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Stories from Sunday, November 15, 2009

Crowned! (11/15/09)
Winners of the 2009 Mr. and Mrs. Snowflake contest included Chase Pinnick (above) and Sarah Hall. The category is for children ages 6-10. The Brazil Times will feature a special upcoming section that will include all winners and runners-up from the pageant...
Annual 'Shop With A Cop' program set (11/15/09)
The Brazil City Police Department is preparing to provide some "Christmas cheer" for children of local families experiencing hardship for the ninth-annual "Shop With A Cop" program. Police Chief Dave Archer said the program helped more than 30 families last year...
City moving ahead with NSP (11/15/09)
The City of Brazil is getting the ball rolling on the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP). After obtaining tax certificates for seven properties from the Clay County Commissioners last month, some additional options to purchase other properties have become available through grant funding...
School Board hears energy savings update (11/15/09)
The Clay Community Schools Board of Trustees met Thursday and received two important updates. Northview High School Assistant Principal Jim Clausen updated the board on the energy savings of Clay Community Schools from October 2004-September 2009. Because of the energy program, the corporation reduced its actual energy costs to $4,061,945 from an expected energy cost of $5,213,061 during the 60 months, a total savings to date of $1,151,116. ...
Funeral home sets up initiative for soldiers (11/15/09)
French Funeral Home, an exclusive, certified Veterans and Family Memorial Care Provider, will participate in its annual "Christmas Stockings for Soldiers" initiative. Through the remainder of November, community residents may visit French Funeral Home and pick-up a Free Christmas Stocking to take home, decorate and stuff with Christmas cheer...
Band boosters set up bingo event (11/15/09)
The Northview Band Boosters have scheduled a Longaberger Basket Bingo event for Thursday, Nov. 19. The event will take place at Kennedy's Crossing Bingo Hall, adjacent to the Northview High School baseball field. Doors for the event are set to open at 5:30 p.m., with bingo slated for 6:30 p.m...
Area man transported to hospital following accident (11/15/09)
HARMONY -- An area man was transported to St. Vincent Clay Hospital Sunday evening following a vehicle accident on United States 40. John Day, age unknown, was taken from the scene via TransCare for possible head trauma, according to Clay County Sheriff's Department Sgt./K-9 Handler Josh Clarke...
Live praise and worship event set (11/15/09)
With the holidays just around the corner, a community event is hoping to raise funds to ensure everyone will have a hot meal to enjoy. The Brazil Walnut Theater will host "Celebrating Recovery with Smiles," presented by Les Rivera, Nov. 18-19, from 6-8 p.m., each evening...
Morgan Elizabeth King (11/15/09)
Betty J. Slack (11/15/09)
Betty J. Slack, 77, Brazil, died Nov. 15, 2009, at her residence following a brief illness. She was born in Lewis Township, June 13, 1932, the daughter of Harold Fred "Ted" and Mildred N. (Wilkins) Neal. Betty attended Brazil High School through her junior year and graduated from Reelsville High School in 1950. She married Raymond L. Williams Nov. 16, 1950. He passed away Feb. 20, 1965...
Reader pleased with passing of bill (11/15/09)
To the Editor: On Saturday, Nov. 7, a bipartisan majority of the House of Representatives made history by passing H.R. 3962, the Affordable Health Care for America Act. After nearly a century of false starts, this was the first time a chamber of Congress has ever passed comprehensive health insurance reform. This is a historic achievement...
Thanks for the veterans program (11/15/09)
To the Editor: On behalf of all the veterans that are residents at Cloverleaf of Knightsville, we would like to thank the entire staff for their Veterans' Day program. Each veteran was acknowledged, had a flower pinned on his/her lapel, presented with a framed plaque, had their pictures taken and then served a delicious lunch...
Healthcare bill needs public option (11/15/09)
To the Editor: Healthcare reform without a public option amounts to billions of dollars of bailouts for the insurance companies. By expanding health insurance to the uninsured, we'll be giving tens of millions of new customers to the insurance companies, along with federal subsidies to keep premiums affordable...
Time to end 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' (11/15/09)
To the Editor: Last month, President Obama again called for an end to the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" law that prevents gays and lesbians from serving openly in our armed forces. The American public, including now a majority of conservatives, are on board with getting rid of this archaic law...
Grandma has remedies for everything (11/15/09)
To the Editor: Just got over 10 days with a cold. Took day-time cough syrup and night-time syrup and aspirin. I was thinking back when I was growing up about the onion pack on my chest and the goose grease treatment, gargling hot salt water and homemade mixes, which were handed down from grandma...
Volleyball team issues thanks (11/15/09)
To the Editor: This season, Northview volleyball achieved something that no volleyball team has achieved in 4A volleyball. This year, the Northview volleyball team won its first sectional since 1996. The girls were able to display true mental toughness to deliver that elusive sectional championship. We also did a lot in the community with our Breast Cancer Awareness Game, our Tribute to The Troops Game, and our billboard on United States 40 supporting the Say No to Drugs campaign...
'Hoorah' for the band (11/15/09)
To the Editor: In the late 1930s, and early 1940s, Friday night high school football games called for the Brazil High School Band to parade on United States 40 at noon time. Ahead of the band marched the school mascot, who carried a sign that read, "Football Tonight."...
Congrats on a job well done (11/15/09)
To the Editor: Congratulations to the Northview Marching Knights and band director Bob Medworth, winners of the 2009 Class B ISSMA State Title. A job well done. This is different, but I always like to compliment two of our favorite Brazil restaurants, Eddie's Sandwich Shoppe and Pappy's Bar-B-Que, two great places to eat. Their food is good. A great bunch of people. Their service is excellent and they are really friendly...
Looking for witnesses to history (11/15/09)
To the Editor: (On Monday, Nov. 9, 2009), the world recognized the fall of the Berlin Wall that came down 20 years ago. I first heard it on the news (Monday, Nov. 9, on WTWO) so I called the TV station to inquire on how to contact anyone that may have been there when the wall was built in August 1961...
In praise of county assessor (11/15/09)
To the Editor: Dear Assessor (Mark) Barnhart: We would like to thank you and your staff for the professional manner in the operation of your office and you (and your staff) taking the time to explain a very complex and confusing subject of property taxes...
Adults have to be role models (11/15/09)
Editor's Note: This is the fourth of four letters from a writing campaign engineered by the Northview High School Advanced Health Class. To the Editor: I am in Advanced Health at Northview High School and it has been brought to our attention that tobacco use is an issue at the Clay Youth Football League (CYFL)...
Send positive message to children (11/15/09)
Editor's Note: This is the third of four letters from a writing campaign engineered by the Northview High School Advanced Health Class. To the Editor: It has been brought to our attention in our Advanced Health class at Northview High School that tobacco has become an issue at the Clay Youth Football League...
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