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Entertainment and Events – October 2017

Car-Truck-Motorcycle Show
Sullivan American Legion 2nd Annual Car
Truck-Motorcycle show. Sunday, October 22 at the
south lawn of the Sullivan American Legion.
Registration is $15 (10 am – Noon). Awards 3 pm.
Judging after registration. The first 25 entries to
register will receive dash plaques. Top 20 entries
will receive winner plaques. Best of show will
receive winner plaque. The SAL will be grilling
out and drinks will be available in the club room.
3rd Annual Wine Tour
Join the Sullivan Singers Alumni Foundation
for its 3rd annual WINE TOUR! Saturday, October
28th. $50 per person. Cost includes transportation
to three wineries & tasting fees. This year’s fea
tured wineries: Pheasant Hollow Winery, Von
Jakob Winery & Brewery, and Blue Sky Vineyard.
The bus will begin loading at 8:00 a.m. at the
Sullivan Civic Center (600 N Washington St,
Sullivan). Please park on the south end of the
parking lot near Strain Street. Please arrive no
later than 8:15 am The bus will depart at 8:30 am.
SHARP and return by 9:30 p.m.
Food is available for purchase at Von Jakob
Winery and Blue Sky. No outside food is allowed
at Von Jakob. We will be at this location around
lunch time. Food and drink are allowed on the
bus, so bring your own cooler with drinks and
snacks. Please, no glass bottles. The deadline for
reserving your seat is Saturday, October 21st.
Payment is due at time of reservation. Checks
should be made payable to Sullivan Singers
Alumni Foundation. You may submit your pay
ment to the person taking your reservation.
Contact Beth White (474-7989), Melissa Krieger
(620-8711), Kelly Sullivan (778-4476). Cindi Reed
(273-0133) or Lisa Dickens (294-0802) to reserve
your seats today!
2017 SBL Volunteer Guild
Fall Market
10 a.m to 6 p.m. Friday, Otober 20. 9 a.m. to 2
p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21. At Lumpkin Family Center
for Health Education at Sarah Bush Lincoln
(North side of SBL)
2017 Vendors include Bee My Honey, Charley
High by Denise Titus, Ekko Jewelry Designs,
Gold Canyon Candles, Gene’s Jewelry, Heart &
Soul, JLM Jewelry, Jon Schubert – Pencil Portrait
Artist, Larkin Enterprises, Limelight by Alcove,
Lipsense, Lucky Ducky Baby, LuLaRoe, Maddison
Avenue Candle Company, Mary Kay Cosmetics,
Matilda Jane Clothing, Norwex, Pink Zebra,
Plunder, Plush Boutique, Premier Designs Jewelry,
Razzle Dazzle, Rebecca Lee Cards, Renew, Rodan
+ Fields, SBL Medical Weight Management,
Scentsy, Sew Bee It, Signature Homestyles,
Stanley Home Products & Fuller, Stitched
Memories by Grammy, Sugar Plum Pretties,
Tastefully Simple, The Pampered Chef, Touchstone
Crystal by Swarovski, Trades of Hope,
Tupperware, Osborne Books, Vintage Cottage
Beauty, Wildflower Honey & Queen Bee Soap,
Wood Pens &Things.
All proceeds support Lifeline grant assistance.
The Guild provides grant assistance to individu
als who would not otherwise be able to have
Lifeline in their home. Lifeline is dedicated to
provide personal response service, peace of mind,
and early intervention to individuals whose
health is at risk in East Central Illinois and assist
them to remain safe and independent with digni
ty in their own homes. Each year the SBL Volunteer
Guild donates up to $20,000 for Lifeline grant
Contact the SBL Volunteer Guild at 258-2500.
Donations gladly accepted at the door.

Medicare Part D Workshop
SAIL, Soyland Access to Independent Living,
will host a workshop introducing the 2018
Updates to Medicare Part D on Tuesday, October
12th from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. at the Mid-Illinois
Senior Center Services, Inc. located at 114 E.
Jefferson Street in Sullivan, IL. The presenter is
Kathi Shackles, Mid-Illinois Senior Services Inc.,
Senior Health Insurance Program Volunteer. The
workshop is free; reservations are not required.
For more information call Betty Watkins, SAIL
Rural Outreach Coordinator, at 774-4322.
Bethany Safe Trick Or
Treating Oct. 28
The Village of Bethany is having Safe Trick of
Treating Saturday, Oct. 28 uptown on Main Street
from 5-7 p.m.
Citywide trick or treating is 6-9- p.m. October 28.
Sullivan Trick or
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A complete list will appear in
issue of the News Progress and
Regular trick-or-treating for S
October 31st from 6-9 p.m. The Am
Parade around the square will b
Hunter Safety
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217-254-7587 (leave a message
limited to 45 participants.

