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Stories from Tuesday, January 31, 2012

LEAAP Center offers computer classes (01/31/12)
Through Ivy Tech's Corporate College, computing fundamentals classes will be offered at the Linking Education to Adults, Adolescents and Preschoolers (LEAAP) Center, 501 E. Jackson St., Brazil, beginning Feb. 7, through Feb. 21, from 6-8:40 p.m. The course is a laid-back approach to learning basics of computers...
United Way reaches goal (01/31/12)
TERRE HAUTE -- On Monday, members of the United Way of the Wabash Valley (UWWV) announced the organization had reached its campaign goal for the second year in a row. According to officials, the organization raised $1,854,607. The stated goal was $1.85 million...
Loan approved (01/31/12)
The Brazil Common Council met Monday night to pass the resolution that will approve the loan to the Golf Course. Resolution No. 1-2012 will approve the inter-fund loan transfer of $30,000 from the Rainy Day Fund to the Golf Course Fund. The motion to approve the resolution was made by councilman Brad Deal and was seconded by Ann Bradshaw. The resolution passed 5-0...
Lohrman chosen to replace Koehler (01/31/12)
The Clay County Republican Party conducted a caucus Saturday in an effort to elect a new chairperson to replace Sharon Koehler. Koehler had recently announced she was stepping down from the position, which she occupied for seven years. With 21 people present at the meeting, the party unanimously elected Jodi Lohrman as Koehler's replacement...
Students get nutrition tips (01/31/12)
With Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+) testing only one month away, East Side Elementary third-grade teacher Pam Fischer wanted to make sure her students would be prepared. Fischer invited nutritionist Stephanie Schopmeyer to the school Tuesday to discuss the importance of nutrition with her students and the students in Jennifer Gregg's third-grade class...
Students get nutrition tips (01/31/12)
With Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+) testing only one month away, East Side Elementary third-grade teacher Pam Fischer wanted to make sure her students would be prepared. Fischer invited nutritionist Stephanie Schopmeyer to the school Tuesday to discuss the importance of nutrition with her students and the students in Jennifer Gregg's third-grade class...
Council meeting (01/31/12)
A regular meeting of the Brazil Common Council will take place Wednesday, Feb. 8, at 7 p.m., in Brazil City Hall Council Chambers. General business will be discussed and the public is welcome to attend.
Meeting set (01/31/12)
A meeting of the Brazil Board of Public Works and Safety will take place Feb. 8, at 10 a.m., in the Brazil City Hall Council Chambers. General business will be discussed and the public is welcome to attend.
Rehearsal Time! (01/31/12)
The Clay County Community Choir will begin rehearsals Thursday, at 7 p.m., at Peniel United Methodist Church, 9525 N. Kennedy Crossing Rd., Brazil. All are invited to take part in the choice, which is non-denominational. For further information, call Lynne Nadolny at 812-243-9632...
Breakfast scheduled (01/31/12)
TERRE HAUTE -- The Vigo County Parks and Recreation Department will host the 26th Pancake Breakfast at the Fowler Park Log Barn Saturday, Feb. 18, and Sunday, Feb. 19, from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Adults will be served pancakes, sausage patties, pure maple syrup and a drink for $5 and children 6-under will eat for $2. During breakfast hours, the pioneer village and gift shop will be open to visitors. Maple syrup may be purchased at the breakfast, if available...
Girl Scouts deliver cookies (01/31/12)
Local girl scout troops were out and about Tuesday as cookies purchased by area residents had arrived. Girl Scout Troop 2907 troop leader Tonya Hemond told The Brazil Times the group sold approximately 5,000 boxes of cookies this year, much more than usual...
Cause of fire undetermined (01/31/12)
CLAY CITY -- No cause has been determined for a house fire in Clay City Monday. At approximately 12:42 p.m., members of the Harrison Township/Clay City Volunteer Fire Department were dispatched to the home, located at 207 Main Street. "No one was home. Someone drove by and saw it," Fire Chief Ron Travis told The Brazil Times...
Music Recital! (01/31/12)
Center Point United Methodist Church was the site of a music recital Jan. 15. Students of Myrna Heffner performed for the congregation. Participating in the event included (front, from left) Nathan Zeigler, Mary Neiswinger, Julie Neiswinger, Caleb Inman, (middle) Emily Zeigler, Ellie Emmert, Augusta Kirkpatrick, Alyssa Hogan, Anna Zeigler, Ruth Neiswinger, (back) Heffner, Kylie Wertz, Jason Samm, Kendra Wertz, Mikayla Schopmeyer and Kiersten Inman. Justus Dowers was unable to attend...
