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Memorial Day 2014

May 26, 2014
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Here we are on another Memorial Day.  It will be a day without the Indianapolis 500 and without a double header on the baseball schedule.  When I was a kid, there were several things you could be sure of on Memorial Day.  The first was that somebody in the area would have a large...

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Batesville Spring Sports

May 25, 2014
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Batesville High School’s tradition of winning athletic programs continues with spring sports.  Yesterday’s article chronicled the track program which is near and dear to my heart since I have been involved in that program over 50 years.  However, the girls tennis team, the boys golf team, and baseball team are all enjoying winning seasons....

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Athlete’s Visit

May 23, 2014
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It is always nice when a coach’s former athlete stops by for an unexpected visit.  This has happened twice in the last week for me.  While I was at track practice Pete Schmidt (now living in Mishawaka, Indiana) stopped by.  Pete was a track and cross country runner at Batesville High School in the 70’s. ...

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Game Length in Baseball

May 22, 2014
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You really have to be a true baseball fan to enjoy going to or watching a major league game these days.  This is especially true in the American League with their designated hitter.  The average length of a game in the AL is over 4 hours.  The Yankee and Boston games usually run 5...

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Professional High School Coaches

May 21, 2014
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While attending the state track meeting a few weeks ago, I learned that in two years all high school coaches will have to be licensed by the IHSAA.  One of the things that each of them will have to do is pass a course on recognizing the symptoms of a concussion.   This is already in...

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Alex Meyer

May 20, 2014
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As most of you know, Alex Meyer is a pitcher in the Minnesota Twins baseball organization.   The Greensburg High School graduate is pitching on their AAA team.  I understand that he would have been brought up to the major league team a couple weeks ago, but there is a clause in his contract that...

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NFL Draft

May 19, 2014
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I am sure that only a few people were glued to the TV earlier this month when the NFL draft was being broadcast by ESPN.  My idea of this draft is that it is just another way to make money for the networks.  If you are a true NFL fan, you pay attention to...

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School Recess Today

May 16, 2014
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The other day I drove by one of our local schools when the kids were out on what we would have called the playground in my day.  What I saw was not what the fitness experts want to see kids doing.  There were a lot of kids standing around in small groups talking, a...

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Frank Robinson

May 15, 2014
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Frank Robinson today is the executive vice president of baseball development for major league baseball.  In his career he was both a player and a manager.  We know him best as a Cincinnati Red, but he probably was even better as a Baltimore Oriole.  Too bad Marge Schott owned the Reds at the time...

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The Manning Brothers

May 14, 2014
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Continuing the theme of siblings in sports–Did you know that there were three Manning brothers who played high school football in Louisiana?  Everybody know Peyton and little brother, Eli, but only the true football fan knows their older brother, Cooper.  His career was cut short by spinal stenosis.  This is a debilitating disease, but...

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9:00 am Achieving Net-Zero Energy Goal @ Jennings County Public Library
Achieving Net-Zero Energy Goal @ Jennings County Public Library
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JENNINGS COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY Achieving Net-Zero energy goal Jennings County Public Library is located on North State Road 3 in North Vernon, IN.  The library is open from 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. Monday thru Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. on Friday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on Saturdays.  Closed Sunday. To follow the library’s progress and monitoring of the solar panels, visit our website:  www.jenningslib.org The Jennings County Public Library is proud to announce it will soon become the largest net-zero energy use public library in Indiana. It is anticipated that the facility will produce energy greater than or equal than that it consumes. The library’s 33,000 square foot facility has made energy improvements in lighting, HVAC, Insulation and rooftop Solar and Solar Tracking Solutions that are helping contribute to the net-zero energy goals. “This project combines an effort to both innovate and think critically about the impact that science can have on the world.  Our net-zero goal is a way to reduce our global footprint and improve our community,” said Steve Massey, President of the Jennings County Public Library Board.  “Net-zero is a process – and an opportunity for the public to learn with us.” Solar Power[...]
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6:00 pm 4-H Online Enrollment Deadline @ Online
4-H Online Enrollment Deadline @ Online
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The 4-H enrollment deadline is 3 months early this year and enrollment is expected to be completed online which means big change for our members!! The 4-H Enrollment deadline is January 15, 2015.
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11:30 am Lunch & Learn @ Big Four Cafe
Lunch & Learn @ Big Four Cafe
Dec 18 @ 11:30 am – Dec 19 @ 12:30 pm
Please join us for lunch! Voices is hosting a Lunch & Learn on Thursday, December 18, in Madison and again on Friday, December 19, in Batesville! We will provide a light lunch, at no cost, while discussing how we are serving the abused and neglected children in Jefferson and Ripley counties. December 18th – 11:30-12:30 at The Old Market on Main, 801 W. Main St. in Madison with food provided by Crystal & Jules. December 19th – 11:30 – 12:30 at the Big Four Cafe, 121 S. Depot Street in Batesville. If you are interested in more information, but are unable to attend either of these events, please contact Tonya Ruble-Richter at seivoices@cinergymetro.net or 812-599-2630.

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