America’s Farmers Grow Communities to Award Grants

•September 2, 2015•

America’s Farmers Grow Communities will partner again with farmers to award more than $3.3 million to community nonprofits across the country. In Illinois, 97 organizations will receive donations in 2016.

Sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, the program’s purpose is to make a positive impact in rural communities by giving farmers a chance to direct $2,500 donations to eligible nonprofit organizations of their choice. Farmer enrollment for Grow Communities kicked off on Aug. 1 and runs through Nov. 30, 2015. Read More

Lovington Public Library September News

•September 2, 2015•

Reading Redbirds Youth Book Club is an exciting club for those who like to read, volunteer time at the library and help assist with library activities that are being planned. The club is for 4-8th grade youth who are encouraged to bring a book each time to discuss with the group. September meetings are 3:30-4:30 p.m. Tuesday September 1 and  September 15.

Digital Game Day is being planned at the Lovington Library 1-2 p.m. Friday September 4 for first-eighth grades. Participating children may bring their mobile and handheld devices to play together on a no-internet wireless connection, play together head-to-head, or just help each other get past those hardest video game bosses.

The library will be closed  Monday September 7 in observance of Labor Day.

Adult Book Club will be meet 10:30-11:30 a.m. Thursday September 10. Participants should bring a favorite book to discuss. Read More

M.O.M.S Meetings to Start Sept. 11

•September 2, 2015•

Moms On a Mission in Sullivan is a group of Christian moms who meet for fellowship while also striving to grow spiritually and serve the community. A typical meeting includes breakfast, devotion and discussion followed by an activity or service project.

Childcare is provided by church volunteers. A classroom for 2+ year olds, which includes a snack and a Christian lesson, is provided as well as a nursery for 0-2 year olds. Read More

Collecting Funds for COLA

•September 2, 2015•

Volunteers for COLA (Churches of Lovington Area) will be posted in the middle of uptown Lovington from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 12.

Hosted by Sparrows Unlimited and the American Legion family, the monetary donations go toward assisting those in the Lovington community who are in need. Read More

“Singin’ In The Tabernacle” to be Held

•September 2, 2015•

“Singin’ In the Tabernacle” will be held 10 a.m-3:30 p.m. Sept 19 in Cowden Free Methodist Church Camp, located off Rt. 128 between Cowden and Beecher City. The day long concert will feature three of gospel music’s best, The Lesters of St. Louis Mo., The Chosen Ones of Manchester, Ill. and One Voice of Marion. Tickets should be purchased in advance for lunch.

The Lesters, formed in the early 1900s by Harvey and Opal Lester, have endured through five generations and are marking 88 years in gospel music. Read More

Huber Named Agent of the Month

•August 26, 2015•

Linda Huber, an owner of C F & H Insurance Agency, Inc., in Sullivan has been named Pekin Life Insurance Company’s Health Agent of the Month for July 2015. She earned this honor by going Beyond the expected  in the field of health insurance sales to make sure her clients are protected. Read More

Tractor Games and Show Highlight Ag Events at Arthur Cheese Festival Sept. 5-7

•August 26, 2015•

Tractor Games and Vintage Tractors will highlight agricultural activities at the 43rd Annual Arthur Cheese Festival September 5-7 in downtown Arthur.

A mix of new and old farm and lawn and garden tractors and equipment will be on display at the corner of West Progress and North Walnut Streets throughout the festival.  Read More

Delinquent Tax Sale Underway in Moultrie County

•August 26, 2015•

Bids are being taken for properties in Moultrie County up for delinquent tax sale.

Properties delinquent for 2011 and prior real estate taxes are eligible for sale.

All sealed bids must be in the Moultrie County treasurer’s office, located in the Moultrie County Courthouse Suite 10, no later that the close of business Friday, September 11. Read More