Filing Gets Underway For School Board Races

Today, July 22, is the first day to file a petition of nomination as school board member with the county clerk. Candidates need to get 10 signatures on the petition form from registered voters residing in the same board member district as the candidate.
In Crothersville, two seats will be contested in the Nov. 3 election: District 1 in the northernmost part of Vernon township currently held by B.J. McLain and District 4 on the west side of the town limits currently held by Dale Schmelzle.
Scott County School District 1 has three at-large members that will be elected on Nov. 3. These candidates need to be registered voters of Jennings Township. The three incumbent board members up for re-election are Ron Atkins, Darlene Hall and Joie Bukowski.
Scott County School District 2 has three members to be elected by residency district
Up for election in November is a representative from Finley Township, this seat is currently held by Christy Roberts; a representative from Johnson township, this seat is currently held by Josh Mays; and a member from inside the Scottsburg city limits, this seat is currently held by Ron Moore. These candidates need to be registered voters of the Finley, Johnson or Vienna precincts 2, 3, 4 or 5.
The last day to file is August 21 by noon in the county clerk’s office.

5 Go To Jail For Drugs

On Friday, July 10, Scott County Sheriff Deputies Joe Guarneri and Zach Brown, along with Indiana State Trooper Jon Cain responded to a report of suspicious activity. Major Guarneri spoke with the driver of a vehicle, Jerry Hunter, 34, of Wyoming, Michigan. After the officers completed their investigation, Hunter was charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of paraphernalia, possession marijuana, auto theft, maintaining a common nuisance, false informing, obstruction of justice, and had an outstanding warrant for his arrest in Lake County.
That same day, 1st Sgt. John Hartman, Deputies Zach Brown Jessica Dickey responded to Dollar General in Lexington to investigate a report of a female asleep in a vehicle. When they arrived, the sleeping occupant of the vehicle was identified as Billie Cutshall, 39, of Nabb. After getting permission to search her vehicle, Cutshall was arrested for possession of methamphetamine, maintaining a common nuisance, possession of a legend drug, possession a controlled substance, possession marijuana, and possession of paraphernalia.
On Saturday, July 11, Sgt. Hartman and Scottsburg Police Lt. Joe Nicholson responded to a disturbance at a residence in Scottsburg. When officers arrived, they met Matreva Marcum, 41, Scottsburg and Garland Bowman, 56, of Crothersville.
After their investigation, both Marcum and Bowman were arrested for possession of syringe, possession of methamphetamine, maintaining a common nuisance, possession of a controlled substance, possession marijuana, and possession of paraphernalia.
On Wednesday, July 15, Deputy Zach Brown, Sgt. John Hartman and Colonel Lonnie Combs responded to a Scottsburg business on a report of an unconscious male in a vehicle. Their investigation led to the arrest of David Kline, 51, of Scottsburg for possession of a syringe, maintaining a common nuisance, possession of a narcotic drug, public intoxication and possession of paraphernalia.

Scottsburg Man Sentenced To 12 Years For Dealing Meth Near School

Jonathan McWilliams

Jonathan McWilliams, 31, of Scottsburg has been sentenced to 12 years for dealing methamphetamine. According to Scott County Prosecutor Chris Owens, McWilliams will serve the first nine years in prison and will be supervised by probation for three years upon his release. McWilliams was also sentenced to an additional 364 days in prison because he was on probation at the time he arrested for dealing drugs earlier this year.
In January, officers with the Scott County Sheriff’s Office worked with a confidential informant to make a controlled buy of drugs from McWilliams. This controlled purchase occurred on South Street in Scottsburg, which was within 500 feet of Scottsburg High School. “Selling drugs within 500 feet of a school is an enhancing circumstance that can be used to obtain a higher penalty,” said Owens.
“I believe our county has come a long way in the battle to clean up our streets. We are not going to tolerate drugs being sold in our community and we especially will aggressively prosecute those selling drugs near our schools,” said Owens.
“Scott County must continue to work hard to make sure that schools and the property around them are safe and free from drugs and other crimes. Our children deserve to be protected to the highest level,” he said

