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Sharon Parker

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WEEK OF March 1 - 5

 

MONDAY
 

Pipe lining project to begin Monday on S.R. 60 in Clark County

CLARK COUNTY, Ind.— Indiana Department of Transportation contractor E&B Paving Inc. plans to begin work as early as Monday (March 8) on a small structure pipe lining project on S.R. 60 in Clark County. The structure is located 0.87 miles east of Old S.R. 111 near Bennettsville. Significant traffic impacts are not expected as crews will be mostly working off the roadway. However, shoulders will be closed in the area and lane closures with flagging will be possible for periodic movement of equipment and materials.
The $240,000 contract was awarded last fall and is expected to be complete by the end of April, weather permitting. Motorists are reminded to slow down, use extra caution and drive distraction-free through all work zones.​
 


FOOD BOX DISTRIBUTIONS FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH


THE ROCK IN SCOTTSBURG FOR SENIORS
March 4, 2021 - Arrive after 8:00 distribution begins at 10:00


THE ROCK IN SCOTTSBURG FOR EVERYONE
March 26, 2021 - Arrive after 8:00 distribution begins at 10:00


FARMERS TO FAMILIES SCOTT CO., SCOTT CO. FAIR GROUNDS
March 13, 2021 - Distribution begins at 10:00
March 27, 2021 - Distribution begins at 10:00


TURNING POINT CHURCH McCLAIN AVE. SCOTTSBURG
March 4, 2021 - Distribution runs from 11:00 to 1:00
March 22, 2021 - Distribution runs from 11:00 to 1:00


FARMERS TO FAMILIES CROTHERSVILLE-VERNON TWP.
March 27, 2021 - Distribution begins at 10:00
April 24, 2021 - Distribution begins at 10:00


IDENTIFICATION IS REQUIRED FOR THE FARMERS TO FAMILIES FOOD DISTRIBUTIONS


 

 

City of Scottsburg

 Free Friday at the Transfer Station 
Reminder: This Friday, March 5, is the first Friday of the month.
-Large Household items can be disposed of at the Transfer Station on South 4th Street at no charge on the first Friday of every month.
-Must be a City of Scottsburg resident. Must provide proof of residency via driver's license or utility bill.
-Please remain in your vehicle until it is your turn to unload.
If you have any questions, please contact the Utility Office at 812-752-4343



Purdue Extension Scott County

 

Purdue Extension Scott County is hosting a Nature Camp on March 22nd at the Interurban Barn at Lake Iola. This camp is for 2nd-5th graders and starts with registration opening at 8:30 am. The camp will end at 3 pm. Youth will participate in several fun indoor and outdoor activities (so dress warm!) that help them learn about Nature. The cost is $25 for non 4-H’ers and $10 for regular 4-H members. If you participate in this program we will automatically enroll youth in the 4-H program for 2021. We have scholarships available if needed! Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP by March 15, 2021 by calling our office at 812-752-8450

 

Benchmark Family Services needing Foster Parents

 
Benchmark Family Services is in need of loving families to become licensed foster parents. We provide all the training and support necessary. Must be 21 years of age, and able to pass background checks. Please contact me by phone or PM for additional information. (812) 418-7313

 




 TUESDAY


TAIL WAGGING TUESDAY PETS OF THE WEEK

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TAIL WAGGING TUESDAY PET OF THE WEEK COAL

Coal is a former Pet of the Week and is still available. Coal is such a pretty black kitty and loves to play with his toys. Coal's life was saved by one of the Humane Society's Volunteers. He was seen laying in the road believed to be dead. Luck for Coal he moved at the right moment and was saved by the volunteer. He had an eye issue when found and it looked as if he was blind in the one eye. That has all cleared up and he is so ready for his forever home. If you would like to visit with Coal and his furry brothers and sisters, stop by or call he Humane Society located at 1075 North Gardner Street in Scottsburg at 812-752-7500.

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Tail Wagging Tuesday Pet Of The Week
Meet Stormy. Stormy is 1-2 years old and is just the sweetest! Stormy started out in her foster home with a few medical issues, but is all healed and doing great! Stormy is looking for a very special home with children and a family to love. She does seem fine with cats. If you would like to meet stormy, call 812-752-7500.


WWW.SISAVEAPET.COM

HUMANE SOCIETY OF SCOTT COUNTY IS LOCATED AT 1176  NORTH GARDNER STREET IN SCOTTSBURG



 Effective today, Hoosiers age 55 and older are now eligible to receive a free Covid-19 vaccine. Visit ourshot.in.gov for locations.


