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Stories from Sunday, March 13, 2011

Hoops Hysteria! (03/13/11)
TERRE HAUTE -- Although he isn't sure how long, Joe Thomas has had season tickets for the Indiana State University men's basketball team for years. He attends games regularly and has especially enjoyed watching the Sycamores this year. ISU finished the season with a 20-13 record and also advanced to the NCAA Tournament...
Attention readers: Find the Leprechaun! (03/13/11)
The Brazil Times is getting into the spirit of the season. On Thursday, readers will have the opportunity to find the lucky Leprechaun. Inside the Thursday paper, The Times will place a Leprechaun on a random page. Those finding the Leprechaun are asked to bring the page into The Times' office, 100 N. Meridian St., Brazil, for a chance to win $50...
Superintendent search begins (03/13/11)
The Clay Community School Corporation search for a new superintendent has officially begun and the board is asking for a little help. The school board approved a measure Thursday to send out a questionnaire to members of the community. There are four questions on the survey, including:...
Area man charged following dispute (03/13/11)
A Brazil man recently appeared in court to be formally charged for his alleged involvement in a domestic dispute March 3. According to court documents, the Clay County Sheriff's Department responded to a violent incident at an undisclosed residence...
Reward Party! (03/13/11)
Students at North Clay Middle School play chess during a reward party. Every students who did not have any behavior consequences the past 6 weeks grading period got to attend the party.
Board discusses search for superintendent (03/13/11)
The Clay Community School Corporation school board met Thursday evening to discuss motions suggested from the last meeting. During the patron comments, resident Jenny Moore attempted to persuade the school board to "cast their fishing nets farther" when concerning hiring the next superintendent...
Board meeting moved (03/13/11)
The Brazil Golf Board has rescheduled its March meeting date. The board normally meets on the third Monday of each month. However, the board will meet Monday, March 28, at 7 p.m., at Forest Park Golf Course Club House. The public is invited to attend the meeting...
Community Notes (03/13/11)
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...
Brazil man sentenced in Vigo Superior Court (03/13/11)
TERRE HAUTE -- A Brazil man received separate 30-year prison sentences for his alleged involvement in a violent crime spree that began in Clay County Jan. 15, and ended in Vigo County on Jan. 16, 2009. On March 7, James Orman, 21, appeared before Vigo Superior Court 3 Judge David R. Bolk...
Board meeting on TV (03/13/11)
The Clay Community Schools Board of Trustees tape for the March 10, 2011, meeting will be aired at the following times on local cable Channel 2: * Monday, at 9 a.m., and 7 p.m., and * Wednesday, at 9 a.m., and 7 p.m.
Reunions (03/13/11)
The following is information regarding area reunions as provided to The Brazil Times: Brazil High School Class of 1971 The Brazil High School Class of 1971 will celebrate its 40th anniversary with a reunion Saturday, July 2. The milestone reunion of Red Devils will take place at the Renaissance Banquet and Conference Center, on the corner of National Avenue and Franklin Street, Brazil...
Area 7 Agency sets up healthy living workshop at YMCA (03/13/11)
Area 7 Agency on Aging and Disabled will offer a Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions workshop for adults with chronic health conditions or those living with or caring for people with chronic conditions. The workshop is for those with arthritis, diabetes, asthma, COPD, emphysema, heart disease, high blood pressure, depression, pain, fatigue, or any other ongoing health condition that impacts daily life...
Terre Haute Pops Orchestra set for Sunday performance (03/13/11)
TERRE HAUTE -- The poems and stories of Edgar Allan Poe are the inspiration for the Sinfonietta Pops Orchestra concert, "Welcome to My Nightmare," which will be performed Sunday, March 20, at 3 p.m., in the Cecilian Auditorium at St. Mary-of-the-Woods College...
Indiana Republicans taking wide swipe at unions (03/13/11)
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Union leaders and Democrats facing a barrage of labor-related proposals since the legislative session started in early January hadnt been able to do much to slow them down until House Democrats took the bold step of fleeing the state Feb. 22...
Northview track and field competes at Sullivan Indoor Meet (03/13/11)
Times Staff Report TERRE HAUTE -- Northview's boys and girls' track and field teams competed at Indiana State last week in an effort to qualify for the Hoosier State Relay Meet on Saturday, March 20. The 16-team Sullivan Indoor Meet saw 16 boys' teams competing with the Knights having several very strong finishes...
