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Co-Ed Softball

June 3, 2013
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I noticed more and more communities are starting co-ed softball leagues. I like this idea. With softball entrenched in the high school sport’s scene, more women feel proficient in it and are quite capable of handling themselves in this environment. The games seem to be quite a bit of fun for all those playing,...

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Summer Time

May 31, 2013
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Today we officially start summer in Batesville. School is out, so we will see the bicycles slowly moving down the streets and sidewalks in town. I find it quite interesting to watch the kids as summer begins, progresses, and then winds down. Those first couple of weeks, those too young to have jobs are...

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Ugly Side

May 30, 2013
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Most people probably didn’t see in the news that Dick Trickle killed himself the other day. Dick was a mainstay on the NASCAR circuit for quite a few years. Dick was a prankster and always seemed to be enjoying himself whenever people saw him in public. When his career slowed down and he wasn’t...

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One-Time Wonders

May 28, 2013
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This is about the time of a baseball season that some of those flashy rookies start hitting the skids. They start to face the pitchers or hitters for the second or third time around and their weaknesses are exposed. One of those wonders was Mark “The Bird” Fidrych of the Detroit Tigers. He did...

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Summer Vacation

May 28, 2013
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If they are not already off for the summer, most students will be in the next few days. Today, for the older ones, that means a summer job interrupted by many workouts for those playing sports. For the younger ones, it probably means day care or summer camps or babysitters. In the olden days,...

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More Memories

May 26, 2013
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The other day my wife found a picture of the 1982 Conference and County track championship team picture in our basement. It brought back a lot of memories. This boys team followed a 1981 group that might have been one of the top squads I ever coached at BHS. I was very surprised when...

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Cincinnati Reds

May 24, 2013
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The Reds have to be the most fan-friendly organization in baseball. The package deals they offer in groups of tickets is quite attainable for most families. One of these deals is that if one adult buys a full price ticket, several more tickets are available at reduced prices. This is quite different than the...

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Too Much Sport

May 23, 2013
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A couple of days ago, I talked about being a kid and enjoying the month of May. Today kids often do not have the chance to do this. If they are out for a spring sport, I can bet at least one coach is on their back about a fall or winter sport. The...

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A Day at the Track

May 22, 2013
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One of my fun days since I am retired is to take off and spend an afternoon at a horse track. This year it is going to be harder, because my favorite track is shut down for renovation. River Downs is in a multi-million dollar makeover, so it can not only feature live racing...

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May

May 21, 2013
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What a pleasant feeling it is to experience one of those rare May days where the weather is perfect. With a temperature in the 70’s, the fresh smell of the new plants and trees, and the fragrance of the blooming flowers, it is as close to Eden as you can get. This is the...

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3:00 pm 2014 Business, Citizen & Teacher...
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12:00 pm Mock Turtle Soup Sale @ St. Louis School Activity Center
Mock Turtle Soup Sale @ St. Louis School Activity Center
Sep 15 @ 12:00 pm – Sep 20 @ 12:00 pm
St. Louis Catholic Church is having their Mock Turtle Soup Sale! Monday, September 15- noon-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 16- 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Wednesday, September 17-Friday, September 19- 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Sunday, September 21- during the annual St. Louis Church Festival, theMock Turtle Soup will be available for sale until it’s gone. Please enter through the Activity Center doors only! The soup will also be available through the week at Schmidt’s Bakery during their normal business hours. If you have any empty quart, half-gallon, or gallon jars you can spare (or canning lids and/or rings), you can bring them to the SLS Activity Center or Schmidt’s Bakery, as jars and lids are still needed to bottle the soup throughout the week.
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