Brazil Times blogs http://www.thebraziltimes.com/blogs/ Recent blogs from the Brazil Times newspaper in Brazil, Indiana en-us Are you OK? (Just Ask Me by Ivy Jacobs) http://www.thebraziltimes.com/blogs/ivyjackson/entry/69016 p.p1 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Times New Roman' span.s1 0.0px Television provided an extremely profound moment for me on September 11, 1977. It’s a very vivid memory: I was going on 13 and watching the season premier of “The Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew Meet Dracula” while laying on the floor of my grandmother’s living room in a black beanbag chair. Intrigued by mystery shows then, and now, the show was perfect for me. I was starting... Tue, 16 May 2017 18:25:52 -0400 Have you ever been scammed? (Meandering with Messmer by Linda Messmer) http://www.thebraziltimes.com/blogs/2048/entry/68994 p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 12.0px 0.0px; text-align: center; font: 27.0px Garamond} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-indent: 9.0px; font: 10.0px 'New Century Schoolbook'} span.s1 {letter-spacing: -0.2px} Have you ever been scammed? Have you ever been the victim of a scam? Probably most of us have heard of the Nigerian scam where someone calls and claims you’ve won a million dollars or so and all you have to do to get your prize is to send them $5,000 for postage, or... Sun, 14 May 2017 16:08:40 -0400 God bless all mothers, grandmothers everywhere (Doug Givan by Doug Givan, St. Vincen Clay Hospital chaplain) http://www.thebraziltimes.com/blogs/givan/entry/68988 p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 12.0px 0.0px; text-align: center; font: 28.0px 'ITC Garamond'} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-indent: 9.0px; font: 10.0px 'New Century Schoolbook'} span.s1 {letter-spacing: -0.2px} God bless all mothers, grandmothers everywhere Happy Mother’s Day (Sunday) to all the mothers across the globe. The healing, healthy love of a mother can mean the world to the children and to her children’s children. I know the world is not perfect and... Fri, 12 May 2017 17:27:51 -0400 Know and Protect Your Boundaries (Hawkins Law by By Jeff R. Hawkins and Jennifer J. Hawkins) http://www.thebraziltimes.com/blogs/1997/entry/68978 p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 12.0px 0.0px; text-align: center; font: 39.0px 'ITC Garamond'} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-align: center; font: 11.0px 'New Century Schoolbook'} p.p3 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-indent: 9.0px; font: 11.0px 'New Century Schoolbook'; min-height: 11.0px} p.p4 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-indent: 9.0px; font: 11.0px 'New Century Schoolbook'} span.s1 {vertical-align: -4.0px; letter-spacing: -0.2px} span.s2 {letter-spacing:... Thu, 11 May 2017 11:10:27 -0400 Driving Mrs. Sartor coming to an end (Brazil Buzz by Mary Lou Sartor) http://www.thebraziltimes.com/blogs/sartor/entry/68969 p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 12.0px 0.0px; text-align: center; font: 29.0px 'ITC Garamond Light'} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-indent: 9.0px; font: 10.0px 'New Century Schoolbook'} span.s1 {letter-spacing: -0.5px} Driving Mrs. Sartor coming to an end It is nice to have some drying out time before it rains again. There is rain in the forecast. Last evening patchy frost was a possibility, however, this morning I saw nary a hint of that here. Last week brought about... Tue, 09 May 2017 19:12:01 -0400 A change of scenery (An eye on Clay County by Pete Wilson) http://www.thebraziltimes.com/blogs/1931/entry/68919 There’s something to be said about a change of scenery. As The Brazil Times nears its first full week in its new National Avenue office space, there have been a few bumps in the road. But, for the most part, it’s been as smooth as National Avenue’s new pavement visible from just outside my office window. There was some concern that Monday’s paper might be a struggle to put together on Sunday, as movers were still moving, reporters were still reporting and... Wed, 03 May 2017 11:57:24 -0400 Yard sales and helping a neighbor in need (Brazil Buzz by Mary Lou Sartor) http://www.thebraziltimes.com/blogs/sartor/entry/68913 