The following is a list of upcoming events and announcements provided to The Brazil Times:
Property tax notice
The fall installment of property tax will be due Monday, Nov. 10, 2008.
The normal business hours for the Clay County Treasurer's Office are Monday-Friday, from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. The office will be closed on Tuesday, Nov. 4, for Election Day.
The Treasurer's Office will have the following extended office hours:
* Friday, Nov. 7, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.,
* Saturday, Nov. 8, 8 a.m.-noon, and
* Monday, Nov. 10, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Fall tax payments will also be accepted at First Financial Bank with a tax statement.
Chicken and Noodle Dinner
The Silver Sneakers and Brazil YMCA will sponsor a chicken and noodle dinner from 4:30-7:30 p.m., Friday.
The event will take place in the Community Room at the YMCA.
Cost for adults is $7 and $4 for children under 12.
A bake sale will take place throughout the evening.
Tickets will be available at the door.
Carry out will be available.
The Poland Fire Department will conduct a Haunted Barn Friday and Saturday from 6 p.m.-midnight.
Cost is $7 per person and $5 for a hayride. Cost is $10 for both.
Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Trunk or Treat
The Trunk and Treat Halloween alternative will take place Wednesday, Oct. 29, from 6-8 p.m., at the Forest Park "cow palace."
The event is free for all families. For more information, call 446-2214, Ext. 16.
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-today, and Nov. 3-10, while pickups on the south side of town will be Monday-Oct. 31, Nov. 3-7 and Nov. 11-17.
Also, from Nov. 18-24 and Nov. 25-Dec.8, the city will be accepting calls for individual pickups.
For more information, call 443-2221.
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.
'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., Saturday, Nov. 22, at the firehouse, located at CR 1200 N and 200 W.
Freewill donations will be accepted.