Lovington Fall Festival
The Lovington Revitalization Coalition will be
holding the 3rd Annual Lovington Fall Festival
Weenie Roast on Sunday, October 15, 2017. This
free event will be held at the Lovington park, from
4 PM-8 PM.
Activities for all ages include a pumpkin carv
ing/decorating contest, bobbing for apples and a
painted rock hunt. Gail Wolfe will be offering free
rides in his horse drawn wagon from 4:00 PM – 5:00
Youth activities include sack races, pumpkin
races and games. Races will start at 5:00 PM.
Games will include pumpkin bowling, putt putt
golf, corn cob ring toss and more.
Free food and beverages will be available.
For more information about the festival and for
pumpkin carving contest entry forms, please see
the “Putting Back the Love in Lovington” Facebook

Hot Air Balloon Science Fair
The annual Touchstone Energy Balloonfest will be held October
6-8. The event will kick off Friday evening from 5-11pm at the Lake
Shelbyville Visitor Center, with the hot air balloons inflating and
launching on site if weather conditions allow. The best viewing of
the balloons will be from the Dam East/Visitor Center Area around
5pm. Tethered rides will be available $10/person (weather depen
dent), Cromwell Radio Group will be broadcasting live on location,
and the Forest Parker Band will perform from 7-11pm.
As part of the event kickoff, Lake Shelbyville U.S. Army Corps
of Engineers is hosting a Hot Air Balloon Hands-On Science Fair.
The Hands-On Science Fair will take place in the Visitor Center
Grand Lobby from 5-7pm and is a free event, open to the public.
Participants who prefer to build their balloon ahead of time may
pick up a free balloon kit at the Visitor Center (Monday-Friday 8am
– 4:30pm). A $2 deposit is required to pick up a kit, when you bring
back your balloon on October 6th your deposit will be returned.
Prizes will be awarded at 7pm for highest balloon flight and
most creative balloon design.
Prize for highest balloon flight will win a ride in a hot air balloon
for either Saturday or Sunday morning (weather dependent). Most
creative balloon design will win a science/artsy gift basket and the
all participants raffle will win a camping basket full of goodies.
Questions may be directed to the Interpretive Services and
Outreach Programs Department at Lake Shelbyville by phone, (217)
774-3951 ext.2, or by e-mail,
Life Chain October 1
On the first Sunday of October in 1,600 cities and towns across
the United States and Canada, thousands of pro-life people will
gather beside main streets. They will peacefully stand in honor of
the 60 million lives who have been lost to abortion.
Sunday, October 1 we will be at the corner of Jackson & Hamilton
Streets at 1:45 pm with signs to hand out for you to hold. We will
form a chain along Jackson & Hamilton Streets.
Market Bazaar
Arthur 3rd Annual Market Bazaar October 21st 9 am – 4 pm at
the Merchant Building, Moultrie-Douglas County Fairground.
Large variety of vendors, antiques, handmade crafts, boutique,
baked goods, re-purposed, pet supplies, collectibles, furniture,
direct sales.
Moultrie County Health Department
Walk-in Flu Clinic Dates at Moultrie County Health Dept:
• October 4th- 9-11:30 a.m. • October 6th- 9-11:30 a.m.
• October 20th- 9-11:30 a.m.
Walk-In Community Adult Flu Clinics:
• October 10th- Lovington First Church of God Family Life
Center- 9-11 a.m.
• October 11th- Sullivan Senior Center- 8:30-10:30 a.m.
• October 23rd- Eberhardt Village, Arthur- 9-11 a.m.
• October 25th- Marrowbone Library, Bethany- 9-11a.m.
• October 27th- Lovington Library12:45- 1:45 p.m.
Blood Pressure Clinics:
Oct 18 Bethany Fire Department – 10:45a – 11:15a
Oct 27 Lovington Library – 12:45p-1:45p
Children’s Immunization Clinics: (appointment required)
Oct 17 Moultrie CoHealth Dept – 10:00a-12:00p, 3:00p-5:30p
Oct 25 Moultrie County Health Dept – 1:00p-4:00p
Maternal Child Health Clinics (includes WIC): (appointment
required) every Tuesday – Thursday 8:30a-12p, 1p-4:30p
Sullivan Post Office Host Passport Fair
Sullivan Post Office will offer a “Passport Fair”, with extended
passport hours 9 am to 2 pm and extra staffing, on October 7, 2017
to help travelers prepare for international trips.

