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Stories from Thursday, December 17, 2009

JTES students take part in food drive (12/17/09)
Students at Jackson Township Elementary have not forgotten the true meaning of Christmas. "We had 28 requests for food baskets," fifth-grade teacher Becky Jeffers said. On designated days students were encouraged to bring in canned goods, boxed food, and paper products...
Commissioners elect to stay with TransCare (12/17/09)
Thanks to a unanimous vote, residents of Clay County now know who will provide ambulance service for the next year. In a special session Thursday morning, the Clay County Commissioners voted 3-0 to maintain status quo by inking a deal with TransCare...
The 'Reindeer Pokey' (12/17/09)
Students at the Linking Education to Adults, Adolescents and Preschoolers (LEAAP) Center performed the Reindeer Pokey for family members during Family Fun Day Thursday. Each student received a copy of "Little Porcupine's Christmas," by Joseph Slate and Illustrated by Felicia Bond. Everyone took part in crafts related to the story and had the opportunity to visit with Santa Claus...
Christmas In The Park coming to close (12/17/09)
Events for 2009's Christmas In The Park are swiftly coming to a close. The annual Christmas Walk will take place from 6-8 p.m., Saturday. Also, the historic cabins in Forest Park will be open and the "Christmas Story" will be read, from 6-6:30 p.m., and again from 7:30-8 p.m...
DAR chapter honors area good citizens (12/17/09)
Fort Harrison Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution honored the DAR Good Citizens from five area schools and their families at a December meeting. The following senior students were chosen by their schools: Jessamyn Moore (Northview), Jacqualynn Bogle (Terre Haute South), Allison Crabb (Clay City), Shane Wycoff (West Vigo), and Sarah Baugh (Terre Haute North) -- who was unable to attend the meeting...
Club News (12/17/09)
Jackson Township Better Homes Extension The club met Dec. 4, at Bob and Angie's Restaurant for its Christmas party. Wilma Nicoson, Norma Diel and Mary Kent were in charge of the festivities. President Lauralee Hawkins and Secretary/Treasurer Glenna Ogborn led the pledge to the Flag and the Homemaker's Creed...
Post offices announce holiday hours (12/17/09)
INDIANAPOLIS -- Post Office retail counters in the Central Indiana area will be open on Christmas Eve, Thursday, Dec. 24, but most will shorten retail lobby hours and close at noon. Mail delivery for Dec. 24, will not be affected by the change. Revised hours will be posted at each Post Office and commercial customers are asked to check with their Bulk Mail Acceptance Unit for Dec. ...
Hoosier Youth ChalleNGe Academy to have graduation (12/17/09)
INDIANAPOLIS -- Indiana Adjutant General Maj. Gen. R. Martin Umbarger recently announced that Congressman Mike Pence will be the keynote speaker at the graduation ceremony for the fifth class of the Hoosier Youth ChalleNGe Academy, a division of the National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program...
Northview boys' JV corrals Mustangs (12/17/09)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor The Northview junior varsity boys' basketball team used a second half surge to get past Edgewood on Thursday night by a 37-25 count. The Knights got 14 second half points from forward Chance Talbot and used strong play in the paint down the stretch to pick up the victory...
Northview girls come up short in rally (12/17/09)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor The Northview Knights overcame a double-digit second half deficit against Edgewood on Thursday night to swap leads down the stretch with the Lady Mustangs before falling short over the final seconds in a 33-32 loss. The Knights began to chip away at a 29-19 lead in the third quarter as Jessica LaTourette, who had a team-high 10 points scored a bucket. ...
Freshmen Knights fall to South Braves (12/17/09)
Times Staff Report TERRE HAUTE -- Northview's freshman teams lost a pair of games at Terre Haute South on Monday. In the 'A' game, Northview led 29-27 after three quarters but fell 42-32. Braden Parr led the Knights with 14 points, while Devin Clark and Bryce Britton had six each...
Public Record (12/17/09)
Clay County Justice Center The following jail bookings occurred at the Clay County Justice Center during Dec. 14-17: Awaiting Arraignment Culbertson, George J., 37 Layne, Cory Eugene, 18 Wheeler, Joshua N., 29 Bruner, Adam C., 21 Awaiting Warrant Arraignment...
Treasures from the backyard (12/17/09)
Many residents in Clay and Owen counties have access to a wooded area and if you are like me, you may find it interesting to see some of the wonderful things that come out of those woods. The things that I find most interesting often can be found at craft fairs, festivals and fairs. ...
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