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Stories from Thursday, July 7, 2011

City to apply for hazard grant (07/07/11)
The City of Brazil is wasting no time taking steps toward improving the Pogues Run floodplain area. On Wednesday, a letter was submitted to the Indiana Department of Homeland Security (IDHS) indicating the city's intent to submit a Hazard Mitigation Grant application. The purpose for the grant would be to acquire and demolish approximately 70 properties along the floodplain...
Ray to perform at Fair (07/07/11)
The Clay County 4-H Council will provide additional free entertainment during the Clay County 4-H Fair this year. On Tuesday, July 19, the council will welcome recording artist Cari Ray. Council President Dianna Knox said Ray will perform in the Hospitality Barn at 7:30 p.m...
Council discusses two job openings (07/07/11)
Two jobs coming open gave the Clay County Council something to mull over. During its monthly meeting Tuesday, Clay County Surveyor John Keller approached the council to request filling his deputy position. The current deputy surveyor has accepted the deputy position in the Treasurer's Office...
Adult program (07/07/11)
The Brazil Public Library's monthly adult program will take place at 6 p.m., Thursday, July 21. Those attending will learn how to keep favorite memories together in a fun accordion style scrapbook photo album. Those in attendance are asked to bring 10-20 photographs...
BCB to participate in 'On the Banks of the Wabash' (07/07/11)
TERRE HAUTE -- The Brazil Concert Band will participate in the "On the Banks of the Wabash" Community Band Festival, which will take place at Fairbanks Park Saturday, July 16. The Terre Haute Community Band is hosting the inaugural event. It is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m., and conclude at 9 p.m...
Area United Way hosting pilot campaign kickoff (07/07/11)
TERRE HAUTE -- Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College will host the United Way of the Wabash Valley Pilot Campaign Kickoff Wednesday, in the Le Fer Ballroom at 10 a.m. The Pilot Campaign Kickoff will mark the beginning of the United Way of the Wabash Valley's 2011 Campaign. The campaign goal and the pilot companies will be announced at the event...
Shakamak State Park offering swim lessons (07/07/11)
JASONVILLE -- Shakamak State Park will offer swimming lessons this summer for children ages 3-8, and spots usually fill up quickly, according to Clerk Tina Davis. The lessons will be at the swimming pool from July 11-14, and again July 18-21. The 45-minute lessons begin at 11 a.m...
Golf Tourney scheduled (07/07/11)
The second "Halie's Rainbow" Halie Hite Memorial Scholarship Golf Tournament will take place Saturday, Aug. 6, at the Oak Ridge Golf Course. Two shotgun starts have been planned. Prizes will be awarded. Those interested in participating should send entry form to Halie's Rainbow, 709A, N. Alabama St., Brazil, and make checks payable to Halie's Rainbow...
Reunions (07/07/11)
The following is information regarding area reunions as provided to The Brazil Times: Morton and Grace (Robertson) Butt Reunion The reunion for descendants of Morton and Grace (Robertson) Butt will take place Saturday, at the northeast corner of the Forest Park Pavilion...
2011 Clay City Fair Schedule (07/07/11)
Friday, July 8 (Bob Burkle Ford Day) 9 a.m. -- Sheep Show 1 p.m. -- Dairy Show 2 p.m. -- Lion's Club Chicken Dinner 5 p.m. -- Goat Show 6-10 p.m. -- Carnival 6-10 p.m. -- Green Building Open to Public 7-10 p.m. -- Entertainment (Grandview Junction) 7 p.m. -- Clay City Cooking Challenge (Green Building) "Caramel"...
Community Notes (07/07/11)
The following is a list of upcoming events provided to The Brazil Times: Fundraiser The Clay County Sheriff's Department 2011 Clay County American Cancer Society's Relay For Life Team is sponsoring a tasty fundraiser for cooks everywhere. The "Star Recipes" cookbook is filled with 78 pages of recipes and cooking hints provided by the staff of the sheriff's department, Clay County Justice Center and some of the inmates at the facility...
USDA establishes claims process (07/07/11)
INDIANAPOLIS -- As part of continued efforts to close the chapter on allegations that discrimination occurred at USDA in past decades, a claims process has been established to resolve the claims of Hispanic and women farmers who assert they were discriminated against when seeking USDA farm loans for certain time periods between 1981 and 2000...
Purdue to co-host international animal event (07/07/11)
WEST LAFAYETTE -- Purdue University's Department of Animal Sciences will co-host the 45th Congress for the International Society for Applied Ethology in Indianapolis this summer, with the Purdue-based Livestock Behavior Research Unit of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service...
CYL 9's lose tough one in extra innings at Riley (07/07/11)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor RILEY -- Whiteland rallied twice from two-run deficits and won its opener in the Cal Ripken nine-year old state baseball tourney 7-6 over Clay Youth League on Thursday night. The Clay Youth League took a two-run lead in the top half of the seventh inning as Caden Canon was hit by a pitch to lead off the rally. ...
Wayne Newton Post 346 rolls past Greene County, 15-0 (07/07/11)
Times Staff Report TERRE HAUTE -- Wayne Newton Post 346 post a 24-run outburst on the road at Crawfordsville on Tuesday night by drilling visiting Greene County, 15-0 in six innings, on Thursday to improve to 24-5 overall this summer. Dalton Sexton threw a complete game four-hitter for Post 346 and AJ Reed continued his long ball onslaught by hitting his ninth of the summer as part of a 4-for-4 game with five RBI. ...
Public Record (07/07/11)
Clay County Courthouse The following transactions took place at the Clay County Courthouse June 30-July 7: Clay Superior Court -- Civil First Financial Bank Vs. Donald G. Rissler, City of Brazil Utilities and any unknown occupant: Mortgage Foreclosure...
It's fair time again! (07/07/11)
Another year has passed and 4-H'rs are probably doing some last-minute scrambling to get their projects done. For many individuals in Indiana, county fair time is one of the highlights of their summer. For me, I always thought it was neat to see what projects youth have spent all year raising and creating in order to exhibit at the fair. Not to mention how great it is to see what unique creative ideas residents enter in open class exhibits...
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