(OLNEY) The community drive is continuing to collect new adult size men’s and women’s socks for the homeless. The local Unity Project initiative encourages individuals, churches, and others to help out in this “New Sock Drive” with the drop-off locations in Olney at both Dollar General Stores, Uptown Girls Salon, The Lamb Ministry, Ginger Ales, the Olney Southern Baptist Church, or the First Presbyterian Church. Those wanting to donate can contact the Unity Project on Facebook or call for pick up at 618-843-9444.
(OLNEY) The Richland County Republican Central Committee will be hosting an “Open House” at their campaign headquarters in next Tuesday night, September 25, from 6:00 to 8:00. It will be a great chance to meet with and hear from the local Republican candidates and elected officials, plus a chance to pick up the yard signs for the upcoming November 6th election. Refreshments will be available. So make plans to stop by the Republican headquarters for the “Open House” next Tuesday night at 225 East Main Street in Olney.
(NEWTON/OLNEY) The American Red Cross is urging all eligible donors to get out & give blood during this Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in Illinois. Here’s the list of upcoming area blood drives : today at the Blood Donation Center in Effingham from 7:45 to 2:15 : also today at the Salem Township Hospital from 10:00 to 2:00 : tomorrow morning at the St. Theresa Catholic Church in Salem from 8:00 to 12:00 : next Monday at the Cornerstone Community Church in Noble from 2:30 to 6:30 : next Tuesday at the Palestine High School from 2:00 to 6:00 : all blood types and platelets are needed, especially type “O”.
(NEWTON/OLNEY) Get ready to officially welcome in Fall 2018 as the Autumnal Equinox begins at 8:54 tonight. Also called the September or Fall Equinox, it’s the official astronomical start of fall in our Northern Hemisphere. Our daylight hours will continue to shorten until the winter solstice in December.