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Stories from Friday, July 21, 2006

Woman in accident to face charges (07/21/06)
The allegedly intoxicated female suspect involved in a hit-and-run accident that led to a high-speed police pursuit and ended in a vehicle rollover in the area of the intersection of N. C.R. 1025 and C.R. 425 W. on July 15 has not been charged yet. Because Debra Cannon, 48, of Brazil was taken to St. Vincent Clay Hospital for injuries sustained in the accident, she was not immediately arrested by the Brazil City Police Department...
Bus check (07/21/06)
Derek Eaglin and mechanic Mark McIntire check the oil on a bus during annual inspections at the bus garage Wednesday. Only half of the 74 vehicles were inspected. Thursday's group of buses will determine whether or not Clay Community Schools Transportation Department reaches the 11th year without a bus failing the inspection...
Something new from same old place (07/21/06)
Three masons from Bronger Masonry, Lebanon, Ind., place stone blocks on the outer walls of the Brazil Public Library. The new stone is from the same quarry used to acquire the stone for the old library building during its construction 103 years ago, according to Site Manager Steve Garlits...
Church blanketing the world (07/21/06)
Children attending Brazil First United Methodist Church's Fiesta Vacation Bible School are reaching out to share the warmth of a blanket and a book with children in Spanish speaking countries. Matt Drake, Bailey McWilliams, Emmie Drake, Lucy France, crew leaders Konnor Cheek and Carlee Bell, Jackson Breitweiser and Morgan Breitweiser work together to complete one of the 52 "Jesus Loves Me" blankets. ...
Officer leaving force, looks forward to dream job (07/21/06)
Ivy Herron photo Patrolman Chris Blila prepares for his last patrol with the Brazil City Police Department Thursday morning. Patrolman Chris Blila is leaving the Brazil City Police Department for a dream job that combines his love of medicine and law enforcement...
Buses score 100 percent on inspections (07/21/06)
Ivy Herron photo Clay Community School Bus Garage Supervisor Jerry Fortune watches members of the Indiana State Police inspection crew perform a 45-point check list on one of 73 school buses owned by the corporation Thursday morning. For the 11th consecutive year, every school bus passed the inspection...
Preparing for the 4-H Fair (07/21/06)
Dee Targett checks-in entries and categorizes them into beginner, advanced and intermediate levels Friday for the photography exhibit of the Clay County 4-H Fair. The Fair started this morning and will run through Friday, July 28.
Dunking Wire to help Riley Hospital (07/21/06)
WTHI-TV weatherman David Wire was among the more popular dunk tank targets at a benefit for Riley Children's Hospital held Friday at Wal-Mart in Brazil. Participants paid $1 for three chances at sinking the Action 10 meteorologist, who found his way to the bottom of the tank early and often. Other targets included Wal-Mart managers, Brazil policemen and members of the Clay County Sheriff's Department...
Man pleads guilty to drug charges (07/21/06)
A Staunton man arrested by the Vigo County Drug Task Force at his home in January 2005 with nearly 15 grams of methamphetamine, 50-60 grams of marijuana and $44,000 cash has pled guilty to two drug-related charges in Clay Superior Court. On July 19, Paul A. Lucas, 39, pled guilty to possession of methamphetamine (a Class C felony) and possession of marijuana (a Class D felony) before Judge Blaine Akers...
Taste of paradise (07/21/06)
Top: Jimmy Buffett would be proud: A large crowd tries out the new Cheeseburger in Paradise restaurant on U.S. 41 near Olive Garden in Terre Haute Tuesday night. Bottom: Tobias sang about "Margaritaville" and performed other Jimmy Buffett songs. The occasion was media night at the new restaurant, Cheeseburger in Paradise...
Peek inside library addition (07/21/06)
Taking a peek through the old entrance doors, the library looks different as construction continues inside. Walls have been torn out to make room for new ammenities like a fireplace with a sitting area and an expanded Genealogy Department. Once construction is complete, the old entrance at the top of the library's concrete staircase will not be used. The new design moves the entrance to ground level for handicap accessibilty...
