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Stories from Thursday, June 9, 2011

Floodplain, Pogues Run discussed (06/09/11)
The Common Council of the City of Brazil has learned a little more about the city's floodplain and Pogues Run. During Wednesday's meeting, City Engineer Brian Pohlar outlined the new floodplain map, which is currently being proposed by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, and the current storm sewer system...
Carbon announces upgrades to sewer, wastewater systems (06/09/11)
Town Council members announced the Town of Carbon will be upgrading the wastewater and sewage system at its monthly meeting Monday evening. Council members are working with Grant Administrator Kristy Jerrell from West Central Indiana Economic Development District, Inc., and Project Engineer Tracy Boehner from Commonwealth Engineers, Inc., to move forward with improvements...
Church yard sale (06/09/11)
Bee Ridge Church will conduct a rummage and bake sale Saturday, beginning at 8 a.m. Items available have been donated by church members and others in the community. Homemade bake sale items will include cinnamon rolls, cookies, pies, breads and more...
Zach's Ride (06/09/11)
The second Zach's Ride, a fundraiser for Multiple Sclerosis, will take place Saturday. The motorcycle ride will begin at noon. All bikes are scheduled to be back by 4:30 p.m. Registration for the ride begins at 10:30 a.m. A poker run and hog roast will take place at the Gooseneck Brew, 561 E. National Ave., Brazil, following the motorcycle run...
Organization set for fundraiser (06/09/11)
Clay County Search and Rescue will host a "BBQ and Blues" fundraiser at the Forest Park Pavilion Saturday, June 18. The event will begin at 6 p.m., and end at 8, and will feature live music by Dicky James and the Blue Flames. Cost is $6, which includes a dinner of barbecue, two sides and a drink. Children ages 10-under eat for free...
2011 Clay County 4-H Fair (06/09/11)
Saturday, July 2 7 p.m. -- Fair Queen Pageant, North Clay Middle School Sunday, July 10 6 p.m. -- Dog Show, Show Arena Monday, July 11 4 p.m. -- ATV Project, Derby Track Tuesday, July 12 9 a.m. -- Community Judging, Exhibit Hall 1 p.m. -- Private Fashion Revue, Exhibit Hall...
YMCA sets up youth dance (06/09/11)
The YMCA of Clay County will conduct a youth dance Friday. The dance is open for sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders. Students should bring their school identification or other document showing their grade. The dance will run from 8-10:30 p.m. Cost is $5. There will be concessions available...
Bucshon to speak (06/09/11)
United States Rep. Larry Bucshon, who represents Indiana's 8th District, will be the featured speaker at the June 28 meeting for the Clay County Chamber of Commerce. The meeting will take place at St. Vincent Clay Hospital and is scheduled for noon...
2011 Clay City Fair Schedule (06/09/11)
Saturday, July 2 9 a.m. -- Barn Set Up 9 a.m. -- Green Building Clean Up and Decorate Tuesday, July 5 8-10 a.m. -- Bring in Boys' and Girls' 4-H Projects 9-11:30 a.m. -- Bring in Open Class Exhibits 10:45 a.m. -- Boys' and Girls' 4-H Projects Judged...
Forest Park Golf Course to host Brazil Open and Optimist Tourney in July (06/09/11)
Times Staff Report The 12th Riddell National Bank Brazil Open will take place Saturday and Sunday, July 2-3, at the Forest Park Golf Course. The tourney is open to professionals, amateurs, ladies and there is also an open division, a senior division (ages 50-64), super senior division (65-older), and boys' and girls' divisions...
Governor requests federal assistance for Indiana counties (06/09/11)
INDIANAPOLIS -- Clay County is one of more than 30 Indiana counties Gov. Mitch Daniels has requested for federal public assistance following severe storms in April. Daniels requested President Barack Obama provide the assistance to 34 counties and individual assistance to 11 more counties, mainly in the southern portion of the state. The request stems from damage sustained from severe weather, including flooding, tornadoes, and straight-line winds that began April 18...
