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Stories from Wednesday, August 29, 2007

'Bluegrass for Billy' festival ready to go (08/29/07)
Washin' for a good cause! (08/29/07)
Resurfacing project underway (08/29/07)
Work has begun on the 2007 Street Resurfacing Project in Brazil. According to information provided by Brazil Mayor Ann Bradshaw, approximately 10,000 feet of streets in Brazil will be resurfaced through the chip and seal method. Asphalt paving will also be done at the intersection of McGuire St., Knight St., Lake Brazilian Estates and the entrance to First Christian Church...
Library board frustrated over delay (08/29/07)
Excitement has transformed into frustration for library board members, library staff and residents about new additions to the Brazil Public Library. Library Director Jill Scarbrough understands how the residents feel. "It is extremely frustrating. We have all these great new books, and no one to read them," Scarbrough said...
Cloverdale wreck congests Brazil traffic (08/29/07)
An accident on Interstate 70 near Cloverdale Wednesday morning closed the highway and congested traffic in Brazil. According to information provided by the Putnam County Sheriff's Department, shortly after 10:30 a.m., a pickup truck with a flatbed trailer carrying a backhoe jack-knifed for unknown reasons near the 40-mile marker. No injuries were reported at the scene, but officials confirmed the wreckage spewed across both lanes of westbound traffic...
I-70 accident causes congestion in Brazil (08/29/07)
A single vehicle accident on Interstate 70 Wednesday morning congested traffic for miles along the westbound lane of U.S. 40 and in Brazil. According to information provided by the Putnam County Sheriff's Department, shortly after 10:30 a.m., a pickup truck with a flatbed trailer carrying a backhoe jack-knifed for unknown reasons...
Library open date still up in the air (08/29/07)
Local book lovers are still waiting for the doors to open at the newly renovated Brazil Public Library, and it seems they may have to wait even longer. Library Director Jill Scarbrough said the opening date for the library is still up in the air. "The work hasn't even begun yet," Scarbrough said. "After the inspections and the second opinion were done, we thought that work would begin right away. We were wrong."...
Local Young Lady Competes For The Miss Jr. Teen Indianapolis Title (08/29/07)
Twyla Henderson of Brazil was recently selected to participate in Nationals' 2007 Miss Jr. Teen Indianapolis pageant competition that will take place on Sept. 16, 2007. Twyla learned of her acceptance into this year's competition as Nationals, Inc., announced the selections on Monday afternoon. Twyla submitted an application and took part in an interview session that was conducted by Anna Klejnowski, this year's Indianapolis Pageant Coordinator...
Water service lines project approved (08/29/07)
Some residents living along State Road 59 will soon have better water pressure. In Tuesday's special meeting of the Brazil Board of Works and Public Safety, a project to repair service lines was approved. Water Superintendent Jake Raubuch and Assistant Water Superintendent Dick Vanatti were on hand to explain the work to be done...
Two-vehicle accident ends in fatality (08/29/07)
Authorities closed State Road 159 for several hours and local residents went without power after a two-vehicle accident claimed the life of a Coal City man shortly before 8 a.m. Tuesday morning. According to a press release by Clay County Sheriff's Deputy James Switzer, a red Ford F-250 with an attached trailer was traveling north on S.R. ...
Council reviews budget; salaries (08/29/07)
The Common Council of the City of Brazil moved forward in finalizing the 2008 budget in a special meeting Tuesday night. The council approved the first reading of the proposed budget, which estimates the cost to run the City of Brazil in 2008 at $4,688,998. The current maximum amount the city can collect from the tax levy is $1,563,122, which leaves the city more than $3 million short of what is needed...
Londo works his way out of haze (08/29/07)
Road to recovery
Newspaper changes look of website (08/29/07)
For several years, The Brazil Times has provided news coverage on the World Wide Web. The website has seen its share of progression throughout the years and has now undergone another change. The Times' website, www.thebraziltimes.com, now has a new look...
