Lending Library at Mason Point

Photo By Ellen Ferrera Lending Library at Mason Point Judith Brown (l) and Jean Dulik visit the little lending library at Mason Point. Ellen Dick-Ferrera, former librarian, with some help from friends at the Senior Center established the free lending library at Mason Point earlier this year. Visitors can rest on the bench and read books from the box or borrow them to bring back later. Located along a popular walking route, people living in the duplexes can take a book or leave a book, with eveyone sharing from the little library.  Ferrera hopes to eventually include books from the main library and share magazines as well.

Photo By Ellen Ferrera
Lending Library at Mason Point
Judith Brown (l) and Jean Dulik visit the little lending library at Mason Point. Ellen Dick-Ferrera, former librarian, with some help from friends at the Senior Center established the free lending library at Mason Point earlier this year. Visitors can rest on the bench and read books from the box or borrow them to bring back later. Located along a popular walking route, people living in the duplexes can take a book or leave a book, with eveyone sharing from the little library. Ferrera hopes to eventually include books from the main library and share magazines as well.

OVHS Manufacturing Day Tour

Photo furnished OVHS Manufacturing Day Tour Okaw Valley freshmen, sophomores, and juniors took part in the annual Okaw Valley Manufacturing Day Oct. 28. Students had the opportunity to visit some of the local manufacturing facilities including Agri-Fab, Hydro-Gear, Mid-State Tank, Marvin Keller Trucking, IHI Turbo, GSI, and MasterBrand. Students listened to employees talk about their experiences at the companies and also went on plant tours. Through the job learner program, students have the opportunity to work at some of these facilities and gain “real world” experiences. This also helps the companies attract potential future employees.

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OVHS Manufacturing Day Tour
Okaw Valley freshmen, sophomores, and juniors took part in the annual Okaw Valley Manufacturing Day Oct. 28. Students had the opportunity to visit some of the local manufacturing facilities including Agri-Fab, Hydro-Gear, Mid-State Tank, Marvin Keller Trucking, IHI Turbo, GSI, and MasterBrand. Students listened to employees talk about their experiences at the companies and also went on plant tours. Through the job learner program, students have the opportunity to work at some of these facilities and gain “real world” experiences. This also helps the companies attract potential future employees.

FFA Quiz Bowl

Photo furnished FFA Quiz Bowl Six members of the Windsor FFA chapter attended the Greenhand Quiz Bowl Contest hosted by the Sullivan FFA Chapter. The contest tested the members’ knowledge of FFA history, important figures, and terminology in agriculture. Overall, the team from Windsor placed fifth. Team members included Brandon Milligan, Mason Campbell, Colby Kidwell, Abe Welton, Matthew Wujick, and Hannah Morlen.

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FFA Quiz Bowl
Six members of the Windsor FFA chapter attended the Greenhand Quiz Bowl Contest hosted by the Sullivan FFA Chapter. The contest tested the members’ knowledge of FFA history, important figures, and terminology in agriculture. Overall, the team from Windsor placed fifth. Team members included Brandon Milligan, Mason Campbell, Colby Kidwell, Abe Welton, Matthew Wujick, and Hannah Morlen.

Sullivan Masons Donate

Photo by Mike Brothers Sullivan Masons Donate Following the annual Grand Masters Banquet at the George Sentel Masonic Lodge in Sullivan recently, the lodge made donations to the Secret Santa program and the Moultrie County Food Pantry.  Above, Senior Warden Mike Rollins presents Sullivan chief of police John Love with a $500 check for the Secret Santa program in Sullivan and Bethany. The same amount was donated to the Food Pantry. The Masonic Lodge’s annual golf outing in August generates funds allowing the George Sentel lodge to support the scholastic bowl and academic bowl for all schools as well as scholarship presentations to Sullivan, Okaw Valley and Windsor high school students and a variety of other community programs.

Photo by Mike Brothers
Sullivan Masons Donate
Following the annual Grand Masters Banquet at the George Sentel Masonic Lodge in Sullivan recently, the lodge made donations to the Secret Santa program and the Moultrie County Food Pantry. Above, Senior Warden Mike Rollins presents Sullivan chief of police John Love with a $500 check for the Secret Santa program in Sullivan and Bethany. The same amount was donated to the Food Pantry. The Masonic Lodge’s annual golf outing in August generates funds allowing the George Sentel lodge to support the scholastic bowl and academic bowl for all schools as well as scholarship presentations to Sullivan, Okaw Valley and Windsor high school students and a variety of other community programs.

