Crothersville Stray Cat Program Deemed Successful; Will Continue In 2018

Last year approximately 60 cats were captured, spayed/neutered and returned to the neighborhood where they were found through a program designed to reduce the numbers of stray felines in Crothersville.
The Crothersville town council will continue the program allowing for up to 60 non-neutered cats to be prevented from having litters of kittens.
“The cat fix program has been successful in the Town of Crothersville. But we still have a problem,” said council president Danieta Foster. “This has been something the town has struggled with for years and it will take us additional time to get a real handle on.”
Town employees will be trapping cats as time warrants or as problem areas are reported, she said.
Cats that are trapped in live-traps are taken to the veterinarian for the sterilization procedure, rabies shots and will be ear notched.
Cats will be returned to the area they were taken from within a few days, said Foster.
The notched ear lets residents know that cats roaming their neighborhood have been sterilized and will not be adding to the cat population. The notched ear also let’s town workers know that a trapped cat has already been sterilized and is let go.
Foster acknowledged that there have been some family pets that have been spayed/neutered and had an ear marked by the program.
“Town employees cannot distinguish between feral cats and family pets when they are picking them up, so we ask that pet owners be responsible and make sure your cats are kept in your home or secured area to avoid having them trapped,” said the council president.
It is the responsibility of the pet owner to make sure their cats are secured to prevent trapping, she emphasized.

Home Rental Scam In Local Area

A Southern Indiana consumer recently reported a rental scam on While looking for rental homes in the Columbus area, the consumer found a desirable property with 3 bedroom, 2 bath and an attached 2 car garage for $450 a month.
When she contacted the presumed homeowner, he informed her how he relocated out of state due to a job. In order to mail her the keys to the property, he would need $850 to cover the deposit and first month’s rent. Cautious of the proposed arrangement, the consumer drove by the property and spoke with the tenant. She learned the tenant had been residing there for about a month and the home was not for lease.
The Indiana Better Business Bureau investigated further and found a different property advertised on for $650 with the same phone number. The same house is listed for rent on for $1,690. BBB reached the property owner listed on and discovered that he is not listing the house through He also mentioned how he had been previously alerted about scammers using his property’s information and images.
Rental scams lure consumers with online ads touting beautiful homes, low rents, and great amenities. For vacation rentals, everything is handled online. For local rentals, the scammer may claim to be out of town and unable to show the property. In some cases, bold scammers have even gained illegal access to homes belonging to others and have “shown” the property as if they own it!
In either case, the scammer may create a false sense of urgency, telling the prospective renter that others are interested so immediate action is required. The renter puts down a security deposit or prepays a vacation rental, only to find out that the property is not available… or does not exist.
To avoid a rental property scam, BBB advises consumers to do their homework, investigate further before sending money, and follow these tips:
•Research the listing. Search online to see if the property has multiple listings, or the scammer’s email address or phone number. If you find the same ad listed in other cities, or the same property on different sites with different dollar amounts, that’s a huge red flag.
•Resist the sense of urgency. Scammers often give a sense of urgency in their requests for a deposit due to high interest in the property. They also appear to be very eager to offer you the lease without doing any kind of background checks.
•See the property in person. Don’t send money or share your personal information with someone you’ve never met for a property you haven’t seen. If you can’t visit an apartment or house yourself, ask someone you trust to go and confirm that it is what was advertised. And remember: be suspicious of the out-of-state/overseas landlord story. Scammers often claim to be out of the state or country and instruct targets to send money to areas that can’t be traced.
Don’t lose your hard-earned money to unscrupulous frauds. Contact the BBB at or 1-866-463-9222 for more guidance.

