The advisory board for gaming monies met on May 7, 2018. Jason Warfel recapped the requirements for receiving funds from the gaming monies and stated that the budgeted amount for this year is $7,000. The gaming monies are not taxpayer dollars.

The committee received 16 applications for funds. The total amount of funds requested totaled $35,765.40 and it was pointed out that some of the applications stated “any” in the amount section.

The committee will meet again in January, 2019.

The following applicants were chosen for a total of $6,600 dispersed:

Newton Elementary School, Science-Technology-Engineering-Math (STEM) Engineering Sets, $500

Jasper County Youth Soccer, Soccer Field Repair and Maintenance, $500

Newton Legion Baseball, Purchase Equipment for Junior and Senior Baseball Teams, $500

Jasper County Cancer Support, Food/Gas Cards to Assist County Residence Going Through Cancer Treatments, $500

Jasper County Jr. High, Update Books for “Reading Rocks” (Community-School) Program, $300

Jasper County Agricultural Association, New 4H Show Ring & Livestock Building-Fairgrounds, $500

Lincoln's Place Fund, Equipment, Fencing, Flooring and Concrete Work for Inclusive Playground, $500

Jasper County Bands, Purchase New Baritones for Jasper County Jr. High & High School Bands, $500

Jasper County Youth Wrestling, Purchase Wrestling Mat to Host Youth Wrestling Events in Jasper County, $500

Jasper County Senior Center, New Thermal Home Delivered Meal Bags To Provide Meals to Seniors in Need, $500

Jasper County Boys & Girls Park, Rascal Pro Infield Groomer to Maintain all 5 Ball Diamonds at Park, $500

Newton Elementary PTO, (6) Benches to be Placed Around the New Playground Equipment at School, $500

Grove Township Community Center, Concrete or Rock to Install Playground Equipment at Community Center, $500.