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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

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  • New Indian Prairie Baptist Church blends modern with traditional

    New Indian Prairie Baptist Church blends modern with traditional


    By: Dennis Clark

    One of the oldest churches in Sullivan County faced a dual threat — rural depopulation combined with a rapidly encroaching coal mine industry.While daunting obstacles indeed, Indian Prairie Baptist Church — which first organized in 1832 — decided, as its Pastor Tim Ferree described, to take a leap of faith.One hundred eighty-two years later, including a physical journey of eight miles, that faith has been answered with its first service in its new church building scheduled a...

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  • Trainer sees reversal of role

    Trainer sees reversal of role


    By: Jordan Orwig

    During the Sullivan County Community Hospital Fitness Center’s recent 10-year anniversary celebration, participants were able to win a chance to train their trainer. Above, contest winner Dorothy Sparks, far left, takes advantage of leading the workout for John Basham, far right, while members of her morning workout class look on. They took full advantage of their roles, subjecting Basham to such activities as doing jumping jacks while holding pink pom-poms, doing squats in a hospital g...

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  • Vigilance necessary to stay safe while shopping

    Vigilance necessary to stay safe while shopping


    By: Times staff

    For some, this is the season of giving. But, for others, it’s a season of taking things that don’t belong to them.With major shopping days — particularly Black Friday — picking up in the Christmas advent, The Indiana State Police are asking that people be aware of their surroundings.“Many shoppers will begin their day in the darkness of the early morning hours and end in the late evening hours, leaving shoppers vulnerable at times to potential criminal activity,&...

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  • Library program supports reindeer games

    Library program supports reindeer games


    By: Times staff

    County children can get up close and personal with reindeer and other animals of the North Pole next Tuesday through a program sponsored by the Sullivan County Public Library.“This is the first time in several years we’ve had an event like this,” SCPL Youth Services Coordinator Melissa Rinehart said. “It’s a special event for the holiday season.”Silly Safaris will put on the event in conjunction with SCPL between 4:30-5:30 p.m. at the Sullivan County 4-H Fa...

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  • Lady Arrows fall to Terre Haute South

    Lady Arrows fall to Terre Haute South


    By: Aaron Kennedy

    The Sullivan Lady Arrows couldn’t keep up with Terre Haute South in the second half, falling to the Lady Braves 67-39 Tuesday night at Sullivan.Down by just three points three minutes into the third quarter, the Lady Arrows struggled to score, while the Lady Braves went on a 12-2 run to push their lead to 13 points.Terre Haute South went on a 10-point run to begin the fourth quarter, and the Lady Braves began to run away with it, outscoring Sullivan 23-5 in the final period. “If y...

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  • T-birds open with win over No. 5 Cloverdale

    T-birds open with win over No. 5 Cloverdale


    By: Times staff

    North Central opened its basketball season Tuesday night with a 69-58 victory over Cloverdale.“It was good to get a win for the kids,” Thunderbirds head coach Donnie Stanifer said. “We beat a pretty good team.”Cloverdale was ranked fifth in Class 2A in the initial AP state poll. He noted the Clovers jumped out early to an 11-2 lead and increased the lead later.“We might have been down by 13 points at one time, when we were playing man, and then we went to a 1-3-1...

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  • THSSC sees good crowd, fundraising efforts

    THSSC sees good crowd, fundraising efforts


    By: Contributed photo

    About 425 people dined in or carried out meals during Friday evening’s The Humane Society of Sullivan County SPAY-ghetti Dinner at the Crossroads Community Church on the Sullivan square, according to event chairperson Shirley Lueking. “It was a wonderful community outpouring,” she said. THSSC Shelter Manager Jen Petty estimated the drive netted between $18,000-20,000 through donations, meals and a silent auction to help sustain the shelter’s activities. Above, Lueking,...

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