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Stories from Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Council hesitant in approving bill payment for center (01/12/10)
STAUNTON -- Despite some trepidation, members of the Staunton Town Council gave the OK to pay the first bill for its new community center. On Monday, the council voted 2-1 in favor of paying $53,348.39 to MSI Construction, based in Clinton. The construction company has been working on the community center, which will sit next to where the town's current clerk/treasurer office sits...
Traditional sense (01/12/10)
In keeping with a 150-year-old tradition, Bemis Company, Inc., Foundation recently made a $5,000 donation to Terre Haute Catholic Charities Food Bank. The donation will be used to feed hungry families in Clay, Greene, Knox, Parke, Sullivan, Vermillion and Vigo counties...
Encountering the extraordinary on an ordinary day (01/12/10)
Roy Straw was only doing what anyone would do. The 22-year Rural Carrier Associate (RCA) at the Brazil Post Office was delivering mail on his route. But unlike most days, that particular Saturday in November was different. On Saturday, Nov. 14, 2009, Roy may have possibly saved a life...
Cayuga hosting Duke Energy bald eagle viewing days (01/12/10)
TERRE HAUTE -- Duke Energy will conduct its 15th bald eagle viewing days Jan. 30-31, at its Cayuga electric power plant, along the Wabash River just north of Terre Haute. The event is open to the public and free of charge. It will take place from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., and reservations are not necessary...
Census worker tests (01/12/10)
The United States Census Bureau will conduct testing for those interested in working for the bureau through the month of January. Testing will take place on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, from 5:30-7 p.m., and Saturdays at 1 p.m., at the First Financial Bank Community Room, 502 Main St., Clay City...
CLUB NEWS (01/12/10)
Kappa Alpha Theta The Kappa Alpha Theta alumnae Chapter in Bloomington will be sponsoring the 49th annual Antique Show and sale on Saturday, Feb. 21 and Sunday, Feb. 22. The show will feature dozens of dealers from across the Midwest, selling collectables and wares, as varied as silver, china, toys, clothing, jewelry and prints...
Friends and Neighbors Club win Best Decorated Bank contest (01/12/10)
The Friends and Neighbors Club of Clay City has won for the second straight year the "Best Decorated Bank" among the First Financial Banks, in Clay County. The club chose candy canes for this year's theme. From the plain early beginnings to their familiar shape and color of today, the candy cane is a symbol of Christmas and a reminder of the meaning of the holiday, the birth of Jesus Christ...
Vendors needed (01/12/10)
Vendors are needed for the Lady Knights of Annunciation Church Indoor Yard Sale on Saturday, Feb. 27, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., at the Kennedy's Crossing Bingo Hall. Cost is $10 per table. Contact Martha Tempel, at 812-443-7552. Breakfast will be available for purchase. Proceeds benefit Lady Knights church and community projects...
North Clay sixth-grade edges Clay City (01/12/10)
BY CLAY CUNNINGHAM Times Staff Reporter A heavy dosage of game experience proved beneficial to the Knights of North Clay, whose sixth-grade team churned out two impressive wins against Clay City Tuesday night. Due to conflicting scheduling at the two schools, the Knights entered Tuesday with 13 games under their belt, while Clay City had only played their first contest the night before. Despite this large discrepancy, it was the Eels who looked like the veteran squad early...
Sweatman powers Patriots past Clay City Eels (01/12/10)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor SPENCER -- The Owen Valley Patriots might have lost some key components from last season's squad that reached the Class 3A State Basketball Finals, but this year's edition is still a formidable opponent. The Patriots graduated both Nickole and Heather Gonser, who each are contributing valuable minutes for the University of Indianapolis, which is unbeaten and third-ranked in the nation at the Division II level. ...
Turner overshadows Hummel's big game as Buckeyes down Purdue (01/12/10)
By CLIFF BRUNT AP Sports Writer WEST LAFAYETTE -- Evan Turner scored 23 of his career-high 32 points in the second half, and Ohio State rallied from a 13-point deficit to beat No. 6 Purdue 70-66 on Tuesday night. Turner scored 14 of Ohio State's final 18 points. He also had nine rebounds in his third game back since missing a month with a fracture in his back...
Kiffin leaves Tennessee; returns to USC (01/12/10)
By BETH RUCKER Associated Press Writer Lane Kiffin is returning to Southern California as the Trojans' coach after just one season at Tennessee. Kiffin was chosen Tuesday to replace Pete Carroll, his mentor and employer for six seasons. Kiffin was the Trojans' offensive coordinator before his brief stints with the Oakland Raiders and the Volunteers...
Clare (Oberholtzer) Fischer (01/12/10)
Clare (Oberholtzer) Fischer, 92, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2010, at the Oaks Retirement Facility in Bessemer, Ala., after a long illness. Clare was born near Patricksburg (Owen County), Indiana, on Aug. 17, 1917, one of six children born to Benjamin Elder and Emma (Mutchler) Oberholtzer (both deceased)...
AddaLee Paige Hope Thompson (01/12/10)
Michael Thompson and Shakara Riggle, Brazil, would like to announce the birth of their daughter, AddaLee Paige Hope Thompson. AddaLee was born on Oct. 30, 2009, at 11 p.m. at Union Hospital, Terre Haute. She weighed 6 pounds, 13 ounces and was 20.5 inches long...
Karen Lee Burton and Thomas Arthor Floyd (01/12/10)
Karen Lee Burton and Thomas Arthor Floyd would like to announce their engagement and upcoming marriage on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2010, at 6:30 p.m., at the Brazil United Pentecostal Church, 1088 E. US 40, Brazil. All friends and family are invited to attend...
Miranda Leonard and Dustin Weddle (01/12/10)
Miranda Leonard and Dustin Weddle are proud to announce their engagement and upcoming marriage on Oct. 2, 2010, at 8 p.m., at their family church in Indianapolis. Miranda is the daughter of Debbi and Roy Patterson, Greencastle. She is a 2002 graduate of Greencastle High School, and is an Avon representative and a stay-at-home mom of Peyton and Raegan...
Schopmeyer Family (01/12/10)
David and Nellye Schopmeyer recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at the Polynesian Resort in Disney World, surrounded by family. Attending were (front row) John Fischer, Jacob Schopmeyer, Emily Schopmeyer and Ethan Schopmeyer; (back row) Hailey Fischer, Len Fischer, Pamela Fischer, David Schopmeyer, Tyler Fischer, Nellye Schopmeyer, Abby Fischer, Aaron Smith, Heidi Schopmeyer, Davison Schopmeyer and Katy Smith, along with baby boy Smith, due in April...
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