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Stories from Sunday, July 26, 2009

Valley Competition (07/26/09)
There were different faces showing animals at the Clay County 4-H Fair Friday, as it was time for the annual Wabash Valley Showmanship competition. Featuring 4-Hr's from across the Wabash Valley, for at least 30 years the contest gives the winners bragging rights...
Running for a cure (07/26/09)
A former Brazil resident is on a quest to help bring aid to cancer victims worldwide. Matt Switzer, a 1985 graduate of Northview High School, received some very shaking news when he was diagnosed with testicular cancer when he was 16. He was thrust quickly into a relatively new chemotherapy program after a ruptured tumor spread to his lungs...
Stalled! (07/26/09)
Matt Jackson looks on after stalling out during the first heat of the full-size car division of the "Metal Mania Demolition Derby" which closed out the 2009 Clay County 4-H Fair Saturday evening.
Official explains permits (07/26/09)
A recent move by the Common Council of the City of Brazil has some residents questioning what justifies the need for a burn permit. To better locate the location of an individual conducting an open burn, the council passed a motion to require permit applicants to show picture identification and a document with proof of residence before one is granted...
Center kicks off enrollment program (07/26/09)
Exceptional Living Center of Brazil recently announced the kick off of the Home Again enrollment in Brazil. The business has partnered with the Clay County Sheriff's Department and Brazil Police Department. Home Again is a program which assists members of the community with Alzheimer's disease or dementia to return safely to home in case they wander or become lost...
Tractor Show slated (07/26/09)
The annual Antique Tractor show will take place at Goshorn Park, Clay City, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 1, with a free ham and bean dinner at 11:30 a.m. Tractor games will take place all afternoon and prizes will be given away hourly.
Traffic stop results in arrest of Sullivan man (07/26/09)
A recent traffic stop led to the arrest of a Sullivan resident on allegations of dealing drugs. According to information in a probable cause affidavit on file in Clay Superior Court, Brazil Police Department Patrolman/K-9 Handler Kenny Hill stop the driver of a pickup truck after it failed to use a turn signal at the intersection of Blaine and Washington Streets in Brazil on Tuesday...
West Central shuts out Ohio Force (07/26/09)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor The West Central Wildcats Semi-pro football team remained unbeaten on Saturday night, forcing five turnovers from the visiting Ohio Force and claiming a 19-0 home victory. The Wildcats' defense played nearly lights out in front of a sizable crowd at the Clay Youth Football fields...
Jimmy Johnson captures third Brickyard 400 (07/26/09)
By CAINE GARDNER For the Brazil Times INDIANAPOLIS -- Dirt and grit never tasted so good. Jimmie Johnson hoisting the checkered flag following the Brickyard 400 is becoming old hat for the 33-year-old. Johnson outlasted Mark Martin to capture his third Brickyard victory and moved up into second-place in the Sprint Cup standings...
Events, announcements (07/26/09)
The following is a list of upcoming events provided to The Brazil Times: Salute The Brazil Times is continuing A Salute to Soldiers. We are currently looking for more veterans to honor for their past service. To honor any soldiers, stop by our office Monday-Friday, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Include a photograph and a brief description of service...
Doris M. Littlejohn (07/26/09)
Doris M. Littlejohn, 86, Avon, died July 24, 2009, at the Villages of Avon. She was born Sept. 27, 1922, in Brazil, the daughter of George Lewis and Barbara Keifer Lewis. She graduated from Brazil High School, class of 1940. On May 6, 1961, she married Charles Littlejohn. He preceded her in death April 13, 2006...
A very fun-filled week (07/26/09)
With "Metal Mania Demolition Derby" Saturday, the 2009 Clay County 4-H Fair officially came to an end. And it's too bad. Each year, the staff at The Times takes extra preparation to ready for fair week. It's a week of its own and sometimes, can be difficult to deal with. This particular week is often tackled head-on with no sleep in mind...
Despite distractions, missionaries moving on (07/26/09)
Editor's Note: The following is an update regarding a group of missionaries from the First Christian Church who are currently on a trip in Honduras. Brazil Times' associate Carrie Somheil is traveling with the missionary group. HONDURAS -- The group continues to work well and move forward despite what could be distractions around them with the ongoing political situation still making the news...
Beware of specific medicines (07/26/09)
To the Editor: People, please be aware that the medicine Prednisone can cause death to anyone. I recently lost my baby girl that helped me to cope with my wife's death a few years ago. She was 11-years-old and I feel like I killed her by giving her Prednisone that a doctor prescribed for her for her pain and inflammation...
Health care reform desperately needed (07/26/09)
To the Editor: As the vast majority of Americans know, the current health care "industry" is broken and desperately in need of major reform. As an "industry," the current for-profit system does not have either the health of individual persons or the health of the overall economy in mind. Industry's focus is, quite naturally, profit...
Why is there no pool? (07/26/09)
To the Editor: For the last several years, while living in Terre Haute, I was a member of the YMCA. My whole family enjoyed going there. When we moved to Brazil in 2001, we inquired about becoming members of the local "Y." One of the sticking points for my family was that the Brazil "Y" didn't have a pool...
Congressman supports program (07/26/09)
To the Editor: Over the past several months, Congress has taken unprecedented steps to address the current economic crisis head-on. We passed an economic recovery plan to put Americans back to work, made smart investments in our schools, roads and bridges, and successfully prevented a collapse of our financial system...
Optimist Club issues thanks (07/26/09)
To the Editor: The Clay County Breakfast Optimist Club would like to thank the following sponsors for helping make this year's Junior Optimist Golf Tournament the huge success that it was: Forest Park Golf Course, Forest Park Pool, Pepsi Products, Riddell National Bank, Moore Funeral Home, State Farm Insurance, First Bank and Trust, Golf Headquarters, A+ Printing and Jim Pickett...
City officials should reconsider (07/26/09)
To the Editor: I understand the Brazil City Council is considering a ban on poultry-livestock within the city limits. Although my property is zoned as county, I understand there is discussion of annexing property, which includes mine, into the city for the purpose of increasing tax revenue for the city of Brazil...
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