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Stories from Monday, February 18, 2008

Update: Another Meth related drug arrest (02/18/08)
On Monday, officials at the Clay County Sheriff's Department confirmed another traffic stop that led to the confiscation of drugs and precursors used in the manufacture of methamphetamine and the arrest of another suspect on drug related charges. According to a press release provided to The Brazil Times, sometime Saturday evening CCSD deputies James Switzer and Brison Swearingen and Brazil City Police Sergeant Dennis Archer performed a traffic stop at an undisclosed location within Brazil city limits.. ...
Officials discover two meth labs (02/18/08)
Law enforcement officers were involved in a productive, yet unexpected, drug sweep during the past weekend, but Clay County Sheriff Mike Heaton told The Brazil Times it wasn't enough. "We made a dent this weekend, but it was only a small one compared to what really goes on out there," Heaton said, adding that when one source is shut down, another opens up. "When the word gets out that a batch of meth is cooking, people start coming."...
School Board votes 7-0 in favor of moving forward (02/18/08)
The fate of the Clay Community Schools renovation project was decided Monday, although it took a lot of discussion, at the 1028 preliminary determination hearing meeting at North Clay Middle School. The school board voted unanimously to move forward with the renovation project...
Red Cross receives donation (02/18/08)
TERRE HAUTE -- Duke Energy recently provided a $5,000 gift to the American Red Cross Wabash Valley Chapter in support of the Red Cross response to the recent flooding and wind storms that impacted Wabash Valley families. "We are very grateful for our partnership with Duke Energy," said Carol Stevens, American Red Cross Wabash Valley Chapter Executive Director. ...
Celebrating Tri Kappa Week (02/18/08)
Tri Kappa Week is being celebrated throughout the state this week. Tri Kappa is a philanthropic organization as it exists only in Indiana. The organization was founded in 1901 in Indianapolis by a group of seven women. Since its inception, Tri Kappa has thrived to 147 active chapters and 123 associate chapters with close to 10,000 members...
Benefit slated for 5-year-old (02/18/08)
A benefit will take place Wednesday for a local boy struggling with cancer. Colton Jones, 5, is like any other child his age. His mother, Andrea Jones, said he is a typical boy that loves to do all the things other children do. "He loves to play outside on his swing set," she said. "He enjoys playing with his two brothers and the family dogs, two Labrador Retrievers. He loves preschool, seeing his friends and playing with cars, trains and blocks. He is a normal 5-year-old."...
Speaker moves Clay City students to tears (02/18/08)
Middle school students are not always known for their attention spans, but speaker Rick Stoddard kept Clay City Junior High School students focused on his message Monday afternoon. Stoddard shared the story of his wife, Marie, and her battle with smoking-related lung cancer...
Poll indicates readers in favor of McCain (02/18/08)
Clay County residents are obviously following the 2008 presidential campaigns closely. Based on the recent Brazil Times' online poll, it appears Republican John McCain will win the November election. The Times asked its online readers who they thought would win the election. An astonishing 362 votes were cast in the poll with McCain gathering the most...
Dog gone cute! (02/18/08)
During the weekend, Clay County Home Expo visitors were able to meet "DJ," a mix breed puppy, and Secretary of the Clay County Humane Society Roxanne Tisdale. Tisdale was happy to volunteer her time at the 18th annual event located at the Brazil National Guard Armory as a way to help educate people about what programs are available at the shelter...
Awarded! (02/18/08)
Remax Homes and Land Real Estate representatives Ron and Linda Harms recently accepted a 100 percent Employee Participation award from the United Way of the Wabash Valley for 2007.
Accident (02/18/08)
Shortly after 1 p.m., Monday, members of the Brazil City Police and Fire Departments and Clay County Search and Rescue were dispatched to a two-vehicle accident near the intersection of United States 40 and Union Street. BCPD Captain Dave Archer told The Brazil Times that Quentin Pundt, 30, Brazil, apparently caused the collision when he turned in front of a vehicle driven by Robert Buckles, 29, Terre Haute, causing both vehicles came to rest in the parking lot near Dairy Queen. ...
Workshop outlines rural improvement program (02/18/08)
WEST LAFAYETTE --Rural America is lagging behind the nation's urban areas in household income and education, and improvements in both are necessary if rural communities are to remain viable places to live, said Sam Cordes, program leader for Purdue University Extension Economic and Community Development...
