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Stories from Sunday, August 16, 2009

Too fast? (08/16/09)
Just how fast is too fast on Clay County roads? That is the question many residents have been inquiring about lately and Clay County Sheriff Mike Heaton recently spoke with The Brazil Times about the issue. In accordance with Indiana Code 9-21-5-2, the speed limit on a county road -- in areas without a posted limit -- is 55 miles per hour (mph) unless the road is contained in an "urban district," in which case, the limit is 30 mph...
New county course opens (08/16/09)
BOWLING GREEN -- For several years, three golf courses have operated in Clay County. This summer, a fourth course opened. Golf Country, a 9-hole course, is now open. The course is located two-and-a-half miles east of Bowling Green. Designer and builder Marcus Creech, and wife Mary Jo Hendershot, said they spent about eight years from the first idea of a course on their farm to the opening of Golf Country this year...
Benefit slated for area man (08/16/09)
BOWLING GREEN -- County citizens have planned a benefit hog roast for Bowling Green resident Tony Pendleton. On July 28, Pendleton was seriously injured in a fall from a barn he was remodeling recently. He was lifelined to Wishard Hospital, Indianapolis, with multiple fractures to his leg and face. He also had a crushed right eye socket and has had blood clots develop in his lungs and leg. He spent approximately 10 days at the hospital, but is now recuperating with family...
Monument dedication scheduled (08/16/09)
Ret. Major Gen. Dorian Trent Anderson will be the keynote speaker at the Charles B. Hall Monument Dedication, scheduled to take place at 1 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 22. Anderson is a 1971 graduate of Brazil High School. Following graduation, he attended the United States Military Academy and Webster University, earning a degree in Management...
Donation! (08/16/09)
Walmart Assistant Manager Jacque Herfel presented Charolotte Curd, of the Bowling Green Outreach Inc., with a $500 donation on behalf of the staff and employees of the Brazil store Friday. The funds were made available through the Community Grant program sponsored by the Walmart Foundation. ...
LEAAP Center, Ivy Tech partner together for classes (08/16/09)
Ivy Tech Community College -- Wabash Valley -- will be offering classes in Clay County again this year. This fall's schedule has been expanded to include a variety of classes that will be offered at the LEAAP Center or North Clay Middle School. To register, call the Admission Office at 812-298-2281 or 1-800-377-4882 Ext. 2281, or visit the website at www.ivytech.edu...
Soldiers discuss new technology (08/16/09)
Editor's Note: The following story includes an interview with Spc. Samuel Cottrell, Rosedale. KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- The United States is turning its attention to fighting insurgent military in the southern and eastern region of Afghanistan. In an effort to protect our troops on this constantly changing battlefield, the U.S. has purchased new technology, equipment and vehicles...
Cummins wins thrilling sprint feature at Lincoln Park Speedway (08/16/09)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor PUTNAMVILLE -- There was no shortage of action on Saturday night at Lincoln Park Speedway as another thrilling night of racing took to the dirt oval in Putnamville. Steamy weather provided plenty of heat on a sunny August evening, but the sprint cars did their share as well...
Board member responds to inquiry (08/16/09)
Editor's Note: The following guest column was provided by David Wright, Chief Volunteer Office (Board President) for the YMCA of Clay County. My name is David Wright and I am the Chief Volunteer Officer (Board President) for the YMCA of Clay County...
Make sure Congress hears your voice (08/16/09)
To the Editor: If you have paid attention to the health care town hall meetings held across the nation this month, you know there is lots of fear surrounding the Obama administration's proposal to reform the way we receive health care in this nation...
Former library director provides answer to recent question (08/16/09)
To the Editor: This is why non-residents have to pay a fee in order to check out materials of the library. First of all, the Brazil Public Library is in fact free to all who want to use the materials. Anyone can come into the library during regular business hours and use the materials therein...
Be aware of issue of abortion (08/16/09)
To the Editor: Cory Richards (letter, Aug. 8) seems a little dismissive of his own Institute's research in discussing the impact of abortion coverage in a public health care plan, particularly when reducing abortion in America is a goal so many of us share...
Disappointed with signing of former NFL standout (08/16/09)
To the Editor: The signing of Michael Vick by the Philadelphia Eagles was a sad day for the National Football League because it means they have sold out their integrity. NFL owners seem to think there aren't enough players with good character to win so they hire animal abusers...
Reader recalls history of various area musicians (08/16/09)
To the Editor: This letter is not about the gloom and doom of health care reform or Anthem or is it about how great Woodstock was back in 1969 or if the movie was good or bad. This letter is about past musicians of the bygone era. Claude Thornhill began his career subbing for Leo Baxter. He would play as many as two evenings a week while he was still in high school...
Remember restaurant etiquette (08/16/09)
To the Editor: I am one of those that does not cook much at home. I have found that sometimes, it is cheaper to eat out. Eating out, I have learned a lot about people and how they act and treat their waitstaff at restaurants. There are a few things that people need to be made aware of and think about the next time they eat out...
Take pride in the community (08/16/09)
To the Editor: What has happened to the pride of the people in my city and county? Trash is everywhere. Grass and weeds growing in sidewalks and gutters. It's no wonder the storm sewers back up. Even in neighborhoods, the gutters are dirty. Help. How about taking a little pride in your home and neighborhood. Clean your gutters, sidewalks and streets and keep your grass mowed...
Church food pantry issues thanks (08/16/09)
To the Editor: We at the Church of the Living Christ would like to say thank you to all who gave food to our food drive at the YMCA. We will be able to feed several families in need. Our food pantry feeds the body, our church feeds the soul. We welcome all to come and visit, Sunday mornings at 10:30 a.m., and Wednesday evenings at 6 p.m...
To the city: Spend wisely (08/16/09)
To the Editor: I read the front page article in the newspaper of Aug. 19, 2009, titled "Annexation Process Begins." A good portion of the land in Zone B that Brazil is planning to annex is mine. Currently, I live on this land and have small livestock. It is zoned county and agricultural...
Praising the customer service (08/16/09)
To the Editor: Times are hard everywhere. From the big companies to the small town business owners. But it's nice to know that honesty hasn't gone by the way side for Chris Huff at Shuee and Sons. In the middle of one of our biggest yearly expense (two kids going back to school) our stove decides to go out...
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