Weed Growth Problems

•May 18, 2016•

If you have weeds getting out of control now is the time to cut.

Recent rain and warm weather have caused a lot of growth in Sullivan.

Grass and weeds have enjoyed the weather and grown well—in some cases too well.

Police Chief John Love noted the department has gotten calls concerning properties with weed growth issues.

Sullivan’s nuisance ordinance requires village action toward property owners who aren’t making an effort to control weeds on their property. This could ultimately lead to the city placing a lien on the property and eventually taking it over.

Chief Love noted the properties where complaints have been filed are being followed up on.

Owners are encouraged to take pride in their property’s condition and be considerate of neighbors.

Rules of Road Refresher

•May 18, 2016•

Area Seniors will get achance to review their driving knowledge with a June visit from the Secretary of States office.

Mid-Illinois Senior Services, Inc. in Sullivan will host a Rules of the Road refresher course Wednesday, June 1.

The course begins at 10 a.m., and Ed Vehovic of the Illnois Secretary of State’s Office will be the instructor.

WHS Class Hosts 5K

•May 18, 2016•

The Windsor High School class of 2017 will host a 5k at the Windsor Harvest Picnic August 20.

They are seeking sponsors for this event.  Any individual or business interested in being a sponsor should contact Lesley Baker at bakerle@windsorcusd.org by August 1.

Registration forms to participate in the run may be found at http://www.windsor.k12.il.us and click on Junior Senior High School.

Cuba Then and Cuba Now

•May 18, 2016•

The Moultrie County Historical and Genealogical monthly general meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday May 19 in the Heritage Center located in Sullivan.

The speaker for the evening will Sullivan’s Joe Pound who will discuss the turbulent history of the island of Cuba since 1492.

He will conclude his talk with information on how Cuba has changed based on his recent eight day visit which will include pictures taken while he was there.

EIU Cuts Summer Hours

•May 11, 2016•

In a continuing effort to conserve resource dollars, Eastern Illinois University is once again closing selected buildings and offices from noon on Fridays until Monday mornings during the summer months.

The affected time period began Monday, May 9 and will end Friday, Aug. 12.

Building/office exceptions include, but may not be limited to, the president’s office, Booth Library, University Police, the Renewable Energy Center and the Office of Admissions, which plan to keep normal working hours.

All university offices must be open to the public between 8 a.m. and noon and 1 to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and between 8 a.m. and noon on Friday.

By ending the work week at noon on Fridays, the university may increase temperatures in all vacant offices and other work environments to allow energy savings for two and one-half days per week.

Employees will be required to work their regularly scheduled number of full-time hours during the four-and-a-half-day work week. Classes scheduled to meet on Friday afternoons and/or weekends will be relocated to buildings where the air conditioning will remain on.

During weeks in which a holiday is observed (Monday, May 30, for Memorial Day and Monday, July 4, for Independence Day), offices will return to regular business hours (7.5 hours per day).

Regular hours will resume Monday, Aug. 15 for the 2016-2017 school year. Classes will resume Monday, Aug. 22.

Lovington Has Town Clean Up

•May 11, 2016•

The Lovington town wide cleanup is Saturday, June 11, 2016.

Residents are requested to place items for pick up on the front curb before 6:30 a.m. June 11.

Please call village at 873-4480 if you have large items or questions.

Sorry, no electronics, batteries, tires, dimensional lumber, shingles, or paint can be accepted.

If you have a junk car go to: http:www.donationline.com/donate-car-illinois-charity and choose your favorite charity then schedule a pick up.

For appliances call Mark Dodd at 217/521-5856 or Herschel Massie at 217/259-9236.

Stamp Out Hunger

•May 11, 2016•

On Saturday, May 14 the United States Postal Workers are collecting for the annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive.

Residents are encouraged to fill a bag to help feed families in need. Donations collected by Sullivan Postal Workers help the Moultrie County Food Pantry.

Collect and bag nonpershisable foods like canned meats, fish, soup, juice, vegetables, pasta, cereal, peanut butter and rice.

Place the bagged goods by your mailbox.The letter carrier will pick up for delivery to the food pantry.

The annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive is sponsored  by the National Association of Letter Carriers. Also supporting are the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union and their Help us help those in need program.

Blood Drive at Sullivan Post 68

•May 4, 2016•

The Sullivan American Legion Post #68 and the American Red Cross are sponsoring a blood drive at the Sullivan Legion 6 p.m. May 10.  Blood donors are encouraged to call drive coordinator, Jeri Davis, at 217-273-9456 to schedule an appointment. Donors may also go to redcrossblood.org to schedule an appointment.

Summer months can be a critical time for blood donations. Blood supplies can be at critical low levels due to summer traveling and vacations.

Walk ins are welcome and appreciated; however, having an appointment decreases donor wait time and ensures adequate Red Cross staffing.

American Legion Offers Free Flags

•May 4, 2016•

The Sullivan American Legion Post 68 is offering American flags available for grave markers for Memorial Day.

The flags are free of charge and may be picked up at the American Legion Post in Sullivan after 4 p.m. week days, afternoon Saturdays, by contacting a member of the American Legion or by calling 217-728-4612

Chautauqua Spring Fair

•May 4, 2016•

The Chautauqua Spring Vendor Fair will be held 9 a.m.-5 p.m. May 14 in Forest Park in Shelbyville.

All kinds of arts, crafts, direct sales merchandise, food and drink and musical entertainment provided all day by local musicians.

For more information, call 217-827-2806