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Stories from Monday, March 14, 2005

Kids learn three words that never grow old (03/14/05)
"Consideration for others is the basic of a good life, a good society." -- Confucius "The hardest job kids face today is learning good manners without seeing any." -- Fred Astaire "Children are natural mimics who act like their parents despite every effort to teach them good manners." -- Author Unknown...
Illegal aliens plead guilty to transporting other illegals after I-70 crash near Brazil (03/14/05)
Two Mexican citizens were sentenced last Tuesday following their guilty pleas to transporting illegal aliens. The pair were caught Sept. 9 when Ramon Vasques-Balcasar, 22, was driving a van that overturned on I-70 near Brazil. According to a press release from the U.S. Department of Justice, the van held 14 illegal aliens, including Balcasar and another defendent, Rogelio Morales-Martinez, 24. The van was rated to transport seven people...
Planting season (03/14/05)
Dressed in protective clothing, Chad Casassa prepares to sandblast a ground ripper in preparation for planting. At barns around the county, farmers are preparing for the planting season as the temperature begins to warm. "It isn't for a while yet," said Leon Mercer, an area farmer preparing for the spring planting season. He is one of many, but with 3,000 acres to plant in corn, beans and wheat, preparation at the Mercer Farm begins early. "We started three weeks ago."...
Clay City man injured in crash (03/14/05)
A Clay City man was critically injured in a crash early Sunday morning in Vigo County. Jeremy W. Klinger, 26, of Clay City received internal injuries and broken bones in the accident on Fruitridge Ave. south of Idle Creek that occured around 3:45 a.m. Indiana State Police report Klinger's vehicle veered off to the left side of the road and hit several trees before stopping. He was trapped in the vehicle and flown by Lifeline medical helicopter to Methodist Hospital after being freed...
Early morning fire forces Great Dane plant evacuation (03/14/05)
An early morning fire at Great Dane in Brazil caused the company to evacuate more than 200 shift workers Monday. However, "Everyone is back at work and we're up and running as normal," said Mike Steed, Great Dane Human Resources Manager. At 2:48 this morning, the Brazil Fire Department was called to Great Dane to extinguish a fire that began in a refrigerator trailer inside the plant. ...
Brazil City Park Board awards mowing contract (03/14/05)
The Brazil City Park Board reawarded its 2005 mowing contract for the three city parks to Mullenix Lawn Service, Inc. The Board approved the decision at its meeting March 9 at City Hall. "He has done an excellent job the last two years of mowing," Park Board President Ruthann Jeffries said. "He did as good of a job the last year as the year before."...
Clay Community School Board weighs 16 options (03/14/05)
At Thursday evening's Clay Community School Board of School Trustees meeting, Superintendent William Schad and Director of Business Randy Burns presented the school board, and the attending crowd, with a list of 16 options to consider during the present financial crisis...
School year time constraints boost summer school offerings (03/14/05)
As the end of the school year draws closer, students begin thinking about the simple joys of 81 days of warm weather fun without books and teachers, otherwise known as summer vacation. But for many secondary students their summer vacation is interrupted with summer school...
Daniels appoints Pell Clay Circuit Court Judge (03/14/05)
Gov. Mitch Daniels has appointed Clay County Chief Deputy Prosecutor Robert Pell to replace Ernest Yelton as Clay Circuit Court Judge. In a press release announcing the appointment of Pell locally and David Kolger as Wayne Circuit Court Judge, Daniels said, "David and Bob both have reputations as tough but fair prosecutors. ...
THQMA Promo Day (03/14/05)
Terre Haute Quarter Midget Association is hosting a Promotional Drive Day on April 9, 2005 starting at 8 a.m.(the rain date will be April 17). This year we will register children beginning at 8 a.m., you will be given an hour time slot in which to return. ...
Action Track slated to host exciting 2005 schedule (03/14/05)
Levi Jones and the USAC Sprint Series will make several appearances at the Terre Haute Action Track this season. With temperatures slowly beginning to rise in the Wabash Valley, that means that racing season quickly approaches which is music to the ears of fans across the midstate...
Winter All-Conference teams named (03/14/05)
Whitney McWilliams (left) led the Eels in scoring and was named to the All-TRC first team. The Tri-River Conference and the Western Indiana Conference recently passed out their winter awards with Clay City and Northview taking home a fair share of the recognition...
North Clay girls declaw host Tiger Cubs (03/14/05)
Hannah VanHorn (#24) scored four points and pulled down nine rebounds. The North Clay eighth grade girls basketball team capped their season with a pair of victories over the host Greencastle Tiger Cubs on Thursday night. The 'A' squad won comfortably, taking a 36-16 decision that moved their record to 16-5 this year...
LILLIE BELL PICKENS GIBBONS (03/14/05)
Lillie Bell Pickens Gibbons, 98, of Reelsville, died at 5:18 p.m. Friday, March 11, 2005, at Clay Health Center in Brazil. She was born Dec. 28, 1906, in Rome, Ga. She was the daughter of Alec and Maggie May McClarty Pickens. She married Walter "Bub" Lee Gibbons, also known as "Hoss". Although they had no children of their own, they raised three children of relatives: twins Bessie and Jessie and William "Button" Pickens Jr...