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Stories from Friday, December 17, 2010

Family in need after fire (12/17/10)
A local family needs help after losing most of their possessions along with their family Christmas in a house fire Thursday afternoon. Shortly after 1 p.m., Thursday, members of Posey Township Volunteer Fire Department, with assistance from Brazil City Police Department and Dick Johnson Volunteer Fire Department, Clay County Search and Rescue and the Clay County Sheriff's Department responded to the report of a house fire at Michael Raab's residence located at 2558 West State Road 340, Brazil...
Future of grandstands in limbo (12/17/10)
The stands are in bad shape and members of the Brazil Parks Board are aware of it. They're just not sure what to do about it. During a recent meeting, the Park Board discussed the grandstands at Roy Brann Stadium, located in Forest Park. President Ruth Ann Jeffries told board members contact was made with the board's insurance provider, which stated repairs on the stands were estimated in the hundreds of thousands and possibly more...
Officials develop economic alliance (12/17/10)
TERRE HAUTE -- West Central Indiana economic development officials and business leaders have announced the formation of an economic development marketing alliance to serve the region. Accelerate West Central Indiana Economic Development is a regional partnership dedicated to the growth and prosperity of Clay, Parke, Putnam, Sullivan, Vermillion and Vigo counties in West Central Indiana...
The gift of giving! (12/17/10)
A local business recently donated a van full of toys for children utilizing Serving on the Streets (S.O.S.). Those collecting the toys included (from left) S.O.S. representatives Alex Pierce, Matthew Buell, Sarah Boswell and Assistant Director Heather Hopkins. The toys will be handed out at a party S.O.S. has scheduled next week...
Holiday schedule (12/17/10)
The Crisis Pregnancy Center of Brazil will be open for regular hours of noon-5 p.m., Monday through Thursday. The center will be closed from Christmas Eve until Sunday, Jan. 2, 2011, but will reopen Monday, Jan. 3. The Option Line (1-800-395-4357) will take all calls during the break...
Lending a helping hand (12/17/10)
Giving his sleigh and the reindeer a rest, Santa Claus borrowed a Posey Township Volunteer Fire Department truck to bring some holiday cheer to approximately 45 children in need in the Posey Township area Friday evening. This is the eighth-annual event for the department according to department member Matt Barker, one of Santa's secret helpers...
Community Notes (12/17/10)
The following is a list of area events scheduled to take place today, Sunday and Monday as provided to The Brazil Times: Holiday Schedule During the week of Christmas and New Year's, The Brazil Times will change its weekly paper schedule. There will be a newspaper published Tuesday, Dec. 21...
Sisters of Providence honors two with local ties (12/17/10)
Twenty Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods recently celebrated anniversaries. Thirteen sisters were honored for 60 years while seven were honored for 70 years. Sister Richard Bussing, a native of Brazil, was one of the seven honored for 70 years...
Christmas season liturgies announced (12/17/10)
WEST TERRE HAUTE -- The Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods have announced a schedule of Christmas season liturgies and services to celebrate and honor the birth of Jesus. All services are open to the public and to people of all faith traditions...
Organization joins Sock Brigade program (12/17/10)
WEST TERRE HAUTE -- White Violet Center for Eco-Justice, a ministry of the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, has joined with the Alpaca Owners and Breeders Association (AOBA) to participate in the Christmas Season's Sock Brigade program...
Donation! (12/17/10)
The Clay Business Women recently presented House of Hope with a donation check. Those in attendance included (from left) House of Hope representatives Ken Williams and Peter Latrenta, and Clay Business Women representatives Kathy Deal and Robin Sherman...
Church News (12/17/10)
Center Point United Methodist Church One week from today ... Christmas!! Somehow the snow makes it seem more like Christmas. But, snow, or no snow, it comes. And each year we get a fresh opportunity to look at the events that have caused such a change in the world. Oh, sure, we can look at those events any day of the year. We can read about them in the Bible any time. Yet, there is a wonderful sense of the Nativity coming alive at Christmastime...
Indiana High School basketball scores (12/17/10)
Friday's Scores By The Associated Press BOYS' BASKETBALL Adams Central 65, Woodlan 47 Alexandria 69, Eastbrook 63 Andrean 57, Kankakee Valley 36 Avon 65, Brownsburg 50 Beech Grove 63, Lapel 56 Blackford 59, Elwood 39 Bloomington South 65, Lawrence Central 51...
Patriots too much for Eels (12/17/10)
By MATT MCKINNEY Times Staff Reporter CLAY CITY -- The Eels' boys' Basketball team welcomed the Vincennes Rivet Patriots Friday night for its fifth game of the season, won with defense and three-point shooting. However, Vincennes Rivet defeated the Eels, 52-31...
Lady Mustangs pull away for WIC win (12/17/10)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor The Edgewood Mustangs might have been missing a couple of weapons in its arsenal heading into Friday's conference battle with the Knights, but they were still potent enough to come away with a 45-28 victory against Northview...
Northview claims thriller over Mustangs (12/17/10)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor The Northview boy's basketball team has a 10-day break heading into the Pizza Hut Wabash Valley Classic after Christmas and on Friday night they made sure that they could celebrate the holidays in style, grasping a 57-55 victory against Edgewood for the team's first win of the season...
Hoosiers hurry past SIU-Edwardsville (12/17/10)
By MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer BLOOMINGTON -- Tom Crean couldn't have drawn a game plan any better than he did Friday night. Indiana's players executed it perfectly. Christian Watford and Derek Elston combined for 26 first-half points, the Hoosiers scored the first 24 points and they rolled past Southern Illinois-Edwardsville 88-54 in the Las Vegas Classic. And it wasn't even that close...
Granger leads Pacers past Cavaliers (12/17/10)
By CLIFF BRUNT AP Sports Writer INDIANAPOLIS -- Danny Granger broke out of his slump and helped extend Cleveland's slide. The Indiana forward had 30 points and a season-high 12 rebounds to help the Pacers beat the Cavaliers 108-99 on Friday night, pushing Cleveland's losing streak to 10 games...
Public Record (12/17/10)
Clay County Justice Center The following jail bookings occurred at the Clay County Justice Center during Dec. 14-15: Awaiting Arraignment Hutchins, Maria A., 31 Sanders, Alfred S., 20 Possession Of Marijuana Under 30 Grams Hutchins, Maria A., 31 Sanders, Alfred S., 20...
Staunton Scene (12/17/10)
In all the hectic activity of this last week before Christmas, be sure to take time to remember that our Savior's Birth is the true reason for celebrating Christmas. Staunton First Christian Church Sunday School begins at 9:30 a.m., with worship service following at 10:30. Doug Parkey is the minister. If you need transportation to morning worship service, please phone the church office at 446-3211; the bus is wheel-chair equipped...
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