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Stories from Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Benefit set for area toddler (05/12/09)
The world is a curious place for 6-month-old Harmony Payne, Brazil, but her parents can't let her get too excited about it. "If she gets too excited about something, we have to calm her down," Harmony's mother Ivy Payne told The Brazil Times about her daughter's heart condition that makes breathing very difficult. "It's very hard when you have to stop your child from laughing and playing. You want her to be normal and enjoy life. She looks normal, but her heart sounds like a washing machine."...
Pursuit around Brazil leads to arrests (05/12/09)
A suspect wanted on a felony arrest warrant for various drug related charges led law enforcement officials on a reckless pursuit in Brazil, including through the grounds of a local park, Tuesday afternoon. According the Clay County Sheriff Mike Heaton, several officers were in an area around Kruzan and Walnut streets looking for a suspect, Shawn Anthony Weddle, 37, Brazil, wanted on various drug-related charges. ...
Area church hosting eighth Ultimate Teen Challenge (05/12/09)
Are you ready for the eighth annual Ultimate Teen Challenge this Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church, 526 S. Murphy Ave., Brazil? "The goal of this event has always been to have a God-centered, fun event for teens, while helping them with issues they are going through," event organizer Amy Nichols told The Brazil Times about the church's community outreach program. ...
Reunions (05/12/09)
The pitch-in picnic-style event occurs, rain or shine, on the third Saturday each June and begins at 11 a.m., which means this year, MOAR XII will take place Saturday, June 20. Those attending will eat around noon, but are encouraged to come early for fellowship. This all takes place at the north end of the auditorium (the Cow Palace), not far from the band shell at Forest Park...
'Music for the Soul' (05/12/09)
Carbon United Methodist Church is sponsoring the second annual "Music for the Soul" Festival, on Saturday, May 16, from 1-4 p.m., at the Carbon Volunteer Firehouse Pavilion. Performing groups are "P150" and "For Heaven's Sake." Admission is free...
IBC Holds Spring Commencement (05/12/09)
Indiana Business College at Terre Haute conducted its commencement ceremonies for 39 graduates, Friday, April 24, in the North Vigo High School auditorium. Guest speaker for the evening was Robert Boudrot, vice president of human resources from the Indiana Business College Administration, and student speakers valedictorian David Grubor and salutatorian Kendal Mauder...
North Clay track and field teams place second at WIC Meet (05/12/09)
Staff Reports ELLETSVILLE -- The North Clay track and field teams ventured to Edgewood over the weekend to participate in the Western Indiana Conference meet, coming away with a pair of runner-up finishes as teams and with some outstanding individual efforts...
McVay steps down as Clay City coach (05/12/09)
There are coaches who have had longer tenures at schools and there are coaches who have won more championships, but none have left a bigger impression on a program than Grant McVay. Through nine years at the helm of the Clay City Eels, McVay has instilled more than just X's and O's on a dry erase board. ...
Knights remain unbeaten in WIC softball play (05/12/09)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor Northview was able to hold off a late rally by South Vermillion in WIC softball action to take a 6-5 victory over the Wildcats on Tuesday. The win moves the Knights to 3-0 in the conference. "In the beginning of the season we might have fallen, but tonight we were composed," Northview coach Bethan Jones said. "I told the girls that we needed our best defense at the end."...
Knights and Eels pick up golf wins (05/12/09)
Staff Report Northview's golf team didn't play their best round at Forest Park, but still took a 149 to 151 decision against Terre Haute North. Austin Akers shot a 36 to lead the Knights as Kade Baker and Jacob Musgrave carded a 37. Ryan Turner, Drew Snyder and Daniel Eaglin had a 39 followed by Josh Hoskins' 40...
