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Stories from Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Fundraisers planned benefit local child (03/23/11)
A handful of fundraisers are sifting through the area and all money collected will help a local 12-year-old attend Camp Riley this summer. Parker Timberman will be 13 in July. He suffers from Cerebral Palsy, a condition that causes physical disability in human development. Members of his family told The Brazil Times Parker has gone through 13 different surgeries...
One chapter at a time (03/23/11)
Alpha Omega Chapter of Tri Kappa recently presented a chapter book to every second-grade student in the Clay Community School Corporation. One of Tri Kappa's state projects is literacy, so the local chapter chose second-graders, because they are starting to read chapter books. ...
City applies for lighting grant (03/23/11)
When work on the United States 40 Project commences, some new lighting may also brighten downtown Brazil. Brazil Planning Administrator Stacy Gibbens told The Brazil Times a grant application was recently submitted to the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) for decorative and energy-efficient lighting...
Staunton to enforce trash ordinance (03/23/11)
STAUNTON -- A 15-year-old town ordinance still gets a lot of attention in one Clay County town. Recently, Staunton Town Marshal Chuck Jones informed the town's council he planned to begin going through town checking the cleanliness of residencies. In 1996, the Staunton Town Council implemented a clean property ordinance, which was amended in 1999...
Rotary Coffee, Club Talk set (03/23/11)
The Rotary Club of Brazil will host its monthly Coffee and Club Talk Friday at The Brazil Coffee Company, 533 E. National Ave., Brazil. The first regular cup of coffee will be free for those in attendance, courtesy of the club. The 30-minute discussion will be "Welcome Spring with Service above Self," presented by past president Susan Thomas...
Host families needed (03/23/11)
Host families are needed for high school exchange students to open their hearts, share their life and their country with international high school students this fall. CIEE USA High School students stay with their host families for either one or two semesters, while attending a United States high school...
Seasonal star program set (03/23/11)
TERRE HAUTE -- The Allen Memorial Planetarium will present a seasonal star program Friday, at 6:30 p.m., and Saturday, at 2 and 4 p.m. The 30-minute educational program will introduce the constellations and other astronomical wonders of the sky for the spring season...
Coalition inviting all to networking breakfast (03/23/11)
TERRE HAUTE -- The Wabash Valley Literacy Coalition is inviting all to a free community wide Literacy Networking Breakfast. The light continental fare will also feature presentations on eReaders, eBooks and eAudiobooks, iPads and social networking. The theme for the event is, "Technology Literacy: Are You Fluent?"...
CLUB NEWS (03/23/11)
Jackson Township Better Homes Extension Club The Jackson Township Better Homes Extension Club met on Feb. 24, at the home of Mary Kent. President Ruth Haas called the meeting to order and all recited the Pledge of Allegiance and the Homemaker's Creed. For devotions, Ruth read "Listen to your heart," from Helen Steiner Rice...
College News (03/23/11)
Rose Hulman Institute of Technology The students listed below have been named to the dean's list for the winter quarter at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. In order to be named to the dean's list, students must earn at least a 3.3 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale), according to Pete Gustafson, vice president for student affairs...
Northview baseball team hosts annual free youth camp (03/23/11)
The Northview baseball program hosted its annual youth camp on Wednesday evening under near perfect skies. Members of the Knights' baseball team and their coaching staff provided area youngsters with instruction on the finer points of hitting, baserunning, fielding and hitting...
Walter E. Gochanour (03/23/11)
Walter E. Gochanour, 57, Brazil, passed away at Union Hospital, March 22, 2011. He was born July 3, 1953, in Hillsdale, Mich., the son of Walter E. Gochanour Sr. and Helen (Gasaway) Gochanour. Walt graduated from Van Buren High School with the class of 1971. Following high school, he joined the United States Army and was honorably discharged in 1972. Walt owned and operated Highway 40 Wrecker Service, Brazil, for more than 20 years. He married Judith Layne Jan. 11, 1981...
Brazil Buzz (03/23/11)
This is the first day of spring! The birds are very active. The budding branches on the maple tree, outside of my kitchen window, welcomed many of the happy visitors today. I was hoping to see the fat bushy-tailed boar squirrel that comes to my back porch everyday in hopes of a handout and a friendly, "hello." He is aware that I am rather generous with my treats. I might remind him of his mother...
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