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Stories from Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Officials release Operation Pullover statistics (04/04/12)
The Brazil Police Department (BPD) and Clay County Sheriff's Department recently participated in the statewide Operation Pullover (OPO), Drunk Driving, Over the Limit, Under Arrest, March crackdown/blitz. According to the BPD, four officers dedicated 37 hours of overtime toward patrolling city streets looking for impaired or dangerous drivers. The extra patrolling resulted in four arrests for Operating Vehicles While Intoxicated (OVWI), including two with previous OVWI convictions...
Relay For Life chairman speaks (04/04/12)
Carrol Evans, chairman of Clay County Relay for Life, spoke at Wednesday's Rotary Club meeting and accepted a $250 donation from the club. Evans first spoke about where she was from and how she came to live in the Brazil area. "I was born in Terre Haute, at Union Hospital, but my parents moved over here when I was 7," Evans said. "I consider myself a Clay County-ian first, and this is my home."...
Council approves appropriations (04/04/12)
During the Clay County Council meeting Monday, the council discussed several additional appropriations. The council appropriated the following: "This is in response to Workforce One taking over the GED program as opposed to Clay Community Schools, which did it in the past," Sheriff Mike Heaton said. "Now we have to pay for someone to come in, teach the class and administer the tests. This is part of the state money that comes back from housing state inmates."...
Sheriff's Department checks car seats (04/04/12)
Clay County parents have an opportunity they may not be aware of to insure the safety of their children while traveling. The Clay County Sheriff's Department has a child safety sitting station available to the public. The Sheriff's Department has four child passenger safety technicians, who are certified through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, to check child safety seats...
Closed Friday (04/04/12)
Brazil City Hall will be closed Friday, April 6, in observance of Good Friday. For more information, call 443-2221. In addition, the Clay County Commissioners recently announced the Clay County Courthouse, Highway Department, Health Department and the Soil and Water Conservation Offices will be closed as well...
Early Voting (04/04/12)
The Clay County Election Office recently announced the following dates for early voting hours, which will take place in the Election Office, located on the second floor of the Clay County Courthouse:...
Easter Egg Hunt! (04/04/12)
The American Legion Post 2 will conduct its annual Easter Egg Hunt Saturday, April 7, at 1 p.m., at Forest Park. The event will be hosted by the American Legion Riders. In the event of inclement weather, the hunt will take place at the Brazil National Guard Armory...
Harmony discusses car purchase (04/04/12)
The Harmony Town Council met for its monthly meeting Tuesday night to discuss the purchase of a town marshal car and the paving of various town roads. Council President Janice Gooch informed the council of the purchase of the new town marshal car. According to Gooch, the car is a 2006 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor, which was bought for $7,500 with 72,000 miles on it...
Humane Society to have 5K (04/04/12)
The Clay County Humane Society will conduct a 5K Rescue Run, Walk, and Wag Saturday, April 21, at Forest Park. Registration is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m., with runners beginning at 10. Runners, walkers and waggers -- people who wish to walk their dogs -- are all invited...
Tips provided for wild turkey season (04/04/12)
Indiana Conservation Officers would like the 2012 spring wild turkey hunting season to be the safest on record. Here are a few tips for hunters to avoid accidents in the field: Hunters should be 100 percent positive that what they are firing at is a wild turkey, and not possibly another hunter. Occasionally in areas with dense vegetation, a hunter has mistook another hunter, for a wild turkey...
Report: Farmers to plant more corn (04/04/12)
WEST LAFAYETTE -- U.S. grain farmers this spring intend to plant the nation's highest corn acreage since 1937, according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture report released March 30. According to Prospective Plantings Report by the National Agricultural Statistics Service, the nation's growers indicated they would plant 95.9 million acres of corn, up more than 4 percent, or nearly 4 million acres, from 2011...
Egg Hunt! (04/04/12)
Morgan Wright, 3, Brazil, hunts for Easter eggs during the Northview Key Club Easter Egg Hunt at the LEAAP Center, Brazil. Morgan is the daughter of Emily Wright.
Putnamville Post receives three probationary troopers (04/04/12)
Putnamville -- On Monday, March 26, Probationary Troopers Jonathan M. Cumbie, Yan J. Dravigne and Michael L. Featherling reported to the Indiana State Police Putnamville Post for their first official day. They were members of the 71st Indiana State Police Recruit Academy, which graduated 38 probationary troopers on March 16, 2012...
Political signs removed from state and federal right-of-way (04/04/12)
CRAWFORDSVILLE -- The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) reminds all Hoosiers that campaign signs are prohibited from federal and state highway rights-of-way by Indiana Code 9-21-4-6. INDOT personnel are required by state law to remove all unauthorized signs within the state right-of-way. The right-of-way areas which must remain "sign free" for the safety of the motoring public include:...
Frontier loses Internet services for most of day (04/04/12)
Frontier Communications announced Wednesday morning that a contractor performing sewer upgrades in Seymour had cut a major fiber cable that supplies high-speed Internet to its service areas, including the Brazil area. The location of the cut was along Hartsell Road and Killion Avenue in Seymour...
Reunions (04/04/12)
Brazil Class of 1972 The Brazil Class of 1972 is seeking addresses for the following classmates: Elizabeth Allen, Rose Burnstead, Mary Beth Goodhart, David Burke, Patricia Guinn, Linda Love, Randy Love, Mary McAuliffe, Jennifer Milburn, James Stewart, Sally Walls, John Wells and Angelia Williams...
Community Notes (04/04/12)
The following is a list of upcoming area events as provided to The Brazil Times: Closed Friday Brazil City Hall will be closed Friday, April 6, in observance of Good Friday. For more information, call 443-2221. In addition, The Clay County Commissioners have announced the Clay County Courthouse, Highway Department, Health Department and the Soil and Water Conservation Offices will be closed as well...
Young Northview netters learning on the fly (04/04/12)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor The 2012 Northview girls' tennis team will have a much different look this season with an influx of freshmen and no returning singles players from the team that lost in the sectional title match to Owen Valley last year...
Deeper Eels ready for 2012 season (04/04/12)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor The Clay City Eels have designs on breaking a 14-year sectional title drought this season as the squad returns a pair of all-conference players and six starters from a squad that reached the championship game last year. Clay City knocked off host Shakamak last year before falling to eventual state runner-up North Central (Farmersburg)...
Garry Shaffer (04/04/12)
Garry Shaffer, 78, Waldron, Ind., formerly of Brazil, passed away April 3, 2012, at 12:26 p.m., at the Waldron Health and Rehabilitation Center. He was born April 12, 1933, in Clay County, the sons of Wayne Shaffer and Doris Corbin Shaffer. Garry graduated from Staunton High School, Class of 1951...
How to deal with termites (04/04/12)
Over the last few weeks, I have had a few clients ask about termites. In both cases, the termites have ended up being ants, but it is still a good idea to spend a little bit of time discussing termites. Termites are considered a social insect, thus they live in colonies. Just like ants, the different types of termites have different purposes within the colony...
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