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Stories from Thursday, December 8, 2011

Red Cross accepts gifts (12/08/11)
Those interested in helping the victims of recent home fires in the Wabash Valley and other disasters by making a gift to the American Red Cross. Gifts may be made at the local chapter, located at 700 S. Third St., Terre Haute, online at www.redcross.org, or by calling at 1-800-REDCROSS...
Red Cross aids fire victims (12/08/11)
For volunteers with the American Red Cross of the Wabash Valley, helping families who have lost their homes to fires is difficult. And it's especially difficult during the holiday season. Just this past week, volunteers have responded to four home fires, two of which took place in Clay County. A total of five children and 10 adults were affected...
Former Knight moves forward in contest (12/08/11)
Caitlin Dugan, a 2002 Northview graduate, has made it to the final round of an international travel contest. Dugan, along with three other individuals, are one step closer to winning the contest called 'Do Something Epic,' which is hosted by the travel company Epic World Travel. Participants of the contest have been playing for a chance to travel the world for a year while blogging about their experiences...
Two join Chamber of Commerce board (12/08/11)
TERRE HAUTE -- Two area business leaders have been named to the Indiana Chamber of Commerce board of directors. Effective immediately, Janet Madden Charles, president and CEO of Envirotech Construction Corp., and David Wulf, vice president of administration for Templeton Coal Company, Inc., will join the board...
Bee Club hosts documentary (12/08/11)
TERRE HAUTE -- The Wabash Valley Bee Club is inviting all to view a documentary on what is happening to bees worldwide. The event has been scheduled for Jan. 11, 2012, in Meeting Room C of the Vigo County Library. The documentary, "Vanishing of the Bees," will be shown for free, beginning at 7 p.m...
Local thrift store benefits Lighthouse Mission (12/08/11)
Adult clothes, children's clothes, maternity clothes, toys, electronics, baby items, books and more. The Lighthouse Mission Thrift Store carries tons of items at affordable prices, but many community members don't know the store even exists. "I still get people coming in who say, 'We didn't even know you were here,'" Store Manager Stacy Frye said. ...
State's grape crop looking good (12/08/11)
WEST LAFAYETTE -- The wet spring, hot summer and warm, dry fall were not optimal conditions for most Indiana crops, but they were ideal for grape growers. "The hot summer and extended fall gave Indiana growers plenty of time to let their grapes ripen, which made it a good harvest. And while talking to growers across the state, most of them seem happy with their crop," Purdue Extension Grape and Wine Specialist Bruce Bordelon said...
Pets to get photos with Santa (12/08/11)
Local pet organization 911 Pet Rescue is sponsoring Pet Pictures with Santa during the next two Saturdays this month. The events will take place from 1-4 p.m., Dec. 10 and Dec. 17, at Clippity Do Dog, 8810 E. Wabash Ave., Terre Haute. All pets and children are welcome. Family photographs with Santa will also be taken...
Dance! Dance! (12/08/11)
The YMCA of Clay County will conduct a youth dance Friday. The dance is open to sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders. It will begin at 8 p.m., and conclude at 10:30. Cost to attend the dance is $5. Students should bring their school identification...
Harmony hires town marshal (12/08/11)
The Harmony Town Council voted to fill the vacant town marshal job at its monthly meeting Tuesday night. The council voted all in favor, to hire former Harmony Town Marshal Bob Parr to the same position. Council President Janice Gooch said Parr worked as Harmony's town marshal for 10 years, and he will start at the first of the year...
Officials investigate area accident (12/08/11)
Toxicology results from a two-vehicle head-on collision Monday found neither driver had illicit drugs or alcohol in their system. According to officials with the Clay County Sheriff's Department, emergency responders were dispatched to the accident Monday at approximately 3:34 p.m...
Community Notes (12/08/11)
The following is a list of upcoming area events as provided to The Brazil Times: Karaoke The Clay County Senior Citizen's Center, 120 S. Franklin St., Brazil, will host Mel's Karaoke Friday, at 6 p.m. Food will be served as a fundraiser and the community is invited to attend...
