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Stories from Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Icy weather closes Interstate 70 (12/23/08)
The return of icy weather worsened road conditions and sent emergency response personnel back out into the frigid weather to help motorists Tuesday. "It's nasty out there," Clay County Sheriff Mike Heaton told The Brazil Times in a telephone interview around 7 p.m. "Ice is covering everything. Thankfully, it's starting to warm up and we're caught up right now. Hopefully, the temperatures will continue to rise and melt the ice. "...
Employee allowed to return (12/23/08)
A Clay County employee who was suspended for his actions in an altercation with the Clay County Sheriff's Department has been reinstated. In a special meeting Tuesday, the Clay County Commissioners accepted an agreement allowing Brandon Riggle, 27, Clay City, to return to his job at the Clay County Highway Department...
Braving the cold for a good cause (12/23/08)
Amidst the hustle and bustle of last-minute shopping, people are still giving to those in need. "Even with the strain on the economy, people are still giving to the less fortunate," Rose Harden said while ringing her bell for the Salvation Army outside of the Brazil Wal-Mart...
Last-minute shoppers crowding area stores (12/23/08)
The countdown is on and the minutes are ticking away. In true holiday form, last-minute shoppers are crowding the stores. "We have had a lot of last-minute shoppers," Rachel Hofmann said from behind her counter at Blue Moon Gifts. "People are buying lots of candles, nightlights and jewelry."...
Responders' opinions differ on their favorite Christmas songs (12/23/08)
While Christmas Hymns such as "Silent Night," and "Away in a Manger" will be heard tonight, The Brazil Times recently asked online readers what their favorite Christmas song was. There were 24 songs to choose from in the poll, including "The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)," "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town," "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas," "Winter Wonderland," "White Christmas," "Jingle Bell Rock," "I'll Be Home For Christmas," "Silver Bells," "Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree," "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus," "It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas," "Frosty The Snowman," "Blue Christmas," "A Holly Jolly Christmas," "Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane)," "Carol Of The Bells," "Santa Baby," "It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year," "Little Drummer Boy," "Sleigh Ride," "Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer," "Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow," Feliz Navidad," or other.. ...
BREAKING NEWS: Foul Weather hits area again, I-70 closed (12/23/08)
Area under freezing rain advisory (12/23/08)
The National Weather Service in Indianapolis has announced a freezing rain advisory for the area, which will be in effect until 1 a.m., Wednesday. The service is calling for a chance of snow and light sleet, freezing rain by midday. According to the report, light freezing rain is expected early in the evening, but little or new snow or sleet is predicted...
Tumble Express All Star Cheer Teams (12/23/08)
On Sunday, Dec. 7, the Tumble Express All Star Cheer Teams competed in the Cheer Expo in Terre Haute. Both squads finished first in their divisions, taking home a team trophy and individual plaques. Participating were: Express All-Stars (front row) Abby Carrell, Alyssa Cook, Ashley Plant, Lexie Williams, Ayla Rukes, Lauren McHargue; (back row) Kendall Burt, Marissa Wilson, Kayleen Grable, Kennedy Enders, Courtney Harrison. ...
Tumble Express fundraiser (12/23/08)
On Nov. 15, Tumble Express raised over $600 for Clay County Toys for Tots. This money was the seventh annual tumble for tots, where children perform 100 gymnastic skills to raise money for the Toys for Tots. Participating were: (front row) Emma Dickison, Sophie Stallcop, Kaylee Rowings, Marley Williams; (back row) Courtney Harrison, Haley Mishler, Alex Swaim, Lexie Williams. (right photo) Lauren Anacker, Madison Games, Katie Pell. Not pictured Libby Carrell, Abby Carrell and Ariella Engle...
Community Theatre cast (12/23/08)
The Community Theatre of Clay County, group that performed "Christmas At The Lark" on Dec. 4-6, 2008. (front row) Trey Reberger, Michelle McCrea, Carol McConnell, Jo Ann Stearley, Carolyn Warner,Keri Fagg, Sandy Gibbens, Samuel Beyers; (back row) Carl McKinney, Kevin McCrea, Lisa Beyers Rebecca Beyers Josh Hoffman, Chris Bell, Mike Hoffman, Hannah Pond, Elaine Clarke, Director Sam Glover, Lee Reberger...
Area DAR Good Citizens Honored (12/23/08)
Fort Harrison Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution honored the DAR Good Citizens from five area schools and their families at the December meeting. Each student presented their essay and introduced their family members. Each was honored with a $100.00 Scholarship check, a certificate and a DAR Good Citizen pin presented by the Chapter Regent, Sharon Mattison...
