(OLNEY) Congratulations to all the graduates that walked across their respective stages last night at all four commencement exercises through the Illinois Eastern Community Colleges. To the graduates at Olney Central College, Frontier Community College, Wabash Valley College, and Lincoln Trail College, we wish the best in the future ahead. Thanks to all the instructors, administrators, and staff for their work as well.
(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 Walmart Store in Flora from 11:00 to 3:00 : tomorrow 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 to help replenish the extremely low regional and area blood supply.
(OLNEY) The Olney Post Office is taking part in today’s “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive as everyone is encouraged to place healthy, nonperishable food items in bags and place them near their mailbox prior to their normal mail delivery time on this Saturday. All food will be collected and then donated to Master’s Hands in Olney to help those in need in Richland County. Food items suggested includes pasta, cereal, oatmeal, canola oil, peanut butter, and canned goods, such as beans, fruit, vegetables, soup, tuna in water, and sauce (glass should be avoided). Food items can also be dropped off at the Olney Post Office this morning. The Olney Post Office thanks everyone in advance for helping out those in need today.
(OLNEY) Carle Richland Memorial Hospital in Olney is hosting another morning of Community Health Screenings, from now to 10:30 on this Saturday morning. Folks can register inside the hospital’s main entrance area. While some screenings are free, including those for blood pressure, pulse oximetry, and osteoporosis, there is a small fee charged for others. Call for more last minute details, at 618-395-7340.