Photo by RR Best Busy Sullivan Fire Dept. Fire Prevention Week was Oct. 8-12 with Sullivan firefighters visiting Sullivan schools. In the above photo students learned about special rescue equipment such as the “Jaws of Life” during the Sullivan Fire Dept. elementary school visit. This Saturday the firefighters will be serving pancakes and sausage at the seventh annual event. Children under five get free pancakes and sausage while adults can make donations during the 6-10 a.m. event at the Harrison Street fire station.
Photo furnished WHS Sponsors Blood Drive Windsor High School National Honor Society and student council want you to donate blood and help save a life. The blood drive is noon-5 p.m.Thursday, October 19 in the Windsor High School gymnasium. The goal is 25 units.
Windsor Schools Students of Month September Students of the Month at Windsor Jr./Sr. High School are senior Kasey Bean, daughter of Todd and Bobbie Bean and seventh grade student Gracie Brownlee, daughter of Gregory and Ashleah Brownlee. Bean is involved in volleyball, Student Council, NHS, Vice President of Spanish Club, Pep Club, WYSE, FFA, and is senior class treasurer. Brownlee will play volleyball this winter.
Photo by Mike Brothers SYATP Sullivan Sullivan District #300 students gathered around the flag pole in front of the middle school Sept. 27 to say a prayer. See You at the Pole (SYATP) is an annual gathering of thousands of Christian students at a flagpole in front of their local schools for prayer, scripture-reading and worship, during the early morning before school starts. It takes place on the fourth Wednesday in September. The events began in 1990 in the United States. It is now an international event; in 2005 more than two million students in the U.S. participated, as well as students in Canada, Cote d’Ivoire, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ecuador, Ghana, Guam, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Kenya, South Korea, Malaysia, Nigeria, Norway, Peru, Portugal, Scotland, and South Africa.
Photo furnished OVHS Marching Timberwolves Compete Okaw Marching Timberwolves competed at the Sage City Invitational in Class C/D recently. Band director Theresa Colclasure; visual coordinator David Hagerman,color guard Monica Maybell, and percussion director Courtney Boyd prepared the 37 member band and six color guards for the competition. The Marching Timberwolves show was The Blues Brothers Movie including Gimme Some Lovin, Minnie the Moucher, Think/I Can’t Turn You Loose.
Photo furnished Ribbon Cutting in Sullivan On Thursday, September 28 the Decatur Memorial Hospital and Sullivan Chamber and Economic Development hosted business after hours at the DMH Sullivan Medical Center, 1220 W. Jackson St. Dr. Steven Bridges and Mo Tababaei, PA provided tours of the facility with attendees enjoying hors d’oeuvres prepared by Cafe’ DMH. Those attending also registered to win a FITBIT.
Photo furnished WHS FFA Delivers Farmer Care Packages Farmer care package delivery from Windsor FFA. Pictured from back row left to right: Tristan Boehm, Brandon Milligan, Hannah Morlen, Kimberly Henon, Lillian Sims; front row: Kendra Reed, Mackenzee Hooten. Windsor FFA chapter recently delivered care packages to local farmers who were in the field. The care packages contained things such as bottled water, cookies, and other snacks as well as a small list of tips for farmer safety. Several members attended to help benefit and thank local farmers for their year round hard work and support.
Photo by RR Best Lines Drawn With the aid of a helicopter, Ameren’s transmission line upgrade continues near the Roney farm north of Sullivan. The helicopter lowers a worker to prepare insulators for new power lines from the Andrews Street substation east of Dalton City to the Kansas Ameren substation as part of a major upgrade of service in central Illinois.
Photo by Mike Brothers Sullivan Homecoming Sullivan’s homecoming week parade featured a variety of floats like the one above with the future Redskins throwing candy to the parade audience on the square. The class of 1967 honored 50 years with a sock hop following the Friday night game.
Photo furnished WHS Longaberger Binga The Windsor class of 2018 will host a Longaberger Binga Fundraiser October 7 at Windsor High School. Doors will open at 5 p.m., and the games start at 6 p.m. Tickets are on sale now; see a senior class member for tickets or call Elizabeth Robison at 459-2636. Tickets will be available at the door. Refreshments, 50/50, and raffle items will also be for sale. Pictured Left to Right: Caitlin Welsh, Mikayla Haddock, Kasey Bean, and Morgan Lesko.