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.
50 Plus Gatherings
We meet on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each
month from 6:30-8pm. If you are age 50 or older,
please join us! We are a generation with much to
offer in perspective, experience, skills and wis
dom as we extend God’s love within and beyond
the church walls. Vineyard Church, 1805 S.
Hamilton in Sullivan.
Yoga 12 Step
Recovery Meeting
Y12SR-Yoga 12 Step Recovery is a donation
based meeting that will meet at the Masonic
Temple Tuesdays 7:30-9:30pm
Y12SR is an integrative 12-step meeting and a
yoga practice for those that suffer from addiction
and for those who love them.
All A’s Welcome.
Moms On a Mission in Sullivan: Fellowship with a
– A group of Christian moms who meet
for fellowship while also striving to grow spiritu
ally and serve our community. A typical meeting
includes breakfast, devotion and discussion, fol
lowed by an activity or service project.
Childcare is provided by church volunteers.
There is a classroom for 2+ year olds, which
includes a snack and a Christian lesson. We also
offer a nursery for 0-2 year olds.
Meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Fridays
of the month from 9:00-11:00am at the First
United Methodist Church in Sullivan. No meeting
if there is no school that day.
For any questions, contact Jilla Young at 217-
622-3230 or by email at sullivanmoms@gmail.
Open Mic
Allenville Community Building will host an
open mic the last Friday of each month for coun
try music from 7 to 9:30 p.m.
The 14th Annual Oktoberfest is back on the
Sullivan square bigger and better than ever.
This year’s festival will be held 6-11 p.m.
Friday, October 20 and noon-11 p.m. Saturday,
October 21.
Friday night festivities include arts, crafts and
food vendors. The Sullivan Area Arts Council
(SAARTS) will host Artoberfest at Cathrine’s
Gallery Gifts & More.
A highlight to the festival this year, the
Oktoberfest wine tasting at 5 West is open 6-9 pm.
The Oktoberfest beer tent will be open 6-11 p.m.
Friday night. Wreckless Whiskey will rock the
beer tent 8-11 p.m.
On Saturday at noon the smell of chili fills the
air as the chili competition begins, and the vendor
booths open. The vendors this year include arts,
crafts, jewelry, home décor, toys, cookbooks,
games, cookies, funnel cakes, chili dogs, all the
fair food you can imagine and so much more.
The Main Stage will offer entertainment
throughout the day and evening. In addition to
the free entertainment J’s Petspaw will host a pet
contest, and many more plans are in the works. A
painting class will take place at the festival with
Molly Foust, local artist
The Kidz Zone will have inflatables Friday and
Saturday starting at 6 p.m. on Friday and noon on
Saturday. Arm bands are available for purchase at
Cathrine’s Gallery at 7 West Jefferson or the SCED
office at 112 W. Harrison St. Preorder arm bands
are $10, and a day of bands is $12.
Moultrie County Mobile Farm will be on site
2-4 p.m. Saturday for youngsters to learn a little
about farming in Moultrie County. New this year
is the Sloan Implement Pedal Pull contest for the
kiddos with sign up at 2:30 p.m. and a 3 p.m. start.
The official chili judging begins at 4:30 p.m.
with local celebrity judges from the Sullivan area.
The chili tasting opens at 5 p.m. and people choice
judging 5-7 p.m. The cook-off winners and
Artoberfest results will be announced at 7:30 p.m.
The beer tent is open for business at noon
Saturday and closes at 11 p.m. Feudin’ Hillbillys
will be playing under the beer tent 8-11 p.m.
For more information and for any forms visit or call 217-728-4223.

Moultrie County Meetings Schedule

Meetings – October 2017

First Monday
6 p.m., Lovington Township meets, township
7 p.m., Dalton City Village Board meets, vil
lage hall (unless the Monday falls on a holiday
which then moves the meeting to Tuesday follow
ing 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
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
Third Thursday
7 p.m., Okaw Valley school board meets,
OVHS computer lab
Fourth Monday
7 p.m., Sullivan City Council meets, city build
Lions Club
Second and Fourth Tuesday
6 p.m., Sullivan
5 p.m., Dove Support Group,
5 p.m., Dove Children’s Group, children are
provided with supper during meeting
Rotary Club
11:30 a.m., Sullivan
Historical and
Genealogical Society
Third Thursday, 7 p.m., Moultrie County
Historical and Genealogical Society meets,
Heritage Center, 117 E. Harrison, Sullivan.
Lovington Library Board
Fourth Tuesday
6:30 p.m., in the meeting room of library
First and Third Thursday
6 p.m., AmBuC Hall, Sullivan
George A. Sentel Lodge
Stated meeting, First Wednesday of each
month, 7:30 p.m.
Sullivan Kiwanis
First and Third Monday of the month at
6:30p.m. at the Sullivan High School.
WHAT: Moultrie Low Vision Support Group
WHEN: Tuesday, October 3 – 10:30 am – 12
WHERE: Elizabeth Titus Memorial Library
the Sullivan library
Sullivan VFW
VFW Meeting First Tuesday of every month at
VFW Auxillary meets the 1st Tuesday at
VFW is open to the public & serving food.