Allen appointed Greene Circuit judge (07/21/06)
Clay County's chief deputy prosecutor has been appointed interim Greene Circuit Judge by Gov. Mitch Daniels, according to a release. Erik "Chip" Allen, a Greene County native who has served in the Clay County Prosecutor's Office since early 2003, was informed of the appointment Monday, he said. He had already been nominated by Greene County Republicans to run for the office in November...
Sheriff's Dept. looking for new K-9 officer (07/21/06)
There's no extra county funds to provide the Clay County Sheriff's Department with a police dog, but that isn't stopping Deputy Josh Clarke and Sheriff Mike Heaton from trying to acquire one. "We need a trained police dog in our community. At least 10 times in the past year the department has needed the use of a dog," said Clarke, who will be the handler for the new addition to the department. ...
Truck driver convicted (07/21/06)
The truck driver involved in a Nov. 9, 2004, crash that killed a rural Clay County man was convicted of reckless operation of a semi-tractor trailer in Clay Superior Court on Tuesday. According to police reports, Jaime Arambul, 47, El Monte, Calif., was backing up a semi-tractor trailer in the westbound lanes of U.S. 40. when Mark S. Tanner, 50, of rural Clay County, drove into the back of the truck. Tanner was killed instantly...
Clay County Youth Football Camp underway at Northview High School (07/21/06)
Northview Assistant Pat Sammons explains a sled drill to the next generation of Knights linemen. For Northview Head Football Coach George Gettle and his crew of assistants and volunteers, the heat is on. The Clay County Youth Football Camp kicked off Tuesday at Northview High School, and as the mercury continues to rise-- temperatures flirted with the 90s during morning workouts this week-- excitement for the upcoming football season is approaching the boiling point...
Rain conquers Action Track; Stanbrough Sprint Week champ (07/21/06)
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. -- Rain in the area Friday hampered the 2006 "Indiana Sprint Week" finale at the Terre Haute Action Track, causing the race organizer to cancel the event. The race was the second straight USAC National Sprint Car Series race canceled by a track due to the threat of rain or precipitation on the ground...
Coaches from England teaching Northview soccer players (07/21/06)
Andy McCammon photo Instructor James Jefferies offers pointers to his charges during a passing exercise. The U.K. Elite soccer camp is giving young soccer players from the Brazil area a perspective on the game from across the pond. The week-long camp, which runs through today at Northview High School, brings English coaches-- and their distinctly English passion for the game-- together with young players across the country. The camp is in its third year in Brazil...
MARJORIE ANN OVERPECK (07/21/06)
Marjorie Ann Overpeck, 84, Terre Haute, died July 18, 2006, in Meadows Manor East. Born May 14, 1922, she was the daughter of Raymond D. Hookey and Lena Roberts Hookey. Survivors include two sons, Robert (Charlene) Overpeck, Terre Haute, and William (Jean) Overpeck, Avon, Ind.; one sister Sara Lou Slover, Terre Haute; and one aunt, Arenell Puett, Rosedale, Ind...
Mary Naomi Thomas (07/21/06)
Mary Naomi Thomas, 92, of Center Point passed away July 21, 2006, in her daughter's home. She was born Sept. 30, 1913, in Staunton, the daughter of John Eder and Barbara L. Roeschlein Eder. She married Charles Thomas on March 26, 1938. They had their family farm together and she enjoyed being a homemaker. ...
NANCY J. MANLEY (07/21/06)
Nancy J. Manley, 57, of Greencastle, Ind., passed away Wednesday, July 19, 2006, at Clarian Health/Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, Ind. She was born May 2, 1949, the daughter of Harry Hunter Kirton and Audra Pauline (Morgan) Kirton. She was employed at Indiana Department of Natural Resources in Indianapolis. She was a member of the Women of the Moose #138 of Greencastle and American Legion Auxiliary, Post 281 of Cloverdale...
CARL W. HOPPER (07/21/06)
Carl W. Hopper, of Boulder, Colo., died of Alzheimer's disease Monday, July 10, 2006, in Boulder. He was 71. The son of Clemens W. Hopper and Florence Mayfield Hopper, he was born Nov. 16, 1934, in Brazil. He married Virginia L. Job on Nov. 5, 1955, in Brazil. He graduated from Brazil High School in 1952. Mr. Hopper moved to Boulder in 1967...