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Stories from Thursday, June 16, 2011

Board votes for Tucker (06/16/11)
Clay Community School (CCS) board members decided in a 4-0-1 vote to hire Interim Superintendent Kimberly Tucker as the permanent superintendent. "I am very excited about moving into the school corporation and making it my home. We've got a lot of supportive parents, a terrific group of administrators, teachers and students, a community that thrives for success and I look forward to serving," Tucker told The Brazil Times...
Brazil Public Library to host Youth Program June 30 (06/16/11)
The Brazil Public Library will host its Youth Program Thursday, June 30, between 6-7:30 p.m. Children may come to the library to cut and color an Uncle Sam hat and beard. The event is free and is open to the public. For further information, call 448-1981...
CCSP to help in search (06/16/11)
Clay County residents are getting involved in the search for a missing Indiana University student. Members of the Clay County Sheriff's Posse (CCSP) will travel to Bloomington Saturday and Sunday to assist in the search for Lauren Spierer. Spierer has been missing since June 3...
Area man back in court following altercation (06/16/11)
A Brazil man was back in court after another run-in with the law causes probation problems. According to records on file at the Clay County Courthouse, Michael R. O'Neal, 27, appeared via video conference in Clay Superior Court Wednesday. O'Neal admitted to his involvement in a violent altercation with Vermillion County law enforcement officials in December 2010, a violation of the terms of his probation...
Summer Instruction (06/16/11)
Thirteen-year-old Abi Minton, a soon-to-be Northview High School freshman, has taken advantage of the open courts available at the school this summer. On Thursday, Abi received instruction from Emily Goff, who will conduct the sessions through August. Sessions take place from 6-8 p.m., on Tuesdays, and 10 a.m.-noon, on Thursdays. Abi is the daughter of Joetta Minton, Brazil. For more photographs from Thursday's session, see photo galleries...
Fish Fry! (06/16/11)
Bee Ridge Church will conduct a Jonah Fish Fry Saturday, from 4-7 p.m., at the Kennedy's Crossing Bingo Center. Cost is $8 for adults or $7 in advance and $5 for children 12-under. All proceeds will benefit the Bee Ridge Church Building Program. For further information, e-mail gtsanders1981@aol.com...
Meeting moved (06/16/11)
Because the July 4 holiday is on a Monday, the Carbon Town Council board meeting for July will take place at 6 p.m., Tuesday, July 5.
Community Notes (06/16/11)
The following is a list of upcoming events provided to The Brazil Times: Interested? Those interested in being considered as a candidate for the school board position being vacated by Dottie King should contact Clay Community School Board President Rob Miller at 812-236-2955 or Mindy Godsey at 443-4461 Ext. 1808, by June 20...
Reunions (06/16/11)
The following is information regarding area reunions as provided to The Brazil Times: Mother of All Reunions Every year since 1998, alumni of Brazil High School graduating classes from 1950-59 get together for a huge reunion at Forest Park. The pitch-in picnic-style event occurs, rain or shine, on the third Saturday each June and starts at 11 a.m. This year, the event will take place Saturday...
Department sets fish fry (06/16/11)
CENTER POINT -- The 56th Center Point Volunteer Fire Department Fish Fry will take place Saturday, June 25, in Center Point. The event will take place at the firehouse, located on Main Street in Center Point. It is scheduled to begin at 4:30 p.m. Two serving lines are planned and there will be drive-thru pickup at the rear of the firehouse...
Feedin' Time! (06/16/11)
While traveling through Clay County to check out the scenery, Terre Haute residents Jack and Chris Collins stopped by Craig Park. Noticing several ducks, which were interested in eating, the couple drove to a local grocery store to buy something for them to munch on...
USDA issues crop reminder (06/16/11)
INDIANAPOLIS -- USDA's Farm Service Agency in Indiana State Executive Director Julia A. Wickard recently announced the 2011 reporting deadline for all prevented planted crops has been extended to coincide with the final crop reporting date. For all crops, the FSA County Committee may accept a CCC-576 for prevented planting as timely if filed by the final crop reporting date for the applicable crop...
Terre Haute natives to film this summer (06/16/11)
TERRE HAUTE -- Wabash Valley natives William Tanoos and Paul Fleschner are set to produce their first feature film in their hometown of Terre Haute this summer. "The Drunk," is currently in pre-production and set to start filming in Terre Haute from July 18-Aug. 15...
'Art Affair on the Square' set for June 25 (06/16/11)
ROCKVILLE -- "Art Affair on the Square," sponsored by the Covered Bridge Art Association, will take place from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, June 25, on the historic Rockville Courthouse square in Parke County. The first-time event will include such juried works as pottery, enamel, glass, jewelry, metal, wood, mixed media, oil, watercolor, photograph, printmaking, sculpture, textile, fiber and other skilled crafts...
Gubernatorial candidate to visit Greencastle (06/16/11)
GREENCASTLE -- Newly announced Republican gubernatorial candidate Mike Pence will visit Putnam County Saturday morning on one of the first stops on his 2012 Indiana campaign trail. A lifelong Hoosier and Columbus native, the 52-year-old Pence is a sixth-term U.S. Representative from the 6th District. He made his candidacy for the Republican nomination for governor official just last week...
Wayne Newton rallies for victory (06/16/11)
TERRE HAUTE -- Opening up tournament play this weekend, Wayne Newton Post 346 showed some resiliency in coming from behind for a 6-5 victory against a Lafayette Post 11 team that was much better than the 1-7 record it sported to begin play. Post 346 gave up three runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to fall behind by a run, but plated a pair of their own in the top half of the seventh to remain unbeaten at 11-0 this season. ...
Joe Harold Hendrickson II (06/16/11)
Joe Harold Hendrickson II, 63, Center Point, died at 2:21 a.m., Thursday, June 16, 2011, at Union Hospital, Terre Haute. He was born Sept. 18, 1947, in Danville, Ill., as the son of Joe Harold and Mary Irene Douthitt Hendrickson. He graduated from Brazil High School...
Public Record (06/16/11)
Clay County Courthouse The following transactions took place at the Clay County Courthouse June 9-16: Clay Superior Court -- Civil Susan McCrocklin Vs. Gary G. McCrocklin: Domestic Relations Midland Funding Vs. Leah J. Hood: Civil Collections Midland Funding Vs. Christina L. Kester: Civil Collections...
Gardening issues: Insects, wildlife (06/16/11)
As summer rolls on more and more gardening problems will arise. The problems I would like to focus on in this week's column deal with moveable pests. Those pests can be insects, wildlife and neighborhood pets. Insects can damage plants in a number of ways, including eating the foliage, boring into the stem, sucking plant juices and attacking the fruit...
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