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Stories from Wednesday, December 5, 2012

CCS committee vote on curriculum for 2013 (12/05/12)
By AUBREY CHURCHWARD Times Staff Reporter The Clay Community Schools Central Curriculum Committee met Tuesday, Dec. 4, to discuss and vote on changes in the course description booklet for the 2013-14 school year. The committee, led by Kathy Knust, coordinator of curriculum and instruction for CCS, is made up of approximately 40 teachers, students, parents, administrators and community members. The committee exists to give members a chance to provide input in curriculum development...
No reason to panic about more drought (12/05/12)
By JENNIFER STEWART For The Brazil Times WEST LAFAYETTE -- A very dry Indiana November and abnormally warm start to December have sparked some nervous chatter in the agriculture community on the heels of the worst drought in decades...
Looking at holiday greenery (12/05/12)
When you think of winter and Christmas, one of the main plants of importance that comes to mind is evergreen trees. However, there are other plants that play a significant role in your wintertime decorations. One of them is actually a parasitic plant that feeds and lives off of other plants...
Looking at holiday greenery (12/05/12)
When you think of winter and Christmas, one of the main plants of importance that comes to mind is evergreen trees. However, there are other plants that play a significant role in your wintertime decorations. One of them is actually a parasitic plant that feeds and lives off of other plants...
Stockings for Soldiers (12/05/12)
Members of the local Army National Guard assisted with unloading items recently donated by the Brazil Elks Lodge for French Funeral Home's annual Stockings for Soldiers fundraiser. On hand included (front, kneeling) Doug Daviess, Neil Brown, (back, standing) Meghan Copper, and French Funeral Home representatives Katie Weddle and Nick French...
Harmony conducts monthly meeting (12/05/12)
By RACHEL PYLE Times Staff Reporter The Harmony Town Council had its monthly meeting on Thursday, Dec. 4. Before approving the minutes, local residents David and Judy Green gave an update on the property they purchased on Liberty Street. Two buildings have been demolished and the Green's said they plan to remove more at a later date...
Morrison appointed to three committees (12/05/12)
INDIANAPOLIS -- On Tuesday, House speaker Brian Bosma (R-Indianapolis) announced committee assignments and leadership appointments for the Indiana House Republican Caucus. Committee chairmen and caucus leaders are selected biennially by the majority party after each election year...
Shop with a Cop (12/05/12)
Over 30 kids participated in Shop with a Cop on Wednesday. Before going shopping the kids got a chance to talk to Santa.
Droste teaches cookie decorating (12/05/12)
Students in Janet Grey's Nutrition and Wellness classes had a special treat Wednesday as Page's Bakery and Deli Manager LeeAnn Droste paid them a visit. Droste led a demonstration on how to frost cookies and decorate Christmas ornaments. This is the third year Droste has visited with students in Grey's classroom...
CCS appoints new grounds director (12/05/12)
The Clay Community Schools Board of Trustees met for a special meeting Tuesday, Dec. 4, to approve the appointment of Michael Howard II as the new director of facilities and grounds. Superintendent Kim Tucker, Business Director Tim Gorman, Personnel Director Carolyn Kumpf and President of the Board Rob Miller interviewed Howard for the position...
Super Job (12/05/12)
The Northview High School Soils Judging Team recently advanced to state competition, with Dakota Stevenson finishing fifth-place individually. Farm Bureau Insurance sponsors the team. Members of the squad include (front, from left) Brett Warren, Kade Chastain, team coach Tiffany Ludwig, (back) Asher Mace, Dakota Stevenson and Braydon Keiser...
Community Notes (12/05/12)
The following is a list of upcoming area events as provided to The Brazil Times: Special Meeting The Clay County Council will conduct a special meeting Friday, Dec. 21, at 9 a.m., in the Commissioner's Courtroom, located in the Clay County Courthouse, 609 E. National Ave., Brazil...
CCRTA schedules Thursday meeting (12/05/12)
The Clay County Retired Teachers Association will have a coffee event Thursday, Dec. 6, at 9:30 a.m. The group will meet at 3D Café (formerly Goodies Galore) between Bob Bowen Ford and Wallace Recycling/Disposal. Members are asked to write down their volunteer hours and turn them in at this time...
Purdue blows out Lamar 72-39 in Knight's return (12/05/12)
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) -- Purdue's Matt Painter would have preferred reuniting with old friend, Pat Knight, any place other than Mackey Arena on Tuesday night. The Lamar coach was willing to do whatever it took -- even if the end result was going to be just what everyone expected...
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