Text Scam Makes Rounds

•September 21, 2016•

Sullivan Chief of Police John Love would like to alert citizens of the latest scam reported by area residents.

According to Chief Love some Sullivan residents have received text messages which leave a number to call.

When the person calls the number, they are asked for their card account number in order to verify identity.

Love warned this is just another method of identity theft, and residents shouldn’t respond to the text.

Sullivan Participates in Life Chain

•September 21, 2016•

The churches in Sullivan would like to invite the public to participate in the National Life Chain.

Life Chain is a peaceful presentation of prayer and the display of signs for passing motorists such as, “Abortion Kills Children”, “Adoption -The Loving Option”, “Jesus Forgives And Heals”, “Pray To End Abortion”, “Abortion Hurts Women” and others.

The event will be held 2-3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2. Participants should meet at 1:45 at the corner of Jackson and Hamilton streets.

There have been testimonies across the nation of woman changing their minds about having an abortion after seeing the display. That means a life was saved.

Those unable to stand that long may bring lawn chairs. Church groups are welcome. Those with questions may call a Life Chain committee member at 217-232-8881.

SS Mobile Unit At Sullivan

•September 21, 2016•

Secretary of State Jesse White, in cooperation with Sullivan Library, is offering drivers a chance to renew their driver’s license or vehicle registration. White’s mobile unit will be available at the Sullivan Library, located at 2 West Water in Sullivan, on October 20 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

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, call 217-782-7044 or visit the Illinois Secretary of States website at: www.cyberdriveillinois.com/publications/pdf_publications/dsd_x173.pdf.

Sparrows Toy Run is Saturday

•September 21, 2016•

Sparrows of Lovington is celebrating 20 years of giving.

Sparrow’s Toy Run begins with registration at Rusty’s Bar in LaPlace on Sept. 24.

Sign up is from 11 a.m. until noon when free food is provided. Sign up fee is a toy.

From there stops include Wayside in Pesotum (food available for purchase); Ivesdale Tavern; West End in Bement; Hammond Pub (free food) and final stop Jerry’s East End in Lovington (free food).

All toys donated will benefit Lovington families. For more information contact Pam Anklam at  201-0662 or Jessica Mercer at 620-7579.

Sullivan Legion Free Legal

•September 14, 2016•

Sullivan American Legion Post 68 is hosting a free legal advice seminarWednesday, September 17 for all veterans.

Land of Lincoln Legal assistance representative Leah Engle will be on hand to offer veterans free legal advice.

Breakfast will be served at 8 a.m. with the meeting starting at 9 a.m. All veterans are encouraged to attend.

Certification Class For Foodservice Managers

•September 14, 2016•

There will be another foodservice sanitation manager’s certification course offered 8 a.m.-5 p.m. September 19 at ILEAS Training Center, (former Champaign Co Nursing Home), 1701 E Main St. in Urbana. An exam will immediately follow.  Class is also available online. New two-hour food handler class offered at svilleco.com There are charges for the courses.

To register, contact Sue Summerville, 217-684-2435.

Sullivan Alumni Celebrate 47

•September 14, 2016•

Sullivan group meets here to celebrate 47 years of Sullivan alumni friendships.

Many past attendees and graduates of Sullivan schools from all over the country will gather in Sullivan Oct. 8 to celebrate the 47th annual alumni dinner and the friendships that developed by attending and graduating from Sullivan schools.

Designed to work together with Sullivan homecoming activities, the dinner and celebration will be held at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 8 at Sullivan VFW.

Sponsored by the Sullivan Alumni Association, the association’s president Jeani Taylor said “the group’s constant goal is to nurture and grow friendships and memories each year by bringing attendees and graduates back together to maintain those lifelong ties.”

This year’s dinner and celebration will also pay tribute to the late J. Harold Jones, a Sullivan math teach who was named Illinois “Teacher of the Year” in 1964 and was also voted at last year’s alumni meeting as “a favorite memorable teacher”. Robert Priddy, a 1959 graduate and well-know historian, humorist and broadcaster, will be master of ceremonies. Ted Walk, principal of Sullivan Middle School, will update the attendees on the current status of Sullivan schools.

Dress will be casual. A social hour is scheduled, and the dinner/program will start at approximately 5:30. Seating is limited, but some tickets for Sullivan attendees, graduates and their spouses are still available and may be purchased by calling Taylor at 728-7896 (jlhight@Yahoo.com) or Barbara Kirk at 797-6467 (Bkirk25@Hotmail.com).

Media contact is Ralph Kirk, 217-797-6467 or Ralphk@Frontiernet.net

Civil War Camps Featured

•September 14, 2016•

The Moultrie County Historical and Genealogical Society will hold their monthly general meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15 in the Heritage Center in Sullivan.

The topic of the evening will be Camp Butler and Camp Douglas of Illinois during the Civil War. Joe Pound will bring the history of both camps and open up what most of us do not know about these camps, especially Camp Douglas.

The public is always invited to the general meetings, and refreshments will be served during the social hour following the program.

IGA Round Up Anniversary Approaches

•September 7, 2016•

Round five of the Moutrie County Food Pantry “Round Up”  is October 30 through November 5.

Sullivan IGA is teaming up with the C.E.F.S. food pantry for the fifth year, giving people in the community a chance to give a little by rounding up their grocery bill to the next dollar.

The little bit given by everyone during the “Round Up” goes a long way toward helping the Moultrie County Food Pantry feed less fortunate families.

Moultrie County Food Pantry, CEFS community outreach is important when family budgets get tight.

On average the Moultrie County Food Pantry servers 140 boxes of food per month, helping nearly 400 members of the community.

Anyone in need, who lives in Moultrie County, is welcome to visit the pantry every 30 days.

Each food box contains items to help prepare meals for five days.

Boxes are valued at $75 plus families may qualify for two to six pounds of meat, depending on the number in the family. The food pantry distributes 100 pounds of ground beef in one week.

This vital community role is made possible through the generosity of donors and volunteers.