Mobile Mammography Aug. 20

•July 29, 2015•

Sarah Bush Lincoln’s Mobile Mammography Services will be at SBL Sullivan Clinic August 20.

The Mobile Mammography van helps provide mammograms to women who may not otherwise have access to, or be able to afford these life-saving preventive screens. Women who qualify will receive their mammogram free.

The mobile mammography van is available to all women regardless of their financial status. Women with insurance that covers their yearly mammogram are also welcome.

To make an appointment for a mammogram on the mobile van, call 1-800-639-5929.

Youth Scavenger Hunt Saturday in Sullivan

•July 29, 2015•

A youth scavenger hunt will be held at 9 a.m. this Saturday in Sullivan.

Organized by Jeri Davis, the hunt will be open to those ages 12 and under. An adult is asked to be present to supervise any child participating.

The hunt will officially begin after clues for the 15 or so treasurers’ whereabouts are posted at 9 a.m. on the Facebook page, “Sullivan Scavenger Hunts  -  Sullivan IL” .

Prizes will not be hidden inside businesses, but rather outside in the open in a square area consisting of Park Drive (north boundary), Water Street (south boundary), Worth Street (east boundary), and Pierce Street (west boundary).

Participants are asked to claim no more than one prize per child. Prizes will appear in the form of a white envelope. Inside, a phone number will be listed for the individual who donated the prize. Scavengers are asked to call the number to not only claim the prize but to also establish a meeting place and time for which to receive their prize.

Participants are asked to be respectful of property. Sullivan police have been made aware of Saturday’s scavenger hunt and will keep an eye out for scavengers.

If any prizes remain unclaimed as of noon Saturday, more clues on their whereabouts will be posted to the Facebook page.

Some of the prizes include a bicycle, movie certificates, and gift certificates to local restaurants as well as cash prizes.

For more information, visit the Facebook page at or call Davis at 273-9456. If Saturday’s scavenger hunt is a success, Davis says a similar hunt may be organized for older children in the future.

Free Mulch

•July 22, 2015•

The city of Mattoon has an abundance of ground mulch to be given away to any persons requesting bulk quantities. City workers will be on site to load bulk mulch quantities. Call 235-5171 for more information or to schedule a loading date.

Tree Stand Permits Available for 2015-2016 Season

•July 22, 2015•

Lake Shelbyville ‘s tree stand policy for this year will remain the same as it was last season. The policy allows hunters to leave one stand up for the season (“seasonal tree stand”) and/or utilize a “roving” stand that can be left up for a period not to exceed a break in use greater than 72 hours - the length of a three-day weekend. Seasonal tree stands may be placed two weeks prior to archery season and must be removed within two weeks of archery season ending. The final day of archery season is January 17, 2016.
Hunters wishing to purchase a seasonal tree stand permit must present a valid hunting license before a permit will be issued. Seasonal and roving tree stand permits may be obtained from the Lake Shelbyville Project Office Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Bo Wood, Coon Creek or Lithia Springs fee booths during operating hours. Roving tree stand permits, which are free of charge, may also be obtained in Sullivan at Ace Hardware or Howy’s Lakeside Gas Station located five miles south of Sullivan on Highway 32.
Hunters utilizing ladder stands are encouraged to purchase a seasonal permit. A roving permit is designed for the mobile hunter and requires the hunter to remove the stand from the woods if there is a break in use greater than 72 hours. While a ladder stand could be utilized in this manner, due to their size and weight they are not considered very portable. Because of this, numerous citations are issued every season to hunters placing roving permit stickers on ladder stands and failing to remove them when not in use. The expense associated with a citation for failure to comply with posted restrictions is $75.00, which is approximately 2.5 years worth of seasonal permits.
For additional information concerning the Lake Shelbyville tree stand policy, contact the Environmental Stewardship Department at (217) 774-3951, ext. 7049.

Monday Night Scrambler Results

Competing at Timberlake Golf Course Monday, July 6, the team of Ron Saddoris, Kevin Manship, Mike Tipsword, and Adam Dillard finished first with a 7-under par. Taking second with a 4-under par  was the team of Dustin Berry, Jim Underwood, Jerry Lane, and Joey Fultz. Third place went to the team of Cole Russell, Shane Russell, Dave Chappel, and Heath Sims, also shooting a combined 4-under par.

Public Warned About Scams Throughout Sullivan

•July 15, 2015•

Sullivan police John Love is asking the public to be extra-careful given a variety of mail scams that have occurred recently in Sullivan.
Love said that just this week, his department has had several individuals report being solicited by what SPD has since been able to determine are scams.
“We just ask people to please not do anything until you have verified it,” said Love. “Check with a bank or with us.”
Sullivan police may be reached at 728-4351.

Additional LLC Graduates Announced

•July 15, 2015•

Additional graduates received their degrees and certificates after the completion of the spring semester 2015 at Lake Land College. Area graduates included: Brandon Cook, Sullivan, AAS Automotive Technology; and Jessica Clotfelter, Windsor,  AA, Liberal Arts.

Moultrie-Sullivan Fair July 24-25

•July 15, 2015•

The 67th annual Moultrie-Sullivan fair will be held on July 24 and 25 at the Moultrie County 4-H Center.
Junior projects and jr. beef will be shown on Friday and sheep, swine, and horses along with flowers, vegetables, visual arts, and poultry and rabbits will be shown on Saturday. The Moultrie-Douglas 4-H horse show will be exhibited as well as on Saturday. For more information, contact Dale Crawford at 728-8991 or online at Fairbooks are available at the Moultrie-Douglas extension office in Arthur as well as at the Moultrie County Farm Bureau office in Sullivan.

SOV Football Camp Monday

•July 15, 2015•

Two SOV football camps will begin Monday, July 20.
A camp open to high schoolers will run from 7-9:15 a.m., followed by a youth camp for 5-8 grades from 10-11:30 a.m. Monday-Thursday.
The camps will be held at the high school practice field. Camp applications are still being accepted and may be found at the high school office. For more information, call the high school at 728-8311.

Mobile Drivers Services Coming to Sullivan July 16

•July 8, 2015•

Secretary of State Jesse White, in cooperation with Sullivan Library, is offering drivers a chance to renew their driver’s license or vehicle registration renewal sticker, obtain a duplicate or corrected license, or obtain an Illinois identification card. White’s mobile unit will be available at the Sullivan Library, located at 2 West Water in Sullivan, on July 16 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
“I am pleased to work with the Sullivan Library to bring my office’s services directly to the people,” said White. “This is another example of how my office continues to use technology as an ally to improve upon the delivery of services to Illinois residents.”
An applicant renewing a current Illinois driver’s license or identification card need only present a current valid driver’s license or identification card. If the applicant is applying for either a duplicate or corrected driver’s license or identification card the applicant must present two forms of identification. To find out what documents are considered acceptable identification, please call 217-782-7044 or visit the Illinois Secretary of States website at: