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Stories from Sunday, April 24, 2011

Theatre to present 'Parlor Games' (04/24/11)
The Community Theatre of Clay County will present its final performance of the season May 5-7. "Parlor Games," written by James C. Wall, will offer the community a chance to visit practical joker, Mort McNulty. McNulty, portrayed by Nick Lovett, hosts his own wake so that he can hear what people will say about him after he's dead. ...
The lucky one? (04/24/11)
Seven-year-old Luke Pierce hopes to find a lucky sack full of eggs at the American Legion Post 2 annual Easter Egg Hunt Sunday. Split into three age groups, children hunted for special eggs that had monetary values in them, ranging from $1 to $25. Luke is the son of Lori and Steven Pierce, Brazil...
Local Walmart celebrates milestone (04/24/11)
It's a rarity, but they did it. The Brazil Walmart recently learned it was to be awarded for being accident-free for two years. "It's very rare for a store to make it a year," Brazil Walmart Store Manager Brandon Wright told The Brazil Times. "For a store to go two years is pretty amazing. It is an amazing accomplishment, really."...
Y Strong Kids Campaign a success (04/24/11)
Under the leadership of Diana Lancaster and Grant Watts, campaign co-chairs, the YMCA of Clay County Strong Kids Campaign raise more than $44,000, in charitable contributions to support the local Y's financial assistance fund. Proceeds from the Strong Kids campaign assist those who might not otherwise be able to afford to pay the full fee for programs offered by the YMCA of Clay County...
Breaking Ground! (04/24/11)
Bee Ridge Church members (from left) Gean Matthews, Pastor Jeff Bridgewater, Norma Wells, Terri Sanders, Mike Brown and Jim Bales stand proudly in front of the sign after breaking ground for their soon to be new church home.
Tumble Express Gymnastics conducting 'Tumble For A Cure' (04/24/11)
Tumble Express Gymnastics will conduct a "Tumble For A Cure," event 10 a.m.-noon, Saturday. All ages are encouraged to come out and take a tumble or two for a cure. Participants are encouraged to collect pledges to help sponsor the $20 registration fee (which includes a T-shirt)...
Clay County Extension Homemakers extending scholarship eligibility (04/24/11)
The Clay County Extension Homemakers are offering a scholarship for Clay County students. They have extended a wider eligibility for students. Guidance counselors at Northview, Clay City and Shakamak high schools have the applications and qualifications for eligibility...
Benefit Bank meeting scheduled (04/24/11)
A benefit Hog Roast has been scheduled in memory of James Brandon Barnett. The benefit will be at the Brazil Moose Lodge No. 780, 225 S. Depot St., Brazil, at 3 p.m., Saturday. Events include raffles, a 50-50, White Elephant Sale and entertainment from 6-10 p.m...
Food giveaway (04/24/11)
The Church of Our Lord Jesus, 708 E. Hendrix St., Brazil, will conduct a food giveaway Saturday, May 21, from 1-3 p.m. For more information, call 446-3110.
Fish Fry! (04/24/11)
The Clay City Imperial Regiment will conduct a Fish Fry Saturday, May 7, from 3-9 p.m., at the Orange Building in Goshorn Park, Clay City. Carry-out dinners will be available. Cost is $7 for adults in advance and $5 for children in advance. Cost at the door is $8 for adults and $6 for children...
Area 7 Agency on Aging and Disabled sets up picnic (04/24/11)
The Area 7 Agency on Aging and Disabled will host its annual Area Day Senior Citizens Picnic Friday, May 27, at Forest Park in Brazil. The picnic will begin at 10 a.m., in the park pavilion with the National Anthem and opening of exhibit/service booths and small games...
Tutoring Offered at Brazil Library (04/24/11)
The Clay County Literacy Coalition will conduct free private tutoring sessions at the Brazil Public Library for adults who wish to improve their reading skills or would like to learn to read. Pamphlets are currently available at various locations around the city. Those wishing to take part in the sessions are urged to return the pamphlet to the Clay County Literacy Coalition, 203 N. Walnut St., Brazil, Ind., 47834. For more information, call 446-1331...
More mushrooms! (04/24/11)
Loyalty Day Parade slated for May 7 (04/24/11)
The annual V.F.W. Post 1127 Loyalty Day Parade will take place at 2 p.m., Saturday, May 7. The theme for this year's parade is "Welcome Home Vets -- 1919-2011." The lineup for the parade will gather at 1 p.m., at the corner of National Avenue and Depot Street in Brazil...
Community Notes (04/24/11)
The following is a list of upcoming events provided to The Brazil Times: Notification The City of Brazil is setting up an e-mail notification system for water-related happenings, such as boil orders. To sign up for the notification, contact the Water Office at 448-1539, or e-mail brazilwater@brazil.in.gov...
American Legion Easter Egg Hunt Winners! (04/24/11)
Reunions (04/24/11)
The following is information regarding area reunions as provided to The Brazil Times: Bowling Green School Reunion Anyone who attended Bowling Green School is invited to meet Friday, at the Center Point United Methodist Church. The event will begin at 6:30 p.m...
