News You Can Use – August 2019


News You Can Use – August 2019



August 8th is National Sneak Some Zucchini
onto your Neighbor’s Porch Day!

Zucchini Sausage Casserole

  • 2 lb. zucchini
  • 1/2 lb. bulk sausage
  • 1/4 c. onion, chopped
  • 1/2 c. fine cracker crumbs
  • 2 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1/2 c. Parmesan cheese, grated pinch thyme and rosemary

Cook zucchini 15 to 20 minutes.
Drain and chop coarsely.
Brown meat.
Add zucchini to sausage and onion.
Add remaining ingredients. Mix well.
Put in greased casserole dish. Bake 45 minutes at 350°F.

Do You Have the Right Stuff?
Do You Know Someone Who Does?

The Southcott Agency Inc. is looking for a “Sales Superstar” and if you refer them to us, we will give you a $500.00 finder’s fee! That’s right – if the person you refer is hired and stays with The Southcott Agency Inc. for 6 months – we will give you $500.00!

Interested? Respond to us via email IMMEDIATELY and you will be contacted for a telephone interview.

You need to do 2 things to apply:

  1. The only way to apply is to email your resume with references attached to with the subject “I am your next Team Member”. Do not call or stop by the office.
  2. In the body of the email write a short essay (less than 10 sentences) on one of the following topics:
    Describe the person (past, present, dead, or living) you most admire and why? OR
    Describe an experience that has been most valuable to you and why?

How to File an Auto Claim

Auto accidents happen all the time and they are scary events. You are overwhelmed and shaken up even if you are not physically hurt. Thankfully you’re reading this now and not after an accident. There is a lot to remember to do and very little time to do it. Here is an information checklist that you can keep with your insurance ID card in your glove box – just in case.

  • Stop the car. Call 911 and get help for any injured people, but do not move them.
  • Protect the accident scene. Prevent further damage by setting up flares or getting your car off the road.
  • Give the police officers whatever information they require. Do not admit fault under any circumstances to the police or other people at the scene.
  • Ask the officer how you can get a copy of the police report.
  • Write down names and information on all the people involved in the accident:
    – Name, address, license plate #, driver’s license #, auto insurance carrier, make & model of cars involved
    – Names and addresses of witnesses
  • Write down all the details of the accident you can remember.

On a daily basis, we are exposed to questionable offers and opportunities on the internet. It is safe to treat every offer you find online as a scam until you can prove otherwise. Here are three simple measures to protect yourself from scams and to recognize viable opportunities online.

Treat Every Offer/Opportunity as an Investment

You may come across an ad for a product that will cure balding with one use, or an ad for a service that will email you exclusive stock tips. Maybe you find a job offer that will allow you to work from home, or as your own boss. The internet is full of golden opportunities, but it also has scams. Whenever you find an opportunity online, you need to view it as an investment. Be smart and protect your money. Not every online advertisement is looking for your money, but they will still take up your time. You can always make more money, but you can never get time back.

Fully Understand the Offer Before You Invest

Many of the successful online scams are done because the investor did not know about a certain clause or agreement. Read the fine print and do your research. If there is any part of the offer that you do not understand, make a simple attempt to understand it. Do not waste too much time reading up on the aspects that you do not understand. Scammers make sure that the victim cannot fully understand the offer. If something seems too good to be true, then go with your gut. When you get suspicious about an offer, it is usually for a good reason. Do not waste time on opportunities that are not 100% clear. Instead, look for opportunities that are 100% transparent.

Qualify the Party Making the Offer

Whether the opportunity is an entrepreneur looking for salespeople/ recruiters, or an advertisement for a better PC security service, you need to know the party making the offer. Before you invest, research the company’s history, background, and reputation. A good place to start is the company website. Then, search for customer reviews. If you do not have a clear understanding of who the party is and how they do business, then you are better off not investing with them. Information on the company should be easy to find.


Just Keep Talking Referral Program

Chance #1
Tell a friend, a colleague, a relative, an acquaintance, whoever, about us.
When they contact us, we’ll send you a $20.00 Gift Card!

Chance #2
Every month we’ll randomly draw from the month’s Chance #1 qualifiers.
The winner will receive a $50.00 Gift Card

Grand Prize
In December, we’ll conduct a random drawing from all the current year’s entries and the winner will receive a new iPad!

3 Chances, 3 Prizes for YOU to WIN!

The Southcott Agency Inc. “Just Keep Talking!” Program Rules: Available upon request

Roses come in a wide range of colors. Each different color has a different meaning or significance. It sends a silent, yet extremely important message from the sender to receiver.

Rose Color Meaning

Red Roses—Nothing sends the message of love more clearly! Red roses represent love, beauty, passion, courage, and respect.

White Roses—White represents purity, innocence, secrecy, reverence, and humility.

Pink Roses— Pink roses say “Thank you”, grace, perfect happiness, and admiration.

Dark Pink—Send dark pink to show gratitude

Yellow Roses—Joy, gladness, friendship and the promise of new beginnings

Orange Roses—These show admiration, desire, enthusiasm, and fascination.

Red and White—Given together these signify unity.

Thornless Rose—signifies “Love at first sight”

Summer Care

Once this latest flush of flowers is over – or now, if roses aren’t looking rosy – it’s time to give plants a summer prune. This is not like the major cutting back done in late winter, but a lighter prune to remove spent flowers and encourage leafy, new growth.

Don’t just deadhead and clip spent blooms; cut flowering stems back to two or three sets of leaves. Think of it like cutting roses for a bouquet, and you’ll get the length right.

Expect to see your plants back in full- flower about four weeks from pruning.

Stop pruning 3 to 4 weeks before the first hard frost to discourage new growth that may be damaged by the cold.

Celebrate National Tell a Joke Day on August 16th.

What lights up a soccer stadium?
A soccer match.

Why did the Clydesdale give the pony a glass of water?
Because he was a little horse.

What do you call an alligator detective?
An investi-gator.

Important Crop Insurance
Claim Checklist

Orleans Community Health Foundation
Annual Golf Tournament

✔︎ You must notify the company and receive authorization to replant or destroy a crop.

✔︎ Prevented planting claims require a loss notice and must be submitted in a timely manner.

✔︎ When cropping for silage and a loss is suspected, the crop must be appraised first or adjuster approved check strips must be left in the field.

✔︎ There can be no production from prior years left in storage unless an adjuster or another USDA Agency employee has measured it prior to the current year’s production being added.

✔︎ If mycotoxins such as Aflatoxin are suspected, appropriate samples must be obtained by an Approved Insurance Provider (AIP) adjuster or approved, trained, disinterested third party before production is put in storage.

✔︎ MPCI production losses must be submitted no later than 15 days after the end of the insurance period for the crop.

✔︎ Revenue loss notices must be submitted no later than 45 days after the harvest price is released for the crop.

✔︎ Elevator moisture shrink may be different from MPCI moisture shrink.
Corn is 15%. Soybeans are 13%.

✔︎ Policies with Optional Units or more than one Basic Unit must keep production records separate by unit.

✔︎ Crop-Hail losses need to be reported on a storm by storm basis. Losses will not be adjusted until approximately 10 days after the storm date.

As always, call the office if you have questions concerning your claim.
Phone (585) 589-6236.

13630 Ridge Road 
Albion, NY 14411 
Phone 585 589-6236
Hours 8:00am – 4:00pm