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Stories from Sunday, August 7, 2011

Fundraiser set for S.O.S., Schleppy (08/07/11)
A fundraiser for Serving on the Streets and Carmen Schleppy will take place Saturday, at the Family Worship Center on United States 40. "All About the Kids," a community event presented by Les Rivera, will run from 5-8 p.m. Musical performances, stand-up comedy, drama presentations, praising and worship and more will take place during the event...
Pence to visit Brazil (08/07/11)
Gubernatorial candidate Congressman Mike Pence will be the guest speaker at an old fashioned ice cream social hosted by the Clay County Republican Club Saturday, Aug. 13. The event will begin at 2:30 p.m., and will take place at the Forest Park Pavilion...
BCB set for Sunday performance (08/07/11)
The Brazil Concert Band, under the direction of Matthew S. Huber, will present "Classic American Melodies," Sunday, Aug. 14, at 8 p.m., in Forest Park, rain or shine. Concert attendees will be treated to more than 30 made in America tunes covering a span of history as long as the Brazil Concert Band has been in existence...
Council mulling system sale (08/07/11)
The Clay City Town Council is thinking about selling its water system to help pay off their sewage debt or to put money back for reserve, which could lower the sewage rates. "Riley sold theirs last year and their council seemed to really like it," council member Rob Freeman said...
Tastes Good! (08/07/11)
Popcorn Festival of Clay County Committee volunteer Mandy Hill spoons a serving of corn relish onto a plate Sunday during the organization's Sunday's in the Park: Dinner and a Concert event.
Meeting set (08/07/11)
The Knightsville Town Council will meet at the Knightsville Community Center Tuesday, at 7 p.m. Council members will discuss the approval of the water project planning grant from the Indiana office of Community and Rural Affairs.
Clothing exchange scheduled for Tuesday (08/07/11)
Families are finding it hard to budget money to outfit growing children and purchase school supples. With school around the corner, residents should consider checking out Community Partners Community Clothes Exchange. With the help of the Brazil First Church of the Nazarene (BRAZ NAZ KIDZ KLOZET) in Brazil, there will be a clothing exchange for anyone in Clay County who would like to participate...
'Mud Mania' set for Aug. 20 (08/07/11)
Clay County's "Mud Mania," will take place Saturday, Aug. 20, at the Clay County 4-H Fairgrounds. Gates open at 4:30 p.m., with the show beginning at 7. The pits will open at noon and trucks must be on site by 5 p.m. General admission is $7. A pit pass will cost $10 and cost per truck run is $20...
54th Ice Cream Social set for Friday (08/07/11)
CARBON -- The 54th Carbon United Methodist Church Homemade Ice Cream Social will take place from 4:30-7 p.m., Friday. Homemade ice cream will be served, in addition to barbecue sandwiches, pimento cheese sandwiches, hot dogs, coney dogs, four different types of salads, cakes and pies, strawberry shortcake (with or without ice cream) and beverages...
Staunton Elementary to host open house (08/07/11)
Staunton Elementary School will conduct an open house Monday, Aug. 15, from 5-6 p.m. Parents will be able to register students at this time. In addition, parents and students will be able to check class lists, pay book rentals and tour classrooms. For more information, call 448-8270...
Reunions (08/07/11)
The following is information regarding area reunions as provided to The Brazil Times: Van Buren Class of 1951 The Van Buren High School Class of 1951 will celebrate its 60th class reunion Saturday, Aug. 13, at the Carbon Baptist Church. The celebration will begin at 10:30 a.m., with fellowship followed with a pitch-in meal...
Community Notes (08/07/11)
The following is a list of upcoming events provided to The Brazil Times: Meeting Rescheduled The Clay County Redevelopment Commission has moved its monthly meeting for August. Normally, the commission meets on the third Wednesday of each month. However, the August meeting has been moved to 6:30 p.m., Aug. 31, in the Clay County Courthouse Commissioner's Courtroom...
