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Stories from Thursday, May 26, 2011

Family loses historic barn to Wednesday storms (05/26/11)
Officials with the Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA) informed The Brazil Times Friday they have been in the area investigating damages to infrastructure only, not to assess damages homeowners suffered from recent storms. While few county residents have reported damage regarding storms that blasted through the Wabash Valley Wednesday evening, one Clay County family lost an heirloom...
NCMS set to perform 'Short Cuts' (05/26/11)
North Clay Middle School (NCMS) Drama Club invites community members to the free comedic show, "Short Cuts," Friday at 7 p.m. Audience members can watch as ventriloquists and their "dummies" fight over who runs the show, best friend canine companions tackle emotional drama while at "Doggie Daycare" and a significant other is driven off after meeting his girlfriend's "crazy" family...
Money set aside for paving (05/26/11)
The City of Brazil has moved one step closer to paving some roads. During Wednesday's meeting of the Common Council of the City of Brazil, a resolution was passed appropriating $85,000 within the Rainy Day Fund for the purpose of paving roads. Of the total, $75,000 was set for upcoming paving of parts of Lenox, Davis and Olive streets, along with a portion of Vandalia Street, near the Edgewood subdivision...
Area man in jail on multiple charges (05/26/11)
A Coalmont man faces numerous felony battery allegations after an initial investigation into an attempted dog theft discovered a series of battery incidents against an undisclosed female victim. On Tuesday, Dustin Grissom, 23, Coalmont, was taken into custody on an arrest warrant issued by Clay Circuit Court earlier that day. ...
No Paper Monday (05/26/11)
In observance of Memorial Day Monday, The Brazil Times will not publish a newspaper. In addition, The Times' office will be closed Monday. However, The Times will publish a newspaper Tuesday and will be open for regular business hours of 8 a.m.-4 p.m...
CCSD search for owner of horses (05/26/11)
According to information provided by the Clay County Sheriff's Department, a county resident discovered an interesting find on their property. The resident witnessed three horses wandering their property and eventually stay. The landowner contacted the sheriff's department asking if anyone had reported the horses missing...
Sectional play postponed to Friday (05/26/11)
Tonight's baseball and softball sectional games have again been postponed due to inclement weather. The Terre Haute North softball sectional championship game between Northview and Terre Haute North has been moved to 7 p.m. on Friday night. The Clay City softball sectional semifinal games have been pushed back to Friday as well. Shakamak will face North Central (Farmersburg) at 5 p.m. followed by Clay City taking on Union (Dugger)...
Pancakes! (05/26/11)
Members of the Jackson Township Volunteer Fire Department will conduct the 20th annual pancake breakfast fundraiser from 7-11 a.m., Monday. Cost is a freewill offering. The menu will consist of pancakes, biscuits and gravy, eggs, sausage links or patties and drinks, including milk, orange juice or coffee...
Reading is 'Fun'damental (05/26/11)
Jackson Township students (back, left to right) Emily Boatman, Trenton Smith, Tyler Yocom, (front) Aydan Stearley, Kambree Lucas, Sonja Nelson and Parker Johnson stand proudly with librarian Debbie Stout after participating in the Young Hoosiers reading program. ...
Reading is 'Fun'damental (05/26/11)
Forest Park Elementary instructional Aid (left) Terri Price and librarian Debbi Stout (right) stand with this year's Young Hoosiers reading program top readers, fourth-grader Bailey Freeman and fifth-grader Samantha McIntire. Each winner received $10, free books of the their choice, a pizza party and other prizes...
Community Notes (05/26/11)
The following is a list of upcoming events provided to The Brazil Times: Volunteers Needed The Rotary Club of Brazil is searching for groups for grounds pick-up during the 4th of July Celebration for the mornings of June 29-July 5. Organizations interested are asked to pick one or more days...
Carbon Lodge, others to host dinner Tuesday (05/26/11)
Carbon Lodge No. 529 will host, along with Knightsville Lodge No. 409, the OES No. 238, and the Jobs Daughters No. 121, at the Knightsville Lodge, a fifth dinner at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday. There will be some awards and announcements presented to members...
Dealing with 'buffalo gnats' (05/26/11)
Recently, several poultry producers and 4-H'rs have contacted the Purdue Extension Offices in Clay and Owen counties concerning loss of chickens due to an insect called buffalo gnats. These gnats are commonly referred to as black flies. They are blood sucking flies that can cause anaphylactic shock, toxemia, blood loss, and suffocation in livestock. ...
Money being raised for pollinators (05/26/11)
Those interested in helping raise money for pollinators should visit Burt's Bees Facebook page. Help Burt's Bees spend dollars on pollinator conservation by sending a virtual bloom to friends through the page. Burt's Bees will donate $1 to the Pollinator Partnership (P2) for each bloom sent -- up to $25,000 total...
Historical Society to meet (05/26/11)
The Clay County Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m., Monday, June 6, in the lower level of the museum. Vice President Deneta Campbell will provide a program in honor of the 67th anniversary of D-Day. The society extends a special invitation to all veterans and if any veteran served during the invasion, they are welcome to share their story...
Nominations for FSA committees to end Aug. 1 (05/26/11)
INDIANAPOLIS -- Farmers have until Aug. 1, to nominate eligible candidates to serve on local Farm Service Agency (FSA) county committees, USDA Indiana Farm Service Agency Executive Director Julia A. Wickard said. The county committee nomination period begins June 15...
Diabetic driver faces new challenge at Indy 500 (05/26/11)
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Charlie Kimball is facing the biggest challenge of his racing career Sunday. Yes, it's his first Indianapolis 500 start, and for Kimball, it's an opportunity to show the world that diabetics can race, too. "The main thing is preparation," said Kimball, a California native who will become the first diabetic driver who has knowingly been allowed to race at Indy. "It starts long before the green flag flies."...
Kip A. Kumpf (05/26/11)
Kip A. Kumpf, 64, Brazil, died Wednesday, May 25, 2011, at Springhill Village in Terre Haute. He was born April 11, 1947, in Terre Haute, as the son of Max and Roxie Hibbs Kumpf. He graduated from Staunton High School, where he was active in baseball, track, and most notably varsity basketball, from 1963-65. As a left-handed point guard, he was a genius at driving lanes to the basket or passing to an open teammate...
Esther Lorene Skelton (05/26/11)
Esther Lorene Skelton, 82, Ft. Wayne, Ind., originally of Bowling Green, died Wednesday, May 25, 2011, in Ft. Wayne. She was born Jan. 18, 1929, in Bowling Green, as the daughter of Arnold and Ruth Blair Skelton. She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Joseph, Paul and Edward Skelton, and sisters Elsie Mills and Ruthie Skelton...
James Raymond 'J.R.' Knapp (05/26/11)
James Raymond "J.R." Knapp, 62, Brazil, passed away unexpectedly May 25, 2011, of an apparent heart attack. He was born in Terre Haute Feb. 10, 1949, to William and Shirley (Holland) Knapp. Jim graduated from Brazil High School with the class of 1967. He had attended ISU for a year and a half before joining the Army National Guard...
Issues with gardening (05/26/11)
By now, many individuals have either planted their garden or will be planting it in the near future. The act of planting the plants is only part of the battle a gardener must face when deciding to grow their own produce. Other issues they must face are moisture, nutrient requirements, weeds, insects and wildlife...
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