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June 23, 2015 • Headlines

Pictured from left are Brent and Luke Renfro, sons of Sarah and Chad Renfro, Cross Plains, who enjoyed looking through the many different signs available at one of the vendors at Friendship Flea Market going on during the NMLRA Friendship Shoot. The event ended last week.
There are 11 candidates vying for the title of this year’s Miss Ripley County Queen. Seated at left is the State Fair Queen Madeline Hayden, who attended the recent queen’s tea to share experiences with the girls, along with last year’s winner Ashley Moore seated at right. For a complete list of names pick up the Osgood Journal at your local newsstand. Click here to subscribe! CARISSA SIMON PHOTO
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Discovery Channel to film reality show
Osgood on TV!

Two major networks are coming to film Osgood next weekend, June 26 and 27. NBC Sports Network was here last year and is returning to film the Bluegrass Pulling series show at the truck and tractor competitions at the Ripley County Fairgrounds. They also take footage of the town and the annual antique farm machinery show. The antique machinery show and the truck and tractor pulls are put on by the Southeastern Indiana F.A.R.M. Club.

“I can tell you, they love Osgood!” Chuck Heck, of the S.E. Indiana F.A.R.M. Club said. “The Osgood shows had the highest TV rating of all the pulls and were shown the most times on air.”

Last year’s pulling competition can be viewed on NBC’s website at And, new this year, The Discovery Channel, plans to film a reality show episode about truck and tractor pulling in Osgood, Heck was told. He is not sure which evening, either Friday or Saturday. He’s excited about both, as it gives exposure to the club and area.

In the meantime, the antique machinery show opens Friday, June 26, with two National Collector Clubs coming, the BF Avery Collectors and Associates National Club and the Vintage Garden Tractor Club of America. Heck has said they really like the Osgood grounds and event.

There is no admission charge to the grounds. While there, you can see vintage tractors, hit-n-miss engines, a hay press and sawmill, plus homemaker’s exhibits, fleamarket, a consignment barn and a farm toy show. There’s also plenty of good food such as corn bread and bean soup. There will be a “parade of power” Saturday through Osgood at 1 p.m., and the kids can participate in the pedal pull on Friday at 6 p.m. and Saturday at 4 p.m.

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Library reading sessions help reduce ‘summer brain drain’

Mary Mattingly

Parents in Indiana and around the nation are encouraged to make sure their kids read during summer vacation to avoid what educators call “brain drain.”

 Time away from the books can cause serious loss of academic skills, said Teresa Meredith, president of the Indiana Teachers Association.

“If there isn’t some sort of opportunity in the summer, if you look at the cumulative effect of this,” she said, “students can lose, by the time they hit fifth grade, as much as two to two and a half years of academic gain that they might have gotten during the school year, but then they’ve lost it. “

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Pictured left, Kay Gbur with Milan’s library staff, reads a book to children gathered at Milan’s Storytime recently. The theme was on superheroes and they were each given capes to decorate.

Meredith said teachers often have said that when school resumes, they spend a substantial amount of time reviewing and getting students re-acquainted with material. She added that local libraries usually provide summer reading programs which can be hugely valuable for students.

Milan, Osgood, Batesville and Tyson libraries in Ripley County all have summer reading programs with reward incentives, and often special programs. On Saturday, June 27, the Osgood Library will have Abe Lincoln visit at 11 a.m, and at the Milan Library at 1 p.m. July 18 is the last day to turn in reading logs and raffle tickets for those two library reading programs. Movies will be shown there on Fridays at 10:30 a.m. “The Incredibles” on June 26 and “Captain America” on July 3. Tyson Library had a special program Monday, June 22, featuring local superheroes. The library’s summer reading program wraps up the week of July 6.

Whether it’s a novel, a read-along book or even a comic book, Meredith said the point is to get them reading, period. She recommends that parents engage their children about what they are reading.

“Helping a child maybe practice a difficult passage, talk about it to make sure they really understand what they’ve read; anything that you do to encourage reading in the summertime really does make a difference,” she said. “It does have an impact to helping a child not just read more but read more fluently and comprehend more.”

Katie Willse, chief program officer for the National Summer Learning Association, said research shows that children who are interested in what they’re reading benefit the most. She added that reading a lot can turn “brain drain” into “brain gain.”

“There’s also programs that can show gains, that can show that they’re not only stemming those losses but they’re leading two, three, four, five months in some cases of reading gains over the summer,” she said, “and actually set kids ahead from where they were when they ended the school year.”

The National Summer Learning Association website is

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• JCD School Board: Three longtime educators retire (front page)
• Aug. 3: start date for Community Corrections (front page)
• Hill-Rom moving headquarters to Chicago (front page)
• Slices of Life: Imperfect parenting of imperfect kids (page 4)
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