Youth Deer Hunt Oct. 11, 12

October 8, 2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will hold a Youth Deer Hunt at Lake Shelbyville on October 11 and 12. The hunt will be conducted in portions of recreation areas previously closed for the season. As a safety precaution Lone Point Campground, excluding the boat ramp and Walleye Group Camp, Coon Creek Campground H Leg and portions of G Leg, and all of Wilborn Creek, Opossum Creek and Whitley Creek Recreation Areas will be closed to vehicle and pedestrian traffic from 2:00 p.m. October 10, 2014 to 7:00 p.m. October 12.

These closings include boat ramps located within Opossum Creek, Wilborn Creek and Whitley Creek Recreation Areas. Ramps remaining open during this period include those in Dam West, Lone Point, Lithia Springs and Bo Wood Recreation Areas, Wolf Creek and Eagle Creek State Parks and all secondary ramps.

For more information contact the Lake Shelbyville Environmental Stewardship Department at (217) 774-3951 ext 7049.

Secretary of State Offices to Close Oct. 13

October 8, 2014

Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White announced that all offices and facilities that are normally open Monday through Friday will be closed Monday, October 13, in observance of Columbus Day.

Driver Services facilities that are normally open Tuesday through Saturday will be closed on Saturday, October 11.

All Driver Services facilities will be open for regular business on Tuesday, October 14.

Chosen Ones in Concert Oct. 19

October 1, 2014

Southern Gospel recoding artist, The Chosen Ones, will be appearing on Sunday, October 19 at 6 p.m. at the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 219 S Lincoln in Bethany.

The Chosen Ones are celebrating 40 years in gospel music, having begun their ministry in 1974. They have sung throughout the United States and abroad, performing over 160 personal appearances annually as well as appearing on Gospel Music Television. They have released over 20 recordings, which have included four national radio releases. Their latest recording, “So Blessed” was released in August 2012. To learn more about heir ministry you can visit

For more information about this event, please contact. M. Smith at 217-433-1014.

Voter Registration Deadline Nearing

October 1, 2014

Moultrie County Clerk Georgia England reminds residents of Moultrie County that the deadline to register to vote or transfer/change registration for the upcoming November 4 general election is Tuesday, October 7. Registration is in the County Clerk’s office on the second floor of the Moultrie County Courthouse in Sullivan 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Registration is also available at all Moultrie County libraries and with the precinct committee persons.

Requirements for registration are:

• U.S. Citizen

• 18 years of age by election day

• Resident of a precinct 30 days prior to election day

• Two forms of identification, one showing registrant’s current address

A few circumstances in which a person would need to re-register or change registration are: (1) a person has married or changed their name. (2) a person has moved to Moultrie County from another jurisdiction [county]. (3) a person has moved within the county, even if it would be next door.

Questions regarding a registration or the upcoming election should be directed to the county clerk’s office at 728-4389 prior to the deadlines.

Uptmor Completes Annual Bike Ride for Library

September 24, 2014

Elizabeth Titus Memorial Library director Clemens Uptmor recently completed the fourth annual bike ride. Uptmor rode the 100 mile course in just under eight hours and raised $950 for the library in the process. Uptmor and the library would like to acknowledge the following sponsors for this year’s ride:

News Progress, Agri-Fab, Sullivan City Council, Elder Appraisals, Sullivan IGA, Highland Real Estate, Dave and Sharon Walker, Ann Wheeler, Mike McLaughlin, Carol Fidroeff, Kathie Price, Sharon Slaughter, Denise Dean, Dawn Becker, Lynn Elder, Carol Elder, Rich and Sue Preston, John and Barb Camren, and Rob Dickens.

Mobile Mammography Available Locally

September 24, 2014

Sarah Bush Lincoln’s Mobile Mammography Services will be at the SBL Sullivan Clinic October 30.

The Mobile Mammography van helps provide mammograms to women who may not otherwise have access to, or be able to afford these life-saving preventive screens. Women who qualify will receive their mammogram free.

Staffed by technologists from the Sarah Bush Lincoln Mammography Department, the mobile mammography van provides digital mammography technology, the same quality services found at the Health Center. All staff members are certified by the American Registry of Radiologic Technology and are further certified in mammography.

To make an appointment for a mammogram on the mobile van, call 1-800-639-5929.

ALAH FFA Alumni to Serve Pork Chop Supper Friday

September 17, 2014

The Arthur-Lovington/Atwood-Hammond FFA Alumni Chapter will serve a pork chop supper prior to the homecoming football game between the ALAH Knights and Sangamon Valley Friday, September 19 in Arthur.
Serving will be from 5 p.m. through halftime at the Merchant’s Building on the Moultrie-Douglas County Fairgrounds adjacent to the football field. The menu will consist of a smoked pork chop dinner with baked beans, cole slaw, dessert and drink or a pork chop sandwich for a fee.
Indoor seating and carryout are available.
Proceeds raised from the pork chop supper help fund FFA activities for the Arthur-Lovington/Atwood-Hammond FFA Chapter.