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Stories from Friday, November 12, 2010

Resolution passed by board to censure Buell (11/12/10)
Citing personal conduct unbecoming of a board member, the Clay Community School Board of Trustees voted to censure fellow member Forrest Buell by a 6-0-1 vote, during its November meeting Thursday. Buell abstained from voting. Board President Rob Miller read the resolution, which cited Indiana School Board Association Board Policy 1730, item two and four...
Council asked to consider ordinance (11/12/10)
During Wednesday's meeting, the Common Council of the City of Brazil was asked to consider creating and passing on ordinance which would create smoke-free workplaces. Clay County Tobacco Coalition Director Kandace Brown presented council members the results of a public opinion poll conducted by the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) Survey Research Center...
Coloring champion (11/12/10)
Jessie Cartmel, Brazil, was the winner of the 2010 Brazil Times Halloween Coloring Contest for the 13-up age bracket. There were five categories children could enter, including 0-3-years-old, 4-6-years-old, 7-9-years-old, 10-12-years-old, and 13-up. Jason Moon Photo...
Drunk driving arrest may lead to more charges (11/12/10)
A Clay County man faces allegations of drunk driving after a single-vehicle accident Thursday morning. According to Clay County Sheriff's Department officials, around 4:20 a.m., Thursday, emergency response personnel removed Michael Thompson, 19, Brazil/Harmony, from a vehicle lying on its side in a ditch located between State Road 59 and County Road 200 West on CR 1200 North...
Enhanced charges being sought in drug case (11/12/10)
The Clay County Prosecutor's Office has filed their intentions to seek an enhanced penalty if a Lyons, Ind., woman is convicted of drug allegations stemming from an Oct. 29 incident. According to documents on file at the Clay County Courthouse, Clay Superior Court issued an arrest warrant for Cassey Leann Shipley (aka Cassie Leann Bennington), 25, Lyons, Ind., on Nov. 10...
OFBCI announces Governor's Conference (11/12/10)
The Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives (OFBCI) recently announced the 2010 Region II Governor's Conference on Service and Volunteerism will take place Wednesday in Terre Haute. The conference will bring together volunteer coordinators, national service members, service-learning participants and organizations...
Congratulations! (11/12/10)
The 2010 Focus Awards Non-Profit winner was Serving on the Streets (S.O.S.). On hand for the award presentation were (front, from left) 2010 Focus Awards MC Mike Lawson, S.O.S. Director Jenni Chamberlain, S.O.S. Staff Director Jake Ooley, and S.O.S. Assistant Director Heather Hopkins. Courtesy Photo/Mike Petersen...
Area pet organization taking part in adoption event (11/12/10)
POLAND -- 911 Pet Rescue, Inc., a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, will be one of the participants at the Terre Haute Petsmart adoption event through Sunday. Those interested in adopting a dog are encouraged to attend. Those unable to attend but wishing to still adopt may e-mail 911petrescue@gmail.com...
CHURCH NEWS (11/12/10)
Cloverland Gospel Church Graybeard will performing next at Cloverland Gospel Church, Sunday, Nov. 14, at 6 p.m. The church is located at the corner of US 450 and 650N, Brazil. First Baptist Church The First Baptist Church, 413 S. Walnut St., Brazil, 25th annual Thanksgiving Day Dinner will begin serving at noon. You and your family are invited to attend. No charge...
Clay City escapes Eminence with win (11/12/10)
By Steve Fields For the Brazil Times EMINENCE -- Any thoughts the Clay City Eels may have had about this season being easier after winning a sectional last year came to an end Friday night, according to coach Chris Ames. Clay City needed a NBA length three-pointer from Carmela Roeschlein and some big contributions off the bench from Callie Dayhuff and Michaela Riggs to pull out a 58-53 overtime victory over the Eminence Eels Friday...
Turnovers plague Knights in loss to West Vigo (11/12/10)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor WEST TERRE HAUTE -- The Northview girls' basketball team expects to go through a few growing pains with a roster that features just two seniors and no juniors. The Knights battled for the second time in as many games to the wire in the Hi-99 Tip-Off Tournament. After falling 39-35 to Terre Haute North in Thursday's season opener, the Knights dropped a 38-33 contest to West Vigo in the consolation bracket...
Norma Jean Kress (11/12/10)
Norma Jean Kress, 85, Clay City, passed away Nov. 11, 2010 at Terre Haute Regional Hospital. She had been a resident of Sycamore Manor for the past year. She was born Aug. 27, 1925, in Clay County, the daughter of Bence and Goldie Harris Robinson. Mrs. Kress graduated from Clay City High School and then completed her teaching degree at Indiana Normal College. She obtained her Master's Degree in Education from Indiana State University...
JAIL BOOKINGS 11-13-10 (11/12/10)
Clay County Justice Center The following jail bookings occurred at the Clay County Justice Center during Nov. 9-12. Awaiting Arraignment Barnett, Jack D., 52 Clark, John W., 19 Thompson, Michael, 19 Awaiting Warrant Arraignment Bluck, Franz Richard, 28...
Harmony Happenings (11/12/10)
Harmony United Methodist Church had its annual Jonah Fish Fry last Sunday. It was such a gorgeous day and we had a very good turn out for the event. We were all tired by 4 p.m., but it was such a good fellowship working together. Judy Maurer and Brenda Shorter came up with the idea of giving a free dessert to anyone who brought a bulletin from their church...
Staunton Scene (11/12/10)
Staunton Community Center Keep in mind that the Community Center's first Craft Show is coming up next Saturday November 20 starting at 9:00 a.m. If you would like to set up to sell homemade crafts, call Kelly Kirchner at 442-8608. The cost is $15 if you use one of the Center's tables, or $10 if you bring your own table...
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