Santa Arrives!

Photo by RR Best Santa Arrives! Santa Claus’s horse drawn arrival to Sullivan was escorted by a host of parade floats, walking entries and emergency vehicles Saturday, Dec 3. Petersen Health Care sponsored the annual Hometown Holiday Parade.

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Santa Arrives!
Santa Claus’s horse drawn arrival to Sullivan was escorted by a host of parade floats, walking entries and emergency vehicles Saturday, Dec 3. Petersen Health Care sponsored the annual Hometown Holiday Parade. Click the photo above to see more photos.

Parkland Hosts FFA Agronomy CDE

Photo furnished Parkland Hosts FFA Agronomy CDE Members of the Windsor FFA Chapter attended the Section 16 FFA Agronomy CDE at Parkland Community College November 15. The members were tasked with identifying different species of crops and weeds, reading maps of soil types, and judging groups of crops. As a team, the Windsor FFA Chapter placed fourth overall. Tristan Boehm placed in the top 10 in Section 16 as an individual.  Members of the team include Kendra Reed, Hannah Morlen, Gage Sattler, Mason Campbell, Tristan Boehm, Brandon Milligan, Whitney Pepperdine, and Colby Kidwell.

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Parkland Hosts FFA Agronomy CDE
Members of the Windsor FFA Chapter attended the Section 16 FFA Agronomy CDE at Parkland Community College November 15. The members were tasked with identifying different species of crops and weeds, reading maps of soil types, and judging groups of crops. As a team, the Windsor FFA Chapter placed fourth overall. Tristan Boehm placed in the top 10 in Section 16 as an individual. Members of the team include Kendra Reed, Hannah Morlen, Gage Sattler, Mason Campbell, Tristan Boehm, Brandon Milligan, Whitney Pepperdine, and Colby Kidwell.

Newly Elected County Officials

Photo by Mike Brothers Newly Elected County Officials Judge Dan L. Flannell administered the oaths of office to Moultrie County officials December 1. They were elected during the November 8, 2016 election. Pictured above from left: Republican county board members Tim Rose, Kevin McReynolds, Mike Barringer and Ron White. Democrat Moultrie County circuit clerk Cindy Braden, Republican coroner Lynn Reed, Republican state’s attorney Jeremy Richey and Judge Flannell who administered his final oaths as Chief Judge of the Sixth Judicial Circuit.

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Newly Elected County Officials
Judge Dan L. Flannell administered the oaths of office to Moultrie County officials December 1. They were elected during the November 8, 2016 election. Pictured above from left: Republican county board members Tim Rose, Kevin McReynolds, Mike Barringer and Ron White. Democrat Moultrie County circuit clerk Cindy Braden, Republican coroner Lynn Reed, Republican state’s attorney Jeremy Richey and Judge Flannell who administered his final oaths as Chief Judge of the Sixth Judicial Circuit.

OVHS U.S. Corp of Engineers Coop.

Photo furnished The Okaw Valley High School U.S. Corp of Engineers Cooperative continued last week as students planted trees as part of the environmental restoration phase. Back row left to right: Brody Bland, AnthonyWeekly, Zared Ledbetter, Matthew Buxton, Conner Cloyd, J.T. Bland, and Tanner Coleman. Front row left to right: Cody Hinkle, Cody Drake, Ethan Macklin, Jesse Robinson, Wes Wise

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The Okaw Valley High School U.S. Corp of Engineers Cooperative continued last week as students planted trees as part of the environmental restoration phase. Back row left to right: Brody Bland, AnthonyWeekly, Zared Ledbetter, Matthew Buxton, Conner Cloyd, J.T. Bland, and Tanner Coleman. Front row left to right: Cody Hinkle, Cody Drake, Ethan Macklin, Jesse Robinson, Wes Wise

Archie Has Got a New Vest

Photo by RR Best Archie Has Got a New Vest Sullivan patrolman Adam Collins and Moultrie County sheriff’s deputy Kaleb Smith, K-9 patrol Archie’s handler, is pictured with Archie in his new bullet and puncture proof vest. Sullivan police dept.’s annual Rushmore law enforcement golf outing generated the extra funds from the 50/50 raffle and hole sponsors to help purchase the new vest. Golf outing coordinator Collins received approval from the sheriff’s K-9 unit for the donation with which police were able to purchase the $1800 vest for $1100.

Photo by RR Best
Archie Has Got a New Vest
Sullivan patrolman Adam Collins and Moultrie County sheriff’s deputy Kaleb Smith, K-9 patrol Archie’s handler, is pictured with Archie in his new bullet and puncture proof vest. Sullivan police dept.’s annual Rushmore law enforcement golf outing generated the extra funds from the 50/50 raffle and hole sponsors to help purchase the new vest. Golf outing coordinator Collins received approval from the sheriff’s K-9 unit for the donation with which police were able to purchase the $1800 vest for $1100.

One Book One Sullivan

Photo by Mike Brothers One Book One Sullivan Coordinator Rikki Ray announced this year’s One Book One Sullivan Middle School group is the largest ever with 26 members. This year’s selection of The Paper Cowboy by Kristine Levine was announced to a packed Sullivan Middle School gymnasium November 23. Principal financial supporters of the community project is the Sullivan Rotary Club, and members were in attendance. The OBO group produced a trailer for the introduction to the audience along with individual members giving insight into how the selection was made. The Paper Cowboy is a historical fiction set in the 1950s when communism was feared. Advisers and members of the One Book One Sullivan club are pictured above following the announcement to the school. Community discussions of the book will be announced in the future.

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One Book One Sullivan
Coordinator Rikki Ray announced this year’s One Book One Sullivan Middle School group is the largest ever with 26 members. This year’s selection of The Paper Cowboy by Kristine Levine was announced to a packed Sullivan Middle School gymnasium November 23. Principal financial supporters of the community project is the Sullivan Rotary Club, and members were in attendance. The OBO group produced a trailer for the introduction to the audience along with individual members giving insight into how the selection was made. The Paper Cowboy is a historical fiction set in the 1950s when communism was feared. Advisers and members of the One Book One Sullivan club are pictured above following the announcement to the school. Community discussions of the book will be announced in the future.

Sparrow Volunteers

Photo furnished Sparrow Volunteers Volunteers of all ages gathered Saturday, Nov. 19 for the annual Sparrows Unlimited fruit basket day. In all, 150 baskets were assembled and delivered in and around Lovington. Sparrows’ 22nd annual fundraising auction will be held December 3 at Jerry’s East End in Lovington.

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Sparrow Volunteers
Volunteers of all ages gathered Saturday, Nov. 19 for the annual Sparrows Unlimited fruit basket day. In all, 150 baskets were assembled and delivered in and around Lovington. Sparrows’ 22nd annual fundraising auction will be held December 3 at Jerry’s East End in Lovington.