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Stories from Sunday, April 18, 2010

Fighting the battle (04/18/10)
Never too late (04/18/10)
It's never to late to go back and get an education. "As soon as I was able to I quit school," Jessica Whitehead said. "It was the biggest mistake of my life." At 16-years-old Whitehead made a decision that, as the years have gone by, she now regrets. She is now 22-years-old with two young children, and she has returned to get the education that she gave up on years ago. Hoping her story can deter others from walking her path, she wants to be able to stop one student from quitting school...
Zumbathon! (04/18/10)
Riddell National Bank will host a Zumbathon from 5-7 p.m., Wednesday. The event will take place at the bank's main branch, 1 E. National Ave., in the community room. Cost is $10. Call 448-2611 for more information.
Magical moments (04/18/10)
Prom is a night about making memories. For some students, it was about spending time with family. "The idea started because a senior needed a dress," Cumberland Academy teacher Michelle Tracy said. "Then we found out there were other students who wanted to go but couldn't afford it."...
Donation (04/18/10)
Taking a break from constructing some of the 100 park benches recently delivered, George Kumpf (left), along with Clay Community Parks Association President Jim Thompson, accepted a check from Walmart Assistant Manager Grant Earley for the purchase of two park benches Friday. ...
Area sorority to host Taste Treat Luncheon (04/18/10)
Delta Theta Tau Sorority will host its annual Taste Treat Luncheon from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday. The event will take place at North Clay Middle School. Twenty-six different recipes -- from appetizers to desserts -- will be offered and will be made by sorority members. Cookbooks will allow those in attendance to follow along with the recipes and they will be available for purchase...
Parking lot carnival set (04/18/10)
Jackson Street Wesleyan Church will have a parking lot Carnival Saturday, from 1-3 p.m. There will be games, hot dogs and chips, lemonade and tea. Everyone is welcome to attend. Jackson Street Wesleyan Church is located at 701 W. Jackson St., next to the storage units...
Indiana State University honors Brazil resident (04/18/10)
INDIANAPOLIS -- The Indiana State University Foundation recently recognized Brazil resident Maurice "Mauri" Modesitt with its Spirit of the ISU Award. Recognizing not only those who give financially to ISU but also those who give of their time, energy and devotion, the foundation conducted its annual Philanthropy awards celebration Saturday at the Hyatt Regency Hotel...
Program helps students prepare (04/18/10)
While the end of school is still more than a month away, some future students are already preparing for next fall. The Big Buddy/Little Buddy program is currently underway at the elementary schools in the northern portion of the county. "The program is intended to help the preschooler get into the building before they begin attending in the fall," Program Coordinator Arletta Kellar said. ...
Fundraiser a success (04/18/10)
Members of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, 122 E. National Ave., Brazil, recently conducted a fundraiser for 10-year-old Brazil resident Desiray Fields, who is suffering from T-cell Leukemia. The fundraiser netted $3,000. On hand to present the monies to the family included (front, from left) Mary Grogan, Bill Vanes, Desiray Fields, Dave Miller, Harold Rogers, Tracy Deahl, (back) Jason Wendell, Jami Wythe, Prentiss Frazier, Christina Lawson, Bobbi Timpe, Steve Fields, Jackie Hall and James Fagg. ...
Knights post several top results at Patriot Challenge (04/18/10)
Times Staff Report TERRE HAUTE -- The host Patriots were winners of the Patriot Challenge track and field meet on Saturday afternoon. North's depth was too much in the meet that was scored according to class size. The Patriot boys won the Class 4-5A scoring by a decisive 133 to 33 margin over Northview with Arlington topping the boys Class 1-3A scoring with 109 points to edge Brown County's 102. Clay City was eighth out of 11 teams with 21 points...
Knights drill Quakers in twinbill sweep Saturday (04/18/10)
Times Staff Report The Northview Knights continued to flex their baseball muscle on Saturday afternoon, sending potential sectional foe, Plainfield, home with a twinbill sweep, 9-0 and 21-6 in five innings. In the first game, the Knights got six innings of one-hit baseball from Kodie Girton on the mound. Girton struckout seven while walking just one batter to get the victory. JT Jeffries came in and finished out the seventh inning...
Hollingsworth wins wild feature at LPS (04/18/10)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor PUTNAMVILLE -- Despite much cooler temperatures Saturday night at Lincoln Park Speedway, the hearty fans in the grandstands were treated to some heated racing at the Putnamville oval. Twenty-nine sprint cars were on hand and the crowd was able to take in qualifying for the field with Jared Harris taking fast time ahead of Justin Marvel and Cole Carter...
Health Care responses (04/18/10)
Editor's Note: For the past few weeks, readers have had an opportunity to vote on a poll at www.thebraziltimes.com. The poll, "Are you in favor of President Obama's healthcare bill," drew 1,181 responses. Respondents were given three choices in the poll, including yes, no or I don't know...
Funds still available (04/18/10)
To the Editor: The Kiwanis Club of Brazil is offering $1,000 in scholarship funds. There is a one-time $500 scholarship for one male Clay County high school senior and a one-time $500 scholarship for one female Clay County high school senior being offered for 2010...
Cancer research opportunity set (04/18/10)
To the Editor: What if you could personally participate in research that might help determine factors that cause or prevent cancer? What if your involvement, and that research, ultimately leads to the elimination of cancer as a major health problem for this and future generations?...
Reader thanks county residents (04/18/10)
To the Editor: Hey now, Clay County. You are coming through in great form. We have another load ready to go to the scrap man. Yes, the 56th ton is in the making, and the price has come up some, which means that the "Rice for Haiti Children" will be able to keep on eating and growing with the knowledge that some people care enough to help us keep feeding thousands...
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