Highland News Leader

New Douglas news for the week of March 3

Fire department to host spring breakfast

The New Douglas Fire Department will hold its fifth annual “Pancakes and More” breakfast 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.

Senior Citizen News

The New Douglas Senior Citizens met on Feb. 9 with a pot-luck lunch at 11:30 a.m., with table prayer. Sixteen members were present. A thank you letter was read from June Ridens, thanking members for their donations to the Christmas baskets, which served 15 families this year. Delmar Korsmeyer, assessor, was present for tax sign-ups. Happy Birthday was sung to January members Doris Mohme, Earl Thiems and Peggy Dunn and to February birthdays for Linda Duckworth and Dolores Eardley, who turned 96 on Feb. 13. There were no anniversaries in January or February. Attendance prize was won by Jim Early. The 50-50 drawing was won by Beverly Laws and Charles Barnes. Delmar Korsmeyer donated two dozen eggs. They were won in a drawing by Doris Mohme and Marilyn Summer. The next meeting is March 8. There was no bingo this month.

Garden Project Update

The grant for Madison County is written and waiting the other paperwork required from the Township Board, and then it will be hand delivered to Edwardsville before the due date on March 26. It will be approximately a month before project organizers get a notice on the results of the County Board meeting in Edwardsville.

The garden will be covered to kill the grass and weeds, but nothing more can be done until notification of the grant approval is received.

“Seeds are started at my house for the garden and I plan to attend the local events in March to share the information about the garden and the garden education program, the rain barrel program, and the Village Market to help folks get excited and engaged in support for these programs,” said Peggy Dunn, garden project coordinator.

Any seeds donated by Rural King in Highland that are not used in the community garden will be shared with members of the community. Once the garden is in, then a list of the extra seeds available will be posted.

Follow all updates on the project on the Facebook at facebook.com/NewDouglasGarden.

Deck Street “S” Curve

A sign has been put in place warning drivers to slow down before the S-curve on Deck Street, across from Mucho Yummys. Included with the sign is a 25 mph speed limit requirement.

Lutheran church to host special Lenten concert

Immanuel Lutheran Church in New Douglas will host a concert of Sacred Music for Lent on Sunday, March 13 at 3 p.m. Charles Johnson will be the soloist, and he will be accompanied on the piano by Dale Niehaus, formerly of New Douglas. Johnson is a professionally trained singer, who has sung in places as varied as Yankee Stadium, the Metropolitan Opera and in churches of all sizes and many denominations throughout the country. His mission and passion is to sing traditional sacred music that is grounded in Scripture and gives glory to God. All are welcome. A reception will follow the concert.

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.

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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