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Stories from Friday, July 9, 2004

Local author to meet public (07/09/04)
Brazil native Frostie Hall will be available to sign her newly published fiction book, "Dread Champions of the King -- The Humble Beginning" on Saturday, July 10, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Sunshine Bible and Gift Shop, 112 W. National Ave., Brazil. According to information supplied by the publisher, Essence Publishing, the book tells the story "of three kids who have chosen Jesus Christ as their king and want to serve Him in any way He wishes. ...
County YMCA names interim executive director (07/09/04)
By LINDA MESSMER lindamessmer@yahoo.com Stephanie Zoll was named Acting Executive Director of the YMCA of Clay County by the YMCA Board of Directors at a meeting Thursday evening. Former Executive Director Nancy Berkheiser resigned Wednesday stating she wanted to "pursue other opportunities"...
Sunday band concert promises 'Something for Everyone' (07/09/04)
The Brazil Concert Band, under the direction of Matthew S. Huber, will present "Something for Everyone" Sunday at 8 p.m. at the Forest Park Bandshell or Pavilion if it rains. From the movies, the BCB will present "Tara's Theme" from Gone With The Wind, "The Shadow of Your Smile" from The Sandpipers, a medley of tunes from "The Wizard Of Oz" and from The Little Mermaid, "Under The Sea"...
Refreshing news for hot audiences (07/09/04)
By FRANK PHILLIPS frankphi@hotmail.com People who attend events, particularly graduation ceremonies, in the Clay City Jr.-Sr. High School gym will stop being hot under the collar, if Superintendent William Schad has his way. The gym air conditioning "seems to be modeled after Rube Goldberg," a designer of wild contraptions, the Clay Community Schools superintendent told the board Thursday night during their regular meeting...
Lead detection is difficult (07/09/04)
Linda Messmer photo Clay County Health Nurse Jennifer Lucas R.N., reads over test results done in early May on paint chips, soil and dust residue from around the Brazil water tower. Part two of three By LINDA MESSMER lindamessmer@yahoo.com Lead poisoning remains a health threat to many U.S. ...
School board appoints new officers (07/09/04)
New and re-elected school board members took the oath of office and new officers were chosen during the regular meeting of the Clay Community Schools Board of Trustees on Thursday night at North Clay Middle School. The oath of office was administered by County Clerk Mary Brown to Dottie King, Len Fischer, Jim Guy and Steven Grigsby...
Showalter named Cumberland principal (07/09/04)
Finances, use of school administrators' time and the CAPE Grant were topics of discussion when Schools Superintendent William Schad recommended the hiring of a new principal at the alternative school, Cumberland Academy. Maryann Reed was the principal from the time the Academy was founded through the past school year. She was part-time and received a $4,000 per year stipend...
How safe is Brazil's water? (07/09/04)
The Brazil water tower, located on North Vandalia Street, was recently reported to the Indiana Department of Environmental Management as a possible source of lead poisoning from the old, peeling paint. There was a lead contamination scare in Brazil in early May when the Indiana Department of Environmental Management was contacted by a Brazil resident. ...
How safe is Brazil's water? (07/09/04)
Pic is "water tower.eps" in Linda's folder: The Brazil water tower, located on North Vandalia Street, was recently reported to the Indiana Department of Environmental Management as a possible source of lead poisoning from the old, peeling paint. By...
Clay County Girls Softball League Tourney Champs (07/09/04)
The Edward Jones Minor League softball team took home first place in the Minor League softball tournament. Team members are from left to right: Front Row: Danielle Huber, Ella Sluss, Audrey Clark, Hannah Denker, Chelsea Martin and Cassie Weddle. Back Row: Taylor Carter, Allie Peters, Samantha Harris, Karlie Atkinson-Fritz and Haven Eder. Coaches: Shawn Harris, Tracy Clark, Ben Prather and Shawn Carter...
This weekend at Lincoln Park. . . (07/09/04)
Modifieds race for The Wolfpack Challenge title, $1,000 to win, $100 to start
CYL 10's hold on to win versus Greencastle (07/09/04)
The CYL 10's All-Star team, District 6 champs, won their first game of state tourney play on Thursday. The team (front row l-r) Coach Chris Howard, Cam Guy, Jordan Girton, Ty Bryan, T.J. Decker, Craig Peters and Ben Denker. (2nd row l-r) Zach Hull, Bryant Pestoff, Dylan Fletcher, Stephen Watts, Coleman Craig and Cole Watts. (Back row l-r) Coach Cyle Watts, Coach Joe Pestoff, Manager Jon Hull and Coach Chuck Peters...
PATRICIA RUTH MILLER (07/09/04)
Patricia Ruth Miller, 72, of Brazil, died Thursday, July 8, 2004, in Union Hospital. Born Nov. 18, 1931, in Chamberlain, S.D., she was the daughter of Lloyd and Ida Gramm Smith. She was a former resident of Marion, Iowa, and Lombard, Ill., and lived in Brazil for 17 years...
MADGE E. KIDWELL (07/09/04)
Madge E. Kidwell, 94, of Brazil, died at 8:50 a.m. Thursday, July 8, 2004, at the Clay County Health Center where she had been a patient since Nov., 2003. Her residence was formerly on Waterworks Road for many years. She was born in Posey Township in Clay County on July 31, 1909, the daughter of Albert Maurer and Bertha Steuerwald Maurer. She was a 1926 graduate of Brazil High School...
HOYETT DALE GROUNDS (07/09/04)
Hoyett Dale Grounds, 81, of Mooresville, Ind., died Thursday, July 8, 2004, at his home. He was born Sept. 10, 1922 in Dugger, Ind., to Earl and Elizabeth Flack Grounds. He graduated from Indiana State University with a Bachelors Degree in 1953 and a Masters Degree in 1965...