Houser Converts to Career Agent

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Houser

June 24, 2015

Elizabeth Houser of Sullivan recently converted to a career agent with Country Financial in Sullivan.  She completed the organization’s extensive training about the solutions COUNTRY Financial offers to help customers become financially secure. The training also focuses on guiding customers toward successfully setting and achieving their goals.  Houser can provide customers with auto, home, life and long term care insurance, annuities, mutual funds and college education funding options.  Read More

Bethany Celebration Begins Friday with Young Miss Bethany Pageant

June 17, 2015

The Young Miss Bethany Contest will take place on the evening of Friday, June 19 at Crowder Park following opening ceremonies. Contestants are incoming 5th-7th graders in the Okaw Valley School District.  Each contestant is actively involved in at least one extracurricular activity and was required to submit a letter of recommendation from from a school, church, or community leader.  The contestants for 2015 are:  Lexie Bartimus, daughter of John and Brooke Bartimus; Avery Bruns, daughter of Brad and Heidi Bruns; Delaney Click, daughter of Justin and Beth Click; Jaylyn Roberts, daughter of Mari Brown and Mark Roberts; and Olivia Whitney, daughter of Lance and Jennifer Whitney. Read More

2015 Moultrie Douglas 4-H Fair

•June 17, 2015•

With over 500 exhibits to view, the Moultrie and Douglas county 4-H’ers would like to invite the general public to attend the 2015 Moultrie Douglas 4-H Fair’s following days/events:

Wednesday, July 1
Otto Center
All Foods, General Projects & Public Presentations
Judging 5:00 p.m.

Monday, July 6
Moultrie-Douglas Fairgrounds
Rabbit Show 8 a.m.
Poultry Show will start one half hour after the conclusion of the rabbit show. Read More

Annual Lovington Fish Fry June 26

June 17, 2015

WCIA TV will air daily stories about Lovington during its Our Town coverage on the Morning Show and the 4 p.m., 5 p.m., and 6 p.m. newscasts from June 22 to June 26. The stories will feature people, places and events that make Lovington unique.
The community will culminate this celebration at its annual fish fry in Tom Conn Park on Friday, June 26, from 4:15 to 7 p.m.
Local singers Steve Fleming, Dennis Garmon, and Dawn Stevens Hawkins will entertain the crowd from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Each performs for half an hour. They will serve as the opening acts for performer Tammy Renee Harris. Read More

Lovington 8th Grade Class Promotion

June 10, 2015

The Lovington Grade School eighth grade class promotion ceremony was held Thursday, June 4. The following students were promoted: Isaac Ashenfelter, Gabriel Hallford, Paul Brodnansky, Jon Marquis, Kyle Carnahan, Dalton McDaniel, Veronica Chambers, Caleb Nettles, Adam Day, Taylor Powell, Hunter Day, Daniel Reedy, Ciara Emrick, Jessica Renfro, Molly Fort, Angela Robinson, Lauren Foster, Alexia Stanley, and Katelynn Gingerich. Read More

Carle Auxiliary Scholarships to Local Students

June 10, 2015

The Carle Auxiliary recently awarded $1,000 to each of 15 full-time, high-achieving students who are pursuing careers in the healthcare field. More than 90 students submitted applications for an opportunity at this year’s scholarships.
Local recipients included Addison Frederick and Brittany Hart, both of Sullivan, as well as Brooke Tabb of Arthur. Read More

Bethany Receives IMUA Safety Recognition

June 10, 2015

Village of Bethany municipal utility employees were recently honored with a special safety achievement award in recognition of an outstanding safety record for 2014 during the Illinois Municipal Utilities Association’s (IMUA) 2015 Annual Conference.
The annual conference was held early last month (May 7-8) at the Abraham Lincoln Hotel & Conference Center in downtown Springfield.
The award was announced by IMUA President & CEO Kevin M. Gaden May 7 at IMUA’s 67th Anniversary Annual Conference dinner and awards banquet. The award recognizes village of Bethany employees for an outstanding safety record in 2014 and for earning a first-place designation in the group A division of the American Public Power Association’s (APPA) 2015 Safety Awards of Excellence competition. Bethany earned the designation by logging 4,640 hours of worker exposure with an accompanying incidence rate of 0.00. Those winners were announced by the APPA at its 2015 Engineering & Operations Conference, held May 17-20 in Sacramento, Calif. Read More

First West Nile Virus Positive Mosquito in Central Illinois for 2015 Reported

June 10, 2015

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) has confirmed the first West Nile virus positive mosquito batch reported in Central Illinois for 2015. Macon County Mosquito Abatement District employees collected a positive mosquito batch on May 28, 2015, in Decatur. The week prior, IDPH reported the first West Nile virus positive mosquitoes in Illinois this year in St. Clair county.
“As the weather continues to warm up we’re starting to see more mosquitoes carrying West Nile virus,” said IDPH Director Nirav D. Shah, M.D., J.D. “There are some simple steps you can take, like wearing insect repellent and getting rid of standing water around your home, which will help reduce your risk of being bit by an infected mosquito.”
Surveillance for West Nile virus in Illinois includes laboratory tests on mosquito batches, dead crows, blue jays, robins and other perching birds, as well as testing sick horses and humans with West Nile virus-like symptoms. People who observe a sick or dying crow, blue jay, robin or other perching bird should contact their local health department, which will determine if the bird will be picked up for testing. Read More

LLC Announces Spring Semester Honors Lists

June 10, 2015

The Lake Land College 2015 spring semester academic honors list for full-time and part-time students has been released by the college.
For part-time students, the president’s list means a student must have completed at least six to 11 credit hours in courses numbered 040 or higher per semester, excluding summer term, with a GPA of 3.8 – 4.0. For dean’s list, a student must have completed six to 11 credit hours in courses numbered 040 or higher per semester, excluding summer term, with a GPA of 3.65 – 3.79. For the honor’s list, a student must have completed at least six to 11 credit hours in courses numbered 040 or higher per semester, excluding summer term, with a GPA of 3.5 – 3.64.
For full-time students, the president’s list means a student must have completed at least 12 credit hours in courses numbered 040 or higher per semester, excluding summer term, with a GPA of 3.8 – 4.0. For dean’s list, a student must have completed at least 12 credit hours in courses numbered 040 or higher per semester, excluding summer term, with a GPA of 3.65 – 3.79. For the honor’s list, a student must have completed at least 12 hours in courses numbered 040 or higher per semester, excluding summer term, with a GPA of 3.5 – 3.64.
The following students have achieved academic honors. Full-time is denoted by FT, while part-time is denoted by PT: Read More