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Community Briefs

BY SHARON BARDONNER - sbardonner@ftimes.com

Free day at landfill is April 28

Clinton County residents can dispose of trash free of charge from 7 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday, April 28, at the Walnut Creek Landfill (across the road from the Clinton County Landfill), at 2700 N. State Road 39.

The landfill will accept loads brought in pickup trucks, family vans or cars but will not accept loads hauled on trailers or dump trucks.

Items not allowed to be dumped at the landfill include electronics, such as TVs and computers; roofing materials; appliances, including washers, dryers, stoves, refrigerators, etc.; tire; batteries; liquids; or yard waste.

FCM Ladies’ Retreat is May 11-12

The Frankfort Camp Ministries Ladies’ Retreat will be held Friday and Saturday, May 11 and 12, at Frankfort Camp, 1058 W. Freeman St., Frankfort.

The event begins Friday with registration at 5:30 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m. Saturday activities start with breakfast and devotions at 8 a.m. A $20 donation to cover meals is requested with your registration. Attendees should also bring their own bedding, towels, Bible and a couple of new or nearly new items for the Blessings Boutique.

Guest speaker Martha Beecher will speak both Friday evening and Saturday, and Laticia Crouch will be the guest musician.

Electives include the Blessings Boutique, purse auction, an antique road show, spa, jewelry making, paper art, self defense, meal planning and Bible study. 

FHS student artists recognized by Psi Iota Xi

According to Hot Dog Chatter, the following Frankfort High School students were among the winners selected in the 2018 Psi Iota Xi Art Show in the Harlan and Anna Hubbard Gallery on the second floor of the Frankfort Community Public Library.

Best of Show Winners included Erick Longoria, first place, for “Look in the Mirror” – pen and ink; and Kyndahl Weber second place for “Red Lion” – assembled sculpture.

First place winners included Odalis Campos - acrylics; Noah Wilder - air brush; Janessa Cervantez - altered photography; Kyndahl Weber – assembled sculpture; Elise Thomas – chalk pastel; Josue Bautista – colored pencil; Tyra Collins – computer art; Sena Nisa Aydinli – graphic design; Erick Longoria – ink; Sydney Cesare Mixed Media; Hayley Wills Pencil; Raelyn Mitchell Photography.

Other award winners named were Leo Hernandez, Antonio Hernandez, Alexus Williams, Riley Grasham, Itzel Lopez, Christina Espidio, Noel Mora, Maddie Jarboe, Lucy Calvert, Katie Rhoda,

Overall, Frankfort High School received 33 out of 54 awards given, Hot Dog Chatter reported.

Attempts to contact a Psi Iota Xi member for a full list of winners went unanswered and the remainder will be reported when available.

MHSAA offering scholarships

The Mulberry High School Alumni Association is now offering $1,000 scholarships to qualifying students who live in Madison Township in Clinton County. Application forms are available at the Mulberry library.

Eligible full-time students from Madison Township/Mulberry who have completed the first through third year of undergraduate study at an accredited in-state institution can apply for financial assistance.

The application deadline is June 30.

Civic Theatre presents ‘Flaming Idiots’ April 26-29

The Clinton County Civic Theatre will perform “Flaming Idiots,” a play by Tom Rooney, Thursday - Sunday, April 26-29, at the Elizabeth O’Rear Skanta Theatre in the Frankfort Community Public Library.

Brian Nichols is the director for “Flaming Idiots,” a comedy featuring the characters of Carl and Phil, success seekers who have lots of entrepreneurial spirit but little commonsense to go with it.

The pair’s business startup, a gourmet health food restaurant, is failing so they decide to try boosting business by following the legacy of another local eatery – Zippy’s.

Zippy’s has been busy since an infamous mobster was shot there a couple of decades ago, so Carl and Phil get creative to see if they can’t stage a similar business building event. 

Tickets are $10 and can be ordered by calling 765-654-8746. Show times are Thursday, Friday and Saturday, April 26, 27 and 29, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 29, at 2 p.m.