Fort Meade, Md. — The United States Navy Band Country Current presents “From Bluegrass to Country,” episode four of the Navy Band’s “Origins” educational webcast series. The members of Country Current will explore bluegrass and examine how it influenced modern country music. Additionally, you will learn about instruments key to the development of these distinctly American art forms. The live webcast will take place Wednesday, March 20, 2019, at 1 p.m. EST and can be viewed online here. The webcast will be archived at the same link for those unable to watch live.“Bluegrass and country are uniquely American musical styles, and Country Current bridges the gap between the two better than anyone,” said Capt. Kenneth Collins, the U.S. Navy Band’s commanding officer. “Throughout our history, Navy musicians have used music to inspire, to tell stories and to bring people together. It is our pleasure to present this educational webcast, ‘From Bluegrass to Country: Origins of Country Music.’”The U.S. Navy Band Country Current is the Navy’s premier country-bluegrass ensemble. The group is nationally renowned for its versatility and phenomenal musicianship, performing a blend of moderncountry music and cutting-edge bluegrass. This seven-member ensemble employs musicians from diverse backgrounds with extensive high-profile recording and touring experience in the music scenes of Nashville, New York, New Orleans and more. In the tradition of country music, each member is a skilled performer on multiple instruments. The band utilizes banjo, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, mandolin, fiddle, electric bass, upright bass, dobro, pedal steel guitar and drum set. With a fun-filled and family-friendly stage show, Country Current has been delighting its fans for over 45 years with their musical virtuosity and humor. Reaching out to communities both locally and nationally, they regularly perform for veterans, elementary schools, and in support of our active-duty Sailors.For the 2018-2019 school year, the United States Navy Band presents “Origins,” a series of educational webcast presentations through which we examine the origins of musical styles, musical instruments, and other questions dealing with how musical elements came into existence. “Origins of Inspiration” is an interactive performance suitable for middle and high school students, as well as adults. Questions from students are highly encouraged and may be emailed before or during each webcast to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to include what school you attend and/or where you are watching the webcast.
Bill J. Deaton Jr., age 81, of Brookville, Indiana died Monday evening April 22, 2019 at the Brookville Healthcare Center in Brookville.Born August 2, 1937 in Bowlingtown, Kentucky he was one of ten children born to the late Bill Sr. & Jessie (Clark) Deaton. On October 17, 1964 he was united in marriage to the former Mary Sue McDaniel, and she preceded him in death on February 1, 2016.Bill was retired, having worked for over 30 years at the former Ford/Visteon in Connersville, Indiana. In his leisure time he enjoyed hunting & fishing, mushroom hunting, and being outdoors. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran; and had been bestowed the Honor of the Kentucky Colonel.Survivors include two sons, John Deaton & Bill Deaton III, both of Brookville, Indiana; six grandchildren, Lydia, Zach, Curtis, Danny, Hannah, and Holden; four great-grandchildren; three sisters, Ethel Handley of Brookville, Indiana, Bobbi Jean Ratliff of Indianapolis, Indiana and Marjorie Myers of Brookville, Indiana; two brothers, Doy Deaton of South Carolina and Max Deaton of Brookville, Indiana.In addition to his parents and wife, Mary, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Lee Anne Ward who died 1/26/2005; two sisters, Marie Dunbar and Charlotte Hofer; and two brothers Claude Deaton & Tucker Deaton.Family & friends may visit from 9:00 A.M. until 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home, 1025 Franklin Avenue, Brookville.Rev. Ron McCulloch of the Bible Baptist Church will conduct the Funeral Services on Saturday, April 27, 2019, 11:00 A.M., at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home. Burial with full military graveside honors by the Bernard Hurst Post #77 of the American Legion be at 10:00 A.M., Saturday, May 4, 2019 in Sims Cemetery, New Fairfield.Memorial Contributions may be directed to the Alzheimer’s Association. Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home is honored to once again serve the Deaton family, to sign the online guest book or send personal condolences please visit www.phillipsandmeyers.com.
Willie Caroline Roessler (nee Greener), 76, July 8, 2019, Milan, IN, formerly of Harrison, OH.Beloved wife of Ronald “Ronnie” Eugene Roessler Sr., devoted mother of Rhonda Berne (Martin), Carole Mize, Ronnie Roessler Jr. & Donnie Earl Roessler (Angie), loving grandmother of 6, great-grandmother of 6, loving daughter of the late Nellie Evelyn (nee Tibbetts) & William Carl Greener, dear sister of the late Mary Etta Brown.Visitation Wed., July 10, 4 – 7 PM at the Dennis George Funeral Home, 44 S. Miami, Cleves, OH 45002, where the service will be held Thurs., July 11, at 11 AM. Memorials to the Sunman Life Squad, c/o the funeral home.www.dennisgeorgefunerals.com
Vevay, IN—Switzerland County Sheriff Brian Morton is informing residents that, according to INDOT, the State Road 56 road closure at Lamb that was scheduled to close on this coming Monday has changed. INDOT states that the State Road 56 bridge near Lamb is scheduled to close next week on Wednesday and is expected to reopen by August 21.
