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Stories from Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Health study ranks county 68th (03/30/11)
A recent study ranks Clay County in the bottom-third of the state's 92 counties regarding health. Clay County ranked 68th overall out of the state's 92 counties, according to the County Health Rankings -- a collaborative study between the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Institute. Updated rankings from all counties among the 50 states were recently released...
Construction of new firehouse may be soon (03/30/11)
STAUNTON -- The process is moving along quite well, according to Posey Township Volunteer Fire Department Chief Larry Tempel. In fact, the town could have a new fire department building by January 2012. On Tuesday, Tempel informed The Brazil Times PTVFD received eight bids recently for construction of the new building...
Because every life has a story (03/30/11)
Recognizing and honoring the experience, wisdom and wealth of knowledge our older citizens provide to our community and families is important, which is why The Brazil Times is looking for information about Clay County's older citizens. Every family has interesting stories in their past...
Kindergarten Round-Ups scheduled (03/30/11)
Clay Community Elementary Schools will host Kindergarten Round-Ups throughout the month of April. A child must be five years of age on or before Aug. 1, 2011, to attend kindergarten. Parents are encouraged to bring their children with them to registration. They should also bring their child's official birth certificate and immunization records...
Historical Society to meet Monday (03/30/11)
The Clay County Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m., Monday, in the lower level of the museum. The guest speaker will be Jerry Laue, St. Vincent Clay Hospital Administrator. The topic will be, "A Snapshot of the History of Health Care in Clay County."...
February 2011 Food Inspections (03/30/11)
The following is a list of food service inspections conducted by the Clay County Health Department for February 2011: February 2011 Food Service Inspections...
Clark to miss Greene County Festival this year (03/30/11)
LINTON -- Country Music Hall of Fame member Roy Clark will not appear in Linton this year as part of the Greene County Foundation Festival. Clark has appeared in 17 shows on stage in Linton as part of the festival, which raises money for college scholarships...
Eels looking for right combination in 2011 (03/30/11)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor The Clay City softball program has been one of the areas best over the last several seasons and is coming off an 18-12 season in which it lost in the sectional championship game to North Central (Farmersburg). One of the biggest tasks at hand this year will be replacing four-year starting pitcher Shelby Targett, who helped guide the team to a 70-33 record during her career with the Eels. ...
Purdue's Painter spurns Missouri (03/30/11)
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Purdue's sales pitch to Matt Painter was good enough. After talking with Missouri about its coaching vacancy, Painter decided to stay at his alma mater Wednesday and has agreed to an eight-year contract through the 2018-19 season...
Post-scandal Fiesta Bowl must justify place in BCS (03/30/11)
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- The head of the BCS put the Fiesta Bowl on notice Wednesday: "Follow the letter of the law" or lose its place in college football's lucrative championship system. BCS officials challenged the Fiesta Bowl to persuade them that extravagant and improper spending behind the firing of longtime CEO and President John Junker will never happen again...
Harmony Happenings (03/30/11)
Yesterday was run away from home day. I decided a couple of weeks ago to sign up for a bus trip. When the last ice glob melted, I was ready to go somewhere fun. Turner Air, Land, and Sea escorted us to Danville, Ind., for lunch at the Mayberry Café and then to the Danville Public Library for info on genealogy. ...
Brazil Buzz (03/30/11)
Winter is in no hurry to give way to spring. I haven't noticed many woodland creatures frolicking in warm sunshine lately. Come to think of it; I haven't noticed much sunshine. What is left of the weeping willow is greening nicely and the tiger lily's blades are springing up from their root beds. Robins are abundant...
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