Plow Day set for November 1

October 29, 2014

Antique tractor enthusiasts will be moldboard plowing on Saturday, November 1 at The Great Pumpkin Patch south of Arthur. Everyone is invited to come and watch the art of fall plowing and turning under pumpkins and corn stalks. Plowing will begin at 9 a.m. and will run throughout the day. Any size tractor and plow are welcome as long as they are in good working order. Golf carts are welcome. Rain or wet field conditions may cancel the event. For more information, call Jim Fleming at 217-791-1026.

Annual Holiday Market Saturday

October 29, 2014

Handcrafted items and one-of-a-kind works of art will be featured at the First Christian Church Annual Holiday Market in Sullivan on Saturday, November 1 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

This year tickets will be sold for a chance to win a cross-stitch floral quilt made by member Ann Hamilton (recently deceased). The Market will feature a bountiful bakery shop with homemade candies, cookies, cakes, pies and bread; and an inspirational Christmas shop. There will be a quilt shop, a crafts shop, a youth group shop offering unique items for sale, and a children’s shop with gently used clothing and toys.

An almost new shop in the church sanctuary will also be selling many treasures that look like new and are functional.

The coffee bar will be open from 9-10:30 a.m. in the church’s Fellowship Hall and feature homemade treats and drinks. Lunch will then be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Carry-outs will be available.

Pick-a-prize drawing tickets will be sold at the door. Prizes may include original artwork, his and her golf getaway for a day, Illini basketball tickets, Little Theatre Christmas show tickets, gift certificates, gift cards and much more.  The winners will be drawn at 2 p.m.  Proceeds from the drawing will go to Secret Santa and DOVE.

Crafting for the Cure Saturday at Sullivan Church of God

October 29, 2014

Admission will be nonperishable good to be used in Gobbler Giveaway

Saturday November 1, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sullivan Church of God will be hosting an event for Relay For Life called Crafting for the Cure. This event will raise funds for the American Cancer Society. There are over 25 vendors coming with a large variety of goods and crafts to sell. This will be a place to pick up that Christmas present. Contact Jeri Davis for more information 273-9456. Admission fee is easy, just bring some of the following: canned corn, green beans, cranberry sauce, gray or yams, or boxed mac and cheese, cornbread mixes, cake mixes and icing, instant potatoes, or stuffing mixes. These items will be boxed up to provide a Thanksgiving meal to 50+ families in the Sullivan area in the churches’ first Gobbler Giveaway. Read More

Sullivan American Legion to Rededicate Veterans’ Memorial Nov. 1

October 29, 2014

Time capsule from 1989 also to be opened

by Barry Featheringill
Sullivan Reporter

On November 11, 1989 the Sullivan American Legion dedicated the Veterans Memorial located at the southwest entrance of Wyman Park.

The memorial was a dream of Legion Commander Al Golden Sr. and the committee of legion members which included Al “Sonny” Golden Jr, Richard Shellabarger, and Mike Keown. The legion started planning the memorial in 1987 with legion members traveling around to other communities to see what their memorials were like. Read More

Windsor FFA Attend Greenhand Quiz Bowl

Submitted Windsor FFA Attend Greenhand Quiz Bowl On October 15, five Windsor FFA freshman members competed against other Section 16 teams in the Greenhand Quiz Bowl contest. This contest tests the members’ knowledge of FFA history, important figures, and terminology in agriculture. The team placed 6th overall. Team members consisted of, from left to right: Tristan Boehm, Gage Sattler, Whitney Pepperdine, Brad Farmer, and Gavin Bennett.

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Windsor FFA Attend Greenhand Quiz Bowl
On October 15, five Windsor FFA freshman members competed against other Section 16 teams in the Greenhand Quiz Bowl contest. This contest tests the members’ knowledge of FFA history, important figures, and terminology in agriculture. The team placed 6th overall. Team members consisted of, from left to right: Tristan Boehm, Gage Sattler, Whitney Pepperdine, Brad Farmer, and Gavin Bennett.

Huber Named Health Agent Of The Month

October 29, 2014

Pekin Life Insurance Company recently announced Linda Huber, an owner of C F & H Insurance Agency, Inc., in Sullivan, has been named Health Agent of the Month for September 2014. 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

Redskins Route Clinton 54-14 to Earn Share of Conference Title

Members of the SOV football team hold up their Central Illinois Conference championship plaque Friday night after defeating Clinton 54-14. The Redskins split the title with St. Teresa, who also finished 6-1 in the conference after a week seven loss to Shelbyville.

Members of the SOV football team hold up their Central Illinois Conference championship plaque Friday night after defeating Clinton 54-14. The Redskins split the title with St. Teresa, who also finished 6-1 in the conference after a week seven loss to Shelbyville.

October 29, 2014

Finish regular season 8-1

by Keith Stewart
keith@newsprogress.com

You could say Cinderella.

But they’d prefer businesslike.

SOV rounded out their regular season Friday night with a 54-14 drubbing of Clinton, ending the regular season 8-1 on the year and earning a share of the Central Illinois Conference championship along with Decatur St. Teresa.

Oh, and was it mentioned already that the Redskins are playoff bound–and at home?

The heap of rewards bestowed upon SOV Friday night, including the praises of the senior class, had to wait until after the game however. Finishing 8-1 on the year would prove pivotal in the playoff matchup, not to mention securing a share of that conference title. Read More