Jackson County Food Inspections For June

Critical violations are defined as a provision of the Retail Food Establishment Sanitation Requirements, Title 410 IAC 7-24 that, if in noncompliance, is more likely than other violations to significantly contribute to food contamination, illness, or environmental health hazard. Example: Hot food not being held at 135˚F. or warmer; cold food not at 41 degrees or below; or food contact surfaces contaminated.
Non-Critical violations are provisions of the Retail Food Establishment Sanitation Requirements, Title 410 IAC 7-24 that, if in noncompliance, is not likely to significantly contribute to food contamination, illness, or environmental health hazards but are issues of concern. Examples: No hair restraints; or mop being left in a mop bucket rather than being allowed to air dry.
Repeat violations are issued when a follow-up inspection finds that a previous issue has not been corrected and the establishment continues to be noncompliant and present a hazard.
Hardee’s
411 E. Tipton St, Seymour
1 Critical (food service employees not wearing or improperly wearing face covering / mask as required by Executive Order 20-28)
Subway
1600 E. Tipton St, Seymour
Re-opening inspection – facility ready to open for operation following the COVID-19 guidelines
Walmart
1600 E. Tipton St, Seymour
No violations
Kovener’s Korner
712 W. 2nd St, Seymour
No violations
American Legion
402 W. 2nd St, Seymour
Re-opening inspection – food service ready to open for operation after COVID-19 closure
Jay-C Store
1541 E. Tipton St, Seymour
No violations
McDonald’s
913 E. Tipton St, Seymour
No violations
The Brooklyn Pizza Company
751 W. 2nd St, Seymour
No violations
Citgo
829 N. Ewing St, Seymour
No violations
Circle K
416 Stevens Way, Seymour
2 Critical (no certified food handler on staff – 3rd time violation – food service suspended until proof of CFH on staff is presented to the JCHD, hand sink filled with spray cleaning bottles in warewashing area and not accessible)
1 Noncritical (wet cleaning cloth left on pizza prep counter – repeat)
Circle K
300 E. Tipton St, Seymour
No violations
Supermercado La Mejor
108 E. Tipton St, Seymour
4 Critical (large pot of soup in reach-in cooler not held below 41°F – repeat, soup not properly cooled before storage – repeat, two pans of prepared food product not hot-held above 135°F on steam table, fish / chicken wings / and beef not hot-held above 135°F in deli area)
Schneck Medical Center
411 W. Tipton St, Seymour
No violations
The link for the Jackson County Health Department website is: www.jacksoncountyhealth.org

On-Line Master Gardener Classes Planned

Scott County Purdue Extension Educator for Ag & Natural Resources, Tom Springstun, said due to some interest expressed a Purdue Extension Master Gardener (EMG) Training Class for the fall of 2020 is being planned.
“Washington County ANR Educator Danielle Walker and I are hoping we have at least 15 persons enrolled in order to conduct such a class,” said Springstun.
The plans as they now stand are to offer the Purdue EMG Basic Training through weekly live webinars. You would view these individually from your own computer. (All sessions will be recorded in case you want to view them again later.)
All required core topic sessions will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, Aug. 25 through Dec. 1, 2020 (no meeting on November 24), and Final Exam week is December 8-15.
Then on a Thursday night that each week we would have a one hour in-person (or virtual meeting for those preferring this way to meet), to discuss that week’s topic, quiz answers, answer questions you have about the topic.
“At the moment this Thursday evening in-person meeting is planned to be held in the Scottsburg area,” he said
The proposed fee for the training is $175/person which includes the print version of the Purdue EMG Manual, and for an additional $25 participants will also receive the digital version of the manual on a searchable flash drive. If two people from the same household want to share a print version of the Purdue EMG Manual, the total cost will be a proposed $272.
If interested, please email Springstun at tsprings@purdue.edu by Monday, Aug. 3, so we will have enough time to plan accordingly and get you enrolled if we proceed forward.
Additional information can be obtained by calling 812-752-8450.