The vaccination of Hoosiers against COVID-19 has begun. Any Indiana resident age 55 and older is now eligible to schedule a vaccination appointment, as are long-term care residents, first responders (firefighters, police officers and sheriff’s deputies, emergency medical services, reservists and correctional officers) who are regularly called to the scene of an emergency to give medical aid, and licensed and unlicensed healthcare workers who have in-person contact with patients or infectious material in any healthcare setting. Hoosiers age 55 and older can schedule a vaccination at the link in the red bar above or by calling 211 if they do not have access to a computer or need assistance registering. Eligible professionals must also live in Indiana and should have received an invitation and registration link from their employer, professional association, or the State of Indiana (Indiana Department of Health, Professional Licensing Agency, Family & Social Services Administration, Department of Homeland Security, or another state agency). If you are eligible and haven’t received an invitation, please ask your employer. Indiana is using an age-based strategy for vaccine eligibility to have the greatest impact on preventing hospitalizations and death from COVID-19. Please be patient, as vaccine supply is limited. Additional groups will be eligible as soon as vaccine supplies permit.

Who is eligible to receive vaccine?

If you are an Indiana resident and answer yes to any of these questions, you are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine:

Are you age 55 or older?
Do you work or volunteer in healthcare and have (physical or close) contact or face to face interactions with patients? Examples include:

Inpatient, outpatient, provider office setting, nursing homes, residential care facilities, assisted living facilities, in-home services
This includes all clinical and non-clinical positions: clinicians, dietary, environmental services, administrators who have direct contact with patients, clergy who see patients in the healthcare setting, non-clinicians who assist in procedures, transportation staff, etc.
This also includes local health department staff who interact with patients at test sites, health clinics or provide direct patient care

Do you have exposure to COVID-19 infectious material? (Examples include cleaning of rooms or material from COVID-19 patients, performing COVID-19 testing, other exposure to infected tissue, performing autopsies or other post-mortem examinations of COVID-19 patients)
Are you a first responder (firefighter, police officer and sheriff’s deputy, emergency medical services, reservist and correctional officer) who is regularly called to the scene of an emergency to give medical aid?

 


City of Madison Police Department

March 2, 2021, The Madison Police Department and Hanover Police Department arrested James R. Ross 40, Otisco, Indiana, on a warrant for two counts of dealing methamphetamine level 4 felony.
The warrant for Ross' arrest was issued as a result of a several months long narcotic investigation led by Madison Police Detective Kyle Cutshaw. In addition to the dealing charges, Ross faces an additional charge of possession of methamphetamine level 5 felony. Ross was in possession of the narcotic at the time of his arrest.
The Madison Police Department believes James Ross was a significant methamphetamine dealer in our community. Currently Ross is incarcerated at the Jefferson County Jail on a $50,000.00 cash bond only.
All charges are alleged, and James R. Ross has the presumption of innocence until otherwise proven guilty. Detective Cutshaw was assisted with the investigation by Detectives Shawn Scudder and Detective Ricky Harris.


  


 

WEDNESDAY

Construction resumes Tuesday on U.S. 50 in Seymour

Traffic switch planned between Agrico Lane and Sandy Creek Drive

JACKSON COUNTY, Ind.— Construction is scheduled to resume Tuesday, March 2, on the pavement reconstruction contract that began last year along U.S. 50 in Seymour. A traffic switch is planned between Agrico Lane and Sandy Creek Drive to allow for storm sewer work to begin. U.S. 50 from Agrico Lane to Sandy Creek Drive n or after Tuesday, all traffic will be moved to the south side of the barrier wall between Dupont Drive and Starbucks for storm sewer work. This configuration is expected to be in place for approximately two months. Additional storm sewer activity will take place from the Walmart Distribution Center entrance to Cloverleaf Drive. Future closures are planned in this area for pipe installations and will be communicated at a later date.
 

 


What is your vision for Scott County?


Your ideas are needed to help create a community development plan that will provide direction for our county’s future. The Scott County Community Foundation is hosting a public workshop to gather input. Discussion and ideas during this event will not only help create solutions to issues within the county, but will also create and renew partnerships for the future.
The workshop will be open-house style, and will take place on Tuesday, March 16 at Mid-America Science Park’s Business Conference Center. You can choose to attend between 12-1 p.m. or 5-6 p.m., with a formal presentation at 12:30 and 5:30 p.m.
The Community Foundation released results from its Community Needs Assessment this past fall. This is the next step in the process to align resources and efforts towards common goals for a healthy and vibrant community. To read the full report or issue briefs, visit http://www.scottcountyfoundation.org/.../community-needs.../
Scott County Community Foundation has been in existence since December 1996. The nonprofit has 104 funds and manages over $11 million in assets to address community needs and opportunities. For more information, please call 812.752.2057, email info@scottcountyfoundation.org or stop in the office at 60 N. Main St., Scottsburg.

 


JENNINGS COUNTY MAN ARRESTED FOR MURDER


On March 2, 2021 at approximately 11:20 PM, members of the Jennings County Sheriff’s Office served an Arrest Warrant for Murder and Arson, during a planned traffic stop, on Michael Hubbard (age 37). The arrest stems from a lengthy investigation that started in May of 2019 involving the death of Robert Head in Country Squire Lakes where Head was set on fire in a vehicle and later succumbed to his injuries.
Investigators from the Jennings County Sheriff’s Office spent almost two years gathering evidence and conducting numerous interviews where they were able to establish probable cause for the arrest of Hubbard.
Hubbard is currently being held in the Jennings County Jail on no bond.

