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Stories from Thursday, January 28, 2010

Aspiring Artist! (01/28/10)
Six-year-old Lani Starkey poses with her winning art for The Brazil Times' Aspiring Artist month of January. Lani, a kindergarten student at Staunton Elementary School, is the daughter of Thad and Jaclyn Starkey.
Lovett trial stymied (01/28/10)
Court proceedings in a double murder trial have ground to a halt as Hendricks County court officials await a decision on admissible evidence. On March 19, 2008, John Lovett, 39, Brazil, was formally indicted on two counts of murder by a grand jury for his alleged involvement in the 1988 gun-shot deaths of his then-girlfriend Tonya Pickett, 16, and her stepfather Ricky Mustard, 32...
Assessing the situation (01/28/10)
YMCA campaign set for Feb. 5 (01/28/10)
The YMCA of Clay County has announced the kick-off of its 2010 Strong Kids Campaign, a fundraising effort to increase the support for the YMCA of Clay County's scholarship fund. Proceeds from the Strong Kids Campaign will fund scholarships that allow children and families who otherwise may not be able to, to benefit from family strengthening YMCA programs such as child care, day camp, youth sports and programs for at-risk youth...
13 charges filed against Brazil man (01/28/10)
Thirteen charges were filed against a Brazil man in Vigo County Superior Court Division 6 Wednesday, for his alleged involvement in a police chase involving gunfire, a home invasion and a standoff in Terre Haute Jan. 22. Appearing before Superior Court Judge Michael Lewis, Douglas M. Fulk, 30, was formally charged with 13 various criminal allegations...
Honored by the state! (01/28/10)
Members of the Northview High School Marching Band traveled to Indianapolis earlier this week to be honored by members of the state legislature. Indiana District 44 Rep. Nancy Michael (D-Greencastle) and District 46 Rep. Vern Tincher (D-Riley) took to the floor to honor the high school band for its eighth Indiana State School Music Association state championship. ...
Staunton man arrested after traffic stop (01/28/10)
During a random traffic stop Wednesday morning, a Staunton resident was allegedly discovered to be in possession of drug paraphernalia and marijuana and had warrants in two counties. According to the Clay County Sheriff's Department, a deputy initially took Mark E. Williamson, 47, into custody when it was discovered he was wanted on outstanding arrest warrants in Clay and Putnam counties...
Sisters of Providence sets up youth art contest (01/28/10)
WEST TERRE HAUTE -- The Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods have announced that entries for its fourth annual Youth Art Contest are open. The theme for this year's contest is "Saint Mother Theodore Guerin -- Indiana Pioneer." The contest is open to youths age 5-18 who reside in Vigo, Parke, Vermillion, Clay and Sullivan counties in Indiana and Clark, Edgar and Crawford counties in Illinois...
New health club being offered at area hospital (01/28/10)
TERRE HAUTE -- Beginning March 5, Union Hospital, Terre Haute, will offer the Better Breathers Club. The club was formed to help patients with respiratory disease cope with their difficulties. The group is run by respiratory therapists and asthma educators with presentations by physicians, nurses, pharmacists, respiratory therapists and many other medical personnel...
Area Farm Bureau members attend national meeting (01/28/10)
Five members of Clay County Farm Bureau, Inc., recently attended the 91st annual national meeting of the American Farm Bureau Federation, along with more than 4,000 other members. The event took place in Seattle, Wash. The theme of the meeting was "Passage to Success."...
CCSWCD schedules contractor breakfast (01/28/10)
The Clay County Soil and Water Conservation District has scheduled a breakfast for all Clay County Earth Moving Contractors and other interested people that build conservation practices through the USDA cost share program. HANCOR, Indiana 811, NRCS, NRCS Tech Team, FSA, CCSWCD and Randy Staley will speak...
Farmer network meeting slated (01/28/10)
WEST LAFAYETTE -- The Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC) and Northeastern Indiana Soil and Water Conservation Districts will host a farmer networking meeting about cover crops and no-till . The meeting is scheduled to take place Tuesday, Feb. 16, from 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m., at the Landmark Conference Center in Fort Wayne...
North Clay 7th-grade girls ground Bees (01/28/10)
Times Staff Report The North Clay seventh-grade girls' teams split a pair of home contests with Honey Creek on Thursday night. The 'A' team remained unbeaten this season with a 25-18 victory over the Bees as Mikayla Rowan tallied 11 points and 13 rebounds. Emily Conrad added five points for the Knights with Shelby Timberman contributing four and both McKenzi Kumpf and Deaven McCrocklin each scoring two. Whitney Halfhill scored one point...
Knights gearing up for sectional battle (01/28/10)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor Sectional competition begins on Saturday for area wrestlers seeking a trip to the state finals this year. The Northview Knights are again the host for the battle that will feature competitors from nine schools including all three Vigo County Schools, Sullivan, Edgewood, West Vigo, Sullivan, Owen Valley and Northview from the Western Indiana Conference as well as powerful Bloomington South and Bloomington North...
Eels dig deep for SWIAC win on Senior Night (01/28/10)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor CLAY CITY -- In Thursday night's Southewestern Indiana Conference battle at Clay City High School, the game couldn't have gotten off to any worse of a start for the Eels. The visiting Eastern Thunderbirds looked like they were going to spoil senior night by hitting their first five shots from the field along with two free throws. Eastern grabbed a quick 10-2 lead, but it's all about how you finish...
Public Record (01/28/10)
Clay County Justice Center The following jail bookings occurred at the Clay County Justice Center during Jan. 22-26. Awaiting Arraignment Jayne, Erin S., 32 Awaiting Warrant Arraignment Brown, Lynda G., 37 Fuetter, Kurt D., 45 Miller, Harley P., 23 Scifres, Margaret, 31...
Public Record (01/28/10)
Clay County Courthouse The following transactions took place at the Clay County Courthouse Jan. 25-27: Clay Superior Court -- Civil Capital One Bank Vs. Jessica M. Arthur: Civil Collections Capital One Bank Vs. Susan R. Deavidson: Civil Collections Midland Funding Vs. Janice Culler: Civil Collections...
Pruning away at winter (01/28/10)
Pruning is one of those dreaded events that no one wants to do and you definitely don't want to be out there doing it in the cold. Yet, now is the time to start thinking about pruning your trees and shrubs. You might wonder why I am saying now is the time to start. That is because there are no leaves to block your view and you will know the exact shape of the tree or shrub...
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