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Stories from Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Mayor presents city proclamation (03/21/12)
Members of the Step Ahead/Literacy Council of Clay County welcomed Brazil Mayor Brian Wyndham at their monthly meeting Tuesday as Wyndham presented the organization with a city proclamation. The proclamation declared the month of April would be recognized as the Month of the Young Child in the City of Brazil in conjunction with the Indiana Association for the Education of Young Children (IAEYC) and the National Association for the Education of Young Children...
Group asks community to rally (03/21/12)
A service-oriented group at Northview High School (NHS) is asking Clay County community members to rally in support and get involved in the Kony 2012 project called "Cover the Night." During a special session meeting Monday afternoon, NHS freshman Gabrielle Christie is partnered with the Youth for the Community Committee to raise awareness in hopes of stopping "brutal" human slavery in Uganda and other parts of Africa...
YMCA hosts Adult Easter Egg Hunt (03/21/12)
The second Clay County Adult Easter Egg Hunt has been scheduled for Friday, March 30. The event will take place at the YMCA of Clay County, 225 E. Kruzan St., Brazil, in the grass field south of the facility. The hunt will start at 9 p.m. YMCA CEO Deborah Plummer told The Brazil Times the event is specifically for individuals 18-older and those interested in taking part are asked to bring their own flashlights...
Local attorney running for judge (03/21/12)
Republican James Edward Deal is running for Clay Circuit Court Judge in the upcoming Primary election. "I've always wanted to be a judge," Deal told The Brazil Times. "It's an honor, and it's what attorneys aspire to." Deal feels his experience qualifies him for the job. Deal has been a public defender, a prosecuting attorney for four years and a lawyer for 30 years...
Book Sale! (03/21/12)
The Friends of the Brazil Public Library will conduct a book sale March 22-24, and March 29-31, across the street from the library. New books will be available. For more information, call 443-5871.
Food Giveaway (03/21/12)
The Church of Our Lord Jesus will conduct a food giveaway Saturday, March 24, from 1-3 p.m., at the church, 708 E. Hendrix St., Brazil. For more information, call 446-3110.
Special Service (03/21/12)
Bee Ridge Church will conduct a special service Sunday, March 25, at 6 p.m. The Crystal Valley Quartet is scheduled to perform.
Rain barrel, composter sign up set (03/21/12)
Clay County Soil and Water Conservation Districts recently announced the 2012 spring rain barrel and composter sign up is taking place. Orders will be taken through Monday, April 2. The rain barrels cost $60 and come in black, blue, terra cotta and gray (based on availability)...
Shareholders elect two directors (03/21/12)
Shareholds of RNB Corporation, the one-bank holding company for The Riddell National Bank, elected two directors at its annual meeting Tuesday, March 13. John C. Coughanowr and Margaret L. Simonson, both of Brazil, were re-elected to serve three-year terms...
Terre Haute Ministries provides relief efforts (03/21/12)
TERRE HAUTE -- Terre Haute Ministries is actively responding to assist those in need after an F4 tornado swept across the southern portion of Indiana in early March. Thirteen lives were lost and hundreds of homes were completely destroyed and many others were damaged severely...
Blood Drives (03/21/12)
The Indiana Blood Center hosts hundreds of blood drives each month. The following blood drives will take place in Clay County during April: Donors can find the most up-to-date blood drive information at www.donorpoint.org, or by calling 1-800-632-4722 and selecting Option No. 4...
Board of Health meeting (03/21/12)
The Clay County Board of Health will conduct its quarterly meeting Monday, April 9, at noon. The meeting will take place in the conference room located in the lower level of the Medical Office Building, 1214 E. National Ave., Brazil.
Board meeting (03/21/12)
The Brazil Board of Public Works and Safety will conduct a meeting at 10 a.m., March 28, in Brazil City Hall Council Chambers. General business will be discussed, and the public is welcome to attend.
Locals help with Henryville prom (03/21/12)
TERRE HAUTE -- 100.7 MIX-FM's Jay and Storm have been collecting prom dresses, supplies and cash donations for residents of Henryville, whose town and school were destroyed by a devastating tornado on Friday, March 2. With the help of Wabash Valley residents, they have collected more than 350 dresses, along with several dozen pairs of shoes, jewelry, cash and other prom supplies...