American Legion and VFW
American Legion – VFW

American Legion – October 2017

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 7 p.m. on the first Wednesday of
the month.
Meals served every Thursday night at 5p.m.
Lounge open to the public Monday-Friday a4
4p.m. and Saturday at noon.
BINGO is held every Thursday with doors
opening at 4 p.m., Early Bird at 6:20 p.m., and
regular Bingo starting at 7 p.m.
Lovington American Legion
The Lovington American Legion at 1 p.m. on
the second Saturday of the month.
The Lovington Sons of the American Legion
meets on the second Sunday at 1:30 p.m., and the
Auxiliary at 2 p.m on the first Sunday of the
Pork Chop dinners are held on the third
Saturday of the month from 5 to 8 p.m.
Bethany American Legion
The Bethany American Legion and Sons of the
American Legion meet on the fourth Monday of
the month at 7:00 p.m.

Church Events in Moultrie County
Church Events

Church Events – October 2017

First Christian Church
1357 CR 1200 E, Sullivan, 217-728-7351
Pastor Grant Wade •
Email us at
Like us on Facebook at fccsullivan
Weekly Happenings —
Sunday Mornings: 9:30 am Fellowship–coffee
& cookies; 10 am Worship; 10:15 am Kids’ Church
Thursday Mornings: 10 am Ladies of Faith @ 5
West Coffee Lounge – Gals of all ages are wel
come to come for devotions and fellowship!
Chix in Training Boot Camp: 5 am – 6 am on
M–W–F in the Fellowship Hall.
Weight Watchers: 9 am – 10 am on Thursdays
in the Fellowship Hall.
GriefShare: 6 pm–8 pm on Tuesdays here at
FCC. GriefShare is a weekly, nondenominational
grief support group featuring biblical concepts
for healing from grief after the death of a spouse,
child, family member, or friend. Please contact
Cheri Rich 728-7808, Betty Wilson 728-2291, or
Deb Best 728-4289 for more information. Learn
more about GriefShare at
Everyone is welcome!
Other Happenings —
Wednesday, Oct 11: 10 am Coffee & Chat at
Courtyard Estates.
Saturday, Oct 14: 9 am–11:30 am 4-H Quilting/
Sewing Class n Fellowship Hall.
Saturday, Oct 21: 8 am AMEN Men’s Group
Meeting in Pavilion. All men are welcome.
Saturday, Oct 28: 10:00 am Mending Hearts
Grief Group Meeting in Parlor. Everyone is wel
Save the Date! Holiday Market is November 4,
9 am–1:30 pm here at FCC!
Solid Rock Chapel
1213 E Jackson St., 217-962-1231
Pastor Kenny Bontrager 217-962-0525
Service Time: Sunday @ 10am
Breakfast served every Sunday morning
Children’s Church and Nursery available
every week during service.
Youth Group meets every Wednesday 6:30-
8:30pm. Youth Group is for anyone in 6th Grade
through 12th Grade.
Join us for Fall Fest on Friday, October 27th,
6-8pm! Chili, Hotdogs, Popcorn, and drinks pro
vided. We will have activities for the children and
feel free to come in costume.

