Flu Shot Deadline Is End Of October

Experts at the Jackson and Scott County Health Departments are encouraging the public to get flu vaccinations now.
While no cases have been reported yet, the Indiana State Department of Health said it is already seeing cases pop up across the state.
Influenza is a contagious viral infection of the respiratory tract. It is spread by respiratory droplets released when infected people cough or sneeze nearby, or when people touch surfaces or objects contaminated with those infectious respiratory droplets.
People also may become infected by touching surfaces or objects contaminated with influenza virus and then touching their eyes, mouth or nose.
Health officials said it takes about two weeks for the vaccination to reach full strength in the body, and people need to start getting their shots now.
“This is a pretty typical time for us to start seeing (the flu),” Lin Montgomery of the Jackson County Health Department said. “We want people to start thinking about what they can do to prevent the flu in early October and definitely have their shot completed by the end of October.”
Stacy East, an infection preventionist at Schneck Medical Center in Seymour, said getting vaccinated now can make a difference by the time the season reaches its peak in January and February.
“You can get ahead of it,” East said. “It takes a couple weeks for the vaccine to work in your body. We want it to work throughout the whole season. The flu can be deadly to some individuals. We want to make sure as many people as possible get it to decrease the risk for everybody.”
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends everyone age 6 months and older get a flu vaccine each year.
In Indiana, there were 113 influenza-associated deaths last year, according to the Indiana State Department of Health. Among those deaths, 79 were age 65 and older.
“We did not have any (flu-related) deaths at the hospital last year,” East said. “We do see them occasionally. It wasn’t a rough year last year. We had an easier year as far as the flu. The year before, 2017 into 2018, was pretty rough.”
The county health departments now have flu shots available. The cost of the flu shot is $32 in Jackson County and $25 at the Scott County Health Department. It was noted that most insurances covering the cost of the vaccine.
Both county health departments accept appointments for flue shots. Scott County can call 812-752-8455 for an appointment or there is a walk-in flu shot clinic each Tuesday at their office on North Gardner Street.
There will be a drive-thru flu clinic from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. this Friday, Oct. 18 at the Jackson County Health Department, 801 W. Second St., Seymour.
The health department has flu vaccines available in standard-dose and high-dose forms. High-dose is intended for people 65 or older, and contains four times the amount of antigen compared to the standard dose and creates a stronger immune response with better protection.
Last year’s influenza season in the United States was of moderate severity and lasted 21 weeks.
When parents bring their children to the health department for a flu shot, they also can get the school-required vaccines. The type of shots needed depends upon the child’s grade level.

