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Stories from Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Students prep for graduation (05/20/08)
Students and Northview High School and Clay City High School are gearing up for graduation. Seniors at Northview High School have several traditions as they come to the end of their high school days. Caps and gowns were ordered in the fall when graduation orders were filled...
Donation! (05/20/08)
Brazil Times' General Manager Lynne Llewellyn hands a donation to Clay County Chamber of Commerce President Ted Paris from The Times' Salute to Soldiers for the Charles B. Hall Memorial fund. The Chamber will match funds at the end of the promotion, which will be capped with a special section in the paper honoring Veterans. The section will be featured in The Times on Oct. 15, two days after Veteran's Day...
Law enforcement, attendants eyeing drive offs (05/20/08)
No matter whether it's called a "fill and fly," a "gas and go" or a "drive-off," rising gas prices are causing an increase in gasoline thefts that is going to inevitably affect everyone's pocketbooks. "There has been a definite increase in drive-offs in the area," Brazil City Police Captain Dave Archer told The Brazil Times Tuesday morning, while dispatching a city patrolman to a Brazil service station for a drive-off. ...
Cream of the crop! (05/20/08)
The Brazil Rotary Club recently honored the 2008 Top Ten academic students at Northview High School at a luncheon. Those in attendance included (front row, from left)?Mary Beth Tribble, Abbey Birkey, Heather Foxx, Jessica Reames, Jessica Booker, (middle) Don Harrison, Scott McDonald, Matt Williams, Lindsay Thomas, Jordan Maurer, Kyler Clark, Alec Manke and Susan Treash...
Clay City JETS team places in tie at contest (05/20/08)
TERRE HAUTE -- Clay City High School students showcased their academic skills by reaping state and regional honors in its enrollment division of this year's Junior Engineering Technical Society's TEAMS competition. The team tied for third place in the Indiana competition after placing first in the Wabash Valley exam...
Police: Robber turns himself in (05/20/08)
Brazil City Police Chief Terry Harrison released information Tuesday about the arrest of a Brazil juvenile for his alleged involvement in an armed robbery at Taco Bell during the weekend. Brandon Pierce, 17, was taken into custody and booked into the Clay County Justice Center on a preliminary class B felony charge of armed robbery, a class B felony charge of theft and a class A misdemeanor charge of criminal trespass...
Bouchie to transfer from Valpo to Evansville (05/20/08)
EVANSVILLE -- Forward Bryan Bouchie will transfer from Valparaiso to Evansville and have three years of eligibility with the Purple Aces starting in the 2009-10 season. The 6-foot-10 Bouchie played in all 36 games for the Crusaders as a freshman last season and averaged 7 points and 3.3 rebounds. His season high was 23 points in a win over Maryland-Eastern Shore in November...
Bulldogs end Eels softball season with shutout (05/20/08)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor CLAY CITY -- One season ago, Clay City rode the freshman pitching of Shelby Targett to a sectional championship. This year, the Union Bulldogs appear to be using the same formula in their own bid for a title. The Bulldogs' frosh hurler, Ashli Scott, handcuffed the Eels, holding Clay City to just two hits in winning 2-0 and advancing to the sectional championship game on Thursday evening...
Baseball Eels get pair of homers in win over Eagles (05/20/08)
Staff Report CLAY CITY -- The Clay City baseball team heads into postseason next week on a winning note, blasting visiting South Putnam, 14-4 on Tuesday evening. D.J. Newton allowed a three-run outburst by the Eagles in the first inning, but settled down to allow just one more run over the next four plus innings before Ryne Hayes came in to finish off the victory that went just six innings due to the 10-run rule...
Simmons to race in Freedom 100 and Indy 500 (05/20/08)
By STEVE HERMAN AP Sports Writer INDIANAPOLIS -- Jeff Simmons is pulling double duty this week at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. He's planning to race in the Freedom 100 in the IRL's developmental Indy Lights Series on Friday and the big race two days later. Simmons isn't attempting the Indianapolis 500 and a quick flight to Charlotte, N.C., for NASCAR's Coca-Cola 600 on the same day, the more familiar racing double...
Mutoh moving quickly as Indy 500 rookie (05/20/08)
By CLIFF BRUNT AP Sports Writer INDIANAPOLIS -- Hideki Mutoh went from driving in the Indy Racing League's developmental series to being the fastest rookie qualifier for the Indianapolis 500 in less than a year. Mutoh, a Japanese driver who signed with Andretti Green Racing before this season, didn't expect the chance to drive for one of open-wheel racing's best teams...
