Sullivan Women’s Civic Club Honors Scholarship Recipients

•May 17, 2017•

The Sullivan Women’s Civic Club met May 8 in the Moultrie County Senior Center. Since the club initially started in 1976, May is the designated birthday month to celebrate the many years the club has been organized. Since 1976, the club has granted $45,600 in scholarship awards.

Seniors receiving scholarships this year are Jazmyn James, Tabitha Kay, Mary Mackenzie Farley, and Ashlynd Risley. Scholarships were presented during Sullivan High School Awards Night by scholarship committee member Elizabeth Houser. The funds for these scholarships are proceeds from the annual homecoming chili supper.  Read More

Two Wins for OV Timberwolves’ Baseball

•May 17, 2017•

The Okaw Valley baseball team finished the week 2-1 for an overall record of 23-4.

The Timberwolves defeated Louisville North Clay and Argenta-Oreana but lost to the much larger school of Taylorville

Saturday OV scored three runs in the top of the seventh inning to take the 9-7 lead and win.

Austin Harshman and Garrett Fritz each had two hits. Read More

Obituaries 5-17-2017: Roger Perry

Roger Perry

A memorial service for Roger G. Perry, 63, of rural Findlay was held at noon Saturday, May 13 in Howe and Yockey Funeral Home in Shelbyville. Burial followed in Wright Cemetery in Findlay.

Perry died at 1:38 p.m. Wednesday May 10, 2017 in Decatur Memorial Hospital. Read More

Lowe 1 Precinct Poll Change

•May 17, 2017•

Moultrie County Clerk Georgia England has announced that Lowe 1 Precinct’s polling location will change effective with the March 20, 2018 General Primary Election.

The Precinct is now located at the Arthur Public Library, but will relocate to the Arthur Fire Department located at 323 W. Columbia St., Arthur. Voters will be receiving a new Voter Registration Card in the mail showing the new polling location the week of May 29th .

With all the additional equipment needed to comply with State and Federal laws regarding ADA compliancy, Lowe Precinct was in need of more space. Being able to spread out more will also accommodate the number of individuals voting more efficiently.

England stated, “We are very fortunate in Moultrie County to have organizations, churches, libraries, firehouses, village halls, etc. that are so willing to do whatever is necessary to help in the democratic process of elections. It’s been a pleasure working with the Arthur Library for many, many years, and I look forward to working with the Arthur Fire Protection District.”

Sullivan Looks into New TIF District with Hopes for Growth

Interested Party Registry Opens

•May 17, 2017•

By Ariana Cherry
for the News Progress

The Sullivan TIF IV proposal went through a public hearing February 14 for people to ask questions.

There is an “Interested Parties Registry,” to receiving mailings, updates or hearing notices as the process moves forward. Presently, no one has signed up to be on that registry.

Some questions asked at the first public meeting and those who had residences near the proposed district automatically received mailings.

One common question that many residents in Sullivan have asked is whether a new TIF District will raise property taxes.

“Nobody’s taxes are increased by the adoption of TIF,” city administrator Dan Flannell said.  Read More

Farris Signs with Millikin

Photo by Mike Brothers
Farris Signs with Millikin
Sullivan senior Bryce Farris signed a letter of intent to play football with the Big Blue at Millikin University while family and friends witnessed in the Sullivan High School gym May 11. Sullivan athletic director Ryan Aikman pointed out Farris’s 38 receptions for 855 yards placed him on the All Central and All Conference first team as wide receiver. In basketball he made All Central and All Conference averaging 12.8 points a game and in baseball his .286 batting average with 11 RBIs illustrates Farris’ total athletic and academic commitment.

4-H Sewing SPIN Club

•May 17, 2017•

For those who have never sewed or those who have been sewing for years, a SPIN club can take the seamstress to the next level. A SPIN (Special Interest) Club offers kids a new way to explore topics that interest them.

SPIN Clubs focus on a single topic. They are a great way to introduce children ages 8-18 to a specific hobby or interest they might not otherwise have a chance to develop. In a Sewing SPIN club, the sewing machines and other supplies are provided along with screened and trained volunteers and everything needed to get started.  Read More

Menus 5-17-2017

Sullivan Pre-School Breakfast
Monday, May 22- Breakfast bites, grape juice, milk.
Tuesday, May 23 - English muffin, grape juice, milk.
Wednesday, May 24- Warm apples, Ritz crackers, milk.
Thursday, May 25 - Coffee cake, grape juice, milk.
Friday, May 26 - Bagels, grape juice, milk.

Sullivan Pre-School Lunch
Monday, May 22 - Tomato soup, grilled cheese sandwiches, carrot sticks, crackers, banana, milk.
Tuesday, May 23 - Sausage links, mashed potatoes, peaches, bread & butter, milk.
Wednesday, May 24 - Pork fritters, green beans, pineapple, bread & butter, milk.
Thursday, May 25 - Popcorn chicken, french fries, applesauce, bread & butter, milk.
Friday, May 26 - Pizza, lettuce salad, mixed fruit, milk.

Senior Peace Meal
For additional information or for reservations, please call 1-800-543-1770
Monday, May 22 - Sloppy Joe, baked corn casserole, butter beans, bun, apricots.
Tuesday, May 23 - Ham slices, frosted sweet potatoes, peas, Texas toast, tropical fruit.
Wednesday, May 24 - Fried chicken, mashed potatoes w/gravy, tomatoes & zucchini, whole grain dinner roll, sunshine salad.
Thursday, May 25 - Taco salad w/taco meat, beans, lettuce, cheese, tomatoes, sour cream & taco sauce, pears, taco chips, layered lemon dessert.
Friday, May 26 - Turkey tetrazzini, California mixed vegetables, green beans, whole grain wheat, fresh fruit.

Heart Association Recognizes DMH Stroke Care

American Heart Association recognizes DMH’s commitment to quality stroke care

•May 17, 2017•

Decatur Memorial Hospital received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: StrokeSM Honor Roll Elite. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to providing the most appropriate stroke treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.

Hospitals must achieve 85 percent or higher adherence to all Get With The Guidelines-Stroke achievement indicators for two or more consecutive 12-month periods and achieve 75 percent or higher compliance with five of eight Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Quality measures to receive the Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. Read More