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Stories from Monday, February 28, 2005

Elimination of negative cash balances boosts Brazil budget dollars (02/28/05)
The following business was conducted at this week's meeting of the Brazil City Council: New Business The Council conducted a public hearing for additional appropriations for the Economic Development Fund. Last year, the General Fund was at $1,674,000, and this year it is $2.2 million, Arthur said. The Motor Vehicle Highway (MVH) Fund is up from $205,000 to $414,000 due to elimination of some negative cash balances...
Officials eye ECAs at secondary level (02/28/05)
Looking for $1 million in school budget cuts has some people looking at the extra-curricular activities (ECAs) budget, particularly the ECA staff positions at the secondary level. Clay Community School Corporation provides for 271 possible ECA programs for students to choose from throughout the school system...
Pierce to take reins as sheriff (02/28/05)
When Rob Carter steps down from the position of Clay County Sheriff, the office will temporarily be filled by a man with 34 years of law enforcement experience. "Clay County will be in very capable hands," Sheriff Carter said of Chief Deputy Larry Pierce who will become Acting Sheriff on March 7...
Mitch strikes again! (02/28/05)
Governor calls Sheriff to state law enforcement post Gov. Mitch Daniels has called upon Clay County for the third time to fill a position in his administration. "Rob Carter has demonstrated outstanding leadership in community law enforcement," said Gov. Daniels about the man he met during his 2003/04 campaign throughout the state...
About $40 per student is spent on extra-curricular activities at North Clay (02/28/05)
Part 5 of series "Extra-curricular activities are an intregal part of what we do as educators," North Clay Middle School Principal Greg Linton said. "We need to educate the whole child, and ECAs are a part of that education." Most students at North Clay Middle School choose to get involved in the various available extra-curricular activities (ECAs)...
Thomas' bill to raise standards for toxins (02/28/05)
The Indiana Department of Environmental Management will play a larger future role in the disposal and transportation of chemical munitions after House Bill 1059 passed to the Senate. Rep. Andy Thomas (R-Brazil) is co-author of the legislation which establishes new standards for the destruction or treatment of chemical munitions. ...
Thomas finds first weeks on new job busy (02/28/05)
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- The newly created state inspector general's office has launched about 50 investigations in its first month of existence, looking into complaints of ethics violations, misuse of state money and possible criminal conduct. Republican Gov. Mitch Daniels says the office needs more power -- including the right to prosecute state employees in some cases -- to discourage such unethical or illegal behavior...
Bloomfield falls seconds short of state finals berth (02/28/05)
The Bloomfield Cardinals bid for a state finals appearance came up just a few seconds short on Saturday versus fifth-ranked Northeast Dubois. Bloomfield led for much of the game, including a six point advantage beginning the fourth quarter. But the Jeeps overcame a 50-44 deficit with fewer than two minutes remaining to pick up a 52-50 win. The victory propels them into the 1A state finals against 18-7 Tri-Central who defeated S.Central (LaPorte 49-47...
Thatcher's big night leads Eels to win (02/28/05)
(Left) Brock Dyer flies high for two first half points during Friday's win over Rockville while (right) teammate T.L. Roeschlein homes in on a layup over Rockville's Tyler Harper. CLAY CITY -- The Clay City Eels appear to be hitting their stride and exactly the right time as sectional action approaches next week...
GERTRUDE MONG MAURER BURKITT (02/28/05)
Gertrude Mong Maurer Burkitt, 90, of Center Point died at 1:45 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 26, 2005, at Clay County Health Center in Brazil. Born Sept. 4, 1914, in Clay County, she was the daughter of Nick and Cora McCullough Mong. She was a graduate of Brazil High School in 1933 and married Cecil E. Maurer on July 1, 1933. He died May 11, 1980. She then married George Burkitt who passed away in December 1995...
SYLVIA IRENE ANSTEAD (02/28/05)
Sylvia Irene Anstead, 87, of Charleston, S.C., and formerly of Brazil, died Friday, Feb. 25, 2005, in Charleston. Born Aug. 28, 1917, in Clay County, she was the daughter of Nathan Harden and Margaret Comer Harden. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Gerald Anstead and two daughters, Edith Lou Anstead and Beverly Duncan...
JERALD E. FLOYD SR. (02/28/05)
Jerald E. Floyd Sr., 64, of Brazil died unexpectedly Thursday, Feb. 24, 2005, at his residence. Born Sept. 22, 1940, in Brazil, he was the son of Arthur and Aldabelle Poor Floyd. He graduated from Brazil High School, Class of 1958, and worked with his father and owned and operated Floyd's Body Shop all of his working years...
VIRGINIA LOUISE DOWNING MILLER (02/28/05)
Virginia Louise "Ginny" Downing Miller, 61, died of cancer on Saturday, Feb. 26, 2005. She attended Christ Community Church in Brazil and was a volunteer at the Clay County Emergency Food Pantry. She enjoyed traveling and reading. Survivors include her husband, Don, whom she married Dec. ...