Moultrie-Douglas County Fair Cancelled for 2020

Moultrie-Douglas County Fair Exhibitors, Vendors, Supporters, and Friends, After closely monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic and being in discussions with our local health officials, we are sad to announce that the 2020 Moultrie-Douglas County Fair has been cancelled.  The Board of Directors met Monday, June 1, 2020, and made the hard decisions and felt it was…

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TAPS ACROSS AMERICA…The National Moment of Remembrance.

TAPS ACROSS AMERICA…The National Moment of Remembrance. The Arthur American Legion Post #479 participated in this nationwide event that took place on Monday, May 25 at 3:00 pm. Bugler and Post Commander Terry Ferchow played Taps’ at the HSHS St. Mary’s Medical Center and Dick Hein was the bugler at the Arthur Post Office location…

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American Legion Auxiliary Flag Tradition

American Legion Auxiliary Flag Tradition. Four hundred American flags lined Vine Street in Arthur over Memorial Day weekend as well as ninety flags placed at the Arthur Home and Eberhardt Village for the residents there to enjoy. Members of the Arthur American Legion Auxiliary, volunteers and family members placed the flags on Friday evening, May…

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Arthur Medical Center to Close on June 30

The Arthur Medical Center will permanently their doors on Tuesday, June 30. The Arthur Medical Center will permanently their doors on Tuesday, June 30. In a statement our office received last Wednesday from Dean Olsen, Media Relations Consultant for Memorial Health System in Springfield he stated, “The Arthur Medical Center will close June 30.  We…

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A Royal Birthday

A Royal Birthday. 2020 Little Miss ALAH Kinsley Eads celebrated her 6th birthday on May 25 with a fabulous yard sign and a parade led by the Arthur Fire Department that included family and friends and ended with a special surprise of a white carriage carrying 2020 Jr. Miss ALAH Molly Appleby and 2020 Miss…

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Sarah Bush Lincoln Expanded Drive-thru COVID-19 Testing

Sarah Bush Lincoln Expanded Drive-thru COVID-19 Testing. Sarah Bush Lincoln held a drive-thru COVID-19 testing for non-symptomatic individuals in Arthur on the east side of the SBL campus on on Thursday, May 28 from 10 am to 2 pm. SBL employees pictured included (front row) Becky Jayne-Peeler, Office Assistant; Dorothy Nichols, Clinic Nurse; and Hasha…

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ALAH Celebrates 8th Grade Class Accomplishments.

ALAH Celebrates 8th Grade Class Accomplishments. The administration and staff of the ALAH grade schools held a promotion drive thru on Friday, May 22 from 5-7 pm in the ALAH High School parking lot for the students and their immediate families. Receiving cheers and thumbs-up from the staff is Colton Taylor as he has a…

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Wallace and Harris Sworn in as Atwood Village Trustees

Village Clerk Nancy Wierman is pictured swearing in Ronnie Wallace, left, and Scott Harris as new trustees for the Village of Atwood until the spring election. Photo courtesy of Christina Stoltz By Doris Elmore Staff Writer Ronnie Wallace & Scott Harris were sworn in as trustees for the Village of Atwood at a special meeting…

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FLAGS AT MACKVILLE CEMETERY

Donald Swartz, member of James Reeder Post #770, has placed flags on the graves of veterans at Mackville Cemetery for 57 years. He began in 1963 and organizes a group of legion members to assist each year. Don is pictured placing a flag at the grave of Sgt. James Reeder who was killed in action…

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FLAGS ON MAIN STREET

Between 400 & 500 flags lined Main Street in Atwood over Memorial Day weekend. Members of the Atwood American Legion Auxiliary, volunteers and family members placed the flags on Friday evening, May 22. Pictured putting out the flags are, left to right: Sam Brandenburg, Hannah Marcrum, John Brandenburg, Amanda Barbee, Jerry Clough, Dorothy Clough, Johnny…

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