Sometimes Older Equates To Wiser…Sometimes

by Curt Kovener

For those of you who have eclipsed the Ides of your century (for thosee challenged by history and literature, that’s over age 50) remember, getting older is better than the alternative.
It will be some time before I am four score and seven years as my mother is, but here are some things I have discovered along my half-life so far:
• I started out with nothing and still have most of it.
•My wild oats have turned to All Bran.
•Now that I have finally gotten my head together, my body is falling apart.
•All reports are now in: Life is unfair.
•If all is not lost, where is it?
•It is easier to get older than to get wiser.
•Some days you’re the dog and some days you’re the fire hydrant.
•I wished the buck stopped her…I could use a few.
•Kids in the back seat can cause accidents and accidents in the back seat can cause kids.
•The only time the world beats a path to your door is if you are in the bathroom.
•When I’m finally holding all the cards, why does everyone decide to play checkers?
•It’s not hard to meet expenses…they’re everywhere.
•The only difference between a rut and a grave is the depth.
•God grant me the senility to forget the people I never liked anyway, the good fortune to run into the ones I do, and the eyesight to tell the difference.

Crothersville Police Officer Airlifted From I-65 Crash

Crothersville Police Officer Michael Weiler was extricated from his overturned police cruisers after it was struck from behind by a semi-tractor-trailer last Friday morning on I-65 north of Uniontown. ~ISP photo

A Crothersville Police Officer was airlifted from a crash site on I-65 early last Friday morning when his squad car was struck in the rear by a semi tractor-trailer, according to Sgt. Stephen Wheeles of the Indiana State Police
The initial investigation by the ISP Crash Investigation Response Team indicated two Crothersville Police Officers were providing traffic control for a highway maintenance crew that was working on I-65.
Shortly before 6 am, the two officers had pulled onto I-65 Northbound near the 44 mile marker north of Uniontown. The police vehicles were blocking both northbound lanes of I-65 with their emergency lights activated.
Officer Michael A. Weiler, 45, of Brownstown, a five year veteran of the Crothersville Police Department, was in the right lane in a fully marked 2007 Ford Crown Victoria. He and Chief of Police Matt Browning were providing traffic control.
A 2020 International semi pulling a trailer, driven by Harvest L. Beacham, 37, of Indianapolis, collided with the rear of Weiler’s vehicle. Weiler’s vehicle was pushed off the east side of the roadway where it overturned, coming to rest on its top. Beacham’s vehicle entered the median where it collided with the cable barrier before coming to a stop.
Officer Weiler was extricated from his vehicle before being flown from the scene to St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis, for treatment of serious injuries. Beacham was uninjured in the crash.
Weiler, who is also the pastor of the New Life Missionary Baptist Church in Brownstown and a member of the Brownstown Volunteer Fire Department, was listed in serious but stable condition as of newspaper deadline..
Alcohol and drugs are not believed to be factors although toxicology results are pending, Wheeles said.

Terry Goodin Tests Positive For COVID-19

Crothersville Community Schools Superintendent and State Representative Terry Goodin has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, the first known case for a state lawmaker.
Goodin, D-Austin, said in a news release that he was notified last week he was in contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19. Goodin received his own positive test Monday, Aug. 10.
“For several days,” he said, “I have had full throttle flu-like symptoms with a skull-cracking headache, constant chills and a fever. I am isolated at home and the rest of my family has tested negative. I am hoping the worst days are behind me as I do feel like I am on the mend, but I will be quarantined until I am released by my doctor.”
Goodin is the superintendent of Crothersville Community Schools. He said he has not had any contact with teachers or students and has been fulfilling all of his legislative duties remotely.
“At Crothersville,” he said, “our office is in a building separate from the school, and we have been following a very strict lockdown with no mingling outside of our assigned groups.”
Goodin said every Hoosier should take COVID-19 seriously.
“Although I have been super cautious and have followed all the safety protocols, I still got sick. I’d also like to express my gratitude to everyone who has reached out and offered their thoughts and prayers during this time. I am truly touched by the outpouring of well wishes and look forward to resuming my duties soon.”

