When COVID-19 Comes To Our Community

by Curt Kovener

We like to scare each other. Whether from the pulpit or the politician, conjuring up the boogieman is what they often do to encourage us to follow their way.
Currently we have some pretty bad stuff heading to us and the pulpiteers and especially the politicos are doing their best to be reassuring about the COVID-19 form of Coronavirus when they really don’t know much about it.
This is a new virus for which no treatment or vaccine to prevent exists. It has been likened to the 1918 flu epidemic that killed millions. (There’s some more that that boogieman we like to forecast.) But, remember, a hundred years ago there were none of the vaccines and treatments we now take for granted today.
When it comes to disease, my thinking is that we should ignore the pontificating preachers and pandering politicians and pay attention to the people in the medical field who know the science.
As of this writing on Friday the 13th (hmm…didn’t mean to scare you with that) no Coronavirus cases have been reported in Jackson and Scott County or anywhere else in southern Indiana. But it is in Central Indiana and northern Kentucky, so it is only a matter of time until it visits our community.
What should you do to prepare? First, DON’T go buy cases of toilet paper. This virus doesn’t cause diarrhea. It is a respiratory virus.
If you have a fever, cough and shortness of breath, first call your medical provider and let them know of your symptoms. Then follow their instructions. Do not go to the hospital ER or doctor unannounced and spread your disease within your community.
And remember what our mothers told us when we were grubby little kids: “Wash your hands!” And with soap and water and for 20 seconds. Sing ‘Happy Birthday” to yourself (even though it might not be) two times and that should be sufficient.
Carry a hand sanitizer in your pocket or purse for those times in-between hand washing. And after you open a door or handle money (there is a reason it is called filthy lucre).
If you can push a door open, use your elbow or shoulder. To pull a door open use your little finger and look for dirt and wear patterns on the handle and pull it where everyone else is not. Then use sanitizer.
Staying away from crowds helps to prevent the spread of the disease. But if you did go to church or went out to eat, maybe showing some self-restraint and self-quarantining would be for the better good of our community. But after that weekend crowd gathering experience, if you start coughing, feeling feverish and have some trouble breathing, please refer to the instructions above in paragraph 7.
While we are told by medical professional not to touch our mouth, nose or eyes, when I think of that guidance, one of those facial parts itches or tickles.
Here in the wilderness, Becky and I can easily self-quarantine. Though, when you live in the forest with molds, pollens and dust there are constant allergies. And sometimes we make ourselves paranoid with a runny nose or a dry cough.
Since we both work, we do have to leave our quarantine occasionally. So if we meet, please do not be offended if I keep my distance from you or don’t shake your hand opting for a fist or elbow bump. And take no umbrage if during or immediately after our conversation I bring out the hand sanitizer. I’m not calling you a leper or unclean, I am just following the scientific medical community’s recommendations.
Just like the worries over Y2K in 1999, polio, measles, H1N1 flu virus, SARS, MERSA, and Ebola scares, it’ll all be OK.
Remember the universal truth: This, too, shall pass.
But in the meantime, wash your hands, use sanitizer, and avoid crowds. Stay healthy.

Legal Notices

2019 SC Library AFR
03/18 Page 3
03/18 Page 4

LEGAL NOTICE
The members of Zoah Christian Church, 700 N. Zoah Church Road, Scottsburg, Indiana will meet Sunday morning April the 5th at 10:30 AM to elect a Trustee. The name of Gene Amos had been approved by the Church’s Board and will be voted on by the members present for approval to serve as Zoah Trustee.
3/18, 3/25, 4/1 hspaxlp

LEGAL NOTICE
VOUCHER TO BE PRESENTED TO SCOTT COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
Court Claim to be approved 4/1/2020
Celesta Satterwhite, 143.00; Dietrich Law Office, 150.00; Erin Groenenboom, 707.50; Indiana Judges Assoc., 200.00; Jason Mount, 152.19; Marilyn Kundysek, 33.50; Marsha Owens Howser, 50.00; Matthew Bender & Co Lexis, 296.31; Quill Corp, 235.49; The Office Shop, 203.48; Thomson West Payment Ctr., 65.74
3/18 hspaxlp

