Parks Board Announces Crothersville Holiday Events

Beginning Monday, Nov. 25, there will be a mailbox in front of town hall for Letters to Santa. Letters will be accepted until Christmas. Letters in the box by Dec. 20, which include a return address will receive a letter back from Santa, according to Crothersville Parks Board President Ron Foster.
He said the Parks Board will once again be hosting an outside Christmas decoration contest.
Anyone residing inside town limits is eligible. All you have to do is contact the Parks Board through Facebook or call 812-390-8217 to get on the list to be judged, said Foster.
Decorations need to be ready and illuminated, by Wednesday, Dec. 11, for photos for the People’s Choice Award. Judges will make rounds on Thursday, Dec. 12, for other prizes.
Pictures for the People’s Choice Award will be on the Parks Board Facebook page late on Dec. 11.
The community’s annual Christmas parade is set to steep off at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 14. Everyone is welcome to enter: floats, cars, walking units, all organizations and individuals. Line up begins at Bard Street Park at 5 p.m.
Cookies with Santa at the Fire Department will follow the Parade.
Outdoor lighting winners will be announced then, Foster said.

Christmas Parade, Open House Kicks Off Austin Holiday Season Dec. 7

Austin residents will enjoy a day of Christmas cheer with this year’s annual Christmas Parade featuring a community Open House following the parade. The Austin Christmas Parade will begin at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7.
The Austin Christmas Parade will start at the corner of Broadway and U.S. 31, and head south on U.S. 31 to the first Austin Elementary School entrance just south of the stop light.
Santa Claus will come to town once again in this year’s parade. He will be joined by other floats and parade attractions promising goodies for the children. Residents are encouraged to line the sides on U.S. 31 on the parade route and enjoy the city’s holiday tradition. “There are many spots along U.S. 31 for residents to watch the parade,” said Mayor Dillo Bush. Adding, “The parade is sure to offer the usual set of participants including a host of classic cars, the AHS band and a number of local church and civic groups.”
In addition, there will be musical entertainment performing during the open house following the parade.
During the Open House, held at the old Austin Middle School gym, refreshments will be served and Santa Claus will be on hand for the children’s delight.
The City of Austin Beautification Committee is sponsoring this year’s community Open House.
For more info, or to learn how your organization can participate in this year’s parade, contact the Austin Mayor’s Office at 812-794-6646.

Internet Advertising Leads To Drug, Child Neglect Charges

Through a resident’s tip, deputies from the Scott County Sheriff’s Office were made aware of a man advertising on the internet to sell drugs to people in Scott County. Deputy Joe Baker responded to the ad and made arrangements to meet the man and make a purchase on Friday, Nov. 1.
Dep. Baker went to the arranged location in Scottsburg and when the internet advertiser showed up, he was placed under arrest.
The man also brought two other individuals with him and a small child. Officer Baker completed his investigation and arrested the three individuals on drug related charges and neglect charges.
•Darnell McGee, 32, of Scottsburg was arrested for dealing in marijuana, maintaining a common nuisance, neglect of a dependent and possession of paraphernalia.
•Cynthia Owens, 28, of Scottsburg was arrested for dealing in marijuana, maintaining a common nuisance, neglect of a dependent and possession of paraphernalia.
•Trenton Ragland, 18, of Scottsburg was arrested for visiting a common nuisance.
All three were incarcerated in Scott County Jail.

Leaf Pick Up Begins Nov. 18 In Austin

The City of Austin will begin fall leaf collection the week of Nov. 18 and will run on the same schedule as regular trash pickup days, according to Mayor Dillo Bush’s office.
Residents should rake their leaves to the street edge but not place leaves in the ditch to help prevent drainage problems.
Leaf collection will continue each week until all leaves are gone or through the end of December, whichever comes first.

Nothing Matters…And What If It Did?

by Curt Kovener

Now that the election is over, it doesn’t matter whether your candidate won or lost. The prophet John coined the title of this column: remember it often.
And remember some of these when you’re feeling low…and especially when you’re feeling high & mighty.
•Accept the fact that some days you’re the pigeon, and some days you’re the statue.
•Always keep your words soft and sweet, just in case you have to eat them.
•Always read stuff that will make you look impressive if you die in the middle of it.
•If you can’t be kind, at least have the decency to be vague.
•Always be nice to people on your way up because you durned sure will meet them again on your way down.
•If you lend someone $20 and never see that person again, it was probably worth it.
•It may be that your sole purpose in life is simply to serve as a warning to others.
•Never buy a car you can’t push.
•Never put both feet in your mouth at the same time, because then you won’t have a leg to stand on.
•Since it’s the early worm that gets eaten by the bird, sleep late.
•The second mouse gets the cheese.
•When everything’s coming your way, you’re in the wrong lane.
•Birthdays are good for you. The more you have, the longer you live.
•Some mistakes are too much fun to make only once.
•We could learn a lot from crayons. Some are sharp, some are pretty and some are dull. Some have weird names and all are different colors, but they all have to live in the same box.
•A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour.
•Save the earth…it’s the only planet with chocolate!

