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Stories from Sunday, July 17, 2011

CCSD sets up child seat station (07/17/11)
To help ensure the safety of the county's youngest residents, the Clay County Sheriff's Department has established a Permanent Child Safety Seat Fitting Station. "We are able to do checks on the child safety seats as well as go over the proper installation as well," Clay County Sheriff's Deputy Casey Judge told The Brazil Times...
Clay County advances to final eight, defeating Shelby County (07/17/11)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor The Clay County 13-year-old all-stars opened bracket play on Sunday afternoon in the Babe Ruth State Tourney and picked up right where they left off in pool play on Saturday. After piling up 35 runs in a pair of wins against Connesville and Delta, the Clay County squad tallied seven runs in the first frame against Shelby County on the way to an 8-2 win. ...
Clay County 13's finish bracket play with win (07/17/11)
BY MATT MCKINNEY Times Staff Reporter The Clay County Youth League 13-year-olds followed Thursday's win against Connersville with a win against Delta on Friday, 18-4. Despite a late start, both teams came out swinging in the opening inning. Tanner Knust led off in the top of the first with a single. Number two batter, Tucker Stewart, walked...
Top chefs! (07/17/11)
Winners of the 2011 Clay County 4-H Fair Beef Cook-off contest included (from left) Fred Froderman (second-place, Adult Division), Susan Maurer (first-place, Adult Division), Elliott Stallcop (first-place, Youth Division), Ryan Cole (second-place, Youth Division)...
Resolution to allow debt restructure (07/17/11)
The City of Brazil is in the process of restructuring some of its debt. During a meeting of the Brazil Board of Public Works and Safety, a resolution was approved for the restructuring of payments in the Guaranteed Savings Performance Contract with Energy Systems Group, LLC...
Celebrity Sheep Show scheduled (07/17/11)
Usually, fire department and law enforcement personnel work together for the greater good, but Tuesday evening they will be battling against one another for a good cause. This year, the Clay County 4-H Fair Sheep Show will include the Celebrity Sheep Show with firefighter personnel vs. law enforcement officers...
Grocery bag included with paper for drive (07/17/11)
In conjunction with the food drive hosted by York Chevrolet July 18-25, a grocery bag will be included in Monday's edition of The Brazil Times. Residents may use the bags to collect non-perishable food items, which may be dropped off at York Chevrolet, any of the three First Financial Bank locations, Riddell National Bank, Harris Bank, Terre Haute Savings Bank and Page's IGA...
S.O.S. receives permission to re-apply for grant (07/17/11)
One area organization is taking the adage, "If at first you don't succeed, try, try again" to heart. During Wednesday's meeting of the Common Council of the City of Brazil, permission was granted for Serving on the Streets (S.O.S.) to re-apply for a $500,000 Community Focus Fund Grant for the renovation of the old Brazil Junior High Gymnasium...
Food giveaway (07/17/11)
The Church of Our Lord Jesus, 708 Hendrix St., Brazil, will conduct a food giveaway Saturday, from 1-3 p.m.
On television (07/17/11)
The July meeting of the Clay Community Board of School Trustees will be presented on Channel 2, local television station Monday, at 9 a.m., and 7 p.m. The showing will be repeated Wednesday, at 9 a.m., and 7 p.m.
Program set (07/17/11)
The Brazil Public Library Summer Reading Program will continue Wednesday with "Around the World with Dance!" The event, free and open to the public, will begin at 1:30 p.m. For more information, call 448-1981.
Second Clay County Fair Beef Cook-off takes place (07/17/11)
Since last year, it has grown four times in size. Last year, the Clay County Beef Cattle Association sponsored its first Beef Cook-off at the Clay County Fair. Only two people took part in the contest. This year, it has grown to eight. "People realized what it is and saw that it was fun," Clay County Beef Cattle Association representative Josh Butt said. "We provide the meat and they provide everything else."...
Winners! (07/17/11)
Division 1A Dog Obedience contestants at the 2011 Clay County 4-H Fair included (from left) Clay County Princess Taylor Simmons, Justine Smith, Samantha Hall, Madison Kapke and Clay County Queen Emilie Gottsche. Kapke was named champion while Smith earned reserve champion. Hall also received a blue ribbon...
Winners! (07/17/11)
Division 2A Dog Obedience contestants at the 2011 Clay County 4-H Fair included (from left) Clay County Princess Taylor Simmons, Casey Vandever and Clay County Queen Emilie Gottsche. Vandever was the only participant in Division 2A.
Winners! (07/17/11)
Division 1B Dog Obedience contestants at the 2011 Clay County 4-H Fair included (from left) Clay County Princess Taylor Simmons, Tyler Green, Dakota Cox, Sarah Mann and Clay County Queen Emilie Gottsche. Mann was the champion while reserve champion went to Green. Cox received a blue ribbon...