p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 12.0px 0.0px; text-align: center; font: 28.0px 'ITC Garamond'} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-indent: 9.0px; font: 10.0px 'New Century Schoolbook'} span.s1 {letter-spacing: -0.5px} Yard sales and helping a neighbor in need Yard sales are very popular in this town. There is something about all that since I’ve been here that perks my interest. Often-times I purchase something, if it is a need or not so much, just to help out the... Tue, 02 May 2017 20:03:34 -0400 Have you ever seen the end of a rainbow? (Meandering with Messmer by Linda Messmer) http://www.thebraziltimes.com/blogs/2048/entry/68882 p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 12.0px 0.0px; text-align: center; font: 38.0px 'ITC Garamond'} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-indent: 9.0px; font: 10.0px 'New Century Schoolbook'} span.s1 {letter-spacing: -0.3px} span.s2 {letter-spacing: -0.2px} Have you ever seen the end of a rainbow? Most people like rainbows. It’s usually a happy moment when we see one. Have you ever seen the end of a rainbow? My brother, Bill, has. He and his wife, Judy, live in Shoals, in southern... Sun, 30 Apr 2017 20:09:38 -0400 Have you ever seen the end of a rainbow? (Meandering with Messmer by Linda Messmer) http://www.thebraziltimes.com/blogs/2048/entry/68880 p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 12.0px 0.0px; text-align: center; font: 38.0px 'ITC Garamond'} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-indent: 9.0px; font: 10.0px 'New Century Schoolbook'} span.s1 {letter-spacing: -0.3px} span.s2 {letter-spacing: -0.2px} Most people like rainbows. It’s usually a happy moment when we see one. Have you ever seen the end of a rainbow? My brother, Bill, has. He and his wife, Judy, live in Shoals, in southern Indiana. A few weeks ago my sister heard... Sun, 30 Apr 2017 15:52:50 -0400 County college athletes excelling on the diamond (On the Fast Track by Carey Fox) http://www.thebraziltimes.com/blogs/careyfox/entry/68879 By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor Clay County ball players have been active on the collegiate baseball and softball diamonds at various levels this spring. Former Clay City High School hurler Hunter Wolfe has had some mixed results during his freshman campaign at Purdue University. Wolfe has primarily been used as a reliever this season and has appeared in six games, most recently on April 19. Wolfe opened his collegiate career on Feb. 19 on the road at Texas State as he came in to pitch two... Sun, 30 Apr 2017 14:29:56 -0400 Linda looks into the origins of Worcestershire sauce (Meandering with Messmer by Linda Messmer) http://www.thebraziltimes.com/blogs/2048/entry/68822 p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 12.0px 0.0px; text-align: center; font: 29.0px 'New Century Schoolbook'} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-indent: 9.0px; font: 10.0px 'New Century Schoolbook'} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} Do you know anybody who can pronounce Worcestershire sauce correctly? I was talking to a friend the other day. She was telling me her recipe for Sloppy Joes. It included Worcestershire sauce. When she got to that word she stumbled a little saying something... Mon, 24 Apr 2017 09:57:31 -0400 Times move gives us a look at our history (Being Frank by By Frank Phillips) http://www.thebraziltimes.com/blogs/1981/entry/68812 p.p1 0.0px 0.0px 12.0px 0.0px; text-align: center; font: 29.0px 'New Century Schoolbook' p.p2 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-indent: 9.0px; font: 10.0px 'New Century Schoolbook' span.s1 none p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 12.0px 0.0px; text-align: center; font: 29.0px 'New Century Schoolbook'} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-indent: 9.0px; font: 10.0px 'New Century Schoolbook'} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} It doesn’t seem that long ago The Brazil Times was... Mon, 24 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0400 BRAZIL BUZZ: Health problems lead to busy week for Sartors (Brazil Buzz by Mary Lou Sartor) http://www.thebraziltimes.com/blogs/sartor/entry/68784 