Legal Notices

LEGAL NOTICE
REQUEST FOR CONSTRUCTION BIDS
The Jennings Township Volunteer Fire Department will receive sealed bids for a new fire substation to be built on two acres at the corner of Booe and Water Tower Roads in Austin, Indiana.
Bid specification packages for Option 1 and Option 2 may be obtained from Jeff Mosley, Building Committee Chairman, by calling 812-820-0370 or can be obtained at the office of the Clerk-Treasurer at Austin City Hall between the hours of 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Seal bids can be mailed to Jennings Township VFD, P.O. Box 41, Austin, IN 47102 or can be delivered in person by noon, Friday, Nov. 15, 2019 at the Austin Clerk-Treasurer’s office.
Funding for all or for part of this construction project will be from the Scott County Redevelopment Commission
Contractor proof of insurance need be submitted along with bid. Jennings Township Volunteer Fire Department reserves the right to reject any and all bids and the right to waive any informalities in the bidding process.
Dated Nov. 1, 2019
Jeff Mosley
Building Committee Chairman
Jennings Township Volunteer Fire Department
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LEGAL NOTICE
NOTICE OF UNSUPERVISED ADMINISTRATION
Cause No. 36C01-1910-EU-000077
In the Circuit Court of Jackson County, Indiana.
Notice is hereby given that Katia E. Elliott was, on the 17th day of October, 2019, appointed Personal Representative of the Estate of Miguel Zarate Ruiz, deceased, who died on the 16th day of September, 2019.
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 17th day of October, 2019.
Melissa J. Hayes
Clerk Of The Circuit Court
For Jackson County, Indiana
Attorney for Estate
Rodney E. Farrow, #6785-36
FARROW & THOMPSON, P.C.
113 East Second Street
P. O. Box 644
Seymour, Indiana 47274
Telephone: (812) 522-6949
11/6, 11/13 hspaxlp

LEGAL NOTICE
WWSRF Loan Program Public Notice
Notice of Public Hearing for the Crothersville Wastewater Department Preliminary Engineering Report (PER) to obtain assistance from the Wastewater State Revolving Fund (WWSRF) Loan Program
The Crothersville Wastewater Department will hold a public hearing at 6:00 pm on December 3rd, 2019 at the Crothersville Town Hall, located at 111 East Howard Street. The Crothersville Wastewater Department’s engineering consultant will present the recommended upgrades to Crothersville’s sanitary and storm water infrastructure, which will include construction of a wetweather overflow system, underground storage and pump station in the collection system as well as modifications to the wetweather treatment system within the wastewater treatment plant, as described in the PER. The project may be funded through a WWSRF loan, USDA RD loan and/or grant as well as possible grant funding from OCRA.
At this hearing, there will be the opportunity for questions and comments from the public. Participation is welcomed and encouraged. If special assistance is required at the meeting, please contact (812) 793-2311. Copies of the PER are available for public viewing starting November 12, 2019 through December 10, 2019 at Crothersville Town Hall. Written comments regarding this project should be sent to Dan Wright at FPBH, Inc. PO Box 47 North Vernon, 47265 prior to December 10, 2019.
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LEGAL NOTICE
These are the Court Claims that were approved by Commissioners for the month of Oct 2019.
Circuit Court
Offices Gutierrez, $252.00; Bedford Office Supply, $29.74; Herbert Walker, $25.00; Quill Corp, $721.93; Don Olive PSYD, $4125.00; Hackman Psychiatric Svcs, $2175.00.
Superior Court I
Bedford Office Supply Inc, $482.14; Phillips & Co, $390.00; Visa, $73.80; Postmaster, $1868.40
Superior Court II
Bedford Office Supply Inc, $119.15; Maria Hendrix, $120.00; Business Info Systems, $999.00; Smith Law Services, $8400.00.
Kathy S. Hohenstreiter
Jackson County Auditor
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LEGAL NOTICE
NOTICE OF PUBLIC AUCTION
TO OWNERS OF THE WITHIN DESCRIBED ESTATE AND ALL INTERESTED PARTIES:
Indiana MHC, LLC will expose at public sale to the highest bidder, on the 21st day of November, 2019 at 9:30 a.m. or as soon thereafter as possible at 1231 Birchtree Lane, Scottsburg, Indiana 47170 the property commonly known as:
Mobile Home ONLY, 1996 Fleetwood Serial number 26560, LOCATED AT 550 Rosewalk Dr. lot 30 Last known owner Sherry Gibson
This Mobile Home will be offer for sale at public auction in conformity with IC26-1-7-210 AND IC26-1-2-328 Sale will be made without relief from valuation or appraisement laws.
11/13, 11/20 hspaxlp

LEGAL NOTICE
NOTICE OF PUBLIC AUCTION
TO OWNERS OF THE WITHIN DESCRIBED ESTATE AND ALL INTERESTED PARTIES:
Indiana MHC, LLC will expose at public sale to the highest bidder, on the 21st day of November, 2019 at 9:30 a.m. or as soon thereafter as possible at 1231 Birchtree Lane, Scottsburg, Indiana 47170 the property commonly known as:
Mobile Home ONLY, 1997 Fleetwood Serial number TNFLV26A80562ST12 , LOCATED AT 1301 W. York Rd. lot 90 Austin, IN 47172 Last known owner Tonya Ortega.
This Mobile Home will be offer for sale at public auction in conformity with IC26-1-7-210 AND IC26-1-2-328 Sale will be made without relief from valuation or appraisement laws.
11/13, 11/20 hspaxlp