Fall Webworms Invading Area Trees

It looks like thick spiderwebs in trees with defoliated branches and Tom Springstun, Scott County Purdue Extension Educator said that area residents have been calling his office about the fall webworms.
These white to tan fuzzy caterpillars have black dots on their back and can be up to an inch and a half long. When unchecked by the wide variety of insects and birds that feed on them, caterpillars can defoliate entire trees in late summer.
“Although this late season defoliation is too close to the time of leaf drop to harm plant health, most homeowners prefer to keep unsightly webs off their trees,” said Springstun.
Control of fall webworm caterpillars is best achieved if actions are taken before the tree is covered with webs. Small webs can be simply pruned off, or raked off with your hand, and destroyed if only a small proportion of the tree is affected, and they are within easy reach, he said. “Streams of high pressure from a water hose may also be effective in getting the webs out of trees,” he said.
“Pesticides should only be used when the extent of the webbing or number of webs is too large to make pruning practical,” Springstun said. Applications of the biobased insecticides acelepryn and Bacillus thuringiensis, which conserve the webworm’s insect natural enemies, are especially effective when applied early in the infestation process.
“The fall webworms and their resulting silky webs covering them will not kill your trees, but the webs will likely remain in the trees through the winter if they are not removed,” he said.
For a free download of the Purdue Extension Publication on Fall Webworm, E-225-W, go to the Purdue Media Distribution Center at https://extension.entm.purdue.edu/publications/E-255.pdf
For more info on this or other Yard or Garden topics, contact Springstun at tsprings@purdue.edu, or call him at (812) 752-8450.

Utility Moratorium Goes Away, But Crothersville Has a Payment Plan

For those who have had difficulty paying the local municipal utility bills due to financial struggles during all the Covid 19 shut downs, Crothersville has development a payment plan for those who have got behind between March 14 and August 14.
Due to an executive order by Gov. Eric Holcomb, utilities were prevented from shutting off service for non-paid bills until last Friday, Aug. 14.
“There will be a contract between the customer and the town,” explained town council president Danieta Foster. The arrears will be set up for six installments, with 1/6th of the arrears due each month.
“All payments, plus the current bill will be due on the 15th of each month,” she said. “Both must remain current to maintain water service.”
Town utility customers who find themselves behind are encouraged to call town hall, at 812-793-2311, to make arrangements with Clerk-Treasurer Staci Peters.
“We want to help those in need of this service,” said Foster.
If no arrangements are made, those who do not pay their past due utility bill by September 15 will face service disconnection, and a reconnect fee to have service restored, urged Foster.
“Please help us help you,” she said.

