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Coaching High School Athletes Today

May 7, 2014
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As I observe today’s high school athletes, I realize it is quite a different world from the one I retired from in the late 1990’s.  I still help out with track, so I see some of the things coaches deal with on a day-to-day basis that were non-existent 15 or so years ago.  The...

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Chris Mullin

May 6, 2014
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Chris Mullin is in Batesville today and will be speaking at The Sherman House tonight.  Chris spent 16 seasons in the NBA, and he was on two Olympic Gold Medalist basketball teams.  One of these teams was the 1992 “Dream Team”.  This team was made up of the so-called best players in the world...

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Pine Tar

May 5, 2014
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When a Yankee pitcher was recently caught with pine tar on his neck, it really was a chuckle!  Evidently, he is a slow learner because that is the second time he has been caught with pine tar.  At least in the old days pitchers would try to hide all their illegal pitching aids.  Joe...

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Derby Weekend

May 2, 2014
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For all fans of horse racing, this is the weekend!  The Kentucky Derby is a field of 20 horses which is twice as many as the normal race field the rest of the season.  This is why it is a very risky betting race.  With that many horses, a favorite can easily get boxed...

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Batesville A.D.

May 1, 2014
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As you probably have heard by now, Bryan Helvie is the new athletic director at Batesville High School.  He will replace the retiring Mark Ferguson on July 1.  Bryan has been part of  Batesville Athletics for most of the years he has been a resident of Batesville.  He is currently coaching the girls tennis...

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Pam Shively

April 30, 2014
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Yesterday I did an article on the practice of hiring men to officiate high school games over women even when the woman would be equal or better than the man.  This is the case for Pam Shively of East Central who is in much better condition and ability to referee high school boys games...

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Equal Opportunity Hiring

April 29, 2014
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Even though this is 2014, equal opportunities for women and men are still far apart in some hiring practices.  I am referring to the practice of hiring women to referee boys basketball games.  Even though the quality of performance is equal, the man will get the position most of the time over a woman.  On...

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Good Memories

April 28, 2014
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As I was getting ready to go to track practice, I was reminded of my high school days.  I played two spring sports (track and baseball), so I seldom had to go to my 7th period class.  It was a good thing that I was a decent student, and I was usually able to get a...

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Luck vs. Skill

April 25, 2014
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Two feats in sports occur only occasionally and to a handful of athletes.  The first is the no-hitter in baseball.  Since you are backed by 8 teammates, I consider this feat more skill than luck.  Granted, in every no-hitter there is at least one play in which someone makes an outstanding play, and there...

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Merle and Ted

April 24, 2014
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Two Batesville residents who have run a lot of marathons are Merle Hines and Ted Hartshorn.  Merle recently completed her goal of running a marathon in all 50 states.  Merle was still going strong despite what some would consider the age of retirement.  She is the track and cross country coach for the Oldenburg...

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6:30 pm Very Blessed Children Preschool ... @ Versailles Baptist Church
Very Blessed Children Preschool ... @ Versailles Baptist Church
Jul 28 @ 6:30 pm
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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