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Stories from Sunday, February 24, 2008

Fundraiser set up for local youth (02/24/08)
Two yummy fundraisers have been scheduled for Ashley Roll, a Northview High School student participating in the People to People Student Ambassador program this summer. Applebee's, Terre Haute, will host a "Dining to Donate" on March 4 and an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast on March 8...
Man airlifted after accident (02/24/08)
A Brazil man was airlifted to an Indianapolis hospital for injuries sustained in an ATV accident Sunday afternoon. According to Indiana Conservation Officer Paul Harden, shortly after 2 p.m., Josh Williams, 26, Brazil, was injured while riding an ATV northbound on Chicago Avenue. Harden said witnesses reported that Williams' braked to stop when his hat flew off and the vehicle flipped over on top of him in an area near 121 N. Chicago Ave...
Readers ready for spring (02/24/08)
Only a few days after ice slithered its way through the afternoon sky, readers of The Brazil Times admitted they are ready for spring. The latest Times' online poll indicated spring is on the mind of several readers. The Times asked its readers in its latest poll, "Are you ready for a few more weeks of winter," following the latest weather onslaught...
YMCA to set up dodgeball league (02/24/08)
The word "dodgeball" conjures up images of zooming large, red rubber balls for some, or a Ben Stiller movie for others. But beginning in March, Clay County YMCA members will have the chance to avenge any playground defeats. Now through March 7, the YMCA is accepting registration for dodgeball teams in four different age brackets...
NHS band conducts annual 'Pops Concert' (02/24/08)
While Bob Medworth participated in high school band, one thing stayed in his mind. He always remembered how band boosters had put together the "Hinny Penny Chicken Dinner," an event to help raise money band program. When Medworth came to Northview High School, he wanted to implement a similar program...
Mahurin scores 43 for second time in a week, beating Clay City (02/24/08)
Times Staff Report ROCKVILLE -- The juggernaut that is the Rockville Rox basketball team concluded the regular season with a 99-55 defeat of the visiting Clay City Eels in a game postponed from Friday due to weather. Junior forward R.J. Mahurin continued his scoring onslaught, pouring in 34 points in the first-half. The 6'7 Indiana State recruit finished the game with his second 43-point game of the week and sat for much of the fourth quarter...
McAlarney makes nine 3-pointers in Notre Dame win over Syracuse (02/24/08)
By TOM COYNE AP Sports Writer SOUTH BEND -- Kyle McAlarney knew he would get some open looks playing against Syracuse's 2-3 zone defense. He made the best of his chances Sunday, hitting 9-of-11 3-pointers to break the school record for 3s in a game, finishing with 30 points to lead the 21st-ranked Irish to a 94-87 victory over Syracuse...
Tiger rules the world again, wins fifth straight (02/24/08)
By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer MARANA, Ariz. -- Not even the most unpredictable tournament in golf could keep Tiger Woods from an inevitable victory. There seems to be no stopping him. Stewart Cink barely put up a fight Sunday in the Accenture Match Play Championship, where Woods broke a scoring record for the fourth straight tournament, collected his fifth straight victory worldwide and didn't so much as crack a smile when someone asked him if a perfect season was within reach...
Former Notre Dame standout gives up boxing to focus on NFL (02/24/08)
INDIANAPOLIS -- Tom Zbikowski is trading in his boxing gloves for a professional football helmet. The former Notre Dame safety, one of 300-plus participants at the annual NFL scouting combine, has put his "Rocky Balboa" aspirations aside for now. A nationally ranked boxer who began competing in the Golden Gloves program when he was 9, Zbikowski won his only professional bout -- a first-round knockout of Robert Bell at Madison Square Garden in 2006...
Clara Elizabeth Elliott Ringo (02/24/08)
Clara Elizabeth Elliott Ringo, 98, Bradenton, Fla., formerly of Brazil, died Thursday, Feb. 21, 2008, in Sarasota, Florida. She was born March 16, 1909, in Clinton, as the daughter of Homer Virgil and Elizabeth Swinehart Elliott. She graduated from Clinton High School in 1926 and then attended Brown's Business College...
Maxine D. Byers (02/24/08)
Maxine D. Byers, 93, Brazil, died at 1:50 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 23, 2008, at Clay County Health Center. Born Nov. 2, 1914, in Brazil, she was the daughter of Jay and Carrie Miller Hudson. She graduated from Brazil High School with the Class of 1933 and began a career as a bookkeeping clerk at area businesses, including Rumbley's Drug Store, the Brazil Waterworks Office, Sherwin-Williams Paint Company, The Fashion Store and Poison Ivy in Terre Haute...
Epidemic now getting sad (02/24/08)
Unlike most, I haven't lived here my entire life. I've only lived in Clay County for approximately 10 years. But things have changed incredibly in those 10 years. And those "things" haven't been change for the better in all instances. Take for example, the recent arrests of 13 individuals...
Saying goodbye to a secret life (02/24/08)
A woman with a puzzled look on her face locked eyes with me at Wal-Mart the other day. My first reaction was, "She's looking at someone behind me." I looked around, trying to see whom it was, but she kept looking at me. I admit to feeling somewhat uneasy, but there wasn't much I could do about it because she kept looking at me. So I took some advice from Daniel Boone about how to handle bears, and grinned real big at her...
Reader expresses thanks to school (02/24/08)
To the Editor: I am writing this letter because it hurts me to see how different children are treated in our school system after reading and hearing all about the teachers getting raises. All my children went to Clay County Schools. I never had any problems and now my granddaughter is going and when it was time for her to go to Kindergarten, I talked with my daughter and asked her to please let her go to the school you greatly enjoyed and she did...
Thanks for all the help with the event (02/24/08)
To the Editor: The 23rd annual Clay County Science Fair took place Saturday, Feb. 16, 2008. Nearly 200 students, K-12, participated in this event, and it would not have been possible without the following people and businesses: Thank you to everyone for your contributions!...
Family extends thanks to community (02/24/08)
To the Editor: In this fast-paced world today, it is very pleasing to see there are those who take the time to show respect. We want to thank everyone who took the effort and time to pull their vehicles to the side of the road to show that respect for our mom, who was being transported to her final resting place at Calcutta Cemetery on Feb. 9, 2008...