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August / September 2011

Features

Rock Stars

The rock beneath your feet has a name: the Illinois Basin. This type of rock covers much of its namesake state, but it also spreads throughout Southwest Indiana and Western Kentucky. Much of the rock is a mixture of limestone, shale, sandstone, and coal. It is a geologist’s dream.

A Family Affair

Curled up next to his grandmother, 4-year-old Brody couldn’t resist: “Mimi, your hair’s not looking good,” he said, referring to her bald head. “I asked Jesus to make you better. Are you better?” It was the kind of innocent honesty that Beth Barber cherished, and she needed the pick-me-up.

Online Exclusives

Link Up

This bimonthly feature brings the Internet to your city. No Google search required. Orange You Glad You Have Them? Entrepreneurs Amy and Steve Bouchie join the August/September issue to tout their new healthy vending machines (“Sugar Shocked”). Their 10 new vending machines boasts snacks small on sugar and big on health.

David Smith, EVSC Superintendent

In the August/September issue of Evansville Business magazine, we introduced readers to David Smith. The new superintendent of the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation replaces a departing Vince Bertram, who crafted a new strategic plan for EVSC. That vision included a new junior high and high school on the North Side. New ventures may be forthcoming, but Smith has a 29-year career at EVSC. Here, he shares more on his students, career, and future.