Kiwanis Organizational Meeting Next Thursday

September 17, 2014

Kiwanis International will be holding an organizational meeting 5:30-6:30 p.m. next Thursday, September 25 at the Elizabeth Titus Memorial Library in Sullivan.
The public and those interested in joining a new local Kiwanis club are encouraged to attend. For more information on Kiwanis, visit www.kiwanis.org. or email David Butler at dbutler@tuscolakiwanis.org.

Missions Fundraiser Sept. 13

September 3, 2014

A mission expo/lunch/fundraiser will be held Saturday, September 13 at the Sullivan United Methodist Church from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
A lunch consisting of pulled pork or hot dog, chips, drink and desert will be provided. Donations are appreciated. Displays of missions being done in LaCeibita, Honduras will be presented. Over 80 plan purses made by artisans from Honduras will be on sale as will Honduran made jewelry. All proceeds will be used to fund 2015 missions to LaCeibita, Honduras. For more information call 728-4436.

Benefit for Walk to End Alzheimer’s Saturday

September 3, 2014

Eastview Terrace will be sponsoring a benefit for The Walk to End Alzheimer’s Saturday, September 6, at the VFW in Sullivan.
A pool tournament will be held earlier in the day, and the benefit will begin at 6 pm. A donation will be asked at the door. There will be a pulled pork dinner, 50/50 raffle, a live band (Joshua Dwayne and the Night Train) and a silent auction.
Some items up for grabs include a hand crafted seven foot functioning light house, hand crafted pallet furniture, local art pieces, and various gift certificates and donations from local businesses and vendors. All proceeds will be donated locally to the Walk to End Alzheimer’s in honor of residents. For any questions please contact Lacy Mossman at 728-7367.

Improvements to Begin Sept. 11 on Route 121

September 3, 2014

According to the Illinois Department of Transportation District Seven office, road improvements on a one mile stretch of Illinois Route 121 between Mattoon and Sullivan are set to begin September 11 and take two weeks to complete.
The improvements will include milling the pavement and then resurfacing a section approximately four miles east of Sullivan just south of Mid-State Tank. Both lanes of traffic will be affected with one lane open at all times and both lanes open of an evening.

Buxton’s to Reveal Ribbon Corn Maze Thursday

August 27, 2014

Buxton’s Garden Farm and Flower Shop is encouraging the public to attend the unveiling of a corn maze Thursday with proceeds going to the Moultrie County Relay for Life and, by extension, the American Cancer Society.

Thursday’s unveiling will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a tour of the maze followed by an aerial photo of both the maze and participants.

Those wishing to participate are asked to be at the farm prior to 6:30 p.m. and to wear a purple t-shirt.

Tickets are available for $5 at the event.

For more information or to purchase tickets ahead of Thursday’s preview, call Diane Waggoner at 217-855-9896. If during business hours, leave a message, and your call will be returned.

Men’s Fellowship Breakfast September 13

Solid Rock Chapel in Sullivan will host a men’s fellowship breakfast Saturday, September 13. Doors will open at 7 a.m. for coffee with the free breakfast starting at 8 a.m.

Special guest speaker and accomplished deer hunter Steve Lachenmayr will then give his presentation beginning at 9 a.m. Lachenmayr, who was named Illinois conservation land-owner of the year in 2007, will be offering advice to deer hunters and habitat enthusiasts and sharing his Christian testimony. A drawing will be held for a new Mathews hunting bow from among those in attendance.

Labor Day Deadline

August 20, 2014

With the upcoming Labor Day Holiday (September 1), the NewsProgress is announcing that the deadline for classified and display advertising as well as for legal notices for the September 3 issue will be the preceding Friday at noon.

For more information, call our office at 728-7381.

Free Magic Show Aug. 20

August 13, 2014

Windsor Christian Church will host a free magic show at 5:30 p.m. August 20 and invites the public to attend. Free hotdogs, chips, and drink will be served on a first come first serve basis until gone.  Andrew, the Family Magician will perform a show at 6:30 p.m.

Windsor Christian Church is located at 1101 Broadway.

Red Apple Fire Investigation Further Delayed

August 13, 2014

According to Sullivan fire chief Mike Piper, the state fire marshal’s investigation into the cause of the Red Apple fire from late July was delayed last week because of rain in the area.

The investigation was then further delayed this week due to investigators unable to secure permission from Red Apple ownership to revisit the scene. The Sadikoska family, who owns the restaurant, was expected to be back in the United States late Tuesday after being out of the country during the fire. The investigation looks to continue, if not wrap up, late this week.