LEGAL NOTICE
NOTICE TO TAXPAYERS OF ADDITIONAL APPROPRIATION
Notice is hereby given to the taxpayers of City Of Scottsburg, Scott County, Indiana, that the proper fiscal body will consider the following additional appropriation in excess of the budget for the current year at the location of the City Hall-Council Chambers, 2 E McClain Ave, Scottsburg, IN, at 6:30 p.m. on the 30th day of March, 2020.
Fund Name:
GENERAL AMOUNT
Major Budget Classification:
Personal Services $74,050.00
Supplies $4,000.00
Other Services
& Charges $307,500.00
TOTAL GENERAL Fund: $385,550.00
Taxpayers appearing at the meeting shall have a right to be heard. The additional appropriation(s) as finally made will be referred to the Department of Local Government Finance (Department). The Department will make a written determination as to the sufficiency of funds to support the appropriation(s) within fifteen (15) days of receipt of a Certified Copy of the action taken.
March 12, 2020
Janetta C Hardy
Clerk – Treasurer
3/18 hspaxlp

LEGAL NOTICE
Legal Notice of Public Hearing
Notice is hereby given that the Scott County Advisory Board of Zoning will hold a Public Hearing at the Scott County Courthouse, 1 East McClain Avenue, Scottsburg, IN, on Wednesday October 9, 2019, at 6:00 P.M at which time all interested persons will be given the opportunity to be heard in reference to the matters set out in the “Description of Action Requested” below:
Case Number: CU-01-20
Applicant: Anthony Oxendine
Owner: Anthony Oxendine as owner of Kentuckiana Funeral Service dba Spring Valley Funeral Home
Description of Action Requested: Applicant wishes to operate a self-contained crematory facility on said property in an existing metal-sided pole barn with concrete floor. Licensed staff will operate the computerized system which is designed and regulated to emit no odor or pollutants.
Description of Property Affected: 72-08-98-200-006.000-005 cka 5330 East State Road 356, Scottsburg, IN 47170 and containing 43.54 acres.
The petition (application) and file on this matter are available for public inspection during the regular working hours, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on weekdays, at the Scott County Courthouse, 1 E. McClain Avenue, Scottsburg, IN in Suite G40 until two days prior to the hearing date. (Office: 812-752-8445, ext. 1)
Martha A. Randall,
SC BZA Administrative Assistant
3/18, 3/25

LEGAL NOTICE
In The Scott Circuit Court
State of Indiana
In the In the Matter of the Estate of Gwen K. Peacock, deceased
Cause No. 72C01-1912-EU-040
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
Notice is hereby given that Martin Shireman was, on December 23, 2019, appointed Personal Representative of the Estate of Gwen K. Peacock, deceased, who died on October 9, 2019. The Personal Representative is authorized to administer this 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 claim will be forever barred.
Dated: December 23, 2019.
Missy Applegate
Clerk, Scott Circuit Court
John F. Dietrich
Attorney at Law
63 West Wardell St.
Scottsburg, IN 47170
(812) 752-2344
Attorney ID 14224-53
3/11, 3/18 hspaxlp

LEGAL NOTICE
Legal Notice of Public Hearing
Notice is hereby given that the Scott County Board of Zoning Appeals will hold a public hearing at the Scott County Courthouse 1 E. McClain Avenue, Room 128, Scottsburg, IN on Wednesday, April 8, 2020, at 6:00 PM at which time all interested persons will be given the opportunity to be heard in reference to the matters set out in the “Description of Action Requested” below:
Case Number: V-02-20
Applicant: Cody and Haley Proffitt
Owners: Cody and Haley Proffitt
Present Zoning: A – Agriculture
Description of Action Requested: Applicants request a variance to be allowed to build a pole barn/garage to the back right of their present home and from 7 to 9 feet away from side property line and adjacent to existing easement road.
Description of Property Affected: 72-05-36-100-004.000-005 cka 4762 East Plymouth Road, Scottsburg, IN 47170, and containing 5 acres more or less.
Reasons necessitating request: Applicants’ home was built in the 1950s with septic and lateral lines coming out the back left side of the house. Building the pole barn to the right will alleviate ruining any laterals as well as allow applicants to use current driveway. Barn site would be adjacent to current easement road but sit well away from Plymouth Road and not cause any line-of-sight issues.
The petition (application) and file on this matter are available for public inspection during the regular working hours of the Scott County Courthouse, 1 E. McClain Avenue, Scottsburg, IN, Suite G40 until two business days prior to the hearing date. (812-752-8445, ext. 1)
3/11, 3/18 hspaxlp

