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Stories from Sunday, November 29, 2009

Area resident gets in shape while overseas (11/29/09)
Deployment in Iraq has helped one area resident get into the best shape of her life. Spc. Helen M. Corne, a member of the Brazil National Guard, has been overseas since January. She is currently stationed at the Al Asad Air Base. She joined the service two years ago...
Merritt home kicks off Home Tour (11/29/09)
The holiday season is off and running. One sure sign of the season is the annual Tri Kappa Christmas Home Tour. The home tour is back this year with four fabulous homes being featured. The first home featured this week is the newly built home of Janyne Merritt, owner of Homes Express...
Toys for Tots set for this week (11/29/09)
For 10 years now, a local business has been doing its part to help make the Christmas season a little brighter for Clay County youngsters. Beginning Monday, Shaw Chiropractic, 78 Forest Park Plaza, will start its annual toy drive as part of the Marine Corp Reserves "Toys for Tots" campaign...
Historical Society sets up meeting (11/29/09)
The Clay County Historical Society will be meeting Dec. 7, at 7 p.m., in the lower level of the museum. The speaker will be Nancy Michael, State Representative for the 44th District. The election of officers will also be held. The public is invited to attend...
Grace Brown (11/29/09)
Grace Brown, 100, Bowling Green, passed away Nov. 27, 2009, at Cloverleaf Nursing Home, Knightsville. Grace was born in Clay County, Aug. 8, 1909, to Nathan D. and Lydia Belle (Burger) Swalley. She attended the Beamer School. Grace married Lawrence Brown Dec. 22, 1934. He preceded her in death Aug. 16, 1986...
Robert 'Bob' Eugene Blackwell (11/29/09)
Robert "Bob" Eugene Blackwell, 85, Staunton, died at 12:45 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2009, at his residence. He was born April 17, 1924, in Lebanon, as the son of Wallace Estel and Catherine Hooton Blackwell. He married Bette Jean Fulwider in Lebanon. They celebrated their 63rd anniversary this year...
Reader gives thanks to van service (11/29/09)
To the Editor: I am not used to writing letters to the editor. However, I wish to let Clay County know that I appreciated the Clay County Vets Van Service for vets and to let you know that a fine gentleman named Don Fox drove me to Indianapolis VA twice now, and he has assisted me from my back porch there and returned after waiting a couple hours at Indianapolis...
Smokeout coordinators offer gratitude (11/29/09)
To the Editor: The Clay County Health Department would like to thank the Clay County businesses who participated in the Great American Smoke-Out, Nov. 19. Smoking causes an estimated 460,000 deaths a year in the United States. It costs Americans more than $130 billion annually in medical care. On average, an individual usually spends more than $3,000 a year if he or she smokes...
Reader responds to letter (11/29/09)
To the Editor: In response to ("Country needs more morals," which appeared in the Nov. 23, 2009 issue of The Brazil Times), I agree that this country is moving away from the principles on which it was founded, but I completely disagree on the reasons that I feel that way...
Writing to disagree (11/29/09)
To the Editor: I read a letter published in The Brazil Times concerning our schools. If (the writer) is correct about not having a parent-teacher conference as stated in the letter, I agree that the teacher should meet with every parent to discuss the child's progress...
Don't blame educators (11/29/09)
To the Editor: There was a letter in the paper (Nov. 23, 2009) and I was a little upset with the writer. It has to do with our educators, etc. You know, people are always blaming everything on the educators and this isn't right. First, if there is a problem with the way things are done in our schools it is the administration that should be blamed, not the educators. This is the superintendent and the school board. They make up the rules and the educators just have to follow them...
Support group schedules meetings (11/29/09)
To the Editor: Hello, this is another letter announcing the start of a Celiac Disease Support Group. My name is Brooklyn Pierce and I have lived in the area my whole life. I was diagnosed in January of this year with Celiac Disease. Since then, I have dedicated a lot of time in educating myself about the disease and ways that I could help others who are newly diagnosed...
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