Highland News Leader

New Douglas area news for the week of Aug. 27

Sign up now for the Car and Motorcycle Show/Craft Fair & Chili Cook-off

New Douglas’ annual Car and Motorcycle Show/Craft Fair & Chili Cook-off to be held Saturday, Sept. 12 at New Douglas Township Park.

Car and Motorcycle Show registration will be from 9 a.m. to noon. Judging from noon to 3 p.m. Awards will be handed out at 4 p.m.

Chili registration will be from 9 a.m. to noon. Chili judging begins at noon.

Funds raised will support the restoration of the Old New Douglas Firehouse.

There will also be kids games and contests, 50-50 drawing, bounce house, and refreshment stand. Krispy Kreme donuts for sale at 7 a.m.

There will also be a gun raffle. Tickets are $10 each or three for $25. The gun to be raffled is a Henry Silver Eagle .17HMR rifle. It is No. 784 out of first thousand, retail price is $879. This will be given away on Sept. 12 at the Car Show. You may also see this gun at Sportsman Choice at 311 W. St. John St in Litchfield. They also have a shooting range there.

For more information on the Car and Motorcycle Show/Craft Fair & Chili Cook-off, contact Barb Basset at (618) 593-3510.

Senior Citizens

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

Fourteen members were present. Blood pressure was taken by the Bond County Health Department. There was a Seniors Dance, which was held on July 25 at the Rec Plex. Howard Bauer sent a “Hello” to everyone.

Next month, fried chicken will be catered, and members will bring side dishes.

Howard Bauer had a birthday in July but was absent. There were no anniversaries in July. Attendance Prize was won by Hazel Gaston. The 50-50 drawing was won by Jim Early and Beverly Laws. Bingo was called by Debbie Young from Staunton Heritage Health, and coverall was won by Hazel Gaston. The next meeting will be on Sept. 8.

Flyers Grill to open soon, looking for employees

Flyers Grill, a walk-up and drive-through restaurant, is set to open in the first part of September at 103 S. Main St. Flyers will offer a wide variety of menu items, including seasonal items.

Flyers Grill will be hiring between two and three part-time employees. For questions, call (618) 823-8944 between 4 and 9 p.m., or email rtevis1@hotmail.com. Please send resumes to Flyers Grill, P.O Box 78, New Douglas, IL, 62074 or via email with “resume” as the subject.

Farmers Market Schedule Change

Due to a lack of participants this year, the Farmers & Flea Market will be on a “to be announced” basis only. To check when the market will be open, visit its Facebook page.

Dog Found

A black, male, adult pitbull-style dog has been found and is in need of a home. Please write to rtevis1@hotmail.com if you wish to adopt.

NDVFD plans fall breakfast fundraiser

On Sunday, Nov. 8, the New Douglas Volunteer Fire Department will have a breakfast fundraiser from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the fire house, 105 E. Allen St. in New Douglas. Call (217) 456-6221 for more information.

Local Meetings

The Senior Citizens Club is looking for new members. Ages 55 and up. Visiting seniors are asked to stop by on Sept. 8 at 11:30 a.m. for a free lunch and bingo at the Community Center. Please consider joining.

The next monthly meeting of the New Douglas Village Board will have a committee meeting Sept. 7 at 7 p.m., open to the public. the full board will meet on Sept. 21 at 7 p.m. at the Community Center.

The New Douglas Township Board will next meet at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 10.

New Douglas Baptist Church’s monthly business meeting will be Wednesday, Sept. 9 at 7 p.m., with worship practice every Wednesday from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

The New Douglas Fire Department meets every Monday (except the third Monday) every month. The department is actively looking for new members. Minimum age requirement to join the department is 18. Contact Chief Danny Robertson at (217) 456-6221 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..

Community Center

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

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