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Stories from Sunday, July 18, 2010

All in the family (07/18/10)
Perhaps it runs in the family. Earlier this year, 13-year-old Gracellen Geswein began contemplating whether she wanted to participate in the 2010 Clay County 4-H Princess contest. She wasn't sure. But a discussion about the pageant with her cousin, 2009 4-H Queen Hannah Van Horn quickly changed her mind...
Derby slated for Saturday (07/18/10)
It's time for the dirt to fly and cars to crash. This Saturday will be the first of two Demolition Derbies sponsored by the Clay County 4-H Council. The second will take place Aug. 28. "This is one of our largest fundraisers for 4-H," Event organizer Jim Stevenson recently told The Brazil Times. "It's a great family event, and all the proceeds go entirely to the 4-H program."...
Road closing (07/18/10)
State Street in Brazil will be closed Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, for school bus inspections.
Celebrities to show sheep at county fair (07/18/10)
The fun begins at 7 p.m., Tuesday, when various celebrities will attempt to show sheep at the Clay County 4-H Fair. 4-H Sheep Superintendent Bill Harshbarger organized the second annual fundraising event and has arranged for several novice Wabash Valley media and business people to participate...
BCB adding jazz, ragtime to Sunday show (07/18/10)
"Satchmo, Leroy and the Duke Meet the March King," will take place at Forest Park Sunday, July 25. The Brazil Concert Band, under the direction of Matt Huber, will present a show of music by four of America's most beloved composers. The 8 p.m., downbeat will move to the pavilion in case or rain...
Reunions (07/18/10)
The following is a list of information regarding upcoming area reunions as provided to The Brazil Times: Samual Martin Reunion The Samual Martin reunion will take place at noon, Monday, July 26, at Harmony Park. Those attending are encouraged to bring a covered dish and table service...
It's what's for dinner! (07/18/10)
Area resident Jim Latta (above) discusses his grilling with judges Mike Heaton and Tom McClanahan Sunday. Latta, with his partner Lainey Kelley, won the first Clay County 4-H Beef Cookoff at the fair, earning $50. Eric Anders (below) placed second, winning $25. The event was sponsored by the Clay County Beef and Cattle Association...
Former Brazil resident honored by RHIT (07/18/10)
Brazil native Michael Hoffa knows that his team of engineers, technicians and managers at Hologic, Inc., are making a difference in the healthcare of millions of women throughout the world. And, he wakes up each morning ready to do more. Hoffa serves as vice president product development and site manager for Hologic's Indianapolis-based Interventional Breast Solutions (IBS) division, which provides a comprehensive suite of technologies with products for breast biopsy and radiation treatment for early-stage breast cancer.. ...
Statewide program benefits libraries (07/18/10)
Many may not be aware but all services available at the Brazil Public library are available at libraries statewide. Through the Indiana Library Reciprocal program, those who utilize the Brazil Public Library may also check out books from other libraries across the state that are members of the program...
Community Notes (07/18/10)
The following is a list of upcoming events provided to The Brazil Times: Meeting moved For the next four months, the Forest Park Golf Board will conduct its meetings at the Forest Park Golf Course. The meetings take place at 7 p.m., during the third Monday of each month...
O'Neal and Amick score wins at Brownstown Speedway (07/18/10)
BROWNSTOWN -- The 20 Lap UMP Modified feature event saw Richie Lex and Brad Barrow make up the front row, with the original start being brought back due to a spin involving Tony McVey and Jared Bailey. On the restart, Lex led the first lap, with Amick in tow. ...
Stanbrough picks up Indiana Sprint Week win at Bloomington (07/18/10)
BLOOMINGTON -- The 23rd Annual Indiana Sprint Week rolled into Bloomington Speedway on Indiana Stoneworks Night and unleashed an evening of furious sprint car action. The event featured the United States Auto Club AMSOIL National Sprint Cars and the Midwest Mini Sprint Association Mini Sprints. Jon Stanbrough won the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car feature race and Mike Kiser took home the checkered flag in the MMSA Mini Sprint feature race...
Terre Haute's Fitzpatrick claims first USAC Sprint Car feature (07/18/10)
USAC Press Release HAUBSTADT -- Blake Fitzpatrick of West Terre Haute, scored his first-ever USAC AMSOIL National Sprint car feature victory Saturday night at Tri-State Speedway but Jon Stanbrough's second-place finish earned him the title of 2010 Indiana Sprint Week Champion...
