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Stories from Sunday, January 9, 2011

New Year -- New Goals (01/09/11)
Entering the final year of her term as mayor, Ann Bradshaw has a few goals for the upcoming year, but they are big ones. "We have a lot of projects currently going on, and I want to make sure they are completed," Bradshaw told The Brazil Times. "First and foremost are the water tower and the other water system projects."...
'You Say You Wanna Resolution?' (01/09/11)
With 2011 now in full swing, many residents are attempting to maintain their resolutions to diet and exercise. To assist in making those resolutions successful, Clay County Public Health Nurse Kim Hyatt provided a few tips. "When starting a new exercise regimen, it is suggested to visit a physician who can help outline the best plan for each individual's specific needs," Hyatt said. "But other than that, it is always important to start light and work your way up to more rigorous activities."...
School Board to meet Thursday (01/09/11)
The Clay Community Schools Corporation Board of Trustees will conduct its regular meeting Thursday, in the media center at North Clay Middle School. The meeting will follow a Board of Finance meeting, scheduled for 7:30 p.m. During the Board of Finance meeting, an election of officers and a report on investments will take place...
Public invited to see findings (01/09/11)
In September 2000, St. Vincent Health partnered with the community to develop a hospital that could meet the needs of the community of Clay County. In the past 10 years, hospital officials have strived to identify the needs of the community by giving a voice to the community through its Community Needs Assessment...
Meetings set (01/09/11)
The Clay County Breakfast Optimist Club will now meet at the Brazil Pancake House at the intersection of United States 40 and State Road 340. The meetings will take place every Saturday morning at 8. The club's next meeting is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 15...
Habitat meeting (01/09/11)
Habitat for Humanity of Clay County will conduct an informational meeting for interested families at 7 p.m., Jan. 27. The meeting will take place at the Brazil Public Library. Qualifications and requirements for families interested in the program will be discussed. In addition, applications will be distributed at the meeting as the organization no longer mails out applications...
Cracker Barrel! (01/09/11)
The first Clay County Cracker Barrel for 2011 will take place at 10 a.m., Saturday, at the Cory Firehouse. The event is sponsored by the Clay County Chamber of Commerce and Clay County Farm Bureau.
Community Notes (01/09/11)
The following is a list of upcoming events provided to The Brazil Times: Available The 2011 Clay County Aspiring Artist Calendars are currently available. Those interested in purchasing a calendar should call The Brazil Times at 446-2216, Monday-Friday, from 8 a.m.-4 p.m...
Food Pantry offers report for 2010 (01/09/11)
The Clay County Emergency Food Pantry recently reported its records report for 2010. The records indicated the pantry had 3,089 households, including 639 persons 60-older, a total of 5,733 adults 60-under, and 3,115 children. To provide the 27,845 bags of food distributed, the community came together to give the pantry food, clothing and household items...
Quilting program set (01/09/11)
"Yo-Yo Quilting -- Make and Take Mug Coaster," will be presented at 6 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 20, at the Brazil Public Library. No sewing experience is necessary to attend the class. Cost to attend is $5 and those interested in taking part must pre-register and pre-pay for the program...
Lawmaker wants homeowners to pay for pond safety (01/09/11)
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- An Indiana lawmaker worried about the dangers posed by retention ponds wants nearby homeowners to foot the bill of erecting safety barriers such as guardrails that could prevent drownings in the growing number of drainage basins dotting the state's subdivisions...
Eels top Miners at Greene County (01/09/11)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor SWITZ CITY -- The Clay City Eels may have came out of the Graber Post Catholic Tournament with an 0-3 mark, but apparently they took plenty away from the experience. In fact, the Eels have had quite a rugged schedule with their last five losses since Dec. 17 coming to teams with a combined 32-14 record. That includes unbeaten Forest Park and Eastern Greene and a 7-2 Vincennes Rivet squad...
Knights win three at Columbus East (01/09/11)
Times Staff Report COLUMBUS -- The Northview wrestling team continued to compete against some of the state's top competition on Saturday as the Knights took part in the Columbus East Invite. The Knights came away with a 3-2 dual mark on the day, claiming wins against Triton Central (60-18), Seymour (49-21) and Greenwood (39-39, won by criteria). Northview fell to the host school (48-22) and to 13th ranked Center Grove (67-6)...
Learning lessons from tragedy (01/09/11)
A senseless tragedy took place in Arizona Saturday. For unknown reasons, 22-year-old Jared Loughner opened fire in a Tucson, Ariz., grocery store, killing six people and wounding several more. Among the wounded was Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, who was shot in the head. However, doctors sounded encouraging about her survival Sunday afternoon...
Indiana Dental Association representatives urge all patients to sign petition (01/09/11)
To the Editor: Some dental insurers are changing the way they pay dental benefit claims. Not only does this cause confusion for thousands of Hoosiers, but it hinders proper dental care. Dentists and insurance companies refer to this issue as "Assignment of Benefits." Practically speaking, the patient signs an agreement requesting that the insurance company send payment for their treatment to the dentist...
Indiana House of Representatives Internship Program applications available (01/09/11)
To the Editor: The Indiana House of Representatives offers paid internships to recent college graduates or current college students attending an Indiana college. These internships offer excellent opportunities to learn firsthand about the legislative process, to gain valuable experience in a high-profile professional work environment and to serve as a staff member of the Indiana General Assembly's legislative session...
Thanking the elementary class (01/09/11)
To the Editor: Mr. Chris Ames' sixth-grade class at Clay City Elementary School chose not to exchange gifts for Christmas this year, but wanted to make donations to different organizations in the community. We were one of the organizations that helped. We are very grateful, but we also want the community to know what these kids chose to do...
Program makes a difference (01/09/11)
To the Editor: I, Clyde Grigsby Jr., would like to thank you for offering the Inside-Outside Dad's Program here at the Clay County Justice Center Also, a big thank you for having Ms. Jeannie Jacob teaching this program. She has done an excellent job teaching this class to us. Ms. Jacob taught and reminded the class about something very meaningful and close to everyone's heart: Our kids and family...
Learn more about epilepsy (01/09/11)
To the Editor: More than 3 million Americans have epilepsy or a seizure disorder. I am one of thousands of volunteers working to raise awareness of this terrible condition. Epilepsy is common, but many people know little about it or what to do when someone is having a seizure. That's why the Epilepsy Foundation is asking everyone to take the "Get Seizure Smart!," quiz...
Remembering the old days (01/09/11)
To the Editor: A few weeks ago, I read a letter by John Dickison of Carbon. He said he can remember waiting in long lines to get into the local theater to see a free movie and waiting on Santa Claus to arrive. Well, I can remember that too. During those times, there was no Walnut Theater and no Scene One Cinema...
Donate to this worthy cause (01/09/11)
To the Editor: I just would like to take this time to give a personal testimony about the House of Hope ministry (missionteens.com). I have a beloved family member that has been in addiction for more than 10 years. We (the family) have been waiting for him to hit bottom and reach out for help...
Health Department issues thanks (01/09/11)
To the Editor: The Clay County Health Department would like to thank everyone who helped with the recent fifth-grade Smoking Prevention Poster Contest. Thanks go to Kevin Higgins of A+ Printing and Jane Mills at Lamar Outdoor Advertising for contributing to the prizes...
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