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January 26, 2022

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Sweet's Column By Barb Sweet My So Called Millennial Life By Stephanie Hayes Thanks to the omicron variant, there are roughly 70 flagrillion cases of COVID-19 in the country. Omicron is breaking through vac- cines, though it bears repeating One! More! Time! that vaccines and boost- ers are reducing symptoms and saving lives, and everyone should get jabbed, if possible. Also, testing is key when exposed or feeling bad. But let's talk more about feeling bad! Remember the days when you could have a sniffle and watch murder doc- umentaries for a couple days without wondering if you were contributing to the fall of society? Since this variant is so breakthrough-y, it has resulted in the following thought process any- time one takes ill: • Is it oak pollen, or is it COVID-19? • Is it the common cold, or is it COVID-19? • Is it a migraine, or is it COVID-19? • Is it a silent scream into the ether, or is it COVID-19? • Is this food really bland and flavorless, or is it COVID-19? Further- more, should I tell my date that her food is real- ly bland and flavorless? • Is my new shampoo leaving my hair dull and lifeless, or is it COVID-19? • Is it a botfly infec- tion, or is it COVID-19? Are there even botflies here? • Is it my past choices coming back to haunt me at a time I least expect, or is it COVID-19? • Is it the creeping feeling that I left the curling iron/coffee pot/bathroom candle on, or is it COVID-19? • Is it bad shrimp, or is it COV- ID-19? • Is it the urge to get bangs, or is it COVID-19? • Is it generalized anxiety disorder, or is it COVID-19? Why not both?! • Is it an alert from my bank that my balance is low, or is it COVID-19? • Is it a bite from a radi- oactive spider that will give me extraordinary strength and speed, but also great power and responsibility, or is it COVID-19? • Is it the all-consuming existential dread I face each day living in a pandem- ic that never seems to relent and only mutates and spreads, or is it COVID-19? • Is it ... whatever, I'm getting four tests. Stephanie Hayes is a columnist at the Tampa Bay Times in Florida. Fol- low her at @ stephhayes on Twitter or @ stephrhayes on Instagram. Burkhart arrested for resisting, battery and possession By James Capozella A January 20 traffic stop on SR 61 for speeding resulted in Dominic Ry- an Burkhart, 19, of 2602 E. SR 364, Winslow, being charged with battery on a public safety official, resisting law enforcement and possession of mari- juana. Pike County Chief Deputy Dal- las Killian was traveling north on SR 61 near CR 300, when his car radar clocked a vehicle traveling 76 mph in a 50 mph speed zone. When stopped by Chief Killian and Deputy Clint Boger, Burkhart was un- able to provide a driver's license and later did not comply with officers and was taken down. Killian had placed one handcuff on Burkhart's left wrist and Burkhart was told to comply but resisted. Bur- khart was told to place a hand behind his back approximately 10 times and was then tasered after he said "I'm not going to listen, man," according to the report. Killian had skin torn from his ring finger in gravel and had to let go of the cuff. A fter one five-second cycle of the taser, Burkhart became compliant, but argued he had done nothing wrong, ac- cording to the report. Kaitlyn Waldroup, Burkhart's pas- senger, was released and went with Burkhart's mother. Both Waldroup and Burkhart stated they had smoked mar- ijuana earlier that day. A small amount of marijuana was found in Burkhart's truck, which was searched and then transported by wrecker. QUALITY EYEWEAR • Quality eyewear by Karen Memering, Optician • Professional eyecare by Dr. Steve Gregory • Most insurance plans accepted WE FILL ALL DOCTOR'S PRESCRIPTIONS Complete Contact Lens Care & Service *In most cases **Some restrictions apply. Call for details. 812-254-6594 Corner of Hwy. 50 & 57, Washington, IN VALLEY OPTICAL 812-254-6594 SOMETHING NEWSWORTHY? CALL 812-354-8500 C-2 Wednesday, Januar y 26, 2022 The Press-Dispatch Is it a cold or COVID, will we ever escape To enter the Birthday Club, fill out the form at www. 