(NEWTON) The Jasper County Retired Teachers Association is offering a $1,500 scholarship available to any Newton Community High School graduate who will be a college junior or senior majoring in education for the fall semester of 2018. For an application, interested parties can e-mail RKerner@frontier.com or call Jane at 618-783-2867. While entrants may reapply annually, the application deadline is May 31st.
(NEWTON) The Winter Jasper County Solid Waste Program continues thru the end of March. The mid-week dumpster will be at the Gila location this Wednesday morning, from 7:30 until 12:00, or if the dumpster is filled before 10:30, another dumpster will be brought to that location on Wednesday. The Newton / Jasper County Highway Garage location is open this coming Saturday from 7:00 to 3:30, accepting appliances (with requirements), plus the county’s drop-off recycling container also available.
(OLNEY/NEWTON) With an American Red Cross “urgent call” in place for all eligible blood donors to get out and give blood, here’s the list of upcoming regional blood drives : today (3/26/18) at the Windsor High School from 12:00 to 5:00 : also today (3/26/18) at the Palestine High School from 12:30 to 5:30 : tomorrow (3/27/18) at the Iuka Grade School from 2:00 to 6:00 : Wednesday (3/28/28) at the St. Anthony High School in Effingham from 8:00 to 2:00 : Thursday (3/29/18) at the Blood Donation Center in Effingham from 12:15 to 6:45 : all blood types and platelets are much needed to help replenish the extremely low regional blood supplies on hand.