Bethany Legion Poker Winner

Photo provided Bethany Legion Poker Winner Matthew “The Head” Hunter was winner of the Bethany American Legion Post 507 poker tournament that was held Dec 12.  Hunter bested a field of 57 players to bring home the trophy and win the biggest tournament to date.

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Bethany Legion Poker Winner
Matthew “The Head” Hunter was winner of the Bethany American Legion Post 507 poker tournament that was held Dec 12.  Hunter bested a field of 57 players to bring home the trophy and win the biggest tournament to date.

England Completes Doctorate

Photo Submitted England Completes Doctorate E. Scott England, formerly of Sullivan, recently completed his Ph.D. at Indiana State University.  England successfully defended his dissertation, The Relationship Among Reasons Teachers Entered the Profession, Job Satisfaction, and Willingness to Encourage Others before his dissertation committee December 11.  He will participate in the May commencement ceremony at Indiana State in Terre Haute, Ind. England is currently the PK – 3 principal of North Side School in Fairfield.  He was formerly a first grade teacher at Sullivan Elementary School and Arcola Elementary School.  Prior to becoming a certified teacher, he was a special education aide with the Sullivan school district. Dr. England (right) is pictured with his dissertation chair, Dr. Todd Whitaker, after successfully defending his dissertation.

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England Completes Doctorate
E. Scott England, formerly of Sullivan, recently completed his Ph.D. at Indiana State University. England successfully defended his dissertation, The Relationship Among Reasons Teachers Entered the Profession, Job Satisfaction, and Willingness to Encourage Others before his dissertation committee December 11. He will participate in the May commencement ceremony at Indiana State in Terre Haute, Ind.
England is currently the PK – 3 principal of North Side School in Fairfield. He was formerly a first grade teacher at Sullivan Elementary School and Arcola Elementary School. Prior to becoming a certified teacher, he was a special education aide with the Sullivan school district.
Dr. England (right) is pictured with his dissertation chair, Dr. Todd Whitaker, after successfully defending his dissertation.

Good Behavior Brings Big Fun

Photo Courtesy Sullivan Schools Good Behavior Brings Big Fun Good behavior received a big reward for students at Sullivan Elementary School last week. Students got to have some good fun by throwing pies into the faces of teachers and administrators December 18. Above Ruby Haegen hits first grade teacher Eudora Drollinger square in the face with a cream pie.

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Good Behavior Brings Big Fun
Good behavior received a big reward for students at Sullivan Elementary School last week. Students got to have some good fun by throwing pies into the faces of teachers and administrators December 18. Above Ruby Haegen hits first grade teacher Eudora Drollinger square in the face with a cream pie.

Single Car Crash Kills Driver

Photo by Lynn Reed Single Car Crash Kills Driver A Newman man was killed in a single vehicle accident near Gays. At 11:44 p.m. Monday, December 14. The Moultrie County Sheriff’s Office was notified by Coles County Emergency Communications (CECOM) of a single vehicle crash on Illinois Route 16 near Gays.  The driver, James V Dodge 54 of Newman was killed in the crash when his vehicle struck two large wood poles that held a road sign.  Moultrie County Coroner Lynn Reed pronounced Dodge deceased at 12:08 a.m.  The cause of the crash is under investigation by the Moultrie County Sheriff’s Office and the Moultrie County Coroner’s Office.

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Single Car Crash Kills Driver
A Newman man was killed in a single vehicle accident near Gays. At 11:44 p.m. Monday, December 14. The Moultrie County Sheriff’s Office was notified by Coles County Emergency Communications (CECOM) of a single vehicle crash on Illinois Route 16 near Gays.
The driver, James V Dodge 54 of Newman was killed in the crash when his vehicle struck two large wood poles that held a road sign.
Moultrie County Coroner Lynn Reed pronounced Dodge deceased at 12:08 a.m.
The cause of the crash is under investigation by the Moultrie County Sheriff’s Office and the Moultrie County Coroner’s Office.

Guest Conductor

Photo by RR Best Guest Conductor The Sullivan Elementary and Middle School holiday program was presented to the public last week. Above young Wyatt Adams is so moved by the music he becomes the guest conductor.

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Guest Conductor
The Sullivan Elementary and Middle School holiday program was presented to the public last week. Above young Wyatt Adams is so moved by the music he becomes the guest conductor.

Sparrows Annual Gift Giving Program, 2015

Photo by Darian Hays Lovington’s charitable non-profit Sparrows completed their annual gift giving program over the weekend. A dozen people gathered at the East End Tavern in downtown Lovington to wrap gifts for 120 children and 11 challenged adults.  The annual Christmas auction was held Dec. 5 with the funds raised used for the toy and clothing shopping for the 120 people on the Sparrow shop list. In addition to wrapped gifts which were delivered Sunday, Lovington residents were also allowed to choose from extra clothing and toys which were on display at the Lovington Ambulance Service Saturday.  Pictured is Sparrow volunteer Marsha Renfro putting final touches on wrapped gifts.

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Lovington’s charitable non-profit Sparrows completed their annual gift giving program over the weekend. A dozen people gathered at the East End Tavern in downtown Lovington to wrap gifts for 120 children and 11 challenged adults.
The annual Christmas auction was held Dec. 5 with the funds raised used for the toy and clothing shopping for the 120 people on the Sparrow shop list. In addition to wrapped gifts which were delivered Sunday, Lovington residents were also allowed to choose from extra clothing and toys which were on display at the Lovington Ambulance Service Saturday.
Pictured is Sparrow volunteer Marsha Renfro putting final touches on wrapped gifts.

Windsor FFA Chapter Applies Vet and Food Science

Windsor FFA  Chapter Applies Vet and Food Science The Windsor FFA chapter went to Clinton for the Vet and Food Science CDEs Dec. 2. Participants were Tucker Cripe, Bailey Fleshner, and Raymond Miller and activities included the proper carrying of a cat, filling a syringe, filling a prescription, tying a knot, equipment identification, and a written test. The team placed sixth overall.  Participants in Food Science were Owen Bridges, Mehria Khan, Kendra Reed, and Gage Sattler. The activities performed were aroma testing, food sanitation and safety scenarios, brand vs. off-brand identification, and a team product development activity. The team placed seventh overall.  Photo Submitted Windsor FFA  participants (from left to right): Mehria Khan, Gage Sattler, Kendra Reed, Owen Bridges, Tucker Cripe, Bailey Fleshner, and Raymond Miller.

Windsor FFA Chapter Applies Vet and Food Science
The Windsor FFA chapter went to Clinton for the Vet and Food Science CDEs Dec. 2. Participants were Tucker Cripe, Bailey Fleshner, and Raymond Miller and activities included the proper carrying of a cat, filling a syringe, filling a prescription, tying a knot, equipment identification, and a written test. The team placed sixth overall.
Participants in Food Science were Owen Bridges, Mehria Khan, Kendra Reed, and Gage Sattler. The activities performed were aroma testing, food sanitation and safety scenarios, brand vs. off-brand identification, and a team product development activity. The team placed seventh overall.
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Windsor FFA participants (from left to right): Mehria Khan, Gage Sattler, Kendra Reed, Owen Bridges, Tucker Cripe, Bailey Fleshner, and Raymond Miller.