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Stories from Friday, July 18, 2003

Yes, he's proud to be an American (07/18/03)
Phillip Tran, U.S. Nails owner, sits in the business the day after passing United States citizenship exams in Indianapolis Wednesday. he was born in Vietnam. After passing the citizenship examination in Indianapolis this week, everything is looking up for Phillip Tran...
Baby photo contest benefits CPC center (07/18/03)
The Crisis Pregnancy Center of Brazil (CPC) will sponsor the annual Baby Photo Contest fund-raiser during the Clay County 4-H Fair once again this year. Prizes will include a $50 savings bond for the winner and various other prizes for the winner and the runner-up, donated by local merchants...
Forest Park clean-up continues (07/18/03)
Workmen remove a tree that fell on the Forest Park Pavillion during the big storm July 9. Operating the MISCO Int. crane is Kenny McMillin. The other workers are Ed Fulk and Tom Fulk from Poor Boys' Tree Service. All three are Brazil residents. Mayor Kenny Crabb said the park clean-up is about 50 percent complete. Residents can leave limbs and other tree debris from the storm on their curbs and city crews will take the material...
Adamson lights the sky (07/18/03)
If you attended the Gala Fireworks Show at Forest Park on the Fourth of July, you got an eyeful of brilliant, shimmering and glittering colors. What you didn't see, however, was the technology involved in putting on a show of that magniude. Mark Adamson, 46, has been putting on such shows for more than thirty years...
Crawn finishes RAIN (07/18/03)
Aaron Crawn, a Northview High School graduate and Indiana State Univeristy student, finished the July 12 RAIN ride across Indiana in 7 1/2 hours. Crawn, son of Sam and Julie Crawn, of Brazil, recently began bicycle riding as an alternative to running. He has trained at ISU for the past three years, running 8-10 miles per day, said his father...
Bicycle rode is back in town! (07/18/03)
The 4-H Bicycle Rodeo took place in the old IGA parking lot on East Jackson Street Wednesday. The lot was set up to represent a city block and participants were challenged to ride through it as they would on real streets, obeying street signs and using hand signals. They were also required to wear helmets and follow safety rules. The bicyclists rode through obstacle courses, some of which were timed so that riders would have to go slow and maintain their balance...
SEMA: Clay County to receive assistance (07/18/03)
Gerri Husband, director of the Clay County Emergency Management Agency announced Thursday that the State Emergency Management Agency has indicated the county will be among other Indiana counties receiving federal assitance due to flooding and storm damage...
Poland Volunteer Fire Department shows off new equipment at meeting (07/18/03)
Front to back: Poland VFD Secretary of the Board Tricia Gray, President of the Board Stan Pfrank, First Assistant Chief Freddie Reed and Second Assistant Chief Marvin Strauch Lynn Hamilton photo On July 15, the Poland Community Volunteer Fire Department hosted the monthly board meeting for the Clay County Community Foundation and showed off their newly installed auxiliary power and lighting system for their pumper truck...
Shoemaker makes 4A All-State squad (07/18/03)
- Northview junior-to-be given Honorable Mention status When your local high school baseball team rings up 23 victories against just seven losses and misses advancing to regional competition by nothing more than a whisker, plenty of things went right that season...
Poland's Spelbring reflects on the days before electricity (07/18/03)
Poland resident Virginia Spelbring is one of 180 writers with a submitted story in the book Circle of Brightness: Rural Americans Recall The Days The Lights Came On. The book is an anthology about the early days of rural electrification in which the writers recall the evolution of electricity through the advancement in technology. ...
Sen. Bayh hopes to increase business (07/18/03)
It's the time of the signs! And banners too. The Brazil Sign and Banner Co. is scheduled to re-open Aug. 11, says owner Vince Braun. The business, at 44 E. National Ave., was burned out on May 26. "The fire department said it was an electrical fire," Braun explained while checking on the restoration progress. "But the engineering people sent in by the insurance company said it was spontaneous combustion. Trying to determine the cause and origin cost us a lot of time."...
