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Gentle, intelligent and affectionate female house Cat-Missing. Brown and black stripes. Owner moved and left her behind. I’m allergic, so must go. Please give this sweetie a home.Call 363-3304 for the details.
North Decatur High School Girls Varsity Golf scores 0 points at meet at Mid-Hoosier Conference Match.The North Decatur Girls Varsity Golf team played in the conference match against Edinburgh, Southwestern, and Morristown.Edinburgh won the team crown with a score of 416 followed by Southwestern with 449 and Morristown with 522.Sidney Parmer was the individual medalist for the tournament for the 4th year in a row with a score of 82!Lady Charger Scoring: Sidney Parmer 82; Katy Kinker 111; Laronda Schwartz 132.Courtesy of Chargers Coach Madeline Childress.
Batesville, IN—If you dreamed as a child that you would grow up to be a fireman or firewoman, here is your opportunity to make that happen. The Batesville Fire Department is currently accepting applications for the full-time position of Firefighter / EMT or Paramedic.Applications are available on the City of Batesville website or in person at the fire department located at 115 E. Catherine Street. During the hiring process, applicants will be required to subject themselves to various forms of background checks, physical fitness testing, written aptitude testing, an interview process, and other testing that may be deemed appropriate.Resumes will be accepted only if accompanied by an application. The deadline for all applications and resumes is Thursday, October 31 at 12:00 PM.Requirements:Must be a resident citizen of the United States.Must be 21 years old to apply and not have reached age 36 by date of appointment.Must have a high school diploma or GED certificate.Cannot have a felony conviction.Cannot have a misdemeanor conviction involving domestic violence.Must possess a valid driver’s license.Cannot have been dishonorably discharged from the military.Must be Indiana Certified Firefighter I/II and EMT-B or Paramedic.Must pass a mandatory drug screening test. The City of Batesville is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Batesville, IN—Batesville Republicans swept election night in all of the contested races. City Council at Large winner is Republican Bill Flannery over Democrat candidate Pamela Simpson-Flodder 69% to 31% respectively. In the City Council District 3 race, James (Jim) Fritsch was reelected 66% to 34% over Democrat candidate Andrew Cambron, and City Council District 4 race went to incumbent John Irrgang over Democrat candidate Paul Satchwill 67% to 31%. In the unopposed races, Mayor Mike Bettice will continue his second term as Batesville’s Mayor. Paul gates will continue on as the Clerk-Treasurer and Councilman, and sole Democrat Darrick Cox remains in District 1 and Republican Tracy Rohlfing remains in District 2.
Wednesday, Indiana Girl Scouts started selling their cookies. They will be taking orders and selling at retail locations. New this year on the menu are the ‘Lemon-Ups.’ They are crispy lemon cookies with inspirational messages.You’ll also be able to pick up some of your other favorites like Thin Mints, Do-Si-Dos, and Tag Alongs. A box of cookies will cost you $5. The money goes back into area Girl Scout troops to help pay for activities and trips. Girl Scouts will start delivering cookies on January 22.
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The Indiana State Department of Health offers several educational resources for the family while at home. The sites are all free and offer learning, physical activity tips, nutritional information and more. Playworks Online Game Library 5210 Healthy Behaviors Challenge sheet Online Kids Dance Classes GoNoodle Library Yoga Ed Youtube Channel Scholastic Learn at HomePBS Kids Learn and Grow:Activities for Kids at Home During School Closures Health at Home PE & Health Resources for Parents Kitchen Classroom Podcasts for Students and Families SEL Resources for Parents, Educators & School CommunitiesJust for Kids Comic (How to explain COVID-19 to a child)
Batesville, IN— Duke Energy Indiana has awarded $1,000 to Ripley County Community Foundation as part of $100,000 in rapid response grants for community needs statewide in the COVID-19 virus pandemic. The grant will fund food relief for low-income residents in Ripley county. “A crisis like this can hit those with low incomes the hardest, and there are community groups like Ripley County Community Foundation on the frontlines of the COVID-19 emergency, helping with critical needs such as food,” said Chip Orben, Government and Community Relations Manager “We are grateful for their efforts and want to do what we can to support them.”The Ripley County Community Foundation has a mission to support and enhance Ripley County, and her surrounding areas, by partnering with local charitable organizations. “In times of crisis, the Ripley County Community Foundation must play a central role in relief efforts because it is designed to share common resources, to promote ingenuity, and encourage and foster cross-sector communication,” stated Amy Streator, RCCF Executive Director stated that With the decrease in income many families are experiencing at this time, it is imperative that we support our local food pantries to ensure that no one goes hungry. Thanks to Duke Energy Foundation’s generosity, we are able to just that.” To join the support of the local community as it responds to the COVID19 pandemic, you can donate to the Ripley County Disaster Relief Fund by mailing your donation to Ripley County Community Foundation, 13 E. George Street, Suite B, Batesville, IN 47006, or by donating online by clicking here.
