ON THE CALENDAR August 27, 2019

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Clay County Democrats’ first meeting of the fall is scheduled for Sept. 17 at 6:30 p.m. at the Holly Brook dining room. The salad bar with drinks will be available for $4 for anyone who wishes to eat there. Harvey Roscoe will review the fall schedules, and some of the candidates for local offices will be there to talk to us about their positions on local issues.

Story Hour at the Brazil Public Library. Sign up now and get your child interested in reading with stories, songs and crafts at the Brazil Public Library. Story Hour is for children ages 3-5. Parent and or guardian must have a valid library card. Story Hour begins on Wednesday Sept. 18 at 10:30. For more information call 812-448-1981.

Clay County is hosting its annual Power of the Community on Thursday, Sept. 19th at the North Clay Middle School. The event is a fund raiser for the United Way of the Wabash Valley’s Success by 6 program. This is where the Real Men Read volunteers go into every kindergarten class in Clay County to read a book five times a year to encourage children’s literacy skills and promote the joy of reading. Students receive a copy of that book each time to add to their own personal home library. The event is a fun evening with food samplings from Wabash Valley restaurants, along with raffles, silent and live auctions. Tickets are available in advance at Riddell National Bank, Terre Haute Savings Bank, and First Farmers Bank in both Brazil and Clay City. Tickets are also available at the door that evening. Doors open at 6 p.m. and food is available at 6:30 p.m.

The New VFW By-Laws will be voted on during the Sept. 3 meeting. Any post member who want to vote on the By Laws should be present at the Sept. 3 meeting.

The Wells family will be celebrating its 126th annual reunion on Sunday, Sept. 1, at 1 p.m. in Forest Park (NE section of the pavilion. Family and friends are welcome. Bring your favorite foods to share. Lemonade and tea will be furnished. Contact Judy Hane at 812-442-6941 for more information.

Chicken and noodle dinner for Friendly Benwood Church Christian Youth Campground on Sunday, Sept. 8 at 11;30 am-2:30 pm. Campground is located at 525 East County Road 1200 North, Brazil. Dinner includes chicken and noodles, mashed potatoes, green beans, sliced tomatoes, cucumber and onions, dessert. No charge, donations accepted. For more information call 812-442-5685.

Junk Journal A unique and creative way to store your memories. Join us at the Brazil Public Library on Thursday, Sept. 19 at 6 p.m. You must pay and register for this craft by Monday, Sept. 16.

The Brazil Public Library will have a Family Game Night on Aug. 22 and a craft night on Aug. 29th. Programs start at 6 p.m. For more information call 812-448-1981.

Brazil High School Class of 1947 will have their 72nd reunion on Sept. 3 at 11:30 a.m., at Pappy’s Bar-B-Que.

The Brazil High School Class of 1951 will meet for the annual luncheon on Saturday, Sept. 14 at Pappy’s restaurant, 111 E. National Avenue.

The luncheon will begin at 11:30 a.m.

For more information or to RSVP call B. J. Hoffmann, 812-239-9600 or Lois Casassa, 812-442-1619.

The Clay County Chamber of Commerce is having its inaugural appreciation dinner on Sept. 26 at the Clay County Fairgrounds. Meet and greet starts at 6 p.m. with dinner at 6:30 p.m. The program will be “Then and Now: A History of Clay County Businesses.”

The Thompson Family Reunion will be held at Thompson Family Park on Sunday, Sept. 15th at 12:30 p.m. Please bring a covered dish and a Bingo gift. Any questions call Charles Thompson at 765-672-4521.

The Clay Community School Board of Trustees meets in regular session the second Thursday of each month in the Board Room of the Central Administrative Office, 1013 South Forest Avenue, Brazil. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. unless otherwise notified.

Celebrate Recovery Meetings are held at Staunton First Christian Church from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Thursdays. For more information, call (812) 870-5719.

Staunton Narcotics Anonymous meetings will take place every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Family Worship Center, located at 8157 N. County Road 425 W. Brazil. For more information, see www.claycountyymca.org.

The First Presbyterian Church in Brazil will serve dinner from 5-5:30 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.

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.

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.

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

The Clay County Health Department offers assistance with tobacco cessation. The department provides 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.

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 dementia. The groups meet on the first Wednesday of the month at 10 a.m. at the Vigo County Public Library, Terre Haute.

The Brazil Board of Public Works and Safety and City Council will meet on the second Wednesday of each month and on the fourth Wednesday when warranted. The Board of Works meets at 10 a.m., and the City Council meets at 5 p.m. Both meetings are in the council chambers in City Hall on National Avenue.

Cunot Community Center, 5530 S.R. 42, Poland, is having bingo every 1st and 3rd Saturday. Early bird at 6 p.m., regular bingo at 7 p.m. Call 765-795-3461 for information.

Healthy Families America is a family support program with the belief that early, nurturing relationships are the foundation for life-long healthy development. If you or someone you know would benefit from the Healthy Families program, you can reach out to our office by contacting Lindsay Hacker at (765) 712-0909 or lhacker@cars-services.org.

The Brazil Fraternal Order of Eagles #274, 122 East National Ave., Brazil, has a limited number of T-shirts for sale and will continue to collect donations on behalf of the Shop With A Cop program until Wednesday, Nov. 27 to reach their goal of $7,000. Stop by and speak to a staff member at the Eagles club whenever they are open, or call 812-448-8468 for more details. To donate to support the Shop With A Cop program anytime throughout the year, stop by the Brazil Police Department, 22 South Washington St., Brazil, during regular business hours.

The Living with Low Vision support group will meet from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. (note time change) at First United Methodist Church, 201 Meridian St., Brazil. For information contact Danny Wayne Beemer, 812-298-9455, ext. 205. Upcoming meetings on Sept. 11 and Oct. 9 will be from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Broom Tree Ministries is now open at a new location, 3189 W. U.S. 40, Brazil, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Friday and Saturday. Call 812-236-3570 for more information.

Senior Education Ministries, Inc. has scheduled Dine with a Doc®- Clay County: the 2nd Wednesday of every month from 10a-12pm at the Staunton Community Center 101 N Monroe St; Staunton, Indiana 47881--(812) 448-1487.

The Clay County Genealogical Society will hold a one-day Cemetery Restoration Workshop on Saturday, September 14, 2019, at the Zion United Church of Christ located in Poland, Indiana, one mile south of Highway 42 on the Poland/Bowling Green Road. The 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. For additional information, contact volunteers at 812-835-5005 when the library is open.

The Brazil High School Class of 1969 50th reunion at Pappy’s Corral, 105 E. National Ave., Brazil, with Social time starting at 6 p.m. on Sept. 28. Classmates and spouses are invited to attend. For more information, see the Brazil High School Class of 1969 Facebook page or call Susie Howard (812)446-8453, Lana Lucas, (812) 208-3450, Mike Stiffler (812) 251-6519 or Pam Ringo (812) 446-7946.

Every day there are veterans in our community who are unable to get to their medical appointments due to lack of transportation. Serve your community by volunteering to drive Veterans to and from their medical appointments by using vans provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs. Applicants must pass a physical at the VA Hospital in Indy. Phone 317-988-2734 or sign up on line at www.indianapolis.va.gov/giving. For additional information, contact Clay County Coordinator Mike Holland at the Veterans Office on the first floor of the Clay County Courthouse at 812-448-9015.

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