Hearts and Hands at Home Community Wellness Fair April 25

April 8, 2015

A wellness fair for the mind, body, and spirit promoting abundant living centered in a healthy lifestyle will be held from 9-11 a.m. Saturday April 25 at the Sullivan First United Methodist Church.
According to event organizers, “The event will include on site pharmacists for medication questions, licensed nurses performing health screenings, community resources promoting healthy living, and lifestyle education that is consistent with the gospel and the teaching of Jesus Christ.”
Participants are encouraged to bring current medications, or a list of medications, to the event for one-on-one time with a pharmacist.

Mobile License Renewal Unit at Sullivan Library April 16

April 8, 2015

Secretary of State Jesse White, in cooperation with Elizabeth Titus Memorial Library in Sullivan, 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 library, located at 2 West Water in Sullivan, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 16.
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: http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/publications/pdf_publications/dsd_x173.pdf.

American Red Cross Blood Drive in Findlay

April 8, 2015

An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held in Findlay 2-6 p.m. Monday, April 13 at the Findlay American Legion Hall hosted by the Findlay American Legion Auxiliary. The theme will be Celebrate Spring! It’s time to get out and start off this spring by helping others in need. A donation may help save up to three lives and takes only about an hour. To schedule an appointment, visit redcrossblood.org – Sponsor code: AmLegionFindlay.

Lovington Public Library News for April

April 1, 2015

Bob Ross Painting Class

The Bob Ross painting class will be held at the Lovington Library on Saturday April 11 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. There is a cost, which includes everything, minus lunch and a roll of paper towels which participants are asked to bring. Preregistration is required by Thursday April 9 at 1 p.m. The public is encouraged to take note the change to the second Saturday and not the third Saturday.

Movie Monday

With school out for spring break the Lovington Library will host a Movie Monday with free popcorn on Monday, April 6 from 1-3 p.m. No preregistration is required.

Youth Book Club

Youth in 4-8th grades are invited to come to the Youth Book Club meetings on Tuesday April 7 and Tuesday April 21 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. New games will be featured at each meeting such as “Boost Your Memory Skills”, “Silly Sentence Game” and “Which is the Correct Meaning of a Word”? Those planning on attending are reminded to not forget to bring a book to discuss.

National Library Week

National Library Week is being celebrated at the Lovington Library April 12-April 18. The library is excited to have a local Lovington author Peggy Larson come in to read her book, “The Visitors of Pompadour” beginning at 6:30 p.m. A dragon craft and refreshments will then follow. There will also be sign-ups for prizes throughout the week to celebrate reading, so stop in and visit the library.

Free Blood Pressure Check & White Elephant Bingo

The Moultrie County Health Department will be conducting free blood pressure checks from 12:45-1:15 p.m. at the library on Friday April 24 and then a white Elephant Bingo will be held from 1-3 p.m. for adults. Participants are asked to bring a white elephant prize to contribute to the prize table.

Health Screenings April 16 in Sullivan

March 25, 2015

SBL Lincolnland Home Care and Lincolnland Hospice will conduct a free blood pressure clinic from 8:30 to 9 a.m. on Thursday, April 16 at the Senior Center, Sullivan. For more information, call Lincolnland Home Care at 1-800-879-3212.
SBL Lincolnland Home Care, Lincolnland Hospice and Lincolnland Home Medical will sponsor bingo from 9 – 10 a.m. following the blood pressure clinic.
Please note: If the schools are closed due to adverse weather, the senior center will also be closed.

Lovington Library Silent Auction and Bingo

March 25, 2015

The Lovington Public Library is again holding a “Spring Silent Auction” that will start on Monday March 23 at 10 a.m. thru Thursday April 2 at 1 p.m. Patrons that come into the library may put down a bid for any or all of the nine baked items that will be displayed by a picture at this time. The patron that writes down the top bid by Thursday April 2 at 1 p.m. will be called that same afternoon and may then pick the baked item up on Saturday April 4 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
All monies raised by the silent auction will be put toward summer program activities.
Another event that the library will host is a free blood pressure check on Friday March 27.
The Moultrie County Health Department will be providing the checks from 12:45-1:15 for anyone who would like to stop by the library. Those attending are also encouraged to bring a white elephant prize and play Bingo from 1-3 p.m. For more information call the Lovington Library at 873-4468.

