Moultrie Happenings


Entertainment – July 2015

Moultrie Douglas Fair Free Parking on the Fair Grounds ONLY! Sunday, July 5: ENTRIES (Merchants Building), 00-4:00 p.m. Fine Arts Entries & Floriculture En ies, 2:00-4:00 p.m. Textile & Hobby Entries, 6:00 m. Church Service/ Music, Fairgrounds (Spon ored by Arthur Ministerial Association), 7:00 m. Music by Partners in Praise … Continue reading


Events – July 2015

Electronics Recycling The City of Sullivan will hold an electronics recycling day on Saturday, July 18 from 9 a.m. to noon. The event will be held at Wyman Park parking lot just south of Wyman Lake. Contact the city for more information. Farmers’ Market The Findlay Farmers’ Market is Saturdays from 9 to 11 a.m. (except July 4) next to the park. Updates be found online at findlayillinoi VBS at Smyser Christian Church (K-5th grade) July 20-24, 6 to 8:30 pm. Closing program – July 26, 9:30 and Cookout and Inflatables following 10:30 service. Hot dogs, Popcorn, and Cotton Candy. … Continue reading


Meetings – July 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 build ing 7 p.m., Lovington school board (call superin tendent’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 build ing Lions Club Second and Fourth Tuesday 6 p.m., Sullivan Dove Thursdays 5 p.m., Dove Support G 5 p.m., Dove Children provided with … Continue reading

Mid Illinois Senior Services

Mid-Illinois Senior Services – July 2015

Wed. July 1, 2015: 11:30 Peacemeal Soup & Salad Bar, 12:00 SBL Presentation on Physical Activity for Seniors, 1:00 Wii Bowling Thurs. July 2, 2015: 12:00 Peacemeal Birthday Party, 12:30 Hand & Foot Cards Fri. July 3, 2013: CLOSED for holidays, HAPPY 4TH OF JULY (Peace Meal delivery only) Tues. July 7, 2015: 8:30 Donuts & Coffee, 12:30 Bridge / Quilters, 1:00 Bean Bag Toss, 3-5pm Take Charge of your Diabetes Wed. July 8, 2015: 8:30 FREE BREAKFAST from Eastview, 10:00 Caregiver Support Group, 1:00 Wii Bowling Thurs. July 9, 2015: 12:00 BINGO with Angie, 12:30 Hand & Foot Cards … 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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Entertainment - Events

Entertainment – Events – July 2015

Sullivan Senior Center Groups Grandparents Raising Grandchildren: Last Monday of each month from 6 to 7 p.m. Caregivers Support Group: Second Wednesday on each month from 10 to 11 a.m. Sports Boosters Meetings Second Wednesday of each month in the Sullivan high school media center at 7p.m. 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 coun try music from 7 to 9:30p.m. 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. Quarter Auction The Bethany Monthly Quarter Auction is the second Thursday of every month at … 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 – July 2015

Closed: Friday, July 3 & Saturday, July 4 Book Club: Wednesday, July 15 at 1 p.m. – “I’ll Have What She’s Having” by Rebecca Harrington MMQ’s: Every Monday 9:30-11:30a.m. Wee Time: Every Wednesday 9:35- 10:00a.m. Story Time: Every Wednesday 10-10:30a.m. Young Adult Summer reading: Every Thursday 1-3p.m. DMV: Thursday, July … Continue reading

Lovington Public Library

Lovington Public Library – July 2015

New Books New Books Purchased Through the Rosie Nettles Memorial Monies Juvenile and Young Adult Books: “Little League Baseball #4: Perfect Game” by Matt Christopher, “Little League Baseball #5: World Series” by Matt Christopher, “Little League Baseball #1: Play Ball!” By Matt Christopher, “Little League Baseball #2: District Doubleheader” by … Continue reading

Marrowbone Public Library

Marrowbone Public Library – July 2015

New to the library: Fiction: “All the Single Ladies” by Dorothea Benton Frank, “Blueprints” by Barbara Delinsky, “The Breaking Point : a Body Farm Novel” by Jefferson Bass, “The Bregdan Chronicles” by Ginny Dye: 1. “Storm Clouds Rolling In 1860- 1861″ 2. “On To Richmond 1861-1862″ 3. “Spring Will Come … Continue reading

American Legion - VFW

American Legion & VFW July 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 – July 2015

TheVineyardChurch 1805 S. Hamilton, Sullivan Child Dedications – July 12, 8:45 and 10:30am Sunday both services (8:45 and 10:30am) par ents can publicly declare their intention to raise their child so that he or she may have a chance to know and establish a relationship with Jesus. Contact Jim Plank: … Continue reading

DMH Community Calendar

DMH Community Calendar

Cardiac Rehab Orientation, Tuesdays and Thursdays, July 2, 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, & 30, 1-3pm, FREE, Decatur Memorial Hospital Cardiac Rehabilitation Department, 2300 N. Edward St., Decatur – meet at Heart Center Registration Desk. This orientation is for the Cardiac Rehabilitation program and requires a physician referral. … Continue reading

Moultrie Historical

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