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 – June 2015

Dash & Bash The St. Jude Dash & Bash will be held June 20 at the Sulli van American Legion. 1 mile run starts at 8a.m., 5k run starts at 8:30a.m. Registration forms available at www.fatatthefiish.com All day activities for the whole family including live music, DJ, infltables, pool tournament, bags tournament, food and more. All proceeds go to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Trivia Night A trivia night fundraiser for Relay for Life will be held June 6 at 7p.m. in the Toy Bar Beer Garden, 13 W. Jeffrson St., Sullivan. To sign-up contact Diane Waggoner at 217-855-9896 or … Continue reading


Meetings – June 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 – June 2015

Monday, June 1: 11:30 Peace Meal Lunch Served Daily Tuesday, June 2: 8:30 Coffee and Donuts, 12:30 Bridge/Quilters, 1:00 Bean Bag Toss, 3:00-5:00 “Take Charge of Your Diabetes” Self Management Class presented by: Cheri Burcham, U of I Extension Office Wednesday, June 3: 10:00-11:30 Rules of the Road Refresher Course presented by IL Secretary of State Jesse White’s office, 11:30 Soup & Salad Bar, 1:00 Wii Bowling Thursday, June 4/: 12:00 Peace Meal Birthday Party, 12:30 Hand & Foot card game Friday, June 5: 1:00 Pool Tourney Monday, June 8: 11:30 Peace Meal Lunch Served Daily Tuesday, June 9: 8:30 … Continue reading

Home and Garden

Small changes make big differences

By Sam Erickson Usually, the term “home improvement” leads people to think about the physical structures of the place—plumbing, insulation and wiring—but you can improve the look and feel of your home this fall with just a few small changes. You don’t have to sign any paperwork with a contractor … 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 – June 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 … 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 – June 2015

Book Club: June 17, 1-2 p.m. “The Longest Ride” by Nicholas Sparks MMQ’s: Every Monday 9:30-11:30a.m. Wee Time: Every Wednesday 9:35- 9:50a.m. Story Time: Every Wednesday 10-10:30a.m. Young Adult Summer reading: Every Thursday 1-3p.m. DMV: 10a.m.-2p.m. Movie Day: Every Friday 1p.m. … Continue reading

Lovington Public Library

Lovington Public Library – June 2015

“Gotcha” by Fern Michaels, “The Marriage Charm” by Linda Lael Miller, “First Love: by James Patterson, “The Proposal” by Lori Wick, “Behind His Blue Eyes” by Kaki Warner, “Etta Mae’s Worst Bad-Luck Day” by Ann B. Ross, “Miss Julia’s Marvelous Makeover” by Ann B. Ross, “The Promise” by Robyn Carr, … Continue reading

Marrowbone Public Library

Marrowbone Public Library – June 2015

June 4-July 11 June 4: Petting Zoo 10-11am June 11: Make A Joyful Noise! 1-2pm June 18: Three Sisters Tambourine 1-2pm June 25: Frog Music 1-2pm July 2: Musical Animals 1-2pm July 9: Over The Rainbow 1-2pm July 11: Library Carnival for 30 book read ers 2-3pm Coffee Hour will … Continue reading

American Legion - VFW

American Legion – VFW -June 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 – June 2015

TheVineyardChurch 1805 S. Hamilton, Sullivan A Father’s Day Service Celebration will be held on June 21 at 8:45am and 10:30 am. Join us for a Father’s Day worship service and, following each service, there will be a tractor show, kid’s bounce houses, Farmer Jim Breakfast and more fun for the … Continue reading

DMH Community Calendar

DMH Community Calendar – June 2015

Real Dads Rock, 6-8:30pm, FREE. Program teaches new fathers how to handle, feed, burp, change, clean and respond to their baby’s needs. Register online at www.dmhcares.com or call 422- 6294. Cardiac Rehab Orientation, June 2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25, & 30, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1-3pm, FREE, Decatur … Continue reading

Moultrie Historical

Web Site Reviews

Web Site Review September 2010

By Tim Wilkerson (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 email with the name and address of the site at events@newsprogress.com)  Okaw … Continue reading