DMH Community Calendar
DMH Community Calendar

DMH Community Calendar – October 2017

Decatur, Ill…E-Birth Class,$40 Online website class for ex
pectant parents who can’t attend an on-site class due to work
schedules, time constraints, or medical conditions. Cost of the
program is $40. Register online at https://www.dmhcares.
com/ or call 217-876-3400.
Geriatric Assessment Clinic, 241 W. Weaver Road, Suite 240,
Forsyth. Come to our outpatient program to identify health
needs and develop a tailored care plan for loved ones. Get peace
of mind for the whole family. Call 217-876-2199 to schedule your
Cardiopulmonary Rehab Orientation, Tuesdays and Thurs
days, October 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26, & 31, 1-3 p.m., FREE,
Decatur Memorial Hospital Cardiac Rehabilitation Department,
2300 N. Edward St., Decatur – meet at Heart and Lung Institute
Registration Desk. This orientation is for the Cardiac Rehabilita
tion program and requires a physician referral. For more infor
mation, call 217-876-2496.
Bariatric Support Group, October 3, 5:30-6:30 p.m., FREE,
DMH Specifc Performance Enhancement Center, 2122 N. 27th
Street, Decatur. Share knowledge and support as we work to
regain and maintain good health. Persons who have had bariat
ric surgery and their family members are welcome, along with
those considering medical weight loss or bariatric surgery. This
requires a physician referral and assessment appointment prior
to class. Register online at or call
Childbirth Experience Class #1, October 3, 6:30-8:30 p.m.,
Class #2, October 10, 6:30-8:30 p.m. FREE, Decatur Memorial
Hospital – OB Classroom, 2300 N. Edward Street, Decatur. Class
#1 addresses what to expect before, during and after childbirth:
birth by C-section: pain management; and when to come to
the hospital. Class #2 is taught by a certifed lactation counsel
or who reviews breast feeding (pumping/storing, positioning
your baby, tips for success) and newborn care in early days and
beyond. Register online at or call 217-876-
Helping Hands Bereavement for Children, October 5, 19,
& 26, 3:30 p.m., FREE. Cancer Care Center of Decatur, 210 W.
McKinley, Ave, Decatur, IL. Meets in the Art Therapy room.
Helping Hands is a support group for children ages fve to 15.
Register online at or call 217-876-4735.
Early Detection Connection, October 6, 7 a.m.-8:30 a.m.,
FREE, Decatur Memorial Hospital, Make the early detection
connection. Decatur Memorial Hospital is providing breast can
cer awareness information. For location information, call 217-
Safe Sitter Class, October 7, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Decatur Memori
al Hospital, OB Classroom. This one session class teaches 11-13
year old girls and boys how to handle emergencies and provide
safe child care. Participants should bring a sack lunch. Snacks
and drinks provided. Registration required, cost is $30. Register
online at or Call 217-876-3100.
Infant CPR Class, October 9, 7 p.m., FREE, Decatur Memorial
Hospital – OB Classrooms- 3rd Floor, 2300 N. Edward St., De
catur, IL. This class teaches moms, dads and anyone caring for
infants (including grandparents and babysitters) the skills need
ed for infant CPR and is taught by Pediatric Registered Nurses
certifed in CPR instruction. Register online at www.dmhcares.
com or call 217-876-3100.
Growing Through Grief Series, October 10, 17, 24, & 31, 10-
11:30 a.m. FREE, Cancer Care Center of Decatur, Education
Classrooms, 210 W. McKinley Ave. Growing Through Grief is a
fve-week series for Adults. Register online at www.dmhcares.
com/calendar or Call 217-876-4735.
Cholesterol, Triglycerides, and
Blood Sugar Screening, October 11, 18, 8:30-11:30
a.m., $20, DMH PrimeTime, DMH Volunteer
Lobby, 2300 N. Edward St., Decatur. Screenings
include a Total Lipid Panel (which includes a
total cholesterol, LDL, HDL, and triglycerides),
and glucose screening (blood sugar). A cholester
ol test is recommended for everyone at least once
every fve years in adults ages 20 and over. A
blood glucose test is recommended by the Amer
ican Diabetes Association every three years for
people with normal levels or in good health with
no risk factors. Fasting for 10 hours is necessary
for the cholesterol, triglycerides and blood sugar
test. Total Lipid Panel Cholesterol, Triglycerides
and Blood Sugar – $20. Register online at www. or call for appointment, 217-876-
A1C Test, October 11, 18, 8:30-11:30 a.m., $35,
DMH PrimeTime, DMH Volunteer Lobby, 2300
N. Edward St., Decatur. The A1C test can be used
to help diagnose diabetes and determine how
well a patient’s diabetes is being managed. No
fasting is required for the A1C test. Cost is $35.
