Check Presented to DMH

Submitted Check Presented to DMH The Okaw Valley Middle School Student Council raised $300 to help support the Decatur Memorial Hospital Mammography Initiative. Last year on October 11 the student council hosted a 5k and mile fun run. The 5k and mile fun run was held in Bethany at the Okaw Valley High School. To help the council with the 5k and mile fun run they had sponsors who supplied prizes for the participants which helped raise $200. Along with the 5k and mile fun run the student council hosted a movie night on March 21st of this year. The movie night helped raise an additional $100 towards the total. The DMH Mammography Initiative is a program the helps to subsidize the cost of mammography testing for underserved women in the community. This was the second year that the organization was able to donate money to the program. The student council would like to encourage anyone who can to come out next year to one of the events as they work to eclipse the amount from this year. Pictured, right, is DMH Foundation representative Heather Ludwig accepting a check from, left, OVMS Student Council President Anna Wooters.

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Check Presented to DMH
The Okaw Valley Middle School Student Council raised $300 to help support the Decatur Memorial Hospital Mammography Initiative. Last year on October 11 the student council hosted a 5k and mile fun run. The 5k and mile fun run was held in Bethany at the Okaw Valley High School. To help the council with the 5k and mile fun run they had sponsors who supplied prizes for the participants which helped raise $200. Along with the 5k and mile fun run the student council hosted a movie night on March 21st of this year. The movie night helped raise an additional $100 towards the total. The DMH Mammography Initiative is a program the helps to subsidize the cost of mammography testing for underserved women in the community. This was the second year that the organization was able to donate money to the program.
The student council would like to encourage anyone who can to come out next year to one of the events as they work to eclipse the amount from this year. Pictured, right, is DMH Foundation representative Heather Ludwig accepting a check from, left, OVMS Student Council President Anna Wooters.

2015 Miss Arthur Winners

Photo by Miranda Quinn, Golden Hour Photography Miss Arthur Winners Pictured, from left to right, are the winners from last Saturday’s Miss Arthur Pageant: Jr. Miss Arthur Kyla Carson, Miss Arthur Hannah Leal, Miss Preteen Arthur Mackenzie Erixon, and Little Miss Arthur Emeline Hope Greathouse.

Photo by Miranda Quinn, Golden Hour Photography
Miss Arthur Winners
Pictured, from left to right, are the winners from last Saturday’s Miss Arthur Pageant: Jr. Miss Arthur Kyla Carson, Miss Arthur Hannah Leal, Miss Preteen Arthur Mackenzie Erixon, and Little Miss Arthur Emeline Hope Greathouse.

Windsor 2015 Prom Court

Submitted Windsor2015 Prom Court Windsor High School recently held its annual prom and announced its royalty. Back Row (L to R):  Queen Candidates Melanie Adams and Sydney Boehm, 2014 Prom Queen Olivia Williamson, 2015 Prom Queen Paige Woolard, 2015 Prom King Devin Deremiah, 2014 Prom King Spencer Blackburn, King Candidates Uriah Jones and Dalton Turner.  Front Row (L to R):  Crown bearers Olivia Ross and Ty Welsh.

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Windsor2015 Prom Court
Windsor High School recently held its annual prom and announced its royalty. Back Row (L to R): Queen Candidates Melanie Adams and Sydney Boehm, 2014 Prom Queen Olivia Williamson, 2015 Prom Queen Paige Woolard, 2015 Prom King Devin Deremiah, 2014 Prom King Spencer Blackburn, King Candidates Uriah Jones and Dalton Turner. Front Row (L to R): Crown bearers Olivia Ross and Ty Welsh.

LGS Jump Rope for Heart 2015

Photos by Keith Stewart LGS Jump Rope for Heart 2015 The Lovington grade school P.E. classes from kindergarten through fifth grade participated in the event April 13-30 and collectively raised  $5,193.85 to donate to the American Heart Association.   From left to right: Chilton Ingram, Xander Barrett, Jaydon Hopkins, Isaiah Bates, Wyatt Hilligoss, Carter Pratt, Devon Barron, Ashylnn Baker, Lucy Duran, Chloe Franklin, Brady Moore, Josie Hale, Cole Wardrip, Caden Schmidt, Hunter Carnahan.  Pictured above are members of Sara Kveton’s fourth grade class who were the top fundraisers with a total of $981.46.

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LGS Jump Rope for Heart 2015
The Lovington grade school P.E. classes from kindergarten through fifth grade participated in the event April 13-30 and collectively raised  $5,193.85 to donate to the American Heart Association. 
From left to right: Chilton Ingram, Xander Barrett, Jaydon Hopkins, Isaiah Bates, Wyatt Hilligoss, Carter Pratt, Devon Barron, Ashylnn Baker, Lucy Duran, Chloe Franklin, Brady Moore, Josie Hale, Cole Wardrip, Caden Schmidt, Hunter Carnahan.  Pictured above are members of Sara Kveton’s fourth grade class who were the top fundraisers with a total of $981.46.