Sectional pairings announced (02/18/08)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor The IHSAA made the draw for the 2008 Boys' Basketball Sectionals around the state on Sunday evening. The Northview Knights got a favorable draw by receiving the bye in the Class 4A Martinsville Sectional. The teams with the two best records in the sectional will see action against each other in the opening game on Feb. 26 when Terre Haute South (18-4) takes on Plainfield (16-3)...
Hull to continue volleyball career at Lake Land College (02/18/08)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor Volleyball has long been a passion for Northview senior Ashley Hull. Through years of hard work, practice and competition, Hull strengthened her skills and leadership on standout teams. Hull was a member of great squads at North Clay and Northview High School, as well as her travel teams with the Crossroads of America program and Circle City...
Pingleton places eighth in wrestling state finals (02/18/08)
Times Staff Report INDIANAPOLIS -- Northview senior wrestler Beau Pingleton concluded a standout career for the Knights in Saturday's IHSAA State Finals with eighth-place. Pingleton advanced to the quarterfinals with a win over Pendleton Heights' Cory Wenzara via fall in 3:01 Friday evening...
Sectional pairings announced (02/18/08)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor The IHSAA made the draw for the 2008 Boys' Basketball Sectionals around the state on Sunday evening. The Northview Knights got a favorable draw by receiving the bye in the Class 4A Martinsville Sectional. The teams with the two best records in the sectional will see action against each other in the opening game on Feb. 26 when Terre Haute South (18-4) takes on Plainfield (16-3)...
Sprained knee leaves White 'iffy' for Purdue game (02/18/08)
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Indiana forward D.J. White has a sprained left knee and it is uncertain if he can play against Purdue in a key Big Ten game Tuesday night. An MRI on Sunday disclosed the injury, and coach Kelvin Sampson said during a Monday conference call that White's chances of playing were "iffy." He said White "really hyperextended his knee," causing the sprain...
AP Poll: Memphis, Tennessee set up No. 1 vs. No. 2 (02/18/08)
By JIM O'CONNELL AP Basketball Writer Get ready for No. 1 vs. No. 2. Memphis survived its closest game of the season to remain the lone unbeaten and a unanimous No. 1 in The Associated Press' college basketball poll Monday. Losses by Duke and Kansas last week allowed Tennessee to make the jump from fourth to No. 2, setting up the 38th career matchup of the top two teams in the rankings...
Purdue vs. Indiana for Big Ten glory (02/18/08)
BLOOMINGTON -- For one night, Indiana coach Kelvin Sampson's problems may take a back seat to old-fashioned college rivalry. More than just bragging rights are at stake when No. 14 Purdue faces 15th-ranked Indiana on Tuesday night in Assembly Hall. The Big Ten standings are in play...
Packer scores 18 points in Ohio State's win over Purdue (02/18/08)
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Marscilla Packer scored 16 of her 18 points in the second half to help No. 20 Ohio State beat Purdue 72-56 on Monday night. Ohio State (19-6, 10-4 Big Ten) moved ahead of Purdue (14-12, 10-5) and trails first-place Iowa by a half-game. The Buckeyes host the Hawkeyes on Thursday night...
Pettitte apologizes, feels embarassed, regrets using HGH (02/18/08)
By RONALD BLUM AP Baseball Writer TAMPA, Fla. -- Andy Pettitte repeated his apologies over and over again, saying he had embarrassed himself and set a terrible example. Whether he upset Roger Clemens is anyone's guess. They haven't spoken in more than a month, since Pettitte corroborated allegations of drug use against the seven-time Cy Young Award winner...
William S. Latham (02/18/08)
William S. Latham, 82, Staunton, died Friday, Feb. 15, 2008, at Terre Haute Regional Hospital. He was born Oct. 30, 1925, as the son of Oscar and Grace Siner Latham. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy until his Honorable Discharge April 18, 1946, as a Seaman First Class. He then served in the U.S. Naval Reserve from 1947-1955. He was married to Josephine Stoneking who survives him. He attended the First Christian Church of Staunton...
