OV Blood Drive May 15

May 6, 2015

A blood drive will be held Friday, May 15 in the Okaw Valley High School gym in Bethany.  Any healthy individual, age 16 through 75, who meets weight requirements may donate blood.  Donors should eat a moderate meal before donating and must bring identification showing a picture and a signature.  All blood types are needed, especially Types 0- and 0+. The drive will be from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and is sponsored by the Okaw Valley High School Student Council.
For more information regarding the blood drive or to make an appointment, please contact the Okaw Valley High School at 665-3631.

Area Graduation Information 2015

Sullivan High School
Baccalaureate.-May 10, 7 p.m.
Graduation-May 17, 5 p.m.

Okaw Valley High School
Baccalaureate-May 17,  7 p.m.
Graduation-May 24, 2 p.m.

Arthur-Lovington/Atwood-Hammond High School
Baccalaureate-May 31, 5 p.m.
Graduation-June 5, 7 p.m.

Windsor High School
Baccalaureate-May 17,  7 p.m.
Graduation-May 22, 7 p.m.

The News•Progress’ graduation issue will come out on June 10. Happy grad ads may be submitted up through Friday, May 29. For more information, please call 217-728-7381.

Theft Reported at Sullivan Liquor Store Saturday

Two male subjects are wanted in the connection to a theft that occurred Saturday night in Sullivan.
According to Sullivan police chief John Love, a 911 call was made at approximately 10:11 p.m. Saturday regarding a theft in progress at the Sullivan Package Liquor store located at 619 S. Hamilton.
According to the police report, two male subjects entered the business with one eventually purchasing two energy drinks and a bottle of whiskey while the other stole a bottle of rum valued at $20.
Love says that no arrests have been made as of Monday afternoon and that the incident is still under investigation.

Redskins Summer Football Camps Set for June, July

April 29, 2015

A football camp for both Sullivan and Okaw Valley students will be held this summer in both June and July.
Those who will be a freshman-senior beginning next fall are encouraged to attend the camp which will be held between June 8-11 and July 20-23 from 7-9 a.m.
There is a fee associated with the camp. For fee information as well as application forms, contact Sullivan High School at 728-8311. Applications need to be returned by May 4 and may be mailed to Gerald Temples, Sullivan High School, 725 N. Main Street in Sullivan.

Elizabeth Titus Memorial Library Summer Reading Program

April 29, 2015

Sign-ups for the summer reading program at Elizabeth Titus Memorial Library in Sullivan will start May 4. The sessions are based on grade level.
Sessions for students entering kindergarten to those entering second grade will be held from 9-10 a.m., August 3-6.
Students entering third grade to those entering fifth grade will meet from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. from August 3-6.
To celebrate the end of the summer reading program, a party will be held from 10 a.m.-noon August 7.
The last day to sign-up for k-5 summer reading is July 20.
The young adult program will be held 1-3 p.m. June 4, 11, 18 and 25. The young adults are students entering sixth grade and up. The last day for young adult sign-ups is May 30.
Once again the library will present popcorn and a movie this summer. Movies will be shown 1- 3 p.m. June 5, 12, 19, 26 and July 10, 17, 24 and 31. These movies are for all ages; however, children under five must have adult supervision. Check with the library in late May for movie titles.

Health Screenings May 21

April 22, 2015

SBL Lincolnland Home Care and Lincolnland Hospice will conduct a free blood pressure clinic from 8:30 to 9 a.m. on Thursday, May 21 at the Senior Center, Sullivan. For more information, call Lincolnland Home Care at 1-800-879-3212.
SBL Lincolnland Home Care, Lincolnland Hospice and Lincolnland Home Medical will sponsor bingo from 9 – 10 a.m. following the blood pressure clinic.

Findlay American Red Cross Blood Drive Misses Goal

April 22, 2015

An American Red Cross blood drive was held in Findlay on Monday, April 13 at the Findlay American Legion Hall hosted by the Findlay American Legion Auxiliary. There were 16 donors reporting and 15 pints collected. Each donor was treated to homemade treats and received a potted flower in honor of Celebrating Spring.
The next blood drive will be Fred and Chris’s anniversary drive. It will be held on June 9.

Monday Night Scramble Results 4.22.15

April 22, 2015

The team of Dustin Berry, Jake Hubbartt, Joey Fultz and Jerry Lane won this week’s scrambler at Timberlake Golf Course, shooting a combined 2-under par.
Last week, taking first with 3-under par and winning the play-off hole was the team of Dustin Berry, Jake Hubbartt, Seth Sawyer, and Andy Askins. Taking second with 3-under par was the team of Shane and Cole Russell, Rich Apperson, and Leann Weber.

County Historical Society to Meet Thursday

April 15, 2015

The Moultrie County Historical and Genealogical Society will hold their monthly general meeting Thursday, April 16 at 7 p.m. in the Heritage Center in Sullivan. The speaker for the evening will be  Jeff Waite of Sullivan. Waite served on the Sullivan Fire Department for 30 years, many of those years as the Fire Chief. In October of 2013 Waite was awarded Fire Chief Emeritus Award at the Illinois Fire Chief’s Conference, an honor well deserved.
Waite will speak about the history of the Sullivan Fire Department and the building the fire department occupied before it became the home of the Historical and Genealogical Society of Moultrie County. Currently Waite is now working as special assistant to the chief circuit judge here in Moultrie County.
The public is encouraged to attend. A social hour will follow with refreshments being served.

Sullivan Townwide Rummages June 5, 6

April 15, 2015

Sullivan’s town wide rummage sales, hosted by the News•Progress and Sullivan Boy Scouts, will be held June 5 and 6. Entry forms will begin to appear in the News•Progress next month and will ask for address, hours and days of sale, and a short description.
The Sullivan Boy Scouts will hold a lunch cookout both days in the IGA parking lot. Rummage sale listings will not only appear in the News•Progress but will also be searchable through our online directory, which in turn can map out the locations. That directory may be accessed by visiting www.newsprogress.com and then clicking on “Rummage Sales” under the logo. Both the hard copy and online listing will come out Wednesday, June 3.
For more information, call the News•Progress office at 217-728-7381.