Highland News Leader

New Douglas News for the week of Nov. 12

Church invites senior citizens to Thanksgiving dinner

In paying tribute to the senior citizens in the community, New Douglas Baptist Church invites all seniors to attend its Thanksgiving Dinner on Wednesday, Nov. 18 at 6 p.m.

Dig out old pictures of Thanksgiving days from yesteryear and share them. Also, share stories you remember from some of your Thanksgivings past — be they funny, inspiring, frustrating, etc.

RSVP by calling June Ridens at (217) 456-7833.

578 served at New Douglas Fire Department breakfast

The New Douglas Fire Department would like to take this time to thank everyone who attended our fall 2015 breakfast. We continue to grow in the numbers of hungry people served and our sausage sales, we would never be able to do so without the your support.

We are thankful to have a wonderful group of firefighters, retired firefighters and their families that serve us all not only during our fundraisers but each and every day, hour and minute of the year.

A Huge Thank You to Ron Hemann, Suzy Eilers, Corey Hemann and Korte Meats for all of their hard work. Without them we would not have the incredible sausage that we all love so much. We also thank our advertisers, Jims IGA and Troy Frozen Foods for making sure we have all of our supplies, the New Douglas Community Center for the chairs and tables, the Lutheran church and the New Douglas Rec Plex for roasters, pitchers, high chairs and booster seats.

This year, we also had Highland-Pierron bring their Fire Prevention Demonstration Trailer to our breakfast. We were able to teach home safety, fire prevention and fire escape plans to kids and adults. We had approximately 80 people go through the trailer and everyone was able to learn something that will have a positive impact on the way the see fire safety.

Please join us this spring, on Sunday, March 20, for our next breakfast.

We have about 50 pounds of link sausage still available. If anyone is interested, contact us at newdouglasfire@gmail or (217) 456-6221.

Thank you.

Chief Danny Robertson

New Douglas Fire Protection District

Fire Department welcomes new members

Candace Carlen, Stephen Paul and Andrew Wadlow are the newest members of the New Douglas Fire Department.

The trio completed their probationary on Nov. 3.

“We look forward to many safe years of training and serving with you all, and I thank you for your service to your communities,” New Douglas Chief Dan Robertson told his new members.

New Douglas Baptist Church events

The Senior Citizens Thanksgiving Dinner will be at 6 p.m. on Nov. 18 at New Douglas Baptist Church.

On Dec. 31 at 7 p.m., NDBC will hold at watch night service. Games, food, and midnight prayer service. Location to be announced.

3-on-3 basketball tournament set at Rec Plex

A 3-on-3 basketball tournament will be held at the New Douglas Rec Plex Dec. 5, 12 and 19. Games will start at 11 a.m. all three days. Cost is $10 per team ($5 goes to the Rec Plex). Names and money must be turned in by Nov. 21. For more information, call Jeremy or Mike at (217) 456-1069.

Local Meetings

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.m.

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.