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Stories from Friday, December 5, 2008

Council makes contract offer to Humane Society (12/05/08)
What began as a gift has become a heated negotiation. During Thursday's special meeting, the Common Council of the City of Brazil approved to offer a one-year animal control contract to the Clay County Humane Society for $12,500. "The money the city gave to the Humane Society started out as a gift and in recent years it has been part of a contract," Council President Bill Lovett said...
Two men arrested during traffic stop (12/05/08)
A traffic stop Thursday evening led to two drug-related arrests. While on patrol in an area near the intersection of Short and Lambert streets, Clay County Sheriff's Department Deputy Josh Clarke told The Brazil Times he recognized Ricky A. Cooksey, 24, rural Carbon, who previously had his license suspended, driving a vehicle with Jesse L. Mathews, 27, Brazil, as a passenger...
Wearing it well (12/05/08)
On Friday, Prosecutor Lee Reberger and Chief Deputy Prosecutor Kim Jackson put gloves on the third-floor "Mitten Tree" in between court cases. The Clay County Prosecutor's Office is collecting donations of new mittens (and various other winter outerwear) from courthouse employees and the public to be distributed to area children and adults in need this winter. Donations may be made during normal business hours at the Prosecutor's Office. Ivy Jackson Photo...
Russell sticking around (12/05/08)
A local principal steps down, but he's not leaving permanently. At the Clay Community School Board of Trustees Special Session Thursday the resignation of Clay City Elementary Principal Jon Russell was accepted in a 7-0 vote. Russell, who remains the principal until June 30, said the decision was not an easy one...
Santa's helpers (12/05/08)
While visiting with children who were getting their pictures taken at The Brazil Times Friday, some of Santa's local "official helpers" from the post office stopped by to visit. Members of No. 670 National Association of Letter Carriers include, (front) Kyra Stemler, Justin Cayton, (2nd row) Greg Karn, Santa Claus, Karen Stearley, Michele Glotzbach, (back) Tyrone Cayton, Mrs. ...
Northview celebrating its 20th Christmas Spectacular (12/05/08)
Celebrate the season with the students of the Northview High School Fine Arts Department as they present Christmas Spectacular 2008. Heartwarming carols, exciting band arrangements, clever skits, a gospel choir and a stage full of dancing santa's are just the beginning of an evening certain to capture the holiday spirit...
Thoughtful donation (12/05/08)
The Brazil Wal-Mart donated $1,000 to the Clay Co. Toys for Tots Friday afternoon. (From left) Jacque Herfel, Lance Cpl. Adam Munoz and Jennifer Daugherty stand in front of the Christmas tree that is displayed at the front of the store. All contributions made to the local Toys for Tots will be used to benefit children in need during the holiday season. ...
Sentence for Brazil man reinstated (12/05/08)
GREENCASTLE -- A Brazil man had a year of a previously suspended sentence reinstated Thursday in Putnam County Circuit Court. Christopher Loughmiller, 23, was convicted of class C felony burglary in Putnam County Jan. 11, 2007. He was sentenced to four years with one year executed and the balance suspended. He was also placed on probation...
Church News (12/05/08)
BETHEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Bethel United Methodist Church, 924 E. Pinckley St., will be having their monthly evening Music Worship Service on Sunday, Dec. 7 at 7 p.m. Music will be provided by P150. Everyone is welcome and refreshments will be served after the service...
Friday's high school basketball scores (12/05/08)
Friday's scores By The Associated Press BOYS' BASKETBALL Angola 57, Central Noble 47 Austin 38, Providence 32 Barr-Reeve 56, Pike Central 31 Beech Grove 78, Speedway 67 Bethesda Christian 72, Clinton Central 69 Bloomington South 73, Bedford N. Lawrence 45...
Bulldogs show perimeter bite in win over Eels (12/05/08)
Staff Report DUGGER -- The Union Bulldogs shot the lights out from behind the arc, hitting 10 3-pointers against visiting Clay City on Friday night. That marksmanship from long range, coupled with the the absence of Clay City senior, Will Kennedy, helped the Bulldogs edge the Eels, 46-45...
