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Stories from Friday, May 1, 2009

View from the corner (05/01/09)
An intersection in Clay County recently received a facelift. After months of ongoing discussion concerning the danger of the area, county officials cleaned up their portion of the intersection at County Road 700 North and State Road 59. "I'm real pleased with it," County Commissioner Charlie Brown said...
Local resident publishes short story (05/01/09)
Retelling her early days as a teacher has proven to be an awarding expedition for a Brazil resident. Diane Stark, who taught kindergarten and second-grade for nine years in the Indianapolis Public School system, recently published a short story entitled "The Substitute," in an anthology collection entitled "The Ultimate Teacher: The Best Experts' Advice for a Noble Profession with Photos and Stories."...
Raid suspect's plea accepted (05/01/09)
A second attempt at a negotiated plea agreement for one of the suspects arrested during the August 2008 drug raid was recently accepted in Clay Superior Court. Accepting the sentencing recommendation terms of a new negotiated plea agreement, Judge J. ...
Celebrating 50 years of education (05/01/09)
Meridian Elementary School is gearing up for its 50-year celebration, scheduled May 11-15. Activities include classrooms decorating their doors to a special 50s theme, students creating drawings and birthday hats, students taking part in 50 physical activities and learning how to hula hoop, students learning songs and dances from the decade and having students write and/or draw their favorite memory of the school...
Tournament of Champions (05/01/09)
Cathy Thompson (left) and Ann Gibson, of the Riddell National Bank Euchre Team, won the fifth annual Clay County Chamber of Commerce Tournament of Champions at Brazilian Lanes Tuesday. Thompson and Gibson won the six-team tourney with a total of 58 points, Allstate Team 1 members Ted Paris and Jim Sheese came in second with 47 points and The Brazil Times team members Jason Jacobs and Ivy Jackson came in third with 46 points. Ivy Jackson Photo...
Upcoming (05/01/09)
The following is a list of upcoming events through Monday as provided to The Brazil Times: Meeting scheduled The Center Point Town Council will conduct its May meeting at town hall at 1 p.m. All interested individuals are encouraged to attend. Fish Fry Set...
Little mushroom hunters (05/01/09)
Six-year-old Madysunn Linton recently found this nine-and-a-half inch mushroom in her yard. Courtesy Photo. --- Seven-year-old Evan Hendrich (left) and his brother Jacob, 10, Staunton, found these mushrooms Thursday while playing in the woods near their home after school. Courtesy Photo...
Bridgeton Art and Wine Fair (05/01/09)
BRIDGETON -- The seventh annual Bridgeton Art and Wine Fair will take place from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, May 9. The event will take place in the 1878 barn in downtown Bridgeton. Fine art in a variety of mediums will be available for viewing and for sale for home, office or Mother's Day gift giving. Admission to the show is free...
Pond Tour, Vendor Fair set for June (05/01/09)
MONROVIA -- The Indiana Koi and Water Garden Club will conduct its 13th annual Pond Tour and Vendor Fair June 13-14. The tour is self-guided and will start at the Monrovia Festival Community Building, 50 S. Walnut St., Monrovia. Tickets may be purchased at the site for $8 per adult. Children will be admitted for free...
Road closed (05/01/09)
Recent heavy rains caused a portion of a local roadway near Center Point to be closed after a culvert was discovered washed out Friday. Clay County Highway Garage Supervisor Pete Foster told The Brazil Times a portion of County Road 200 North, between CR 275 and 300 E, would be closed while the department waits for pipes to be delivered to fix the culvert in the area...
Carnival to go on (05/01/09)
Whether rain or shine, The Brazil Times "Clark Kent Super Group" team's Relay For Life Carnival will take place at the Times building (100 North Meridian St.) between 1-3 p.m. Saturday. People can participate in various games and activities, including a duck pond, corn hole/hillbilly golf tournament, face painting and bean bag toss. Water balloons will also be available for people to throw at Times' employees...
FIRST CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE (05/01/09)
Cassie Hood received a Gold All Star Ribbon and trophy at the State Bible Quiz that took place in Seymour. She scored a perfect score for the day. She is heading to Orlando, Fla. in June for the World Quiz. Cassie is the daughter of Erin and Joe Hood. We are so proud of her and wish her the best of luck in June...
CHURCH NEWS (05/01/09)
WESLEY CHAPEL CHURCH The Wesley Chapel Church Memorial Day service scheduled for Sunday, May 3 has been cancelled. ROCK CHURCH OF THE WABASH VALLEY The Rock Church of the Wabash Valley, 8940 E. US Hwy. 40, Terre Haute, will have special services with Evangelist Kenneth Ivey, and The Singing Dykes family from Clinton, Tenn. today at 6:30 p.m., and on Sunday at the 10 a.m., and 6 p.m., services...
Attorney General warns of swine flu scam (05/01/09)
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Indiana's attorney general is warning of a new telephone scam offering the sale of "mandatory swine flu kits." Attorney General Greg Zoeller says telephone solicitors are telling people the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or the U.S. Department of Homeland Security are requiring the purchase of the kits to test for the swine flu virus...
Spring season in the home stretch for college athletes (05/01/09)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor The Indiana State Sycamore softball team has improved by leaps and bounds this year and head into a weekend set with Southern Illinois with post-season aspirations. The Sycamores will be celebrating Senior Day this afternoon and will honor five seniors, who they hope can help ISU snag one of two final berths in the Missouri Valley Conference Tourney...
Tiger stumbles as Watson takes lead (05/01/09)
By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Bubba Watson overpowered Quail Hollow and wound up with a perfect day -- he tied a course record with a 30 on the front nine, shot 7-under 65 to share the lead, and doesn't have to play with Tiger Woods...
Colts get first look at defensive linemen (05/01/09)
By MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer INDIANAPOLIS -- The Indianapolis Colts are finally getting bigger on the defensive line, and it's by design. For years, the coaches said they preferred speed to brawn, but last year's struggles against the run prompted the Colts to tweak their philosophy during last week's NFL draft...
Renee~ McCleery (05/01/09)
Renee~ McCleery, 52, Parke County, passed away in the morning of April 30, 2009, at her residence following a lengthy illness. She was born April 6, 1957, in Stanford, Conn. Renee~ attended Ben Davis High School. She married Charles L. McCleery April 28, 1980. Renee~ was a loving and devoted wife and mother. In her free time, she enjoyed quilting, fishing, bowling and spending time with her family...
Myrtle Virginia Sutherland (05/01/09)
Myrtle Virginia Sutherland, 83, Brazil, passed away at Terre Haute Regional Hospital April 30, 2009, at 9 p.m. A full obituary will be published in Monday's edition of The Brazil Times. Services will be at French Funeral Home Monday, May 4, 2009, at 1 p.m. Burial will follow at Summit Lawn Cemetery. Visitation will be at the funeral home Monday, from 11 a.m. until time of services...
PUBLIC RECORD 5-02-09 (05/01/09)
Clay County Courthouse The following transactions took place at the Clay County Courthouse April 30-May 1: Clay Superior Court -- Civil Capital One Bank Vs. Kacy A. Wheaton: Civil Collections Clay Circuit Court -- Civil Arrow Financial Services Vs. Corinne B. Hutcheson: Civil Collections...
Staunton Scene (05/01/09)
The Posey Township Volunteer Fire Department Jonah Fish Fry is coming up on Saturday June 6, from 3-8 p.m., at Staunton Elementary School. Be sure to mark your calendar to attend this wonderful event. STAUNTON FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH Sunday School begins at 9:30 a.m., with worship service following at 10:30. Doug Parkey is the minister...
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