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Stories from Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Rate increases adopted (09/19/12)
The Brazil City Council met Wednesday for the final adoption of proposed water and sewer rate increases. Ordinance No. 11-2012 will enact a 25 percent increase for water rates, while Ordinance No. 12-2012 will raise sewage rates by 14 percent. According to Financial Advisor to the city Douglas Baldessari, Umbaugh, at a previous council meeting, the combined monthly billings of both sewer and water for a minimum water user would increase by $5.66 (from $32.14 to $37.80) and for a more average user at 533-cubic feet would increase $12.01 (from $68.38 to 80.39).. ...
Jackson Township band to perform (09/19/12)
CENTER POINT -- The Jackson Township Community Band, under the direction of Matthew S. Huber, will appear in concert Saturday, Sept. 22, at 6 p.m., in Center Point. The 30-member band is a regular at the annual Center Point Fall Festival. The band was established as a farm boys' band at the McNutt Farm just south of Hoosierville in 1915...
Woman uses art to raise funds (09/19/12)
According to her friend, Rogene Morge, Traci Miller was diagnosed with Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) -- more commonly referred to as Lou Gehrig's Disease -- in the summer of 2011. Those with ALS suffer from progressive weakness, muscle atrophy and fasciculation (twitching), muscle spasticity, difficulty speaking, difficulty swallowing and a decline in breathing ability...
40 community members attend Youth Worker Café (09/19/12)
The Indiana Youth Insitute, in partnership with the L.E.A.A.P. Center, hosted a Youth Worker Café Tuesday, Sept. 18, at the Clay Community Schools administrative building. Over 40 preschool teachers, parents, childcare professionals and college students were in attendance to hear from professionals about how to prepare young children for kindergarten...
Roses For Sale (09/19/12)
The Brazil Lions Club is conducting its annual rose sale through Oct. 7. Roses are being sold to raise funds to support community projects. Roses are in a vase and are $18 per dozen. They are available in several colors (red and whatever other color is received)...
Coffee Talk (09/19/12)
The Rotary Club of Brazil will host Coffee and Club Talk Friday, Sept. 21, from 6-7 p.m., at the Brazil Coffee Grounds Bakery and Coffee Shop. The public is encouraged to attend the meeting. The topic of the event will be "New Generations."
Craft Time! (09/19/12)
Interested children are invited to the Brazil Public Library Thursday, Sept. 20, at 6 p.m., to make six beautiful, quick and easy paper flowers for any occasion. Cost for the event is $3 and those attending must pre-pay and pre-register. For more information, call the library at 448-1981...
Chamber To Meet (09/19/12)
The Clay County Chamber of Commerce will meet Tuesday, Sept. 25, at noon, at the Renaissance Reception and Conference Center, 101 W. National Ave., Brazil. The guest speaker will be Bryan Jackson of Tech Haute, who will discuss the benefits of social media. Cost is $10 per person, payable at the door. For more information or to RSVP, call 448-8457 or e-mail info@claycountychamber.org...
Foundation offers scholarships to area residents (09/19/12)
TERRE HAUTE -- The Wabash Valley Community Foundation has more than 120 scholarship opportunities available to students and residents of the Wabash Valley. Applications are now available to print from the Foundation's website, www.wvcf.com. For more information, call the Community Foundation office at 812-232-2234 or 1-877-232-2230...
Induction (09/19/12)
At the Wednesday, Sept. 12, Rotary Club of Brazil luncheon, Rotary Club President Mary Jo Alumbaugh (left) led the induction ceremony as sponsoring Rotarian Ted Paris (middle) presented new member Greg Kerns with his membership packet and lapel pin.
The benefits of bats (09/19/12)
I may not be a big fan of them, but it was very interesting and entertaining to look up into the sky Saturday night and watch two bats fly above my pond. Luckily, these bats weren't close by or building a nest on my porch. Instead, they were probably controlling the insect population...
Forester: Fall colors may still come (09/19/12)
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Rain that Indiana has received the past few weeks could help produce normal colors on fall foliage even though many trees were damaged by the summer's drought, a Purdue Extension forester said. Some trees have lost leaves, and others have leaves that have been scorched by drought, but rains could bring recovery and more coloration, said Lenny Farlee...
Health, stress webinar scheduled (09/19/12)
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Although recent rainfall has eased the strain of drought on much of the Midwest's farmland, the strain on Midwestern farmers remains a major concerns, Purdue AgrAbility Project Manager Paul Jones said. The Indiana AgrAbility Project at Purdue University will host a free webinar Sept. 27, to provide support and health resources for farmers...
Fishing Fun Day a big success (09/19/12)
It was an absolutely beautiful day, perfect for fishing. And 120 children and their families did just that Saturday, Sept. 15, during the eighth Fishing Fun Day, sponsored by the Brazil City Parks and Recreation Board. The event took place from 9 a.m.-noon, at Craig Park...
Brazil man dies following accident (09/19/12)
PUTNAM COUNTY -- A Brazil man died as the result of injuries sustained from a motorcycle accident late Tuesday. According to officials with the Indiana State Police Putnamville District, an investigation into a motorcycle crash on United States 40 near County Road 625 West in Putnam County is ongoing...
Community Notes (09/19/12)
The following is a list of upcoming area events as provided to The Brazil Times: Heavy Trash Notice The Brazil City Garage recently notified The Brazil Times that throughout the month of October, heavy trash pickup will take place. The following will be days for routes:...
Meganhardt Reunion (09/19/12)
The Megenhardt family celebrated 159 years in America at their 72nd reunion, Aug. 26, 2012, at Forest Park, Brazil. A delicious carry-in meal was shared by 57 family members and one guest. The oldest family member present was John David Megenhardt, 85, of rural Coal City...
Knights knock off Braves in volleyball battle (09/19/12)
Times Staff Report TERRE HAUTE -- There's little doubt that Northview senior Brylie Riddell will remember the win that gave her 100 in her career with the Knights. Riddell and her Northview teammates battled long and hard against rival Terre Haute South before gaining a 25-23, 22-25, 25-18, 18-25, 15-12 victory on the Braves' home court...
Mark A. Graham (09/19/12)
Mark A. Graham, 57, Clay City, passed away at I.U. Hospital in Indianapolis Sept. 18, 2012, following a lengthy illness. He was born in Paris, Ill., July 4, 1955, the son of Richard and Betty (Newhart) Graham. He graduated from Clay City High School with the class of 1973...
In Your Shoes (09/19/12)
My new column, "In Your Shoes," is a way for me to share my experiences as I step out of my shoes and step into the shoes of different community members. I will be "shadowing" several people in Clay County in order to get a glimpse into their jobs or hobbies, while learning and gaining experiences. Through this column, you will get the chance to come along beside me...
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