Moultrie Happenings


Entertainment – August 2015

Windsor Harvest Picnic August 13th – 15th SCHEDULE OF EVENTS Amusement Rides & Concessions provided by Fountain City Amusements Events and Times are subject to change Thursday, August 13th 4:00 pm: Pork Chop Dinners served by Harvest Picnic 5:00 pm: Methodist Church Ice Cream Social 5:30 pm: Patriotic Opening by … Continue reading


Events – August 2015

Cruisin’ The Cornfilds Sullivan Area Arts is hosting their 6th annual Cruisin’ the Cornfilds bike ride on Saturday, August 8th. The bike ride is a great way to enjoy some beautiful countryside, enjoy fresh air and support the local arts. Rides are 16 or 41 miles long with SAG service and a shady rest stop with clean bathrooms and snacks at the Okaw Valley Orchard. SAArts has also met with the County Engineer who has helped to coordinate road oiling with townships, so riders will NOT be riding on fresh oiled roads. SAArts works to promote and support area artists … Continue reading


Meetings – August 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 – August 2015

Monday, August 3: 11:30 Peace Meal Lunch Tuesday, August 4: 8:30 Coffee and Donuts, 11:30 Peace Meal Lunch, 12:30 Bridge/Quilters, 1:00 Bean Bag Toss Wednesday, August 5: 11:30 Peace Meal Soup and Salad Bar, 1:00 Wii Bowling Thursday, August 6: 11:30 Peace Meal Lunch, 12:00 Peace Meal Birthday Party, 12:30 Hand & Foot Friday, August 7, 11:30 Peace Meal Lunch, 1:00 Pool Tourney Monday, August 10: 11:30 Peace Meal Lunch Tuesday, August 11: 8:30 Coffee and Donuts, 11:30 Peace Meal Lunch, 12:30 Bridge/Quilters, 1:00 Bean Bag Toss Wednesday, August 12: 8:30 FREE BREAKFAST provided by Eastview Terrace, 10:00 Caregiver Support … Continue reading

Home and Garden

Put the Garden to Bed

By Sam Erickson As the days get shorter and the nights get longer, you’ll probably be spending less time outdoors, which means less time in the garden. While there won’t be the joy of watching things grow from seed to flower to fruit, there is plenty of work to do. … 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 – August 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 country music from 7 to 9:30p.m. 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 County Beacon is located at 401 W. Water St., Sullivan. Quarter Auction The Bethany Monthly Quarter Auction is the second Thursday of every month at the … Continue reading

Recipe Corner

Recipe Corner: Peach Tarts


Crust: • 1 c. organic white flur • 1 c. ground pecans • 3 Tbsp. canola oil • 1/4 c. unsweetened fruit juice Combine the above ingredients adding just enough juice to orm a soft dough. Press into prepared tart pans. bake at 375 degrees for 15 minutes or until … Continue reading



Elizabeth Titus Memorial

Elizabeth Titus Memorial Library – August 2015

Book Club: Wednesday, August 19, 1-2 p.m.: “You Had Me At Woof” by Julie Klam MMQ’s: Every Monday Starting August 10, 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. Summer Reading: Monday, August 3-Thursday, August 6: K-2nd Grade 9-10 … Continue reading

Lovington Public Library

Lovington Public Library – August 2015

Tuesday August 4, 1:30-2:30PM: Youth Book Club Meeting for 4-8th Grades. *Bring a Book to Talk About! Note: Last meeting at this early time! Friday August 7, 6:00-8:00PM: Rain Date for the “Read to the Rhythm” Summer Reading Party at Tim Conn Park. Thursday August 13: Deadline to Register for … Continue reading

Marrowbone Public Library

Marrowbone Public Library – August -2015

Our Summer Reading Program was a huge success! 80 participants read at least 30 books to earn a ticket to the Library Carnival which was held on July 11th. Pre-School Story hour will resume on Friday September 11 at 11:30 am. Family Reading Night will be held Thursday Nov. 19th … Continue reading

American Legion - VFW

American Legion – VFW – August 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 – August 2015

TheVineyard Church 1805 S. Hamilton, Sullivan Holy Spirit Night: Sunday August 16, 6-8pm A night of powerful worship and life-changing prayer in the presence of God. Childcare (birth 1st grade) available with pre-registration. Featuring special guest worship leader Joshua Miller. Contact Carolyn Yoder: carolyn.yoder@ thevineyardchurch.us. Mom2Mom: 1st & 3rd Thursdays … Continue reading

DMH Community Calendar

DMH Community Calendar – August 2015

Geriatric Assessment Clinic, 241 W. Weaver Road, Suite 240, Forsyth. Come to our outpatient program to identify health needs and develop a tailored care plan for loved ones. Get peace of mind for the whole family. Call 876-2199 to sched ule your appointment. Cardiac Rehab Orientation, Tuesdays and Thursdays, August … 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