Local Festival Is Changing

For nearly all of the 41 years that the Crothersville, Red, White & Blue Festival has been celebrating the nation’s flag, there has been a carnival to attract youngsters to the festival.
But for the 42nd local celebration there will not be a mechanized form of entertainment, local festival director Sherry Bridges told the town council last week.
“Because of insurance and fuel costs there are fewer and fewer carnivals still in business that are interested in coming to our three day festival,” said Bridges.
Showing a four-page list of carnivals four different states, she said, “ Very few ride attractions are interested in setting up for just a three-day festival and those that do want a minimum guarantee of $20,000. We simply can’t afford that.”
As an alternative, Bridges said a variety of inflatable entertainment will set up on the school parking lot; bounce houses, inflatable slides and similar forms of soft-sided temporary playground & youth party equipment.
“These are more readily available to us, will cost families less to enjoy and should still earn the festival about $1,200-$1,500 for the three-day event,” she said.
“If you have inflatables, kids will be happy,” said town councilwoman Danieta Foster.
Bridges said fireworks by Zambolli Fireworks will again close out the local patriotic celebration at 10 p.m. on Saturday.
This community festival will be June 8-10.
The Crothersville Red, White & Blue Festival began as this community’s celebration of the nation’s bicentennial in 1976. It has continued every year in June ever since observing the town sesquicentennial in 2008 and last year’s Indiana and Jackson County bicentennial celebrations.
The town council gave permission to close the usual streets for the June festival: Preston Street from Oak to Main and Howard Street from Jackson to Preston.
Bridges said the parade on Saturday afternoon will form along East Street and East Bard. Then parade along Bard west to US 31 then south turning east on Moore Street before heading north on Preston Strreet through the festival grounds where parade participants and award winners are announced.
Bridges said among the festival activities will be a volleyball tourney, pedal tractor pull, clown show, and waterball fight which has been moved to the Crothersville Community Schools teachers’ parking lot.

Antique Farm Machinery On Display at Fairgrounds

The 8th annual Jackson County Antique Machinery Show will be held this Thursday through Saturday, May 11-13 at the Jackson County Fairground.
Featured equipment this year will be Ford & Fordson Tractors & equipment and Michigan Built engines.
The show includes all types of antique farming power equipment as well as hit & miss engines, antique tools, antique farm displays, primitive skills and crafts will be demonstrated.
Food is available all three days.
The show opens at 8 a.m. each day. Admission is $2. Golfcarts will require a $5 fee and proof of insurance. No bicycles or 4-wheelers are permitted.
For more information call 812-525-2718 or 812-216-5597.

Mothers To Be Honored At Hamacher Hall May 20

The Crothersville Town Players will host their annual Mother’s Day event on Saturday, May 20, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Hamacher Hall, 211 E. Howard Street. Light refreshments will be served along with special entertainment. Ladies of all ages are welcome. The cost is $7 for adults, $3 for students, and no charge for those under 6.
Please call for reservations. For reservations, or for more information, call Linda at 812-521-3695 or Brenda at 812-793-2760.
Crothersville Town Players are a part of Crothersville Historical and Cultural Arts Association, and funds raised are used for maintenance and improvements at Hamacher Hall and the Annex Building.  Donations are always welcome, and are tax-deductible.

Public Notices

PUBLIC NOTICE
NOTICE TO TAXPAYERS
OF ADDITIONAL APPROPRIATIONS
Notice is hereby given to the taxpayers of Jackson Township Trustee, Jackson County, Indiana, that the proper fiscal body will consider the following additional appropriation in excess of the budget for the current year at their regular meeting plat at 1415 Corporate Way, Seymour, IN at 5:00 p.m. on the 25th day of May, 2017.
Township Government
Other Services & Charges       10,000
Total Township Government    10,000
Taxpayers appearing at the meeting shall have a right to be heard.  The additional appropriations as finally made will be referred to the Department of local Government Finance (DLGF). The DLGF will make a written determination as to the sufficiency of funds to support the appropriations made within fifteen (15) days of receipt of a Certified Copy of the action taken.
Dated: May 10, 2017
William R. Marsh
Jackson Township Trustee
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PUBLIC NOTICE
These are the Court Claims that were approved by Commissioners for the month of March 2017.
Circuit Court
Lorie Gutierrez, $613.39; Melissa Hayes, $120.00; Blondie’s Pizzeria, $94.28; Quill Corp, $387.55; Comcast Cable, $571.30; Bedford Office Supply, $106.59; Pitney Bowes, $375.00; Business Info Systems Inc, $1,446.00; Sanders Technology Group, $1,500.00
Superior Court I
Bedford Office Supply, $1,331.67; Visa, $1,275.52
Superior Court II
Maria Hendrix, $50.00; South Central IN Interpreting, $815.88; Bedford Office Supply, $972.00; Farrow & Thompson, $25.00
Kathy S. Hohenstreiter
Jackson County Auditor
5/10    hspaxlp

