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Stories from Thursday, August 12, 2010

Board discusses contracts (08/12/10)
It was standing room only as members of the community came out in support of one of their own. During the regular meeting of the Clay Community School Board of Trustees, Thursday, the board voted 5-0 to renew the administration contracts of Technology Department Employee John Boyce, Director of Curriculum and Grants Kathy Knust, Technology Department Employee Jason Pell and Linking Education to Adults, Adolescents and Preschoolers (LEAAP) Center Coordinator Mary Yelton...
City breaks ground for NSP home (08/12/10)
New homes will be going up soon. On Thursday, officials broke ground at 722 N. Depot St., Brazil, which is one of the first seven homes to be built through the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP). The city received a $1,435,350 grant from the program in May 2009, and has been working ever since to prepare properties for rehabilitation, demolition and new construction in the Fairview Hendrix neighborhood, which is between United States 40 and Hendrix Street, west of Depot Street...
City Council gives OK to S.O.S. (08/12/10)
A local organization received a green light from the community in its pursuit of a grant during Wednesday's meeting of the Common Council of the City of Brazil. Approximately 25 residents attended the meeting to show their support for Serving On The Streets' (S.O.S.) plan to apply for a $500,000 Community Focus Fund grant from the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA) to help renovate the old Brazil Junior High School. ...
Practice makes perfect! (08/12/10)
Blue Stars Drum and Bugle Corp Drum Major Mark Donahue directs the band during a practice at Northview High School Thursday. The group, based in La Crosse, Wis., was preparing for the DCI World Class Quarterfinals, set to take place at Lucas Oil Stadium. The band had been practicing at Northview since Wednesday...
Tickets still available for cancer center raffle (08/12/10)
GREENCASTLE -- The Putnam County Hospital Cancer Center still has tickets available for its upcoming raffle. In July, several items were donated to the center for the purpose of raising money for the matching grant that was awarded by the Putnam County Community Foundation in 2008. For each dollar raised, the foundation will match up to $12,500 annually...
Community Notes (08/12/10)
The following is a list of upcoming events provided to The Brazil Times: Church notice Churches in the Clay County area are encouraged to send information to The Brazil Times regarding addresses and phone numbers for the 2010 Brazil Times' Church Directory...
State Farm board looking for members (08/12/10)
WEST LAFAYETTE -- The State Farm Youth Advisory Board is accepting applications for board members to administer a unique grant program that empowers youth to take an active role in their education through service-learning. The board, made up of a diverse group of students, ages 17-20, is selected based on State Farm's review of their applications and telephone interviews with the top 10 applicants by the State Farm zone in which they live...
Northview volleyball looking for repeat (08/12/10)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor The 2009 season will be one that is tough to beat for the Northview volleyball program, which claimed its first sectional championship since 1996. However, this year's edition has designs on doing just that as the Knights prepare for the regular season opener against Mooresville on Monday evening...
Louise A. Phillabaum (08/12/10)
Henry Lovett (08/12/10)
Henry Lovett passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loved ones, Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2010, after a short battle with cancer. He was born in Berlin, Germany, March 11, 1951, to Raymond and Pia (Mazurek) Lovett. He moved to the United States when he was 2-years-old. He and his family had lived the remainder of his life in Clay County...
Quick suppers with a barbecue zing (08/12/10)
Wrap it up Ingredients How to do it Note: Spinach, corn and beans can be heated up to five minutes for softer texture, Number of servings: 4 Source: Inspired by SparkPeople (User: FORMERFATTY) Barbecue Quesadillas Ingredients How to do it Source: Sue Berg...
Extension resources are available (08/12/10)
Within the last year, I have heard many people say this or that was "the best kept secret in Indiana." Well, one of the things that I have been told is the best kept secret in Indiana is Purdue Extension. Therefore, to help spread the word about some of the resources available through Purdue Extension, I thought I would utilize this week's column to let you know about some of the free resources you can obtain by contacting your local extension office...
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