Wednesday, what started out to be a good day ended up to be less than pleasant for us. Paul had an appointment to see his primary-care provider at the VA Clinic in Terre Haute. When we moved to Brownsburg he decided to continue to see Dr. Webster there. Paul knew someday that he should transfer to Richard Roudebush for the service. All other specialists who treat the veterans are at the hospital. The main reasons we moved from our place and the little blue house at the end of the road... Tue, 18 Apr 2017 20:07:20 -0400 Celebrity Chef fundraiser a community effort (Just Ask Me by Ivy Jacobs) http://www.thebraziltimes.com/blogs/ivyjackson/entry/68757 p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 12.0px 0.0px; text-align: center; font: 24.0px 'New Century Schoolbook'} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-indent: 9.0px; font: 10.0px 'New Century Schoolbook'} p.p3 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-indent: 9.0px; font: 10.0px 'New Century Schoolbook'; min-height: 10.0px} span.s1 {letter-spacing: -0.6px} span.s2 {letter-spacing: -0.3px} span.s3 {letter-spacing: -0.2px} Celebrity Chef fundraiser a community effort Good deeds are done with... Sun, 16 Apr 2017 19:44:02 -0400 Local teacher has book published posthumously (Meandering with Messmer by Linda Messmer) http://www.thebraziltimes.com/blogs/2048/entry/68756 p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 12.0px 0.0px; text-align: center; font: 30.0px 'ITC Garamond'} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-indent: 9.0px; font: 10.0px 'New Century Schoolbook'} p.p3 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-indent: 9.0px; font: 10.0px 'New Century Schoolbook'; min-height: 10.0px} span.s1 {letter-spacing: -0.2px} Local teacher has book published posthumously Arletta Case had a passion for traveling. She visited all the continents except Antarctica during her... Sun, 16 Apr 2017 19:20:51 -0400 History of the Easter Bunny (Brazil Buzz by Mary Lou Sartor) http://www.thebraziltimes.com/blogs/sartor/entry/68724 The Easter Bunny is warming up his motor, as he readies himself to hit the road. Since he is not out and about now, it is safe to tell you a little bit about him. You may or may not know this history about the furry fellow. He is a good egg worth talking about this week. “The Easter Bunny has its origin in pre-Christian fertility lore. The hare and the rabbit were the most fertile animals and they served as symbols of the new life during the Spring season. The bunny, as an Easter... Tue, 11 Apr 2017 17:16:41 -0400 If everyone was Vegan what would happen to all the cows, pigs and chickens? (Meandering with Messmer by Linda Messmer) http://www.thebraziltimes.com/blogs/2048/entry/68707 p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 12.0px 0.0px; text-align: center; font: 24.0px 'ITC Garamond'} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-indent: 9.0px; font: 10.0px 'New Century Schoolbook'} span.s1 {letter-spacing: -0.5px} If everyone was Vegan what would happen to all the cows, pigs and chickens? A vegan is a person who doesn’t eat any meat, fish, dairy or eggs. Nor will they use anything made from animals such as leather shoes and fur coats. Vegetarians don’t eat meat... Sun, 09 Apr 2017 20:42:45 -0400 Estate Planning Is More Than Forms (Hawkins Law by By Jeff R. Hawkins and Jennifer J. Hawkins) http://www.thebraziltimes.com/blogs/1997/entry/68670 Several years ago, our daughter’s kindergarten teacher shared with us a simplistic job description that our daughter gave to the class about her lawyer parents. When asked what her parents did for a living, our daughter said, “They type and click.” Many people have a similarly simplistic understanding of estate plan “forms” and the process of signing them. We are focusing this article on the similarly misunderstood concept of the documents that a lawyer uses to... Tue, 04 Apr 2017 09:12:27 -0400 Do you ever think about your ears? (Meandering with Messmer by Linda Messmer) http://www.thebraziltimes.com/blogs/2048/entry/68660 p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 12.0px 0.0px; text-align: center; font: 29.0px 'ITC Garamond Light'} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-indent: 9.0px; font: 