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Stories from Monday, November 9, 2009

Town Council gives update on community center (11/09/09)
STAUNTON -- According to Brad Webster, things are moving ahead as scheduled. On Monday, Webster -- a Staunton Town Council member -- offered an update on the Staunton Community Center during the board's monthly meeting. "There have been no snags," Webster said. "They're making good headway."...
Preparations (11/09/09)
Tiny United States Flags are placed throughout the Clay County Courthouse lawn, including in front of a memorial for Vietnam veterans (above). The custodial staff regularly decorates the lawn and Clay County Honor Roll Memorial in preparation for Veterans Day. ...
Schools monitoring absenteeism (11/09/09)
The flu season is upon the Clay Community School Corporation at a faster rate than previous years. "Last year during October, there was no talk of the flu," Coordinator of Health Services Lynn Stoelting. "That is not the case this year." The stable absentee rate for the schools is between 10-15-percent weekly. Each school is monitoring its own absences and Stoelting is updated regularly on the number of students out because of illness...
Officials looking into use of fake bills (11/09/09)
A recent investigation into a Brazil man allegedly using counterfeit money during the Parke County Covered Bridge Festival has sparked concern by local law enforcement officials for the upcoming holiday shopping season. "With the increased shopping and money changing hands so much around the holidays, people really need to check their currency," Brazil Police Chief Dave Archer told The Brazil Times...
Schools to conduct Veterans programs (11/09/09)
Schools within the Clay Community School Corporation are preparing for special Veterans Day programs on Nov. 11. The following is a list of times and locations provided to The Brazil Times: Van Buren Elementary elected not to have a Veterans Day program this year because of construction. However, students will be doing projects in class...
Area artist selected to participate in exhibit (11/09/09)
Local Artist, Ron Riggan was selected to participate, and be showcased in the Ivy Tech, Columbus, School of Design Art Show. The event was drawn from 35 years of students. The exhibit, "Exceeding Expectations," showcases the works of 25 of its alumni. All told, 52 pieces of art will be on display...
City Hall closed Wednesday (11/09/09)
Brazil City Hall will be closed Wednesday to observe Veterans Day, and will reopen for regular business hours Thursday. Also, due to the holiday, the Sanitation Department will be picking up its Wednesday trash route on Thursday, and run its Thursday schedule on Friday...
Bean dinner a success (11/09/09)
The town of Knightsville hosted a bean dinner/wiener roast Saturday at its Community Center. The event took place to help inform residents of a recent survey sent out in an attempt to qualify for a Community Development Block Grant for funding of the water system and storm water improvements and to express the importance of filling out the 2010 Census forms to be delivered in February or March of 2010...
Club News (11/09/09)
The Washington Township Circle Club met Oct. 8 at the home of Wilma Rich. Doris Romas, president, called the meeting to order at 1 p.m. Shortly after, the Pledge to the American Flag and the Homemakers creed were repeated. Martha McKenzi gave devotions "Venner." Shortly after, the question "Do you have trick or treaters at your house?" was answered by five members and guest Lacy Strouch. Following that, the group sang "I'm looking over a Four Leaf Clover," and took collections...
Army Pvt. Michael A. Tisdale (11/09/09)
Army Pvt. Michael A. Tisdale has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission and received instruction and training exercises in drill and ceremonies, Army history, core values and traditions, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, rifle marksmanship, weapons use, map reading and land navigation, foot marches, armed and unarmed combat, field maneuvers and tactics...
'Take 5' set for Saturday (11/09/09)
"Take 5," a high-energy, action-packed evening for children, elementary to high school will take place at 8 p.m., Friday. Air Tramp, gym and game room activities will be open with the prize games (various ages) being the soda toss. Refreshments will be served and everything is free...
Club Interaction (11/09/09)
Northview High School senior and school president of the Interact Club Hannah Yeiser (left), along with fellow senior and club member Jessamyn Moore (right) met with Indiana State District 44 Rep. Nancy Michael (D-Greencastle) at a recent Brazil Rotary Club meeting. The Interact Club is Rotary International's service club for young people ages 14-18 and are sponsored by individual Rotary clubs...
Tri-Kappa Chapter preps for bazaar (11/09/09)
The Alpha Delta Chapter of Tri-Kappa is pleased to announce they are busy preparing for their annual "Rag Doll Christmas Bazaar." The annual event will be held Saturday, Nov. 7, at Owen Valley Middle School on State Road 46. The event will begin at 10 a.m. and end at 2 p.m...
Agency urges all to get flu shot (11/09/09)
INDIANAPOLIS -- The Indiana State Medical Association is urging residents to consider getting a seasonal flu shot. According to the ISMA, an estimated 36,000 Americans die annually from the flu. The flu is a viral infection of the breathing tubes and lungs and is easily spread from one person to another through sneezing or coughing. Symptoms can last two to seven days and may include:...
Deon Eli Dekkers (11/09/09)
Deon and Carri Long Dekkers are proud to announce the arrival of their firstborn son, Deon Eli, born Aug. 31, 2009. He weighed 9 pounds, 4 ounces, and was 22-inches long. Little Deon Eli was welcomed by his maternal grandparents Gary and Anna Long, Brazil, and his paternal grandparents Deon and Lorraine Dekkers, Dallas, Texas...
Owen Lukas Wegner (11/09/09)
Ben and Ashley Wegner are proud to announce the birth of their son Owen Lukas Wegner. Owen was born Oct. 3, 2009, at Union Hospital, Terre Haute. He weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces, and was 20.5-inches long. Owen was welcomed home by his brother, Paul, 2...
Rebecca Jo Archer (11/09/09)
Bill Archer and Brittney Mueller welcomed their baby girl, Rebecca Jo Archer, at 11:01 a.m., Sept. 24, at Union Hospital. Rebecca Jo weighed 6 pounds, and 14 ounces, and 20-inches long. Rebecca joins two brothers, Billy Archer and Ashtin Bullerdick, at home. She also has a sister, Samantha, from Brazil...
Drew Michael Stiffler (11/09/09)
Troy and Rachel Stiffler want to announce the birth of their son Drew Michael. He was born Aug. 26, at Community South Hospital. Drew was 4 pounds, 11 ounces, and was 16.5-inches long. Grandparents are Drew and Peggy Hawkins, Indianapolis, Mike Stiffler, Brazil, and Cindy Stiffler, Brazil...
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