Snow Days

January 13, 2014
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As you know, we have had a lot of snow days already this year.  Previously, we knew what happened to the school days–they had to be made up.  This year may be an exception because of bitter cold.  However, my concern is from the coaches standpoint.  How do I get in my practices?  When I was the head coach, this was much more simple to control.  The principal simply said “if you can practice without causing undue danger to the athletes, go ahead.”  This meant that except during the blizzard we normally got our practices in.  Some times we had to do it minus a player or two because of where they lived.  Today it is not that simple.  First of all, the school corporation is liable for anything that happens during a school scheduled activity.  This means that they could be involved in a law suit if a student was involved in a wreck on the way to practice.  Who knows what might happen if someone were to get hurt on their way to or from practice today.  Lawsuits were rare in the 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s, but now they are common.  The school system might even be sued if a son/daughter doesn’t make an athletic team, so who knows what might happen from an accident or injury.  This means that most of the schools in our area have had as few athletic practices as they have had school days.  This puts a lot of pressure on coaches whose jobs depend on wins and losses.  Until the present climate changes, no one can afford to take a chance.

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Big Oaks NWR Annual Butterfly Count @ Big Oaks National Wildlife Reserve
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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.
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Batesville High School Boys’ Soc... @ McDonald's parking lot
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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**
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4th Annual Batesville Bash @ Downtown Village Green
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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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