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Stories from Sunday, December 20, 2009

Have a seat! (12/20/09)
Santa Claus decided to give 7-year-old Nathan Tisdale a hand Saturday evening. The youngster is recovering from a broken leg suffered during football season. As he approached Santa's house in Forest Park, Santa gladly gave up his seat for Nathan, who was there to tell Santa what he wanted for Christmas. Nathan is the son of Shawnee Steuerwald and Doug Tisdale, Staunton...
Commissioners OK hour change at branch (12/20/09)
Beginning Jan. 11, 2010, Clay County residents will see a change in the hours at the Clay City License Branch, 6 Main St., Clay City. On Thursday, the Clay County Commissioners unanimously approved a measure to change the schedule for which the branch is open...
Concerns on hydrants raised (12/20/09)
During Thursday's special meeting of the Common Council of the City of Brazil, concerns were raised about fire hydrants. "I am concerned with the amount of hydrants that are out of service and in need of repair, and how the city can provide adequate fire protection to all residents," Brazil Assistant Supervisor of Water Distribution Stoney Lalen said...
Graduation (12/20/09)
United State Rep. Mike Pence (left) and Maj. Gen. R. Martin Umbarger (right) congratulate Cadets Blake Wylie and Brock Wylie after graduating Saturday from Hoosier Youth ChalleNGe Academy at Franklin High School. The two completed a five-month program at Camp Atterbury near Edinburgh, Ind., to graduate. More than 70 cadets from across the state completed the program that began last August...
Resident struck by vehicle, dies (12/20/09)
A Brazil resident died Saturday evening after being struck by a vehicle. At approximately 6:54 p.m., Saturday, officers with the Clay County Sheriff's Department and Brazil City Police Department responded to an automobile accident involving a pedestrian on State Road 340...
Sisters of Providence set up services (12/20/09)
WEST TERRE HAUTE -- Just in time for the annual celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ, the recently renovated pipe organ will be put back into service this week in the Church of the Immaculate Conception at St. Mary-of-the-Woods. The Casavant organ was installed in the church in 1953...
Dean J. Sherman (12/20/09)
Dean J. Sherman, 75, Brazil, died at 1:45 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 19, 2009, at Exceptional Living Center, Brazil. He was born April 21, 1934, in Hillsdale, Ind., as the son of Justus and Lucille Hill Sherman. Following high school, he attended ISU and continued his technical education...
Betty Jean Goss (12/20/09)
Betty Jean Goss, 85, Brazil, died unexpectedly Dec. 20, 2009, at her home. She was born Sept. 21, 1924, in Terre Haute, the daughter of James Fielding and Catherine Gibson Fielding. She graduated from Reelsville High School, Class of 1942. As a young woman, she worked at Bridgeport Brass for five-and-a-half years. She went to beauty school at "My Lady Beauty School" in 1955...
Public Record (12/20/09)
Clay County Courthouse The following transactions took place at the Clay County Courthouse Dec. 16-18: Clay Superior Court -- Civil Fifth Third Mortgage Company Vs. Melissa M. Hamilton: Mortgage Foreclosure Clay Circuit Court -- Civil Arrow Financial Services Vs. Karie Tharp: Civil Collections...
Remember family during holidays (12/20/09)
To the Editor: As Christmas approaches, I want you to think about this. A few months ago, I attended the visitation of a dear old friend of mine. There were so many people there. I saw how blessed this dear sweet lady was to have a large family. But where were all these people when she was living? I probably only recognized five family members that came to see her these last few years where she was living in an assisted living facility...
Remember true meaning of Christmas (12/20/09)
To the Editor: This letter is for all of the people who have lost the true meaning of Christmas. Years ago, when I was a little boy, as the story goes, we had nothing compared to what children expect these days. We settled for the smallest of toys, and were delighted to have gotten those...
County residents are 'generous' (12/20/09)
To the Editor: Greetings from all of us at French Funeral Home, to the generous residents of Clay County. Several weeks ago, Soni Henry, our office manager, asked me about participating in a program called, "Stockings for Soldiers." She had been made aware of this through a group we belong to entitled, "Veteran and Family Memorial Care," organization...
Thanks for the opportunity (12/20/09)
To the Editor: To all North Clay Middle School students, as we near Christmas Break and the New Year comes, I would like to personally take the time to thank all the students very much for being so good to me this school year. As a parent here at North Clay Middle School, my heart goes out to all of you and I am so grateful that I've been able to work as a security officer and have learned so much from each one of you what life is all about...
Consider going vegan in new year (12/20/09)
To the Editor: Millions of people will start diets this New Year's Day. But many of those weight-loss plans aren't healthy or sustainable. As a dietitian, I encourage Americans to start 2010 with a healthy vegan diet. Abundant research has shown that people who maintain a healthy weight over the long-term tend to eat a plant-based diet...
Think before doing damage (12/20/09)
To the Editor: On Dec. 13, I woke up to see my grandchildren's swing set turned over in our front yard. This was the second time this week this has happened. This time, they had to work to do this. We had the swing set tied with a rope to a tree. They had to burn the rope in two so they could turn the swing set over...
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