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Downtown clock ticking again

Friday, November 19, 2004

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Clay County Historical Society members Ed Modesitt, Larry Harrison, and Robert Carter assist Kevin Pierce from Signature Signs in replacing the clock along National Avenue.

A year ago, due to damage from a pellet gun, the clock that stands in front of the Clay County Historical Society building at 100 E. National Ave. stopped working.

A set fixture outside of Morgel Jewelers, located at the corner of National Ave. and Franklin St. in the early 1900's, the clock was donated to the Historical Society and placed on display in 1994.

"We got estimates for fixing the clock from several places." said Robert Anderson while watching the workers. "One was for $7,000 and it had to be shipped to Minnesota."

But with the gumption of society members, and the generous contributions of Joe Lunsford of L & L Glass and Kevin Pierce of Signature Signs, the clock was repaired for next to nothing.

"We'll have to pay for a coat of paint," smiled Kenneth Turner, President of the Historical Society, as the clock was lifted into place. "But that's all. We can't thank those guys enough for helping us preserve a part of Brazil's history."



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