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Home School Athletes

November 5, 2013
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New this year in Indiana is the eligibility of home school students to participate in high school sports.  The one stipulation is that they must be enrolled in the school and take at least one core course.  The rest of their schooling can still be done at home.  For those who like this system,...

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Private vs. Public

November 4, 2013
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Only you as a parent can decide what type of school is best for your children.  Whichever you choose should be one that offers your child the best possible education.  Neither type of school has a corner on this solution.  Either could be the best choice for your child.  That is not what this...

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Memorable Game Broadcasts

November 1, 2013
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When you sit down to broadcast a sporting event, you never know what kind of day it is going to be.  Marty Brennaman is hosting a reunion with some members of the Duke/Kentucky game in the NCAA Tournament where Chris Laettner of Duke sank an impossible winning basket.  I am sure Marty knew it...

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Certified Teacher vs. Lay Coach

October 31, 2013
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With the number of sports that a school offers today and with the limited number of faculty members willing or able to coach, it has become quite common to hire lay coaches.  Many people worry about who a school might hire to coach their child.  In schools the size of Batesville almost all the...

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Area Congratulations

October 30, 2013
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Congratulations to all the teams in our area who continued their season beyond the sectional level.  I know I may miss one or two, but I am going to try to say “congratulations” to as many as I can.  BHS teams include girls golf, boys & girls cross country, boys tennis, and volleyball.  At OA...

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Mercy Rule

October 29, 2013
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By now everyone has probably heard about the high school football game in Texas that wound up 91-0.  Some parent on the losing team has brought some type of legal action against the coach for “bullying”.  I have not read the legal papers, of course, so the exact nature of the action is speculation on my...

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Star or Bum?

October 28, 2013
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Just recently I noticed a blurb on the Cincinnati Sports page that the Reds are thinking about trading Brandon Phillips.  Of course, at this time of the year, everything is pure speculation.  When you take a nose dive in September and your team was supposed to be the “class” of your division, heads must...

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More on the Reds

October 25, 2013
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NOTE:  This article was written prior to the announcement of Bryan Price as manager of the Reds. There has been a lot of speculation on who the next Reds’ manager will be.  I did not think they would stay with anybody from Dusty’s staff.  However, the pitching coach (Price) is now being mentioned.  There was...

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Darrick Cox

October 24, 2013
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With the start of winter sports, a familiar face will be on the scene but in a new role.  Darrick Cox has taken over the girls basketball program at BHS.  Darrick was a sports star at BHS in the late 90’s.  He also coached boys basketball and track at BHS.  He takes over a girls...

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The Misfit

October 23, 2013
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My wife and I were watching a new sitcom on TV the other day called “Back in the Game”.  It dealt with those kids who are always chosen last in any athletic event.  In fact, these kids weren’t even chosen to be on a Little League Team.  If you have ever coached at any...

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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
Dec 3 @ 6:00 pm – Jan 15 @ 12:00 am
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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10:00 am Classic Violinist and Singer Per... @ Adams Lutheran Church
Classic Violinist and Singer Per... @ Adams Lutheran Church
Dec 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Jean Watson, a classically trained singer and violinist, will be performing and bringing her message to Adams Lutheran Church on December 21st at their 10:00 am worship service.

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