Sheriff Department's Relay team sponsoring golf scramble (04/24/11)
The Clay County Sheriff's Department Relay For Life team is sponsoring a Golf Scramble at Oak Ridge Golf Course, 9784 North County Road 300 East, Saturday, May 7. Pre-registration for a four-man team is $160 before May 1, and $200 afterwards. The registration fee includes food...
LCDC schedules Bluegrass festival for June 4 (04/24/11)
WVGS to sponsor Cemetery Restoration Workshop May 7 (04/24/11)
The Wabash Valley Genealogical Society will sponsor a Cemetery Restoration Workshop Saturday, May 7, from 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. The workshop will take place at the Rose Hill Cemetery in Fayette Township, New Goshen, Ind. Brad Manzenberger, owner of Stone Revival Cemetery Restoration, Franklin, Ind., will lead the workshop, which will consist of lectures, hands-on demonstrations and the cleaning and resetting of gravestones...
Knights capture invite title after dropping Titans (04/24/11)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor After opening the day with a victory over Bellmont, the Knights' baseball team closed out the Northview Invitational with a resounding victory over Gibson Southern, 13-3 in five innings. "This game was important for us to learn how to close out a tournament," Northview coach Scott McDonald said. "Gibson Southern put up a 14-0 shut out on Bellmont in the game before."...
Knights hand 10th-ranked Bellmont its first loss (04/24/11)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor In Saturday's opener of the Northview Invitational, threatening skies and heavy rains the night before weren't enough to keep the Knights from handing Class 3A No. 10 ranked Bellmont its first loss of the season. "The Bellmont game was big for us in the sense of being another big game challenge," Northview coach Scott McDonald said. "They were undefeated coming in, ranked 10th in 3A."...
Irene Esther Trench (04/24/11)
Irene Esther Trench, 95, West Terre Haute, passed away at 2:57 p.m., Friday, April 22, 2011, in the Cloverleaf Health Care Center, Knightsville. She was born June 12, 1915, in West Terre Haute Haute, to Charles Myers and Jeromine Galley Myers. Her husband, John Trench Sr., preceded her in death...
Sara L. (Reed) Blair (04/24/11)
Sara L. (Reed) Blair, 74, Casey, Ill., passed away in the early morning hours of Saturday, April 23, 2011, at Heartland Manor Nursing Center, Casey, Ill. She was born April 13, 1937, in Terre Haute, the daughter of James and Mabel (Flint) Reed. Survivors include her husband of 55 years, David E. ...
Discussing the principles of 'Paying it Forward' (04/24/11)
In an essay titled, "Compensation," Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote, "In the order of nature we cannot render benefits to those from whom we receive them, or only seldom. But the benefit we receive must be rendered again, line for line, deed for deed, cent for cent, to somebody."...
Now I really am a dad (04/24/11)
I had a discussion with Linking Education to Adults, Adolescents and Preschoolers (LEAAP) Center Coordinator Mary Yelton recently. While talking, Mary asked me if James David had started saying anything. The initial response -- in my mind -- was, 'He's only 6-months-old. He's not quite there yet.'...
Use proper flag etiquette (04/24/11)
To the Editor: In the past years, there has been a resurgence of patriotic pride. The U.S. flag can be seen flying everywhere to indicate a symbol of unity, to remember the men and women serving in our military and to remember those who have died for our country...
Student needs help with wish (04/24/11)
Editor's Note: A Carbon resident e-mailed this letter to The Brazil Times. Let's all take time to help out if we can). To the Editor: I'm sure you have heard about Mercedes Compton and her serious case of Leukemia. She only has 7-10 days left to live and she has one last wish. Her wish is to meet Ellen Degeneres before it's too late...
Reader expresses discomfort (04/24/11)
To the Editor: Upon arriving at the Old Hill Cemetery, I found such disheartening devastation. Very large gravestones belonging to the founders of the City of Brazil were toppled over, broken, and loose on the ground. An absolute mess. Everywhere I walked and looked was the same. Granted, this is an old cemetery, but to deface, crack, throw and push these pioneer markers is destruction of history...
American Legion hosting fundraiser (04/24/11)
To the Editor: The American Legion was chartered by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic, wartime veteran's organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is a not-for-profit community service organization, which now numbers nearly three million members...
Resident pleased with progress (04/24/11)
To the Editor: The patrons of Fun Time Fitness and Aquatics were happy to hear that Mayor Bradshaw and her assistant had made a visit to look at the broken sidewalk. Her concern is very appreciated. We remain hopeful that the treacherous condition of the sidewalk in the entry area will be repaired so our friends, especially those who have trouble walking, will be safe in the near future...
Habitat for Humanity issues thanks (04/24/11)
To the Editor: Habitat for Humanity of Clay County wishes to thank the community for supporting their Jonah Fish Fry April 9. We thank The Brazil Times, Clay City News, HI-99, Terre Haute Tribune-Star, Riddell National Bank, Terre Haute Savings Bank for advertising for us and the many merchants who displayed our fliers...
Please bring back my pogo stick (04/24/11)
To the Editor: Please, can the parents in and around the Village look and see if you have a pogo stick that doesn't belong to you? I am 4-years-old and Santa brought me one for Christmas. It was taken from my back yard about a month ago. I kept thinking a mom or dad would see that it was given back with an apology...
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