Legal Notices

2019 SCSD2 AFR

LEGAL NOTICE
PUBLIC NOTICE
The City of Austin intends to obtain grant-loan assistance from United States Department of Agriculture – Rural Development (RD) for a proposed project that includes the purchase of Police Vehicles and Police Vehicle Equipment. The project will benefit all the residents of the city which is the Austin Police Department’s primary service area.
There will be a public meeting on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. or as soon as the regular business of the meeting of the Austin Common Council allows in the Austin City Hall – City Council Chambers, 82 W. Main Street, Austin, Indiana. The meeting will provide information regarding the development of the proposed project and to give the citizenry an opportunity to become acquainted with the proposed project and to comment on such items as economic and environmental impacts, service area, alternatives to the project or other issues that may arise.
Anyone interested in providing quotes for the purchase of two police vehicles and required equipment should attend the meeting or contact Austin Police Chief Shawn Hurt, at 812-595-0385 or by email, Shawn.Hurt@CityofAustin.in.gov.
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LEGAL NOTICE
ORDINANCE NO. 2020 – 2
(2020)
“An Ordinance regarding the creation of designated no parking, handicap parking, and public safety parking spaces on Preston Street
WHEREAS, Preston Street, near Crothersville schools, requires the designation and creation of no parking, handicap parking, and public safety parking spaces; and
WHEREAS, The creation of these specific parking uses are necessary for the safety of pedestrian and vehicular travel on &Street; and
WHEREAS, The Town of Crothersville, Indiana hereby establishes certain regulations for parking on Preston Street, near the Crothersville schools.
NOW, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE TOWN COUNCIL OF THE TOWN OF CROTHERSVILLE, INDIANA:
Section 1: Chapter 71, Traffic Schedules, shall be amended to include: No parking on Preston Street between E. Howard St. and Oak Street; with the exception of five (5) handicapped parking spaces on the west side of Preston Street; and four (4) public safety parking spaces on the east side of Preston Street
Section 2: If any section, paragraph, clause, or phrase of this ordinance be declared unconstitutional or invalid, the remainder of said ordinance shall continue in full force and effect.
Section 3: All prior ordinances or parts thereof inconsistent with any provision of this ordinance are hereby repealed.
Section 4: This Ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage, and approval by the Town Council, all as by law provided.
ADOPTED BY THE TOWN COUNCIL OF THE TOWN OF CROTHERSVILLE, INDIANA this 4th day of August, 2020.
Danieta Foster, Council President
Chad Wilson
Jamy Greathouse
Katie Masters
Jason Hillenburg
ATTEST:
Staci Peters, Clerk Treasurer
Town of Crothersville, Indiana
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LEGAL NOTICE
NOTICE OF RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS AND SAFETY
FOR THE CITY OF SCOTTSBURG TO DISPOSE OF REAL ESTATE
PURSUANT TO IND. CODE § 36-1-11-5
Notice is hereby given that the Board of Public Works and Safety for the City of Scottsburg (the “City”) passed a Resolution on July 27, 2020 to dispose of real estate and is proceeding under the provisions of Ind. Code § 36-1-11-5 to dispose of its following described real property (the “Property”) to wit:
Lot One Hundred Six (106) in Miner’s Addition to the town of Scottsburg, Scott
County, Indiana.
Tax Parcel #: 72-05-20-230-083.000-008
Street Address: 171 N. Washington St., Scottsburg, IN 47170
Notice is further provided that the Property may not be sold to a person who is ineligible under Ind. Code § 36-1-11-16 and that an offer to purchase the Property submitted by a trust (as defined in Ind. Code § 30-4-1-1(a)) must identify each beneficiary of the trust and settlor empowered to revoke or modify the trust. The City has determined that the “Offering Price” as defined in Ind. Code § 36-1-11-5(b), which includes any and all appraisal fees, title insurance, closing fees, recording fees and advertising costs is now set at Twelve Thousand and Forty Dollars ($12,040).
Offers to purchase the Property shall be made in writing, sealed and delivered to the City at 2 E. McClain Ave., Scottsburg, IN 47170. All submissions shall be marked “Offer to Purchase 171 N. Washington Street.” If, within ten (10) days after the date of publication of this notice, the City receives an eligible offer to purchase the Property at or in excess of the offering price, the City will conduct the negotiation and sale of the Property in accordance with Ind. Code § 36-1-11- 4(c) through Ind. Code § 36-1-11-4(g).
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LEGAL NOTICE
VOUCHER TO BE PRESENTED TO SCOTT COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
Court Claim to be approved 9/2/2020
Amazon Capital Services, 405.00; Clerk of the Court-Annual Fee, 180.00; David Thomas, 1,316.80; Dietrich Law Office, 150.00; Jason Mount, 50.00; Marsha Owens Howser, 50.00; Matthew Bender & Co Lexis, 2,420.08; Quill Corp., 655.53; Sherry Porter, 2,150.00; Thomson West Payment Ctr., 65.74.
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LEGAL NOTICE
IN THE SUPERIOR COURT
FOR THE COUNTY OF SCOTT
STATE OF INDIANA
CAUSE NO.: 72D01-2007-DN-85
IN RE THE MARRIAGE OF
Heather Sizemore
Petitioner,
and
Dwayne W. Ebanks
Respondent.
NOTICE BY PUBLICATION
TO: Dwayne W. Ebanks
Whereabouts Unknown
