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January 5, 2022

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Sweet's Column By Barb Sweet My So Called Millennial Life By Stephanie Hayes Shh. Everyone be quiet. Don't rustle. Are you sure you want to wear such a noisy dress? Sequins are overplayed. Put down that noise blower! Excuse me, is that a trumpet? Everyone may be tempt- ed to celebrate big this New Year's Eve. De- spite ever-looming coronavi- rus variants, life has crept to- ward something approaching normal. That's invigorating. But it is my obligation to remind you what happened last year when people were optimistic. Not six days into 2021, violent insurrectionists stormed the U.S. Capitol, and Arnold Schwarzenegger had to admonish everyone while holding a sword. That set the tone, didn't it? Our long-await- ed summer was all about del- ta, and I don't mean the airline. We had broken supply chains, inflation, mask mandate law- suits over lawsuits to stop the law- suits. And on top of everything, Gen Z said our jeans were ugly! We don't need a great year. And we really don't need an- other bad year. We just need an average year. For example, a comput- er scientist once determined that April 11, 1954, was the most boring day in history, be- cause not much happened in the world. Soviet cyclist Alek- sandr Averin, born that day, disagrees. Or we could look to April 18, 1930, when a BBC an- nouncer boldly said, "There is no news," and played piano for 15 minutes. Maybe we need to channel the energy of April, in general. With that, here is a prayer for 2022. Oh (fill in your deity of choice here) of infinite wis- dom! This year, grant us me- diocrity! Bless us with lengthy stretches of boredom! Hear the following humble hopes! For 78 percent on a math test, "not your best, but not your worst" in the margins. For a birthday at Olive Gar- den with limp singing from servers and a slice of brown- ie lasagna. For a beige couch with dark- er beige pillows. For a tank top that says, "Mama needs her sleep." For a blurry 2012 Face- book photo of a street sign you thought was funny but re- ally isn't funny in hindsight; oh well. For a plain chicken breast with a side of steamed broc- coli on a Monday. For the record of the Pitts- burgh Pirates. For our children to discov- er a fulfilling talent, but not one that costs thousands of dollars and requires weekend travel, or anything involving ice skates. For just a little half-and-half, OK? See BORING on page 3 C-2 Wednesday, Januar y 5, 2022 The Press-Dispatch A prayer for an boring, unremarkable 2022 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 receive a free six month Press-Dispatch subscription. DECEMBER WINNER And the winner is... Mary "Kate" Williams from Peters- burg. Mary won a $25 gift certificate from Downtown Em- porium, in Huntingburg, and a three-month subscription to The Press-Dispatch. Congratulations! THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS Eugene D. Thurman .................. Henderson .............1/5 Beulah Copeland ..................... Oakland City ...........1/7 Donna Stinson ............................Evansville .............1/8 Max Burkhart ........................... Petersburg .............1/9 Cherie Dedrick ............................. Otwell .............. 1/10 Garry Willis ................................RUSKIN ............ 1/10 Beverly Bement ......................... Petersburg ........... 1/11 Delaney Morgan ....................... Washington .......... 1/11 THIS MONTH'S SPONSOR The Press Dispatch PIKE COUNTY'S NEWS NETWORK 820 E. Poplar Street, Petersburg 812-354-8500 • Sponsor the Birthday Club For only a $25 gift certificate, you can advertise your business right here for an entire month. Call 812-354-8500 for more information. SATURDAY, JANUARY 8 • 10am EST at the Auction Barn – 2667 E. CR 400 S., Winslow Auction pick-up available! KALEB CLARIDGE AU11700062 Follow on • ID# 46613 • AUCTION Call Today to schedule your auction! No Buyer's Premium. FRANCISCO ESTATE This auction is featuring advertisement signs, Royal Crown RC cooler, antiques, collectibles, lots of vintage baseball and boxing cards (Mantle, Williams graded cards complete set and more) several different sport autographs, vintage Mickey Mouse collectibles, vintage toys, metal lunch box collection, glassware, several silver coins, Morgans, half dollars and others, furniture, all types of old items and much more! 800.424.2324 Auctioneer: Russell D. Harmeyer IN Auct. Lic. #AU10000277, HRES IN Auct. Lic. #AC69 200019, FARM: Gilley Brothers Farms LLC, Gilley Brothers Farms 1 LLC, PKG Farm LLC Sam Clark: 317.442.0251 . Todd Litten: 812.327.2466 Property Location: Southeast of Washington, IN Near SR 257 VEALE TWP & HARRISON TWP | DAVIESS CO January 18 th , 6:30 pm ET PRODUCTIVE CROPLAND | RECREATIONAL 3 BED, 1.5 BATH HOME | WOODS | POLE BARNS