Entertainment & Events

Events – July 2016

Vacation Bible School Smyser Christian Church will host Vacation Bible School 6-8:30 p.m. July 18-22. for children entering kindergarten through eighth grade. The theme is Growing: Inside Out. Kids will learn about loving God and loving others as they explore the emotions of anger, fear, disgust, sadness and joy. The sixth, seventh and eighth graders will do a different activity each night in a special “VBS Jr. High Style”. Register online at www.smysercc.org or call the church offie at 752-6896. Vacation Bible School Monday, July 25 thru Thursday, July 28, 6:00- 8:30 PM, Dalton City United Methodist Church, 200 E. Freeland St., Dalton City, IL. Dinner served 6:00 PM. Free to all children & youth. No registra tion necessary. Anniversary Bash Gypsy Soul will celebrate their 3rd anniversary featuring music, sales, in-store specials, beverages and much more. The celebration will be held Sat urday, July 9th from 11am-5pm. Fourth of July Sullivan Celebration Fourth of July at Wyman Park in Sullivan starts Wednesday, June 29 and runs through Monday July 4. A 9:30 p.m. fieworks display fiale is set. The American Legion Post 68 requests all pa rade entries be prepared for the noon July 4th pa rade start. Following … Continue reading


Meetings – July 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 – July 2016

Friday, July 1: 11:30 Peace Meal *Have questions about Medicare? Call us for an appointment! Our certifid SHIP counselors can help. Monday, July 4: CLOSED – Happy 4th of July! Tuesday, July 5: 8:30 Donuts & Coffee, 11:30 Peace Meal, 12:30 Bridge / Quilters Wednesday, July 6: 11:30 Peace Meal Soup & Salad, 1:00 Wii Bowling Thursday, July 7: 11:30 Peace Meal, 12:00 Peace Meal Birthday Party, 12:30 Hand & Foot Cards Friday, July 8: 11:30 Peace Meal, 1:00 Pool Tour ney Monday, July 11: 11:30 Peace Meal Tuesday, July 12: 8:30 Donuts & Coffee, 11:30 Peace Meal, 12:30 Bridge … Continue reading

Home and Garden

How To Close Your Pool For The Season

After a summer’s worth of memories and fun in the sun, pool owners know it’s time to close their pool for the coming fall and winter seasons. As the leaves begin to change color and the air starts to grow a little more crisp, homeowners turn their attention to winterizing … 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: Black Bean Corn Bites


Black Bean Corn Bites Ingredients: 1 bag (8 oz.) Simply Tostitos® Scoops!® Organic Tortilla Chips 1 cup Simply Tostitos® Organic Chunky Medium Salsa 2 cups frozen sweet corn, thawed ½ cup canned black beans, rinsed and drained 1 bunch green onions, chopped ½ avocado, sliced Juice of half a lime … Continue reading



Elizabeth Titus Memorial

Elizabeth Titus Memorial Library – July 2016

Book Club: 1 – 2 pm – July 31: “The Nightingale” by Kristin Hannah MMQ’s: Every Monday 9:30-11:30a.m. Story Time: Every Wed. 10:00 – 10:30 a.m. DMV: Thursday, July21, 10 am – 2 pm TOPS: (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets every Tuesday morning at 10:00 for an hour at the … Continue reading

Lovington Public Library

Lovington Public Library – July 2016

Adult Fiction “Here’s to Us” by Elin Hilderbrand, “The House of Secrets” by Brad Meltzer, “Everyone Brave is Forgiven” by Clive Cleave, “Godpretty in the To bacco Field” by Kim Michele Richardson Young Adult “Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard” by Rick Riordan, “Girl in the Blue Coat” Juvenile … Continue reading

Marrowbone Public Library

Marrowbone Public Library – July 2016

Here is our info for the Happenings: Summer Reading Program NOW IN PROGRESS! June 16 – 1-2 pm “Reading Is Not A Drag!” with Local car & driver Wayne Snearly June 23 – 1-2 pm “Native American Games with Macon County conservation District June 30 – 1-2 pm “Animal Olympics” … Continue reading

American Legion – VFW

American Legion – June 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 – July 2016

First Christian Church 1357 CR 1200 E, Sullivan July, 2016 Sunday, July 3: 9:30 am Fellowship, 10 am Worship, 10:15 Kids’ Church, No Softball Games Today Monday, July 4: Office Closed Tuesday, July 5: 11:30 am 1st Tuesday Lunch @ Hole in the Wall BBQ Thursday, July 7: 9:30 am … Continue reading

DMH Community Calendar

DMH Community Calendar – July 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, Tues days and Thursdays, July … Continue reading

Moultrie Historical

Abraham Lincoln History


2002 The Moultrie-Douglas Experience Abraham Lincoln history Sullivan is located on the Lincoln Heritage Trail which was dedicated in August 1963.  Abraham Lincoln traveled through the county with his family as a young man, returned here to practice law when he was riding the circuit and later during his unsuccessful … 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 July 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 email with the name and address of the site at events@newsprogress.com) Our focus this month … Continue reading