Batesville, In. — Coalition for a Drug-Free Batesville, Margaret Mary Health and the Batesville Police Department provides safe opportunities to dispose of prescription medications throughout the community.Opportunities for disposal include permanent drug take-back boxes at the Batesville Police Department and Margaret Mary Health. There are also a variety of take-back events throughout the year.In 2018, more than 839 pounds of prescription medication was safely disposed. The previous record was 768 pounds in 2017. The program began in 2016 when 647 pounds were collected.“We began tracking these numbers in 2016 and are thankful to report our community is using the disposal boxes and reducing access to prescription medications throughout the Batesville community,” Coalition for a Drug-Free Batesville Director Kim Linkel said. “We thank those who have used the permanent sites to date and encourage others to take advantage of them as well.”The safest way to dispose of old medications is by dropping them off at the Batesville Police Department or Margaret Mary Health and those locations are secured by video surveillance. Please keep the meds in the original bottle, remove the label, and drop it off at your convenience.
Rory McIlroy got the defence of his Australian Open title under way with a two-under-par 69 that leaves him just two shots behind first round leader Jordan Spieth. The 25-year-old birdied the first and picked up further shots at the fifth and ninth, in-between his second bogey of the day at the seventh. McIlroy admitted he feels he can improve as the week goes on and revealed he is still adjusting to the time difference. “I feel like there’s a better score out there for me,” he said in quotes on the PGA Tour of Australasia’s Twitter account. “I’m feeling a bit jet lagged.” Spieth set the early pace, with a round of six birdies and two bogeys giving him a 67 which puts him a shot clear at the head of a leaderboard dominated by Australian players. Home hopes Scott Gardiner and Aron Price were three under, with McIlroy among seven players on two under. Australians Adam Crawford, Geoff Drakeford, Richard Green and Andrew Tampion carded 69s, as did Japan’s Achi Sato and Zimbabwe’s Brendon de Jonge. Scott lies seven shots off the pace after an opening round 74. The 34-year-old from Adelaide started with a double bogey and dropped three further shots on the front nine, before rallying with birdies on the 12th and 14th. World number one McIlroy, who edged out rival and home hope Adam Scott on the 72nd hole last year, was slightly off the pace on a cool and overcast morning at the Australian Golf Club in Sydney. He was level par for his opening nine holes, where his birdie at the 14th was immediately given back at the next hole, but improved after the turn. Press Association
Mirza Teletović had another solid game in the preseason match of the Brooklyn Nets. The B&H player had 12 points in his team’s defeat against the Boston Celtics. The Nets lost to their hosts with a score of 101:97.Teletović spent 24 minutes on the court and had two three-pointers.Teletović and the Nets will test their strength with Lebron James and the Miami Heat on Friday in the new preseason game.(Source: klix.ba)