HLS#SFC-12714 8 T R A C T S total acres 628.5 +/- WASHINGTON PARK COMMUNITY BLDG 501 Burkhart Drive | Washington, IN 47501 OPEN HOUSE: Saturday, Jan. 8, 2:00 - 4:00 pm ET TR ACT 1 CAN'T BE COMBINED WITH OTHER TR ACTS A uction A uction Hi stars and welcome to the big stage all lit up in colorful bright lights and dec- orated to help celebrate with all our stars who will have a birthday or anniversary in the week of January 6 -12. Come up on- to this stage and take a bow. BIRTHDAYS January 6 -Harold Tuell turns 39. January 7-Daniel Merritt turns 48; Tay- lor Truitt turns 35; Stephanie Coleman turns 51; Julie Nixon, Chet McCandless turns 62. January 8 -Kinzy Bailey Amos turns 34; Bobby Dotthreich turns 50. January 9 -MaryAnn Dillman turns 41; Jane Simmons; Donnie Poehlein; Karen Brossman Bass turns 62; Robert Bolin turns 34; Roger McCandless; Mallory Cates turns 35. January 10 -Mary Jo Cravens. January 11-Joe Sweet turns 76; Valerie Jones turns 52. January 12-Gavriel Isaac Brock turns 13; Brittney Turpin turns 30. 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 have COVID, those who are having surgeries, treatments, testing and more, and those with allergies, and the aches and pains of everyday life: Mar- gie. EVENTS January 10 -Winslow Town Hall at 6 p.m. January 11-Winslow Beautification and Economic groups meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Snyder Community Center. January 13-Petersburg Lions Club meets at 6 p.m. at the Village Inn. Winslow senior citizens are meeting on Monday and Tuesday at the Commu- nity Center. Petersburg seniors meet in the courthouse basement. We received no postcards this week at Sweets Column, Winslow, IN 47598. Winslow Patoka River is close to be- ing to the rim. The White River was real close to the point of overflowing. Yes, our area had rain on Christmas Eve morning and more on Dec. 28 and 29. Our temps should be chilly, but all our stars agree, we will enjoy our days of record break- ing highs of 73 degrees. Our other days have been in the 50s or 60s, with a night- time low of 35 to 50 degrees. Some days, the winds were strong enough to push a ve- hicle if you were in an open area. On Christmas morn- ing, we heard the birds singing outside the kitchen window. I think they think it's springtime. I hope you all saw all the yard and house Christmas decorations, wheth- er they were lit up or not. There were some lit up yards that were on for sev- eral weeks, and some houses only lit up for the week or a few days. I loved all the yards, some businesses, town squares and main streets. Lots of old and new items and the lights have gotten bright- er, and the colors have shades that just pop out, with me saying, "I like that" or "did you see that? " Our family Christmas was at Terri and Ted's house, where Mom is staying, and we ate dinner, and played Bingo for priz- es. Also attending were George, Deby, Kelly, Joshua, Jacari, Norm and me. Each one of us brought something on our menu of sliced ham, deviled eggs, macaroni sal- ad, potato salad, onions and cucumbers, pickles, olives, several cheeses, breads, homemade vegetable soup, crab ran- goon, soda, tea, pumpkin pie, blueberry cheese pie and peach cheese pie. Several gifts of $1 or more covered a table as we set up our two cards to start our Bingo to win the odd gift. Several got Bingo at the same time, but we played until our cards were filled and the leftover gifts will be used for next year. There were some pres- ents to open and since we don't have the young ones, we watched Mom open her many gifts. Our family had a great time on Christmas Day, even if all our family couldn't make it, but they were greatly missed. Ethan couldn't come. Laura had to work, and Kyana and Daniel stopped by on Sunday to open their presents. We hope your family get together was all you hoped it would be and the travels you or others made were pleasant ones on the busy roadways. As Norm and I were en- joying our Sunday night on Dec. 26, we heard some fire- works go off for about 15 min- utes and our guess is that it's a preview to welcome in the 2022 new year. Since the New Year's Eve party Norm and I enjoy is about to be here soon, we de- cided to get our cabbage and black-eyed peas to go with our ham, and since we are staying in on New Year's Eve, we al- so got our chips and dip and our favorite drink. Then, when it's time to welcome in the new year, we might make some noise or hear others in town make noise. To us, this year was really enjoyable, even if we all had to wear masks, keep our distance and not hold some events. The events that were held, were the best of times for everyone. Some make resolu- tions, but to have family and friends to have a healthy year is what I wish comes true all year long. This past week, we saw Laura, who came over on Christmas Eve to get her present. We saw Vernon at his house as he was about to leave to enjoy