Stand Up to Cancer Club hosts prom for patients

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first_imgSaint Mary’s College Stand Up to Cancer Club is encouraging cancer patients, survivors and caregivers to “Don’t Stop Believing.” This Journey-inspired theme will provide the atmosphere for the club’s dance for cancer patients, family and community members tonight at 6 p.m. in Haggar Parlor. Junior Devon Graham, coordinator of the prom, said this night was a way to give patients and loved ones the opportunity to recreate missed experiences. “Unfortunately a lot of cancer patients miss out on really important events like prom, weddings and reunions,” Graham said. Graham said she developed the idea for a prom when volunteering at Memorial Hospital last semester. “They had mentioned that they wanted to do something for the patients, like a dance,” she said. “I had wanted to do a dance for my club anyway, but never really thought about combining the two. Then I thought, ‘Prom.’” She said the evening will feature prom traditions including evening gowns, decorations and the election of a prom king and queen. The club has also hired a DJ to play family-friendly music which will appeal to dancers from age three to 50, Graham said. “We have DJ 3J coming, and we met with him and said we need all kinds of music for all ages,” Graham said. “There will be the dorky Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus to oldies.” Grahman said local organizations have also helped to make the evening very special. “We’ve had tons of gently used formal gowns donated, so it’s been pretty awesome,” she said. “[And] we’re getting flowers completely donated, so we don’t have to pay for [much, thanks to donations].” While the club volunteers mainly at Memorial Hospital, Graham said cancer patients and survivors from all over the Michiana area are welcome. “We didn’t want to close it down to other people,” she said. “We want everyone to feel welcome to come.” Overall, Graham said the theme of Journey’s song “Don’t Stop Believing” is a perfect way to summarize her hopes for the night. “It’s just a night for everyone to forget what they are going through — their troubles — and just celebrate life and have fun,” she said.last_img read more


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first_imgBoys SoccerBatesville Varsity & JV defeat Jennings County by 1-0 scores.Submitted by Batesville Coach Chris Fox.Girls SoccerEast Central blanks Greensburg 8-0.East Central at Greensburg (9-17)Submitted by Var Vee.Middle School Soccer.Southwestern Hanover won against Jac-Cen-Del 3-0.JCD vs. SWH (9-17)Submitted by JCD Coach Larry Hammond.TennisBatesville shuts out Rushville 5-0.Batesville vs. Rushville (9-17)Submitted by Batesville Coach Mike McKinney.Milan whitewashes Southwestern Hanover 5-0.Milan vs. SW (9-17)Submitted by Milan Coach Zach Wade.Cross CountryJennings County Panther Invitational.Batesville Boys place 2nd.Panther Invitational-Boys (9-17)Batesville Girls champs.Panther Invitational-Girls (9-17)Submitted by Batesville Coaches Tom Barnett and Lisa Gausman.VolleyballBatesville 7th victorious against St. Louis 25-22, 25-22.St. Louis 8th won 25-22, 25-19.Batesville vs. STL (9-17)STL vs. Batesville (9-17)Submitted by Batesville Coach Shelly Prickel and STL Coach Randy Obermeyer.FootballThe Bulldogs beat the Greendale Tigers 28-0.Trey Heidlage threw a 12 yard TD pass to Tyler Myers.  Austin Siefert had a 9 yard TD run.  Heidlage added a 30 TD run and Stephanie Nobbe  finished it with a 45 yard TD run. Two point conversions were ran in by Danny Aylor and Lane Oesterling.  The Bulldogs record is now 5-1.Submitted by Batesville Coach Tony Gausman.last_img read more


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first_imgAsks Stephan SookramFROM being one of the most competitive teams in the last few editions of the Caribbean Premier League, the Guyana Amazon Warriors have surely fallen from grace. But what are the possible factors that have turned the revered Warriors into household kitchen cats?Misfiring MartinOne key factor could be the misfiring of Martin Guptill, whose average in the tournament is just over 21 runs per match, nothing close to his international average of just under 34. He has had a high score of 33 against the Tallawahs here in Guyana but it was as painful as watching paint dry. He has looked out of his element in the Caribbean and not at all comfortable.His strike rests at an even 100 with his overall strike rate being 126.76. He has hit a total of 8 fours and 4 Sixes so far in the 2017 edition of the tournament.But probably the most important factor is his win/loss ratio at the helm of the Guyana based franchise, losing five and winning one. There have also been repeated remarks by the commentary team about his fitness. Some have speculated that he may be playing with an injury, having seen the way he sometimes chases down the ball.Amazon Warriors Head Coach Roger HarperRole playThe absence of a decent finisher remains something that they must think about, moving forward as they face an almost impossible task of qualifying for the playoffs. The obvious absence of Chris Lynn who was in daunting form heading into the tournament cannot be overstated, but they are yet to find a replacement for the hard hitting Australian. There has not been that confidence in the middle order that is needed after the openers depart and the hole that remains, a hole once filled by men like James Franklyn and Mohammed Hafeez.Superman JasonQuite clearly, the Warriors remain reliant on Jason Mohammed with the bat. He has been their leading scorer thus far with 186 runs from six matches with an average of 37.2. But outside of him, there has been no one else putting up their hand to lead the challenge. Credit must go to Gajanand Singh for trying on occasions and he has put in more than one useful cameo, but the feeling remains that once Mohammed departs then the Warriors are now war-less.Lack of ExperienceSay what you will, the Warriors definitely lack the experience they once boasted in recent years. Both Denesh Ramdin and Sunil Narine have returned to the Trinidad Franchise and while GAW has been blessed with Ryad Emritt and Versammy Permaul, they are a bit lost for experience as Caribbean batsmen.In recent times, they have been boosted by men like Hafeez, Tillakaratne Dilshan and to some extent Ramdin but there is again the feeling that there are not enough ‘old heads’ to plan the attack. Sure Guptill can be considered one of the more seasoned players there but after him then who?Babar Azam has only started his international career last year and while there is youth within him, the inexperience still shines through in some of his shot selectionRoger and Co.Whether we want to admit It or not, the bulk of the blame has to be placed solely at the feet of the management team of the Warriors; yes, Roger and Co. What they have been doing during the practice sessions clearly is not translating into match day performances for the batsmen. Again, apart from Mohammed and Singh, the remaining lot has not exuded the confidence of a team desirous of capturing their first CPL title and one can only speculate what is being said to them behind closed doors. But the head coach and his assistant, Esaun Crandon, must bring something new to the table to ensure a complete turn-around in the batting.What would be interesting to see in the coming days is what changes are being made to the team (if any) and their ability to overcome different challenges. Credit, however, must go to the bowling department which has basically done what it needs to do to ensure decent totals.last_img read more