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Stories from Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Area students get set for bus safety week (10/09/07)
School Bus Safety week is here for Clay Community Schools, and the transportation department is asking students to "Be Cool -- Follow the Rules." Every elementary school child will watch a video called "Be Cool -- Follow the Rules" in which a queen and her jester ride the school bus and students teach the queen the rules of the bus...
Vandalism causes power outage (10/09/07)
Some Clay County residents experienced a brief power outage when someone vandalized a power sub-station early Saturday morning. While the Clay County Sheriff's Department is investigating the incident, Hoosier Energy is offering a $2,500 reward with information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect or suspects...
Readers favor smoking ban (10/09/07)
Readers of The Brazil Times have spoken. They would prefer a county-wide smoking ban. The Brazil Times recently conducted an online poll regarding an issue several counties statewide have taken to heart. By noon Monday, nearly 400 people had voted on the poll, favoring a smoking ban...
Fun time had by all at Popcorn Festival! (10/09/07)
In Saturday's Bed Race at the 2007 Clay County Popcorn Festival, the team from Classic Trophies (above, left) narrowly beat out the team from Holly Hill Healthcare to win the championship. Classic Trophies went undefeated in the competition. Emcee Eric Brown (left, standing) provides the play-by-play for the 9-12-year-old division of the Popcorn Eating Contest Saturday afternoon at the 2007 Clay County...
Area organization to set up breakfasts at bridge festival (10/09/07)
ROCKVILLE -- Fast food places promote "super-value meals" -- but they can't beat the value of the "all-you-can-eat" pancake breakfasts served by the Rockville Rotary Club on Saturday and Sunday during the first weekend of Parke County's annual Covered Bridge Festival that opens Friday...
Search for missing people turns into training exercise (10/09/07)
Several groups of Clay County emergency response personnel were able to practice their skills during a search for six Vigo County residents reported missing during a fishing trip at Chinook Coal Mine late Friday evening. Officials initially believed they were looking for children or young adults, but then breathed a collective sigh of relief when they learned the group ranged between 18-35 years old...
Area children visit fire department for Fire Prevention Week (10/09/07)
Fire prevention Week started with a field trip for the Brazil and Clay City Head Start programs. Monday morning, the 3-5 year-olds and their parents visited the Brazil City Fire Department for a tour. The tour began in the living quarters, where they watched a video on fire safety. The video taught lessons on smoke detectors, match and lighter safety and stop, drop and roll...
NHS, CC receive firsts (10/09/07)
Both the Clay City Imperial Regiment and Northview Marching Knights competed in contests Saturday heading into Regional competition this weekend. The Imperial Regiment took part in two contests, one at Center Grove and the other in Carmel. At Center Grove Saturday morning, the Imperial Regiment picked up a first-place finish and won Best Music, Best Visual and Best General Effect...
Program set to provide heating assistance (10/09/07)
The Energy Assistance Program of Western Indiana Community Action Agency, Inc., will begin the 2007-08 Winter Heating Assistance Program on Tuesday. The number to call to schedule an appointment for assistance is 443-0122. The office is open Monday-Friday, from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., but is closed from noon-1 p.m. each day...
Area nurse awarded (10/09/07)
Cloverleaf Healthcare, Knightsville, recently presented Nancy Smith, LPN, with a Customer Service Superstar. Smith was chosen from 20 competing facilities. "Nancy wears many hats at Cloverleaf and goes above and beyond with everything she does," Cloverleaf Customer Service Representative Whitney Rains said. "Nancy takes extra time and care with the residents and deserves this award."...
IHSAA draws football sectional lineups (10/09/07)
2007 Indiana High School Football Sectional Tournament Pairings By The Associated Press First-round sectional pairings Oct. 19 in the 35th Indiana High School Athletic Association football tournament (The second team listed for each game is the host unless both schools agree to switch. Sectional semifinals Oct. 26; Sectional championships Nov. 2):...
Knights go 3-1 at North Montgomery; Eels drop three games at Cascade (10/09/07)
CRAWFORDSVILLE -- The Northview volleyball team ran into a team nearly as hot as they were on Saturday at the North Montgomery Invitational. The Knights had won 25-of-27 matches coming into the tourney and the Chesterton Trojans came into the tourney on a 17-game winning streak...