Community Theatre To Host Songwriter Concert

From Nashville, Indiana to Nashville, Tennessee, some of the region’s most talented writers and performers will be featured in a live songwriter-in-the-round show at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at the Royal-off-the-Square Theatre in Brownstown.
Don Pedigo, Stephanie Lambring, John Whitcomb, and host Joe Persinger will perform original songs as one of several special events planned in coming months in celebration of Jackson County Community Theatre’s 50th anniversary.
A limited number of tickets are on sale now at Artistic Impressions custom frame shop in downtown Seymour, at Family Drug in Brownstown, and online at www.jcct.org. All seats are just $10.
“Having these three professional recording artists — all with Music City USA experience — on stage in the same show is a rare event,” said Joe Persinger, host of the event. “This is a one night, one time opportunity to hear their songs in a comfortable, intimate indoor ‘listening room’ venue. New state-of-the-art seating makes the theater even more inviting. We expect tickets to sell out quickly.”
Beer and wine will be available at this event, along with JCCT’s usual concessions, including popcorn, candy, and soft drinks.
All the artists in this show have Jackson County roots.
Don Pedigo, originally from the Freetown area, is best known for a hard rocking “heartlander” sound. His CD, “The Cross Eyed Sessions,” stayed in the roots rock top 40 charts for almost two years.
Pedigo recently joined forces with the Nashville backing band The Coyotes, and they have laid tracks for a new EP. They are currently booking shows across the country and teaming up with other artists as supporting acts.
These new developments have brought a light of hope after Pedigo and his wife, Kim, lost their son, Christopher, to an overdose in 2014.
“So much happened so fast… It took a few years to come to some healing, and part of that is in sharing our story when called upon,” he said.
Pedigo works closely with Overdose Lifeline and donates part of his merchandise sales, time, and songs to the cause.
Stephanie Lambring, originally from Brownstown, moved to Nashville, Tenn. in 2006 to attend Belmont University. She immersed herself in writers’ rounds and showcases, and during her senior year gained some traction in England. She made her radio debut on legendary Bob Harris’ “Saturday Night Programme” on BBC Radio 2 in late 2008. This led to recording of her 2009 full-length album, “Lonely to Alone,” and a subsequent UK tour. She has booked five UK tours to date.
During her time in Nashville, Lambring has served as a staff writer for BMG and Carnival Music. Several top artists have recorded her tunes, and some of her songs have been featured on the hit TV show “Nashville.” In 2016, she won Eddie’s Attic Open Mic Shootout in Atlanta. (Previous winners include John Mayer, Shawn Mullins and Jennifer Nettles).
More recently, Lambring has taken a few steps back to rediscover her love for music. She recently finished recording an album to be released in spring 2020.
Seymour native John Whitcomb graduated from the Musicians Institute in Los Angeles and headed to Nashville, Tenn., where he began performing with an established group. This led to the opportunity to open for Nashville veterans such as Vince Gill and Chet Atkins.
John’s songwriting ear was teased again by employment he found in the pit orchestra at the American Cabaret Theatre in Indianapolis. It was the music from “Shuffle Along,” Broadway’s first African-American show, that really caught his ear. Musician Eubie Blake and lyricist Noble Sissle’s music had a lasting impact on his writing style, as can be heard on his latest album, “Arabelle.”
His most recent project is setting the lyrics of his distant relative, poet James Whitcomb Riley, to music.
Local folksinger Joe Persinger has been involved in Jackson County Community Theatre since 1971 and was a member of the organization’s first board of directors. He has appeared as an actor in more than 25 plays and directed several others.
He began playing guitar and singing at events on campus during his college years. In the late 1960’s, influenced by Simon and Garfunkel, he began writing songs and continues to write, perform, and record his original music. His most recent CD, “Dreams Go By,” features original tunes as well as covers of songs by artists such as Harry Chapin, Donovan, and fellow Hoosier Tim Grimm.

Seven Jailed In Scott County

Seven people found themselves behind bars on a variety of warrants and investigations by the Scott County Sheriff’s Department.
On Friday, Oct. 4, Deputy Joe Baker with the Scott County Sheriff’s office completed an investigation that he began in earlier in August for the illegal possession of narcotics. At the close of his investigation Jeremiah Rayborn, 42, of Scottsburg was charged with possession of marijuana, possession of a controlled substance, possession of a legend drug, maintaining a common nuisance and possession of paraphernalia. Baker was assisted by Deputy James Ward and Reserve Deputy Tim Hall.
At the time of Rayborn’s arrest, Justin Chitwood, 33, of Jeffersonville, was also arrested on court warrants in Scott and Harrison Counties.
On Saturday, Oct. 5, Deputies Kenton Makowsy and John Smith responded to an address on Leota Road on a call about a domestic disturbance. Upon arrival, an investigation led to the arrest of Stephanie Rosegotter, 43, of Jeffersonville for possession of a syringe and possession of paraphernalia.
Several warrants were served last week which resulted in arrests.
On Wednesday, Oct. 9, Chief Deputy Toby Deaton with the Scott County Sheriff’s Office served an arrest warrant at the Scott County Jail on Janice McCleary, 55, of Scottsburg. The warrant charged her with battery by bodily waste after a criminal case was investigated by deputies.
Also last Wednesday, Deputies Johnney Coomer and Kenton Makowsky went to residence on Strouse Road to serve an outstanding arrest warrant. As a result, Keith Bixler, 32, of Scottsburg was arrested on a warrant for criminal trespass.
While on routine patrol on Thursday, Oct. 10, Deputy Johnney Coomer observed a woman walking down the road that he believed to have an outstanding warrant. Deputy Coomer stopped to question her and learned that she had two outstanding arrest warrants. Whitney Stacy, 25, of Scottsburg was arrested for the warrants for two counts of failure to comply with a court order.
On Friday, Oct. 11, 2019, Deputies Makowsky and Coomer responded to a Scott County business after a report of theft. After completing the investigation, deputies charged Tiffany Pate, 30, of Scottsburg with theft greater than $750, possession of methamphetamine, possession of a controlled substance and possession of paraphernalia.
John Lizenby, 46, of Scottsburg was also arrested for theft greater than $750. The man arrested is not the former Scott County Sheriff and current Scott County Commissioner John C. Lizenby.
All of those arrested were incarcerated in Scott County Jail.

