(OLNEY) The Richland County Little Miss Pageant is still accepting entries for the 2018 Pageant, but time is running short. The Little Miss Pageant will be Monday night, July 9th, 2018, in the Olney City Park. Applicants must be at least four (4) years of age as of January 1st, 2018, but cannot be older than six (6) years of age by June 30th, 2018. The first twelve (12) applicants will be selected and organizers ask that past participants do not run for a second time. All entries must be postmarked by this Saturday, May 12. Send a postcard with the participant’s full name, birth date, t-shirt size, parent’s names, address, and phone number to : RCFA – Little Miss Pageant, c/o Malory or Jessica, P.O. Box 579, Olney, Illinois, 62450.
(OLNEY) Olney Central College’s 54th annual commencement exercises will begin at 7:00 tomorrow night in the OCC Gymnasium with friends and relatives of all the graduates encouraged to attend. OCC will confer approximately 419 degrees and certificates this year. Other commencement exercises are also tomorrow night for Wabash Valley College, Lincoln Trail College, and Frontier Community College.
(NEWTON/OLNEY) There are two regular monthly meetings scheduled for this Thursday night : the Jasper County Board meets tonight in the County Office Building in Newton, starting at 7:00 : the Richland County Board meets tonight in the County Jail Meeting Room in Olney, beginning at 7:00 – the County Board’s Finance Committee also meets tonight an earlier, at 6:00 : they’re all open to the public.
(OLNEY/NEWTON) With an American Red Cross “urgent call” in place for all eligible blood donors to get out and give blood, here’s some upcoming blood drives : today at the Olney VFW from 1:00 to 6:00, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Richland County : tomorrow at the Blood Donation Center in Effingham from 7:45 to 2:15 : Saturday at the Walmart Store in Flora from 11:00 to 3:00 : Sunday morning at the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Olney from 8:00 to 12:00 : next Monday afternoon at the Cornerstone Community Church in Noble from 2:30 to 6:30 : all blood types and platelets are very much needed.