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Monday, July 25, 2016
Opinions
The I Don't Want to Talk to You Whiplash (07/24/16)
Have you ever been out and about when you see someone approaching that you know? As they get close, you smile and raise your hand to say hi when they suddenly, abruptly turn their head away from you, so sharply it could give them a whiplash. And they walk right by without speaking, acting like they don't see you...
Polk Salad Annie (07/17/16)
Polk Salad Annie The Van Dells show during the 4th of July celebration was quite entertaining. Connie, an old class mate of mine, sat beside me at the concert. When the Van Dells' Elvis impersonator started singing "Polk Salad Annie," Connie said, 'This is my favorite Elvis song."...
Meandering with Messmer: Researching the woodpecker (06/26/16)
l was sitting out on my deck the other morning when suddenly I heard a loud tap, tap, tap, tap. Really it was more of a Bam! Bam! Bam! Bam! It was a woodpecker having his breakfast. I watched the bird powerfully and repeatedly bang its head into that tree. ...
Letters to the Editor
Eveland says we still collect cans and tabs (07/24/16)
To the editor: We are continually asked if we still take aluminum cans and tabs, and the answer is yes, yes, yes! The cans are for our "Rice for the Haiti Children" and the tabs are for the Ronald McDonald House at Indianapolis. We appreciate each donation and pledge that we will always purchase the large bags that we consolidate. We do not ask for your money, but those throw away cans and tabs add up...
Upset with hostility towards law enforcement (07/24/16)
To the editor: I am outraged by the hostility towards law enforcement. I am sick to my stomach over the lack of respect we as civilians have for the ones who took an oath, to the ones who wear a 25-pound uniform everyday, the men and women who put on a badge and walk into harm's way when everyone else runs from it. I resent the fact that police officers are not only being single-handedly targeted for the vow they swore in to but being murdered for wearing a badge...
LETTER: Messmer's article appreciated (07/17/16)
To the editor: The article written by Linda Messmer about the homeless in Brazil is an example of a local newspaper making a contribution to the community it serves. My compliments to the paper and Ms. Messmer. I would hope that more on this important subject follow...
LETTER: What in the world? (07/17/16)
To the editor: We see on TV the many things that are happening, the killings of our police forces throughout our country. It speaks of the undercurrents of our times; those of criminals with long history just outside of the law, placed on probation, short sentences and parceled back in society with leg devices and/or reporting to a police authority regularly. ...
LETTER: Tell police in Indiana you appreciate them (07/17/16)
To the editor: What is going on these days, is it a war on police officers? Every day you read or see where a police officer has been shot. When a police officer responds to a call they don't know what is waiting for them. Why is there so many African America men, women and children being shot by white police officers, some for no reason at all?...
LETTER: Residents want Bowling Green bridge issue resolved (07/17/16)
To the editor: This letter is in response to Karen E. Stearley's letter to the Editor, published in The Brazil Times on July 5, 2016. As a Bowling Green resident, we are again in shock and awe of the ability our antiquated and substandard bridge has on the people outside of our community...
ELCB appreciates Father's Day support (07/04/16)
To the editor: On June 12, Exceptional Living Center of Brazil celebrated Father's Day for our fathers, grandfathers and great-grandfathers. "SportsMEN" Day as we came to call it was a huge success. Not only was it a day filled with family gatherings and celebration of our beloved fathers, it was a day filled with exciting give-aways, sports games, food, laughter and fun. Exceptional Living Center of Brazil extends a heart-felt thank you to all those involved in making our day so memorable...
Family appreciates support of Wabash Valley Lemonade Day (07/04/16)
To the editor: On Saturday, June 25th, our son, James Miller Moon participated in the Wabash Valley Lemonade Day. "Lemonade Day" is a fun and experiential learning program where communities across the nation unite to teach youth how to start, own and operate their own business through a lemonade stand. ...
Writer sees better future for Bowling Green, its bridge (07/04/16)
To the editor: To any and all interested parties: On June 20 my cousin and I went to Gnaw Bone's flea markets, visited the Brown County Winery and had lunch in Nashville, Indiana. We had a great time and are planning on going back soon. As we came through Nashville that morning, I pointed out the Salt Creek Park. That's where they want to take our bridge," I told her...
Brazil man applauds work on city streets (07/04/16)
To the editor: Have you driven on the southwest streets in Brazil these last weeks? Aren't they terrific! I would like to congratulate the City of Brazil for fixing these streets and making an improved neighborhood. Mark Minar, Brazil