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Stories from Sunday, October 4, 2009

Weekend reign (10/04/09)
Some people will travel anywhere for good food, and for one couple, the search took them 900 miles from home this weekend. On Friday, Christian Ratliff and Hillary Weiss left their home in Middletown, Conn., hopped on a plane to come to the 2009 Clay County Orville Redenbacher Popcorn Festival...
County bands advance (10/04/09)
The season will continue beyond the upcoming weekend for both Clay City and Northview High School bands. Both the Imperial Regiment and Marching Knights received gold ratings Saturday at the Southport District contest. Clay City -- competing in Class D -- swept the field Saturday...
Breakfast! (10/04/09)
The Reelsville Volunteer Fire Department will conduct its monthly breakfast Saturday, from 7-11 a.m. The menu will consist of biscuits, gravy, eggs, bacon, sausage and pancakes.
Water workout! (10/04/09)
A free water workshop at Fun Time Fitness and Aquatics will take place at 6 p.m., Wednesday. "Plan Your Own Aquatic Fitness Program," will help participants follow the AEA, Aquatic Exercise Association guidelines, in creating their own individualized water aerobic program...
Book sale! (10/04/09)
The Friends of the Library will conduct their final book sale of the season beginning Thursday. The sale will extend through Saturday. Times are 9 a.m.-4 p.m., each day. The event will take place in the garage across the street from the library, located at 204 N. Walnut St., Brazil...
JTCB to play at State House (10/04/09)
The Jackson Township Community Band, under the direction of Matthew S. Huber, will perform in the rotunda of the Indiana State House Wednesday for the Retired Teacher Appreciation Day. Several members of the JTCB are educators, both active and retired...
School ISTEP+ scores on par (10/04/09)
During the 2008-09 academic school year, students across the state took an extra test. The Indiana Statewide Testing for Education Progress-Plus (ISTEP+) was administered once during the fall and again in the spring. Because of the changes in the test, the standards and the new spring administration, the results are notably different than prior versions of the ISTEP+, therefore it doesn't allow for a year-to-year comparisons...
Prize winner (10/04/09)
Brazil resident Peggy Brackney (left) receives a $250 check from Popcorn Festival of Clay County President Evelyn Brown after Brackney's name was drawn for the prize Sunday. In addition, the festival gave away a half of a hog and a half of a hog and a freezer, won by Ginger Lovett and John Miller respectively. Other gifts, given away by vendors and various other entities, were drawn for as well...
Chili supper set (10/04/09)
The Clay County Retired Teachers Association has scheduled a chili supper for 6 p.m., Oct. 27. The event will take place at Kennedy's Crossing, just north of State Road 340 past Northview High School. There will be several items to be raffled to lucky winners, including a four-gallon backpack sprayer...
Feedin' Time! (10/04/09)
Farmhand Zach Mormans (left) helps Madison Moody, 4, feed a calf as part of Farmer Ron's Amazing Field Trip during the 2009 Clay County Popcorn Festival Saturday. Madison is the daughter of Luke (right) and Brittaney Moody, Brazil.
Winner! (10/04/09)
Chloe Hayes shows off the first-place ribbon she received for winning the 12-and-under division of the Popcorn Recipe Contest with her Vanilla Popcorn Saturday during the 2009 Clay County Popcorn Festival. Jennifer Bellville won the 13-19-years-old division with Popcorn Pumpkin Sugar Cookies, while Brenda Rogers successfully defended her titles by winning both the adult division and overall best recipe with "The Original Popcorn Chicken."...
Last bites (10/04/09)
Emcee Eric Brown (with microphone) calls out the final moment of the first round of the 5-8-year-old division of the Popcorn Eating Contest during the 2009 Clay County Popcorn Festival Saturday. Grant Nicoson (second from left) won the division -- and a $50 prize -- by finishing his popcorn in 2 minutes, 39 seconds. ...
Knights split matches at Boonville Tourney (10/04/09)
Times Staff Report BOONVILLE -- The Northview volleyball team hit the road to take on some unfamiliar competition at the Boonville Tourney on Saturday afternoon. The Knights got plenty of action in a short amount of time as a team dropped out of the tourney and Northview got four matches without much of a break...
