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Stories from Sunday, November 20, 2011

Crowned! (11/20/11)
Dominic Iacinuo (left) and MiKalynn Jo Fry were named the Mr. and Miss Snowflake respectively at the annual Christmas In The Park Snowflake Pageant Sunday at North Clay Middle School. A total of 33 contestants competed in the Duke and Dutchess, Prince and Princess and Mr. ...
Rocking out! (11/20/11)
15th and Hulman guitarist Donny Price works his way through a song during Rock For Brazil III, a fundraiser for local resident Zach Ellis. The event took place Saturday at three establishments, including Timeout Sports Bar and Grill, Traditions and The Bounty...
Eels to sport pink uniforms (11/20/11)
The Clay City girls' basketball team is wearing more than purple and white this season. The Lady Eels have been sporting pink basketball shoes to support Breast Cancer Awareness. "We do love our purple, but we were really excited about the team shoes," Senior Allie Miller said. "It was cool that we had the opportunity -- not just because they are pink, but because of what they represent."...
Timeline for bridge announced (11/20/11)
BOWLING GREEN -- The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) recently announced design plans have been completed for expedited repairs to the closed State Road 46 Bridge over the Eel River just west of Bowling Green. According to INDOT officials, based upon the amount of repairs needed, INDOT's construction engineers estimated the bridge could be safely reopened to traffic in early January...
Closed (11/20/11)
The Clay County Courthouse, Highway Department, Health Department, Extension Office and Soil and Water Conservation Office will be closed Thursday and Friday in observance of Thanksgiving. All offices will reopen Monday, Nov. 28.
Courthouse open Friday (11/20/11)
The Clay County Courthouse will be open the evening of the annual Christmas In The Park Parade, set for Friday, Nov. 25. The courthouse will be open at 5:30 p.m. The parade is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. Employees at the courthouse will serve hot chocolate, coffee and cookies. There is no cost...
Honored! (11/20/11)
Alternates for the 2011 Mr. and Miss Snowflake include (from left) Kambree Lucas, 9, daughter of Lori and Marshall Lucas, and Brodie Lawson, 4, son of Brittany Lawson.
Honored! (11/20/11)
Winners of the Prettiest Smile and Prettiest Eyes at the 2011 Snowflake Pageant included (from left) Prettiest Smile winner Emma Whitman, 5, daughter of Allison and Evan Whitman, and Prettiest Eyes winner Lilah Ray, 3, daughter of Michael and Melissa Ray...
Honored! (11/20/11)
The 2011 Snowflake Pageant Duke and Dutchess were (from left) Paxton Kester, 2, son of Michael and Ashley Kester, and Amelia Toney, 2, daughter of Lee and Holly Toney.
Honored! (11/20/11)
Alternates for the 2011 Snowflake Pageant Dutch and Dutchess were (from left) Aiden Hardman, 2, son of Casey and Heather Hardman, and Cloe Butcher, 2, daughter of Billie Butcher.
Honored! (11/20/11)
The 2011 Snowflake Pageant Prince and Princess were (from left) Kenny Smith, 4, son of Jennifer and Kim Smith, and Carmen Horn, 3, daughter of Trey Horn and Jessica Oklovich.
Honored! (11/20/11)
Alternates for the 2011 Snowflake Pageant Prince and Princess were (from left) Caleb McQueary, 3, son of Casey McQueary, and Kazia Morris, 3, daughter of Raymond and Natasha Morris.
Key Club selling plants (11/20/11)
The Key Club at Northview High School is once again selling Poinsettia Plants to be able to help furnish gifts to underprivileged children in Clay County. The Poinsettia Plant is in a six-and-a-half inch pot with decorative wrapping. The club has five color choices, including red, white, pink, picsso (two shades of pink) and marble...
Community Notes (11/20/11)
The following is a list of upcoming area events as provided to The Brazil Times: No Paper Thursday The Brazil Times will not publish a newspaper Thursday, Nov. 24, in observance of Thanksgiving Day. However, The Times will publish a paper Tuesday, Nov. 22...
Campaign living, dying by 'stache (11/20/11)
INDIANAPOLIS -- Indiana Democrats are hoping to bring an iconic mustache to the governor's office next year. Democrat John Gregg has made his handlebar mustache a centerpiece of his run for governor, using it in his stump speech and telling allegories of how he was urged to shave it off, but instead stuck to his Yosemite-Sam guns...
Bridgeton Country Christmas set (11/20/11)
BRIDGETON -- Bridgeton will host its annual Country Christmas celebration beginning Friday, Nov. 25. The event will run Nov. 25-27, and Dec. 2-4. Times are Fridays and Saturdays, from 10 a.m.-8 p.m., and Sundays, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. The shops will be open and full of gifts. Vendors will be in the 1878 Barn, Collom's General Store and the North Pole Barn...
Knights look to seniors for leadership (11/20/11)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor The boys' basketball season tips off this week with the Northview Knights taking on Vincennes Lincoln the evening before Thanksgiving with a 6 p.m. junior varsity start time. The Knights will have a different look this season as graduation claimed the top-three scorers from last season and overall, seven of last year's varsity members have moved on. ...
Knights see positives in scrimmage (11/20/11)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor As far as pre-season tests go, Northview's scrimmage match-up with Princeton the last two years is a pretty stern exam. However, the Knights used the experience to work on different combinations in their lineups and came away with a 50-49 edge in scoring over the course of the four varsity quarters that were 12 minutes long with a running clock. Free throws were only shot on fouls that occurred with under a minute remaining in a quarter...
Lyle Edwin Mathews Sr. (11/20/11)
Lyle Edwin Mathews Sr., 82, Reelsville, Ind., passed away Nov. 18, 2011, after a lengthy illness. Lyle was born June 14, 1929, in Putnam County, the son of James and Mary (Barr) Mathews. He graduated from Reelsville High School, worked for the state highway department, served two years in the United States Army and was then employed by PSI/Cinergy...
What I'm thankful for (11/20/11)
I've got a lot to be thankful for. I have a wonderful wife and awesome son. I have a great family. Sometimes, I feel like I'm on top of the world. For example, just the other day, a gentleman named Ben Ogborn dropped off a gift for James David. He brought in a rocking chair he made himself in his own shop...
Open letter from Lybarger family (11/20/11)
To the Editor: Our parents, Herschel and Marjory Lybarger, died in 1989 as a result of an accident caused by a drunk driver. Nearly every year since that time we have held a memorial service at the site of their accident in Brazil. By honoring the memory of our parents, we hope we have helped to educate the public regarding the risks of drinking and driving...
Angels among us in Brazil (11/20/11)
To the Editor: There are truly angels among us here in Brazil. I was on my way to work Thursday morning and I am going through a very hard financial time like everyone else. I ran out of gas 10-12 miles from work. It was very windy and cold and I was not dressed for walking...
A healthy look at Thanksgiving (11/20/11)
To the Editor: Thanksgiving is quickly approaching and many Americans are rushing to pull together the perfect meal. As a dietitian, I want to offer tips for how to create a memorable -- and healthful -- feast. The secret is forgoing the turkey -- and instead filling your table with a lentil roast, stuffed with winter squash, or perhaps a soy- or wheat-based "turkey," and the usual vegetable sides...
What is 'exceptional' living? (11/20/11)
To the Editor: What is exceptional living? Food shelter, medical, baths, haircuts, laundry, time tables for everything? I have went through the past six months on a 24-7 schedule and assisted by my daughter on five evenings a week and after several days in the hospital at Terre Haute, my wife of almost 65 years was sent back to Brazil and was accepted at Exceptional Living on Murphy Avenue...
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