A point of emphasis in the battle of high school sports injuries is for schools to hire a certified trainer and have them present during practices as well as games. Batesville High School is very fortunate to have Jennifer Reed as their certified trainer. She works with Batesville as well as Margaret Mary Health.Four main areas of concern are concussions, seizures, asthmatic attacks, and common injuries to arms and legs. Batesville has been blessed with Margaret Mary Health’s willingness to provide trainers to the school. Before Jennifer, Eric Fledderman was Batesville’s trainer. He, also, came from Margaret Mary Health.The trainers not only work with the Bulldog athletes, but they are on hand to the opposing team’s athletes when they are competing at Batesville. Most injuries become less serious when a trainer or doctor is available immediately after an injury occurs. MMH also has doctors on hand at many high school events.
Cletus Struckman, 71, of Milan, passed away Sunday, September 3, 2017 at his residence surrounded by his loving family.He was born March 4, 1946, in Milan, the son of Roy and Virginia (Dennis) Struckman. On October 22, 2005, he married his loving wife, Marilyn Sue Michel, and she survives.In addition to his wife, Cletus is survived by his sons, Richard Struckman and wife, Michelle, of Westport, Michael Struckman of Versailles, Jonathan Struckman and wife, Becky, of Osgood, David Struckman and wife, Lacy, of Milan, and Cory Fletcher and wife, Mara, of Batesville; daughters, Lisa Nethery of Wisconsin, Kerri Eckstein of St. Leon, and Jodi Williams and husband, Jerry, of Milan; son-in-law, Kerry Eckstein of St. Leon; brothers, Paul Struckman and wife, Wilma, of Osgood, Clifford Struckman and Leroy Struckman and wife, Joanne, both of Milan; sister, Susie Johnson of Milan; 34 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.He was preceded in death by his parents; and a great-grandchild.Cletus graduated from Versailles High School in 1965.He was a devoted member of First Baptist Church in Milan, where he served as a trustee. Cletus accepted Christ as his personal Savior and was baptized by Pastor Harris Long. He loved his church family very much. Cletus also assisted with the audio at church services and was very instrumental in making the annual Ice Cream Social a success.Cletus was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, serving for four years. He was a member of the Versailles American Legion Post No. 173.While being a lifelong farmer and growing up on the farm, Cletus was also a television repairman. Prior to owning and operating Clete’s TV and Antenna Service, where he sold and repaired televisions and installed antennas, he had formerly worked at Miller TV in Osgood, Ammermans TV in Sunman, Service Central in Versailles and Myers TV and Appliance.Cletus enjoyed riding his Honda Gold Wing, driving his mustang convertible and relaxing on his front porch. He also loved to travel. Clete and Marilyn took many great trips together, including traveling to Italy to visit their grandson, Kody and wife, Jessica.He also enjoyed western movies and musicals.Cletus loved his family and cherished the time he spent with all of them, especially his grandchildren.He also leaves behind his dogs, Puggles and Sadie.Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, September 8, 2017 at Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home, 707 S. Main St. in Milan, and from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, September 9, 2017 at the First Baptist Church of Milan, 112 S. Main St. in Milan.Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the church, with Pastor Harris Long officiating.Interment will be at Mud Pike Cemetery in Ripley County, with military graveside rites.Services have been entrusted to Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville.Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church of Milan.Online condolences may be shared with Clete’s family at www.freemanfamilyfuneralhomes.com or www.lawscarrmoore.com.
President Uhuru Kenyatta has announced a period of national mourning after the passing of former Tanzania President Benjamin William Mkapa.In a Presidential Proclamation issued Friday, said the three-day period of national mourning will be observed in memory of the late former President.The Head of State has also ordered the flag of Kenya to be flown half-mast as an expression of sorrow from Monday 27th to Wednesday 29th July.Also Read 152 more test positive as Kenya’s COVID-19 cases hit 36,981 President Kenyatta said the move is in recognition of his immense contributions to the restoration of the dream of the East African Community (EAC) and advancing the prosperity of the people of EAC; and in solidarity with our Brothers and Sisters in the United Republic of Tanzania, the wider EAC and the whole of Africa who are in deep mourning following the loss of an outstanding son of Africa.Also Read Mudavadi calls for sobriety over the 2/3 gender rule disputeEarlier, President Uhuru Kenyatta mourned the departed Tanzanian leader as an outstanding East African who worked tirelessly for the integration, peace and progress of the region.Also Read President Uhuru to make remarks in the 75th Session of UNGAPresident Kenyatta wished the family of the Former President and all Tanzanians God’s comfort and fortitude as they mourn their departed leader.President John Pombe Magufuli announced the demise of the third President of Tanzania early Friday morning.President Magufuli said the former President died at a Dar es Salaam hospital where he had been admitted. “The flags will be flown at half-mast at, “all Public Buildings and Public Grounds and wherever else throughout the entire territory of the Republic of Kenya and at all of Kenya’s Diplomatic Missions abroad,” said the President.Get breaking news on your Mobile as-it-happens. SMS ‘NEWS’ to 20153
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