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Stories from Sunday, December 18, 2011

Surprise! (12/18/11)
What started out as an innocent trip to Sturgis ended with a bit of a surprise for John and Kristi Batchelor. The couple, married for seven years, elected to join friends at the 71st Sturgis Bike Rally, which takes place annually in Sturgis, S.D., typically during the first week of August...
Officials prepping roads for winter (12/18/11)
Clay County Commissioners are looking into a new solution for roads to prevent damage from winter weather. "Last year, the ice was kind of like our tsunami," Commissioner President Charlie Brown said. "It just kind of hit us, and we weren't prepared for it. We're not going to get caught like that this year."...
Watch program moves forward (12/18/11)
While the numbers aren't as high as hoped, Clay County Sheriff's Department Chief Deputy Rob Gambill is pleased with the progress of the Posey Township Neighborhood Watch program. "We've had fewer people showing up," Gambill said. "I'm hoping it rebounds. But we're getting different people at about every meeting. We had people from out of the township at the last meeting."...
Paper Schedule (12/18/11)
The Brazil Times will alter its publishing schedule during Christmas Day and New Year's Day. The Times will not publish newspapers Monday, Dec. 26, and Monday, Jan. 2, 2012. However, The Times will publish newspapers Tuesday, Dec. 27, and Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012...
Board of Works to Meet (12/18/11)
A regular meeting of the Brazil Board of Public Works will take place at 2 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 29, in Brazil City Hall Council Chambers. General business will be discussed and the public is welcome to attend.
Youth Meeting (12/18/11)
The Youth for Community Committee has scheduled its first meeting for Tuesday, Dec. 20, at 4 p.m., at Brazil City Hall Council Chambers.
Community Notes (12/18/11)
The following is a list of upcoming area events as provided to The Brazil Times: Christmas Celebration The Clay County Genealogical Society will conduct its regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday, Dec. 20, at 1 p.m., in the library in Center Point. The main item of business for the meeting will be election of officers for the coming year...
Reunions (12/18/11)
Brazil Class of 1972 The Brazil High School class of 1972 is seeking help to find the following classmates: Elizabeth Allen, Rose Barnstead, Tyrone Dunbar, Mary Beth Goodhart, David Burke, Patricia Guinn, Debra Clark, Cheryl Coffin, Robert Kaelber, Steve Kuell, Linda Love, Randy Love, Sharon Meneely, Mary McAuliffe, Jennifer Milburn, Charlie Schurnpel, Debbie Reese Shoup, Thomas Snell, Bill South, James Stewart, Sally Walls, Janet Watler, John Wells and Angela Williams...
Refund has to survive session (12/18/11)
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- By his own account, Gov. Mitch Daniels never expected his automatic taxpayer refund to kick in while he was in office. Now a state tax processing error resulting in $320 million more in the bank for the state and improved tax collections could put a nominal amount back in Hoosiers' purses and wallets next year. But a bi-partisan thirst to restore education funding and pay down state debts that languished during the recession could just as easily take that refund away...
Some top Daniels aides plan to stay on through 2012 (12/18/11)
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) -- A group of senior state executives who've led agencies under Mitch Daniels took office and intend to remain until he finishes his second term generally agree on one thing: They joined the public sector because of the Republican governor and they have stayed because of him...
White Violet Center providing 'Fiber Frolic' workshop (12/18/11)
WEST TERRE HAUTE -- White Violet Center for Eco-Justice, a ministry of the Sisters of Providence, will offer a Fiber Frolic workshop regarding beginning levels of spinning, weaving and felting instruction Jan. 27-29, at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. Classes occur simultaneously, so participants may choose one area of concentration. No prior experience is needed...
Clay City remains unbeaten with road victory (12/18/11)
Times Staff Report VINCENNES -- The Clay City boy's basketball team will get to enjoy the Christmas holiday as an unbeaten squad after defeating Vincennes Rivet on the road Friday night by a 53-45 score. The win halted a six-game losing streak for the Eels against Vincennes Rivet and improved the Eels to 5-0 overall...
