Highland News Leader

New Douglas news for the week of March 25

Township to hold annual meeting

The annual meeting for New Douglas Township will be held at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 14 at the Rec Plex, 310 S. Main St. in New Douglas. The agenda will include the election of a moderator, reading and approval of minutes from last year’s meeting, the annual reports of the township supervisor, highway commissioner and attorney, a report on the Rec Plex, hearing from electors, and setting the time and place of next year’s meeting.

Easter egg hunt

The New Douglas Baptist Church’s annual Easter egg hunt will be March 28 from 3 to 7 p.m. at the New Douglas Township Park pavilion. Bring an Easter Egg basket. Don’t miss out on the prizes, food, and fun. You can contact the NDBC at (217) 456-6161 or ndbc2012@mindspring.com.

Town-Wide Yard Sales

The New Douglas Town-Wide Yard Sale will be held on Saturday, June 6 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Maps will be available at the Community Center. Krispy Kreme doughnuts, barbecue and other refreshments will also be available for purchase. To be included on the map, contact Barb Basset at (618) 593-3510.

Senior Citizens Club

The New Douglas Senior Citizens met on March 10 at 11:30 a.m. with a pot-luck lunch and table prayer. There were 18 members present. Dolores Early received 130 cards at Meridian Village for her 95th birthday (Feb. 13).

Happy Birthday was sung to Pauline Cerentano, Jim Early and Alfrieda Bolin. There were no anniversaries in March. Having a birthday in April will be Charles Barnes. Having an April Anniversary are Larry and Linda Duckworth.

The attendance prize was won by Pauline Cerentano. The 50-50 drawing was wont by Wima Holemann and Beverly Laws. Bingo was called by Leslie Vannoy from Heritage Health of Staunton. Cover-all bingo was won by Donna Hosto.

The Senior Citizens Club is looking for new members, ages 55 and up. Visiting seniors are asked to stop by on April 14 at 11:30 a.m. for a free lunch and bingo at the Community Center. It will be a ham dinner with sides and desserts furnished by members.

Rec Plex news

Senior bingo will be held from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, March 30. The games are 25 cents per board. Coffee and snack will be provided.

The Spring Schedule can be found on the Rec Plex Facebook page.

There will be a babysitter available Tuesday and Thursday nights during the spring session, when classes are in session from 6 to 8 p.m. Contact the Rec Plex program manager Elizabeth Loy at (618) 946-7223 to reserve a spot and ask for pricing.


The next Village Newsletter will be mailed in April. To submit events and news to be included in the newsletter, contact Lisa Micenheimer, village clerk, at ndclerk@madisontelco.com.

Community Center Rental

The New Douglas Community Center can be rented for events. Contact Linda Huntsinger (618) 402-1726 to reserve a time.


Center Schools Girl Scout Troop 426 will meet every second and fourth Thursday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the New Douglas Community Center. Contact Rachel Fogg at (603) 205-2433 for more information. Grades K-12 are welcome.

The New Douglas Volunteer Fire Department will meet every first, second and fourth Monday.

The Wednesday Women Book Club will meet every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to noon. This is a weekly book study group focused on Christian faith. Refreshments are provided. Contact Stephanie McNealy (217) 456-6161 for more information.

The American Legion meets every second Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.

The Masonic Lodge meets every third Wednesday at 7 p.m.

New Douglas Township meets every second Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at the township building, 104 S. 2nd St.

The New Douglas Senior Citizens meet every second Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. at the New Douglas Community Center. New members are being sought, anyone 55 and up.

The New Douglas Village Board meets every third Monday at 7 p.m. at the New Douglas Community Center.