LEGAL NOTICES

LEGAL NOTICE
VOUCHER TO BE PRESENTED TO SCOTT COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
Court Claim to be approved 8/5/2020
Dietrich Law Office, 150.00; Jason Mount, 50.00; Marsha Owens Howser, 69.99; Offices Gutierrez, 100.00; PENSRUS.COM, 258.44; Quill Corp., 127.85; Stephanie Parker, $1,600.00; The Office Shop, 253.00; Thomson West Payment Ctr., 65.74.
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LEGAL NOTICE
RESOLUTION NO. 2020-R9
A PRELIMINARY DECLARATORY RESOLUTION DESIGNATING AN ECONOMIC REVITALIZATION AREA AND APPROVING TAX ABATEMENT
WHEREAS, State law (I.C. 6-1.1-12.1-1 et seq.) has granted to the Common Council of the City of Scottsburg, Indiana (the “Council”) the right and opportunity to abate the payment of tax on real property improvements located in an area declared by the Council to be an Economic Revitalization Area (“ERA”); and
WHEREAS, KDG Properties, LLC (hereafter referred to as “KDG”) has applied to the Council to declare the real estate described in Exhibit A attached hereto, an ERA; and
WHEREAS, KDG has also filed a Statement of Benefits Real Property (SB-1 RP) describing and seeking tax abatement on proposed rehabilitated structures to be located within the area described in Exhibit A; and
WHEREAS, KDG plans to rehabilitate the apartment buildings and the apartment buildings will contain at least twenty percent (20%) of the units available for use by low and moderate income individuals; and
WHEREAS, the improvement of the apartment complex and Real Estate would be to the benefit and welfare of all citizens and taxpayers of the City; and
WHEREAS, KDG’s Statement of Benefits have been reviewed by the Council, and the Council now finds as follows:

