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Stories from Sunday, November 30, 2008

Tri Kappa Home Tour features five area homes (11/30/08)
It's that time of year again. The annual Tri Kappa Home Tour is scheduled for Dec. 7, 2008. This year we are featuring five gorgeous homes all located in Clay County. Our first home featured this week is the gorgeous home of Any and Kelly Kirchner, son Bay, located in Staunton. It is a large bedroom, two bath home built in 2004. This home was originally Kelly's grandmother's house, but was lost to a fire. However, the floor plan for the new home was made...
Curriculum Committee discusses changes (11/30/08)
The Central Curriculum Committee (C.C.C.) met recently to discuss and vote on the changes to the Course Description Booklets for Northview High School and Clay City Junior/Senior High School. "The purpose of the C.C.C. is to provide a means for staff, students and the community to have input into the curriculum development process and to facilitate the processing of the curriculum proposals," Clay Community Schools Director of Curriculum and Grants Kathy Knust told the group at the meeting...
Sisters to represent Indiana at national choir conference (11/30/08)
Two songbird sisters will be traveling across the United States together. Elizabeth and Rebecca Maurey will be traveling to the American Choral Director's Association (ACDA) National Conference as part of the National High School Honor Choir in Oklahoma City, Okla. March 4-7. The choir is to be conducted by Christine Bass from New Jersey...
Michael sworn in to Dist. 44 seat, ready to take action (11/30/08)
Now that she has gone through one official ceremony, Nancy Michael is ready to tackle some legislation. Michael, who defeated incumbent and Brazil native Amos Thomas in the Nov. 4 General Election -- for State Representative District 44 -- was officially sworn in to the position Nov. 18, at the statehouse...
This Week in Clay County (11/30/08)
The following is a list of events and announcements taking place this week in Clay County: Toys for Tots benefit set Shaw Chiropractic is hosting the 10th "Toys for Tots" collection event this week. Between the hours of 9 a.m.-6 p.m., the office will accept new, unwrapped toys to be given to the annual Marine Corp. Reserve "Toys for Tots."...
How the high school top-10 fared (11/30/08)
Indiana High School Boys Basketball Top 10 Teams By The Associated Press How The Associated Press Top 10 Indiana high school basketball teams fared: Class 4A 1. Lawrence North (2-0) beat Lawrence Central 62-47, beat Indpls Brebeuf 40-36...
State football champions crowned at Lucas Oil Stadium (11/30/08)
By STEVE HERMAN AP Sports Writer INDIANAPOLIS -- It wasn't desperation, just incredible determination by Center Grove's top-ranked Trojans. A 5-yard run by Luke Swift capped a flurry of three touchdowns in the final 6 minutes Saturday night as Center Grove completed the biggest comeback in the 36-year history of the Indiana high school football tournament and beat defending champion Carmel 36-33 for the Class 5A title...
McAlarney shoots Notre Dame past Furman (11/30/08)
By TOM COYNE AP Sports Writer SOUTH BEND -- Notre Dame has a photograph in its locker room of last year's team posing after beating Northern Illinois to break the Joyce Center record of 24 straight home wins. It's about to be replaced. Kyle McAlarney reminded coach Mike Brey of the need of the updated photo as they walked into the room Sunday after the Irish beat Furman 93-61 on Sunday for the team's school-record 39th straight home victory, breaking the record set from 1943-48 at Notre Dame Fieldhouse.. ...
BCS favors Oklahahoma over Texas (11/30/08)
By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer NEW YORK -- A week before the final standings are released and the Bowl Championship Series is already ticking people off. Oklahoma -- not Texas -- is headed to the Big 12 championship game with an inside track to the national title game by finishing ahead of the Longhorns in the BCS standings...
Hoosiers best Big Red of Cornell (11/30/08)
By STEVE HERMAN AP Sports Writer BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) -- Freshman Tom Pritchard scored a season-high 23 points and Indiana pulled away in the second half to beat Cornell 72-57 Sunday. The Hoosiers (4-2) led by 13 points late in the first half and 35-29 at the break, but Cornell (4-3) came within two points early in the second period and within four with just over 9 minutes to go...
Colts top Browns for fifth straight win (11/30/08)
By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND -- Peyton Manning stepped up to the podium for a postgame interview like he has done so many times following an Indianapolis win. But this time there were no touchdown passes to review, no career milestones to celebrate, no last-minute scoring drive for him to detail...
Lawyer to AP: Buress to turn himself in Monday (11/30/08)
By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Sports Writer LANDOVER, Md. -- Plaxico Burress plans to turn himself in to police Monday morning in New York City and plead not guilty to criminal possession of a weapon, his lawyer said. Benjamin Brafman wrote in an e-mail to The Associated Press on Sunday that he was advised the New York Giants' star receiver will be charged after accidentally shooting himself in the right thigh...
James B. Booker (11/30/08)
James B. Booker, 58, Brazil, died Thursday, Nov. 28, 2008, at St. Vincent Clay County Hospital. He was born Nov. 3, 1950, in Vincennes, the son of Darwin M. and Marjorie R. (Boardman) Booker. Mr. Booker was the owner operator of Ecology Pest Control. He was involved in many basketball organizations and was the Linton High School freshman basketball coach. James played in the Jackson Township Band and formerly the Brazil Concert Band...
William W. "Bill" Wallace (11/30/08)
William W. "Bill" Wallace, 71, Reelsville, passed away Nov. 28, 2008. He was born Jan. 31, 1937, in Knightsville, the son of Ben and Nettie (Haltom) Wallace. He married Barbara (Williams) Wallace June 16, 1956, and she survives. He was a farmer, custodian for the South Putnam School Corporation and did clay work for American Vitrified. He attended McKinley Hill Church of Christ...
PUBLIC RECORD 12-01-08 (11/30/08)
Clay County Justice Center The following jail bookings occurred at the Clay County Justice Center during Nov. 25-28. Awaiting Arraignment Burchett, Dereck A., 30 Cassidy, Logan, 18 Hutchison, Edward, 41 Jackson, Cody Paul, 20...
Reader questions necessity of school mailing (11/30/08)
To the Editor: I am sitting here looking at the cover letter that accompanied a mailing from the Clay Community Schools Corporation. This mailing cost a dollar to send to me and the school corporation paid 83 cents postage on a return envelope. What a waste of money!...
Health Department hands out thank yous (11/30/08)
To the Editor: The Clay County Health Department would like to thank the Clay County businesses who participated in the Great American Smokeout Nov. 20. Smoking causes more than 438,000 deaths every year in the United States and is the major cause of heart disease and stroke...
Reminding readers to get flu vaccination shot (11/30/08)
To the Editor: The Indiana Adult Immunization Coalition is a voluntary group of health and older adult focused organizations dedicated to eradicating vaccine preventable deaths and disease among adults. This year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that on average, 5-20 percent of the U.S. population will suffer from influenza this year. In Indiana, that means up to 1,226,946 Hoosiers will be affected...
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