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Stories from Monday, January 2, 2012

Party chair resigns (01/02/12)
For the first time in nearly a decade, the Clay County Republican Club is searching for a party chair. For seven years, Sharon Koehler has served in the position. However, she turned in her resignation effective Monday. Koehler cited time as a reason for leaving the post...
City council creates new clerk position (01/02/12)
The Brazil City Council met for its last meeting of the year Friday and signed a resolution creating the position of a second deputy clerk in the clerk-treasurer's office. The second deputy clerk will be the HR/Safety Director in charge of human resources, safety and insurance...
YMCA plans for Vigo County move ahead (01/02/12)
After a year of evaluation, the YMCA of Clay County Board of Directors are convinced operating a facility in Vigo County will be a good thing. "We have developed a positive relationship with the City of Terre Haute Mayor's office, the Terre Haute Parks and Recreation management and Board of Directors," YMCA of Clay County CEO Deborah Plummer told The Brazil Times...
Genealogy Society to meet (01/02/12)
TERRE HAUTE -- During the regular meeting of the Wabash Valley Genealogy Society Monday, Jan. 9, Tim Phipps will present, "Family History in the Civil War Era." The program is open to the public and will take place at the Vigo County Public Library, from 6:30-8:30 p.m., with doors opening at 6 p.m...
Eels disrupt Clovers on the way to easy win (01/02/12)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor CLOVERDALE -- The Clay City Eels didn't suffer any let down after a four-game trip through the Toby Yoho Tourney over the holidays. The Eels harassed home standing Cloverdale into 14 turnovers in the middle two quarters on the way to a 61-22 road victory on Monday night...
Sherri Lynne (Pearce) Stevenson (01/02/12)
On May 23, 1963, Sherri Lynne (Pearce) Stevenson was welcomed into this world by a 13-month-old sister, Lorie, and her over joyful parents Edward and Janet. She grew up on State Road 340 in a loving, Catholic home, the same home that the entire family still gathers in every Sunday evening for dinner together...
David Lewis Stemm (01/02/12)
David Lewis Stemm, 61, Brazil, passed away at Regional Hospital Dec. 31, 2011, following a lengthy illness. David was born in Zanesville, Ohio, Feb. 11, 1950. He graduated from Zanesville High School. David married Kathy Morrow Stemm May 25, 1973. He and Kathy moved to Clay County in 1974. Here, David worked for the Clay Community School Corporation, Abel's IGA and Austin Periodicals...
Frank Perry Jr. (01/02/12)
Frank Perry Jr., 64, Brazil, passed away Dec. 30, 2011, at Union Hospital, following a massive heart attack. Services are pending at French Funeral Home. Visit www.frenchfuneralhome.com to light a candle in his memory.
Argyll L. Burns (01/02/12)
Argyll L. Burns, 76, Brazil, passed away Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012, at Cloverleaf Healthcare surrounded by his family following his battle with cancer. Argyll was born in Clay County May 19, 1935, the son of Clifford and Florence (Liechty) Burns. Argyll was a 1953 graduate of Staunton High School...
Public Record (01/02/12)
Clay County Justice Center The following jail bookings occurred at the Clay County Justice Center during Dec. 29- Jan. 2: Resisting Law Enforcement Patton, Shawn M., 28 Awaiting Arraignment Moon, Tyler, 23 Gurley, Kena, 21 Patton, Shawn M., 28 Souders, Kathy J., 57...
A day for new superstitions (01/02/12)
New Year's Day is here. Are you ready? Or should I ask, did you prepare your household and secure it with many good luck charms to ensure prosperity for you and your family? Did you open up the house and let the old year out? You may have celebrated with singing, drinking, fireworks or gun shots, and shouting at the turn of midnight, but do you know why it is embedded in our culture to do these things?...
Clearing up thoughts regarding the YMCA (01/02/12)
To the Editor: After a few phone conversations, I want to clear up some ideas that still linger about the YMCA lease, contract or otherwise agreement to take charge of the Terre Haute Y. It's the business of all Clay County to be involved in activities such as our YMCA...
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