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Stories from Friday, September 7, 2007

Clay City residents approach council with property concerns (09/07/07)
CLAY CITY -- Tensions flared slightly Thursday evening at the Clay City Town Council meeting. Several residents attended the meeting and openly questioned the three council members regarding several residential homes that were not cooperating with town ordinance 2005-3...
Center Point getting ready for festival (09/07/07)
CENTER POINT -- Those in search of good food, good friends and good entertainment at a great price will want to attend the Center Point Community Fall Festival on Sept. 22. Beginning at 4 p.m., the event will feature a hog roast dinner, ham, beans and cornbread and homemade desserts...
Park Board delivers good news (09/07/07)
Good news was the theme of the evening during Wednesday's Brazil City Parks Board meeting. Board President Ruthann Jeffries was happy to announce that this was a banner year for the Forest Park Pool. "We had an exceptional year for the pool," Jeffries said...
City Parks Board gear up for 'Fishing Fun Day' (09/07/07)
The Brazil City Parks Board is inviting all area children and adults to a morning of fun and fishing on Saturday, Sept. 15. Beginning at 9 a.m., the Fishing Fun Day at Craig Park will begin. There will be drinks provided by Pepsi, and biscuits and gravy provided by members of the City Council...
Parke County REMC sets up annual meeting (09/07/07)
Parke County REMC has announced its annual meeting of the membership will take place at the Parke County 4-H Fairgrounds, north of Rockville on SR 41, Thursday, Sept. 13. The event will begin with registration from 4:30-7 p.m. A meal will also be served at this time, consisting of a ribeye sandwich, chips, potato salad, iced tea and lemonade. The meal will be catered by the Beef House...
Caregivers, police create special registry (09/07/07)
Caregivers of a "special needs" individual, whether a child or an adult, can participate in a new program at the Brazil City Police Department, the Special Needs Registry. Brazil Police Chief Terry Harrison is in full support of creating a confidential registry to help provide information about a special needs individual to authorities in an emergency situation if a caregiver has been incapacitated...
Officials say driver fatigue caused accident (09/07/07)
Officials believe driver fatigue was the cause of a Friday morning single vehicle accident on County Road 500 West that sent a Riley woman to the hospital. According to Clay County Sheriff's Deputy Jason Frazier, Alice Barnard, 62, used her cell phone to report the accident shortly before 10 a.m...
Area family copes with dreadful illness (09/07/07)
Imagine the world's worst migraine headache. The sensitivity to light, sound, motion and especially odors, creating a miserable experience for anyone who suffers. Then add the worst case of morning sickness with nausea, vomiting, extreme fatigue and mood swings. Now, imagine that these symptoms last for several months, often to the end of the pregnancy...
Employee suspended by city (09/07/07)
On Friday, Brazil City Clerk/Treasurer Tracy Webster told The Brazil Times she had suspended deputy clerk/treasurer Janet Wallace for failure to pay city taxes on time. "I felt like I had no choice," Webster said. "I had to take action." Webster said State Board of Accounts Auditor Sharon Cooprider informed her Tuesday that, during a routine audit, she had discovered that there were four different occasions where city taxes had been paid late...
Meet and Greet! (09/07/07)
Cornerstone Christian Academy was visited by K-9 Officer Josh Clarke, and his partner, Officer Forrest, from the Clay County Sheriff's Department on Friday. Clarke explained to Mrs. Hewitt's Kindergarten class, what a police dog does and how Forrest was trained...
Christian music group to perform today (09/07/07)
Those interested in contemporary Christian music are in for a treat this Friday as Souled Out will perform at the old Brazil Junior-Senior High School building. The event is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. at the community center, 202 N. Washington St., Brazil...
Grand Opening! (09/07/07)
The Brazil Chamber of Commerce help Emmert GMAC cut the ribbon opening their new office building, Emmert Plaza, on National Ave. and West St. Front row: Mayor Ann Bradshaw, Kim Emmert-O'Dell, Sam Emmert, and Melissa McCullough, Chamber board member. Back Row: Chamber of Commerce members, Lisa Walter and Laura Clark, City Council President Jim Sheese and Mike Petersen, Rotary President and Chamber member...
Grand Openings! (09/07/07)
Brazil Chamber of Commerce members help cut the opening ribbon at the new Aames Title and Closing office in the Emmert Plaza. Front row: Mayor Ann Bradshaw, Jackie Mitchell, Manager, and Melissa McCullough, Chamber Board member. Second Row: Matt Russell and Beck Minix, Stewart Title Guarantee, Melissa Cress and Debbie Cress, Aames Title, Allyson Slesinski, Stewart Title Guarantee, Laura Clark and Mike Petersen, Chamber of Commerce. ...
Third 'Tank' Wiley ride set for Saturday (09/07/07)
The Third Annual Tony "Tank" Wiley Memorial Ride to raise funds in support of the Clay County Humane Society is scheduled for Saturday, and expectations are high that this one will be the largest yet. "We had a great response from local individuals and business sponsors," Marc Wiley, event organizer, said. "We have 65 sponsors on the back of the t-shirts this year. We are really grateful for all their help."...
Board rezones 29 acres (09/07/07)
More business may come to Brazil in the near future. In Thursday night's meeting of the Brazil Advisory Plan Commission, they unanimously approved to rezone approximately 29 acres of land near the intersection of U.S. 40 and Water Works Rd. (CR 200 W) from residential to general business...
Sheriff's Department receives large raises (09/07/07)
While their combined budgets were cut $398,851, members of the Clay County Sheriff's Department and the Clay County Justice Center will receive pay raises in 2008. "I really appreciate the time and effort the council took this year to make sure that all county employees were fairly taken care of during the budget hearings," Sheriff Mike Heaton said about salary increases approved by the Council during their recent budget hearings. ...
