Highland News Leader

New Douglas News for the week of June 11

Baptist church to hold VBS

New Douglas Baptist Church will hold vacation Bible school June 14-19 from 6 to 9 p.m. each night. Ages 4 through 18 are welcome to attend. The theme is “Journey of the Map,” where kids will set out on a journey to uncharted territory and encounter something unexpected at every turn; they will need to stick close to their guide to “survive.” New Douglas Baptist Church is located at 407 N. 1st St. Phone (217) 456-6161.

Rec Plex plans summer events

▪ June 18: 10 a.m. to noon, Madison County Sheriff Lunch and Meet. The event is for all ages. Bring a sack lunch.

▪ June 18: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., pet care class, ages 7-11.

▪ June 20: 12:30 p.m., pet parade after the pet clinic at the Township Park, all ages. Leashes are mandatory.

▪ July 14: 10 a.m. to noon, Water Day at the Park, ages 12 and under.

▪ Aug. 8: 6 to 8 p.m., karaoke and talent show, all ages.

For a full list and schedule, visit the New Douglas Township page on Facebook.

Note: The Rec Plex has also taken over the Halloween Parade and Party at the Park.

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.

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.