Knights score opening night win over Patriots (12/05/08)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor As far as debut games go, new Northview head coach Ernie Maesch couldn't have asked for a more thrilling opener. In Friday's season tip-off, the Knights built as much as a 10-point second half lead and held off a furious Terre Haute North rally in the final few minutes to score a 57-53 win...
Clay City girls hit the road for win (12/05/08)
Staff Report MECCA -- Playing without starter Brielle Drelick, who is recovering from an injury suffered earlier in the week, the Clay Eels still got off to a strong start and rode that to a 51-36 road win over Riverton Parke. The Eels jumped out to a 17-6 lead after one quarter and got a strong night at the free throw line in the win. Clay City hit 18-of-24 (75 percent) from the line to cruise to the win and improved to 4-1 overall...
Friday's high school basketball scores (12/05/08)
Friday's scores By The Associated Press BOYS' BASKETBALL Austin 38, Providence 32 Barr-Reeve 56, Pike Central 31 Beech Grove 78, Speedway 67 Bethesda Christian 72, Clinton Central 69 Bloomington South 73, Bedford N. Lawrence 45 Brownstown 68, Seymour 63, 2OT...
Weis: Success at Notre Dame means BCS contention (12/05/08)
By TOM COYNE AP Sports Writer SOUTH BEND -- Success for Notre Dame football does not necessarily mean playing for the national championship every year, but it does mean being in the discussion for a Bowl Championship Series berth, coach Charlie Weis said Friday...
Notre Dame, UNC advance in college women's soccer (12/05/08)
CARY, N.C. (AP) -- Courtney Barg scored in the 15th minute and Notre Dame beat Stanford 1-0 Friday to reach the championship of the NCAA Women's College Cup. The Fighting Irish (26-0-0), who are in the final four for the third straight year, will play North Carolina on Sunday...
Cavaliers stay hot and drop Pacers (12/05/08)
By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND -- The wigs were fake. Everything else about the Cleveland Cavaliers was very real. With thousands of Cleveland fans wearing curly, red-headed hair pieces in his honor, Anderson Varejao didn't miss a shot and scored 17 points in the first half as the Cavaliers, despite getting a season-low 11 points from LeBron James, won their seventh straight, 97-73 over the Indiana Pacers on Friday night...
Max Leroy Modesitt (12/05/08)
Max Leroy Modesitt, 91, rural Brazil, died at 4:19 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 4, 2008 at his residence. He was born Nov. 15, 1917, in Staunton, as the son of Everett L. and Lena Ell Modesitt. He was born in the outskirts of Staunton, in the home of his grandparents, Jacob and Alice Ell. ...
Lester Wayne Walden (12/05/08)
Lester Wayne Walden, 73, Brazil, died at 1:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 4, 2008, at St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis. Following his death he was an organ and tissue donor. Les was born April 14, 1935, in Johnson County, Indiana, as the son of Lester H. ...
Tammi Lynn Embry Schurick (12/05/08)
Tammi Lynn Embry Schurick, 50, Brazil, died unexpectedly Dec. 4, 2008, at 4:02 a.m., at St. Vincent Clay Hospital. She was born March 1, 1958, in Marion County, the daughter of Clayton Embry and Beatrice Crabb Embry. She was a home health aide and was one of the primary caregivers for her grandparents, Harley "Dutch" Crabb and Mary Crabb...
Public Record 12-06-08 (12/05/08)
Clay County Courthouse The following transactions took place at the Clay County Courthouse Dec. 4-5: Clay Superior Court -- Civil Arrow Financial Services, LLC Vs. Gary Horn: Civil Collections William R. Archer Jr. Vs. Gertrude P. Archer: Domestic Relations...
Staunton Scene (12/05/08)
STAUNTON FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH Sunday School begins at 9:30 a.m., with worship service following at 10:30. Doug Parkey is the minister. If you need transportation to morning worship service, please phone the church office at 446-3211; the bus is wheelchair equipped...
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