Reunion (12/08/11)
Brazil Class of 1972 The Brazil High School class of 1972 is seeking help to find the following classmates: Elizabeth Allen, Rose Barnstead, Tyrone Dunbar, Mary Beth Goodhart, David Burke, Patricia Guinn, Debra Clark, Cheryl Coffin, Robert Kaelber, Steve Kuell, Linda Love, Randy Love, Sharon Meneely, Mary McAuliffe, Jennifer Milburn, Charlie Schurnpel, Debbie Reese Shoup, Thomas Snell, Bill South, James Stewart, Sally Walls, Janet Watler, John Wells and Angela Williams...
Northview freshmen fall short of Braves (12/08/11)
By STEVEN PENN Times Staff Reporter The Northview freshman basketball team lost Thursday night to Terre Haute South, 34-31, bringing their record to 1-4. The Knights got down early but continued battling to keep the game close. Northview's Gabe Rodgers led the way in the first quarter with four points, on his way to a 10-point game...
Eels find 3-point range in win (12/08/11)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor CLAY CITY -- Just a couple of nights after Clay City hit just 2-of-17 shots from 3-pointe range against Vincennes Rivet, the Eels found their stroke much to the dismay of visiting Linton in a 91-22 rout. The Eels knocked home 11-of-26 shots from beyond the arc, forced 36 turnovers by the Miners and placed four players in double-figures in improving to 5-3 overall and 3-0 in the SWIAC Conference. The Miners fell to 0-7 on the season...
William 'Slim' O. Potter (12/08/11)
William 'Slim' O. Potter, 92, Brazil, died Dec. 7, 2011, at Cloverleaf Healthcare Facility. Services will take place today, at 1 p.m., with Bob Sampson officiating at French Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Summit Lawn Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11 a.m., until time of service...
Lou Ann Cunningham (12/08/11)
Lou Ann Cunningham, 55, Brazil, passed away at her home Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011, following a lengthy battle with cancer. She was born in Brazil on Nov. 3, 1956, as the daughter of Harold and Barbara (Schnurpel) Gerber. Lou received her G.E.D. and was certified as a Certified Nurses Assistant and Qualified Medicine Aide. Over her career, Lou worked at Holly Hill Nursing Home, Brazil, and at Lakeview Nursing Home, Terre Haute...
Norma Jean (Wilson) Pollard (12/08/11)
Norma Jean (Wilson) Pollard, 83, Brazil, passed away at St. Vincent Clay Hospital, Dec. 8, 2011, following a lengthy illness. She was born in Brazil, Feb. 16, 1929, the daughter of Otis E. and Florence J. (Parr) Wilson. Norma graduated from Brazil High School and married Arthur W. Pollard Feb. 22, 1947. Together they raised four children in the Brazil area...
Geraldine C. Runion (12/08/11)
Geraldine C. Runion, 95, Terre Haute, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011, at Terre Haute Regional Hospital. She was born Nov. 9, 1916, near Greencastle in Putnam County as the daughter of Glen and Elizabeth Hurst Clark. She graduated from Fillmore High School. She married Lloyd S. Runion May 28, 1938, in Crawfordsville. They were married for over 71 years. He preceded her in death on June 21, 2009...
Public Record (12/08/11)
Clay County Courthouse The following transactions took place at the Clay County Courthouse Dec. 6-8: Circuit Court -- Civil State Farm Insurance, Co. Vs. Michael Okulovich: Civil Collections Stefanie L. Conklin Vs. Michael W. Conklin, Jr.: Domestic Relations...
The risks with crop farming (12/08/11)
WEST LAFAYETTE -- Crop farming is a risky business and according to a Purdue Extension agricultural economist, farmers need to successfully manage that risk now more than ever. There are two distinct types of risk farmers need to be concerned with: Operating risk and financial risk...
Farmland lease resources (12/08/11)
The last two columns have covered a lot of information about the different types of farmland leases and what needs to be included in them. There are many resources available to help you when determining your farmland lease. One of the main items that individuals contact the Purdue Extension Office is for a copy of the current Purdue Farmland Values and Cash Rent survey...
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