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Stories from Friday, April 15, 2011

Skatepark getting closer to reality (04/15/11)
Skateboarders may soon have a place to practice their tricks and grinds. During Wednesday's meeting of the Common Council of the City of Brazil, Clay Community Skatepark Association representative Roberta Weliever provided an update on where progress currently stands...
BREAKING: Brazil water to be shut off, boil order follows (04/15/11)
Brazil water customers will be under a boil order until further notice. At approximately 8:30 a.m., Friday morning, City of Brazil officials discovered a large leak in a 12-inch water line on Murphy Avenue, approximately one-half mile south of United States 40...
Clubs organize 'Chalk It Up' (04/15/11)
Aspiring artists of all ages are invited to participate in the upcoming "Chalk It Up" fundraising event for the 2011 Clay County Relay For Life. Sponsored by three clubs at Northview High School -- Key Club, SADD and BPA -- the art contest is scheduled to take place in the sidewalk and parking lot areas on the east side of the school May 14 (with a rain date of May 21)...
Abduction attempted in Turner (04/15/11)
Officials are looking for information in the ongoing investigation of attempted child abduction in Clay County Thursday evening. According to a press release from the Clay County Sheriff's Department, the incident occurred in a rural part of the county just south of Turner...
Mayor wants to continue serving public (04/15/11)
It has been my pleasure to serve the residents of Brazil as your Mayor. My career began as a member of the City Council and then I was fortunate enough to be elected to represent you as your Mayor. I have been married to John Bradshaw for 38 years. I have three children: Mary (Raymond), John (Valerie), and Allen...
Board briefly discusses bus garage options (04/15/11)
The relocation of the Clay Community School Bus Garage was the main topic during the school board meeting Thursday evening at Clay City Jr./Sr. High School. Amy Burke Adams suggested the board should consider revisiting the Williams property. Adams proposed getting two more thorough appraisals on the property. Previously, the appraisals were only drive-by glances, but the board wants to have two different independent companies appraise the building inside and out...
Commissioners' sale considered successful (04/15/11)
County officials continue to get delinquent properties back on the tax roll. On Thursday, the Commissioners' Tax Certificate Sale was conducted in the rotunda of the Clay County Courthouse, with the vast majority available for a starting bid of $10 or less...
Convicted bank robber shoots self during traffic stop (04/15/11)
HENRY COUNTY -- A Plainfield man formerly convicted in a local bank robbery shot himself during a traffic stop on Interstate-70 Friday morning. While patrolling I-70 shortly after 11 a.m., Friday, Indiana State Police Trooper Justin Geltmaker attempted to stop the driver of a pick-up that had articles falling out of the bed of the truck traveling eastbound near the 131-mile-marker...
Clarification (04/15/11)
The date of the Kindergarten Roundup for Staunton Elementary was inadvertently listed incorrect in previous editions of The Brazil Times. The event will take place at 9 a.m., Wednesday, April 20, at the school.
Tiny Hunter (04/15/11)
Four-year-old A.J. Montgomery found his first mushroom on his first trip hunting. Along with his papa, he found 60 total. Courtesy Photo.
Clay Youth Soccer Club in action Saturday (04/15/11)
The Clay Youth Soccer Club is in action this weekend with an 8 a.m. game at Terre Haute South on Saturday (April 16). The squad will then play at 1 p.m. behind North Clay Middle School.
CHURCH NEWS (04/15/11)
Brazil Nazarene Church Brazil Nazarene Church, 1002 E National Ave., will be having a "Passport to Kidz Missions" South and Central America and Easter Egg Hunt, on Saturday, April 23, starting at 1 pm Come one, come all for snacks, entertainment, treats, and prizes. "Passport to Kidz Missions" is open to ages preschool to 11-years-old...
Eels earn first baseball win; girl's track and field falls (04/15/11)
Times Staff Report CLAY CITY -- The Clay City Eels got their first baseball win of the season, which also doubled as a conference victory, dropping White River Valley 9-3 on Thursday evening. The Eels jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the first inning before the Wolverines tied the score in the third inning. Clay City broke the game open with an eight-run outburst in the fifth inning...
County grads tearing up the diamond (04/15/11)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor Clay County has produced some outstanding softball talent in recent years and their success has continued at the collegiate level this season. Emily Phillips suffered a knee injury during her senior basketball season at Northview High School, which caused her to be sidelined for her best sport, softball...
Charles Thomas Griffin (04/15/11)
Charles Thomas Griffin, 79, Indianapolis, formerly of Brazil, passed away Thursday, April 14, 2011. He was born Aug. 27, 1931, in Brazil, to Earl and Tressa (Sharp) Griffin. Charles graduated from Van Buren High School, and served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He was retired from Commercial Lovelace Trucking Co., and is a Past Commander of the V.F.W. Post 1127. Charles was a member of Chapel Rock Christian Church, the ROMEO's Club and enjoyed racing, camping and reading...
PUBLIC RECORD 4-15-11 (04/15/11)
Clay County Courthouse The following transactions took place at the Clay County Courthouse April 7-14: Clay Superior Court -- Civil Portfolio Recovery Associates Vs. James R. Kinkle: Civil Collections Midland Funding Vs. Lynne Erdly: Civil Collections...
Staunton Scene (04/15/11)
Staunton United Methodist Church Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m., with church service following at 10:30. Scott Aselage is our pastor and Glenna Simons is our pianist. On Easter Sunday morning, our schedule will be: Sunrise Service at 8 a.m., followed by breakfast at 8:45; an Easter Egg Hunt at 9:45; and then church service at the regular time of 10:30...
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