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Stories from Wednesday, July 25, 2012

New Central Office almost complete (07/25/12)
Construction on the new Central Office for Clay Community Schools is still underway. The office is located in the former American Legion No. 2 building at 1015 Forest Ave., in Brazil and is being renovated by Hannig Construction of Terre Haute. Kim Tucker, superintendent of Clay Community Schools, said that she hopes the building will be completed in time for the Aug. 9 school board meeting...
Brazil man arrested (07/25/12)
Recently, the Clay County Sheriff's Department, assisted by the United States Postal Inspectors Office, intercepted a parcel, which had been sent through the United States Postal Service. The package contained a large quantity of methamphetamine. During the investigation, search warrants were obtained for both the parcel as well as for the residence it was being sent to...
Fire Grant (07/25/12)
The Brazil Walmart recently presented the Brazil Fire Department with a $4,000 grant. According to Brazil Fire Chief Jake Bennett, the money will be used for a free smoke detector program. On hand for the donation was, Robert Lamb (from left), Troy McQueen, Tobey Archer, Brazil Walmart Store Manager Jessica Phillips, Bennett and Brazil Mayor Brian Wyndham...
Craft Project (07/25/12)
Youth ages 7-under may stop by the Brazil Public Library Thursday, July 26, between 6-7 p.m., to make a scary shark puppet. The craft event is free and open to the public. For further information, call the library at 448-1981.
Food Giveaway (07/25/12)
The Church of Our Lord Jesus, 708 E. Hendrix St., Brazil, will conduct a food giveaway Saturday, July 28, from 1-3 p.m. For more information, call 446-3110.
Historical Society to meet Aug. 6 (07/25/12)
The Clay County Historical Society will be meeting Aug. 6, at 7 p.m., in the lower level of the museum. The program will be "America's First Ladies" presented by Fredia Modesitt. Those interested in finding out which first lady liked to chat on a CB, which one kept jersey cows on the White House lawn, or did not attend formal school, but taught herself French, are welcome to attend...
Golf Scramble (07/25/12)
The second Pierson DeHart Memorial Golf Scramble will take place at noon, Saturday, July 28, at the Forest Park Golf Course. Lunch will begin at noon, with tee-times set for 1 p.m. Cost to participate in the scramble is $45 per person, which includes lunch and cart fees. Cost for businesses or persons interested in sponsoring a hole and having a team of four golfers in the tournament will be $225...
Construction (07/25/12)
Brazil Family Medicine, Dr. David Breitweiser's family practice, is in the midst of constructing a new building on Murphy Ave, south of United States 40. He plans to have 7,500-square feet for the initial office suit, which will house his practice, with tenant spaces in wings off to the north and south of the building. ...
Donated Labor (07/25/12)
Dean Bayer was one of the workers with Yankee Rose who donated his time to help beautify Brazil Monday. Yankee Rose donated labor to excavate, sculpt bushes and lay mulch in front of the BP on National Avenue to help Brazil Main Street, Inc. with its goal of improving and beautifying downtown Brazil...
Cruise-In For Diabetes set for Sunday, Aug. 12 (07/25/12)
INDIANAPOLIS -- Harrison College, a private sector college serving 6,000 students at 12 campuses in Indiana and Ohio as well as online, announced today that its Terre Haute campus will hold its fourth annual Cruise-In For Diabetes car, truck and bike show on Sunday, Aug. 12 from 1-4 p.m...
Additional drought relief available (07/25/12)
INDIANAPOLIS -- Indiana Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director Julia A. Wickard recently announced additional drought relief for Indiana's livestock producers. USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack authorized the release of emergency haying and grazing for all Indiana counties for certain practices and acres enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) outside the primary nesting season for wildlife...
Clay County Plat books still available (07/25/12)
The 2012 Clay County Plat Books are still available. They are available for purchase at the Clay County Soil and Water Conservation District Office, 955 W. Craig Ave., Brazil. Those with questions may call 448-1108 Ext. 3. The cost of the book is $20. Acceptable methods of payment include cash (exact amount) and check...
INDOT to close US 231, Greencastle (07/25/12)
PUTNAM COUNTY -- The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) recently announced United States 231 will close Monday, July 30, in Greencastle, at the intersection of Anderson Street. The closure is scheduled for two months opening at the end of September...
Reunions (07/25/12)
Ray and James Stevenson-Sarah Squires Reunion The Ray and James Stevenson-Sarah Squires family reunion will take place Saturday, Aug. 4, at noon, at Harmony Park. All family and friends are invited to attend. Those attending are asked to bring a covered dish and table service...
Community Notes (07/25/12)
The following is a list of upcoming area events as provided to The Brazil Times: Street Closing Officials with the City of Brazil announced Ringo Drive -- off the north entrance of Edgewood Drive where Vandalia Street turns into Ringo Drive -- will be closed for approximately one week due to work on the Pogues Run tunnel being done in close proximity to the road...
Indiana Master Naturalist Class (07/25/12)
Do you know how to tell the difference between a moth and a butterfly? How about between a Monarch and a Viceroy? Last year's Master Naturalist participants learned that a moth has dull colors, wings that rest at their sides, and a feathered or pointed antennae, while a butterfly has bright colors, wings that rest together and upright with straight and clubbed antennae...
Mary Jane Wilson (07/25/12)
Mary Jane Wilson, 70, Clay City, died July 19, 2012, at her home unexpectedly. She was born Oct. 24, 1941, in Clay County, the daughter of Alfred and Grace Cooper. Following her birth parents untimely death, she was adopted by Clyde and Ruby Wilson. She attended Van Buren High School. Mary worked as a sales person for Pacesetter Windows, Indianapolis. There she received the top national sales person award five times...
Rosamond 'Rosie' Puff (07/25/12)
Rosamond "Rosie" Puff, 84, Brazil, passed away July 24, 2012, at 12:47 p.m., in her home. She was born Feb. 12, 1928, in Hagerstown, Ind., the daughter of Alfred Perkins and Stella Thumeier Perkins. She was raised in Brazil and graduated from Brazil High School, Class of 1945. She worked as a cashier for Paitson Hardware in Terre Haute for several years...
Ernest 'Ernie' G. Gilman (07/25/12)
Ernest "Ernie" G. Gilman, 79, died at 3:55 a.m., July 23, 2012, at Decatur Memorial Hospital. Visitation will be Thursday evening, July 26, from 6-8 p.m., at Mt. Zion Presbyterian Church, 345 W. Main St., Mt. Zion. Funeral Services will begin at 11 a.m., Friday morning, July 27, also at the church with Pastor Joel Stevenor officiating...
Virginia 'Ginny' Belle Grey (07/25/12)
Virginia "Ginny" Belle Grey, Brazil, went to be with the Lord Friday morning July 20, 2012, at Union Hospital, Terre Haute. She was born Oct. 18, 1923, in Brazil, as the daughter of Charles and Annabelle Bailey Devlin. She graduated from Brazil High School and then went on to attend two years of business school...
Douglas S. Inman (07/25/12)
Douglas S. Inman, 70, Clay City, passed away July 22, 2012, at home following a battle with cancer. Doug was born Dec. 8, 1941, in Coal City, Ind., the son of Howard and Maxine (Hauser) Inman. He graduated from Coal City High School with the class of 1959, and continued his education at Indiana State Teachers College, receiving a master's degree in elementary education, later receiving a principal's certificate...
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