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Community Briefs

MHSAA Scholarships

The Mulberry High School Alumni Association is pleased to announce their 2019-2020 academic scholarship program. This is the 12th consecutive year that the association has offered monetary awards to students who demonstrate academic excellence, community involvement, a positive work ethic and some degree of financial need. The scholarships are for individuals who have successfully completed at least their first year of studies at an accredited Indiana vocational, 2-, 3- or 4-year college or university. MHSAA scholarships are limited to undergraduate studies only. The applicant must have been a resident of Madison Township in Clinton County when they finished their high school education or home school equivalence. Applications are available at the Mulberry Community Library reference desk. Completed applications, including supporting documentation, must be mailed to MHSAA Scholarship Committee, P.O. Box 612, Mulberry, IN 46058-0612 no later than June 30.

Flag drop-off moved to VFW

Moved out of Veterans Park after fire destroyed the adjacent property at 50 W. Washington St. in Frankfort, the flag drop-off box is now located in the lobby of VFW Post 1110 at 309 N Main Street in Frankfort. The drop-off box is for flags that need to be retired.

Summer Meal Program

The Clinton County Family YMCA and Community Schools of Frankfort is offering complimentary meals to all children under the age of 18 throughout the summer, with the program sponsored by the USDA. Meals are free to those meeting the age requirements and who attend a site; without income requirements. Lunch must be eaten at the site it is served at.

Meal sites include (Monday - Friday until Aug. 2): Circle Park (11:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.), Clinton County Boys & Girls Club (11:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.), El Camino (11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.), Clinton County Family YMCA (noon-12:30 p.m.), Eastside Park (12:20-1:20 p.m.) and TPA Park 12:30-1:30 p.m.)

Meal Sites with limited dates include: Suncrest Summer School (until July 19, 7:45-8:15 a.m., 11-11:30 a.m. and 10-10:30 a.m.) and CSF Summer Camp (June 3- July 26, 8:30 -9 a.m. and 11:30-noon).

Rock steady boxing now offered at the Y

In partnership with Witham Health Services, the Clinton County Family YMCA is offering Rock Steady Boxing to people living with Parkinson’s Disease. Though it may seem surprising, this non-contact, boxing-inspired fitness routine is dramatically improving the ability of people with Parkinson’s to live independent lives. The program is offered at the Y on Tuesdays and Thursdays 12:15-1:15 p.m. To learn more about the program please call the Y at 654-9622.

Mulberry Stone Soup Food Pantry

The Mulberry Stone Soup Food Pantry is open each month on the third Monday (4-6 p.m.) and the third Tuesday (9-11 a.m.) in the Faye Snyder Resource Center, 114 N. Main Street, Mulberry. The pantry is open to residents of Madison Township and/or members of the three sponsoring churches: Mulberry United Methodist Church, Trinity Church of Mulberry and Gloria Dei Lutheran Church. Donations are always welcome and can be dropped off at Mulberry Library, one of the sponsoring churches or during open food pantry hours.

Geetingsville Telephone Company offers assistance

Geetingsville Telephone Company offers a low-income assistance program for its telephone or DSL internet customers, Lifeline Assistance. Any customer who meets the eligibility criteria of income at or below 135 percent of the federal poverty guidelines and live within the Geetingsville Telephone Company’s service area is eligible for participation in this program. A customer may also qualify by being a participant in one of the following programs: Medicaid, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Supplemental Social Security Income (SSI), Federal Public Housing Assistance, Veterans Pension and Survivors Pension benefit, or Tribal Programs. For more information on eligibility and application procedures, please contact our office between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. at 258-3111 or log on to USAC.org website under Lifeline.

Now enrolling for preschool and child care

The Clinton County Family YMCA’s early learning program, Learning Ladder Early Learning Preschool and Child Care is a combination of child care with preschool program. Openings are available in the 3-, 4-, and 5-year old classrooms. The program is offered daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; however, care is available 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. The curriculum Learning Ladder uses is research-based Creative Curriculum. The comprehensive research based curriculum features exploration and discovery as a way of learning, enabling children to develop confidence, creativity and lifelong critical-thinking skills. This curriculum was chosen because it focuses on the skills and knowledge that are most important for helping your child to be successful in school. Throughout the year, the Creative Curriculum for Preschool will help plan learning experiences that are just right for your child, so that he or she can make progress at his or her own pace.

July membership specials at Y

Through July, the Clinton County Family YMCA is offering two free personal training or two free sports conditioning sessions with a new membership. Information about membership can be found at www.ccfymca.net or call (765) 654-9622. Membership at the Y is open to all, information about financial assistance programs is available at the front desk.