Trustee Donates to Senior Center

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Trustee Tyler Graven donates his annual township trustee salary of $500 to the Mid-Illinois Senior Center. Kathi Shackles accepts donation for the Center.

•March 8, 2017•

On Thursday, March 2, Tyler Graven, Sullivan Township Trustee, presented the Mid-Illinois Senior Center with a $500 donation - his salary for the year. Graven said, “I made the decision to return my salary to the taxpayers, specifically to four charities in Sullivan. The first one I thought of was the Senior Center because of all the services they provide to seniors.”

In addition to presenting the check Tyler spent some time in the center answering questions about his job and the work of the township. He explained that the trustees are basically auditors and make sure all the bills are paid. He said they would like to get more road work done, and this may be possible because of the money saved by the mild winter. He stressed that the township does not overtax but sometimes underspends, and currently the township is in very good shape fiscally.

Someone suggested that, perhaps, Graven should be in Springfield to drain the swamp there and put their fiscal house in order.

New Aerial Photographs Offered County Municipalities

•March 8, 2017•

Aerial photographs taken for property tax assessment and e911 will be shared with county municipalities if a recommendation from the Moultrie County GIS streering committee receives county board approval.

Committee chair Kevin McReynolds reported Sullivan, Dalton City, Arthur and Allenville had partial ownership with the county of original aerial photos taken in 2002 for the supervisor of assessment’s office.

“Sullivan has used the GIS, but the other communities have gotten little use,” McReynolds said, noting any changes in the past required each village’s approval. Read More

NAMI Learns About Stress Related Disorders

•March 8, 2017•

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Effingham County held its monthly support group meeting featuring Dr., Monica Uddin.

Dr. Uddin is a U of I professor of psychology who spoke on her research into stress related mental health disorders with an emphasis on PTSD. Read More

Assistance Available For Relatives Raising Children

•March 1, 2017•

Relatives Raising Children, formerly Grandparents Raising Children, is a 15 year-old program at the Senior Center for any relative who is raising a child. The name change was necessary because, more and more, the aunts, sisters, and other relatives besides grandparents are now responsible for raising a relative’s child or children. Read More

Illinois Products Expo Offers ‘Taste Of Illinois Agriculture’

•March 1, 2017•

This year the 19th annual Illinois Products Expo will offer a ‘Taste of Illinois agriculture’ as visitors will be able to taste, sample and purchase all of what Illinois has to offer. Dozens of Illinois food companies, wineries and agricultural associations will take part in the upcoming agricultural showcase on the Illinois State Fairgrounds.

The Expo’s food offerings will include fresh meat products, pizza, sauces, homemade jellies and jams, ice cream, and gourmet seasonings all produced, packaged or processed in Illinois. There will also be non-food items, such as soy candles and agricultural-based soaps and lotions on display and available for purchase. A complete list of participating vendors can be found on the Expo website, https://www.agr.state.il.us/marketing/expo/. Read More

LLC Announces Fall 2016 Honors List

•March 1, 2017•

Lake Land College has announced their academic honors lists for the Fall 2016 semester.

Students on the Honors List include Sara Mills and Savannah Birch, both of Bethany; Caitlin Welsh and Kyle Hanks, both of Gays and Amanda Davis, Kelsie Richardson, Rebecca Pratt, Keeley Benning, Jadeyn Land, Mackenzie Mosier, Debra Hunter, Carlin Nuzzo and Kaleb Shumard, all of Sullivan. Read More

Menus 3-1-2017

Sullivan Pre-School Breakfast
Monday, March 6 - Breakfast bites, orange juice, milk.
Tuesday, March 7 - Waffles, orange juice, milk.
Wednesday, March 8 - Nutri-Grain bar, orange juice, milk.
Thursday, March 9 - Toast, orange juice, milk.
Friday, March 10 -  Pop tarts, orange juice, milk.

Sullivan Pre-School Lunch
Monday, March 6 - Macaroni & cheese, peas, pears, bread & butter, milk.
Tuesday, March 7 - Tacos, lettuce salad, applesauce, milk.
Wednesday, March 8 - Bologna & cheese sandwiches, carrots & celery sticks, banana, milk.
Thursday, March 9 - Hamburger horseshoe, French fries, pineapple, milk.Friday, March 10 -  Hot dog on bun, tater tots, mixed fruit, milk.

Senior Peace Meal
For additional information or for reservations, please call 1-800-543-1770
Monday, March 6 - Cabbage rolls, mashed potatoes, Italian green beans, whole grain wheat, pineapple tidbits.
Tuesday, March 7 - Chicken pot pie w/vegetables, mixed lettuce salad w/dressing, biscuits, warm cinnamon apples.
Wednesday, March 8 - Chili mac w/beans, carrots, Texas toast, warm peach crisp.
Thursday, March 9 - Pork chop in gravy, mashed potatoes, winter mix vegetables, Texas toast, frosted pumpkin bar.
Friday, March 10 -  Tuna salad, potato salad, creamy cole slaw, whole grain wheat, crackers, fruit salad.

Sullivan Representative honored by Country Financial

•March 1, 2017•

Country Financial representative Elizabeth Houser of Sullivan has earned a position on the insurance group’s distinguished All American team.

Houser is among a select group of top Country Financial agency managers and financial representatives who qualified for the award. Country Financial has more than 2,000 agency managers and financial representatives in 17 states.  Read More

Sullivan Civic Women Hold Meeting

•March 1, 2017•

Ann Wheeler, a candidate for the Sullivan School Board, and Stepheny McMahon, a representative of the 100 Women Who Care organization, were the guest speakers at the Feb. 13 meeting of the Sullivan Civic Women’s Club.

The SCWC voted to increase their scholarship amounts to four scholarships in the amount of $600 each. Sullivan High School seniors may pick up applications for the scholarships at the high school.  Read More