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Stories from Tuesday, June 3, 2008

County steady during foreclosure crisis (06/03/08)
The foreclosure crisis has hit hard across the country, but not so much in Clay County. "Things have stayed pretty steady here," Shirley Louderback, Realtor with Emmert GMAC Real Estate, said. However, with the foreclosure rate up elsewhere, the restrictions on mortgages have become stricter...
Building Trades home complete (06/03/08)
An open house has been scheduled from 1-5 p.m., Sunday, at 1767 E. Bill Brown Ct., Brazil, as part of Clay Building Trades Corp., a non-profit organization. The course is offered through Clay Community Schools and was added to the high school curriculum in 1974 to provide an opportunity for junior and senior students to obtain training in building trades...
Grant application on hold (06/03/08)
Potential future development of railroads has slowed to a crawl. On Monday, the Clay County Commissioners reviewed a World Business Enterprise Grant application which, if awarded, would allow for Rail Analysis and Technical Evaluation at the Chinook Property site...
Inactivity can lead to summer weight gain (06/03/08)
Children who are inactive have a tendency to gain 3-4 pounds during their summer break. "Across the board fifth- through seventh-graders are the highest single group that are not involved in summertime activities, and have a tendency to gain weight," Lois Moss MD said...
BCB continues to celebrate 150 years (06/03/08)
The Brazil Concert Band, under the direction of Matthew S. Huber, will continue to celebrate the band's 150 years of operation throughout the summer. Sesquicentennial Celebration for Sunday will begin at 8 p.m., at the Forest Park Band Shell or Pavilion in case of rain...
Colts' event coming to Terre Haute (06/03/08)
TERRE HAUTE -- In celebration of the 25th season for the Indianapolis Colts, and the grand opening of Lucas Oil Stadium, beginning Friday through June 20, the franchise will host a Fan Fest in Terre Haute, featuring a free community concert headlined by Jon McLaughlin...
Correction (06/03/08)
In Tuesday's edition of The Brazil Times, the assessed value of agricultural land in the article about tax rates was incorrect. The assessed value increased to $1,140 per acre , not $1,100.
CHICKEN NOODLE DINNER TO BENEFIT MISSION PROJECT (06/03/08)
The Center Point United Methodist Church will be having a Chicken Noodle Dinner and Silent Auction on Friday, June 6, from 4-8 p.m. Cost is $7.50 for adults and $4.50 for children. All proceeds go towards the Mission Project. For more information, call 835-5396...
TITLE I PRESCHOOL SCREENINGS (06/03/08)
Screenings for children who will be four years old by August 1, 2008, are currently offered at the LEAAP Center, 501 East Jackson Street, Brazil. Preschool classes for children who will enter kindergarten in August 2009 will be provided at the LEAAP Center next year. Morning and afternoon classes will be held Monday - Thursday from 8:45 - 11 a.m. and noon - 2:15 p.m. Transportation will NOT be provided...
Military News (06/03/08)
BRADLEY A. PLUMMER Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Bradley A. Plummer has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. During the six weeks of training, the airman studied the Air Force mission, organization, and military customs and courtesies; performed drill and ceremony marches, and received physical training, rifle marksmanship, field training exercises and special training in human relations...
Pistons fire Saunders in first of many changes (06/03/08)
By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- In the morning, the Detroit Pistons fired Flip Saunders. By the afternoon, the players were put on notice. "I'm not going to sit here and make Flip the scapegoat," president of basketball operations Joe Dumars said Tuesday. "Everybody is in play."...
Lakers - Celtics: A rivalry that's been on break (06/03/08)
By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer WALTHAM, MASS. -- Those familiar "Beat L.A.!" chants, once the sweetest sound of springtime in Boston, were replaced by a most unrecognizable chorus in the dead of winter last year. "MVP!" cries for a Los Angeles Laker in the Boston Garden...