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. BELATED BIRTHDAYS Chareleen Cannavan .................... Danville .............1/20 THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS George Gumbel ......................... Petersburg ...........1/27 Bonnie Cummings ..................... Petersburg ...........1/28 Morris Gladish .......................... Petersburg ...........1/28 Terry Farmer ............................. Petersburg ...........1/29 Casey Camden ............................. Winslow .............1/30 Ray Breidenbaugh ..................... Petersburg ...........1/30 Sharon Ashby ........................................................1/30 Mackenzie Austin ....................... Winslow ............ 1/31 Sabrina Mason ........................ Oakland City ......... 1/31 Daren Cook ............................... Petersburg .............2/1 Maggie Armstrong .......................Hazleton ..............2/1 THIS MONTH'S SPONSOR The Press Dispatch PIKE COUNTY'S NEWS NETWORK 820 E. Poplar Street, Petersburg 812-354-8500 • REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS Krista K. Walker conveys to Thomas Deney Thorne and Marilyn Fay Thorne, real estate as recorded in Pike County. Gina M. Zielinski, Gina M. Zielinske, The Krista Ka- la Walker Trust and Ronda F. Walker convey to Thomas Dewey Thorne and Marilyn Fay Thorne, real estate as re- corded in Pike County. Kietha Jo Harvey, Karesa Kelli Roush, Karesa Kelli Un- derhill, Unsupervised estate of Cherrel H. Underwood, Cherrel H. Underwood and Cherrel H. Walker convey to Thomas Dewey Thorne and Marilyn Fay Thorne, real es- tate as recorded in Pike County. Albert Mattingly conveys to Jerry T. Traylor, Dorothy E. Traylor and Jerry T. Traylor and Dorothy E. Traylor Revocable Trust, real estate as recorded in Pike County. Krempp Corporation conveys to Krempp Bros Farms, LLC, real estate as recorded in Pike County. Robert R. Kirby, Margaret M. Kirby and Margaret Kir- by quitclaim to Steven R. Kirby, real estate as recorded in Pike County. Steven R. Kirby quitclaims to The Kirby Family Irrevo- cable Trust and Lana S. Pride, real estate as recorded in Pike County. Michael James Martinez conveys to Jagar P. Gladish, real estate as recorded in Pike County. Vernon W. Stephens and Ruby B. Stephens convey to Theresa E. Long, real estate as recorded in Pike County. Phillip W. Watts and Elizabeth A. Tisdale Watts convey to Zachary Mehlman and Dorothea Mehlman, real estate as recorded in Pike County. Marcia A. Perry conveys to John Michael Perry, real es- tate as recorded in Pike County. Downtown Development Properties, LLC conveys to Jonathon Ryan Benner, real estate as recorded in Pike County. Jacob D. Catt conveys to Denise K. Catt, real estate as recorded in Pike County. Jay Allen Cox quitclaims to Jay Aaron Cox, real estate as recorded in Pike County. Constance A. Blevins and Constance A. Uppencamp quitclaim to Gary A. Uppencamp, real estate as record- ed in Pike County. 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 anniversa- ry in the week of January 27-February 2. Come up onto this stage and take a bow. BIRTHDAYS January 27-Mark Cravens turns 61. January 28 -Portia Martinson; Riley Perry turns 13; J.T. Vinnedge turns 24. January 29 -Michael William Meyer turns 17; Jan Carrico turns 52. January 30 -Maddie Gamble Arnold turns 24; Judy Richardson turns 58. January 31-Matthew Shaw turns 44; Sue Ellen Boyles turns 57; Maurice Zapa- ta turns 28; Rich and Dot Ware celebrate 46 years. February 1-Pam Quick Thomas; Draven Harrison turns 19; Jesse Hart- ley; Miranda Jolee Sharp turns 14; Jesse Nicholson turns 12; Leslie Ruppel turns 53. February 2-Gerald Bolin; Waylon Bruce turns 43; Karen Dixon; Sharon Roettger. 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 going through sur- geries, treatments, tests of all kinds, those with allergies, and the aches and pains of everyday life. Winslow is saddened to hear of the passing of Vada Culver on January 18. To her family and friends, remember all those great times and share your memo- ries, and more will be added. EVENTS February 1-Black History Month be- gins. February 2-Groundhog Day. February 8 -Winslow Beautification and Economic at 6:30 p.m. at the Snyder Community Center. February 10 -Petersburg Lions Club meets at 6 p.m. February 14-Valentine's Day. 