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Grandpa’s Girl

October 9, 2014
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Last Saturday I was able to watch my granddaughter, Audrey, play in one of her soccer matches in Spencer, Iowa.  Since they live 700 miles away, I get to see one about every 2 years.  Even though 7-year old soccer games last less than an hour, you have to make the most of it...

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Active Baseball Hit Leaders

October 8, 2014
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When the season came to an end this year, the top 7 active hits leaders in MLB included the following people.  You will notice that the majority of these players are 40 or beyond. 1.  Derek Jeter – 3,451 at age 40 2.  Alex Rodriquez – 2,939 at age 38 3.  Ichiro Suzuki – 2,834 at...

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Tony Stewart

October 7, 2014
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Most of you know by now of the incident that caused Tony Stewart to miss part of this years’ NASCAR racing season.  In a dirt-track race in New York his car was involved in a mishap with a car driven by Kevin Ward, Jr.  After Ward hit the wall, he jumped out of his car...

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Derek Jeter

October 6, 2014
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Derek Jeter of the New York Yankees is now officially retired.  The perennial all-star was born in New Jersey in 1974 and spent all of his 20 major league seasons with the New York Yankees.  There are many things you can say about Jeter, but the most telling one is that all of his...

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Safety?

October 3, 2014
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No one can argue that we needed to tighten up the safety part of all sporting events.  The old days of saying “someone had their bell rung” was giving a lot of athletes long-term health problems.  The tightening of safety regulations was needed and has been enforced correctly. What I am concerned about is some...

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NASCAR Craziness

October 2, 2014
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The powers to be in NASCAR felt they needed to do something to fill the stands at race tracks since attendance has been declining the past 5 years.  Their solution was to develop a playoff system that would put an emphasis on winning races and limiting the cars eligible for the title to 16.  This...

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Bengal Start

October 1, 2014
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The Bengals are off to a 3-0 start and will face New England in their next game.  This game should give the fans a good idea on whether the Bengals can compete for the Super Bowl this year.  They have already defeated the Ravens on the road, and a win over the Patriots would...

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Jeff Hunteman

September 30, 2014
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Last week I had the pleasure of visiting with Jeff Hunteman.  Jeff was one of my high school cross country runners when he attended Batesville High School in the 80’s.  Jeff now lives in Idaho where he works in the field of forestry. Jeff is the son of Bob and Diane Hunteman, and he...

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Cincinnati Reds

September 29, 2014
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With the 2014 season behind them, the Cincinnati Reds will have to make a lot of hard decisions over the winter.  An article in the Cincinnati Enquirer stated that the Reds should consider protecting just 3 members of their roster.  They were Todd Frazier, Devin Mesoroco, and Billy Hamilton.  That does not mean that...

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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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9:00 am Achieving Net-Zero Energy Goal @ Jennings County Public Library
Achieving Net-Zero Energy Goal @ Jennings County Public Library
Nov 18 @ 9:00 am – Dec 31 @ 9:00 pm
JENNINGS COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY Achieving Net-Zero energy goal Jennings County Public Library is located on North State Road 3 in North Vernon, IN.  The library is open from 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. Monday thru Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. on Friday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on Saturdays.  Closed Sunday. To follow the library’s progress and monitoring of the solar panels, visit our website:  www.jenningslib.org The Jennings County Public Library is proud to announce it will soon become the largest net-zero energy use public library in Indiana. It is anticipated that the facility will produce energy greater than or equal than that it consumes. The library’s 33,000 square foot facility has made energy improvements in lighting, HVAC, Insulation and rooftop Solar and Solar Tracking Solutions that are helping contribute to the net-zero energy goals. “This project combines an effort to both innovate and think critically about the impact that science can have on the world.  Our net-zero goal is a way to reduce our global footprint and improve our community,” said Steve Massey, President of the Jennings County Public Library Board.  “Net-zero is a process – and an opportunity for the public to learn with us.” Solar Power[...]
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6:00 pm 4-H Online Enrollment Deadline @ Online
4-H Online Enrollment Deadline @ Online
Dec 3 @ 6:00 pm – Jan 15 @ 12:00 am
The 4-H enrollment deadline is 3 months early this year and enrollment is expected to be completed online which means big change for our members!! The 4-H Enrollment deadline is January 15, 2015.
Dec
18
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11:30 am Lunch & Learn @ Big Four Cafe
Lunch & Learn @ Big Four Cafe
Dec 18 @ 11:30 am – Dec 19 @ 12:30 pm
Please join us for lunch! Voices is hosting a Lunch & Learn on Thursday, December 18, in Madison and again on Friday, December 19, in Batesville! We will provide a light lunch, at no cost, while discussing how we are serving the abused and neglected children in Jefferson and Ripley counties. December 18th – 11:30-12:30 at The Old Market on Main, 801 W. Main St. in Madison with food provided by Crystal & Jules. December 19th – 11:30 – 12:30 at the Big Four Cafe, 121 S. Depot Street in Batesville. If you are interested in more information, but are unable to attend either of these events, please contact Tonya Ruble-Richter at seivoices@cinergymetro.net or 812-599-2630.

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