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Stories from Friday, October 31, 2003

Melendy to conduct (10/31/03)
Dr. Earl R. Melendy, former director of orchestras at Indiana State University and concertmaster of the Terre Haute Symphony Orchestra, will be on the podium of the Terre Haute Sinfonietta Symphonic Pops Orchestra. Now in its 14th musical season, Melendy founded the Sinfonietta and has been its conductor ever since...
Stop light expected to increase safety (10/31/03)
Traffic congestion at the intersection of U.S. 40 and Wheeler Street has become a problem for all of the businesses in the Wal-Mart complex. A new traffic signal will soon relieve the situation. A new traffic signal will soon be installed on U.S. 40 at the western Wal-Mart entrance at Wheeler Street. According to Brazil City Police Chief Terry Harrison, five years of hard work is now coming to fruition...
SWMC drive does well (10/31/03)
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College announced the overwhelming success of its $21 million capaign, "Taking the Lead for Women, The Woods and the World" Oct. 24. The five-year campaigin, which began in 1998, is not officially scheduled to end until Dec. 2003, but with contributions continuing to come in, SWMC President Joan Lescinski said that the numbers currently total close to $24 million, and she expects the total will increase significantly by the end of the year...
Northview Troupe to present play in Nov. (10/31/03)
Northview Thespian Troupe 872 will present Neil Simon's comical farce FOOLS on Nov. 6 & 7 at 7:30 p.m. in the Northivew Auditorium. Tickets are $3 and may be purchased at the door or reserved by calling 448-2661 Ext. 1235. The play takes place in the cursed Ukrainian village of Kulyenchikov where for two hundred years every villager has suffered the curse of absolute stupidity. ...
No trick -- kids are invited to come to police station for treats (10/31/03)
Trick-or-treating continues in Brazil tonight from 5-8 p.m. and the Brazil City Police Department would love to see all the local ghosts and goblins today. Debbie Hobson, chief dispatcher for the Brazil City Police, said they're giving out trick-or-treat bags throughout the day. The Police Department is also giving a bag of candy to all spooky little visitors today and tonight...
Attempted murder charge filed (10/31/03)
ROCKVILLE, Ind. (AP) -- A Rosedale man accused of firing a shotgun at Parke County Sheriff Charles Bollinger during a confrontation with police has been charged with attempted murder. Keith A. Rice, 46, was arraigned Thursday on the charge, which is punishable by between 20 and 50 years in prison. He was being held on $200,000 bail at a state prison infirmary in Plainfield...
Red ribbons mean no more drugs (10/31/03)
Clay City SADD members Rena Ramos, Kari Seymour, Jenna Mitchell and Danielle Steiner distribute red ribbons to East Side Elementary students Thursday morning. The ribbons are to remind the children not to smoke, drink or do drugs.
Former Mayor Pickett dies at 74 (10/31/03)
Former Brazil Mayor Norval Pickett Jr. died Friday afternoon, Oct. 31, 2003, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Hospital in Indianapolis, a wing of St. Vincent Hospital for the terminally ill. Pickett suffered from kidney failure, a complication of an infection resulting from a broken foot...
Arthur wants to give direction to Brazil (10/31/03)
Tom Arthur thinks that he can move Brazil in the right direction. The 30-year-old Northview mathematics teacher has been on the campaign trail since July, and has been involved in local politics longer than that. He was president of Brazil's Democrat Club for a year, the Democratic Party Chair for two years, and a member of the Brazil City Council for four...
Arthur, Crabb speak to students (10/31/03)
Though their schedules can be hectic, Mayor Kenny Crabb and candidate Tom Arthur took some time out to talk to area students recently. Hoping to instill in the students a sense of local government's effect on everyone's life, teacher Mark Rambis invited Arthur and Crabb to speak at Cumberland Academy on Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively...
Hard work paying off for Northview runners (10/31/03)
Northview's girls cross-country team along with boys' team member, Justin Scherb advanced to the IHSAA State Finals meet this weekend at the IU Course in Bloomington. Pictured are from left: boys coach Jeff Gambill, Justin Scherb, Emily Pugh, Mary Pugh, Nikki Royer, Kim Deakins, Shandra Kirby, Emily Lutes, Brit Hoffman and girls team coach Kimberly Calkins...
Goal oriented Knights ready for Finals (10/31/03)
Emilee Lutes will join her Northview teammates in a trip to the IHSAA Cross-country Finals on Saturday. While cross-country is a team sport, especially at the elite level of the Indiana High School State Finals, the runners who make up those teams each have goals for themselves and where they feel they need to be to be successful...
Northview senior Justin Scherb (10/31/03)
Northview senior Justin Scherb will represent the boys team for his third State Finals ap-pearance on Saturday.
Senior Shandra Kirby (10/31/03)
Senior Shandra Kirby will compete Saturday with the Knights.
North Clay wins two (10/31/03)
North Clay's sixth grade basketball teams won a pair of contests over St. Patricks on Thursday evening. The "A" squad dominated their competition with a 68-16 victory on the strength of a 19 point performance by Jonathan Bradshaw. Caleb Andrews added eight while Drake Stevenson added seven and Clay DeWeese added six...
Bowling results (10/31/03)
In the Thursday Night Women's Bowling League at Brazilian Lanes this week, Jane Miller had the High Game with a 236 while Heather Woolery had the High Series with a 615. Bowler's Apparel and Pro Shop had the High Team Game with a 1,097 and the High Series with a 2,987...
FRANK L. BAXTER (10/31/03)
Frank L. Baxter, 79, of Greencastle, died Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2003, at Wishard Hospital in Indianapolis. He was born on April 20, 1984, in Cucumber, W.Va., the son of Charles Edward Baxter and Doshia Mae (Lyons) Baxter. He married Carol L. (Whitt) Baxter, who survives him, on Oct. 3, 1946...
JOAN WEDEL NAYARKAS (10/31/03)
Joan Wedel Nayarkas, 78, of Brazil, formerly of Terre Haute, died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2003 at Cloverleaf Healthcare Facility. She was born July 13, 1925, in Clay County, the daughter of Ernest and Ruth Tiefel Wedel. She graduated from Brazil High School and worked at Indiana State University as a secretary in the athletic department. She retired shortly after marrying Tony Nayarkas in June of 1958...
DOROTHY EASTER CARROLL (10/31/03)
Dorothy Easter Carroll, 83, of Terre Haute, died at 4:40 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2003, at Union Hospital. She was born March 21, 1920, in Terre Haute, to Clifford and Rose Dowden Easter. She grew up in Saline City and attended Ashboro High School. She retired from Columbia Record, having worked there 27 years. She lived in Shady Oak Apartments until two years ago when she moved to her daughter Dee's house...
OPAL F. COOPER HUFF MAXWELL (10/31/03)
Opal F. Cooper Huff Maxwell, 80, of Terre Haute, died Thursday, Oct. 30, 2003, at Harborside Health Care. Born Oct. 22, 1923, in Vigo County, she was the daughter of Willis A. and Gladys McFadden Cooper. She was an avid gardener and loved flowers. She was a devoted mother and grandmother...