Local Taekwondo School Holds Food Drive

Photo furnished Local Taekwondo School Holds Food Drive  Industrial Martial Arts’ Sullivan location held a food drive for the entire month of September.  They challenged all their students to bring in food items to help support the local Moultrie County Food Pantry. Students challenged each other to see what age group, Tiny Tigers (3-8 years old), Karate-4-Kids (9-12), or Adults (12 years+), could bring in the most items.  It was a race till the end, with the Tiny Tigers ending in first place followed by the K4K students and the adults bringing up the rear.  Following the competition, Tiny Tigers delivered the contributions to the CEFS Office at 114 S. Harrison Street in Sullivan. While at the office they were given a tour of the food pantry and given some interesting facts on the amount of food it takes to help the community.

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Local Taekwondo School Holds Food Drive
Industrial Martial Arts’ Sullivan location held a food drive for the entire month of September.
They challenged all their students to bring in food items to help support the local Moultrie County Food Pantry. Students challenged each other to see what age group, Tiny Tigers (3-8 years old), Karate-4-Kids (9-12), or Adults (12 years+), could bring in the most items.
It was a race till the end, with the Tiny Tigers ending in first place followed by the K4K students and the adults bringing up the rear.
Following the competition, Tiny Tigers delivered the contributions to the CEFS Office at 114 S. Harrison Street in Sullivan. While at the office they were given a tour of the food pantry and given some interesting facts on the amount of food it takes to help the community.

Windsor Schools’ Students of October

Photo furnished Windsor Schools’ Students of October Noah Boyer, son of Karen Boyer and Travis and Trisha Boyer, has been selected as Windsor High School’s October Student of the Month. Boyer plans to graduate in December and attend Lake Land College in the spring. Lillian Sims, daughter of Hank and Mary Sims, is Windsor Jr. High School’s Student of the Month for October. She is an eighth grader and plays volleyball.

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Windsor Schools’ Students of October
Noah Boyer, son of Karen Boyer and Travis and Trisha Boyer, has been selected as Windsor High School’s October Student of the Month. Boyer plans to graduate in December and attend Lake Land College in the spring.
Lillian Sims, daughter of Hank and Mary Sims, is Windsor Jr. High School’s Student of the Month for October. She is an eighth grader and plays volleyball.

Hay Ride at Buxton’s Garden Farm

Photo by RR Best Hay Ride at Buxton’s Garden Farm The Moultrie County Bright Start play group took a field trip to Buxton’s Garden Farm Thursday, Oct. 6. The children were taken on a hay ride and got to jump on the giant ground trampoline. Bright Start is a free play group program that is funded through the Illinois State Board of Education for children birth thru age three who reside in Moultrie County. Play groups meet on Thursday mornings from 9 to 10:30 at the Early Intervention building at 203 S. Graham St. in Sullivan. For more information call Amy Eller at 728-7396.

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Hay Ride at Buxton’s Garden Farm
The Moultrie County Bright Start play group took a field trip to Buxton’s Garden Farm Thursday, Oct. 6. The children were taken on a hay ride and got to jump on the giant ground trampoline.
Bright Start is a free play group program that is funded through the Illinois State Board of Education for children birth thru age three who reside in Moultrie County. Play groups meet on Thursday mornings from 9 to 10:30 at the Early Intervention building at 203 S. Graham St. in Sullivan. For more information call Amy Eller at 728-7396.

Pink Shirts Show Support at Agri-Fab

Photo by Mike Brothers Pink Shirts Show Support at Agri-Fab  October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and Agri-Fab employees are going pink to help spread the word. Every Friday during the month of October more than 100 employees wear pink Agri-Fab Breast Cancer Awareness shirts as part of the company’s ongoing community outreach. Money raised from the sale of the pink shirts is donated to Moultrie County Relay for Life.

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Pink Shirts Show Support at Agri-Fab
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and Agri-Fab employees are going pink to help spread the word. Every Friday during the month of October more than 100 employees wear pink Agri-Fab Breast Cancer Awareness shirts as part of the company’s ongoing community outreach. Money raised from the sale of the pink shirts is donated to Moultrie County Relay for Life.

Round Up Time

Photo by Mike Brothers Round Up Time Crowds filled the Sullivan IGA parking lot at high noon October 7 for a beef showdown. There were freshly charcoaled ribeye sandwiches served at 11:30, and a beef brisket cook off which was won by the Sullivan Fire Dept. While strolling around with a ribeye sandwich, crowds were guessing the weight of a prize Hereford bull, looking at Joe Scribner and Rick Montague’s beefed up cars and watching Gail Wolfe give free pony drawn wagon rides. The Sullivan American Legion Color Guard made a special appearance, and Bob Vail performed the national anthem.