10.0px 'New Century Schoolbook'} span.s1 {letter-spacing: -0.6px} span.s2 {letter-spacing: -0.2px} Do you ever think about your ears? How often do you think about your ears? Probably not a lot. Why would we? We don’t see them unless we’re looking in a mirror. Even then we may not notice them unless we’re... Sun, 02 Apr 2017 21:10:50 -0400 Great cities from small ideas grow (Being Frank by By Frank Phillips) http://www.thebraziltimes.com/blogs/1981/entry/68649 p.p1 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-indent: 9.0px; font: 10.0px 'New Century Schoolbook' span.s1 none Enthusiasm, like negativity, can be contagious. That is the most important reason Brazil has written a comprehensive plan, paid for by the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs. You may not care about all that. It is as dull as what makes your car start in the morning but you probably appreciate how much nicer our National Avenue looks with the new pavement, new... Sat, 01 Apr 2017 07:58:59 -0400 Marching into Spring (Brazil Buzz by Mary Lou Sartor) http://www.thebraziltimes.com/blogs/sartor/entry/68629 p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 12.0px 0.0px; text-align: center; font: 31.0px 'ITC Garamond Light'} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-indent: 9.0px; font: 10.0px 'New Century Schoolbook'} span.s1 {letter-spacing: -0.2px} Marching into Spring A storm may be moving through this area sometime after the sparrows settle down to roost tonight. The forecaster states it could be severe. Already last week the March wind claimed a shingle from this roof and caused larger problems... Tue, 28 Mar 2017 19:21:30 -0400 Cooking for a cause (Just Ask Me by Ivy Jacobs) http://www.thebraziltimes.com/blogs/ivyjackson/entry/68612 p.p1 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Times New Roman' span.s1 0.0px It was September 3, 2007 when I became an official blogger here at The Brazil Times because of my job as a reporter. It was required back then, not so much anymore. I have written and posted 168 entries in this column, most of which involved the stories and the recipes of my family and friends, and details about some of the crazy moments of my life. Does that mean I’m a celebrity? If you... Sun, 26 Mar 2017 19:40:58 -0400 Ask Good Questions of Yourself and Your Lawyer (Hawkins Law by By Jeff R. Hawkins and Jennifer J. Hawkins) http://www.thebraziltimes.com/blogs/1997/entry/68578 When a timid client says, “this is a dumb question, but…,” we usually respond that the only “dumb” question is a question that the client fails to ask. Experienced lawyers know how to draw most important information from timid and unprepared clients, but the most satisfied clients make lists of questions before meeting with their lawyers. A savvy client’s preparation for an initial conference with a lawyer begins with self-assessment. First, the client... Tue, 21 Mar 2017 12:53:24 -0400 What do Cubs fans think about this year? (Meandering with Messmer by Linda Messmer) http://www.thebraziltimes.com/blogs/2048/entry/68556 p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 12.0px 0.0px; text-align: center; font: 24.0px Garamond} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-indent: 9.0px; font: 10.0px 'New Century Schoolbook'} span.s1 {letter-spacing: -0.2px} What do Cubs fans think about this year? The long suffering fans of the Chicago Cubs finally got their wish. The Cubs won the World Series last year after a 108-year drought. Now a new season is about to begin. The Cubs will have their home opener at Wrigley Field April 10... Sun, 19 Mar 2017 20:06:45 -0400 Weathering the storm (Brazil Buzz by Mary Lou Sartor) http://www.thebraziltimes.com/blogs/sartor/entry/68521 p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 12.0px 0.0px; text-align: center; font: 33.0px Garamond} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-indent: 9.0px; font: 10.0px 'New Century Schoolbook'} span.s1 {letter-spacing: -0.2px} span.s2 {letter-spacing: -0.3px} Weathering the storm Snow is falling on the daffodils and other early bloomers. As of now, aside of a small amount of accumulation on the rooftops and lawns, there is nothing much happening weather-wise. It is not unusual to have