LEGAL NOTICE
DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY
Proposed Flood Hazard Determinations for the Unincorporated Areas of Scott County, Indiana, and Case No. 19-05-2009P. The Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) solicits technical information or comments on proposed flood hazard determinations for the Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM), and where applicable, the Flood Insurance Study (FIS) report for your community. These flood hazard determinations may include the addition or modification of Base Flood Elevations, base flood depths, Special Flood Hazard Area boundaries or zone designations, or the regulatory floodway. The FIRM and, if applicable, the FIS report have been revised to reflect these flood hazard determinations through issuance of a Letter of Map Revision (LOMR), in accordance with Title 44, Part 65 of the Code of Federal Regulations. These determinations are the basis for the floodplain management measures that your community is required to adopt or show evidence of having in effect to qualify or remain qualified for participation in the National Flood Insurance Program. For more information on the proposed flood hazard determinations and information on the statutory 90-day period provided for appeals, please visit FEMA’s website at www.fema.gov/plan/prevent/fhm/bfe, or call the FEMA Map Information eXchange (FMIX) toll free at 1-877-FEMA MAP (1-877-336-2627).
3/11, 3/18 hspaxlp

LEGAL NOTICE
NOTICE OF SUPERVISED ADMINISTRATION
Cause No. 36C01-2002-ES-020
In the Circuit Court 0f Jackson County, Indiana.
Pursuant to I.C. 29-1-7-7, notice is hereby given that Jackson County Bank was on the 28th day of February, 2020, appointed Personal Representative of the Estate of
Susan I. Macak, deceased, who died intestate on the 3rd day of April, 2019, and authorized to administer this estate with court supervision.
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 28th day of February, 2020.
Melissa J. Hayes
Clerk of the Circuit Court of
Jackson County, Indiana
Denise K. Connell
Lorenzo, Bevers, Braman & Connell
218 West Second Street
Seymour, IN 47274
(812) 524-9000
(812) 524-9001 (fax)
connell.denise@outlook.com
3/18, 3/25

LEGAL NOTICE
STATE OF INDIANA
COUNTY OF SCOTT
IN THE SCOTT CIRCUIT COURT
CAUSE NO. 72C01-2002-EU-007
IN RE: THE ESTATE OF
MARTHA KARI KESSLER-GEE, Deceased
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
Notice is given that Kristina Kessler was, on March 9, 2020, appointed Personal Representative of the Estate of Martha Kari Kessler-Gee, deceased, who died on February 18, 2020. 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: March 9, 2020.
Missy Applegate
Clerk, Scott Circuit Court
Kerry Thompson, #840-72
Houston, Thompson and Lewis, PC
49 East Wardell Street
Scottsburg, IN 47170
Telephone: (812) 752-5920
Email: kthompson@htllawyers.com
Attorney for the Estate of Martha Kari Kessler-Gee
3/18, 3/25 hspaxlp

LEGAL NOTICE
State Of Indiana
County Of Jackson
In The Jackson Superior Court 2
Annual Term 2019
Cause No.: 36D02-1912-AD-36
NOTICE TO NAMED MOTHER
Elaina Barger, who has been named the mother of the child born on February 14, 2009 to Elaina Barger and Gabriel Land, is notified that a petition for adoption of the child was filed in the office of the clerk of the Jackson Superior Court 2, 109 S. Sugar Street, Brownstown, IN 47220.
If Elaina Barger seeks to contest the adoption of the child, she must file a motion to contest the adoption in accordance with IC 31-19-10-1 in the above named court.,
If Elaina Barger:
(1) does not file:
(A) a motion to contest the adoption
the above named court will hear and determine the petition for adoption. Her consent will be irrevocably implied and her parental rights will be terminated.
Nothing Taylor and Carolyn Barger or anyone else says to Elaina Barger relieves Elaina Barger of her obligations under this notice.
A person being served with this notice should consult the Indiana adoption statutes.
Prepared by:
Amanda L. Goecker
Attorney at Law
1407 Corporate Way
Suite 107
Seymour, IN 47274
(812) 522-7473
3/11, 3/18, 3/25 hspaxlp

LEGAL NOTICE
IN THE SCOTT SUPERIOR COURT
STATE OF INDIANA
IN RE THE ADOPTION OF Cambrie Sky Caudill, a minor
Cause No. 72D01-2001-AD-1
NOTICE OF ADOPTION
Cecil Cory Caudill is notified that a petition for adoption of a child, named CSC born to Skylar Lee-Anne Barnett on November 18, 2014 was filed in the office of the clerk of court, Courthouse, 1 E. McClain Ave, Room 252, Scottsburg, IN 47170. If Cecil Cory Caudill seeks to contest the adoption of the child, Cecil Cory Caudill must file a motion to contest the adoption in accordance with IC31-19-10-1 in the above named court not later than thirty (30) days after the date of service of this notice. If Cecil Cory Caudill does not file a motion to contest the adoption within thirty (30) days after service of this notice the above named court will hear and determine the petition for adoption.
The consent to adoption of Cecil Cory Caudill will be irrevocably implied and Cecil Cory Caudill will lose the right to contest either the adoption or the validity of Cecil Cory Caudill implied consent to the adoption. No oral statement made to Cecil Cory Caudill relieves Cecil Cory Caudill of Cecil Cory Caudill obligations under this notice. This notice complies with IC 31-19-45-3 but does not exhaustively set forth a person’s legal obligations under the Indiana adoption statutes. A person being served with this notice should consult the Indiana adoption statutes.”
Missy Applegate
Clerk
3/11, 3/18, 3/24 hspaxlp

