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Stories from Thursday, June 18, 2009

Family marches through adoption crisis (06/18/09)
A national adoption crisis hit close to home, as it has directly impeded the lives of a Greencastle family. Tammy York, a kindergarten teacher at Central Elementary School in Greencastle, lives with her husband Rob, owner of York Chevrolet Pontiac Buick in Brazil, and their three boys. Wanting a girl, York sought out adoption options...
Accomplishments abound at CCHS during past year (06/18/09)
With another school year complete, Clay City Jr./Sr. High School Principal Jeff Bell was very pleased with the hard work of all the teachers and students. "We had a very successful year," he said. Among some of the accomplishments for CCHS was being named an Honor Roll Best Buy School by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce and of the 132 schools on the Best Buy list, they were one of 23 selected as an Honor Roll school...
Warming up (06/18/09)
Children attending the YMCA Day Camp run and walk a warm-up lap around the Forest Park walking track Thursday afternoon. Each week, the children participate in a different theme, to end the Amazing Race week (today) they will be enjoying a field trip to McCormick's Creek. ...
Public comments wanted on transportation plan (06/18/09)
The time to voice ideas on how to improve transportation in Clay County is now. On Thursday, West Central Indiana Economic Development District (WCIEDD) Transportation Planner Jackie Mitchell presented a draft of the Clay County Thoroughfare Plan for the Year 2030 to county officials...
Grants available for farmers and rural small businesses (06/18/09)
Even in today's economy, there are federal grants available to assist Hoosier farmers and rural small businesses with needed capital to add value to their products or improve energy efficiency on their farms. The Indiana State Department of Agriculture (ISDA) is always looking for opportunities to encourage and promote agriculture within the state and feels the following federal grants are an additional resource to offer Hoosier farmers...
Pesticides and summertime safety (06/18/09)
Warm weather heralds the arrival of insects and the use of products to control them. Pesticides are used in our homes, workplaces and communities. "While pesticides are helpful, they must be used correctly to enjoy the benefits while limiting the dangers of their use," Indiana Poison Center Director Dr. James Mowry said...
Soil & Water Farm Tour set for August (06/18/09)
The Clay County Soil & Water Conservation District has scheduled their 2009 Farm Tour for Aug. 3-4, 2009. We will be leaving on the morning of Monday, Aug. 3, 2009 and returning the evening of Tuesday, Aug. 4. Some of the highlights of the trip will be:...
Jeffrey Lee Jones (06/18/09)
Jeffrey Lee Jones, 49, died June 12, 2009, in Harlingen, Texas. He was born in Brazil, Jan. 12, 1960, to Gordan Lee, and Novadean Bennett Jones. He was preceded in death by his grandparents Vern and Bethel Bennett. He is survived by his wife Yolanda McCormick, son Robert Lee McCormick, Harlingen, Texas, four grandchildren Robert Adrian, Sydney Leigh, Alyson Dee and Nathanial McCormick, father Gordan Lee Jones, West Palm Beach, Fla., mother Novadean Bennett, Pflugerville, Texas, sister Tracy Douglas, and brother Scott McCormick, Pflugerville, Texas and grandmother Eva McCormick, Twin Falls, Idaho.. ...
Terry Ray Haughee (06/18/09)
PUBLIC RECORD 6-19-09 (06/18/09)
Clay County Courthouse The following transactions took place at the Clay County Courthouse June 16-18: Clay Superior Court -- Civil Mandra D. Garrard Vs. Phillip E. Garrard: Domestic Relations Capital One Bank Vs. Tamara D. Houser: Civil Collections...
Your Home & Family: Whole grain goodness for breakfast (06/18/09)
A great way to diabetes-proof your family diet is to increase fiber -- while limiting foods with white sugar, white flour and fat. This tactic is also effective in maintaining heart and brain health while shoring up our defenses against cancer. Here are a couple of great ideas for an energy boost with make-ahead budget-wise whole grains early in the day...
Unwanted Christmas tree ornaments (06/18/09)
This time of year there is a great deal to talk about regarding home and garden plants and ornamentals. Typically now is when the very first bagworms can be observed on ornamentals. These bagworms are very tiny now but will become the Christmas tree ornament looking bags that most folks don't notice until late July and August when it is too late to do much about the problem...
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