Register online at or call for
appointment, 217-876-2191.
PSA Screening, October 11, 18, 8:30-11:30 a.m.,
$25, DMH PrimeTime, DMH Volunteer Lobby,
2300 N. Edward St., Decatur. The PSA test mea
sures the level of PSA in a man’s blood to help
detect signs of prostate cancer. Cost is $25 (blood
draw only). Register online at www.dmhcares.
com or call for appointment, 217-876-2191.
Bone Density Screening, October 11, 9-11 a.m.
FREE, DMH Breast Center, 302 W. Hay St., Suite
117A. Detect the early stage of osteoporosis with
this free screening. Register online at or call for an appointment, 217-876-
Facing Cancer Together, October 11, 1:30 p.m.,
FREE, Cancer Care Center of Decatur, 210 W.
McKinley Ave., Education Classrooms. A month
ly support group for all cancer patients and their
families. The group offers an opportunity to share
thoughts, feelings and information. Register on
line at or call 217-876-4735.
Cardiopulmonary Rehab Nutrition Class, Oc
tober 12, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., FREE, Decatur Me
morial Hospital, Classroom B. Participants are to
meet at the Heart and Lung Institute Registration
Desk at Decatur Memorial Hospital, 2300 N. Ed
ward St., Decatur. For more information, call 217-
Pink Link Breast Cancer Support Group, Oc
tober 12, 6 p.m., FREE, Cancer Care Center of
Decatur, 210 W. McKinley Ave., Education Class
rooms. This group offers an opportunity to share
thoughts, feelings and information. For more in
formation call 217-876-4377.
Natural Nutrition Weight Management Orien
tation October 12, 12 p.m., October 24, 5:30 p.m.,
FREE, DMH Specifc Performance Enhancement
Center, 2122 N. 27th Street, Decatur. Learn more
about our natural approach for weight loss. Ob
tain knowledge on nutrition and how to work
out effectively. A physician and a one-on-one
health coach are on hand to supervise weight loss
and help set and reach personal goals. Plus, learn
about our meal replacement product with all
natural ingredients. Register online at https:// or call 217-876-4249.
Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Wellness
Group, October 17, 6-7:30 p.m., FREE. Decatur
Memorial Hospital – Classroom A. An oppor
tunity for individuals enrolled in the Cardiac
Rehabilitation program to exchange and gather
wellness information. For more information, call
Diabetes Support Group, October 18, 11 a.m.-
Noon, 5:30-6:30 p.m. FREE, DMH Diabetes Ed
ucation Center. A group for anyone in the com
munity who needs help and support with their
diabetes. The guest speaker will be Patty Bard
ing, MSN, Stroke Coordinator. Register online at or call the DMH
Diabetes Education Center at 217-876-2699 for
more information.
Cardiopulmonary Risk Factors Education, Oc
tober 20, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., FREE, Decatur Memorial
Hospital, Classroom B. Cardiac Risk Factors is an
educational class that assists clients to recognize
and change their risk factors to maintain a heart
healthy lifestyle. Participants are to meet at the
Heart and Lung Institute Registration Desk at
Decatur Memorial Hospital, 2300 N. Edward St.,
Decatur. For more information, call 217-876-2496.
Brain Tumor Support Group, October 21, 10
a.m., FREE, Cancer Care Center of Decatur – Ed
ucation Classroom. 210 W. McKinley Ave. Sup
port group for individuals who have experienced
brain tumors and their families. Register online
at or call 217-876-
Renewal Bereavement Support Group, Octo
ber 23, 6-7:30 p.m., FREE, Cancer Care Center of
Decatur – Education Classroom, 210 W. McKin
ley Ave. A bereavement support group for those
who have lost a loved one and have completed
the Growing Through Grief series. Register on
line at or call 217-
Expectant Grandparent, October 23, 7- 8:30
p.m., FREE, Decatur Memorial Hospital- OB
Classroom. This class covers newborn care,
childproofng a home, toys for various ages and
other new grandparent concerns. Registration is
required. Register online at
or call 217-876-3100.
Us TOO Prostate Cancer Support Group, Oc
tober 24, 4:30-6 p.m., FREE, Cancer Care Center of
Decatur, Education Classroom, 210 W. McKinley
Ave. Support group for prostate cancer patients
and spouses. Register online at www.dmhcares.
com or call 217-876-4735.
Decatur Memorial Hospital (DMH), located
in Decatur, Ill., is a 300 bed, not-for-proft, com
munity hospital that has been providing med
ical care since 1916 for the residents of Central
Illinois. Today, DMH has nearly 2,150 dedicated
employees, 300 physicians, and is a designated
Level II Trauma Center. DMH encompasses 11
state-of-the-art centers of excellence. For more
information, visit



