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Stories from Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Watching history (01/20/09)
The students of the Clay Community School Corporation watched history unfold as Barack Obama took the oath of office and became the first African-American President of the United States. "These 5-and 6-year olds amaze me each day, but they really did today," Jackson Township Elementary Kindergarten teacher Rae Anne Howald said. "As we watched (Aretha Franklin) sing "My Country 'Tis of Thee," some of the kindergarteners put their hands over their hearts."...
A special birthday gift (01/20/09)
Marty Warren, a two tour Air Force Veteran, received a special gift for his birthday. AMVETS Post 222, based out of Terre Haute, presented him with an electric wheelchair. Still a small post, they have many plans for the future. "Though we are still a young chapter post as far as other posts are concerned, we try to help veterans all we can," Second Vice Charles Barnes said. ...
City nears signing of animal contract (01/20/09)
Nothing has been finalized, but a contract for animal control in the City of Brazil could be in place Thursday. On Tuesday, City Council members met with Chrystll and John Owens, owners of Clay County Animal Rescue, Inc., 763 State Road 59, Center Point, to conduct an informational meeting...
College News (01/20/09)
The Vincennes University Dean's List for Fall 2008 includes students from the main campus in Vincennes. To qualify for the Dean's List, a student must complete at least 12 credit hours and achieve a grade point index of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale...
Honor Rolls (01/20/09)
Sixth Grade High Distinction Rachel Bell, Colte Bicking, Elyssa Broeker, Morgan Brown, Sydney Buell, Zene Colson, Jackson Copper, Tyler Cox, Allison Dupin, Brittany Fagg, Gracellen Geswein, Chloe Grigsby, Whitney Halfhill, Jacob Harden, Taylor Hess, Holli Jones, Ashley Kidwell, Mckenzi Kumpf, Steven Lovett, Mannah Mace, Alexandria Meyer, Hannah Minor, Taylor Moore, Zachary Muncie, Matthew Munoz, Justin Nees, Jacob Nobles, Shasta Parr, Seth Payton, Kaysia Reberger, Steven Reinoehl, Keegan Roembke, Gabriel Rogers, Pierce Ross, Mikayla Rowan, Kascha Smith, Mallory Smith, Derek Snyder, Justin Stanley, Chase Stanton, Samantha Starr, Curtis Stearley, Chelsea Thomas, Mitchell Thomas, Braden Timberman, Kayla Tolbert, Taylor Walker, Alyssa Wheeler. ...
Cougars overcome Knights in overtime battle (01/20/09)
By STEVE FIELDS For the Brazil Times The Northview Knights' sixth straight loss on Tuesday night may be the hardest one yet for coach Ernie Maesch to accept. Northview got a career-high 27 points from Jonathan Bradshaw, another 10 points from Jacob Musgrave and a strong 16 points and 14 assists from Austin Akers, and came up one play short against Bloomington North, losing 61-59 in overtime...
Eels' defense leads Clay City past Cloverdale (01/20/09)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor CLAY CITY -- The Eels are beginning to make a stand on the defensive end and recent opponents have been unable to keep up the pace. Mark Cloverdale down as the most recent team to fall victim to Clay City's aggressive defense...
Hot shooting Creighton downs Evansville (01/20/09)
EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) -- Kenny Lawson scored 16 points and hot-shooting Creighton scored 34 points off the bench to beat Evansville 79-57 Tuesday night in the Missouri Valley Conference. Justin Carter had 14 and Casey Harriman 11 off the bench for the Bluejays (15-5, 5-3), who shot 57 percent from the field and 56 percent from three-point range. Creighton outrebounded the Purple Aces 39-27...
Duncan leads Spurs past Pacers (01/20/09)
By PAUL J. WEBER Associated Press Writer SAN ANTONIO -- Tim Duncan scored 27 points and Manu Ginobili had 26 before the San Antonio Spurs sat their stars early in a lopsided 99-81 win over Indiana on Tuesday night. Tony Parker added 13 points for San Antonio, which ended the first half of the season in the familiar position of first in the Southwest Division. The Spurs have won three straight and eight of their last 10...
