Benefit for Walk to End Alzheimer’s Saturday

September 3, 2014

Eastview Terrace will be sponsoring a benefit for The Walk to End Alzheimer’s Saturday, September 6, at the VFW in Sullivan.
A pool tournament will be held earlier in the day, and the benefit will begin at 6 pm. A donation will be asked at the door. There will be a pulled pork dinner, 50/50 raffle, a live band (Joshua Dwayne and the Night Train) and a silent auction.
Some items up for grabs include a hand crafted seven foot functioning light house, hand crafted pallet furniture, local art pieces, and various gift certificates and donations from local businesses and vendors. All proceeds will be donated locally to the Walk to End Alzheimer’s in honor of residents. For any questions please contact Lacy Mossman at 728-7367.

Improvements to Begin Sept. 11 on Route 121

September 3, 2014

According to the Illinois Department of Transportation District Seven office, road improvements on a one mile stretch of Illinois Route 121 between Mattoon and Sullivan are set to begin September 11 and take two weeks to complete.
The improvements will include milling the pavement and then resurfacing a section approximately four miles east of Sullivan just south of Mid-State Tank. Both lanes of traffic will be affected with one lane open at all times and both lanes open of an evening.

Buxton’s to Reveal Ribbon Corn Maze Thursday

August 27, 2014

Buxton’s Garden Farm and Flower Shop is encouraging the public to attend the unveiling of a corn maze Thursday with proceeds going to the Moultrie County Relay for Life and, by extension, the American Cancer Society.

Thursday’s unveiling will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a tour of the maze followed by an aerial photo of both the maze and participants.

Those wishing to participate are asked to be at the farm prior to 6:30 p.m. and to wear a purple t-shirt.

Tickets are available for $5 at the event.

For more information or to purchase tickets ahead of Thursday’s preview, call Diane Waggoner at 217-855-9896. If during business hours, leave a message, and your call will be returned.

Men’s Fellowship Breakfast September 13

Solid Rock Chapel in Sullivan will host a men’s fellowship breakfast Saturday, September 13. Doors will open at 7 a.m. for coffee with the free breakfast starting at 8 a.m.

Special guest speaker and accomplished deer hunter Steve Lachenmayr will then give his presentation beginning at 9 a.m. Lachenmayr, who was named Illinois conservation land-owner of the year in 2007, will be offering advice to deer hunters and habitat enthusiasts and sharing his Christian testimony. A drawing will be held for a new Mathews hunting bow from among those in attendance.

Labor Day Deadline

August 20, 2014

With the upcoming Labor Day Holiday (September 1), the NewsProgress is announcing that the deadline for classified and display advertising as well as for legal notices for the September 3 issue will be the preceding Friday at noon.

For more information, call our office at 728-7381.

Free Magic Show Aug. 20

August 13, 2014

Windsor Christian Church will host a free magic show at 5:30 p.m. August 20 and invites the public to attend. Free hotdogs, chips, and drink will be served on a first come first serve basis until gone.  Andrew, the Family Magician will perform a show at 6:30 p.m.

Windsor Christian Church is located at 1101 Broadway.

Red Apple Fire Investigation Further Delayed

August 13, 2014

According to Sullivan fire chief Mike Piper, the state fire marshal’s investigation into the cause of the Red Apple fire from late July was delayed last week because of rain in the area.

The investigation was then further delayed this week due to investigators unable to secure permission from Red Apple ownership to revisit the scene. The Sadikoska family, who owns the restaurant, was expected to be back in the United States late Tuesday after being out of the country during the fire. The investigation looks to continue, if not wrap up, late this week.

New Youth Ministry in Lovington

August 13, 2014

Lovington Assembly of God is launching a new youth group, Impact Youth Ministry, which will meet 6:30-8 p.m. every Thursday beginning August 21

Impact Youth Ministry is a time when teenagers in sixth through 12th grade may come together to fellowship, worship, and grow in their faith in Christ. Impact’s focus is through discipleship by enabling and equipping this generation of teens to come to know God in a real, tangible, life-changing way and to be a powerful witness to the people with whom they interact.

For more information contact the church office at 873-8791.

Rauner in Sullivan Sunday

August 13, 2014

Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner will be in Sullivan this Sunday.

Hosted by the Moultrie County Republican Central Committee, a meet and greet will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday at TnT Pizzeria. Rauner, who is running for Illinois Governor against incumbent Pat Quinn, will be joined by US Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL-15).

The public is welcome to attend.

Back To School Blood Drive in Findlay Aug. 11

August 6, 2014

The Findlay American Legion will host an American Red Cross blood drive 2-6 p.m. Monday August 11 at the Findlay American Legion Hall. Every donor may pick a school supply for personal use or to donate to kids in the Okaw Valley School District.

Since May, the Red Cross has experienced a shortfall of almost 80,000 donations, potentially affecting patients in need. As a result, blood donations are urgently needed.

Refreshments will be served.