July 23, 2014
A fundraiser cookout will be held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. July 26 at the IGA in Sullivan to raise money for the McFadden family of Warrensburg, whose son Gabriel Thomas Buchanan, a 2014 Warrensburg-Latham graduate, recently died.
Mother Johna McFadden is the current community relations coordinator at Mason Point in Sullivan.
The cookout will feature ribeye or pork chop sandwich, chips, and a drink. Donations may be sent to Mason Point.
For more information, contact Mason Point at 728-4394.
Van Buren street in Sullivan will be closed between Jefferson and Adams on July 18 from 5-8 p.m. for the event Full Throttle Bike Night at the Toy Bar.
For more information or questions, contact the city building at 728-4383.
July 16, 2014
The Sullivan-Okaw Valley football camp will begin July 21 at Sullivan high school and run through the 24th.
It will go from 7-9:15 a.m. each day with the youth football camp to follow from 10-11:30 a.m.
For more information, contact the high school at 728-8381.
The American Red Cross and Sullivan American Legion Post 68 will sponsor a blood drive 11:45 a.m.-6 p.m. July 15 at the Sullivan American Legion located at 8 West Strain in Sullivan. During the summer months, blood supplies are desperately needed.
For an appointment, call Jeri Davis, drive coordinator, at 273-9456. Walk-ins are welcome, but an appointment will ensure adequate staffing is available and wait time is reduced.
The Fourth of July Carnival is in town and will open Wednesday, July 2 at 5 p.m.
The carnival will run through July 5 and open at 5 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday. Friday, the carnival will open at 1 p.m. and on Saturday, 3 p.m. According to Mike Keown of the Sullivan American Legion, the carnival will continue to stay open as long as people are in attendance each of the four days.
Arm-band specials are available each day of the carnival for $20 and are good for one day only.
July 2, 2014
In observation of the Fourth of July, the News•Progress office will be closed Friday.
The NP will reopen Monday with normal business hours resuming. Call 728-7381 for any questions concerning Friday’s closure.
The Douglas County Emergency Management Agency (DCEMA) and the Douglas County Health Department (DCHD) will conduct a drill at the Moultrie-Douglas County Fairgrounds 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. July 10. The drill is being conducted to meet state emergency and disaster requirements. Emergency response and communication will be tested as part of the drill. In the event of a real emergency, fair attendees should proceed to the Mobile Command Unit located on the west side of the fairgrounds to request assistance.
The Hammond Fire Department will hold their annual 4th of July pancake and sausage breakfast on Friday, July 4, from 6-10 a.m. at the firehouse, 103 East 3rd Street.
This is an annual fundraiser breakfast for the fire department. Cost is by donation.
There will also be a 50/50 raffle. Equipment will also be on display.
All proceeds from the breakfast will go towards purchasing new firefighting/rescue tools and equipment.
A youth football camp will be held for kids entering 5-8 grade from July 21-24, 10-11:30 a.m. at the SHS practice field.
Application forms may be picked up at the SHS office and must be returned by July 9.
For more information, contact the high school office at 728-8311.
June 25, 2014
State Representative Adam Brown will host regularly scheduled office hours in Sullivan starting Friday July 11 and every second Friday of the month thereafter.
“In order to better serve the citizens of our community, I think it is imperative to hear your thoughts and concerns as we move Illinois forward,” Brown explained. “A staff person or I will be on hand to listen to any issue you may have regarding my office or state government.”
Representative Brown or a member of his staff will be in Sullivan from 9-10:30 a.m. at the Moultrie County Farm Bureau in Sullivan.
Those unable to attend in person may call his district office at (217) 607-5104 or email Brown at email@example.com.