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.

Warm Soils Reported Throughout Illinois

•April 26, 2017•

Warmer weather across the state has led to higher than normal soil temperatures, according to Jennie Atkins, Water and Atmospheric Resources Monitoring (WARM) Program manager at the University of Illinois’ Illinois State Water Survey.

Soil temperatures rose steadily over the first half of April, increasing 11.5 degrees during the first 15 days. At depths of four inches under sod, temperatures averaged 54.9 degrees for the period, 4.4 degrees higher than the long-term average.

Temperatures increased across Illinois throughout the first half of April. Highs in the 60s were recorded throughout the state, reaching into the low 70s at several locations. Southern Illinois saw the highest temperatures with a regional average of 63.3 degrees on April 15. The lowest were in the north where temperatures averaged 57.6 degrees. Read More

Remember When? 4-26-2017

25 Years Ago This Week

A communications tower is under construction by Cellular One west of Keller Cemetery, south of Lovington on Route 32. Intermittent cell service in the area prompted the tower upgrade.

Joe and Joan Pound met Bob and Mary Ellen Hood who had lived in Manila in the Philippines for 14 years. The Hoods led the Pounds on a cultural and historic tour of the city.

Prize winners at the 40th Kiwanis Easter Egg hunt in Wyman Park included Jamison Miller, Lukas Golden, Tori McFarland, Drew Coslow; Michelle Manning, Amber Burgess, Jordan Stewart, Benjamin Netherton; Brandi Piatt, Derek VanWinsen, Dristyl Coon, Jimmy Slater; Shawn Reynolds, Brett Craig, Jennifer Roberts and Matthew Griffith. Winners’ ages range from two to nine years.

Lovington Kiwanis Club  awarded fifth and sixth grade Lovington Grade School students for good grades. Included were Zachary Clark, Stephanie Eccles, Tim Roberts, Katie Van Pelt, Kristina Platz and Derek Wells. Presenters included Kiwanis president Dale Jones, treasurer Sally Foley and Lovington Supt. Dick Nelson. Read More

Lake Shelbyville Fish Habitat Improvements Proposed

•April 26, 2017•

A public meeting was held April 25 in the Lake Shelbyville Visitors Center auditorium to discuss a proposed fish habitat project through the Friends of Reservoirs. The US Army Corps of Engineers at Lake Shelbyville, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Chip’s Marine, and the Lake Volunteer Association are soliciting the help of anglers and angling groups dedicated to protecting and restoring fisheries habitat at Lake Shelbyville. Recently, a new fish attractor called the “Lake Shelbyville Cube” was built and placed into the lake to increase fish habitat as well as catch rates for anglers. With the success of the first two builds and drops (approximately 50 structures placed) and the interest received from the cube structures it is planned to expand the program significantly.  Read More

Down by the Riverside with IAHCE

•April 19, 2017•

Moultrie and Douglas Home and Community Education members Marilyn Dufford of Sullivan and Josephine Marner of Arthur attended the 92nd Annual Illinois Association for Home and Community Education Conference at the Embassy Suites East Peoria Hotel and Riverfront Conference Center March 14-16.

Through the years trends and needs have changed. First known as Home Bureau Federation, then Homemakers Extension Association, today it is Home and Community Education. Read More