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Stories from Friday, August 8, 2003

Habitat for Humanity plans new home (08/08/03)
Habitat for Humanity of Clay County is preparing to start construction on their next Habitat home. The partner family is Wendy Farrell and her children, Chayna, 2, Meranda, 8 and Areyna, 11. Farrell, who works at Riddell National Bank, is very excited about being chosen as the next Habitat home recipient. She and her family and friends will contribute a total of 200 hours of "sweat equity" in helping to complete the home. Farrell will be responsible for at least 100 of those hours...
Video store re-opens after Arketex fire (08/08/03)
Linda Messmer photo Debra Cox, manager of Movieland Video, 111. W. National Ave., holds the door to let customers know that they are once again open. The business opened Wednesday. The building was damaged in connection with the fire that destroyed the Arketex building...
Video store open after being closed by Arketex fire (08/08/03)
Linda Messmer photo Debra Cox, manager of Movieland Video, 111. W. National Ave., holds the door to let customers know that they are once again open. The business opened Wednesday. The building was damaged in connection with the fire that destroyed the Arketex building...
'House of David' confused with local 'House of Hope' (08/08/03)
By LINDA MESSMER lindamessmer@yahoo.com It was a typically hot August day Thursday afternoon. Two men, in dress shirts and ties, wore orange vests over their attire. The wife of one looked just slightly cooler in her denim jumper with a short sleeved top. But the temperature did not deter them from battling the heavy traffic at the U.S. 40 and SR 59 intersection...
Clinton man arrested on sexual misconduct charges (08/08/03)
ROCKVILLE, Ind. -- A correctional officer has been arrested after it was determined that "inappropriate behavior" had occurred between himself and an offender at the Rockville Correctional Facility. According to an Indiana State Police press release, three separate complaints were filed against Correctional Officer Cecil L. Rardin of Clinton, Ind., related to Inappropriate Sexual Conduct charges...
Habitat starts another home (08/08/03)
Wendy Farrell, center, holding daughter Chayna, stands with her family and Habitat members awaiting the blessing on the ground where her new home will be built. With Farrell are, left, Habitat construction supervisor Owen Youngblood, Chayna, Farrell, daughters Meranda and Areyna, Habitat building committee member Richard Lightfoot and Habitat president Clay Tobias...
Store chain donates to local Optimist club (08/08/03)
Brazil's chapter of the Breakfast Optimists Club recently found itself on the receiving end of a charitable donation from Wal-mart. The club, which focuses its time and money mostly on children's activities, was presented with a ceremonial check for $1,000 dollars at the Brazil Wal-mart last Thursday...
Giving back to the community (08/08/03)
evnwade@yahoo.com Brazil's breakfast chapter of the Optimists Club recently found itself on the receiving end of a charitable donation from Wal-mart. The club, which focuses its time and money mostly on children's activities, was presented with a ceremonial check for $1,000 dollars at the Brazil Wal-mart last Thursday...
Solicitors get mixed welcome (08/08/03)
It was a typically hot August day Thursday afternoon. Two men, in dress shirts and ties, wore orange vests over their attire. The wife of one looked just slightly cooler in her denim jumper with a short-sleeved top. But the temperature did not deter them from battling the heavy traffic at the U.S. 40 and SR 59 intersection...
Terre Haute native dies in Kuwait (08/08/03)
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) -- A Terre Haute native who served with the Army National Guard died in Kuwait this week following a heart attack he suffered while on a routine mission, family members said. David Loyd, 44, was living in western Tennessee with his wife Pamela Loyd, also a native of Terre Haute, when he was called up in February for deployment overseas...
Officer arrested for tobacco smuggling (08/08/03)
On July 4, at the Wabash Valley Correctional Facility, Correctional Officer Will-iam E. Anderson was caught by Wabash Valley Correctional Facility staff attempting to smuggle tobacco into the prison to traffick with prisoners. A joint investigation conducted by the Internal Affairs Section and the Indiana State Police resulted in an arrest warrant being issued for Anderson for Trafficking with an Inmate, a Class A misdemeanor...