the ser- vice, where Dixie sang a song. We went to Tim and Jeanette's house to catch up on what has happened in this Christmas week and spoke to Dee, who has bronchi- tis, and Wayne, who is proud of his family. Since the New Year's celebration hasn't begun yet as of this writing, the event in the Brownstown part of Winslow will be written for you to enjoy next week. We hope you all don't drive drunk. Have a designated driver with you. Have fun, but also stay safe to wake up in 2022. The lights are about to dim for this week. Keep an eye on family and friends. Slow down and see all the wonders in your area. School kids will be on buses again soon, so slow down more. As al- ways, smile, wave and say "hi" to every- one you see this week. It helps to uplift a star who needs to see you wave at them. REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS Alexander D. Pfeiffer conveys to John P. Buffington, re- al estate as recorded in Pike County. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development conveys to Brien F. Lagle, real estate as recorded in Pike County. Estate of Robert K. Russell, Robert K. Russell and Keith R. Russell convey to Jacob A. Lamberson, real estate as re- corded in Pike County. Petersburg Gospel Center, Inc. conveys to Jeremy J. Hill and Alisa Davis-Hill, real estate as recorded in Pike County. Bonnie Like, James Capehart, Amanda J. Rasche, An- gela Doan, Travis Matteson and Clinton Matteson convey to George Fiscus and Donna Fiscus, real estate as record- ed in Pike County. George Fiscus and Donna Fiscus convey to Fallon Re- nae Dixon and Austin Reid Dixon, real estate as record- ed in Pike County. Loehr Acres, Inc. conveys to Joshua L. Luker, real es- tate as recorded in Pike County. Wilcoxen Industries, Inc. and Lawrence E. Wilcoxen quitclaim to Kevin J. Western, real estate as recorded in Pike County. Patricia A. Evans and Stephen W. Evans quitclaim to Stephen W. Evans, Patricia A. Evans, Stephen and The Pa- tricia Evans Living Trust, real estate as recorded in Pike County. Travis L. McCandless conveys to Quincy Shane De- camp, real estate as recorded in Pike County. Travis McCandless, Stacy Vaughn McCandless and Sta- cy McCandless convey to Quincy Shane Decamp, real es- tate as recorded in Pike County. Myron B. Myers and Leann M. Myers convey to Top Notch Small Engine Repair and Service, LLC, real estate as recorded in Pike County. Grace J. Whitehead Trust B, Grace J. Whitehead, Tere- sa Whitehead, Mitchell Whitehead and David Whitehead convey to Teresa Whitehead, Mitchell Whitehead and Da- vid Whitehead, real estate as recorded in Pike County. Charles J. Reneer and Julia J. Reneer quitclaim to Scha- fer Construction, LLC, real estate as recorded in Pike County. Amanda L. Crawford and Amanda L. Gladish convey to Alonzo E. Barnes and Kaytlynn J. Tepe, real estate as re- corded in Pike County. 180 N Whitelock, Petersburg 3 bedroom, 2 bath home on over an acre, large pole barn and newer central air, furnace and roof. MLS# 202130869 $145,000 Melody Faulk, REALTOR ® Call/Text 812-380-1133 • LOCAL ® OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY January 9 • 1-3 p.m. Each Office Independently Owned And Operated. ATTENTION SELLERS I'm always happy to cooperate with other agents to get YOU the BEST price! Call Jessica Mason – 812-582-0246 SIAR • "Granny's Daycare" has been thriving for the past 8 years and has consistently grossed over $80,000/year. • Currently licensed for 16 kids and conveniently sits right next to a preschool. • Very well-maintained and boasts a large playground, plenty of parking, a full kitchen, a separate area for newborns, and a bathroom with two child-height potties • Comes with ALL business inventory, equipment and supplies including: 2 TVs, 2 CD players, tables, high chairs, cribs, toddler beds, infant saucers, copy machine, laptop, security system, fire extinguishers, a freezer chest, 4 recliners, 1 double rocker, all toys, all decor, an inflatable bounce house and 7 iPads. • Property also offers a large finished barn with a rustic, log cabin feel. This additional building has been used as a farmers market. • Great potential to be a second income producer. • One section is climate controlled with gas fireplace, a half bath, a full kitchen and a separate "cold room." • The other section is unfinished and perfect for storage, and includes garage space with a chicken coop. • Items included with the barn: Large cooler, pop machine, stove, refrigerator, gas fireplace, produce scale, antiques, fire extinguishers and chickens. • Acreage is yet to be determined, awaiting survey, but will roughly be 1 to 1.5 acres. SHOWN BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. New Year, New Opportunities! 1322 S. State Rd. 61, Winslow • $ 229,000 MLS#202200047 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

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