Lady Redskins face Meridian

Photo by Darian Hays Lady Redskins face Meridian Madison Wall threw a very good game and kept the Lady Redskins in  the game, but fell to a very good Meridian team 6-1. Hitters faced an all-conference pitcher and didn’t have a great deal of success, but they kept battling until the end scoring one run and having the bases loaded in the 7th inning.  The JV game went a little better with a 5-1 win.  Abby Elzy pitched great.

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Lady Redskins face Meridian
Madison Wall threw a very good game and kept the Lady Redskins in the game, but fell to a very good Meridian team 6-1. Hitters faced an all-conference pitcher and didn’t have a great deal of success, but they kept battling until the end scoring one run and having the bases loaded in the 7th inning. The JV game went a little better with a 5-1 win. Abby Elzy pitched great.

WHS Prom Court 2016

Photo furnished WHS Prom Court 2016 Windsor High School Prom Court: Back Row L to R: King candidates Zach Caywood, Tristan Warner, and Tyler Kemper. Front Row L to R: Queen candidates Breana Wiltermood, Autumn Bennett, and Raquel Jackson. Windsor High School will host prom April 30 at Mason Point Knights Hall in Sullivan. Coronation will be held at 7:30 p.m., and the dance will follow until 11 p.m. The theme is Rustic Romance.

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WHS Prom Court
2016 Windsor High School Prom Court: Back Row L to R: King candidates Zach Caywood, Tristan Warner, and Tyler Kemper. Front Row L to R: Queen candidates Breana Wiltermood, Autumn Bennett, and Raquel Jackson. Windsor High School will host prom April 30 at Mason Point Knights Hall in Sullivan. Coronation will be held at 7:30 p.m., and the dance will follow until 11 p.m. The theme is Rustic Romance.

Covington Kids Jump

Photo furnished Lovington Kids Jump Lovington Grade School raised $3,011 dollars this year for Jump Rope for Heart. That was well over the school goal of $2,000. Kelly Martina’s kindergarten class raised the most money with $816. Left to right front row: Norma Mendoza, Randi Tedrick, Tylan Zander, Maddox Crum, Jansen Burnett, Kade Ballinger, Kit Kauffman, Elizabeth Fitzgerald, Bella Menna, Mya Bowman. Back row: Zebediah Peck, Jonah Burket, Aiden Erixon, Skyler Mitchell, Lyla Sutton, Gabriel Devenbaugh, Cannon Doggett.The top individual fundraiser was fifth grader Chloe Franklin who raised $250.

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Lovington Kids Jump
Lovington Grade School raised $3,011 dollars this year for Jump Rope for Heart. That was well over the school goal of $2,000. Kelly Martina’s kindergarten class raised the most money with $816. Left to right front row: Norma Mendoza, Randi Tedrick, Tylan Zander, Maddox Crum, Jansen Burnett, Kade Ballinger, Kit Kauffman, Elizabeth Fitzgerald, Bella Menna, Mya Bowman. Back row: Zebediah Peck, Jonah Burket, Aiden Erixon, Skyler Mitchell, Lyla Sutton, Gabriel Devenbaugh, Cannon Doggett.The top individual fundraiser was fifth grader Chloe Franklin who raised $250.

Sullivan Receives VFW Gift

Eric Kenney photo Sullivan Receives VFW Gift VFW # 6410 Commander, Russell Craig, presented park commissioner Mike Mossman and city of Sullivan mayor Ann Short with a $1000.00 grant from the VFW Foundation which is for the Wyman Park Summer Youth Recreation Program. The presentation was made during the March 28 Sullivan City Council meeting.

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Sullivan Receives VFW Gift
VFW # 6410 Commander, Russell Craig, presented park commissioner Mike Mossman and city of Sullivan mayor Ann Short with a $1000.00 grant from the VFW Foundation which is for the Wyman Park Summer Youth Recreation Program. The presentation was made during the March 28 Sullivan City Council meeting.

Shrine Club Presented with Donation

 Photo furnished Shrine Club Presented with Donation The Tri-County Shrine Club was presented a donation from the Arthur-Lovington/Atwood-Hammond ugly sweater contest held during the holidays. Shrine Club president Jeremy Malin and ALAH freshman Emma Harris presented the donation to Noble Ed Camacho, Potentate of Ansar Shrine Temple in Springfield at Yoder’s Country Kitchen in Arthur. This is the second year ALAH has donated the ugly sweater donations to the Shriner’s Crippled Children’s Hospital in St. Louis. Participants donated $1 for each ugly sweater vote to raise funds. Harris is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Stan Harris of Atwood. Stan Harris is the Second Ceremonial Master of Ansar Temple.