Clay county youth have a need for speed (08/08/03)
Blue Skies Aerial Photography photo The Terre Haute track used by the Terre Haute Quarter Midget Association. By MEG GREY upandcomingkatie@ hotmail.com Quarter Midget racing, the best kept secret in sports, is taking Terre Haute by storm. So are the Clay County kids involved in it, 8-year-old Brett Yocom, son of Anthony and Robin Yocom and 10-year-old Nate McMillin, son of Angie and Kenny McMillin...
Softball winners (08/08/03)
Submitted photo The winners of he 2003 Girls Softball League Tourney. The girls placed second overall in the league for the season. (Left to right) First row: Sara Measch, Kylee Thacker, Chloe Burdette, Stephanie McMains, Erika Matson, Alyssa Moore Second Row: Coach Tim Thacker, Spring Raines, Sunni Raines, Shelby Couson, Erica Lee, Stormi Raines...
Volleyball try-outs (08/08/03)
Submitted photo Sophomores Hayley Hayes and Heather Palmer practice setting at Northview High School's volleyball try-outs Tuesday morning. Final cuts were made yesterday. The freshman, junior varsity and varsity squads will begin their season on Aug. 18 when they take on Mooresville...
ANNIE CLARK (08/08/03)
Annie Clark, 95, of Saline City, died Thursday, August 7, 2003, at 5:45 p.m. at St. Vincent Clay Hospital. She was born on Nov. 30, 1907, in Lancashire, England, the daughter of James and Mary Jane Williams Bentley. On Aug. 24, 1945, she married Charles Clark...
MICHELLE MARIE BARNETT (08/08/03)
Michelle Marie Barnett, 32, of Brazil died Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2003, in Denver, Colo., from injuries sustained in a semi-truck accident. She was born Jan. 26, 1971, in Terre Haute, the daughter of Tony Valentic and and Shelia Hicks. She attended North High School and graduated from Northview High School. She obtained her teaching degree in elementary education from ISU and her master's degree from Indiana Wesleyan in 2003...
JOHN W. ELLIOT (08/08/03)
John W. Elliot, 76, of Brazil, died Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2003, at Meadows Manor East. Born on Aug. 7, 1926, he was the son of John Raymond and Lona McCullough Elliot. He married Virginia Rose Thomas Elliot on April 3, 1955. He worked at Arketex for 26 years and at South Putnam High School. He retired from IBM in Greencastle...
EDWARD LEROY PIERPONT (08/08/03)
Edward Leroy Pierpont, 81, died Thursday, Aug. 7, 2003, at St. Vincent's Hospice in Indianapolis. He has lived with his youngest son in Crawfordsville for the past five years. He was the son of Nora Marlnee Pierpont Stewart and Roy Pierpont. He married Thelma Keys Pierpont on July 5, 1941; she passed away in 1997. They lived most of their married life in Indianapolis and in Brazil...
DENNIS WILLIAM BARNETT JR. (08/08/03)
Dennis "Bill" Barnett Jr., 34, of Brazil, died Monday, Aug. 4, 2003, from injuries sustained in a semi-truck accident in Steamboat Springs, Colo. He was born Jan. 4, 1969, in Terre Haute, the son of Dennis Barnett Sr. and Mona Stephens. He graduated from Northview High School and completed two years at ISU. He served in the U.S. Army. He and his wife, Michelle Valentic Barnett, were married April 15, 1989...
EDWARD LEROY PIERPONT (08/08/03)
Edward Leroy Pierpont, 81, died Thursday, Aug. 7, 2003, at St. Vincent's Hospice in Indianapolis. He has lived with his youngest son in Crawfordsville for the past five years. He was the son of Nora Marlnee Pierpont Stewart and Roy Pierpont. He married Thelma Keys Pierpont on July 5, 1941; she passed away in 1997. They lived most of their married life in Indianapolis and in Brazil...