Ripley County, in. — A Ripley County family is homeless after a Tuesday evening fire in the 5000 block of County Road 400 West.Firefighters from Versailles, New Marian and Friendship responded to the blaze around 11:30 p.m. No occupants were in the home at the time of the fire.No injuries were reported. No damage estimate is available. The cause is not suspicious in nature.
Batesville, IN— Denean Williams, the Home-school and Geneology Coordinator at the Batesville Memorial Public Library is excited to announce upcoming opportunities for homeschoolers. The SPARKS Chef’s Club will meet 4 times in January on January 8, 10, 13, and 15th starting at 2 pm. This will give kids the opportunity to get started on a 4H project with instruction from Rachel Smith and the event is sponsored by the Purdue Extension Office. The cost is free for 4H members and $20 for nonmembers. The Library will also offer the Hand on Geography Day on Tuesday, January 7 at 2 pm. This will allow attendees an opportunity to make a globe, play games, and sing songs according to Williams. Lastly, the Library will fashion an Escape Room for children in grades 3-8 on Thursday, January 30 at 2 and 4 pm. the 4 pm spot is open to ANY student, not just homeschoolers.
The Ghana Amateur Boxing Federation (GABF) is staging the 2013 Individual Championship from Monday, 17th -22nd June, 2013 at the Bridge Boxing Gym, Roman Ridge Accra.The event will feature boxers from the various gyms across the country and also the security services.The competition would see both male and female boxers battling to emerge champions in their various weight categories.This competition is to discover talents and to also help the technical team scout for more boxers into the national team (Black Bombers) as the Federation in on the quest to form a formidable team for the 2014 Commonwealth games.General Secretary of the GABF, Gabriel Peters is excited about the project and is looking forward to an event that might go a long way to unearth a lot more boxers for both the professional and amateur ranks.“A tournament of this magnitude is not organized as often as we may want as an association for obvious reasons. We are delighted by the ingenuity of our President, Ambassador Ray Quarcoo who is availing the facility for an event of this magnitude. We are just a few months from the African Championship in Mauritius and just over a year for the Olympics games so a tournament like this could not have come at a more appropriate time than this.”The Federation wishes to invite the general public and all boxing enthusiasts to come witness an explosive period of Boxing.
“It’s a rhythm thing,” said Robinson. “I didn’t say anything. I just focused on those free throws. Then once I hit the first two, it was just rhythm.” Tracy Robinson, one of Loyola’s worst foul shooters, gave the Ramblers their first victory over a ranked opponent in 21 years and cost No. 15 Butler a chance for the outright Horizon League championship. Robinson, who had made just 38 percent of his free throws in the conference and 57 percent for the season, hit five foul shots in the final 36 seconds, and the Ramblers held off the Bulldogs 75-71 on Thursday night. Blake Schilb scored 28 points to lead Loyola. At No. 7 Memphis 99, Rice 63: Willie Kemp scored 20 points to help No. 7 Memphis beat Rice on Thursday night and clinch its second-straight Conference USA title. (20-9, 10-5 Horizon League) (24-5, 12-3) At No. 23 Oregon 64, No. 9 Washington State 59: Freshman Tuajan Porter scored 21 points and Aaron Brooks made a layup with 12.9 seconds left to seal No. 23 Oregon’s 64-59 victory over ninth-ranked Washington State on Thursday night. No. 11 Nevada 84, at Idaho 68: Nick Fazekas scored 21 points and grabbed 14 rebounds to help Nevada beat Idaho. No. 18 Duke 71, at Clemson 66: Jon Scheyer scored 18 points to help Duke win its 21st straight over Clemson – without any late help with the game clock. This time, Duke (21-7, 8-6 Atlantic Coast Conference) opened a 21-point halftime lead and hung on as Clemson (19-8, 5-8) came within 69-64 in the final minute. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!