Entertainment & Events

Entertainment – Events – June 2016

Lovington Park Rec Week Lovington Park and Recreation week is Mon day, June 6 through Friday, June 10 Activities are Monday, bingo, volleyball, sur prise craft for village hall; Tuesday, fiish crafts, cotton ball game, yard Yahtzee, marshmallow game, bowling, red rover, red light-green light; Wednesday, water day including sponge water game, water balloon dodgeball, cup water game, carnival bottle water on head, soapy tarp slide and water slip and slide; Thursday, toilet paper roll crafts, bingo, baseball, popcorn, free play and games on papers; Friday, pizza party, kickball, ice cream bars, music and deliver the surprise gift to village hall. 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. Health Screenings SBL Lincolnland Home Care and Lincolnland Hospice will conduct a free blood pressure clinic from 8:30 to 9 a.m. on Thursday, June 16, 2016 at the Senior Center, Sullivan. For more informa tion, call Lincolnland Home Care at … Continue reading


Meetings – June 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 6:00 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 superinten dent’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 pro … Continue reading

Mid Illinois Senior Services

Mid-Illinois Senior Services – June 2016

Mid-Illinois Senior Services, Inc. is a SHIP Site (Senior Health Insurance Programs), which is a free statewide health insurance counseling service for Medicare benefiiaries and their caregivers. We have 3 Volunteer Counselors available by appoint ment. SHIP is not affiiated with any insurance com pany. SHIP counselors do not sell or solicit any type of insurance. SHIP counselors are trained to: • Educate consumers and answer questions about Medicare, Medicare Supplement, long term care insurance, Medicare HMOs, private fee-for service and other health insurance; • Organize and assist in fiing Medicare and Medicare Supplement claims; and • Analyze Medicare Supplement … Continue reading

Home and Garden

A Safer Alternative

By Tresa Erickson Every fall homeowners across the country pull out their ladders, buckets and scoops and prepare for the arduous chore of cleaning out their gutters. Gutters are essential for directing water away from the home and must be free of debris in order to do their job effectively. … 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: Loaded Baked Potato Salad


Loaded Baked Potato Salad Ingredients: 4 large Russet potatoes 1/4 cup mayo 1/2 cup sour cream 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese 1/4 cup chopped red onion 1/8 tsp celery seed 1 tbsp chopped parsley 1/2 cup green onion tops 6 strips cooked and crispy chopped bacon 2 tsp black pepper … Continue reading



Elizabeth Titus Memorial

Elizabeth Titus Memorial Library – June 2016

Book Club: “Cometh The Hour” by Jeffery Archer – Wednesday, March 16, 1-2 p.m. MMQ’s: Every Monday 9:30-11:30a.m. Story Time: Every Wed. 10:00 – 10:30 a.m. DMV: Thursday, June 16, 10 am – 2 pm TOPS: (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets every Tuesday morning at 10:00 for an hour at … Continue reading

Lovington Public Library

Lovington Public Library – June 2016

New Books Adult Fiction “Best of My Love” by Susan Mallery, “The Steel Kiss” by Jeffrey Deaver, “Extreme Prey” by John Sandford, “Hide Away” by Iris Johansen, “Claw back” by J.S. Jance, “The Widow” by Fiona Barton Young Adult “The Emperor of Any Place” by Tim Wyn ne-Jones, “Wink Poppy … Continue reading

Marrowbone Public Library

Marrowbone Public Library – June 2016

Summer Reading Program “READ – FOR THE WIN” June 2-July 9, 2016 June 2 – 10-11am “Petting Zoo” Domestic, exot ic and farm animals. June 9 – 1-2pm “Library Olympics” Games, races and contests. June 16 – 1-2pm “Reading Is Not A Drag” Local car & driver Wayne Snearly June … 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 – June 2016

First Christian Church 1357 CR 1200 E, Sullivan Thursday, June 2: 9:30 am Ladies’ Group at Cathrine’s Sunday, June 5: 9:30 am Fellowship, 10 am Worship, 10:15 Kids’ Church Monday, June 6: 7 am “Kids in the Kitchen” (Kitchen & Fellowship Hall) Tuesday, June 7: 7 am “Kids in the … Continue reading

DMH Community Calendar

DMH Community Calendar – June 2016

E-Birth Class, Online website class for expectant parents who can’t attend an on-site childbirth class due to work schedules, time constraints, or medical conditions. Cost of the program is $40. Register online at www.dmhcares.com or call 217-876-3400. Shingles Vaccine, June 1, 8:30-10:30 a.m., Sav-Mor Pharmacy, Pharmacy, 110 E State St, … Continue reading

Moultrie Historical

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 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