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JOEY SICHTING General Manager of the Medora Timberjacks Guest Speaker Sunday MLK event in Bedford

Updated: Jan 12

LAWRENCE COUNTY - JANUARY 12, 2023 - Joey Sichting, General Manager, of the Medium Pro- Basketball Team will be the guest speaker at this year's Martin Luther King Jr. Unity Celebration at the Lawrence County Courthouse on Sunday.


Medora Timberjack's is in their 2nd Season of play - Photo credit Medora Timberjack's Facebook page


Joey Sichting, is the brother of Martinsville's Jerry Sichting's who also played with the Boston Celtics.


Joey Sichting was born and raised in Martinsville, Indiana and currently resides in Memphis, TN. He attended Indiana University and coached basketball at Eastern Green High School as JV Head Coach and Varsity Assistant Coach.


In 1987 he joined FedEx in Bloomington, IN and retired in 2013 as Managing Director of International Sales earning numerous awards including induction into the FedEx Sales Hall of Fame. Joey is a member of Grace St. Lukes Episcopal Church serving as an usher and audio/visual assistant.


Joey also spent 6 years on the Blues Foundation Board of Directors including the Executive Committee. This is Joey’s second year as General Manager of the Timberjacks.


Larry Morin, a local businessman from Bedford purchased the team the Timberjacks is a Pro Basketball Team.



During Sunday's event after more than 34 years of Bedford Celebrating Martin Luther King Day, in addition to Sichting speech, Landon Lee, age 9 of Seymour will be singing, and Kristy Rodman, Bedford will bring song to the event.



Following the activities at the Lawrence County Courthouse that will begin at 2:00 pm a march around the courthouse square.


This year's church service will be held at the 1st Baptist Church, located at 20th and Washington Avenue, with Pastor Jason D. Filler will host this years' service.


" It has been a blessing that our community has allowed this event to continue almost half of my life. We will continue to promote no violence, peace and love, just like Martin Luther King Jr.," said Clarance Brown organizer of the event over the last 34 years.


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