Sullivan Schools Have Fine Arts Day

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Sullivan Schools Have Fine Arts Day
The 2017 Fine Arts Day was held on March 9 in the Sullivan High School gym. The day featured many of the talented students from all parts of Sullivan School District. Performances included general choir, 7th and 8th grade band, SES children’s choir, high school band, SHS Dance “Crew”, Singers Jr., Sullivan Singers, 6th grade chorus and the SHS dance team. Also featured during the day in the Commons was a video compiled of original artwork and photography by more than 30 Sullivan High School students. Some of these pieces were displayed at the Elizabeth Titus Memorial Library in Sullivan for the SAArts Youth Art contest. Others have been selected to be in the Eastern Illinois Tarble Arts Center Children’s Art Exhibition this May.

Paper Cowboy Discussed

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Paper Cowboy Discussed
One Book One Sullivan’s community discussion of Paper Cowboy was held at the First United Methodist Church Thursday, March 16. Students of OBO coordinator Rikki Ray (pictured) gathered with community members to learn about cold war America.

Flower Pot Reopens

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Flower Pot Reopens
The Flower Pot in Sullivan celebrated an open house in Sullivan last week with co-owners Ellen Bernius and Madison Winskill hosting visitors checking out the new decore and offerings.

American Legion Honors Members

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American Legion Honors Members
Five members were honored for their years of service at the March 18 regular members meeting of the Sullivan American Legion Post 68. From the left to right: Bob Sims, American Legion Post 68 Commander, Mac Bond (50 years), Don Harchous (60 years), Tom Parks (50 years), Bill Daily (70 years), Frank Elzy (60 years), and Rudi Laufhutte, 19th District American Legion Commander.

A Good Way to Do Good Things

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A Good Way to Do Good Things
Recently, the Prairie Association of Home and Community Education has started a new project. The group, which is an informative coalition of Douglas and Moultrie counties, has decided to make clothing for children in Africa. Already set to work, they currently have at least 30 dresses ready to send out. In upcoming workshops, PAHCE will continue to sew more dresses and also make some shorts for boys. Phyllis McReynolds, member of the association, says, “HCE is a good way to do good things and have fellowship with other ladies in the two counties.” To find out more about the Prairie Association of Home and Community Education and what you may do to help, visit www.sarahbush.org/cord/program/46/.

Time Goes Forward

Photo by Mike Brothers
Time Goes Forward at the Moultrie County Courthouse as Rick Matthews advances time in the century old clock tower. Above center shafts from the four clock faces converge to beam time from the top of the Sullivan square.

Sectional Competition for Sullivan Scholastic Team

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Sectional Competition for Sullivan Scholastic Team
Sullivan Scholastic Bowl Regional Champions from left to right: Lindsay Jones, Katie Webb, Grace Mauck, Parker Whitaker, Luke DeLong, Brendan Rau, Trevor Elder and Spencer Johnson. Sectional action was at Farmer City Saturday, March 11 against Maroa-Forsyth, Bloomington Central Catholic and St. Joseph-Ogden.

SES Gold Slip Winners

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SES Gold Slip Winners
Sullivan Elementary School students who were recently awarded Gold Slips for going above and beyond expectations include (from left to right): Kylie Swaim cleaned up around the classroom and is always helpful and kind to her classmates; Calvin Bishop found a library book he was excited to read but gave it to another student who wanted that book and Cy Stone came to the aid of a kindergarten student who was having trouble carrying a tub of books to the library.

Snow Fountain

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Snow Fountain
The WCTU fountain and surrounding Sullivan landscape was covered with a late snow this week as March reminds us it is not yet Spring!

PARCC Walk

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PARCC Walk
Before the students started their PARCC testing, Sullivan Elementary School (SES) held a brief pep assembly for the third, fourth and fifth graders. When released to their classes, those students walked through hallways lined with kindergarten, first and second grade students cheering them on with signs and pom poms.