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Stories from Sunday, March 15, 2009

State agency to honor local girl (03/15/09)
An 8-year-old girl and the two 911-dispatchers who assisted her in helping her grandmother during a medical emergency will be recognized for their efforts during Indiana's National Emergency Number Association (911 NENA) conference in Indianapolis. On August 19, 2008, dispatchers Jerry Jordan and Cathy Swearingen received a call from Sabrina Terstegge. She told them her grandmother had fallen in the kitchen and was unable to move...
Family attempting to raise money for boy suffering from rare disease (03/15/09)
Brody Starkey isn't your typical 7-year-old. Since he was a baby, Brody's mother, Loni Head, knew something was different. Right before he turned 7, Loni and others learned Brody was not the same as others his age. "When he was 2, (doctors) ran tests and thought he had cerebral palsy," Loni said. "We've always known something was wrong."...
County jobless highest in more than 20 years (03/15/09)
One of the tell tale signs of a time of recession or depression is the number of unemployed. In recent months, the nation's economy has slowly spiraled downward, creating a large number of "casualties" by the way of layoffs and hiring freezes. "There are numerous factors that contribute to an increase in unemployed workers," Indiana Department of Workforce Development Communications Director Marc Lotter told The Brazil Times. ...
Times' Relay For Life team sets up county cookie contest (03/15/09)
Do you bake the best chocolate chip cookies? If so, The Brazil Times American Cancer Society's 2009 Clay County Relay For Life team is looking for you. The Times' Relay team, the "Clark Kent Super Group," is sponsoring Clay County's Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Contest...
Coming to a close (03/15/09)
Fans of the Clay City High School boys' basketball team flocked to Martinsville Saturday to watch the Eels face Jac-Cen-Del in the Class A Regional Semifinal, where the Eels' season came to an end after suffering a 64-43 loss.
Clay City falls short in regional against top-ranked Eagles (03/15/09)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor MARTINSVILLE -- The Clay City Eels had the best fan support, the best band and the best student block. But unfortunately, it was Jac-Cen-Del that came away having proved it had the best team at the Martinsville Regional on Saturday...
Purdue, Butler reach NCAA Tourney (03/15/09)
By STEVE HERMAN AP Sports Writer INDIANAPOLIS -- Seedings don't mean much to Butler's young Bulldogs. With four freshmen and one sophomore in the starting lineup, Butler was ranked in the Top 25 most of the season. But a loss to Cleveland State in the Horizon League tournament championship game last week dropped them to the No. 9 seed as an at-large pick in the NCAA South Regional, where they'll open on Thursday against LSU...
Committee sets NCAA Tourney field (03/15/09)
By EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer The Big East put up a big number Sunday: Three No. 1 seeds in the NCAA tournament. Louisville, Pittsburgh and Connecticut helped the Big East, a group originally created for basketball only, become the first conference to put three teams on the top line. North Carolina, the regular-season Atlantic Coast Conference champion, was the other top seed...
Mickelson claims CA Championship (03/15/09)
By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer DORAL, Fla. -- No longer the best player without a World Golf Championship, Phil Mickelson won a spirited duel at Doral on Sunday to win the CA Championship and put himself in position to reach No. 1 in the world. Mickelson, taken to a hospital on the eve of the final round with heat exhaustion and dehydration, survived seven lead changes in 11 holes against Nick Watney before hanging on with seven pars for a 3-under 69 and a one-shot victory...
Lillie "Peachie" Florence Kirton (03/15/09)
Lillie "Peachie" Florence Kirton, 62, Brazil, passed away at Union Hospital, Terre Haute, March 14, 2009, at 12:15 a.m., following a short battle with cancer. She was born in Danville, Ind., Sept. 29, 1946, to Charles and Mable (Mantooth) Thomas. She worked as a dough master and dishwasher at Pizza Hut in Brazil for many years...
Public Record 3-16-09 (03/15/09)
Clay County Justice Center The following jail bookings occurred at the Clay County Justice Center during March 12-13. Awaiting Arraignment Miller, Jason J., 26 Haines, Chester, 27 Resisting Law Enforcement Miller, Jason J., 26 Possession of Marijuana, under 30 grams...
Statehouse Report (03/15/09)
INDIANAPOLIS -- One issue dominated our work in the Indiana House this past week: Reorganization of local government as recommended by a task force created by Gov. Mitch Daniels that was led by Indiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Randall Shepard and former Gov. Joe Kernan...
Thanks for helping get our dog back (03/15/09)
To the Editor: On Saturday, Feb. 28, our 3-year-old German shepherd got out of our fenced yard. My husband and I were heart-broken when he couldn't be found. Our 6-year-old grandson was in tears. We searched three days. On March 3, a phone call at 7:30 a.m., informed us he was in the middle of (United States) 40 and (State Road) 59. When my husband arrived, he was gone and the chase was on...
Quick, efficient way to keep city streets clean (03/15/09)
To the Editor: First off, I would like to thank the law enforcers of our city and county for working hard to clean up our streets and criminals. But there is another clean up of our streets I would like to bring to their attention. The taxpayers of this county are assisting in the everyday living arrangements of prisoners that eat, drink, sleep and use property paid for by this tax money...
Open letter from Northview principal (03/15/09)
Dear Parents and Guardians of Northview High School students: All of us who work with your children at Northview High School believe that we are entrusted with the responsibility of assuring that every student receives quality educational opportunities in a safe and supportive environment, which nurtures students' growth and development. ...
No eagle statue? No problem (03/15/09)
To the Editor: Congratulations to the Moore Funeral Home on your Pursuit of Excellence Award! The article in The Brazil Times was quite nice. For the past eight years, we have had a friendly competition with Rob and Vanetta Moore for the POE award. We are the only two funeral homes in the Wabash Valley that strive to meet the criteria for this national award so of course, we have always been proud to be a Pursuit of Excellence first...
Department issues thanks to all (03/15/09)
To the Editor: The Clay County Health Department would like to thank everyone who helped with the receive fifth-grade Smoking Prevention Poster Contest. Thanks to Kevin Higgins of A Plus Printing and Jane Mills at Lamar Outdoor Advertising for contributing to the prizes...
Who determines who follows what? (03/15/09)
To the Editor: Who determines which city codes our officials must follow? We had two dogs, one got loose, one didn't. The one dog that did not get loose is no longer with us. No, he never bit anyone, nor did he ever attack another animal, but for some reason, he was shot with a tranquilizer gun, taken off his collar and chain and ordered put to death, all by a high ranking law enforcement officer...
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