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.
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.
A youth football camp will be held for kids entering 5-8 grade from July 21-24, 10-11:30 a.m. at the SHS practice field.
Application forms may be picked up at the SHS office and must be returned by July 9.
For more information, contact the high school office at 728-8311.
June 25, 2014
State Representative Adam Brown will host regularly scheduled office hours in Sullivan starting Friday July 11 and every second Friday of the month thereafter.
“In order to better serve the citizens of our community, I think it is imperative to hear your thoughts and concerns as we move Illinois forward,” Brown explained. “A staff person or I will be on hand to listen to any issue you may have regarding my office or state government.”
Representative Brown or a member of his staff will be in Sullivan from 9-10:30 a.m. at the Moultrie County Farm Bureau in Sullivan.
Those unable to attend in person may call his district office at (217) 607-5104 or email Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The ministry group Caring Christians is doing a fundraiser breakfast from 7-10 a.m. this Saturday.12
The last fundraiser raised approximately $800 and is used to make weekend snack bags for students at Lovington grade school. Last year the church was able to make 25 bags a week, and next year’s goal is 50.
The breakfast will consist of biscuits and gravy, fruit, sausage, a waffle bar, eggs, juice, milk and coffee for a donation.
The Lovington Public Library district has announced the retirement of library director Suzy Saunders effective June 30, following 20 years of service.
An open house is planned for Saturday, June 21, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the library. The public is invited to stop in and wish Saunders a happy retirement.
Punch and cookies will be served.
For more information contact the library at 217-873-4468.
There will be a fundraiser June 21 from 3-9:30 p.m. at Sliderz in Decatur to raise funds to finish the home of Debbie and Ralph Yowell. Ralph Yowell recently passed after being diagnosed with cancer.
Central Illinois Public Transit (CIPT) will be hosting an Advisory Council Meeting at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 8. The meeting will be held in the small meeting room at Elizabeth Titus Memorial Library in Sullivan. It is open to the public and all are encouraged to attend and to voice their transportation needs, concerns with the program, and suggestions on how CIPT can better serve its community. Transportation to the meeting is available by calling 1/855-755-2478 at least 24 hours in advance.
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Sullivan water plant maintenance ongoing
According to Sullivan health and safety commissioner Bill Hagen routine maintenance at the water treatment plant has led some city patrons to experience discolored water and odor.
The yellow tint is iron that due to maintenance of a juncture of pipes and valves, is unable to be filtered out as normal. The Sullivan water tower, which was recently repainted, was also put back online Monday. However, Hagen said the levels of iron in the water supply resulting from the maintenance and water tower are still safe to consume.
The commissioner says he hopes to complete the maintenance work in the next few weeks.
For more information or questions, contact the Sullivan city building at 728-4383
Below are area high school valedictorians and salutatorians: