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Stories from Wednesday, March 24, 2004

Raccoon responsible for power outage (03/24/04)
By FRANK PHILLIPS frankphi@hotmail.com Many people in central Clay County awoke Wednesday to find they had no electricity. Thanks to a mother raccoon, power was out about four hours, Cinergy spokesman Rick Burger said. Cinergy workers learned a family of raccoons had taken up residence inside the fence at the Staunton sub-station. ...
City's Rainy Day Fund set (03/24/04)
Brazil's new Rainy Day Fund will be put into use soon, since Ordinance 6, 2004, was passed at the City Council meeting Tuesday evening. The ordinance gives the Council approval of spending from the fund. The first expenditure will be to pay off Dennis Trucking for Phase 2 of the sidewalk project...
Angel of the Airways: Westfall chooses to become a flight nurse (03/24/04)
Part 3 of 4 As a registered nurse serving in the U.S. Army in 1944, Lt. Rosalind Westfall decided to become a flight nurse. Flight training, 8-10 weeks at Bowman Field in Kentucky, was very intense. Rosalind got terribly air sick. But she was going to be a flight nurse and nothing would stop her. ...
Artist donates work to Center for Women's Ministries (03/24/04)
Ruth Waite, a local woodcarver, has donated a piece of her work to the Center for Women's Ministries of Clay County. Waite chose a lighthouse as the theme for the relief carving which she donated to the center. The piece is carved from basswood and the frame is cherry. The lighthouse theme is used throughout the center. The inscription on the carving is inspired by Psalm 119:105 "Thy word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path."...
Bruner, daughters haven't been seen for a week, Walker says (03/24/04)
Patricia Watson Bruner with daughters, left, Shauna McIntire, 3, and Samantha McIntire, 5. Bruner and her children have not been seen since last Wednesday. Submitted photo Patricia Watson Bruner, 25, has not been seen or heard from by her family and friends for a week, her mother, Brenda Walker, told The Brazil Times on Tuesday. Patricia, with her daughters, Shauna McIntire, 3, and Samantha McIntire, 5, left her boyfriend's house last Wednesday...
Spring athletics heating up (03/24/04)
As the weather warms up in the Wabash Valley, Spring athletics are gearing up locally. Brady Shoemaker prepares to release a pitch during a Spring practice intersquad game for the Northview Knights on Tuesday afternoon. Shoemaker and the Knights will host a scrimmage contest on Saturday afternoon at 11 a.m...
Northview boys track team (03/24/04)
Members of the Northview boys track team warmup on the track before practice on Tuesday afternoon. The Knights are scheduled for their first meet on Thursday, April 8 versus Owen Valley.
RALPH ERNEST KNOWLES (03/24/04)
Ralph Ernest Knowles, 91, of Harmony, died Monday, March 22, 2004, at Cloverleaf Healthcare Facility. He was born Dec. 12, 1912, in Brazil, the son of Onnie Curtis Knowles and Bertha Clara Craig Knowles. Following high school, he entered the U.S. Army, serving three different tours of duty. On Sept. 11, 1948, he married Mary Margaret Knowles; she preceded him in death in 2002...
CHESTER 'CHET' LEE SMITH (03/24/04)
Chester "Chet" Lee Smith, 74, of Brazil, died Monday, March 22, 2004, at 4 p.m. in his home. He was born Nov. 4, 1929, in Spencer, Ind., to Leon and Gretchen Smith. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Brazil. He was also a member of the United States Air Force, which led to a distinguished career as an air traffic controller...
TERRY VANATTI (03/24/04)
Terry Vanatti, 46, of Rosedale, Ind., died unexpectedly at 4 a.m. Sunday, March 21, 2004, in his residence from natural causes. The death was investigated by the Vigo County Coroner's office. Born in Clay County on July 11, 1957, he was the son of Dorothy Kidwell Vanatti and the late Merlyn Vanatti...
IRENE SPURLOCK (03/24/04)
Irene Spurlock, 83, of Owensboro, Ky., and formerly of Brazil, died Thursday evening, March 4, 2004, following an extended illness. She was born Sept. 30, 1919, in Manilla, Ark., to John and Mary Moyer. She married John Spurlock in 1941. After moving around with the Air Force for many years, they made their home in Brazil in 1954...