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November 24, 2021

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YOUTH FIRST TODAY Sweet's Column By Barb Sweet MEALS IN Monica's MINUTES THANKSGIVING CRUNCHWRAP Share your favorite recipe! Monica's Meals in Minutes PO Box 68, Petersburg 47567 MAIL EMAIL By Monica Sinclair Each year, I try to give you a recipe for after Thanks- giving that will help you use up those leftovers. This year, I was able to find a real unique one that I think you will love. It's a take on a fast food favorite and it looks deli- cious. I definitely plan on trying this one. Enjoy! INGREDIENTS • 4 large flour tortillas • 1 c. leftover mashed potatoes • 1 c. leftover green beans • 1 1/2 c. shredded leftover turkey • 1 c. leftover cranberry sauce • 1 c. leftover stuffing • 1 c. shredded white cheddar • 1/2 c. gravy, warmed, for serving DIRECTIONS 1. Spread 1/4 cup of mashed potatoes in the center of each tortilla, then top with a layer green beans, tur- key, cranberry sauce, stuffing, and white cheddar. 2. Fold tortillas around the center, creating pleats. A fter wrapping, quickly invert crunchwraps so the pleats are on the bottom and they stay together. 3. In a medium nonstick pan over medium heat, heat a very thin layer of vegetable oil. Working one at a time, add crunchwrap seam-side down and cook un- til tortilla is golden on the bottom, 3 to 5 minutes. Flip crunchwrap and cook until the other side is golden, 3 to 5 minutes more. Source: By Callie Sanders Youth First, Inc. Somehow, here we are. November is flying by, and we're in the season of Thanksgiving. Being thankful and appreciative for what is received, tangible or intangible, is an example of gratitude. By acknowl- edging the good things in life, people usually recognize that sources of good- ness can exist both inside and outside of themselves. Gratitude helps people con- nect to something larger and can help them appreciate what they have instead of always reaching for something new. Although it may sound silly at first, this mental state grows stronger with time and practice. Studies support an as- sociation between well-being and grati- tude, resulting in fewer doctor's visits, taking better care of self, and improved relationships. For example, a study of couples found that individuals who took time to express gratitude for their partners felt more pos- itive towards each other and more com- fortable expressing concerns related to their relationship. Workplace gratitude also comes with great benefits. Showing gratitude in the workplace costs nothing and only requires minimal time. This can lead to employee morale and better perfor- mance. Leaders can also create an en- vironment where everyone is responsi- ble for showing gratitude to ensure all are recognized. In a recent study by the American Psychological Association, researchers found that 93% of employees are motivat- ed to do their best at work and 88 % re- ported being more engaged when they feel valued by their employer. Only 21% of the polled group said they were con- sidering searching for new employment in the upcoming year. Another benefit of practicing gratitude at work is "the spillover effect," which has the power to enrich other aspects of our lives outside of the office. With gratitude, many people experience greater satisfac- tion in life, reduced stress, and a healthi- er outlook, physically and mentally. Lastly, here are a few simple ways to start cultivating more gratitude. 1. Write or email a thank-you note. This can help nurture and strength- en relationships with others. You can decide how often to send a note of gratitude. Do not forget to write to yourself! 2. Keep a gratitude journal. This will help boost happiness and better cop- ing for life's challenges. 3. Take time to meditate. Practice mindfulness by focusing on what you are grateful for today. 4. Say a prayer. Prayer can help culti- vate gratitude. 5. Mentally thank someone. Think about someone who has done some- thing nice for you and mentally thank that person. Life brings many unexpected twists and turns. There's no better way to tack- le that stress and show yourself and oth- ers love than spreading a little gratitude along the way. Callie Sanders, LSW, is a Youth First So- cial Worker at Owensville, Haubstadt, and Fort Branch Community Schools in Gibson County. Youth First, Inc. is a nonprofit ded- icated to strengthening youth and families. Youth First provides 78 Master's level so- cial 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 suc- cess. To learn more about Youth First, vis- it or call 812-421-8336. Hi stars and welcome to the big stage all lit up in colorful fall lights and deco- rated to help celebrate with all our stars who will have a birthday or anniversary in the week of November 25 -December 1. Come up onto this stage and take a bow. BIRTHDAYS November 25 -Alice Halstead; Makay- lah Brumfield turns 25; Marquetta Cook; Daniel and Carrie Shelton celebrate 17 years. November 26 -Elayna Brumfield turns 26; Nancy Warner turns 47; George and