District 1 School Referendum Question On November Ballot

The Nov. 5 municipal election in Austin will contain a school referendum question for all Jennings Township in addition to selecting candidates for city offices in Austin.
“All Jennings precincts can vote on the public question for Scott County School District 1,” said Scott County Clerk Missy Applegate. “Those precincts inside the city limits—Jennings 1, 2 & 3— will have candidates on the ballot while precinct 4 & 5 (voters outside the city limits) will only vote on the public question.”
Scott County District 1 is planning to construct a new elementary facility and the matter requires a vote for approval or disapproval by registered voters in the school district.
The public question to be found on the ballot is as follows:
“Shall the Scott County School District 1, Scott County, Indiana, issue bonds or enter into a lease to finance the School Construction Project which consists of the construction of a new elementary school building for approximately 650 students and repurposing the former swimming pool located at the high school building into a multipurpose room, which is estimated to cost not more than $20,000,000 and is estimated to increase the property tax rate for debt service by $0.9085 per $100 of assessed valuation?”

Grandpa Used To Say…

by Curt Kovener


My Grandpa was a farmer. In the middle of the 20th century Depression, he took a repossessed, run-down, top-soil eroded 160 acres of weeds and spent dirt and with equipment he bought used, a lot of sweat and faith renovated the land and made a living for his family.
No four-wheel drive, air-conditioned cab model tractors; he made the ground produce with a Ford 8-N, 9-N and a Farmall Model H.
He was an old German farmer who lived and learned a lot of life. Here are some observations on farming as well as life for which he could have been responsible.
•Your fences need to be horse-high, pig-tight and bull-strong.
•Keep skunks and bankers and lawyers at a distance.
•Life is simpler when you plow around the stump.
•A bumble bee is considerably faster than a tractor.
•Words that soak into your ears are whispered…not yelled.
•Meanness don’t just happen overnight.
•Forgive your enemies… it messes up their heads.
•Do not corner something that you know is meaner than you.
•It don’t take a very big person to carry a grudge.
•You cannot unsay a cruel word.
•Every path has a few puddles.
•When you wallow with pigs, expect to get dirty.
•The best sermons are lived, not preached.
•Most of the stuff people worry about ain’t never gonna happen anyway.
•Don’t judge folks by their relatives.
•Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.
•Live a good, honorable life. Then when you get older and think back, you’ll enjoy it a second time.
•Don’t interfere with something that ain’t botherin’ you none.
•Timing has a lot to do with the outcome of a rain dance.
•If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is stop diggin’.
•Sometimes you get, sometimes you get got.
•The biggest troublemaker you’ll probably ever have to deal with watches you from the mirror every morning.
•Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment.
•Sometimes when you think someone isn’t directing their comments are you, they probably are.
•Live simply. Deal fairly. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak Kindly. Leave the rest up to the Almighty.

