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Stories from Thursday, October 29, 2009

Of Historical Note (10/29/09)
Times Staff Report The Northview Marching Knights have appeared in 25 of 26 Indiana State School Music Association State Finals since 1984. Here is a breakdown of how they have finished throughout their history, including finishes for the Brazil Marching Band:...
Knights set to make 25th appearance (10/29/09)
For 23 straight years, fans have been able to mark on their calendars a Saturday in October. Typically, the final Saturday of the month, the Northview Marching Knights have traveled up to Indianapolis to perform in the Indiana State School Music Association Marching State Finals...
C.O.P.E. with suspensions (10/29/09)
A new program is having a huge impact on procedures for how out-of-school suspensions at Clay Community School Corporation operate. Court Ordered Placement for Education (C.O.P.E.) is the newest tool used in student discipline. "Suspending students out-of-school doesn't work," Northview High School Assistant Principal Lynn Romas said. ...
Chili Supper! (10/29/09)
The Clay County YMCA and Silver Sneakers will sponsor a chili supper from 4:30-7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 6, in the YMCA Community Room. Cost is $3 for each bowl of chili for adults and children. Hot dogs, chili dogs and desserts will also be available at an additional charge...
Party Time! (10/29/09)
The American Legion Post 2, 1015 S. Forest Ave., will conduct a Children's Halloween Party, beginning at 3:30 p.m., Saturday. There will be a costume contest. For more information, call 443-8611.
Volunteer notice (10/29/09)
The Salvation Army is looking for volunteers for the upcoming holiday season Kettle Drive. Those interested are urged to contact 448-8700 for open times and dates or e-mail asterret@olivet.edu. The Kettle Drive will take place Nov. 22-Dec. 26.
Benefit slated for area man (10/29/09)
A benefit for a cancer stricken man with local ties has been set to take place in November. Just last month, Clay Sheffer, 23, Terre Haute, was diagnosed with Thymoma Cancer. Thymoma Cancer strikes the thymus, a small gland that lies under the breastbone and is also part of the lymph system...
JTCB to perform at courthouse (10/29/09)
The Jackson Township Community Band, under the direction of Matthew S. Huber, will perform at the Clay County Courthouse on Veteran's Day, Nov. 11. The concert will begin at 10:15 a.m., in the rotunda of the courthouse. On Nov. 11, 1918, members of the JTCB hastily assembled at the courthouse to celebrate the Armistice, the surrender document signed by the Germans, which would go in effect at "the 11th hour, of the 11th day of the 11th month."...
Knights drop in marching poll (10/29/09)
For the first time during the 2009 season, the Northview Marching Knights fell out of first place in the www.indianamarching.com writer's poll. The Knights compete in Class B and maintained the top spot in the poll every week this season until Monday...
Practice makes perfect! (10/29/09)
The Northview Marching Knights practice Thursday in preparation of their 25th time to the Indiana State Music Association State Marching Finals Saturday.
2009 State Finals Schedule (10/29/09)
The following is a run down of band performances scheduled to take place at the Indiana State School Music Association State Finals, to take place Saturday, at Lucas Oil Stadium: Class B 10 a.m. -- New Castle Chrysler 10:13 a.m. -- Northridge 10:26 a.m. -- Greenwood...
IBCA sets up beef program (10/29/09)
A great opportunity for beef project 4-H'rs and beef producers alike is forthcoming locally at 6:30 p.m., Nov. 5, in Harris Hall, Putnam County Fairgrounds. This is the joint meeting of the Area 5 Purdue Extension and Indiana Beef Cattle Association (IBCA). The IBCA region representative will also be elected at the meeting. A ribeye steak sandwich meal will be provided and there is no charge for the program...
Forest and Wildlife Field Tour scheduled (10/29/09)
WEST LAFAYETTE -- Purdue University's Department of Forestry and Natural Resources will co-sponsor a tour focusing on forest and wildlife management. The Forest and Wildlife Field Tour will take place from 8:30-11:30 a.m., Nov. 7, at the Morgan County Fairgrounds in Martinsville...
Knights preparing for regional competition (10/29/09)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor The Northview volleyball team has enjoyed the spoils of the program's first volleyball sectional championship in 14 years this week as it prepares for regional play on Saturday afternoon. The Knights (28-9 overall) captured the sectional crown amidst a great deal of jubilation and drama following a pair of two-games-to-none comebacks against Terre Haute South and Terre Haute North last weekend. So understandably the team has been on cloud nine this week...
Michele Lynn Tucker (10/29/09)
Michele Lynn Tucker, 33, passed away Oct. 12, 2009, at her home in Salt Lake City, Utah. She served full-time as a Technical Sergeant in the 151st Communications Flight in the Utah Air National Guard, where she served several tours overseas during the Afghanistan and Iraq wars...
Robert Glenn Estes (10/29/09)
Robert Glenn Estes, 70, Plainfield, formerly of Brazil, died Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2009, in Indianapolis. He was born Feb. 14, 1939, in Brazil, as the son of Everett and Della Mae Murphy Estes Sr. He graduated from Brazil High School and served in the U.S. Army...
Helen Evelyn Ashby (10/29/09)
Helen Evelyn Ashby, 86, Brazil, died Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2009, in Indianapolis. She was born April 10, 1923, in Dana, as the daughter of Oscar and Anna Garrigus Fortune. She married Takuma "Tony" Richard Ashby, who survives her. She was preceded in death by her parents and brother Oscar "Bud" Fortune Jr...
Pumpkins, pumpkins and more pumpkins (10/29/09)
Fall is fleeting so enjoy the pretty days with a walk or special family get together. Pumpkins are such cheery sights in the autumn that we often think of them only as decoration. But pumpkins are loaded with nutrition. The list of nutrients is amazing -- vitamins A, C, and E, calcium, iron magnesium, potassium, zinc, selenium, niacin, folate and fiber. So if there is a way you can fit pumpkins into your diet, by all means do it...
How to avoid 'winter visitors' (10/29/09)
All summer long, many have put off thinking about what they might be doing this winter for heat. Due to the high fuel costs, some have thought about heating their homes with firewood. If that is the case, there is some important information that needs to be relayed about moving, cutting and preparing firewood for burning this winter because of possible firewood pests that might enter your home...
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