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Stories from Friday, May 18, 2012

Fire destroys hotel office (05/18/12)
The Knights Inn, located near the intersection of State Road 59 and SR 42, caught fire Friday afternoon. According to Jackson Township Volunteer Fire Department Chief Tom Champion, the cause of the fire is still under investigation. He told The Brazil Times a fire investigation will take place Monday with the State Fire Marshal's Office...
Board hires new principals (05/18/12)
While the Clay Community Schools (CCS) Board filled two administrative positions Thursday evening, it also learned it will have to begin the search for another. During the board's regular monthly meeting, the five members in attendance unanimously approved new principal hirings at both North Clay Middle School and Northview High School...
LEAAP students graduate (05/18/12)
Approximately 72 preschoolers walked across the stage at the Forest Park Pavilion during the ninth Linking Education to Adults, Adolescents and Preschoolers (LEAAP) Center graduation event. "They've worked hard," LEAAP Center Director Mary Yelton said, "and we've had a lot of good parent volunteers...
Additional charges filed against alleged thief (05/18/12)
A man recently arrested for the theft of three air conditioning units is now receiving additional charges. Edward E. Smith, 45, Monrovia, Ind., is now being charged with criminal trespass (a class A felony), criminal mischief (a class D felony) and violation of the sex offender registry (a class D felony), along with his original charge of theft (a class D felony), which is now being charged as three counts, one for each air conditioning unit...
Board talks organization (05/18/12)
During the Clay Community Schools (CCS) May meeting, board member Forrest Buell expressed a desire to reorganize the board. Buell presented the board with a proposal with five specific criteria, including: During his presentation, Buell said the fourth and fifth points would have all sixth-graders "better prepared" to enter North Clay, while encouraging more students to "apply themselves." He added it could reduce "stress for teachers" in the classroom...
Club to host guest speaker (05/18/12)
In honor of Memorial Day, scheduled for Monday, May 28, the Clay County Republican Club will host Col. Don Moreau as its guest speaker during its monthly meeting Monday, may 21. Col. Moreau served in the United States Army for 28 years. He fought in World War II, the Korean War and Vietnam War...
SURE deadline approaching (05/18/12)
INDIANAPOLIS -- USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director Julia Wickard issued a reminder Friday the June 1 deadline for the Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments Program (SURE) for crop year 2010 is approaching. "It is crucial that producers meet the deadline for the SURE Program in order to receive disaster assistance for the 2010 crop year," Wickard said. ...
Reading Challenge (05/18/12)
Donation (05/18/12)
Religious seminar scheduled (05/18/12)
Crossroads Baptist Church, 2840 W. United States 40, Brazil, (Crafton Heating/Air Conditioning) will host "25 Time Tactics of Successful Christians: Learn how to arrange your life to your fullest potential," May 25-26, at 7 p.m. The event will be presented by guest speaker Rick Grubbs of Life Changing Seminars...
Ministry receives grant (05/18/12)
The Clay County Cooperative Benevolence Ministry recently received a grant in the amount of $1,000 from the Utilities District of Western Indiana REMC. The grant will be used to assist low income working and unemployed families with utilities and rent...
First Christian Church welcomes new student minister (05/18/12)
First Christian Church has a new student minister. C.J. Muston recently came aboard with the church. He and his wife Kirston have been married for four years. They met at Cincinnati Christian University and have spent the last four years in Bloomington, Ind...
Church News (05/18/12)
Peniel United Methodist Church Everyone is invited to the social time this Sunday, which is held between Sunday school and church services. Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m., then a time for beverages and pastries at about 10:25, and church services at 10:45...
Staunton Scene (05/18/12)
Staunton First Christian Church News Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m., followed by worship service 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 wheelchair equipped...
Knights win sectional in marathon battle over Tiger Cubs (05/18/12)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor The Northview girls' tennis team is used to celebrating sectional championships, but the past two seasons have felt the despair of a title match loss to Owen Valley. On Friday night, Northview returned to its spot as a sectional champion in a marathon battle with Greencastle...
Northview junior varsity teams pick up wins (05/18/12)
Times Staff Report TERRE HAUTE -- The Northview junior varsity 'B' squad captured a 7-5 victory on the road against Terre Haute North on Thursday evening. The Knights scored all seven of their runs in the first three innings and held off a late rally by the Patriots for the win...
Northview golfers win on senior night (05/18/12)
Times Staff Report The Northview boy's golf team celebrated senior night on Thursday night with a tie-breaker victory against visiting Sullivan. The teams tied with a four-person score of 158 and the Knights won on the fifth score as Konnor Cheek's 42 gave Northview a one-stroke victory over the Golden Arrows...
Lisa Sue (McCullough) Reynolds (05/18/12)
Lisa Sue (McCullough) Reynolds, 60, Brazil, passed away at Regional Hospital, Terre Haute, following a brief illness. She was born in Clay County, the daughter of Russell and Letha (Barding) McCullough. Lisa graduated from Staunton High School with the class of 1969 and shortly thereafter graduated from Harrold's Beauty Academy. She married Steven Reynolds Oct. 10, 1970. Lisa worked at Cindy's Guys and Gals as a beauty operator for nearly 10 years retiring in 1998...
Scenes from the 2012 LEAAP Center graduation ceremony (05/18/12)
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