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Stories from Thursday, March 29, 2012

Official Visit (03/29/12)
Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman visited Brazil Thursday afternoon to see the progress of the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) in the area. She toured one home, located at 910 W. North Street, and talked with people involved with the program, as well as local officials...
Officials resolving sign issue (03/29/12)
A misunderstanding involving a popular Clay County sign appears to have been all taken care of. On Thursday, Clay County Commissioners President Charlie Brown informed The Brazil Times he had been contacted by the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) regarding the Bowling Green Old Settlers sign on the west side of the town...
Property tax statements in the mail (03/29/12)
Clay County Treasurer Debra James informed The Brazil Times property tax statements were mailed Thursday, March 29. According to James, all property owners should receive a statement, even if a mortgage company pays taxes. Those who do not receive a statement are encouraged to contact the Treasurer's Office at 448-9009...
Clay County Clerk decides to run for re-election (03/29/12)
Clerk of the Circuit Court Vickie Wheeler, a Republican, is running for re-election in the upcoming Primary election. "I like the job. It's very interesting," Wheeler said. "I've learned a lot, and I thought I'd give it another term." Wheeler has worked in the Clay County Courthouse since 1989...
Applications Being Taken (03/29/12)
The Brazil City Fire Department is currently accepting applications for the position of firefighter. Application packets may be picked up at the fire department from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday. All completed applications must be turned into the office of the Fire Chief no later than 5 p.m., April 27...
Food Service Inspections (03/29/12)
The following is a list of food service inspections conducted by the Clay County Health Department for the month of February 2012 as provided to The Brazil Times: February 2012 Food Service Inspections...
Diabetes Education classes set to start (03/29/12)
St. Vincent Clay Hospital has announced the next class on Diabetes Education will begin in April. "What You Should Know About Type 2 Diabetes," will begin Tuesday, April 3, from 2-4 p.m. The class will take place on the first Tuesday of each month. Class size is limited...
Clay County Community Choir to perform this weekend (03/29/12)
The Clay County Community Choir will present "Oh, What a Savior" cantata beginning this weekend. The first performance will be Sunday, April 1, at 6 p.m., at the Peniel United Methodist Church, Brazil. Other performances will be Monday, April 2, at 7 p.m., at the Poland Historical Chapel; Sunday, April 8, at 6 p.m., at the Corey Community Church of the Nazarene; Friday, April 13, at 7 p.m., at the Historical Chapel, Carbon; and Sunday, April 15, at 6 p.m., at Way of the Cross, Brazil...
Insurance agent honored (03/29/12)
Allstate agency owner Ted Paris was recently designated an Allstate Premier Service Agent for 2012. Bestowed upon less than one-third of Allstate's agency force, the designation was presented to Paris for his "commitment to putting the customer at the center of his agency's work."...
Welcome! (03/29/12)
The Rotary Club of Brazil recently welcomed new member Mary Jo Archer. On hand for the celebration included (from left) Rotary Club of Brazil President Duane Butts, Archer and President-Elect Mary Jo Alumbaugh.
Donation (03/29/12)
The Allstate Insurance Agency recently donated $1,000 to the YMCA of Clay County's Strong Kids Campaign. On hand for the donation included (from left) YMCA CEO Deborah Plummer and Allstate Insurance Agent and owner Ted Paris.
Community Notes (03/29/12)
The following is a list of upcoming area events as provided to The Brazil Times: Easter Egg Hunt Notice Got an Easter Egg Hunt planned? Send the information to The Brazil Times via telephone at 446-2216 Ext. 231, or e-mail at scoop1j@gmail.com. All egg hunts will be printed in the newspaper and online at www.thebraziltimes.com...
Court to consider Lugar's residency (03/29/12)
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar will fight Friday for the right to cast a ballot in one of his most important elections. Lawyers for the Indiana Republican are set to argue a county elections board was wrong when it ruled Lugar and his wife cannot vote in the state's May 8 Republican primary. The board voted 2-1 earlier this month that Lugar cannot vote using the address from the Indianapolis home he sold in 1977 on his registration...
Illinois Lottery (03/29/12)
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Here are the winning numbers selected Wednesday and Thursday in the Illinois Lottery: Wednesday Pick Three-Midday 3-0-5 Pick Three-Evening 1-3-3 Pick Four-Midday 2-7-7-3 Pick Four-Evening 3-4-3-3 Little Lotto 5-8-23-37-38 Lotto 9-17-25-28-41-49...
Hoosier Lottery (03/29/12)
INDIANAPOLIS --Here are the winning numbers selected Wednesday and Thursday in the Hoosier Lottery: Wednesday Daily Three-Midday 9-7-0 Daily Three-Evening 1-2-4 Daily Four-Midday 3-6-6-2 Daily Four-Evening 9-6-8-9 Lucky 5-Midday 11-19-27-29-30 Lucky 5-Evening...
State Police, FBI investigating bank robbery (03/29/12)
SULLIVAN COUNTY -- Detectives from the Indiana State Police Putnamville Post, along with Federal Bureau of Investigation agents, are currently investigating the early morning armed robbery of First Financial Bank, 8571 South Old United States 41, Carlisle...
