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Stories from Friday, October 9, 2009

Pushing harder than ever (10/09/09)
For 20 years, Rev. Richard Propes has taken time out of his life to raise awareness for child abuse and domestic violence. This year could be his last. Propes arrived in Brazil Thursday afternoon. He began the 20th Tenderness Tour in Terre Haute and left Brazil early Friday as he headed to Greencastle...
Northview student dies in accident (10/09/09)
The investigation continues into a single-vehicle accident in which a 15-year-old Northview High School freshman was killed late Thursday evening. At approximately 8:53 p.m., 911 dispatchers at the Clay County Sheriff's Department were notified of an accident that took place 700-feet south of County Road 1000 North on Kennedy's Crossing Road...
Never too many birthdays! (10/09/09)
Celebrating the upcoming 2010 Clay County American Cancer Society's Relay For Life, committee members Kathy White and Kari Pell enjoyed ice cream sundaes at a small birthday celebration during a committee-planning meeting at Riddell National Bank Tuesday. Clay County's Relay For Life event is scheduled for May 22-23, 2010, at the Clay County YMCA. Ivy Jacobs Photo...
School Board rejects latest garage proposal (10/09/09)
The Clay Community School Board of Trustees rejected the contract for the purchase of the City Coal Yard property for a possible future bus garage location. The motion to accept the contract was rejected in a 4-3 vote, with Forrest Buell, Brian Atkinson, Tina Heffner, Jennifer Kaelber opposing the measure, and Dottie King, Terry Barr and Ted Jackson in favor...
Health Department planning vaccinations (10/09/09)
Clay County Health Officer Dr. S. Rahim Farid, has told The Brazil Times that the Clay County Health Department and the Clay Community Schools Corporation will soon be scheduling H1N1 influenza vaccination clinics at the Clay Community Schools for all school-age children...
Sprucing up! (10/09/09)
Brazil Grill Restaurant Manager Bill Puerner took a break from tending the new flowers outside the restaurant Wednesday afternoon. Puerner, Pam Buchanan, Paul Smerage and several other staff members planted 70 various colored mum plants during the past week. ...
Red Cross helping plan for pandemic (10/09/09)
TERRE HAUTE -- The American Red Cross, with a grant from OSHA, has developed tools to help small businesses better prepare for a pandemic flu event. During a pandemic, the flu may spread rapidly in any given community, having the potential to incapacitate a business...
Donation! (10/09/09)
Center Point Volunteer Fire Department Fire Chief Dustin True accepts a $1,600 check donation from Center Point Fall Festival Committee representative Karen Stearley. The festival committee donated more than half of its proceeds from the 2009 festival to the department. Jason Moon Photo...
On an island (10/09/09)
With similar breast tissue that can undergo cancerous changes, breast cancer isn't just a woman's disease. Although women are approximately more than 100 times likely to get breast cancer, any man can develop breast cancer. Terre Haute resident Jim Everhart was surprised to discover he was among the statistics of 1,600 men diagnosed with breast cancer in June 2008. ...
Pushing aside a rivalry to help benefit a good cause (10/09/09)
For the past three seasons, two inner-county athletic rivals have put their competitive disdain for each other aside and united their efforts toward raising money for breast cancer awareness. Since 2007, Northview and Clay City have turned a yearly volleyball game into a grand event...
New face leading the Relay For Life (10/09/09)
The new American Cancer Society (ACS) Community Coordinator for Clay County is excited to get the message out there about breast cancer awareness and the 2010 Clay County ACS Relay For Life. Brazil resident Rachel Romas, 24, recently talked with The Brazil Times about her new job...
Cancer Facts (10/09/09)
The cancers that most often affect women are breast, lung, colon, endometrial, ovarian, cervical, and skin cancers. Knowing about these diseases and what you can do can save your life. Breast Cancer Breast cancer is the most common cancer that women may face in their lifetime (except for skin cancer)...
Keep the conversation going (10/09/09)
According to information provided by the American Cancer Society, talking about cancer could save lives. Five things women should share with their friends and family include: If you or someone you know has been affected by breast cancer, contact the American Cancer Society anytime day or night for information and support at 1-800-ACS-2345 or by logging on to www.cancer.org...
Fast facts about Breast Cancer Awareness Month (10/09/09)
The following are facts provided by National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which can be accessed online at www.nbcam.org: In addition, the following is a list offered by the NBCAM for early detection of breast cancer:...
Tips for getting a Mammogram (10/09/09)
1. Yearly mammograms are recommended starting at age 40 and continuing for as long as a woman is in good health. 2. Use a facility that specializes in mammograms or that performs many (at least three to five) each day. Ask to see the FDA certificate showing that the facility meets high professional standards...
Outlining the ABCs of breast health (10/09/09)
Set A Personal Action Plan ... So that you can enjoy your good health without worry. Annual Mammogram Start at age 40 and continue as long as you are in good health. Breast Awareness Be familiar with your breasts so that you will notice any changes and report them to your doctor without delay. Breast self-exams are an option for increasing breast awareness...
UPDATE: Accident results in fatality (10/09/09)
Area church welcomes new pastor (10/09/09)
Abundant Life Worship Center, 600 Forest St., Clay City, would like to welcome Pastor Justin Bradley, his wife LuAnn and children Makayla, 5, Olivia, 3, and Micah, 5-months. Pastor Justin Bradley brings eight years of full-time ministry experience to ALWC. He has been involved in all levels and facets of church ministry, bringing a contagious passion to reach people with the gospel and see people live the lives God has destined them to live...
CHURCH NEWS (10/09/09)
Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church Pastor: Father Harold W. Rightor II Father's e-mail: revhwr@juno.com E-mail for the parish office may be sent to annunciationchurch@msn.com Website: http://mysite.verizon.net/resolhio/annun......
Clay City boys second at SWIAC cross country meet (10/09/09)
Times Staff Report JASONVILLE -- The Southwestern Indiana Conference cross country meet might have been one of the very few high school events that took place on Thursday evening. The meet went on as scheduled, albeit in soggy conditions and in a steady rain at the Shakamak High School course. ...
Halie Marie Hite (10/09/09)
Halie Marie Hite, 15, Brazil, died Oct. 8, 2009, at 10:40 p.m., in the St. Vincent Clay Hospital emergency room, following an automobile accident, earlier that evening. Halie was born Sept. 10, 1994, in Bloomington, the daughter of Anthony Hite and Pam Daugherty Hite...
Staunton Scene (10/09/09)
The George and Mae Ripple family had a reunion Oct. 2-4 at McCormick's Creek State Park. A Military Honors Memorial service took place for Navy Lt. Commander Ralph E. Ripple, who passed away a few days before the reunion. Attending were: Phillip Ripple and daughter Linda Jackson from Illinois, Sam and Rosie Ripple, also from Illinois, Larry Lawson from Florida, Larry and Bea Anderson from Kentucky, Davey Hall and son Cody from Texas, Wanda Ingmire from California, Jim and Maryon Tilley from Nevada, and, from Indiana, Bill and Anita Hightshoe, Merle and Bea Rice, Duane and Kathy Butt, David and Sheri Ripple, Max and Karen Ripple and son Brian, Kenny and Jennifer Ripple and son Lleyton, Lois Kroesen and Terra and Adam Baughman and Adam's dad Steve Baughman.. ...
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