Piano Benefits Relay for Life

•May 4, 2016•

First Christian Church in Sullivan is hosting a piano concert at 7 p.m. May 14 to benefit Moultrie County Relay For Life.

Pianist Tyler Harr, who is a music education major at Eastern Illinois University, will be at the piano. Harr, who has strong roots in Sullivan with grandparents Fred and Carroll Sebens along with his aunts and uncles living in the area, is a junior at EIU and is highly recognized for his musical talents.

Harr is performing in honor of his uncle Kris Sebens who died of cancer May 13, 2013.

First National CEO, President

•April 27, 2016•

Ray Duncan, Chairman of the Board of First National Bank of Sullivan, announced that at the annual stockholder’s meeting March 22 Paul Hrvol was named CEO and Reid Molzen was named president of the bank.

Hrvol, who has been with the bank since 1989, received his B.S. in finance from Eastern Illinois University in 1988 and attended the Stonier Graduate School of Banking at the University of Delaware. He resides in Sullivan with his wife Mickey and their two sons.

Molzen received his B. S. in finance from Millikin University in 1992 and has been with the bank since 1992. He attended the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin. He resides in Sullivan with his wife Christy and their two sons.

Section FFA Officers Elected

•April 27, 2016•

Sullivan High School’s Devin Warren was elected the section FFA vice president and  Jon Gavin the section FFA treasurer for the upcoming year. Brodie Scribner is completing his term as section president. Sullivan

Okaw Valley FFA Chapter Officer Kristy Burford was recently selected to be the Section 16 secretary. Burford will be a senior at Okaw Valley High School and is currently serving as FFA chapter president.

Lovington Rabies Clinic

•April 27, 2016•

The Lovington Revitalization Coalition is offering the annual rabies clinic 12:30-2:30 p.m. Saturday, May 7 at the Lovington Fire Department.

Rabies vaccines for dogs and cats and county tags are available. Micro-chip service is also offered.

For more information contact Susan Gordon at 271-873-7192.

SES Gold Slip Winners

•April 27, 2016•

Sullivan  Elementary School gold slip winners are students who go above and beyond to follow expectations to be safe, be responsible, and be respectful and be here and be ready.

First grader Emerson Risley who asked to be a special friend to a student who needs help getting around the building.

Kindergartner Karson McCoy who noticed another student hadn’t had the chance to participate in his favorite free center, so he let that student take his place. Fifth grader Noel Kruse gave up her place in the breakfast line and had to go to the back of the line so another student could get the breakfast she wanted. Third grader Cameron Crowe (far right) took time (rather than hurrying to leave) to help a student pick up candy that had fallen out of a treat bag while getting on the bus after school.

Open House at Preschool

•April 27, 2016•

Sullivan preschool is holding Open House 6:30-8 p.m. Friday, April 29.

Those interested are invited to tour the facility at 10 Hawthorne Lane in Sullivan while enjoying free pizza and refreshments.

First National CEO, President

•April 27, 2016•

Ray Duncan, Chairman of the Board of First National Bank of Sullivan, announced that at the annual stockholder’s meeting March 22 Paul Hrvol was named CEO and Reid Molzen was named president of the bank.

Hrvol, who has been with the bank since 1989, received his B.S. in finance from Eastern Illinois University in 1988 and attended the Stonier Graduate School of Banking at the University of Delaware. He resides in Sullivan with his wife Mickey and their two sons.

Molzen received his B. S. in finance from Millikin University in 1992 and has been with the bank since 1992. He attended the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin. He resides in Sullivan with his wife Christy and their two sons.

Home Birth Path to Get SS Number

•April 20, 2016•

When a baby is born at home, the midwife (if utilized) or parent(s) must contact the local registrar to document the birth.

The local registrar is often a county clerk or recorder. The registrar will ask for information for the baby’s birth certificate including whether the parent wants to apply for a Social Security number for the baby.

If a parent says “yes,” they need to provide both parents’ Social Security numbers, and the registrar will share the request with the Social Security Administration.

A card for the child will be mailed to the address provided by the parents. If a parent says “no,” information will not be shared with the Social Security Administration, and the parent will have to apply for a Social Security number at a Social Security office in the future.

Red Cross Blood Drive in Bethany

•April 20, 2016•

An American Red Cross blood drive sponsored by Okaw Valley High School Student Council will be held 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, April 27 in the Okaw Valley High School gym in Bethany.

Any healthy individual, age 16 through 75, who meets weight requirements may donate blood. Donors should eat a healthy meal and drink an extra 16 oz. of water and fluids before donating, and they must bring identification showing a picture and a signature.

All blood types are needed, especially Types 0- and 0+. You can save up to 15 minutes when you donate blood by using RapidPass. Visit redcrossblood.org/RapidPass for more information.

For more information regarding the drive or to make an appointment, contact Okaw Valley High School at 665-3631.