(NOBLE) With the 2018 Noble Chowder now less than three weeks away, here’s a reminder that all raffle tickets, both for the general drawing and for the chowder quilt, are still available for purchase at five sites in Noble : at Village Hall, the Tin Cup Restaurant, at Ronda Junes (the Noble liquor store), at Mabelz (the Noble pizza place), and at Noble Foods. Meanwhile, stop by and look over the chowder quilt, it’s now currently on display at The Holiday in Olney. Also, pie pans are available at Village Hall and Noble Foods for individuals to pick up and return with a pie to the Chowder on Saturday, August 11.
(NEWTON) The Catholic Charities’ Ramblin’ Rose Bus will have its fourth of five stops this month coming up tomorrow (7/24/18) evening from 5:00 to 7:00 at the Christian Academy in Mason in Effingham County. The Ramblin’ Rose offers free basic school supplies, plus clothing for children in grades K thru 12, serving the area counties of Jasper, Cumberland, Crawford, Clark, Effingham, Fayette, and Shelby. The other remaining stop in July will be in St. Elmo next week. The stops in the month of August will be in Marshall, Beecher City, Altamont, and Robinson. For more details, call 217-857-1482, or go online at www.cc.dio.org.
(NEWTON/OLNEY) The American Red Cross still has its “urgent call” in place for blood donations while the need is critical for type “O” blood. Here’s upcoming area blood drives : today (7/23/18) at the Effingham Elks Club from 2:00 to 6:00 : Wednesday (7/25/18) at the Blood Donation Center in Effingham from 12:15 to 7:15 : Thursday (7/26/18) at Lake Land College south of Mattoon from 10:00 to 2:00 : Thursday (7/26/18) at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Newton from 2:00 to 6:00 : Sunday (7/29/18) morning at the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Olney from 8:00 to 12:00 : all blood types and platelets are very much needed, especially type “O” blood.
(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 (7/24/18), at the South Muddy site, on Wednesday (7/25/18) at the Willow Hill location, and on Thursday (7/26/18) at the Yale site. The Newton site, at the County Highway Garage Building, is open Saturday from 7:00 to 3:30.
(OLNEY/NOBLE) There are two municipal meetings scheduled for tonight in Richland County : the Olney City Council meets tonight at 7:00 in Council Chambers at the Olney City Hall : the Noble Village Board meets tonight at 7:00 at Village Hall in Noble : both meetings are open to the public.