snow in... Tue, 14 Mar 2017 20:47:21 -0400 Expect Good Lawyer’s Questions (Hawkins Law by By Jeff R. Hawkins and Jennifer J. Hawkins) http://www.thebraziltimes.com/blogs/1997/entry/68507 The narrator of the 1948 detective movie, Naked City, gave this vivid description of the homicide detective’s painstaking investigative method: An investigation for murder is under way now in the city of New York. It will advance methodically, by trial and error, by leg and brain work, by asking a thousand questions to get one answer. Ever look for a needle in a dark house? You can find it -- if you're patient enough. Just get down on your knees, examine every inch of every floor of... Tue, 14 Mar 2017 10:18:33 -0400 How do others see us? (Meandering with Messmer by Linda Messmer) http://www.thebraziltimes.com/blogs/2048/entry/68502 p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 12.0px 0.0px; text-align: center; font: 33.0px 'ITC Garamond'} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-indent: 9.0px; font: 10.0px 'New Century Schoolbook'} span.s1 {letter-spacing: -0.2px} How do others see us? Do you ever wonder how other people see you? We each have our own self-perception and we assume that others see us as we see ourselves. But that’s not always true. I get motion sickness, mostly in cars but sometimes when flying. Several... Sun, 12 Mar 2017 22:15:31 -0400 Delphi murders remind us to be careful (Being Frank by By Frank Phillips) http://www.thebraziltimes.com/blogs/1981/entry/68491 The story of the little girls who were murdered at Delphi remains as mystifying as it is tragic. How can it be that national news coverage and a quarter-million dollar reward hasn’t produced any suspects? What it should have been done, though, is to raise awareness about the dangers of walking without protection in remote areas. The photo of that abandoned rail bridge in Carroll County will be etched into our memories for a long time. So will that... Fri, 10 Mar 2017 14:44:00 -0500 Flu bug still biting writer (Brazil Buzz by Mary Lou Sartor) http://www.thebraziltimes.com/blogs/sartor/entry/68473 p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 12.0px 0.0px; text-align: center; font: 26.0px 'ITC Garamond Light'} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-indent: 9.0px; font: 10.0px 'New Century Schoolbook'} span.s1 {letter-spacing: -0.6px} span.s2 {letter-spacing: -0.5px} Flu bug still biting writer We are still recovering from the flu. Paul is under a doctor’s care. I sure hope the antibiotic and other medicine will give him the relief that he needs now. Friday, a body scan is scheduled... Tue, 07 Mar 2017 21:19:34 -0500 Words are powerful, especially when they become actions (An eye on Clay County by Pete Wilson) http://www.thebraziltimes.com/blogs/1931/entry/68454 p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 12.0px 0.0px; text-align: center; font: 35.0px 'ITC Garamond Light'} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-align: center; font: 10.0px 'New Century Schoolbook'} p.p3 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-indent: 9.0px; font: 10.0px 'New Century Schoolbook'; min-height: 10.0px} p.p4 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-indent: 9.0px; font: 10.0px 'New Century Schoolbook'} span.s1 {letter-spacing: -0.2px} span.s2 {letter-spacing: -0.1px} span.s3... Sun, 05 Mar 2017 16:52:36 -0500 Good News! I saw a Robin (Meandering with Messmer by Linda Messmer) http://www.thebraziltimes.com/blogs/2048/entry/68453 p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 12.0px 0.0px; text-align: center; font: 37.0px 'ITC Garamond'} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-indent: 9.0px; font: 10.0px 'New Century Schoolbook'} p.p3 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-indent: 9.0px; font: 10.0px 'New Century Schoolbook'; min-height: 10.0px} span.s1 {letter-spacing: -0.1px} span.s2 {letter-spacing: -0.2px} Good News! I saw a Robin I have some good news to share with you. I saw a robin a couple weeks ago. It was... Sun, 05 Mar 2017 16:51:43 -0500 Achieving a Better Life Experience For Disabled Hoosiers (Hawkins Law by By Jeff R. Hawkins and Jennifer J. Hawkins) http://www.thebraziltimes.com/blogs/1997/entry/68444 Many disabled