Extended Hours For Absentee And Early Voting, Grace Period Registration, Voting This Saturday

March 25, 2015

Moultrie County Clerk Georgia England will hold special Saturday hours Saturday, March 28 for absentee and early voting and for grace period registration and voting (grace period is for individuals who have moved or changed name and need to transfer/update their registration, or for individuals who are not registered to vote, to actually register with valid identification.  Grace period registrants must vote at the time of registration if they wish to vote in this election; they cannot vote at the polls this election.)
The county clerk’s office will be open for special Saturday hours for absentee/early/grace voting only 9 a.m-noon Saturday March 28.  The clerk’s office will also remain open for absentee voting until 5 p.m. Monday April 6.

Lady Red to Compete Friday

March 25, 2015

The SOV girls’ track team will compete at the Illinois Top Times indoor meet Friday in Bloomington. There, the team is top ranked in several events, including Amanda McClain in the 200m (1st), 400m (1st), and long jump (2nd). Emily Neuhauser will enter ranked third in both the 60m and 200m, and the 4x200 relay team is ranked fifth.
Be sure to look in next week’s News•Progress for results.

2015 Easter Egg Hunts and Celebrations

March 25, 2015

Below are various upcoming area Easter egg hunts and celebrations:
• First Christian Church in Bethany will host an egg hunt  Saturday April 4 at 10 a.m.
• New Life Church in Sullivan will host an egg hunt  Sunday April 5 at 9 a.m. and will be open to those ages two through fifth grade. There will also be a real bunny give away and a springtime petting zoo.
• Petersen Health Care will have their annual Easter Carnival at Sullivan Rehabilitation & Health Care, Saturday, April 4 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. The egg hunt will be at 1 p.m.. This free carnival will include a petting zoo, pony rides, bounce house and big slide, face painting, and a cake walk. There will be hot dogs, sno cones, popcorn, and more for sale as well.
• The Sullivan fire district will hold its annual Easter egg hunt Sunday, April 5 at Wyman Park in Sullivan starting at 3 p.m. There will be five age groups including: 0-1, 2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9, 10-11.
• The Sullivan Church of God will host its annual children’s ministry Easter party Wednesday, April 1 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. There will be games, activities, teachings, and food. There will also be a glow in the dark Easter egg hunt.

Upcoming Easter Services 2015

March 25, 2015

Below are area church services that will mark the Easter holiday, including Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter Sunday.

Solid Rock Chapel in Sullivan
Community Good Friday Service  7 p.m.

First Christian Church in Sullivan
Maundy Thursday 6 p.m.
Good Friday prayer vigil 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Easter Sunday school 9 a.m., service 10 a.m.

Smyser Christian Church in Gays
Easter Sunday Services 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m.

Sullivan Church of God
Maundy Thursday at 6:30 p.m.
Easter Sunrise Service at Mason Point Knight Building 6:30 a.m.
Easter Sunday school 9 a.m., service 10 a.m.

First Christian Church in Bethany
Good Friday, 6 p.m.
Easter service, 10 a.m.

Elim Springs Church of Jesus Christ
Easter sunrise service, 6:30 a.m.

Faith Lutheran Church in Sullivan
Maundy Thursday service, 7 p.m.
Good Friday Tenebrae service, 7 p.m.
Saturday service, April 4, 5 p.m.
Easter Sunday bible class 9 a.m., service 10 a.m.

New Life Church in Sullivan
Sunday service,  9 a.m.

Sullivan Southern Baptist Church
Maundy Thursday, 7 p.m.
Easter Sunday bible study 9:30 a.m., service 10:30 a.m.

Allenville Christian Church
Easter Sunday service 10 a.m.

First United Methodist Church in Sullivan
Maundy Thursday, April 2, 7 p.m. reenactment of the Last Supper
Easter Sunday services at 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m.