Girls' soccer team kicks off postseason (10/09/07)
The Northview Knights begin postseason play in the Terre Haute South Soccer Sectional with a matchup with the North Knox Warriors in the opening 5 p.m. contest. The evening's second game places West Vigo against South Vermillion at 7 p.m. The Knights come into the postseason with the school's first winning record and a share of the conference championship as well...
County teams ready for sectional meet (10/09/07)
Cross country teams begin the push toward a berth in the state finals this evening with today's sectional meet at the LaVern Gibson Course. Terre Haute North comes in as the defending team champions in both the boys' and girls' meets and should be considered a favorite this year as well...
Sectional paths set for county teams (10/09/07)
County volleyball teams got their postseason assignments when the IHSAA drew their sectional opponents on Monday morning. Northview will play in the Class 4A Mooresville Sectional while Clay City will take part in the Class A Shakamak Sectional. Martinsville is the defending sectional champion in the Knights' sectional while Bloomfield was the winner in the Eels' sectional...
Ray Chapman's spirit could be floating Indians through season like no other (10/09/07)
By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND -- Ray Chapman's spirit could be floating the Cleveland Indians through a season unlike any other in their history. Strange, unexplainable, improbable, head-scratching events have surrounded this team for months, beginning almost from the moment the Indians rediscovered a lost piece of Chapman's legacy...
Comeback win over Bills has Cowboys believing in selves even more (10/09/07)
By JAIME ARON AP Sports Writer IRVING, Texas -- Wade Phillips already thought the Dallas Cowboys had the kind of players that supported each other in bad times as well as the good ones they enjoyed the first month of the season. Now he has proof. His Cowboys didn't crack Monday night, despite plenty of forehead-slapping moments -- from Tony Romo throwing five interceptions to Romo losing a fumble, from Terrell Owens dropping a tying 2-point conversion pass to Owens dropping a long pass that might've set up a short field goal for the win, from the special teams allowing a kickoff return for a touchdown to blazing-but-injured cornerback Terence Newman getting caught from behind on an interception return.. ...
Ballou hauls home $10,000 payday (10/09/07)
LAWRENCEBURG -- This winning stuff is getting to be old hat for Robert Ballou. On Saturday night, Ballou bested a field of 70 other sprint car drivers to take home a sizable $10,000 payday in the second annual Lawrencebug Nationals under the Midwest Sprint Car Series banner. The victory was Ballou's eighth straight victory...
Kyle Alan Bitzegaio (10/09/07)
Kyle Alan Bitzegaio, 26, Terre Haute, died Friday, Oct. 5, 2007, at his residence. Bon in Bloomington, Ind., on "Race Day," May 24, 1981, he was the son of John and Bev Bitzegaio. He was a 1999 graduate of Northview High School. He attended Herron School of Art and Indiana State University. He was employed by Jadcore, Inc., and was attending Ivy Tech Community College...
Mable Eldridge (10/09/07)
Mable Eldridge was born on Sept. 16, 1920, to Frank and Zada Eldridge. She passed away on Monday, Oct. 8, at 11:05 a.m., at Holly Hill Healthcare Facility. She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Lloyd (Buck) Eldridge and Kenneth Eldridge...
Wendell I. Brattain (10/09/07)
Wendell I. Brattain, 80, Greencastle, passed away Saturday morning at Danville Regional Health. Born April 7, 1927, in Parke County, he was the son of James Eldon and Hila (Cornwell) Brattain. He was a graduate of Greencastle High School in 1944. On May 4, 1951, he married Shirley (Herbert) Brattain. She survives...
Honor Roll (10/09/07)
Cornerstone Christian Academy First Grading Period First Grade All A's Johanna Baker, Lexi Carpenter, Luke Everhart, Sam Gentry, Peyton Griffin, Preston Griffin, Kelsey Heaton, Makenna McNabb, Lucas Nuss, Camden Ringo, Jessica Stagg, Zoe Stough and Cullen Weishaupt...
Cool Weather will bring in Asian Lady Beetles (10/09/07)
One of these days the temperatures will be cooling off and Clay/Owen County residents will find that they are sharing their homes with Asian Lady Beetles. The beetles will be looking to find a warmer place to hunker down for protection. These Asian Lady Beetles are not the same typical lady beetles that we commonly and fondly remember. ...
How to prevent flu 'naturally' (10/09/07)
How would you like to take something the body makes naturally to prevent the flu and some of the common cold virus? Did you know there are two ways to create immunity? What is the difference between "innate Immunity" and "Acquired Immunity?" Do you really need a flu shot?...