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Stories from Thursday, June 17, 2010

Sweep nets arrests (06/17/10)
County law enforcement war on drugs ongoing (06/17/10)
Editor's Note: This is the first part in a series of stories regarding the drug culture in Clay County. Apparently, members of Clay County law enforcement have been waging war on mind-altering substances for quite a while. Clay County Sheriff's Department Sheriff Mike Heaton, Chief Deputy Rob Gambill and various other law enforcement agents -- who will remain unidentified because they are actively involved in drug investigations -- agreed to speak with The Brazil Times about residents' concerns that drugs have invaded their community.. ...
Meeting set (06/17/10)
The Clay County Chamber of Commerce will welcome Indiana State Treasurer Richard Mourdock for its monthly membership meeting Tuesday, set for noon at the St. Vincent Clay Hospital meeting room. Call 448-8457 for more information.
Fish Fry! (06/17/10)
Bee Ridge Congregational Church will conduct a Jonah Fish Fry from 4-7 p.m., Saturday, at Kennedy's Crossing Bingo Center. Cost is $8 for adults, $5 for children 12-under, and free for children 2-under. For more information or advanced tickets, call Jeff Bridgewater at 812-241-3036...
'Take 5' scheduled (06/17/10)
"Take 5," a high energy, action packed evening for grade schoolers through teenagers, will take place Friday. Usual things consist of air tramp, game room and gym as well as prize games and an art contest. "Take 5" begins at 8 p.m., in the old Brazil Junior High School gymnasium...
Bank celebrates 125 years (06/17/10)
Although the actual anniversary is Monday, Riddell National Bank opened its doors after business hours for its 125th anniversary Thursday. Bank President and CEO Mike Lawson said 125 years of business speaks volumes. "I think it speaks highly of our commitment to the community and the community's commitment to us," Lawson told The Brazil Times...
Bill Collins Golf Scramble scheduled (06/17/10)
The Clay County Humane Society has scheduled its 13th Bill Collins Memorial Golf Scramble for Saturday, Aug. 21. A shotgun start has been planned for 1 p.m. The event will be played at Forest Park Golf Course. Cost is $50 per person. Prizes include the chance to win a Harley Davidson, courtesy of Wabash Valley Harley Davidson, for those who accomplish a hole-in-one...
Honored! (06/17/10)
Parke County REMC/TWN presented eight $500 college scholarships, payable in two semesters, to children of members of Parke County REMC who will be attending accredited colleges as first-year students in the fall of 2010. Applicants must have a high school grade-point average of 2.5 or higher (on a 4.0 scale) during the first semester of their senior year. ...
Area ISP trooper honored (06/17/10)
TERRE HAUTE -- The Indiana State Police Department conducted an awards and recognition ceremony in Indianapolis June 11. The ceremony honored and recognized individuals from around the state for their dedication to service, bravery and devotion to the department and the citizens of Indiana. Those individuals chosen were employees of the Indiana State Police Department and other public safety agencies...
Storm damage information available (06/17/10)
WEST LAFAYETTE -- Hoosiers with property and crop damage from this week's severe weather can find recovery information online through the Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service. Downloadable publications covering topics from flood mitigation to repairing buildings are available on Purdue's Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN) state website at http://www.ag.purdue.edu/extension/eden/..., and the clicking on the "Floods, Storms" link...
Skillman announces FFA, ISDA merger (06/17/10)
WEST LAFAYETTE -- The 81st Indiana State FFA Convention took place Wednesday and Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman announced a new partnership between the Indiana State Department of Agriculture and Indiana FFA. Beginning this summer, ISDA will house Indiana's FFA's Executive Director, who will continue to oversee the administration of the state organization...
UPDATE: Warrant sweep (06/17/10)
The amount of suspects taken into custody Thursday during arrest-warrant sweep by the Clay County Sheriff's Department has increased. Starting early Thursday morning, members of the CCSD and the Clay County Prosecutor's Office started the search for 14 suspects wanted on outstanding arrest warrants for various drug-related charges...
BREAKING: Warrant sweep nets seven (06/17/10)
Starting in the early morning hours Thursday, members of the Clay County Sheriff's Department, Clay County Prosecutor's Office and other various law enforcement agencies started rounding up 14 suspects wanted on various outstanding arrest warrants for various drug related charges...
Go-Kart racing set this weekend (06/17/10)
The Brazil Rotary Club will kick off its Fourth of July festivities Saturday and Sunday, with a pre-celebration Go-Kart race at Forest Park. The event is put on by the Southern Indiana Racing Association (SIRA). Admission is free. Rotary Club member Mike Petersen, who was placed in charge of organizing the race, said SIRA officials have told him they plan to bring up to 80 carts to Brazil, which will be used in 10 races of either 20 or 25 laps...
Myths on pork production (06/17/10)
Growing up, I can always remember all of my friends and most of my cousins showing hogs or being involved in swine production. I, on the other hand, spent my time with beef cattle and sheep. I did give in one year and showed a hog at the county fair. That one year (and several years on a livestock judging team), made me realize that there was more to raising a hog and swine production than I really gave it credit...
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