Entertainment – November 2015

Bethany United Methodist Church Community Thanksgiving Service, November 22 at 6:30 p.m. Pie and fellowship to follow ser vice. Everyone welcome. Bake Sale The Bethany United Methodist Church Wom en’s Mission Fellowship bake sale will be on No vember 21, starting at 8:30 a.m. at Scott State Bank in Bethany. … Continue reading


Events – November 2015

Holiday Market The First Christian Church of Sullivan will hold their annual Holiday Market on Saturday, Nov. 7 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. There will be a coffee bar with homemade treats from 9:00 to 10:30 with lunch being served beginning at 11:00. The church is located on the East edge of Sullivan on Route 121 and 1200E. This year the church is celebrating 175 years. People attending the mar ket will receive a gift from the church. Garriott Benefit A benefi for Emmett Flynn Garriott is Friday, Nov 13 from 3-8 p.m. at the Sullivan Church of God. … Continue reading


Meetings – November 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 6:00 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 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 build ing 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 … Continue reading

Mid Illinois Senior Services

Mid-Illinois Senior Services – October 2015

Thursday, Oct. 1: 11:30 Peace Meal, 12:00 Peace Meal Birthday Party, 12:30 Hand & Foot Cards Friday, Oct. 2: 11:30 Peace Meal, 1:00 Pool Tournament Monday, Oct. 5: Peace Meal served 11:30 daily Tuesday, Oct. 6: 8:30 Donuts & Coffee, 9-11am Flu Shot Clinic provided by: Community Homecare, 11:30 Peace Meal, 12:30 Bridge & Quilters Wednesday, Oct. 7: 11:30 Peace Meal Soup & Salad Bar, 1:00 Wii Bowling Thursday, Oct. 8: 11:30 Peace Meal, 12:00 BINGO with Angie, 12:30 Hand & Foot card game Friday, Oct. 9: 11:30 Peace Meal, 1:00 Pool Tournament Monday, Oct. 12: 11:30 Peace Meal Tuesday, … Continue reading

Home and Garden

Spotlight on Home, Lawn & Garden

by Tresa Erickson   When you bought your home some years ago, you gave little thought to the roof. It was in good condition, which the inspector confirmed, and that was the last time you gave it any thought until now. Time has taken its toll on your roof, and … 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 – November 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). 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. SCED Luncheon The Sullivan Chamber and Economic Development holds a luncheon on the third Thursday of each month at TNT Pizzaria at Noon. B&G Breakfast The Lovington American Legion will host bis cuits and gravy breakfasts every Saturday from 9 to 11a.m. (or while they last) beginning August 8. 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 … Continue reading

Recipe Corner

Recipe Corner: Southern Italian Thanksgiving Stuffing


Southern Italian Thanksgiving Stuffing Ingredients: 1 1/2 pounds bulk Italian sausage 2 tablespoons olive oil 6 ounces pancetta bacon, diced 2 onions, chopped 7 large stalks celery, chopped 4 cloves garlic, minced 6 cups day-old French bread, cut into 1/2 inch cubes 3 cups crumbled cornbread 1 1/2 tablespoons rubbed … Continue reading



Elizabeth Titus Memorial

Elizabeth Titus Memorial Library – November 2015

Book Club: “Keep Quiet” by Lisa Scottoline, Wednesday, November 18, 1-2 p.m. MMQ’s: Every Monday 9:30-11:30a.m. Wee Time: Every Wednesday 9:35-9:50 a.m. DMV: Thursday, November 19, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Story Time: Every Wednesday 10-10:30 a.m. Bedtime Math’s Crazy 8s Club: Mondays in October and November for grades K-2, … Continue reading

Lovington Public Library

Lovington Public Library – November 2015

New Memorial Books Books Donated in Memory of My Father Bud Grant from Gregory Grant: “The Bill of Rights The Fight to Secure America’s Liberties” by Carol Berkin, “The Wright Brothers” by David McCullough, “Give Me Tomorrow: the Korean War’s Greatest Untold Story” by Patrick K. O’Donnell, “A Full Life: … Continue reading

Marrowbone Public Library

Marrowbone Public Library – November 2015

Pre-School Story Hour 11:00 am Fridays Coffee Hour: 1:00 pm Thursdays Family Reading Night Thursday Nov. 19th, 6:30 pm with the theme, “Camp Out With A Good Book”. There will be special guest readers, refreshments and prizes! New to the library: Fiction: “A.D. 33” by Ted Dekker, “All Is Calm … Continue reading

American Legion - VFW

American Legion – VFW – November 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 – November 2015

The Vineyard Church 1805 S. Hamilton, Sullivan Questions? Contact Jamie at jamie.crosier@ thevineyardchurch.us Personal Prophetic Encouragement & Lunch November 15th at 8:45 & 10:30am. Could you use some encouragement this holiday season? Come see what prophetic encourage is all about. While you’re here, stay for lunch, ON US! Vineyard Moms … Continue reading

DMH Community Calendar

DMH Community Calendar – November 2015

Diabetes Day Classes 1, 2 and 3, This requires a physician referral and assessment appointment prior to class. For times or to register, call 876-4249. Growing through Grief, November 3, 10-11:30am, FREE, Cancer Care Center of Decatur, 210 W. McKinley Ave., Education Classrooms. Contact Leslie Roberts for more information, 876-6784. … 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 Community Calendar – September 2015

The following is a list of Sarah Bush Lincoln programs and support groups for September. The locations of all programs are posted daily in the main lobby of Sarah Bush Lincoln. Pathways Through Grief 7 p.m. Wednesday, September 2, in the Lumpkin Family Center for Health Education at Sarah Bush … Continue reading

Web Site Reviews

Web Site Review

by Tim Wilkerson (Editor’s note: As part of the new Moultrie Happenings, one local Web site, 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) … Continue reading