Dave Porter

July 29, 2013

When Dave Porter died recently, he left behind quite a legacy in coaching. Dave was not your typical high school basketball coach. First of all, he was in his thirties before he got his college degree, so he started coaching later than normal. Secondly, he became a legend even though he coached in very small schools only. He started modestly at Sandcreek High School in Decatur County in the 1950’s and then moved to JCD when it became a consolidated school in the 60’s. It was here that his teams became known, and this is when he made his presence known in the coaching field. On the floor he was as tense and competitive as anyone could be. Here is where his persona of a “mean old man” got started and grew through the years. He made the coaches around him better because his teams were so well prepared you had to be just as prepared to compete with them. Off the court you could not find a better friend than Dave Porter. He was not that “mean old man” but someone concerned with you, your family, and how things were going in your life. Those who played for him will tell you that his concern did not stop when you were finished playing high school ball. He followed you and your family for the rest of your life. Basketball in Southeastern Indiana is better because Dave Porter was part of it.

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6:10 pm Project T3 offering ‘Fun Crayons’
Project T3 offering ‘Fun Crayons’
Dec 1 @ 6:10 pm
‘Fun Crayons’ are recycled from broken crayons, then made into many fun shapes and colors. Every cent made from the proceeds of these sales goes directly for ‘Totes for Tots and Teens (Project T3). You can purchase Fun Crayons at: The Gooseberry, Joan’s T-Shirt Printing and Lisa’s Sew and Tux in Batesville, and Gary’s Wood Design in St. Leon, www.Project T3.com or call Carrie at 812-933-1519.  
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Children’s Christmas Party w/ Santa @ Batesville Memorial Public Library
Dec 1 @ 6:30 pm
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Osgood Area Kiwanis Bags & Baske... @ Osgood American Legion
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