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Stories from Sunday, May 9, 2010

WANTED! (05/09/10)
Grab your small change and get those throwing arms ready, because several local celebrities are in the running to be hit with water balloons at the upcoming The Brazil Times Relay For Life Carnival. "We wanted something unusual this year," Times General Manager Lynne Llewellyn said about the upcoming event scheduled for 1-3 p.m., Saturday, May 15. "This is something the public can really get involved in."...
Insurance options increased (05/09/10)
Clay County residents living in floodplains now have the opportunity to get more flood insurance coverage. Effective May 1, Clay County was converted to the Regular Phase of the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)...
Bang the drum (05/09/10)
Nine-year-old Noah Parr practices his drumstick holding technique at the Northview High School Percussion Clinic Saturday. The clinic was the precursor for the Junkyard Jam, a performance by all the participating students, faculty and staff, that took place in the evening at the school. Noah is the son of Tammy and Joe Parr, Brazil. Jason Moon Photo...
Relay featuring a more personalized tribute (05/09/10)
A diagnosis of cancer turns lives upside down -- relationships, loyalties, and friendships are tested. An important part of every Relay For Life event is honoring those who fight the battle. The candlelight Luminaria ceremony is an emotional tribute to honor loved ones who lost their battle to cancer. Personalized decorative bags are placed on display -- usually forming a word such as HOPE or CURE -- while a roll call of the names are read to the crowd...
History and Restoration Program set (05/09/10)
The Carolina Church and Cemetery History and Restoration Program will take place Sunday. Those interested in attending will learn about the history, preservation and restoration of the local landmark. The educational program will be hosted by the Owen County Historical and Genealogical Society, and is scheduled to begin at 3 p.m...
Northview tennis claims WIC title (05/09/10)
Times Sports Editor SULLIVAN -- The Northview girls' tennis team put the finishing touches on a Western Indiana Conference title on Saturday, defeating both Sullivan and Brown County. The Knights swept the Eagles by a 5-0 score, but in hard fought fashion and battled past the Golden Arrows, 3-2...
Knights down Patriots at Big Four, lose to Braves (05/09/10)
Times Staff Report TERRE HAUTE -- The Northview baseball team came away from the 13th annual Big Four Tourney with just one win in its three games against some stiff competition from Vigo County rivals. After falling to West Vigo, 8-2 on Tuesday, the Knights bounced back behind an absolute pitching gem from Craig Bell to defeat Terre Haute North in Saturday's opener. However, Terre Haute South sent the Knights to an 11-5 loss in the final game to end the day on a sour note for Northview...
Knights place third at 13th annual Big Four Meet (05/09/10)
By STEVE FIELDS For the Brazil Times TERRE HAUTE -- Northview's Joel Whittington accomplished a lot Saturday in the Big Four Track and Fields Meet at Terre Haute South High School . Whittington won the 110-meter high hurdles, 300-meter low hurdles, finished second in the 100 and 200-meter dashes, scouted opponents for the Western Indiana Conference Meet this week at Edgewood, looked over the sectional field and figure out what he needed to work on before those meets...
Clay City boys win TRC Meet; Girls place fourth (05/09/10)
Times Staff Report LINTON -- The Clay City boys claimed the Tri-River Conference track and field team championship on Friday evening in a meet delayed periodically by lightning. Ethan Shaw won both the 110 high hurdles (16.72) and 300 intermediate hurdles (43.19) to help pace the Eels to a total of 151 points to top the host Linton Miners' 101. North Central and Shakamak each scored 100 and Eminence totaled 35 points...
"The Demon" a nightmare for sprint foes (05/09/10)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor PUTNAMVILLE -- It's hard to argue that the first few months of the 2010 USAC Sprint Car season have been magical for Concord, Calif. native, Damion Gardner. The "Demon" has won four of the eight contested USAC races thus far and on Saturday night, he added a victory at Lincoln Park Speedway to his resume...
Earl L. Kumpf (05/09/10)
Earl L. Kumpf, 92, Toldeo, Ohio, formerly of Brazil, passed away Oct. 14, 2009, in Toledo, after a courageous battle with cancer. A memorial service will take place for Earl Kumpf at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, May 22, 2010. He was the son of Leslie and Irene Kumpf and graduated from Staunton High School and Purdue University...
You're angry? Fine. But channel it constructively (05/09/10)
Everywhere you turn these days, you find someone insisting that Americans are fed up. They're angry at the White House, or at the government in general, or at politicians as a breed. The fiery rallies and other signs of bubbling discontent splashed across the front pages do not appear to be mere show. ...
Will I be a good dad? (05/09/10)
As many of you may already know, Merry and I are expecting our first child later this year. The child is due to be born in the middle of October. At this point, I'm not really all that frightened. In fact, I'm looking forward to it. A new challenge...
Squelching the rumors (05/09/10)
To the Editor: My name is Kevin Ringo and I am the owner and operator of Maurizio's Pizza here in Brazil. My store has been the subject of a couple of rumors recently and I thought they would just go away, but it has become apparent that they will not fade, so I feel I need to address them to stop the confusion out there...
Jerry Joe has been found (05/09/10)
To the Editor: Jerry Joe Froderman's great adventure is finally over. Our boxer was found in the woods north of Restlawn Cemetery. His journey stretched from North Walnut Street to East Pinckley, then up Murphy Avenue, behind the hospital and then up to the woods, where he was found after nine days of wandering...
Thanks for the experience (05/09/10)
To the Editor (Saturday, May 1), I had the great pleasure of walking in Brazil's Loyalty Day Parade and meeting and shaking the hands of hundreds of people. It was a phenomenal and heart-warming experience. I had the time of my life. It wasn't long after I moved here in 1999 that I concluded that the people of this community are among the best I have ever encountered...
Thank you for helping the cause (05/09/10)
To The Editor: Getting ready to take the wife to Greencastle, I was hailed down by Dr. Rick Rodgers, saying "have you got a minute? I have something for you." As neighbors, we have gotten UPS items for each other when one wasn't home. I pulled in Dr. Rodgers' drive and he went in his business and came out with a slip of paper, and to my surprise, it was a nice size donation toward the Vet mini-van needed by the VA office for Clay County...
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