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.

LLC Livestock Judging Scholarship Recipient

August 6, 2014

The Lake Land College Livestock Judging Team recently announced freshman scholarship recipients for the upcoming school year.
Zachary Day of Lovington was one of several to earn a scholarship.
To learn more about the Livestock Judging Team at Lake Land College, contact coach Ryan Orrick at (217) 234-5360 or

Lovington Library Seeking GED Interest

The Lovington Library is seeking local interest on attending GED classes in the near future.

According to the library’s director Darlene Barlow, the library currently has two to three individuals interested in attending a GED class at the library, but Lake Land College, who instructs the class, requires six to eight individuals before the class is established.

If interested, call the Lovington Library before August 15 at 873-4468.

Red Apple Fire Investigation Still Ongoing

According to Sullivan fire chief Mike Piper, the investigation into the cause of a fire that destroyed the Red Apple Family Restaurant last Tuesday is ongoing.

SFD investigator Kenny Graven is conducting an in-house investigation on the fire in addition to the state fire marshal.

Piper said that both investigations hope to wrap up by the end of this week.

Health Screenings Aug. 21 in Sullivan

SBL Lincolnland Home Care and Lincolnland Hospice will conduct a free blood pressure clinic 8:30-9 a.m. Thursday, August 21 at the Senior Center in Sullivan. For more information call Lincolnland Home Care at 1-800-879-3212.

SBL Lincolnland Home Care, Lincolnland Hospice and Lincolnland Home Medical will also sponsor bingo from 9–10 a.m. following the blood pressure clinic.

Adam’s Road in Concert Aug. 13

July 30, 2014

The Christian, non-profit musical ministry Adam’s Road will be in concert August 13 at Solid Rock Chapel in Sullivan.

Music and testimony will begin at 7 p.m. and is free of charge for the public. Solid Rock Chapel is located at 1213 East Jackson in Sullivan. For more information about the group, visit

Start of School Information

Area schools will begin on the following days:


Aug. 14-Full Day
SES: 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
SMS/SHS:8:14 a.m.-3:15 p.m.

Okaw Valley

Aug. 14-Teacher Institute
Aug. 15-Half Day
8-11:30 a.m.
Aug. 18-Full Day
8 a.m.-3:18 p.m.


Aug. 29-Dismissal at 2:15 p.m.
Sept. 2-Full Day
8:15 a.m.-3:13 p.m.

IGA Cookout Benefit for McFadden Family

July 23, 2014

A fundraiser cookout will be held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. July 26 at the IGA in Sullivan to raise money for the McFadden family of Warrensburg, whose son Gabriel Thomas Buchanan, a 2014 Warrensburg-Latham graduate, recently died.

Mother Johna McFadden is the current community relations coordinator at Mason Point in Sullivan.

The cookout will feature ribeye or pork chop sandwich, chips, and a drink. Donations may be sent to Mason Point.

For more information, contact Mason Point at 728-4394.