Wood and Mayberry Partner with BRE Law

•May 24, 2017•

The partners of Wood and Mayberry are pleased to announce their association with the law firm of Bolen, Robinson & Ellis, LLP.

BRE Law is a nationally known firm, but the partners have their roots firmly grounded in central Illinois. It is believed this association will enhance and expand the legal service now offered by Wood and Mayberry. Read More

SBL Sleep Disorders Center Hosts Support Group

•May 24, 2017•

A.W.A.K.E., a health awareness support group for people affected with sleep apnea, will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 1, in the Sarah Bush Lincoln Lumpkin Family Center for Health Education.

Area residents with sleeping disorders are encouraged to join A.W.A.K.E., which stands for Alert, Well, And Keeping Energetic of Central Illinois. People who suffer from sleep apnea, and family members and friends of those who suffer from sleep apnea, are encouraged to attend the meeting. It is free and open to the public. The support group is sponsored and coordinated by SBL Sleep Disorders Center and Lincolnland Home Medical Equipment. Read More

Tuttle Accepted for West Point Summer Leaders Seminar

•May 24, 2017•

Brett Tuttle, a junior at Sullivan High School, was selected to be among 1,000 attendees at West Point’s prestigious Summer Leaders Experience (SLE) in June.

More than 5,000 juniors nationwide applied to SLE which offers outstanding high school juniors the opportunity to experience life at West Point. SLE attendees live in the cadet barracks (dormitories), eat in the Cadet Mess, and participate in academic, leadership, athletic, and military workshops. The one- week seminars are designed to help juniors with their college-selection process, while giving them an idea of the importance of leadership and sound decision-making in their education, careers, and lives, in general. Read More

Theta Psi Sorority Donates to Bethany FD Camera Purchase

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Theta Psi Sorority president Rita Seelow is pictured with Bethany fire chief Jim McMahan.

•May 17, 2017•

Bethany Fire Department received check for $1,000 to purchase a Thermal Imaging Camera from Theta Psi Sorority.

President Rita Seelow presented fire chief Jim McMahan with a check to purchase the camera.

“Theta Psi Sorority takes pride in helping the Bethany community in any way we can and feel this is something that will serve the volunteers on the fire department to locate hot spots and mediate damages,” Seelow said of the donation.

The chapter is a group of women who take time out of  busy schedules to give back to the community. Fundraisers throughout the year help make these donations. The two biggest ones are Bessie Bingo during the Bethany Celebration and the famous cheese balls.

The sorority also donates to the school band, music and art departments.

Earlier this year the sorority presented a check for the high school Marching Timberwolves color guard uniforms and made a donation to help a family purchase hearing aid(s) for their young daughter.  Read More

Remember When? 5-17-2017

25 Years Ago This Week

Sullivan High School presents the musical “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying”. Among the 65 member cast were John Flannell as J. Pierpont Finch, Jennifer Leslie as Rosemary, Nathan Hutchings, Karol Lane, Beth Martin, John Freese, Ben Stone, Sarah Shasteen, Toby Wiley, Dan Gott, Tony Armstrong, Venessa Vandeventer, Joey Freese, Greg Yoder and Jake Haegen.

Sullivan Festival of Stars featured entertainment from Sullivan Singers, Griz England and the 95Q Band along with a live forecast from the courthouse lawn by WAND TV weatherman Bob Murray.

Kim Wood was crowned Miss Festival of Stars. Merle Lash was first in the bake-off; Nancy Burcham won the Brownie division.The Warriors were the Class A three-on-three basketball champs. Shannon Cloyd, Rob Mowry, Justin Dunscomb and Don Gardner were team members.  Read More

Scholarships Received

•May 17, 2017•

In the May 10 News Progress front page story: Sullivan Honors Students article two scholarship award winners were unintentionally omitted: Tatum Ellis was awarded the Barbara Steffens Scholarship and Jonathan Gavin was awarded the David Elzy Memorial Scholarship.

Sullivan Women’s Civic Club Honors Scholarship Recipients

•May 17, 2017•

The Sullivan Women’s Civic Club met May 8 in the Moultrie County Senior Center. Since the club initially started in 1976, May is the designated birthday month to celebrate the many years the club has been organized. Since 1976, the club has granted $45,600 in scholarship awards.

Seniors receiving scholarships this year are Jazmyn James, Tabitha Kay, Mary Mackenzie Farley, and Ashlynd Risley. Scholarships were presented during Sullivan High School Awards Night by scholarship committee member Elizabeth Houser. The funds for these scholarships are proceeds from the annual homecoming chili supper.  Read More

4-H Sewing SPIN Club

•May 17, 2017•

For those who have never sewed or those who have been sewing for years, a SPIN club can take the seamstress to the next level. A SPIN (Special Interest) Club offers kids a new way to explore topics that interest them.

SPIN Clubs focus on a single topic. They are a great way to introduce children ages 8-18 to a specific hobby or interest they might not otherwise have a chance to develop. In a Sewing SPIN club, the sewing machines and other supplies are provided along with screened and trained volunteers and everything needed to get started.  Read More