  1. The estimate of the value of the redevelopment or rehabilitation is reasonable for projects of that nature.
  2. Any other benefits about which information was requested are benefits that can be reasonably expected to result from the proposed described redevelopment or rehabilitation.
  3. The totality of benefits is sufficient to justify the deduction.
    WHEREAS, the Council desires to grant the requested tax abatement to support approximately Four Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars ($450,000.00) in rehabilitation to the structures located within the area described in Exhibit “A” by March 15, 2021 to increase affordable and quality housing, to encourage development in an area undesirable for normal development, to expand the property tax base, and to revitalize the City of Scottsburg, Indiana.
    NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Common Council of the City of Scottsburg, Indiana, as follows:
    SECTION I
    That the real estate described in Exhibit A should be and is hereby declared to be an Economic Revitalization Area as defined in I.C. 6-1.1-12.1-1 et seq.
    SECTION II
    That deductions from the assessed value of redevelopment or rehabilitation of real property in the ERA established by this Council shall be allowed over a ten (10) year deduction period, pursuant to an alternative abatement schedule pursuant to I.C. 6-1.1-12.1-17 as follows and attached to the SB-1/RP.
    YEAR % ABATED
    1 100%
    2 90%
    3 80%
    4 70%
    5 60%
    6 50%
    7 40%
    8 30%
    9 10%
    10 10%
    SECTION III
    That the Statement of Benefits submitted by KDG are hereby approved and KDG is entitled to deductions for ten (10) year periods as described above.
    SECTION IV
    That a public hearing shall be held at the time and place of the regular meeting of the council on July 27, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall, 2 E. McClain Ave., Scottsburg, Indiana. Notice of that public hearing shall be provided pursuant to I.C. 5-3-1, at which hearing the Common Council shall hear all remonstrances and objections and consider whether to confirm, modify or rescind this resolution.
    SECTION V
    That a certified copy of this Resolution, including Exhibit A attached hereto, shall be filed with the Clerk-Treasurer of the City of Scottsburg, Indiana.
    SECTION VI
    This Resolution shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage, execution, and publication as required by law.
    Adopted on July 13, 2020.
    Terry Amick, Mayor
    Presiding Officer
    ATTEST:
    Janetta C. Hardy
    Clerk-Treasurer
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LEGAL NOTICE
NOTICE OF UNSUPERVISED ADMINISTRATION
Cause No. 36C01-2006-EU-44
In the Circuit Court of Jackson County, Indiana.
Pursuant to IC.29-1-7-7, notice is hereby given that Alvin Sawyer, Jr., was on the 15th day of June, 2020, appointed Personal Representative of the Estate of Alvin Sawyer, Sr., deceased, Who died on the 12th day of May, 2020, and authorized to administer this estate without court supervision.
All persons having claims against this estate, whether or not now due, must file the claim in the office of the Clerk of this Court within three (3) months from the date of first publication of this notice, or within nine (9) months after the decedent’s death, whichever is earlier, or the claims will be forever barred.
Dated at Brownstown, Indiana, this 15th day of June, 2020.
Melissa H. Hayes
Clerk of the Circuit Court of Jackson County, Indiana
William M. Braman
LORENZO BEVERS BRAMAN & CONNELL LLP
218 West Second Street
Seymour, IN 47274
(812) 524-9000
Braman.William@outlook.com
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LEGAL NOTICE
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
Cause No. 36C01-1910-EU071
In the Circuit Court of Jackson County, Indiana.
Pursuant to I.C. 29-1-7-7, notice is hereby given that Rita Davis was on the 7th day of October, 2019, appointed Personal Representative of the Estate of Herbert E. Woodard, deceased, who died testate on September 4, 2019.
All persons having claims against this estate, whether or not now due, must file the claim in the office of the clerk of this court within three (3) months from the date of first publication of this notice, or within nine (9) months after the decedent’s death, whichever is earlier, or the claims will be forever barred.
Dated at Brownstown, Indiana, this 7th day of October, 2019.
Melissa J. Hayes,
Clerk of the Circuit Court of Jackson County, Indiana
Attorney for Estate:
Susan D. Bevers
Lorenzo, Bevers, Braman & Connell
218 West Second Street
Seymour, IN 47274
(812) 524-9000
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LEGAL NOTICE
Legal Notice of Public Hearing
Notice is hereby given that the Scott County Board of Zoning Appeals will hold a public hearing at the Scott County Courthouse 1 E. McClain Avenue, Room 128, Scottsburg, IN, on Wednesday, August 12, 2020, at 6:00 PM at which time all interested persons will be given the opportunity to be heard in reference to the matters set out in the “Description of Action Requested” below:
Case Number: V-04-20
Applicant: Bradley and Sue Ann Blaylock
Owners: Bradley and Sue Ann Blaylock
Present Zoning: A – Agriculture
Description of Action Requested: Variance requested from Zoning Ordinance standards requiring a 30-foot setback from side property line so that applicants may have constructed a lean-to onto an existing pole barn to shelter a large RV. The lean-to will be within five (5) feet of the property line at its closest point.
Description of Property Affected: Parcel #72-04-32-200-010.002-001 cka 5668 West Oak Hill Road, Scottsburg, IN 47170
Reasons necessitating Request: Location selected so that there is no interference with septic system and so that applicants will be able to use present driveway for access. Pole barn built by previous owners sets at an angle with back corner right at 30-foot distance.
The petition (application) and file on this matter are available for public inspection during the regular working hours of the Scott County Courthouse, 1 E. McClain Avenue, Scottsburg, IN, Suite G40 until two business days prior to the hearing date. (812-752-8445, ext. 1)
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LEGAL NOTICE
State of Indiana
County of Scott
In The Scott Superior Court
Cause No. 72D01-2007-MI-29
IN RE: The Name Change of Ranee Herron
Petitioner
NOTICE OF PETITION FOR CHANGE OF NAME
Ranee Herron, whose mailing address is 203 S. New York Street, Austin, IN 47102 in Scott County, Indiana, hereby gives notice that Ranee Herron has filed a petition in the Scott Superior Court requesting that her name be changed to Renee Lynn Herron.
Ranee Herron
Petitioner
Dated: July 7, 2020
Marsha Owens Howser
Judicial Officer
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LEGAL NOTICE
State Of Indiana
County Of Scott
In The Scott Superior Court
Cause No: 72D01-2001-JC-002
In The Matter Of:
TP – DOB 1/2/2004
A Child Alleged To Be A Child In Need Of Services
and
Bridget Hurst (Biological Mother)
Heather Plance (Stepmother)
Steven Plance (Biological Father)
SUMMONS FOR SERVICE BY PUBLICATION & NOTICE OF CHILD IN NEED OF SERVICES HEARING
TO: Bridget Hurst Whereabouts unknown
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to the above noted parent whose whereabouts are unknown, that the Indiana Department of Child Services has filed its Verified Petition Alleging the child to be in Need of Services, in accordance with I.C. 31-34-9-3, and that an adjudication hearing has been scheduled with the Court.
YOU ARE HEREBY COMMANDED to appear before the Judge of the Scott Superior Court, One East McClain Avenue, # 252, Scottsburg, IN 47170 – 812-752-8425, 812-752-8424 for a(n) Initial Hearing on 9/17/2020 at 9:15 AM. At said hearing, the Court will consider the Petition and evidence thereon and will render its decision as to whether the above named minor child is child in need of services and shall enter adjudication accordingly. Your failure to appear after lawful notice will be deemed as your default and waiver to be present at said hearing.
UPON ENTRY OF SAID ADJUDICATION, A DISPOSITIONAL HEARING will be held in which the Court will consider (1) Alternatives for the care, treatment, or rehabilitation for the child; (2) The necessity, nature, and extent of your participation in the program of care, treatment, or rehabilitation for the child; and (3) Your financial responsibility for any services provided for the parent, guardian or custodian of the child including child support.
YOU MUST RESPOND by appearing in person or by an attorney within thirty (30) days after the last publication of this notice, and in the event you fail to do so, an adjudication on said petition, judgment by default may be entered against you, or the court may proceed in your absence, without further notice.
Missy Applegate
Clerk
Alexa D. Bischoff, 35830-72
Attorney,
Indiana Department of Child Services
1050 W. Community Way
Scottsburg, IN 47170
Office: 812-752-2503
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LEGAL NOTICE
Legal Notice of Public Hearing
Notice is hereby given that the Scott County Board of Zoning Appeals will hold a public hearing at the Scott County Courthouse 1 E. McClain Avenue, Room 128, Scottsburg, IN, on Wednesday, August 12, 2020, at 6:00 PM at which time all interested persons will be given the opportunity to be heard in reference to the matters set out in the “Description of Action Requested” below:
Case Number: V-05-20
Applicant: Byron Roberts
Owner: Byron Roberts
Present Zoning: A – Agriculture
Description of Action Requested: Variance requested from Zoning Ordinance standards requiring a 30-foot setback from side property line so that applicant may have constructed a third bay onto existing two-bay garage on structure’s south side. New bay will allow a setback of 18 feet from side property line.
Description of Property Affected: Parcel #72-04-14-400-027.001-007 cka 51 North Boatman Road, Scottsburg, IN 47170