ABBA Based Musical ‘Mamma Mia’ Playing At Derby Dinner Playhouse

Derby Dinner Playhouse is presenting the smash Broadway hit musical ‘Mamma Mia!’ now through Apr. 8.
On a small Greek island, Sophie dreams of a perfect wedding—a dream that includes her father giving her away. The problem? Sophie doesn’t know who he is! Sneaking a peek in her mother’s old diaries, she discovers three possible fathers. She secretly invites all three to the wedding, convinced that she’ll know her father when she sees him.
But when all three turn up, it may not be as clear as she thought.
Told through the story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs, ‘Mamma Mia!’ is a world-wide sensation that has audiences everywhere dancing.
‘Mamma Mia!’ is a musical based around the music of the band, ABBA. Active between 1972-1982, the Swedish pop/dance group is one of the most popular international groups of all time. Memorable songs included in ‘Mama Mia!’ are ‘Dancing Queen, ‘Money, Money, Money’, ‘Take A Chance On Me’, ‘The Winner Takes It All’, and many more.
This enchanting tale of love, laughter, and friendship features explosive dance numbers and a trip down the aisle you won’t forget.
The case includes Jillian Prefach, Kayla Eilers, Mandi Elkins Hutchins, Elizabeth Loos, Matthew Brennan, Bobby Conte among others. For tickets contact the Derby Dinner box office at 812-288-8281 or visit

Pun Stars

by Curt Kovener

A couple of my friends who enjoy puns are vacationing in warmer places now. The day they left it started snowing in the wilderness…so I guess the joke is on me.
But they will be reading these when the return in a couple of weeks so you will have a leg up on them, so to speak.
•The future, the present and the past walked into a bar. Things got a little tense.
•What did E.T.’s mother say to him when he got home? “Where on Earth have you been?”
•What’s the difference between a poorly dressed man on a bicycle and a nicely dressed man on a tricycle? A tire.
•They’ll never serve snails at McDonald’s because it’s not fast food.
•When seagulls fly over an ocean bay, do they become bagels?
A geologist found a rock 5,280 feet long. It’s a milestone!
•I recently got crushed by a pile of books, but I suppose I’ve only have my shelf to blame.
• I went to a really emotional wedding the other day. Even the cake was in tiers.
•I’ve decided to sell my vacuum. It was just gathering dust!
• What’s the best time to go to the dentist? Before tooth-hurtie!
• Never date a tennis player. Love means nothing to them.
• I was overcharged for velcro last week. What a rip off!
• I’ve been reading a book about anti-gravity. It’s impossible to put down.
•A train stops at a train station. A bus stops at a bus station. Now why is my desk called a ‘work station’?
•I was born to be a pessimist. My blood type is B negative.
•Did you heard about the magic tractor? It turned into a field!
•To the guy who invented zero: Thanks for nothing!
•I used to be a banker, but over time I lost interest.
•I can’t understand why people are so bothered about me not knowing what the word ‘apocalypse’ means. It’s not like it’s the end of the world!
•I’m still angry at my parents for not buying me expensive roller blades. Cheapskates!
•”Atheism is a non-prophet organization.” ~George Carlin
•”I’d rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy.” ~Dorothy Parker
•“You can tune a guitar, but you can’t tuna fish. Unless, of course, you play bass.” ~Douglas Adams
•“Carpe per diem: sieze the check,” ~Robin Williams
•“If you want to see a comic strip, you should see me in the shower.” ~Groucho Marx
•Irish writer Oscar Wilde once bragged that he could make a pun on any subject. So someone challenged him; “The queen.” “Ah,” said Wilde, “but the queen is not a subject.”
•“You can lead a horticulture but you can’t make her think.” ~Dorothy Parker
•I tried to find 10 more puns that made me laugh but no pun in ten did.

Legal Notices

CAUSE NO. 36C01-1801-EU-000003
In the Circuit Court of Jackson County, Indiana.
Pursuant to I.C. 29-1-7-7, notice is hereby given that Amy Brandt Peters was on the 22nd day of January, 2018, appointed Personal Representative of the Estate of Anita Kay Brandt, deceased, who died testate on December 15, 2017.
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 _22nd_ day of ____January__, 2018.
Amanda L. Lowery,
Clerk of the Circuit Court of
Jackson County, Indiana
Attorney for Estate:
Jeffrey J. Lorenzo
Lorenzo & Bevers
218 West Second Street
Seymour, IN 47274
Phone: (812) 524-9000
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