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Stories from Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Clay County voter turnout less than 30 percent (11/07/07)
Some might say a 28.86 percent voter turnout for an election is fairly poor, but for Clay County it is an improvement. In Tuesday's general election, 1,771 of the 6,137 registered voters (28.86 percent) turned out at the polls to cast their votes throughout the county...
Contributions aid political campaigns (11/07/07)
Campaign funds are vital for candidates in any election, and typically the one who gains the most ends up being the winner. For this year's general election, the candidates running for Mayor of the City of Brazil received a total more than $14,000 in campaign contributions, while the two candidates for Brazil Clerk-Treasurer raised more than $4,200...
Watch out for deer crossing county roads (11/07/07)
Local 911 operators at the Clay County Justice Center estimate they have dispatched emergency response personnel to the scene of more than 15 deer/vehicle accidents in the past month at various locations around the county. "Deer are on the move out there," Clay County Sheriff Mike Heaton said. "People need to be alert at all times of the day while driving."...
Schools celebrating Veterans Day Friday (11/07/07)
With Veteran's Day falling on Sunday this year, some Clay County schools are opting to recognize veterans early. On Friday, Clay City Jr./Sr. High School is putting on a program in the auditeria for students and the public at 10:30 a.m. The guest speaker is Volitta Fritsche of Martinsville. Her son, Ryan, was killed in Afghanistan this summer...
Poll: Readers against Daylight Savings Time (11/07/07)
Last weekend, several Indiana residents had to turn those clocks back one hour or those hands on those clocks would have looked rather strange Sunday morning. Daylight Savings Time came back to Indiana two years ago, under the administration of Governor Mitch Daniels...
Legion Riders holding chili cookoff at post (11/07/07)
The American Legion Riders Post 2 has scheduled its second annual Chili Cookoff for 12:30-5 p.m., Sunday at the American Legion Post. There is a required entry fee of $5 for those who wish to participate and all entries must be in by 12:30 p.m. Sunday. All chili must be brought in a crock pot...
Skate park proposed at Parks Board meeting (11/07/07)
Retired Clay Community School Corporation teacher Roberta Weliever presented a proposal for a skateboard park to the Brazil City Parks Board Wednesday night. Weliever, who advised the North Clay Middle School newspaper, said her students were constantly writing stories on not having a city-accepted place to skateboard...
Open door (11/07/07)
Donation (11/07/07)
John Scherb (not pictured) donated $240 made from selling flavored popcorn at this year's Clay County Popcorn Festival to the Open Hands Preschool, located inside First United Methodist Church. Pictured are (from left): brother of John Scherb, "Farmer Ron" Scherb, Ron's grandson and student of Open Hands Preschool Zach Swearingen, Assistant Director Sarah Lawrence and Preschool Director Chris Pestoff. ...
Foundation celebrating 10th year serving Clay County at Riddell Bank (11/07/07)
The Clay County Community Foundation, an affiliate of the Wabash Valley Community Foundation, will host a reception on Thrusday evening, Nov. 15 from 5-7 p.m. in the main lobby of Riddell National Bank to celebrate its 10th year of service to Clay County. A special performance by the Northview Knight Singers will be featured at 5:30 p.m...
Lupus education program set (11/07/07)
The Lupus Foundation of America, Indiana Chapter, is hosting a patient education program on Saturday, Nov. 17. The event will be held at Therapy Alternatives Rehab Services, 181 N. 3rd St. in Terra Haute beginning at 2 p.m. The program is designed for people with lupus and their friends and families and anyone who would like to learn more about this devastating and sometimes life-threatening disease. The program is free and open to the general public...
Jackson Township Band to perform for veterans (11/07/07)
The Jackson Township Community Band will honor all veterans, past and present, with a concert on the Clay County Courthouse lawn at 10 a.m., Sunday, Nov. 11. Following the band concert, local veterans' groups will conduct the annual ceremony. In case of inclement weather, all activities will take place in the courthouse rotunda...
Robert J. "Joe" Arthur (11/07/07)
LINCOLN BRADLEY PIERCE (11/07/07)
Brad and Christa Pierce would like to announce the birth of their son, Lincoln Bradley Pierce. Lincoln was born on Oct. 12, 2007, at 2:56 p.m. at the Community South Hospital in Greenwood. He weighed 9 pounds, 6 ounces and was 21.25 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Paul and Joni Moore, of Brazil...
BRETT AND NATE PELKEY (11/07/07)
Mike and Beth Pelkey, Wadsworth, Ohio, would like to announce the birth of their twin boys, Brett and Nate Pelkey. Brett and Nate were born on Aug. 24, 2007, at Akron General Hospital in Akron, Ohio. Nate Williams weighed 5 pounds, 14 ounces and Brett Conrad weighed 6 pounds, 11 ounces...
MR. AND MRS. JORDAN HARP (11/07/07)
Kathi Lynn Harland and Jordan Patrick Harp were married on Saturday, July 14, 2007, at the East College of DePauw University with the reception following at the Walden Inn and Conference Center in Greencastle. The bride is the daughter of Roy D. and Mary Sue Harland, Avon and the granddaughter of Betty Syester, Terre Haute...
JAMIE LYNN MISNER AND DORAN PETER LEE (11/07/07)
Frank and Pam Misner, along with Jerry and Julie Lee would like to announce the upcoming marriage of their children, Jamie Lynn Misner and Doran Peter Lee on Nov. 17, 2007, at the Carbon Baptist Church at 5:30 p.m. The bride elect is a 2002 graduate of Northview High School and a 2007 graduate of Indiana School of Dentistry with a major in Dental Assisting. She is currently employed by Indianapolis Pediatric Dentistry as an Expanded Functions Dental Assistant...
MR. AND MRS. BOB PIERCE (11/07/07)
Bob and Judy Pierce will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2007, with a celebration hosted by their family at the Brazil Elks from 4-10 p.m. They were married on Nov. 15, 1957, at the Staunton Christian Church. Judy is a retired secretary...
MR. AND MRS. HUGH HUNT (11/07/07)
Hugh and Shirley Hunt, Brazil, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2007. They were married in the First Christian Church, Sullivan, Ind., by the Rev. Jack Anderson. In September they celebrated with a vacation to Maine accompanied by their daughter Peggy, son Don, his wife Nancy and granddaughter Katie...
MR. AND MRS. PAUL SARTOR (11/07/07)
The daughters of Paul and Mary Lou Sartor would like to invite you to a 50th wedding anniversary open house on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2007, from 2-6 p.m. at Traditions., 105 E. National Ave., Brazil. Paul and Mary Lou were married on Nov. 15, 1957, by Lee Easton, Justice of the Peace...
MARY KUMPF (11/07/07)
A 90th birthday celebration was held in honor of Mary Kumpf at the home of her daughter, Jackie Kuntz and her husband, Randy, in Holland, Ohio, on Saturday, Oct. 27. Mary and her husband, Earl both graduated from Staunton High School and have been married for 69 years...