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Stories from Sunday, April 12, 2009

Easter fun for all (04/12/09)
(From left) Cheyenne Hellman, 7, Mackenzie Michael, 5, and Riley Michael, 2, children of Jennifer Michael, Brazil, hunt for some of the 11,000 Easter eggs at Forest Park during the second-annual First Christian Church Community Easter Egg Hunt. Kimberly Gleason Photo...
Smoke-free workplaces to be discussed during Town Hall (04/12/09)
The focus of the dangers of secondhand smoke is moving into the workplace. The Clay County Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Coalition (CCTPCC) will conduct a Town Hall meeting Thursday, April 16, at 7 p.m., at the YMCA of Clay County, 225 E. Kruzan St., to discuss smoke-free workplaces in Brazil...
Former resident arranges gig at old junior high (04/12/09)
For as long as he can remember, former Brazil resident Matt Brookshire has always wanted to plug in his guitar and play music at the old Brazil Junior High School. "I've always wanted to perform in the junior high gym," Brookshire told The Brazil Times via e-mail...
Annual Earth Day celebration at SMWC (04/12/09)
WEST TERRE HAUTE -- West Central Indiana's longest-running and largest Earth Day celebration will continue Saturday, April 18, at St. Mary-of-the-Woods College. The 11th annual celebration will run from 11 a.m.-3 p.m., and is hosted by White Violet Center for Eco-Justice, a ministry of the Sisters of Providence...
Upcoming events, announcements 4-13-09 (04/12/09)
Times Staff Report The following is a list of upcoming events provided to The Brazil Times: Picture notice Members of the 2002 Northview High School graduating class may stop by The Brazil Times' office during normal business hours to pick up copies of their senior pictures used to create a special graduation section in the paper...
Knights swept in doubleheader against Mt. Vernon (04/12/09)
Staff Report Northview's unbeaten streak to open the season came to and end on Saturday as visiting Mount Vernon posted a pair of victories over the Knights. Defensive miscues and cool bats sparked both losses as the Wildcats won 9-2 in the opening contest and shutdown the Knights in six innings in game two, 10-0...
Knights and Eels compete in Riddell National Bank Northview Invitational (04/12/09)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor Course conditions were a tad soggy at Forest Park Golf Course as the Riddell National Bank Northview Invitational was contested on Saturday afternoon. Following cold, rainy conditions that fell over the area on Thursday and Friday, Saturday's tourney was played under sunny, though cool temperatures...
Hazel J. Miller (04/12/09)
Hazel J. Miller, 88, Brazil, died at 1:40 p.m. Friday, April 10, 2009, at St. Vincent Clay Hospital, Brazil. Hazel was born Aug. 12, 1920, in Knightsville, as the daughter of Richard H. and Ruby Thorne Fout. She graduated from Brazil High School. She married Raymond Cole Sept. 12, 1936. He was killed in a military train crash in 1944. She married Arthur T. VanNess Febr. 16, 1957. Arthur died Jan. 19, 1977. She married Bennie Miller Dec. 12, 1978, and he has preceded Hazel in death...
Joanna M. (Eccles) Boruff (04/12/09)
Joanna M. (Eccles) Boruff, 89, Indianapolis, formerly of Clay City, passed away at Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis, April 10, 2009, following an extended illness. She was born in Clay County, May 10, 1919, to John E. and Juanita (Miller) Eccles. Mrs. ...
The dangers of multi-tasking (04/12/09)
Being reporters at The Brazil Times, all of us "newsies" spend part of our workday checking other news outlets for stories of interest in our particular beat areas. I'm not saying that we are a cynical bunch, but not much about the curious way humans interact surprises us...
State also struggling to find funds (04/12/09)
INDIANAPOLIS -- Even the most optimistic person in the world would have trouble putting a happy face on the problems confronting Indiana lawmakers these days. Each day, I am reminded that this session is different. We must deal with a recession that has caused thousands of lost jobs and a pinch in unemployment assistance, along with a steep decrease in state revenues...
To customers: We'll be back (04/12/09)
To the Editor: To all our loyal customers: The Coffee Cup Restaurant was closed April 5, 2009. The other waitresses and I would have liked to say goodbye to everyone in person, but we didn't realize that Sunday was our last day. However, the restaurant will be reopened in a matter of days and most of the waitresses will return, including myself...
Student disagrees with board member (04/12/09)
To the Editor: I am a sixth-grader at North Clay Middle School and I strongly disagree with what (Clay Community School Board member Forrest Buell) said about the sixth-graders being educational hostages. North Clay is not a hostage atmosphere. I was furious when I read this (letter) and when I told my friends about this, they were furious too...
Americans expect fiscal responsibility (04/12/09)
To the Editor: As a member of the fiscally conservative Blue Dog Coalition, I believe that fiscal responsibility isn't a Democratic goal or a Republican goal. It's what the American people expect (and deserve). To reach this goal, we must start by being honest about the budget challenges we face and then work tirelessly to reduce waste and unnecessary spending in Washington...
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