Happier Thoughts

July 24, 2013
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Batesville swimming is off and running for another summer. This program has been a success story for a long time. Nearly 100 kids have fun every summer swimming for the local club. They not only have all these kids on the team, but most of them actually score in most of the meets. Not only do they get the average kid who likes to swim, but they have families whose kids swim at an extremely high level. I am thinking about names like Gryspeerdt, Weiler, Hawkins, Hatcher, and Cox to name a few. Each year the high school program gets better and better and the number of swimmers keeps increasing. I know both programs work hand-in-hand, and the success is phenomenal. Let’s hope that somehow the school gets a pool for these kids to really reach their true potential. Thanks to the local YMCA, they at least can train in town now; and the outdoor pool is scheduled to get some much needed improvements. Drive down Mulberry Street some night and try to count the cars attending one of the outdoor meets. It is quite a sight. Batesville rules the summer swimming season.

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Thurs – Sun July 31st – Aug 3rd. Caldweell Pioneer Acres, Located 3 mi. south of Rushville, IN just off hwy 4. $10 for all four days or $5 for one day! Children under 12 are free! Daily activities include: Parade Entertainment Sawmilling Field Events Threshing Corn Shelling Calliope Metal Spinning Expect 25 + Large Steam Engines, 300 + Tractors, Large Variety of Gas Engines, 100 + Flea Market Vendors, and plenty of good food available! Church services 4PM Saturday and 9AM Sunday! Featuring Gaar-Scott Steam Engines Camping Info: B.J. Bischoff 513-266-2128 Reunion Info: www.pioneerengineers.com Brian Vaughn 812-346-7640 Tracy Porter 765-969-3927
all-day ANNUAL BUTTERFLY COUNT HOSTED BY...
ANNUAL BUTTERFLY COUNT HOSTED BY...
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Great Spangled Fritillaries, Spicebush Swallowtails, and Silver Spotted Skippers! These are just a few of the many species of butterfly you’re sure to encounter when you come to Big Oaks National Wildlife Refuge for the annual butterfly count. At least 40 species of butterflies have been spotted during the survey in each of the previous counts. Those attending should meet at the refuge office on the morning of Saturday, August 2nd at 8:00 am. The refuge is especially interested in counting Monarch butterflies, whose populations have recently plummeted. These migratory beauties require native milkweeds to successfully reproduce. The loss of milkweed across the Midwest is one of the primary reasons for their decline. A $3.00 donation to the North American Butterfly Association would be appreciated for those participating in the count. Survey teams will be divided up based on the length of time you wish to spend in the field. Some folks may choose to join us for the entire day; others may want to make it a half  day. Bring water, bug spray, sunscreen, snacks or lunch and binoculars. Butterfly field guides are recommended, but not required. Long pants are also recommended. For directions to the refuge, please call or[...]
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Annual Golf Outing held by Top F... @ North Branch Golf Course
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Registrations are now open for the event. Cash and/or prizes will be awarded for the first 10 teams. Lunch and cart are included with the registration fee, and alcohol, drinks, and snacks will be sold during the event. Registration is $53 per golfer, or $212 per foursome. For more information, or to register, contact Dawn at 812-593-5515 orDawnPCCook@hotmail.com.

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