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Stories from Sunday, March 21, 2010

Benefit scheduled for girl (03/21/10)
A local organization is offering aide to a family who recently endured a medical nightmare. On February 28, 10-year-old Brazil resident Desiray Fields, daugther of Steve Fields and Christina Lawson, went with her father to have swelling in her throat evaluated. Steve believed his daughter had caught a bad case of strep throat. The ensuing tests, however, told a different story, which left Desiray and her family "shocked and speechless."...
Energy Efficiency (03/21/10)
The Clay County Courthouse will soon be more energy efficient. Lt. Governor Becky Skillman recently announced 46 Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grants (EECBG), totaling $3.35 million, have been awarded to 37 cities towns and counties for energy efficiency upgrades to public facilities...
Kindergarten roundups scheduled (03/21/10)
The dates have been set for Clay Community Schools' Kindergarten Round-up. The child must be five-years-old on or before Aug.1, 2010, to attend this fall. The dates and times are: Principals are encouraging parents to bring their child with them to register. The kindergarten teacher, school nurse, speech therapist and principal will be present to assist parents and students...
Clay County Search and Rescue taking donations for yard sale fundraiser (03/21/10)
Clay County Search and Rescue is now accepting public donations for a yard sale fundraiser at the station located behind Walgreens Pharmacy, 525 East National Ave., Brazil. For more information, or to make arrangements for drop-off times for donations, contact the following individuals:...
Northview BPA members attend conference (03/21/10)
Sixteen members of Northview High School Business Professionals of America (BPA) attended the State Leadership Conference March 7-9. The members competed in various events, listened to motivational speakers, attended leadership sessions, and elected new state officers. ...
School Spirit! (03/21/10)
Van Buren Elementary students recently had a major incentive to continue reading. Miss Berry's fourth-grade class had the highest average time spent reading in the entire school while Heaven Jones, Marley Williams and Cheyenne Markley reached reading goals within their respected categories. The winning students were given the honor of covering Principal Gail Williams in spaghetti and meatballs. However, she did have a few containers of silly string hidden...
Agencies coming together for a good cause (03/21/10)
Area agencies and consumers will work 9 a.m.-noon, providing community services Wednesday as part of Disability Awareness Month activities in the Wabash Valley. Those interested in taking part are urged to meet at the Booker T. Washington Community Center in Terre Haute to help clean up the park at the site...
Terre Haute Planetarium to present star program (03/21/10)
The Allen Memorial Planetarium will present a seasonal star program March 26, at 6:30 p.m., March 27, at 2 and 4 p.m., and March 28, at 2 p.m. The 30-minute educational program will introduce the constellations and other astronomical wonders of the sky for the spring season. ...
Kramer's overtime heroics lead Purdue to Sweet 16 (03/21/10)
By GREGG BELL AP Sports Writer SPOKANE, Wash. -- Chris Kramer's drive past one defender and layup over another 6 inches taller than him with 4.2 seconds remaining in overtime sent fourth-seeded Purdue into the regional semifinals of the NCAA tournament with a bruising 63-61 victory over fifth-seeded Texas A&M on Sunday...
Master Sgt. Fredrick "Fred" Warren Hardesty (03/21/10)
Master Sgt. Fredrick "Fred" Warren Hardesty, 67, Shelbyville, passed away Thursday, March 18, 2010. He was born April 24, 1942, in Carbon, the son of the late Roy and Mildred Hardesty. Fred was an Army Vietnam Veteran who was an Airborne Ranger. He was also a Colonel in the Inactive Guard Reserve...
Albert Jenkins Killion (03/21/10)
Albert Jenkins Killion, 82, Brazil, died at 12:15 a.m., Saturday, March 20, 2010, at his residence. He was born March 23, 1927, in Clay County, as the son of Albert R. and Olyn M. Jenkins Killion. He had worked for the B&O Railroad until World War II, when he served in the U.S. Navy until his Honorable Discharge in 1946...
Steven Joe Smith (03/21/10)
Steven Joe Smith, 45, Brazil, died unexpectedly March 20, 2010, at his residence. He was born Sept. 3, 1964, in Clay County, the son of James E. Smith and Shirley Johnson Smith. He had battled juvenile diabetes since the age of 10. He graduated from Staunton High School and attended Indiana State University. He worked as a counselor for Gibault School in Terre Haute and then later as a correctional officer for the Plainfield Correctional Facility...
Taking a hard stance? (03/21/10)
The other day, a good friend of mine came to the office to propose something to myself and The Times' General Manager Lynne Llewellyn. This proposal sounded like a terrific idea and is currently in the works. While he was here, Marion "Sarge" Eveland dropped off some information and also asked me if my fiancee and I were planning our garden for the upcoming warmer temperatures...
Speaking out against DST (03/21/10)
To the Editor: Here we go again, fellow Hoosiers. Just when daylight was beginning to return to our morning routines, we go and artificially set our clocks ahead another hour, thereby aligning ourselves with a time zone whose geographic center runs through Vermont...
Remember this vote in November (03/21/10)
To the Editor: Having just seen the announcement from Rep. Ellsworth that he will vote for the health care plan, I am getting really peeved that he continues to be cast as a conservative Democrat when being reported on. He voted for the bailout for the banks ($700-plus billion) and now this $1 trillion (plus, I'm sure) boondoggle. I hope everyone remembers these "conservative" votes and these extreme expenditures come November 2010...
Open letter to Ellsworth (03/21/10)
To the Editor: Dear Rep. Ellsworth, There are many reasons why the healthcare "reform" bill, currently being pushed by the Obama Administration and the Democrat-controlled Congress should be defeated. The bill proposes to spend nearly $1 trillion additional over 10 years, which must be borrowed from foreign entities at the expense of our nation's credit rating...
More vegetarian meals needed (03/21/10)
To the Editor: We could soon see more fruits, vegetables, whole grains and healthy plant-based meals in school cafeterias across the country. A new bill in Congress would help schools add plant-based vegetarian options and nondairy milk options. As a dietitian who works with school food service directors, I know the Health School Meals Act of 2010, HR 4870, is critical to conquering childhood obesity...
Asking Van Buren alumni for help (03/21/10)
To the Editor: We are writing this letter to ask Van Buren Alumni for some help. We are sure most of you remember Mrs. Knox' class and the many traditions that she had in her classroom (i.e., Thanksgiving Dinner, end-of-year trip, etc.). Well, she is trying to continue with these traditions. She would like to take the class on the annual trip to the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago. For many students, it will be the only time they will see Chicago...
Family offers thanks to community (03/21/10)
To the Editor: My name is Mason Cooper and I am the uncle of Marine Cpl. Gregory Stultz, the serviceman from Brazil, who was killed in action while serving in Afghanistan Feb. 19, 2010. I was asked by several members of Greg's family to write this letter of appreciation to the local newspapers and media regarding their coverage of this event and the outpouring of support we have all received from the community...
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