Road across Lake Shelbyville dam closed to all traffic

Lake Shelbyville – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will close the road across the main dam at Lake Shelbyville to all vehicle and pedestrian traffic on Tuesday, February 28 and Wednesday, March 1, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. This closure is necessary to provide safety for workers and members of the general public while routine maintenance is performed on the dam. For additional information, contact the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Lake Shelbyville Project Office at (217) 774-3951.

SBL Offers Health Screenings

•February 22, 2017•

SBL Lincolnland Home Care and Lincolnland Hospice will conduct a free blood pressure clinic 8:30-9 a.m. on Thursday, March 16 in the Senior Center in Sullivan. For more information, call Lincolnland Home Care at 1-800-879-3212.

SBL Lincolnland Home Care, Lincolnland Hospice and Lincolnland Home Medical will sponsor bingo 9-10 a.m. following the blood pressure clinic.

Sullivan FFA Hosts Petting Zoo

•February 22, 2017•

In celebration of National FFA Week, the Sullivan FFA will host the annual FFA Petting Zoo/Open House 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday, February 23 in the Sullivan High School ag classroom and shop.

Scovill Zoo will be on hand from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. to exhibit some of their traveling zoo animals. The public is welcome.

Mo. Co. Spelling Bee Held at The Little Theatre

•February 22, 2017•

The 2017 Moultrie County Spelling Bee was held on at 4 p.m. Wednesday, February 15 at the Little Theatre on the Square in Sullivan. Six students from Lovington and six students from Sullivan advanced from their school district spelling bees to participate in the county bee.

The Moultrie County Spelling Bee champion is Aastha Patel of Sullivan. The alternate is Emma Edwards of Lovington.

Sullivan participants were Aarya Patel (fourth), Aastha Patel (seventh) , Reagen Crouse (eighth), Paul Bates (sixth) Nicole Lofland (fifth).

Lovington participants were Marilyn-Jean Hill (fifth), Emma Edwards (sixth), Josie Hale (sixth), Wyatt Hilligoss (sixth), Elizabeth Tighe (seventh) and Colton Middleton (eighth).

Judges for the county spelling bee were Kim Downs  and Jenny Rau, both of Lovington, and Nichole Hendry of Sullivan.

Jane McKown of Lovington served as the pronouncer.

The Regional Spelling Bee is scheduled for Saturday, March18 in Eisenhower High School in Decatur.

Menus 2/22/2017

Senior Peace Meal
Monday, Feb. 27 - Chicken & noodles, mashed potatoes, Italian green beans, whole grain wheat, pineapple tidbits.
Tuesday, Feb. 28 - Swissed beef pattie w/green peppers, onions, & tomatoes, brussels sprouts, macaroni & cheese, whole grain wheat, applesauce.
Wednesday, March 1 - Salmon loaf, creamed peas, baked squash, whole grain wheat, strawberry oatmeal bar.
Thursday, March 2 - Settlers beef & beans, corn, roll, warm sliced pears w/raisins.
Friday, March 3 -  Beef tips in gravy, mashed potatoes, mixed vegetables, roll, graham crackers, fresh fruit.

Sullivan Pre-School Breakfast
Monday, Feb. 27 - Granola bars, peach juice, milk.
Tuesday, Feb. 28 - English muffin, peach juice, milk.
Wednesday, March 1 - Cream of wheat, peach juice, milk.
Thursday, March 2 - Cereal, peach juice, milk.
Friday, March 3 - Pancakes, peach juice, milk.

Sullivan Pre-School Lunch
Monday, Feb. 27 - Nachos/meat & cheese, lettuce salad, pears, milk.
Tuesday, Feb. 28 - Hamburger on bun, tater tots, peaches, milk.
Wednesday, March 1 - Beef & noodles, mashed potatoes, Mandarin oranges, dinner roll, milk.
Thursday, March 2 - Corn dogs, mixed vegetables, pineapple, milk.
Friday, March 3 - Chicken strips, french fries, mixed fruit, bread & butter, milk.

Celebrate Agriculture Breakfast

•February 22, 2017•

The fourth annual Celebrate Agriculture Breakfast will be held Saturday, March 18 in Atwood.

The breakfast featuring scrambled eggs, biscuits, gravy, sausage, milk, juice, and coffee will be served 7-10 a.m. at United Church of Atwood, located at 210 N. Main Street.

The breakfast is sponsored by the Arthur-Lovington/Atwood-Hammond FFA Alumni Chapter. Donations are encouraged and accepted.

All funds raised help support the agriculture education program and FFA Chapter at ALAH High School.

Pancake Benefit at Bethany CP

•February 15, 2017•

Everyone is invited to a Pancake Breakfast fundraiser from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, February 18 at Bethany Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

Pancakes, sausage, milk, juice and coffee will be served with the proceeds to benefit Madison Uhlrich’s mission trip to Japan this summer.

In August 2017, Cumberland Presbyterian youth and young adults from Australia, Cambodia, Hong Kong, Japan, Laos, Philippines and South Korea will travel to Tokyo, Japan for a youth gathering which reflects CP Church growth in Asia. The purpose of the event is to gather in one place to study new cultures, pray for one another and encourage one another.

Menus 2-15-2017

Senior Peace Meal
For additional information or for reservations, please call 1-800-543-1770
Monday, February 20 - Ham & beans, copper carrots, corn bread, pears.
Tuesday, February 21 - Meatloaf, frosted sweet potatoes, seasoned greens, whole grain wheat, applesauce.
Wednesday, February 22 - Taco salad w/beans, lettuce, cheese, tomatoes, sour cream & taco sauce, taco chips, cake.
Thursday, February 23 - Roast beef, mashed potatoes w/gravy, tomatoes and celery, Texas toast, overnight fruit salad.
Friday, February 24 - Cheesy turkey burger, German potato salad, cauliflower & pea salad, Texas toast, scalloped pineapple.

Sullivan Pre-School Breakfast
Monday, February 20 - Breakfast burritos, orange juice, milk
Tuesday, February 21 - Bagels, orange juice, milk
Wednesday, February 22 - Pop tarts, orange juice, milk
Thursday, February 23 - Toast, orange juice, milk
Friday, February 24 - Donuts, orange juice, milk

Sullivan Pre-School Lunch
Monday, February 20 - Spaghetti, lettuce salad, peaches, garlic bread, milk
Tuesday, February 21 - Chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes & gravy, mandarin oranges, dinner roll, milk
Wednesday, February 22 - Bologna & cheese sandwiches, carrots & celery sticks, banana, milk
Thursday, February 23 - Chicken patty on bun, french fries, applesauce, milk
Friday, February 24 - Pork fritters, mixed vegetables, mixed fruit, bread & butter milk

Blood Drive Falls Short of Goal

•February 15, 2017•

The Findlay American Legion Auxiliary’s American Blood Drive hosted Feb. 8 at the Findlay Legion Post home in Findlay fell four pints short of their goal of 20 pints of blood.

Twenty-two people came out to answer the call for blood donations with 16 pints collected.

Wayne Dotson was recognized for giving 72 pints and received a nine gallon pin. The next blood drive will be April 10.