Sycamores knock off No. 25 Commodores (12/18/11)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The Vanderbilt Commodores keep insisting they're the same team as a season ago, with more experience. They're getting much more practice at losing on their own floor, however, and the latest loss is likely to drop them back out of the Top 25...
Clauson opens indoor season with POWRi Midget win in "Battle at the Center" (12/18/11)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor Du Quoin, Ill. -- The start of the indoor season of midget racing couldn't have had a more exciting finish as the 2nd Annual Battle at the Center took place on Saturday night in Du Quoin, Ill. The POWRI sanctioned event saw 51 cars unload for a stout purse and the action was intense for an excellent crowd at the Southern Illinois Center...
Nicholas Andrew Ellis (12/18/11)
Nicholas Andrew Ellis, 25, Brazil, passed away Dec. 16, 2011, due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was born Dec. 29, 1985, in Clay County, the son of Robert Max and Lois Viola (Anderson) Ellis. Nic graduated from Northview High School with the class of 2004...
All I want for Christmas is ... I already have it (12/18/11)
This is my favorite time of year. A time to just relax, let go of all troubles and enjoy the moments. A time for family, for giving, for joy. Christmas time. Merry and I have taken James David to visit Santa Claus three times already and, aside from the first visit, he has enjoyed his time on Santa's lap...
Local resident discusses joys of volunteering (12/18/11)
I have been quite blessed during my life. I had a good, although short, career as an aeronautical engineer in the United States Air Force. Then I returned to Illinois and attended medical school, did residency training in Terre Haute, and practiced as a "family doc," in Brazil for many years...
Reducing the nation's deficit will require skill and risk (12/18/11)
The failure of the congressional Supercommittee to reach an agreement on reducing the deficit was not just bad fiscal news. It was a significant failure of political leadership. Not only did the committee move us one step closer to a genuine fiscal crisis, but also it put the dysfunction of Congress on full display. At a time of great economic stress, its members lost sight of what failure would cost the country in lost economic growth and foregone job creation...
Regarding the 'power' of Christmas (12/18/11)
Finally, we have come to the stories about Christmas that are true. Stories that when we hear them, we hope they are true, but they sound too good to be so. Like, the two brothers-in-law who were determined to give each other an unwanted pair of moleskin pants...
A plea to the YMCA of Clay County (12/18/11)
To the Editor: I haven't seen anything in The Brazil Times regarding the "sale" or vote by the YMCA of Clay County for the purchase and takeover of the Vigo County YMCA. Here and now in this Christmas season, I must say I'm set against it and ask the "CEO" and "Y" board why you wish to take over a failed YMCA, which has been costing (according to Vigo officials some $11-12,000 per month), when Vigo County has so many large firms or industries whom could help support it all along the way...
Thieves had bad timing (12/18/11)
To the Editor: We woke up Saturday morning to find that someone had stolen our truck and some tools right out of our driveway. I know that times are hard, but that doesn't give anyone the right to feel free to come onto someone's property and take what you want...
Optimist Club offers thanks (12/18/11)
To the Editor: Members of the Breakfast Optimist Club wish to thank everyone who donated, helped with collections and shopped for our Clothe-A-Child project. Due to all efforts, we were able to purchase clothing for 102 children. Also, thanks to those who purchase poinsettias. May you have a blessed Christmas...
Reader provides Christmas poem (12/18/11)
Editor's Note: Local resident Rita Rothrock found this poem in her late husband's army papers. Her husband served in World War II under Gen. George S. Patton. Warrior and Santa The Night Before Christmas Twas the night before Christmas, he lived all alone...
Time for another direction (12/18/11)
To the Editor: The time has passed for our school board to give our public and students a first-class, up-to-date, accessible and well-equipped school bus garage. I have requested that our school board determine a full analysis of our needs regarding these buildings before acquiring a site...
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