Clay County Planner

Monday, January 1, 2018

Clay County Planner

Students needed for House Page program

Applications are open for students interested in participating in the Indiana House Page Program during the 2018 legislative session, according to State Rep. Alan Morrison (R-Brazil).

Pages have an opportunity to join Morrison during the legislative session and tour the governor’s office, the Indiana Supreme Court, and the House and Senate chambers.

“I highly recommend the House Page Program to students from our community,” Morrison said. “This program provides students with a unique, firsthand experience where they learn how the legislative process works.”

To be a page, applicants should be between the ages of 13 and 18. Morrison said student pages receive an excused absence from school and groups can sign up to participate together.

The 2018 legislative session begins Wednesday, Jan. 3, and must conclude by March 14.

Morrison said page positions fill quickly and encouraged participants to apply early online at or by calling 800-382-9841.

Dinners at First Presbyterian

The First Presbyterian Church in Brazil will serve dinner from 5 to 6 p.m. every Sunday. The free dinners are available to anyone in the community and to-go boxes are available. The church is located at 210 N. Walnut St., Brazil.`

First Baptist Kid’s Kloset

First Baptist Church Kid’s Kloset, 413 S. Walnut St., Brazil, is open most Thursdays from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Call the church office, 812-448-8112, to make an appointment. If no answer, leave a message with a name and number, sizes and gender of each child and the type of clothing they need.

Staunton clothing giveaway

Staunton Christian Klothes Kloset is open to the public from noon to 4 p.m. on the first Saturday of each month and 2 to 4 p.m. on the last Wednesday of each month at Staunton Christian Church. The Klothes Kloset is free, and all are welcome. Call Tom and Amy for any questions or emergencies at 812-870-5719.

Nazarene Clothes Closet

The Brazil Church of the Nazarene Children’s Clothes Closet is located at 1002 E National Ave. To place an order for a needy child, call the church office at 812-446-0371. If no one answers, leave a contact number. Orders are filled as supplies allow and may be picked up during designated church office hours. The public is also invited to donate gently used children’s clothing and shoes.

Tobacco cessation program

The Clay County Health Department offers assistance with tobacco cessation. The department offers an 8-10 week program that features education and support as well as free nicotine patches (prescription required). For more information, call 812-448-9019.

Senior bingo

The public is invited to senior bingo the last Wednesday of each month at 2 p.m. at Towne Park Assisted Living, 503 S. Murphy Ave., Brazil. The bingo and the snacks are free and there will be many prizes.

Genealogical Society

The Clay County Genealogy Library in Center Point is open every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Society meets every third Tuesday at 1 p.m.; the public is welcome to attend.

For additional information, contact volunteers at 812-835-5005 when the library is open.

American Legion Riders

Post 2, American Legion Riders meet each month on the fourth Saturday at the American Legion Brazil Post 2, 10 N. Depot St., Brazil.

They welcome all members and interested motorcycle riders to their meetings at 9 a.m.

Alzheimer’s support groups

The Alzheimer’s Association Greater Indiana Chapter hosts support groups across the state for unpaid care partners, family members and friends of individuals living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. The groups meet on the first Wednesday of the month at 10 a.m. at the Vigo County Public Library, Terre Haute.

Drop-off site for used glasses

The Brazil Times is drop-off location for used glasses for the Lions Club Recycle for Sight program. A drop box is located inside the Times, 531 E. National Ave., Brazil.

Produce market

A traveling produce market bringing fruits and vegetables is stopping weekly at First Christian Church, 1875 US 40, Brazil.

Weekly stops are on Tuesdays, from 3:15 to 4 p.m. The Mobile Market accepts cash, credit and EBTSNAP cards. It is a program of the United Way.

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If you have a community event for the Clay County Planner, submit it to Frank Phillips at The Brazil Times. Items can be submitted at the office, located 531 E. National Ave., Brazil, or by email at

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