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Stories from Sunday, May 1, 2011

Fundraiser set (05/01/11)
Eagles Lodge No. 274 will sponsor a fundraising event to help raise money to support medical expenses for 12-year-old Brazil resident Parker Timberman at 2 p.m., Saturday, at the lodge, 122 E. National Ave., Brazil. Parkers, whose parents are T.G. and Beth Timberman, suffers from cerebral palsy...
Results from Primary Straw Poll (05/01/11)
For approximately two weeks, online readers have been able to participate in a non-scientific straw poll at www.thebraziltimes.com. The poll was officially closed Sunday, at 12:30 p.m. Straw polls provide important interactive dialogue among movements within large groups, reflecting trends like organization and motivation...
City officials discuss current road paving (05/01/11)
The City of Brazil is prepping more areas for road paving. On Friday, Common Council of the City of Brazil member (Ward 4) Bill Lovett spoke with The Brazil Times about current work going on in the South Vandalia Street area. "Down in the little dip just south of Mechanic Street, we have been working to clear out brush and cut out a few trees to extend and expand the ditch to improve the drainage," Lovett, who also works for the city's Storm and Wastewater Department, said. ...
Stately visit (05/01/11)
Lugar remains optimistic for future of country With so many believing the United States is in the dumps, Sen. Richard Lugar would prefer to remain optimistic about the country's future. "I'd like to be optimistic that we're going to make headway," Lugar told a packed house Saturday at the YMCA of Clay County, 225 E. Kruzan St., Brazil...
Area business sets up memorial (05/01/11)
A local business is getting in the spirit. Computer Central, 537 E. National Ave., plans to construct a memorial for soldiers from Clay County in anticipation of the Loyalty Day Parade, scheduled for Saturday. Computer Central owner David Lewis hopes to have the display, called "Serving Our Community by Serving Our Country," up for viewing by Monday...
Speeding violation lands Bloomington man in jail (05/01/11)
A recent traffic stop leads to allegations of drug possession and dealing against a Bloomington man. According to information provided by the Clay County Sheriff's Department, Marcus Allen Etnier, 20, was taken into custody after a sheriff's deputy initiated a traffic stop for an alleged speeding violation on State Road 46 near Bowling Green...
32nd Clay County Day enjoyable for all (05/01/11)
The 32nd Clay County Day reunion took place Jan. 20, once again, at the Mattison's Riverside Ballroom at Twin Dolphin Marina, Bradenton, Fla. Nearly 90 people attended, both present and past Clay Countians, gathered together for a buffet luncheon and an exciting afternoon...
Open House scheduled (05/01/11)
The Crisis Pregnancy Center invites all residents of Clay County to its open house Thursday, from 4-7 p.m. All three crisis pregnancy centers, including the one in Brazil, 20 N. Meridian St., will conduct open houses. The two other centers are located at 1527 Poplar St., Terre Haute, and 7 S. 6th St., Terre Haute...
Four county students to take part in soil judging contest (05/01/11)
Four Clay Community high school soil judging team members will head west to get down and dirty for the National Soil Judging Contest this week. Three students from Clay City High School and one Northview student will attend the contest. Agriculture teacher Pat Powell will accompany junior Brylan Jones, sophomore Skylar Miller, freshman Colton Miller to Oklahoma City, Thursday...
County offices closed Tuesday (05/01/11)
Due to the Municipal Primary Election Tuesday, the Clay County Courthouse and all other county offices will be closed Tuesday.
Northview baseball teams win four-of-five over weekend (05/01/11)
Times Staff Report ELLETSVILLE -- The Northview Knights sent their JV black team to compete in the Edgewood Invite on Saturday afternoon and came away with a pair of victories. In the opening contest, Northview was held scoreless by Crawfordsville until the fourth inning. However, the Knights poured on 14 runs in the last two innings of a five-inning, 14-1 victory over the Athenians...
Shuman holds off Darland at Lincoln Park (05/01/11)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor PUTNAMVILLE, Ind. -- The skies finally cleared, mostly, and the water receded at Lincoln Park Speedway as racing conquered Mother Nature for the first time in three weeks with Saturday's slate of full throttle action in Putnamville...