Deby Virden celebrate 18 years. November 27-Barabara Featherston turns 80. November 28 -Abigail Eilaine Popp turns 9. November 29 -Taryn Houchin; Josh Mc- Donald turns 40 ; Caden Lamey turns 17; Joshua and Magan Braunecker celebrate 11 years. November 30 -Tiffani Ann Dreesman; Jamie Abell turns 30 ; Andy Barrett, Jr.; Sara Epley Cottington turns 43; Art and MaryLou Kixmiller celebrate 64 years. December 1-Lori Goodman Lind turns 43; Riley Moore turns 16; Koda Sutt turns 14; Maggie Rose Bruce turns 7. May all our stars have a really great day and may all your wishes come true. Keep in your heart and in your prayers all our stars who are recovering from COVID and the recovery afterwards, those who are having surgeries, treat- ments, testing and more, and those with allergies, and the aches and pains of ev- eryday life. Our Meyer family is sad to hear of the passing of Melissa Meyer on November 4, from a long illness and recovery this year. She was the wife of Donnie Meyer (our cousin). To Don and Tiffany, please remember all the great times and share memories, and more memories will be added to yours. EVENTS November 25 -Thanksgiving Day - tur- key, dressing and all the fixings to eat with family and friends, and being thank- ful for what we have; Christmas in Horna- dy Park starts at 6 p.m. and will be each night from 6 -9 p.m. until New Year's Day. November 28 -Hanukkah begins and runs through December 6. December 2-Winslow Lions Club will meet at 6 p.m. to set up the Winter Won- derland and decorate for our Christmas dinner. December 4-Winslow Christmas Pa- rade at 10 a.m., Mouse House at the Nazarene Church from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and Winter Wonderland, with Santa Claus in the old Town Hall, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; Petersburg Christmas Parade at 3 p.m.; Winslow Lions Christmas Dinner in old Town Hall starting at 1 p.m. December 11-Winslow Winter Wonder- land and Santa Claus at old Town Hall from 4-7 p.m. Winslow senior citizens are meeting on Monday and Tuesday at the Commu- nity Center. Petersburg seniors meet in the courthouse basement. There were no postcards this week at Sweets Column, Winslow, IN 47598. We did receive one card that thanked us for the treat on Halloween. They also told us to have a great Thanksgiving. Winslow Patoka River rose to a little over half and the rain we had since last week was less than an inch. We heard thunder, but the rain also brought in the winds that took more of the leaves off some trees. They say it's peak time for the fall colors, but I love to see the colors change every week. You see all the colors. The yellows have accented with the orange, red, gold and green, and these colors may not be here for too long if the winds continue to blow. Sev- eral bushes have turned red and I have seen pink bushes and the fall flowers look great. Since I brought in the house plants, Mom's Christmas cactus has more pink and white blooms on it for the first time before Thanksgiving. It usually blooms on Christmas or Easter. Soon, all the leaves will be off the trees until spring, so get out in your area and see the beauty. The 57 Bones family was Mom and Dad dressed up like the American Goth- ic picture that is so famous. They say prices are going up on ev- erything and they are so right. Gas is now $ 3.35 in the area and the grocery shopping will cost you more this month than last month by about $20 or more. We didn't get everything on our list, but did get our turkey for the family meal. Canned vegetables are now close to $1, no more $ .59. I saw Laura the other day and she got to see hail in Washington as she was com- ing home. She is going to see another doctor and hope he finds out what the problem is, could be low iron. Otherwise, she looks good. The time to insulate your house is late, but if you are finished, then the house will stay warmer and the pipes won't freeze when the temps get down to freezing like they have in the past week. I got to see the new Petersburg Dea- coness Clinic building on the inside for my six month doctor visit. The exam rooms look bigger and it looks like there are more rooms. I also got to see the lab area where blood was drawn and my left arm didn't have much, so the right arm had more to give. I watched it and it was pretty cool. The waiting room has plen- ty of seating and lots of parking for all their patients. Several towns have put up their Christ- mas on lamp posts before Thanksgiving and a few houses have already put out Christmas decorations in yard and lights on their houses are all lit up. But there are some houses that have the Thanks- giving decorations still up with a turkey and pilgrims, scarecrows and pumpkins. Have you seen the yard in Arthur on the old 64 cutoff road? The Winslow Lions Club roared with 22 family and friends, who sat down for a bring-in Thanksgiving meal with tur- key, ham, dressing, sweet potatoes, corn, green beans, mashed potatoes, beef and noodles, broccoli and rice, cranberry sauce and rolls. Desserts were pumpkin pie, peach