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Stories from Thursday, November 15, 2007

Heaton tosses hat into political ring (11/15/07)
CLAY CITY -- One of Clay City's favorite basketball sons is rushing into the political arena, announcing his intention to seek the District 46 seat of the Indiana House of Representatives in 2008. "This is really all about serving and being a good steward for the people of this district," Robert A. ...
Library still in limbo (11/15/07)
The pieces of the Brazil Public Library are slowly coming together, with an emphasis on slow. Library director Jill Scarbrough told The Times the work being done to fix the fire code issues has started, but there is still no timeline on completion with several remaining and new issues that need to be resolved...
Officials preparing for Christmas in the Park Parade (11/15/07)
As always, this year's Christmas in the Park celebration is looking to go off with a bang. The Christmas in the Park Parade is Friday, Nov. 23, starting at 6:30 p.m., but entries have been slow to come in. At this point, only about 55 entries have been received, much less than the approximately 80 entries which are typically in the parade...
Students take part in Smokeout (11/15/07)
Local high school students who are part of Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) participated in the Great American Smokeout Thursday. Colleen Wiley, a junior at Clay City Jr./Sr. High School, said students "plastered the school" with anti-tobacco posters Wednesday after class...
Christmas gala set at Bridgeton (11/15/07)
BRIDGETON -- Bridgeton's annual Country Christmas celebration has been scheduled for Nov. 23-25 and Nov. 30-Dec. 2. Hours will be 9 a.m.-8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Sundays. Shops will be open and vendors will be featured in the 1878 Barn and the North Pole Barn. A traditional Christmas dinner will be served at the Bridgeton Country Store, and plenty of other food will be available...
Chili supper slated at Lieber Recreation Area (11/15/07)
Hunters are invited to gather at the Visitor's Center at Lieber State Recreation Area for a chili supper from 7-9 p.m., Nov. 16. An Indiana Conservation Officer will be on hand for a question and answer session, regarding legal issues. Hunting videos, euchre, and swapping tales will highlight the evening...
Local bank collecting food for Thanksgiving (11/15/07)
Harris Bank, 103 W. National Ave., Brazil, is accepting donations of canned food through Tuesday. The food will be donated to the Clay County Senior Citizens Center for a Thanksgiving meal. Those interested in donating any canned goods may do so throughout the day or by dropping the goods at the bank's lobby...
Deer firearm season set to begin Saturday (11/15/07)
By JASON JACOBS Times Staff Reporter The deer firearm season begins this Saturday, and hunters are encouraged to practice safety. Those who will be hunting on another individual's private land should have the landowner's permission prior to hunting. This helps to provide relief from liability on the landowner if an accident should happen...
Safety tips for Thanksgiving offered (11/15/07)
TERRE HAUTE -- As Wabash Valley residents prepare Thanksgiving Day meals, the Wabash Valley Red Cross urges families to be cautious in the kitchen and to take action to prevent a home fire. Thanksgiving Day has more than double the number of home cooking fires than an average day, according to the U.S. Fire Administration. In fact, each year, more than 4,000 fires take place on Thanksgiving Day...
North Clay sixth-grade improves to 4-0 (11/15/07)
Times Staff Report North Clay's sixth-grade basketball team improved to 4-0 on the season after posting a 35-11 win on the road against Sarah Scott on Wednesday night. The Knights got eight point efforts from both Trevor Okulovich and Bo Stewart while both Ethan Whitson and Nate Newton had six points each. Jim Mace added four points in the victory with Mark Underwood tallying two and Ian Heffner tallied a point...
Former Brazil resident, Treash, to play golf for Ball State (11/15/07)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor Former Brazil resident, Zac Treash, signed his National Letter-of-Intent on Thursday to play golf for Ball State University next season. Treash, a senior at Plainfield High School this season, narrowed his list of schools to Butler, Southern Illinois and Ball State before finally choosing to play for the Cardinals. The decision was especially difficult considering that his father, Jamie Treash, played for the Salukis during his collegiate career...
