Adam’s Road in Concert Aug. 13

July 30, 2014

The Christian, non-profit musical ministry Adam’s Road will be in concert August 13 at Solid Rock Chapel in Sullivan.

Music and testimony will begin at 7 p.m. and is free of charge for the public. Solid Rock Chapel is located at 1213 East Jackson in Sullivan. For more information about the group, visit

Start of School Information

Area schools will begin on the following days:


Aug. 14-Full Day
SES: 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
SMS/SHS:8:14 a.m.-3:15 p.m.

Okaw Valley

Aug. 14-Teacher Institute
Aug. 15-Half Day
8-11:30 a.m.
Aug. 18-Full Day
8 a.m.-3:18 p.m.


Aug. 29-Dismissal at 2:15 p.m.
Sept. 2-Full Day
8:15 a.m.-3:13 p.m.

IGA Cookout Benefit for McFadden Family

July 23, 2014

A fundraiser cookout will be held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. July 26 at the IGA in Sullivan to raise money for the McFadden family of Warrensburg, whose son Gabriel Thomas Buchanan, a 2014 Warrensburg-Latham graduate, recently died.

Mother Johna McFadden is the current community relations coordinator at Mason Point in Sullivan.

The cookout will feature ribeye or pork chop sandwich, chips, and a drink. Donations may be sent to Mason Point.

For more information, contact Mason Point at 728-4394.

SOV High School Football Camp July 21

July 16, 2014

The Sullivan-Okaw Valley football camp will begin July 21 at Sullivan high school and run through the 24th.

It will go from 7-9:15 a.m. each day with the youth football camp to follow from 10-11:30 a.m.

For more information, contact the high school at 728-8381.

Blood Drive July 15 in Sullivan

The American Red Cross and Sullivan American Legion Post 68 will sponsor a blood drive 11:45 a.m.-6 p.m. July 15  at the Sullivan American Legion located at 8 West Strain in Sullivan. During the summer months, blood supplies are desperately needed.

For an appointment, call Jeri Davis, drive coordinator, at 273-9456. Walk-ins are welcome, but an appointment will ensure adequate staffing is available and wait time is reduced.

2014 Fourth of July Carnival Hours

The Fourth of July Carnival is in town and will open Wednesday, July 2 at 5 p.m.

The carnival will run through July 5 and open at 5 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday. Friday, the carnival will open at 1 p.m. and on Saturday, 3 p.m. According to Mike Keown of the Sullivan American Legion, the carnival will continue to stay open as long as people are in attendance each of the four days.

Arm-band specials are available each day of the carnival for $20 and are good for one day only.

NP Closed Friday

July 2, 2014

In observation of the Fourth of July, the News•Progress office will be closed Friday.

The NP will reopen Monday with normal business hours resuming. Call 728-7381 for any questions concerning Friday’s closure.

Disaster Drill to be held during Mo-Do Fair

The Douglas County Emergency Management Agency (DCEMA) and the Douglas County Health Department (DCHD) will conduct a drill at the Moultrie-Douglas County Fairgrounds 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. July 10. The drill is being conducted to meet state emergency and disaster requirements. Emergency response and communication will be tested as part of the drill. In the event of a real emergency, fair attendees should proceed to the Mobile Command Unit located on the west side of the fairgrounds to request assistance.

Hammond FD Hosting Annual Fourth of July Breakfast

The Hammond Fire Department will hold their annual 4th of July pancake and sausage breakfast on Friday, July 4, from 6-10 a.m. at the firehouse, 103 East 3rd Street.

This is an annual fundraiser breakfast for the fire department. Cost is by donation.

There will also be a 50/50 raffle. Equipment will also be on display.

All proceeds from the breakfast will go towards purchasing new firefighting/rescue tools and equipment.