Findlay Farmers Market Resumes Saturday

•July 8, 2015•

After taking a break for the Fourth of July holiday, farmer market activities will resume Saturday July 11 in Findlay, at which F.L.I.P. will be hosting a Flea Market in addition to the regular farmers’ market activities. Scott Buxton of Bethany will also be in attendance serving Belgian waffles in the morning and polish sausage and burgers in the afternoon.
If interested in being a market vendor contact Hannah Robinson at to learn more. As always the market activities will take place at the Ole’ Country Church, 108 N. Main in Findlay.

Alcohol Seller/Server Training July 9 in Bethany

July 1, 2015

The American Legion in Bethany will host a beverage alcohol sellers and servers education and training class (BASSET) July 9 beginning at 1 p.m.
The class is mandatory for those selling or serving alcohol in Bethany per village ordinance. Upon completion, the certificate is good for three years.
The class will train participants on how to spot fake identification cards as well as how to determine whether a patron has consumed too much alcohol and how to legally deny further service.
Preregistration is not required for the class, but it is strongly encouraged. To preregister, call the Bethany village hall at 665-3351. The class, which will be conducted by the Illinois Liquor Control Commission office, is free. For more information, call the village hall or mayor Bill Ashley at 737-5899 or by visiting the Illinois Liquor Control Commission at

Scrambler Results 7.1.15

July 1, 2015

Competing at Timberlake Golf Course Monday, June 23, the team of Adam Dillard, Clint Marshall, Bill Hubbartt and Steve Effner finished first with an 8-under par. Taking second with a 5-under par was the team of Chad Palmer, Steve Nickerson, Kevin Elder and Gage Elder.

Sullivan Natives Make Dean’s List

July 1, 2015

Benedictine University at Springfield recently announced its Dean’s Recognized List, which includes part-time students who achieve a 3.5 grade point average or above. Making the list included Kari Marie Burnett of Lovington and Amanda J. Dickens-Montgomery of Sullivan.

Some Tax Bills Rejected by USPS

July 1, 2015

The Moultrie County treasurer’s office has reported several real estate tax bills being returned to their office despite having the correct address on file.
Treasurer Marcy Thompson is encouraging all county property owners that if they have not received their tax bill by now, that he or she should contact the treasurer’s office at 728-4032.

Fourth of July Carnival and Celebration 2015

July 1, 2015

The Sullivan Area Merchants and Sullivan American Legion Post No. 68 will be sponsoring this year’s Fourth of July Celebration in Sullivan.
The activities began Tuesday, June 30 with the carnival opening. Hours for the carnival will be 5-10 p.m. through Friday July 3.
On Saturday, July 4, the celebration will begin with the parade at noon followed by turtle races at 2 p.m. and the watermelon eating contest and sack races at 3 p.m. The carnival will also open early, immediately after the parade’s conclusion.
The celebration will culminate Saturday night with the fireworks display scheduled to begin at 9:30 p.m.

Strasburg Talent Show Seeking Skills in 50 Mile Radius

June 24, 2015

Contestants for the Strasburg Lion’s Club Homecoming Talent Show are being sought within a 50 mile radius of Strasburg. The event is scheduled  for Friday, July 10, at the Strasburg park and will begin at 7 p.m.  There will be two age groups: 14 and older and 13 and younger.  Prize money will be awarded for first, second, and third places for each age group.
There is no entry fee. Those interested in performing should contact Marlene Wirth at 217-728-4373 by July 8.

Scovill Petting Zoo in Findlay Saturday

June 23, 2015

The Scovill Petting Zoo is headed to Findlay. This Saturday, June 27 at the Findlay Mini Park, Scovill's animals will be there and ready to meet the public from 9-11 a.m. The public is not only encouraged to visit the petting zoo, but also to check out the Findlay Farmers' Market located right across from the Findlay Mini Park.

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