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Stories from Monday, July 23, 2007

Officials provide Internet safety tips (07/23/07)
YouTube, Myspace, and Bored.com are just a few select websites that have children hooked on the computer. The endless variety of information and entertainment that the Internet offers far outweighs television and public libraries these days, and with summer still here, children are often on-line for longer periods without supervision...
VanHorn wins 4-H Fashion Revue (07/23/07)
The Clay County 4-H Fair is a family tradition for Jackson Township Farmhands' member Hannah VanHorn. "My family is very supportive of my being in 4-H," VanHorn, 16, said about her own cheering section in the crowd at the Consumer Clothing Fashion Revue Sunday night, where she won the Grand Champion trophy for the third year in a row. ...
Local volunteer group provides security for area events (07/23/07)
In the past, a posse was formed to help round up the "bad guys." In these enlightened times, when justice isn't as swift, and suspects are innocent until proven guilty, does this area need a posse? The answer in Clay County is yes. The Sheriff's Posse was formed as a volunteer extension of the sheriff's department reserves in February 2005, and began operations in January 2006. The group meets every third Tuesday each month at 7 p.m. at the Clay County Justice Center...
Traffic stop results in one arrest (07/23/07)
A traffic stop on an individual believed to be wanted on two warrants Sunday evening led to a pursuit involving various agencies in two to three counties. Shortly before 10 p.m., law enforcement officers attempted to stop a red vehicle in an area near the intersection of C.R. 1500 N and 300 W., but the driver sped off throwing items out the window...
Gaines is sprint champ at LPS (07/23/07)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor PUTNAMVILLE -- With Indiana Sprint Week heading to Haubstadt on Saturday night, several top drivers opted to make the haul to Lincoln Park Speedway following their visit to Bloomington on Friday evening. Dickie Gaines assuredly is glad he made the decision that he did as he outran a solid field, topping Robbie Rice, Jeff Bland Jr., Billy Puterbaugh and Thomas Meseraull...
Thelma Juanita Neda Horton Shonk (07/23/07)
Thelma Juanita Neda Horton Shonk, 89, Clay City, died at 12:30 p.m., Saturday, July 21, 2007, in the Holly Hill Healthcare facility. Born Oct. 12, 1917, in Vigo County, she was the daughter of Charles and Effie Ellis Harris. She was a homemaker and member of the New Hope Baptist Church...
Hannah B. Green (07/23/07)
Hannah B. Green, 87, of Brazil, died Saturday, July 21, 2007 at 1:10 PM at the Clay County Health Center. She was born February 29, 1920 in Clay County the daughter of Amos and Sarah Jones Martin. She attended the EUB Church in Carbon and was a lifetime member of the VFW Post #1127. She enjoyed playing Bingo and spending time with her family...
Public Record 7-23-07 (07/23/07)
Clay County Justice Center The following jail bookings occurred at the Clay County Justice Center during July 20-23: Dodd, Frederick, 25: Public intoxication Fulk, Douglas Marshall, 27: WARRANT: 1. Petition to revoke probation 2. Petition to revoke probation 3. Resisting law enforcement...
No resting for the wicked on weekend (07/23/07)
So, I received an invitation late Friday evening to go camping this weekend. Typically, the weekends are full of lots of colorful things, other than the laundry that I find myself doing on Sundays. But I digress. I spent Saturday afternoon and night at Lake Monroe south of Bloomington with friends, sitting out by the lake, cooking over a campfire...
Musings on things for kids to do (07/23/07)
What's a parent to do when the first flush of summer vacation wears off? Boredom, summer heat, close proximity to siblings and lack of structure can have repercussions for the entire family. When I was a child, I remember long days spent outside reading under my favorite tree, or climbing into that tree to get away from my brothers. Chores were done and the days stretched endlessly with plenty of time to come up with ideas of what to do for fun...