Ex-Pacer Person gets second interview with Bulls (06/03/08)
By ANDREW SELIGMAN AP Sports Writer CHICAGO -- Sacramento Kings assistant coach Chuck Person is set to have a second interview with the Chicago Bulls for their vacant head coaching job. A person familiar with the search, who spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity because the search is ongoing, said Person was flying to Chicago on Tuesday. The interview would happen either later Tuesday night or Wednesday...
Penguins, Red Wings prepare for Game 6 (06/03/08)
By IRA PODELL AP Hockey Writer PITTSBURGH -- The Stanley Cup was out of its crate, getting one last polish. The Detroit Red Wings had rallied, taken the lead and were only 35 seconds from hoisting that shiny prize. That's when a player no one expected to be on the ice struck for the Pittsburgh Penguins...
Patricia Joan VanNess (06/03/08)
Patricia Joan VanNess, 74, Clay City, passed away at 10:50 a.m., June 2, 2008, at St. Vincent Clay Hospital. She was born Jan. 11, 1934, to Edward and Kathryn (Tryon) Chaney. Joan married Charles "Jack" VanNess on May 20, 1961. She spent her life caring for her family. In her free time, she enjoyed gardening, yard work and her many pets...
Prudence M. (Pickelsimer) Robinson (06/03/08)
Prudence M. (Pickelsimer) Robinson, 96, died Sunday, June 1, 2008, at Heritage Park Health Care Center, Fort Wayne. Born in Johnson County, Ky., she was a secretary with General Motors Corp. for 30 years and was a member of the Plainfield United Methodist Church...
ALYSSA MICHELE LEE JOHNSON AND ANDREW SCOTT DAY (06/03/08)
Alyssa Michele Lee Johnson and Andrew Scott Day are proud to announce their engagement and upcoming marriage on Saturday, June 28, at 4 p.m., at Centenary United Methodist Church, Terre Haute. Alyssa is the daughter of Michael Johnson and Debra Johnson. She is a 2004 graduate of Northview High School and a 2008 graduate of Indiana State University with a bachelor's degree in child development and family life, and with a minor in criminology...
JENNIFER LINGENFELSER AND CHRISTOPHER EVINGER (06/03/08)
The parents of Jennifer Lingenfelser and Christopher Evinger would like to announce their engagement and upcoming marriage on Saturday, June 21, 2008, at 5:30 p.m., at the Clay County 4-H Fairgrounds. Christopher is the son of Michael and Sally Evinger, Brazil. He is a 2003 graduate of Northview High School and is employed at Advanced Auto, Brazil...
MR. AND MRS. CARL E. ZUKUNFT (06/03/08)
Mr. and Mrs. Carl E. Zukunft, Brazil, will be celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary on Sunday, June 8, 2008, with their family, at Logan's Ribeye. Carl and LaVina 'Wege' were married on June 12, 1948 in the former Montrose United Methodist Church, Terre Haute. They are current members of the Eastside Church of Christ, Terre Haute...
Mr. and Mrs. Earl Barnhart (06/03/08)
Earl and Donna Barnhart, Center Point will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary, with an open house on Sunday, June 8, 2008, from 2-4 p.m., at Center Point United Methodist Church. The couple was married June 8, 1958 at Center Point E.U.B Church. They have two daughters: Rhonda and Greg Rentschler, and Annette and Roy Smith. They have four grandchildren: Lindsey and Annessa Rentschler, and Zephaniah and Cooper Smith...
MR. AND MRS. JOHN SCHAFER (06/03/08)
The children of Mr. and Mrs. John Schafer, Coal City would like to announce an open house in honor of their parents' 60th wedding anniversary to be held on Saturday, June 7th, from 2-4 p.m., at First State Bank's Community Room on Main Street in Clay City...
PUBLIC RECORD 06-04-08 (06/03/08)
Clay County Justice Center The following jail bookings occurred at the Clay County Justice Center during June 2-3. Due to the new software installation, criminal charges will be listed by categories with suspects name and age underneath. Awaiting Arraignment...