Check Presented to DMH

Submitted Check Presented to DMH The Okaw Valley Middle School Student Council raised $300 to help support the Decatur Memorial Hospital Mammography Initiative. Last year on October 11 the student council hosted a 5k and mile fun run. The 5k and mile fun run was held in Bethany at the Okaw Valley High School. To help the council with the 5k and mile fun run they had sponsors who supplied prizes for the participants which helped raise $200. Along with the 5k and mile fun run the student council hosted a movie night on March 21st of this year. The movie night helped raise an additional $100 towards the total. The DMH Mammography Initiative is a program the helps to subsidize the cost of mammography testing for underserved women in the community. This was the second year that the organization was able to donate money to the program. The student council would like to encourage anyone who can to come out next year to one of the events as they work to eclipse the amount from this year. Pictured, right, is DMH Foundation representative Heather Ludwig accepting a check from, left, OVMS Student Council President Anna Wooters.

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Check Presented to DMH
The Okaw Valley Middle School Student Council raised $300 to help support the Decatur Memorial Hospital Mammography Initiative. Last year on October 11 the student council hosted a 5k and mile fun run. The 5k and mile fun run was held in Bethany at the Okaw Valley High School. To help the council with the 5k and mile fun run they had sponsors who supplied prizes for the participants which helped raise $200. Along with the 5k and mile fun run the student council hosted a movie night on March 21st of this year. The movie night helped raise an additional $100 towards the total. The DMH Mammography Initiative is a program the helps to subsidize the cost of mammography testing for underserved women in the community. This was the second year that the organization was able to donate money to the program.
The student council would like to encourage anyone who can to come out next year to one of the events as they work to eclipse the amount from this year. Pictured, right, is DMH Foundation representative Heather Ludwig accepting a check from, left, OVMS Student Council President Anna Wooters.

Police Warn of New Mail Scam

Letter asks to cash check and return portion as processing fee

May 20, 2015

by Keith Stewart
keith@newsprogress.com

Sullivan police are warning citizens of Sullivan and the surrounding communities of what appears to be a new scam.
According to Sullivan police chief John Love, a citizen recently received a notice in the mail informing them that they were the second prize winner of a European, African, and US Consumers Sweepstake. The notice added that as a result, they had won $250,000.
The notice also goes out of its way to try and reassure the recipient that bank details are not needed and that they should not be given to anyone on behalf of the sweepstakes. However, the notice does instruct the recipient that in order to collect their quarter-million dollar prize, they only have to cash the enclosed $3600 check and then return the $3300 as the processing fee. Read More

Sullivan Applies for $450,000 CDAP Grant

Plans to improve sewer system on northwest side

May 20, 2015

by Ariana Cherry
Arthur/Sullivan Reporter

Before the regular meeting of the Sullivan city council last Monday evening, a public hearing concerning a grant from the State Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program for which it intends to apply was held.
It is funded by Title I of the Federal Housing and Community Development Act of 1974. If the city is approved for the grant, the funds will be used to improve the sanitary sewer system in the northwest part of town. Most of the work would be done throughout the neighborhoods rather than the sewer plant. The total amount that has been requested is $450,000. It wasn’t until October of last year when the city discovered that it hadn’t been approved for this same grant for which they had applied previously. The city is assuming that there will be a similar time frame this year. Last year, Sullivan received an unrelated CDAP (Community Development Assistance Program) Grant of $100,000 to fix the sewer system on Monroe Street. Read More

Burch Charged with Sexual Assault

Rural Shelbyville man brought up on second count

May 20, 2015

by Keith Stewart
keith@newsprogress.com

A rural Shelbyville man who was arrested and charged with aggravated criminal sexual
abuse last month is now facing a second count of criminal sexual assault.
Wade T. Burch, 25, of rural Shelbyville appeared in court a week ago Monday with his attorney Sean Britton. There, Burch was read the second charge filed against him and a preliminary hearing was set for next month. Read More

2015 Miss Arthur Winners

Photo by Miranda Quinn, Golden Hour Photography Miss Arthur Winners Pictured, from left to right, are the winners from last Saturday’s Miss Arthur Pageant: Jr. Miss Arthur Kyla Carson, Miss Arthur Hannah Leal, Miss Preteen Arthur Mackenzie Erixon, and Little Miss Arthur Emeline Hope Greathouse.

Photo by Miranda Quinn, Golden Hour Photography
Miss Arthur Winners
Pictured, from left to right, are the winners from last Saturday’s Miss Arthur Pageant: Jr. Miss Arthur Kyla Carson, Miss Arthur Hannah Leal, Miss Preteen Arthur Mackenzie Erixon, and Little Miss Arthur Emeline Hope Greathouse.

