‘Christmas in July’ at Cowan Lake

A cruise-in and craft show will be held this Saturday, July 18 at the Cowan Lake State Park campgrounds in Clinton County.

In addition to the “Christmas in July” show, there will be campsite decorating, caroling and a free kids movie at dusk.

Food items that will be available for purchase include hamburgers, hot dogs, deep-fried funnel cakes and Oreos, root beer floats and more.

The 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday cruise-in and craft/vendor show will be held in the main parking lot inside the park’s campgrounds. Admission is free for the cruise-in and craft show.

All types of vehicles are welcome for the cruise-in.

The event is sponsored by the Friends of Cowan Lake, a nonprofit group. Proceeds go toward park expenditures. Examples in the past include a new movie projector and pea gravel under playground equipment, an organizer said.

For more information, call Bill or Carole at 937-783-2649.

Locals earn Shawnee State honors

Shawnee State University has released the dean’s list for the Spring Semester 2015. To be named, students must be full-time and achieve a grade point average of 3.5 or better. Local students on the list include:

Blanchester: Margaret Chamberlain, majoring in Individualized Studies; Amber Fackusseh, majoring in Dental Hygiene.

Clarksville: Aubrey Sherman, majoring in Natural Science; Kyle Hasty, majoring in Biology.

Martinsville: Andrea Slocum, majoring in Business Administration.

Midland: Kayla Pierce, majoring in Individualized Studies.

Road closing for culvert replacement

Beginning Monday, July 20, weather permitting, Frazier Road and Hales Branch Road will be closed for a culvert replacement, Clinton County Engineer’s Office announced.

This culvert is located on Frazier Road at the eastern intersection with Hales Branch Road in Jefferson Township, Clinton County. The last address that will be accessible from the south (Jonesboro Road) will be 1642 Frazier Road, and the last address that will be accessible from the west (Jonesboro and Frazier roads) will be 1345 Hales Branch Road. The last address that will be accessible from the east (SR 28) is 1446 Hales Branch Road.

The project is anticipated to take six weeks.