cobbler, cookies, cream-filled pastries and more. We had tea to drink. Everyone had a great time eating some delicious food and enjoying the company of new and old friends. When Norm and I got in our area, I saw something in a vacant lot, so when the headlights lit up that area, there stood a mama and baby deer. Glad to see they are still in the area. It's time to dim the lights for this week. Keep an eye on family and friends. Stay safe on the roads when you travel to Grandma's house for Thanksgiving Day. Stay safe and wear your mask in crowds. As always, smile, wave and say "hi" to ev- eryone you see this week. Happy Thanks- giving to everyone. Take time to be thankful The Press-Dispatch Wednesday, November 24, 2021 B-7 HOME LIFE TO ADVERTISE: Call: 812-354-8500 Email: Visit: 820 E. Poplar Street, Petersburg Deadline: 5 p.m. on Monday 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. This month's birthdays have a chance to win a $25 gift certifi- cate from Oakland City Hometown IGA. THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS Loretta Boger ............................ Petersburg ......... 11/26 June Lee ..................................... Winslow ........... 11/29 Kire Epley .................................... Otwell ............ 11/30 THIS MONTH'S SPONSOR HOMETOWN IGA 122 W. Morton Street, Oakland City 812-749-3072 REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS Daniel M. Fullington and Deborah T. Ful- lington convey to Justino Rosario Diaz and Sandra Rosario Diaz, real estate as recorded in Pike County. Rebecca S. Hensley-Howard quitclaims to Dalton James Howard and Ashton Ann-Marie Catt, real estate as recorded in Pike County. Steve Smith conveys to the State of Indiana and Indiana Department of Transportation, re- al estate as recorded in Pike County. Damon Blackburn conveys to Trevor A. Schroeder, real estate as recorded in Pike County. Helen Ferguson quitclaims to Cheryl Sikes, real estate as recorded in Pike County. Bruce Ferguson quitclaims to Cheryl Sikes, real estate as recorded in Pike County. Wayne Ferguson quitclaims to Cheryl Sikes, real estate as recorded in Pike County. Terry Ferguson quitclaims to Cheryl Sikes, real estate as recorded in Pike County. Sandy Decker quitclaims to Cheryl Sikes, real estate as recorded in Pike County. Phillip Ferguson quitclaims to Cheryl Sikes, real estate as recorded in Pike County. Debbie Slavin quitclaims to Cheryl Sikes, real estate as recorded in Pike County. Donald Ferguson quitclaims to Cheryl Sikes, real estate as recorded in Pike County. Mo Brothers, LLC and Donald G. Horrell convey to George Terwiske and Kristie Ter- wiske, real estate as recorded in Pike County. Carole A. O'Rourke conveys to Carole A. O'Rourke and Carole A. O'Rourke Revocable Trust, real estate as recorded in Pike County. Linus L. Stenftenagel, Linus L. Stenftena- gel Trust agreement and Linus L. Stenftena- gel Life Tenant convey to CLW WS, Inc., real estate as recorded in Pike County. Larry E. Cox, Sr. conveys to Benjamin T. Pinkstaff and Morgan R. Pinkstaff, real es- tate as recorded in Pike County. William James White conveys to Sarel P. Pretorius, real estate as recorded in Pike County. Lemond, LLC, Charles R. Lemond and Pa- mela D. Lemond convey to Deborah J. Craig, real estate as recorded in Pike County. Pam Pytel and Pike County Auditor con- vey Hess &Hess, LLC, real estate as record- ed in Pike County. Pike County Auditor and Diane M. Roth etal convey to Jackson Allen Dillon, real estate as recorded in Pike County. Pike County Auditor and Diane M. Roth etal convey to Jackson Allen Dillon, real estate as recorded in Pike County. Pike County Auditor and Diane M. Roth etal convey to Jackson Allen Dillon, real estate as recorded in Pike County. Roger W. Fowler and Roger Fowler convey to Tia Ramirez, real estate as recorded in Pike County. Roger Fowler conveys to Tia Ramirez, real estate as recorded in Pike County. Pamela J. Brewster conveys to Tia Ramirez, real estate as recorded in Pike County. Paul Russell, the Estate of Eddie Russell and Eddie Wayne Russell convey to Paul Rus- sell, Danielle Boxdorfer and Lloyd Russell, re- al estate as recorded in Pike County. Betty Wright conveys to Betty Wright and Michael Shane Nalley, real estate as record- ed in Pike County. Whitetail Lake, LLC and Betty Wright con- vey to Betty Wright and Michael Shane Nal- ley, real estate as recorded in Pike County. Mary McConchie conveys to Christopher P. Ashworth and Amanda M. Ashworth, real estate as recorded in Pike County. U.S. Bank National Association, Manufac- turing House Contract Senior/Subordinate Pass Through Certificate Trust 1998 -8, Cer- tificate Trust 1998 -8, Feiwell and Hannoy, PC and Barry T. Barnes convey to Indiana Bu- reau of Motor Vehicles, real estate as record- ed in Pike County. Mark A. Sturgeon and Jordan T. Sturgeon convey to Dalton Miller and Lucretia Miller, real estate as recorded in Pike County. Darrell J. Coomer quitclaims to Forrest Rad- cliff, real estate as recorded in Pike County.

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