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Stories from Sunday, May 17, 2009

Patriotic Showcase (05/17/09)
As it turns out, Mr. McLain isn't heading to Washington after all. Local musician Jonny McLain had scored a gig to perform his song "One Star, One Stripe At A Time," at the National Mall in Washington, D.C., June 13, as part of "Victory in Iraq Day," an ongoing effort by representatives at www.gatheringofeagles.org...
Board member discusses options with public (05/17/09)
CLAY CITY -- According to one current Clay Community School Board member and one former member, residents of the "Mayberry of the Midwest" have four options. Citing great concern regarding the state of the school corporation, board member Forrest Buell met with residents of Clay City Sunday to discuss those issues...
Water upgrades may start soon (05/17/09)
Improvements to the City of Brazil's water system may begin in the upcoming months. On Tuesday, the Common Council of the City of Brazil passed a plan for improvements to the system, and the Board of Public Works and Safety entered into a contract with Hannum, Wagle and Cline Engineering (HWC), Terre Haute, for services to be provided with the projects...
Board wants resident input (05/17/09)
The Brazil City Parks Board is looking for input from the taxpaying residents of Brazil on the location of the skatepark. "I would like an opinion from the residents of Brazil, whose taxes support our parks," Parks Board President Ruthann Jeffries said...
MVP's! (05/17/09)
As part of National Law Enforcement week, three local officers were voted as the "Most Valuable Officer 2009" during the Fraternal Order of Police Auxiliary dinner at the Riddell National Bank Friday evening. Selected from the Clay County Sheriff's Department were Sgt./K-9 Handler Josh Clarke and Deputy James Switzer, while Sgt. ...
Club recruiting for ISP camp (05/17/09)
The Breakfast Optimist Club of Clay County is currently recruiting enlistees to the Respect For Law Camp, conducted by the Indiana State Police. The event is open to all Clay County students entering fifth- and sixth-grade heading into the fall. The camp at Vincennes University is the closest and will take place Thursday-Saturday, June 11-13...
ALA delivers new books to schools (05/17/09)
Clay City Elementary and Clay City Jr./Sr. High School have each received 22 hardcover We the People Bookshelf books from the National Endowment for the Humanities in cooperation with the American Library Association. We the People is an NEH program designed to encourage and enhance the teaching, study, and understanding of American history, culture, and democratic principles. ...
Military News (05/17/09)
AMANDA J. HARDEN Army National Guard Sgt. Amanda J. Harden is returning to the U.S. after a deployment to the Iraqi Theater of Operations in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Operation Iraqi Freedom is the official name given to military operations involving members of the U.S. armed forces and coalition forces participating in efforts to free and secure Iraq...
Club News (05/17/09)
JACKSON TWP. BETTER HOMES CLUB The Jackson Township Better Homes Extension club met April 23 at the home of Ann Stigler. President Lauralee Hawkins called the meeting to order with Marilyn Bott leading the Pledge of Allegiance and Homemakers' creed. Carmen Jackson told a story of bells and camels for devotions...
Knights second in WIC, Baker is low medalist (05/17/09)
Staff Report The Northview boys' golf team has been playing well of late, which is good news as the postseason tournament gets closer by the day. The wet spring will give the Knights plenty of practice heading into the sectional, which is scheduled for June 8...
Northview baseball falls to Owen Valley (05/17/09)
Staff Report SPENCER -- The Northview Knights got off to a slow start on the road against Owen Valley on Friday night and weren't able to make a complete comeback in a 4-3 loss. scored three runs in the first inning and added a single run in the sixth inning. The Knights tacked on single runs in the third, sixth and seventh, but couldn't add the tying run...
Boggs earns SWIAC medalist honors, Eels finish second (05/17/09)
Staff Report LINTON -- The Clay City golf team might have gotten off to a bit of a slow start, but you can chalk much of that up to inexperience. The Eels are playing just fine now and continued their improvement on Saturday with a second-place finish in the SWIAC Tournament held at the Phil Harris Course in Linton...
Clay City boys earn SWIAC track championship, girls fifth (05/17/09)
Staff Report LINTON -- The Linton-Stockton girls' track and field team scored its 12th consecutive Southwestern Indiana Athletic Conference championship on Friday night with 161.5 points to best Shakamak's distant 115. Bloomfield finished third with 91 points, followed by WRV with 84, Clay City was in fifth with 83.50 points and Eastern Greene (53) and North Daviess (6) rounded out the seven-team girls field...
Northview softball goes 2-1 over the weekend (05/17/09)
Staff Report Northview split a pair of games at the Riverton Parke Invitational on Saturday, falling in softball action to the unbeaten host Panthers, 6-0 and defeating Eminence, 11-1 in six innings. The Panthers won the tourney after adding an 18-4 win over the Eels to improve to 20-0 this season...
Drama at Indy for Andretti, Hunter-Reay (05/17/09)
By MIKE HARRIS AP Auto Racing Writer INDIANAPOLIS -- John Andretti and Ryan Hunter-Reay provided the drama Sunday, saving their best efforts for the final 10 minutes at the end of four days of qualifying for the Indianapolis 500. Both wound up in the 33-car field for next Sunday's race, thanks to their gutsy qualifying runs with time running out on another emotional "Bump Day" on the famed 2.5-mile Brickyard oval...