Pictured is Daylon Doggett of Pam Boddy’s class, who was the top individual fundraiser with $311.

Pictured is Daylon Doggett of Pam Boddy’s class, who was the top individual fundraiser with $311.

MCRTA’s First Annual Meeting

Submitted by Jim Luedke MCRTA’s First Annual Meeting The Moultrie County Retired Teachers held their first meeting of the year April 18. Connie Miller, a volunteer at the Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum in Springfield, presented information about special events taking place this year at the museum. Pictured, left to right are: Jim Barr, IRTA Region 13 Director; Ellen Feeler, MCRTA secretary; Connie Miller, speaker; Dennis Hutchings, MCRTA president; Linda McCabe, MCRTA vice-president; and Larry Jones, MCRTA treasurer. Moultrie County Retired Teachers meet four times a year. An annual scholarship is awarded to a Moultrie County graduating senior who is going into the education field. Also, one or more teacher grants are awarded to teachers in Moultrie County each year. The next meeting of MCRTA is June 6 at 11:30 a.m., at the First United Methodist Church in Sullivan. Any former teacher who is retired from a school in Moultrie County, or any retired teacher living in Moultrie County is eligible to join MCRTA.

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MCRTA’s First Annual Meeting
The Moultrie County Retired Teachers held their first meeting of the year April 18. Connie Miller, a volunteer at the Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum in Springfield, presented information about special events taking place this year at the museum. Pictured, left to right are: Jim Barr, IRTA Region 13 Director; Ellen Feeler, MCRTA secretary; Connie Miller, speaker; Dennis Hutchings, MCRTA president; Linda McCabe, MCRTA vice-president; and Larry Jones, MCRTA treasurer.
Moultrie County Retired Teachers meet four times a year. An annual scholarship is awarded to a Moultrie County graduating senior who is going into the education field. Also, one or more teacher grants are awarded to teachers in Moultrie County each year. The next meeting of MCRTA is June 6 at 11:30 a.m., at the First United Methodist Church in Sullivan. Any former teacher who is retired from a school in Moultrie County, or any retired teacher living in Moultrie County is eligible to join MCRTA.

Mo-Co Rush Earns Second in Effingham

Submitted Mo-Co Rush Earns Second in Effingham The 2015 Mo-Co Rush 10U competed in their first tournament of the spring/summer the weekend of April 25-26 in Effingham. The Rush came away with a second place finish and qualified for the 2015 NSA World Series in Indianapolis.  The Rush started the weekend against the Mattoon Cobras and one of the best pitchers in the area in Karlie Bean. It was their first outing of the season against Bean, and the Rush lost the opener 6-0. The Rush then won five straight games over Jasper County, St. Anthony, CI Diamonds, Mattoon Pride, and the Cobras. The last two wins came off of last inning come from behind finishes. They trailed the Pride, a team that defeated them twice in the fall, 5-2 heading into the bottom of the third but rallied to score two in the third, one in the fourth, and one in the bottom of the fifth to win.  That win propelled them into the championship where they needed to defeat the Mattoon Cobras twice to win the title.  In game one the Rush were down 7-4 in the bottom of the sixth when they rallied to score four runs to win the game and force the extra game. However, the Rush ran out of gas and lost 9-1 to the Cobras and Bean in the finale. Hit leaders for the weekend were Sullivan’s Kinley Hill and Arthur’s Alisha Frederick, both with seven each, while three others had four hits each. The trio of Arcola’s Keira Hohlbauch, Sullivan’s Katie Honchell, and Arthur’s Ryli Kauffman pitched well all weekend.  Arthur’s Charley Condill also caught in six of the seven games and threw out eight base runners.  The Rush travel to Charleston and Terre Haute in May for their next two tournaments.  For more info on the Rush go to www.mocorush.com. Pictured front row, left to right: Bailey Bennett-Bethany, Alisha Frederick-Arthur, Alaina Moore-Sullivan, Ryli Kauffman-Arthur, Mikaela Moore-Sullivan, Mackenzie Condill-Arthur.  Back row: Kayla Schnippel-Mt. Zion, Mia Harris-Bethany, Kinley Hill-Sullivan, Keira Hohlbauch-Arcola, Charley Condill-Arthur, Katie Honchell-Sullivan.

