Community Notes

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

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

CAR SEAT STATION

The Clay County Sheriff's Department has established a Permanent Child Safety Seat Fitting Station for the inspection and installation of car seats.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Sheriff Mike Heaton, Chief Deputy Rob Gambill, or Deputy Casey Judge at 446-2535 Ext. 5.

CONSERVATION

Parke County REMC has begun working with its large power customers in implementing agreements, which allow for the interruption of service.

Residential and small commercial customers are asked to voluntarily limit the use of electricity as much as possible.

TRASH PICKUP

The City of Brazil is reminding residents that during weekly trash pickup, the Sanitation Department will only take up to 10 bags per residence.

The department will not take oversized items like carpet, mattresses and sofas during its normal schedule.

For questions, call City Hall at 443-2221.

CLASSES OFFERED

Ivy Tech Community College will offer classes in Clay County beginning Aug. 22.

The classes will take place at the Linking Education to Adults, Adolescents and Preschoolers (LEAAP) Center, 501 E. Jackson St., Brazil, or North Clay Middle School.

For further information, call 1-800-377-4882 Ext. 2281 or log on to www.ivytech.edu.

SCREENINGS

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.

NOTIFICATION

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.

CLASSES AVAILABLE

The Clay County Health Department has available free smoking cessation counseling and smoking cessation products.

For more information or to make an appointment, call 448-9021.

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