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Stories from Thursday, January 13, 2011

Reminder (01/13/11)
The City of Brazil is encouraging residents and business owners to clean off their sidewalks in order to allow postal carriers and students traveling to school to utilize the walkways rather than having to walk in the street. For more information, call 443-2221...
Council hears non-smoking pleas (01/13/11)
During the audience comments portion of Wednesday's Common Council of the City of Brazil, Clay County Tobacco Coalition Director Kandace Brown, along with 12 other individuals, addressed the issue of a potential smoking ban ordinance. "This is a passionate and heated topic, but it is a common good issue for the community," St. Vincent Clay Hospital Administrator Jerry Laue said. "As a respiratory therapist, I have seen numerous health issues."...
Plea agreement reached in case (01/13/11)
A Fillmore man involved in a 2009 domestic dispute that led to a shooting/hostage incident near Center Point was sentenced in Clay Superior Court Wednesday. Matthew A. Aubrey, 28, along with his defense attorney Matthew Effner, appeared before Clay Superior Court Judge Blaine Akers and Chief Deputy Prosecutor Kim Jackson to enter into a new negotiated plea agreement...
Hall of Famer! (01/13/11)
Since she was a student in the Mitchell Community School Corporation, Ruth Ann Medworth has had a passion for activities. "I loved all the extra-curricular at school," Ruth Ann said. "I've always loved this kind of activity." As a junior high school student, her Physical Education teacher got her interested in guard...
Closed Monday (01/13/11)
In observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Brazil City Hall will be closed Monday. City Hall will reopen for business Tuesday. In addition, the Sanitation Department will operate one day behind for the week of Jan. 17-21. For more information, call 443-2221...
Info meeting (01/13/11)
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...
Community Notes (01/13/11)
The following is a list of upcoming events provided to The Brazil Times: No Paper Monday In observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day Monday, The Brazil Times will not publish a newspaper. However, The Times will publish a newspaper Tuesday, Jan. 18...
Two residents honored at conference (01/13/11)
INDIANAPOLIS -- Local soil and water conservation leaders who excel as top natural resource leaders were honored recently at the annual Conservation Awards Banquet. The event is a highlight of the 68th Conference of Indiana Soil and Water Conservation Districts themed, "The Power of Conservation: Clean Water, Healthy Soils," taking place at the Indianapolis Marriott downtown...
Fiber Frolic workshop scheduled for Jan. 28-30 (01/13/11)
TERRE HAUTE -- White Violet Center for Eco-Justice, a ministry of the Sisters of Providence, is offering area residents a chance to take advantage of inclement weather and learn a new craft or uncover some artistic talent. WVC, located at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, is offering a Fiber Frolic workshop Jan. 28-30...
Area hospital's women center receives $56,000 in grants (01/13/11)
DANVILLE, Ind. -- The Women's Center at Hendricks Regional health was recently granted more than $56,000 for support of breast health services for low-income, uninsured or under-insured women. The grants came from two sources, including: Both grants also allow the Hendricks Regional Health Women's Center to expand outreach and education efforts about breast health...
Extension workshop scheduled for Jan. 28-29 (01/13/11)
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- A Purdue Extension workshop will teach farmers how to more easily include a son, daughter or other business partner in their operations as they prepare to pass their livelihood on to younger generations. Purdue's agriculture economics department will present the Farming Together Workshop: Developing the Next Generation of Management, Jan. 28-29, in Stewart Center, Room 314, on the West Lafayette campus...
Punch Brothers set to perform at RHIT (01/13/11)
TERRE HAUTE -- Punch Brothers will bring its mixture of bluegrass instrumentation, spontaneity and modern classical music to the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology's Hatfield Hall Theater for a Performing Arts Series show at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 21...
Stutzman in Giffords' old offices (01/13/11)
GOSHEN, Ind. (AP) -- Republican Rep. Marlin Stutzman says his staff is upgrading security practices after working closely recently with the staff of injured Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. He says they worked together recently as his staff moved into Giffords' former congressional offices in Washington, D.C., during the transition of majority parties in the U.S. House of Representatives...
Applications available for National Youth Tour (01/13/11)
Applications are now available for the 2011 Electric Cooperative Youth Tour to Washington, D.C. Indiana's electric cooperatives have hosted the Youth Tour since 1960, providing hundreds of young Hoosiers the opportunity to visit the nation's capitol and learn about the federal government and the cooperative utility industry...
Registration for 500 Festival Volunteer Program open (01/13/11)
INDIANAPOLIS -- The 500 Festival announced recently volunteer registration for the 2011 500 Festival Volunteer Program is now open. Those interested in volunteering may sign up by logging onto www.500festival.com. The non-profit 500 Festival is looking for volunteers to help produce a variety of community events and programs that celebrate the 500 Festival's 2011 theme, "Miles of Memories: Celebrating the Most Important Race in History."...
Eels start quickly in SWIAC win over Cardinals (01/13/11)
By B.J. Hargis For The Brazil Times BLOOMFIELD -- Clay City scored the first 10 points and never glanced back as the Lady Eels defeated host Bloomfield 56-42 in a Southwestern Indiana Athletic Conference game Thursday night. The Lady Eels pushed their record to 11-6 overall and remained on top of the SWIAC standings with a 6-0 mark. The Lady Cardinals dropped to 8-5, 4-2...
Artesians dominate boards to sink Lady Knights (01/13/11)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor The Northview girl's basketball team played perhaps its best offensive game of the season against visiting Martinsville on Thursday night. However, the Artesians dominated the glass in pounding out a 66-40 victory over the Knights...
Knight's Kaylee Clark headed to Vincennes for volleyball (01/13/11)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor The Northview volleyball program has become one of the most successful in the Wabash Valley, producing several collegiate volleyball players. On Thursday afternoon, senior Kaylee Clark added her name to that list as she signed a letter-of-intent to play college volleyball at Vincennes University. She'll join Clay City senior Lynsey Higgins on the team along with Terre Haute South's Jessica Chichester and Owen Valley's Sydney Stines...
Northview JV wrestlers find success at Terre Haute tourney (01/13/11)
Times Staff Report TERRE HAUTE -- The Northview junior varsity wrestlers competed at Terre Haute North High School on Saturday in a four-team meet that also included Center Grove, Warren Central and the host Patriots. Jesse Miller competed at both 189 and 215 and completed a 3-0 record on the day to lead the Knights. ...
Noel Edwin Allen (01/13/11)
Noel Edwin Allen, 82, Brazil, died at 2 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011, at Exceptional Living Center, Brazil. He was born Jan. 11, 1929, in Zanesville, Ohio, as the son of Herbert N. and Elta Garvey Allen. Following high school, Noel was employed as a construction manager building brick plants and potteries in the U.S., South America, Australia, New Zealand, and Mexico. He married Helen J. Richardson Dec. 13, 1947, in Cordova, Ala...
The truth about deicers and plants (01/13/11)
Snow and ice are common in Indiana around the winter months. We have already experienced enough to last a year in many individual's eyes. Often, when we are trying to get rid of the snow and ice, we find ourselves using deicers. If you are one of the many who use deicers, listen up to the following information on deicers since they can damage your plants...
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