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Stories from Sunday, February 8, 2009

Back home again (02/08/09)
There is a new doctor in town. Dr. John Oehler is now practicing at St. Vincent Clay Hospital. The 44-year-old father of two originally grew up in Brazil. "I moved to Brazil in 1976," he said. "Since then, I have called this town my home." Oehler graduated from Brazil High School in 1982. He then went to Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology...
County Cracker Barrel scheduled (02/08/09)
The second Clay County Cracker Barrel for the year has been scheduled. The event will take place Saturday, Feb. 21, at 10 a.m., at the Jackson Township Firehouse. The event is set to conclude at noon. Clay County Farm Bureau and the Clay County Chamber of Commerce will sponsor the event...
School board meeting slated for Thursday (02/08/09)
The Clay Community School Board will conduct a regular session school board meeting Thursday, at 7:30 p.m., in the media center at North Clay Middle School. The following is a list of items included on the agenda: Comments will be taken from patrons in attendance and board members will be given the chance to comment and CCSC Supt. Dan Schroeder will deliver a report...
United Way to use grant money for 'Mother Goose on the Loose' (02/08/09)
TERRE HAUTE -- The United Way of the Wabash Valley has been approved to receive a two-year matching grant called 4Community2, for a total of $216,000 from the Indiana Association of United Ways. The 4Community2 grant is funded by the Lilly Endowment with the two-fold purpose of spurring campaign growth and funding community impact targeted efforts within the Wabash Valley...
Fish Fry to benefit community building set (02/08/09)
CLAY CITY -- A Jonah Fish Fry has been scheduled for 4-7:30 p.m., Saturday, March 14. The event will take place at the Orange Building in Goshorn Memorial Park, Clay City. The fish fry is being sponsored by the R.E.I.N. Center Coalition, Inc. All proceeds from the event will go toward the new community building for Clay City...
Postal service taking steps to increase efficiency (02/08/09)
Area collection boxes to be removed The decline in mail volume, as a result of the faltering economy, is having a significant impact on the United States Postal Service. Cost-saving steps being implemented include the removal of under-utilized blue collection mailboxes...
Maple Syrup Pancake breakfast slated (02/08/09)
TERRE HAUTE -- The Vigo County Park and Recreation Department will conduct its 23rd Maple Syrup, Pancake and Sausage Breakfast at Fowler Park pioneer village log barn Feb. 21-22, from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Featured will be maple syrup produced at Prairie Creek Park's sugar camp...
Mardi Gras Party set for Feb. 27 (02/08/09)
TERRE HAUTE -- Vigo County Lifeline will conduct its annual Mardi Gras Party Friday, Feb. 27, at the Zorah Shrine, 420 N. 7th St., Terre Haute, from 7-11 p.m. The event will feature a performance by Dicky James and the Blue Flames, from 8-11 p.m. Those interested in attending must be 21 or older...
State accepting applications for Mr., Miss Math or Science (02/08/09)
INDIANAPOLIS -- Governor Mitch Daniels recently announced applications are now being accepted for the 2009 Hoosier High School Math and Science Awards. The governor created the award last year to recognize the state's top high school talent in math and science...
Plainfield cruises past visiting Northview (02/08/09)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor PLAINFIELD -- The Northview Knights haven't had much luck this season against teams in their sectional. The Knights came into Saturday's road game with four losses against just one win versus the five other teams in the Class 4A Terre Haute North Sectional...
Plainfield cruises past visiting Northview (02/08/09)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor PLAINFIELD -- The Northview Knights haven't had much luck this season against teams in their sectional. The Knights came into Saturday's road game with four losses against just one win versus the five other teams in the Class 4A Terre Haute North Sectional...
Pingleton advances to wrestling semi-state (02/08/09)
By Steve Fields For the Brazil Times Bloomington -- Luke Pingleton is semi-state bound in the Indiana High School Athletic Association wrestling tournament. The Northview High School junior raised his record to 31-5 while taking second place in the 125-pound class at the regional on Saturday at Bloomington South High School...
Saturday high school basketball scores (02/08/09)
Saturday's Scores By The Associated Press BOYS' BASKETBALL Avon 57, Indpls Ben Davis 52 Barr-Reeve 58, Shakamak 41 Bedford N. Lawrence 64, Scottsburg 49 Bluffton 30, Heritage 27 Brown Co. 71, Greencastle 61 Brownsburg 65, Crawfordsville 51...
No. 23 Illinois blasts No. 12 Purdue (02/08/09)
By DAVID MERCER Associated Press Writer CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Bruce Weber thinks the Top 25 hasn't been kind to Illinois. The Illini coach said that since the team edged into the rankings in mid-January, the first time in more than two seasons, it's forgotten to play the tough, smart defense that got it there...
