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Community Notes

Thursday, June 23, 2011

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


Those interested in being considered as a candidate for the school board position being vacated by Dottie King should contact Clay Community School Board President Rob Miller at 812-236-2955 or Mindy Godsey at 443-4461 Ext. 1808, by Friday.

Candidates must 21-year-old, and a resident of Clay Community Schools District III, which includes Dick Johnson Township, Van Buren Township, Jackson Township in Parke County and Brazil Precinct 5.


The Linking Education to Adults, Adolescents and Preschoolers (LEAAP) Center, 501 E. Jackson St., Brazil, is currently offering preschool screenings.

The screenings are for children who live in the Clay Community School district and will be 4-years-old by Aug. 1, 2011.

For more information, or to schedule an appointment, call 446-2536 or 812-878-9073.

Operational Hours

Clay County Schools has announced summer hours for its Central Office, located at 9750 N. Crawford St., Knightsville.

Through July 25, office hours are Monday-Thursday, from 7 a.m.-5 p.m. The office will be closed on Fridays.

During the week that includes the 4th of July holiday, the office will be closed Monday, July 4, but will reopen Tuesday-Friday, from 8 a.m.-4 p.m.


The City of Brazil is setting up an e-mail notification system for water-related happenings, such as boil orders.

To sign up for the notification, contact the Water Office at 448-1539, or e-mail brazilwater@brazil.in.gov.

Cemetery Project

Members of the Wabash Valley Genealogy Society Cemetery Committee are currently undergoing a photography project involving valley cemeteries.

The committee is creating a database for family researchers to use free of charge. Currently, they have nearly completed taking photographs of cemetery headstones in Vigo County and are now working on cemeteries in Clay County.

Restlawn and Harmony cemeteries were recently photographed.

The committee is looking for information on any unmarked burials in the cemeteries.

Those with information regarding unmarked burials in the two cemeteries are urged to contact Tamie Dehler at tamszion@yahoo.com or by calling 812-460-1230.

Families Needed

A local non-profit exchange program is inviting local Brazil families to host international exchange students for the 2011-12 school year.

The teenage students come from more than 30 countries and will attend local high schools. The students have their own spending money and insurance. Host families are responsible for meals, a place to sleep and a nurturing environment.

The STS Foundation will have a local coordinator who will supervise the student and support the family throughout the school year.

For more information, call Sheree Perfetti at 219-696-6433, or e-mail info@stsfoundation.org.

Tutoring Offered

The Clay County Adult Literacy Program will conduct free private tutoring sessions at the Brazil Public Library for adults who wish to improve their reading skills or would like to learn to read.

Pamphlets are currently available at various locations around the city.

Those wishing to take part in the sessions are urged to return the pamphlet to the Clay County Adult Literacy Program, 204 N. Walnut St., Brazil, Ind., 47834.

For more information, call 446-1331.

Food Pickup

Angel Food orders may be picked up Saturday, at Eastside Christian Church.

Hog Roast

The Clay County Democrats will conduct a hog roast Saturday at the Forest Park Pavilion.

Serving will begin at 4 p.m.

Tickets cost $5 for adults and children under 12 will be admitted free.

Terry White and Dave Crooks, both running for Indiana's 8th District Congressional Seat, will be present.

Fish Fry!

The 56th Center Point Volunteer Department Fish Fry will take place Saturday.

The event will take place at the firehouse, located on Main Street in Center Point, beginning at 4:30 p.m.

Two serving lines are planned and there will be drive-thru pickup at the rear of the firehouse.

The meal will consist of Jonah Club fried fish, baked beans, handmade slaw, green beans, apple sauce, homemade pies and cakes, and iced tea or coffee.

Cost is $8 for adults and $5 for children.

A dunking booth will be on display as well as a ring toss and a children's area.

In addition, a heavyweight horse pull will begin at 8 p.m.

All proceeds from the event will benefit the fire department.

Bucshon To Speak

United States Rep. Larry Bucshon, who represents Indiana's 8th District, will be the featured speaker at the Tuesday, June 28, meeting for the Clay County Chamber of Commerce.

The meeting will take place at St. Vincent Clay Hospital and is scheduled for noon.

Those interested in attending are asked to RSVP to the Clay County Chamber of Commerce by June 21, by calling Chamber Executive Director Tiffany Cook at 448-8457.

Cost for the lunch is $7 for members and $10 for non-members.

Youth Program

The Brazil Public Library will host its Youth Program Thursday, June 30, between 6-7:30 p.m.

Children may come to the library to cut and color an Uncle Sam hat and beard.

The event is free and open to the public.

For further information, call 448-1981.

Chicken And Noodles

The Staunton United Methodist Church will have a chicken noodle dinner at the Staunton Community Center July 1.

Serving hours are from 4-7 p.m., or until food runs out.

The dinner will consist of chicken and noodles, mashed potatoes, rolls, green beans, applesauce, pie or cake and drinks.

Cost is $8 for adults and $5 for children 10-under.

All proceeds will go to the Staunton United Methodist Church for building repairs.

Freewill Breakfast

The Center Point United Methodist Church will conduct a freewill offering breakfast Saturday, July 2, from 7-11 a.m., in the church Family Life Center.

All funds raised will go to feed children of Haiti who come to three days of Vacation Bible School during the church mission trip.

Those who may not be able to attend, but would like to support the effort, may send contributions to Center Point UMC, PO Box 96, Center Point, Ind., 47840.

The menu will consist of sausage, eggs, biscuits and gravy and pancakes

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