Findlay American Legion Auxiliary Surpasses Blood Drive Goal

March 4, 2015

An American Red Cross Blood Drive with a Valentine theme was sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary in Findlay on Wednesday, February 4. The goal for the drive was 17 pints, which was reached and surpassed. A total of 19 pints were collected that day. Connie Dotson was recognized for donating two gallons. The next blood drive will be Monday, April 13 from 2 - 6 at the American Legion Hall in downtown Findlay.

SIUC Announces 2014 Deans List

March 4, 2015

The following local students have been named to Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s fall 2014 deans list: Megan Miller, Arthur; Will Craig and Megan Durbin, both of Bethany; Sarah Auvil and Sloane Lynch, both of Dalton City with 4.0 GPAs; Joel Herron, Findlay and Matthew Keown, Findlay, 4.0 GPA; Ciara Marquis, Lovington; Adam Hostetter, Windsor and Shelby Barker, Cody Carman, Cassidy Daily, Nicole Floyd and Meghan Frost, all of Sullivan. Barker, Daily and Frost earned 4.0 GPAs.

Lovington Public Library Events

March 4, 2015

The Lovington Public Library will host the following events in the early part of March:
Wee Readers Story time
Wee Readers Story time is every Thursday from 10-10:30 a.m. for preschool children who are two years and older. The library is recognizing March as Dr. Seuss month, and the following dates and themes for March are: March 5 is “Cat in the Hat”; March 12 is “Green Eggs and Ham” and “St. Patrick’s Day”; March 19 is “Make a Bird Feeder” and March 26 is “One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish”.
Youth Book Club
Youth Book Blub will be held on Tuesday March 17 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. and is for 4-8th grades. Participants are asked to bring a book to discuss.
Adult Book Club
Adult Book Club will be held on Thursday March 12 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Participants are asked to bring a book to discuss.

Scott State Bank Food Drive Throughout March

March 4, 2015

Scott State Bank in Bethany will be hosting a food drive to benefit the Bethany food pantry throughout the month of March.
Non-perishable food items or paper products may be dropped off during the month; the most needed items include instant potatoes, green beans, apple sauce, spaghetti and sauce, cereals, pancake mix and syrup, flour and sugar, toilet paper, tissues, dish soap, and laundry soap.

Legion to Host Blood Drive March 10

March 4, 2015

The American Red Cross and the American Legion in Sullivan will host a blood drive noon-6 p.m. Tuesday, March 10.
The need for blood is constant. Every unit of blood donated may potentially help up to three people. For an appointment, call drive coordinator Jeri Davis at 273-9456. Walk-ins are welcome, but having an appointment helps ensure that adequate staffing is available and decreases wait time.

Legion to Host Blood Drive March 10

February 25, 2015

The American Red Cross and the American Legion in Sullivan will host a blood drive noon-6 p.m. Tuesday, March 10.
The need for blood is constant. Every unit of blood donated may potentially help up to three people. For an appointment, call drive coordinator Jeri Davis at 273-9456. Walk-ins are welcome, but having an appointment helps ensure that adequate staffing is available and decreases wait time.

Kidde Fire Extinguisher Recall

February 25, 2015

Walter Kidde Portable Equipment Inc. (“Kidde”) in conjunction with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recently announced a voluntary recall to replace certain Kidde black plastic Zytel® nylon valve disposable fire extinguishers. Kidde has sent copies to its retail customers with instructions to post a copy of the safety notice in stores that sold these extinguishers.
This replacement program was initiated because certain disposable fire extinguishers may not fully discharge when the lever is repeatedly pressed and released. The cause is an out-of-specification valve component.
This recall involves Kidde ABC and BC-rated fire extinguishers manufactured between July 23, 2013
and Oct. 15, 2014 and sold between August 2013 and November 2014.
More than 30 models are affected, and all inquiries should be directed to Kidde by calling 1-855-283-7991 or by visiting www.kidde.com to determine whether a certain extinguisher is affected.

Sullivan FFA Petting Zoo Thursday

February 25, 2015

The Sullivan high school FFA Chapter will host their annual FFA petting zoo / open house in the ag classroom and ag shop 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday, February 26. Scovill Zoo will have their mobile zoo present from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.. The public is welcome to attend.

White Elephant Bingo Friday at Lovington Library

February 25, 2015

The Lovington Public Library is hosting a “White Elephant Bingo” 1-3 p.m. Friday February 27.
Adult patrons are asked to bring a “White Elephant” prize that will be given away during this time. Call the library to preregister; in the case of inclement weather the event could be cancelled. For more information call the library at 873-4468.

Godfrey to Speak About First Novel March 2

February 18, 2015

Former Arthur Junior High English and high school speech teacher Judy Godfrey will be in Sullivan Monday, March 2 for the Fortnightly Book Club’s special event as a guest speaker. Godfrey will talk about her first novel titled “Finding Rose”. The event will be held at the Sullivan Elizabeth Titus Library from 6-8 p.m. and will include a book signing.
Godfrey, who currently lives in Branson, Mo., will also have a book signing at the Arthur Public Library 6-8 p.m. Thursday, March 5. The public is invited to both events.