(PALESTINE) The Illinois High School Rodeo is this weekend at the Pioneer City Arena in Palestine with a $5 admission, those under 12 are free. A Jackpot Barrel Race kicked everything off last night. This morning at 9:00, it’s Junior High competition, with High School action at 1:00, and more Junior High competition at 3:00 this afternoon. Then the Illinois High School Rodeo competition tonight at 7:00 will include Bull Riding, Bronc Riding, Barrel Racing, Pole Bending, Breakaway, Team Roping, Goat Tying, and more, plus concessions. All ages are invited to attend this special day in Palestine.
(OLNEY) Carle Richland Memorial Hospital and Olney Central College are underway this morning with their HealthFest 2018, running from 7:30 to 11:00 in the Olney Central College Gymnasium. Numerous health exhibitors are on hand with educational materials, giveaways, door prizes, and more. Several free screenings are being offered, including blood pressure, blood glucose, bone density, hearing screening, eye screening, and more. Adult flu shots are available for $25 per person. All ages are invited to check it out.
(OLNEY) A squirrel corn giveaway is this morning at 9:00 in the parking lot in front of the Olney City Park Community Building. There is a limited supply of earned corn available for the residents of Olney for the purpose of feeding City of Olney squirrels. Those interested should bring their own containers.
(NEWTON/OLNEY) The American Red Cross is urging all eligible donors to get out and give blood. Here’s the list of upcoming area blood drives : tomorrow morning at the Holy Cross Parish Center in Wendelin from 8:00 to 12:00 : next Tuesday at the Municipal Building in Greenup from 1:00 to 6:00 : all blood types and platelets are much needed to replenish low regional blood supplies, especially type “O”.