Moultrie County has been chosen to receive $2,800.00 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county. The selection was made by a National Board that is chaired by the U. S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency and consists of representatives from American Red Cross; Catholic Charities, USA; National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA; The Jewish Federations of North America, The Salvation Army; and, United Way Worldwide. Read More
The 27th annual Easter Seals Central Illinois Bowl-A-Thon “Penguin Polar Bowl” will be held Sunday, February 9 at Spare Time Lanes in Decatur. Teams of four are invited to bowl at 11 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. Read More
Local affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness is expanding its free Family Support Group to Tuscola with meetings to be held 7-9 p.m. the fourth Thursday of each month beginning January 23 in the Tuscola United Methodist Church at 901 N. Prairie. Read More
Popular farm bill conservation program seeks producer participation
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is opening theConservation Stewardship Program (CSP) for new enrollments for federal fiscal year 2014. Producers interested in participating in the program may submit applications to NRCS through Feb. 7. Read More
Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) is again asking constituents for participation in his “Valentines for Heroes” program.
“Thousands of Valentines have come into my offices every year since we began Valentines for Heroes,” Shimkus said. “Constituents have been overwhelmingly generous and supportive of our military men and women, past and present.” Read More
The Miss Moultrie-Douglas pageant committee has organized a prom dress sale for Friday-Sunday, January 24-26 but is also seeking dresses that are in need of new owners. Read More
Author Dan Guillory will present a program of photographs, historical commentary, and poetry, all based on his new book “HousePoems” at the Lovington Public Library at 11 a.m. on Saturday January 11. Read More
Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center along with the Illinois Department of Public Health will sponsor an official health marketplace workshop in Sullivan at 10 a.m. Thursday, January 30 in the First United Methodist Church.
The workshop will explain what the health marketplace is and how it applies to individuals, as well as who qualifies for health coverage under the marketplace, how it makes health insurance affordable, and how to enroll in new health coverage through the marketplace.
For more information, visit www.getcoveredIllinois.gov
Farm Credit Illinois, based in Mahomet, recently gifted the Lake Land College Foundation $50,000 as the inaugural gift for a newly established Agricultural Division Endowment. The company has also committed an additional gift in the amount of $25,000 to establish the Farm Credit Illinois Endowment, and has committed $5,000 each year for the next five years to the Foundation. Read More
The Lake Shelbyville U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will postpone winter drawdown to early or mid January as requested by Water Control Department of the St. Louis District. The current Water Control Plan at Lake Shelbyville calls for winter drawdown to begin on December 15 (+/- 14 days). Read More