(NEWTON/OLNEY) An aide to Congressman John Shimkus will be available this Wednesday (4/18/18) to assist area constituents with any problems they may be having with federal government agencies. The staff member will be at the Louisville Village Hall from 9:30 to 11:00 in the morning, then at the Wayne City Community Building from 12:00 noon to 1:30 in the afternoon, and finally at the West Salem City Hall from 2:30 to 4:00. More information, check the Congressman’s website online, at www.shimkus.house.gov.
(NEWTON) The American Legion Post #20 in Newton will have a drive-thru smoked pork sale on the next six consecutive third Saturdays, April through September, starting this Saturday, April 21, with serving from 11:00 to 1:30 behind the Post Home. Call ahead for large orders at 618-783-2622, plus deliveries are available for large orders. The menu includes pork sandwiches, pork nachos (with cheese and jalapenos), frozen pork in one pound packages, and much more. For more details or information, or to order in advance, call the American Legion in Newton at 618-783-2622.
(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 (4/16/18) at the Mattoon Middle School from 2:00 to 6:00 : both today (4/16/18) and tomorrow (4/17/18) at Kaskaskia College west of Centralia from 10:00 to 3:00 : tomorrow (4/17/18) at the Grace United Methodist Church in Neoga from 1:00 to 6:00 : Wednesday (4/18/18) at the Community Center in Robinson from 1:00 to 6:00 : all blood types and platelets are very much needed.
(NEWTON) The Jasper County Solid Waste Program is continuing this week. The weekday morning dumpsters will be available from 7:30 to 12:00 noon each day. That’s tomorrow, Tuesday (4/17/18), at the South Muddy site, on Wednesday (4/18/18) at the Willow Hill location, and on Thursday (4/19/18) at the Yale site. The Newton site, at the County Highway Garage Building, is open Saturday from 7:00 to 3:30.