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Stories from Friday, April 3, 2009

Doing what they can with what they have (04/03/09)
Like many roads in Clay County, the life of a commissioner can be a bumpy one. Recently, Clay County Commissioners' President Charlie Brown invited The Brazil Times to tour some of the approximately 700 miles of county roads and discuss some of the other aspects the job brings...
One hot cookie (04/03/09)
After a lot of munching, judges of The Brazil Times' Relay For Life "Clark Kent Super Group's" 2009 Clay County's Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Contest selected Goodies Galore Owner Mary Fisher's cookies as the best business entry Friday afternoon. Nervous with excitement, Fisher won a three-month subscription and $25. However, a big supporter of Relay For Life, Fisher donated the prize money back in support of the cause. Ivy Jackson Photo...
City receives planning grant (04/03/09)
The city may be on its way to getting funding for a new water tower. On Tuesday, Lt. Governor Becky Skillman announced the awarding of a $28,800 planning grant to the City of Brazil through the Small Cities and Towns Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program, which is administered by the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs...
Hospital initiates STAR program (04/03/09)
St. Vincent Clay Hospital recently announced the initiation of its STAR Intensive program designed to provide job readiness skills to those throughout Central Indiana. The program, formerly serving Marion and Hamilton counties only, is now open to those living in Clay County to assist members of the community...
Skatepark donations (04/03/09)
Upcoming area Easter Egg Hunts (04/03/09)
The following is a list of upcoming Easter Egg Hunts in Clay County: The event is for children in age groups of 1-3, 4-6, 7-9, and 10-12-year-olds. The top prize in each group is $25 and other prizes will be available. If weather conditions do not permit the hunt to take place outside, the event will be moved inside at the National Guard Armory...
CHURCH NEWS (04/03/09)
Putnamville Baptist Church Putnamville Baptist Church, one mile east of Putnamville, on US-40, will be hosting the New City Quartet's Anniversary Concert on Saturday evening, April 4 at 7 p.m. Any Gospel/Christian music fans are encouraged to attend. It's free, although a love offering will be taken...
Northview's Raines and Akers selected to AP All-State Teams (04/03/09)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor The Wabash Valley was well represented in this year's Associated Press All-State basketball teams. In fact, a pair of Northview athletes were honored as Spring Raines received High Honorable Mention status and Austin Akers was on the Honorable Mention list for the AP Team...
Final Four a refuge for UConn, Michigan State (04/03/09)
By NANCY ARMOUR AP National Writer DETROIT -- One look at the thousands of fans waiting in the rain an hour before the gates at Ford Field opened, and it's clear where Michigan State's motivation comes from. For Connecticut, the focus is much narrower, though no less powerful. ...
Mets agree to deal with Sheffield (04/03/09)
By MIKE FITZPATRICK AP Baseball Writer NEW YORK -- Gary Sheffield plans to go for No. 500 with the New York Mets. One home run shy of the milestone, Sheffield reached a contract agreement with New York on Friday, three days after he was released by the Detroit Tigers in a surprising move...
Vick's plan to play creditors shot down by judges (04/03/09)
By LARRY O'DELL Associated Press Writer NEWPORT NEWS, Va. -- Fallen NFL star Michael Vick told a bankruptcy judge Friday that he became a changed man in prison and is determined to do all the right things upon his release from prison, including repaying his creditors with the millions he hopes to resume earning in professional football...
Martha Louise Carlton (04/03/09)
Martha Louise Carlton, 87, Bloomington, passed away at Bloomington Hospital Friday, April 3, 2009, following a brief illness. She was born in McLeansboro, Ill., Aug. 11, 1921, to William G. and Ada (Meadows) Miller. She graduated from McLeansboro High School in Illinois, with the class of 1940. ...
Charlotte Rose Overman (04/03/09)
Charlotte Rose Overman, 83, Brazil, died at 2:10 a.m., Friday, April 3, 2009, at Exceptional Living Center, Brazil. She was born Aug. 1, 1925, in Brazil, as the daughter of Thomas H. and Eliza York Taylor. She was married to Leroy Andrew Overman Jr. June 17, 1950...
Robert K. "Bob" Shuee (04/03/09)
Robert K. "Bob" Shuee, 68, Niceville, Fla., formerly of Greencastle, passed away March 31, 2009. He was born July 19, 1940, in Putnam County, as the son of Charles E. and R. Eileen (Shoaf) Shuee. He was a 1958 graduate of Greencastle High School. He married Carolyn A. Berry June 14, 1959 and she survives...
Staunton Scene (04/03/09)
STAUNTON FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH Sunday School starts at 9:30 a.m., with worship service following at 10:30 a.m. Doug Parkey is the minister. If you need transportation to morning worship service, please phone the church office at 446-3211; the bus is wheel-chair equipped...
Meet the Staff! (04/03/09)
Meet Brazil Times' Staff Reporter Jason Jacobs. ...
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