Moultrie Happenings


Entertainment – May 2015

Block Party A Summer Block Party will be held in the street between 5 & 13 West Jefferson, Sullivan on Saturday, May 23. Gates open at 6 p.m. and music starts at 7 p.m. For more information call 728-4506 … Continue reading


Events – May 2015

Business Expo The 2015 Business Expo and Taste of Sullivan will be held on Saturday, May 2 from 9a.m. to 2 p.m. at First United Methodist Church (216 West Jefferson, Sullivan). Presented by Sullivan Chamber and Economic Development. Cinco de Mayo celebration The Sullivan American Legion is throwing a Cinco de Mayo celebra tion on Saturday, May 2. A taco bar will be available from 7 to 7 p.m. and drink specials will be available all day including Coronas and margaritas. Pork Chop Dinner The Sullivan VFW Men’s Auxiliary are having a drive thru pork chop dinner on May 9 … Continue reading


Meetings – May 2015

First Monday 6 p.m., Lovington Township meets, township shed 7 p.m., Dalton City Village Board meets, village hall (unless the Monday falls on a holiday which then moves the meeting to Tuesday following the first Monday) Second Monday 6:0 p.m., Sullivan Women’s Civic Club meets, Senior Center 7 p.m., Sullivan, City Council meets, city build ing 7 p.m., Lovington school board (call superin tendent’s office for location) 7 p.m., Marrowbone Township, township shed 7 p.m., Sullivan school board meets, high school media center Second Thursday 7 p.m., Moultrie County Board meets, county board room in the courthouse 7 p.m., Bethany Village Board meets, village hall Third Thursday 7 p.m., Okaw Valley school board meets, OVHS computer lab Fourth Monday 7 p.m., Sullivan City Council meets, city build ing Lions Club Second and Fourth Tuesday 6 p.m., Sullivan Dove Thursdays 5 p.m., Dove Support Group, 5 p.m., Dove Children’s Group, children … Continue reading

Mid Illinois Senior Services

Mid-Illinois Senior Services – May 2015

Friday, May 1: 1:00 Pool Tourney Monday, May 4: Happy May Day! Tuesday, May 5: 8:30 Donuts & Coffee, 12:30 Bridge/Quilters, 1:00 Bean Bag Toss Wednesday, May 6: 11:30 Soup & Salad bar, 1:00 Wii Bowling Thursday, May 7: 12:00 Peace Meal Birthday Party, 12:30 Hand & Foot Cards Friday, May 8: 1:00 Pool Tourney Monday, May 11: 11:30 Peace Meal served daily. Tuesday, May 12: 8:30 Donuts & Coffee, 12:30 Bridge/Quilters, 1:00 Bean Bag Toss Wednesday, May 13: 8:30 FREE BREAKFAST from Eastview, 10:00 Cargiver Support Group, 1:00 Wii Bowling Thursday, May 14: 12:00 BINGO with Angie Clawson, 12:30 … Continue reading

Home and Garden

A Safer Alternative

By Tresa Erickson Every fall homeowners across the country pull out their ladders, buckets and scoops and prepare for the arduous chore of cleaning out their gutters. Gutters are essential for directing water away from the home and must be free of debris in order to do their job effectively. … Continue reading

Local Author Spotlight

Local Author: Timothy E. Wilkerson

Local Author Tim Wilkerson

Tim retired from the United States Army as a Chief Warrant Officer and helicopter pilot.  He is a veteran of the Vietnam Police Action (War).  After active duty, he joined the Ohio Army National Guard and continued to serve in the reserves until his retirement, twenty-three years later, from the … Continue reading

