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Stories from Thursday, August 9, 2007

Voice of the Colts speaks at Brazil Rotary Club (08/09/07)
TERRE HAUTE -- Local Rotary Members were treated to more than lunch at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology on Tuesday. The guest speaker for the large group was Bob Lamey, also known as the Voice of the Indianapolis Colts. RHIT President Gerald Jakubowski welcomed Rotarians from the area, and proceeded to explain how hosting the Colts affects the well-known school...
High heat also affects animals (08/09/07)
Heat-related illnesses can strike both man and beast; which is why Clay County Humane Society Shelter officials are asking people to not forget Fido during these extreme temperatures. "It is very important that a dog, or any animal out in this heat, have clean, fresh water available throughout the day," Shelter Director Matt Moss said Wednesday...
Public Record filings present more than they appear (08/09/07)
Every so often, residents look in the paper and see a long list of small claims filings naming the Clay County Commissioners in numerous lawsuits. However, the commissioners are not the ones actually suing residents. In June 2005, the Commissioners signed a contract with the Terre Haute law firm Sacopulos, Johnson and Sacopulos to allow their collection agency to collect money from tickets, fines, court fees, restitution and other reasons of which money was owed to the county...
Man falls into wastewater tank (08/09/07)
CLAY CITY -- A 19-year-old Bloomfield man was lifelined to Wishard Memorial Hospital, Indianapolis, following a 12-foot fall into a tank at the Clay City Wastewater Treatment Plant Wednesday morning. According to Clay City Volunteer Fire Dept. Assistant Chief Jim Rupp, Matt Wilson, 19, Bloomfield, fell off a ladder while working in the tank...
Extreme heat a danger to all (08/09/07)
With National Weather Service forecasters predicting scorching temperatures in the upper 90s and heat index values over 100 degrees well into next week, heat-related illnesses can strike anyone. On Wednesday, a St. Vincent Clay Hospital spokesperson said only one case of heat-related illness had come into the emergency room, but medical personnel are prepared...
United Way kicks off fundraiser campaign (08/09/07)
Patrons had plenty of chances to dunk several area residents Wednesday at Terre Haute Savings Bank. The bank served as site of the 2008 United Way of the Wabash Valley Campaign Kickoff. Branch Manager Tyler Fischer said bank employees in addition to several area volunteers from several agencies spent time in the dunk tank...
Vandalism affects the entire county (08/09/07)
Vandalism is an issue in every community, but it has come to a head this summer in Clay County. There have been numerous acts of vandalism, including smashed mailboxes, slashed tires and spray painting of vehicles, which has inconvenienced residents...
Area athletes try to beat the heat (08/09/07)
As temperatures soar ever higher and the heat index rips through the triple digit threshold, practice must go on for area teams. At Northview High School, the pigskin still flies through air seemingly as thick as Cajun gumbo during football practice. Soccer players still work on drills and cross country runners still put in their mileage in temperatures that make nearly everyone else run for the comfort of air conditioning...
Northview linksters score first victory (08/09/07)
CLOVERDALE -- Northview's lady golfers can celebrate their first victory of the early season after scoring a 178 to 221 win over the homestanding Cloverdale Clovers on Wednesday afternoon. Though the temperatures again soared into the stratosphere, the Knights got some top performances from several girls to pick up that elusive first win...
Eels restocking for 2007 season (08/09/07)
Questions abound about the upcoming cross country season for the Clay City Eels. Of course when you graduate four seniors from a boys' team that had made back-to-back trips to the semistate, there is certain to be a void to be filled. Perhaps even more pressing a question is whether there will be a girls team for the Eels this year...
Larry Eugene Shaffer (08/09/07)
Larry Eugene Shaffer, 73, of Terre Haute, Ind., passed away Aug. 7, 2007, at 2:40 p.m. at Regional Hospital following a battle with lung cancer which began on Dec. 6, 2006. He was born on April 5, 1934 to Eugene Shaffer and Eva Maesch in Staunton, Indiana. He was joined in holy matrimony to Loretta Mae Smith Aug. 21, 1951 in Henderson, Kentucky. He served proudly for his country in the Korean War from 1951 to 1954...
Public Record 8-9-07 (08/09/07)
Clay County Courthouse The following transactions took place at the Clay County Courthouse Aug. 8: Clay Circuit Court -- Civil Asset Acceptance Vs. Lonnie Clodfelter: Civil collections Kelly J. Lawson Vs. James D. Lawson Sr.: Domestic relations Small Claims...
Harmony Happenings (08/09/07)
Harmony United Methodist needs volunteers to help with Junior Church. The leader is responsible for planning a lesson and providing a snack for the youngsters. Please add your name to the sign up sheet if you are able to do one of the Sundays this year. ...
Brazil Buzz (08/09/07)
This will be a busy day at our house. I'm preparing dinner for my grandson, Michael Risk and his friend, Kaleigh Page Fredenburg. Besides that, I'm still fiddling with the bounty that I, hurriedly, snatched up from the garden this hot August Sunday morning. ...