(NEWTON) The Winter Jasper County Solid Waste Program continues now thru the end of March. The Newton / Jasper County Highway Garage location will be open tomorrow (2/10/18) from 7:00 to 3:30 accepting appliances (with requirements) plus the county’s drop-off recycling container also available. The mid-week dumpster will be at the Willow Hill location next Wednesday morning (2/14/18) from 7:30 until 12:00, or if the dumpster is filled before 10:30, another dumpster will be brought to that location next Wednesday.
(OLNEY) The St. Joseph School Art Auction fundraiser is set to go tomorrow night (2/10/18) at the Olde Tyme Steakhaus in Olney with the art preview and buffet at 6:00, followed by the live auction at 7:00. Given by the Friends of St. Joseph School, it’s an opportunity to purchase artwork created by Artists and Friends of St. Joseph School while enjoying an array of appetizers, beverages, and desserts. Only a few $25 tickets remain by calling the St. Joseph School office at 618-395-3081 by the close of office hours this afternoon (Friday).
(OLNEY) The Richland County Long Spurs Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation has its Annual Hunting Heritage Super Fund Banquet tonight (2/9/18) at The Holiday in Olney, with the doors open at 6:00. It includes a great meal & chances to win or purchase knives, sporting art, unique hunting firearms, wildlife calls, outdoor equipment, & more. Tickets are $65 for couples or $50 for singles and remaining tickets will be on sale at the door. It’s all to raise funds for a local scholarship, to support local Hunter Safety classes, and to help fund area conservation efforts. To reserve tickets, call Brad Mann today ASAP at 843-7967.
(OLNEY) The 2nd Annual Chocolate Tour is today (Friday) in Olney with an even 40 businesses taking part, running from 11:00 this morning until 6:00 this evening. Any remaining $12 per person tickets are on sale at the Olney Chamber Office or Olney City Hall up until the event begins. For updates or last minute info check the Chamber’s Facebook Page – the 2nd Annual Chocolate Tour, sponsored by the Friends of Olney.
(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 (Friday) at Newton Community High School from 8:30 to 2:00 : tomorrow (2/10/18) at the Blood Donation Center in Effingham from 7:45 to 2:15 : Sunday (2/11/18) morning at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church near Wheeler from 8:00 to 12:00 : next Tuesday (2/13/18) at both the Neoga High School from 1:00 to 6:00 and the Dieterich High School from 2:00 to 6:00 : all blood types and platelets are very much needed.