CHS Class Of 2015 To Graduate 23 Friday

Makenzie Long Salutatiran

Makenzie Long

Mackenzie Farmer Valedictorian

Mackenzie Farmer

Twenty-three seniors will take part in the 119th Crothersville High School graduation ceremony this Friday, May 22, at 8 p.m.

Seniors of the Class of 2015 will enter the CHS Cafetorium to the traditional ‘Pomp & Circumstance’. Senior Class secretary Rebecca Hensley will offer opening remarks.

CHS principal David Schill will welcome students, families & friends to the commencement ceremony.

Makenzie Long will deliver the Salutatorian address followed by the CHS Choir’s performance of ‘Find Your Wings’.

Mackenzie Farmer will deliver the Valedictorian address followed by the CHS band’s performance of ‘Into The Storm’.

Principal Schill will present the students and Crothersville Community Schools Superintendent Dr. Terry Goodin will present diplomas.

Mackenzie Farmer, senior class president, will lead her class in the transfer of tassels indicating that they have successfully completed their school career.

Clayton Beard, senior class treasurer will offer closing remarks and the newest graduates will depart the cafetorium to the musical selection ‘Back Home’.

The CHS Class of 2015 motto is “Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” The class flower is the rose and class colors are black and silver.

Members of the CHs Class of 2015 include Scott Kenneth Black Jr., Storm Elaine Boldery*, Clayton Edward Tyler Byrd*, Brian Keith Clouse Jr., Elsie Meghan Collman.

Also Jerry Defibaugh, Mackenzie Kristine Farmer*, Jacoby Austin Gillis*, Rebecca Lynn Loraine Hensley*, Jayna Nichole Hougland, Kensyl Roshele Lewis.

Also Makenzie Rebekka Long*, Devin Alexander Mazue, Dakota Shawn Lee Mount, Cory Morgan Needler, Josshua David Redwine, Ashley Nicole Ross.

Also Zachary Lucas Schmelzle, Kayla Marie Schneider*, Jordan Blake Schoenfelder*, Taylor Louann Shuler, Nicholas Lynn Tarter, and Tyler Houston Williams.

Boldface indicates Academic Honors Diploma, Italics indicate member of National Honor Society, an * indicate earning an Associate’s Degree in General Studies.

Local Business Launches New Travel Activity: “Adams Adventures”

Bill Kauth, co-founder of The Mankind Project was really on to something when he said, “Being with other people in a safe, supportive situation can actually change who we think we are… And as we grow closer to the essence of who we are, we tend to take more responsibility for our neighbors and our planet.”

Crothersville business owners Mark and Leslie Adams, of Adams Funeral Home, take community responsibility to heart and it is one of the reasons they are spearheading a new community activity program called ‘Adams Adventures’. “We want our neighbors to get out and enjoy new people and new places,” said Leslie Adams. She goes on to explain that ‘Adams Adventures’ is a community activity program created to bring people together in fun-fellowship to experience new places, try new things and meet new people.

The community activity program includes a once a month trip to a different location of interest. “Each month we will travel to a different place,” Adams explains. “One month a museum, then a theater play or musical, a shopping outing at an outlet mall, festivals, fairs or viewing holiday lights come Christmas time!”

Mark Adams added, “This type of community activity program fits perfectly with the mission of Adams Family Funeral Homes & Crematory. For more than nineteen years, we have served families before, during and after the passing of a loved one. For many people, it is the “after” that proves to be the most difficult in finding joy again.”

It is the hope of Mark and Leslie Adams that this new community activity program, ‘Adams Adventures’, will help many through the pain of loss, loneliness and grief. While this program does have its roots as a grief support group to help family members enjoy life again after the loss of a loved one, the idea has grown to include anyone and everyone in the community who seeks fun, friendship and fellowship.

Reservations and payment will generally be required 3-4 weeks in advance. Each trip will have three separate pick-up locations and all of these pick-up locations will be at the Adams Funeral Homes & Crematory parking lots in Crothersville, Scottsburg, and Henryville. Some of the day trips may be child-friendly and will be indicated with a “Kids Welcome” on the schedule. As with any well-planned trip, we will stop to enjoy a delicious meal. Cost of each trip will always include ticket (if required) and transportation. Meal costs may be included in price or will be on your own depending on the trip.

There is not a fee to join ‘Adams Adventures’ and there is no obligation to attend a minimum number of trips

On Friday, June 19, a trip to Stream Cliff Herb Farm in Commiskey is planned. Lunch will be a choice of two menus. After lunch, attendees will participate in a project learning how to grow, harvest, and blend potpourri. The shops, gardens, and green houses will all be open for browsing. Tickets are $35 that includes transportation, lunch, beverage, dessert, tax, gratuities.