Sycamores' Johnson wins NCAA national title in women's weight throw; Hanley seventh (03/13/11)
COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Indiana State sophomore Felisha Johnson entered the 2011 NCAA Division Indoor Track and Field Championships ranked second in the nation in the women's weight throw but will return home a national champion after winning the event Friday on the first day of the national championships...
Sycamores draw Syracuse as No. 14 seed for NCAA Tourney on Friday (03/13/11)
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. - The Indiana State Sycamores are returning to NCAA Tournament for the first time since the 2001 season and will take on Syracuse in the second round on Friday, March 18. ISU is a No. 14 seed while Syracuse is a No. 3. Tip-off time and broadcast information will be announced this week...
Villopoto dominates Super Cross in Indy (03/13/11)
By Tim Tuttle For The Brazil Times INDIANAPOLIS--Ryan Villopoto ran away with the AMA Monster Energy Supercross, winning by 6.3 seconds over runner-up James Stewart on Saturday before a crowd of 60,789 at Lucas Oil Stadium. Villopoto is starting to run away with the championship, too. It was the third straight victory and fifth in 11 events this season for the 22-year-old from Poulsbo, Wash. He's built up a 26-point lead, 221-195, over Stewart with six events to go...
Doris Ray (03/13/11)
Doris Ray, 94, Clay County, died March 12, 2011, at 5:23 a.m., at Cloverleaf Healthcare Facility. She had been a resident there for several years. She was born March 7, 1917, in Clay County, the daughter of Clarence "C.A." Downs and Bertha Danberry Downs...
Reminder to all candidates (03/13/11)
To all candidates: The Brazil Times wishes to congratulate all of you on your decision to serve the City of Brazil and its residents. By doing so, you have shown a true love for the community, as well as dedication and the desire to make this city a better place to live for everyone...
American Legion lesson was a difficult one (03/13/11)
To the Editor: Whenever bad news is announced, the stories begin. So is the saga of the closing of American Legion Post 2, the oldest post in Indiana. In the past few days, Commander (Nick) White has sent a letter to all the members outlining the situation. It is not a pretty picture and it would seem that quite a few poor management decisions were made by its officers...
New superintendent for corporation (03/13/11)
To the Editor: The Clay Community Schools Corporation is looking for a new superintendent to lead it into its future. This process has been commented upon several times through this paper and was addressed by a stakeholder in the last school board meeting...
Thanking the mayor for job well done (03/13/11)
To the Editor: When it comes to elections, the citizens of Brazil have a responsibility to empower the one who serves us as a community, but also on an individual level. I have had the honor and privilege to know and see the effect of Mayor Ann Bradshaw and all she has done for this community, and the lives that have been changed due to her self-sacrifice and willingness to serve...
Reader appreciates online paper (03/13/11)
To the Editor: I would like to give a lot of kudos to The Brazil Times' owners, managers and staff for the electronic version of The Times. I am very impressed with the amount of news and stories plus you can go back to previous stories and news in a short tap of the keyboard...
Reminder of Benefit Bank Tuesday (03/13/11)
To the Editor: I would like to invite you to an informational session regarding The Benefit Bank Tuesday, March 15, 2011, at the Clay County 4-H Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m., and there is no cost to attend this session...
Tax dollars for abortion is wrong (03/13/11)
To the Editor: Planned Parenthood aborts (kills) a precious American baby every 96 seconds, and receives $11 every second from our tax dollars. Thus, every 96 seconds, Americans pay Planned Parenthood $1,056 to kill one of our innocent American babies, in addition to charging the mother money to kill her own baby...
Brazil Head Start grateful for support (03/13/11)
To the Editor: My name is Barbie and on behalf of the Parent Committee and Brazil Head Start, I wanted to thank the following organizations for their support this year. Thank you Lady Auxiliary 274 Eagles, the Moose Lodge, the V.F.W., Kroger, Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 274, and to anyone else who may donate. Thank you again and we cannot begin to tell you how much community support means to us...
Respect and honor the American flag (03/13/11)
To the Editor: The United States has reached a sad state of affairs when it comes to the way we treat our flag. Our flag flies over our homes, churches, businesses, schools, cemeteries, etc. The problem is that once we raise our flag, it is forgotten...
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