Obituaries 4-16-2014: Bill Duncan

Bill Duncan

Funeral services for William W. “Bill” Duncan, 87, of Sullivan were held at 3 p.m. today (Wednesday) in the Elim Springs Church of Jesus Christ near Sullivan. Burial was in Greenhill Cemetery in Sullivan. Reed Funeral Home in Sullivan handled arrangements.

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Lane Celebrates 30 Years at Donnelleys

Scott Lane celebrated his 30th service anniversary with RR Donnelley on March 25.

Lane was hired at RR Donnelley in 1984 as part-time task force. He became full-time material handler later that year. Lane was then promoted to roll tender in the gravure pressroom in 1989, to assistant press lead in 1996, and to press lead, his current position in 2000.

Lane and his wife, Selena, reside in Sullivan and have two children and two grandchildren.

Lady Red Can’t Knock Neoga Off, Settle for Second

Photo by Keith Stewart SOV’s Megan Dash clears the  bar during the high jump last Wednesday at the Arthur Invite. The sophomore cleared five feet to take first place.

Photo by Keith Stewart
SOV’s Megan Dash clears the bar during the high jump last Wednesday at the Arthur Invite. The sophomore cleared five feet to take first place.

ALAH girls, boys each finish in top five, Redskins take 11th

by Keith Stewart
keith@newsprogress.com

With more than 10 area teams for both boys and girls, the annual Arthur Invite last Wednesday saw SOV’s girls take second place, while the host’s two groups finished in closely contested top five spots.

McClain Can’t Complain

Amanda McClain didn’t just walk away with three first place individual medals Wednesday evening. She also took with her two new meet records, breaking teammate Emily Neuhauser’s 2012 200m dash record of 26.40 by running a 26.21 and then doing her own 2012 400m dash record (1:00) a few seconds better, running 57.94. Read More

Last Supper Reenactment Comes to United Methodist

Photo by RR Best Pictured are the 12 disciples during the reenactment of the Last Supper at the First United Methodist Church. Pictured, left to right, are: Don Schmidgall, John Love, Steve Bonnett, Steve Austin, Dustin McDermith, Damon Moody, Mike Craig, Rich Benning, Mike Grose (with microphone), Jeff Gregory, Bruce Hecht, and David Sowers. The church will have the reenactment Thursday at 7:30 p.m.

Photo by RR Best
Pictured are the 12 disciples during the reenactment of the Last Supper at the First United Methodist Church. Pictured, left to right, are: Don Schmidgall, John Love, Steve Bonnett, Steve Austin, Dustin McDermith, Damon Moody, Mike Craig, Rich Benning, Mike Grose (with microphone), Jeff Gregory, Bruce Hecht, and David Sowers. The church will have the reenactment Thursday at 7:30 p.m.

Hopes are for annual tradition

by Florence Hallford
Reporting in Sullivan

Joe Pound has long been familiar with the story of the Last Supper. But it wasn’t until he unexpectedly took part in a reenactment, did it come to life.

“It totally changed their lives,” states Joe Pound about the Last Supper, referring to the 12 disciples of Jesus Christ and the supper that Christ had to celebrate, the Jewish holiday of Passover. The celebration turned into the beginning of communion and a well-known story of betrayal by Judas.  Read More

Donations Needed for Twin Baby Girls with RSV

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Pictured is baby Anabell, who remains sick and on life support at St. Francis Children’s Hospital of Illinois.

by Ariana Cherry
Arthur/Sullivan Reporter

One of the joys of parenthood is bringing your newborn child home for the very first time. Although, it can also be quite frightening, with so many new responsibilities and the chance of your baby getting hurt or sick. Those fears came to a reality when Joshua and Jessica Ekiss’s twin girls, Anabell and Aylana Ekiss were born prematurely January 30. After their birth, the twins spent 27 days in the NICU at Carle Hospital. Both girls were released to go home February 26. Read More

Historical Meeting to Feature Talk on Annie Oakley’s Visit to Bethany

The Moultrie County Historical and Genealogical Society will hold their monthly general meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday April 24 in the Heritage Center. This is a change from their usual third Thursday meeting date. The speaker for the evening will be Glenn Austin of Bethany who will be speaking on a big event for Bethany – The Day Annie Oakley Came to Town. Read More

Is Standardized Testing Effective?

Loveby Alex Love

Our state and national government requires standardized testing to gauge our children’s academic success. Often times, students are compared to one another due to the same test being administered to their fellow classmates. This notion poses a question; how fair is it to give a test to all students when no one child is the same?

Every child has his or her own strengths, weaknesses, and personalities. How fair is it to rely so heavily upon testing success to determine the future of our children? Standardized tests scores are used to show where a student is academically–exceeding, meeting, or Read More