Legal Notices

LEGAL NOTICE
STATE OF INDIANA
COUNTY OF SCOTT
IN THE SCOTT CIRCUIT COURT
CASE NUMBER: 72C01-1909-EU-033
IN RE: THE ESTATE OF
CAROLE S. PITTS, Deceased
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
Notice is given that Jack V Pitts was, on September 23, 2019, appointed Personal Representative of the Estate of Carole S. Pitts, deceased, who died on August 28, 2019. 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: Sep 23, 2019
Missy Applegate
CLERK, Scott Circuit Court
Robert L. Houston #7800-72
HOUSTON, THOMPSON and LEWIS, PC
49 East Wardell Street
Scottsburg, IN 47170
Telephone: (812) 752-5920
Email: rhouston@htllawyers.com
Attorney for the Estate of Carole S. Pitts
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LEGAL NOTICE
Summons – Service By Publication
State Of Indiana
County Of Scott
In The Scott Circuit\Superior Court
Cause No. 72d01-1909-Mf-000027
PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,
Plaintiff,
vs.
THE UNKNOWN HEIRS AND DEVISEES OF DARBY D. MERRY, DECEASED and THE UNKNOWN TENANT,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SUIT
The State of Indiana to the Defendants above named, and any other person who may be concerned. You are hereby notified that you have been sued in the Court above named. The nature of the suit against you is: Complaint on Note and to Foreclose Mortgage on Real Estate Against the property commonly known as 1078 Lakeview Dr, Scottsburg, IN 47170-1328 and described as follows: Lot No. 81 in Lakeview Subdivision, Scottsburg, Scott County, Indiana.
This summons by publication is specifically directed to the following named defendant(s): The Unknown Tenant This summons by publication is specifically directed to the following named defendant(s) whose whereabouts are unknown: The Unknown Heirs and Devisees of Darby D. Merry, Deceased
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 or response. You must answer the Complaint in writing, by you or your attorney, within thirty (30) days after the Third Notice of Suit, and if you fail to do so a judgment by default may be entered against you for the relief demanded, by the Plaintiff.
FEIWELL & HANNOY, P.C.
BRYAN K. REDMOND
Attorney No. 22108-29
Attorney for Plaintiff
BRYAN K. REDMOND
FEIWELL & HANNOY, P.C.
8415 Allison Pointe Blvd., Suite 400
Indianapolis, IN 46250
(317) 237-2727
NOTICE FEIWELL & HANNOY, P.C. IS A DEBT COLLECTOR
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LEGAL NOTICE
SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION
This summons is to Dustin D. Davidson, Respondent, whose address and whereabouts are unknown, and to any other person who may be concerned. You are notified that you have been sued in the Scott Superior Court, in Scottsburg, Indiana, in an action entitled “IN RE: THE MATTER OF THE ADOPTION OF WYATT DAVE DAVIDSON, CASE NO. 72D01-1806-AD-031, by Jacob T. Marshall, Petitioner.
The petitioner is represented by C. Paige Gabhart, 525 E. Seventh St., Jeffersonville, Indiana 47130.
The nature of the suit against you is for adoption of the above-listed child. An answer or other response in writing to the complaint must be filed either by you or your attorney on or before 23 November 2019. If you fail to do so, judgment by default may be rendered against you for the relief demanded by the petitioner.
Dated: 3 October, 2019.
Missy Applegate, Clerk,
Scott Superior Court.
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LEGAL NOTICE
IN THE SCOTT SUPERIOR COURT
STATE OF INDIANA
CAUSE 72D01-1907-DC-000090
IN RE: THE MARRIAGE OF
DAWN M. SOTO, Petitioner, and
OLBER SOTO CHAVEZ, Respondent
SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION
TO:OLBER SOTO CHAVEZ
San Vicente palapa.guerrero
via iguala guerrero
C.P. 40166 Mexico
You are hereby notified that Dawn M. Soto has petitioned the Scott Superior Court in Cause 72D01-1907-DC-000090 for dissolution of her marriage to Olber Soto Chavez. Notice to you as the Respondent is required by the Court. A final hearing is scheduled on December 4, 2019, at 9:30 A.M.
The attorney representing the Petitioners is Robert G. Hamilton, II, P.O. Box 292, Salem, IN 47167-0464.
You are further notified that Olber Soto Chavez must respond within thirty (30) days after the last notice of this action is published and, should he fail to do so, judgment by default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint.
