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Stories from Sunday, August 17, 2008

Honoring a bright spirit (08/17/08)
The memory of Colton Jones will continue to live on. On Sunday, the Noah's Ark Playground was opened in dedication of Colton, who passed away March 24, 2008, following a lengthy battle with cancer. More than 50 people, including city officials and Colton's classmates, showed up for the ribbon cutting by his younger brother Gavin, 3...
Funding issues stalling project starts (08/17/08)
Two vital area projects are still on the back burner. The proposed Pogue's Run Detention Pond, which was originally proposed after the floods of 1993, is being held up due to funding issues. "The portion the City of Brazil has to pay is approximately $500,000, some of which has to be paid up front," City Engineer Brian Pohlar of Hannum, Wagle and Cline Engineering told The Brazil Times. ...
'Small town' evangelist to speak in Clinton (08/17/08)
CLINTON -- Twenty-two years ago, North Carolina evangelist Clyde Dupin visited Clay County delivering his message. On Aug. 24-25, Dupin will return to the area. Dupin will be the featured speaker on those two days at the First Christian Church, 649 Blackman St., Clinton...
Majority of poll responders in favor of Daniels (08/17/08)
In November, voters will head to the polls as many political positions will be up for grabs. One particular position is state governor. During the Indiana primary, incumbent Gov. Mitch Daniels ran unopposed on the Republican ticket to advance, while Jill Long Thompson defeated Jim Schellinger on the Democratic ticket...
Golf scramble set (08/17/08)
The Clay County Humane Society will conduct the 11th annual Bill Collins Memorial Golf Scramble Saturday. A shotgun start has been scheduled for 1 p.m., and the scramble will be played at Forest Park Golf Course. There is a $50 entry fee per person, which includes green fees, cart, food and beverages...
REIN Center conducting meeting (08/17/08)
CLAY CITY -- The REIN Center Coalition is inviting all to attend its meeting at 7 p.m., today, in the REIN Center Community Library, 700 Main St., Clay City. For several months, REIN Center members and students at Indiana State University have been working toward the publication of the Clay City-Harrison Township Park and Recreation Master Plan for Recreation, Education, Information and Nutrition...
Louisiana no-hits Indiana team in Little League World Series (08/17/08)
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) -- Trey Quinn tossed a no-hitter and struck out 12 as unbeaten Lake Charles, La., cruised to a 9-0 victory Sunday over Jeffersonville, Ind., at the Little League World Series. Louisiana got five runs off Indiana starter Dalton Duley in the first, including an RBI single by Beau Jordan. Two more runs scored on an error. Kennon Fontenot also hit two triples to the center-field wall for Louisiana (2-0)...
Soccer jamboree a balanced affair (08/17/08)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor TERRE HAUTE -- No single team provided a dominant effort during Saturday's Big Four Soccer Jamboree held at Terre Haute North High School. In fact, most all of the play was pretty even amongst Terre Haute North and South, West Vigo and Northview...
Jamaica sprints to Olympic track and field gold (08/17/08)
By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Sports Writer BEIJING -- A few fun-loving fresh faces have suddenly turned Jamaica into the "World's Fastest Nation." And that supposed U.S. track and field juggernaut? Well, things aren't quite going to plan. Right fist thrust overhead as she crossed the finish line all alone, silver braces shining in the Bird's Nest lights as she hopped in celebration like the 21-year-old she is, little-known Shelly-Ann Fraser won the women's 100 meters Sunday night in 10.78 seconds to help make these Olympics a sweeping success for the Caribbean island.. ...
Edwards gets fifth Cup win of the season (08/17/08)
By MIKE HARRIS AP Auto Racing Writer BROOKLYN, Mich. -- Carl Edwards sent a not-so-subtle message to Kyle Busch Sunday at Michigan International Speedway. "We're winning races," Edwards said after pulling away from runner-up Busch for his fifth NASCAR Sprint Cup victory of the season. "We're gearing up for the Chase. I'm feeling stronger than ever. We're here to win championships. That's what we're shooting for."...
Oswalt out pitches Diamondbacks' Johnson (08/17/08)
HOUSTON -- Roy Oswalt allowed one hit in eight innings and struck out 10, outpitching Randy Johnson in the Houston Astros' 3-0 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sunday. Ty Wigginton hit a three-run homer off Johnson in the first inning, sending the Astros to their ninth victory in 11 games...
