Harboured Veterans Benefit

•September 2, 2015•

There will be a benefit for the Harboured Veterans organizations at the Sullivan V.F.W. from noon until 2 p.m.Sunday, Sept. 6.

All proceeds will go to veterans of Moultrie County. Live entertainment and free yoga lessons will be offered during the event.

There are no fees, but donations will be accepted.

Rep Shimkus Holds Office Hours Sept. 2 in Sullivan

•August 26, 2015•

Congressman John Shimkus (R-Illinois) will hold open office hours from 11am - 12:30 Wednesday, Sept 2 in the Sullivan City Building, 2 West Harrison.

To schedule an appointment call his Effingham office at (217) 347-7947. Those who cannot attend may contact by mail: 101 North Fourth Street, Suite 303, Effingham, IL 62401.

Bethany Hosts Blood Drive

•August 26, 2015•

The American Red Cross team from Peoria will be at the Bethany Fire House on Route 121 2-6 p.m. September 1 to collect blood from donors. The drive is being sponsored by the Theta Psi Chapter. It takes approximately one hour and blood is desperately needed. To make an appointment, call 217-665-3457.

Primary Petitions Available

•August 26, 2015•

Nominating petitions for candidates planning to run in the March 15, 2016 General Primary Election will be available in Moultrie County Clerk Georgia England’s office Monday, August 31.

The first day to circulate petitions for established political parties and independent candidates is September 1, 2015. Filing period is 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. November 23, 24, and 25 and 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. November 30.

The countywide offices up for nomination are four full year terms for circuit clerk, coroner and state’s attorney; and, four year terms for county board members with four seats available. Precinct committeemen will be elected during the primary as well.

For additional information contact the county clerk’s office at 217-728-4389.


•August 26, 2015•

In the August 12, 2015 of The News Progress there was an error in the “Quick Acting Teens” story on the front page. Firefighter Leighton Burcham’s first name was misspelled. We apologize for the error.

WCTU Reviews Programs

•August 26, 2015•

The East Central Illinois Woman’s Christian Temperance Union will meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday, September 1, in Arcola at the Dutch Kitchen. Woman members and men associates will review the programs for the coming fiscal year. Visitors are welcome to the meeting and to enjoy a delicious noon meal. Further information Call 217 234 9827.