Menus 5-3-2017

Sullivan Pre-School Breakfast

Monday, May 8- Bagels, fruit juice, milk.
Tuesday, May 9 - Muffin, fruit juice, milk.
Wednesday, May 10 - Pop tarts, fruit juice, milk.
Thursday, May 11 - Coffee cake, fruit juice, milk.
Friday, May 12 - Granola bar, fruit juice, milk.

Sullivan Pre-School Lunch

Monday, May 8 - Taco bake, lettuce salad, pineapple, milk.
Tuesday, May 9 - Chicken patty on bun, tater tots, pears, milk.
Wednesday, May 10 - Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, peaches, dinner roll, milk.
Thursday, May 11 - Hamburger on bun, french fries, Mandarin oranges, milk.
Friday, May 12 - Hot dog on bun, mixed vegetables, mixed fruit, milk.

Senior Peace Meal
For additional information or for reservations, please call 1-800-543-1770

Monday, May 8 - Salisbury beef patty, mashed potatoes, buttered baby carrots, whole grain dinner roll, pears.
Tuesday, May 9 - Chicken salad, hearty vegetable bean soup, applesauce, orange juice, crackers, cake.
Wednesday, May 10 - Spaghetti pie, lettuce salad w/spring greens & dressing pkg., corn, bread sticks, hot buttered apples w/cinnamon.
Thursday, May 11 - Focaccia crusted chicken, creamed peas & potatoes, broccoli, dinner roll, melon salad.
Friday, May 12 - Meatloaf, mashed potatoes w/gravy, Midori blend veggies, whole grain wheat (1), whole grain graham cracker (1), fresh fruit.

Illinois Awarded $16 Million Grant to Fight Opioid Crisis

•May 3, 2017•

The Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) was awarded a federal grant for over $16 million to fight Illinois’ opioid crisis. The grant is funded through the 21st Century Cures Act which includes an estimated $1 billion to states over the next two years to combat the nation’s opioid crises. Grants will be administered by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration under the State Targeted Response to the Opioid Crisis Grant program. Read More

Longer-Term Investments Produce Higher Yields for Illinois

•May 3, 2017•

A shift in investment strategy that embraced longer-term investments and higher yields allowed the state to more than double its investment income to $26 million in the first quarter of this year, Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs said today.

The shift is possible after an analysis showed that core investment strategies could be more aggressive and still follow the office’s primary objective to ensure the safety of principal.

“We had too many overnight investments that precluded us from earning higher rates,” Frerichs said. Read More

Thinking About Health: Government Proposes Cutting Support for Meals on Wheels

•May 3, 2017•

By Trudy Lieberman
Rural Health News Service

Federal funding for meals on wheels is on the chopping block. The Trump administration budget blueprint released in March calls for the elimination of two federal block grants: That’s money the federal government gives the states for social welfare programs, and those programs include home-delivered meals and meals served in senior centers.

Most of the nation’s 5,000 meal programs also rely on money from the Older Americans Act passed in 1965 to fund about 35 percent of the cost of the meals they serve. Those funds are also in jeopardy. The budget blueprint calls for an 18 percent cut to the budget of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), which administers the Act, and programs are bracing for more cuts.

Paul Kraintz who heads the senior nutrition program at Meals on Wheels in Martinez, California, says while his program would lose about $67,000 it now gets from one of the block grants, he’s really worried about the potential budget cut at HHS. “If they take 18 percent of that, it’s going to be big.”  Read More

OV Boosters Trivia Night

•April 26, 2017•

The Okaw Valley Athletic Boosters will host a Music Trivia Night at Tailwinds Steakhouse in Findlay 8:30 p.m. to 11:30.p.m. Saturday, May 6. Doors open at 7:30pm.

Entry to the competition is $200 per table with up to five players per team, ages 18 and up. Prizes include $200 for first place, $100 for second place and $50 for third place.

This event includes not only the trivia competition but also a 50/50 raffle, lottery tree, silent auction, cash bar, and complimentary taco bar for all players.

To participate contact Shari Bruyn at 217-820-1629 or slbruyn@okawvalley.org. Though there are a limited number of tables and payment is required to reserve a spot, walk-ins are welcome if the space permits.

Lake Shelbyville Boat Rafting Policy

•April 26, 2017•

As the weather warms up and the boating season starts the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers would like to remind boaters of the Boat Rafting Policy in place at Lake Shelbyville. The policy is as follows:

. Up to five boats are allowed in a raft without requiring a special use permit. For the purposes of this policy a raft is defined as two or more boats tied together.

. No more than 50 people will be allowed on any raft of boats that consists of five boats or less.

. No more than four persons per boat will be allowed for each additional boat over five. For example eight boats in a raft would be limited to a total of 62 persons in a raft. Read More

Lovington Grade School Honor Rolls Announced

•April 26, 2017•

Lovington Grade School’s third quarter honor rolls include the following students who earned straight As: Max Allen, Quentin Day, Reggie Edmonds, Brady Foster, Delaney Gillis, Gavin Mechling, Michaela Powell, Trey Wardrip and Kaitlyn Zander, seventh grade; Kaci Beachy, Chloe Franklin and Josie Hale, sixth grade and Marilyn-Jean Hill fifth grade. Read More

Theta Psi Sorority Donates to Community

•April 26, 2017•

Bethany Fire Department received a check for $1,000 from Theta Psi Sorority to purchase a Thermal Imaging Camera. The check was presented by president Rita Seelow.

The chapter is a group of women who takes time out of their busy schedules to give back to the community.  Read More

Menus 4-26-2017

Sullivan Pre-School Breakfast
Monday, May 1 - English muffins, peach juice, milk.
Tuesday, May 2 - Warm apples, Ritz crackers, milk.
Wednesday, May 3 - Cereal, peach juice, milk.
Thursday, May 4 - Nutri-grain bar, peach juice, milk.
Friday, May 5 - Breakfast burritos, peach juice, milk.

Sullivan Pre-School Lunch
Monday, May 1 - Spaghetti, lettuce salad, pears, garlic bread, milk.Tuesday, May 2 - Chicken strips, carrots, peaches, bread & butter, milk.
Wednesday, May 3 - Macaroni & cheese, mixed vegetables, mixed fruit, bread & butter, milk.
Thursday, May 4 - Hamburger bake, corn, pineapple, dinner roll, milk.
Friday, May 5 - Bologna & cheese sandwiches, vegetable sticks, banana, milk.

Senior Peace Meal
For additional information or for reservations, please call 1-800-543-1770
Monday, May 1 - Sausage & gravy, mini potato bakers, fruit juice, biscuits, warm fruit compote.
Tuesday, May 2 - Pepper beef over rice, lima beans, Harvard beets, whole grain dinner roll.
Wednesday, May 3 - Pulled pork, baked beans, spinach, bun, peaches.
Thursday, May 4 - Beef & noodles, mashed potatoes, mixed vegetables, whole grain wheat, fruit cream parfait.
Friday, May 5 - Creamed chicken w/grilled onions & pimento, peas, escalloped tomatoes, biscuits, fresh fruit.