Indy officials excited to host 2012 Super Bowl (05/20/08)
By DEANNA MARTIN Associated Press Writer INDIANAPOLIS -- City leaders shook hands, slapped high fives and congratulated each other for winning the bid to host the 2012 Super Bowl. But soon they'll be rolling up their sleeves to make the projects they dreamed up in the bid a reality...
Chicago Bulls overcome odds to win draft lottery (05/20/08)
By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer SECAUCUS, N.J. -- The Chicago Bulls expected to be in the playoffs, not the lottery. This will ease the sting a little. The Bulls won the NBA's draft lottery Tuesday night, giving them the right to choose between star freshmen Michael Beasley and Derrick Rose...
Emma Bandy (05/20/08)
Emma Bandy, 70, Brazil, passed away at 7:25 a.m., Tuesday, May 20, 2008, at her residence following an extended battle with cancer. She was born in Parke County, Sept. 23, 1937, to Edgar and Marie (Targett) Stevens. Emma worked as a car hop in her younger years. Later, she worked for several factories, such as Columbia House and Medland Glass...
Billy J. Biggs (05/20/08)
Billy J. Biggs, 71, Plainfield, formerly of Brazil, went home to be with the Lord on May 14, 2008. Billy was a very loving and devoted husband to his wife Norma. He considered her his best friend, faithfully taking care of her until his passing. He was the Past Master of the Centennial Masonic Lodge No. 541, Brazil, where he was a member for more than 50 years, receiving the 50-year award of Gold...
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KERRY NEES AND JACK WOOLERY Trinity and Jasmine are proud to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their parents, Kerry Nees and Jack Woolery, on June 7, 2008 at 3 p.m. at Zion United Church of Christ, Poland, with Rev. Lynn James and Rev. Viola Ellis officiating...
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MR. AND MRS. KENNETH SANDERS Kenneth M. and Sharon K. Sanders will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary, with an open house on Saturday, June 7, 2008 from 3-5 p.m. at Bee Ridge Church, 1.4 miles north of Northview High School. The couple was married on June 8, 1958 at Bee Ridge Church. ...
Public Record 5-21-08 (05/20/08)
Clay County Courthouse The following transactions took place at the Clay County Courthouse May 19-20. Clay Superior Court -- Civil Filinda L. Farris Vs. Michael L. Farris: Domestic Relations Clay Circuit Court -- Civil Deutsche Bank Trust Company Vs. Don Young, Theresa Young and AVCO Financial Services of Indiana...
Harden Receives RE/MAX 100 Percent Club Award (05/20/08)
Linda Harms, Broker is proud to announce for the second consecutive year, Teresa Harden, Sales Associate with RE/MAX Homes & Land in Brazil has been honored with the RE/MAX 100% Club Award for her outstanding real estate sales in 2007. Harden was first licensed in 2005 and also joined the RE/MAX organization in 2005. She specializes in residential and commercial properties and is a member of both the Terre Haute and Indianapolis MLS boards...
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College News Lincoln Christian College and Seminary recently awarded three certificates, 107 undergraduates degrees and 55 graduate degrees. Among those graduating were: Todd Payton, Brazil, Bachelor of Arts (cum laude). IUPUI University College recently released the names of the 1,977 students who achieved academic distinction, making the Dean's list for the Fall 2007 semester. Making the Honorable Mention on the Dean's list was: Loni Lynn Rhodes, Center Point...
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On Saturday, May 3 the COA 12-Red Piranha won the Hoosier Regionals to qualify fo the top division of U.S. Volleyball Association Junior Olympics competition. The Wabash Valley team defeated Hoosierland 12-Red from Bloomington and Circle City 12-Purple from Indianapolis 25-23, 25-22 to take the title and become the first club team from the Wabash Valley to do so...
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Brownie Troop #3359 visited Build-A-Bear Workshop in Greenwood on May 3. Attending were (front row) Hannah Light, Allison Herrick, Macy Brinkman, Emily Carta, Emily Targett, Katie Munoz, Kelsey Schane, Meghan Bass; (back row)?Olivia Spugnardi, Haley Mishler, Chloe Burns, Alisha Long, Bailey Fry, Ayla Rukes, Aimee Treash, Morgan Bass...