Annual Meeting for Okaw Farmers Coop

•August 19, 2015•

The tenth annual meeting of the members and shareholders of the Okaw Farmers Cooperative, Inc. is Thursday, August 20 at Yoder’s Kitchen in Arthur.

A dinner will be served between 4:30 and 6:30 p.m. preceding the business meeting which starts at 7 p.m,.

Tony Brown, president of the Board of Directors of Okaw Farmers Cooperative, will outline goals for the company’s future. General manager Jeff Myers will discuss operations.

Credit Unions Across State Lines

•August 19, 2015•

Illinois has recently signed two cooperative agreements that will facilitate the ability of state chartered credit unions to operate across state lines. By signing the 2015 Nationwide Cooperative Agreement for the Supervision of State Chartered Credit Unions and the Southeastern Regional Cooperative Interstate Agreement for the Supervision of State Chartered Credit Unions, Illinois gains the ability to promote interstate commerce and cooperation on a reciprocal basis among participating states.

Faith Lutheran Church VBS Aug. 22 and 23

•August 12, 2015•

Faith Lutheran Church vacation Bible School Circus is Saturday and Sunday, August 22 and 23.

Heroes of the Bible is the theme and includes stories of David and Goliath, Samson and Delilah and Daniel and the Lions Den.

Children from age three to fifth grade entry are encouraged to attend. Circus continues through Sunday with a VBS children’s service followed by a picnic/potluck at 11 a.m.

Evangelism Exhibit

•August 12, 2015•

The Highway Church of Christ in Sullivan is overseeing 50 years of Exhibit Evangelism at the Illinois State Fair beginning Sunday August 14.

Throughout the week more than 100 volunteers will be on hand 9 a.m.-9 p.m. through August 23.

Movie Night

•August 12, 2015•

Free movie night features DreamWorks production of Home Saturday, August 22 at Wyman Park in Sullivan.

Concessions and novelties are available.

This free event is brought to you by the Sullivan Kiwanis Club, McDonald’s of Sullivan, Ace Hardware of Sullivan, and Rural King of Mattoon.

Area School Start Dates

•August 12, 2015•

Aug. 19-Early dismissal at 2/2:15 p.m.
Aug. 20-First full day
ALAHHS-8:15 a.m.-3:15 p.m.
AGS-8 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
LGS-8 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
AHGS-8:12 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Okaw Valley
Aug. 18-Early dismissal at 11:30 a.m.
Aug. 19-First full day
OVHS-8:10 a.m.-3:20 p.m.
OVMS-8 a.m-3:08 p.m.
OVES- Mon.,Tues.,Thurs., Fri.-8 a.m.-3:05 p.m./Wed.-8 a.m.-2:08 p.m.

Aug. 18-First full day
SHS-8:14 a.m.-3:15 p.m.
SES-8 a.m.-3:05 p.m.
SMS-8:14 a.m.-3:15 p.m.

C.E.F.S. Head Start Program Taking Applications

C.E.F.S. Head Start 0-5 Program is a federally-funded program that provides comprehensive classroom and home-based educational services to pregnant women and children ages 0-5 including those with significant or multiple special needs. Recruitment is now going on for fall.

The C.E.F.S. Head Start 0-5 Program is located at 203 S Graham Street in Sullivan. Preschool center-based classes are provided in either the morning or afternoon Monday through Thursday. Each session lasts three and one-half hours and includes healthy meals and snacks. Teachers plan daily lessons with developmentally appropriate activities that advance the children’s self-confidence, problem solving skills, and social development. Indoor and outdoor activities are provided along with computer experiences and field trips.

There are no entry fees for enrollment and no fees are charged for services.

Transportation assistance may include coordinating service with other schools, parents, programs, etc. in addition to bus service, as applicable.

Home-based sessions are available for pregnant moms, infants, and toddlers. They are held one and one-half hours once per week with up to two group activities held each month. Parent educators make visits to the family’s home for educational activities that involve both the parent and child.

Applications are taken for the program throughout the year.

Call or text for more information: C.E.F.S. Head Start 0-5 Program Office (toll free) at 1-866-442-1900 Ext. 139 or text 1-217-663-7822.

Scrambler Results


•August 5, 2015•

The team of Scott Ohm, Brett Marshall, Chester Betzer and Bob Betzer earned first place at the Monday, July 27 scrambler at Timberlake Golf Course, shooting a combined eight-under par.

They were followed by the team of Clint Marshall, Adam Dillard, Quentin Ray and Van Sampson who together shot seven-under.