Lovington SAL Golf Outing

•April 12, 2017•

The Lovington Sons of the American Legion is hosting a golf outing at Timberlake Golf Course Saturday, June 24.

Shotgun start is 8 a.m. Four man scramble is $40 per player with sign up sheet at the American Legion Post 429.

Food is provided by the women’s auxiliary.

Easter Carnival and Egg Hunt

•April 12, 2017•

The Petersen Health Care Easter Carnival and Egg Hunt is Saturday, April 15 at Sullivan Rehabilitation and Health Care Center located at 11 Hawthorne Lane.

Events begin at 11 a.m. and run through 1 p.m. The Easter egg hunt begins at 1 p.m. sharp.

Also offered is a petting zoo, inflatables, games, pony rides, food and much more.

Everyone is welcome to this free event and should bring lawn chairs.

The event is hosted by Eastview Terrace, Mason Point, Courtyard Estates and Sullivan Rehabilitation and Health Care Center.

Area Church Services

•April 5, 2017•

First United Methodist Sullivan

Reenactment of the Last Supper will occur at the First United Methodist Church on Maundy Thursday, 13 April beginning at 7 pm

A cast of 13 men from the congregation play the roles of Jesus and his 12 disciples including Judas Iscariot, who later betrayed him following this Passover Meal in the Upper Room.

Easter Sunday, April 16 services are at 9 and 10:30 a.m.

Faith Lutheran Church, Sullivan 

Holy Week Service at Faith Lutheran Church in Sullivan begins with Saturday service at 5 p.m. April 8.

Palm Sunday Service is 10 a.m. April 9 with dinner at 11 a.m. Maundy Thursday, April 13 supper is 5:30 p.m. and worship service 6:30 p.m.

Good Friday Tenebrae service is 6:30 p.m. April 14. Saturday service is 5 p.m. April 15.

Easter Sunday Service is 10 a.m. April 16.

Washington Plaza Returns

•April 5, 2017•

Commissioner Bill Hagen sat in on his final city council meeting Monday, March 27.

As he approached his impending retirement, he stated, “I feel good about the improvements and progress of the water and sewer department. I have respect for the people I have worked with and the support that was offered.”

Washington Plaza will be in place once again this summer during theater season; although it will not be blocking any road lanes as it did last year. This year Washington Plaza will take up only the nearby sidewalk and parking places adjacent to The Little Theatre. Washington Plaza will offer an extra seating area for theater patrons before and after shows.

Other items that were discussed or voted upon:

-Bids were accepted for the electrical line upgrade project for spring. Anixter won the bid with materials costing a total of $34,906.84.

-The annual MFT program was awarded to Earl Walker Construction, the only bidder, for his bid of $103,958.40.

-A zoning ordinance was passed that allowed mobile home parks to sell new or used trailers within the mobile home park.

-A gas sales agreement ordinance was passed that extends the city’s contract with the IPEA to run through 2024 so that the city is able to negotiate longer term pricing and deliver stable low-priced gas.

Menus 4-5-2017

Senior Peace Meal
For additional information or for reservations, please call 1-800-543-1770
Monday, April 10 - Salisbury beef patty, mashed potatoes, buttered baby carrots, whole grain dinner roll, pears.
Tuesday, April 11 - Chicken salad, hearty vegetable bean soup, applesauce, orange juice, crackers, cake.
Wednesday, April 12 - Spaghetti pie, lettuce salad w/spring greens & dressing pkg., corn, bread stick, hot buttered apples w/cinnamon.
Thursday, April 13 - Focaccia crusted chicken, creamed peas & potatoes, broccoli, dinner roll, melon salad.
Friday, April 14 -  CLOSED FOR GOOD FRIDAY

Sullivan Pre-School Breakfast
Monday, April 10 - Granola bar, peach juice, milk.
Tuesday, April 11 - Strawberries & banana, Ritz crackers, milk.
Wednesday, April 12 - Muffins, peach juice, milk.
Thursday, April 13 - Toast, peach juice, milk.
Friday, April 14 -  Cereal, peach juice, milk.

Sullivan Pre-School Lunch
Monday, April 10 - Nachos - meat & cheese, lettuce salad, pears, milk.
Tuesday, April 11 - McRibs, peas, Mandarin oranges, bread & butter, milk.
Wednesday, April 12 - Hamburger bake, corn, pineapple, rolls, milk.Thursday, April 13 - Hamburger on bun, french fries, peaches milk.
Friday, April 14 -  Pork fritters, green beans,  mixed fruit, bread & butter, milk.

Findlay Has Blood Drive

•April 5, 2017•

The Findlay American Legion Auxiliary will host an American Red Cross blood drive 2-6 p.m. Monday April 10 in the Findlay American Legion Post Home in downtown Findlay.

Blood is in constant demand, and all types are needed. Refreshments will be served.

Diabetes Tips at Senior Center

•March 29, 2017•

Take Charge of Your Diabetes.

The diabetes self-management program is coming to the Mid-Illinois Senior Center 1-3:30 p.m. Fridays, April 21-May 26. Cheri Burcham of the University of Illinois Extension and Penny Arthur of the Moultrie County Counseling Center will be the instructors for the program.

The participants will learn tools such as healthy eating, stress management, exercise (flexibility and endurance), monitoring blood sugar, medication management, working with their doctor and problem solving around their health condition.

The cost for those who complete the program will be covered by a generous grant from the Administration for Community Living.

To register for the course and receive additional information, call 217-728-8521 or 217-543-3755 or e-mail Burcham at cburcham@illinois.edu.

Scams, Fraud and ID Theft Workshop

•March 29, 2017•

SAIL, Soyland Access to Independent Living, will host a free workshop, Scams, Fraud and ID Theft 1:30-3 p.m. Wednesday, April 12 in Lovington Public Library located at  110 W. State Street.

The speaker is Shari Rowe, postal inspector with United States Postal Inspection Service.

The workshop is free; reservations are not required. For more information call Betty Watkins, Rural Outreach Coordinator at 774-4322.

Poll Location Changes

•March 29, 2017•

Jonathan Creek, Marrowbone 1 & 2, Sullivan 3 will all experience location changes beginning with the April 4 election

County Clerk Georgia England reminds voters in Jonathan Creek Precinct, Marrowbone 1 and Marrowbone 2 Precincts and Sullivan 3 Precinct that the polling locations have changed. Voters will vote at the new locations beginning with the upcoming Consolidated Election Tuesday, April 4.

The new locations are Jonathan Creek at Jonathan Creek Christian Church, Marrowbone 1 and Marrowbone 2 at Bethany Firehouse and Sullivan 3 at First United Methodist Church.

Location changes were necessary in allowing more space for election equipment and to accommodate the increasing number of individuals exercising their right to vote. England also stated, “We are very fortunate in Moultrie County to have organizations, churches, village halls, etc. that are so willing to do whatever is necessary to help in the democratic process of elections. It has been a pleasure working with the locations that have served our county for many, many years, and I am looking forward to working with the three new locations.”

Findlay High School Alumni Banquet

•March 29, 2017•

The annual Findlay High School Alumni Banquet will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 8.

Held in the former Findlay High School gym, which is now know as the Okaw Valley Middle School, classes honored include 1947, 1957, 1967, 1977, 1987, and 1997.  It is the 50th anniversary of the class of 1967.

Reservations are due April 3.  Those who did not receive an invitation or need more information may contact Chris Tippit at 217-756-8207.