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Stories from Sunday, April 11, 2010

GOP candidates meet with public (04/11/10)
CENTER POINT -- Sharon Koehler has been involved with the Clay County Republican Central Committee for six years. When she first joined, she witnessed a lot of excitement as Mitch Daniels was making his official run as governor of Indiana. Since then, things have quieted down...
County taxpayers see effects of LOIT (04/11/10)
Property tax bills were mailed out recently, and many taxpayers are seeing a nice surprise in the envelope. The Clay County Council passed a 1-percent Local Option Income Tax (LOIT) in October 2009, which is split between two different purposes, and the effect is showing on property tax bills...
Annual INRA meeting to take place Saturday (04/11/10)
The 2010 annual meeting of the Indiana National Road Association (INRA) will take place at the Masonic Lodge, 201 N. Walnut St., Brazil, at 2 p.m., Saturday, April 17. INRA will be joined by guest speaker Jim Albright, the last guard off of the Federal Prison on the island of Alcatraz in San Francisco Bay...
Carnival set (04/11/10)
Jackson Street Wesleyan Church will have a parking lot Carnival Saturday, April 24, from 1-3 p.m. There will be games, hot dogs and chips, lemonade and tea available for those in attendance. Everyone is welcome to attend. Jackson Street Wesleyan Church is located at 701 W. Jackson St., next to the storage units...
Creative coloring (04/11/10)
Madelyn Gearld (above) placed first in the 7-9-year-old division of The Brazil Times' Easter Coloring Contest.
Creative coloring (04/11/10)
Ivan Cartmel (below) placed first in the 12-above division of The Brazil Times' Easter Coloring Contest.
Creative coloring (04/11/10)
Jessie Cartmel placed second in the 12-above division of The Brazil Times' Easter Coloring Contest.
Award ceremony set Saturday for area firefighters (04/11/10)
The public is invited to come out to meet, congratulate and celebrate the bravery of firefighters who risked their lives responding to a grain bin accident in December. On Dec 22, 2009, members of Clay City, Lewis, Jasonville, Coal City, Wright Township and Hymera volunteer fire departments were dispatched to Wise Farms, 13264 South County Road 200 West, north of Howesville. Michael Lacy had become engulfed in corn while working in the bin...
LEAAP Center offering new class (04/11/10)
A new class for parents and teenagers will be offered beginning Thursday at the Linking Education to Adults, Adolescents and Preschoolers (LEAAP) Center. Lifeline Youth and Family Services will offer the seven-week course, which will take place from 6:30-8 p.m...
Clay City student awarded scholarship (04/11/10)
Marleah Tryon was one of 10 recipients to receive a $1,000 scholarship from Endeavor Communications recently at South Putnam High School during Endeavor's annual meeting. Marleah is currently a senior at Clay City High School. She will be attending Indiana State University in the fall for nursing, where she plans to specialize in the field of trauma. ...
Jefferson-Jackson Dinner set for Friday (04/11/10)
The Clay County Democrats will have the Jefferson-Jackson Dinner Friday, at Traditions, 105 E. National Ave., Brazil. The speaker for the evening will be Nancy Michael, Indiana State Representative, District 44. Social hour will begin at 5 p.m., with dinner at 6:30 p.m...
Boy Scouts visit school board (04/11/10)
During the regular meeting of the Clay Community School Board of Trustees Thursday, there was a sight unlike any other. The Clay County Boy Scouts of America (BSA) made their presence known. "I am before you this evening to ask you to allow the Boy Scouts back into our schools," Andrew Bowman said. "Since 2006, our recruitment has gone from107 boys to just 30 boys in 2009. This stems from our denied access to our local schools."...
NCMS seventh-grader fighting for her life (04/11/10)
A North Clay Middle School student is in the fight for her life. Mercedes Compton was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) in January and also recently suffered a stroke. Compton, also a severe diabetic, is being treated at the Peyton Manning Children's Hospital, Indianapolis...
Earth Day celebration in the works (04/11/10)
Plans are being finalized for the 12th Earth Day celebration at White Violet Center for Eco-Justice (WVC) at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. Festivities begin at 11 a.m., and continue until 3 p.m., Saturday. The family friendly event is sponsored by the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, near Terre Haute. This year's theme will focus on "going local."...