Sports world comes to a halt as Obama takes office (01/20/09)
By JOSEPH WHITE AP Sports Writer WASHINGTON -- Muhammad Ali and Magic Johnson had prime seats at the Capitol. LeBron James watched from a hotel room in Los Angeles with his two sons. Across the country, coaches rescheduled practices, and even the Super Bowl had to take a back seat Tuesday to the inauguration of Barack Obama...
Steelers knew about Fitzgerald's skills long ago (01/20/09)
By ALAN ROBINSON AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH -- Larry Fitzgerald might be the most scouted player in Pittsburgh Steelers history. For two years, they needed only to look out their office windows to watch him. Fitzgerald's exceptional hands, his knack for making difficult catches while heavily covered and his high jumper-like leaping ability might pose the biggest obstacle to the Steelers beating the Arizona Cardinals in the Super Bowl on Feb. 1...
Oden comes alive! Big man has breakout game (01/20/09)
By ANNE M. PETERSON AP Sports Writer PORTLAND, Ore. -- Greg Oden challenged himself. Weary of play even he perceived as inconsistent, the Trail Blazers' 7-foot center made a conscious decision to break out. The result was Monday night, when he scored a career-high 24 points and had 15 rebounds in Portland's victory over the Milwaukee Bucks...
Ivanovic, Safina through to third round (01/20/09)
By JOHN PYE AP Sports Writer MELBOURNE, Australia -- Ana Ivanovic is regaining momentum at the Australian Open, beating Italian Alberta Brianti 6-3, 6-2 on Wednesday to reach the third round of the year's first major. Ivanovic lost the last Australian Open final to Maria Sharapova, then won her first Grand Slam title at the French Open and gained the No. 1 ranking...
Evelyn G. Ball Hillis (01/20/09)
Evelyn G. Ball Hillis, 82, Brazil, died Jan. 19, 2009, at Cloverleaf Healthcare Facility. She had been a resident there for the past several months. She was born Oct. 15, 1926, at Fort Sam Houston, in San Antonio, Texas. She was the daughter of William Keith Ball and E. Geneva Wright Ball...
Howard R. Smith (01/20/09)
Howard R. Smith, 96, Coal City, passed away at Regional Hospital, Terre Haute, Jan. 19, 2009, at 1:38 p.m., following an extended illness. He was born March 8, 1912, to George Bayard and Iva (Grim) Smith. He graduated from Coal City High School with the class of 1930. He married Marie Wright on April 13, 1935...
Rosetta Marilyn Blair (01/20/09)
Rosetta Marilyn Blair, 72, Clay City, passed away at her daughter's home at 3:40 p.m., Monday, Jan. 19, 2009. She was born Feb. 8, 1936, in Greene County. She was the daughter of Henry T. and Pansy Goodman Rooksberry. Marilyn was a 1954 graduate of Marco High School...
Larry Edward Frazier (01/20/09)
Larry Edward Frazier, 68, Stockbridge, Ga., died Jan. 18, 2009, at his residence. He was born to Charles Jennings Frazier and Nellie Allen Frazier. He is survived by his wife of 37 years Doreen Ann O'Brian Frazier, whom he married in 1971 in Atlanta, children Lora Lawson and husband Jerry Lawson, Fontanet, Nelda Frazier and partner Lily Frazier, Greencastle, Larry Frazier Jr. ...
Lorene Lydia Wolf (01/20/09)
Lorene Lydia Wolf, 91, Greencastle, formerly of Clay City, passed away at 7:20 p.m., Jan. 19, 2009. She was born in Owen Co., Sept. 4, 1917, to Peter and Myrtle Smith Thomas. On Nov. 26, 1942 she married Robert Mitchell Wolf. Lorene taught for 33 years at Patricksburg, Clay City, and Coal City Elementary Schools...
PUBLIC RECORD 1-21-09 (01/20/09)
Clay County Courthouse The following transactions took place at the Clay County Courthouse Jan. 20: Clay Superior Court -- Civil Aaron L. Bell Vs. Misti D. Bell: Domestic Relations Small Claims Brazil Housing Authority Vs. Beverly Evans: Small Claims...
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