USS Indianapolis Memorial ceremony set (08/07/11)
INDIANAPOLIS -- A ribbon cutting ceremony in honor of the USS Indianapolis Memorial Highway will take place at 9 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 16. The event will take place in conjunction with a wreath laying ceremony during Navy Week and will be conducted at the Indiana War Memorial, 431 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis...
Michael 'Sugar Bear' Allen (08/07/11)
Michael "Sugar Bear" Allen, 58, Brazil, passed away at home Aug. 6, 2011, with his family by his side. He was born in Connersville, Ind., Oct. 19, 1952, the son of Clifford R. and Eleanor (McQuinley) Allen. Mike graduated from Connersville High School with the class of 1970...
Anita Ruth McQueary (08/07/11)
Anita Ruth McQueary, 79, Clay City, passed away peacefully Aug. 5, 2011, at her home with her family by her side. Anita was born in Jasonville, Aug. 31, 1931, the daughter of Norman and A. Lorene (Fields) Jones. She graduated from Coalmont High School with the class of 1949...
Remembering Fred McDonald (08/07/11)
To the Editor: It brings me a wonderful sadness to learn of the passing of a great youth mentor in my life, Fred R. McDonald. I delivered The Brazil Times/Indianapolis News in my youth with Fred as the Circulation Manager as many that may read this have...
Volunteer asks all to come to facility and volunteer (08/07/11)
To the Editor: This is in response to "What exactly is their job?" I gladly invite you or anyone else who questions the efforts of the Humane Shelter and all who volunteer there. I often volunteer my time there and I think if you spend some time at the shelter, you would have a better understanding of what it actually takes to keep the shelter running...
Rescue is open to public (08/07/11)
To the Editor: To whom it may concern, We as a private rescue are open to the public by appointment. The Clay County Rescue has had an animal contract with the city for three years. We are never full, because we have many resource outlets for animals...
Thanks to Lynn's Pharmacy (08/07/11)
To the Editor: I would like to give praise to Lynn's Pharmacy. They are all so very kind and helpful. Mr. Hostetler will talk to you and help you find just what you need. They fill your prescriptions in a kind a timely manner. Also, if you are unable to pick up your prescription, they have free delivery in town...
Smoking ordinance is needed (08/07/11)
To the Editor: This is in response to the letter from John Weddle, who thinks people should still be allowed to smoke wherever and whenever they want. I wish Brazil had a no-smoking ordinance like Greencastle, Plainfield and Terre Haute. There are places here that I don't go because of the smoke. If people were still allowed to smoke anywhere, anytime, I would have to stay home 24/7...
Habitat extends thanks for event (08/07/11)
To the Editor: Habitat for Humanity of Clay County sincerely appreciates the first "Cruising with Kroger," event, held for our benefit July 16, at Kroger, Brazil. Jonathan Herbert, Adam Clark and additional Kroger employees ran a well-organized cruise-in...
Fire department was outstanding (08/07/11)
To the Editor: I would like to thank the Van Buren Fire Department for their help and assistance with my mom. When time was of the essence, they were there within minutes. They stayed in contact with the ambulance to give vitals and directions to the house when it was lost. Even using their personal cell phones when their radios were not getting through...
Fundraiser was a success (08/07/11)
To the Editor: This is what we are all about. On Saturday, July 30, the family of young Blake Wharton was given a benefit dinner at the V.F.W. to help them raise enough money to send him to Washington D.C., for the Junior National Young Leaders Conference...
Those were my rings (08/07/11)
To the Editor: My name is Lori Johnson and today (Aug. 5, 2011), I was out (at yard sales) on South Turner Road. I was trying on some rings and laid my wedding bands down and left them laying on the table. About two hours later, I realized that they were not on my finger and went back to where I knew they should be. ...
Family member grateful for response (08/07/11)
To the Editor: I want to thank all of the emergency personnel who responded to my sister and brother-in-law's accident Friday, July 20. Jackson Volunteer Fire Department, Center Point Volunteer Fire Department, Clay County Search and Rescue, TransCare, Air Evac, Lifeline, friends and my family at the Clay County Sheriff's Department...
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