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Crothersville area gardeners have been busy planting flowers and vegetables for the in-progress growing season. Some early blooming plants are attracting ‘flying flowers’ like this black swallowtail butterfly.

~photo by Tracie Kovener

40th Festival Of Flag Waving Fun

An early look at the events planned for the Crothersville Red, White & Blue Festival indicates a lot of wholesome family centered activities, according to festival director Sherry Bridges.

For the 40th time the Crothersville community will gather on the second weekend in June for it’s annual festival to salute our veterans and Old Glory. The Festival committee is excited to be planning the 40th Festival tagged as “Indiana’s Most Patriotic Festival.”

This year’s Crothersville Red White & Blue Festival will be June 11-13.

The Crothersville Red, White & Blue Festival began as this community’s celebration of the nation’s bicentennial in 1976. Rather than have a celebration around the 4th of July like nearly every other community, the local organizers opted to celebrate on Flag Day weekend, June 14.

And every year for 40 years the Crothersville community has displayed its patriotic pride.

Prepare to be rocked for the “Thrill in the Ville” as Robert Becker and Radio 96.3 will be broadcasting live on Saturday, June 13 starting at 9 p.m. and will start the count down as Zambelli Fireworks prepares to light up the Crothersville sky at 10 p.m.

“The festival committee encourages everyone to come early with your lawn chairs or blankets and mark your spot for the afternoon,” said Bridges. “Then make your way to the festival grounds, enjoy the good food, and visit with friends while waiting for the fireworks.”

Taking center stage on Friday evening at 7 p.m. will be Ron Gaddis from Nashville, Tennessee. Ron played bass guitar for county music legend, George Jones for over 20 years. He also played many years with ‘The Voice’ Vern Gosdon.

Kicking off the festival on Wednesday evening, June 10 will be bracelet night. Brady Amusements will offer special ride promotion. Discount bracelets will be available.

The CHS Yearbook staff will sponsor the Prince & Princess Contest and will be crowned on Thursday evening at 5:30 p.m.

New this year, Crothersville Little League will hand out awards on Friday evening at 5 p.m. on the festival stage.

The RWB Festival Parade will step off Saturday, June 13 at 4 p.m.

Bridges said the festival committee will meet tonight (Wednesday), May 27 at 6:30 p.m. to finalize all the events.

Community Theatre Awards Thespians


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Jackson County Community Theatre recognized outstanding performances during the 2014-15 season during the group’s annual meeting, Sunday, May 17, at the Royal Off-the-Square Theatre.

Row 1: Stacey Williams and Sherrie Wittenbring were given the Jackie Award of Excellence as members of the ensemble cast of “The Dixie Swim Club.”

Row 2: Laura Haursperger, Best Performance in a Featured Role, as Lucy in “A Charlie Brown Christmas;” Georgiann Coons, musical director for “The Drowsy Chaperone,” Behind the Scenes award; Darin Richart, director of “A Charlie Brown Christmas” and “The Drowsy Chaperone,” Jackie Award of Excellence, and Best Show; Sarah and Joel McGill, Founders’ Award.

Back row: Bridie Jacobi, Technical Merit Award, “The Drowsy Chaperone,” Afton Shepard, Best Performance in a Leading Role, “The Drowsy Chaperone,” and Tom Franke, Best Performance in a Featured Role, “The Drowsy Chaperone.”

Those not present but receiving awards: John Hiester, Best Performance in a Leading Role, “The Drowsy Chaperone;” Dr. Chris Klaes, Jackie Award of Excellence, for coming to the rescue during “The Drowsy Chaperone;” Tracy Cox, Jackie Award of Excellence, “Deathtrap;” Connie Kiviniemi-Baylor, Naomi Fleetwood-Pyle, and Lisa Barrett, Jackie Award of Excellence, ensemble cast of “The Dixie Swim Club.”

Public Notices


The contents of storage Unit 27, formerly rented to April Williams at the Crothersville Handie Self Storage on Marshall Drive in Crothersville will be opened and contents disposed of as a result on non-payment of rent on Saturday, May 30, 2015 unless payments are made in full.

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The contents of storage Unit 25, formerly rented to James Hale at the Crothersville Handie Self Storage on Marshall Drive in Crothersville will be opened and contents disposed of as a result on non-payment of rent on Saturday, May 30, 2015 unless payments are made in full.

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Some Not-So-Famous Quotes

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We have all made predictions which not only didn’t come true, but were 180° from what actually happened. Here are some of the more “Durn, I wish I hadn’t said that” looks into the future back then.

“Computers in the future may weigh no more than 1.5 tons.” –Popular Mechanics, forecasting the relentless march of science, 1949

“I think there is a world market for maybe five computers.”

–Thomas Watson, chairman of IBM, 1943

“I have traveled the length and breadth of this country and talked with the best people, and I can assure you that data processing is a fad that won’t last out the year.” –The editor in charge of business books for Prentice Hall, 1957

“But what … is it good for?”

–Engineer at the Advanced Computing Systems Division of IBM, 1968, commenting on the microchip.

“There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home.” –Ken Olson, president, founder of Digital Equipment Corp., 1977

“This ‘telephone’ has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered as a means of communication. The device is inherently of no value to us.” –Western Union internal memo, 1876.

“The wireless music box has no imaginable commercial value. Who would pay for a message sent to nobody in particular?” –David Sarnoff’s associates in response to his urgings for investment in the radio in the 1920s.

“The concept is interesting and well-formed, but in order to earn better than a ‘C,’ the idea must be feasible.”–A Yale University management professor in response to Fred Smith’s paper proposing reliable overnight delivery service. (Smith went on to found Federal Express Corp.)

“Who the hell wants to hear actors talk?” –H.M. Warner, Warner Brothers, 1927.

“I’m just glad it’ll be Clark Gable who’s falling on his face and not Gary Cooper.” –Gary Cooper on his decision not to take the leading role in “Gone With The Wind.”

“A cookie store is a bad idea. Besides, the market research reports say America likes crispy cookies, not soft and chewy cookies like you make.” –Response to Debbi Fields’ idea of starting Mrs. Fields’ Cookies.

“We don’t like their sound, and guitar music is on the way out.” –Decca Recording Co. rejecting the Beatles, 1962.

“Heavier-than-air flying machines are impossible.” –Lord Kelvin, president, Royal Society, 1895.

“So we went to Atari and said, ‘Hey, we’ve got this amazing thing, even built with some of your parts, and what do you think about funding us? Or we’ll give it to you. We just want to do it. Pay our salary, we’ll come work for you.’ And they said, ‘No.’ So then we went to Hewlett-Packard, and they said, ‘Hey,we don’t need you. You haven’t got through college yet.” –Apple Computer founder Steve Jobs on attempts to get Atari and H-P interested in his and Steve Wozniak’s personal computer.

“Drill for oil? You mean drill into the ground to try and find oil? You’re crazy.” –Drillers who Edwin L. Drake tried to enlist to his project to drill for oil in 1859.

“Stocks have reached what looks like a permanently high plateau.” –Irving Fisher, Professor of Economics, Yale University, 1929.

“Everything that can be invented has been invented.” –Charles H. Duell, Commissioner, U.S. Office of Patents, 1899.

“Louis Pasteur’s theory of germs is ridiculous fiction”. –Pierre Pachet, Professor of Physiology at Toulouse, 1872

“640K ought to be enough for anybody.” – Bill Gates, 1981

Remember the theme of these quotes as we enter yet another election cycle.


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