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ALS Cure

December 3, 2014
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Recently we passed the 75th anniversary of Lou Gehrig’s admission of suffering from ALS.  Two other athletes have also died from this muscle disease.  They are Ezzard Charles, a boxer, and Catfish Hunter, a baseball pitcher.  Here in Batesville Jim Struewing is currently battling this disease. Researchers for years have been trying to figure...

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The Indy Bowl

December 2, 2014
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According to an Indianapolis Star article, one of the earliest (if not earliest) bowl game involving Indiana colleges took place in 1889 in what is now the Tech High School area of Indianapolis.  It involved Purdue and Butler. It so happened that there was a blizzard on that Thanksgiving Day in 1889, so only...

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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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Upcoming Events

Jan
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all-day BHS Interact Club Spring Cleanin...
BHS Interact Club Spring Cleanin...
Jan 15 – Feb 15 all-day
The Batesville High School Interact Club will be having a spring cleaning coat drive from January 15 – February 15. Drop-off locations include Goody’s, Batesville Memorial Public Library, and the Guidance Office at the Batesville High School.
Feb
13
Sat
8:00 am CASA Training @ Souttheastern IN YMCA
CASA Training @ Souttheastern IN YMCA
Feb 13 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Court-Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) training is February 5 and 12 from 5:30 – 9 pm, and February 6 and 13 from 8 am – 4 pm at the Southeastern IN YMCA in Batesville. Prospective volunteers who want to aid children must fill out applications ahead of time. Information can be found at www.voicesforchildren.net or by calling Southeastern Indiana Voices for Children Executive Director Tonya Ruble-Richter at 812-599-2630 or emailing her at tonya@voicesforchildren.net.
9:30 am “Praying Our Dreams: Discovering... @ Oldenburg Franciscan Center
“Praying Our Dreams: Discovering... @ Oldenburg Franciscan Center
Feb 13 @ 9:30 am – 2:30 pm
“Praying Our Dreams: Discovering God’s Messages” will be presented on February 13 from 9:30 am – 2:30 pm at the Oldenburg Franciscan Center. Cost is $45 – $65 includes lunch. Info and RSVP at www.oldenburgfranciscancenter.org or 812-933-6437.

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