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Shrine Club Presented with Donation
The Tri-County Shrine Club was presented a donation from the Arthur-Lovington/Atwood-Hammond ugly sweater contest held during the holidays. Shrine Club president Jeremy Malin and ALAH freshman Emma Harris presented the donation to Noble Ed Camacho, Potentate of Ansar Shrine Temple in Springfield at Yoder’s Country Kitchen in Arthur. This is the second year ALAH has donated the ugly sweater donations to the Shriner’s Crippled Children’s Hospital in St. Louis. Participants donated $1 for each ugly sweater vote to raise funds. Harris is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Stan Harris of Atwood. Stan Harris is the Second Ceremonial Master of Ansar Temple.

Wyman Park Easter Egg Hunt Draws Huge Crowd

Wyman Park Easter Egg Hunt Draws Huge Crowd The Sullivan Fire District hosted a huge crowd at the Wyman Park Easter Egg Hunt at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 27. In addition they had a grand bicycle give away.  A bicycle was donated to both a boy and a girl in each of the six age groups participating. Bike winners included: 0-1 Faith Whitlow and Beavis Edwards; 2-3 Wesley Murray and Ana Kean; 4-5 Charlie Conlin and Gabby Hutchcraft; 6-7 Leighton Poulos and Wyatt Wehrle; 8-9 Jaiden Beckwith donated her bike to Hannah Kercheval and Ivan Moxley won the boys bike; 10-11 Noah Marlow and Madelyn Neville. Photo by RR Best

Wyman Park Easter Egg Hunt Draws Huge Crowd
The Sullivan Fire District hosted a huge crowd at the Wyman Park Easter Egg Hunt at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 27. In addition they had a grand bicycle give away.
A bicycle was donated to both a boy and a girl in each of the six age groups participating. Bike winners included: 0-1 Faith Whitlow and Beavis Edwards; 2-3 Wesley Murray and Ana Kean; 4-5 Charlie Conlin and Gabby Hutchcraft; 6-7 Leighton Poulos and Wyatt Wehrle; 8-9 Jaiden Beckwith donated her bike to Hannah Kercheval and Ivan Moxley won the boys bike; 10-11 Noah Marlow and Madelyn Neville.
Photo by RR Best

OV FFA Donkey Baksetball 2016

Photo By Sonya Best Sean Kirksey deals with the classic problem during the Okaw Valley FFA donkey basketball challenge in Findlay Saturday, March 19. How to get back in the saddle with a basketball in your hand. Thrills and spills filled the evening with the students falling to the more experienced administration team. View more photos here.

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Sean Kirksey deals with the classic problem during the Okaw Valley FFA donkey basketball challenge in Findlay Saturday, March 19. How to get back in the saddle with a basketball in your hand. Thrills and spills filled the evening with the students falling to the more experienced administration team. Click the above photo to access photo page.

Show Choir Invitational

Photo by Sonya Best Show Choir Invitational Sullivan Singers sponsored an Invitational Show Choir competition with performing groups traveling from all over the Midwest to compete. In addition to an intense weekend of high school show choir competition there was time to showcase future Sullivan talent. Above the Sullivan six grade choir dazzles the invitational crowd.

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Show Choir Invitational
Sullivan Singers sponsored an Invitational Show Choir competition with performing groups traveling from all over the Midwest to compete. In addition to an intense weekend of high school show choir competition there was time to showcase future Sullivan talent. Above the Sullivan six grade choir dazzles the invitational crowd.

Sparrows Winners 2016

Photo furnished Sparrows Winners Winners of the Sparrows sponsored bike ride in Lovington  were: 1-3 year old boy- Blaine Hill, girl- Dixie Davis; 4-6 year old boy- Owen Crum, girl- Paityn Strauf; 7-9 year old boy- Ross Young, girl- Kaylee McDaniel; 10-12 year old  boy- Mason Kreher, girl- Lanie Wiley.

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Sparrows Winners
Winners of the Sparrows sponsored bike ride in Lovington were: 1-3 year old boy- Blaine Hill, girl- Dixie Davis; 4-6 year old boy- Owen Crum, girl- Paityn Strauf; 7-9 year old boy- Ross Young, girl- Kaylee McDaniel; 10-12 year old boy- Mason Kreher, girl- Lanie Wiley.

Golden Eggs

Photo by Mike Brothers Golden Eggs For 27 years volunteers from the First United Methodist Church in Sullivan diligently turn out peanut butter and vanilla eggs, preparing some 400 Easter baskets for delivery to lucky sweet lovers throughout Moultrie County. There are about 40 volunteers working shifts to complete orders before Easter. Above Karen Dwyer prepares another batch of peanut butter fudge with Lucy Hilliard (center) shuttling ingredients to mixer Fern Patton in the background.

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Golden Eggs
For 27 years volunteers from the First United Methodist Church in Sullivan diligently turn out peanut butter and vanilla eggs, preparing some 400 Easter baskets for delivery to lucky sweet lovers throughout Moultrie County. There are about 40 volunteers working shifts to complete orders before Easter. Above Karen Dwyer prepares another batch of peanut butter fudge with Lucy Hilliard (center) shuttling ingredients to mixer Fern Patton in the background.