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Kentucky Derby

April 1, 2014
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For those of you who only get excited about one horse race a year, your time is quickly approaching.  The start of the summer racing program always kicks off with the Kentucky Derby.  This race is not only a great show for the young crop of racing horses, but it is also a major...

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Opening Day

March 31, 2014
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This is the traditional “Opening Day” for major league baseball.  However, in this era where television dictates every schedule imaginable, two major league games have already been played.  The Dodgers and Diamondbacks played 10 days ago in Australia and that counts for their season.  The Dodgers won both games, and so they are 2...

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Dodge Ball

March 28, 2014
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I recently read where many schools have outlawed the game of dodge ball for phys. ed. classes.  I am not sure what their thinking is, because in most cases the balls used were soft and about the only marks they ever left might be a little red welt if they hit you in a...

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Transportation

March 27, 2014
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In the early days when I was coaching, it was up to the coach to find transportation to away contests unless it was basketball or football.  This meant that kids usually were asked to drive.  No one seemed to be too concerned about liability, but as I think back now, what a risk we were...

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What is going on at Purdue?

March 26, 2014
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When I am writing this article, the Purdue Men’s Basketball Team was down to 5 scholarship players.  The latest player to defect is Ronnie Johnson.  He was just a sophomore and one of the leading scorers on this years’ team.  He could actually make free throws! Since the beginning of last year, Matt Painter...

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NCAA Selection

March 25, 2014
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As the tourney continues on, we will finally see just how much the NCAA Selection Committee got the seeds right.  It is hard for me to believe that they seem to work so hard to prove a point.  The point I am referring to is their yearly snub of certain conferences.  It took several...

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Hope Springs Eternal

March 24, 2014
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One week from today the 2014 Major League Baseball Season gets underway.  At this point in Spring Training, everyone still thinks they are going to win their division.  The next week will start showing who really has a chance of doing well.  Everybody is waiting for this baseball season to get underway if for...

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Boys’ Dream

March 21, 2014
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I believe that most young boys still  have baseball at the top of the list of things they want to do when they are growing up.  I know by the time they get to high school many of them have altered that dream as they discover other sports.  But, when you they are 6  or...

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Greensburg Run

March 20, 2014
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You have to give a lot of credit to Coach Meyer and the Greensburg Pirates for their amazing run over the past 4 years.  No matter how this season finally comes out, this 3-A EIAC school has to their name 3 sectional championships,  2 regional championships, and ay least 1 semi-state  and state championship. What...

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Mid Majors

March 19, 2014
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The NCAA Tournament is ready to get underway.  For the Mid Majors, those schools that are not in a major conference like the Big Ten, this tournament means everything if you get in.  Here is where those year-end conference tournaments take their toll.  Of the first ten conference tourneys held, seven of the season...

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God’s Bright Treasures Ministry is collecting 7,500 pairs of shoes to raise funds for our center, to help those in need and to keep shoes from going into the landfills. We are asking for the community’s help to accomplish this. We have already collected 2,600 pairs so far! God’s Bright Treasures is a non-profit child care facility in Bright, Indiana. We have a shoe collection box at the business of Quality Auto Mart at 7307 St. Rd. 46 E., Batesville, IN 47041 or they can bring their shoes to our location at 25365 State Line Road, Bright, IN 47025. Please clean out your unwanted, gently worn, used shoes and donate them. If you, or a local organization, are interested in learning more about this opportunity, you may contact Karen Stall or Mary Ann Cannon by phone at 812-637-6830 or email Karen@godsbrighttreasures.org or maryann@godsbrighttreasures.org.
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Efforts to help ensure a sufficient blood supply for patients during the holiday season are underway. Patients don’t get a holiday from needing donated blood! How to donate blood Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.   Places to donate: redcross
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Deck Your House @ Memorial Building
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Deck Your House  @ Memorial Building  | Batesville | Indiana | United States
Deck Your House Holiday House Decorating Contest How to enter: submit a photo of your home, 5 canned goods, name, address and phone number at the Memorial Building by noon on December 2nd. Criteria: residential homes only within city limits and must be visible from the street. Contestants will be announced at the Annual Tree Lighting Celebration, December 4th at 6 p.m. Vote: December 4-11 at 3 p.m. Vote at: Memorial Building- 132 S. Main St. Memorial Public Library- 131 N. Walnut St. Southeastern Indiana YMCA- State Road 129 1 canned good= 1 vote (supports Batesville Food Pantry) Winners Announced: Winners will be notified in person December 17th starting at 6 p.m. Ryan Stauffer will announce winners at 6:30 p.m. on WRBI. Prizes, Sponsors and more information on the flyer:     

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