The mission of The Oddfellow is to provide a reliable hub of community information, insights, and stories from organizations and writers in the Batesville and outlying areas.
The Oddfellow is a democratic effort, in that we have no paid staff. We rely on the community, and on local writers and creators, to collectively tell Batesville’s story.
We collect and curate content based on that which:
Gives deserving, hardworking organizations and businesses the attention they deserve
Elevates worthwhile and timely ideas and conversations
Highlights our unique local people, culture, and places
Inspires appreciation for our hometown and the small-town lifestyle it offers
We believe Batesville is a great place to live.
We believe in the importance of local businesses to everyone’s well-being, and we support local entrepreneurs and their dreams.
We believe our neighbors are a valuable source of support, and that we should be that support for them, too.
We believe our community’s challenges can be solved by coming together with hope and determination.
We believe there is a lot of good happening around us and these stories deserve to be published. And we believe local Batesville people are the best equipped for the task.
Batesville is our story to tell.
The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.Walt Disney
It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.J. K. Rowling
Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.Dr. Seuss