To the above person named as the Respondent and any other person who may be concerned.
You are hereby notified that there has been filed in the Scott Superior Court a Verified Petition for Dissolution of Marriage by the person named as Petitioner. This notice by publication is specifically directed to the following named individual, Dwayne W. Ebanks, whose whereabouts are unknown.
If you have a claim for relief against this petitioner arising from the same transaction or occurrence, you must assert it in your written answer.
You are further notified that you have thirty (30) days from the date of the publication of this notice in which to respond to the Petition filed on July 27, 2020 in the Scott Superior Court, Scott County, Indiana, and, in the event of your failure to do so, judgment by default may be taken against you for the relief requested in the Petition for Dissolution.
In the event you fail to appear for said hearing, judgment by default may be taken against you for the relief requested in the Petition.
Dated: July 27, 2020
Missy Applegate
Clerk, Scott Superior Court
Heather Sizemore
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LEGAL NOTICE
SUMMONS – SERVICE BY PUBLICATION
State of Indiana
County of Scott
In the Scott County Superior Court
Cause No. 72D01-2003-MF-013
LAKEVIEW LOAN SERVICING, LLC
Plaintiff,
vs.
BROOKE A. HILL
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF SUIT
The State of Indiana to the Defendant above-named, and any other person who may be concerned:
You are notified that you have been sued in the Court above named.
The nature of the suit against you is: Foreclosure of mortgage and termination of your interest, if any, in the real property located at:
601 North Beechwood Avenue, Scottsburg, IN 47170
and to the following Defendant whose whereabouts are unknown:
Brooke A. Hill, and all other persons claiming any right, title, or interest in the within described real estate by, through or under them or any other person or entity, the names of all whom are unknown to the Plaintiff.
In addition to the above named Defendant being served by this summons there may be other Defendants who have an interest in this lawsuit.
If you have a claim for relief against the Plaintiff arising from the same transaction or occurrence, you must assert it in your written answer.
You must answer the Complaint in writing, by you or your attorney, within thirty (30) days commencing the day after final publication of this notice, and if you fail to do so a judgment will be entered against you for what the Plaintiff has demanded.
Respectfully submitted,
David M. Bengs, #16646-20
Email: dbengs@mlg-defaultlaw.com
Jennifer L. Snook, #30140-45
Email: jsnook@mlg-defaultlaw.com
Attorney for Plaintiff
MARINOSCI LAW GROUP, P.C.
455 West Lincolnway, Ste. B
Valparaiso, IN 46385
Telephone: (219) 386-4700
NOTICE: Marinosci Law Group, P.C., is a debt collector. This is an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose.
ATTEST:
Missy Applegate
Clerk, Scott County Superior Court
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LEGAL NOTICE
SUMMONS — SERVICE BY PUBLICATIONB
State of Indiana
County of Scott
In the Superior Court of Scott County
Scottsburg, Indiana
Cause No: 72D01-2007-MF-014
NEW RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2018-1
Plaintiff
vs
DORIS LEE COOMER, DECEASED; BEV BAKER A/K/A BEVERLY BAKER, HEIR AND/OR DEVISEE OF DORIS LEE COOMER, DECEASED; ROGER COOMER, HEIR AND/OR DEVISEE OF DORIS LEE COOMER, DECEASED; RON COOMER A/K/A RONALD COOMER, HEIR AND/OR DEVISEE OF DORIS LEE COOMER, DECEASED; UNKNOWN HEIRS AND/OR DEVISEES OF DORIS LEE COOMER, DECEASED; ESTATE OF DORIS LEE COOMER, DECEASED
Defendants
NOTICE OF SUIT
To the defendants above named, and any other person who may be concerned.
You are notified that you have been sued in the Court above named.
The nature of the suit against you is the foreclosure of a mortgage upon the property legally described as follows:
Lots Number Fifteen (15) and Sixteen (16) in the Fairview Addition Block No. 2 to the Town of Austin, Scott County, Indiana
Commonly known as
333 English Avenue
Austin, IN 47102-1621
This summons by publication is specifically directed to the following defendant(s) whose whereabouts are unknown.
Bev Baker A/K/A Beverly Baker, Heir and/or Devisee of Doris Lee Coomer, deceased
Roger Coomer, Heir and/or Devisee of Doris Lee Coomer, deceased
Unknown Heirs and/or Devisees of Doris Lee Coomer, deceased
Estate of Doris Lee Coomer, deceased
In addition to the above-named defendants being served by this summons, there may be other defendants who have an interest in this lawsuit.
An answer or other appropriate response in writing to the Complaint must be filed either by you or your attorney with the Clerk of the Court for Scott County at:
Clerk of Scott County
One East McClain Avenue
Scottsburg, IN 47170
on or before the 18 day of September, 2020, (the same being thirty (30) days after the Third Notice of Suit), and if you fail to do so a judgment may be entered against you for what the plaintiff has demanded.
Codilis Law, LLC
By Kristin L. Durianski 24866-64
ATTEST:
Missy Applegate
Clerk, Scott Superior Court
This firm is deemed to be a debt collector.
Kristin L. Durianski 24866-64
Attorney for Plaintiff
Codilis Law, LLC
8050 Cleveland Place
Merrillville, IN 46410
(219) 736-5579
Atty File: 1035670
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LEGAL NOTICE
NOTICE OF UNSUPERVISED ADMINISTRATION
In the Circuit Court of Jackson County, Indiana.
Cause No. 36C01-2007-EU-000060
