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Stories from Sunday, February 6, 2011

Election: Mayor's race heating up (02/06/11)
A couple more people are attempting to become the newest Mayor of Brazil. Since the time period opened to file a declaration of candidacy for the May 3 Municipal Primary Election, nine individuals have thrown their hat into the political ring, four of which are running for mayor...
Possible expansion? (02/06/11)
YMCA fact-finding not complete A local organization is looking into the possibility of expanding. The YMCA of Clay County, 225 E. Kruzan St., and its board of directors are looking into the feasibility of leasing the building which held the Riverbank Family and Fitness Center...
Strong Kids Campaign underway (02/06/11)
The YMCA of Clay County is launching its Strong Kids campaign to financially support individuals and families in need so that they can participate in Y programs and services. Funds raised directly support the Y's cause of strengthening communities by nurturing the potential of every youth and teens, improving the nation's health and well being and providing opportunities to give back and support neighbors...
Service says more snow headed to area (02/06/11)
Clay County residents felt the impact of Mother Nature this past week. First, the county was affected by an ice storm, leaving many without power. As the week progressed, power was eventually restored for all county residents. As of Sunday afternoon, Duke Energy reported only 74 power outages in the area, including 70 in Vigo County. There were no power outages being reported in Clay County...
Meetings scheduled (02/06/11)
The Bowling Green Chapter No. 304, Order of the Eastern Star will have its regular meeting on the first Tuesday of each month, beginning at 7:30 p.m., March 1. The meetings will take place in the Clay City Masonic Temple, on Main Street. The March meeting will be initiation of a prospective member. All members of the Eastern Star are urged to attend. Finger Foods will be provided by all in attendance. For more information, call Worthy Matron Judy Harbaugh at 812-939-2633...
Community Notes (02/06/11)
The following is a list of upcoming events provided to The Brazil Times: Food Drive Century 21 Hometown Realty, 1605 E. National Ave., Brazil, is currently accepting donations for a food drive for the Clay County Humane Shelter. Those interested are encouraged to donate name brand pet food and enter for a chance to win a Walmart Gift Card...
LEAAP Center to host workshop (02/06/11)
A representative from Ivy Tech Community College will present a workshop regarding financial aid for higher education from 9 a.m.-noon, Thursday, Feb. 24, and again from 4-6 p.m., at the LEAAP Center, 501 E. Jackson St., Brazil. Individuals interested in attending college during the fall semester 2011 should attend to ask questions and receive assistance completing FAFSA forms...
Dog seminar set at library (02/06/11)
The Brazil Public Library will host "Dog Obedience and Dog Bite Safety," a lecture by Jack Shannon, at 6 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 17. Shannon will be at the library to discuss the issues. He has been training dogs for more than 20 years. He has trained many dogs for law enforcement and for the average dog lover. He trained his first dog when he was 10...
Donation! (02/06/11)
Bemis Company, Inc., recently made a $9,185 donation to Catholic Charities of Terre Haute. On hand for the donation included (from left) Catholic Charities representative Mary Lou Albert, Bemis representative Bob Fieck, Catholic Charities Director John Etling, Bemis representative Ashlea Garofola, Ryves Youth Center Director Jim Edwards, and Catholic Charities representative David Grimes...
Red Cross shelters now closed (02/06/11)
TERRE HAUTE -- With power restored and all shelter residents returning to their homes, the need for sheltering has ended. All American Red Cross shelters in the Wabash Valley have been closed. If someone wants to help people affected by the storm in the Wabash Valley or those affected by the thousands of disasters across the country and around the world, they can visit www.redcross.org, call 1-800-RED-CROSS, or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation...
Valley poets encouraged to enter competition (02/06/11)
TERRE HAUTE -- There is still time for poets and aspiring poets to send in submissions for the Max Ehrmann Poetry Competition. The program, sponsored by Art Spaces, Inc. -- Wabash Valley Outdoor Sculpture Collection and the Swope Art Museum is open to individuals and students living, working or attending school in the following six Indiana counties: Clay, Parke, Putnam, Sullivan, Vermillion and Vigo...