Dated: October 8, 2019
Robert G. Hamilton, II
Attorney for Petitioner
ROBERT G. HAMILTON, II
Attorney at Law #8329-47
P.O. Box 292, Salem, IN 47167-0292
(812) 883-9911, 812/883-1740 fax
boblaw@blueriver.net
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LEGAL NOTICE
36D01-1910-PL-000031
STATE OF INDIANA
COUNTY OF JACKSON
IN THE JACKSON SUPERIOR 1 COURT
ANNUAL TERM, 2019
JOE L. COLE,
Plaintiff,
vs.
JOHN DALE PATTERSON,
LORETTA M. PATTERSON,
DISCOVER BANK,
CITY OF SEYMOUR, and
ANY AND ALL OTHERS CLAIMING
TITLE TO REAL ESTATE,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF FILING OF QUIET TITLE ACTION
To: John Dale Patterson, Loretta M. Patterson, Discover Bank, City of Seymour and Any and All Others Claiming Title to Real Estate; including successors or assigns, whose identities and whereabouts are unknown.
Notice is hereby given that on October 2, 2019, there was filed in the office of the Clerk of Jackson County, Indiana, a Complaint to Quiet Title to Real Estate. Previous certified mailings to Defendants at their last registered address, came back “Not Deliverable,” showing that the identities and whereabouts of Defendants, including its Successors or Assigns, are unknown.
Unless you respond to this notice by entering your appearance in the above-captioned cause within thirty (30) days of the last publication of this notice, the cause will be heard and decided in your absence.
DATED: 10-2-19
Melissa J. Hayes, Clerk
of the Jackson County Courts of
Jackson County, Indiana
Travis J. Thompson, #22549-49
FARROW & THOMPSON, P.C.
Attorney for Plaintiff
P.O. Box 644
113 East Second Street
Seymour, Indiana 47274
Phone Number (812) 522-6949
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LEGAL NOTICE
STATE OF INDIANA
COUNTY OF JACKSON
IN THE JACKSON CIRCUIT COURT
CASE NUMBER: 36C01-1910-EU-072
NOTICE OF UNSUPERVISED ADMINISTRATION
In the Circuit Court of Jackson County, Indiana.
Pursuant to IC 29-1-7-7, notice is given that Randy J. Bobb and Roger W. Bobb were, on the 7th day of October 2019, appointed Co-Personal Representatives of the Estate of Carol Ann (Kling) Bobb, deceased, who died testate on 12th day of September, 2019 and 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 at Brownstown, Indiana this 7th day of October, 2019.
Melissa J. Hayes
Clerk, Jackson Circuit Court
Jackson County, Indiana
Denise K. Connell
Lorenzo, Bevers, Braman & Connell
218 West Second Street
Seymour, IN 47274
(812) 524-9000
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LEGAL NOTICE
STATE OF INDIANA
COUNTY OF SCOTT I
N THE SCOTT CIRCUIT COURT
PROBATE DIVISION
CAUSE NO.: 72C01-1909-ES-000008
IN RE: THE ESTATE OF
DOROTHY J. CARSON, DECEASED
NOTICE OF SUPERVISED ADMINISTRATION
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF SCOTT COUNTY, INDIANA.
In the matter of the Estate of Dorothy J. Carson, deceased.
Estate Docket: 72C01-1909-ES-000008
Notice is hereby given that on October 7, 2019, Stacy L. McGuyre was appointed the Personal Representative of the Estate of Dorothy J. Carson, deceased, who died intestate on the 20th day of May, 2019, a resident of Scott County, Indiana.
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 Scottsburg, Indiana, this October 7, 2019.
Missy Applegate
Clerk, Scott Circuit Court
Probate Division
Stacy L. McGuyre, I.D. #31064-32
Attorney at Law
2028 N. Park Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46202
Tel No.: (317) 965-0407
stacymcguyre@gmail.com
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LEGAL NOTICE
STATE OF INDIANA
COUNTY OF SCOTT
IN THE SCOTT CIRCUIT COURT
CASE NUMBER: 72C01-1909-EU-032
IN RE: THE ESTATE OF
Susan M. King, Deceased
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
Notice is given that Jeffrey S. Washburn was, on September 20, 2019, appointed Personal Representative of the Estate of Susan M. King, deceased, and 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: Oct. 4, 2019
Missy Applegate
CLERK, Scott Circuit Court
Jeffrey S. Washburn, Attorney
Nicholaus D. Eddy, Attorney
Sharpnack Bigley Stroh & Washburn LLP
321 Washington Street
Columbus, IN 47201
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