Windsor 2015 Prom Court

Submitted Windsor2015 Prom Court Windsor High School recently held its annual prom and announced its royalty. Back Row (L to R):  Queen Candidates Melanie Adams and Sydney Boehm, 2014 Prom Queen Olivia Williamson, 2015 Prom Queen Paige Woolard, 2015 Prom King Devin Deremiah, 2014 Prom King Spencer Blackburn, King Candidates Uriah Jones and Dalton Turner.  Front Row (L to R):  Crown bearers Olivia Ross and Ty Welsh.

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Windsor2015 Prom Court
Windsor High School recently held its annual prom and announced its royalty. Back Row (L to R): Queen Candidates Melanie Adams and Sydney Boehm, 2014 Prom Queen Olivia Williamson, 2015 Prom Queen Paige Woolard, 2015 Prom King Devin Deremiah, 2014 Prom King Spencer Blackburn, King Candidates Uriah Jones and Dalton Turner. Front Row (L to R): Crown bearers Olivia Ross and Ty Welsh.

LGS Jump Rope for Heart 2015

Photos by Keith Stewart LGS Jump Rope for Heart 2015 The Lovington grade school P.E. classes from kindergarten through fifth grade participated in the event April 13-30 and collectively raised  $5,193.85 to donate to the American Heart Association.   From left to right: Chilton Ingram, Xander Barrett, Jaydon Hopkins, Isaiah Bates, Wyatt Hilligoss, Carter Pratt, Devon Barron, Ashylnn Baker, Lucy Duran, Chloe Franklin, Brady Moore, Josie Hale, Cole Wardrip, Caden Schmidt, Hunter Carnahan.  Pictured above are members of Sara Kveton’s fourth grade class who were the top fundraisers with a total of $981.46.

Photos by Keith Stewart
LGS Jump Rope for Heart 2015
The Lovington grade school P.E. classes from kindergarten through fifth grade participated in the event April 13-30 and collectively raised  $5,193.85 to donate to the American Heart Association. 
From left to right: Chilton Ingram, Xander Barrett, Jaydon Hopkins, Isaiah Bates, Wyatt Hilligoss, Carter Pratt, Devon Barron, Ashylnn Baker, Lucy Duran, Chloe Franklin, Brady Moore, Josie Hale, Cole Wardrip, Caden Schmidt, Hunter Carnahan.  Pictured above are members of Sara Kveton’s fourth grade class who were the top fundraisers with a total of $981.46.

Pictured is Daylon Doggett of Pam Boddy’s class, who was the top individual fundraiser with $311.

Pictured is Daylon Doggett of Pam Boddy’s class, who was the top individual fundraiser with $311.

MCRTA’s First Annual Meeting

Submitted by Jim Luedke MCRTA’s First Annual Meeting The Moultrie County Retired Teachers held their first meeting of the year April 18. Connie Miller, a volunteer at the Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum in Springfield, presented information about special events taking place this year at the museum. Pictured, left to right are: Jim Barr, IRTA Region 13 Director; Ellen Feeler, MCRTA secretary; Connie Miller, speaker; Dennis Hutchings, MCRTA president; Linda McCabe, MCRTA vice-president; and Larry Jones, MCRTA treasurer. Moultrie County Retired Teachers meet four times a year. An annual scholarship is awarded to a Moultrie County graduating senior who is going into the education field. Also, one or more teacher grants are awarded to teachers in Moultrie County each year. The next meeting of MCRTA is June 6 at 11:30 a.m., at the First United Methodist Church in Sullivan. Any former teacher who is retired from a school in Moultrie County, or any retired teacher living in Moultrie County is eligible to join MCRTA.

Submitted by Jim Luedke
MCRTA’s First Annual Meeting
The Moultrie County Retired Teachers held their first meeting of the year April 18. Connie Miller, a volunteer at the Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum in Springfield, presented information about special events taking place this year at the museum. Pictured, left to right are: Jim Barr, IRTA Region 13 Director; Ellen Feeler, MCRTA secretary; Connie Miller, speaker; Dennis Hutchings, MCRTA president; Linda McCabe, MCRTA vice-president; and Larry Jones, MCRTA treasurer.
Moultrie County Retired Teachers meet four times a year. An annual scholarship is awarded to a Moultrie County graduating senior who is going into the education field. Also, one or more teacher grants are awarded to teachers in Moultrie County each year. The next meeting of MCRTA is June 6 at 11:30 a.m., at the First United Methodist Church in Sullivan. Any former teacher who is retired from a school in Moultrie County, or any retired teacher living in Moultrie County is eligible to join MCRTA.