Moultrie Happenings

The Fall Home Care Checklist

By Sam Erickson Maybe it’s going back to school, maybe it’s the shorter days or maybe it’s the blinding lights signaling the holiday season ahead, but fall home improvement projects often get tossed aside or neglected in favor of more exciting, interesting or pressing activities. This short checklist will help guide you to the most important elements to monitor and maintain in your home, keeping you and your family safe and maximizing the life of your home. When the time changes, it’s time to check the batteries in your smoke detectors. Making sure they are still operational is quick and easy and will bring peace of mind for another six months. Similarly, every year, you should check your fire extinguishers to ensure that they have the proper pressure. Look for dents and dings, and make sure the pin is in the correct position. Fall is a great time to do this, as you’ll be spending more time indoors. If the pressure has fallen too low, find a professional to recharge them for you. Most people don’t use their chimney in the summer, and soot can build up over the course of a year. Other debris like birds’ nests or even … Continue reading


Memorial Rededication – November 2014


Memorial Rededication by Barry Featheringill Sullivan Reporter On November 11, 1989 the Sullivan American Legion dedicated the Veterans Memorial located at the southwest entrance of Wyman Park. The memorial was a dream of Legion Commander Al Golden Sr. and the committee of legion members which included Al “Sonny” Golden Jr, … Continue reading


Events – November 2014

FoodPantry-Sullivan IGA RoundUp The C.E.F.S. food pantry has teamed up with the Sullivan IGA for the third annual “Round up your bill” fundraiser. During the week of November 2-15, the community will be given an opportunity to give a little and help a lot by simply rounding up their grocery bill to the next dollar. SAIL Moultrie County Low Vision Support Group Meeting November 4 from 10:30 am to noon at the Sullivan library. Guest presenter Amy Corbin will talk about the new rules of the parking placard for people with disabilities Sullivan Senior Center Groups Grandparents Raising Grandchildren:Last Monday … Continue reading


Meetings – November 2014

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 – November 2014

Mon. 11/3: 9-10am Flu Shot Clinic by CVS, 10- 11am Flu Shot Clinic by Community Home Care Tues. 11/4: 8:30 Donuts & Coffee, 12:30 Bridge / Quilters Wed. 11/5: 11:30 Soup & Salad Bar, 1:00 Wii Bowling Thurs. 11/6: 12:00 Peace Meal Birthday Party, 12:30 Hand & Foot Card game Fri. 11/7: 1:00 Pool Tourney Tues. 11/11: 8:30 Donuts & Coffee, 12:30 Bridge / Quilters Wed. 11/12: 8:30 Free Breakfast from Eastview Terrace, 8:30 Evelyn Burtcheard Book Signing “The Lone Ride”, 10:00 Caregiver Support Group, 1:00 Wii Bowling Thurs. 11/13: 12:00 BINGO w/h Angie from Mason Point, 12:30 Hand & … Continue reading

Home and Garden

Put the Garden to Bed

By Sam Erickson As the days get shorter and the nights get longer, you’ll probably be spending less time outdoors, which means less time in the garden. While there won’t be the joy of watching things grow from seed to flower to fruit, there is plenty of work to do. … 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 and Events – November 2014

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. Christmas Bazaar The St. Columcille Catholic Church Christmas Bazaar will be held Saturday, November 1 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00p.m. at the St. Columcille Catholic Parish Hall in Sullivan. Sponsored by the St. Columcille Council of … 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

Lovington Public Library

Lovington Public Library – November 2014

New Books: Minecraft: Redstone Handbook: An Official MOJANG Book, Minecraft: Combat Handbook: An Official MOJANG Book, Love Letters by Debbie Macomber, Bone Never Lie by Kathy Reichs, The Perfect Witness by Iris Johansen, Festive In Death by J.D. Robb, The River by Beverly Lewis, The Lost Key by Catherine Coulter, … Continue reading

Marrowbone Public Library

Marrowbone Public Library

November Schedule of events: • Coffee Hour: Thursdays at 1pm • Family Reading Night: “Reading Rocks!” Nov 20 6:30pm. • Last Story Hour for this year: Dec. 5 (will start up again in January) • Get your order in now for the 3rd annual Library Calendar: (put together from the … Continue reading

American Legion – VFW

American Legion & VFW – November 2014

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 2014

First Christian Church, Sullivan 1357 CR 1200 E, Sullivan Annual Holiday Market Handcrafted items and one- of-a-kind works of art will be featured at the First Christian Church Annual Holiday Market in Sullivan on Saturday, November 1st from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. This year tickets will be sold for … Continue reading

DMH Community Calendar

DMH Community Calendar – November 2014

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 876-3400. Geriatric Assessment Clinic, 241 W. Weaver Road, Suite 240, Forsyth. Call 876-6350 for … 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

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