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Stories from Thursday, July 19, 2007

Plans for detention pond reviewed (07/19/07)
Engineering plans for the proposed detention pond were reviewed in Wednesday's special meeting of the Common Council of the City of Brazil. David Finley, of CTE Engineers of Indianapolis and the lead engineer of the project said the plans are 99 percent complete and that the process of obtaining environmental permits will soon begin...
Upcoming 4-H Fair events (07/19/07)
The following is a list of events going on at the 2007 Clay County 4-H Fair: Friday, July 20: 8:30 a.m. -- Superintendent's Breakfast 9 a.m. -- Exhibit Hall And Open Class Projects Due 9 a.m. -- Camper Arrival 11:30 a.m. -- Superintendent's Lunch 11:30 a.m. -- Closed Exhibit Hall Judging...
City welcomes new patrolman (07/19/07)
The Brazil City Police Department now has a dozen officers on hand to protect and serve the community. At City Hall Tuesday, Mayor Ann Bradshaw and Chief of Police Terry Harrison welcomed a new patrolman to the force, Patrick Perrine, during a swearing-in ceremony in the mayor's office...
Study shows older diabetes drugs safe (07/19/07)
A recent analysis of diabetes drugs has shown that older, cheaper ones are as safe and effective as newer ones. Diabetes has become an epidemic, affecting more than 18 million Americans, roughly 7 percent of the country's population. The majority of those affected have Type 2 Diabetes, which occurs when the body does not produce enough insulin or cannot use what it does produce...
Barnett wins second straight Grand Champion trophy at 4-H Cat Show (07/19/07)
Last year, it was Roxy. This year, it was Raven. And the common link between the two cats was Emma Barnett as the 11-year-old captured Grand Champion again this year at the Clay County 4-H Fair Cat Show. Barnett won Grand Champion last year with Roxy, a long-haired cat. This year, she showed Raven, a black tabby, which enabled her to win again...
Bedwell sentenced to home detention (07/19/07)
Home is a place where a person can be comfortable, and Bertha Bedwell will have plenty of time to be comfy in hers. Clay Superior Court Judge Blaine Akers handed Bedwell, 62, a sentence of six years home detention under regular monitoring, not with the use of the GPS system, for her June conviction of conspiracy to commit arson for hire...
Harmony Happenings (07/19/07)
The Worship Service for Harmony United Methodist Church will be held at the 4-H Fairgrounds this Sunday morning. It is an annual event that many people look forward to during Fair time. Last Sunday, Donna Dene and David English visited H.U.M.C. to speak about their mission trip to China...
Edwin Russell Walker (07/19/07)
Edwin Russell Walker of Brazil passed away after a long illness with cancer on Monday, July 16, 2007. Born May 6, 1928, in Petersburg, Penn., he was the son of Russell and Kathleen Steele Walker. The family located in Brazil in 1943. Ed graduated from Brazil High School, Class of 1946. After serving in the U.S. Army of occupation in Korea, he returned to Brazil and was employed by Walter Evans at Old Glory Flag and Decorating Company...
Marylin Jean Todd (07/19/07)
Marylin Jean Todd, 83, Brazil, died at 9:41 a.m., Wednesday, July 18, 2007, at Cloverleaf Healthcare, Knightsville. Born Marylin Jean Gray on June 30, 1924, in Montgomery County, she was the daughter of Jesse James and Anna May Jenkins Grey. A graduate of Ladoga High School, she married Homer Todd, who preceded her in death...
Katherine M. French (07/19/07)
Katherine M. French, 90, Brazil, died at 9:45 p.m., Wednesday, at her residence. Arrangements are pending at French Funeral Home, Brazil.
Public Record (07/19/07)
Clay County Courthouse The following transactions took place at the Clay County Courthouse July 16-18: Clay Superior Court - Civil American Acceptance Company, LLC Vs. Jack Lundy: Civil Collections Green Tree Servicing, LLC Vs. James T. Curtis, Christina L. Smith and Michael Fry: Civil Collections...
Brazil Buzz (07/19/07)
Last week I visited my health care provider's office for a check-up and routine testing. I can happily say that I am in good physical order. Is my mental health good? That would depend on whom one asks. I put it to the test yesterday and was lost all day. Almost all of the seeds that I planted and nourished, in my semi-fertile mind failed to germinate. I was forced to call the harvest off...