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Stories from Sunday, January 30, 2011

Former Times' Editor dies (01/30/11)
A piece of Clay County died this weekend. Former Times' Editor James "Jim" Dressler, died Saturday. He was 75. Dressler spent 38 years of his life in the world of newspaper, serving in many capacities, including political writer, staff writer, sports editor, managing editor and editor...
Going for Gold (01/30/11)
Olympic gold visited Brazil during the weekend. Jaycie Phelps, member of the 1996 Olympic Gold medal U.S. women's gymnastics team, stopped in at Tumble Express during the Open House Saturday. Phelps, an Indianapolis native, took photos and signed autographs for young Olympic hopefuls...
Property tax rates slightly up across most units (01/30/11)
Clay County is remaining on track when it comes to property tax billing. Recently, The Indiana Department of Local Government Finance (DLGF) approved the budget orders and tax rates for Clay County. "The certification of the budget order and tax rates sets the stage nicely for on-time tax bills for the second consecutive year, returning predictability to the property tax system," DLGF Commissioner Brian Bailey said in a press release. ...
Relay For Life sets up 'Recycle For A Cure' (01/30/11)
Those interested in helping fight the battle against cancer are encouraged to Recycle For A Cure. Relay For Life is asking all to clean out their drawers, closets and other areas, gather old cell phone, digital cameras, laptops, game systems and Ipods and drop them off at the following locations:...
Community Notes (01/30/11)
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...
James Dressler (01/30/11)
Velvet Joann (Snow) Oxendine Lovett (01/30/11)
Velvet Joann (Snow) Oxendine Lovett, 63, Brazil, passed away Jan. 28, 2011, at the Exceptional Living Center, Brazil, following a valiant battle with cancer. She was born Oct. 4, 1947, in Terre Haute, the daughter of Otto and Flossie (Bemis) Snow. Joann graduated from Gerstmeyer High School with the class of 1965. Following high school, Joann worked for General Housewares, Terre Haute. She also worked at Boston Scientific, Spencer, and most recently Goodwill Industries, Brazil...
Honor law enforcement with ribbons (01/30/11)
I am writing in regard to the tragic loss of Officer Moore of Indianapolis Metro Police Department. Officer Moore gave the ultimate sacrifice of his life while on duty protecting and serving the community of Indianapolis. In his passing, as with 10 other police officers across this country last weekend, we should all be grateful for our law enforcement every day they put on that uniform...
Special World War II tribute planned in Indianapolis (01/30/11)
For most, Feb. 23, is just another day in February, but for some World War II Veterans, it is a reminder of something much more important. Feb. 23 marks the 66th anniversary of the most historical day of World War II; the seizure of Mount Suribachi on the island of Iwo Jima, Japan...
In honor of a friend and colleague (01/30/11)
We all have regrets. They come and go with the passing moments. In this particular moment, my one regret is that James David will never get to meet one of the most influential men I ever met. James "Jim" Dressler. The former Brazil Times' Editor hired me in 1997 to cover sports. I was so thankful he gave me the opportunity and still am to this day...
Dietitian: More should be done (01/30/11)
To the Editor: As a dietitian, I was excited to hear that the nation's largest retailer is taking action to help Americans eat healthier, but I hope the company addresses gaps in its plan. Walmart is planning to reduce prices on produce and urging its suppliers to cut back on sodium, trans fat, and sugar in their products, but it must also work to reduce demand for meat and other high-fat foods...
Church project running smooth (01/30/11)
To the Editor: Community Missionary Church, 21 W. Pinckley St., Brazil, is still collecting pop cans for the Haiti Rice Project For Children there at their compound of orphans that they care for. Their meal of red beans and rice might seem like no meal to some in the U.S., but it's a lifesaver there in Haiti...
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