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Stories from Sunday, October 16, 2011

Area lodge sets up 'Cancer Challenge' (10/16/11)
Brazil Elks Lodge 762 is having a Cancer Challenge Sunday, Oct. 23, at 10 a.m., at the Brazil Armory and the Forest Park walking track. The physical training competition will benefit American Cancer research. The two men competing in the challenge are Brazil Elks Lodge members Tyler Fischer and Neil Brown...
Bands march on to Semi-State (10/16/11)
The marching season has extended for both Clay City and Northview. On Saturday, both the Imperial Regiment and Marching Knights received golds to earn a trip to Indiana State School Music Association (ISSMA) Semi-State competition. Both bands competed in the Evansville Central ISSMA Regional contest...
Organization to present speaker to CCS (10/16/11)
CHANCES For Indiana Youth will offer Clay County students a once in a "laugh time" experience later this month. Kevin Wanzer will speak to students in the Clay Community Schools system Monday, Oct. 24, and Tuesday, Oct. 25. He plans to focus his message on lessons learned from personal experiences with young people...
Reminders (10/16/11)
The Clay County Election Office recently stated absentee application deadlines for the following: * Voting by Mail -- Monday, Oct. 31 (by midnight), and * Voting by Traveling Board -- Monday, Nov. 7 (at noon).
Rotary Club to host Coffee Talk Friday (10/16/11)
The Rotary Club of Brazil will host its monthly Coffee and Club Talk event Friday, from 6-7 p.m., at the Coffee Grounds Bakery and Coffee Shop. The public is welcome to attend the event. The first regular cup of coffee is free, courtesy of the Rotary Club of Brazil...
Portion of area road closing Tuesday (10/16/11)
Officials with the City of Brazil announced Friday State Road 340 will be closed at Waterworks Road beginning Tuesday. The portion of the road will be closed for approximately two weeks. According to city officials, a new water line for the tower at Craig Park will be installed in the area, forcing the closure...
Poll worker training slated for Oct. 25 (10/16/11)
Poll worker training for the upcoming Municipal Election will take place at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 25, in the Clay Superior Courtroom of the Clay County Courthouse. The courtroom is located on the second floor of the courthouse. Attendance is mandatory in order to work the polls on Election Day, scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 8...
Turkey supper set (10/16/11)
The annual Cory Zion Church Turkey Supper will take place Saturday, Nov. 12, from 4-8 p.m., at the Family Life Center next to the church. Cost is a freewill offering. Carry-out will be available and delivery will be in the Cory area.
Columnist remembers father (10/16/11)
Editor's Note: The following was written by former resident and current journalist Jane Lawther Robinson in regard to her father Francis M. Wilcoxon. Open Letter to Our Dad, Francis M. Wilcoxon, 1915-2011. The column has been missing for some weeks...
Area 7 Agency to host counseling sessions (10/16/11)
Area 7 Agency on Aging and Disabled will be at St. Vincent Clay Hospital, 1206 E. National Ave., Brazil, to provide Medicare Part D options counseling on the following dates: Individuals wishing to receive information need to call Michelle Graham or Glenda Parks at the Information and Referral Department at 1-800-489-1561 in advance to make an appointment...
Community Notes (10/16/11)
The following is a list of upcoming area events as provided to The Brazil Times: Park Closed Due to new playground construction, the Harmony Park will be closed through Saturday, Oct. 22. Street Closing Brazil City officials have said Jackson Street, from Alabama to Harrison streets, will be closed Wednesday, Oct. 26, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., for Red Ribbon Day...
Clay City volleyball splits in regular season finale (10/16/11)
Times Staff Report CLAY CITY -- Clay City wrapped up the regular season in volleyball by splitting a pair of home matches on Saturday, topping South Vermillion and falling in three games to Linton. The Eels dominated the Wildcats in a 25-11, 25-12 victory led by a balanced effort at the net and on defense...
County runners come up short (10/16/11)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor NASHVILLE -- Three Clay County cross country teams competed on the scenic Brown County Regional course at Eagle Park on Saturday, however, they were unable to secure a return trip for Saturday's semi-state on the same course...
A magical day (10/16/11)
Saturday was one of the most memorable days I have ever been involved in. Our son, James David Miller Moon, had finally lived 365 days. He is now 1. Merry had been planning the big day for quite a few weeks. I tried to get involved the last couple of weeks, taking days off here and there to go home and clean up...
How to moderate the power of lobbyists (10/16/11)
There is a fundamental questions raised by lobbying of the Congress. It is this: Can we temper its excesses without destroying its usefulness as a valued component of the system? There are roughly 13,000 registered lobbyists in Washington at the moment, and they spend huge sums of money on their work -- $3.5 billion last year, according to the Center on Responsive Politics. ...
I'll huff and I'll puff ... (10/16/11)
Wolves are in Indiana! Wolves that are vicious by nature, crave the taste of human flesh, have evil thoughts and only want to wreak havoc on men and livestock. My family and I recently visited Wolf Park in Lafayette. Through folklore and superstition, I assumed that wolves only wanted to take our children, destroy pig's homes, dress up like old ladies and steal livestock...
Response to letter on CAFOs (10/16/11)
To the Editor: In response to the Oct. 2, letter from William Wilson, I would like to correct an abundance of misinformation which was put forward as fact. For those unfamiliar with a CAFO, they are large scale production facilities where livestock are raised indoors...
Kudos for positive moments (10/16/11)
To the Editor: Comments on the positive side: Just wanted to say hats off and thanks to everyone who helped with the popcorn festival. With all of the negative things going on today, we sometimes forget to applaud the positive. It truly was a great family event...
Should have eaten elsewhere (10/16/11)
To the Editor: In regard to Jaqui Griffith's letter Monday, Oct. 3, 2011: I agree. All food vendors or food handlers should wear gloves and hair restraints and practice serve-safety. But, she really should have eaten at the firehouse, where they served fish...
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