Recent Obituaries: Tommie Yokley

Tommie Lue Yokley

Tommie Lue Yokley, 92, of Lovington died at 10:11 a.m. Wednesday Oct. 22 in her home.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday Oct. 25 in McMullin-Young Funeral Home in Lovington with visitation 9-11 a.m. Burial will be in Keller Cemetery in Lovington.

Recent Obituaries: Robert Butt

Robert E. Butt

Robert E. Butt, 69, of Sullivan died at 2:37 a.m. Tuesday Oct. 21 in Sullivan Rehabilitation and Health Care Center.

Celebration of Life services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Reed Funeral Home in Sullivan with visitation 1-2 p.m. Monday. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery in Bethany.

Family Harvest Night At Lovington Library Friday

On Friday October 24, the Lovington Public Library District will be having a Family Harvest Party from 6-7:30 p.m.  The library will be hosting a “Family Fun Night” with snacks, games, stories to be read, art projects and some prizes. Costumes are not required in order to attend but the public is encouraged to come and have a fun night as a family. For more information, call the Lovington Public Library at 873-4468.

Lovington Trivia Game on for Another Week

October 22, 2014

During the Lovington Homecoming Weekend, the Lovington Public Library District provided a Lovington Trivia game that was enjoyed by Alumni  This game is still available to participate in for another week.

The public is encouraged to stop by the library and take the trivia quiz to see how much they really know about Lovington. Patrons can then visit the back meeting room to check his or her answers.

Lady Redskins Force Three Sets, but Fall to Cerro Cordo

Photo by RR Best Pictured are the Sullivan volleyball seniors who were celebrated Monday night at home against Cerro Gordo (from left to right): Becca Pratt (manager), Brittin Boyer, and Emily Neuhauser.

Photo by RR Best
Pictured are the Sullivan volleyball seniors who were celebrated Monday night at home against Cerro Gordo (from left to right): Becca Pratt (manager), Brittin Boyer, and Emily Neuhauser.

October 22, 2014

Unable to overcome Broncos on senior night

By Matt Kracht
NP Sports Reporter

The Redskins put forth quite an effort on Monday night against the Cerro Gordo Broncos, but came away empty handed 25-19,21-25,25-17.

On senior night after losing the first set, Sullivan rallied in the second jumping out to a 7-2 lead and forcing the decisive third set. A game that featured two evenly matched squads went the distance in a performance of which the Sullivan seniors could be proud. Read More

Knights Shut Out Bombers to Win Third Straight

Photo by Darian Hays ALAH’s Teddy Poe tries to escape an Argenta-Oreana lineman  Friday night.

Photo by Darian Hays
ALAH’s Teddy Poe tries to escape an Argenta-Oreana lineman
Friday night.

At 6-2, ALAH stamps playoff ticket

By Matt Kracht
NP Sports Reporter

For the second week in a row the Arthur-Lovington/Atwood-Hammond Knights raced out to a 21 point first quarter lead and never looked back. In a blowout win over the Argenta-Oreana Bombers Tyler Schuring put on an all-conference performance collecting 250 all-purpose yards and four touchdowns. The victory over the Bombers put the Knights back in postseason play and with a week left in the regular season the Knights record stands at 6-2 overall and 4-2 in the Little Okaw Valley conference. Read More

Red Apple Owners Enter into TIF Agreement with City

October 22, 2014

Part of reconstruction costs eligible for TIF funds

by Barry Featheringill
Sullivan Reporter

Steve Sadikoska and Tim Halili of the Red Apple Restaurant were in attendance at the October 13 city council to hear discussion regarding possible Tax Increment Financing (TIF) to help with the reconstruction of the restaurant that burned down July 29.

Mayor Ann Short opened the discussion expressing the feelings of the city: “All of us feel so badly because of your unfortunate situation. That was just horrible.”

Short then went on to explain that the TIF program is when construction is completed and taxes are assessed by the county, the difference between what taxes were before the fire and what they are after construction is completed. In talking with the city’s TIF attorney it has been determined that the construction would be eligible for TIF funding for the reconstruction of the restaurant. Read More

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

Area Trick or Treat Hours 2014

Village of Arthur
Friday, Oct. 31, 5-8 p.m.

Village of Bethany
Friday, October 31, 6-9 p.m.

City of Sullivan
Oct. 30 & 31, 6-8 p.m.

SCED Safe Trick or Treat-Oct. 31, 4-6 p.m.

AmBuCs Halloween Parade-Oct. 31
5:45 p.m.-Line up on the square
6:15 parade begins
*if weather does not permit, parade will be held in SHS gym
*10 cash prizes will be awarded after parade

Sullivan Southern Baptist-Oct. 30, 6-8 p.m.
*Bible events will be acted out; candy will be handed out in each room.