LOCAL BRIEFS: Clinton County Veterans Service Office has new website; announcements on 2 funds

Veterans Office rolls out website

The new website for the Clinton County Veterans Service Office is now “live,” announced Veterans Service Office Executive Director Ray Souder.

You may view the website by visiting www.clintonvets.com .

Once there, you can click on “Benefits”, “Financial Assistance”, “Resources”, “Additional Services”, and that’s just for starters. You may also want to click on “Application for Memorial Brick”, or look over the names listed for Clinton County casualties in specific wars, and for Clinton County Air Force Base (CCAFB) line-of-duty deaths.

“Our office will continue to add more information to the website that we believe will be informative and beneficial for all veterans and surviving spouses of veterans,” said Souder.

Legacy Fund date extended

The deadline for the Clinton County Legacy Fund Committee to receive grant applications for Legacy Fund monies has been extended to June 2, and similarly the award date is extended to July 10.

The new June 2 application deadline is for those organizations that already have submitted a letter of intent, and were deemed eligible to proceed to the next stage of the process. Those organizations or entities are asked to do a much more detailed application than the letter of intent, explained Mike McCarty of the Legacy Fund Committee.

The extension gives eligible applicants more time to put together a grant proposal, he said.

This is the first grant cycle of the Clinton County Legacy Fund, which consists of money the county received from selling county-owned Clinton Memorial Hospital.

Fischer Fund deadline nears

There are about two weeks left to apply for funds available in the Charles F. Fischer Fund. Local organizations that serve children can apply for the dollars.

Income from the trust is administered through the Clinton County Commissioners Office. The grant money can go toward things for children such as improvement of educational opportunities, and may be used for books, or instruction in music, dancing, painting, sculpting and other arts.

Correspondence from interested organizations requesting funds must be in the commissioners office by 4 p.m. Thursday, May 14. If emailing, please send to groves.diana@clintoncountyohio.us . If faxing, the fax number is 937-383-2884. The U.S. Postal Service mailing address is: Clinton County Board of Commissioners, 46 S. South St., 2nd Floor, Wilmington, OH 45177.

The correspondence should describe the children’s programming that would be the recipient of the funds if awarded to that particular organization, and also mention the benefits of the program.

Charles “Charlie” F. Fischer, a lifelong bachelor, left most of his estate in trust to the children of Clinton County.

NV alumni banquet cancelled

Due to the COVID-19 virus and for the health and safety of alumni, the New Vienna High School Alumni Association has cancelled the annual banquet for 2020.