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Homecoming

September 26, 2014
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Tonight is the annual Homecoming of Batesville High School.  I would imagine that most girls have at one time or another fantasized about being Homecoming Queen.  One young lady will get that opportunity tonight. At Batesville Homecoming has become a bigger tradition with the addition of the football alumni recognition.  This was started by...

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Keeneland

September 25, 2014
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In a couple of weeks, Keeneland will open its fall horse racing season.  What a lot of people consider the most beautiful racing facility in the United States only races 2 months out of the year–October and April.  This fall Keeneland goes back to a natural dirt racing surface after using the synthetic track...

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Boys Basketball

September 24, 2014
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Are you aware that Indiana High Schools can now schedule and play two extra basketball games this coming season.  The last several years schools could play only 20 games.  These 20 games included tourneys played in the normal schedule–but not the state tourney games. Some people might question this extra playing time.  I, for one,...

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Dyar Miller

September 23, 2014
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Dyar Miller is now the Houston Astros pitching coordinator.  Dyar was born in Batesville in the mid 40’s and grew up in the New Point area.  He played with several national league teams during his 9-year major league career. Dyar’s main responsibility with the Houston organization is the development of young pitchers in their...

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Football and Sunday TV

September 22, 2014
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Achilles Injuries

September 22, 2014
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Why are there so many Achilles tendon injuries?  I have noticed that Achilles injuries occur at least 2 to 3 times per week in pro sports.  I looked up some information that might explain these injuries. First of all, when a person does a short speed burst, there is ankle pronation (ankle pushes out)...

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Television Override

September 19, 2014
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Do you get upset when your favorite night time shows are delayed, or in some cases cancelled, because a sporting event goes long past its allotted time?  I noticed that 60 Minutes on Sunday is now scheduled one half hour later so that NFL Football can have extra time.  They still don’t seem to...

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Class Reunion

September 18, 2014
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Last weekend Sally and I attended her class reunion in Lawrenceburg.  Two of her high school classmates have made names for themselves in the field of sports.  Denver Kennett was a state high school champion while at Lawrenceburg High School.  Denver cleared 6’6″ in the high jump to claim the state title.  I believe...

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Fall Weather

September 17, 2014
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This is the time of the year when you never know from week to week what kind of weather you are going to run into.  Two weeks ago it was stifling hot for the Friday night football games, but the next week the temperature was in the 50’s before the games were over. The...

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Tennis

September 16, 2014
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The US Open Tennis Tournament was just over a week or so ago.  Serena Williams was dominant in taking the women’s title again.  She is certainly one of the most dominant figures in tennis today, and for that matter, in the history of the game.  If you think about the older tennis champions, they...

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Nov
5
Wed
6:00 am God’s Bright Treasures Ministry ...
God’s Bright Treasures Ministry ...
Nov 5 @ 6:00 am – Nov 24 @ 6:00 pm
God’s Bright Treasures Ministry is collecting 7,500 pairs of shoes to raise funds for our center, to help those in need and to keep shoes from going into the landfills. We are asking for the community’s help to accomplish this. We have already collected 2,600 pairs so far! God’s Bright Treasures is a non-profit child care facility in Bright, Indiana. We have a shoe collection box at the business of Quality Auto Mart at 7307 St. Rd. 46 E., Batesville, IN 47041 or they can bring their shoes to our location at 25365 State Line Road, Bright, IN 47025. Please clean out your unwanted, gently worn, used shoes and donate them. If you, or a local organization, are interested in learning more about this opportunity, you may contact Karen Stall or Mary Ann Cannon by phone at 812-637-6830 or email Karen@godsbrighttreasures.org or maryann@godsbrighttreasures.org.
Nov
16
Sun
12:00 pm American Red Cross Blood Donatio... @ Southeastern Indiana
American Red Cross Blood Donatio... @ Southeastern Indiana
Nov 16 @ 12:00 pm – Nov 30 @ 3:00 pm
Efforts to help ensure a sufficient blood supply for patients during the holiday season are underway. Patients don’t get a holiday from needing donated blood! How to donate blood Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.   Places to donate: redcross
Nov
17
Mon
9:00 am Deck Your House @ Memorial Building
Deck Your House @ Memorial Building
Nov 17 @ 9:00 am – Dec 2 @ 12:00 pm
Deck Your House  @ Memorial Building  | Batesville | Indiana | United States
Deck Your House Holiday House Decorating Contest How to enter: submit a photo of your home, 5 canned goods, name, address and phone number at the Memorial Building by noon on December 2nd. Criteria: residential homes only within city limits and must be visible from the street. Contestants will be announced at the Annual Tree Lighting Celebration, December 4th at 6 p.m. Vote: December 4-11 at 3 p.m. Vote at: Memorial Building- 132 S. Main St. Memorial Public Library- 131 N. Walnut St. Southeastern Indiana YMCA- State Road 129 1 canned good= 1 vote (supports Batesville Food Pantry) Winners Announced: Winners will be notified in person December 17th starting at 6 p.m. Ryan Stauffer will announce winners at 6:30 p.m. on WRBI. Prizes, Sponsors and more information on the flyer:     

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