Good Old Days

October 14, 2013
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Before I get into today’s topic, I would like to add a clarification to an article I ran last week.  In the conference football championships, the scenario I was trying to report that one team could win a championship in their division and wind up with an overall 2-5 conference schedule (I think I said a 1-win team), almost came to pass this year in the EIAC 4A Division.  Back to today’s article.  I remember back when the teams would be fed after most athletic events.  You would either have a sit down meal or you would stop at a local restaurant and have an allotted amount of money that you could spend.  Being the 1950’s, the fast food restaurants were rare, so it was usually a local establishment that got the business.  Typically, we would get $2 to spend.  As you stop laughing, you need to remember that hamburgers, pop, and pie all cost 25cents.  You could have 3 items and not even spend half of your money.  Today, unless you go to McDonald’s and order their $1 specials, that same hamburger will cost well over the $2 limit we had.  Pop is refilled, but it would also have taken up the $2.  A piece of pie would cost $3 in a regular restaurant–somewhat cheaper at the fast food.  Needless t0 say, in order for teams to be fed today, local restaurants have to donate all or part of the meal.  If you stop somewhere after an away event, the athletes usually have to pay their own way.  In fact, in most schools they even have to pay for their transportation.  Let’s go back to the 50’s!

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Ripley Crossing presents their Annual Classic Cruise-In on September 5 from 11 am – 2 pm at 1200 Whitlach Way in Milan. Food & drinks, live music, vendors, and door prizes will be featured and available. Free will offering will be accepted for registration the day of the event. Trophies will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place!
12:00 pm 22nd Annual Metamora Grad School... @ Old School Grounds Shelter House
22nd Annual Metamora Grad School... @ Old School Grounds Shelter House
Sep 5 @ 12:00 pm
This is a casual reunion for anyone who ever attended Metamora Grade School, and an excellent opportunity to reminisce about the good ‘ole days at Metamora School. Take yourself back in time as you visit with some of your former schoolmates. The Metamora School days are remembered by many from this era as days of hardships, yet they also remain as some of their fondest memories of youth. The school has been gone about 36 years now, since about 1979. Please feel welcome to bring your family, old photographs or class pictures, or any old school mementos. All ages are welcome. Attendance in past years has ranged from 25 – 100. This event is very informal and will begin with a pitch-in lunch at noon. Dress appropriately for visiting at the outside, open shelter. Restrooms are available a couple hundred yards away at the State Building. Please bring a covered dish and your own beverage. Let’s keep our memories of the old school alive as long as we’re alive. Call Jim Hunter at 812-350-8253 for more information.
12:00 pm Batesville Crush Girls Car Wash @ McDonald's
Batesville Crush Girls Car Wash @ McDonald's
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Batesville Crush Girls are having a car wash this Saturday, September 5th, at McDonald’s in Batesville from 12-4. We have 2 tournaments coming up in September & October so we definitely need everyone to get their car washed on Saturday!! Have your Crush wash your car.

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