New EIAC

April 12, 2013
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Most of the athletic directors have spent a lot of time the past two years trying to work out all the bugs in the new EIAC alignment. One thing that has helped is the fact that a lot of the existing schools already play Connersville and Rushville in most of the 17 sports contested by the EIAC schools. What was not easy was scheduling basketball and football games for the 2013-14 season. In the first place, not all EIAC schools play all the other conference schools in football any more. Lawrenceburg will not play most of the 4A schools. I am sure that Batesville is going to play all of the 4A schools. Connersville is already on the schedule and Rushville will replace Monrovia. In basketball the round robin has been dropped. However, because of the rivalry and the revenue collected, Batesville and Greensburg will still play each other twice a season, but only one of the games will count toward the conference championship. This will obviously rotate each year. I believe the same is going to happen with East Central. With the emphasis on class size, you have probably already noticed that Batesville no longer plays Milan in basketball. I think this was a mutual decision between the two schools. We also did not play South Ripley this past year other than in the County Tourney. Coach Garrett wants to add another Indianapolis school to the Batesville schedule. This is becoming a necessity if you want to be competitive in the season-ending state tournament. I totally understand why they do it and why they must do it, but it was always nice to play all the local schools.

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Hope CANCER SUPPORT GROUP @ United Methodist Church
Jul 30 @ 5:30 pm
The Batesville United Methodist Church, in partnership with Margaret Mary Health, will soon be offering a cancer support group whose goal is to ensure access to valuable community resources to those living with cancer. The group will also provide hope, encouragement, education and sanctuary. HOPE will meet on the last Thursday of each month at 5:30 PM at the Batesville United Methodist Church and will feature a guest speaker, time for topic discussion and fellowship. The Batesville community and beyond are invited to attend! The first session is scheduled for Thursday, June 26 and will feature a discussion around the emotional rollercoaster of cancer and the fear of recurrence. For a complete list of monthly topics or for more information, contact Kari Ann Rennekamp of the Margaret Mary Outpatient and Cancer Center at 812.933.3741 or the Batesville United Methodist Church at 812.934.3137.
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Money Matters: Becoming an Onlin... @ Batesville Memorial Public Library
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Join representatives from each of Batesville’s local banks at the Batesville Public Library who will offer tips and personal assistance to master your online and mobile banking! Stop by any time between 5:30 and 7:30 Thursday, July 30 to learn how these online tools can help you manage your accounts, balance your budget, pay your bills, save and more! Feel free to bring your laptop, tablet or smartphone.
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“The Best of Batman” Movie Showing @ The Gibson Theatre
Jul 30 @ 7:00 pm
In honor of the 76th anniversary of Batman, the Gibson Theatre will be showing the animated film, “The Best of Batman” on Thursday, July 30 at 7:00 pm. Free to the public, costumes welcome! The first children will receive a Batman Book or Comic Book donated by the Batesville Memorial Public Library. Sponsored by Batesville’s own Grinning Goblin Comics & Games. Supported by the Batesville Memorial Public Library. **Use your summer reading coupon for popcorn & drink at the Gibson Theatre!**

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