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Stories from Friday, November 9, 2007

Principal honored with Distinguished Hoosier award (11/09/07)
A special surprise awaited Clay City Elementary School Principal Jon Russell Friday morning. Russell knew that his commanding officer, Col. Marjorie K. Courtney, would be the guest speaker in the school's program. He also knew that secretary Kae Smith had planned "a big ol' blowout" for his first Veterans Day back from Iraq, as she put it...
Attic Fire (11/09/07)
At about 9:04 p.m. Friday, a family living in a home located at the northeast corner of West Pleasant and South Lake streets, Staunton, reported to 911 dispatchers their attic was on fire. Members of Posey, Dick Johnson and Jackson township volunteer fire departments, Clay County Sheriff's Department, Clay County Search and Rescue and TransCare were still on the scene as of press time. No injuries were reported...
Big consequences with ordinance (11/09/07)
The Town of Carbon passed an ordinance this week at their monthly board meeting restricting the future placement of mobile homes and certain manufactured homes within the corporate limits of the town. Board President Josephine Rightsell and member Dennis Rightsell approved the ordinance Monday night. Member Dave McFaddin was unable to attend the meeting due to ill health, but his wife Liz was on hand to apprise the crowd and other board members of her husband's full support for the ordinance...
Area residents could receive tax reduction (11/09/07)
Some Clay County residents will be receiving an additional reduction in their tax bills. Last week, the Indiana Department of Local Government Finance (DLGF) announced the certified 2007 Homestead Refund Percentage Rates by taxing district and total amounts to be sent to each county...
Former resident arrested for dealing meth near school (11/09/07)
A former Brazil man is in jail again on a charge of dealing methamphetamine. Vigo County Sheriff's Department deputy arrested Michael Burton, 51, Terre Haute, Tuesday on one count of alleged dealing methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of a school. Burton was booked into the Vigo County Jail shortly after midnight...
School Board delays monthly meeting (11/09/07)
The Clay Community School Corporation school board made the decision to postpone its November meeting before Monday's bargaining session, according to board president Terry Barr. In an e-mail to The Times, Barr said the board's decision to delay the meeting until Monday, Nov. 26, was made when the bargaining session was announced...
NHS to host district honor band concert (11/09/07)
The Indiana Bandmasters Association All-District Honor Band Concert will take place Sunday at Northview High School. This is the eighth year the event has taken place. It is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. The band is composed of students from high schools across central Indiana. ...
Wreck sends one to hospital (11/09/07)
A multiple vehicle accident near the intersection of Tower Road and United States 40 brought traffic to a standstill for almost an hour Friday evening. Shortly after 6 p.m., numerous phone calls came into the 911 dispatch center at the Clay County Justice Center about an accident involving four cars...
The reason behind celebrating Veterans (11/09/07)
By JASON JACOBS, Times Staff Reporter Veterans Day is a celebration of honoring all those who served this country through military service, and this Nov. 11, organizations around the country and here in Clay County will be honoring them. Originally called Armistice Day, Nov. 11 commemorates the end of World War I in 1918 at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month...
Honoring Veterans (11/09/07)
Brandi Fritsche (right, in plaid) tells Clay City students about the decorations her husband Ryan received for his service in the Army. Clay City Jr./Sr. High School Principal Jeff Bell coached Ryan in basketball at Martinsville High School.
Past and present come together (11/09/07)
Almost 50 years separate World War II veteran Mose Marks, 80, and Joseph S. Hrpcha, 32, who recently returned from a tour of duty in Iraq, but they share the same experiences and brotherhood that comes from serving during a wartime conflict. Drafted at age 18, Marks said he was offshore on the Naval flagship Sierra during the largest amphibious battle of World War II in the Pacific Theater, the Battle of Okinawa...
Clay City girls upset No. 4 ranked Eminence in opener (11/09/07)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor CLAY CITY -- After opening night, the Clay City Eels will have a hard time topping the show they put on for their home basketball fans. The girls' basketball team used a 26-11 spurt in the third quarter to take control of the visiting No. 4 ranked Eminence Eels and cruise to a 65-46 win...
Club News 11-10-07 (11/09/07)
Jackson Township Better Homes Club Jackson Township Better Homes Extension Club entertained the Van Buren Home Makers. Ann Stigler, chair, Lauralee Hawkins, and Ruth Haas were in charge of the festivites. Lauralee welcomed the group and grace was said before a delicious soup, salad, and dessert buffet was enjoyed...
Church News 11-10-07 (11/09/07)
FOREVERATLAST ForeverAtLast, a Christian rock HXC band, will perform at the old Jr. High community center on Friday, Nov. 16, beginning at 9 p.m. in the gym. If you like loud music, shouting and screaming, then this concert is for you. For more information, call 812-201-3966...
Church News 11-10-07 (11/09/07)
BEE RIDGE CHURCH Submitted by Bee Ridge Church Happy Saturday. We invite you to our Turkey Dinner this evening (Sat. Nov. 10) from 4-7 p.m. We will have all the traditional Thanksgiving foods, plus yummy home-made desserts and drinks. All of this for a Free Will Donation. Carryouts available, too. So bring your appetite and come on out...
Public Record 11-10-07 (11/09/07)
Clay County Justice Center The following jail bookings occurred at the Clay County Justice Center during Nov. 6-8. Due to the new software installation, criminal charges will be listed by categories with suspects name and age underneath. Leaving the Scene of Accident...
Staunton Scene 11-10-07 (11/09/07)
Please take some time on Veterans' Day (Nov. 11) to thank a veteran for all that they have done for our country, and to remember all those veterans who are no longer with us. Also say a prayer for all the brave men and women who protect and serve us in the armed forces today...