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Stories from Thursday, July 2, 2009

Fish Fry! (07/02/09)
Celebrating 50 years of service, the Poland Volunteer Fire Department will have an all-you-can-eat Jonah Fish Fry at the firehouse from 4-8 p.m., Saturday, July 18. Dinner includes fish, choice of two sides and drinks for $7 for adults and $3.50 for children...
2009 4-H Fair Queen, Princess pageants slated for July 11 (07/02/09)
A new Clay County 4-H Queen will be crowned Saturday, July 11, at the annual Clay County 4-H Fair Pageant. The event will take place at 7 p.m., at the Clay County 4-H Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall. Last year, Shelby Sands was selected queen and Baileigh Burns was selected princess...
True leaving CCCTA position (07/02/09)
For close to 20 years, when administrators with the Clay Community School Corporation have gone to the table to negotiate contracts with the Clay County Classroom Teachers' Association, Russ True has been at a lot of those meetings. But when negotiations take place later this month, True won't be there as he recently stepped down from the position of CCCTA President and chief spokesman for bargaining...
Principal reflects on school year (07/02/09)
The faculty and staff at Staunton Elementary work hard to make a difference with each student. "Everyone is looking out for all students," Principal Sheryl Jordan said. "We want the best for them." Staunton has 84.2 percent of its students passing the Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress Plus exam (ISTEP+), with a state average of 73.7 percent. Jordan and her staff are very proud of the students...
In honor (07/02/09)
Approximately 90 children made flags and posters honoring America for the Fourth of July. Under the direction of camp coordinator Pam Fischer, the children made flags and posters to celebrate the holiday. Children range in age from pre-Kindergarten through junior high school. The theme for this week was "Blast from the Past." Children attending camp today will discuss patriotic themes all day, including singing and discussing soldiers and the country...
Welcome home! (07/02/09)
The family and friends of United States Army E-4 Specialist Darrel "DJ" Meaden Jr. spent Thursday afternoon decorating his home in anticipation of his homecoming this weekend. Meaden has been stationed in Iraq the past year. Meaden's wife, Tiffany, and the couple's 3-month-old son Dylann -- whom Meaden hasn't seen in person -- are pictured among the decorations at their home located on West State Road 340...
Delegate (07/02/09)
Northview High School Senior Mandy Thomlinson recently represented the school as a delegate to the American Legion Hoosier Girls' State 2009. She spent June 21-27 at Indiana State University in Terre Haute. She is the daughter of Kenny and Penny Campbell, Brazil. She was sponsored by American Legion Auxiliary Post 2, Brazil...
Coming Up! (07/02/09)
The following is a list of upcoming weekend events provided to The Brazil Times: Entertainment From 6-8 p.m., today, More Than A Show, a Christian rock band, will perform at the Brazil Rotary Fourth of July Celebration. Entertainment and events continue through Saturday as well...
Donation! (07/02/09)
Delta Theta Tau representative Linda Harms recently donated $2,000 to Clay County YMCA of Clay County Executive Director Chad Zaucha to provide financial assistance to the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign.
WVGS sets up July 13 program (07/02/09)
TERRE HAUTE -- The Wabash Valley Genealogy Society will celebrate its fifth birthday with a special program Monday, July 13, from 6:30-8:30 p.m., at the Vigo County Public Library, Main Branch. The program, "Spanish American War Records," will feature guest speaker Ronald L. Darrah...
United Way announces goal (07/02/09)
TERRE HAUTE -- The United Way of the Wabash Valley announced its campaign goal for the upcoming year recently. The 2009 campaign goal was announced by Gary Morris and Marla DeHart-Flowers, United Way Campaign Co-Chairs, at the organization's 2009 Pilot Campaign Companies press conference Wednesday, which was hosted by Eli Lilly and Company...
Area bank makes donation to children's museum (07/02/09)
TERRE HAUTE -- Riddell National Bank of Clay County became the first bank outside Vigo County to make a gift to the Terre Haute Children's Museum. The gift moves the museum's capital campaign nearer to its $5.3 million fundraising goal. "We felt this represented a great opportunity to enhance people's lives in the Wabash Valley, and we know that the economic stimulus a quality children's museum can provide will be a valuable asset to the area," Riddell National Bank Vice President Steve Kidwell said.. ...
Crossroads Baptist Church (07/02/09)
Norma Jane Grooten, affectionately known as "Miss Jane" or "Mama Jane," by the widows, orphans and others in Nairobi, Kenya, Africa, will be conducting an evening week-long VBS at Crossroads Baptist Church in Brazil, July 6-10. The Grooten family have been involved in children's ministries for 40 years. Her husband pastored in Northern Michigan for 11 years...
Church news (07/02/09)
Little Historic Church of Carbon The first Friday program has been cancelled and rescheduled for Friday, July 24. A pitch-in dinner will be at 6 p.m., and the Brazil First United Methodist Church's Praise Band will perform at 7 p.m. Everyone is invited to come out and enjoy an evening of food and song...
Nuckolls attends RC&D national meeting (07/02/09)
Marshall Nuckolls, representing the Sycamore Trails Council, recently attended the 2009 National meeting of Resource Conservation and Development (RC&D) in Albuquerque, N.M. Indiana is included in the North Central Region along with Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin...
Shirley Jean Thomas (07/02/09)
Shirley Jean Thomas, 50, Brazil, died Wednesday evening, July 1, 2009, at her residence in Brazil. She was born Sept. 17, 1958, as the daughter of Cecil Wayne and Norma Jean Shearer Thomas. She was preceded in death by her grandparents Roy and Bertha Thomas and Clayton and Bessie Shearer...
Public Record (07/02/09)
Clay County Courthouse The following transactions took place at the Clay County Courthouse June 30-July 2: Clay Superior Court -- Civil Ella M. Smithmeyer Vs. David J. Smithmeyer: Domestic Relations Somerhill Capital, LLC Vs. Jill Nussell: Civil Collections...
Staunton Scene (07/02/09)
Linda Moss and LeEsta, Amanda and Ryan Smith, from Lake Mary, Fla., were recent guests of LeEsta's mother, Mary Schepper. The 59th annual reunion of men and their families who were stationed at Mars Field in Charlotte, N.C., during World War II, took place this past weekend at the Motel 8 in Terre Haute...
Try this recipe! (07/02/09)
Greek Chicken Wrap Try this light and tasty Mediterranean treat. Mix together cup fat free sour cream mixed with 1 teaspoon crushed garlic, teaspoon onion powder. Marinate four boneless chicken breasts from two hours to overnight in: Grill or bake, let cool and cut into very thin strips. (Chicken should be cooked until not pink, and juices run clear)...
Reminder to keep summer food safe (07/02/09)
Cooking outdoors was once a summer activity shared with family and friends. Now more than half of Americans say they are cooking outdoors year round. So, whether the snow is blowing or the sun is shining brightly, it's important to follow food safety guidelines to prevent harmful bacteria from multiplying and causing foodborne illness. Use these simple guidelines for grilling food safely...
Update: The Good, bad and ugly (07/02/09)
We started out the 2009 gardening season with a record number of new gardeners, excited to raise food from their own garden, save a few dollars and enjoy the nation's most popular pastime. Then the rains kept coming. At this writing, gardeners are reporting probably some of the most varied gardening experiences I have witnessed as an Extension educator. Gardeners reporting on gardens in the Wabash Valley are using words like "disappointed" and "frustrated."...
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