Highland News Leader

New Douglas News for the week of June 25

The entire VBS group at the New Douglas Baptist Church VBS 2015 Family Night joined the stage with the program volunteers and coordinators for a final song and dance.
The entire VBS group at the New Douglas Baptist Church VBS 2015 Family Night joined the stage with the program volunteers and coordinators for a final song and dance. For the News Leader

Electronics Recycling

New Douglas Township will be hosting an electronics recycling day on Saturday, June 27 from 8 a.m. to noon. Recycling is open to residents of the village of New Douglas and New Douglas Township only. Please bring proof of residency that day. A list of acceptable items can be found on the township’s website, newdouglastownship.org, or Facebook page.

If you have any questions regarding the electronic recycling, contact Duane Schallenberg, township supervisor, at (618) 410-2509.

Rec Plex membership & rental available

There is still time to become a Rec Plex member and enter our summer contest to win a Fitbit. Memberships are $20 per month for family and $15 per month for a single adult. There are also special rates for seniors and discounts available. There are no hidden fees or sign-up fees. The only commitment you make is to yourself.

The Rec Plex has gym and cafeteria rentals available for sports team or parties. Call for more information. For any questions regarding the Rec Plex, call Elizabeth Loy, manager, at (618) 946-7223. Also you can see what’s going on at the Rec Plex the township’s website, newdouglastownship.org, or Facebook page.

Flyers Grill to open soon

Flyers Grill, a walk-up and drive-through at 103 S. Main St., is set to open in the first part of August. The Farmers' & Flea Market is also located at that location. Flyers will offer a wide variety of menu items, including seasonal items. More details will be coming soon.

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.

Firework display

The annual Independence Day celebration at Rustic Acres will be held July 4 with fireworks at 9 p.m.

Keys found

There are a set of keys at the Post Office on the bulletin board.

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. Contact the school by email at ndccs15@gmail or call (217) 456-7833 for more information.

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.

Community Center Rental

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

Meetings

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.

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