News Briefs

Mo-Do 4-H Achievement Program Fundraiser Nov. 9

October 22, 2014

Members of the Moultrie-Douglas County 4-H program are required to pay a program fee to be in 4-H, so on Sunday, November 9 following the 4-H achievement program, the club is planning a live and silent auction to raise money to cover this cost. The Achievement Program will begin at 3 p.m. with the auction event to immediately follow. Monies collected will be used for the 4-H program fee. Read More

Rules of the Road Review Course Nov. 5 in Sullivan

Secretary of State Jesse White, in cooperation with Mid-Illinois Senior Services, Inc., is offering a Rules of the Road Review Course for all citizens in the Sullivan area. The course is free to anyone who wishes to attend.

The Rules of the Road Review Course will be held at Mid-Illinois Senior Services, Inc., located at 114 E. Jefferson, Sullivan, 61951 from 10- 11:30 a.m. on November 5. Read More

C.E.F.S. Recognizes Fleshner for Personal Achievement

October 15, 2014

Submitted by Sue Sandschafer, C.E.F.S.

C.E.F.S. Economic Opportunity Corporation recently showcased their 49th year of accomplishments demonstrating the fact that community action helps people and changes lives. During the 2014 annual meeting, some very special people were recognized that had overcome obstacles in obtaining or maintaining self-sufficiency. According to C.E.F.S. Chief Executive Officer Paul White, “This past year our programs and services truly made a real difference in the lives of residents of the community.”

Trudy Fleshner first came into the C.E.F.S. Moultrie County Outreach Office in Sullivan in 1998 to get help with diapers, baby food and quilts for her children. Over the years Fleshner and her family have utilized the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, food pantry, prescription assistance and Christmas vouchers when needed. Fleshner’s son Brandon was in the Head Start Program when he was younger. Read More

Schoolhouse Rock Live! Oct.24-26

October 15, 2014

Based on the Emmy Award-winning cartoon series of the `70’s and ‘80’s, “Schoolhouse Rock Live!, Jr.” follows Lynn, a young school teacher who is nervous about her first day of teaching. She tries to relax by watching TV when various characters representing facets of her personality emerge from the set and show her how to win her students over with imagination and music. Read More

Dove’s Domestic Violence Education and Volunteer Training Nov. 3-19

October 8, 2014

Training is available for individuals interested in educating themselves on the issues surrounding domestic violence. The training will take place November 3-19, Monday through Thursday afternoons from 1-5 p.m., in Decatur at Dove, 302 S. Union, Dean Simcox Conference Center. This 40-hour training is approved by ICADV (Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence) and facilitated by Dove and other community agencies’ staff members. There is a fee for the training but some scholarships are available. Read More

Youth Waterfowl Hunting at Okaw Wetland

October 8, 2014

Okaw Wetlands offers 10 waterfowl blinds that will be available during the youth waterfowl season by special use permit only.  To obtain a special use permit, all hunters must make a reservation by telephone.  Reservations for youth season will be accepted starting Monday, October 6, at 8:30 a.m. No advance reservations will be accepted prior to this date and time.  Hunters will only be allowed to reserve one blind for either Saturday or Sunday.  The telephone number to call when making reservations is: (217) 774-3951 Ext: 7019. Read More