Legion to Host Blood Drive March 10

February 25, 2015

The American Red Cross and the American Legion in Sullivan will host a blood drive noon-6 p.m. Tuesday, March 10.
The need for blood is constant. Every unit of blood donated may potentially help up to three people. For an appointment, call drive coordinator Jeri Davis at 273-9456. Walk-ins are welcome, but having an appointment helps ensure that adequate staffing is available and decreases wait time.

Kidde Fire Extinguisher Recall

February 25, 2015

Walter Kidde Portable Equipment Inc. (“Kidde”) in conjunction with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recently announced a voluntary recall to replace certain Kidde black plastic Zytel® nylon valve disposable fire extinguishers. Kidde has sent copies to its retail customers with instructions to post a copy of the safety notice in stores that sold these extinguishers.
This replacement program was initiated because certain disposable fire extinguishers may not fully discharge when the lever is repeatedly pressed and released. The cause is an out-of-specification valve component.
This recall involves Kidde ABC and BC-rated fire extinguishers manufactured between July 23, 2013
and Oct. 15, 2014 and sold between August 2013 and November 2014.
More than 30 models are affected, and all inquiries should be directed to Kidde by calling 1-855-283-7991 or by visiting www.kidde.com to determine whether a certain extinguisher is affected.

Sullivan FFA Petting Zoo Thursday

February 25, 2015

The Sullivan high school FFA Chapter will host their annual FFA petting zoo / open house in the ag classroom and ag shop 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday, February 26. Scovill Zoo will have their mobile zoo present from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.. The public is welcome to attend.

White Elephant Bingo Friday at Lovington Library

February 25, 2015

The Lovington Public Library is hosting a “White Elephant Bingo” 1-3 p.m. Friday February 27.
Adult patrons are asked to bring a “White Elephant” prize that will be given away during this time. Call the library to preregister; in the case of inclement weather the event could be cancelled. For more information call the library at 873-4468.

Godfrey to Speak About First Novel March 2

February 18, 2015

Former Arthur Junior High English and high school speech teacher Judy Godfrey will be in Sullivan Monday, March 2 for the Fortnightly Book Club’s special event as a guest speaker. Godfrey will talk about her first novel titled “Finding Rose”. The event will be held at the Sullivan Elizabeth Titus Library from 6-8 p.m. and will include a book signing.
Godfrey, who currently lives in Branson, Mo., will also have a book signing at the Arthur Public Library 6-8 p.m. Thursday, March 5. The public is invited to both events.

LLC to Host Annual Ag Open House

February 18, 2015

Lake Land College will host its annual Ag Open House for area high school students March 6 in the West Building. Throughout the day, students will learn about careers and opportunities in the agriculture industry and will get hands-on experience during the interactive breakout sessions. Specifically, students will experience livestock judging, agriculture economics, agronomy, horticulture, John Deere technology and agriculture technology. Students will tour campus and will have time to ask questions of the Lake Land College Student Ambassadors. To learn more, contact Jon Althaus at (217) 234-5208 or jalthaus@lakeland.cc.il.us.

LLC to Host Professional Job Fair

February 18, 2015

Potential employees from around central Illinois, including students and community members, will be present to meet employers, distribute resumes and ask and answer questions at Lake Land College’s professional job fair Wednesday, February 25 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
This event is free and open to the public. The fair will be in the Lake Land College Field House located at 5001 Lake Land Blvd., Mattoon. For a map of campus, click http://www.lakeland.cc.il.us/col/map/

OV, Lovington Spelling Bee Winners

February 11, 2015

Having recently held their school spelling bee contests, both Okaw Valley middle school and Lovington grade school have announced the winners who will be advancing to the Moultrie County spelling bee on February 18 at the Little Theatre in Sullivan.
For OVMS, Caleb Lane (eighth grade), Dallas Decker (seventh grade), Amelia Landreth (sixth grade), Ethan Suarez (sixth grade), Mikhayla Ward (fifth grade), and alternate Baylee Suarez (eighth grade) will advance.
For Lovington grade school Alyssa Thompson was the overall school winner. Laytin Pratt, Gabe Hallford, Natalie Lambdin, Norman Mast, and Isaac Ashenfelter will also advance.

Moultrie Relay for Life Kickoff Feb. 17

February 11, 2015

The Moultrie County Relay for Life is inviting teams to their kickoff to pre-register and to get fundraising events started early.
The kickoff will be held February 17 6-7 p.m. at the Sullivan Church of God.
This year’s Relay for Life will be held Saturday, June 13 in Wyman Park.
For more information, contact Alicia Pettyjohn at 217-356-4861 or alicia.pettyjohn@cancer.org. Information may also be found at the event website www.relayforlife.org/moultrieil

LLC To Host Swine Registry Bootcamp

February 11, 2015

Lake Land College in Mattoon will host the National Swine Registry Bootcamp for children ages 8-12, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Feb. 14 in the West Building.
This event allows participants to learn new things about the swine industry, gain leadership skills and have fun meeting new friends with similar interests from across the country.
For more information, call Kaley Bontrager at 765.463.3594 ext. 109 or e-mail kaley@nationalswine.com. Register online at https://mail.nationalswine.com:8443/NJSAconferences/bootcampsignup.aspx.