Knights blast South Vermillion in five innings (05/12/09)
BY CLAY CUNNINGHAM Times Staff Reporter After a tough weekend, the Northview baseball team rebounded with a dominant 14-1 victory over South Vermillion on Tuesday. The Knights were led on the mound by ace Brock Lawson. Lawson improved to 5-0 on the season, allowing one run and four hits, while striking out nine and walking just one over four innings of work. Coach Scott McDonald was all praise for the senior pitcher...
Margaret E. Booe (05/12/09)
Margaret E. Booe, 73, Greencastle, formerly of Putnamville, passed away May 12, 2009, at Asbury Towers, Greencastle. She was born on Dec. 29, 1935, in Clay City, and was the daughter of the late Russell and Floy Lenora [Oberholtzer] Funk. She was married to Lloyd W. Booe Jan. 2, 1955, and he preceded her in death on May 7, 2001. She was a homemaker and a cook at the Reelsville Elementary School. She was a member of the Big Walnut Baptist Church, Reelsville...
Verna I. Fortin (05/12/09)
Verna I. Fortin, 94, Brazil, passed away May 11, 2009, at St. Vincent Clay Hospital, Brazil, following an extended illness. She was born in Clay County, June 9, 1914, to Levi and Ida (Clark) Thomas. Verna married Willard Lucas, in Clay County, May 22, 1933, and later Leo Fortin in San Louis Obispo, Calif., on May 20, 1943...
Annabelle Pierce Yockey Miller (05/12/09)
Annabelle Pierce Yockey Miller, 86, Brazil, passed away at St. Vincent Clay Hospital, May 11, 2009, at 8:19 a.m., following an extended illness. She was born April 13, 1923, in Clay County, to Ray and Rosemary (Pierce) Hibbs. She attended Bee Ridge School...
Martha Cox (05/12/09)
Martha Cox, 70, Staunton, passed away Monday, May 11, 2009, at Meadows Manor North, Terre Haute, following an extended illness. She was born in Rocky Fork, Ind., Dec. 7, 1938, to Frank and Marie (Williams) Jones. She attended Bee Ridge School. She married Robert Allen Cox Nov. ...
ASHLEY ANNE HARRISON (05/12/09)
Stella and Melanie Harrison are proud to announce the birth of their sister, Ashley Anne Harrison. Ashley was born on April 20, 2009, at Terre Haute Regional Hospital. She weighed 9 pounds, 5 ounces and was 22 inches long. Proud parents are Pat and Vangie Harrison, Brazil...
Tessa Rae Hill and Troy Alan Harvey (05/12/09)
AUTUMN NICOLE WALKER AND CHRISTOPHER RYAN MILLER (05/12/09)
Autumn Nicole Walker and Christopher Ryan Miller, both of Brazil, would like to announce their engagement and upcoming marriage on Saturday, May 23, 2009, at 5:30 p.m., at the Carbon Baptist Church. The bride elect is the dauther of Stella Walker and the late Max Walker, Brazil. She is a 2004 graduate of Northview High School and is employed at Hales Little Angels Daycare...
ERIN McCREA AND BENJAMIN GANTZ (05/12/09)
Erin McCrea and Benjamin Gantz are proud to announce their engagement and upcoming marriage on Saturday, May 16, at 4:30 p.m., at the Seelyville United Methodist Church. Erin is the daughter of Kevin and Michelle McCrea, Center Point. She is a 1999 graduate of Northview High School and a 2004 graduate of Indiana State University with a bachelor's degree in Life Science. She is employed at the Airport Veterinary Clinic...
Brandianne N. Dixon and Christopher S. Cook (05/12/09)
Brandianne N. Dixon and Christopher S. Cook are proud to announce their engagement and upcoming marriage on Saturday, May 30, 2009, at 5 p.m., at the Bethlehem General Baptist Church, Vincennes. Brandi is the daughter of Chris Dixon, Vincennes, and Desie Fisher and Todd McVey, Brazil. She is a 2006 graduate of Northview High School and a 2009 graduate of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College. She is employed at Harsha Behavioral Center...
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