Recipe Corner
Recipe Corner

Recipe Corner: Green Chili Chicken Bake

Green Chili Chicken Bake
3-4 Boneless skinless chicken breasts, trimmed
1 8 oz package cream cheese, softened
1 4 oz can chopped green chilis
1 cup monterey jack cheese, shredded
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp ground cumin
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
Heat the oven to 375F.
In a medium bowl, mix the cream cheese, garlic powder, cumin,
salt and pepper until combined. Then stir in the green chilis and stir
until evenly mixed.
Lay the chicken breasts flat in a baking dish. Cover the chicken
breasts with the green chili mixture. Then top with the monterey jack
Bake on the middle rack for 35-45 minutes or until chicken is
cooked through and the juices run clear.
Serve hot over spanish rice, greens, tortillas, or mashed potatoes.

Libraries in Moultrie County, Illinois


Elizabeth Titus Memorial

Elizabeth Titus Memorial Library – October 2017

Story Time: Every Wed. 10:00 – 10:30
a.m. also dress up for Halloween Party
Book Club: October 19 at 1 p.m. “Crazy
Horse” by Stephan Ambrose
TOPS: TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly)
meets every Tuesday morning at 10:00 a.m.
DMV: Thursday, October 19 – 10 am-2 pm
Children’s Movie: Friday, October 20
at 1 p.m.
Crazy 8’s Math Club: Monday’s at
4 p.m. for K-2nd Grades. Tuesday’s at 4 p.m. for
3rd – 5th grades.
MMM’s: Monday’s at 9:30 a.m.
Pumpkin Decorating: Monday,
October 9 at 10 a.m. Come join the fun! This activ
ity is for all ages. There is no school that day so
both you and your children can decorate a pump
kin to take home and enjoy. Sign up at the circu
lation by the 6th of October because supplies are
limited. Everyone who signs up will receive a
pumpkin and pain supplies.

Lovington Public Library

Lovington Public Library – October 2017

New Books
Adult Fiction:
“The Girl in the Red Coat” by Kate Hamer, “First
Comes Love” by Emily Giffn, “Marrying Winter
borne” by Lisa Kleypas , “Map of the Heart” by
Susan Wiggs, “Seeing Red” by Sandra Brown, “The
Right Time” by Danielle Steel, “Need to Know”
by Fern Michaels, “Secrets in Death” by J.D. Robb,
“Barely Legal” by Stuart Woods and Parner Hall,
“Enemy of the State” by Vince Flynn, “The Prom
ise of Dawn” by Lauraine Snelling, “Same Beach,
Next Year” by Dorothea Benton Frank, “Enigma”
by Catherine Coulter, “The Girl Who Knew Too
Much” by Amanda Quick, “The Romanov Ran
som” by Clive Cussler, “Robert B. Parker’s The
Hangman’s Sonnet” by Reed Farrel Coleman, “The
Marriage Lie” by Kimberly Belle, “Man Overboard”
by J.A. Jance, “Secrets of the Tulip Sisters” by Susan
Mallery, “Devil’s Cut” by J.R. Ward, “The Eleventh
Victim” by Nancy Grace, “To Be Where You Are”
by Jan Karon, “A Column of Fire” by Ken Follett,
“A Separate Country” by Robert Hicks, “The Sum
mer That Made Us” by Robyn Carr, “Haunted” by
James Patterson and James O. Born, “Any Dream
Will Do” by Debbie Macomber
Large Print Fiction Books:
“Death at Breakfast” by Beth Gutcheon, “Violent
Crimes” by Phillip Margolin
Adult Non-Fiction Books:
“Bonnet Strings: An Amish Woman’s Ties to
Two Worlds” by Saloma Miller Furlong with David
Furlong, “Boundaries: When to Say Yes, How to
Say No to Take Control of Your Life” by Dr. Henry
Cloud and Dr. John Townsend, “100 Recipes You’ll
Make Forever” by Better Homes and Gardens
Memorial Books:
“The Ebb Tide” and “The Proving” by Bever
ly Lewis purchased by Bob and Darlene Barlow,
in memory of June Kinkaid, “Treat Yourself! How
to Make 93 Ridiculously Fun No-Bake Crispy
Rice Treats” by by Jessica Siskin and “The Perfect
Cookie: Your Ultimate Guide to Foolproof Cookies,
Brownies & Bars” by America’s Test Kitchen pur
chased by Bob, Darlene and Wes Barlow, in loving
memory of Grace Barlow.
October 2017 Activities
Monday, October 2: “Knot Just Knitting” with
Jan Voss. Come to learn to knit or crochet or bring
any craft project to work on and chat. 10:30 – 11:30
AM and 2:00 – 3:00 PM.
Monday, October 2: Free rock painting hosted
by the Lovington Revitalization Coalition. Come in
and paint a rock for the Fall Festival rock hunt and
another one to take home. All ages, 5:30 – 6:30 PM.
Tuesday, October 3: Reading Redbirds Book
Club for grades 4th-8th, from 3:45-4:45 PM.
Tuesday, October 3: Hat Loom Knitting with
Too Cute Craft’s Jordan Durban. Limited seating,
Thursday, October 5: Wee Readers Storytime.
Stories, games, songs & crafts. Topic: “Leaves”
