Obituaries 4-16-2014: Troy Reed

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Celebration of Life services for Troy E. Reed, 66, of Bruce were held at 11 a.m. Friday in Reed Funeral Home in Sullivan with Pastor Gene Godfrey officiating. Burial with military rites conducted by Sullivan American Legion Post #68 was in French Cemetery in Allenville.

He passed away at 10 p.m. Monday April 7, 2014 in his residence surrounded by his family.

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Religion in the Classroom; A Right?

Brownby Christina Brown

According to the First Amendment, everyone has the right to religious freedom, everyone can cherish one’s god in his or her own way, everyone can freely speak of their religion. Somehow, public schools have gone against the right to have freedom of religion within its walls. The children, kindergarten to fifth grade, the preteenagers, sixth grade to eighth grade, and the teenagers, freshmen to senior, all have the right of religion taken away for eight hours five days a week. Why do schools believe they have the power to monitor what is said about religion within the halls and Read More

Atchison Two-Hits A&M as Redskins Hang On for 2-1 Win

Photo by Keith Stewart Brody Elder makes his way to second after doubling deep to center field in the third inning. Elder would later get batted in by Jacob Piper, giving Sullivan its first of two runs in their 2-1 win over Central A&M Tuesday.

Photo by Keith Stewart
Brody Elder makes his way to second after doubling deep to center field in the third inning. Elder would later get batted in by Jacob Piper, giving Sullivan its first of two runs in their 2-1 win over Central A&M Tuesday.

Final inning nearly provides comeback for Raiders

by Kirk Whitaker
Arthur/Sullivan Reporter

Pitching has been pretty good recently for the Redskins baseball team.
Saturday Nick Frerichs two-hit Danville Schlarman en route to a 14-0 win, and Tuesday Shane Atchison returned the favor with a complete game two-hit gem of his own against Central A&M, striking out nine and walking three along with the two hits.
“Shane has been solid all season,” Redskins head coach Troy Rogers said. “He knows how to pitch, he’s a bulldog on the mound—he’s out there with no sleeves because he’s crazy—he worked ahead in the count with a relatively small and low strike zone. In the last inning specifically he kept his composure and finished exceptionally well.” Read More

OV Errors as Tabb’s Three Hits Seal ALAH’s 8-5 LOVC Win

Photo by Keith Stewart Sherelle Coller eyes her deep shot to left field in the fifth inning of Wednesday’s game against OV. The senior, along with teammate Katie Wildman, celebrated her birthday with an 8-5 win.

Photo by Keith Stewart
Sherelle Coller eyes her deep shot to left field in the fifth inning of Wednesday’s game against OV. The senior, along with teammate Katie Wildman, celebrated her birthday with an 8-5 win.

Lady Wolves out strong but can’t sustain

by Kirk Whitaker
Arthur/Sullivan Reporter

It’s not often that in one inning with one hit, a team can score five runs. But that’s exactly what happened last Wednesday in Arthur as Okaw Valley’s softball team stumbled with two errors to let Arthur-Lovington/Atwood-Hammond take a lead they wouldn’t give up.

“If you take away the one inning where we gave Arthur-Lovington five runs off one hit and two errors, we played them well,” said OV head coach Dave Benning. “You can’t give a team five runs in an inning, especially a good team like Arthur-Lovington. We were outplayed defensively in two innings, and that is what cost us.” Read More

Lion’s Club Donation

Photo by Keith Stewart Lion’s Club Donation Last month the Sullivan Lion’s Club donated $500 to the American Legion Post 68 Color/Honor Guard, who in turn was able to purchase several parkas and bomber jackets so that members could be adequately dressed when conducting ceremonies, including military rites. Pictured left to right are: Lynn Elder of the Lion’s Club, Mike Keown and Mike Grose (both of the color guard), Lynn Reed, president of the Sullivan Lion’s Club, and Bob Sims (also color guard).

Photo by Keith Stewart
Lion’s Club Donation
Last month the Sullivan Lion’s Club donated $500 to the American Legion Post 68 Color/Honor Guard, who in turn was able to purchase several parkas and bomber jackets so that members could be adequately dressed when conducting ceremonies, including military rites. Pictured left to right are: Lynn Elder of the Lion’s Club, Mike Keown and Mike Grose (both of the color guard), Lynn Reed, president of the Sullivan Lion’s Club, and Bob Sims (also color guard).

Pancake Breakfast Saturday at Legion

Boy Scout Troop 39 will hold its annual pancake breakfast 6:30-10 a.m. Saturday, April 19 at the Sullivan American Legion. The menu includes pancakes, sausage, biscuits, and gravy, orange juice, milk & coffee.  Money raised will help pay for summer camp and other troop activities.

Auxiliary Hosting Garage Sale April 26

The Lovington women’s auxiliary is having a garage sale 7 a.m.-2 p.m. April 26 at Lucky Bidders Auction House in Lovington. All proceeds to go the Danville VA. 

Anyone wishing to donate any clean item to the sale may bring it to the auction house at 5 p.m.  April 25.

For more information contact the Lovington American Legion at 873-4465.

Students Receive Prizes on McTeacher Night

Students recently attended McTeacher Night at the local McDonald’s and had their names drawn for some incredible prizes. McDonald’s in Sullivan has sponsored McTeacher Night for the last 10 years and donates $1,000 annually to the Sullivan PTO. They have given away a total of $10,000 in cash and $5,000 in prizes over the last 10 years. This year’s winners include Skyla Palmer, Lucy Barringer, Ryan Lawyer, Jayden Troxell, Kiley Dyer, Reagan Crouse, Matt Welch, Curtis Kite, Drew Rogers. and Mitchell Hooten.

Lorrie Morgan to Head Entertainment at 2014 Moultrie-Douglas Co. Fair

by Doris Elmore

Grand Ole Opry star Lorrie Morgan will highlight the entertainment at the 84th annual Moultrie-Douglas County Fair July 6-12 at the fairgrounds in Arthur. Morgan’s appearance is sponsored by C.H.I. Overhead Doors and LiftMaster of Arthur. She will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday night, July 12, on the Main Stage. There will be an admission fee. Read More