Earl Eugene Jones (05/17/09)
Earl Eugene Jones, 80, lifetime resident of Brazil, died at his residence unexpectedly May 15, 2009. He was born in Brazil, Feb. 6, 1929, to Franklin Eugene and Florence (Kaelber) Jones. He attended Brazil High School. Following high school, he enrolled in the Army National Guard and later joined the United States Navy, where he served in Japan as well as Korea...
Stanley "Stan" W. Watts (05/17/09)
Stanley "Stan" W. Watts, 90, Columbus, Ind., retired Purdue University Cooperation Extension Educator, died at 6:05 a.m., Saturday, May 16, 2009, at Four Seasons Health Care Center, Columbus. He was born Oct. 29, 1918, in Waddy, Ky., to Walter B. and Maude W. Watts...
Public Record 5-18-09 (05/17/09)
Clay County Courthouse The following transactions took place at the Clay County Courthouse May 14-15: Marriage License Applications Christopher Allen Heleine, 25, Brazil, and Natalie Gail Williams, 20, Brazil Scott David Lakin, 36, Brazil, and Denise Lynn Salesman, 36, Brazil...
Reader 'shocked' by timing of announcement in paper (05/17/09)
To the Editor: When I saw the heading "Nurturing nursing homes," on the front page of The Brazil Times (May 7, 2009), I was shocked at the timing of the article. My mother was in a nursing home until two days before the article appeared. We were asked by the administrative staff earlier in the year to find another "place for mom."...
Keep vehicles off of sidewalks (05/17/09)
To the Editor: There have been letters about riding mowers. I also feel they should be in the yard, not on our streets and sidewalks. I have seen mowers at drinking establishments. I have the same issue with golf carts and scooters. If they are going to be on the streets, the vehicle and the drivers should be licensed...
Pleased with restaurant atmosphere (05/17/09)
To the Editor: I had breakfast recently at Busy Corner Restaurant on United States 40 in Brazil. I want to thank the ownership for creating a smoke-free environment. The atmosphere was clean, the service was good and the food was great. Pastor Tony Alstott,...
Writer looking for train wreck photos (05/17/09)
To the Editor: My name is Harry Graves. I am currently finishing a two-volume photo history of Indiana train wrecks. I am writing as I am looking for a few more photos so that as many communities as possible can be included. This has been a 10-year process and I have already acquired more than 3,000 photos...
Pleased with no-smoking decision (05/17/09)
To the Editor: On behalf of the Clay County Tobacco Coalition, I want to congratulate the new owners of the soon to be renamed Yesterday's Pub for creating a healthy smoke-free environment. Seventy-six percent of Hoosiers do not smoke. Therefore, the new business will be meeting the health needs and wants of the majority...
Still collecting pop cans for cause (05/17/09)
To the Editor: I was surprised with a phone call having Jim Sheese of Brazil saying he had a small load of pop cans for our program, inquiring is we still collected them. Yes, yes, yes. It's an ongoing program for rice for the children of Haiti. We have had so many people with from one bag to an entire load to ask the same question and the answer is yes, and we also collect tabs for the McDonald House at Indianapolis...
To nonsmokers: Leave us alone (05/17/09)
To the Editor: I am sick to death of all the gripe about cigarettes. If everything people say was true, then why are we alive today? Our ancestors all smoked. Everywhere you went, someone was smoking. Would someone please get smart and look up the word tobacco in the original encyclopedia, not the let's change the meaning one to suit ourselves...
To nonsmokers: Leave us alone (05/17/09)
To the Editor: I am sick to death of all the gripe about cigarettes. If everything people say was true, then why are we alive today? Our ancestors all smoked. Everywhere you went, someone was smoking. Would someone please get smart and look up the word tobacco in the original encyclopedia, not the let's change the meaning one to suit ourselves...
School corporation is failing community (05/17/09)
To the Editor: Fellow community members: Again, Clay Community School Corporation is falling down on the job and robbing students of academic opportunities and they are doing it subtly so we don't even know it's happening until it's already done. Yet, while 90 of the 92 Indiana counties have instituted either a seven-period day or a trimester system so that their high school students can earn at least 15 credits per year, CCSC still offers only 12 to many of its students. ...
Thanks for helping with cleaning (05/17/09)
To the Editor: On Friday, May 8, city employees came together for a downtown cleanup day. Curbs were painted and swept. There is more to be done and once again, we will come together to finish National Avenue in the near future. I want to take this opportunity to thank each employee who participated, as well as two council members that helped out...
Animals, animals and more animals (05/17/09)
To the Editor: I live by a (house) that has wild animals living under the house. The house has groundhogs and all kinds of animals. Every morning I wake up, I see groundhogs and raccoons on my back porch. I went to the mayor about it. She acted like it didn't bug her...
Reader congratulates track teams (05/17/09)
To the Editor: I would like to say congratulations to the North Clay Middle School track and field teams. Not much is reported on them in the papers these days, but it should be. On Saturday, May 9, the WIC at Edgewood took place. The boys' team took second-place and the girls' team tied for second. Great job to these amazing boys and girls!...
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