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Stories from Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Concert Band presents Grand Finale Aug. 26 (08/22/12)
The 154-year-old Brazil Concert Band, under the direction of Matthew S. Huber, will present Grand Finale 2012, Sunday, Aug. 26, at the special time of 7:30 p.m. The 2012 season marked the 75th anniversary of the Forest Park Band Shell, built for the Brazil Concert Band with Works Progress Administration (WPA) labor and community donations for a total cost of $5,000 in 1937...
Fireworks show to follow concert (08/22/12)
On Tuesday, current Rotary Club of Brazil President Mary Jo Alumbaugh confirmed to The Brazil Times the club's annual fireworks show will take place Sunday, Aug. 26, following the season finale of the Brazil Concert Band. The fireworks normally take place July 4, the final day of the annual Rotary Club of Brazil 4th of July Celebration...
Principal strives for an 'A' school (08/22/12)
Ernie Simpson, the new principal at Northview High School, spoke at the Brazil Rotary Club's weekly meeting at the Renaissance building on Wednesday, Aug. 22, at noon. Simpson spoke about his vision for Northview, immediately stating that his "singular purpose is to move Northview to be an 'A' school." Simpson was referring to the grades given to public schools based on their performance and evaluations...
Horse event back for second year (08/22/12)
A popular event from last year is back. Last year, Hope Reins hosted an event with Wild Horse Ministries and had an estimated 150 people attend. "We had a good turnout," said Hope Reins Director Donna Jones, who hopes for an even better turnout this year...
Donations In Need (08/22/12)
Anyone wanting to donate clothing or anything for the Flake family, who lost their home April 27, to fire, may bring it to 315 E. Oak St., Brazil. The residents of this home will contact the Flake family for arrangements to get the items to them...
Time For A Festival! (08/22/12)
The annual Bowling Green Old Settlers Festival will take place Aug. 23-25, in Bowling Green. The festival will kick off Thursday, Aug. 23, with a ribeye dinner, and close Saturday, Aug. 25, with entertainment provided by the Center Point Family Band and James Family Singers, from 6-7:30 p.m...
Local farmers honored (08/22/12)
A total of 55 Indiana farmers were honored recently for the work they do to promote soil health and water quality on their farms. The producers received the prestigious River Friendly Farmer conservation award during ceremonies at the Indiana State Fair...
Literacy Program (08/22/12)
Adults who cannot read or would like to improve their reading are invited to visit private tutors through the Clay County Adult Literacy Program. The program is free and is set up at the Brazil Public Library, 204 N. Walnut St., Brazil. For more information regarding the program, call 446-1331. A tutor will contact those calling...
INDOT closures announced (08/22/12)
PUTNAM-MORGAN COUNTIES -- On Tuesday, the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) announced a resurfacing project on Interstate-70 would close ramps at United States 231 during the course of the next few days to mill and resurface the ramps. According to INDOT officials, crews plan the following schedule for closures:...
Camp meetings set (08/22/12)
Galilee Ministries will sponsor a series of camp meetings at the Lions Club Park in Poland, continuing Aug. 25. They will have featured speakers and gospel singers speaking on the theme of taking back families, communities and the nation by "Standing up for Jesus."...
Brazil class of 1957 meets (08/22/12)
The Brazil High School class of 1957 met for its 55th class reunion at Forest Park Shelter No. 8 Aug. 18, 2012. Forty-nine people enjoyed the chuck wagon dinner prepared by Randy Dyer. Thirty-three classmates reminisced about the good times of the 50s...
Reunions (08/22/12)
Rightsell Reunion The Rightsell reunion will take place Saturday, Aug. 25, at noon, at Forest Park. The event will take place near the southwest corner of the Forest Park Pavilion. Those interested in attending are asked to bring covered dishes, drinks and table service...
Club News (08/22/12)
Modern Homemakers The Modern Homemakers met at the home of Wilma Modesitt for our indoor picnic. A delicious lunch was enjoyed by all. All gave the Pledge of Allegiance and Homemakers Creed. All county officers were invited to eat with us. Joy Minor, president, Barbara Miller, secretary, Ruth Haas, treasurer, Lucy Strauch, publicity chairman, Barbara Powell, song leader, and Lauralee Hawkins, advisor...
Early harvest underway in Missouri (08/22/12)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- An early corn harvest is well underway in some portions of Southeast Missouri, and other crops in the region continue to run ahead of schedule as well. Anthony Ohmes, agronomy specialist for University of Missouri Extension's Southeast Region and Mississippi County office, said earlier planting in the spring combined with hotter-than-normal summer days made plants mature quicker...
Annual land rent survey (08/22/12)
For all of those interested, the most highly requested resource from Purdue has been updated. Last week, the annual Purdue Agriculture Economics Report (PAER) on farmland values and cash rent was released. The headlines shared the good news to us all, that "Indiana's Farmland Market Continues Moving Higher."...
Jane Mercer (08/22/12)
Jane Mercer, 92, a lifelong resident of Brazil, passed away at Cloverleaf Health Care, in Knightsville, Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012. She was born in Brazil, July 17, 1920, the daughter of Harvey Kingery and Mary Barbara (McGranahan) Kingery. She married John Mercer April 10, 1940; he preceded her in death in 1971...
Public Record (08/22/12)
Clay County Justice Center The following jail bookings occurred at the Clay County Justice Center during Aug. 17-22: Leaving the Scene of an Accident Elmore, Beth A., 35 Awaiting Arraignment Smith, Rohn "Bo," 24 Fulk, Matthew, 31 Burnham, Justin, 25...
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