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Stories from Friday, December 4, 2009

Shelter hoping for open hearts (12/04/09)
GREENCASTLE -- Calico cats Lulu, Lucy and Louise may get their own Christmas break this year. Ten-year old Ellen Smith is trying to talk her parents into letting her bring the three cats home over Christmas. The idea came from the Hallmark Hall of Fame movie "A Dog Named Christmas," which introduced the national Foster a Lonely Pet for the Holidays program...
Gun thief gets five years (12/04/09)
GREENCASTLE -- A Poland man received a five-year sentence Thursday in Putnam County Circuit Court. Judge Matthew Headley ordered that Bobby Forey, 20 -- who also uses the surname Standifer -- would execute four years of that sentence: Three years at the Department of Corrections and one year on home detention. The last year of Forey's sentence will be spent on probation...
Area 30 student complete work on Shelter No. 5 (12/04/09)
GREENCASTLE -- Students in the Area 30 Building and Construction classes have finished remodeling Shelter No. 5 in Robe-Ann Park. The project was sponsored by Friends of the Park, and marks the second time a park shelter has been revamped by the class...
Carpenter Realtors find unique way to donate to food pantry (12/04/09)
GREENCASTLE -- Staff members from Carpenter Realtors have a new idea to help provide food donations to the Putnam County Emergency Food Bank. Realtors are canvassing neighborhoods and leaving behind plastic bags with a sticker asking for donations. They leave the bags and go back the next day to collect them and deliver them to the food bank. The office also plans to be a drop off point for anyone wanting to make donations of non-perishable food items...
Warm for the Winter (12/04/09)
Every child in the Head Start program will keep warm this winter season with a new coat donated by Charming Shoppes, Greencastle. Through its program, Keeping Kids Warm, Charming Shoppes supplied approximately 100 coats to Head Start. Pictured are children in the a.m. Head Start class showing off their new coats; Teena Bryant, coordinator of the local Keeping Kids Warm; Linda Williamson, a helper with the Keeping Kids Warm program; and Holly Watkins, assistant with the family program at Head Start.
Community Christmas Choir to perform in Russellville (12/04/09)
RUSSELLVILLE -- The Community Christmas Choir will be performing its eighth annual Christmas concert today, Saturday and Sunday at the Russellville Community Center. This year's concert, "The Wonder of Christmas," will feature a 90-member adult choir, 45-member children's choir, dancers, a narrator, a multi-character drama team and various special effects. It is under the direction of Jamie France and was created by Phil Barfoot and arranged and orchestrated by Dave Williamson...
Pruitt takes racing honors (12/04/09)
North Putnam Middle School eighth-grader Trevor Pruitt, 14, recently traveled to Columbus, Ohio with his horse Walter to compete in barrel racing events sponsored by the All American Quarter Horse Congress. Pruitt started his competition week by placing third in Youth Barrels. ...
Rockville topples North Putnam (12/04/09)
ROCKVILLE -- The North Putnam girls' basketball team lost to Rockville Thursday 60-51. Megan Robinson led the Cougars with 20 points, followed by Carlye McGaughey with 13. Dakota Malayer scored seven points, while Mackensy Asbell added five and LeeAnn Davis and Shelby Frye chipped in three points each...
Clovers fall to Terre Haute North (12/04/09)
CLOVERDALE -- The Cloverdale wrestling team fell to Terre Haute North 57-17 Tuesday. Shawn Shipp, Donnie Helterbrand and Josh Batchelor won for the Clovers. Shipp was named Wrestler of the Meet. The Clovers will travel to Western Boone Saturday at 8 a.m...
Cloverdale girls win (12/04/09)
CLOVERDALE -- The Cloverdale girls' basketball picked up its first win of the season Thursday, defeating the Indiana School for the Deaf 37-36. The Clovers trailed by five at the half, but put together a 13-point third quarter to take a one-point lead into the fourth quarter at 30-29...
Tiger Cubs bring down Vikings (12/04/09)
GREENCASTLE -- Head coach Matt McComish said before the seson that his younger wrestlers would have to step up this year for Greencastle to be successful. Message received loud and clear. After the West Vigo's Jacob Creasey pinned Tommy Downing in the second period of the 140-pound match, giving the Vikings a 30-18 lead, Greencastle needed a big win and they needed it quick. What they got was even better...
Tiger Sharks take bite out of Eagles (12/04/09)
GREENCASTLE -- The Greencastle boys swim team captured all 12 events Thursday to defeat South Putnam 134-51 on the road. For Greencastle, Cody Watson, Luke Smith, Walter Chiarella and Jesse Elkins all captured two individual wins each on the night. The meet marked the second time in three days the Tiger Sharks were in the water, and head coach Luke Beasley noted, despite being fatigued, the team raced and raced hard...
Clarence C. O'Hair (12/04/09)
Clarence C. O'Hair, 84, of Greencastle, and wintering in Pharr, Texas since 1985, died Thursday, Dec. 3, 2009 at the Mill Pond Health Campus. Born June 7, 1925 in the Brick Chapel area, he was the son of Ernest and Nettie Johnson O'Hair. He was a 1944 graduate of Bainbridge High School. He married Doris Keck on July 18, 1947, and she survives...
Artie Reece Scobee (12/04/09)
Artie Reece Scobee, 83, of Greencastle died Thursday, Dec. 3, 2009 at his residence. Born January 19, 1926 in Putnam County, he was the son of Artie M. and Opal Quinton Scobee. He married Mary E. Crawley on Dec. 22, 1951, and she survives. Mr. Reece joined the family well drilling business and was a well driller with Scobee Well Drilling for several years until his retirement...
Putnam Scanner for Dec. 4, 2009 (12/04/09)
Putnam County Jail Richard Enderby, 30, Greencastle, was booked into the Putnam County Jail at 5:31 p.m. Wednesday for domestic battery. Fredrick McCammon, 49, Cloverdale, was booked at 11:54 p.m. Wednesday for operating a vehicle while intoxicated, refusal to submit to a chemical test and possession of paraphernalia...
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