Newly Elected County Officials

Photo by Mike Brothers Newly Elected County Officials Judge Dan L. Flannell administered the oaths of office to Moultrie County officials December 1. They were elected during the November 8, 2016 election. Pictured above from left: Republican county board members Tim Rose, Kevin McReynolds, Mike Barringer and Ron White. Democrat Moultrie County circuit clerk Cindy Braden, Republican coroner Lynn Reed, Republican state’s attorney Jeremy Richey and Judge Flannell who administered his final oaths as Chief Judge of the Sixth Judicial Circuit.

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Newly Elected County Officials
Judge Dan L. Flannell administered the oaths of office to Moultrie County officials December 1. They were elected during the November 8, 2016 election. Pictured above from left: Republican county board members Tim Rose, Kevin McReynolds, Mike Barringer and Ron White. Democrat Moultrie County circuit clerk Cindy Braden, Republican coroner Lynn Reed, Republican state’s attorney Jeremy Richey and Judge Flannell who administered his final oaths as Chief Judge of the Sixth Judicial Circuit.

OVHS U.S. Corp of Engineers Coop.

Photo furnished The Okaw Valley High School U.S. Corp of Engineers Cooperative continued last week as students planted trees as part of the environmental restoration phase. Back row left to right: Brody Bland, AnthonyWeekly, Zared Ledbetter, Matthew Buxton, Conner Cloyd, J.T. Bland, and Tanner Coleman. Front row left to right: Cody Hinkle, Cody Drake, Ethan Macklin, Jesse Robinson, Wes Wise

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The Okaw Valley High School U.S. Corp of Engineers Cooperative continued last week as students planted trees as part of the environmental restoration phase. Back row left to right: Brody Bland, AnthonyWeekly, Zared Ledbetter, Matthew Buxton, Conner Cloyd, J.T. Bland, and Tanner Coleman. Front row left to right: Cody Hinkle, Cody Drake, Ethan Macklin, Jesse Robinson, Wes Wise

Archie Has Got a New Vest

Photo by RR Best Archie Has Got a New Vest Sullivan patrolman Adam Collins and Moultrie County sheriff’s deputy Kaleb Smith, K-9 patrol Archie’s handler, is pictured with Archie in his new bullet and puncture proof vest. Sullivan police dept.’s annual Rushmore law enforcement golf outing generated the extra funds from the 50/50 raffle and hole sponsors to help purchase the new vest. Golf outing coordinator Collins received approval from the sheriff’s K-9 unit for the donation with which police were able to purchase the $1800 vest for $1100.

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Archie Has Got a New Vest
Sullivan patrolman Adam Collins and Moultrie County sheriff’s deputy Kaleb Smith, K-9 patrol Archie’s handler, is pictured with Archie in his new bullet and puncture proof vest. Sullivan police dept.’s annual Rushmore law enforcement golf outing generated the extra funds from the 50/50 raffle and hole sponsors to help purchase the new vest. Golf outing coordinator Collins received approval from the sheriff’s K-9 unit for the donation with which police were able to purchase the $1800 vest for $1100.

One Book One Sullivan

Photo by Mike Brothers One Book One Sullivan Coordinator Rikki Ray announced this year’s One Book One Sullivan Middle School group is the largest ever with 26 members. This year’s selection of The Paper Cowboy by Kristine Levine was announced to a packed Sullivan Middle School gymnasium November 23. Principal financial supporters of the community project is the Sullivan Rotary Club, and members were in attendance. The OBO group produced a trailer for the introduction to the audience along with individual members giving insight into how the selection was made. The Paper Cowboy is a historical fiction set in the 1950s when communism was feared. Advisers and members of the One Book One Sullivan club are pictured above following the announcement to the school. Community discussions of the book will be announced in the future.

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One Book One Sullivan
Coordinator Rikki Ray announced this year’s One Book One Sullivan Middle School group is the largest ever with 26 members. This year’s selection of The Paper Cowboy by Kristine Levine was announced to a packed Sullivan Middle School gymnasium November 23. Principal financial supporters of the community project is the Sullivan Rotary Club, and members were in attendance. The OBO group produced a trailer for the introduction to the audience along with individual members giving insight into how the selection was made. The Paper Cowboy is a historical fiction set in the 1950s when communism was feared. Advisers and members of the One Book One Sullivan club are pictured above following the announcement to the school. Community discussions of the book will be announced in the future.

