 9/11 with their chil- dren. Many adults watched their televisions with a sense of disbelief and horror on Sep- tember 11, 2001, and parents were forced to explain the in- explicable events of that day to their youngsters. As the world prepares to commemorate the twentieth anniversary of 9/11, many people who were children or adolescents on the morning of September 11 now have children of their own. Par- ents may need help explain- ing the significance of 9/11 to youngsters who were not alive when the attacks oc- curred. The 9/11 Memorial & Museum recognizes how dif- ficult such conversations may be for parents and offers the following tips that can serve as broad guidelines to facili- tate discussions about 9/11 and terrorism. • Listen. The museum notes that some children will want to discuss 9/11 and ter- rorism and some won't. Dis- cussions should not be forced if kids do not want to talk about 9/11 and parents can let kids know they're ready to listen whenever kids want to talk. Kids who want to speak can be encouraged to share their thoughts and ask ques- tions. Parents are urged to ac- tively listen to kids' concerns, noting their body language and validating their emotions. • Don't avoid discus- sions. Children who don't want to discuss 9/11 and ter- rorism should not be forced to do so. But parents also should not avoid discussing 9/11 and terrorism in general solely because of the difficult sub- ject matter. The museum urg- es parents to invite conver- sations if children express an interest in learning about terrorism and 9/11. Ask chil- dren, "What would you like to know? " or "How does that make you feel? " • Remain calm and avoid appearing anxious. Adults should be aware of their tone when discussing 9/11 and ter- rorism with children. Make a concerted effort to remain calm and not appear anxious. Answer questions honestly, but also in a way that is devel- opmentally appropriate. Ask children if they have any con- cerns and provide appropriate, realistic reassurance. Let kids express their feelings and fo- cus on how to cope with those feelings rather than suggest- ing their feelings are unfound- ed. If necessary, share what's been done since 9/11 to keep the country safe and prevent future attacks. • Learn about 9/11 so you can answer questions truthfully. The images of 9/11 are indelible, but even adults who lived through the tragedy may not know the an- swers to questions kids may ask. In anticipation of such questions, parents can vis- it to learn more about 9/11 so they're better prepared to answer kids' questions. Resolve to find answers to questions to- gether if need be. • Emphasize hope. Acts of terrorism are often so hor- rific that they can contribute to a deep sense of despair. But parents can explain to chil- dren that events like 9/11 al- so tend to bring out the best in people who are inspired to help and support family, friends and strangers alike. Emphasize the ways this hap- pened on 9/11 and express to kids that their own acts of compassion may help to pre- vent future acts of violence and intolerance. The twentieth anniversary of 9/11 may inspire children to ask questions about the at- tacks and other acts of terror- ism. Parents can employ vari- ous strategies to ensure such conversations are construc- tive and supportive.

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