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Stories from Sunday, March 27, 2011

Gregg to speak at Jefferson-Jackson dinner (03/27/11)
The Clay County Democrat Club has scheduled its annual Jefferson-Jackson Dinner for Friday, April 8. The event will take place at Traditions, 105 E. National Ave., Brazil. Dinner is set for 6 p.m. The featured speaker will be John Gregg. Gregg is a former Democratic State Representative in the Indiana House of Representatives from 1986-2002...
Fish Fry! (03/27/11)
Wesley Chapel Church will host a Jonah Fish Saturday, April 2, from 4-8 p.m., at the Kennedy's Crossing Bingo Center. Several items will be raffled off at the event.
CCSR fundraising efforts ongoing (03/27/11)
Clay County Search and Rescue is continuing its fundraising efforts to make sure local residents have adequate emergency services available. Recently, State Farm Insurance Agent John Howes, on behalf of State Farm Insurance, presented CCSR with a $1,000 safety grant to help purchase new radio equipment...
Artist to a 'T' (03/27/11)
A local tattoo artist has gained notoriety for his unique creations. Mike Jones, owner of Steel Life Tattoo, 2 E. National Ave., Ste. 1, Brazil, recently participated in the Second Annual Elemental Arts Tattoo Show, Kokomo, March 11-13. "It is a big gathering of tattoo artists across the Midwest," Jones said. "At the end of the show, the artists are judged on the tattoos they create during the weekend."...
Bench project ongoing (03/27/11)
One man's desire to purchase a memorial bench in memory of his late parents turned into a "vision" that is benefiting the entire Clay County community. George Kumpf is spearheading a project to replace all the park benches in Forest Park's band shell...
Special meeting (03/27/11)
On Thursday, a member of Congressman Larry Bucshon's staff will be at the Clay County Courthouse, 609 E. National Ave., Brazil, from 9-10:30 a.m. The meeting will be a chance to discuss issues, problems or opinions regarding the federal government.
Annual Senior Picnic scheduled at Forest Park (03/27/11)
The Area 7 Agency Area Day Senior Picnic has been scheduled to take place Friday, May 27, at Forest Park. For the second year in a row, the agency will conduct a grand prize drawing at the picnic for two reservations for its trip to Branson, Mo., in October. Those interested in the drawing must be present to win...
Community Notes (03/27/11)
The following is a list of upcoming events provided to The Brazil Times: Dispatcher Wanted The Brazil City Police Department has an opening for one full-time dispatcher. Applicants must be able to work with the public, be able to work under stress and must be able to multi-task...
Monday is final day to sign up for CSA program (03/27/11)
Monday is the last day to sign up for this year's Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. White Violet Center for Eco-Justice, a ministry of the Sisters of Providence, is once again offering the opportunity through the growing season...
Ernie Pyle Historic Site now scheduling tours (03/27/11)
DANA, Ind. -- The Ernie Pyle Historic Site in Dana is now scheduling tours for schools and other child and adult groups. Tour group admission fees are as follows: Cynthia Myers, president of the Friends of Ernie Pyle, said schools and other groups may schedule tours for any time...
Rockville's 'Art Affair on the Square' set for June 25 (03/27/11)
ROCKVILLE -- Spotlighting the creations of some of western Indiana's best artists and artisans, the Parke County Covered Bridge Art Association recently announced it will offer "Art Affair on the Square." The first-time event, will take place Saturday, June 25, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., in Rockville...
Foodbank releases 'Map the Meal Gap' (03/27/11)
TERRE HAUTE -- Terre Haute Catholic Charities Foodbank and Feeding America, the nation's largest domestic hunger-relief organization, recently released the study, "Map the Meal Gap," providing the first detailed look at the food budget needed by families struggling with hunger in the Wabash Valley each year -- an estimated $16,520.38...
Christian bands added to Indiana State Fair lineup (03/27/11)
INDIANAPOLIS -- Two Christian music groups have been added to a growing Indiana State Fair concert lineup in the Hoosier Lottery Grandstand as Third Day and MercyMe will bring their inspirational sounds to the stage Wednesday, Aug. 10, at 7:30 p.m. From its first album in 1996 to its 15th album released just a few months ago, Third Day has been rockin' audiences and rackin' up awards consistently for 15 years...
Skelton's Taekwondo takes in top tournament honors (03/27/11)
Times Staff report Four local martial arts students from Skelton's Taekwondo Academy in Brazil competed in the Evansville regional championships. Competing were Samantha Starr, brown Belt: Zachery Szekely, First Degree Black Belt recommended; Corinne Scully, Second Degree Black Belt: and Tom McKinney Jr., Fourth Degree Black Belt. ...
In search of advice (03/27/11)
As winter draws to a close and signs of spring are all around, I find myself in a bit of a fog. Our household was full of sickness for much of the winter. Both Merry and James David battled illness for much of the winter. At times, I wondered if it might ever end...
Student in search of mining info (03/27/11)
To the Editor: I am an anthropology graduate student at Indiana University (Bloomington) and I'm doing a small-scale project about surface coal mining in western Indiana. I'm really interested in the history of coal mining in the region and would really like to talk to or interview anyone who is or has been employed at any of the area mines...
Hospital care was top-notch (03/27/11)
To the Editor: I am writing this letter on behalf of my wife, who recently was an outpatient at St. Vincent Clay Hospital. We want to compliment the wonderful caregivers and Dr. Stephens, who attended to my wife while she was there. We also want to thank caregivers Robin F., Robby Clarke, Shirley J., Kim H., Jodi W., Jamie W., Bev S. and Jess C...
Thanking emergency responders (03/27/11)
To the Editor: I have read over time the negative comments about our 911 system, TransCare and St. Vincent Clay Hospital. A couple of weeks ago, my husband became very ill about 4:30 a.m. I called 911 and the lady was very professional, kind and stayed on the phone with me. We live out of town and TransCare was here in very little time and the two gentlemen were great with my husband and wasted no time in getting him to the hospital...
Veterans office closing temporarily (03/27/11)
To the Editor: The Veterans Office will be closed the first week of April 2011. If you need a ride to the VA Doctors that week, please call Monday or Tuesday, March 28 and March 29, to schedule a driver. Thank you. Mike Holland, Clay County Veteran Service Officer...
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