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March 15, 2023

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Front Wednesday, March 15, 2023 The Press-Dispatch A-2 PETS Continued from page 1 STUDENTS Continued from page 1 serving at the United Way day of caring in the fall, to name a few of their many projects." some of these projects will include all 50 members, while other service projects only need four to six volunteers at a time. craig said as spon- sors they constantly offer op- portunities for the students to serve, and they choose the ones they can based on their busy school, work, and activ- ity schedules. craig also said that the students have indicated that one of their favorite activities is assisting with the United Way day of caring. Many of the jobs they assist with are outdoors on that day. according to craig, any student who has a cumula- tive GPa of 3.5 or above at the start of their junior or se- nior year, is invited to apply for membership to the nhs. candidates are reviewed on the basis of scholarship, ser- vice, leadership, and char- acter, per national selection criteria. all faculty members provide input on candidate selection and applications are carefully reviewed by a facul- ty council, separate from the chapter sponsors. students are then notified of the re- sults of their application and an official induction ceremo- ny is held in the fall of each school year. The nhs have a spring project coming up later this month, making 50 to 60 blan- kets for the chemo Buddies program that will be donat- ed to the cancer center in evansville. Pike Central High School National Honor Society students hold the blankets they made for local veterans this winter. NHS members have a variety of community ser- vice projects that they participate in for the local area. Best Musical, Bye Bye Birdie features such beloved songs as "Put on a happy Face," "Kids," "One Last Kiss" and "a Lot of Livin' to do." With a book by Michael stewart, lyrics by Lee adams, and music by charles strou- se, Bye Bye Birdie, Pike cen- tral high school production is directed by Melissa Traylor, student directed by ella Mc- Guire, and choreographed by abigail Vinnedge. This hit musical featured actors conner Loveless (albert Peterson), darien Fullington (rose alvarez), Tessa Vinnedge (Kim Maca- fee), shelby Keeker (Ursula Merkle), reagan craig (Mrs. Maca fee), devan Farmer (Mr. Macafee), Madelyn Fiscus (Mrs. Mae Peterson), Max Burkhart (conrad Bird- ie), caden Fausnaugh (hugo Peabody), Maddox Loveless (randolph Macafee), LJ def- fendoll (harvey Johnson), and Jayla harris (Gloria rasputin) with Gabby collins, ella ad- ams, Jaidyn Gogel, Xavery Weisman, Mabry shoultz, Makynna satterfield, adon LeMond, Karley Kavanaugh, emma hunt, emily McGil- lem, easton Bailey, calleigh Wibbeler, avery smith, Kyla schuessler, emory Wood, annabella Matteson, carter Blackwell, Kearstan hartley, Jalynn hartley, Justin Leeds, Joshua harker, cooper hart- ke, Brittain cummins, and Tyler collins. In addition, their live or- chestra was made up of Pike central students, staff, and community members. To round out the cast and crew, Levi Bailey was sound techni- cian, eibhlin Teague as light- ing technician, and emma Farmer and Kennady Zazzetti as backstage helpers. Traylor, was so proud of this group of Pchs students and thought they have made this the funnest show to put together yet. Max Burkhart as Conrad Birdie with the ensemble singing behind him in One Last Kiss. In this song, Kim MacAfee is about to be kissed by Conrad Birdie before he leaves to go into the Army. Spoiler alert, the kiss may not happen as planned. During the song Honestly Sincere PCHS musical students portray teenage girls that are so overcome by the sight of Conrad, played by Max Burkhart. He is talking to Kim, played by Tessa Vinnedge, and she starts to feel a little weak in the knees after being so close to him. Left to right, Caden Fausnaugh, Cooper Hartke, Tessa Vinnedge, Max Burkhart, Josh Harker and Emma Hunt BIRDIE Continued from page 1 PCHS National Honor Society officers, left to right, Reagan Craig, President; Chloe Williams, Vice Presi- dent; and Delaney Welch, Secretary hold the check that was given to them by The Winslow American Legion Post 115 for making the blankets for Veterans this win- ter. The blankets were gifted to local veterans in three of Pike County's nursing homes: Amber Manor, Golden Living Center and Lakewood Assisted Living. isha Wardlow, of the Water department, told those pres- ent that two leaks on Main street had been repaired and there is one more to go. Wardlow stated that the other leaks are harder to find due to low water pressure. The Water department also in- stalled 10 more water meters in Winslow since their last meeting. Winslow streets depart- ment supervisor Torez Ba- ham reported to the council members that he has been working on the asset Man- agement Plan which takes a lot of time and that as part of that plan, over 300 manholes throughout Winslow will need to be inspected and res- idents should not be alarmed if they see street department employees in their yards in- specting the manholes. alexis rusch gave a report regarding the Parks depart- ment and stated that there was a lot of damage done from the vandalism at the concession stands, but that everything had been cleaned up and fixed, except for the window. during a volunteer clean up day at the park, rus- ch was very happy with the progress made. new basket- ball nets were installed, two new teeter totters were added to the park, four picnic tables were fixed, some painting was done, and the park has been cleaned up of all the tree limbs and sticks from recent storms. rusch stated that there will be more clean up days in the future and it will be posted on their Face- book page. Winslow Town Marshall stated that he has been busy with dog issues and the van- dalism at the Winslow com- munity center and park. nathan held, new execu- tive director of the Indiana region 15 Planning com- mission, gave a brief presen- tation regarding what their office offer the community. held stated that they can look at projects, needs of the town, and help get grant funding. according to held, Winslow has received $1.9 million in grants. held will be meeting with the Winslow Park Board on Wednesday, March 15 to discuss their needs. ashley Willis of the Pike county economic develop- ment corporation then gave a presentation on projects they have been working on and opportunities Winslow may be able to take advantage of. Willis stated that accord- ing to the last census, pop- ulation in Pike county has declined by 701 people from 2010 to 2021, and that Pike county school corporation enrollment has never been as low as it is now, in decades, but according to a 2018 hous- ing study, Pike county needs to build 77 new units per year to maintain existing popula- tion and that if Winslow has an area to be developed, let her know. Willis also discussed Indi- ana's readI Program which has brought in a total of $500 million in arPa funds for regional economic devel- opment, overseen by Iedc and ey. Pike county is par- ticipating the Indiana First readI region, which was awarded $15 million. some of the projects for Pike coun- ty include The Meadows at Parkview housing subdivi- sion, a previously mined case study and Pike county's first shell Building. Willis also discussed the desperate need for childcare in Pike county. "childcare is a workforce issue," Willis said. "We can- not solve the workforce issue without childcare." accord- ing to Willis, Pike county's current capacity of full-time programs is 83 seats and the estimated number of child- care seats needed is 460. The next Winslow Town council meeting will be held at the Town hall on Mon- day, March 27, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Opening of pav- ing bids for the community crossings Matching Grant will be opened. The public is encouraged to attend these meetings. ADVERTISE IN THE PRESS DISPATCH CONTACT PAM EMAIL: PLEMOND@PRESSDISPATCH.NET

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