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Pro Athletes Demise

December 1, 2014
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Here are some sobering figures that Glen Butte shared with me for this article. We revere the young sport star when he is in his prime and yell for his retirement when we think he is not producing the results we want. Unfortunately, here are some of those sobering facts after they retire or...

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Alumni Basketball Game

November 28, 2014
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Aaron Garrett’s annual alumni basketball game takes place this afternoon at 1 p.m. in the Batesville High School gymnasium.  They will play one or two games depending on how many alumni are available to play.  This event is a fund raiser for the Batesville boys basketball program.  This years game will feature the return...

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Thanksgiving

November 27, 2014
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Here we are on another Thanksgiving Day.  I hope all is well with you and your family as you prepare for whatever traditions you enjoy on this day.  I will go out for a good meal and then settle down and watch a few football games.  I don’t think it would be a traditional...

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Bengal-Bungle

November 26, 2014
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The Cincinnati Bengals remain an enigma in pro football.  On any given weekend they can play well enough to beat anybody in pro football, and the next weekend play as if they are still trying to learn the game.  I suppose the funny part of this is that the entire NFL seems to have become...

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NASCAR Champion

November 25, 2014
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As you are probably aware, Kevin Harvick won this year’s NASCAR Championship.  He did so by winning the final race at Homestead, Florida, a week or so ago.  Of the 4 finalists, he actually was one of the year’s best drivers.  However, several multiple winners on this years circuit were eliminated earlier by the...

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Rivals Forever

November 24, 2014
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Sally and I went to St. Louis Cemetery to check on a couple of graves when we noticed two interesting tombstones.  On the way into the cemetery, the first stone you see is the motorcycle image on Buddy Riley’s grave.  Just beyond that is the headstone for Dave Laudick’s grave.  I had not really...

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ESPN Payoffs

November 21, 2014
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Have you wondered how much money is available for college teams to have their games televised on networks like ESPN?  One 12-team conference reportedly has a 155 million dollar TV contract for its 12 members to share.  This amounts to about 12.9 million per school.  This money is only for the regular season and...

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Football Playoffs

November 20, 2014
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In less than a month the NCAA will name the Final 4 who will compete for the National Championship in college football.  It is a sure bet that unless things change, the SEC will be the dominating conference.  Between Mississippi State, Alabama, Florida State, and Auburn more than likely at least 2 of these will be...

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North Carolina Academic Scandal

November 19, 2014
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Most people believe that the major colleges cheat when it comes to the classes attended by athletes.  This is being investigated by the NCAA in the case of the Black Studies Program at North Carolina.  Former athletes have allegedly reported that they had never attended an actual class while enrolled at the University.  They...

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Alvin Dark

November 18, 2014
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Alvin Dark died recently in South Carolina at the age of 92.  He was suffering from Alzheimer’s.  Alvin Dark came to the major leagues in 1946 and was actively playing until 1960.  He was Rookie of the Year with the Boston Braves when he batted .322 his first major league season.  The Comanche, Oklahoma,...

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Very Blessed Children Preschool will be hosting an open house at Versailles Baptist Church on July 28 starting at 6:30 pm. This will consist of classes for children 3 or 4 years old by August 1, 2015. For more information call Josie Goldsberry at 812-756-2700.
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5:30 pm Hope CANCER SUPPORT GROUP @ United Methodist Church
Hope CANCER SUPPORT GROUP @ United Methodist Church
Jul 30 @ 5:30 pm
The Batesville United Methodist Church, in partnership with Margaret Mary Health, will soon be offering a cancer support group whose goal is to ensure access to valuable community resources to those living with cancer. The group will also provide hope, encouragement, education and sanctuary. HOPE will meet on the last Thursday of each month at 5:30 PM at the Batesville United Methodist Church and will feature a guest speaker, time for topic discussion and fellowship. The Batesville community and beyond are invited to attend! The first session is scheduled for Thursday, June 26 and will feature a discussion around the emotional rollercoaster of cancer and the fear of recurrence. For a complete list of monthly topics or for more information, contact Kari Ann Rennekamp of the Margaret Mary Outpatient and Cancer Center at 812.933.3741 or the Batesville United Methodist Church at 812.934.3137.
5:30 pm Money Matters: Becoming an Onlin... @ Batesville Memorial Public Library
Money Matters: Becoming an Onlin... @ Batesville Memorial Public Library
Jul 30 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Join representatives from each of Batesville’s local banks at the Batesville Public Library who will offer tips and personal assistance to master your online and mobile banking! Stop by any time between 5:30 and 7:30 Thursday, July 30 to learn how these online tools can help you manage your accounts, balance your budget, pay your bills, save and more! Feel free to bring your laptop, tablet or smartphone.

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