SHS Students Conduct Research at Booth Library

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SHS Students Conduct Research at Booth Library
Students from Sullivan High School visited Booth Library on the campus of Eastern Illinois University March 24.
The students were conducting research for AP English papers. They took a tour of the library and were given a demonstration on finding resources both on the bookshelves and through the library’s online database. During the spring semester, Booth Library’s regular hours are 8 a.m. to 1 a.m. Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 1 a.m. Sunday.
For more information on the library, visit the website, www.library.eiu.edu, call 581-6072 or find the library on Facebook or Twitter.

Sen. Rose Hosts Agents

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Sen. Rose Hosts Agents
State Sen. Chapin Rose (R-Mahomet) met with independent insurance agents from across his 51st Senate District March 29 at the Statehouse. The group was in Springfield for the Insurance Industry Legislative Day. Pictured from left to right: Dave Harby – Country Financial in Danville, Jay Peterson – Peterson Insurance Services, Inc. in Clinton, Dustin Peterson – Peterson Insurance Services, Inc. in Decatur, Brenda Niederbrach – Arlington/Roe in Decatur, Todd Henricks – Chapman-Henricks Insurance Agency, Inc. in Cerro Gordo, State Sen. Chapin Rose, Vicki Bishop – Country Financial in Tuscola, Elizabeth Houser – Country Financial in Sullivan, Rick Rotramel – Country Financial in Danville, Gary Mickle – New Horizons Financial Group in Mahomet, Scott Crawford – Country Financial in Georgetown.

Warren wins State FFA Proficiency Award

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Warren wins State FFA Proficiency Award
Sullivan High School FFA member Devin Warren has won the State FFA Diversified Crop Placement Proficiency Award.
FFA members considered for this award must demonstrate outstanding agricultural skills and competencies through record keeping, leadership, and scholastic achievement.
Specifically, students competing in this proficiency award area must show records of working for a crop producer who produces two or more different crops. Warren began learning about managing a successful crop enterprise at an early age as he started riding in the combine with his grandfather Frank Warren at the age of three.
Years of working alongside his grandfather has provided Devin with a wealth of experience which was showcased in his interviews at the section, district, and now the state finals.
As the state winner Warren, who is the son of Sherry Warren, will now represent Illinois in the National FFA Proficiency Award Semifinals this summer.

ALAH FFA Student Competes in the State Dairy Handlers CDE

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ALAH FFA Student Competes in the State Dairy Handlers CDE
The Illinois State FFA Dairy Handlers and Judging was held March 31 at Kaskaskia College. Katie Gingerich of ALAH FFA competed in the Dairy Handlers CDE. While competing in the contest, she led a Gurnsey and a Holstein heifer around a ring while being judged on appearance, poise, and her ability to set up the animal.
The contest is held in conjunction with the State Dairy Cattle Judging CDE.

Saturday Voting Encouraged

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Saturday Voting Encouraged
Moultrie County Clerk Georgia England and Deputy Clerk Penny Landrus marched the Sullivan square on Saturday, April 1 encouraging passersby to take advantage of early voting at the courthouse. By noon April 4 some 251 voters had cast ballots at the clerk’s office.

SES Gold Slip Awards

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SES Gold Slip Awards
Students who go above and beyond expectations at Sullivan Elementary School are awarded a Gold Slip. The Gold Slip recipients for the month of March are: (left to right) Alex Fultz took it upon himself to take care of several classroom tasks each day. After watching Mrs. Drollinger greet students at the door each morning, he asked if he could do it. He greets each student by name as they come to class and has been reliable and responsible every day this school year. Peyton Swarthout helped pick up a kindergarten student’s school books and papers when they fell from her backpack after school. Elira Halili noticed a first grade student’s backpack was too heavy for the student as it was falling off her shoulder so she took the student’s backpack and carried it down to her classroom for her. Jennifer Lofland (not pictured) and Kaylee Smith have helped other students complete challenging work in a patient, helpful, and kind manner in class. Landon Willoughby and Natalie Stinson helped with the weekend food bags; they pick up and pass out the bags which help children in our community.

Circuit Judge Sworn In

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Circuit Judge Sworn In
Bradford A. Rau, Sr. of Sullivan was officially sworn is as a resident judge of the Sixth Judicial Circuit in Moultrie County Friday, March 31. Pictured during the ceremony: From left to right: the Honorable Judge Gary A. Webber, the Hon. A. G. Webber, the Hon. Richard L. Broch, the Hon. Hugh Finson, and the Hon. Bradford A. Rau.

Ground Breaking at Agri-Fab

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Ground Breaking at Agri-Fab
Wyatt Taber, Colin Patient, Ruey Price, Hailey Gullett. Front row- Hazel Crothers, Reed Smith, James Conlin, Brooklynn Clark, Elijah Crosier, Agri-Fab president Mike Cohen, Addi Heaton, Savannah LaDew, Matthew Moody (behind LaDew) and Hope Conner.

Sparrows Take Plunge

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Sparrows Take Plunge
Members of Sparrows of Lovington participated in the annual Polar Plunge in Lake Decatur for Special Olympics. Taking the plunge March 4 were Allison Miller, Jessica Mercer and Andrea Miller.