Huber Named Agent of the Month

•August 26, 2015•

Linda Huber, an owner of C F & H Insurance Agency, Inc., in Sullivan has been named Pekin Life Insurance Company’s Health Agent of the Month for July 2015. She earned this honor by going Beyond the expected  in the field of health insurance sales to make sure her clients are protected. Read More

Tractor Games and Show Highlight Ag Events at Arthur Cheese Festival Sept. 5-7

•August 26, 2015•

Tractor Games and Vintage Tractors will highlight agricultural activities at the 43rd Annual Arthur Cheese Festival September 5-7 in downtown Arthur.

A mix of new and old farm and lawn and garden tractors and equipment will be on display at the corner of West Progress and North Walnut Streets throughout the festival.  Read More

Delinquent Tax Sale Underway in Moultrie County

•August 26, 2015•

Bids are being taken for properties in Moultrie County up for delinquent tax sale.

Properties delinquent for 2011 and prior real estate taxes are eligible for sale.

All sealed bids must be in the Moultrie County treasurer’s office, located in the Moultrie County Courthouse Suite 10, no later that the close of business Friday, September 11. Read More

Hullabaloo on the Square

•August 26, 2015•

Hullabaloo on the square in Sullivan is coming Sunday, September 20 from 2-5 p.m.

This event features free entertainment and activities for families including laser tag; inflatables such as bungee run; bounce house; joust; obstacle course; rock climbing wall; carnival games and contests; cupcake walk; lots of candy and prizes, and face painting. Area vendors will sell food and beverages, and may include popcorn, elephant ears, polish sausages, corn dogs, hot dogs, nachos, lemon shakeups, and soda.  Read More

Ray Benefit to be Held Aug. 29

•August 26, 2015•

A benefit for Tom Ray who has recently been diagnosed with cancer is being held 3-8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 29 at Solid Rock Chapel at 1213 E. Jackson St. in Sullivan.

Activities planned include a silent auction, ticket auction, dunk tank, photo booth, bake sale, face painting and outdoor activities for the children. A meal will be served 3-8 pm.  Read More

C.E.F.S. Seeking V.I.T.A. Volunteers

•August 19, 2015•

C.E.F.S. Economic Opportunity Corporation is currently seeking volunteers within their seven county service area to become trained to provide free income tax preparation to low-to-moderate income households ($54,000 or below). C.E.F.S. Economic Opportunity Corporation has Outreach Offices in Clay, Effingham, Fayette, Shelby, Christian, Moultrie and Montgomery counties and has provided Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) for more than 30 years. C.E.F.S. partners with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to provide the free tax preparation services through the VITA program.

Volunteers are a vital part of the VITA program, and C.E.F.S. needs to expand their volunteer base in order to be able to assist more low to moderate income taxpayers.

No experience is needed and the training is free! Volunteers will complete training and then be certified by the IRS and protected by the IRS in case of any errors. Training is offered both online and in the classroom. Volunteers are needed as greeter/screeners, tax preparers and quality reviewers.  Read More

SBL Calendar of Events for September

•August 19, 2015•

The following is a list of Sarah Bush Lincoln programs and support groups for September. The locations of all programs are posted daily in the main lobby of Sarah Bush Lincoln.

Pathways Through Grief

7 p.m. Wednesday, September 2, in the Lumpkin Family Center for Health Education at Sarah Bush Lincoln. Open to anyone who has lost a loved one. For more information, contact Lincolnland Hospice at 1-800-454-4055.

Parent 2 Parent Support Group for Expectant and New Parents

6 p.m. Tuesday, September 8, in the Lumpkin Family Center for Health Education at Sarah Bush Lincoln. A free service offering information, discussion and support about becoming a parent. For location of meetings contact Pam Hood at 217-258-2229.

Cancer Support Group

10 a.m. Monday, September 14, in the Lumpkin Family Center for Health Education at Sarah Bush Lincoln. This group is open to anyone dealing with cancer, as well as family members. For more information, contact Bob Clapp at 217-232-2537.

Ostomy Support Group

Evening meetings four times a year in Mattoon and Effingham. For dates, times and locations, call Ramona Tomshack, R.N. at 217-258-4112 or Christa Schulte at 217-238-4804. Read More

Health Screenings

•August 19, 2015•

SBL Lincolnland Home Care and Lincolnland Hospice will conduct a free blood pressure clinic 8:30-9 a.m. Thursday, September 17 at the Senior Center in Sullivan. For more information, call Lincolnland Home Care at 1-800-879-3212.  Read More

Lake Land College Welcomes 40 New Practical Nurses to the Field

•August 19, 2015•

Forty new practical nurses including Tracy Carrington and Alexandrea Robinson, both of Sullivan and Stacy Gee of Allenville were welcomed into the nursing field at a recent pinning ceremony held at Lake Land College.

The Practical Nursing Program is a three-consecutive-semester program that includes classroom, skills laboratory and clinical experience in various healthcare agencies. Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate may apply to write the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nursing (NCLEX-PN). Upon successful completion of the NCLEX-PN, the graduate may apply for PN licensure. Read More

Lake Land College Holds Extended Registration

•August 19, 2015•

Lake Land College will hold extended registration hours Monday, Aug. 24 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the Luther Student Center on campus in Mattoon. This is the last day to register for fall semester before classes begin Aug. 25; late registration will continue through Wednesday, Aug. 26.

Students may contact Counseling Services at 217-234-5232 or counsel@lakelandcollege.edu for additional information regarding the enrollment process or to schedule an appointment to meet with a counselor.

Counseling walk-in hours are 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Monday through Friday during the week of August 17 through 21.  Read More