Sparrow Volunteers

Photo furnished Sparrow Volunteers Volunteers of all ages gathered Saturday, Nov. 19 for the annual Sparrows Unlimited fruit basket day. In all, 150 baskets were assembled and delivered in and around Lovington. Sparrows’ 22nd annual fundraising auction will be held December 3 at Jerry’s East End in Lovington.

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Sparrow Volunteers
Volunteers of all ages gathered Saturday, Nov. 19 for the annual Sparrows Unlimited fruit basket day. In all, 150 baskets were assembled and delivered in and around Lovington. Sparrows’ 22nd annual fundraising auction will be held December 3 at Jerry’s East End in Lovington.

Windsor FFA Honors Veterans

Photo furnished Windsor FFA Honors Veterans The Windsor FFA Chapter showed its support for  veterans Nov. 10. Eight FFA members folded four flags while a ninth member read the symbolism behind each fold. The flag folding ceremony took place during the Veterans Day assembly at Windsor High School.  Advisor Emily Perry also played taps at the end of the assembly. The members participating in the ceremony were front row (left to right) Gillian Sanders, Beau Bennett, Gavin Bennett, Ben Beck, Morgan Lesko. Back row (left to right) Gage Sattler, Travis Fox, Tristan Boehm, and Mackenzee Hooten.  

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Windsor FFA Honors Veterans
The Windsor FFA Chapter showed its support for veterans Nov. 10. Eight FFA members folded four flags while a ninth member read the symbolism behind each fold. The flag folding ceremony took place during the Veterans Day assembly at Windsor High School. Advisor Emily Perry also played taps at the end of the assembly. The members participating in the ceremony were front row (left to right) Gillian Sanders, Beau Bennett, Gavin Bennett, Ben Beck, Morgan Lesko. Back row (left to right) Gage Sattler, Travis Fox, Tristan Boehm, and Mackenzee Hooten.

Lovington Fire Department Training

Photo by Mike Brothers Lovington Fire Department Training Members of the Lovington Fire Protection District gathered at the fire station for special training in automotive crash extrication Saturday, Nov. 19. Volunteers train twice monthly and are accepting qualified members. Pictured above with the demonstration van in extrication gear are (from left) Mike Young, Josiah Kinert, and Rick Anklam.

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Lovington Fire Department Training
Members of the Lovington Fire Protection District gathered at the fire station for special training in automotive crash extrication Saturday, Nov. 19. Volunteers train twice monthly and are accepting qualified members. Pictured above with the demonstration van in extrication gear are (from left) Mike Young, Josiah Kinert, and Rick Anklam.

VFW Auxiliary Donates to Peace Meal

Photo by Eric Kenney VFW Auxiliary Donates to Peace Meal  The Sullivan VFW Post 6410 Women’s Auxiliary presented a check for $1000.00 to the director of Peace Meal/Seniors Nutrition Program Left to right: Barbara Wylie - Sarah Bush Lincoln Peace Meal Director, Reva Martin, Sullivan Site Supervisor, Valerie Turnbow, Auxiliary Treasurer and Terrie Punches, VFW Post # 6410, Women’s Auxiliary President. Peace Meal is funded only partially with state and federal funds, and nearly 60% of the funds must come from local donations. The Community Services Grant will help fund Meals on Wheels for one year. In addition the Auxiliary serves a Friday night meal at the Post for seniors at special reduced rates.

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VFW Auxiliary Donates to Peace Meal
The Sullivan VFW Post 6410 Women’s Auxiliary presented a check for $1000.00 to the director of Peace Meal/Seniors Nutrition Program
Left to right: Barbara Wylie - Sarah Bush Lincoln Peace Meal Director, Reva Martin, Sullivan Site Supervisor, Valerie Turnbow, Auxiliary Treasurer and Terrie Punches, VFW Post # 6410, Women’s Auxiliary President. Peace Meal is funded only partially with state and federal funds, and nearly 60% of the funds must come from local donations. The Community Services Grant will help fund Meals on Wheels for one year. In addition the Auxiliary serves a Friday night meal at the Post for seniors at special reduced rates.