News Briefs

Remember When? 8-24-2016

Compiled by Bekki Ferguson-Stevens

25 Years Ago This Week

Just flipping through I found this little bit. Workers from Union Pacific Railroad are repairing switches and ties and doing general maintenance work this week at the Jackson Street crossing in Sullivan. During the project traffic has been detoured to the south. Anyone around Sullivan last week will enjoy this little bit as I’m sure we all did the detour at least once.

Donald Ferguson, central office switching technician for GTE (General Telephone Electronics) in Sullivan, will retire Sept. 30 after 30 years of service.

John Woerner has joined Dave Vance at Ag Answers in Sullivan as a new agronomist.

Deneen Frye of Sullivan recently passed her state certification exam to be licensed as a veterinary technician. She graduated in May from Parkland College in Champaign with an associate degree in veterinary technology. Frye is employed by the Kaskaskia Valley Animal Hospital in Sullivan.

Jesse Carlock, 15, of rural Sullivan accomplished his first solo flight in a glider Aug. 11 at Moweaqua. The son of Kenneth and Deanna Carlock, he is a member of the Decatur Civil Air Patrol Unit and returned home Aug. 3 after spending two weeks with the unit the Experimental Airplane Assn. Fly-In and Air Show in Oshkosh, Wis. Warlock is a sophomore at Sullivan High School. Read More

Annual “Singin in the Tabernacle Sept. 17

•August 24, 2016•

The second annual “Singin in the Tabernacle” is September 17 at the Cowden Free Methodist Church Camp.

The concert begins at 10 a.m. with a break for a catered lunch and then resume until concluding at 3:30 p.m.

The Chosen Ones from Manchester Ill., the Lesters of St. Louis, Mo. and Final Authority from Missouri are performing.

Advanced tickets are necessary because of the catered lunch. For ticket information call 217-433-1014. Read More

Hullabaloo Returns to the Sullivan Square

duck winner•August 24, 2016•

Hullabaloo on The Square in Sullivan is coming Sunday, September 18 from 2-5 p.m.

This annual 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, candy and prizes, and face painting.

Area vendors will sell food and beverages including polish sausages, corn dogs, tacos, lemon shakeups and soda.

The sixth annual Hullabaloo sponsored generously by local businesses and organized by New Life Church has been a huge success year after year, and attendance has grown to nearly 2,000 last year.

Tiffany Burgess of New Life spearheads the event and is assisted by volunteers from New Life and the community. She encourages the public to attend hours of unlimited use of games and inflatables.  Read More

Standerfer Completes Ph.D.

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Zakry Standerfer, of rural Sullivan, recently completed his Ph.D. at Indiana State University. Standerfer successfully defended his dissertation, The Illinois Teacher Pension Crisis Impact on Illinois Teacher Attrition, before his dissertation committee May 17.

He will participate in the December commencement ceremony at Indiana State in Terre Haute, Ind. Read More

Menus 8-24-2016

Senior Peace Meal
For additional information or for reservations, please call 1-800-543-1770
Monday, Aug. 29 - Beef tips in gravy, mashed potatoes, buttered baby carrots, pears, bran muffin.
Tuesday, Aug. 30 - Ham loaf w/glaze, German potato salad, green beans, applesauce, roll.
Wednesday, Aug. 31 - Goulash w/beans, spinach salad w/Mandarin oranges and dressing packet, whole grain biscuit, warm fruit cobbler. Read More

Letter to the Editor 8-24-2016

marion bestLoyalty Shows What Kind of Person You Really Are

Appeared in M-BB’s

By Marion Best
News Progress
April 14, 2004

Loyalty is the Virtuous Reality word of the week and is defined as “faithfully committed”. It is addressed by Marilyn Leonard.

“To be loyal or faithfully committed to me is first of all believe in something and then be loyal or endure to the end.

“First and foremost is to be loyal to Jesus Christ, for the Bible tells us to put God first in all things. Find out what He expects of you and be loyal to Him. Read More

Nominations Open for Illinois Job Honor Awards

•August 17, 2016•

The Illinois Job Honor Awards is accepting nominations for its first annual awards event, to be conducted November 30, 2016 in Lisle, IL. The Awards will celebrate Illinoisans who have overcome significant barriers to employment and the employers who hire them.

Founded in Iowa in 2014, the awards are spreading nationwide under the banner of America’s Job Honor Awards. Previous honorees have overcome physical and mental disabilities, criminal convictions, limited English proficiency and long-term unemployment in their struggle for employment.

“Our society celebrates lottery winners, movie stars and professional athletes,” notes founder Kyle Horn. “We rarely hear inspiring stories of individuals whose lives are transformed through the hard work and perseverance that leads to meaningful employment.

It’s time for a new kind of hero.” Read More

SCWC Plans for Homecoming Chili Supper

•August 17, 2016•

Plans are underway for the annual Sullivan Civic Women’s Club homecoming chili supper October 7 in the Sullivan American Legion.  Profits from the fundraiser go to the scholarship fund. Last year for the first time the club offered a 50/50 drawing as a way to raise more money for scholarships awarded to local high school seniors.  Read More