Notice is hereby given that Danny Abbott and Kevin Gabbard were, on the 29th day of July, 2020, appointed Co-Personal Representatives of the Estate of Penny Lou Abbott, deceased, who died on the 9th day of July, 2020, and authorized to administer such 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 at Brownstown, Indiana, this 29th day of July, 2020.
Melissa J. Hayes
Clerk Of The Circuit Court
For Jackson County, Indiana
Attorney for Estate
Travis J. Thompson, #22549-49
FARROW & THOMPSON, P.C.
113 East Second Street
P. O. Box 644
Seymour, Indiana 47274
Telephone: (812) 522-6949
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LEGAL NOTICE
NOTICE OF UNSUPERVISED ADMINISTRATION
In the Circuit Court of Jackson County, Indiana.
Cause No. 36C01-2007-EU-000061
Notice is hereby given that Steven E. Prather was, on the 3rd day of August, 2020, appointed Personal Representative of the Estate of Kathleen Johnson, deceased, who died on the 20th day of July, 2020, and authorized to administer such 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 at Brownstown, Indiana, this 3rd day of August, 2020.
Melissa J. Hayes
Clerk Of The Circuit Court
For Jackson County, Indiana
Attorney for Estate
Travis J. Thompson, #22549-49
FARROW & THOMPSON, P.C.
113 East Second Street
P. O. Box 644
Seymour, Indiana 47274
Telephone: (812) 522-6949
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LEGAL NOTICE
State Of Indiana
County Of Jackson
In The Jackson Superior 2 Court
Annual Term, 2020
Cause No.: 36D02-2007-MI-054
IN RE The Verified Name Change Petition Of
Loretta Lynn Tillett,
Petitioner.
AMENDED NOTICE OF PETITION FOR CHANGE OF NAME
Notice is hereby given that on July 30, 2020, Loretta Lynn Tillett filed her verified petition requesting that her name be changed to Loretta Lynn Parr.
Hearing on this petition shall be on the 5th day of October, 2020, at 9:00 o’clock A.M., in the Jackson County Superior 2 Court, Jackson County Judicial Center, 109 South Sugar Street, Brownstown, Indiana.
All persons have the right to appear at the hearing and to file an objection. If you fail to appear or file objection to the hearing date, the court will hear this matter in your absence.
The attorney for the Petitioner is Travis J. Thompson, Farrow & Thompson, P.C., 113 E. Second Street, P.O. Box 644, Seymour, Indiana 47274.
Dated at Brownstown, Indiana, this 6th day of August, 2020.
Melissa J. Hayes,
Clerk Of The
Jackson County Courts, Indiana
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LEGAL NOTICE
State of Indiana
County of Jennings
In The Jennings Circuit Court
Cause No: 40C01-2007-ES-07
In the matter of the Supervised Estate of Amos Collins, deceased
NOTICE OF ESTATE HEARING
In the matter of the Supervised Estate of Amos Collins, deceased
Cause No: 40C01-2007-ES-07
To: Ashley Collins and Samantha Collins, addresses unknown.
Notice is hereby given that on the 14th day of August, 2020, James Funke was appointed personal representative of the estate of Amos Collins, deceased, who died on the 17th day of July, 2019. The personal representative is authorized to administer the estate with Court supervision.
A hearing is set September 10, 2020 at 1:30 p.m. in the Jennings Circuit Courtroom, second floor of the courthouse in Vernon, Indiana. The Estate is requesting that the decedent’s home be sold and the proceeds divided equally.
Ashley Collins and Samantha Collins are given notice that hey need to appear at said hearing to protect their rights under Indiana Law.
Dated at Vernon, Indiana on August 14, 2020
Amy Thompson, Clerk
Jennings Circuit Court
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LEGAL NOTICE
State of Indiana
County of Scott
In The Scott Superior Court
Cause No. 72D01-2002-JT-20
72D01-2002-JT-21
72D01-2002-JT-22
72D01-2002-JT-23
72D01-2002-JT-24
72D01-2002-JT-25
In The Matter Of The Termination Of The Parent-Child Relationship:
CD – DOB 9/9/2006
DD – DOB 10/24/2007
CM – DOB 12/3/2008
JM – DOB 6/5/2010
TJD – DOB 2/26/2017
JPD – DOB 2/26/2017
and
Mary Davis (Biological Mother)
SUMMONS FOR SERVICE BY PUBLICATION & NOTICE OF TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS HEARING
To: Mary Davis
Whereabouts unknown
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to the above noted parent whose whereabouts are unknown, that the Indiana Department of Child Services has filed a Petition for Involuntary Termination of your Parental Rights, 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) Fact Finding Hearing on 10/15/2020 at 9:30 AM and to answer the Petition for Termination of your Parental Rights of said children.
You are further notified that if the allegations in said petition are true, and/or if you fail to appear at the hearing, the Juvenile Court may terminate your parent-child relationship; and if the Court terminates your parent-child relationship you will lose all parental rights, powers, privileges, immunities, duties and obligations including any rights to custody, control, visitation, or support in said children; and if the Court terminates your parent-child relationship, it will be permanently terminated, and thereafter you may not contest an adoption or other placement of said children.
You are entitled to representation by an attorney, provided by the State if applicable, throughout these proceedings to terminate the parent-child relationship.
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, adjudication on said petition and termination of your parental rights may be entered against you, in your absence, without further notice.
Missy Applegate, Clerk
Krista A. Willike, 32250-10
Attorney, Indiana Department of Child Services
1050 W. Community Way
Scottsburg, IN 47170
Office: 812-752-2503
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