European Trip (01/31/12)
The Lorenze family recently enjoyed a European trip. Lou Lorenze, daughter Diana, her husband Doug, son Marshall and his fiancÚ, Bristy Monahan, from Texas, enjoyed the Christmas market in four countries Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. They traveled to nine cities and enjoyed a sleigh ride in the Swiss Alps...
Community Notes (01/31/12)
The following is a list of upcoming area events as provided to The Brazil Times: Special Meeting F.O.E. Aerie 274 will conduct a special meeting at 7:30 p.m., Feb. 1, at its lodge, 122 E. National Ave., Brazil. The meeting will discuss financial matters...
Club News (01/31/12)
Alpha Omega Chapter of Delta Theta Tau The regular meeting of the Alpha Omega Chapter of Delta Theta Tau Sorority took place at 7:15 p.m., Jan. 17, in the Presbyterian Church Board Room. The meeting was opened by Chapter VP Kim Emmert-O'Dell with the Delta Opening Ceremony and Delta Prayer. The secretary called roll with 10 members present...
First quarter salvo leads Eels to win over Eagles (01/31/12)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor GREENCASTLE -- The Clay City Eels were nearly perfect in the first and fourth quarters and that was enough to hold off a talented and athletic South Putnam Eagles team on Tuesday night for a 62-48 girls' basketball victory...
No 2 Irish women win 19th straight, beat Rutgers (01/31/12)
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) -- Skylar Diggins scored 18 points and Natalie Achonwa added 15 to help No. 2 Notre Dame beat 13th-ranked Rutgers 71-41 on Tuesday night for the Irish's 19th straight victory. It's the third longest winning streak in school history for the Irish. The 2000-01 team that won the school's lone national championship and shared the Big East title had 23 consecutive victories. The Irish won 20 in a row the year before...
Peyton Manning says he has no plans to retire (01/31/12)
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- For all the things that are still up in the air, Peyton Manning is certain about this much: He isn't ready to retire yet. "I have no plans on doing that," he said Tuesday. Manning finds himself in a kind of limbo. The Super Bowl is being played in his town at the end of a season in which he didn't play even one minute. ...
Giants' have big advantage with breakout receivers (01/31/12)
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Eli Manning has a 1-2-3 punch at receiver that's not only dynamic, but highly entertaining. Victor Cruz, Hakeem Nicks and Mario Manningham give the Giants a pass-catching trio rivaling any in the NFL, and it could be New York's biggest advantage on offense against the New England Patriots in Sunday's Super Bowl...
George leads Pacers past Nets 106-99 (01/31/12)
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Paul George scored a career-high 24 points to lead the Indiana Pacers in a 106-99 win over the New Jersey Nets on Tuesday night. Danny Granger had 21 points and seven rebounds and Roy Hibbert had 18 points and 14 rebounds for the Pacers, who went on a 12-0 run midway through the third quarter and eventually led by as much as 18 in the fourth...
Margaret Myers (01/31/12)
Margaret Myers, 82, Staunton, Ind., died Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012, at Cloverleaf Healthcare in Knightsville, Ind. She was born Oct. 20, 1929, in Clay County, Ind., as the daughter of John R. and Goldie Winn Butt. She married Ancil Myers Dec. 5, 1947. He died February 1997...
George A. Dickerson (01/31/12)
George A. Dickerson, 70, Coal Bluff, Ind., passed away Monday, Jan. 30, on the morning of his 70th birthday at his home in Coal Bluff after a year long battle with cancer. He was born Jan. 30, 1942, in Terre Haute to George and Rosemary Richey Dickerson...
McKenna Grace Thomas (01/31/12)
Melissa Hayes and Howard "Tommy" Thomas III, Brazil, proudly announce the birth of their daughter, McKenna Grace Thomas. McKenna was born at 12:10 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012, at Union Hospital, Terre Haute. She weighed 5 pounds and 13 ounces, and was 18-inches long...
Public Record (01/31/12)
Clay County Courthouse The following transactions took place at the Clay County Courthouse Jan. 27-30: Circuit Court -- Civil PYOD, Inc. Vs. Stacey Slack: Civil Collections GE Capital Retail Bank Vs. Richard Pressel: Civil Collections SAC Finance, Inc. Vs. Dawn Wilson: Civil Collections...
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