Joseph T. Riegel (02/18/08)
Joseph T. Riegel, 70, Brownsburg, died Feb. 15, 2008. A hydraulic specialist, he worked for Altec for 26 years, retiring in 2002. He was a member of St. Malachy Church. Survivors include his wife Judy Riegel, children Mary Hauser and husband Jeff, Ann Riegel, Donna Matson and husband David, Nancy Matson, Tom Riegel and wife Jody, Kathleen Golden and husband Todd, and Julie Riegel, brothers John, Bernard and Robert Riegel, sisters Helena Noel and Delores Keller, grandchildren Kristen Hauser, Sean Hauser, Erika Matson, Nikki Matson, Brad Matson, Kimberly Matson, Brian Matson, Brittany Riegel, Tommy Riegel, Cassie Golden and Niall Golden.. ...
Janice Louise Selby (02/18/08)
Janice Louise Selby, 62, Brazil, died at 9 a.m., Sunday, Feb. 17, 2008, at her residence. She was known to friends and family as "Aunt Nanny." She was born April 7, 1945, in Clay County, as the daughter of Claude William and Opal Modesitt Selby. After attending Brazil schools where she had been a majorette, she graduated from the House of James Beauty Academy in Crawfordsville where she also received her instructorship and where she had worked as an instructor...
Barbara "Bobbie Lou" Garrison (02/18/08)
Barbara "Bobbie Lou" Garrison, 72, Harmony, passed away at 11:30 a.m., Feb. 17, 2008, at her residence. She was born Sept. 30, 1935, in Brazil, to Talbott and Margaret (Louderback) Girton. She graduated from Van Buren High School in 1953. She married Frederick Garrison on March 9, 1953...
Lucille Nicholls (02/18/08)
Lucille Nicholls, 83, Poland, died Monday, at Putnam County Hospital, Greencastle. Born Dec. 20, 1924, in Owen County, she was the daughter of Maynard and Ivy (Dillinger) Johnson. She was a homemaker and a member of the Big Walnut Baptist Church, Reelsville...
Trusting someone is a touchy issue (02/18/08)
William Shakespeare once said, "Love all, only trust a few." Trust is important, and yet, it is a dangerous thing. I witnessed trust at its best the other day. While leaving a local grocery store, a woman was entering the store holding the hands of her two small children...
Storm Damaged Trees (02/18/08)
Recent windstorms during the past couple of weeks were rough on trees in the local Clay and Owen County area. Also for future reference, one should leave trees alone that have ice accumulations on them as trying to shake or break ice will most likely cause more damage than simply letting it melt off the tree or shrub. Hard to believe, but in six weeks we should see leaves popping from these trees that just so recently seemed frozen in place...
Reader remembers Clay County barbershops from the past (02/18/08)
To the Editor: In my last letter, I wrote about carnivals that were once part of Brazil's entertainment and some that are still a part of it. I forgot to mention Riethoffer shows and Ideal Rides. This is the month of Valentine's, sweethearts, Lincoln's birthday, President's Day, the 18th of Feb., and his real birthday, Feb. 22...
Responding to food pantry comments (02/18/08)
To the Editor: I would like to respond to the women who wrote letters about the pantry. Those ladies who work there were discredited unnecessarily. There are signs posted that say how much a person take, and the volunteers work hard to keep things neat...
Girl Scouts issue thanks (02/18/08)
To the Editor: The Clay County Girl Scouts want to thank everyone in our community that has helped us in the past and present from helping all troops to helping individual troops. Cherise Ogborn, Brazil
Reader not pleased by potholes in city streets (02/18/08)
To the Editor: I wouldn't be writing this letter except that my husband recently hit a huge pothole in front of BDF on North Murphy Avenue. It was after dark and he just didn't see the holes until it was too late. Let me relate what happened next. My front driver's side tire began to vibrate and the back driver's side tire started to lose air...
Reflecting on the behaviors of coaches (02/18/08)
To the Editor: Sportsmanship, respect, teamwork, play hard, and play fair. "It's not whether you win or lose, it's how you play the game." Those are usually the first things you learn in any sport. That message should also crossover to the coaches as well...
Food Pantry volunteer offers explanation (02/18/08)
To the Editor: First and foremost, we are here to serve the hungry and the people that cannot afford to buy food for themselves. Our policy is once every 30 days for food. Anyone can come in for food but we ask that they sign a form stating that they do not make over a certain amount in order to get commodities...
Musings on school shootings, etc. (02/18/08)
To the Editor: More school shootings in the news. I don't think it's a coincidence that these shootings only take place where it's not legal to carry a firearm. These people are the worst kind of cowards. They want to kill or maim a bunch of people and then kill themselves before anyone can stop them. That way, they have been "in control" and had a moment of fame...