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Ozzie Guillen and Dusty Baker

November 4, 2015
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Will Ozzie Guillen or Dusty Baker get another chance to manage a baseball team?  Guillen was last with Miami, and Baker was with the Reds.  In the case of Guillen, he almost had the Miami job back this spring.  However, because of some complications with his old contract, they decided to go to one...

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Airport Recognition

November 3, 2015
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Do you wonder how pro teams get through airports without being mobbed for autographs?  The Indianapolis Colts go to a remote airport gate, go through security, and are whisked onto a plane. After a game, they use a private TSA agent to prepare them for the flight back to Indianapolis.  They board a bus...

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World Series

November 2, 2015
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Congratulations to the Kansas City Royals, the 2015 World Series Champs!  The Royals used their experience of being in the World Series last year to defeat the New York Mets 4-1 in the series.  The New York Mets were not able to hold leads in 3 of their 4 losses.  It was very unusual...

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Semi-State Soccer

October 30, 2015
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Three schools represented our area in the semi-state last week.  Unfortunately, none of the schools were able to advance to the state championship this week.  In 2A both East Central teams participated.  The boys lost to Carmel 3-0 to end their season.  In 1A Lawrenceburg beat Jac-Cen-Del 3-2 in two overtimes.  Lawrenceburg then lost...

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Area Cross Country

October 29, 2015
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Three area cross country runners will be making their way to Terre Haute this Saturday to compete in the IHSAA state finals.  Oldenburg Academy’s Curtis Eckstein will be running for the individual state championship.  Last week he competed with defending state champ, Ben Veatch, of Carmel.  Veatch was the winner, but Eckstein was close...

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Am I Paranoid?

October 28, 2015
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A few weeks ago I wrote a blog on how poorly I thought the umpires did in calling balls and strikes this year.  It appeared to me that they wanted the New York Mets to be in the World Series.  In the final game against the Cubs, there was one series of ball/strike calls...

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World Series

October 27, 2015
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We have finally reached the World Series.  If it goes 7 games, they will be playing in November.  This is ridiculous!  The Kansas City Royals are in the series for the second straight year.  Their big assets are relief pitching, and their super patience at the plate.  They rarely ever strike out.  The New...

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Fantasy Football

October 26, 2015
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DraftKings and FanDual are two prominent Fantasy Football contests.  Recently it was reported that a DePauw senior named Bryce Maurio has been winning big playing these two sights.  According to Fox 59 TV in Indianapolis, Bryce spends up to 40 hours a week setting up his fantasy picks. In his first year of doing...

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Usain Bolt

October 23, 2015
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A recent picture of Usain Bolt winning the 100 meter dash in the World Championships this summer, showed Bolt finishing slightly ahead of his 4 American pursuers.  What caught my eye in this S.I. picture was the fact that the two closest Americans to Bolt were both looking over their shoulders to see where Bolt...

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Lucas Stadium Roof

October 22, 2015
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In an article by Dana Benbow in the Indianapolis Star, the roof on Lucas Oil Stadium has been opened 18 times in the 56 games played there.  Who decides when the roof is closed or stays open? The article stated that Chuck Pagano (coach), Ryan Grigson, General Manager, and the COO along with Jim...

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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
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4:00 pm Gold Star Night @ Gold Star Chili
Gold Star Night @ Gold Star Chili
Feb 11 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
South Ripley’s Polar Plunge Team is raising money and taking the plunge for Special Olympics Indiana. Gold Star Chili in Versailles is going to support our team by giving the team 10% of their sales from 4 – 9 pm on Thursday, February 11. **Individual donations may also be given to Dylan McFarland, Alex Garcia, or Brenda Strimple.** Join us for the Polar Plunge on  Saturday, February 20 at Versailles Lake at the Versailles State Park. Plunge time is 2:00 pm.
5:00 pm TDP Vaccination Clinic @ SEIHC
TDP Vaccination Clinic @ SEIHC
Feb 11 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The SEIHC & Ripley County Health Department will be offering a vaccination clinic on February 11 from 5 – 7 pm for tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis. Free to those without insurance or vaccine coverage. New location at 1033 State Road 229 in Batesville (Dr. McGovern old office). Call 812-932-4515 for more info.

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