As you have noticed by now, the boys basketball schedule has changed the most and the girls somewhat. The IHSAA was directed by a Title IX ruling that boys and girls schedules must be equal. This means that girls get the same availability for weekend games as the boys do. Since schedules are made several years in advance, this meant much juggling by athletic directors around the state of Indiana. In the case of Batesville, it was further complicated by the addition of Connersville and Rushville to the conference schedule. You will now find the boys playing on Tuesday and Thursday nights, and the girls playing on Friday and Saturday nights. This, of course, does not mean every week you will find this schedule, but it will occur. For example, Batesville boys played New Castle on a Tuesday and then the girls played on Saturday of that week. This will continue to occur during the remainder of the 2014 schedule and for years to come. Batesville boys will play at least three Thursday games the second half of this season and a Saturday afternoon game. For the most part, when the final schedule is completed each year, girls will no longer be playing all week games and the boys will no longer have just weekend games. Now the numbers must be as even as humanly possible.
Those surviving who will cherish Raymond’s memory include his sister, Mary Ann Disch of Richmond; nephew, Tom (Cris) Riehle of Harrison; niece, Janie (Dr. Robert) Fleming of Richmond; great-nephews, Adam Riehle of New Trenton and Benjamin (Casey) Fleming of Richmond; great-nieces, Emily (Kyle) Oehler of Bright and Ryann Fleming of Richmond, and one great, great-nephew, Maverick Fleming. He is also survived by many other relatives and friends. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers-in-law, Herbert Riehle and John Disch. Memorial contributions can be directed to the New Alsace American Legion or to a Charity of Choice. To sign the online guestbook or to leave a personal condolence, please visit www.cookrosenberger.com. The staff of Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home is honored to care for the family of Raymond Hemke. Raymond G. Hemke, of Weisburg, was born on September 25, 1922 in Weisburg, the son of Arthur and Elizabeth Hartman Hemke. He was a sergeant in the United States Army, serving in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater, and earned 3 bronze stars. Upon his return from service, he enrolled and later graduated from the College of Applied Sciences in Cincinnati. He then worked as a printer for the Herald Tribune and the Lawrenceburg Register. Raymond was the founder and a 70 plus year member of the North Dearborn American Legion-New Alsace Post #452, as well as a life-long member of All-Saints, New Alsace Campus (formerly St. Paul’s). He enjoyed traveling the world, photography, and spending time with his family and friends. On Sunday, November 5, 2017, at the age of 95, Raymond passed away at The Springs of Richmond after a brief illness. Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, November 11, 2017 from 10 a.m. until 12 noon at All Saints Parish, New Alsace. Father Johnathan Meyer will officiate a Mass of Christian burial at 12:30 and burial will follow in the church cemetery with full military honors provided by the American Legion – New Alsace Post #452.
The Social Protection Ministry’s Labour Department has launched an investigation into the drowning of a seaman attached to the Pritipaul Singh Investments Company after a mishap some 100 miles out at sea. The man had been identified as Navishwar Karamdatt, called “Sharma”, of Diamond Housing Scheme, East Bank Demerara (EBD).The boat on which Navishwar Karamdatt was working at the time of his demiseAccording to reports surfacing, on Wednesday, operatives of the Labour Department took a team to the MV Snook which is docked at the company’s wharf in Georgetown. The team is attempting to ascertain what led to Karamdatt’s death by investigating the level of safety conditions under which workers are operating.The entire ordeal which was captured on surveillance footage showed two workmen trying to stabalise a section of a caged instrument in the midst of ravaging waves on the open waters.As the waves became more intense, both men were thrown about the ship’s deck, with Karamdatt being thrown into in the sea. From the footage, it was seen that the vessel’s rails had wide spaces below and underneath.Guyana Times understands that the investigators interviewed several workers as the probe into the seaman’s suspected death gets underway. It was said that the vessel’s crew was a five-member team. The MV Snook departed on December 3, 2018 and made its way back to shore last week Saturday following Wednesday’s mishap.It is believed that Karamdatt hit his head when he was thrown off the vessel by the ferocious waves. He was seen waving and from the footage, it was not clear if a lifebuoy was on hand to be thrown into the water in an effort to save the man’s life.Marine safety is slated to become a topic of much discourse since Karamdatt’s suspected drowning was followed by the suspected next-day demise of a boat caption from Moruca, Region One (Barima-Waini) after he fell overboard, into the Pomeroon River, Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) on Thursday last.Reports were that Linden Williams accidently fell into the river and despite efforts to locate him, this was to no avail. Persons in the area had disclosed that the cargo boat usually travels from Moruca to Charity to transport goods for Williams’ employer.
Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo, General Secretary of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP), yesterday concluded a very hectic but successful three-day outreach to the Essequibo Coast (Region Two), where he met with hundreds of residents in several communities and listened to their concerns.During the outreach, Jagdeo went to several areas, including Aurora, Middlesex, Adventure, Onderneeming, Johanna Cecilia, Golden Fleece, Reliance, Lima and Charity. He was accompanied by Party Central Committee members Drs Frank Anthony and Vindhya Persaud, and Anand Persaud; and Members of Parliament (MPs) Yvonne Pearson and Cornel Damon, the Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) Representative.On Sunday, the Opposition Leader held a special meeting with businessmen, farmers and market vendors, among other persons.Before returning to Georgetown on Monday, the Opposition Leader met with scores of residents and vendors at the Charity market, among whom were speedboat operators and hire car drivers, among other persons.Below are a few scenes from Jagdeo’s final day of visiting Region Two, on Monday.