 

 

Scott County Community Foundation Scholarships

 

Over $78,000 in scholarship assistance is available to graduating high school seniors and non-traditional adult learners through the Scott County Community Foundation. Whether a student has not decided on a major, or has plans to choose a career path in education, healthcare or other fields, there are several scholarships available.  Applications are due Friday, March 5, and have attachments required, so students are encouraged to begin the process immediately. Applicants are evaluated on a variety of criteria, with each scholarship having its own requirements. Criteria may include financial need, academics, letters of recommendation, extra-curricular activities, honors/awards, community involvement, work, essays and overall quality of the application. Some scholarships also have additional requirements, such as church attendance and a specific essay. All scholarships must be completed online, and can be accessed at www.scottcountyfoundation.org. Click on the Scholarships pull-down option from the Scholarships and Grants menu. There are separate links for the applications depending on whether a student is a graduating senior or non-traditional adult student. Most of the applications for graduating seniors are available in one common application. “We are very grateful for the donors who are so passionate about helping students with their costs of higher education through these scholarships,” said Community Foundation Executive Director Jaime Toppe. “Applying for scholarships can be not only financially gratifying for students who are selected, but it is also a learning experience for all students as they go through the application process.” Updates on current and past scholarship recipients can be found on the Community Foundation’s website as well. In addition, there are numerous links to information on applying for financial assistance, scholarships, student loans and more. Please contact Jaime Toppe at the Scott County Community Foundation if you have any questions. You may call 752-2057, email info@scottcountyfoundation.org, or stop in the office at 60 N. Main St., Scottsburg.

 

THURSDAY


Scott County Farmers Market to Receive Permanent Structure


Members of the Scott County Community Foundation (SCCF) Board of Directors and staff, Scott County Farmers Market and Preservation Alliance Inc. (PAI) celebrated a groundbreaking ceremony for the future site of a permanent Farmers Market structure. The Scott County Community Foundation is funding the structure as a gift to the community to celebrate Scott County’s Bicentennial. It will be located on the grounds of the Scott County Heritage Center and Museum.
“While many of the Bicentennial activities had to be canceled this year due to COVID-19, we wanted to end the year on a positive note,” shared SCCF Executive Director Jaime Toppe. “Scott County has deep agricultural roots, as well as a rich history throughout the community and right here at the Museum. Many families used this land to farm many years ago. We want to celebrate this heritage with a gift that can be used for many years to come.”
The gift was made possible by an unrestricted grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. In the fall of 2018, Lilly Endowment notified community foundations of a board engagement grant opportunity to recognize the important role that the community foundation’s board of directors plays in both leading the Foundation and serving Scott County. Thirteen board members met the giving incentive during this time-period, resulting in an amazing return on investment with a grant for $100,000, shared Toppe. The SCCF Board of Directors voted to use the funds to provide this permanent gift to residents.
Farmers Market Master Sharon Parker and PAI vice president Jimmy Hutton also expressed their appreciation for the project. PAI is the nonprofit which oversees the operation of the Museum. The Farmers Market had tremendous growth this year with their move to the Museum grounds, and hopes to expand the number of vendors and offerings. The Museum will also benefit from the new structure, with potential plans for educational lunches, demonstrations and special events. The planning committee hopes to have the structure in place for the opening of the 2021 Farmers Market. Happy birthday, Scott County!
On hand for the special ceremony were (left to right): Farmers Market vendor Chris Wakeman, SCCF Board Treasurer Daniel Brunner, SCCF Board Chairman Heather White, SCCF board member Ryan Payne, PAI Vice President Jimmy Hutton, PAI board member Mary Beth Comer, PAI board treasurer Lena Lundgren, SCCF Financial Officer Charlotte Boswell, Museum volunteer Janet Payne, Farmers Market vendor David Parker, Farmers Market Master Sharon Parker, SCCF board member Al Riggle, SCCF Executive Director Jaime Toppe and SCCF board secretary Melissa Woods.

 

 

 

 

FRIDAY

 

FOOD BOX DISTRIBUTIONS FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH


THE ROCK IN SCOTTSBURG FOR EVERYONE
March 26, 2021 - Arrive after 8:00 distribution begins at 10:00

FARMERS TO FAMILIES SCOTT CO., SCOTT CO. FAIR GROUNDS
March 13, 2021 - Distribution begins at 10:00
March 27, 2021 - Distribution begins at 10:00

TURNING POINT CHURCH McCLAIN AVE. SCOTTSBURG

March 22, 2021 - Distribution runs from 11:00 to 1:00

FARMERS TO FAMILIES CROTHERSVILLE-VERNON TWP.
March 27, 2021 - Distribution begins at 10:00
April 24, 2021 - Distribution begins at 10:00



IDENTIFICATION IS REQUIRED FOR THE FARMERS TO FAMILIES FOOD DISTRIBUTIONS


 

 

 




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