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Round Up Time
Crowds filled the Sullivan IGA parking lot at high noon October 7 for a beef showdown. There were freshly charcoaled ribeye sandwiches served at 11:30, and a beef brisket cook off which was won by the Sullivan Fire Dept. While strolling around with a ribeye sandwich, crowds were guessing the weight of a prize Hereford bull, looking at Joe Scribner and Rick Montague’s beefed up cars and watching Gail Wolfe give free pony drawn wagon rides. The Sullivan American Legion Color Guard made a special appearance, and Bob Vail performed the national anthem.

Gold Slips at SES

Photo furnished Gold Slips at SES Jacob Harlin, Braelyn Day and Hannah Righter used her spare time in class to draw a picture to welcome a new classmate to the school. Elijah Dalbey is always very respectful and polite to the kitchen staff as he goes through the line, which sets a great example for everyone. Devon Richardson noticed the tables needed cleaned when the second and third grade students entered the cafeteria so she started washing all the tables before eating her own lunch. Fallon Rose and Caidon Hill noticed trash lying on the ground at the football game a couple of weeks ago and picked it up. Then he saw spilled popcorn at the girls’ basketball game and cleaned it up. Neither was his mess, but he cleaned them up anyway. Not pictured:  Aron Bishop. Gold slips are awarded to students who go above and beyond expectations.

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Gold Slips at SES
Jacob Harlin, Braelyn Day and Hannah Righter used her spare time in class to draw a picture to welcome a new classmate to the school. Elijah Dalbey is always very respectful and polite to the kitchen staff as he goes through the line, which sets a great example for everyone. Devon Richardson noticed the tables needed cleaned when the second and third grade students entered the cafeteria so she started washing all the tables before eating her own lunch. Fallon Rose and Caidon Hill noticed trash lying on the ground at the football game a couple of weeks ago and picked it up. Then he saw spilled popcorn at the girls’ basketball game and cleaned it up. Neither was his mess, but he cleaned them up anyway. Not pictured: Aron Bishop. Gold slips are awarded to students who go above and beyond expectations.

Moultrie County Circuit Clerk Serves DuPage County

Photo Courtesy DuPage County Moultrie County Circuit Clerk Serves DuPage County DuPage County Clerk of the Circuit Court Chris Kachiroubas hosted Moultrie County Circuit Clerk Cynthia Braden to serve as Circuit Clerk for the day. The two made a friendly bet over who would win baseball’s National League Central Division: Kachiroubas’ Cubs, or Braden’s beloved Cardinals. The loser agreed to visit the winner’s county and do their job for a day. To make sure Braden remembered who won the bet, Kachiroubas encouraged his employees to wear Cubs shirts to work today, and put Cubs flags around the office.

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Moultrie County Circuit Clerk Serves DuPage County
DuPage County Clerk of the Circuit Court Chris Kachiroubas hosted Moultrie County Circuit Clerk Cynthia Braden to serve as Circuit Clerk for the day. The two made a friendly bet over who would win baseball’s National League Central Division: Kachiroubas’ Cubs, or Braden’s beloved Cardinals. The loser agreed to visit the winner’s county and do their job for a day. To make sure Braden remembered who won the bet, Kachiroubas encouraged his employees to wear Cubs shirts to work today, and put Cubs flags around the office.

UMC Kids Spread Cheer to Food Pantry

Photo courtesy Heather Clements UMC Kids Spread Cheer to Food Pantry Pictured are children from the Sullivan First United Methodist Church with jars of peanut butter and jelly that were collected over this last month for the local food pantry. From left to right: Adalee Foster, Vance Young, Leo Lane, Livie Lane, Henry Kuhns, Scarlett Perrott and Judd Sanner. Church members and children were challenged to fill several large boxes to supply the food needs for the month of September for the food pantry. The children were also in a contest to collect a total of 300 pounds of peanut butter and jelly (150 lb. of peanut butter for boys, 150 lb. jelly for girls). The kids surpassed their goal by collecting 164 lb. of peanut butter and 213 lb. of jelly in hopes of “Spreading the Word” to the community of Sullivan and helping those in the community.

Photo courtesy Heather Clements
UMC Kids Spread Cheer to Food Pantry
Pictured are children from the Sullivan First United Methodist Church with jars of peanut butter and jelly that were collected over this last month for the local food pantry. From left to right: Adalee Foster, Vance Young, Leo Lane, Livie Lane, Henry Kuhns, Scarlett Perrott and Judd Sanner. Church members and children were challenged to fill several large boxes to supply the food needs for the month of September for the food pantry. The children were also in a contest to collect a total of 300 pounds of peanut butter and jelly (150 lb. of peanut butter for boys, 150 lb. jelly for girls). The kids surpassed their goal by collecting 164 lb. of peanut butter and 213 lb. of jelly in hopes of “Spreading the Word” to the community of Sullivan and helping those in the community.