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Stories from Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Route 66 surprise (10/21/09)
For one local couple, a trip across America featured some international flair. For three weeks, Brazil residents Roger and Erin Dulin packed up their 1963 Shasta camper to embark on a retirement trip along Historic Route 66 to travel from St. Louis to Needles, Calif...
Pumpkin perfection (10/21/09)
Forest Park Elementary Title 1 Coordinator Debbie Zimmerman announced fifth-grade student Justine Smith as the grand champion of the pumpkin-decorating contest for her scariest pumpkin entry Wednesday. Students decorated pumpkins in their classrooms to fit in one of seven categories: funniest, scariest, happiest, saddest, prettiest, most patriotic and most unusual. ...
Christmas In The Park preparing for annual parade (10/21/09)
The 17th Christmas in the Park lighted parade will take place at 7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 27, and will be sponsored by Lynn's Pharmacy. Line up for the parade will begin at 5 p.m. on N. Vandalia St. From there, the parade will head west on National Avenue, concluding on Depot Street. The parade will kick off month-long activities for this year's festival, which features the theme, "A Winter Wonderland."...
'Festival of Trees' set (10/21/09)
Tis' the season! The St. Vincent Clay Hospital Foundation will present the sixth "Festival of Trees," from 6:30-9:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 14. The event will take place at the Clay County 4-H Fairgrounds. The purpose of the event is to raise funds for the hospital foundation that in turn will be used to provide assistance and education to the community...
A 'dark' tale (10/21/09)
Darth Vader paid a visit to Staunton Elementary School Tuesday. Every year at the school, kindergarten teacher Diane Smith reads books about "the dark" to her students. Many of the books are about characters who are afraid of the dark and how they overcome the fear. ...
Area Veteran to speak at Historical Society meeting (10/21/09)
The Clay County Historical Society will meet at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 2, in the lower level of the museum. This is the annual Thanksgiving meeting so there has been a change in time. In honor of Veteran's Day, the guest speaker will be Hal Johnston, a veteran of 24 years military service...
Ministry hosting 12-step program (10/21/09)
"God Help Me Stop," a Christian 12-step program run by Windows of HOPE Outreach Ministry, will take place at 7 p.m., Oct. 26, at St. Vincent Clay Hospital. The program will continue every Monday for the next 12 weeks. Anyone can sign up and the program is free. Workbook for the program costs $15. Group size is limited...
WVCF scholarship deadline approaching (10/21/09)
The Wabash Valley Community Foundation will award more than 100 scholarships in the current academic year. The deadline to submit an application is approaching. Students have until Dec. 15, 2009, to submit an application, which is now available to print from the Foundation's website, www.wvcf.com...
County volleyball teams ready for postseason action tonight (10/21/09)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor Sectional play gets underway for volleyball teams around the state this evening, including both Northview and Clay City's squads. Both county teams have had excellent regular seasons and begin their quest for sectional hardware. The Knights' last sectional title came in 1996, which was their fifth in school history. The drought is much longer for the Eels, who last won the title back in 1978...
Harmony Happenings (10/21/09)
Harmony United Methodist Women will meet this Monday, in Fellowship Hall at the church. Sheila Termeer will be the hostess. She and her mother, Mayme Johnson-Cox will team up to do the lesson. The ladies will be discussing the upcoming Fish Fry and making plans for the Christmas party. They will also discuss missions that have been funded and others that will need assistance...
Brazil Buzz (10/21/09)
My mother always brought forth that old saying, "There is no rest for the wicked," when she became tired. Sometimes her workload was heavy and her burdens to much to bear. There was not a wicked bone in that sweet woman's body. Geneva Siner Lynch's heart was as pure as the purist gold. We knew that what she drew from the Book of Isaiah sure did not apply to her...
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