children face disheartening experiences when they become adults. Public and private resources offer a variety of therapeutic services, summer recreation camps, and adaptive educational accommodations to disabled children, but many of those benefits and abruptly at adulthood. A federal tax law known as the ABLE Act of 2014 authorizes states to establish programs to encourage private funding of special accounts that may eventually soften the blow for some of these disabled new... Fri, 03 Mar 2017 21:59:23 -0500 Fake News, Alternative Facts and Random Facts (Meandering with Messmer by Linda Messmer) http://www.thebraziltimes.com/blogs/2048/entry/68408 p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 12.0px 0.0px; text-align: center; font: 31.0px Garamond} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-indent: 9.0px; font: 10.0px 'New Century Schoolbook'} p.p3 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-indent: 9.0px; font: 10.0px 'New Century Schoolbook'; min-height: 10.0px} span.s1 {letter-spacing: -0.1px} span.s2 {letter-spacing: -0.2px} Fake News, Alternative Facts and Random Facts For those of you who have never met me I’ll tell you a little bit... Sun, 26 Feb 2017 16:47:07 -0500 Voters in other states should learn from us (Being Frank by By Frank Phillips) http://www.thebraziltimes.com/blogs/1981/entry/68373 I'm not surprised our national leaders are meeting with resistance when they return home. Recently, we've seen televised reports of constituents shouting down their elected officials who serve on Capitol Hill. The two biggest issues seemed to be immigration and national health insurance. "We love our (illegal) immigrants!" or "I wouldn't have health insurance if not for Obamacare" the picketers proclaim. Sigh. What a difference a month makes. These may... Wed, 22 Feb 2017 16:26:42 -0500 EMOJI This: (Just Ask Me by Ivy Jacobs) http://www.thebraziltimes.com/blogs/ivyjackson/entry/68358 p.p1 0.0px 0.0px 12.0px 0.0px; text-align: center; font: 39.0px Garamond p.p2 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-indent: 9.0px; font: 10.0px 'New Century Schoolbook' span.s1 -0.1px EMOJI THIS: WARNING: Reader beware, I recently witnessed and easily overheard about eight incidents that ticked me off, however the following are four of the worst events: 12:04 p.m. Friday, February 17, 2017: While filling up my car at a gas station I heard the following statement: “Why... Mon, 20 Feb 2017 19:59:43 -0500 "By George" (Meandering with Messmer by Linda Messmer) http://www.thebraziltimes.com/blogs/2048/entry/68357 p.p1 0.0px 0.0px 12.0px 0.0px; text-align: center; font: 40.0px 'ITC Garamond Light' p.p2 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-indent: 9.0px; font: 10.0px 'New Century Schoolbook' p.p3 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-indent: 9.0px; font: 10.0px 'New Century Schoolbook'; min-height: 10.0px p.p4 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-align: center; font: 20.0px 'ITC Garamond' span.s1 -0.1px span.s2 -0.2px “By George” The late Jane Mercer was a lovely lady. She was an... Mon, 20 Feb 2017 19:52:06 -0500 Local college athletes open up spring sports seasons (On the Fast Track by Carey Fox) http://www.thebraziltimes.com/blogs/careyfox/entry/68333 • Carter named Pre-season Second Team All-Southern Conference By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor The winter chill has briefly subsided giving hope that spring is on the horizon. For plenty of college athletes, the spring season has opened already. Softball and baseball has already begun for several local high school graduates. Northview High School graduate Taylor Carter has begun her senior campaign at Division I East Tennessee State and received some pre-season accolades from the... Fri, 17 Feb 2017 16:48:08 -0500 It’s the flu bug that’s biting this Valentine’s Day (Brazil Buzz by Mary Lou Sartor) http://www.thebraziltimes.com/blogs/sartor/entry/68314 p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 12.0px 0.0px; text-align: center; font: 27.0px 'ITC Garamond Light'} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-indent: 9.0px; font: 10.0px 'New Century Schoolbook'} p.p3 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-indent: 9.0px; font: 