Lawrence County Museum of History

Lawrence County Museum of History & Edward L. Hutton Research Library

  Rodney Fish and Family repeated as the Brain Games champion Thursday night when the team defeated Inklings Bookstore, 130-90. Team members are Robyn Embry, Ben Embry, Josh Landers, Zach Eisele and Kevin Giggy. Mike Mathews was also a team member but did not play Thursday night. Photo by Times-Mail / Jeff Routh   On behalf of the Lawrence County Museum of History, I would like to thank everyone who worked to make this year’s Brain Games a success. First of all, our sponsors, without whom there would be no Brain Games:    Bedford Evening Lions Club Bedford Federal Savings Bank   Bedford Ford Lincoln Roush   Bedford Furniture Galleries   Bedford Hiking Club   Bedford Home Furnishings   Bedford Laser Wash   Bedford Rotary Club   Copy Trolley   Cosner’s Gun & Knife Shop   Day & Carter Mortuary   En Pointe Dance Company   Ferguson-Lee Chapel   Flinn Farms   Hoosier PC (Half sponsorship)   Inklings Bookstore   Jason Jackson – Edward Jones   JKI Engineering   Judy Macy State Farm Insurance   Lawrence County Tourism (Half sponsorship)   Legend of French Lick   Lehigh Cement   Little Theatre of Bedford   Orleans Chamber of Commerce   Pynco (Two sponsorships   RSI   Rodney Fish & Family   Samuel Arp, Attorney at Law   StoneGate Arts & Education Center   Tri-County Builders   Turner Contracting, Inc.   Upside Prints (Half sponsorship)   Virgil I. Grissom, Inc. (Half sponsorship)     We would like to especially thank Pynco for donating the prize money to be awarded to the Brain Games XVII champion and runner-up teams. We are eternally grateful to the Little Theatre of Bedford for allowing us the use of their beautiful facilities.         We love all our Brain Games players! You are all winners!       Big thanks are also due to the following persons for their help in making this event possible:  Joe Timbrook, Glenda Reynolds, Ken Hackney, Sandra Merrill, Brad Bough, Jim Buher, Becky Buher, Kenny White, Joyce Shepherd, Rowena Cross-Najafi, Rowena Mount, Jim Mount, Mary Lou Thompson, Jeff Routh, Angie Timan, Cole Quyle, Mike Shannon, Lowell Dawson, Aryn Cross and Hunter Morris.

 Rodney Fish and Family repeated as the Brain Games champion Thursday night when the team defeated Inklings Bookstore, 130-90. Team members are Robyn Embry, Ben Embry, Josh Landers, Zach Eisele and Kevin Giggy. Mike Mathews was also a team member but did not play Thursday night. Photo by Times-Mail / Jeff Routh

On behalf of the Lawrence County Museum of History, I would like to thank everyone who worked to make this year’s Brain Games a success. First of all, our sponsors, without whom there would be no Brain Games:

Bedford Evening Lions Club
Bedford Federal Savings Bank

Bedford Ford Lincoln Roush
Bedford Furniture Galleries
Bedford Hiking Club
Bedford Home Furnishings
Bedford Laser Wash
Bedford Rotary Club
Copy Trolley
Cosner’s Gun & Knife Shop
Day & Carter Mortuary
En Pointe Dance Company
Ferguson-Lee Chapel
Flinn Farms
Hoosier PC (Half sponsorship)
Inklings Bookstore
Jason Jackson – Edward Jones
JKI Engineering
Judy Macy State Farm Insurance
Lawrence County Tourism (Half sponsorship)
Legend of French Lick
Lehigh Cement
Little Theatre of Bedford
Orleans Chamber of Commerce
Pynco (Two sponsorships
RSI
Rodney Fish & Family
Samuel Arp, Attorney at Law
StoneGate Arts & Education Center
Tri-County Builders
Turner Contracting, Inc.
Upside Prints (Half sponsorship)
Virgil I. Grissom, Inc. (Half sponsorship)

We would like to especially thank Pynco for donating the prize money to be awarded to the Brain Games XVII champion and runner-up teams. We are eternally grateful to the Little Theatre of Bedford for allowing us the use of their beautiful facilities. 

 We love all our Brain Games players! You are all winners!

 Big thanks are also due to the following persons for their help in making this event possible:  Joe Timbrook, Glenda Reynolds, Ken Hackney, Sandra Merrill, Brad Bough, Jim Buher, Becky Buher, Kenny White, Joyce Shepherd, Rowena Cross-Najafi, Rowena Mount, Jim Mount, Mary Lou Thompson, Jeff Routh, Angie Timan, Cole Quyle, Mike Shannon, Lowell Dawson, Aryn Cross and Hunter Morris.

MHS teachers and grads win Brain Games

Times-Mail newspaper, June 1, 2018

BEDFORD — Rodney Fish and Family, a team comprised of Mitchell High School teachers and alumni, defended its 2017 Brain Games title by winning its second straight championship in Brain Games XVII Thursday night at Little Theatre of Bedford.

The team defeated Inklings Bookstore in the championship game, 130-90.

Fish and Family eked out a win over Samuel Arp, Attorney at Law, 150-140, to advance to the finals.

The game was tied at the end of regulation, 130-130, but the MHS team won the best two out of three in the tie-breaker, with MHS choir teacher Josh Landers knowing the month and year of President Lincoln’s assassination to win the game, 150-140.

Inklings doubled up the Bedford Hiking Club team, 180-90, to advance to the finals.

Arp defeated Ferguson-Lee Chapel of the Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes in the opening game, 150-120. The teachers beat the Bedford Rotary Club, 220-150, Inklings beat Bedford Federal Savings Bank, 140-100, and the Hiking Club defeated the Bedford Evening Lions, 170-90.

The championship game was tied at 10-10 and 20-20, but Fish and Family jumped into the lead when Ben Embry knew Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s birth name was Lew Alcindor and also knew Matthew was the first book in the New Testament.

Inklings pulled to within ten points a couple of more times, the last being 50-40 when Wes Carpenter knew Rod Stewart sang, “If you want my body and you think I’m sexy …”

The MHS teachers then stretched the lead to a game high of 50 points, 100-50. The closest Inklings would get the rest of the way was 30 points when Lacy Hawkins knew James Watt was famous for perfecting the steam engine, but Landers knew Emily Dickenson was a reclusive poet who was virtually unknown when she died in 1886.

Brain Games is an annual fundraiser for the Lawrence County Museum of History.

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