Thomas Roland “Tom” Ward, of Aurora, IN, passed away peacefully on Friday, August 14, 2020 surrounded by his loving family. He was born Friday, June 1, 1928 in Sunman, IN, son of the late Thomas B. Ward and Mary E. (Robinson)Ward. Tom was an only child whose childhood revolved around the creek, river, Boy Scouts, running track at Aurora High School and drawing. His high school sweetheart and love of his life was Carol Dartnall After high school in 1946, he asked if the Indianapolis Times would buy his cartoons. He picked up jobs at the Indianapolis Speedway drawing the drivers and cars. His drawings helped him to land a job with Speed Age Magazine and at the age of 19, he had a budding career as a cartoonist for a national magazine and newspaper.The Korean War changed his career plans. In 1950, he enlisted in the Air Force and married Carol Dartnall on December 23, 1950. He became a map maker due to his artistic abilities and would take classified information brought back from the front lines and turned it into maps for the troops and pilots. He came back home in 1955 and joined the family business as a designer and sales person for the Indianapolis Chair Co., located in Aurora, IN. Four years later, in 1959, he became a designer, national sales director and later a motivational speaker for Aurora Casket Co. He spoke at 85-95 Seminars and training groups per year. Tom always had a very good sense of humor which not only surfaced at his speaking engagements, but was also known to show up in the local papers.He was a runner before it was popular and even ran in the Boston Marathon a couple of times. He ran 31 miles through “Red’s Country” from Aurora to Cincinnati, Ohio in 1975. Tom was an artist, cartoonist, runner, speaker, preacher, Sunday School teacher, motivator, the voice of Wheels Johnson on the radio, quick witted like his folks, and a fantastic storyteller that could lift anyone’s spirits!. He embodied the American Dream. Tom would also say that, “If you pray, work hard, persevere, read the Word, then with God’s help you have a chance to succeed.”Tom was a member of the First Baptist Church Aurora, a 32nd Degree Mason, a life member of the Korean War Veterans Association. He painted and produced a cartoon “Racing Days” Comic Strip (Main Character Hub Cap & his girlfriend, Bea Sharp) in the Script Howard & Indianapolis Times until the war. In later years, he produced a single panel cartoon for the local paper for 9 yrs. Mr. Ward’s talent spread in many directions. He painted local scenes and paintings of the Aurora area with his infamous little black dog and also John 3:16 tagged in most every picture. Tom’s faith was truly his most admired attribute. His character was exemplary. He walked his Christian life out in his everyday living through his work, memberships, paintings, cartoons and I’m sure with any of the other runners that he had the opportunity to interact. He will truly be missed by everyone.Tom was a wonderful role model and provider for his family. He adored Carol, who preceded him in death in 2007, but together enjoyed 56 years of marriage. He made it possible for his children, grand children and a few of the greats got to experience fun times and the beauty of Lake Louise which are cherished memories.He is survived by sister-in-laws: Juanita Dartnall and Barbara Dartnall. His children, Jim (Dorothy) Ward, John (Cathy) Ward, and Mary Jean (Jeff) Feiss. Grandchildren, Derek (Kim) Feiss, Marcie (Steve) Kelly, Brandon (Michelle) Feiss, Ashley (Ben) Huff, Josh (Anne) Ward, Nathaniel (Shelly Steward) Ward, Christopher (Brittany) Ward, Katrina (Nate) Ward and Seth Ward. Great grandchildren, Blake, Conner, Haley, and Audrey Feiss, Cooper and Emmie Kelly, Kaylee, Megan and Natalie Wetzel, Calvin, Cannon, and Nixon Huff, Brooklyn and Claire Ward, Griffin and Adrienne Ward.Visitation will be held at the First Baptist Church of Aurora, 6060 Blair Road, Aurora, Indiana 47001 on Thursday, August 20, 2020, from 11 AM to 1:30 PM. A private family funeral will follow. Please remember the present restrictions and practice social distancing and please bring your mask.Donations may be made to the First Baptist Church, First Presbyterian Church or Ridgewood Health Campus. If unable to attend services, please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Interment will follow in the Riverview Cemetery, Aurora, IN. Military graveside services will be conducted by members of local Veterans Service Organizations.The family wishes to thank the loving care that was provided for Tom at Ridgewood Health Campus and High Point Health hospital, the nurses, doctors, and most especially Tom’s beloved daughter who helped him to run the race these 92 years. Matt. 23:25 “Well done, good and faithful servant!”Visit: www.rullmans.com