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Stories from Friday, July 27, 2012

Fire causes massive damage (07/27/12)
Brazil and local firefighters battled a blaze at a Brazil house Friday, which resulted in no injuries but plenty of damage. According to Brazil Fire Chief Jake Bennett, the fire on the house -- located at 304 W. Blaine Street and is a rental property owned by Brazil Mayor Brian Wyndham -- started on the porch, which faces Colfax Street and then spread throughout the house...
Drought to last through fall (07/27/12)
At the end of June, Clay County officials issued a burn ban due to drought conditions, and exactly one month later, the burn ban still stands. According to Emergency Management Agency Director Bryan Husband, there have been only a few fires caused by residents burning materials with the burn ban in place, and they have all been minimal...
Free or reduced lunches available (07/27/12)
As the 2012-13 school year quickly approaches, students and parents need to think about more than just new shoes and backpacks. They also need to think about school lunches. Each year, a large percentage of students nationwide qualify for free or reduced lunch. For Clay Community Schools, there are a few ways to find out if a student qualifies for free or reduced lunch...
Yard Sale! (07/27/12)
Several people took advantage of the sunny day Friday to check out the items at the House of Hope "Giant Yard Sale." House of Hope Director Brian Rosano told The Brazil Times the event will take place through the weekend and they had enough items to possibly extend it to next weekend as well. All proceeds benefit the House of Hope...
Ice Cream Social (07/27/12)
The Ashboro Methodist Church, south of Brazil on State Road 59, will conduct its 35th Ice Cream Social Saturday, July 28, beginning at 5 p.m. There will be plenty of barbecue sandwiches and hot dogs, as well as nachos and cheese, pies and cakes. The homemade ice cream will be made with pasteurized eggs...
Community Notes (07/27/12)
The following is a list of upcoming area events as provided to The Brazil Times: Free Fans Available Free box fans are now available to Brazil and Brazil Township residents at the Brazil Township Trustee's office, 37 W. Kruzan St., Brazil. Persons who do not have air conditioning, or who have small children or those with breathing problems are eligible for a free fan, and should bring current identification to the office...
Church News (07/27/12)
Community Missionary Church Pastor Ken Thomas opened services with greetings to all and a warm welcome to our visitors. He then reminded that volunteers please sign up on the form in the foyer for our Vacation Bible School Aug. 3-5. He then led in an opening prayer praising and thanking God for another day that we can gather together in his house. ...
Post 346 rolls in regional semifinal with blowout win (07/27/12)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor TERRE HAUTE -- Wayne Newton Post 346 has had its share of nights where the bats simply weren't supplying a wealth of offense this season. Friday night wasn't one of them as Seymour Post 89 quickly found out. Post 346 pounded out three home runs on a gusty evening at Terre Haute North High School on the way to a 27-4 rout of Seymour in the opening game of Indiana Regional No. ...
Bernard Warren James (07/27/12)
Bernard Warren James, 79, Brazil, died Thursday, July 26, 2012, at Exceptional Living Center, Brazil. He was born Sept. 23, 1932, in Brazil, as the son of Warren and Laura Williams James. He graduated from Brazil High School with the Class of 1950. He married Martha Gainey Jan. 3, 1951...
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