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Stories from Sunday, August 9, 2009

Annexation process begins (08/09/09)
The City of Brazil may become larger in the near future. City Planning Administrator Stacy Gibbens told The Brazil Times the process has begun to annex various areas bordering the city into the corporate limits. After looking into the current city limits, officials found there were properties landlocked within the limits but not part of the city and other areas which were believed to be in the city, but were not...
Board to meet (08/09/09)
The Clay Community School Board of Trustees will conduct a regular session school board meeting Thursday, at 7:30 p.m., in the media center at North Clay Middle School. The following is a list of items included on the agenda: Comments will be taken from patrons in attendance and CCSC Supt. Dan Schroeder will deliver a report...
Meeting slated to replace councilman (08/09/09)
Harmony Town Clerk/Treasurer Donna Mullinix said the person who fills the "shoes" Don McCollister wore as a member of the Harmony Town Council, will have to find a way to make them fit. "It's going to be a hard position to fill," Mullinix told The Brazil Times...
Bowling Green Old Settlers Picnic set (08/09/09)
BOWLING GREEN -- The 141st Bowling Green Old Settlers Picnic is scheduled for Aug. 27-29. Several events are slated for this year's event, with festivities beginning Thursday, Aug. 27. The Bowling Green United Methodist Youth Group will sponsor a Ribeye Dinner from 5-9 p.m., under the awning at the community building, to kick things off. ...
Open House scheduled at elementary school (08/09/09)
Jackson Township Elementary School will host its Open House the evening of the first school day, Thursday, Aug. 13. The JTE Open House will begin at 6:15 p.m., in the school's gym with a short PTO meeting. Immediately following the PTO meeting, parents will be invited to go to their child's classroom...
Nursing facility kicks off 'Home Again' (08/09/09)
Exceptional Living Center, a nursing facility, recently announced the kick off of the Home Again enrollment in Brazil. The Brazil center is in partnership 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 return safely to home in case they wander or become lost. ...
'Zumbathon' set for Saturday (08/09/09)
"Zumbathon" has been scheduled to take place Saturday, Aug. 15. The event will take place at the YMCA of Clay County. It is a fundraiser hosted by the Fraternal Order of Police Auxiliary. Registration begins at 2 p.m. and the event is scheduled for 2:30-5 p.m...
Knights finish sixth at North Invitational (08/09/09)
Staff Report TERRE HAUTE -- The Northview Knights competed at the Terre Haute North Invitational on Saturday afternoon and came away with a sixth-place finish in the eight-team field. The Knights shot a team score of 398 at Hulman Links and were paced by a round of 95 from Mandy Thomlinson...
Griffin and Hansbrough continue to rehab injuries (08/09/09)
By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer GREENBURGH, N.Y. (AP) -- Blake Griffin grabbed a microphone for a little practice working in TV. Tyler Hansbrough pulled up a chair and watched one. There's not much else for the two rookies to do until they can get back on the court...
Tigers extend lead in AL Central (08/09/09)
DETROIT (AP) -- Placido Polanco hit a go-ahead single in the eighth inning, helping the Detroit Tigers beat the Minnesota Twins 8-7 on Sunday. The AL Central-leading Tigers have won five of seven games to keep their lead over the Chicago White Sox and third-place Twins. Minnesota has lost seven of nine and trails the Tigers by 5 1/2 games...
Nationals continue to roll, win eighth-straight (08/09/09)
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Elijah Dukes drove in three runs, Ryan Zimmerman had three hits and the surprising Washington Nationals won their eighth straight with a 9-2 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sunday. The Nationals' eight-game run is the second longest in their five seasons in the nation's capital. They won 10 straight from June 2-12, 2005...
Woods tops Harrington at Bridgestone (08/09/09)
By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer AKRON, Ohio -- The battle was everything Tiger Woods expected. The finish was nothing anyone imagined, except for Woods hoisting another World Golf Championship trophy at Firestone. Woods was in trouble in the trees on the famous par-5 16th hole, one shot behind Padraig Harrington, trying to figure out how he could squeeze out a victory Sunday in the Bridgestone Invitational...
Fitzpatrick claims first career sprint car feature at LPS (08/09/09)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor PUTNAMVILLE -- There was a little bit of nostalgia flowing Saturday night at Lincoln Park Speedway. The pits were nearly overflowing with cars and drivers ready for action on the 5/16th oval while a couple of winners who visited victory lane at the end of the night, conjured plenty of memories from the track's former heydays...
Events, announcements (08/09/09)
The following is a list of upcoming events provided to The Brazil Times: Drivers wanted The Veterans Service Office needs volunteer drivers to take veterans to their medical appointments at office in Indianapolis and Terre Haute. To participate, a driver must have a good driving record, no felony convictions and will be subject to a background check...
Alice Marie Adamson (08/09/09)
Alice Marie Adamson, 82, Greencastle, passed away Saturday, at the St. Vincent Heart Hospital, Indianapolis. She was born Oct. 24, 1926, in Clay County, the daughter of Merlin Grant and Edith (Archer) Allee. She married George Adamson and he preceded her in death March 5, 2004...
No 'green thumb' here (08/09/09)
I received a personal letter from a reader last week regarding my attempts at gardening this summer. I wanted to respond to the writer of the letter, Marion "Sarge" Eveland. Well "Sarge," I have to admit, there is no "green thumb" in our household...
Why do we have to pay a fee? (08/09/09)
To the Editor: I recently moved back to Brazil after 34 years in California, where I was the proud holder of three library cards. Since I am an avid reader, one of the first things I did was go to the library to get a card. I was absolutely dumbfounded when I was told I had to pay a $25 per year fee to use this public library. The only reason was because I lived outside the city limits...
Institute gives response to letter (08/09/09)
To the Editor: Sharon Carey (letter, Aug. 2) falsely attributes an entirely bogus "fact" -- that health care reform would increase abortions in the United States by 33 percent -- to the Guttmacher Institute. Although it is difficult to know for certain, it appears that Ms. Carey is confused both about a recent Guttmacher study on the impact of the Hyde amendment and about its applicability (or lack thereof) to the health care reform debate...
Still take metal for project (08/09/09)
To the Editor: What took one load as shown during the past six months now takes three loads just like this one. Just within the past six months, aluminum was 60 cents per pound. Now at 25 cents per pound for good, clean aluminum. Now, this does not include siding and other considered aluminum as it can be much less per pound...
Reader wants board response (08/09/09)
To the Editor (and the YMCA): Well, it has been a week since I wrote my last letter. As I expected, I have heard from many people who share my sentiment. But the one group that has been eerily quiet (not surprisingly) is the board of the YMCA. I have heard stories of board members that refuse to allow a pool to be built, at all. Stories of money being raised, but still no pool...
Thanks for all of the help (08/09/09)
To the Editor: I would like to thank a few individuals who helped make our recent Jonah Fish Fry a success. Our thanks go out to the Dick Johnson Volunteer Fire Department, Wallace Brothers, Inc., Ray and Carol Gayhart, and a special thank you to everyone who came out and enjoyed the wonderful fish...
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