Visit with Santa at Lake Shelbyville

•December 7, 2016•

Santa Claus is coming Saturday, December 10 from 9 a.m. to noon to the Lake Shelbyville Visitor Center. Children of all ages and their families are welcome to stop in and see Santa.

All who attend will receive a free photo print with Santa as well as some water safety items from Bobber the Water Safety Dog. Photos will also be made available for download on the Lake Shelbyville U.S. Army Corps of Engineersfacebook page following the event.

New on display this year, is a spectacular poinsettia tree in the visitor center lobby, courtesy of Shelby County Community Services.

The visit with Santa is provided free of charge by the Lake Volunteers Association, in cooperation with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. For additional information, contact the Lake Shelbyville Project Office at (217)774-3951 X 2.

Mo Co Illinois State Scholars

•December 7, 2016•

ISAC has recognized the following area high school students who have been named 2017-18 State Scholars for their outstanding academic achievement.

Brianna Creviston, Sydney Hagerman, and Madison Uhlrich of Okaw Valley High School.

Luke DeLong, Shelby Freeman, Charles Goss, Anne Hogan, Grace Mauck, Austin Schomhe and Maxwell Todd of Sullivan High School.

Live Nativity

•December 7, 2016•

Lovington First Church of God is having a live nativity event, “O Come Let Us Adore Him” 5-6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11.

Held in the Family Life Center at 305 West State St. in Lovington visitors will have a chance to experience the true meaning of Christmas by taking a stroll through the live nativity scenes depicting the birth of the Savior.

The church welcomes everyone to come and share in the experience of the nativity story, featuring character portrayals and a stable full of animals.

Free hot chocolate, coffee, and cookies will be served, and children will get to make a Christmas keepsake.

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Senior Peace Meal
For additional information or for reservations, please call 1-800-543-1770
Monday, Dec. 12 - Sausage & gravy, tri taters, juice, biscuits, warm cinnamon baked apples.
Tuesday, Dec. 13 - Stuffed chicken breast, twice baked potato casserole, seasoned green and wax beans, roll, pumpkin parfait.
Wednesday, Dec. 14 - Fish sandwich w/tarter sauce, baked beans, Mexi corn, bun, Mandarin oranges
Thursday, Dec. 15  - Beefy vegetable soup, creamy cole slaw, fruit salad, crackers, peanut butter pie.
Friday, Dec. 16 - Saucy riblet, macaroni & cheese, succotash, peaches, whole grain wheat, fresh fruit.

Sullivan Pre-School Breakfast
Monday, Dec. 12 - Pop tarts, orange juice, milk.
Tuesday, Dec. 13 - Toast, orange juice, milk.
Wednesday, Dec. 14 - Biscuits & gravy, orange juice, milk.
Thursday, Dec. 15  - English Muffin, orange juice, milk.
Friday, Dec. 16 - Coffee cake, orange juice, milk.

Sullivan Pre-School Lunch
Monday, Dec. 12 - Nachos/meat & cheese sauce, lettuce salad, pineapple, milk.
Tuesday, Dec. 13 - Chicken & noodles, mashed potatoes, peaches, dinner roll, milk.
Wednesday, Dec. 14 - Hamburger on bun, french fries, Mandarin oranges, milk.
Thursday, Dec. 15  - Chicken strips, mixed vegetables, pears, bread & butter, milk.
Friday, Dec. 16 - Hot dog on bun, tater tots, mixed fruit, milk.

Family Movie Night

•November 30, 2016•

Family movie night is Friday, December 2 at the Sullivan Church of God.

Beginning at 6 p.m. the family is invited to enjoy a free movie with food and beverages also offered.

The Sullivan Church of God is located at 321 N. West St. in Sullivan.

Bethany Legion Poker Tourney

•November 30, 2016•

American Legion Post 507 in Bethany will host its 11th Poker Tournament Fundraiser Saturday, December 10.

The event will benefit students at Okaw Valley High School through academic scholarships awarded annually.

The Texas Hold’em poker tournament starts at noon and has limited seating so early registration is advised.

Pork burgers and refreshments will be available for purchase at the event. For more information or to pre-register, contact or view on Facebook at “American Legion 507 Poker Group.” Charitable games license #02565.

Holiday Parade is Saturday

•November 30, 2016•

Petersen Health Care is sponsoring the annual Hometown Holiday Parade which begins at noon Saturday, Dec. 3. Line up will begin at 10:30 a.m. at Sullivan High School.

A Santa’s Workshop will be hosted by DOVE 10 a.m-3 p.m. in the Sullivan American Legion. Activities include a silent auction, crafting tables and bake sale as well as photos with Santa before and after the parade. Food will be available for purchase.

For parade entries and information contact Lacy Mossman at Eastview Terrace 728-7367 or Erika Piper at Courtyard Estates 728-4300.

Millikin’s 83rd Cookie Party

•November 30, 2016•

A long-standing tradition at Millikin University, the 83rd annual Cookie Party will be held for members of the University community on Wednesday, Dec. 7, from 2-4 p.m. in Lower Richards Treat University Center on Millikin’s campus.

The annual event is held every year as a highlight and celebration for the holiday season at Millikin, as well as give the students a “boost” before final exams are administered.

The party will showcase the baking talents of many in the university community, providing over 5,000 cookies for all to sample. The event also includes great holiday music provided by Millikin’s School of Music.

For more information contact Millikin’s Office of Inclusion and Student Engagement at 217-424-6335. or visit

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Senior Peace Meal
For additional information or for reservations, please call 1-800-543-1770
Monday, Dec. 5 - Ham & beans, copper carrots, corn bread, purple plum.
Tuesday, Dec. 6 - Taco salad w/meat, lettuce, cheese, beans, tomatoes, sour cream & taco sauce, taco chips, pineapple, orange bread.
Wednesday, Dec. 7 - Stuffed peppers in sauce, corn, Italian green beans, whole grain wheat, brownies.
Thursday, Dec. 8  - Pork loin in gravy, mashed potatoes, spinach, whole grain wheat, cherry cobbler.
Friday, Dec. 9 - Beef stroganoff over noodles, Venetian blend vegetables, spiced apple rings, roll, banana.

Sullivan Pre-School Breakfast
Monday, Dec. 5 - Nutri-grain bar, peach juice, milk.
Tuesday, Dec. 6 - Cream of wheat, peach juice, milk.
Wednesday, Dec. 7 - Strawberries & bananas, Ritz crackers, milk.Thursday, Dec. 8  - Waffles, peach juice, milk.
Friday, Dec. 9 - Granola bar, peach juice, milk.

Sullivan Pre-School Lunch
Monday, Dec. 5 - Ravioli, lettuce salad, pears, garlic bread, milk.
Tuesday, Dec. 6 - Potato soup, bologna & cheese sandwiches, carrots & celery sticks, banana, crackers, milk.
Wednesday, Dec. 7 - Sausage links, mashed potatoes, Mandarin oranges, bread & butter, milk.
Thursday, Dec. 8  - Tater tots casserole, corn, peaches, bread & butter, milk.
Friday, Dec. 9 - Pizza, lettuce salad, mixed fruit, milk.