Homemakers Special Day
Let the fun begin at a very special day at Clay County 4-H Fair, July 17, at 1 p.m. You don't need to belong to an extension Homemakers club to attend, everyone is welcome. The guest speaker is Jesse Walker, WTWO, Meteorologist. Come and meet Jesse and chat about the weather.
A Repeat Boutique Style Show is planned. A Ball/Kerr Award will be presented to the winner.
The Melody Makers Clay County Extension Homemakers Chorus will perform.
There will be lots of door prizes. It will be a great day for all.
For more information contact the Clay County Extension Office 448-9041 or Sue Condor at 812-864-2056. Homemakers Day at the 4-H Fair is sponsored by the Clay County Extension Homemakers.
Farm Tour 2008
The Clay County Soil & Water Conservation District have scheduled their 2008 Farm Tour for August 4-5th. The cost will be $175 per person.
We will be leaving on the morning of Monday, Aug. 4. We will visit Illinois State University Farm. From there we will stop for lunch at the Cracker Barrel (Dutch Treat) in Bloomington, Ill. From there we will travel to Moline, Ill., and check into the Radisson on John Deere Commons. Free time will be next with the opportunity to tour the Butterworth Center/Home of William and Katherine (Deere) Butterworth, the Deere-Winman House, browse John Deere Commons, John Deere Pavilion/Store or just relax. The evening will conclude with a dinner cruise aboard Celebration Cruise Line.
On Tuesday, August 5, we will be touring John Deere Harvester and the Display Floor. Lunch will be on your own the second day with additional time to tour the John Deere Pavilion and Store. We will then load and return home with dinner at Ryan's Family Steak House in Champaign, Ill.
Any adult interested in participating in this tour should contact the Clay County SWCD office at 955 W. Craig Ave or by calling 812-448-1108 ext 3. Please RSVP as soon as possible. The tour is available on a first-come basis and is limited to 52 people.
SWCD Offers Aerial Cover Crop Seeding
In an effort to increase the amount of cover crops used in the county, the Clay County Soil & Water Conservation District is signing farmers up for an aerial cover crop seeding initiative. Cover crops can be seen as a huge value to landowners and conservationalists alike. Cover crops reduce erosion and runoff, while adding organic material and valuable nutrients to build soil quality. The challenge cover crops pose for producers is that they need to be seeded in the fall, which is a very busy time for famers.
The SWCD has received a grant to help farmers with this problem. We plan to help farmers through cost sharing and seeding. The SWCD will take care of the aerial seeding costs and participating farmers will pay for the seed. We are asking for participants to have at least fifty- acre fields they want seeded in covers crop to sign up. You can sign up by calling the office at (812) 448-1108 ext. 3 or stopping by and talking to David Schroer before July 26th.
HULL-DICKISON family reunion will begin at noon on Saturday, July 12 at the Forest Park Pavilion. Bring a covered dish and table service. Drinks will be furnished.
HUBER family reunion will be Sunday, July 13 at 1 p.m. at the Robe-Ann Park, Shelter No. 5, Greencastle. Bring food to share, drinks and tableware will be provided.
BELL reunion will be Sunday, July 20 at 12:30 p.m. at Pappy's Barbeque, 111 E. National Ave., Brazil. Bring a basket lunch, table service and drink.
MENEELY reunion will be July 20 at the Jackson Township Fire Department from noon to 4 p.m., with a pitch in dinner. For more information, call 443-1100.
SAMUEL MARTIN reunion will be July 27, from noon to 4 p.m. at Harmony Park. All relatives and friends are invited to attend. Bring a covered dish and table settings. For more information, call Alta Ooley at 446-3432.
HIGH SCHOOL REUNONS
The BRAZIL HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1978 is planning their 30th class reunion for Saturday, July 19 at Oak Ridge Golf Course in Brazil. Contact Lori Pierce at 812-442-8706 for more information.
The 40th reunion of the BRAZIL HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1968 is being planned for Aug. 2, at the Brazil YMCA. Letters and registration forms have been sent to classmates. For more information, call Susan (Loy) Kellum at 448-3203, Ray Haase at 448-3483 or Judy (Schultz) Winklepleck at 238-2489.
The BRAZIL HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1983 is having their 25th reunion on Saturday, August 2 at Traditions, starting at 6:30 p.m. For more information, contact Casey Crabb at ccrabb
The Van Buren High School class of 1983 has planned their 25th reunion for August 2 at 6 p.m at Oak Ridge Golf Course and Steakhouse. For more information, call Polly Pierce at 446-7300 or 236-0212.
The BRAZIL HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1948 will celebrate their 60th Class Reunion Saturday, Sept. 13, at the YMCA.
Put this on your calendar and plan to come join the fun and fellowship. Lois Kerr Foster, Chairperson 630 Valleyview Court, Zionsville, IN 46077 Phone 317-873-2338 or call Ann Carol Harden 812-835-3304.
The NORTHVIEW HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1988 is planning their 20th class reunion for Sept. 13 at the Brazil Elks Lodge. The class is registered at www.classcre-ator.com/Brazil-IN-Northvie... Visit the website or contact Nancy (Hiatt) Bensen at email@example.com; Nancy (Hiatt) Bensen, 4180 First Flight Circle, Zionsville, IN 46077, or 317-753-9817 cell.
The VAN BUREN HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1973 is needing current addresses and phone numbers of classmates. Contact Darleen Clark at (812) 239-2623 for more information.
The BRAZIL HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1973 is still looking for classmates, including Ron Bierman, Sue Chambers, Albert Davis, Mark Estes, Cathy Hyde, Jeff Reeves, Joanne Sanders, Becky Shedd, Howard Walker, Ken White and Mary Wiley. Call 448-1981 if anyone can help locate these classmates.
House of Hope Giant yard Sale
The House of Hope, a Division of Mission Teens, Inc., 5525 W. United States 40, Brazil, will conduct its annual Giant Yard Sale, Saturday, July 19, starting at 8 a.m.
During the event, the organization will serve barbeque platters for $5.
Both event will run late into the evening and all proceeds will go toward the needs of the ministry.
A tour and explanation of programs will be available for staff members.
For more information, call 446-1717.