Reverie and Rule

Photo by Mike Brothers Reverie and Rule Sullivan Chamber representatives gathered at the November 4 ribbon cutting ceremony for Reverie and Rule in downtown Sullivan. Pictured from left: City Clerk Monte Johnson, Chamber president Cathrine Craig, Reverie & Rule owners Brett and Chelsea Beery, Hollie Atchison, Lori Harbaugh, and John Stephens. Reverie and Rule offers specialty gifts, stationary and gift cards.

Photo by Mike Brothers
Reverie and Rule
Sullivan Chamber representatives gathered at the November 4 ribbon cutting ceremony for Reverie and Rule in downtown Sullivan. Pictured from left: City Clerk Monte Johnson, Chamber president Cathrine Craig, Reverie & Rule owners Brett and Chelsea Beery, Hollie Atchison, Lori Harbaugh, and John Stephens. Reverie and Rule offers specialty gifts, stationary and gift cards.

Making A Difference

Photo by R.R. Best Making A Difference Approximately 60 women came together for the quarterly session of 100 Women. Of all the charitable organizations reviewed during the evening the group selected the Weekend Backpack Program. This program provides weekend food for 75-80 children each week. Beth White explained how the program which her mother-in-law Mary White directs reaches those in need. Final count collected to donate to Weekend Backpack was $4500. The next meeting is Tuesday, January 10.

Photo by R.R. Best
Making A Difference
Approximately 60 women came together for the quarterly session of 100 Women. Of all the charitable organizations reviewed during the evening the group selected the Weekend Backpack Program. This program provides weekend food for 75-80 children each week. Beth White explained how the program which her mother-in-law Mary White directs reaches those in need. Final count collected to donate to Weekend Backpack was $4500. The next meeting is Tuesday, January 10.

Sullivan Halloween 2016

parade-winners

Photo by RR Best Sullivan Halloween The square around the Moultrie County Courthouse was packed with all kinds of characters during the annual Ambucs sponsored Halloween parade October 31. Costume winners for this year included: Frozen Family: Cody Bragg and Ellie; Pinnochio on Strings: Sadie and Hannah Chance; Ghostbuster Family: Lane, Rachel, Wes and Skylar Newlin; Nightmare Teddy: Janae Hopper; Head in a Jar: Landon Montague; Big Bad Wolf/Werewolf: Molly Foust, Augie and Beatrice; John Deere Farmer: Oliver Florey; Grease Family: Dustin, LaCosta, Kadden, Klayten and Kali Abbott; Chicken, Hen and Egg: Corben, Stephanie and Merritt White; Cat stuck in ball of yarn: Ellise Fleming. Click here for more Halloween photos.

SES Gold Slip Winners

Photo furnished SES Gold Slip Winners Sullivan Elementary School Gold Slip winners for the month of October are pictured. Keegan Adams and Marissa Fleshner volunteered their time helping out in the music room by cleaning instruments. Johnathan Iacobazzi and Zaden Husson helped two students who were having difficulty with math. They were very patient and asked the students questions in order for them to get the correct answers.  Kaden DalPonte picks up trash in the cafeteria line everyday on his way out. After he throws away the food on his tray, he goes back into the kitchen to make sure it’s picked up. Johnathan Davis saw a student working in the hallway on his way back to the classroom and kindly asked if he could help that student with his work.   Kyle Corkill has been an amazing leader for his classmates. He sets a good example by doing the right thing and is responsible, respectful, and helpful. 

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SES Gold Slip Winners
Sullivan Elementary School Gold Slip winners for the month of October are pictured. Keegan Adams and Marissa Fleshner volunteered their time helping out in the music room by cleaning instruments.
Johnathan Iacobazzi and Zaden Husson helped two students who were having difficulty with math. They were very patient and asked the students questions in order for them to get the correct answers. 
Kaden DalPonte picks up trash in the cafeteria line everyday on his way out. After he throws away the food on his tray, he goes back into the kitchen to make sure it’s picked up.
Johnathan Davis saw a student working in the hallway on his way back to the classroom and kindly asked if he could help that student with his work. 
Kyle Corkill has been an amazing leader for his classmates. He sets a good example by doing the right thing and is responsible, respectful, and helpful.

Postal in Pink

Photo by RR Best Postal in Pink Sullivan postmaster Cindy Temple, Shelby Boyer, Jon Garvey, Kyle Wickline, Malora Lowery, Doris Williamson, Jackie James, Joy Byers and Leanna Fletcher are increasing breast cancer awareness through October. All employees at Sullivan and Windsor post offices bought shirts to show support during breast cancer awareness month.

Photo by RR Best
Postal in Pink
Sullivan postmaster Cindy Temple, Shelby Boyer, Jon Garvey, Kyle Wickline, Malora Lowery, Doris Williamson, Jackie James, Joy Byers and Leanna Fletcher are increasing breast cancer awareness through October. All employees at Sullivan and Windsor post offices bought shirts to show support during breast cancer awareness month.