(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 (8/14/18), at the Smallwood site, on Wednesday (8/15/18) at the Gila location, and on Thursday (8/16/18) at the Ste. Marie site. The Newton location, at the County Highway Garage Building, is open Saturday from 7:00 to 3:30.
(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. Upcoming area blood drives : tomorrow (8/14/18) at the Moose Lodge in Mattoon from 2:00 to 6:00 : Wednesday (8/15/18) at the Salem Community Building from 12:00 to 6:00 : also Wednesday (8/15/18) at the Blood Donation Center in Effingham from 12:15 to 6:45 : Thursday (8/16/18) at the Flora Church of the Nazarene from 1:00 to 6:00 : also Thursday (8/1618) at the Municipal Building in Oblong from 1:00 to 6:00 : all blood types and platelets are needed to replenish low area blood supplies, especially type “O” blood.