State police offer motorcycle safety tips (04/11/10)
Sunshine and warm weather trigger the inevitable motorcycle riding season in Indiana. The period poses hidden dangers for both the rider and drivers of other motor vehicles. Those dangers can lead to serious injury and death to motorcycle enthusiasts around the state. In fact, 89 motorcyclists died on Indiana roadways in 2009...
Knights are second at Riddell Bank Tourney (04/11/10)
Times Staff Report The Northview Knights opened their 2010 golf season under nearly perfect conditions as sunny skies prevailed at Forest Park Golf Course for the Riddell National Bank Northview Invitational on Saturday. Terre Haute South got a first-place finish from Thomas Goss, who shot an 18-hole score of 67 and the Braves won the team title with a score of 292...
Offensive explosion powers Knights (04/11/10)
Times Staff Report MOUNT VERNON -- The Northview baseball traveling offensive road show made its second stop of the season at Mount Vernon on Saturday afternoon. After a stop at Martinsville Friday night where the Knights rocked the Artesians for 18 runs and 17 hits, Northview had a combined 31 runs and 30 hits in a two-game sweep against Mount Vernon...
Levi Jones claims sprint car win at LPS (04/11/10)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor PUTNAMVILLE -- A long, chilly winter gave way to beautiful sunny skies for the opening night of racing season at Lincoln Park Speedway on Saturday night. On tap for a great crowd was some of the top names in all four classes as the IndianaOpenwheel.com, D.O. Racin' Fest put a big payday on the line for hotshoes in sprint cars, modifieds, super stocks and bombers...
John Robert Means (04/11/10)
John Robert Means, 78, died at The Villages Hospice House April 7, 2010. He was born in Vigo County, and moved to this area in 2004, from Clearwater, Fla. He was a retired Captain of the U.S. Marines. Mr. Means was a private contractor and served as Condo Association F.P. at Innisbrook Resort in Palm Harbor, Fla...
Peggy Y. Toney (04/11/10)
Peggy Y. Toney, 79, Brazil, formerly of Jacksonville, Fla., died April 9, 2010, at Royal Oaks Healthcare Facility. She had been a resident there for only two days and had been only two weeks. She was born Feb. 7, 1931, in Parke County, Ind., the daughter of Tince Walters and Thelma Cliver Walters. She attended school in Mecca. Several years ago, she moved to the Jacksonville, Fla., area and was a child care provider. She moved to Brazil in 2005 to be close to her daughter...
Frederick 'Fred' Albert Kellum (04/11/10)
Frederick "Fred" Albert Kellum, 93, born and raised in Brazil, and recently resident in Dennison, Ill., passed away at Union Hospital, April 9, 2010, following a brief illness. He was born Feb. 17, 1917, the son of Albert and Agnes (Grosjean) Kellum...
Grateful for council's decision (04/11/10)
To the Editor: My property taxes that are due this year are down by more than 50 percent from last year. My house and property are the same, but what changed was the Clay County Council passed a Local Option Income Tax of 1 percent last year. The income from this tax is split by giving 75 percent of it to help reduce all residential property taxes and 25 percent goes to local police and safety funds...
Fundraiser set up for veterans (04/11/10)
To the Editor: The V.F.W. and American Legion are coming together to raise funds to purchase a new SUV for the veterans of Clay County. V.F.S. had a meeting last Tuesday evening to plan their first fundraiser. And out of that planned event, the American Legion will meet and plan theirs...
Stay informed on breast cancer (04/11/10)
To the Editor: I was saddened to hear that tennis star Martina Navratilova was diagnosed with breast cancer, but I'm so glad she has an excellent prognosis. I know Americans are looking forward to her full recovery and also looking for ways to protect themselves and their loved ones from this disease...
Neighborhood wants change (04/11/10)
To the Editor: To whom it may concern, As neighbors of the East Side Elementary School, we are writing this letter to express concerns about the chiller that is being installed on the west side of the building. Neighbor Brad Llewellyn, has been employed by a commercial plumbing, HVAC contractor for 30 years and has installed many of these units...
It's 2010 and reader still living in the dark ages of the Internet (04/11/10)
To the Editor: For the past 10 years or better that I have been using the Internet, I have been limited to either dial up or satellite Internet. For about that long, I have been checking and rechecking for broadband service in my area, always with the promise that the IP's were currently expanding their service area and that they would notify me when service became available...
Enforce immigration laws (04/11/10)
To the Editor: Creating jobs is simple. Enforce our immigration laws. With the current rate of unemployment in America, you would think the Obama administration would continue the work place immigration raids President Bush undertook the last few years of his administration...
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