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Did You Know?

May 12, 2014
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Did you know that Todd Frazier of the Cincinnati Reds has an older brother who is also a baseball player?  His name is Jeff Frazier, and he has had a couple minor stints in the big leagues.  He was originally drafted by Detroit as an outfielder.  He has been with the Seattle Mariners and the Washington Nationals. ...

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Kentucky Derby Wrapup

May 9, 2014
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I hope you enjoyed the 140th running of the Kentucky Derby last Saturday.  California Chrome did not disappoint its many fans.  It was a fairy tale story from the beginning.  The product of two horses that nobody wanted became the first favorite to do well in the Derby in several years.  Most experts do...

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The New River Downs

May 8, 2014
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Belterra Park is the latest racino to open in the tri-state area.  It, of course, replaces River Downs.  Today this entertainment facility starts live thoroughbred racing.  It seems that today to stay in business you have to tie horse racing with some other form of gambling.  Racinos have the video slots that a player...

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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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Whispering Beard Folk Festival @ Old Mill Campground
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Over 35 folk bands in the Friendship Valley will be performing at the Old Mill Campground starting at 11:30 am every day from August 28 – 30. Camping available. Admission charge applies.
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Solid Rock Bible Fellowship Chur... @ Solid Rock Bible Fellowship Church
Aug 28 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Mark your calendar for Solid Rock Bible Fellowship Church’s first ever Swap Meet to be held on Friday, August 28 from 4 pm – 9 pm and Saturday, August 29 from 8 am – 9 pm. The church is located on the corner of Harrison and Monroe Streets in Napoleon. Come join us for family fun activities including: Youth Talent Show Friday from 6 pm – 8 pm Car Show Saturday from 8 am – 3 pm Live music and fun activities for the family Auction on Saturday the 29th at 6 pm For more information or to register for the swap, talent show, or car show, call Amber at 812-621-2472, email solidrockswap@gmail.com, or like them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/solidrockswap.

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