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Week One Football

August 28, 2014
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High school football kicked off another season last Friday night.  Both Batesville and Oldenburg Academy are off to winning starts.  For the second year Twisters, it is the second win for this young program and a great way to start their second season.  All of the EIAC teams had their first games as well. ...

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Hilton Head Vacation

August 27, 2014
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As some of you know, my wife and I met our daughter’s family at Hilton Head last week for a late summer vacation.  It was a great week highlighted by my daughter Gina’s treat of taking me along as she and her husband, Tony, and father-in-law, Virgil, played the famous Heritage Golf Course at...

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LAC

August 26, 2014
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The Los Angeles Clippers’ sale has been finalized.  It is hard to imagine that a professional team is worth 2 billion dollars.  This was the asking price by Donald Sterling’s wife, and it was agreed to by Steve Ballmer.  The former CEO of Microsoft had the money and was willing to pay that price...

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Reds Hall of Fame

August 25, 2014
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The latest entries into the Reds Hall of Fame were Jake Beckley, Ken Griffey, Jr., Ron Oester, and Dave Parker.  With the exception of Beckley, the other 3 are products of the Cincinnati Youth Baseball Programs.  They join a long list of major leaguers who got their start in Cincinnati. Dave Parker and Ken Griffey,...

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Super Five

August 22, 2014
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The top 5 college conferences recently informed the NCAA that they were going to compensate athletes for certain aspects of their collegiate athletic play.  The Big Ten, Pac 12, SCC, SEC, and the Big 12 conferences are those involved.  The NCAA didn’t fight the inevitable. I am sure that all of you have some...

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Corky Miller

August 21, 2014
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On August 31 of this year, Corky Miller will end his baseball playing career with the Cincinnati Reds organization.  Even though Corky has spent most of his career in the minors, he is well known in the Reds organization.  When he has been called up to the majors, he has performed quite well as...

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Old Baseball Announcers

August 20, 2014
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Not too long ago was the 70th Anniversary of Joe Nuxhall’s first appearance as a Cincinnati Red.  Besides playing for the Reds, you know Joe as the “old left-hander rounding third and heading home”.  This was his signature sign-off of each of his broadcasts. This reminded me of Waite Hoyt who was the long-time...

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College Mascots

August 19, 2014
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I had the privilege of meeting a young man earlier this summer who was Purdue Pete while a student at Purdue.  John is now a biomedical salesman who works closely with the Wound Care Clinic at the Hansen Center.  He is the answer to the Purdue trivia question “Who was the Purdue Pete who was arrested during...

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Becky Hammon

August 18, 2014
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The San Antonio Spurs of the NBA recently hired Becky Hammon as an assistant coach.  She will be the first female in this role.  The WNBA star will retire from playing pro basketball when their season ends this fall.  Becky worked at basketball camps last year put on by the NBA and their coaches.  There is...

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Biogenesis Lab

August 15, 2014
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The DEA (Drug Enforcement Agency) recently arrested Tony Bosch, the founder of the biogenesis lab that provided steroids and other growth hormones for major league baseball players.  The main athlete caught in this investigation was A-Rod of the New York Yankees.  According to the newspaper and television reports, Bosch is going to cooperate with...

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Upcoming Events

Jan
15
Fri
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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