Virgil H. Ruggles, 70, of Osgood passed away at 1:30am Thursday, March 31, 2016 at St. Francis Hospital in Indianapolis. He was born at the Margaret Mary Community Hospital in Batesville on August 15, 1945 the son of Herbert and Ann Fryer Ruggles. He was married to Carol June Rea on February 6, 1965 and she survives. Other survivors include one son Steven (Teresa) Ruggles of Greensburg; grandsons Zacheriah and Trent Ruggles; one brother Donald (Carol) Ruggles of Lincoln City; two sisters Kathy Ruggles of Avon and Janie (Willie) Grigsby of Versailles; also his beloved cat Joey. He was preceded in death by his parents, and his twin sons Nathan and Neal, who died in infancy. Mr. Ruggles was a 1963 graduate of Holton High School. He was a former employee of Arvins in North Vernon and retired in 2000 after 34 years with the Southeastern Indiana REMC in Osgood where he worked as a lineman and serviceman. Virgil’s favorite pastime was fishing and spending time with his family. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, April 3rd at 4pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Bro. Irvin Hart of the Osgood New Testament Christian Church officiating. Visitation will be from 2pm until time of services. Virgil’s wishes were to be cremated and burial will follow at a later date at the Cliff Hill Cemetery in Versailles. Memorials may be given to the Osgood Fire Department or the Cliff Hill Cemetery in care of the funeral home.
DIRECTOR of Sport Christopher Jones came through on a promise to the Linden Community when he formally handed over to the Region, yesterday, 15 flood lamps and 10 bulbs that will be erected at the Mackenzie Sports Club (MSC) facility to support the existing fixtures.Jones had committed to providing lights for the facility, in a meeting with the MSC management and the Boyce/Jefford Committee last month, stating that such developmental initiatives were an important facet of the work of the Ministry of Education’s Department of Sport.The initiative was facilitated under the Ground Enhancement Project and delivered to the Region that’s now the conduit for the project.The 1000W Quad Voltage Metal Halide Flood Fixture and 1000W E40 Metal Halide Lamp Bulbs will be erected in time for this weekend’s Boyce & Jefford Track and Field Classic VII at the MSC facility. The lamps and bulbs cost $1 798 000 of a $2M grant under the project.Regional Executive Officer of Region 10, Gavin Clarke, received the items yesterday on behalf of the Linden community. MSC president Avery Trim had welcomed the collaborative efforts that is seeing a much-improved and developed facility.“We are appreciative of these kind sentiments and we will continue to work to get this venue up to the level that we know it to be,” Trim had said. “MSC is upbeat about sports within the community and it is only fair that they have a proper facility.”The facility was a hive of activity yesterday with works ongoing on repainting the stands, along with several other corrective and renovation works. The outlook of the ground was fully grassed and flat with just the marking and final rolling to be done.
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