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Stories from Thursday, July 23, 2009

Minimum wage increases today (07/23/09)
Minimum wage workers will see an increase in their paychecks starting today. The increase bumps up the Federal Minimum Wage to $7.25 an hour, which is a 10.7 percent increase compared to the current hourly rate of $6.55. It is the third increase in as many years after former President George Bush signed off on the Fair Minimum Wage Act in May 2007, setting each increase at $0.70 an hour from the then-minimum wage of $5.15 an hour...
Filling the sky with rockets and excitement (07/23/09)
Both Kaci Jones and Dakota Cox have shot off rockets before. But Kaci has competed in the Clay County 4-H Fair Rocket Shoot. This year, however, was Dakota's first time entering the fray. Dakota said he's had model rockets in the past, but was excited to get his rocket, Space Ship 1, into the air Thursday at the 2009 Clay County 4-H Fair Rocket Shoot...
Two arrested for promoting gambling (07/23/09)
Two Terre Haute residents were arrested earlier this week amid allegations of illegal gambling. Although details are limited due to an ongoing investigation in the matter, documents at the Clay County Courthouse confirmed Timothy Eromon McCullough, 43, and Angela Lynn McCullough, 37, were taken into custody by an officer with the Indiana State Gaming Enforcement at an undisclosed location in Clay County on Tuesday...
Reflecting on taking part in celebrity challenge (07/23/09)
Anyone who knows me very well, knows I'm always ready for two things: A good laugh and a challenge. So, I said yes when 4-H Sheep Superintendent Bill Harshbarger called me a couple of weeks ago to ask if I would participate in a celebrity showmanship contest during the Clay County 4-H Fair...
FSA nominations due by Aug. 3 (07/23/09)
USDA's Indiana Farm Service Agency Acting Executive Director Don Hunton recently reminded farmers, ranchers and other agricultural producers that they have until Aug. 3, 2009, to nominate eligible candidates to serve on local FSA county committees. "I encourage all Indiana producers to get involved by nominating candidates to serve on county committees," Hunton said. ...
Local golfers competing at Mt. Dew Junior Golf Tour (07/23/09)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor As the new school season creeps ever closer, a number of area golfers have kept their skills honed over the course of the summer while playing around the state as part of the Pepsi Indiana Junior Golf Program. Northview senior Drew Snyder has played in six tournaments as part of the tour and finished in a tie for 12th on Tuesday afternoon at Foxcliff Golf Club in Martinsville. ...
Dayton Witty (07/23/09)
Dayton Witty, 88, Terre Haute, formerly of Brazil, died July 22, 2009, at 10:15 p.m., at Union Hospital following a brief illness. He was born May 17, 1921, in Tompkinsville, Ky., the son of Benton Witty and Minnie Miller Witty. As a young boy, his family moved to the Bridgeton area and had a family farm. He worked on the farm before serving in the Army in 1945. He was married to Lillian Anna Tiefel Witty for over 54 years. She preceded him in death in 1996...
Tips for all the tomatoes (07/23/09)
County fairs are normally associated with the arrival of the first garden tomato. Plant health and fruit quality vary across the area due to a variety of reasons. There are several factors that can contribute to poor tomato performance. Purdue Extension Vigo County has received several questions regarding tomato problems. ...
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