Reasons necessitating Request: Applicant wishes to take advantage of an existing concrete pad 20 feet wide by 24 feet deep installed in error by original contractor, who then moved the detached garage enough so that it is not in the 30-foot setback of the south side property line. This location allows applicant to use current driveway to access new garage bay, will not interfere with any neighboring buildings; will not interfere with existing house septic system; and will give applicant additional secure storage and parking space.
The petition (application) and file on this matter are available for public inspection during the regular working hours of the Scott County Courthouse, 1 E. McClain Avenue, Scottsburg, IN, Suite G40 until two business days prior to the hearing date. (812-752-8445, ext. 1)
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LEGAL NOTICE
In The Circuit Court
For Scott County
State Of Indiana
Cause No. 72C01-2007-EU-21
IN THE MATTER OF THE
UNSUPERVISED ADMINISTRATION
OF THE ESTATE OF:
Bonnie S. Wagner, deceased.
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
In The Circuit Court Of Scott County, Indiana
In The Matter Of The Estate Of Bonnie S. Wagner, Deceased
Cause No. 72C01-2007-EU-21
Notice is given that Melanie Fitzpatrick, on July 8, 2020 was appointed personal representative of the Estate of Bonnie S. Wagner, deceased, who died on May 25, 2020. The personal representative is authorized to administer the Estate without Court supervision.
All persons who have claims against this Estate, whether or not now due, must file the claim in the office of the Clerk of this Court within three (3) months from the date of the first publication of this notice, or within nine (9) months after the decedent’s death, whichever is earlier, or the claims will be forever barred.
Dated: July 14, 2020
Missy Applegate
Clerk, Scott Circuit Court
Attorney for Estate:
Sherry K. Porter, Atty No. 34739-72
Attorney for Petitioner
PORTER LAW, LLC
433 East McClain Ave.
Scottsburg, Indiana 47170
(812)707-1840; FAX (812)752-5885
Email: sherryporterlaw@outlook.com
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LEGAL NOTICE
State of Indiana
County of Jackson
In the Jackson Superior Court 1
Jackson County, Indiana
36D01 -2007-MF-0015
21st Mortgage Corporation,
Plaintiff,
vs.
The estate of Walter Mosley, deceased, and the Unknown Spouse, Children, Heirs, Devisees, Beneficiaries, Personal Representatives, Executors, and Trustees of Walter Mosley, Deceased, and, Nick Marshall, Misty Marshall, and Billie Mosley,
NOTICE OF SUIT — SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION
TO: THE DEFENDANTS LISTED ABOVE and to anyone claiming an interest in the within-described Real Estate:
21st Mortgage Corporation, has filed in the above-captioned court in Jackson County, Indiana a Complaint to Foreclose Mortgage and to Reform Mortgage the above-named defendants whose whereabouts are unknown to the Plaintiff and could not be discovered With due diligence. Plaintiff’ s suit seeks to foreclose its mortgage on the below-described real estate and to reform the mortgage instrument to correct a scrivener’s error. The subject real estate is described as:
A Part Of The South Half Of The Southeast Quarter Of Section Twenty-Nine (29), Township Four (4) North, Range Six (6) East, Beginning At The Southeast Corner Of Said Southwest Quarter And Running North With The Quarter Line 172 Feet, Thence West 660 Feet, Thence North 316 Feet, Thence West 660 Feet, Thence South 488 Feet, Thence East 1320 Feet To The Place Of Beginning, Containing 10 Acres, More Or Less.
Except:
Part Of The South Half Of The Southeast Quarter Of The Southwest Quarter Of Section 29, Township 4 North, Range 6 East; Lying In Vernon Township, And Described As Follows:
Commencing At The Southeast Corner Of Said Southwest Quarter; Thence (Assumed Bearing) Along The East Line Of Said Quarter For 172 Feet; Thence West A Distance Of 660 Feet; Thence North A Distance Of 184 Feet To The Point Of Beginning; Thence Continuing North A Distance Of 132 Feet; Thence West A Distance Of 660 Feet; Thence South A Distance Of 132 Feet; Thence East A Distance Of 660 Feet To The Point Of Beginning, Containing 2.00 Acres More Or Less.
And which has parcel nos. 36-46-29-300-023.000-015 and 36-46-29-300-023.002-015
Commonly known as: 8997 S. 825 E., Austin, IN 47102 and possibly 8000 S. Block C0 Rd 825 E Austin, IN 47102
Which includes a 1994 Fleetwood Manufactured Home With VIN TNFLR27A09732SR and TNFLR27B0973ZSR, the title to which has been retired and the said Manufactured Home is part and parcel of, a fixture upon, and inseparable from the said real estate.
NOW, THEREFORE, said Defendants are notified of the filing and pendency of said Complaint against them and are further notified that unless they appear and answer or otherwise respond to the Complaint Within thirty [30] days after the last notice of the action is published, judgment by default may be entered against them for the relief demanded in the complaint.
Melissa J. Hayes
Clerk, Jackson County
Attorney for Plaintiff:
Timothy J. O’Connor
O’CONNOR & AUERSCH
10475 Crosspoint Blvd. Suite 250
Indianapolis, IN 46256
317-784-8484
toconnor@oconnorandauersch.com
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