INDOT officials: I-70 to undergo further construction (03/29/12)
VIGO COUNTY -- The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) announced Thursday one lane of Interstate-70 westbound will be restricted beginning Monday. Crews will be installing temporary concrete barrier railing between the Wabash River Bridge and Darwin Road...
United Way collecting stuffed animals for program (03/29/12)
TERRE HAUTE -- United Way of the Wabash Valley is collecting new or gently used stuffed animals from individuals, local businesses, groups and churches to be given to area first-graders as part of a new program called Reading Buddies. This May, first-graders at local elementary schools will receive a stuffed animal -- a Reading Buddy -- to read to during guided reading in the classroom and free time...
IHSAA to make 11-stop tour to debate class system (03/29/12)
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Indiana High School Athletic Association Commissioner Bobby Cox and state Sen. Mike Delph have announced an 11-stop statewide tour to discuss Indiana's class basketball system. Delph offered legislation in January that would have returned the state to the single-class system it had used until the late 1990s. The Carmel Republican withdrew the proposal after Cox agreed to the statewide tour to discuss class basketball...
Eels looking for resurgent season (03/29/12)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor The Clay City softball team has plenty of new faces on hand for the new season and has its sights set on making some postseason noise after an uncharacteristic down year in 2011. Jason Sinders steps into the head coaching stop as former coach Roger Rhodes moves into an assistant role along with Rachel McCleary, a former Terre Haute South and Indiana State Sycamore player...
Illinois hires Ohio's John Groce as head coach (03/29/12)
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- Fresh out of Taylor University in Indiana, John Groce once taught math at a small-town high school while helping coach four basketball teams. That hectic pace might be easy compared to the work that awaits him at Illinois. Groce was introduced Thursday as the Illini's new coach, just days removed from leading Ohio University to the Sweet 16, the Bobcats' deepest NCAA tournament run in nearly 50 years. ...
Kansas' Danny Manning agrees to coach Tulsa (03/29/12)
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Danny Manning's last game as a player at Kansas ended with a national title. He hopes his last game as an assistant coach for the Jayhawks does, too. Manning has agreed to become the head coach of Tulsa, joining Barry Hinson as the second assistant from coach Bill Self's staff to announce their departure during the week of the Final Four. Both coaches will assume their new duties after Kansas is done in New Orleans...
NY judge blocks sales of Jets-Tebow apparel (03/29/12)
NEW YORK (AP) -- New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow has already been introduced to fans, but they'll have to wait until Tuesday to meet his official NFL jersey. U.S. District Judge Kevin Castel granted Nike Inc. a temporary restraining order late Wednesday, finding "sufficient reason" for him to block sales of Tebow merchandise created by Reebok International Ltd. after March 1...
William Raymond Reynolds (03/29/12)
William Raymond Reynolds, 92, Brazil, died at 4:42 a.m., Thursday, March 29, 2012, at Exceptional Living Center, Brazil. William was born April 9, 1919, near Coal City in Harrison Township, Clay County, Indiana. He was the son of Charles and Sylvia Storm Reynolds...
Donald Eugene Smallwood (03/29/12)
Donald Eugene Smallwood, 75, Brazil, died March 27, 2012, at his home. He was born March 30, 1936, to Donald F. and Gertrude Smallwood. They preceded him in death. Survivors include sons Ricky D. Smallwood, and Donald E. Smallwood, daughter Tawnya A. Smallwood, brother Paul Smallwood, 10 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild...
Joe R. Burton (03/29/12)
Joe R. Burton was taken home by God's angels March 7, 2012, around 5 p.m., in his living room at his farm he loved and worked so hard to attain. Joe was a strong, self-made man. He had Vascular Dementia the last eight years of his life, but he never let that stop him from going out almost every day. He told me early on in this disease, "Do not let us become isolated. Please let's keep living."...
Obituary Notices (03/29/12)
Joyce Frances Pressley Shaul, Phoenix, Ariz., passed away March 20, 2012. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Hospice of the Valley or Madison Baptist Church in Joyce's memory. A Celebration of Life will take place Saturday, March 31, 2012, at 3 p.m., at Madison Baptist Church, 6202 N. 12th St., Phoenix, Ariz. For those with special memories, visit the online guestbook at www.shadowmountainmortuary.com...
Public Record (03/29/12)
Clay County Justice Center The following jail bookings occurred at the Clay County Justice Center during March 23-29: Conversion Bond, Fred M., 29 Maintaining Common Nuisance Bond, Fred M., 29 Awaiting Arraignment Duncan, Shawna, 36 Jones, Michael N., 44...
Public Record (03/29/12)
Clay County Courthouse The following transactions took place at the Clay County Courthouse March 27-29: Circuit Court -- Civil National Collegiate Student Loan Vs. Lacey Owens: Civil Collections Randy Baysinger Vs. Zap Distributing LLC: Miscellaneous Civil...
Brazil Buzz (03/29/12)
My yard looked much better last week than it does today. The only traveling I will do next week will be on my rider. I always dread the task of mowing until after the first round. I call that a rough cut. Cutting your grass early on is like looking for a toy in a Cracker Jack box. I never know what will pop up before I finish the task...
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