Wilma Mary Cox (07/18/10)
Wilma Mary Cox, age 96, of Brazil, Ind., died Saturday, July 17, 2010, at St. Vincent Hospice in Indianapolis, Ind. She was born Jan. 30, 1914, in Clay City, Ind., as the daughter of Levi and Nancy Duncan Sinders. She graduated from Clay City High School. She married Elmer S. Cox Dec. 25, 1935. She was owner and operator of her own shoe store until her retirement. She was a member of the Brazil First Baptist Church and enjoyed quilting and gardening...
Alan V. Martin (07/18/10)
Alan V. Martin, age 89 of Indianapolis, Ind., and formerly of Brazil, died July 2, 2010, in Indianapolis. He was born June 7, 1920, in Clay County, as the son of Marion T. and Nellie Lucas Martin. He graduated from Van Buren High School with the class of 1938, Indiana State Teachers College in 1946 and went on to earn his Masters Degree from Indiana University...
Harry E. "Gene" Nelson (07/18/10)
Harry E. "Gene" Nelson, 72 of Reelsville, formerly of Terre Haute, died July 17, 2010, at Union Hospital. He was born in Clark County, Ind., the son of Kermit Nelson and Hazel Logsdon Nelson. He graduated from Hymera High School, Class of 1957. In his career he worked at Sony in Terre Haute and later sold heavy equipment for KMI. ...
Colonel John K. "Jack" Atkinson (07/18/10)
Colonel John K. "Jack" Atkinson, "Col. A," 73 of Brazil, died suddenly July 16, 2010, at St. Vincent Clay Hospital in the emergency room. He was born July 8, 1937, in Clay County the son of Orville K. Atkinson and Emma Mildred Archer Atkinson. He graduated from Van Buren High School, class of 1955. On Nov. 1, 1958, he married Sandra Wedel Atkinson and together they raised three children, Rebecca, Lesa and John...
BCB tour was a success (07/18/10)
Editor's Note: The following is a reflection from Brazil Concert Band Director Matt Huber regarding the band's recent trip to Memphis, Tenn. The Brazil Concert Band chose Memphis, Tenn., for its tour for this year. Memphis drew a great deal of interest from the musicians and one of the largest entourages, both in musicians and "groupies," left for Memphis July 7...
Congressional hearings are not about the witness (07/18/10)
Even before Tony Hayward, the embattled CEO of BP, appeared in front of the House investigative subcommittee June 17, everyone knew why he was there. It was not to apologize for the Gulf oil spill or to explain his company's behavior -- though all of this was expected of him. He was there, in large measure, so that members of Congress could vent their outrage -- and that of their constituents -- over the spill...
Breakfast to benefit county vets (07/18/10)
To the Editor: While waiting to hear from two sources for a grant, the V.F.W. Post 1127, Brazil, has planned another breakfast of sausage gravy on biscuits along with those that desire "flap-jacks with smoky sausages and fresh coffee." Cost is $4 for adults and $2 for children under 12. The breakfast will be from 7-11 a.m., Saturday, July 24, with the mixed sausage from Ron and Chris' Find Foods of Brazil...
Biofuel production creates jobs (07/18/10)
To the Editor: Recent focus has been on the oil spill in the Gulf. To shift the focus, recent attacks on domestic biofuels contributing to the Gulf's "dead zone" have surfaced. These attacks claim that fertilizer run-off from ethanol corn production contributes to higher nitrogen levels to the Mississippi River...
Reminders from our past (07/18/10)
To the Editor: This is some info from the old days, circa 1958: More from 1958 and other years next time. But before I sign off, I wanted to tell you that (a publishing company and I) have settled our differences. In fact, they told me if I wanted to, or if I was still interested in buying the book with my poem in it, I could do it through the mail, and not worry about the Internet, but the price is a little high, so I told them I would have to think it over a long time...
Government, money connection (07/18/10)
To the Editor: Our government is going to provide us with a golden opportunity to pay off our credit card debt with pennies on the dollar. With the federal budget deficit now running in excess of $1.5 trillion this year, and increasing, the Obama administration's own 10-year budget plan predicts that the national debt of the U.S. will exceed $25 trillion by 2019...
CCVFD thanks all for the help (07/18/10)
To the Editor: Center Point and Community Volunteer Fire Company, Inc., had our annual fish fry Saturday, June 26. I would like to publicly thank all who helped and supported us on that day. It was horribly hot, but many braved the heat. Those (like me) who prefer cooler temperatures purchased dinners through the drive-thru...
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