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Stories from Sunday, April 25, 2010

Reflections (04/25/10)
One Clay Community School employee reflects on the past and looks forward to the future. "I was here on the first day the school opened," East Side Elementary Secretary Regina Paullus said. "I was in the fourth grade, at the time there were three schools that consolidated to make East Side. I had attended Pinckley Street School."...
Former NHS cadet makes final cut (04/25/10)
Fans of Northview guard should take note as a former cadet is a finalist for the 2010 Indianapolis Colts' cheerleader squad. Mara Mayle, a 2008 Northview High School graduate, is one of 66 women to have made the final cut. "This year, we're planning on 32 (cheerleaders)," Colts' cheerleader coordinator Theresa Pottratz said. "It's not definitely set in stone, but it will be pretty close to that...
Candidates spending funds for Primary (04/25/10)
With the political season in full swing, candidates are collecting contributions and spending funds in hopes of being elected. With few contested races in the 2010 Primary Election -- which is May 4 -- not many of the candidates had the need to fill out pre-primary campaign finance reports, which were due April 9...
Final forum slated (04/25/10)
The six candidates for Clay Community School Board of Trustees are scheduled to meet with the public one final time prior to the 2010 Primary. Leo L. Southworth, Amy Burke Adams, Philip D. Greenwell, Barbara E. Nicoson, Ronald Lee Scherb and Robert A. (Rob) Miller have been invited to attend a candidate forum at the Clay County Senior Center, 120 S. Franklin St., Brazil...
Scholarship available (04/25/10)
The Clay County Beef Cattle Association is seeking to promote youth involvement in the beef industry. Any 2009-10 high school junior or senior, or college freshmen, involved in the beef industry, is encouraged to complete an application for a monetary scholarship...
Charity ride scheduled for family (04/25/10)
Bucks House of Color and the American Legion Riders will conduct a Charity Ride for Byron and Lisa Halfhill Aug. 14. The ride will help go to pay for medical expenses for both. It will begin and end at the American Legion Post No. 2, 1015 S. Forest Ave., Brazil. Food will be available at the end of the ride, provided by the Post 2 restaurant...
Christmas In The Park to have flea market Saturday (04/25/10)
In conjunction with the Loyalty Day Parade, Christmas In The Park will conduct a flea market festival. The market will take place from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, on Jackson Street in the parking lot east of the courthouse. The organization will be able to hold approximately 52 selling places of 10-by-18...
Kidwell promoted at Riddell (04/25/10)
The Riddell National Bank Board of Directors recently announced that W. Steve Kidwell was promoted to Executive Vice President of the locally owned and operated community bank. Kidwell previously served as senior vice president and joined the bank in January 1992...
Center Point working to obtain CDBG grant (04/25/10)
CENTER POINT -- The Town of Center Point is attempting to qualify for a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)/Disaster Recovery (DR-2) grant and is currently seeking grant funding for a wastewater improvement/booster station improvements project...
SBA to conduct seminar (04/25/10)
TERRE HAUTE -- The United States Small Business Administration will conduct a Federal Contracting and HUBZone Certification seminar May 26. The event is designed to help business owners in the Terre Haute area to expand their sales through federal government contracting, including:...
Clay City sweeps visiting Turkey Run (04/25/10)
Times Staff Report CLAY CITY -- The third inning was pivotal for both the Clay City softball and baseball teams on Saturday afternoon. The softball teamed tallied three runs on break open a 5-1 victory over the Warriors while the baseball team put four runs on the board the same inning to take a 6-2 victory...
Knights place sixth at Rea Park (04/25/10)
Times Staff Report TERRE HAUTE -- The championship trophy for the Terre Haute South Invitational crossed state lines on Saturday evening as Effingham St. Anthony claimed the team title with a round of 300 to edge the host Braves at Rea Park. St. Anthony won the Illinois High School Class A title during the regular season in the fall and got a 72 from Kit Koerner and a 73 from Michael McHugh to top the Braves by five strokes...
Even rain can't drown out Northview's bats (04/25/10)
By STEVE FIELDS For the Brazil Times The Northview Knights got solid pitching and hard hitting Saturday in their only game in the Northview Invitational Baseball Tournament. The Knights, ranked 11th in the latest Class 4A poll, beat Indianapolis Pike 8-6 in the opening game of the tournament. Bellmont topped Gibson Southern 9-4 in game two and Gibson Southern beat Pike 7-3 in the consolation game...
Eels place second at Tri-River Meet (04/25/10)
Times Staff Report LINTON -- The Linton Miners might have lost some key players from last year's team that placed fifth in the Owen Valley Sectional, but it didn't matter during Saturday's Tri-River Conference Meet. The Miners captured their 12th consecutive TRC team title easily with a score of 317, which topped second-place Clay City by a comfortable margin of 53 strokes...
