Lowery at Lovington Assembly of God Sunday

May 27, 2015

Pastor Doug Lowery will be ministering at Lovington Assembly of God Sunday, May 31 beginning at 6 p.m.
Lowery has served as founding pastor of Maranatha Assembly of God in Decatur since January 1978. Previous ministry included serving as a youth pastor in Decatur and San Marcos Ca. and senior pastor of West Point AG, in West Point, Ill. He has also served as a church planter, planting seven churches in Illinois and 40 churches worldwide, primarily India. He and his wife Rosemary have been married since 1969 and have three children and 12 grandchildren.  A special offering to support Lowery’s mission trip to India next spring will also be taken.
The church is located at 502 W Emery St in Lovington (corner of Emery and Logan). For more information, call Pastor Matthew Perkins at 217-317-0550 or visit www.lovingtonassembly.com.

Monday Night Scramble Results 5.27.15

May 27, 2015

Competing Monday, May 18 in the weekly scrambler at Timberlake Golf Course in Sullivan, the team of Dustin Rawlings and Jeremy Moxley earned first place, shooting 6-under and winning the playoff hole. Taking second was the team of Gage Elder, Quinton Ray, Steve Nickerson and Chad Palmer.

Rules of the Road Review Course June 3

May 27, 2015

Secretary of State Jesse White, in cooperation with Mid-Illinois Senior Services, Inc., is offering a Rules of the Road Review Course for all citizens in the Sullivan area. The course is free to anyone who wishes to attend and will be held at Mid-Illinois Senior Services, Inc. which is located at 114 E. Jefferson in Sullivan from 10-11:30 a.m.
The purpose of the course is to help participants pass the Illinois driver’s license renewal examination. The course prepares applicants for the general written and road examinations, and also provides information on the vision screening.
For further information, please contact the Driver Services Department at 312-814-3676.

NP Closed Monday

May 20, 2015

In observance of Memorial Day, the News•Progress will be closed Monday but will reopen Tuesday with normal business hours.
Next week’s edition will still be out on newsstands Wednesday afternoon. Classified, legal, and display advertising, however, that is to run in the May 27 issue, must be delivered to our office by noon Friday, May 22.
For more information, call the NP office at 728-7381.

Krispy Kreme Fundraiser Fri. and Sat.

May 20, 2015

The residents of Patterson House will be selling Krispy Kreme doughnuts next to CVS and outside of Chips Marine to raise money to provide funding for Special Olympics, glasses, and Christmas gifts due to otherwise limited funds.
The fundraiser will begin Friday at 5 p.m. and 6:30 a.m. Saturday.

Judge Flannell to Speak at Historical Society Meeting

May 20, 2015

The Moultrie County Historical and Genalogical Society will hold their monthly general meeting on at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 21 in the Heritage Center located in Sullivan.
There the speaker for the evening will be Sixth Judicial Circuit Judge Dan Flannell.
Flannell first joined the court in 1988 and was retained in 2012 for a term that expires in 2018. He was elected by his fellow circuit judges as Chief Judge, effective August 1, 2012.
The Heritage Center will be closed on Monday, May 25 for Memorial Day.

Local Memorial Day Services 2015

May 20, 2015

• The Sullivan American Legion will hold a service at 8 a.m. Monday in Greenhill Cemetery.
• The Honor Guard and the Sullivan American Legion will host a service at 10 a.m. Monday at the Moultrie County Memorial Park located between Sullivan and Bethany.
• The American Legion Post #429 will host a Memorial Day Service Sunday at 1 p.m. at Tom Conn Park in Lovington.

Bethany Celebration Seeking Pageant and Talent Contestants

May 20, 2015

The Bethany Celebration Committee is seeking contestants for its annual pageants and talent contests.
The pageants include Miss Bethany, Jr. Miss Bethany, Young Miss Bethany, and Little Miss and Mr. Firecracker.
The Celebration will also host its annual Bethany’s Got Talent contest. Both it and the pageants will be held the evening of Friday, June 19.
The deadline to enter is June 1. Applications may be found at  Bethany village hall or by contacting Angie Neal at 217-737-7755.

Happy Graduation Ads Still Available

May 20, 2015

With the News•Progress’ graduation issue arriving on newsstands June 10, ads congratulating graduates are still available to purchase.
Ads include a picture with a congratulatory message for $20.
The deadline to purchase an ad is May 29. For submission forms, see either last or next week’s editions of the News•Progress or visit our office and ask for Barry Morgan.

Mo-Do Fair Pageant Contestants Sought

May 20, 2015

Anyone who wishes to participate in the Moultrie-Douglas County Fair pageants to be held in July should contact Sandy Hoke, pageant director at 493-3583 by Wednesday, June 3 for Miss and Junior Miss.
The Little Miss contestants deadline is Saturday, June 13.
All applications may be found at moultriedouglascountyfair.com.