10.0px 'New Century Schoolbook'; min-height: 10.0px} It’s the flu bug that’s biting this Valentine’s Day The flu is running rampant in our area and across the state. We receive our shots every year. I am very... Tue, 14 Feb 2017 20:16:09 -0500 Sounds of nostalgia and Life (Meandering with Messmer by Linda Messmer) http://www.thebraziltimes.com/blogs/2048/entry/68291 p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 12.0px 0.0px; text-align: center; font: 28.0px 'ITC Garamond Light'} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-align: justify; text-indent: 9.0px; font: 10.0px 'New Century Schoolbook'} p.p3 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-align: justify; text-indent: 9.0px; font: 10.0px 'New Century Schoolbook'; min-height: 10.0px} span.s1 {letter-spacing: -0.2px} Sounds of nostalgia and Life It’s funny how a sound can grab your attention and bring back... Sun, 12 Feb 2017 16:34:43 -0500 Lighten up — everything is not a ‘crisis’ (Being Frank by By Frank Phillips) http://www.thebraziltimes.com/blogs/1981/entry/68290 p.p1 0.0px 0.0px 12.0px 0.0px; text-align: center; font: 27.0px Garamond p.p2 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-align: center; font: 10.0px 'New Century Schoolbook' p.p3 0.0px 0.0px 6.0px 0.0px; text-align: center; line-height: 11.5px; font: 9.0px 'New Century Schoolbook' p.p4 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-indent: 9.0px; font: 10.0px 'New Century Schoolbook' span.s1 -0.2px Lighten up — everything is not a ‘crisis’ FRANK PHILLIPS Times Reporter The cartoon on... Sun, 12 Feb 2017 16:25:44 -0500 Help control the neglected pet population (An eye on Clay County by Pete Wilson) http://www.thebraziltimes.com/blogs/1931/entry/68234 p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 12.0px 0.0px; text-align: center; font: 30.0px 'New Century Schoolbook'} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-align: center; font: 10.0px 'New Century Schoolbook'} p.p3 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 6.0px 0.0px; text-align: center; line-height: 11.5px; font: 10.0px 'New Century Schoolbook'} p.p4 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-indent: 9.0px; font: 10.0px 'New Century Schoolbook'} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} span.s2 {vertical-align: -1.0px; font-kerning:... Sun, 05 Feb 2017 15:59:32 -0500 When Hell Freezes Over Postscript (Meandering with Messmer by Linda Messmer) http://www.thebraziltimes.com/blogs/2048/entry/68233 p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 12.0px 0.0px; text-align: center; font: 29.0px 'New Century Schoolbook'} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-indent: 9.0px; font: 10.0px 'New Century Schoolbook'} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} Last week I wrote about using the phrase, when hell freezes over, referring to things that we think will never happen. I said if President Trump ever said he was wrong and apologized for something hurtful and unkind he’d said, I would say, “Did hell... Sun, 05 Feb 2017 15:57:47 -0500 Your thoughts matter most (Being Frank by By Frank Phillips) http://www.thebraziltimes.com/blogs/1981/entry/68199 I was reminded again this past week how important it is for media producers to listen carefully to media consumers, a.k.a. You. I walked into the office Monday morning and was told about the turkeys that went missing from Northview High School. It was starting to be a slow week so I thought the missing turkey story would be an informative, light-hearted, fairly short story about turkeys that people would find interesting and entertaining. ARRRGH! (That’s the buzzer for “wrong... Wed, 01 Feb 2017 10:31:50 -0500 Our furry friends are part of the family (Brazil Buzz by Mary Lou Sartor) http://www.thebraziltimes.com/blogs/sartor/entry/68197 p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 12.0px 0.0px; text-align: center; font: 26.0px 'ITC Garamond Light'} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-indent: 9.0px; font: 10.0px 'New Century Schoolbook'} p.p3 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-indent: 9.0px; font: 10.0px 'New Century Schoolbook'; min-height: 10.0px} span.s1 {letter-spacing: -0.3px} span.s2 {letter-spacing: -0.2px} Our