LEGAL NOTICE
IN THE SCOTT SUPERIOR COURT
STATE OF INDIANA
IN RE THE ADOPTION OF Francisco Alexander Rodriguez, a minor
Cause No. 72D01-1912-AD-47
NOTICE OF ADOPTION
Nevada Nicole Herera is notified that a petition for adoption of a child, named FAR born to Francisco Rodriguez Hernandez on June 2, 2010 was filed in the office of the clerk of court, Courthouse, 1 E. McClain Ave, Room 252, Scottsburg, IN 47170. If Nevada Nicole Herera seeks to contest the adoption of the child, Nevada Nicole Herera must file a motion to contest the adoption in accordance with IC31-19-10-1 in the above named court not later than thirty (30) days after the date of service of this notice. If Nevada Nicole Herera does not file a motion to contest the adoption within thirty (30) days after service of this notice the above named court will hear and determine the petition for adoption.
The consent to adoption of Nevada Nicole Herera will be irrevocably implied and Nevada Nicole Herera will lose the right to contest either the adoption or the validity of Nevada Nicole Herera implied consent to the adoption. No oral statement made to Nevada Nicole Herera relieves Nevada Nicole Herera of Nevada Nicole Herera obligations under this notice. This notice complies with IC 31-19-45-3 but does not exhaustively set forth a person’s legal obligations under the Indiana adoption statutes. A person being served with this notice should consult the Indiana adoption statutes.”
Missy Applegate
Clerk
3/11, 3/18, 3/24 hspaxlp

LEGAL NOTICE
IN THE SCOTT SUPERIOR COURT
STATE OF INDIANA
IN RE THE ADOPTION OF Christian Michael Rodriguez, a minor
Cause No. 72D01-1912-AD-48
NOTICE OF ADOPTION
Nevada Nicole Herera is notified that a petition for adoption of a child, named CMR born to Francisco Rodriguez Hernandez on March 14, 2012 was filed in the office of the clerk of court, Courthouse, 1 E. McClain Ave, Room 252, Scottsburg, IN 47170. If Nevada Nicole Herera seeks to contest the adoption of the child, Nevada Nicole Herera must file a motion to contest the adoption in accordance with IC31-19-10-1 in the above named court not later than thirty (30) days after the date of service of this notice. If Nevada Nicole Herera does not file a motion to contest the adoption within thirty (30) days after service of this notice the above named court will hear and determine the petition for adoption.
The consent to adoption of Nevada Nicole Herera will be irrevocably implied and Nevada Nicole Herera will lose the right to contest either the adoption or the validity of Nevada Nicole Herera implied consent to the adoption. No oral statement made to Nevada Nicole Herera relieves Nevada Nicole Herera of Nevada Nicole Herera obligations under this notice. This notice complies with IC 31-19-45-3 but does not exhaustively set forth a person’s legal obligations under the Indiana adoption statutes. A person being served with this notice should consult the Indiana adoption statutes.”
Missy Applegate
Clerk
3/11, 3/18, 3/24 hspaxlp

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
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
and
Mary Davis (Biological Mother)
Jimmy Melton (Biological Father)
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) Initial Hearing on 4/14/2020 at 1:00 PM 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:  812-595-5529
3/11, 3/28, 3/24 hspaxlp

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Town Council Gives Thumbs Up To Art Grant

