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Stories from Sunday, August 14, 2011

Langley second in Discover contest (08/14/11)
Through her Facebook account, Rainna Langley learned about a contest Discover Card was conducting. By chance, she decided to enter. "Discover had posted it and when I saw it, I went straight to their page to find out the details," Langley told The Brazil Times. "I had taken part in a previous contest for their new student (credit) card. I won first-place ($1,000) and it was held through the Graffiti application on Facebook...
Pence visits Brazil (08/14/11)
For Congressman Mike Pence, it's all about moving forward. On Saturday, Pence was the guest speaker at the Clay County Republican Club Ice Cream Social, which took place at the Forest Park Pavilion. Approximately 125 people attended the event. "I honestly believe that we have the best governor in the nation," Pence said, referring to current Gov. Mitch Daniels. "We've made extraordinary progress...
Program gaining ground (08/14/11)
The Staunton Neighborhood Watch is moving forward full speed ahead. Recently, during a set-up meeting, 11 members of the watch program selected Cindy Grove and Della Brown to serve as co-chairmen. Now, according to Clay County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Rob Gambill, who serves as the watch liaison, the group will have to set up co-captains for the program...
BCB to honor United Kingdom Sunday, Aug. 21 (08/14/11)
The Brazil Concert Band, under the direction of Matthew S. Huber, will present "Mind The Gap," in its salute to the United Kingdom Sunday, Aug. 21, at 8 p.m., in Forest Park rain or shine. As travelers to London, England, know, "Mind The Gap," appears on the platforms of the Underground, also known as the Tube, advising riders to watch their step as they board the subway. The motto also appears on a popular London T-shirt...
Community Notes (08/14/11)
The following is a list of upcoming events provided to The Brazil Times: Van Buren Information Kindergarten parent orientation for Van Buren Elementary will take place Monday at 10 a.m. Van Buren will host its open house Wednesday. Teachers will be in the classrooms from 6-6:30 p.m., with a PTO meeting to follow at 6:30 in the cafeteria...
Reunions (08/14/11)
The following is information regarding area reunions as provided to The Brazil Times: Brazil Class of 1961 The Brazil High School Class of 1961 will celebrate its 50th class reunion Saturday, Aug. 20, at the Holiday Inn in Terre Haute. A social hour will begin at 6 p.m., with a group picture taken right before the buffet dinner at 7...
Pancakes! (08/14/11)
Two area organizations will conduct pancake breakfast fundraisers Saturday, including: House of Hope Pancake Breakfast An all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast will take place from 8 a.m.-noon, Saturday. The breakfast, sponsored by House of Hope, will include eggs and sausage...
Officials: Wind gust was 'fluke' (08/14/11)
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- The wind gust that toppled a stage at the Indiana State Fair Saturday night, killing five and injuring dozens of fans waiting for the country band Sugarland to perform, was a "fluke" that no one could have anticipated, the governor and others said Sunday...
Sculpture to be dedicated Aug. 26 (08/14/11)
TERRE HAUTE -- Free Fly, a sculpture by Terre Haute artist Bob Evans, will be dedicated Friday, Aug. 26, at 5:30 p.m., in a public ceremony at Halcyon Contemporary Art Gallery, adjacent to the Swope Art Museum. The sculpture will be installed on the Terre Haute Arts Corridor, south of 7th and Ohio Streets...
Defense pitches shutouts for Knights in jamboree (08/14/11)
Times Staff Report TERRE HAUTE -- If Vigo County and Northview soccer coaches had something to be happy about it was likely the defense played by all the teams during Saturday's jamboree. The Knights can be especially proud as the girls and boys pitched shutouts in all four quarters of action against Terre Haute North and West Vigo...
Leslie W. Fritzinger (08/14/11)
Leslie W. Fritzinger, 69, Poland, passed away Aug. 13, 2011, at the Sullivan County Community Hospital. He was born Feb. 26, 1942, in Owen County, and was the son of the late Louis "Short" Martin and Martha Laverne (Rubeck) Fritzinger. He grew up in Jordan Village and graduated in 1960 from Cloverdale High School...
Betty L. Hartman (08/14/11)
Betty L. Hartman, 60, Brazil, passed away at St. Vincent Clay Hospital following a lengthy battle with cancer. She was born Jan. 19, 1951, in Terre Haute, the daughter of Kenneth E. and Colleen (Gibson) mason. She had worked for Columbia Records and later the Lear Corporation in Greencastle, Ind., until becoming ill with cancer...
Betty Boatman (08/14/11)
Betty Boatman, 87, Cloverland, joined Jesus in Heaven Aug. 12, 2011. She was born Aug. 4, 1924, in Clay County, the 10th of 11 children of George A. and Elva M. (Cobb) Krider. In 1948, she was married to Russell F. Boatman. They made their home in the Cloverland area...
Kimberly Ann Earley Bowman Ritter (08/14/11)
Kimberly Ann Earley Bowman Ritter, 44, Avon, passed away unexpectedly Aug. 10, 2011, at Clarian West Hospital, Avon. Kim was born in Clay County, March 10, 1967, the daughter of Larry and Roseann (Harmon) Earley. Kim attended Van Buren High School and later graduated from Northview High School with the class of 1985...
Patient observes others (08/14/11)
To the Editor: I was recently a patient at St. Vincent Clay Hospital and made some interesting observations that I would like to share. I have some serious recurring health problems that come on suddenly and require immediate treatment. This time, after treatment in the emergency room, at my request, I was allowed to return every 12 hours for IV treatments rather than be admitted...
Summer program a success (08/14/11)
To the Editor: The Youth Services Department of the Brazil Public Library had a great 2011 summer reading program this year. We would like to thank the Friends of the Library for sponsoring the programs every year. We would also like to thank all the individuals and business owners that donated their time and/or products: McDonald's, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Long John Silver's, Subway, Hardee's, Brazil Coffee Company, Little Caesars, Dairy Queen, Family Video, Pizza Hut, Wendy's, Harris Bank, Donna Whitmar from Kool Smiles, Brazil City Police Department, Brazil City Fire Department, Amazon John and Silly Safaris, Lee Reberger and Karen Morris with Community Theatre of Clay County, Theresa McCullough, Indiana Fever Basketball and all the children and parents who took part in our program.. ...
Smoking debate continues (08/14/11)
To the Editor: This is in response to the letter from Gretchen Van Pelt, who thinks no one should be able to smoke anywhere. First of all, I think it should be up to the business owner, whether or not they want you to smoke in their business. Why should there even be a vote?...
Cautionary tale for parents (08/14/11)
To the Editor: While on our way to Terre Haute Monday, Aug. 8, we came across a dog lying in the westbound lanes of United States 40. We stopped to help the poor thing, as she was still alive. There were a couple of people who lived by where the dog was laying and they were trying to contact authorities for help...
Legion pleased with results (08/14/11)
To the Editor: The American Legion Post 2 would like to thank everyone who helped with our dinner and auction held at the V.F.W. Post 1127. Thanks to Timberman Auction, Mark Wiley and our local generous merchants. Special thanks to the bands: Ida Mae Sheriff, Big Dead Bird and Barn Lizards...
CCS thanks public (08/14/11)
To the Editor: On behalf of the students and teachers of Clay Community Schools, I would like to thank the community for participating in the United Way's "Stuff the Bus" school supplies drive held at the Brazil Walmart Aug. 9, 2011. Thoughtful patrons did indeed "stuff" hundreds of dollars of classroom instructional materials including notebooks, crayons, glue and pencils and hygiene products such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, bandages and tissue into a bus provided by and supervised by the Clay Community Transportation Department.. ...
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