Entertainment & Events

Entertainment – Events – September 2016

Bluegrass Festival Mackville Bluegrass will host the fourth annual Chet Kingery Memorial Bluegrass Festival September 3 at The Great Pumpkin Patch in Arthur. Bands will be picking from noon to 10 p.m. The festival line-up features Grammy winner Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver as well as Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper, Blue Mafia, Samuel Payne and host band, Mackville. Each band will perform twice, once in the afternoon and once in the evening. For ticket information go online at www.mack villebluesgrass.com or call 217-460-1439. SBL Sessions Sarah Bush Lincoln is hosting free informa tional sessions for weight loss and smoking ces sation from 5:30 to 6:30 pm Monday, September 12, at the SBL Sullivan Clinic, 7 Hawthorne Lane, Sullivan. The SBL Weight Management Program is a clinically monitored program geared for people of all sizes. The program uses the HMR® meth od, the nations’ leading provider of weight treat ment services to hospitals. It is a proven weight loss program using an easy-to-follow, nutritious diet and healthy lifestyle behaviors, along with individual guidance, group support and inten sive lifestyle education. Sarah Bush Lincoln also offers the American Lung Association’s Freedom From Smoking pro gram to help people quit smoking. This is a … Continue reading


Meetings – September 2016

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 6:30 p.m., Sullivan Women’s Civic Club meets, Senior Center 7 p.m., Sullivan, City Council meets, city building 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 building 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 are pro vided with supper during meeting Rotary Club Tuesdays 11:30 a.m., Sullivan … Continue reading

Mid Illinois Senior Services

Mid-Illinois Senior Services – September 2016

Thurs. Sept. 1: 12:00 Peace Meal Birthday Party, 12:30 Hand & Foot cards Fri. Sept. 2: 1:00 Pool Tournament Mon. Sept. 5: CLOSED — HAPPY LABOR DAY! Tues. Sept. 6: 8:30 Donuts & Coffee, 12:30 Bridge / Quilters, 1:00 Bean Bag Toss, 1:00 Adult Coloring Wed. Sept. 7: 11:30 Peacemeal Soup & Salad Bar, 1:00 Wii Bowl ing Thurs. Sept. 8: 12:00 BINGO! w/ Catfih from Courtyard Es tates, 12:30 Hand & Foot cards Fri. Sept. 9: 1:00 Pool Tourney Mon. Sept. 12: Don’t forget Open Enrollment for, Medicare Part D is Oct. 15-Dec. 7. Call Today for your Appointment! … 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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Recipe Corner

Recipe Corner: Slow-Cooker Black Bean-Mushroom Chili


Ingredients: 1 pound dried black beans, (2 1/2 cups), rinsed 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 1/4 cup mustard seeds 2 tablespoons chili powder 1 1/2 teaspoons cumin seeds, or ground cumin 1/2 teaspoon cardamom seeds, or ground cardamom 2 medium onions, coarsely chopped 1 pound mushrooms, sliced 8 ounces tomatillos, … Continue reading



Elizabeth Titus Memorial

Elizabeth Titus Memorial Library – September 2016

MMQ’s: Every Monday 9:30-11:30a.m. Story Time: Every Wed. 10:00 – 10:30 a.m. TOPS: (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets every Tuesday morning at 10:00 for an hour at the Sullivan Library. Library Closed: Monday, September 5 DMV: Thursday, September 22, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Curiosity Day: Wednesday, September 14 at … Continue reading

Lovington Public Library

Lovington Public Library – September 2016

Adult Books “Among the Wicked” by Linda Castillo, “Daughters of the Bride” by Susan Mallery, “Ry an’s Hand” by Leila Meacham, “Nine Women, One Dress” by Jane L. Rosen, “Guilty Minds” by Joseph Finder, “The Woman in Cabin 10” by Ruth Ware, “In the Dark, Dark Woods” by Ruth Ware, … Continue reading

Marrowbone Public Library

Marrowbone Public Library – September 2016

Mark your calendars: •Storyhour Fridays at 11am •Coffee Hour Thursdays at 1pm •Family Reading Night Thursday Nov. 17 6:30pm DID You KNOW??? Our Library provides free Notary Service to our patrons? New to the library: Fiction: “The Artisan’s Wife” by Judith Miller, “Bullseye” by James Patterson & Michael Ledwidge, “The … Continue reading

American Legion – VFW

American Legion – September 2016

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 – September 2016

First Christian Church 1357 CR 1200 E, Sullivan Thursday, Sept. 1: 9:30 am Ladies of Faith @ 5 West Sunday, Sept. 4 : 9:30 am Fellowship, 10 am Worship, 10:15 Kids’ Church Monday, Sept. 5: Labor Day — Office Closed Tuesday, Sept. 6: 11:30 am 1st Tuesday Lunch @ The … Continue reading

DMH Community Calendar

DMH Community Calendar – September 2016

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 217- 876-2199 to schedule your appointment. Cardiopulmonary Rehab Orientation, Tuesdays and Thursdays, September … Continue reading

Moultrie Historical

When Lincoln Left


When Lincoln left Lincoln’s final visit to Moultrie County precipitated a memorable riot on the Sullivan square during his unsuccessful Senatorial campaign against Stephen Douglas. On Monday morning Sept. 20, 1858, Ben D. Hamlin got on his horse and started to school near what is now Coles Station. He was … Continue reading

SBL Community Calendar

SBL Calendar of Events – Feb 2016

Parent 2 Parent Support Group for Expectant and New Parents 6 p.m. Tuesday, February 2, in the Lumpkin Family Center for Health Education at Sarah Bush Lincoln. A free service offering information, dis cussion and support about becoming a parent. For location of meetings contact Pam Hood at 217- 258-2229. … Continue reading

Web Site Reviews

Web Site Review November 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)  Creative … Continue reading