Lakers halt Cavaliers' winning streak (02/08/09)
By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND -- No second All-Star. No triple-double for LeBron James. And now, no more home winning streak. It's been a rough few days for the Cleveland Cavaliers. Lamar Odom scored a season-high 28 points, Kobe Bryant added 19 and the streak-breaking Los Angeles Lakers handed Cleveland its first loss at home this season, 101-91 on Sunday...
Watney rallies to win Buick Invitational (02/08/09)
By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer SAN DIEGO -- Nick Watney appeared to be along for the ride Sunday until making two birdies over the final three holes to take advantage of a late collapse by John Rollins and win the Buick Invitational. Watney knocked in a 40-foot birdie putt from the fringe on the par-3 16th, then completed his five-shot rally with a two-putt birdie on the 18th hole. He closed with a 4-under 68 for his second career victory...
Colts' Reid arrested outside nightclub (02/08/09)
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Indianapolis Colts defensive tackle Darrell Reid was arrested on disorderly conduct and trespassing charges early Sunday after refusing to leave a nightclub's parking lot. According to a police report, Reid, 26, arrived at Club Oxygen about 1:30 a.m. as an off-duty officer was helping clear the nightclub's parking lot because the club was at capacity...
Mildred I. Stewart (02/08/09)
Mildred I. Stewart, 87, Brazil, died at 8:55 a.m., Sunday, Feb. 8, 2009, at Clay County Health Center, where she had received loving care. She was born June 25, 1921, in Carbon, as the daughter of Clarence Chester and Pearl Sutherland McCall. Following high school, she married Roy E. Stewart March 27, 1938...
Statehouse Report (02/08/09)
INDIANAPOLIS -- The first week of February has been another good week of discussion and debate. As Washington, D.C., creates a federal stimulus package that will jump start our economy, lawmakers at the Statehouse are working through plans to support education and job creation and retention...
Ways to save money in tough times (02/08/09)
Here are nine sure ways to save money -- and feel good about it in the process: Each time we go to the store, we are subject to advertising for things we do not need. Mentally turn down the volume control or use the "off" button to ignore advertising for stuff we don't need, whether in the store, on the Internet, in newspapers, magazines, on TV or ... you get the idea...
Director thanks Park Board for action taken (02/08/09)
To the Editor: On behalf of the Clay County Tobacco Coalition, I want to thank the Forest Park Board for voting to implement a smoke-free outdoor air policy. It is a sensitive balance between the wants and rights of the smoker and the wants and health needs of the non-smoker, but a balance the CCTC believes is possible...
City needs to look at new ways to combat winter storms (02/08/09)
To the Editor: The recent two snowstorms have been a true picture of how inconsiderate most of the Brazil residents have become and how the city with its minimal snow plow service has failed. My wife and I are both 70, so I consider age no excuse for taking clean up action. ...
Anonymous comments are 'cowardly' (02/08/09)
To the Editor: It's been several years, but some may remember the write-in-portion of the paper that printed anonymous community comments. Before too long, it turned into personal attacks on individuals that, if not directly slanderous, were hurtful, cowardly, and many times not totally truthful...
Keep a healthy heart for the sweetie (02/08/09)
To the Editor: Show your heart some love this Valentine's Day. February is American Heart Month and as a dietitian, I think it's the perfect time to get in shape and boost heart health. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both women and men in the United States -- but it doesn't have to be that way. Simple dietary and lifestyle choices can play a major role in preventing and reversing heart disease...
Commending Humane Society manager (02/08/09)
To the Editor: I want to publicly commend Mr. Rick Moore, manager of the Clay County Humane Society, for his actions on Wednesday, Jan. 28. He traversed over a mile on foot in snow nearly 12 inches in depth, in freezing temperatures, to insure that the animals at the shelter were safe, warm, fed and cared for. We are truly blessed to have such a man to run the shelter...
Who owns the 'private roads' anyway? (02/08/09)
To the Editor: I just moved here from Central Indiana, where we do not have what you consider or call, "Private Roads." Now that I live here, and pay the same taxes as everyone else, why is it that these so-called "Private Roads," are not plowed? My road is a small dead-end private road, but I don't own it, so it's not my private road, so (who does it belong to) if not the county's?...
Asking for forgiveness for accident (02/08/09)
To the Editor: I am writing this to apologize to the owner or owners of the poor dog who ran in front of my truck today on State Road 340. I am so sorry. If there would have been anything I could have done to prevent this tragic event, I would have...
Reader encourages support of bill (02/08/09)
To the Editor: Soon, Congress will be voting on the Omnibus Public Land Management Act. This bill would protect wilderness areas, heritage sites, rivers and parks on public lands across the United States. This legislation will protect those special places that make America great. It will help to preserve it for our future generations...
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