50 years later, Oklahoma streak still unmatched (11/15/07)
By JEFF LATZKE AP Sports Writer NORMAN, Okla. -- Even 50 years after his Hall of Fame college career ended, Tommy McDonald still gets teary-eyed when he starts talking about Bud Wilkinson. The architect of Oklahoma's 47-game winning streak that still stands as a record a half-century later, Wilkinson left as indelible a mark on McDonald as he ever did on the record books...
Kramer's 15 points leads Boilers past Bethune Cookman (11/15/07)
By CLIFF BRUNT AP Sports Writer WEST LAFAYETTE -- Chris Kramer scored 15 points to lead Purdue to a season-opening 66-40 win over Bethune-Cookman Thursday night. E'Twaun Moore had 14 points, five assists and three steals, and JaJuan Johnson added 12 points for the Boilermakers (1-0)...
Padres' Peavy wins NL Cy Young (11/15/07)
By MIKE FITZPATRICK AP Baseball Writer NEW YORK -- Jake Peavy has been one of the best pitchers in the National League for years. This season, he pulled away from the pack. The San Diego Padres ace was an unanimous winner of the NL Cy Young Award on Thursday after leading the league in wins, ERA and strikeouts -- pitching's version of a Triple Crown...
Bonds indicted on perjury charges (11/15/07)
By PAUL ELIAS Associated Press Writer SAN FRANCISCO -- The home run king wasn't home free after all. Bonds, baseball's home run king, was indicted for perjury and obstruction of justice Thursday and could go to prison instead of the Hall of Fame for telling a federal grand jury he did not knowingly use performance-enhancing drugs...
Rita Jo Pyle (11/15/07)
Rita Jo Pyle, loving wife, mother, and grandmother, lost her long battle with lung cancer at the age of 65, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2007, at her residence in Selma, Ind. Known for her wonderful smile, she was born Feb. 16, 1942, in Brazil, and moved to Muncie in 1965. She graduated from Brazil High School in 1960. She then attended Ball State Teacher's College, where she met her future husband...
Violet May Anderson (11/15/07)
Violet May Anderson, 73, Saraland, Ala., formerly of Clay County, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2007, in Mobile, Ala. She was born March 8, 1934, in Sullivan, Ind., the daughter of Vera Lucille Cox Phegley and Carl E. Phegley. She graduated from Brazil High School and later entered in U.S. Air Force. During her stay in the Air Force she met and later married her sweetheart, Kenneth Earl Stacy Anderson. He preceded her in death Dec. 25, 2000...
Ronald B. Dunbar (11/15/07)
Ronald B. Dunbar "Chief," 61, retired Chief Master Sergeant, USAF, was called home on Nov. 9, 2007, following a courageous battle with cancer. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 17, 2007, at Liberty Christian Fellowship Church, 3195 Air Base Rd., Mountain Home, Idaho...
Harold W. 'Bill' Blundell (11/15/07)
Harold W. "Bill" Blundell, 69, Brazil, passed away at Clay County Health Center Nov. 14, 2007, at 3:50 a.m., following a lengthy illness. Services will be at Lawson-Miller Chapel Saturday, Nov. 17, 2007, at 2 p.m., with Pastor Ernie Rush officiating...
Public Record 11-16-07 (11/15/07)
Clay County Justice Center The following jail bookings occurred at the Clay County Justice Center during Nov 14-15. Due to the new software installation, criminal charges will be listed by categories with suspects name and age underneath. Battery, Domestic...
Helpful hints on keeping the vehicle 'winterized' (11/15/07)
At first sign of cold weather, many of us scurry to make sure our home is "winterized." We check over the furnace, replace drafty windows, try on last year's coat and pull out the down comforter. One more thing we need to double check so we're not left out in the cold is our car...
Be careful when choosing mutual funds (11/15/07)
What's the most prominent thing you notice about mutual fund advertisements? In most cases, it's the fund's return. Quite often, these returns are truly eye-popping. But if you look closer at the ads, you'll see that many of the highest returns are for short periods of time, such as one year or three years...