Fundraiser Features David and the Giants

•April 6, 2016•

The benefit fundraiser for Leah Dolan, who is undergoing treatment for stage four breast cancer is noon- 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 23. held at New Life Church, east of Sullivan on the Cadwell/Arthur Road.

The public is encouraged to attend and enjoy a day filled with various entertainment  with a concert by David and the Giants at 6 p.m. David Rayborn, Clayborn Huff along with Keith Thibodeaux (Little Ricky from I Love Lucy) recorded 17 albums over 40 years and are back together for a reunion tour. Read More

Sarah Bush Lincoln Celebrates Certified Nurses Day

Photo furnished Sarah Bush Lincoln certified nurses and respiratory therapists pictured are: (Back row, left to right) Darla Lawson, RN, Carol Ray, RN, Michelle Buenker, RN, Becky Clement, RN, Dena Cochran, RN, Lynn Berner, RN, Jody Deters, RT, Brent Ryherd, RT, Ramona Tomshack, RN, Kim Jones, RN; (Middle row) Lisa Dyer, RN, Monica Callaway, RN, Debbie Murray, RN, Karen McComas, RN, Rita Heuerman, RT, Lexie Caraway, RT, Jennifer Markwell, RT, Lisa Woodward, RN, CNO; Front row) Kaitlin Denson, RN, Elizabeth Davis, RN, Taylee Eldridge, RN, Krista Schulte, R), Kacie Richey, RN, Ruth Bray, RN, Enna Torrepalma, RN.

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Sarah Bush Lincoln certified nurses and respiratory therapists pictured are: (Back row, left to right) Darla Lawson, RN, Carol Ray, RN, Michelle Buenker, RN, Becky Clement, RN, Dena Cochran, RN, Lynn Berner, RN, Jody Deters, RT, Brent Ryherd, RT, Ramona Tomshack, RN, Kim Jones, RN; (Middle row) Lisa Dyer, RN, Monica Callaway, RN, Debbie Murray, RN, Karen McComas, RN, Rita Heuerman, RT, Lexie Caraway, RT, Jennifer Markwell, RT, Lisa Woodward, RN, CNO; Front row) Kaitlin Denson, RN, Elizabeth Davis, RN, Taylee Eldridge, RN, Krista Schulte, R), Kacie Richey, RN, Ruth Bray, RN, Enna Torrepalma, RN.

•March 30, 2016•

Sarah Bush Lincoln celebrated Certified Nurses Day March 19 by honoring its board certified nurses and respiratory therapists. Thirty-one nurses and nine respiratory therapists were recognized for their professionalism, leadership, and commitment to excellence in patient care.

Board Certification of nurses and respiratory therapists plays an increasingly important role in the assurance of high standards of care for patients and their loved ones. Nursing and respiratory therapy, like healthcare in general, has become increasingly complex. While a registered nurse (RN) license provides entry to general nursing practice, the knowledge-intensive requirements of modern nursing require extensive education, as well as a strong personal commitment to excellence by the nurse. Read More

Elizabeth Titus Memorial Library Activities

1000 Books Before Kindergarten Program Begins 

•March 30, 2016•

The Elizabeth Titus Memorial Library has spared no expense in presenting several events in the next month.

Starting April 1, the library will take part in a nationwide program titled “1000 Books Before Kindergarten.” This program encourages parents and caregivers to provide positive experiences to their children by reading aloud to and with them regularly.

If reading 1000 books before kindergarten sounds like “Mission Impossible”, we are here to tell you it isn’t. We will let you in on the secret to successfully reaching that “impossible” goal. Specific information may be picked up at the main desk.  Read More

Scenes from Petersen Health Care’s Easter Carnival 2016

erica piper Courtyard hunt

courtyard face paint

courtyard pet zoo

courtyard feed goats

Photos by RR Best Scenes from Petersen Health Care’s Easter Carnival Easter Carnival was enjoyed Saturday, March 26 at Sullivan Rehabilitation and Health Care on Hawthorne Lane in Sullivan. The petting zoo’s friendly camel was enjoyed along with pony rides, face painting, a bounce house and, of course, the Easter Egg Hunt.

 

Filing Taxes Just Got (A Little Bit) Easier

•March 30, 2016•

By Gerald Tilley
Social Security District Manager in Decatur, IL

Now that it’s March, your annual tax filing deadline is fast approaching. If you receive Social Security benefits, one of the documents you need to file your federal income tax return is your Social Security Benefit Statement (Form SSA-1099/1042S).

