Golden Oldies

June 25, 2013
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Every once in a while I like to play my old records that go back to the 1950’s. Oh, what a kinder, slower time those 50’s were. Baseball was played every day of the week except for Monday, and every big day–like Memorial Day–you could count on a doubleheader. Players stayed with their teams for long periods of time and the majority stayed for a whole career. Every Sunday you could find a local team playing or you could easily get up a game somewhere if you just looked for a few minutes. Kids played football in the fall, basketball in the winter, and track or baseball in the spring. Now almost every sport plays 12 months a year and each sport has to fight for their time. Kids traded baseball cards not packets of drugs, and they had to watch TV if they wanted to do something electronic. You could watch college football on TV, but not for 12 consecutive hours on several outlets. A trip to Crosley Field was a family outing that didn’t require a couple of hundred dollar bills to pay for the tickets and buy some refreshments. Nobody heard of free agency and the Yankees won because they drafted well and not because they bought all the players from the Royals. Oh, for the good old days of sports! You gathered around one TV to catch a big game, not go to a sports bar and see it on a dozen or so TVs. And best of all, games did not start at 4:10 for the sake of TV.

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7:45 am Big Oaks NWR Annual Butterfly Count @ Big Oaks National Wildlife Reserve
Big Oaks NWR Annual Butterfly Count @ Big Oaks National Wildlife Reserve
Aug 1 @ 7:45 am
Volunteers are need for all-day or half-day butterfly counts at the Big Oaks National Wildlife Reserve. Bring water, bug spray, sunscreen, snacks or lunch and binoculars and meet at the refuge office on Saturday morning August 1 between 7:45 am – 8 am. A $3.00 donation to the North American Butterfly Association for those participating in the count would be appreciated. Survey teams will be divided up based on the length of time you wish to spend in the field. Contact Joe Robb at joe_robb@fws.gov to register.
9:00 am Batesville High School Boys’ Soc... @ McDonald's parking lot
Batesville High School Boys’ Soc... @ McDonald's parking lot
Aug 1 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
The Batesville High School Boys’ Soccer Team will be holding a car wash on Saturday, August 1 from 9 am – 1 pm  in the lot behind the McDonald’s in Batesville. Free will donations gratefully accepted for the purchase of team equipment and other needed supplies. Thank you for supporting the team. Go Dogs! **Rain date is August 8th from 12-3 P.M. at same location**
11:00 am 4th Annual Batesville Bash @ Downtown Village Green
4th Annual Batesville Bash @ Downtown Village Green
Aug 1 @ 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
The 4th Annual Batesville Bash will be held on Friday, July 31 from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm and Saturday, August 1 from 11:00 am – 11:00 pm. Friday’s festivities will include the following: Sidewalk Sales Days throughout Batesville Rummage Sale at Batesville Area Historical Society Saturday’s festivities will include the following in the Downtown Village Green: Food, games, vendors, music Evening entertainment by The Belairs from 8 – 11 pm Chamber Car Cruise-In  from 3 – 6 pm Firemen’s Beer Garden from 5 – 11 pm

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