April 25, 2013

It has always bothered me when seniors play a sport for 3 years and when their final year comes up, they do not come out. The usual excuse is that “I have to get a job to earn money for college.” I could buy this excuse if there were jobs that in 2 months would allow you to earn enough money to make a dent in their college expenses. The real reason is usually that they get lazy and just want to loaf a while before they have to get serious and go to college. It has nothing to do with making money for college. Most of them work to pay for gas for their car or to have beer money. If they have played something for 3 years and were still on the reserve squad as a junior, I can see their point; however, that is not usually the case. I had one young man come to me one spring and give me that story. I usually was able to keep my cool, but this time I looked at him and said “I could buy this story if you hadn’t driven out here in a new car to tell me this.” A lot of times it also results from an underclassman pushing them to the limit or passing them–and they do not want to be second best. What they can’t see is that with both of them participating, the team would be much better. I doubt if my writing this blog will make any difference, but I did get it off my chest. What I wish they could see is that in 10 years or so they will realize how much fun they missed, and those few bucks they might have made were spent on foolishness anyway.

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4th Annual “Walk Off the Gravy” @ Versailles State Park
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On Saturday, November 28 the Fourth Annual “Walk Off the Gravy” will begin at 10:00 AM.  Jerry Wilson will be the walk leader.  He has planned about a two hour walk that will take place on paved surfaces on the roadways on top of the big hill which could include the Campgrounds, Day Horse Area, Fire Tower Road, etc.  The assembly point will be the Oak Grove Shelter Parking Lot. Friends, family, and well behaved pets are welcome.  Should it be raining or rain is imminent, the events will be cancelled.  As always, proper footwear, fluids, hiking stick, and a camera are good ideas. Should you need additional information, please feel free to contact me at 513-260-7982 or
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Two Hearts One Community Prayer ... @ Milan Park
Nov 28 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Tanner Thompson & Kasey McAdams Community Prayer Walk at the Milan Park on Saturday, Nov. 28th beginning at 5 PM. Hot Chocolate, Hot Dogs and Hamburgers will be served! Donations are Appreciated. *Psalms 55:22    
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Project T3 offering ‘Fun Crayons’
Nov 28 @ 6:10 pm
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