Photo by Keith Stewart
Reverend Mother Sister Mary Regina, played by Therese Kincade, gets wild after sniffing amyl nitrate, at first, by accident.
Farcical musical energetic, laugh-out-loud
By Dan Hagen
NP Theatre Critic
What’s black and white and treads all over the country?
That would be the musical “Nunsense,” a 1985 show that, with its sundry sequels and spin-offs, is really more an institution now. It’s even been converted to a drag show — “Nunsense A-Men.”
Dan Goggin’s musical didn’t start as a show, either, but as a line of greeting cards.
Its durability springs from the awe and fear Catholic schoolchildren have for nuns, and its comedy depends — as so much of comedy has from the beginning of time — on the subversion of authority figures. That subversion soothes any ill feelings left over from hands that might once have been smacked by rulers. Read More
Also agrees to make part-time officer full-time
by Florence Hallford
In a special meeting called for October 15, the village of Lovington swore in new board member Jim McMahan and changed officer Jay Clark from part-time police officer to full-time, pending completion of required courses.
There have been many changes to the board over the past year as three board members and a village president stepped down from their position. The most recent was Dave Eckel, whose service on the board was brief.
Candidates to fill the vacated position were discussed in closed session at the board meeting October 7. Tony Tedrick, the only candidate to be present at the meeting, was a strong consideration.
Tuesday’s special meeting, however, presented a different candidate. Jim Minor nominated Jim McMahan, stating that he showed interest and volunteered for the position. All of McMahan’s legalities were in order, allowing him to be sworn in to the trustee position. Read More
Updates to alleviate flooding
by Florence Hallford
For years, Lovington residents have been flooding the village hall with complaints about the rising waters during rainy seasons as the district’s aging and inadequate tiles, placed in 1916, became overwhelmed and backed up.
By 2000, the increasing surface and basement flooding resulted in thousands of dollars in damage and burdened the village of Lovington with costly cleanups.
But repairs on the system then began in 2005 with efforts made between Lovington’s Drainage District, the village of Lovington and the Moultrie County highway department. In 2006 and 2007, after aggressive inspection of the storm water drainage system, other solutions were sought to alleviate surface water. Read More
Combined, two taxes bring in additional $40,000 over last FY
by Barry Featheringill
The Sullivan City Council received some good financial news from City Treasurer Myron Salmon Monday evening when he reported that both sales and income tax receipts were up from the previous fiscal year.
The analysis of sales and income tax receipts for fiscal year 2013/14 through September showed the sales tax receipts up $10,621 and income tax receipts up $30,111 over fiscal year 2012/13. Read More
Dementia patient opens window, exits room
by Keith Stewart
An elderly woman residing at Mason Point and who suffered from dementia, was found dead Friday, October 4 after appearing to have exited out a window of the second floor of the Collins building, which houses those with Alzheimer’s and other similar degenerative diseases, according to Moultrie County deputy coroner Dave Reed and Chief Deputy Sheriff Chris Sims. Read More