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Stories from Friday, January 8, 2010

'From Russia, with love' (01/08/10)
For several years, Marla Modesitt had wanted to adopt a child of her own. She managed to do just that in December, but had to travel more than 5,000 miles to do so. After spending the bulk of December in Russia, Marla flew back home to visit with her parents, Maurice and Janice Modesitt, after adopting 11-month-old Sophia Grace...
Borders receives 45 years (01/08/10)
After being convicted on various drug-related charges in November, a Brazil man was sentenced to 45 years imprisonment in Clay Superior Court Friday. On Nov. 6, a jury convicted Tommy L. Borders, 47, of four charges stemming from a joint investigation by the Brazil Police Department and Clay County Sheriff's Department into a traffic stop on Jan. 5, 2009...
Roads improving, snow causes few trouble spots (01/08/10)
Although snow continued to lightly fall through Friday evening, conditions on city and county roads began to improve. "It is still a little slick out there, but the drifting on Thursday and into (Friday) was not as bad as we thought it might be," Clay County Highway Superintendent Pete Foster told The Brazil Times...
No injuries reported from semi fire at Pilot station (01/08/10)
No injuries have been reported in a semi tractor/trailer fire at a local service station late Thursday evening. Shortly after 9:30 p.m., 911 dispatchers were notified about a fully engulfed vehicle fire at Pilot Travel Center, 4376 N. State Road 59...
School Board agenda set (01/08/10)
The Clay Community School Board of Trustees will conduct a regular session school board meeting at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, in the media center at North Clay Middle School. The following is a list of items included on the agenda: Comments will be taken from patrons in attendance and CCSC Supt. Dan Schroeder will deliver a report...
UPDATE: Band Alumni Night rescheduled (01/08/10)
Due to the bad weather, the Northview High School Band Alumni Night game has been rescheduled for Jan. 23. However, the alumni luncheon is still on for Saturday, at 11:30 a.m., at Coach and Cleater's Timeout Sports Bar and Grill.
UPDATE: Officials stay busy with slide-offs, accidents (01/08/10)
Despite the snowfall Thursday evening, a 24-year-old Terre Haute man was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated. According to the Indiana State Police Terre Haute Post, a preliminary investigation revealed ISP Capt. Brent Johnson was assisting other troopers working multiple slide-offs and crashes on Interstate-70 eastbound near the 22-milemarker when a collision took place between a 2007 Gold Cadillac Escalade and the unmarked 2008 Ford Crown Victoria driven by Johnson...
UPDATE: Weather advisory extended (01/08/10)
The National Weather Service in Indianapolis extended the Winter Weather Advisory for Clay County until 1 p.m., Friday. According to the service, there was a 40 percent chance of snow showers Friday with highs expected in the low 20s. Wind gusts could reach 25 mph, with wind chill readings of 7-below to 9-below zero...
BREAKING: No injuries in semi fire, two fuel pumps damaged (01/08/10)
No injuries have been reported in a semi tractor/trailer fire at a local service station. Shortly after 9:30 p.m., 911 dispatchers were notified about a fully engulfed vehicle fire at Pilot Travel Center, 4376 N. State Road 59. Firefighters from Jackson Township Volunteer Fire Department, with assistance from Center Point and Posey Township fire volunteer fire departments, were dispatched to the scene...
CHURCH NEWS (01/08/10)
Eastside Christian Church Hello again from Eastside Christian Church. Tomorrow is the last day to order Angel Food. We want to pray for the family of Rick Starr. He went to be with his Lord on Christmas Eve. He was a very good friend of Bill and Jan...
Weather forces schools to shuffle sports' schedules (01/08/10)
Times Staff Report The Clay City High School boys' basketball team will have to wait until Saturday to face North Central. Games in the Greene County Invitational were postponed due to weather conditions. The Eels (3-6) will face North Central at 10 a.m., Saturday...
BREAKING: NHS doubleheader postponed (01/08/10)
Arthur Ray Bridgewaters (01/08/10)
Arthur Ray Bridgewaters, 53, Cloverdale, died Jan. 7, 2010, at Regional Hospital following complications from a stroke. He was born in Brazil, Ind., Nov. 24, 1956, to Raymond and Ethel (Frazier) Bridgewaters. Art graduated from Brazil High School. Following high school, he worked at the Terre Haute Airport as well as at Lear Corporation, Blue Lightening Express and Townsend Tree Service. He married Thalnia Galloway April 7, 1984. Art enjoyed spending time with his family and many pets...
Staunton Scene (01/08/10)
Staunton First Christian Church Sunday School begins at 9:30 a.m., with worship service following at 10:30. Doug Parkey is the minister. If you need transportation to morning worship service, please phone the church office at 446-321. The bus is wheelchair equipped...
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