Club News (12/23/08)
WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP CIRCLE CLUB The Washington Township Circle Club met Thursday, Dec 11, at 10 a.m. at Judy England's home. Judy taught us how and we made cinnamon Christmas ornaments. It was lots of fun. Doris Romas, president, called the meeting to order. The Pledge of Allegiance and club creed were repeated in unison...
College News (12/23/08)
REBECCA JO PRICE Rebecca Jo Price, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Price, Brazil, participated in the annual Nurses' Capping Ceremony held at Pensacola Christian College on Nov. 29, 2008. Many parents, friends, and professional staff from the various clinical institutions where the nursing students will receive their clinical experience were in attendance. ...
Clay City to face Patriots in Greene County Tourney opener (12/23/08)
By B.J. Hargis For the Brazil Times Pairings for the 39th annual Greene County Invitational boys basketball tournament were announced Wednesday afternoon in Linton. Defending champion Shakamak (4-1) will play in the opening game at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2009 against North Central (4-0). The Lakers have won two of the past three titles with Eastern Greene taking home the first-place trophy in 2007...
Irish try to end nine-game bowl losing streak (12/23/08)
By JAYMES SONG AP Sports Writer HONOLULU -- It's come to this for Notre Dame coach Charlie Weis: He needs a victory to have a merry Christmas -- and a winning record. "When I'm sitting here on Christmas Eve after the game with my wife and kid, waiting for Santa and the sleigh to pull up, I want to have a smile on my face," he said. "And I won't be the happiest camper if it goes the other way."...
Miami (Ohio) signs ND offensive coordinator as head coach (12/23/08)
OXFORD, Ohio (AP) -- Notre Dame offensive coordinator Mike Haywood was hired Tuesday as the football coach at Miami University, which went 2-10 this season. He replaces Shane Montgomery, who resigned last month. The RedHawks went 17-31 during his four seasons...
Recession-proof Yankees keep on spending (12/23/08)
By RONALD BLUM AP Baseball Writer NEW YORK -- The big, bad Yankees are flexing their mighty checkbook, and the rest of baseball isn't happy. While the recession has many teams cautious about spending, the Yankees remain in a Gilded Age, dropping more than $400 million on high-profile free agents, including an eight-year deal Tuesday with first baseman Mark Teixeira. The Mets have lavished big money, too, and other teams are jealous...
AP source: Yankees to sign Teixeira (12/23/08)
By RONALD BLUM AP Baseball Writer NEW YORK -- The New York Yankees reeled in another prime free agent, reaching a preliminary agreement Tuesday with first baseman Mark Teixeira for $180 million over eight years. Two people familiar with the negotiations disclosed the agreement, which is subject to a physical. They spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the deal was not yet final...
Do you already have a New Year's resolution? (12/23/08)
Michael Austin Mornout (12/23/08)
Michael Austin Mornout, 29, Brazil, died Dec. 21,2008, at Methodist Hospital following a motor vehicle accident in Clay County. Michael was born April 24, 1979, in Ft. Wayne, as the son of Loren Mornout and Kathy Herron Jesko. He was employed as a sales manager until his death...
Lela Maxine Chatham (12/23/08)
Lela Maxine Chatham, 79, Brazil, passed away Dec. 21, 2008, at St. Vincent's Hospice, Indianapolis, following a brief battle with cancer. She was born Aug. 10, 1929, in Center Point, to Terry and Vinnie (Boyce) Crafton. She graduated from Bowling Green High School with the class of 1947...
MR. AND MRS. LT CLARK (12/23/08)
L.T. and Janice Bedwell Clark recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. A surprise party was hosted by their children, Dabren and Dan Slack, Theresa and JC Anderson, Kip and Sheila Clark and Yates and Robbyn Clark. L.T. and Janice celebrated their anniversary this fall with a 6,000 mile, 17-day Amtrak trip. ...
PUBLIC RECORD 12-24-08 (12/23/08)
Clay County Courthouse The following transactions took place at the Clay County Courthouse Dec. 22-23: Clay Superior Court -- Civil Beneficial Indiana, Inc. Vs. Deandrea Smith: Civil Collections Capital One Bank Vs. Donna L. Wright: Civil Collections...
Brazil Buzz (12/23/08)
Christmas is almost here. It is so cold outside; not a creature is stirring, not even a mouse. Caesar our young bird-dog is buried up to his liver colored dome in a heaping helping of cushy straw and a dragging blanket that he has yet to claim. Perhaps he is dreaming of a white Christmas or Big Bird. Come on now, dogs don't know about sugarplums, do they? Besides, I am saving dream of sweets for me!...
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