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Stories from Sunday, July 6, 2008

Good times for all! (07/06/08)
Five-year-old Braelyn Berg (above)?plays with a sparkler prior to Saturday's fireworks display. Braelyn is the daughter of Roxie and Josh Tetidrick, Brazil. The display (below)?was postponed from Friday due to inclement weather. However, hordes of residents came back Saturday to check out the fireworks, which concluded the Brazil Rotary Club's 73rd Fourth of July Celebration. Musical accompaniment for the fireworks was provided by B102.7-FM...
New board members highlight meeting (07/06/08)
Swearing in new board members and getting organized for the 2008/09 school year will be the main focus at the upcoming Clay Community School Corporation board meeting Thursday at 7:30 p.m. Once new officers are elected, the board will decide upon the cost of textbook rentals, school lunch and breakfast costs...
County funded by more than just property taxes (07/06/08)
It takes more than just property taxes in order for the county to continue to operate. In Clay County, a total of 14 funds comprise the entire budget, which totals $10,735,926 for 2008. The General Fund alone accounts for $5,868,730, or approximately 54.7 percent of the budget, while another $2,131,981 (19.9 percent) is set for the Highway Fund...
Shaeffer and Smith claim All-Star sprint victories (07/06/08)
By Rober Cortrum Midwest All Star Series PR PARAGON -- The stands were packed, the parking lot was overflowing, and the pits were crammed, this is just the beginning part of Saturday night at Paragon Speedway featuring the O'Reilly Midwest All Star Series. The end came in tow with Danny Smith defending his 2007 Paragon win by taking the checkers again with the Midwest All Star Series...
Gaines claims LPS checkered flag (07/06/08)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor PUTNAMVILLE -- A near capacity grandstand crowd at Lincoln Park Speedway was treated to a little of everything on Saturday night. There were fireworks on and off the track as well as a lions' share of thrills and spills to go with a staggering 141 race cars in the pits...
Richard E. Modesitt (07/06/08)
Richard E. Modesitt, 83, Harmony, passed away at 9:50 a.m., July 5, 2008, at St. Vincent Clay Hospital. He was born Sept. 25, 1924, in Terre Haute, to Orville and Rose (Armstrong) Modesitt. Following his mother's untimely death, his father married Mazo Scharf, who raised he and his siblings...
Helen Pierce (07/06/08)
Helen Pierce, 95, Clay City, died July 4, 2008, at Westridge Healthcare Facility. She was born July 6, 1912, in Clay City, the daughter of Simon and Anna Davis Adkins. She graduated from Clay City High School, class of 1932. She went to nursing school and graduated from the Union Hospital School of Nursing...
Nina Mary Deakins (07/06/08)
Nina Mary Deakins, 75, went to be with the Lord at 8:20 a.m., Saturday, July 5, 2008, at Southwood Health and Rehabilitation Center, Terre Haute. She was Born April 18, 1933, in Center Point, as the daughter of John H. and Mary Boyll Wehrmeyer. She attended school in Poland and later attended school in Staunton...
Everett Earl Minnick (07/06/08)
Everett Earl Minnick, 69, Orlando, Fla., passed away Friday, July 4, 2008. He was the son of William Earl Minnick and Mildred Chambers Minnick. He was born in Brazil on Jan. 22, 1939. He married Dorothy Norwood on Feb. 22, 1969. Everett enjoyed working with woodwork when his health enabled him. He enjoyed talking on the phone to lots of friends and relatives...
Pleased with Daniels' decision (07/06/08)
To the Editor: Perhaps ironically, Governor Daniels' most adamant would-be supporters are not yet eligible to vote. Though his party's goal may generally be to keep government size small, Daniels has put 800 new child protection workers in the Department of Child Services, dramatically decreasing child deaths in the state -- a much needed expansion, without raising taxes...
Board member eager for first meeting (07/06/08)
To the Editor: July 10 is the first meeting and organization of a new school board. It will be my first opportunity to fulfill a campaign promise to keep our elementary schools, to solve our drop out problems and low graduation rates, and to bring an active public into our school planning and operation...
Reader delves into economics of city (07/06/08)
To the Editor: We have read over the last several months letters from an articulate individual who thinks that Brazil is being held back from reaching its fullest potential in the realm of retail businesses, restaurants, movie theaters and industry...
BHS class of 1983 looking for classmates (07/06/08)
To the Editor: The Brazil High School Class of 1983 will have its 25th class reunion on Saturday, Aug. 2, at Traditions. The planning committee is still in need of several addresses for those classmates who have not been located. If you are listed below or know someone in this letter, please send the name and address to BHS1983CLASS@AOL.COM, or contact Brenda (446-0660), Marty (448-1111), or Teresa (448-2761)...
Mother delivers apology for son's actions (07/06/08)
To the Editor: I want to start off by apologizing to the public and to whom my son has vandalized. I would also like to apologize for the way the system works. I was not brought up or nor did I bring my son up the way he has acted. I feel the justice system has really let people down. ...
Reader responds to educator's information (07/06/08)
To the Editor: I would also like to thank Mrs. Knust, CCSC Curriculum Coordinator, for her response to the Editor of The Brazil Times. In researching the graduation percentage for CCSC, I have to wonder, what is the root problem for the current rate of graduates? Could it be that our parents, guardians and extended families are not concerned with their students? Why do we place all the responsibility on the school faculty and administration?...
Group offers thanks to all (07/06/08)
To the Editor: The Brazil Lions Club would like to thank all our local sponsors for their help with our second annual Lions Club car show at Forest Park on June 14. Our sponsors this year were Terre Haute Savings Bank, Farm Bureau Insurance -- Dave Henry, Jerry's Restaurant, Bob Bowen Ford, Dr. ...
Keeping students safe top priority (07/06/08)
To the Editor: I spent 28 years in the Air Force and the first few years, I worked in Casualty Assistance as a young airman. My job was to report a member's death the headquarters, assign the casualty notification to a Casualty Assistance Officer and find him a driver...
Family offers thanks to all who helped (07/06/08)
To the Editor: In the passing of our daughter, "Linda J. Covert," her stepfather Raymond Martin and I, her mother, Barbara Martin, would like to first off say thanks to Rod Short with whom she spent so many happy times. To Dr. Frank Kiefer and Dr. French and their staff, also the complete hospital staff and the ambulance staff, the Minister of their church and to French Funeral Home...
NHS Band director thanks Rotary Club (07/06/08)
To the Editor: On behalf of the members, parents and staff of the Northview Marching Knights, I wish to offer a tremendous public thank you to the Brazil Rotary Club! Their assistance to the marching bands of Clay Community Schools is outstanding. The annual Rotary/Band Fish Fry appeared to be a huge success and we had a great time entertaining at the Forest Park Bandshell...
Don't shoot the messenger (07/06/08)
To the Editor: In response to Letter, "Disappointed with Times' coverage," printed June 23, 2008: While I agree wholeheartedly that the Rotarians put in hours of volunteer time to raise money to help our community in a multitude of ways, you are erroneously shooting the messenger here...