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Stories from Monday, July 14, 2003

Fairest of them all (07/14/03)
The 2002 Clay Clay County 4-H Queen Lacy Emery (left) gladly gave her title to the 2003 Clay County 4-H Queen Heather Hewitt. Meg Grey photo Six judges had a very tough decision to make on Saturday at the Clay County 4-H Exhibit Hall and after two contests the judges narrowed down 33 contestants to name two young ladies as 4-H fair royalty. They are Princess Paige Smith and Queen Heather Hewitt...
Mortuary operated by Moore family for more than a century (07/14/03)
Funeral Director Rob Moore shows off his newly expanded funeral home where families have many options to personalize their loved one's funeral. Sitting inside the funeral home where he spent much of his childhood, Rob Moore says he's proud to carry on a family tradition of undertaking that has spanned 119 years in Clay County. After his father, Bob Moore, died about five years ago, Moore knew it was his time to fill those important shoes...
Raising money for the House of Hope (07/14/03)
The House of Hope will have a yard sale and chicken barbecue on July 26, 9 a.m. until dusk.. Chicken dinners will cost $5 for adults and $2.50 for children under 12. Hamburgers and hot dogs will also be available. A concert that evening at the Northview High School auditorium will feature Danny Funderburke and Mercy's Way beginning at 7 p.m...
Bell continues Pro Stock hot streak (07/14/03)
Pro Stock driver Jeff Bell (far right) won his fourth straight feature race at Lincoln Park Speedway on Saturday night defeating Michael Conner for the top spot. PUTNAMVILLE -- You'd be hard pressed to find a driver in the Wabash Valley who is as hot as Pro Stock driver Jeff Bell right now...
BERNARD 'BERNIE' G. COOK SR. (07/14/03)
Bernard "Bernie" G. Cook Sr., 67, of Indianapolis died Saturday, July 12, 2003, at his residence. Born Oct. 14, 1935, in Indianapolis, he was the son of Charles and Margaret Gant Cook. He married Nancy Kephart on June 30, 1955. She survives. He was employed for several years by Navistar, working in the foundry, retiring in 1989. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 274 of Brazil...
GEORGINA CUNNINGHAM MCALLISTER (07/14/03)
Georgina Cunningham McAllister, 78, of Grand Island, Fla., formerly of Staunton, died unexpectedly at her son's residence on July 12, 2003. Born Dec. 16, 1924, in Carbon, she was the daughter of David "Peanut" Jones and Elsie Jones. She graduated from Van Buren High School, class of 1942. Her first husband, John W. Cunningham, preceded her in death. Together they owned and operated Cunningham's Market in Staunton for many years. After they sold the store, she worked at CBS, retiring in 1985...
MABLE E. GRAHAM (07/14/03)
Mable E. Graham, 98, of Brazil died at 4:18 p.m. Saturday, July 12, 2003, at St. Vincent Clay Hospital. Born July 12, 1905, in Harmony, she was the daughter of Charles and Mary Infield Heacox. She married Herbert E. Graham on May 4, 1939. She was employed at Arketex and several manufacturing factories, including American Can Co...
ROBERT L. KESTER (07/14/03)
Robert L. Kester, 84, of Brazil died at 2:50 a.m. Friday, July 11, 2003, at Clay County Health Center. He was born on Feb. 25, 1919 in Brazil, the son of Charles Sr. and Dora Bell Moore Kester. He graduated in 1937 from Staunton High School. After graduation, he worked for a local mining company hauling coal. In 1939 he was employed by McAlman Construction Co., building the section of US 40 from The Blue Bonnet Restaurant to the Staunton Road...
M. ROSETTA BROWN (07/14/03)
M. Rosetta Brown, 59, of Reelsville, was found dead by family members early Saturday, July 12, 2003, at her Putnam County home. Born in Brazil on Dec. 28, 1943, her parents were the late Ralph Raab and Olive Baumunk Raab. She was a 1962 graduate of Brazil High School...