Awarded for community service (09/07/07)
The Indiana Retired Teacher's Association awarded former Clay Community Schools educators Paul Sinders and Pat Wilkinson certificates for community service Thursday. The certificates were presented by Clay County Retired Teacher's Association President Odena Harper and CCRTA Community Services Chairman Carolyn Tausig...
Big Honors! (09/07/07)
Outgoing Clay County Community Foundation President Jan Howell received a plaque for her term of service from vice president Paul Sinders at the foundation's meeting Thursday.
Big Honors! (09/07/07)
Clay County Community Foundation affiliate director Brian Deakins (center) received a plaque from the foundation Thursday evening for his time of service. Deakins attended his final meeting with the group Thursday and is pictured with foundation vice president Paul Sinders and president Jan Howell...
CCSD confiscates tobacco (09/07/07)
The Clay County Sheriff's Department confiscated more than $4,000 in cigarettes and an undetermined amount of other miscellaneous items during an early Thursday morning traffic stop, now they just have to find out where it all came from. "Right now we are trying to determine where these items came from," Sheriff Mike Heaton said, adding that the merchandise was marked with price tags and inventory markings like a gas station or convenience mart would use. ...
North Clay 7th grade splits (09/07/07)
North Clay's seventh grade volleyball team scored a 25-13, 25-12 win over South Putnam that evened their record at 2-2 overall. Alexus Bex had 12 points with three aces and Courtney Maccarone had 17 points and 11 aces to lead the team. Brylie Riddell contributed seven points with four aces and Megan Westfall, Hayley Rodgers, Kyleigh Davis, Miranda Morelli and Sydney Purcell all had two points with an ace...
Cougars beat 'C' team Knights (09/07/07)
BLOOMINGTON -- North-view's 'C' team Knights fell to host Bloomington North, 25-11, 25-22 despite 15 service points from Darcy Bass and five from Stephanie McMains. Lauren Webster added four and Kaylee Edington contributed two. The Knights are now 3-3 overall and play host Tuesday to Linton at 5:30 p.m...
Eels grab own invitational championship (09/07/07)
CLAY CITY -- Clay City played host to eight boys' and girls' cross country teams on Thursday evening. Shakamak's Anthony Witt left little doubt about who would be the individual winner. Witt emphatically erased the standing course record set by Terre Haute North's Zach Mayhew in 2006. The Lakers' top man, crossed the finish line in 16:28 to beat the previous record by an amzing 17 seconds...
Knights can't overlook Golden Arrows (09/07/07)
Northview resumes its Western Indiana Conference schedule this evening with the team's first road trip of the year. The Knights travel to Sullivan looking to pick up their second win of the young year as well as their second conference victory. Northview currently is the owner of a five-game winning streak against the Golden Arrows during which they have never scored fewer than 31 points in a game...
Delores L. Sparks (09/07/07)
Delores L. Sparks, 95, Terre Haute, formerly of Cory, passed away Sept. 6, 2007, at 6:45 a.m., at Westridge Healthcare Facility. Services will take place at 11 a.m. Monday at Schoppenhorst Funeral Home, Clay City, with Pastor David Deal officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery, Riley...
Maxine (May) Orme (09/07/07)
Maxine (May) Orme, 93, Plainfield, died peacefully in her sleep on Sept. 2, 2007. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8 in Hampton-Gentry Funeral Home, Plainfield. Visitation is from noon until time of service. Burial will be in Calcutta Cemetery, Harmony...
Delores L. Sparks (09/07/07)
Delores L. Sparks, 95, Terre Haute, formerly of Cory, passed away Sept. 6, 2007, at 6:45 a.m., at Westridge Healthcare Facility. She was born May 22, 1912, in Clay County, the daughter of Rudolph and Goldie (Shaw) Kester. She graduated from Cory High School in 1930...
Church News 9-8-07 (09/07/07)
ANNUNCIATION CATHOLIC CHURCH Submitted by Annunciation Catholic Church Father Dom Chukwudi is the Administrator and Dr. Marsha Bialaszewski is the Pastoral Associate. The Mass schedule is Saturday 6:30 p.m., Sunday 8:30 a.m., Tuesday 5:30 p.m., Wednesday 9 a.m. Reconciliation is 5:45-6:15 p.m. Saturday or by appointment...
Public Record 9-8-07 (09/07/07)
Clay County Courthouse The following transactions took place at the Clay County Courthouse Sept. 6-7: Clay Superior Court - Civil Brandi D. Traver Vs. Thomas J. Traver: Domestic Relations Cach LLC of Colorado Vs. Shannon M. Ramer: Civil Collections Clay Circuit Court - Civil...
Public Record 9-7-07 (09/07/07)
Clay County Courthouse The following transactions took place at the Clay County Courthouse Sept. 5-6: Clay Circuit Court - Civil GE Money Bank Vs. Kinau Sang: Civil Collections HSBC Bank National Vs. Karen D. Girton Jones: Civil Collections Midland Credit Management, Inc. Vs. Kimberly Jones: Civil Collections...
Staunton Scene (09/07/07)
In an effort to help in the beautification and clean-up of the Town of Staunton, the Staunton Town Council has designated Sat., Sept. 15 as Community Clean-up Day. Dumpsters will be placed on the northeast corner of Monroe and Columbus Streets. Disposal of any items other than tires and chemicals will be accepted in these dumpsters between the hours of 8 a.m.-6 p.m. on this one day only...
Save early and wisely for college (09/07/07)
It's that time of year when college students across the country reach for their backpacks and head back to campus - while their parents reach for their checkbooks and head for the Tylenol. If your children are still quite young, though, you can take steps now to reduce the headaches that may come from those big college bills...