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Stories from Monday, April 14, 2008

Program to benefit area students (04/14/08)
Each year, the Clay County Sheriff's Department makes an attempt to reach out to the youth of Clay County. Currently, the department is in preparation to handout booklets to fifth-grade students countywide in October regarding drug education. "We started looking into it earlier this year," Sheriff Mike Heaton told The Brazil Times recently...
Spun Metals closings its doors soon (04/14/08)
A local company will be moving away soon, but is working to not leave the area high and dry. Spun Metals, Inc., 301 N. Murphy Ave., Brazil, confirmed to The Brazil Times that it is relocating to Paris, Ill., as of May 31. It is a manufacturing company that specializes in metal forming for combustion systems, and is one of five companies owned by Integrated Energy Technologies, Inc., Evansville...
Northview students receive essay writing help through new computer program (04/14/08)
As part of Northview High School's improvement goals, English classes throughout the building are improving their writing through the computer program Criterion. Students submit their essays to the program, and within 30 seconds, they receive feedback on grammar, usage, punctuation and spelling errors...
Donation (04/14/08)
The Clay County Community Foundation recently presented checks to several area organizations that were from various endowment funds. Their donation of $1,838 to the Clay County YMCA was the largest. Pictured are (from left) Executive Director of the YMCA Chad Zaucha, President of the YMCA Board of Directors David Wright and Vice-President of the Clay County Community Foundation Paul Sinders...
Red Cross golf tourney slated (04/14/08)
The Fourth Annual Golf Classic to benefit the American Red Cross Wabash Valley Chapter will be held Friday, April 25, 2008 at Forest Park Golf Course in Brazil, Indiana. Proceeds from the Classic will be used to help the local Wabash Valley Chapter provide round the clock caring relief to local families who lose their homes to fire, keep local military families connected when they are separated by deployment around the world, and empower area youth and adults with the skills and information they need to know to be prepared to respond to disasters, accidents and sudden illness. ...
Workshop to Make a Some Dollars on A Few Acres (04/14/08)
Many want to move to the country to enjoy the benefits of rural living. The thought seems very pleasant until one realizes that they have just purchased 5, 10, 20 or even 50 acres and they are not really sure what the options are for utilizing the land they have purchased. Many have agricultural roots and seek to revisit their heritage remembered through parents or grandparents or even childhood experiences. Others seek to at least generate enough income to pay property taxes...
Pond Management Scheduled (04/14/08)
Do you have a pond? Thinking about building one? Join us and get your questions answered, from getting algae under control to what kinds of fish to stock. Saturday morning, April 26, 2008, a Pond Management Workshop will be hosted by the Izaak Walton League -- Chapter 200 at their lake, north of State Rd 340 near the Clay/Vigo County line. ...
Are high gas prices forcing you to change your spending habits? (04/14/08)
"I'm going ahead and doing things. But overall, I know it's costing me more to do things. It hasn't affected me, but I know it will if it goes any higher." Don Iliff, Brazil --- "I haven't stopped doing anything. It hasn't affected me yet." JoAnn Bruer, Brazil...
Rev. Samuel Edward Carlton (04/14/08)
Rev. Samuel Edward Carlton, 87, passed away at Garden Villa Nursing Home, Bloomington, Ind., April 10, 2008, following an extended illness. He was born in Macedonia, Ill., April 6, 1921, to Marshall and Ethel Gibbs Carlton. He graduated from McLeansboro, Ill., High School in 1940. He served as an airplane mechanic, in the Air Force, during World War II...
Robert T. Screen (04/14/08)
Robert T. Screen, 86, Rosedale, died Sunday, April 13, 2008, at Holly Hills Healthcare. He was the son of William Screen and Isabel Robinson Screen. Survivors include his wife Helen Mikels Screen, one son Robert M. Screen and wife Rita, Linton, daughter Carolyn J. Smith, Brazil, two sisters, one brother, four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren...
Public Record 4-15-08 (04/14/08)
Clay County Courthouse The following transactions took place at the Clay County Courthouse April 14: Clay Superior Court -- Civil State of Indiana Vs. Ceann Foulke: Civil Collections Chase Bank USA Vs. Robert W. Clark: Civil Collections Clay Circuit Court -- Civil...
Producing What is Marketable (04/14/08)
A comment made by a producer some time ago really hit home. He said one needs to have the mindset to produce what others want to buy rather than the mindset to sell what one produces. Traditions are difficult to change. Long-time practices and habits are hard to change. ...
Reader disappointed with city officials (04/14/08)
To the Editor: I have contacted the HSUS and will be contacting the Animal Legal Defense Fund. The city shouldn't have the right to grant me something that I worked hard for and paid for (meaning my kennel license) and then just be able to take it away like they are doing. I feel like I am climbing a huge mountain, but I can't do this all by myself...
Reader proud of relative (04/14/08)
To the Editor: I have a family member that had got into some trouble with meth a couple years back. She turned herself in on a dealing charge and was out on bail for almost two years. She was in and out of the courts for two years also. Very proud of her, I might add, because she has will power. ...
Plenty of reasons to be thankful (04/14/08)
To the Editor: Spring is a wonderful season of resurrection and I have many things to be thankful for, of which, I want to list a few in this letter. Thanks to our city and park administration for their decision and work in keeping the comfort station open this winter. ...
There's enough alcohol already (04/14/08)
To the Editor: I have noticed several of the orange signs around town indicating that certain stores have applied for liquor licenses. Wal-Mart has one up right now. I also know that GasAmerica is going to be applying for a license in the very near future...