Vevay, IN—UPDATE: August 2, 2019The Switzerland County Sheriff’s Department is pleased to inform the community that Jeffery Roark has been located alive and well. Roark was located several miles from his home shortly before 10 am today by Switzerland County Sheriff Detective Joe Spilman.A missing persons investigation was initiated on July 24th after Roark was reported missing by friends and family. At this time, it does not appear that any foul play was involved according to the detective.The sheriff’s department would like to thank the public for their concern by sharing information on social media. UPDATE: July 31, 2019Chris Curry with the Switzerland County Sheriff’s Office stated that police along with family have searched the area around Roark’s home and found no evidence to his disappearance. Curry asks that anyone with any tips, even if they seem insignificant, please contact the Switzerland County Sheriff’s Office at 812-427-3636. ORIGINAL STORY:The Switzerland County Sheriff Office is asking for public assistance in a missing person investigation.Jeffery L. Roark, age 61, was last seen at his residence along Parks Ridge Rd. on the evening of Wednesday, July 24. Family and close friends report having no contact with Roark since that time. Roark does suffer from serious health issues and is believed to be in need of medical attention.If anyone has information concerning Roark’s whereabouts, they are urged to contact Detective Joe Spilman at (812) 427-3636.
ECVB traveled to Greensburg last night in a non-conference match-up to open the season. (New rule change of only 23 matches and 2 tournaments forced our conference into only playing each other once unless we wanted to keep it twice. We chose to keep Greensburg twice, so the second match counts toward conference). It was a hard fought match between both schools, but we fell short in 5 sets, losing 25-20, 19-25, 17-25, 25-20, 12-15. ‘The girls battled, we just didn’t make good decisions in critical moments. Greensburg made adjustments and we didn’t. Some of that I chalk up to inexperience, some to lack of trust early in the season playing with new people and learning each other’s tendencies. We aren’t the same type of team we have been for the last few years. We have a lot of new faces on our roster, are still trying to get 100% healthy, and we are all trying to figure out what makes this team tick and how we are going to push through. All in all, it was a fun match to be part of and I’m proud of the girls. I’m extremely impressed with how far we have come in 2 weeks and I have no doubt that they will bounce back and continue to get better every day. No one should be counting this team out!’ Trojans Coach Cassie Laker.ECVB JV started their season off with a victory over the Greensburg Pirates. Even though there is always room for growth, I saw many good things to take from this victory and to continue to emphasis on going forward. There were moments we let Greensburg fight their way back, but the girls continued to pursue. In the second set our play was more controlled and the girls seemed to have settled down playing with comfort and confidence. I am very excited to see what both levels can do throughout the season, especially post-season. Win or lose, this group of girls have quite the fight behind them. Courtesy of Trojans Coach Josie Andres.
Osgood, IN—The town of Osgood is mourning the loss of a community leader. Shawn Negangard passed away on Sunday, October 5th. He was born, raised, as well as vested in his hometown. Shawn began his career at Manderley Health Care and would work every aspect of the nursing home industry over the next 40 plus years. He loved and supported all the residents of his Manderley family. He was determined to provide the residents and their families the best possible care. However, a major part of his life was controlled by “The Tone.”Shawn was a dedicated 40 plus year member of the Osgood Volunteer Fire Department, holding the roles of Chief, Assistant Chief, Captain, Fire Prevention Officer, as well as a member of the Board of Directors. Shawn was a founding member of Task Unit 1 and spent over 25 years helping others there.Shawn was a member of the Jac-Cen-Del School Board during the time of construction of the new grade school in 1990. He served as a member of the Osgood Jaycees, Board of Directors of Rescue 69, Osgood Town Board Member, President of the Board for Buckeye Village, along with numerous committees over the years.Shawn will be deeply missed by wife Gay, sons; Shawn (Molly) and Kyle (Ashley Brown) of Osgood, daughter Taneha of Osgood, mother Phyllis of Osgood, granddaughters Avery, Brynn, Zoe, and Alexis, sisters; Judith (Edward) Boutwell of Carmel and Jane (Bill) Obermeyer of Greensburg, along with employees, residents, community members, and friends. Funeral Service information can be found by clicking here. He is under the care of Neals Funeral Home. Shawn’s wishes were for his family to host a party to celebrate and his services include a celebration of life reception immediately following the services, on Friday evening at St Florian in Osgood with dinner and cocktails being served that is open to anyone that knew Shawn. Memorials can be given to the Osgood Volunteer Fire Department’s new truck purchase.
Harrison, OH—Burger King in Harrison went over and above on the “flame-grilled” marketing. Wednesday, New Haven Road was closed for a few hours due to emergency crews needing access to Burger King for a fire. Officials say the ice machine caught on fire and scorched the drive-thru window. Burger King is currently closed today.
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Batesville, IN — The Batesville Memorial Public Library Reading Garden is now officially open to the public. Several community members joined officials from the library to join in the official Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce ribbon-cutting Saturday morning. The garden features 11 native Indiana trees, a hummingbird and butterfly garden, and many benches to enjoy a good book outdoors. If you prefer to read on an electronic device, don’t fret, as there is free wi-fi available in the garden as well. Library Board President Mark Stenger stated, “This is our attempt to beautify and offer more services to our patrons. We wanted to create a green space where people could grab a book, grab lunch, or just sit and enjoy the beautiful weather while on the library campus.”