To sign up for the ‘Adams Adventure’ in June, contact Mark Adams, Adams Family Funeral Homes & Crematory at 812-793-2571 or 812-294-1300 by this Friday, May 22.

Other trips include a family travel to the Creation Museum in Petersburg, KY in July. Tickets are $25 payable by June 24 and in August will be a dinner theatre at Derby Dinner Playhouse for the comedy “Church Basement Ladies in the Last Potluck Supper”

40th Festival Commemorative On Sale

online RWB shirt

The Crothersville Red, White and Blue Festival, less than a month away June 11-13, will be the community’s 40th patriotic festival.

To commemorate the milestone special t-shirts are for sale at The Peoples Bank in Crothersville. Local bank manager Barb Cunningham displays the commemorative shirt.

The sure-to-be-collector’s item t-shirts are $15. Proceeds will support the Red, White and Blue festival expenses.

Unsolicited Advice To The Class Of 2015

Curt-lineby Curt Kovener (and others)

The following is attributed as a commencement address that Hoosier author Kurt Vonnegut gave at MIT. There is no documentation that that urban legend ever happened. It is believed to be a part of a column written by Mary Schmich for the Chicago Tribune about a speech she would have liked to give to a graduating class.

It is good advice and bears repeating in this amended form for a contemporary graduating class.

Ladies and gentlemen of the class of 2015: Wear sunscreen. If I could offer you only one tip for the future, sunscreen would be it. The long-term benefits of sunscreen have been proved by scientists, whereas the rest of my advice has no basis more reliable than my own meandering experience. I will dispense this advice now.

Enjoy the power and beauty of your youth. Oh, never mind. You will not understand the power and beauty of your youth until it has faded. But trust me, in 20 years, you’ll look back at photos of yourself and recall in a way you can’t grasp now how much possibility lay before you and how fabulous you really looked. You are not as fat (or as skinny) as you imagine.

Don’t worry about the future. Or worry, but know that worrying is as effective as trying to solve an algebra equation by chewing bubble gum. The real troubles in your life are apt to be things that never crossed your worried mind, the kind that blindside you at 4 p.m. on some idle Tuesday. Do one thing every day that scares you. Sing. Don’t be reckless with other people’s hearts. Don’t put up with people who are reckless with yours.

Floss. Don’t waste your time on jealousy. Sometimes you’re ahead, sometimes you’re behind. The race is long and, in the end, it’s only with yourself.

Remember compliments you receive. Forget the insults. If you succeed in doing this, tell me how. Stretch.

Don’t feel guilty if you don’t know what you want to do with your life. The most interesting people I know didn’t know at 22 what they wanted to do with their lives. Some of the most interesting 50-year-olds I know still don’t.

Get plenty of calcium. Be kind to your knees. You’ll miss them when they’re gone.

Maybe you’ll marry, maybe you won’t. Maybe you’ll have children, maybe you won’t. Maybe you’ll divorce at 60, maybe you’ll dance the funky chicken on your 75th wedding anniversary. Whatever you do, don’t congratulate yourself too much, or berate yourself either. Your choices are half chance. So are everybody else’s.

Enjoy your body. Use it every way you can. Don’t be afraid of it or of what other people think of it. It’s the greatest instrument you’ll ever own. Dance, even if you have nowhere to do it but your living room. Read the directions, even if you don’t follow them. Do not read beauty magazines. They will only make you feel ugly.

Get to know your parents. You never know when they’ll be gone for good. Be nice to your siblings. They’re your best link to your past and the people most likely to stick with you in the future. Understand that friends come and go, but with a precious few you should hold on. Work hard to bridge the gaps in geography and lifestyle, because the older you get, the more you need the people who knew you when you were young.

Live in New York City once, but leave before it makes you hard. Live in Northern California once, but leave before it makes you soft. Travel.

Accept certain inalienable truths: Prices will rise. Politicians will philander. You, too, will get old. And when you do, you’ll fantasize that when you were young, prices were reasonable, politicians were noble, and children respected their elders. Respect your elders. Don’t expect anyone else to support you. Maybe you’ll have a trust fund. Maybe you’ll have a wealthy spouse. But you never know when either one might run out.

Be careful whose advice you buy, but be patient with those who supply it. Advice is a form of nostalgia. Dispensing it is a way of fishing the past from the disposal, wiping it off, painting over the ugly parts and recycling it for more than it’s worth.

But trust me on the sunscreen.

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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