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Grand finale (04/24/09)
By JASON MOON Managing Editor For 25 years, the Community Theatre of Clay County, Inc., has been providing area residents plenty to cheer about. And on April 30, May 1-2, the theatre group will offer up its final production of the season. The group will perform "Salute to Broadway: Clay County Style," during the three days...
JTCB to perform for Loyalty Day (04/24/09)
The Jackson Township Community Band, under the direction of Matthew S. Huber, will perform in conjunction with Clay County Loyalty Day activities May 9. The band will perform in concert at 10:15 a.m., in the National Guard Armory, located on the southwest corner of Forest Park, and at 2 p.m., on parade, down National Avenue. Both venues are in Brazil...
Loyalty Day scheduled (04/24/09)
With a theme of "A Tribute to Our Newest Vets from Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan)," Loyalty Day activities will be celebrated May 9. The Loyalty Day Services and Free Pork Chop Dinner for veterans and their families has been moved to the Brazil National Guard Armory. ...
Van Buren Art Gallery set (04/24/09)
Students at Van Buren Elementary have prepared an art show for the public. The banquet room at Oak Ridge Steak House has been transformed into a children's art gallery. According to school art teacher Debbie Metz, "the gallery will give students a chance to feel like a famous artist published in a museum. It's a great chance to build our budding artist's self esteem and encourage the public to recognize the importance of art as a method of expression."...
Slidin' away! (04/24/09)
Northview High School had its annual convocation to wrap up Earth Week activities Friday, which is sponsored by the science club. Students and faculty members "rescued the animals," climbed a rock wall, and competed in an obstacle course, where one representative from each team did the famous Jell-O slide. Shannon Sampson a Mathematics teacher ends the event for the winning faculty team with her very own Jell-O slide...
Contest winners! (04/24/09)
Winners of the First Christian Church Community Easter Egg hunt coloring contest included (above, front, from left) Annabelle Lunday, 0-2-years-old, (back) Mavery Boland 6-8-years-old, Parker Long 9-10-years-old, Cassie Stemm 11-12-years-old, (below) and Lyla Lawson, 3-5-years-old. Annabell, Lyla and Mavery are shown with their prizes while Parker and Cassie hold certificates entitling them to a free week of summer camp in Washington, Ind., in June...
Hippology team does well at state level (04/24/09)
LAFAYETTE -- Clay County's 4-H Hippology team traveled to Purdue University in March for state competition. Hippology is the study of horses and the competition includes judging classes, slides, stations, a written exam and an oral team problem. Clay County was well represented at the state finals...
Abbondanza event scheduled for May 30 (04/24/09)
TERRE HAUTE -- Those interested in the life of the party are welcome to experience Abbondanza from 6-11 p.m., Saturday, May 30, at the Ohio Building, 672 Ohio St., Terre Haute. Tickets cost $55 per person and may be purchased by calling 1-812-232-6230...
Sixth annual Wabash Valley Ladies Unity Night (04/24/09)
TERRE HAUTE -- The sixth annual Wabash Valley Ladies Unity Night will take place Friday, May 15, at 7 p.m., at Indiana State University's Hulman Center, 200 N. 8th St., Terre Haute. The featured quest will be President and Co-Founder of Proverbs 31 Ministries Lysa TerKeurst...
Church News 4-25-09 (04/24/09)
Harmony United Methodist Church This week Harmony UMC welcomes the southern gospel trio "Standing By" as they lead us in worship with music and praise. As always, there will be plenty of great fellowship and sharing in joys and concerns. We invite and welcome any who would like to attend! Sunday Morning Worship with "Standing By" -- 9 a.m., Sunday School -- 10:45 a.m. Come and join us!...
Club News (04/24/09)
JACKSON TOWNSHIP BETTER HOME AND VAN BUREN HOMEMAKERS Jackson Township Better Homes and Van Buren Homemakers Extension Clubs shared an entertainment meeting at the Brazil First Baptist Church on March 26. Evelyn Nevins, Van Buren president, presented two readings on "Hugs" and the blessing before the delicious meal was enjoyed...
Honor Rolls (04/24/09)
MERIDIAN ELEMENTARY First Grade All A's Caleb Alstott, Brandon Belleu, Jackson Breitweiser, Devon Bruer, Zane Griffin, Joshua Kicklighter, Hailey Patterson, Jarrett Sproul, All A's and B's Sophia Archer, Bailey Bell, Mackenze Byrd, David Jenkins, Jessamyn Kaelber, Brandon Lovett, Lillie Maesch, Kylee Phelps, Kaden Ritzert, Anthony Rodgers, Sabrina Terstegge...
Local college athletes excelling during spring season (04/24/09)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor The Indiana State Sycamores baseball team is heating up along with the spring weather. The Sycamores picked up a sweep of in-state foe Indiana on Wednesday, defeating the Hoosiers 7-4. The win came on the heels of the Sycamores finishing off a sweep of Southern Illinois on Saturday that helped them improve to 10-3 in the Missouri Valley Conference...
Northview and Clay City Eels compete in track and field (04/24/09)
Staff Report TERRE HAUTE -- The Northview track and field teams swept West Vigo on Thursday night as the boys' team won 80 to 51 and the girls took a lopsided 99 to 33 decision. The girls' squad took the top spot in all but two events in Terre Haute with a strong overall performance...
Fifth-ranked Panthers shutout Eels (04/24/09)
The Clay City Eels weren't able to solve Riverton Parke pitcher Hayley Chambers on Thursday night. Chambers struckout 15 and allowed only one hit to the 10th-ranked Eels. The Panthers remained unbeaten this season at 8-0 overall. Allie Miller had the lone hit for the Eels...
Northview 'B' baseball team downs Terre Haute South (04/24/09)
The Northview 'B' baseball team has won two of its last three games including a 10-0 six inning victory against Terre Haute South on Thursday night. JT Jeffries got the pitching victory, striking out three batters in the win. At the plate, Roy Brown was 2-for-4 and drove in three runs with a single and a double. Jordan Allen had two hits and drove in another run and Broc Potter had two hits for the Knights...
Sebert L. Clark (04/24/09)
Sebert L. Clark, 80, died April 23, 2009. Born April 8, 1929, in Brazil, Sebert moved to Venice, Fla., in 1974. He was an active member of the Masons and Shrine for more than 50 years. He attended Christ United Methodist Church. He worked for J.I. Case Equipment, Co., and was top salesman for the last 10 years that he worked. He retired in 1989 and moved back to Venice in Venice Isles Estates...
Wayne 'Butch' W. Whallon Jr. (04/24/09)
Wayne "Butch" W. Whallon Jr., 56, Clay City, died following an accident while transporting camping trailers in Nebraska. He was born June 17, 1952, in Brazil, the son of Wayne Whallon Sr., and Constance White Whallon. He graduated from Clay City High School, class of 1972...
Staunton Scene (04/24/09)
STAUNTON FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH Sunday School begins 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...
Salute to Broadway! (04/24/09)
The Community Theatre of Clay County, Inc., is preparing for its performance, "A Salute to Broadway -- Clay County Style!" set to take place Thursday, Friday and Saturday. . ...
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