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Page 4B O BATESVILLE THE BEACON January 2019 ur Communities GREENDALE Su By Sue Siefert By Gloria Carter Community Correspondent Community Correspondent Congratulations to Andy Allen, Batesville High School Principal, for being named the High School Principal of the Year for District X by the Indiana Association of School Principals! Mr. Allen was recognized at a ceremony in November. Mr. Ketcham, BCS su- perintendent, commented, “I am grateful for our amazing administrative team at the Batesville Community School Corporation, and applaud Andy’s outstanding efforts.” Hats off to the Batesville High School Marching Band for earning a gold rating for the second year in a row at the Indiana State School Music Association’s March- ing Festival in September! Musical Director Josiah Keith reported that the thir- ty-eight-member marching band performed their half- Batesville Community School Corporation’s administrative team Dave Strouse, Batesville Middle School Principal; Melissa Burton, BCSC Director of Student Learning; Andy Allen; Brad Stoneking, Batesville Primary School Principal; Dana Cassidy, Batesville Intermediate School Principal; and Paul Ketcham, BCSC Superintendent. Susan Gigrich Dreyer, Betty Gigrich, Elaine Wessling and Gail Timonera by the Mediterranean Sea while in Caesarea located in north central Israel time show featuring songs by Lady Gaga, including: Poker Face, Bad Romance, Applause, and the Edge of Glory. THUR JAN 17 7PM EAST CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL Tickets at ECHS or Purchase tickets online at or at the East Central High School. SAVE $3 ON TICKETS Redeem discount online at with Promo/Offer code: TROJAN ASK ABOUT THE MAGIC PASS! Coupon may also be redeemed at East Central High School May not be combined with any other offer. Not good on previously purchased tickets. No cash value. Service fees apply for online purchases. Maximum of eight (8) tickets may be purchased with one coupon at box office. Expires 12/31/18. Gail Wessling Timonera of Florida, and formerly of Batesville, reunited with her Oldenburg Academy class- mate, Susan Gigrich Dreyer, for a ten-day pilgrimage to the Holy Land, including Haifa, Tiberias, Nazareth, Bethlehem and Jerusalem. Joining them were their mothers, Betty Gigrich and Elaine Wessling, both of Batesville. The trip was spiritually led by Fr. Daniel Houde. Gail and her mother embarked upon the pilgrimage in mem- ory of her aunt, and Elaine’s sister-in-law, the late Marie Wessling. The tourists were both grateful and blessed for hav- ing powerful spiritual experi- ences. They enjoyed some personal time for exploration as Elaine reported that Betty rode a camel. All returned safely to the U.S. with much to be thankful for. As 2018 draws to a close, I leave my readers with this message: May peace be your blessing at Christmas – and in the New Year too! That’s Sue’s news for now! Tis the season to be jolly! We had an invasion of trick- or-treaters on Parkside the Friday after Halloween night. With it raining on Hallow- een, lots of kids were taking advantage of going out twice. I saw cars from Ohio and Kentucky. Several Greendale residences had fire pits in their front yard for Hallow- een. My husband had his own fire pit on our gas stove roast- ing marshmallows. I think we need a fire pit next year. Veterans Day has passed, but I need to acknowledge a letter sent to me from a class- mate, Jerry Williams. The University of Cincinnati was host to the US Naval Acad- emy football team on Nov. 3. After the national anthem, a fly-over took place above the stadium by three Navy jets LOGAN By Myrtle White Community Correspondent Our family had a great Thanksgiving celebration at At The Barn Winery this year. We had a surprise visit from Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus with treats for all of the little ones. We all enjoyed a deli- cious meal with lots of great desserts. The day was filled with fellowship and thankful- ness. Now we must prepare for our favorite holiday, Christ- mas. We have been getting ready since Thanksgiving, but I still have lots to do to be completely prepared for the big day. Still, all of the effort is worth it when you see those fighters, the FA-18 Hornets jet fighters, led by Lieuten- ant Commander Brad Williams, Jerry’s grandson. Brad graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 2006 and has been deployed three times to the Gulf Area. He resides with his wife Melissa along with their four children and is stationed at the Oceans Naval Air Station in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Jerry is one proud grandfather. Condolences go out to the Rosemary Huber family on her passing Nov. 10. Rose- mary was a member of St Lawrence Church and The National Catholic Society of Foresters. You still have time to take a trip to the Kentucky Creation Museum and experience their live Nativity Scene and all of their lights. Their nativity scene is the true meaning of Christmas. Happy Birthday on Jan. 22 to Jennifer Honnert. Jennifer is young at heart. Thank you to all of you who read my column. Have a won- derful Christmas and a Happy New Year. little great-grandchildren hav- ing so much fun and enjoying everything. That makes it all worthwhile. Special holidays do bring back many memories This year we will all miss Grandpa Ernie. I will also miss my sis- ter Joyce. But we were very blessed to have had them in our lives. So we must keep on working and be ready for the holiday. I have to take time out to watch my favorite TV show, Jack Hanna’s Wild Animal Show. Watching all those wild animals get rescued and how they live in the wild is inter- esting. Something is always presented about unusual animals. I found this poem written by E. A. Eschenbach and am passing it on to you. “The Inner Beauty” When I was young and fair of face, And all my curves were all in the right place. Often I would gaze with pride on what my mirror showed outside. That was many years ago; time robbed me of that youth- ful glow. Put lines and wrinkles on my face, And my figure lost its charm and grace. Now it’s anything but fun to gaze on what the years have done. One day when I was feeling sad over losing beauty I once had, A little voice inside me said “How vain and stupid can you be? Why the beauty for which you weep, Remember dear, was just skin deep. There is a beauty that time can’t hide, And that’s the kind that grows inside. Though time may make you look like sin, If you are beautiful within, That beauty will live on and on as long as you are here “. A merry December Birth- day in our family to Sheila and Jack and to all others celebrating in December. Have a great, Merry Christ- mas Holiday, and remember to take time for worship. I also wish everyone a Happy New Year. IF YOU LIKE THE BEACON…PLEASE SUPPORT OUR ADVERTISERS, AND TELL THEM YOU SAW THEIR ADS IN THE BEACON. THANK YOU!