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Stories from Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Smoking debate continues (02/09/11)
Despite it not being an official agenda item for several months, the potential smoking ban ordinance was the main topic of discussion for the Common Council of the City of Brazil. Only this time, smokers against the ordinance presented their side. During the audience comments portion Wednesday's meeting, a few individuals opposed to even putting the proposed ordinance up for a vote, let their opinions known...
Board elects new members (02/09/11)
Despite the frigid, icy weather conditions, the Clay County Extension Board annual meeting took place Jan. 31. Those in attendance heard from Clay County resident Kip Clark, who works with the Distributed Common Ground System (DCGS) at Hulman Field in Terre Haute...
Hung jury in Rhodes case (02/09/11)
After several hours of deliberation, a 12-member jury was unable to reach a unanimous verdict in the drug case against Dusty Rhodes Jr., Wednesday. Rhodes, 37, Terre Haute, was one of the suspects 60 law enforcement officials from 11 different local, state and federal agencies arrested as part of the August 2008, drug warrant sweep...
Pothole Patrol (02/09/11)
"Old Man Winter" has left behind a few potholes along many city streets in memory of his wintry visit. Brazil City Street workers have been out filling up the holes with road millings. City worker Jim Labaume and an unidentified resident performing community service through Clay Community Correction stayed busy filling holes on North Depot Street...
Council considers chiller choices (02/09/11)
An issue with the Clay County Courthouse's cooling system was brought to the attention of the Clay County Council during Monday's meeting. Clay County Commissioner Charlie Brown informed the council one of the three condenser coils on the chiller is leaking and in need of repair...
Commissioners discuss road maintenance bond requests (02/09/11)
The Clay County Commissioners discussed a pair of road maintenance bond requests during Monday's meeting. Hannum, Wagle and Cline Engineering representative Lindsey Glover (Terre Haute office) informed the commissioners about details regarding the Center Point water and sewer projects...
Valley artists: Youth Art Contest taking place (02/09/11)
TERRE HAUTE -- Young artists from the Wabash Valley have an opportunity to demonstrate their talents in the fifth Sisters of Providence Youth Art Contest. The theme of this year's contest is "The Legacy of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin." The contest is open to youths ages 5-18, who reside in Vigo, Parke, Vermillion, Clay and Sullivan counties in Indiana, and Clark, Edgar and Crawford counties in Illinois...
Local senior facility honored (02/09/11)
Exceptional Living Center of Brazil, a not-for-profit senior living and rehabilitation facility recently announced it earned a 4-star CMS rating. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) created the Five-Star Quality Rating System to help consumers, their families and caregivers compare nursing homes more easily and help identify areas people may want to ask questions...
Community Notes (02/09/11)
The following is a list of upcoming events provided to The Brazil Times: Classes Available The Clay County Health Department has available free smoking cessation counseling and smoking cessation products. For more information or to make an appointment, call 448-9021...
Honey Creek Mall to take part in Random Acts of Kindness Week (02/09/11)
TERRE HAUTE -- Those heading to the Honey Creek Mall should be prepared to be surprised during National Random Acts of Kindness Week Feb. 14-20. The mall will surprise shoppers with random acts of kindness to coincide with the national celebration. During the seven-day period, volunteers from Terre Haute Humane Society and staff from the mall will show kindness upon shoppers and area residents both inside the shopping centers and out in the community in the form of free gifts...
North Clay girls fall to visiting Woodrow Wilson (02/09/11)
By MATT MCKINNEY Times Staff Reporter Although the teams fought to the end, both the sixth- and seventh- grade North Clay girls' basketball teams lost Wednesday evening, 26-10 and 33-9, respectively. The sixth-graders' couldn't have started out their game on a worse note. They were outscored 14-4 and committed 13 turnovers in the first half. Not only that, but the Knights weren't able to put up a shot attempt until the second quarter...
Ethel Ione Killion (02/09/11)
Ethel Ione Killion, 97, Brazil, died Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011, at Cloverleaf Healthcare, Knightsville. She was born May 8, 1913, in Parke County, as the daughter of John and Hannah Bulmahn Crooks. Following graduation from Bridgeton High School, she attended Indiana Business College in Terre Haute...
Judith A. Spence (02/09/11)
Judith A. Spence, 73, Cardonia, passed away Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011, at 3:40 p.m., at her home with her family by her side. She was born Feb. 2, 1938, the daughter of David and Gertrude Cobb. She grew up in Royal Oaks, Mich. Judy moved to Brazil in 1956, where she met and married her husband Ronald E. Spence, in May 1957...
Mr. and Mrs. Delbert Pullum (02/09/11)
Delbert and Thelma Pullum will be celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary on Saturday, Feb. 12, with an open house from 1-5 p.m., at the Seelyville Town Hall. They were married on Feb. 13, 1941. Thelma is the former Miss Metheny. Richard is retired from French's Body Shop, Brazil...
Harmony Happenings (02/09/11)
The Harmony Town Council has completed the application to ask for a grant to install tornado sirens. They will hold a meeting on Tuesday evening, March 1, to go over the application and get it sent to the proper authorities. I don't have information on when they will know if they have received the grant. Council meetings are held at the Community Center on the first Tuesday of each month. We need those sirens...
Brazil Buzz (02/09/11)
This Saturday morning, I checked to see what was happening outside. Snow was coming down, steadily. An accumulation of the white stuff was sitting on the thick ice cover that is already glued to the ground. I have chosen to stay inside of the little blue house at the end of the road ever since the ice storm...
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