The Herald Bulletin

Afternoon Update

Sports Columns

December 26, 2013

Rick Bramwell: Gifts can't be measured by dollars

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas, I sure did with two fine dinners, family and friends and very nice presents. It was never more apparent than this Christmas: It is better to give than receive.

One of my softball girls, Brittany, was bemoaning the fact that she gave a much less expensive gift than she received from a friend. Adults feel this way and so, apparently, do 14-year old girls. I explained the giver gave the best he could and she her best. Yet, Brittany was already making plans to shore up the inequity next time.

I explained that a gift-giving race is not what Christmas is about. God gave the most when He gave His Son. All he wants in return is that we believe.

I continued to think about our conversation when it dawned on me that my best present was a hug from someone who had nothing else to give — Brittany's twin sister, Brianna.

u u u

According to the DNR, anglers, fishing guides and biologists will convene Jan. 18 in Fishers to talk about the state's management plan for muskie at the inaugural Indiana Muskie Summit.

The summit is open to the public and will be hosted by the Hoosier Muskie Hunters and Webster Lake Musky Club. It runs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the American Legion Post (9901 E. 126th St.).

Agenda topics include an update on the DNR's muskie hatchery and stocking program. Discussion also is likely to include potential fishing regulations, habitat management and fostering partnerships.

"Our state offers some of the best muskie fishing in the Midwest, and we want to keep it that way," said Scott Law of the Hoosier Muskie Hunters. "The meeting will bring together DNR biologists who are directly involved with muskie management, fishing guides, avid muskie anglers and any angler who wants to learn more about Indiana muskie fishing."

Text Only
Sports Columns
AP Video
Broncos Owner Steps Down Due to Alzheimer's 49ers Open Posh, High-tech Stadium in California Jeter, Trout Lead AL to All-Star Game Win Kluwe: I Hope Vikings Make Investigation Public College Football Championship Trophy Unveiled Cleveland Expects Economic Boom From Lebron Argentina Fans Sad but Proud in Loss Germany Wins the World Cup 1-0 Raw: German Players Head to World Cup Final LeBron: Move Back to Cleveland 'Exciting' Netherlands Beats Host Brazil 3-0 to Finish 3rd Raw: Stunning Timelapse of WC Final Host City Joy Fills Streets of Cleveland As LeBron Returns FIFA Rejects Suarez Appeal Against Biting Ban World Cup Final Pits Argentina Against Germany Argentina to Face Germany in World Cup Final Raw: Fans Gather for Argentina-Netherlands Match Froome Crashes Out on Bumpy 5th Tour Stage Sterling Testifies in Los Angeles Clippers Trial Raw: Brazil Fans Cry After World Cup Loss
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Poll

Should the Pacers match Portland's offer sheet to center Roy Hibbert?

Yes, Hibbert is important to the team and the community
No, four years and $58 million is too much
Not sure, I like Hibbert but think the money could be better spent elsewhere
     View Results