[The Brazil Times nameplate] Overcast ~ 58°F  
High: 64°F ~ Low: 57°F
Saturday, Apr. 30, 2016

Community Notes

Monday, August 17, 2009

The following is a list of upcoming events provided to The Brazil Times:


The Brazil Times has changed its office hours.

Office hours are now 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Friday.

For more information, call 446-2216.


The Brazil Times is continuing A Salute to Soldiers.

We are currently looking for more veterans to honor for their past service.

To honor any soldiers, stop by our office Monday-Friday, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Include a photograph and a brief description of service.

For more information, call 446-2216.

Drivers wanted

The Veterans Service Office needs volunteer drivers to take veterans to their medical appointments at office in Indianapolis and Terre Haute.

To participate, a driver must have a good driving record, no felony convictions and will be subject to a background check.

A person does not need to be a veteran, although preferred, but it is not mandatory.

For more information, call Mike Holland at 448-9015 or e-mail hollandm@claycountyin.gov.

Need bowlers

The Tuesday Night Church Co-Ed Bowling League is in need of teams.

Teams consist of five members of men and/or women.

For more information, call Jeff Bridgewater at 812-241-3036. The new season is scheduled to start Aug. 18.

Making donations

Those who do not have access to the Internet may still make donations for former Brazil resident Matt Switzer's goal to run in the Chicago Marathon and raise funding for cancer research.

Checks must be made in the order of the "Lance Armstrong Foundation," and may be sent c/o John and Vicki Switzer, 2115 N. PR 50 E., Center Point, IN 47847.

Meeting changed

The Clay County Redevelopment Commission has rescheduled its August meeting from Wednesday to Thursday, at 6 p.m., at the Commissioner's Courtroom at the Clay County Courthouse.

Crop and Swap

The Brazil Public Library will host an End of Summer Crop and Swap at 6 p.m., Thursday.

Those interested in scrapbooking are encouraged to attend and use the library's die-cut and sizzix machine to make memories unforgettable.

Cost will be $5. Pre-registration and pre-payment is required.

For more information, call 448-1981.

Share food pickup

Share Food pickup will take place from 9-10:30 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 22, at the First Christian Church Family Life Center. Orders may also be placed and paid for the September delivery at this time.

Share Food is open to everyone. There are no income limits, no membership fees and no pre-qualifications.

For $17, the Classic Unit contains three frozen meats, six fresh fruits and vegetables and a bonus item. Payment is made when the order is placed.


Blue Moon Gifts, 10 W. National Ave., Brazil, will conduct a Spirit Fair Aug. 22.

Those interested in attending will have the opportunity to celebrate the coming autumn season. There will be discounted readings and specials throughout the day.

For more information, call 443-2584.

Meeting scheduled

The Popcorn Festival of Clay County will meet at the Forest Park Popcorn House Monday, Aug. 24, at 6 p.m.

Anyone interested in joining or just attending are welcome.

Open House

Meridian Elementary School will host its Open House Wednesday, Aug. 26, at 6 p.m.

The open house will be in the students' classrooms. In the students' classrooms, the teacher will conduct an informational session regarding attendance, homework and discipline policies.

Teacher expectations, classroom goals and objectives will also be addressed.

Suggestions will be given as to how parents can assist at home and reinforce materials learned at school.

There will be time for questions at the end of the session.


The Union Cemetery Corporation will have its annual meeting at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 26, at Union United Methodist Church.

The church is located south of Brazil on Airport Road.

Life Chain event

The 18th Terre Haute Life Chain will take place at 2 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 4.

The event is an international hour of prayer for the nation and a peaceful, prayerful public witness on behalf of the unborn at risk of abortion.

Life Chain participants will stand and pray on sidewalks of major roadways in cities across the nation and Canada, holding signs.

Gathering and parking will take place behind the Vigo County Courthouse.

For more information, call Tom McBroom at 812-877-9251.