Easter Drama Performed in Windsor

•March 22, 2017•

Smyser Christian Church Student Ministries will present the 18th Annual Easter Drama  at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 14 and 15 in Windsor High School.

“I Am” will be performed by 50+ area high school students and will include a time of praise and worship with their praise team. You will laugh, be amazed and entertained through the use of skits, dramas and various artistic expressions.

A love offering will be taken to support the youth’s summer conferences. RSVP is requested to 752-6896. Get more information at www.smysercc.org.

Smyser Christian Church will have an Easter Sunday Family Worship Service at 9:30 a.m. April 16, also in the Windsor High School gym.

Come early for coffee and donuts. Regular Worship services are at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. in Smyser Christian Church.

C.E.F.S. Offers Income Eligible Scholarships


C.E.F.S. Economic Opportunity Corporation is offering scholarships for income eligible individuals who wish to continue their education in an Illinois institution approved full-time post-secondary course of study. The course of study must lead to a degree and/or employment, with particular consideration given to a field of study in high technology areas or other growth occupations.

Listed below are the Income Eligibility Guidelines at 125% poverty level:

family size; one - $3,768.75 (90 day income); two - $5075.00; three - $6381.25; four - $7687.50; five - $8993.75; six - $10,300.00; seven - $11,606.25; eight - $12,912.50.

Applications are available at any C.E.F.S. Outreach Office, high school counselor, IETC, local colleges and our website at www.cefseoc.org. Completed applications with all necessary documentation must be received in the county Outreach Office by 4 p.m. March 31.

Applicants are screened for eligibility after the deadline. A committee of C.E.F.S. Board of Directors and staff will interview the eligible applicants prior to choosing the winners. Scholarship funds will be available for the FY17/18 school year.

Funding for the program is made possible by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity as part of the Community Services Block Grant Program.

For further information contact C.E.F.S. Economic Opportunity Corporation, 1805 S. Banker St., PO Box 928, Effingham, IL 62401 or call 217-342-2193 Ext. 149.

Alpha Phi Offers Scholarship

•March 22, 2017•

The Alpha Phi Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa, an International honorary organization of women educators is offering a $500 scholarship.

An applicant must be a junior or senior in college or a graduate student in the field of education.

Applications may be picked up at Stone and Stone Law Office or the Sullivan High School office. Deadline for the application is April 25, 2017.

New Youth Director

•March 22, 2017•

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The Sullivan Southern Baptist Church welcomes Andy Weger as their new Youth and Children’s Director.  Weger began his position at the church Sunday, March 5.  The church is excited about the new and fresh ideas that he brings.


Specimen Ballot

•March 15, 2017•

The specimen ballot for the Consolidated Election April 4, 2017 is inside this week’s Moultrie County News Progress.

Grace period registration/voting at the Moultrie County Clerk’s office is through April 4 from 8:30a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with special Saturday hours April 1 from 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon.Two ids required.

Chamber Plans For Future

•March 15, 2017•

The Sullivan Chamber and Economic Development is planning for the future direction of the area and is looking for community input.

“We won’t be successful without the community input” stated Laurrie Minor, SCED Executive Director.

The SCED has completed an on-line survey with great feedback and will be able to use that information to help.

The next phase in the project is community meetings. The first will be held on Thursday, March 30 from 6:00-7:00 pm at TNT Pizzeria in Sullivan.

The group hopes to obtain some positive new ideas to help mold the future of Sullivan to help make it a destination for tourists and a great place for new and current community members to enjoy.

Annual Sullivan FFA Auction

•March 15, 2017•

The annual Sullivan FFA and Sullivan FFA Alumni Auction is Saturday, March 18 in the Sullivan High School gym.

A complimentary meal is provided by the alumni starting at 4 p.m.

Raffle auction starts the action at 4 pm with the live auction starting at 6 p.m.

Auctioneer for the event is Hank Bauer of Bauer Auction Services.

All proceeds go to the Sullivan FFA and Sullivan FFA Alumni to fund various scholarship programs, FFA Chapter activities and conferences, and the purchase of items for the agriculture department such as agri-science laboratory tables, greenhouse tables, and chapter computer technology.

Menus 3-15-2017

Senior Peace Meal
For additional information or for reservations, please call 1-800-543-1770

Monday, March 20 - Ham & beans, copper carrots, corn bread, pears.
Tuesday, March 21 - Meatloaf, frosted sweet potatoes, seasoned greens, whole grain wheat, applesauce.
Wednesday, March 22 - Taco salad w/beans, lettuce, cheese, tomatoes, sour cream & taco sauce, taco chips, cake.
Thursday, March 23 - Roast beef, mashed potatoes w/gravy, tomatoes & celery, Texas toast, overnight fruit salad.
Friday, March 24 -  Salmon burger, German potato salad, cauliflower & pea salad, Texas toast, scalloped pineapple.

Sullivan Pre-School Breakfast

Monday, March 20 - Pop tarts, apple juice, milk.
Tuesday, March 21 - Warm apple, Ritz crackers, milk.
Wednesday, March 22 - Waffles, apple juice, milk.
Thursday, March 23 - Biscuits & gravy, apple juice, milk.
Friday, March 24 -  Coffee cake, apple juice, milk.

Sullivan Pre-School Lunch

Monday, March 20 - Taco bake, lettuce salad, pineapple, milk.
Tuesday, March 21 - Hot dog on bun, tater tots, Mandarin oranges, milk.
Wednesday, March 22 - Chicken & noodles, mashed potatoes, peaches, rolls, milk.
Thursday, March 23 - Fish sticks, mixed vegetables, Mandarin oranges, bread & butter, milk.
Friday, March 24 - Bologna & cheese sandwiches, vegetables sticks, banana, milk.

Candidates Forum

•March 15, 2017•

Sullivan School Board Candidates Forum is at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 23 in the First United Methodist Church of Sullivan.

The event is sponsored by the Sullivan Education Association and  Sullivan Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development, and the moderator is Nancy Elder.

The public is invited to meet school board candidates Craig Appleby, Eric Crouse, Tyson Grooms, Zak Horn, Eric Stollard, Brandon Stone and Ann Wheeler.

Crouse and Wheeler are running for a two year term and the remaining candidates four year terms.

Mobile Vet Center Comes to Sullivan V.F.W.

•March 15, 2017•

The mobile Vet Center is coming to Moultrie County Tuesday, March 21.

The mobile facility will set up at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6410 in Sullivan from 9:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. on that day.

Vet Center outreach staff will be available during those times for veterans to discuss VA and Vet Center services in the area.