Highland News Leader

New Douglas news for the week of May 25

90th birthday party to be held for Betty Peterson

A 90th birthday open house will be held for Betty Peterson of Livingston, formerly of New Douglas, from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 5 at the New Douglas Community Center. A light lunch will be served. No gifts, please.

Yard sale maps being put together

The New Douglas village yard sales will be on Saturday, June 11. If you would like to get your address listed on the map, contact Barb Bassett (618) 593-3510. All addresses must be turned in by June 9.

Large trash pick-up

Large trash pick-up in New Douglas will be on Tuesday, June 14. No metals or electronics, please. See the Newsletter attached to your water bill for details.

Pet Clinic

The pet clinic will be on Saturday, June 18 from 11 a.m. to noon at the New Douglas Community Center.

Community Garden to host ribbon cutting

The New Douglas Community Garden & Market will hold a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony on May 26 at 3:30 p.m. Rec Plex.

The grant for this program is from Madison County's Planning and Development Sustainability Program and is the first awarded for a project like this that includes the garden, the village outdoor market, rain barrel program, and an education program for children in the garden.

For more information, contact Peggy Dunn, garden coordinator/market manager/educator, at (217) 960-6343 for visit the website prairieafire.wix.com/newdougvillagemarket.

Meals on Wheels needs drivers

The New Douglas Meals on Wheels program is looking for substitute drivers for the summer. Currently, there are five very dedicated drivers that need a bit of a break. Just by volunteering once or twice a month helps out tremendously. Call Linda at 618-402-1726, or send an email to Linda.hunsinger@gmail.com. Help bring smiles and food to Meals on Wheels New Douglas clients.

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.