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Stories from Friday, September 19, 2008

Optometrist celebrates 35 years in Clay County (09/19/08)
On Sept. 16, 1973, Dr. Gary Nesty was preparing for the biggest day of his life. He was about to open his business, The World in Focus, 1515 E. National Ave., Brazil. "That first day of work was exciting," Dr. Nesty said. "I probably didn't sleep much that night before...
Gibbens hired to be Planning Administrator (09/19/08)
The City of Brazil has locked down a new full-time Planning Administrator. Brazil resident Stacy Gibbens was selected out of more than 25 applicants to fill the position voided after Michele Altman's resignation Aug. 11. Brazil City Police Department Reserve Officer Eric Vanatti has been the Interim Planning Administrator since Aug. 20...
Northview student a National Merit Scholarship Semi-finalist (09/19/08)
Most high school seniors are looking to the future and ways to pay for it. Devin Ahern is one of those students. Ahern, a senior at Northview High School, is a National Merit Scholarship Semi-finalist and is one of 1,600 students competing for one of the National Achievement Scholarships...
COMMUNITY MISSIONARY CHURCH (09/19/08)
The Community Missionary Church will feature the gospel group "Chain of Righteousness" on Sunday, from 10:30-11:30 a.m. The three generation family group have been singing at churches throughout the area since 2004. Pastor and Andie Connor, and members of the church invite the public to come and listen, and enjoy the old gospel songs, as well as new ones...
Church News (09/19/08)
PENIEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH The Peniel UMC Homecoming will be Sunday, Sept. 28. Sunday School will start at 9:45 a.m. and the Worship Service will be at 10:45 a.m. There will be a pitch-in dinner starting at 12:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. An afternoon program will be at 2 p.m. with special speaker, former pastor John Fischer, now with Prairie City United Methodist. The Swearingen Family Singers will be providing special music...
Northview loses close game to Owen Valley (09/19/08)
The Northview High School Football team lost to Owen Valley 24-20 Friday night, dropping the Knights' record 1-4 (1-2 WIC). This story will be updated as soon as it is completed.
Merietta Spears (09/19/08)
Merietta Spears, 70, Terre Haute, formerly of Clay County, passed away at her residence Sept. 18, 2008, at 8:30 a.m., after a long battle with cancer. She was surrounded by her children and family members. She was born Aug. 15, 1938, in Paragould, Ark., the daughter of Gilbert Franklin Jackson and Mary Evelyn Carmack Jackson...
PUBLIC RECORD 09-20-08 (09/19/08)
Clay County Courthouse The following transactions took place at the Clay County Courthouse Sept. 17-18. Clay Superior Court -- Civil Moira R. Johanningsmeier Vs. Danny L. Johanningsmeier: Domestic Relations Investment Retrievers of New Orleans Vs. Judith A. Crane: Civil Collections...