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Stories from Thursday, January 21, 2010

Food pickup scheduled (01/21/10)
Angel Food can be picked up Saturday at Eastside Christian Church between 10- 11 a.m. for those who ordered in January. Stop by to find out more about Angel Food Ministries.
Theater Time! (01/21/10)
The Community Theatre of Clay County, Inc., will present "Just A Closer Walk With Thee," Jan. 29-30. Buffet will be served at 6:30 p.m., with the performances beginning at 7:20 p.m. Tickets are $25 and must be purchased in advance. For more information, call 442-6909...
Crabb earns award (01/21/10)
Late in December, former Clay County resident and current Indiana University Assistant Athletic Director for Facilities Chuck Crabb was offered the opportunity to travel with the IU Cheerleading squad to Orlando, Fla., for the Universal Cheerleaders Association and Universal Dance National Championships...
Two in custody with feds (01/21/10)
Two Clay County residents are currently in the custody of the United States Marshals Service on similar criminal drug allegations stemming from a joint 18-month investigation by members of the Clay County Sheriff's Department, Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and the Putnam County Sheriff's Department...
Fallen tree causes more than 600 power outages in county (01/21/10)
STAUNTON -- Officials with Duke Energy had a busy afternoon in Clay County Thursday. At approximately 12:30 p.m., Thursday, Clay County Dispatch received a 911 call regarding a transformer on fire near North Clay Middle School. Duke Energy reported to the scene and repaired the transformer...
ISP officer back on patrol after tour of duty (01/21/10)
Indiana State Police Trooper Shilo Raulston recently returned to duty at the Terre Haute ISP District, where he will patrol roadways in Clay County. Raulston completed a 13-month long tour of duty in Iraq this past December as a Staff Sergeant in the Army National Guard. He is assigned to the 138th Quartermaster Company, located in Brazil...
UPDATE: CR 425 W reopened (01/21/10)
Officials with the Clay County Sheriff's Department have confirmed to The Brazil Times County Road 425 West has been reopened. The road had been temporarily closed while Duke Energy officials were working to repair power lines after a tree fell on them...
BREAKING: County Road 425 W. temporarily closed (01/21/10)
Due to a tree falling on power lines, County Road 425 W. has been temporarily closed. Officials with Duke Energy are currently on the scene repairing the lines. Officials with the Clay County Sheriff's Department said it was believed the road could reopen by 4 p.m...
Area 7 Agency sets up meeting (01/21/10)
The West Central Indiana Economic Development District Area 7 Agency Council for Aging and Disabled will conduct a quarterly meeting at 10 a.m., Friday, at the Vigo County Public Library. The purpose of the meeting is for discussion related to Area 7 Agency on Aging and Disabled and how important it is to services for senior and disabled persons in the Wabash Valley...
De-Icing salt can harm plants, trees (01/21/10)
Each winter, millions of tons of deicing salt are applied to state and municipal roads to keep the roads safe for vehicles to travel. Salt is spread near houses to avoid pedestrian injuries. This is necessary for safety, but did you know excessive salt can cause widespread damage to trees -- possibly leading to permanent decline and even death?...
INDATA project hosting 'Demo Days' Feb. 5 (01/21/10)
TERRE HAUTE -- The World Health Organization estimates more than 161 million people worldwide have a visual impairment. Of these, 37 million are blind and 124 million have low vision. The INDATA Project at Easter Seals Crossroads will host a year-long series of free statewide "Demo Days" showcasing assistive technology devices for a wide variety of disabilities. ...
Eels score big win against visiting Golden Arrows (01/21/10)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor CLAY CITY -- Only time will tell if Thursday's win by the Clay City Eels over visiting Sullivan, will be a game that the Eels can circle as one that propels the team to a successful finish. However, at least for one night, Clay City can revel in a 46-38 victory that came in as complete an effort as the Eels have had this season...
Knights focused on claiming WIC prize (01/21/10)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor The Northview wrestling team is looking for a return to the top of the Western Indiana Conference wrestling mountain this weekend. A third-place finish in last year's conference tourney was a step back and the Knights are gunning to dethrone the host South Vermillion Wildcats, who are also the defending champions. The Edgewood Mustangs placed second last year and a much-improved West Vigo Vikings team will be in the hunt as well...
Clay City junior high girls down North Clay (01/21/10)
Times Staff Report The Clay City sixth-grade girls' basketball teams earned wins on the road at North Clay on Wednesday evening. The Clay City 'A' squad scored an 18-5 win over the Knights as Alisha Steward tallied a game-high 12 points with Haleigh Villain posting four and Courtney Brown scoring two. The Knights got two points each from Alyssa Yocom and Faith Wells with Hannah Reason adding one...
Hoosiers hold off Nittany Lions (01/21/10)
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- Verdell Jones III hit two late long jumpers, Devan Dumes scored 10 of his 15 points in the second half and Indiana held off Penn State 67-61 on Thursday night for its first road win of the season. The Hoosiers (9-9, 3-3 Big Ten) led by nine with 6:20 left but couldn't shake Penn State and guard Talor Battle, who had a game-high 22 despite being hobbled by a left ankle twisted earlier in the week...
Colts familiar with Jets' top-ranked defense (01/21/10)
By CLIFF BRUNT AP Sports Writer INDIANAPOLIS -- Peyton Manning and his Colts have spent nearly a month preparing for the type of aggressive, 3-4 scheme played by the New York Jets. Indianapolis hopes to turn all of that practice into a trip to the Super Bowl...
Public Record (01/21/10)
Clay County Justice Center The following jail bookings occurred at the Clay County Justice Center during Jan. 15-20. Awaiting Arraignment Jarvis, William, 26 Kratzer, Lewis Klayton, 18 Malenfant, Denver, 22 Stetler, Jeffrey R., 39 Bayer Jr. Earl, 32...
The money keeps coming in for Haiti drive (01/21/10)
The uniqueness of bark (01/21/10)
One of the advantages of growing up in a rural community was that my school, like many in Indiana, still offered agriculture classes. Part of my agricultural education included participating in FFA events such as forestry judging. For those not familiar with FFA (or 4-H) forestry judging, as a "senior" participant, you take a test based on forestry knowledge and then have to identify leaves, seeds and wood samples of various trees. ...
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