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College Football

September 2, 2014
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Another college football season got underway last week.  My alma mater, Purdue, looks like they might be able to score this year, but they still have no defense.  Oh, well, they are making progress in one area anyway. It is always interesting to see the first pre-season football ratings and then watch as the first...

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Labor Day

September 1, 2014
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Happy Labor Day!  This holiday marks the official end of summer as we think of it.  There will be major league baseball games today, but other than that most of the people will be more interested in a final summer picnic and hoping to see fireworks somewhere.  This is a chance for you and...

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Pitching Cousins

August 29, 2014
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Recently Alex Meyer and Bryan Hoeing both had pitching appearances here in the Midwest.  Alex Meyer, currently pitching for the Minnesota Twins Triple A affiliate started on the mound at Victory Field in Indianapolis against the Pittsburgh Pirates Triple A affiliate.  Even though Alex did not have a good night and lasted only into...

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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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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.
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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
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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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