Honored! (06/09/11)
Clifford Peterson of Knightsville Lodge No. 409 F.&A.M. presented 50-year Award of Gold to lodge members Raymond L. Dennany and Jackie E. Hall, at the fifth Tuesday dinner at Knightsville Lodge May 31.
Donation (06/09/11)
The Brazil Moose Lodge No. 780, 225 S. Depot St., Brazil, recently conducted a Hog Roast benefit in memory of James Brandon Barnett. On Thursday, officials with the lodge presented Barnett's mother, Betty Metz, with the donation from the benefit. On hand for the donation included (from left) Moose Lodge Treasurer Wayne Wright, Moose Auxiliary member JoAnn Wilkerson, Moose Preacher Chaplain Tom Britton, Metz, Moose Auxiliary member Judie Durbin and Moose Governor Michael Rambo. ...
Community Notes (06/09/11)
The following is a list of upcoming events provided to The Brazil Times: Community Choir The Brazil Community Patriotic Choir will have practices Thursday nights beginning at 7 p.m., at Bee Ridge Church. Sam Glover will serve as director. All who can sing and love the country are invited to join the choir...
Reunions (06/09/11)
The following is information regarding area reunions as provided to The Brazil Times: Jones Family Reunion The Jones Family Reunion will take place Saturday, from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. The event will take place at the pavilion in Forest Park. For more information, call Ron Jones at 812-744-3792...
Deadline for herbalism workshop set for Friday (06/09/11)
WEST TERRE HAUTE -- Friday is the deadline to register to participate in a workshop June 17-19, at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods presented by international lecturer and author Matthew Woods, a specialist in medical herbalism. The program begins Friday and ends Sunday. Presentations will cover plant identification, self-care, wild crafting and basic applications...
Police: IU student not in fight (06/09/11)
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- The nearly weeklong search for a missing Indiana college student focused on southern Indiana lakes Thursday as her family announced a $100,000 reward for information leading to her safe return. Bloomington police Lt. Bill Parker said divers were returning to Lake Monroe for a second day to keep up a search he said was sparked by a tip. ...
Forest Park G.C. hosting benefit tourney for D.A.D.S. (06/09/11)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor Forest Park Golf Course plays host to quite a few golf tournaments over the course of the spring through fall seasons, but few of them will be for as good a cause as the one on June 17. The First Annual ESPN Sports Radio and Dad's Root Beer Golf Tournament sponsored by Michelob Ultra will provide proceeds to the Dads Appreciating Down Syndrome (D.A.D.S.) foundation...
Report: Sampson, Pistons to talk (06/09/11)
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- The Milwaukee Bucks have given the Detroit Pistons permission to interview assistant Kelvin Sampson for their vacant head coaching job, a person with direct knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press on Thursday. The person requested anonymity because of the confidential nature of the Pistons' search...
Mary Kathleen Warren (06/09/11)
Ms. Mary Kathleen "Kathy" Warren resided and gently passed away in Greencastle June 8, 2011. Born Oct. 4, 1966, in Martinsville, Ind., she was the daughter of Jimmy Mundy and Wanda (Cooper) Kelley. Kathy was a graduate of Cloverdale High School "class of 1984."...
Public Record (06/09/11)
Clay County Courthouse The following transactions took place at the Clay County Courthouse June 2-9: Clay Superior Court -- Civil William R. Knepp Vs. Mitchell Hyatt, Hyatt and Sons Construction and Kimberly J. Hyatt: Civil Collections Samantha V. Ream Vs. Adam R. Ream: Domestic Relations...
Gardening issues: Weeds (06/09/11)
Two weeks ago, we started talking about some of the gardening issues you might be faced with this year. We covered some of the issues associated with watering too much and about nutrient requirements for vegetable plants. This week, I want to continue the discussion about gardening issues and focus on weeds...
Finding injured animals (06/09/11)
By "rescuing" an injured or apparently abandoned baby wild animal, you may be doing the opposite of what you seek to accomplish, and break the law. This time of year, thousands of animals are born in the wild. With the spread of suburban areas into their natural habitats, young animals are increasingly born near humans, who are more apt to discover them without an adult animal nearby...
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