Community Notes (07/17/11)
The following is a list of upcoming events provided to The Brazil Times: Adult Program The Brazil Public Library's monthly adult program will take place at 6 p.m., Thursday, July 21. Those attending will learn how to keep favorite memories together in a fun accordion style scrapbook photo album...
Area families needed to host exchange students (07/17/11)
A local non-profit exchange program is inviting local Brazil families to host international exchange students for the 2011-12 school year. The teenage students come from more than 30 countries and will attend local high schools. The students have their own spending money and insurance. Host families are responsible for meals, a place to sleep and a nurturing environment...
Reunions (07/17/11)
The following is information regarding area reunions as provided to The Brazil Times: Samual Martin Reunion The reunion will be at the Harmony Park at 11 a.m., Sunday, July 24. Those attending are asked to bring a covered dish, tableware and drinks...
Seth Parker claims first career sprint car feature (07/17/11)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor PUTNAMVILLE, Ind. -- Final lap re-starts were pivotal at Lincoln Park Speedway on Saturday night as all four features came down to key strategy by front runners in each of the classes at the scenic Putnamville, Ind. oval...
Rex Arthur Staley (07/17/11)
Rex Arthur Staley, 55, Seelyville, passed away July 15, at Union Hospital, Terre Haute. Rex was born Aug. 1, 1955, in Terre Haute, the son of Rex and Gladys (Gardner) Staley. Rex was a member of the Seelyville Conservation Club and the Riley American Legion Post No. 328...
He thinks I'm funny (07/17/11)
Merry and I noticed something the other day. It was Saturday evening. She and I, along with James David, were nestling in for day to turn to night when I decided I might put some music on. I happened to put in a few discs and James David responded to practically every song...
Law needs enforcement (07/17/11)
To the Editor: I think that the City of Brazil should stop harassing the elderly and disabled who are not able to mow their grass and go after the people who have 14 dogs, nine cats and are not home to take care of them. Most of the animals are desperately in need of vet care, and to have that many animals is against city regulations...
Family offers thanks in trying time (07/17/11)
To the Editor: This letter is in regard to the passing of Mercedes Elaine Compton on April 28, 2011. My husband Sam was her father and I was her stepmother. For the past seven years, she had been drug in and out of our lives, but we still had our fun moments...
Letter carriers offer thanks (07/17/11)
To the Editor: To the people of Brazil: On Saturday, May 14, you joined the local letter carriers to help "Stamp out Hunger." We thank you so very much. Thanks to your generosity, we collected 3,765 pounds of food -- nearly double our previous total. The food was divided between the Clay County Emergency Food Pantry and the Clay County Senior Citizen's Food Pantry...
Was program really necessary? (07/17/11)
To the Editor: I am wondering how much money from the city or county was spent on all these houses that were built and sitting empty. Some of the houses built, to me, were built in areas that I think people wouldn't want to spend that much money to live across from run-down trailers and such. Again, this is just my opinion...
Resident's pets have rights, too (07/17/11)
To the Editor: Are you and your pets safe in Clay County? Over the last two weeks, my wife and I have been asking ourselves this very same question. Nearly two weeks ago, I was thrown out of bed by the sounds of a small dog screaming in fear and pain. As my wife and I ran to see the commotion, we looked directly in front of our home and there in the middle of the street was a pit bull and boxer attacking and eventually killing this small dog...
Reader thanks city department (07/17/11)
To the Editor: I would like to thank the Brazil City Water Department for all of its help in fixing a leak that was found in a city water line that went through my front yard. They stayed until they were sure the leak was fixed and then they came back a couple of weeks later and smoothed out all of the dirt, planted grass seed and then watered the area...
Think of the children (07/17/11)
To the Editor: In Friday's newspaper, I read about the use of alcohol being sold in the clubhouse at Forest Park. As I see it, I think it is not good for the children and that is what we are thinking of. Only certain people think of them and they are our future...
Spend the dollars on education (07/17/11)
To the Editor: Excerpts from the Clay Community Schools Corporation Policy Handbook concerning Compensation of Members of the Board of Trustees. 1350 -- Compensation Each member of the Board of School Trustees shall be compensated for his/her services at the rate of two thousands dollars ($2,000.00) per annum...
Business, residents should honor law enforcement (07/17/11)
To the Editor: Today is Saturday, July 14. On Monday, a police officer was shot and killed in Terre Haute and his canine partner was wounded. In driving through Brazil, I have noticed that all the businesses have their flags flying at half-mast. All except two. The Harris National Bank and United States Post Office in downtown Brazil have not lowered their flags...
2011 Clay County 4-H Fair Beef Cook-off (07/17/11)
An interview with cook contestant Ryan Cole and footage of the judges sampling the goodies.
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