NEIGHBORS (08/29/07)
VAN BUREN HOMEMAKERS The Van Buren Homemakers met on Aug. 15 at the Baptist Church with co-hosts Dorothy Plunkett and Evelyn Nevins. Dorothy returned thanks and a light lunch was enjoyed. Vice president Marcie Davis conducted the meeting. The club creed and the Pledge of Allegiance were repeated. Betty Howard gave devotion from "The Open Door" and read a poem from Leah Rae McMichael titled "Miracle of Prayer."...
Edgewood posts win over Eels (08/29/07)
ELLETTSVILLE -- The Edgewood Mustang picked up a victory over the visiting Clay City Eels' boys' team on Tuesday night, 19-40. Edgewood's Blake Hover was the individual victor in the race with his time of 18:57 and his teammate, Cole Reinhold was the runnerup...
Off and running (08/29/07)
Under a sizzling sun and competing on their home course for the first time all season, the Northview Knights cross country team finished just short of visiting Terre Haute South while beating out incomplete teams from North Central. The girls team ran a strong race in coming up just a point short of the Braves (28 to 29) and were led by junior Kylee Thacker who was the individual winner in a time of 21:00...
HARMONY HAPPENINGS (08/29/07)
I heard a lady in the Wal-Mart parking lot say that she just couldn't wait for winter. This is one year when many people will be glad to see cooler and wetter weather. It has been a hot one! At least we have been lucky so far to avoid the extreme dryness farther south and the floods to the north...
BRAZIL BUZZ (08/29/07)
O sweet September, thy first breezes bring The dry leaves rustle and the squirrel's laughter, The cool fresh air when health and vigor spring And promise of exceeding joy hereafter. George Arnold I look forward to the beginning of fall and cooler weather. So much to see and do. It has been almost too hot to accomplish much around the place during these dog days of summer, but Paul and I have been trying to keep up. Today, I decided to write Brazil Buzz a little early. It's nice and cool inside!...
Calendar (08/29/07)
Calendar NOTE: When submitting items for the Calendar, please include telephone number for verification. If information can not be verified, the item may not be published. Send all mail to Bulletin Board, c/o The Brazil Times, 100 N. Meridian St., Brazil, Ind., 47834...
What do you plan on doing for Labor Day Weekend? (08/29/07)
We'll have a picnic with family and friends. Sara Schultz Staying home. Tim Conner Going to Sullivan to get the camper then going to Worthington with the golf cart to go to yard sales Saturday. Roger Dulin Going to Lake Eerie just to boat and relax...
Dorothy Leona Parr Harrison (08/29/07)
Dorothy Leona Parr Harrison, 90, Knightsville, passed away at 5:50 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2007, in Cloverleaf Healthcare. She was born May 8, 1917, in Clay County, to the late Charles and Caroline Parr. She attended Van Buren High School. She played guitar in a band at an early age...
Eloise Girton (08/29/07)
Eloise Girton, 74, Parrish Fla., passed away Aug. 22, 2007. A gathering of friends will be held Thursday, Aug. 30 (today), 2007, from 4-6 p.m. at French Funeral Home, Brazil. Visit www.frenchfuneralhome.com to light a candle in her memory.
John Edward Johnson (08/29/07)
John Edward Johnson, 71, Bridgeton, died Aug. 24, 2007, in Jeffersonville. Services will take place at 11 a.m. Wednesday (today) at Cottrell-Gooch Funeral Home, Rosedale. Burial will be at Clear Run Cemetery, Bridgeton.
Taira Jackson (08/29/07)
Taira Jackson, 42, Terre Haute, formerly of Clay County, died Aug. 26, 2007, at Union Hospital. Services will be at French Funeral Home at 11 a.m., Sept. 1, 2007, with Rev. Mel Sorenson officiating. Visitation will be at the funeral home Saturday from 10 a.m. until time of services...