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Mo-Co Rush Earns Second in Effingham
The 2015 Mo-Co Rush 10U competed in their first tournament of the spring/summer the weekend of April 25-26 in Effingham. The Rush came away with a second place finish and qualified for the 2015 NSA World Series in Indianapolis.
The Rush started the weekend against the Mattoon Cobras and one of the best pitchers in the area in Karlie Bean. It was their first outing of the season against Bean, and the Rush lost the opener 6-0. The Rush then won five straight games over Jasper County, St. Anthony, CI Diamonds, Mattoon Pride, and the Cobras. The last two wins came off of last inning come from behind finishes. They trailed the Pride, a team that defeated them twice in the fall, 5-2 heading into the bottom of the third but rallied to score two in the third, one in the fourth, and one in the bottom of the fifth to win. That win propelled them into the championship where they needed to defeat the Mattoon Cobras twice to win the title. In game one the Rush were down 7-4 in the bottom of the sixth when they rallied to score four runs to win the game and force the extra game. However, the Rush ran out of gas and lost 9-1 to the Cobras and Bean in the finale. Hit leaders for the weekend were Sullivan’s Kinley Hill and Arthur’s Alisha Frederick, both with seven each, while three others had four hits each. The trio of Arcola’s Keira Hohlbauch, Sullivan’s Katie Honchell, and Arthur’s Ryli Kauffman pitched well all weekend. Arthur’s Charley Condill also caught in six of the seven games and threw out eight base runners. The Rush travel to Charleston and Terre Haute in May for their next two tournaments. For more info on the Rush go to www.mocorush.com.
Pictured front row, left to right: Bailey Bennett-Bethany, Alisha Frederick-Arthur, Alaina Moore-Sullivan, Ryli Kauffman-Arthur, Mikaela Moore-Sullivan, Mackenzie Condill-Arthur. Back row: Kayla Schnippel-Mt. Zion, Mia Harris-Bethany, Kinley Hill-Sullivan, Keira Hohlbauch-Arcola, Charley Condill-Arthur, Katie Honchell-Sullivan.

Miss Arthur 2015

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Submitted Miss Arthur  Above are the three young ladies who will be competing for the crown of Miss Arthur at the Miss Arthur Pageant Saturday, May 9 beginning at 7 p.m. From top to bottom: Becca Greathouse, a college freshman who is sponsored by AAEDC Arthur Area Economic Development Corporation and whose parents are Jay Martin & Tracey Greathouse; Gracie Plank, a 10th grader who is sponsored by CHI and whose parents are Mike & Lashelle Plank; and Hannah Leal, an 11th grader who is also sponsored by CHI and whose mother is Liz Garza.

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Miss Arthur
Above are the three young ladies who will be competing for the crown of Miss Arthur at the Miss Arthur Pageant Saturday, May 9 beginning at 7 p.m. From top to bottom: Becca Greathouse, a college freshman who is sponsored by AAEDC Arthur Area Economic Development Corporation and whose parents are Jay Martin & Tracey Greathouse; Gracie Plank, a 10th grader who is sponsored by CHI and whose parents are Mike & Lashelle Plank; and Hannah Leal, an 11th grader who is also sponsored by CHI and whose mother is Liz Garza.

Jr. Miss Arthur 2015

Submitted Jr. Miss Arthur Above are the five young ladies who will be competing for the crown of Jr. Miss Arthur at the Miss Arthur Pageant Saturday, May 9 beginning at 7 p.m. From left to right: Katie Smith, a 7th grader who is sponsored by CHI and whose parents are Tina & Danny Smith; Isabel Harlin, a 6th grader who is also sponsored by CHI and whose parents are Aaron & Leah Dolan; Calista Clark, a 7th grader who is sponsored by Amazing Memory Photography and whose parents are Chris & Michelle Clark; 2014 Jr. Miss Arthur Kayla Hodge whose parents are Matt & Melissa Bernius and Kory & Gina Hodge; Emma Lee, a 7th grader who is sponsored by Delberts and whose parents are Nolan & Cindy Lee; and Kyla Carson, a 9th grader who is sponsored by Erica Carter Live Love Smile Photography and whose parents are Randa Carson & Jamie Carson.

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Jr. Miss Arthur
Above are the five young ladies who will be competing for the crown of Jr. Miss Arthur at the Miss Arthur Pageant Saturday, May 9 beginning at 7 p.m. From left to right: Katie Smith, a 7th grader who is sponsored by CHI and whose parents are Tina & Danny Smith; Isabel Harlin, a 6th grader who is also sponsored by CHI and whose parents are Aaron & Leah Dolan; Calista Clark, a 7th grader who is sponsored by Amazing Memory Photography and whose parents are Chris & Michelle Clark; 2014 Jr. Miss Arthur Kayla Hodge whose parents are Matt & Melissa Bernius and Kory & Gina Hodge; Emma Lee, a 7th grader who is sponsored by Delberts and whose parents are Nolan & Cindy Lee; and Kyla Carson, a 9th grader who is sponsored by Erica Carter Live Love Smile Photography and whose parents are Randa Carson & Jamie Carson.