(OLNEY) The River Bottom Stump Sitters Chapter of Whitetails Unlimited will have its Annual Banquet on Saturday, February 24, at The Holiday in Olney. With games, raffles, and social hour beginning at 5:00, a two-meat buffet will be served at 6:30, followed by an auction with prizes, including a wide array of products such as firearms, outfitter packages, hunting & outdoor-related equipment, sports artwork, and collectibles only available at a WTU event. The tickets are $35 for singles, $15 for spouses, and $10 for children (15 & under) with the ticket order deadline this Saturday, February 17. No tickets will be sold at the door. Folks can buy tickets online at www.whitetailsunlimited.com or by calling local WTU member Tim Murphy at 618-335-9631. All proceeds from the Whitetails Unlimited event go to the local chapter’s Grassroots Program, which provides grants to benefit local youth conservation projects.
(OLNEY/NEWTON) With an urgent call for all eligible blood donors to get out and give blood, here’s the list of upcoming blood drives in our region : today at the Flora Church of the Nazarene from 1:00 to 6:00 : tomorrow (2/16/18) at Olney Central College from 8:00 to 1:00 : also tomorrow (2/16/18) at Carle Richland Memorial Hospital in Olney from 12:00 to 4:00 : Sunday (2/18/18) morning in Ste. Marie at the St. Mary’s Parish Center from 7:30 to 11:30 : all blood types and platelets are very much needed to help replenish the low area supplies.
(NEWTON/OLNEY) In upcoming meetings on this Thursday, February 15, 2018 : the City of Olney’s Police Pension Board meets this morning at 10:30 at the Olney City Hall : the Jasper County School Board meets tonight at 6:30 in the District Office meeting room in Newton : the Richland County School Board meets tonight at 7:00 in the Richland County Middle School Library in Olney : the Jasper County Board meets tonight at 7:00 in the Jasper County Office Building in Newton : as always, all of the meetings are open to the public.