An art studio for learning and creating two- and three-dimensional art may be coming to a business in Crothersville if a funding grant through the Indiana Arts Commission is approved.
School Board member Tiffany Reynolds and Crothersville 6th grader Zoe Prince sought the local town council’s approval to pursue a $5,000 grant from the state arts group when the council met last Tuesday.
“The studio will not just be for school students,” said Reynolds. “It will be ‘art for all, big & small.” She noted that the art learning facility is important for the community’s youth because the school abolished art classes as a result of state funding cuts.
Local business owner Kyle McIntosh has offered a room at the rear of his Art From Ashes tattoo business for the art studio project, Reynolds said.
“We hope to include some structured instructional time each month,” she said
“Art is important. It gives us something to do, to be creative,” said Prince.
The town council was asked to be the grant funding conduit for the project. The council approved the project on a 4-0 vote.
In other matters, the council approved the purchase of a vacant lot from Hubert Ashley for $1. The lot on Armstrong Street between Howard and Main Streets where the local landmark Snow’s Restaurant was located. Under Ashley’s ownership, the two-story brick structure had fallen into disrepair and the council, fearing a collapse and need for public safety, negotiated with Ashley to raze the building last year if he would sell the town the property for a dollar.
•The council gave approval to the Crothersville Library to close a portion of an alley between the senior citizens center and Subway for half a day on June 1 for the library’s Summer Reading kickoff. Youth activities will occur in the outdoor space.
•The council appointed Jamey Greathouse and Alissa Sweazy to fill vacancies on the Crothersville Redevelopment Commission.
•Approved All-Star Paving to complete resurfacing projects at the police department on Moore Street, the alley east of the post office between Main and Howard Streets, and a section of curbing in the 400 block of West Howard Street.
•Approved $1,500 in funding for a swing and slide set for the Countryside Park. The Crothersville Youth League will pay $1,000 toward the project and install the playground equipment.
•Approved water utility expenditures for updating the town’s well head protection program, chemically cleaning the screens on the town’s three wells, and the purchase of a new chlorine measuring scale at the treatment plant.
“The water is hard in Crothersville and our wells are not producing the volume of water they should,”said Chris Mains, water superintendent. “That usually a sign that minerals are clogging the filtering screens at the bottom of the wells.” The town approved National Water company to clean and video the wells at a cost of $10,550 per well.
He told the council that the wells will be out of service one day at a time for cleaning. “I’ll make sure the high tower is full each day before they start cleaning. We should be fine” for adequate water supply, he said.

Drugs Send 7 To Jail

Scott County Sheriff’s Deputies made seven arrests last week on a variety of drug related charges.
On Sunday, March 1, Deputies Kenton Makowsky and Charlie Morgan responded to Scottsburg on a report of an unconscious male. Their investigation led to the arrest of Brian Sanchez, 33, of Scottsburg for possession of a controlled substance, maintaining a common nuisance, neglect of a dependent, obstruction of justice and possession of paraphernalia.
On Monday, March 2, Deputies Johnney Coomer, Jessica Dickey, Skylar Thompson and John Smith went to a Scottsburg business to serve an outstanding arrest warrant. Upon arrival their investigation led to the arrest of two people.
Natasha Prosser, 33, of Austin was arrested on an outstanding warrant for failure to comply with a court order. Deputies also charged her with possession of methamphetamine and maintaining a common nuisance.
Michael Cole, 37, of Scottsburg was arrested for possession of methamphetamine, maintaining a common nuisance and possession of paraphernalia.
Also on Monday, Deputy Thompson pulled over a vehicle for a traffic violation in Scottsburg. His investigation led to the arrest of Shelly Tallon, 44, of Scottsburg on Clark County warrant. She was also charged with possession of marijuana, possession of paraphernalia and neglect of a dependent.
That same day Deputies Zach Brown and Johnney Coomer checked a male walking in Austin. Their investigation led to the arrest of Darrell Mcintosh, 36, of Austin for possession of methamphetamine.
On Thursday, March 5, Deputies Kenton Makowsky and Christopher Bowling made a traffic stop in rural Scott County. Their investigation led to the arrest of two woemn in the vehicle on drug related charges.
Andrea Hurley, 35, of Lexington was charged with dealing in a narcotic drug, dealing in methamphetamine, possession of paraphernalia, maintaining a common nuisance, obstruction of justice, possession of a narcotic drug and possession of methamphetamine.
Samantha Farris, 31, of Crothersville was arrested for visiting a common nuisance.

CHS Class 2025 Serving Taco Dinner Friday

The Crothersville Jr/Sr High Class of 2025 will be having a Taco Dinner fundraiser this Friday, March 13, with serving at the Crothersville-Vernon Township Fire Department from 5-8 pm.
The menu will consist of tacos, chips & salsa, loaded nacho’s, taco salad, dessert and drinks. Orders are available for eat-in or to-go
The Funds collected will be used towards their future activities and Senior Trip. Anyone wishing to donate to this class are welcome to do so.
Anyone with questions are welcome to call Liz at 812-767-0939 or Tracy at 812-820-3639.