Dorothy Leona Parr Harrison (08/29/07)
Dorothy Leona Parr Harrison, 90, Knightsville, passed away at 5:50 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2007, in Cloverleaf Healthcare. She was born May 8, 1917, in Clay County, to the late Charles and Caroline Parr. She attended Van Buren High School. She played guitar in a band at an early age...
Eloise Girton (08/29/07)
Eloise Girton, 74, Parrish Fla., passed away Aug. 22, 2007. Born in Terre Haute, she moved to Bradenton, Fla., in 2004, from Brazil. She was of Methodist Faith. Survivors include her daughter, Maryellen Tracy; brothers Louis Wailly, Larry Rice, Ronald Wailly; sisters, Dorothy Stevenson, Frances Eder, Mary Kay Wailly-Masse; grandchildren, Chelsey, Courtney and Emma and several nieces and nephews...
Jerry Lee Buchholz (08/29/07)
Jerry Lee Buchholz, 60, Sparr, Fla., formerly of Clay County, died Aug. 27, 2007, at 4:15 a.m. Funeral service with military honors will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at French Funeral Home, Brazil, with burial to follow at Clearview Cemetery. Visitation will be on Wednesday from 5-8 p.m...
Engagement (08/29/07)
CASSANDRA WILLAN AND BILLY HECKELSBERG Cassandra Willan and Billy Heckelsberg would like to announce their engagement and upcoming marriage on Saturday, Sept. 1, 2007, at 12:30 p.m. at the home of the bride's parents, 3425 N. CR 100E, Center Point. Cassandra is the daughter of Melinda and Harold Cooper...
Anniversary (08/29/07)
MR. AND MRS. JOHN O'NEAL John and Penny O'Neal will be celebrating their 30th wedding anniversary on Sept. 3. The couple will renew their wedding vows at noon on Monday, with Brad Hayes officiating. Penny and John have two children Jessica Mancourt and husband, Ted; and Christopher and girlfriend Jennifer Porter. They have four granddaughters Sara, Paige, Grace and Emily...
PUBLIC RECORD 8-30-07 (08/29/07)
Clay County Courthouse The following transactions took place at the Clay County Courthouse Aug. 29: Clay Circuit Court -- Civil Capital One Bank Vs. Douglas W. Bryan: Civil Collections Clay Superior Court -- Civil American Acceptance Vs. Jim R. Croy: Civil Collections...
Public Record 8-29-07 (08/29/07)
Clay County Courthouse The following transactions took place at the Clay County Courthouse Aug. 28: Clay Superior Court -- Civil Judy Dowell Vs. Michael E. Dowell: Domestic Relations Citimortgage, Inc. Vs. Kasey R. Terrell and GE Money Bank: Mortgage Foreclosure...
School News (08/29/07)
Rose Hulman Ventures Student spends summer developing technology at Rose-Hulman Ventures Terre Haute. For most students, school is out for the summer, but not for 72 Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology students who are busy applying their engineering skills to solving real-world technical problems that could lead to new products and services...
Reunions (08/29/07)
Sept. 1 - The Northview High School class of 1987 is planning their 20th year reunion for Labor Day weekend. There are several activities planned. The reunion is Saturday night Sept. 1 at the Brazil Elks Club. Sept. 2 -- WELLS -- The 114th annual Wells reunion will be having a pitch-in dinner on Sept. 2 at 1 p.m. at the northwest corner of the Forest Park Pavilion. All are invited...
Third Annual Red Hat Chicken Dance (08/29/07)
The Wabash Valley chapters of the Red Hat Society are invited to the Third Annual Red Hat Chicken Dance on Thursday, Sept. 13. in downtown Terre Haute at Ninth and Cherry streets. The event will be on opening day of the 35th Oktoberfest. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. and dancing, led by Carolyn Warner, of Brazil, and Betty Burgess-Brooks, of Paris, Ill., starts at noon...