Student Athletes

April 9, 2013

When Colt Ryan graduates in May, he will have completed his journey through Evansville in four years. Yes, I said four year–not five or six as it takes for many athletes to complete this journey. Many never do complete it! They are not student athletes, just athletes on their way to a pro career. Colt, however, now holds the scoring record at Evansville for career points and will graduate with a very high GPA. I think his major is accounting. Right now his thoughts are still on furthering his playing career, but that is still to be played out. For certain, he will not be another jock with no means of supporting himself when the body cannot play any more. He was twice the academic winner for the whole Missouri Valley Conference as well as an athletic all-conference performer. He is another in a long line of Batesville graduates who have been able to accomplish this kind of feat. They are products of good homes, a good education, and a drive to excel. Colt, like most of the Batesville students, has done it in a highly academic institution of learning as well. They did not choose to go to a prep program for the pros (like a school to our south has evidently become), stay one year, go to school just long enough to stay eligible, and then bolt to the pros. Good job Colt!

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10:00 am 4th Annual “Walk Off the Gravy” @ Versailles State Park
4th Annual “Walk Off the Gravy” @ Versailles State Park
Nov 28 @ 10:00 am
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
5:00 pm Two Hearts One Community Prayer ... @ Milan Park
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    
6:10 pm Project T3 offering ‘Fun Crayons’
Project T3 offering ‘Fun Crayons’
Nov 28 @ 6:10 pm
‘Fun Crayons’ are recycled from broken crayons, then made into many fun shapes and colors. Every cent made from the proceeds of these sales goes directly for ‘Totes for Tots and Teens (Project T3). You can purchase Fun Crayons at: The Gooseberry, Joan’s T-Shirt Printing and Lisa’s Sew and Tux in Batesville, and Gary’s Wood Design in St. Leon, www.Project or call Carrie at 812-933-1519.  

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