Entertainment & Events

Entertainment & Events – December 2016

Sullivan’s Old Fashioned Christmas Downtown Celebration December 9 from 4-7 p.m. Enjoy strolling carolers, carriage rides, the Hardy Reindeer, visits with Santa, shopping open late and more! Dress warm! All activities are outside. Open Late shopping includes: Astoria, The Sullivan Bakery, Cathrine’s Gallery & Gifts, Thrifty Boutique, Gypsy Soul Revival, Ace Hardware, Sullivan IGA, CVS, Reverie & Rule, 5 West Coffee & Wine Lounge will have a Hot Chocolate Special, Triple B/Do It Best will host their Open House that evening and will be offering FREE Hot Chocolate & Popcorn, 15% off Christmas and enter to win the door prize! Sullivan Chamber Christmas Season Elf Hunt Find the Elf & Win! That sneaky Elf is hiding all over town! Find the Elf to get your card punched! Visit at least 6 businesses, find the hiding elf and have your card punched, leave it at the last business you visit and you will be entered to win an amazing holiday basket full of goodies from local businesses! Contest began November 11 and ends December 11. Cards should be turned into the SCED office or any participating business. Participating Sullivan Chamber Members include Cathrine’s Gallery Gifts & More, The Briarwood, Gypsy Soul … Continue reading


Meetings – December 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 – December 2016

12/1: 12:00 Peace Meal Birthday Party, 12:30 Hand & Foot Cards 12/2: 1:00 Pool Tourney, 2:00 Wheel of Fortune w/Leeanna Stickel from Mason Point 12/5: 11:30 Peace Meal 12/6: 8:30 Coffee & Donuts, 12:30 Bridge/Quilters 12/7: 10:00 Sewing Club, 11:30 Peace Meal Soup & Sandwich, 1:00 Wii Bowling 12/8: 12:00 Bingo w/ Catfih from Courtyard Estates, 12:30 Hand & Foot Cards 12/9: 9:00 RSVP Coffee, 9:30 SES Children”s Choir, 1:00 Pool Tourney 12/12: 11:30 Peace Meal 12/13: 8:30 Coffee & Donuts, 12:30 Bridge/ Quilters, 1:00 Adults Coloring, 1:00 Bean Bag Toss 12/14: 8:30 Free Breakfast Provided by Eastview, 10:00 Sewing … Continue reading

Home and Garden

Clear The Deck

By Sam Erickson The site of so many good times in the summer, your deck won’t see a lot of action through the winter, but to make sure it is in good shape for the coming summer, it’s good to prepare your outdoor area in the fall. While you’re adding … 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: Herb Crust Prime Rib


Herb Crust Prime Rib Ingredients: 1 large shallot, coarsely chopped 6 garlic cloves, quartered 3 tablespoons minced fresh rosemary or 1 tablespoon dried rosemary 2 tablespoons minced fresh oregano or 2 teaspoons dried oregano 2 tablespoons minced fresh thyme or 2 teaspoons dried thyme 2 tablespoons minced fresh sage or … Continue reading



Elizabeth Titus Memorial

Elizabeth Titus Memorial Library – December 2016

Story Time: Every Wed. 10:00 – 10:30 a.m. Story Time Christmas Party Wednesday, Dec. 21 Cookie Decorating: Wednesday, Dec. 14, 3:30 – 5 p.m. Crazy 8’s Math: Monday, Dec. 5 and Tuesday, Dec. 6, 4-5 p.m. Library Closed: Friday, Dec. 23, Monday, Dec. 26 and Friday, Dec. 30 Book Club: … Continue reading

Lovington Public Library

Lovington Public Library – December 2016

New Books Adult Fiction: “Night Watch” by Iris Johansen and Roy Johansen, “Paris for One & Other Stories” by Jojo Moyes, “Missing: A Private Novel” by James Patterson and Kathryn Fox, “Small Great Things” by Jodi Picoult, “Escape Clause: A Vir gil Flowers Novel” by John Sanford, “Sex, Lies & … Continue reading

Marrowbone Public Library

Marrowbone Public Library – December 2016

Mark your calendars: The last Story Hour for 2016 will be Dec. 2nd at 11am. It will resume on Friday Jan 13 at 11am. Coffehour: Thursdays at 1pm Holiday closings: Dec. 22, 23 & 24 and Dec. 29, 30 & 31. DID YOU KNOW? The Library has a large assortment … Continue reading

American Legion – VFW

American Legion December 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 – December 2016

First Christian Church 1357 CR 1200 E, Sullivan Sunday Mornings: 9:30 am Fellowship, 10 am Worship, 10:15 Kids’ Church Thursday Mornings : 9:30 am Ladies of Faith @ 5 West (All ages welcome!) Monday, Dec. 5: 8:00 am AMEN Men’s Group Service Work, 6:00 pm Prairie Winds Christmas Party Tuesday, … Continue reading

DMH Community Calendar

DMH Community Calendar – December 2016

Cardiopulmonary Rehab Orientation, Tues days and Thursdays, December 1, 6, 8, 13, 15, 22, 27 and 29, 1-3 p.m., FREE, Decatur Memori al Hospital Cardiac Rehabilitation Department, 2300 N. Edward St., Decatur – meet at Heart and Lung Institute Registration Desk. This orientation is for the Cardiac Rehabilitation program and … 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

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