Board looks into selling properties (03/21/12)
The Board of Public Work and Safety met Monday for a special meeting to discuss the sale of several city-owned properties. According to City Attorney Traci Lawson, the properties are Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) properties and a public hearing had to take place before the recommendation can be made to sell them...
2012 county plat books available (03/21/12)
The 2012 Clay County Plat Books have arrived at the Clay County Soil and Water Conservation District (CCSWCD) Office, 955 W. Craig Ave., Brazil, located across from the Brazil National Guard Armory. The book contains plat maps, as well as historical photos and maps, interesting facts, a Clay County road map, city maps of Brazil, Knightsville, Center Point, Bowling Green and Clay City, and information on the no-till grass drill...
Early herbicide applications could fail (03/21/12)
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Although the calendar shows it's March, many Midwest farmers are preparing their fields for spring planting like it's the middle of April. That's not necessarily a good thing, says Purdue Extension weed specialist Bill Johnson...
Community Notes (03/21/12)
The following is a list of upcoming area events as provided to The Brazil Times: Accepting Donations The Brazil Times is accepting donations for those affected by the severe weather in southern Indiana. All money collected will go to the Red Cross's relief efforts...
Podium finishes for Wabash Valley Wrestling Club (03/21/12)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor INDIANAPOLIS -- The Wabash Valley Wrestling Club wrapped up the first portion of its season over the weekend with several members competing in the ISWA State Finals in Indianapolis. Cale McCoy, Justin Sampson and Jacob Hendrich all placed in the tournament that featured many of the top young wrestlers in the state...
IndyCar to race for 1st time since Wheldon's death (03/21/12)
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- The last time IndyCar was on the track as a series, the drivers tearfully turned five laps in tribute of fallen friend Dan Wheldon. Now, Sunday's season opener is practically a tribute race. The drivers will compete for the first time since Wheldon's death last October -- racing through the streets of St. Petersburg, Wheldon's adopted hometown. They'll drive a car named for him and navigate their way through Turn 10, recently renamed Dan Wheldon Way...
Ky. track vows to avoid last year's traffic snafu (03/21/12)
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Kentucky Speedway chalks up last year's race-day fiasco to rookie mistakes, when a massive traffic jam dented its reputation at the track's inaugural Sprint Cup Series race. Now, with more asphalt and parking, the track is vowing to redeem itself...
Saints' Payton suspended for season by NFL (03/21/12)
HOWARD FENDRICH AP Pro Football Writer The NFL handed down sweeping and unprecedented punishment Wednesday for bounties paid out on big hits, suspending New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton without pay for next season and indefinitely banning the team's former defensive coordinator, Gregg Williams, who now works for the St. Louis Rams...
Pacers' Jeff Foster retires after 13 seasons (03/21/12)
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Pacers post player Jeff Foster retired Wednesday after 13 seasons in the NBA, all with Indiana, because of chronic back problems. Foster played just 142 minutes in 11 games this season, averaging 2.3 points. A highly popular player for his on-court hustle, he ranks in the top 10 in franchise history in eight statistical categories. He was the last remaining member of the Pacers team that reached the NBA finals in 2000...
Report: Tebow deal to Jets hits snag (03/21/12)
NEW YORK (AP) -- Just another crazy day for the New York Jets. Hours after the Jets announced they had agreed in principle to acquire Tim Tebow from the Denver Broncos, ESPN reported that the deal hit a snag. Tebow Time on Broadway? Well, not quite yet...
2012 horitculture predictions (03/21/12)
The saying goes, "If you don't like the weather we are having now, wait 10 minutes and you will have something different. That is just Indiana weather." Well, so far, 2012 has been just that. We saw very little snow, some rain and hail, unfortunately tornadoes, and even some ice and fog...
James Lee La Follette (03/21/12)
James Lee La Follette, 69, Reelsville, passed away March 19, 2012, following an extended stay at Union Hospital. Services will take place at 1 p.m., Wednesday, March 28, 2012, at French Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Wright-Bethel Cemetery, Waugh, Ind...
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