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Stories from Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Commissioners tackle full agenda (01/05/11)
A full agenda faced the Clay County Commissioners during its first meeting of 2011 Monday. After retaining Charlie Brown as president and Paul Sinders as vice president, the commissioners took a few minutes to recognize Dr. S. Rahim Farid as he retires after 37 years as the Clay County Public Health Officer...
Council approves extension (01/05/11)
During its opening meeting of 2011, the Clay County Council approved a resolution to modify an Abatement Calculation Agreement. On Monday, BioEnergy Development President Robert Swain updated the council on the company's progress in beginning operations and the reason for requesting the modification...
Chamber, Farm Bureau set first Cracker Barrel (01/05/11)
The first Clay County Cracker Barrel of 2011 has been scheduled to take place at 10 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 15. The event will take place at the Cory Firehouse and is sponsored by the Clay County Chamber of Commerce and Clay County Farm Bureau. Chamber President Ted Paris told The Brazil Times invitations had been sent to Indiana Sens. ...
State Treasurer to be at meeting (01/05/11)
The Clay County Republican Club will conduct its monthly meeting at 7 p.m., Monday, Jan. 17, at the Clay County Senior Citizens Center, 120 S. Franklin St., Brazil. The guest speaker will be Indiana Treasurer Richard Mourdock. Mourdock took office as Indiana's 53rd State Treasurer in February 2007, and was reelected to another four-year term in November 2010...
Area 7 sponsoring trip to State House (01/05/11)
Area 7 Agency on Aging and Disabled will sponsor a motorcoach to the Indiana State House March 29, for a legislative day for persons 50-over. Cost is $15 per person, which will include a box lunch. The program will include presentations from organizations who serve and work with seniors throughout Indiana...
Survey gauging perceptions of UWWV (01/05/11)
TERRE HAUTE -- Perspectives Consulting Group will conduct a community survey on behalf of the United Way of the Wabash Valley from Jan. 3-21. The survey will gauge residents' awareness and perceptions of United Way of the Wabash Valley, perceptions of local issues and community priorities...
Junior Achievement Laureate Nominations underway (01/05/11)
The ninth Junior Achievement Hall of Fame Laureate Nominations are underway. Junior Achievement of the Wabash Valley is preparing to honor individuals that make significant, lasting contributions to children's education, the community and economic vitality...
Wabash Valley Right to Life hosting fundraising dinner (01/05/11)
TERRE HAUTE -- The Wabash Valley Right to Life will host a fundraising dinner Thursday, Jan. 27, at O'Shaughnessy Dining Room at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College. The key note speaker will be Marjorie Dannenfelser, an original organizer of the Susan B. Anthony List, who will present, "The Future of the Pro-Life Movement in American Politics."...
Road closed for home demolition (01/05/11)
North Walnut Street, between Church Street and Daniel Biggs Drive, will be closed from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Thursday and Friday, Jan. 6-7, for the demolition of a home. For more information call 443-2221.
North Clay returns to the court and splits with Cadets (01/05/11)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor The North Clay seventh --and-eighth-grade boy's basketball teams hadn't squared off against an opponent other than themselves in practice for three weeks over the holiday break, but the visiting Cascade Cadets came calling for a pair of games on Wednesday...
Northview freshmen knock off WIC foes (01/05/11)
By MATT MCKINNEY Times Staff Reporter Even though they started out stagnant, the Northview freshmen boys' basketball team was able to turn around their game in the second half to get the victory against the Edgewood Mustangs, 43-26. Neither team started well collectively, but Jim Mace was able to help Northview get a lead by scoring four points in the first quarter...
Ernest Franklin Egloff (01/05/11)
Ernest Franklin Egloff, 81, Carbon, died Jan. 4, 2011, at St. Vincent Clay Hospital, Brazil. He was born April 16, 1929, in "Pontiac," Van Buren Twp., Clay County, as the son of Oscar and Esther Wells Egloff. He graduated from Van Buren High School and continued his education at Purdue University, receiving his Bachelor's Degree in Agriculture in 1951, Indiana State University and DePauw University. ...
JAIL BOOKINGS 1-5-11 (01/05/11)
Clay County Justice Center The following jail bookings occurred at the Clay County Justice Center during Dec. 30-Jan. 3. Awaiting Arraignment Malott, Christopher A., 46 Wildman, Adam M., 22 Wildman, Alan M., 21 West, Ollie Marcell, 40 Driving while suspended...
Harmony Happenings (01/05/11)
I took a few days off from writing the Happenings so I could spend time with family and friends. Hope everyone had a great holiday and are looking forward to making this a great year. It is Wednesday morning as I am writing. There is no snow on the ground. It is a very good thing. Last month saw just too much white...
Brazil Buzz (01/05/11)
The sun is shining brightly this Sunday afternoon. I just wrapped up my outside chores and struggled to remove my work coat. Material stopped the unzipping process. I always panic when that happens. My mother died on a cold January day like this one, in 1992. She was attempting to remove a warm blue car coat that I gave her for Christmas, days earlier...
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