OV Post Prom Fundraiser Saturday

March 11, 2015

Okaw Valley’s post prom committee is hosting a St. Paddy’s Day fundraiser event this Saturday, March 14 at the Hired Hand Winery & Saloon in Bethany. Doors open at 6 p.m. with live music by Fat Finger from 8-10 p.m. There will be a cover fee. Also featured will be a mega raffle drawing  as well as 50-50. Mega raffle tickets are still available. There will be one grand prize winner of $1000 and a second prize of $200. For more information call Karen Jeffers at 217-972-7167.

ALAH Post Prom Fundraiser

March 11, 2015

The Arthur-Lovington/Atwood-Hammond post-prom fundraiser will be held at the high school cafeteria March 26 from 5-7:30 p.m.

A homemade baked spaghetti dinner will be served along with LaGondola garlic bread, salad, homemade desserts, and drinks.

See any ALAH junior or senior student for tickets.

Easter Services and Egg Hunts Requested

March 11, 2015

The News•Progress is requesting that all churches in Moultrie County who have special services to mark the Easter holiday(including Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter Sunday), submit the times and days of their services by emailing them to keith@newsprogress.com.

In addition, the NP is asking for any information regarding area Easter Egg Hunts by sending info to the same above listed email.

The News•Progress will in turn print those in its March 25 issue.

Findlay American Legion Auxiliary Surpasses Blood Drive Goal

March 4, 2015

An American Red Cross Blood Drive with a Valentine theme was sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary in Findlay on Wednesday, February 4. The goal for the drive was 17 pints, which was reached and surpassed. A total of 19 pints were collected that day. Connie Dotson was recognized for donating two gallons. The next blood drive will be Monday, April 13 from 2 - 6 at the American Legion Hall in downtown Findlay.

SIUC Announces 2014 Deans List

March 4, 2015

The following local students have been named to Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s fall 2014 deans list: Megan Miller, Arthur; Will Craig and Megan Durbin, both of Bethany; Sarah Auvil and Sloane Lynch, both of Dalton City with 4.0 GPAs; Joel Herron, Findlay and Matthew Keown, Findlay, 4.0 GPA; Ciara Marquis, Lovington; Adam Hostetter, Windsor and Shelby Barker, Cody Carman, Cassidy Daily, Nicole Floyd and Meghan Frost, all of Sullivan. Barker, Daily and Frost earned 4.0 GPAs.

Lovington Public Library Events

March 4, 2015

The Lovington Public Library will host the following events in the early part of March:
Wee Readers Story time
Wee Readers Story time is every Thursday from 10-10:30 a.m. for preschool children who are two years and older. The library is recognizing March as Dr. Seuss month, and the following dates and themes for March are: March 5 is “Cat in the Hat”; March 12 is “Green Eggs and Ham” and “St. Patrick’s Day”; March 19 is “Make a Bird Feeder” and March 26 is “One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish”.
Youth Book Club
Youth Book Blub will be held on Tuesday March 17 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. and is for 4-8th grades. Participants are asked to bring a book to discuss.
Adult Book Club
Adult Book Club will be held on Thursday March 12 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Participants are asked to bring a book to discuss.

Scott State Bank Food Drive Throughout March

March 4, 2015

Scott State Bank in Bethany will be hosting a food drive to benefit the Bethany food pantry throughout the month of March.
Non-perishable food items or paper products may be dropped off during the month; the most needed items include instant potatoes, green beans, apple sauce, spaghetti and sauce, cereals, pancake mix and syrup, flour and sugar, toilet paper, tissues, dish soap, and laundry soap.

Legion to Host Blood Drive March 10

March 4, 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.

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.