Highland News Leader

New Douglas News for the week of June 4

Senior News

New Douglas Senior Citizens met on May 12 with a pot-luck lunch at 11:30 a.m., with table prayer. After lunch, the meeting was called to order with everyone saying the Pledge of Allegiance and the Lord’s Prayer.

Eleven members were present with four visitors: Jack Laws, Dale Dodson, Elizabeth Loy and Duane Schallenberg. Loy and Schallenberg gave a presentation on the activities at the Rec Plex.

It was decided to have hamburger and brats grilled for the June meeting with members furnishing side dishes.

Happy Birthday was sung to Naomi Blunt, Mary Mueller and Ruth Kruse.

Happy Anniversary was sung to Walter and Viola Butler and Hazel Gaston.

Having June birthdays are Walter Butler and Bertha Grindstaff.

There are no anniversaries in June.

The attendance prize was won by Bertha Grindstaff. The 50-50 prize was won by Jack and Beverly Laws.

The meeting adjourned with Elizabeth Loy playing some recordings of music.

Farmers’ & Flea Market

New Douglas Farmers’ & Flea Market is open every Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m., and every fourth Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon at 103 S. Main St. Vendors are still needed. Call Rachel at (618) 200-8150 and leave message or email newdouglasfarmersmarket@gmail.com.

Pet Clinic

A pet clinic on Saturday, June 20 from 11 a.m. to noon at New Douglas Township Park.

Community Day

Community Day is set for Saturday, June 6. Yard sales day will be from run from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. A food stand will be open at the Community Center, and you can also pick up a yard sale map there.

They can stop by the fire department will be open as a cooling station with free water, blood pressure readings and open house for the kids to get up close to the fire trucks and equipment.

From 5 to 9 p.m., there will be a free concert at 103 S. Main St., by the band Hard Drive. There will be giveaways. The NDVFD will host a beer tent. Soft drinks, water, grilled hot dogs and barbecue pork steak sandwiches will be available for purchase.

See story on Page A5 about weekend activities in the area for more information.

Rec Plex

Saturday: Rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., during Community Days (spaces are available); life-size Hungry, Hungry Hippos (ages 6 and up) at 7 p.m.

Contest happening now: Win a Fit Bit; call for details.

Call Elizabeth Loy, program manager, at (618) 946-7223 or check visit New Douglas Township on Facebook for at www.newdouglastownship.org.

Meals on Wheels driver needed

If you would like to volunteer three to four hours a month, consider being a substitute Meals on Wheels driver for the New Douglas area. Call Linda at (618) 402-1726.

Christian school registering students

The New Douglas Community Christian School is accepting pre-K, age 4, and kindergarten students for classes that will begin in September. The current registration fees hold through April, with increases May 1 and June 1. Contact the school by email at ndccs15@gmail or call (217) 456-7833 for more information.

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.

Contact New Douglas reporter Rachel Beckett at (618) 971-6687 or email rtevis1@hotmail.com.