Puterbaugh scores repeat sprint win at Lincoln Park Speedway (08/17/08)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor PUTNAMVILLE -- Brownsburg's Billy Puterbaugh, accumulated his third sprint car feature win of the season at Lincoln Park Speedway on Saturday night, winning in convincing fashion over Jon Siscoe and Dickie Gaines. Thirty-five sprint cars filled the pits at LPS with Siscoe, Gaines, Kyle Hill and Jared Harris scoring heat race victories and earning solid grid spots for the A-Main...
Ruth Elizabeth Schopmeyer (08/17/08)
Ruth Elizabeth Schopmeyer, 93, Center Point, died at 2:10 a.m., Sunday, Aug. 17, 2008, at Cloverleaf Healthcare, Knightsville. She was born Oct. 19, 1914, in Bowling Green, as the daughter of John F. and Nell Cullen Hoffa. Following graduation from Bowling Green High School she went on to graduate from Indiana State University where she later earned her Masters Degree. ...
Thelma F. Hurst (08/17/08)
Thelma F. Hurst, 89, Greencastle, formerly of Brazil, passed away Aug. 16, 2008. She was born May 25, 1919, in Brazil, and was the daughter of Earl Lee and Bessie Helen (Sawyer) Pierce. She was married to Elmer Roscoe "Jack" Hurst on Oct. 10, 1953, and he preceded her in death on May 7, 2005. Thelma was a homemaker...
Mary Anita Riddell Lytle (08/17/08)
Mary Anita Riddell Lytle, 92, Brazil, passed away Aug. 17, 2008, at St. Vincent Clay Hospital. She was born Feb. 11, 1916, in Brazil, the daughter of Clarence D. Riddell and Ethel E. Everly Riddell. She graduated from Van Buren High School, Class of 1934. ...
A special lady overcoming the odds (08/17/08)
"Only when we are no longer afraid, do we begin to live " Dorothy Thompson, the first American journalist to be expelled from Nazi Germany in 1934. This job has provided me the opportunity to work with some incredibly inspiring people. In February, while doing a story on the recovery of her son Gerald "JJ" Bramer from life-threatening injuries in a two-vehicle T-bone collision on Nov. 16, 2007, I met Tina Bullock...
FSSA responds to article (08/17/08)
To the Editor: To say I was surprised after reading the article "Fight for Rights," that appeared in The Brazil Times on Aug. 12, 2008, would be an understatement. The story, while chronicling the difficulties of a disabled woman, contained so many inaccurate and false statements that I feel as though I must set the record straight...
Family gives thanks for repairs (08/17/08)
To the Editor: Kudos to Mike Allender. We needed to have our camper painted. We also needed to have a large serious dent removed from one of the rear doors. We had taken the camper to three other body men. They said they could not repair the door and that it would have to be replaced...
Firefighters offer thanks for help (08/17/08)
To the Editor: The Jackson Township Fire Department would like to thank the following individuals and businesses for their support and assistance at our annual Jonah Fish Fry, held Aug. 9, at the Jackson Township Elementary School: Brian Wyndham, Melvin Buchholz, Nancy Michael, Mike's Muffler, Gasaway Insurance, Allstate Insurance, Pell's Hardware, NAPA, Grey's Automotive, The Brazil YMCA, Wal-Mart, Timberland, Pizza Hut, Hoosier Propane, A+ Printing, Air Evac Lifeteam, York Chevrolet, Oak Ridge Golf Course, Century 21, RE/MAX Homes, Indiana Farm Bureau, Jeff Meyers and the Boy Scouts, Clay County 4-H, Clay Community School Corp., the faculty of the Jackson Township Elementary School, The Brazil Times, Jerry's Restaurant and Page's Grocery.. ...
A privilege to play for the band (08/17/08)
To the Editor: What a privilege it has been to have played with the Brazil Concert Band, off and on, since I was about 17. In my youthful days, I went to rehearsals and played in concerts mainly because I had friends there who also liked to play music. ...
Reader believes better plan can be put together (08/17/08)
To the Editor: I am sitting here reading a recent Letter to the Editor and wondering where the writer has been over the last year. The author states that he trusts the school corporation's decision as to what to do on a building project based on his "observation and simple reasoning."...