furry friends are part of the family The sun is shining brightly today, the snow is melting and several... Tue, 31 Jan 2017 19:54:49 -0500 Like, did hell freeze over and no one told me? (Meandering with Messmer by Linda Messmer) http://www.thebraziltimes.com/blogs/2048/entry/68175 p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 12.0px 0.0px; text-align: center; font: 30.0px 'ITC Garamond Light'} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-indent: 9.0px; font: 10.0px 'New Century Schoolbook'} span.s1 {letter-spacing: -0.1px} span.s2 {letter-spacing: -0.4px} Like, did hell freeze over and no one told me? Did hell freeze over and I didn’t get the memo? Did you ever hear someone say, “When pigs fly?” You’ve probably said it yourself at one time or another.... Sun, 29 Jan 2017 20:14:55 -0500 It won't be long now before we'll be in the gardens (Brazil Buzz by Mary Lou Sartor) http://www.thebraziltimes.com/blogs/sartor/entry/68090 p.p1 0.0px 0.0px 12.0px 0.0px; text-align: center; font: 30.0px 'ITC Garamond Light' p.p2 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-indent: 9.0px; font: 10.0px 'New Century Schoolbook' p.p3 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-indent: 9.0px; font: 10.0px 'New Century Schoolbook'; min-height: 10.0px span.s1 none We sure have been getting our fair share of rain. It is raining again this Monday evening. We are fortunate. As we know, conditions were worse in other parts of the country. Who knows... Tue, 17 Jan 2017 21:19:27 -0500 Craftsmen Lawyers for the Emerging Global Community (Hawkins Law by By Jeff R. Hawkins and Jennifer J. Hawkins) http://www.thebraziltimes.com/blogs/1997/entry/68089 Every profession has craftsmen that constantly refine their skills and performance quality. As technology and society evolve, craftsmen respond to ever-changing societal needs by developing and harnessing new technology to create more effective and useful tools and products. As society faces overwhelming technological advances and accelerating globalization, people will become increasingly dependent on craftsmen lawyers to help them adapt to change. Craftsmen lawyers draw on intense legal... Tue, 17 Jan 2017 18:57:52 -0500 When was the last time you panted? (Meandering with Messmer by Linda Messmer) http://www.thebraziltimes.com/blogs/2048/entry/68079 p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 12.0px 0.0px; text-align: center; font: 30.0px Garamond} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-indent: 9.0px; font: 10.0px 'New Century Schoolbook'} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} When was the last time you panted? You know, breathed really hard? Years ago a friend of mine was discussing the romantic decline in her marriage. She said she had to take up jogging just to hear some heavy breathing. Jogging’s what I’m talking about here and heavy... Mon, 16 Jan 2017 14:58:56 -0500 The modern-day Waltons (Just Ask Me by Ivy Jacobs) http://www.thebraziltimes.com/blogs/ivyjackson/entry/68078 p.p1 {margin: 9.0px 0.0px 3.0px 0.0px; text-align: center; font: 14.0px 'New Century Schoolbook'} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-indent: 9.0px; font: 10.0px 'New Century Schoolbook'} p.p3 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-align: right; text-indent: 9.0px; font: 10.0px 'New Century Schoolbook'} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 12.0px 0.0px; text-align: center; font: 33.0px Garamond} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-indent: 9.0px; font: 10.0px... Mon, 16 Jan 2017 14:56:48 -0500 Indiana’s New and Improved POST Form (Hawkins Law by By Jeff R. Hawkins and Jennifer J. Hawkins) http://www.thebraziltimes.com/blogs/1997/entry/68043 The Indiana State Department of health (ISDH) updated and improved the Indiana Physicians Orders for Scope of Treatment (POST) form in December 2016. The new form is available for download in PDF and Microsoft Word formats at http://www.in.gov/isdh/25880.htm, and it should be available in the offices of most health care service providers. We provide the form to our clients that may be able to use it, and we make it available upon request to whoever requests a copy. The Indiana legislature... Wed, 11 Jan 2017 11:40:36 -0500