Northview girls second in WIC Meet, boys fourth (10/04/09)
Staff Report ELLETTSVILLE -- The Edgewood Mustangs couldn't quite repeat its 2008 sweep of the cross country titles at the Western Indiana Conference Meet on Saturday morning, but they certainly performed well. The Brown County Eagles broke up the sweep by picking up the team win in the boys' meet, scoring 38 points to edge past the Mustangs' 42 points. West Vigo was third with 57 points, Northview scored 95, South Vermillion 140, Sullivan 177 and Owen Valley 178...
Puterbaugh claims $2,000 payday at Lincoln Park Speedway (10/04/09)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor PUTNAMVILLE -- Cool temperatures and an occasional drizzle throughout the evening wasn't able to dampen the spirits of drivers and fans alike as Lincoln Park Speedway raced into October for the first time in recent memory...
Community Notes (10/04/09)
The following is a list of upcoming events provided to The Brazil Times: Homemaker events The Clay County Extension Homemakers will present "Ordinary things used in extraordinary ways," at 10 a.m., Tuesday. In addition, at 6:30 p.m., Oct. 27, "Christmas in Norway," will be presented during Homemakers Week, by Sue Berg...
Shawn L. Moore (10/04/09)
Shawn L. Moore, 44, Brazil, died Oct. 3, 2009, at Terre Haute Regional Hospital due to complications from cancer. He was born March 16, 1965, in Phoenix, Ariz., the son of Albert Forest Moore and Sandra Hirt Moore. He was raised in Clay County and graduated from Staunton High School, class of 1983...
Concerned with board decision (10/04/09)
To the Editor: Another "concerned" Clay County resident sent me information from the Sept. 16 edition of the Clay City News concerning the Clay Community Schools Corporation's apparent desire to build a transportation facility at what is now the City Coal yard...
Congregation offers thanks to those in attendance (10/04/09)
To the Editor: Sept. 11, 2001, our world changed forever. On that day, enemies of freedom, gutlessly, deliberately and cowardly attacked New York City and the United States. When the smoke cleared and the dust settled, nearly 3,000 people from more than 90 countries were dead...
Reducing the risk of breast cancer (10/04/09)
To the Editor: October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and as a dietitian, I think we should focus on the healthy lifestyle and dietary changes that can reduce women's risk of breast cancer and increase chances of survival. A new analysis by European researchers predicts that obesity will become the leading cause of cancer in women in Western countries within the next decade...
Coordination results in program (10/04/09)
To the Editor: The Clay County Christmas Assistance Program is one of the many projects/programs sponsored by the Clay County Cooperative Benevolence Ministry (CCCBM). Prior to the creation of Christmas Assistance Program, there was no coordination between the various social service organizations, private individuals, businesses and churches within our community...
Reader responds to guest column (10/04/09)
To the Editor: In response to my friend, David Lewis' letter (Sept. 24, 2009) about parents teaching their children to disrespect our president by not allowing them to watch his speech, I would agree. But as I began to ask around as to why, I found out it was not disrespect, but lack of trust in our president...
Thanks for the homecoming help (10/04/09)
To the Editor: Northview High School Student Council would like to thank all of the community members, parents, students, teachers, administrators and local companies that helped to make fall homecoming a success this year. We would like to give out a special thanks to RJ Formal Wear, Forest Park Golf Course, Lawson Welding, Timberland, Hoosier Towing, Capture the Moment Photography and Walmart for the support, services and materials they donated to help us out...
Organization urges others to join plight (10/04/09)
To the Editor: Mornings are getting darker. On Oct. 20, in central Indiana, sunrise will occur at 8 a.m. But most of Indiana's 1.35 million students will already be seated in their classrooms while the sun comes up. They will have walked to school or waited for their school bus in the darkness of night...
On parental rights (10/04/09)
To the Editor: In the state of Washington, there have been two court cases whose rulings have threatened the rights of parents to choose what is best for their children. One of the cases took place in the 1980s when a 13-year-old girl sued her parents because they grounded her for doing illegal drugs and having sex with her boyfriend...
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