Your Social Security benefits may be taxable. This includes monthly retirement, survivor, and disability benefits. About one-third of people receiving Social Security benefits must pay taxes on some of these benefits, depending on the amount of their taxable income. This usually happens if you have other substantial income — such as wages, self-employment, interest, dividends, and other taxable income that must be reported on your tax return — in addition to your Social Security benefits. You will never have to pay taxes on more than 85 percent of your Social Security benefits, based on Internal Revenue Service (IRS) rules. Read More

Lovington Public Library April News

•March 30, 2016•

The Reading Redbirds Book Club meets 3:45-4:45 p.m. Monday April 4 and 18

The club is for fourth-eighth graders and is a very busy group that likes to volunteer for jobs at the library too. Bring a book to discuss at our next meeting.

Wee Readers Story Time for preschool children starting at 2 years of age meets each Thursday from 10-10:30 a.m. Schedule is April 7-“Signs of Spring”, April 14-“What Makes a Rainbow”, April 21-“Earth Day/Worms”, and April 28-“Butterflies”.

Adults are welcome to stop by the Lovington Public Library and relax for an hour each Friday with coloring and meeting new people in the community. Coloring materials are furnished. Dates and times are 4-5 p.m. Friday April 1, 8, 22 and 29 and 2-3 p.m. April 15.

A beginners quilters class is being offered by Rachel Kinney at the library in two separate classes. The class, offered to fourth-eighth graders, will meet 10-11 a.m. Saturday April 9 and 16, and a pre-registration is required with a limit of six participants. Interested youth are asked to register at the library prior to the first class time and date. The class is free and all supplies will be provided. Read More

Nightmusic at Millikin

•March 30, 2016•

Chamber brass group Nightmusic will perform in concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 31, in Kaeuper Hall, Perkinson Music Center, on Millikin University’s campus. The concert is free and open to the public.

Based in Champaign, Nightmusic is dedicated to excellence in chamber brass performance and cultivating a diverse audience through collaboration and theatricality. The group performs on a wide variety of cylindrical brass instruments, resulting in a flexible instrumentation and unique sound.  Read More

Writing Project EIU Fall Institute Day

•March 30, 2016•

Teachers, administrators and interested students are invited to attend the Eastern Illinois Writing Project/Teaching with Primary Sources at EIU Fall Institute Day Friday, October 14 on the campus of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston.

The Eastern Illinois Writing Project and Teaching with Primary Sources Project will present the annual Institute Day, titled “Beyond Pro and Con: Motivating Productive Arguments” from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Doudna Fine Arts Center.

This year’s Institute Day will focus on teaching argument reading and writing across disciplines and the English Language Arts Common Core Standards. The Eastern Illinois University Teaching with Primary Source Project is co-sponsoring the event. Teachers from across disciplines and grade levels will share teaching ideas in multiple breakout sessions, maintaining a teachers teaching teachers model to creatively meet the Common Core Standards.

To highlight this interdisciplinarity across grade levels, the keynote speakers will be Dr. Tim Taylor and Dr. Fern Kory, EIU professors representing writing across the curriculum. Their workshop and discussion will highlight new ways of approaching argument. These events will address what Dominic Delli Carpini calls “Real research” that is motivated by a “sincere need to learn more about a topic so as to speak or write credibly about it, and to draw substantive and reasonable conclusions; finding information is a means to that end” (306). Read More

Remember When? 3-30-2016

Compiled by Bekki Ferguson-Stevens

25 Years Ago This Week

Four Moultrie County women represented the Moultrie County Homemakers Extension Assn. at the annual meeting of the Illinois Homemakers Extension Federation held recently in Champaign. Ruby Christy and Nancy Kuhns, both of Sullivan, served as voting delegates. Other delegates included Martha Shroyer of Lovington and Rosemary Wood of Sullivan. A watercolor by Nancy Burcham of Sullivan was a part of the cultural arts display at the conference.

More than 3,000 eggs were found in less than four minutes by the children who participated in the 30th annual Kiwanis Easter Egg Hunt in Wyman Park. Winners in the 2 and 3 year-old age group were Jennifer Stark, Alisha Utsler, Jonathan Scott and Cody Owens, and winners in the 4 and 5 year-old age group were Andrew Wilson,Michelle Manning, Emily Schoonover and Whitney Carnes.

In the 6 and 7 year-old age group winners were Michael Adams, Alex Aitken, Jennifer Roberts and Dane White, and the winners in the 8 and 9 year-old age group were Krista Boyce, Cory Wilson, Brook Coy and Dylan Dudley.

Top window displays for 1991 Moultrie County 4-H Week were recently announced. Windows were designed around the theme “4-H— New Horizons in 91.” First place went to The Sunnyside Flea Flickers of Bethany. Banner Blue of Lovington received second place followed by The Clover Kids and Moultrie Maids of Sullivan. Read More