36th Annual Mattoon Girls’ Christmas Basketball Tournament

The 36th annual Mattoon girls' Christmas basketball tournament will be held from December 26-29. Sullivan will be competing in the tournament. See the schedule below for times:

Friday, December 26, 2014

Session A:  

Game 1                        8:30 a.m.         East Richland vs Sullivan

Game 2                        10:00 a.m.       Salem vs Galesburg

Game 3                        11:30 a.m.       Mattoon vs St. Anthony

Game 4                        1:00 p.m.         Vandalia vs Mac Arthur

Session B: 

Game 5                        3:00 p.m.         Galesburg vs East Richland

Game 6                        4:30 p.m.         Sullivan vs Salem

Game 7                        6:00 p.m.         St. Anthony vs Vandalia

Game 8                        7:30 p.m.         Mac Arthur vs Mattoon

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Session C: 

Game 9            8:30 a.m.         Galesburg vs Sullivan

Game 10          10:00 a.m.       East Richland vs Salem

Game 11          11:30 a.m.       Mattoon vs Vandalia

Game 12          1:00 p.m.         Mac Arthur vs St. Anthony

Session D:     

Game 13          4:00 p.m.         3rd place in Pool A vs. 4th place in Pool B

Game 14          5:30 p.m.         4th place in Pool A vs. 3rd place in Pool B

Game 15          7:00 p.m.         1st place in Pool A vs. 2nd place in Pool B

Game 16          8:30 p.m.         2nd place in Pool A vs. 1st place in Pool B

Monday, December 29, 2014

Session E:  

Game 17          3:00 p.m.        Loser of game 13 (2) vs. Loser of game 14

Game 18          4:30 p.m.         Winner of game 13 (4) vs. Winner of game 14

Game 19          6:00 p.m.         Loser of game 15 (2) vs. Loser of game 16

Game 20          7:30 p.m.         Winner of game 15 (4) vs. Winner of game 16

Tri-County Holiday Tournament 2014

The Tri-County boys' holiday basketball tournament will be held from December 27 through the 30th. See below for the full schedule:

Pool A (Windsor, ALAH, Westville, and Hutsonville-Palestine)
Pool B (Cumberland, Paris, Tri-County, and Stewardson-Strasburg)

December 27
9 a.m. Westville vs Hutsonville-Palestine
10:30 a.m. ALAH vs Windsor
12 p.m. Tri-County vs Stewardson-Strasburg
1:30 p.m. Paris vs Cumberland
3 p.m. Windsor vs Westville
4:30 p.m. Hutsonville-Palestine vs ALAH
6 p.m. Stewardson-Strasburg vs Paris
7:30 p.m. Cumberland vs Tri-County

December 29
3 p.m. Hutsonville-Palestine vs Windsor
4:30 p.m. Cumberland vs Stewardson-Strasburg
6 p.m. ALAH vs Westville
7:30 p.m. Tri-County vs Paris

December 30
3 p.m. Pool A 4th Place vs Pool B 4th Place
4:30 p.m. Pool A 3rd Place vs Pool B 3rd Place
6 p.m. Pool A 2nd Place vs Pool B 2nd Place
7:30 p.m. Pool A 1st Place vs Pool B 1st Place

-Tie breakers in a pool will be the following: 1. Head to Head 2. Least Points Allowed 3. FT Percentage

Secretary of State Offices to Close for Christmas Holiday

December 17, 2014

Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White announced that all offices and driver services facilities will be closed on Wednesday, December 24 and Thursday, December 25, in observance of the Christmas holiday.

All driver services facilities will reopen for regular business Friday, December 26.

Individuals may visit the Secretary of State’s website, www.cyberdriveillinois.com, to locate the nearest driver services facility and the hours of operation. In addition, drivers may use the website to change an address, register to become an organ and tissue donor or renew license plate stickers.

Truth in Taxation Hearing Rescheduled

The Sullivan school district has rescheduled the truth in taxation hearing for 7:30 a.m. Thursday December 18.
The recent change in date marks the second rescheduling of the hearing as the original was slated for this past Monday’s school board meeting. The district had to reschedule the hearing twice due to errors in the legal notice notifying the public of the hearing. Next Thursday’s hearing will be held at the high school in the media center.
For more information, contact the Sullivan school district at 728-7211.

Santa Letter Deadline Friday

The News•Progress will be accepting letters to Santa up until this Friday at 5 p.m.
Letters may either be dropped of at the NP office located at 100 W. Monroe in Sullivan, or emailed to santa2014@newsprogress.com
Santa letters will appear in next week’s special greetings section.
For more information, call 728-7381.

OV Drama Club to Host Soup Supper Dec. 12

December 10, 2014

The Okaw Valley Drama Club will host a Soup Supper before the boys’ basketball game on Friday, December 12 from 5-7 p.m. in the high school cafeteria.
Menu items will include chili or cheese soup, ham and cheese sandwich, various desserts and tea or lemonade. For more information about pricing, call the OVHS office at 665-3631.
The Timberwolves will take on the Tri-County Titans. Basketball play will start at 5 p.m. with a Fresh/Soph game and the JV and varsity games will immediately follow.
The OVHS Drama Club produces two plays a year, with their most recent comedy “Game of Tiaras” occurring this past November. The group is set to hold auditions in January and begin rehearsals for their April 24 and 25, 2015 performances of the musical comedy “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.”