Highland News Leader

New Douglas news for the week of Feb. 25

NEW DOUGLAS CHRISTMAS YARD DECORATION WINNERS PRESENTED WITH PLAQUE Warren and Debbie Lebegue won the Christmas decoration contest. Pictured, New Douglas Mayor June Ridensand were present Warren Lebegue with a commemorative plaque at Village Board’s January meeting.
NEW DOUGLAS CHRISTMAS YARD DECORATION WINNERS PRESENTED WITH PLAQUE Warren and Debbie Lebegue won the Christmas decoration contest. Pictured, New Douglas Mayor June Ridensand were present Warren Lebegue with a commemorative plaque at Village Board’s January meeting. Courtesy photo

Fire department to host spring breakfast

The New Douglas Fire Department will hold its fifth annual “Pancakes and More” breakfast will be held on from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday, March 20 at the fire hall, 105 E. Allen St.

Cost is $7 for adults; $5 for children ages 5 to 10; and children 4 and under eat free. Carry-outs will be available at the adult price only.

The menu will include signature sausage, pancakes, scrambled eggs, homemade doughnuts and biscuits and gravy, and drinks.

Advance sausage orders are being taken. The sausage is available in 5-pound packages only. Cost is $15 per package. The sausage is Ron Hemann’s recipe. You may order by calling (217) 456-6221. Leave your name and a phone number, and you will receive a return call. You may also email newdouglasfire@gmail.com. Orders must be placed no later than March 11. You will be responsible to pick up your order at the firehouse. Pick-up times will be from 9 a.m. to noon on March 19 or 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on March 20.

Meals on Wheels needs drivers

New Douglas Meals on Wheels is looking for summer substitute drivers. There would be one or two deliveries per month. Contact Linda Huntsinger to volunteer or to request deliveries at (618) 402-1726.

Rustic Acres issues Reminders to Campers

There is no burning of leaves when the water is off. All it takes is one out-of- control fire to set off a propane tank. One goes, they all go. All campfires are to be kept in the confines of the fire rings.

Due to the warming of temperatures, all roads throughout the campground will be closed. You are welcome to a golf cart, or walk to your campers.

Girl Scouts Selling Cookies

New Douglas Girl Scout Troop has cookies for sale. Contact Rachel Fogg (603) 205-2433.

Easter Egg Hunt

New Douglas Baptist Church will host an Easter egg hunt at the Township Park at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 26. There will be food, drinks and prizes. Children should bring a basket.

Garden Project Updates

Stay up-to-date on the proposed New Douglas Community Garden Project by visiting www.facebook.com/NewDouglasGardenMarket

Immanuel Lutheran spaghetti dinner

Immanuel Lutheran Church in New Douglas will hold a spaghetti dinner from 3 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 5 in the parish hall. The menu will include spaghetti with red or white sauce, salad, bread, drinks and dessert. Cost is $8 for adults; $5 for children ages 5 to 10; and children 4 and under eat free.

Community Center Rental

The New Douglas Community Center can be rented for events. Contact Mary at (618) 541-2259 to reserve a time.

Local Meetings

Senior Citizens Club: The Senior Citizens Club is looking for new members ages 55 and up. Visiting seniors are asked to stop by on Feb. 9 at 11:30 a.m. for a free lunch and bingo at the Community Center. Please consider joining.

Village Board: The next monthly meeting will be Feb.15 at the Community Center at 7 p.m.

New Douglas Township: The Township Board meets every second Thursday at 310 S. Main St. (Rec Plex) at 7:30 p.m.

Fire Department: 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.

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

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