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 high and it never overflowed at River- side Park or Millers Field. Fri- day, January 14, we had heavy fog that lasted into part of the af- ternoon with a 1/4-1/2 mile vis- ible distance. Sunday, January 16 and Monday, early morning, we got about 1/2 inch of drizzle into snow, then on Wednesday, January 19, we were to get less than one inch of rain, sleet and snow. All we got was light rain into sleet for about 1/2 hour in the afternoon. All of the severe weather was in Illinois and Kentucky, and south of I-64 in Indiana. Daytime temps ranged form the 40s into the low 30s, except Thursday and Friday, the 20s arrived with a wind chill of 0 -2. The nighttime temps started in the high 20s, then dropped into the low teens. Our truck "Blue" is now back home af- ter a detour to Chandler, where the drive shaft had to be taken there for some work and then to a local repair shop to be in- stalled. We want to say it now has some get up and go and we appreciate the me- chanics' work to have Blue back on the road again. Also, we received help from Vernon, who helped get us there to pick up Blue. There is a little story to tell. As we were on our way to Chandler on I-69, just south of I-64, we saw police cars in the left lane to slow all the traffic for an accident. When we got closer, we saw a large crane that had just sat the trailer upright, after it spilled out all of the corn into the median. It was also on the news later in the day and they said they had no idea how the driver lost control, but the truck was the only one involved in the accident. They also showed where they were sweeping up the grain and putting it into trailer. We saw that portion when we were driving back home. I had never made soup beans with ham bone in a slow cooker. It's always been made on the stove. So, after the cook time had ended, I took a taste to see if the broth needed other spices and it didn't. It was really tasty with beef bouillon, garlic and on- ion, and even tastier the next day. We visited with Ver- non and Dixie as we ate and talked at Denny's on a nice day with friends. Laura had a procedure done, where she needed a ride there, then back home. So, we weren't doing anything that day, but to get up at 4 a.m. and pick her up at 5:30 a.m., left us all real sleepy by the afternoon when we all got home. Laura is fine and all went well, except she needs to eat more fiber. We all need to do that ourselves and kiwi is fiber. We all wore our masks. Norm helped out two friends one night, a night that was in the teens. He helped search for an animal, but the animal couldn't be found until the next morning. All is okay now. Norm is also so helpful around the house and for me, when the ol' legs don't want to move. He has been so helpful and the breakfast meals are tasty because he puts his special effort into each morning's meal. He is spoiling me and that's okay because I spoil him too when I can. Thursday, in Evansville, there is a Skil- let concert with other groups and Laura is volunteering as she listens. She may get to see her favorite group perform. This is her birthday gift to herself. This year is an election year for Winslow and yes, Petersburg, so to those who are running, have you filed yet? To the voters, have you registered yet? Winslow's elections are in Novem- ber, so you don't have much time to de- cide what office you would like to hold. 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. Wear your mask and social dis- tance, especially inside. As always, smile, wave and say "hi" to everyone you see this week. ARMSTRONG GRADUATES FROM OWENSBORO COMMUNITY AND TECHNICAL COLLEGE Tristen Armstrong gradu- ated Owensboro Communi- ty and Technical College in December with an Associ- ates Degree in Business Ad- ministration. He also earned high honors and was on the president's or dean's list each semester while obtaining his degree. Armstrong plans to enter the Physical Therapy Assis- tant program this fall. Tristen is the son of Joe and Tara Armstrong, of Crom- well, Ky., grandson of Mar- ilyn Armstrong and Kenny Boyd, of Horse Branch, Ky. and the late Joe Armstrong, of Union, the great-grandson of Roma Blair, the late Dale Whittington, and the late George and Frances Arm- strong. BLESSINGER ACHIEVES DEAN'S LIST AT BELMONT UNIVERSITY Aidan Blessinger, of Hunt- ingburg, qualified for the Fall 2021 Dean's List at Bel- mont University. Eligibility is based on a minimum course load of 12 hours and a quali- ty grade point average of 3.5 with no grade below a C. DUDENHOEFFER GRADUATED WITH HONORS SN Charlotte Dudenhoef- fer graduated sixth out of her class of 823 at Navy ba- sic training, Great Lakes, Ill., on January 21. She also was awarded the Navy League award and the rank of E3. She will now attend A School at Ft. Meade, Md., to become a mass communication spe- cialist (MC). She is the daughter of John and Eileen Dudenhoeffer, of Velpen. SN Charlotte Dudenhoeffer Tristen Armstrong Student Spotlight

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