Colts hope Carter adds power to running game (05/01/11)
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- The Indianapolis Colts wanted more protection for Peyton Manning and a more productive ground game. They think they filled both needs in this weekend's NFL draft. After taking one 300-pound offensive tackle on Thursday and another 300-pound tackle on Friday, Indy selected 225-pound running back Delone Carter of Syracuse with their fourth-round pick Saturday -- adding horsepower to a short-yardage attack that has been stuck in neutral the last two seasons. ...
Short, DeMoss and Hines pick up feature wins at Bloomington (05/01/11)
Bloomington Speedway release BLOOMINGTON -- After having the two previous weeks' events at Bloomington Speedway get washed out by rainfall, the red clay oval roared to life with an exciting opening event on Friday. The event showcased Bloomington Speedway's high-speed wheel to wheel action as Brady Short, Jeremy Hines, John DeMoss and Travis Rodgers were able to earn feature race victories in their respective classes...
Mary Kumpf (05/01/11)
A celebration of Mary Kumpf's life will take place May 14, 2011, at 10:30 a.m. Mrs. Kumpf passed away Feb. 6, 2011, in Toledo, Ohio. She was the daughter of John and Hazel Hunt and graduated from Staunton High School. She was married for 71 years to the late Earl Kumpf, also of Brazil, and graduate of Staunton High School...
Kendra Michele Nuckols (05/01/11)
Kendra Michele Nuckols, 26, Brazil, passed away at St. Francis Hospital in Beech Grove, Ind., April 29, 2011, following a brief illness. She was born July 30, 1984, in Putnam County, the daughter of George Michael and Kennetta (Lyon) Nuckols. Kendra attended Northview High School. She had worked at Dollar General and Metal Industries. Most recently, Kendra had been working as a Certified Nurses Assistant at the Exceptional Living Center of Brazil...
Public Record (05/01/11)
Clay County Courthouse The following transactions took place at the Clay County Courthouse April 21-29: Clay Superior Court -- Civil Equable Ascent Financial Vs. James C. Phillips: Civil Collections Discover Bank Vs. Gwendolyn K. Johns: Civil Collections...
Clay County Day attendees thank all for help (05/01/11)
To the Editor: Clay County Day attendees would like to say a very big thank you to all the businesses and individuals who helped make their Clay County Day 32nd reunion, held in Bradenton, Fla., this past January, the very enjoyable day it was. BJ Hofmann, chairman, would also like to express her thanks for the generous donations of the many door prizes...
Morel hunters: Show respect to landowners (05/01/11)
To the Editor: I, as well as my neighbors and other landowners outside of the city limits, have been having an issue that is typical for this time of year: Mushroom hunting trespassers. I do not know if people do not care or simply do not realize that land is, for the most part, privately owned and is not public roaming ground...
To AP: Stop with the sob stories (05/01/11)
To the Editor: Recently, the Associated Press reported that Medicare rise could mean no Social Security raise for 2012. Although they are predicting a slight cost-of-living adjustment for Social Security benefits next year, the first increase since 2009...
Not sure if the ticket was warranted (05/01/11)
To the Editor: On March 18, 2011, I was issued a ticket in Brazil. I pulled out of a café in Brazil onto a four-lane road and proceeded through the town, admiring the houses along the road, moving at about 40 mph. Imagine my surprise at seeing lights flashing in my rearview mirror...
Resident has issues with Internet, water (05/01/11)
To the Editor: The last time the water was turned off, I was like "OK, this happens." But really, another leak? And the killer is, we don't get any notice the water is being shut off. The water by Brazil and the Internet provided by (another company) are subpar...
Suggestions to get country through (05/01/11)
To the Editor: I have three suggestions on how to get our country through these tough times. No. 1 -- Bring all of our troops home from the Middle East. Those people have been fighting each other for thousands of years. There will never be peace until our Lord Jesus returns...
Online petition against Planned Parenthood (05/01/11)
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 charges the mother approximately $450 to kill her own baby...
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