Golf scramble (07/18/03)
Zac Sheese prepares to putt on hole 9 of the Forest Park Golf Course at the 16th Annual YMCA Golf Scramble Saturday morning while his teammates stand back and observe. The tournament started at 8 a.m. and play had to be altered due to storms earlier in the week making hole 12 unplayable. ...
Hostettler pleased with appropriations bill passage (07/18/03)
WASHINGTON, DC - Congressmen John Hostettler and Steve Buyer said they were pleased with passage of the Military Construction Appropriations bill that includes $11.4 million for a military construction project at Crane Naval Surface Warfare Center. The funding will completely fund the construction of the Joint Ordnance Engineering and Logistics Facility, allowing Crane to consolidate operations and personnel currently scattered among seventeen different buildings and save millions of dollars in operational costs.. ...
Haruo Matsuoka Sensei (07/18/03)
Haruo Matsuoka Sensei conducted an Aikido Seminar in Brazil on July 12. Matsuoka Sensei has over 25 years of experience training in Aikido. For more than 20 years, he was one of the highest ranking students of Shihan Steven Seagal. He is featured in the July 2003 issue of Black Belt Magazine. ...
Haruo Matsuoka Sensei (07/18/03)
Haruo Matsuoka Sensei conducted an Aikido Seminar in Brazil on July 12. Matsuoka Sensei has over 25 years of experience training in Aikido. For more than 20 years, he was one of the highest ranking students of Shihan Steven Seagal. He is featured in the July 2003 issue of Black Belt Magazine. ...
Shoemaker makes 4A All-State squad (07/18/03)
- Northview junior-to-be given Honorable Mention status When your local high school baseball team rings up 23 victories against just seven losses and misses advancing to regional competition by nothing more than a whisker, plenty of things went right that season...
11-year old All-Star team (07/18/03)
The Clay Youth League 11-year old All-Star team recently placed third in the state tournament behind eventual winner Newburgh and second place Vincennes.
DAWN MARIE HIGGINBOTHAM (07/18/03)
Dawn Marie Higginbotham, 37, of Brazil, died Monday, July 14, 2003, at Holly Hill Nursing Home in Brazil. She was born Dec. 5, 1965, in Terre Haute, the daughter of Jim Sullivan and Judy Burgess Sullivan. She graduated from Terre Haute South in 1984...
MAE M. ARCHER (07/18/03)
Mae M. Archer, 77, of Terre Haute, died Tuesday, July 15, 2003, at Southwood Health Facility at 6 p.m. Born Nov. 15, 1925, in Bedford, Ind., she was the daughter of Henry and Annis Chambers Reuben. Raised in Brazil, she graduated from Brazil High School, Class of 1943...
THOMAS B. BLYSTONE (07/18/03)
Thomas B. Blystone, 76, died Wednesday, July 2, 2003, at Columbia Raulerson Hospital in Okeechobee, Fla. He was born March 15, 1927, in Indiana County, Pa. He was the son of Bert and Louise Marsh Blystone. He received his high school degree from River Forest High School in Lake Station, Ind. He was employed as a steelworker in the Northwestern Indiana area and was a member of Moose Lodge...
KATHLEEN F. FIDLER (07/18/03)
Kathleen F. Fidler, 75, of Brazil, died Thursday, July 17, 2003, at her residence. She had been battling cancer. She was born Nov. 27, 1927, in Indianapolis, the daughter of Mary Nelson Burns. She married John R. Fidler on Feb. 27, 1947. She was a homemaker and a member of Annunciation Church. She enjoyed crafts, baking, reading and collecting dolls...
MARY J. KILLION (07/18/03)
Mary J. Killion, 81, of Brazil, died Tuesday, July 15, 2003, at 5:49 p.m. at St. Vincent Clay Hospital. She was born April 19, 1922, in Staunton, the daughter of Renos and Ethel Wells Megenhardt. She graduated from Ashboro High School, Class of 1940. On Jan. 31, 1942, she married Wilbert Killion who survives...