PUBLIC NOTICE
These are the Court Claims that were approved by Commissioners for the month of April 2017.
Circuit Court
Lorie Gutierrez, $168.76; Melissa Hayes, $392.00; Pewter Hall, $55.00; Brownstown Auto Parts, $17.99; Bedford Office Supply, $55.67; Quill Corp, $186.37; Jane Rogers, $100.00
Superior Court I
Bedford Office Supply, $518.43; Phillips & Co, $400.00; Postmaster, $1401.50; Business Info Systems Inc, $1446.00
Superior Court II
Smith Law Services, PC, $3600.00; Bedford Office Supply, $345.97; Business Info Systems Inc, $1446.00
Kathy S. Hohenstreiter
Jackson County Auditor
5/10    hspaxlp

PUBLIC NOTICE
NOTICE OF DETERMINATION OF JACKSON COUNTY BUILDING CORPORATION TO ENTER INTO A PROPOSED LEASE OF FACILITIES WITH JACKSON COUNTY, INDIANA
Owners of real property, and registered voters residing, in the Jackson County, Indiana, hereby are given notice that the Board of Commissioners (the “Board”) has determined, at its meeting held April 18, 2017, that (I) a need exists for a new Judicial Center, as defined and described in the resolution adopted by the Board on April 18, 2017, and (II) to the extent permitted by law to take all of the necessary steps to finance all or a portion of the costs of all, or as many as is possible based on the facts and circumstances at the time, of the Judicial Center by entering into a proposed lease (the “Lease”) between the Jackson County Building Corporation, as lessor (the “Building Corporation”), and the County, as lessee, upon all or any portion of any of the premises subject to the Lease. The Building Corporation, as lessor, will issue lease rental revenue bonds (the “Lease Rental Revenue Bonds”) in one or more series secured by and payable from the lease payments under the Lease.
The total maximum original aggregate principal amount of the Lease Rental Revenue Bonds will not exceed $13,000,000.  The maximum term for each series of the Lease Rental Revenue Bonds will not exceed twenty-five (25) years from the date of issue, and the lease rental set forth in the Lease will have a maximum term not to exceed twenty-five (25) years, beginning on the date that the Judicial Center is completed.
Dated: May 3, 2017.
Jackson County Building Corporation
And
Jackson County, Indiana
Jackson County Auditor
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So What Have You Learned?

Curt-lineby Curt Kovener

We never quit learning. I have learned a lot about people over my six+ decades around the area. Good friends recently shared what they have learned over the years…all life observances
I’ve learned…
•That just one person saying to me, “You’ve made my day!” makes my day.
•That the best classroom in the world is at the feet of an elderly person. (Of course, now that I are one, no one wants to listen.)
•That being kind is more important than being right.
•That I can always pray for someone when I don’t have the strength to help him in any other way.
•That no matter how serious your life requires you to be, everyone needs a friend to act goofy with.
•That money doesn’t buy class. (But it can make you presidential.)
• That to ignore the facts does not change the facts.
• That the easiest way for me to grow as a person is to surround myself with people smarter than I am.
•That it’s those small daily happenings that make life so interesting.
•That everyone you meet deserves to be greeted with a smile.
•That opportunities are never lost; someone will take the ones
you miss.
•That everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you’re climbing it.
•That the less time I have to work with, the more things I get done.

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