Obituaries 7-23-2014: Edna Powell

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Edna Merle Powell, 93, of Decatur, formerly of Lovington, died at 5 p.m. Monday July 21, 2014 in McKinley Court in Decatur.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in First Christian Church of Lovington. Visitation will be one hour before the services Thursday in First Christian Church of Lovington. Burial will be in Keller Cemetery in Lovington. McMullin-Young Funeral Home is handling arrangements. Read More

Obituaries 7-23-2014: Bill Harminson

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 William L. ‘Bill’ Harminson, 66, of Sullivan, died at 8:50 p.m. Saturday July 19, 2014 in St. Mary’s Hospital in Decatur.

Celebration of Life services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in Reed Funeral Home in Sullivan with his son Pastor Jeremy Harminson officiating. Burial will be in Keller Cemetery in Lovington. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Friday.   Read More

Retirement, A Big Decision

July 23, 2014

By Gerald Tilley
Social Security Dist. Manager Decatur

If you believe in going all the way or not going at all, there’s a day to celebrate your extreme ways. July 26 is All or Nothing Day. Not a day for the undecided, All or Nothing Day is dedicated to the idea of making decisions and plunging in. Whether it’s overcoming an agonizing fear, trying something you’ve always wanted to try, or making a big decision and seeing it through, All or Nothing Day is your chance to make it happen.

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Emmett Sefton Memorial Drive

Photo by RR Best Emmett Sefton Memorial Drive Dozens of antique tractors were downtown in Dalton City Sunday morning as part of the inaugural Emmett Sefton Memorial Drive, which began in Mt. Zion and traveled to Dalton City before returning to its starting location. Sefton was an active farmer dedicated to agriculture and a past Macon County Farm Bureau Board president, foundation trustee, and sat on several committees over the years. The drive was sponsored by the Macon County Farm Bureau Foundation and raised money for the Emmett Sefton Memorial Scholarship Fund. Nearly 40 individuals participated.

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Emmett Sefton Memorial Drive
Dozens of antique tractors were downtown in Dalton City Sunday morning as part of the inaugural Emmett Sefton Memorial Drive, which began in Mt. Zion and traveled to Dalton City before returning to its starting location. Sefton was an active farmer dedicated to agriculture and a past Macon County Farm Bureau Board president, foundation trustee, and sat on several committees over the years. The drive was sponsored by the Macon County Farm Bureau Foundation and raised money for the Emmett Sefton Memorial Scholarship Fund. Nearly 40 individuals participated.

Car, Motorcycle Show in Dalton City Sunday

 July 23, 2014

The fourth annual Dalton City car and motorcycle show will be held this coming Sunday from 12-5 p.m. on Main Street.

Cars and motorcycles of all makes, models, and years are welcome to attend. There will be a minimal sign-in fee, which may be paid ahead of time or the day of the show. Each participant is expected to receive a door prize along with a dash plaque. A 50/50 raffle will also be featured, and face painting is also expected to be available for the first time in the show’s history. Read More

Findlay 5k August 9

The Findlay 5k will be held August 9 with registration beginning at 7:30 a.m. Race time is 9 a.m. Registration, race start and finish will all take place at the Findlay Park. There is a pre-registration fee which includes a t-shirt and lunch after the race. Race day registration is slightly higher and will include a t-shirt while supplies last and lunch after the race.  Read More

Dallmier Returns to Sullivan Family Care

Submitted Dallmier Returns to Sullivan Family Care Dr. Glen Dust (left) and Dr. Faisal Bukhari (right) of Sullivan Family Care are welcoming Shirley Dallmier, P.A-C (center) to the active medical staff. Dallmier began practicing July 15 and is actively accepting new patients.  Dallmier graduated from St. Louis University and went on to obtain her master’s degree from the University of Nebraska. After practicing for 12 years in Sullivan, she continued working in internal medicine and family practice in Mt. Vernon. Returning home, Dallmier is anxious to reestablish providing family care in Sullivan. Call Sullivan Family Care at 217-728-7353 to schedule an appointment or request a new patient screening if not an established patient.

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Dallmier Returns to Sullivan Family Care
Dr. Glen Dust (left) and Dr. Faisal Bukhari (right) of Sullivan Family Care are welcoming Shirley Dallmier, P.A-C (center) to the active medical staff. Dallmier began practicing July 15 and is actively accepting new patients.
Dallmier graduated from St. Louis University and went on to obtain her master’s degree from the University of Nebraska. After practicing for 12 years in Sullivan, she continued working in internal medicine and family practice in Mt. Vernon. Returning home, Dallmier is anxious to reestablish providing family care in Sullivan. Call Sullivan Family Care at 217-728-7353 to schedule an appointment or request a new patient screening if not an established patient.

Recent Obituaries: Betty E. Reed

Betty E. Reed

Betty E. Reed, 87, of Sullivan died at 12:45 a.m. Thursday July 17, 2014 in St. Mary’s Hospital in Decatur.

Celebration of Life services will be at 10 a.m. Monday in Mason Point Chapel in Sullivan with burial in Greenhill Cemetery in Sullivan. Visitation is one hour before the funeral.

Reed Funeral Home in Sullivan is handling arrangements.

Village of Bethany Sets Plans for Expanding Roadwork

July 16, 2014

State grant could increase scope of project

by Derek Pope
Bethany Reporter

Harsh conditions last winter left roads across central Illinois in disrepair, and communities in Moultrie County saw no respite from the wear and tear caused by the ice and snow. Fortunately, residents of Bethany may not have to contend with the worst of their road problems much longer. Bethany’s village council approved a plan this month that seeks to fix some of the most pressing issues with roads and sidewalks around town. The plan, initially modest in scope due to budgetary constraints, could potentially expand as well, pending the state’s announcement of infrastructure grants in September. Read More