Ms. Wheelchair Indiana Pageant scheduled for March 19 (02/06/11)
INDIANAPOLIS -- People on Wheels' Ms. Wheelchair Indiana Pageant has announced its 2011 program and is calling for entrants to apply to the competition, which will take place March 19, in the Eli Lilly Hall at the Indiana Historical Society, 450 W. Ohio St., Indianapolis...
Knights heading to semi-state (02/06/11)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor BLOOMINGTON -- The Northview wrestling program took another big step forward on Saturday at the Bloomington South Regional by advancing a school record, five wrestlers to the Evansville Semistate next Saturday. Perhaps just as important for the Knights is that three of those five competitors are underclassmen, who will be back for yet another crack at reaching Conseco Fieldhouse and the state finals next season too...
Jesse A. Hill (02/06/11)
Jesse A. Hill, 77, Terre Haute, passed away Feb. 4, 2011, in the Royal Oaks Rehabilitation Center. Born April 15, 1933, in Connersville, Ind., he was the son of Charles Hill and Addie (Cherry) Hill. Jesse served in the U.S. Air Force for 21 years, and the U.S. ...
Ricky Franklin Rader (02/06/11)
Ricky Franklin Rader, 55, was taken from us suddenly early Saturday morning, Feb. 5, 2011. Rick was born in Brazil, June 15, 1955, attended Brazil High School and never left. Brazil was his home and he loved everything about the city and surrounding communities...
Mary J. Paxton (02/06/11)
Mary J. Paxton, 74, Crawfordsville, died Feb. 4, 2011, at her daughter's home. She was born Aug. 8, 1936, in Brazil, the daughter of Clifford and Lillie Lucas Crabb. She married Perry Paxton Feb. 19, 1956, in Brazil. He preceded her in death Sept. 14, 2007...
Paying homage to grandparents (02/06/11)
When I think of the word grandparents, I notice the two words grand and parents. That is exactly what we have had over the years. Whether we are eating the best meals, playing video games or bootscooting some of my favorite moments in life have occurred at the little blue house at the end of Elm Street...
Listen to voice of educators (02/06/11)
To the Editor: Much attention has been given in recent weeks to education "reform." While a focus on these important issues is welcome, the voices of educators -- those of us working daily in classrooms across the nation -- have been inexplicably ignored in the debate...
In memory of a friend (02/06/11)
To the Editor: I was very sorry to hear of the passing of Jim Dressler. When I first came to Brazil, he was very friendly and extremely helpful. He gave me a tour of the YMCA and filled me in on things an editor should know about a community. I found that he was a dedicated Christian man, serving as an elder in his church. He loved the community band...
Food Pantry offers quarterly report (02/06/11)
To the Editor: The Clay County Emergency Food Pantry conducted its quarterly board meeting Jan. 30. It was reported that 242 households and a total of 743 children and adults received food supplies during the month. The pantry wanted to apologize to the community for being closed due to weather conditions as well as a shortage of select food items and personnel health problems...
Repeal the right thing to do (02/06/11)
To the Editor: With the recent passage of H.R. 2, commonly referred to as "the Repeal Bill," many have asked about my vote and my willingness to speak out against "Obamacare." As I campaigned throughout the 8th Congressional District last year, I made it a point to speak out against the comprehensive takeover of the health care industry. ...
Families in need can apply for energy assistance (02/06/11)
To the Editor: This winter has been particularly cold and harsh on everyone in Clay County. It has been even harder on our families with low income. Fortunately, Indiana has an Energy Assistance Program (EAP) available to our community. It is managed by the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority...
Voicing concern on Clean Air Act (02/06/11)
To the Editor: I am very concerned about the environmental and health impacts of the unlimited amounts of carbon pollution that big polluters are currently allowed to dump into our air. The impacts of climate change are being seen across the continent, but are often most apparent near the sea. ...
Parke County REMC thanks customers for patience during storm outages (02/06/11)
To the Editor: Just as our mothers taught us to write thank you notes when we were children, Parke County REMC believes businesses should say thank you as well. After Mother Nature's visit to the hilly, wooded and rural areas of Parke County this week, more than 7,500 REMC members were dealing with snow, ice and cold temperatures, but were doing so without electricity...
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