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Stories from Tuesday, May 4, 2004

Council investigates reassessment issues (05/04/04)
For the second month in a row, questions about the reassessment and a complete review and possible reform of the county's land information took the majority of the County Council's discussion time. Assessor C.R. Boyd fielded a number of questions about his request for $500,000 from the county's reassessment fund before the council left it on the table for another month at their monthly meeting Monday night...
County-wide library possible (05/04/04)
Citizens with opinions on the proposed county-wide library system packed the Commissioners' Room of the County Courthouse to capacity yesterday afternoon, spilling out into the hallway before their concerns were addressed. Many opinionated residents came to the courthouse at 9 a.m. Monday, over an hour earlier than the topic's scheduled discussion time at the monthly County Commissioners meeting...
Battling childhood obesity (05/04/04)
Indiana residents are among the most overweight and obese in the nation. Combating obesity in children was the subject of a seminar sponsored by the Clay County Step Ahead Council late last month at the Riddell Bank. Dr. William J. Wishner, special consultant to the Indiana State Department of Health, says Indiana has a brighter side, however. The state's sagging industry has possibilities for improvement directly related to its obesity...
Food and custodial position eliminated (05/04/04)
The Director of Food and Custodial Services position has been eliminated at Clay Community Schools for next year, apparently as a cost cutting measure. Sheila McKee, SFNS, has held that position for the past 13 1/2 years. She has a masters degree in food and nutrition...
Braves knock off Knights at Forest Park Golf Course (05/04/04)
Caleb Edington chips in for a birdie on the first hole at Forest Park on Monday night. Despite dropping two decisions to the Northview Knights in previous matchups, the Terre Haute South Braves got a measure of revenge on Monday night, downing the Knights 143 to 149 while Linton lost their first dual match of the year with a 151...
Knights fall short of Tiger Cubs (05/04/04)
Northview sophomore Neil Vanatti placed third in the shotput on Monday night and second in the discus as the Knights came up just two points short of defeating Greencastle. On Monday night the visiting Greencastle track teams showed why they've had a wealth of success the past couple of seasons, taking the top spot in eight boys events to hold off the Knights by a point, 58 to 57 with Edgewood in third with 52 points...
Natasha Barnett (05/04/04)
Natasha Barnett placed fourth in the 300 hurdles on Monday night. She was third in the 110 hurdles.
Austin Schutte (05/04/04)
Austin Schutte carded a 39 for the Knights on Monday night in a dual match versus T.H. South and Linton.
ELAINE K. BRIDGEWATER (05/04/04)
Elaine K. Bridgewater, 57, of Brazil, died Friday, April 30, 2004, at 7:39 p.m. in the emergency room of St. Vincent Clay Hospital. For the last year she had been a resident of the Clay Health Center due to failing health. She previously made her home in the Lamplight Apartments on East Pinckley Street...