J-Creek Breakfast Fundraiser Saturday

The ministry group Caring Christians is doing a fundraiser breakfast from 7-10 a.m. this Saturday.12

The last fundraiser raised approximately $800 and is used to make weekend snack bags for students at Lovington grade school.  Last year the church was able to make 25 bags a week, and next year’s goal is 50.

The breakfast will consist of biscuits and gravy, fruit, sausage, a waffle bar, eggs, juice, milk and coffee for a donation.

Open House for Saunders’ Retirement

The Lovington Public Library district has announced the retirement of library director Suzy Saunders effective June 30, following 20 years of service.

An open house is planned for Saturday, June 21, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the library. The public is invited to stop in and wish Saunders a happy retirement.

Punch and cookies will be served.

For more information contact the library at 217-873-4468.

CIPT to Host Public Meeting July 8

Central Illinois Public Transit (CIPT) will be hosting an Advisory Council Meeting at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 8.  The meeting will be held in the small meeting room at Elizabeth Titus Memorial Library in Sullivan.  It is open to the public and all are encouraged to attend and to voice their transportation needs, concerns with the program, and suggestions on how CIPT can better serve its community. Transportation to the meeting is available by calling 1/855-755-2478 at least 24 hours in advance.

Discolored Water Still Okay to Consume

Tuesday, June 10, 2014
11:00 a.m.

Sullivan water plant maintenance ongoing

According to Sullivan health and safety commissioner Bill Hagen routine maintenance at the water treatment plant has led some city patrons to experience discolored water and odor.

The yellow tint is iron that due to maintenance of a juncture of pipes and valves, is unable to be filtered out as normal. The Sullivan water tower, which was recently repainted, was also put back online Monday. However, Hagen said the levels of iron in the water supply resulting from the maintenance and water tower are still safe to consume.

The commissioner says he hopes to complete the maintenance work in the next few weeks.

For more information or questions, contact the Sullivan city building at 728-4383

Area Valedictorians and Salutatorians

Below are area high school valedictorians and salutatorians:

Arthur

Blake Miller (V)

Blake Miller (V)

Katelyn Schrock (S)

Katelyn Schrock (S)

 

 

 

 

 

Lovington

Paige McDaniel (V)

Paige McDaniel (V)

Cassandra Lambdin (S)

Cassandra Lambdin (S)

 

 

 

 

 

Okaw Valley

Emily Scott (V)

Emily Scott (V)

Mollee Decesaro (S)

Mollee Decesaro (S)

 

 

 

 

 

Sullivan

Travis Hanson (V)

Travis Hanson (V)

Tori Floyd (S)

Tori Floyd (S)

 

 

 

 

 

Windsor

Courtney Fallert (V)

Courtney Fallert (V)

Kathryn Hostetter (S)

Kathryn Hostetter (S)

Sullivan School Summer Food Service

The Sullivan School District will be providing free breakfast and lunch to anyone 18 years old or younger beginning June 2 through July 25.

Breakfast will be served from 7:30-9 a.m. while lunch will be served from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., both in the Sullivan Elementary cafeteria.

All food must be eaten in the cafeteria and anyone 18 or younger is encouraged to participate.

The school district is also encoring participation in the Sullivan Park Recreation Program, a free program offered through the city of Sullivan. For more information on the park program, contact Sue Weaver at 728-4541.

AL Schools to Hold Special Meeting June 12

On Thursday June 12 at 1:30 p.m., a meeting conducted by the Community Unit School District #305 will take place at District Office, 301 E. Columbia, Arthur, IL in the Central Office.  The purpose of this meeting will be to discuss the district’s plans for providing special education services to students with disabilities who attend private schools and home schools within the district for the 2014-2015 school year.  If you are the parent of a home-schooled student who has been or may be identified with a disability and you reside within the boundaries of the C.U.S.D. #305, you are urged to attend.  If you have further questions pertaining to this meeting, please contact Travis Wilson at 543-2511.

Area Memorial Day Services

Oak Grove Baptist Church
10:30 a.m. Sunday, June 1
Located on Wilborn Creek Road

Moultrie County Memorial Park
10 a.m. Monday, May 26

Greenhill Cemetery in Sullivan
8 a.m. Monday, May, 26

Tom Conn Park in Lovington
12 p.m. Sunday, May 25

Marrowbone Township Cemetery in Bethany
9 a.m. Monday, May 26

Cookout Benefit for Wagner

A cookout benefit will be held on May 31 at the Sullivan IGA parking lot to raise money for Presley Wagner, the infant daughter of Shelby and Andy Wagner who has the rare syndrome Trisomy 14 Mosaic.

Only around 200 known cases of the syndrome have been known world-wide since 1970 and tends to cause cleft hand, conductive hearing loss, and other conditions, some of which Wagner is displaying. The syndrome is lifelong.

Wagner is currently seeing doctors in Decatur, Springfield, Champaign and making weekly trips to St. Louis, resulting in tremendous financial costs.

The cookout will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and offers brats, pork chop sandwiches, rib eye sandwiches, soda and water. Donations should be made payable to Faith Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 109, Sullivan, IL 61951. Donors should also add “Wagner” to the memo line of check donations.