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Stories from Thursday, December 15, 2011

Officials dedicate water tower (12/15/11)
According to members of the Brazil City Council, they got exactly what they wanted for Christmas -- a new water tower. On Thursday, a ribbon cutting ceremony took place to celebrate the completion of the water tower project at Craig Park. However, city engineer Brian Pohlar said the tower won't be fully operational until around the first of the year...
Action delays closures (12/15/11)
Recently, the United States Postal Service (USPS) announced the delay of closing or consolidation of post offices and mail processing facilities until May 15, 2012, in response to a request made by multiple U.S. Senators. The action will delay any closures that could have taken place immediately by at least five months...
In the spirit! (12/15/11)
Clay City Elementary School kindergarteners (from left) Lilly Hughbanks, Joshua Louder, Madalyn Martin and Mackenzie Souder rejoin the CCE fifth- and sixth-graders in singing "Feliz Navidad" for the closing of the school's Christmas program Thursday afternoon...
Smith takes interim post with extension office (12/15/11)
Recently, the Clay County Purdue Extension Office underwent a change. Jenna Smith, who has worked as the office's ag and natural resource educator for both Clay and Owen counties, is now wearing a new hat. Smith was recently named the interim county extension director. Melanie Brown served in the position for approximately 10 years...
Board Of Works To Meet (12/15/11)
A regular meeting of the Brazil Board of Public Works will take place at 2 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 29, in Brazil City Hall Council Chambers. General business will be discussed and the public is welcome to attend.
Meeting Scheduled (12/15/11)
The annual meeting of the Posey Township Clay County Volunteer Fire Department will take place at 7 p.m., Friday, at the firehouse. Election of two public directors will take place and a report of activities from the past year will be presented.
In the Groove! (12/15/11)
Clay City Elementary sixth-graders Kat Hale, Hannah Villian, Dillinger Wilkinson, Drew Steward, Brooke Bailey and Chase Maegerlein show their holiday spirit by jamming to the music while performing "Feliz Navidad" for the closing of the school's Christmas program Thursday afternoon. To purchase this photograph, log on to www.thebraziltimes.com...
Holiday safety tips offered (12/15/11)
TERRE HAUTE -- Busy time getting ready for the holidays? While everyone is shopping, baking, gift wrapping, decorating and going to parties, the American Red Cross Wabash Valley Chapter has holiday tips to make the season a safe one, including: If the car gets stuck along the way, help can be sent along the predetermined route,...
Pet Pictures set up (12/15/11)
Local pet organization 911 Pet Rescue will sponsor Pet Pictures With Santa from 1-4 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 17, at Clippity Do Dog, 8810 E. Wabash Ave., Terre Haute. Cost for the photograph is $5, and those purchasing a photograph will have their choice of a cardboard frame...
Mighty Turnips! (12/15/11)
Local resident Richard Stearley recently brought in two turnips he has been growing since July. Planted July 26, the turnips weigh approximately 11 pounds and 9 pounds and were picked about one week ago. Richard lives in the Billville area.
Good Citizens announced (12/15/11)
Six Wabash Valley students were recently selected as Good Citizens by the Fort Harrison Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. The students, all seniors, included Clay City's Asieavae Jeffers, Northview's Aubrey Welton, Terre Haute South's Stephanie Thiede, Terre Haute North's Eliot Utterback, and West Vigo's Abigail-Charity Williams...
Community Notes (12/15/11)
The following is a list of upcoming area events as provided to The Brazil Times: Laser Light Show The Allen Memorial Planetarium will conduct a holiday laser light show Friday, at 6:30 p.m., and Saturday, at 4 and 6 p.m. Cost is $4 for adults and $2 for children 12-under. Tickets will be available at the door...
NRCS announces ranking dates (12/15/11)
INDIANAPOLIS -- Jane Hardisty, State Conservationist with USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) recently announced three initiatives being offered in Indiana through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program. They include On-Farm Energy, Organic, and Seasonal High Tunnels...
Northview's JV squads come up with WIC victories (12/15/11)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor Northview's junior varsity basketball teams earned a pair of Western Indiana Conference victories at home Thursday night against the Edgewood Mustangs. The boys' came away with a 36-28 decision with the girls' squad shutting the Mustangs out in the first quarter of a 26-21 victory...
Della Arlene Bicking (12/15/11)
Della Arlene Bicking, 81, Brazil, passed away at St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis, Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011, following a long battle with multiple health conditions. Della was born in Fraser Township, Minnesota, Aug. 31, 1930, the daughter of Emil and Alice (Karas) Wohlenhaus...
Judith D. Reynolds (12/15/11)
Judith D. Reynolds, 71, Terre Haute, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011, at Union Hospital. She was born July 23, 1940, in Terre Haute, to Clyde and Esta (Harvey) Roberts. She married Uriah "Bud" Reynolds in 1959. Judith graduated from Garfield High School in 1958. She enjoyed poetry, puzzles, crosswords and scrapbooking...
Public Record (12/15/11)
Clay County Courthouse The following transactions took place at the Clay County Courthouse Dec. 13-15: Circuit Court -- Civil Capital One Bank Vs. Shawn Q. Swearingen: Civil Collections Midland Funding, LLC. Vs. Richard D. Wilson: Civil Collections Midland Funding, LLC. Vs. Jody A. Neace: Civil Collections...
Candles and agriculture (12/15/11)
As the holiday season is in full swing, you may have begun to notice that many individuals are lighting candles. Candles can serve many different purposes in life and can bring a great deal of warmth to those in need of heat. When you look at a candle, you may not realize that they have a strong connection with agriculture...
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