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Entertainment - Events

Entertainment – Events -May 2015

Sullivan Senior Center Groups Grandparents Raising Grandchildren:Last Monday of each month from 6 to 7 p.m. Caregivers Support Group:Second Wednesday on each month from 10 to 11 a.m. Sports Boosters Meetings Second Wednesday of each month in the Sullivan high school media center at 7p.m. Bingo at Post 68 The Sullivan American Legion hosts Bingo every Thursday night, at the Sullivan American Legion Post #68 (8 East Strain, Sullivan). Open Mic Allenville Community Building will host an open mic the last Friday of each month for coun try music from 7 to 9:30p.m. Divorce Care Southern Baptist Church of Sullivan will host “Divorce Care” for Women Only every Thursday from 7-9 pm. Any woman interested in attending can call 728-8471. Free Play Group 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, Sullivan. For more information call Amy Eller 728-7396. BINGO at the MC Beacon Every Tuesday – Doors open at 4:30 and Early Bird Bingo starts at 6:00 p.m. Moultrie … Continue reading

Recipe Corner

Recipe Corner – Grand Old Flag Cake


Grand Old Flag Cake Ingredients Chocolate cake: • Cooking spray • 1 3/4 cups flour • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar • 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder • 1 teaspoon baking soda • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder • 1/4 teaspoon salt • 1 1/2 sticks (6 oz.) unsalted butter, softened … Continue reading



Elizabeth Titus Memorial

Elizabeth Titus Memorial Library – May 2015

Wee Time: Every Wednesday from 9:35 to 9:50 a.m. Story Time:Every Wednesday from 10 to 10:30 a.m. MMQ’s:Every Monday from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Book Club: Wednesday, May 20, 1-2pm ‘Mightier than the Sword’ by Jeffery Archer. DMV: Thursday, May 21, 10am-2pm Volunteers:Volunteers needed for Summer Reading. Multiple times and … Continue reading

Lovington Public Library

Lovington Public Library – May 2015

Game Day at the Library School is out on Friday May 1 at 12:15 so the Lovington Public Library is hosting “Game Day” for K-8th Grades from 1:00-3:00PM. Bring a game and a friend and come have some fun at the library! Bob Ross Painting Class Lovington Public Library District … Continue reading

Marrowbone Public Library

Marrowbone Public Library – May 2015

• COFFEE HOUR THURSDAYS 1PM • PRE-SCHOOL STORYHOUR FRIDAYS 11AM • SUMMER READING PROGRAM “READ TO THE RHYTHM” JUNE 4-JULY11 New to the library: Fiction: “The Alpine Zen” by Mary Daheim, “The Angel Court Affair” by Anne Perry, “Bitter Winds” by Kay Bratt, “Bittersweet” by Susan Wittig Albert, “The Cavendon … Continue reading

American Legion - VFW

American Legion – VFW – May 2015

Sullivan American Legion The Sullivan American Legion Board meets the second Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. The regular Legion meeting is the following Saturday at 9a.m. The Auxiliary meets on the first Monday of the month at 7 p.m. and the Sons of the American Legion meets at … Continue reading

Church Events

Church Events – May 2015

TheVineyardChurch1805 S. Hamilton, Sullivan MOM 2 MOM This ministry encourages and equips moms of all ages by strenghtening their relationship with God, their families and each other. Light breakfast is served and childcare is available for a small fee. Meets the first and third Thursday from 9 to 11 a.m. … Continue reading

DMH Community Calendar

DMH Community Calendar – May 2015

Infant CPR Class, May 4, 7pm, FREE, Decatur Memorial Hospital – OB Classrooms- 3rd Floor, 2300 N. Edward St., Decatur, IL. This class teach es moms, dads and anyone caring for infants (including grandparents and babysitters) the skills needed for infant CPR and is taught by Pediatric Registered Nurses certified … Continue reading

Moultrie Historical

Notable Events of 1911


With another year in the books and a new one already in full swing, now is a great time to look back on what the world was like 100 years ago, with some of the most notable events of 1911. January * The Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity is founded at … Continue reading

Web Site Reviews

Web Site Review August 2010

(Editor’s note: As part of the new Moultrie Happenings, one local Website, in Moultrie County, will be reviewed each month. If you would like your site to be considered for review, please send us an emailwith the name and address of the site at events@newsprogress.com)  TnT Pizzeria, located on the … Continue reading