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Stories from Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Short becomes Chamber of Commerce office manager (12/09/08)
For several years, Kathy Short has raised her four sons. But recently, she was ready to take on a new challenge. Short, 43, recently took the position of office manager for the Clay County Chamber of Commerce, Inc. She replaced Lisa Watler, who recently left the position due to health reasons...
North Clay students try life with a baby (12/09/08)
Watch out, the crying baby-dolls are out. The Wabash Valley Community Foundation Grant of Clay County awarded an $8,000 grant to run three programs at North Clay Middle School and Clay City Junior/Senior High School. The grant, which Director Kandace Brown received in October, is being used to run the Character-Based Programs at the schools...
Separate incidents lead to three arrests (12/09/08)
Local law enforcement officers were busy Monday with traffic stops and arrests. A suspect, who was highlighted as part of Wabash Valley's Most Wanted on Nov. 18, made a wise decision not to run when members of the Brazil City Police Department performed a traffic stop in an area near 2186 W. United States 40...
Schools prepared for boil order (12/09/08)
School officials were prepared for Monday's boil advisory. With a boil advisory under affect for the cities of Brazil, Carbon, Knightsville and Harmony, the schools in the affected areas worked diligently to decontaminate the water. "Since the advisory only affects the drinking and cooking water, we are following protocol," Clay Community School Corporation Building and Grounds Director Tom Reberger said. "All of the water in the kitchen is being boiled before cooking."...
Plea agreements in the works for Carbon break-in suspects (12/09/08)
The suspects involved in the string of five break-ins in Carbon last year are being processed through the Clay County Court system. On Nov. 12, 2007, the Clay County Sheriff's Department started receiving reports of a rash of vandalism, robberies and thefts at three churches (Carbon United Methodist Church, Carbon Church of Nazarene and the Little Historic Church of Carbon), the Carbon Town Hall/Water Department, a rural Carbon residence under renovation and a garage...
Prosecutors file enhanced drug charges on local man (12/09/08)
The Clay County Prosecutor's Office has filed an "enhancement" on alleged drug related charges against a local man because of a previous felony conviction in another county. On Nov. 29, Kurt Edward Sowers II, 20, Clay City, was pulled over by Clay City Police Chief Terry Skaggs for a traffic violation. A routine background check showed Sowers never received a driver's license and was wanted on an outstanding arrest warrants...
Send holiday cheer to military overseas (12/09/08)
There is still time to send cheer to military overseas and their families. Those interested may "help our troops call home," by sending AT&T Military Exchange 550 minute Global Prepaid Phone Cards (price for one 550 minute card is $27.50 plus 42 cents shipping. The website is http://thor.aafes.com/scs/product.aspx?c.... This is the only prepaid card that can be used on board Navy ships and Coast Guard cutters. Those interested also have international access to more than 200 countries worldwide...
Charter Celebrated (12/09/08)
Beta Alumnae Chapter of Delta Theta Tau Sorority celebrated Christmas and the 40th anniversary of their chapter, chartered on Dec. 1, 1968. Members attending were Dixie Shorter, Charlotte Detzel, Nelle Ramey, Betty Burkhart, Phyllis Crabb, Myla Stiffler, Gladys Crabb, Janet Pell and Jackie Barnes. Members unable to attend were Anna Dennany, Betty Dierdorf, Norma Hall, Peggy Pell, Shirley Pell, Thelma Sanders and Roberta Summers...
Shopping Spree Awarded (12/09/08)
Sam Crawn, of Sam's Hardware, recently drew the winning entry in the Fall Catalog $1000 Shopping Spree. Out of over 1500 entries, Bill Loveall, Rosedale, held the winning ticket. This is Sam's Hardware's fourth year to have a Spring and Fall drawing. The shopping spree includes items ranging from plumbing to electrical to gift ideas...
