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Stories from Sunday, July 31, 2011

Students head to school Aug. 16 (07/31/11)
With the number of summer days decreasing, students will soon be donning their backpacks and cracking open their textbooks for the 2011-12 school year. The first student day of school for Clay Community Schools (CCS) is Tuesday, Aug. 16. Teachers will return to work the day prior for orientation, and school principals are already starting back...
Pierson Dehart Memorial Golf Tourney at Forest Park (07/31/11)
Submitted by MARK ROGERS An outstanding turnout of golfers participated in the First Annual Pierson Dehart Memorial Tournament at Forest Park Golf Course. Proceeds from the event benefited the family of Carter Quinn, a three-year old Brazil boy who is fighting a rare debilitating disease which attacks the youngsters muscles. ...
Welcome Home! (07/31/11)
Seven-year-old Carmen Schleppy shows off her upper and lower body strength for family, friends and community members during her welcome home party Sunday afternoon. Carmen has made a speedy recovery after suffering third- and fourth-degree burns May 2. Carmen is glad to be back home, and her parents, Anthony and Colleen, thanked Clover Signs for donating Carmen's welcome banner, which can be witnessed in a photo gallery at www.thebraziltimes.com...
Neighborhood Watch meeting scheduled (07/31/11)
STAUNTON -- Residents interested in taking part in the Staunton Neighborhood Watch are encouraged to attend the group's first meeting Thursday. Clay County Sheriff's Department Chief Deputy Rob Gambill recently approached the Staunton Town Council saying residents in the town were interested in forming the group...
BCB set for German Music Festival (07/31/11)
The Brazil Concert Band, under the direction of "Herr von Huber," will present its annual German Music Festival Sunday, Aug. 7, at the special time of 7:15 p.m., in Forest Park, rain or shine. The evening will begin with the BCB's roving German Band performing all the Oktoberfest favorites in the vicinity of the Forest Park Band Shell...
Special meeting (07/31/11)
The Clay County Commissioners will conduct a special meeting at 10 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 4, for the purpose of opening bids for the demolition of the old jail.
Area businesses join to sponsor Pet Idol Contest (07/31/11)
Readers are invited to send pictures of their pets to The Brazil Times for an upcoming contest. The 2011 Pet Idol Contest is asking readers to submit photographs of their favorite animals. Readers will vote on their favorite pets. Photographs of the animals will be published in The Times and posted online at www.thebraziltimes.com...
Dine With A Doc set (07/31/11)
Senior Education Ministries, Inc., has scheduled its Dine With A Doc brunch for Wednesday, Aug. 3, from 10 a.m.-noon, at the Clay County Senior Citizen's Center, 120 S. Franklin St., Brazil. Dine With A Doc is a free program that welcomes the senior public to get to hear an educational topic while enjoying a complimentary lunch...
Community Notes (07/31/11)
The following is a list of upcoming events provided to The Brazil Times: Meeting Scheduled The Clay County Historical Society will meet Monday in the lower level of the museum. The board will meet at 6 p.m., and a membership meeting is set for 6:30 p.m., for the annual "inside picnic" dinner...
Adamson joins Century 21 (07/31/11)
John Adamson recently joined the Century 21 Hometown Realty sales team. A lifelong Clay County resident, Adamson graduated from Northview High School and has a B.S. in Public Relations from Indiana State University. He has been married to his wife, Tonya, for eight years. He is the son of Stan and Diana Adamson...
Area bank to celebrate centennial Friday (07/31/11)
SPENCER -- Our Community Bank, which has locations in Cloverdale and Spencer, will celebrate 100 years of serving the area's financial needs with its Centennial Celebration, Friday, Aug. 5, at the Owen County Fairgrounds. The event will begin at 6 p.m., and conclude at 9, and will feature a live concert, a cruise-in car show competition, a Kids' Zone, giveaways and more...
Providence Center to host annual Brunch (07/31/11)
WEST TERRE HAUTE -- Providence Center, a ministry of the Sisters of Providence, will host its annual Sunday Brunch Live Sunday, Aug. 7, at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College. Danny Wayne of The Valley 95.9-FM radio station in Terre Haute will broadcast live. Visitors will be able to enjoy brunch, which has been honored the past two years by the Tribune-Star's Readers' Choice Award. Brunch hours at 10:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m...
New York's Coleman Gulick ices the sprint car field in Putnamville Clash (07/31/11)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor PUTNAMVILLE, Ind. -- Binghamton, Ny. native Coleman Gulick came a long way to take on the top sprint car drivers in the state of Indiana this summer at Lincoln Park Speedway. On Saturday night , he beat some of the best and claimed a $2,000 payday in winning the 30th Putnamville Clash...
Diana M. Germain (07/31/11)
Diana M. Germain, 67, Brazil, died July 31, 2011, at Cloverleaf Healthcare in Brazil following a short illness. She was born Oct. 4, 1943, in Robinson, Ill., as the daughter of Richard and Katherine Couch Atwood. Following graduation from high school, she attended community college in Terre Haute...
Habitat thanks community (07/31/11)
To the Editor: Habitat for Humanity of Clay County sincerely appreciates the first "Cruising with Kroger," event, held for our benefit July 16, at Kroger, Brazil. Jonathan Herbert, Adam Clark and additional Kroger employees ran a well-organized cruise-in...
Leave the smokers alone (07/31/11)
To the Editor: Greetings from the Weddles and Snow Ellen. This letter is about the smoking ban that's going on in Terre Haute and a few other cities. Now, I'm not against these bands, but I'm also not exactly for them, either. All I'm saying is you have these "do-gooders" who go out of their way to take the smoker's rights away...
Thanks to 911 operator (07/31/11)
To the Editor: To the 911 operator: She was wonderful guiding me with my husband's emergency. Van Buren Fire Department, first responders, they were here in our home in minutes to their response. For him, that really made the difference. TransCare Ambulance also was very fast and efficient in getting him stabilized before they took him to the hospital. We really appreciate all of you so much...
Analyzing Brazil from afar (07/31/11)
To the Editor: I am a 22-year-old college student in Boston, but a graduate of Northview High School from the class of 2009. As a college student, I'd prefer to be awake from 11 to 3 or some similar set of hours. In Boston, this isn't really a problem, but in Brazil, there aren't a whole lot of choices after 9 and even fewer after 11 (read: None)...
Suggestions for teenagers (07/31/11)
To the Editor: I say that if there is a need for more money, then let's get the kids involved and maybe it will make them take more pride. I for one would be willing to help, seeing how I have two teenagers. First, they could take collections on the street corners like many others do...
Member represents students (07/31/11)
To the Editor: I am still trying to convince our public and our school board members whom and what I represent as a current board member. This is simple and sincere. My representation includes all students who are not fitting into today's school atmosphere and are not being educated to fit into today's society...
Shelter volunteer asks all to come to facility and volunteer (07/31/11)
To the Editor: This is in response to "What exactly is their job?" I gladly invite you or anyone else who questions the efforts of the Humane Shelter and all who volunteer there. I often volunteer my time there, and I think if you spend some time at the shelter you would have a better understanding of what it actually takes to keep the shelter running. ...
Clay County Humane Shelter Board President responds to letter (07/31/11)
To the Editor: In response to Brittany Smith's letter about the Clay County Humane Shelter, I feel we need to get some facts straight. I don't know if Ms. Smith lives within the city limits or not, but that's a place for us to start. CCHS does not have the city contract for animal control. We only have a county contract. Clay County Animal Rescue has the city contract and should be called by Brazil citizens...
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