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Stories from Sunday, May 22, 2011

'Daffer Dandy' (05/22/11)
Ryan Daffer lay sedentary in a Union Hospital bed January 2008 when the doctors told him and his mother he might not live to see another day. But three-and-a-half years and 460 pounds later Daffer is an inspiration to many Brazil citizens who know him at the YMCA...
Reporting for Duty (05/22/11)
The Brazil City Police Department's K9 Unit is back on duty. Patrolman Robert Van Buren recently took over the K9 Handler position when the former handler stepped down from the position. Van Buren told The Brazil Times it's an opportunity he couldn't pass up. His wife and 9-month-old daughter have taken a shine to the new addition to their family...
Community Baby Shower set for June 3 (05/22/11)
A not-for-profit organization will be bringing expecting mothers in the area some additional cheer. On Friday, June 3, from 1-4 p.m., MDwise will conduct a free community baby shower at the YMCA of Clay County, 225 E. Kruzan St., Brazil. The event will include door prizes, raffle items, access to local services, information on free transportation from MDwise members and refreshments...
Accident sends three to hospital (05/22/11)
BOWLING GREEN -- One person was transported via AirEvac from the scene of an accident Sunday. According to information provided by Indiana State Police, at approximately 3:20 p.m., Sunday, officials were notified of the accident, approximately one-half mile east of Bowling Green on State Road 46...
Board hears update on bus garage status (05/22/11)
There was much deliberation about the future of the Clay Community School (CCS) transportation office during the May school board meeting Thursday. The City of Brazil's planning and zoning office gave the school corporation permission for a two-year contract for the current location on Depot and State streets...
Memorial services (05/22/11)
Memorial services at Calcutta Cemetery will take place Sunday, June 5, at 2 p.m. Those attending should bring lawn chairs. For more information, call 443-1782 or 442-8776.
Community Notes (05/22/11)
Reunions (05/22/11)
The following is information regarding area reunions as provided to The Brazil Times: Reelsville High School The Reelsville High School students of the 1960s will conduct a reunion June 4, from 3 p.m., to dark, at DePauw's Nature Park, Greencastle. Those attending are asked to bring a covered dish and lawn chairs...
Daniels says no to 2012 (05/22/11)
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Gov. Mitch Daniels, R-Ind., said Sunday he won't run for president because of family concerns, narrowing the field but making a wide-open race even hazier. "In the end, I was able to resolve every competing consideration but one," said the former Bush White House budget chief, disclosing his decision in a middle-of-the-night e-mail to supporters. ...
Knights swept at Boonville Tourney (05/22/11)
Times Staff Report BOONVILLE -- The Northview softball team came away from the Boonville Invitational on Saturday with a pair of narrow losses against tough competition. The Knights lost the opening game by a 2-0 score against the eighth-ranked host squad...
Fitzpatrick claims first career sprint win (05/22/11)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor PUTNAMVILLE -- Saturday evening's schedule at Lincoln Park Speedway in the heart of scenic Putnamville, Ind. provided a wealth of racing action for the fans in attendance under beautiful blue skies. Two extra features were on the slate after being rained out the previous weekend, creating a six feature extravaganza for the night...
Danica finally qualifies for Indianapolis 500 (05/22/11)
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Marco Andretti has put himself back in the Indianapolis 500 lineup with an incredible final run to beat the qualifying gun Sunday. Andretti posted a four-lap qualifying average of 224.628 mph on the final run of the day. He'll start 28th, the inside of Row 10. Just minutes earlier, he was bumped from the field by England's Alex Lloyd...
Wilma M. Holt (05/22/11)
Wilma M. Holt, 81, Brazil, died May 20, 2011, at 11:30 p.m., at Union Hospital. She was born March 16, 1930, in Clay County, the daughter of John Bemis and Ollie Lanham Bemis. In 1945, she married William Donald Holt. He preceded her in death on Nov. 7, 1990...
If I could turn back time ... (05/22/11)
When I hear others speak about yesteryear and how much better times were then than they are now, I can't help but to compare my teenage years to my children's. I admit that it does seem that there was more family time when I was younger. After supper (always at the table), my brothers, sisters and I would watch "Family Ties," "The Cosby Show," or a few other family themed sitcoms -- at least, we called it watching...
Take the cap off indoors (05/22/11)
To the Editor: I have given this a lot of thought and the more I think about it, the more upset I become. Recently, in Terre Haute, I attended a function at a church. While this was not a church service, but actually a school function, we were in a house of worship...
Reader offers advice for all (05/22/11)
To the Editor: I like to read "Looking Back," reminisce and history of our country. I have read incidents written about in The Times here in Clay County, and I wondered about what happened to this person or that one. Many passed on or headed for the sunny south or out west. Many times, for their health or to be near their children...
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