Lugar Announces Winners Of Eighth Grader County Essay (12/09/08)
INDIANAPOLIS - U.S. Sen. Dick Lugar today announced the county winners of the 2008-09 Dick Lugar Youth Essay Contest. Eighth grade students throughout Indiana wrote essays focusing on this year's theme, "Working Our Way to Energy Independence." Students explored how farmers can lead the way to a sustainable energy future. In addition, they were asked to consider now the demand for alternative fuel sources will impact Hoosier farmers, rural economies, and our nations's security...
Nic Yocom (12/09/08)
North Clay Seventh grader Nic Yocom ran the Cross Country Junior Olympic regional qualifier in Malta, Ill. on Saturday, Nov. 22. Yocom placed 16th with a time of 14:28 advancing him to the National Junior Olympic Competition in Mechanicsville, Va., on Dec. 13. He will compete against approximately 300 other runners in his age division of 13 and 14 year olds from all over the United States...
Military News (12/09/08)
Navy Seaman Micheal T. Herr Smith, son of Richelle N. and Micheal E. Herr Smith of Brazil, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. During the eight-week program, Herrsmith completed a variety of training which included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety. An emphasis was also placed on physical fitness...
North Clay boys split on the road (12/09/08)
Staff Report TERRE HAUTE -- The seventh-grade boys' basketball team was unable to overcome a slow third quarter in a 30-21 loss to Woodrow Wilson on Monday evening. The Knights led 7-6 after the first quarter, but the Warriors knotted the game at halfitme. The third period proved pivotal as Woodrow Wilson leapt ahead with a 9-2 run on the way to the victory...
Texas QB McCoy grew into Heisman contender (12/09/08)
By JIM VERTUNO AP Sports Writer AUSTIN, Texas -- There was a time Colt McCoy's voice cracked in the Texas huddle. Today, he commands it with a hard look or a stern word if needed. The self-described "stick figure" weighed 185 pounds soaking wet just a few years ago, when his body would break down and get tired over the course of a season. That was before he added nearly 30 pounds of muscle...
Hummel leads Purdue by Ball State (12/09/08)
By CLIFF BRUNT AP Sports Writer MUNCIE -- Robbie Hummel scored 15 points and No. 14 Purdue defeated Ball State 68-39 on Tuesday night. Hummel, the preseason Big Ten player of the year, sat out Saturday's win over Arkansas-Pine Bluff due to back spasms. He came back with a strong effort that included nine rebounds and three assists...
Reds swap Freel for catching help (12/09/08)
By JANIE McCAULEY AP Sports Writer LAS VEGAS -- The Cincinnati Reds plugged a hole behind the plate, acquiring Ramon Hernandez from the Baltimore Orioles for frustrated utilityman Ryan Freel and two minor leaguers Tuesday. The rebuilding Orioles also receive infield prospects Justin Turner and Brandon Waring. As part of the deal, Baltimore will give Cincinnati cash to offset part of Hernandez's contract. He is owed $8.5 million next year...
Joseph Dean Grove (12/09/08)
Mathew Dean Grove and Heather Nicole McCreery-Rutherford, Deltona, Fla., are proud to announce the birth of their son, Joseph Dean Grove. Joseph was born on Aug. 31, 2008, at 10:08 p.m., at the Central Florida Regional Hospital, Sandford, Fla. He weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces and was 20.5 inches long...
BETTY MCFARLAND AND AMOS THOMAS (12/09/08)
Betty McFarland, Greencastle and Amos Thomas, Brazil are proud to announce their engagement and upcoming marriage on Saturday, Dec. 27, at 2:30 p.m., at the Greencastle Christian Church. A reception will follow immediately after at the church, located on Primrose Lane at the south edge of Greencastle, .5 miles south of Veteran's Highway and one block east of Highway 231...
PUBLIC RECORD 12-10-08 (12/09/08)
Clay County Courthouse The following transactions took place at the Clay County Courthouse Dec. 8-9: Clay Circuit Court -- Civil Arrow Financial Services Vs. Mary Stanley: Civil Collections Arrow Financial Services Vs. Terry Harden Jr.: Civil Collections...
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