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, 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

Shimkus Sending Staff Member to Bethany

•March 1, 2017•

Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) has a tradition of having his staff hold office hours in addition to those he holds himself. This is an opportunity to meet with someone from Shimkus’ office in Bethany.

“These office hours allow you to meet face to face with my staff instead of over the telephone or having to drive to Effingham,” Shimkus explained. “The staff person will be able to handle any issue you may have regarding my office or the federal government.” Read More

Remember When? 3-1-2017

25 Years Ago This Week

Sullivan motorists were enjoying 89.9 cent per gallon gasoline as the new Sullivan 7-Eleven held its grand opening on S. Hamilton St.

A Lovington woman was ticketed at the intersection of Jackson and Hamilton streets after her vehicle “T-boned” a Chevrolet van driven by Robert E. Best, 60, of Sullivan.

Carol Pratt, 34, of Arthur was unable to avoid striking a horse that had wandered onto Route 133 near CR1700E . Horse owner Enos N. Schrock was attempting to retrieve the horse when the accident occurred.

Rev. J.T. Burns of San Diego, Calif., pastor at First Presbyterian Church in Sullivan in the 1930s and early 40s, visited friends and family. His wife Margaret (Chapin) was daughter of former Moultrie County News publishers Mr. and Mrs. Arlo Chapin. Read More