Moultrie Happenings

It’s Been Around A Long Time

Massage therapy has been around for centuries. As far back as 2,700 B.C., ancient Chinese cultures used it to relieve all types of ailments. Hippocrates wrote about the benefits of rubbing and friction regarding joint and circulation problems, and Julius Caesar is believed to have had daily massages to treat nerve pain. During WWI, massages were used to treat nerve damage in soldiers, and during the 1930s, to help shell-shocked soldiers. Today, massage therapy is used in all types of settings to treat a variety of conditions ranging from stroke and heart attack to nerve damage, cancer and paralysis in babies and seniors. In addition to treating chronic conditions, massage therapy can help reduce stress and tension. Although they use their hands mainly, massage therapists may also use their elbows, forearms and feet to apply fixed or movable pressure to the body, speeding up healing and increasing overall well-being. With all of the various types of massage therapy techniques around today, there is bound to be one for you. Here’s a brief description of some of the different therapies available: • Amma therapy is based on 5,000-year-old Chinese massage. Using their thumbs, fingers, elbows, arms, knees and feet, therapists press, … Continue reading


Living Nativity


The 7th Annual Christ’s Living Nativity will be held on Friday – Sunday evenings, December 5, 6, & 7th, with two showings nightly at 6:30 and 7:30 pm. Sunday evening there will be one show at 6:30. This free outdoor event may be watched from the comfort of your vehicle … Continue reading


Events – January 2015

Low Vision Support Group SAIL Moultrie County Low Vision Support Group meeting, January 6 from 10:30 AM to 12:00 noon at the Elizabeth Titus Memorial Library in Sullivan. The presentation will be about the Newsline for the Blind, an 800 number using a standard touch tone phone for people who are visually impaired. This is the largest audio and news source in the world. There are over 300 publications, newspapers, magazines, and a TV Guide for our area. Annual Township Assessors Meeting As required by Section 200/9-15 of the Property Tax Code, Moultrie County Chief County Assessment Officer Cindy Kidwell … Continue reading


Meetings – February 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 building 7 p.m., Lovington school board (call superintendent’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 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 provided with … Continue reading

Mid Illinois Senior Services

Mid Illinois Senior Services – February 2015

Monday, February 2: Happy Groundhog Day!, 11:30 Peace Meal Lunch (served daily) Tuesday, February 3: 8:30 Coffee and Donuts, 12:30 Bridge & Quilters Wednesday, February 4: 10-11am Rules of the Road Refresher Course, 11:30 Peace Meal Soup & Salad Bar, 1:00 Wii Bowling Thursday, February 5: 12:00 Peace Meal Birthday Party, 12:30 Hand & Foot card game Friday, February 6: 1:00 Pool Tourney Monday, February 9: 11:30 Peace Meal Lunch served daily Tuesday, February 10: 8:30 Coffee and Donuts, 12:30 Bridge/Quilters Wednesday, February 11: 8:30 FREE BREAKFAST provided by Eastview Terrace, 10:00 Caregiver Support Group, 1:00 Wii Bowling Thursday, February … Continue reading

Home and Garden

Get Out The Blanket For Your House

By Sam Erickson With colder temperatures coming, you might be thinking about making some additions that will help your home and your pocketbook get through the winter unscathed. Many people automatically think of drafty places in the home like door-sills or older windows. It’s a great idea to pay attention … 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 – February 2015

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. 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 County Beacon is located at 401 W. Water St., Sullivan. Shooters Entertainment Sat, Feb. 14: Jukebox Karaoke 9-1 Sat, Feb. 28: Jukebox Karaoke 9-1 IL Gaming machines- eat, drink, play, win, 50 cent draft Mondays, Free pool Wed- adults only, $1 beer Thursdays- domestic only, Breakfast … 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

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: “Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy” by Karen Abbott. Wednesday, February 18 at 1p.m. DMV: Thursday, February 19 from 10a.m. to 2p.m. Movie: February 16 at … Continue reading

Lovington Public Library

Lovington Public Library – February 2015

Monday, Feb. 2: “ Knit/Crochet Time” 6- 7:30PM Tuesday, Feb. 3: “Youth Book Club” for 4th – 8th Grade 4:30-5:30PM *Bring a Book To Talk About!” Thursday, Feb. 5: “Wee Readers Storytime” for 2yrs. and older from 10:00-10:30AM “Snowball Fun” Monday, Feb. 9: “ Knit/Crochet Time” 6- 7:30PM Wednesday, Feb. … Continue reading

Marrowbone Public Library

Marrowbone Public Library – February 2015

Plans are being finalized for a disaster preparedness/self-sustainability program to be held at the library in February. Pre-School Storyhour for 3-5 year olds has resumed. Come join us for stories, snacks and crafts on Fridays from 11:00-11:45. Join us for Coffee Hour Thursdays at 1;00pm. New to the library: Fiction: … Continue reading

American Legion - VFW

American Legion – VFW – February 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 – February 2015

First Christian Church, Sullivan 1357 CR 1200 E, Sullivan, 217/728-7351 Sunday, Feb. 1: 9 am & 11:15 am Worship “Stumbling Blocks” (1 Corinthians 8:1-13), 10:15 am Sunday School, 5 pm Youth Group (6-12) Tuesday, Feb. 3: 10 am Bible Study at Courtyard Estates, 11:30 am 1st Tuesday Lunch Sunday, Feb. … Continue reading

DMH Community Calendar

DMH Community Calendar – February 2015

ge-newline”> Geriatric Assessment Clinic, 241 W. Weaver Road, Suite 240, Forsyth. Call 876-6350 for more information regarding assessment services for the Geriatric population. 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 … Continue reading

Moultrie Historical

What Lincoln Wrote


What Lincoln wrote Each spring and fall between 1847 and 1853, Lincoln again passed through Moultrie County accompanying the circuit judge through the counties of the Eighth Judicial Circuit. The lawyers would take cases to be tried before Judge David Davis, circuit judge, who later became Abraham Lincoln’s campaign manager. … Continue reading

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