Times Staff Report
The following is a list of upcoming events and announcements provided to The Brazil Times:
In the upcoming weeks, the City of Brazil will be picking up leaves.
Pickups on the north side of town will take place Oct. 20-24 and Nov. 3-10, while pickups on the south side of town will be Oct. 27-31 and Nov. 11-17.
Also, from Nov. 18-24 and Nov. 25-Dec.3, the city will be accepting calls for individual pickups.
For more information, call 443-2221.
Club Meeting Set
The Retired Court House Employees Club will meet at 11:30 a.m., today, at Pizza Hut, Brazil.
The club will not meet in November or December.
Those interested in knitting are invited to join the Walnut Street Knitiots, who are starting a new club.
Bring yarn, needles and ideas to share as the club will meet at 6 p.m., today, at the Brazil Public Library.
Diabetes Class Set
St. Vincent Clay Hospital recently announced the next class on Diabetes education will take place in October.
"What You Should Know About Type 2 Diabetes," will be from 6-8 p.m., today, Oct. 22.
The four-week class will meet Oct. 22, Oct. 29, Nov. 5, and Nov. 12.
Class size is limited, but are free of charge.
For more information, call 442-2740.
Staunton Food Pantry
Until further notice, the Staunton Community Food Pantry at the Staunton United Methodist Church will be open only the last Wednesday of each month.
However, due to the holidays, it will be open the last Tuesday of the month in November and December.
The schedule is as follows:
* 2008 -- Wednesday, Oct. 29, Tuesday, Nov. 25, Tuesday, Dec. 30, and
* 2009 -- Wednesday, Jan. 29, Wednesday, Feb. 25, and March 25.
For more information, call 446-6033.
Applications for the Clay County Christmas Assistance Program are available through the Clay County Department of Child Services, The Brazil Housing Authority and Hamilton Center, Inc.
Parents need to list the number of children they have custody of and the most important needs of the children.
The form will also ask for the children's clothing sizes.
The form must be returned by the end of business on Nov. 7 to one of the locations stated above.
For more information, call 812-229-4977.
The Wabash Valley Community Foundation has various 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 in Terre Haute at 812-232-2234 or 1-877-232-2230.
The application deadline is Dec. 15.
Those interested in owning pictures taken by The Brazil Times may do so by paying a visit to www.thebraziltimes.com.
The Times is now offering online users the opportunity to purchase photographs through www.mycapture.com.
When users click "order this photo," they are taken to the mycapture.com online store and are given several options to choose from. Items include matte prints, glossy prints, picture mugs, mouse pads, magnets, commemorative plaques and T-shirts. Prices range from $7-$80.
Due to the new deputy hiring process, the Clay County Sheriff's Merit Board will meet Nov. 10 rather than Nov. 3.
Clay County residents are invited to attend Van Buren Elementary School's Veteran's Day program, scheduled to take place from 10-11 a.m., Monday, Nov. 10, at the Van Buren Elementary gymnasium.
The school will be welcoming and honoring anyone who has served or is serving in any branch of the United States Armed Forces.
The school is also extending an invitation for those who plan on attending to stay and have lunch provided by the school.
Those interested in attending are asked to RSVP to Van Buren Elementary by calling 448-1362.
'Festival of Trees'
The St. Vincent Clay Hospital Foundation has scheduled the fifth annual "Festival of Trees," for 6:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 15.
The event will take place at the Clay County 4-H Fairgrounds. Cost is $30 per person or $240 for a reserved table of eight.
Tickets are available for purchase by calling St. Vincent Clay Hospital at 442-2740.
Refreshments will be served and a silent auction will take place.
The Dick Johnson Volunteer Fire Department will conduct its annual bean dinner from 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 22, at the firehouse, located at CR 1200 N and 200 W.
Freewill donations will be accepted.