Large Trash Pick Up Starts Tuesday

The town’s semi-annual large trash pick-up will begin next Tuesday, Oct. 13, for residents of Crothersville living east of the railroad and south of Howard Street.

Residents living east of the railroad and north of Howard Street will have their large trash collected on Tuesday, Oct. 20 and residents living west of the railroad will have large trash pick-up on Tuesday, Oct. 27.

Health Officials Say It’s Time To Get Annual Immunization

October brings the start of flu season and the need to get immunized to lessen the likelihood that you will be infected, said Lin Montgomery, Public Health Coordinator for the Jackson County Health Department.

Most seasonal flu activity typically occurs between October and May. Flu activity most commonly peaks in the United States between December and February.

“The Center For Disease Control recommends a yearly flu vaccine for everyone 6 months of age and older as the first and most important step in protecting against this serious disease. People should begin getting vaccinated soon after flu vaccine becomes available, if possible in October, to ensure that as many people as possible are protected before flu season begins,” said Montgomery. “However, as long as flu viruses are circulating in the community, it’s not too late to get vaccinated.”

The Jackson County Health Department recommends vaccination along with the use of good hygiene practices: wash hands often (before meals, after using the bathroom, being outside or petting animals) with soap and warm water; use sanitizer if there is nothing else. Dispose of tissues quickly and safely. Don’t forget to sanitize hats, jackets, scarves and backpacks, toys and bedding.

It takes about two weeks after vaccination for antibodies to develop in the body and provide protection against the flu.

It’s possible to get sick with the flu even if you have been vaccinated (although you won’t know for sure unless you get a flu test). This is possible for the following reasons:

  • You may be exposed to a flu virus shortly before getting vaccinated or during the period that it takes the body to gain protection after getting vaccinated. This exposure may result in you becoming ill with flu before the vaccine begins to protect you. (About 2 weeks after vaccination, antibodies that provide protection develop in the body.)
  • You may be exposed to a flu virus that is not included in the seasonal flu vaccine. There are many different flu viruses that circulate every year. The flu vaccine is made to protect against the three or four flu viruses that research suggests will be most common.

Unfortunately, some people can become infected with a flu virus the flu vaccine is designed to protect against, despite getting vaccinated. Protection provided by flu vaccination can vary widely, based in part on health and age factors of the person getting vaccinated. In general, the flu vaccine works best among healthy younger adults and older children. Some older people and people with certain chronic illnesses may develop less immunity after vaccination. Flu vaccination is not a perfect tool, but it is the best way to protect against flu infection.

“Vaccines are available now and you can call 812-522-6667 to set an appointment, said Montgomery.

The Jackson County Health Department is located at 801 W. 2nd Street in Seymour.

Fall Soup Supper & Bake Sale At Hamacher Hall Saturday

The annual Fall Soup Supper and Bake Sale will be held at Hamacher Hall, 211 E. Howard St. this Saturday, Oct. 10, from 4 – 7 p.m. A variety of soups, drinks, and desserts will be available. Cost is $5 for adults and $3 for children 10 and under. Baked goods and sweet treats will also be available for purchase.

“We are looking forward to this family-friendly fall event,” commented Brenda Holzworth, Association President.

A fall dinner theater is scheduled for November 6 & 7, with more details to be announced, she said.

These events are sponsored by the Crothersville Historical & Cultural Arts Association, which includes the Crothersville Town Players. The goal of the Association is to encourage interest in local history and promote visual and performing arts. Funds raised at these events, as well as donations and grants, provide for maintenance and improvement of the facilities.

For more information, please contact Linda Seals (812-793-2322) or Brenda Holzworth (812-793-2760)


Curt-lineby Curt Kovener

We are a week into the autumnal month that, from the standpoint of the senses, is surely misspelled.

Late until All Hallows Eve all our body’s senses will be reminded of the seasonal pleasures of Ahhhh-tober.

Look about the fields. The drying corn is already bowing its ears burdened with drying grain and the harvest is underway. Soybeans have dropped their leaves showing pods of dry beans telling us that they, too, are nearly ready for picking. My picked over and ignored garden is now flourishing almost in a last minute rush to ripen all fruit before the frost, which is surely to arrive sometime this month.

In the woods the sumac, sweet gum and beech are already shedding their chlorophyll masks revealing their leaves’ many true shades of scarlet. And before the month is out the tulip poplar, hickory and maple will offer their compliments with hues of golds and yellows along with the muted tones of brown from the family of oaks. It is nature’s artist palate from which we must drink deeply because, unlike the nourishing summer-long green season, Jack Frost’s work is all too fleeting—it is there and with a brisk fall breeze, the colors become a carpet.

And too soon there will be the rustle-crunch of leaves as they are raked. In not-so-olden times there would be large piles inviting youngsters to jump right in. And formerly there would be the pleasant acrid smoke as piles of leaves were burned.

But, now for next year’s garden, I grind the leaves into mulch for improved flower and vegetable production.

It is not necessarily a coincidental sidelight that the same mulch pile that makes the plants thrive also produces some of the best growing for earthworms for next spring’s early bluegill fishing.

There is the early Ahhhh-tober morning chill when a flannel shirt or jacket allows me to enjoy a morning walk. But to take in the month’s pleasures, my gait must be slowed to an appropriate and appreciative stroll. By mid-day the temperature has climbed to make the extra layer of clothing uncomfortable, so I remove it and enjoy the golden warmth of a fall day’s sun. But I dare not misplace my jacket for it will surely be needed again tomorrow morning as the daily month-long cycle repeats with the retreating thermometer.

We should embrace these golden Ahhhh-tober days for next month’s rain will come cold and gray and be a harbinger of nature’s seasonal winter sleep to come.

The southern Indiana persimmon this month began dropping its plump fruit and I can look forward to a fresh persimmon pudding. And the paw-paws of the forest understory produced a small crop this year which I hastened to harvest before the raccoon and possums could.

And it is this time of year that I get an annual craving and begin rummaging through my desk drawer for my put away pipe and all its paraphernalia.

Yes, it is a bad, unhealthy habit. Gramp smoked cigars and chewed tobacco and still died prematurely at age 90. We learn by example so I’ll take my autumnal chances.

There is something about the slowing down pace of nature which calls out for us to take time to notice it. And the filling of a pipe, the tamping and cleaning and continual lighting and puffing all seems to fit into that slower sensual season.

A faded and worn flannel shirt, my favorite brown wool hat and a tromp through the chilled woods crunching over fallen leaves, picking up some hickory nuts, breathing deep of the warming tones of nature. Returning home it gives me that good kind of tired feeling that when I lean back in my comfortable chair I am convinced the month surely must be Ahhhh-tober.

Public Notice


Notice is hereby given to the taxpayers of Jackson County, Indiana, that the proper legal officer of Jackson County at their regular meeting place at Jackson County Courthouse Annex, at 6:00 p.m. on the 21st day of October, 2015, will consider the following appropriations in excess of the budget for the current year.

CHINS-Child in Need Fund

30000 Other Services and Charges   $26,400

Total CHINS-Child in Need Fund     $26,400

Cumulative Bridge Fund

40000 Capital Outlays                       $12,640

Total Cumulative Bridge Fund         $12,640

Taxpayers appearing at the meeting shall have a right to be heard. The additional appropriations as finally made will be referred to the Department of local Government Finance (DLGF). The DLGF will make a written determination as to the sufficiency of funds to support the appropriations made within fifteen (15) days of receipt of a Certified Copy of the action taken.

Dated: October 7, 2015

Kathy S. Hohenstreiter

County Auditor

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