Richard Wayne McKinney (04/25/10)
Richard Wayne McKinney, 70, Brazil, died Wednesday, March 3, 2010, at Union Hospital, Terre Haute. Moore Funeral Home was chosen to provide cremation services. A memorial service will take place Friday, April 30, 2010, from 5-7 p.m., at the Brazil Church of the Nazarene Family Center. Family and friends are invited to attend...
Thomas Joseph Dermody (04/25/10)
Thomas Joseph Dermody, 67, Terre Haute, died April 23, 2010, at Union Hospital, Terre Haute. He was born Sept. 28, 1942, in Washington, D.C., as the son of Joseph and Madge Hayes Dermody. He graduated from Schulte High School. He had a career as a railroad engineer. He served in the U.S. Army until his honorable discharge. When not working, he enjoyed creating movies and working on computers...
Beryl Schlegel (04/25/10)
Beryl Schlegel, 75, Carbon, died unexpectedly April 23, 2010, at St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis, following heart surgery. She was born June 25, 1934, in Plymouth, England, the daughter of Francis and Kathleen Short Phillips. Her childhood was unique in that Plymouth was one of many cities that was bombed so many times during World War II. Her father was sponsored by an American soldier to come to the U.S. following the war...
Lucy Ruth Spelbring (04/25/10)
Lucy Ruth Spelbring, 93, Poland, died at 7 a.m., Sunday, April 25, 2010, at her residence. She was born April 12, 1917, in Center Point, as the daughter of Paul and Dessie James Thompson. She graduated from Ashboro High School and then attended beauty school. She worked as a beautician for more than 65 years...
Guest columnist asks 'what if it were your child?' (04/25/10)
What if it were your child? That is the motivation behind a community event I helped organize to raise money for a little-known outreach program. After gaining custody of my 14-year-old daughter Destinee this past February, I enrolled her in North Clay Middle School. That's when I learned about a wonderful program at the school, the Clothes Closet...
The 'best game' ever for Staunton student (04/25/10)
Even though his favorite team is the Boston Celtics, Kalen Schane was arguably the biggest Indiana Pacers' fan for one evening recently. "The Celtics are my first pick, but the Pacers are my second," Kalen said. His grandmother, Anita Ave, took the 11-year-old Staunton Elementary School fifth-grader, along with her daughter and granddaughter, to a Pacers game late in the season...
An idea for Congress: Try Democracy (04/25/10)
Strategists for the Democratic and Republican parties are pondering how best to use Congress' vote on healthcare reform in the fall elections. Both sides will undoubtedly go overboard in trying to spin the issue in their favor, but it's fair game. Members of Congress went on record with their votes, and now the American public has a chance to weigh the pros and cons of their actions...
Keep an eye on the cigarette butts (04/25/10)
To the Editor: This past week was Earth Week in the USA. As stewards of our Earth and Clay County, we have a responsibility to teach each other and our children about taking care of our world. This includes disposing of our trash properly, not throwing it out the car window or on the street. One trash item that seems to get very little consideration is cigarette butts...
Reader appreciates the help (04/25/10)
To the Editor: I, Worthy Conductor Harold L. Rogers, of Brazil Eagles Lodge No. 274, would like to thank the members that helped on this benefit fund for Desiray Fields, suffering from T-cell Leukemia. Thank you members for helping out: Janie Miller, Alyssia Miller, Megan Miller, David Miller, Rick Moore, Veronica Pearce, William Vanes, Steve Boyd, James "Bubby" Fagg, Steve Fields and Christina Lawson, Prentiss Frazier, Tina Garrison, Bonnie Gatton, Tracey Deahl and Gary Long...
Thank you county volunteers (04/25/10)
To the Editor: This week marks National Volunteer Appreciation Week and I wanted to send a big thank you to all of the American Cancer Society volunteers in Clay County. You are the backbone of the American Cancer Society and our events, such as the Relay For Life and Daffodil Days...
He played a mean violin (04/25/10)
To the Editor: A few days ago, the obituary of Bruce Wright was carried in The Brazil Times. It mentioned that he played the violin. He played the instrument very well. A case in point: In the late 1930s, an Old Time Fiddlers contest was held in Brazil. It was held at the intersection of Jackson and Walnut streets...
Thanks for supporting veterans (04/25/10)
To the Editor: Funds came in for mini-van for Clay Vet office Lynne Llewellyn gave Sarge $192 and three checks and that was good news to start. And some sad news as one of the check writer's check had been written too long ago and writer had passed away and wife had been placed in a nursing home...
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