10:45-11:15 AM.
Friday, October 6: Make It & Take It: Halloween
Characters. Free, Noon-2:00 PM.
Friday, October 6: Beginner novel writing class
for all ages. Time TBA.
Monday, October 9: Library closed for Colum
bus Day.
Tuesday, October 10: Last day to register and
pay for Adult Sign Painting Party. All materials in
cluded. Out of town participants welcome.
Tuesday, October 10: LEGO Club, from 3:45-4:45
Tuesday, October 10: Lovington Revitalization
Coalition board of directors meeting. Open to pub
lic. 6:30 PM in library meeting room.
Thursday, October 12: Adult Book Club. Bring a
good book to talk about. 10:30-11:30 AM.
Thursday, October 12: Wee Readers Storytime.
Stories, games, songs & crafts. Topic: “Fire Safety”
10:45-11:15 AM.
Friday, October 13: Last day for youth to register
for free KumiHumi Bracelet Making Class. All ma
terials included. Limited seating.
Friday, October 13: Beginner novel writing class
for all ages. Time TBA.
Monday, October 16: “Knot Just Knitting” with
Jan Voss. Come to learn to knit or crochet or bring
any craft project to work on and chat. 10:30 – 11:30
AM and 2:00 – 3:00 PM.
Monday, October 16: Youth Coloring and Draw
ing Club: Pokemon. Come in to color or to learn
how to draw. 5:00-7:30 PM.
Tuesday, October 17: Reading Redbirds Book
Club for grades 4th-8th, from 3:45-4:45 PM.
Wednesday, October 18: KumiHumi Bracelet
Making Class with Jan Voss. 2:30-3:30 PM. Limited
seating, pre-registration required.
Thursday, October 19: Wee Readers Storytime.
Stories, games, songs & crafts. Topic: “Silly Mon
sters” 10:45-11:15 AM.
Friday, October 20: Beginner novel writing class
for all ages. Time TBA.
Saturday, October 21: STEM Rocketry Class
with Bob Barlow and Steve Wallace. Grades 4th-
8th. Must be registered before attending. 10:00 AM
– Noon.
Monday, October 23: “Knot Just Knitting” with
Jan Voss. Come to learn to knit or crochet or bring
any craft project to work on and chat. 10:30 – 11:30
AM and 2:00 – 3:00 PM.
Monday, October 23: “Adult Sign Painting Par
ty” with Life Expressions Decor’s Heather Seckor.
Registration and payment required before attend
ing. 6:00 – 8:00 PM.
Tuesday, October 24: Library Board Meeting.
Public welcome to attend. Meeting starts at 6:30
Thursday, October 26: Wee Readers Storytime.
Stories, games, songs & crafts. Topic: “Jack-O-Lan
terns” 10:45-11:15 AM.
Friday, October 27: Flu Shots and Blood Pres
sure Checks with the Moultrie County Health De
partment from 12:45-1:45 PM.
Friday, October 27: Adult White Elephant BIN
GO. Bring a small White Elephant Prize! 1:00-3:00
Friday, October 27: Beginner novel writing class
for all ages. Time TBA.
Saturday, October 28: STEM Rocketry Class
with Bob Barlow and Steve Wallace. Grades 4th-
8th. Must be registered before attending. 10:00 AM
– Noon.
Monday, October 30: “Knot Just Knitting” with
Jan Voss. Come to learn to knit or crochet or bring
any craft project to work on and chat. 10:30 – 11:30
AM and 2:00 – 3:00 PM.
Monday, October 30: Family Story Night: Fall
Campout in the Library! We will read stories, make
a craft and have a snack. Bring a blanket or sleeping
bag to sit on. All ages welcome. 6:00-7:00 PM.
Tuesday, October 31: Halloween Business Trick
or Treat. Don’t forget to stop by the library for a
treat! 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Marrowbone Public Library

Marrowbone Public Library – October 2017

Did you know? Our library chooses to shelve
certain collections by Genre.
Translation: If you want to read a biography, a
craft book, a sports book, a how-to book, a pet
book, Christian fiction, large print, western, auto
motive, parenting, professional (teaching/homes
chooling), local history, fantasy or science fiction,
and classic fiction, we have them sectioned out by
themselves for your convenience. If you can’t find
it, just ask!
Mark your Calenders!
Family Reading Night: Thursday Nov.16,

6:30pm Sonnet (Robert B. Parker)” by Reed Farrel Coleman,
Pre School storyhour: Fridays at 11am “House of Spies” by Daniel Silva, “The Identicals”
Coffee Hour: Thursdays at 1pm by Elin Hilderbrand, “The Late Show” by Michael

“Bringing Maggie Home” by Kim Vogel Sawyer,
“Catered Costume Party” by Isis Crawford,
“Charlatans” by Robin Cook, “Cherished Mercy”
by Tracie Peterson, “A Column of Fire” by Ken
Follett, “Dark Legacy” by Christine Feehan,
“Enemy of the State” by Vince Flynn, “Exposed” by
Lisa Scottoline, “I Know a Secret” by Tess Gerritsen,
“The Last Tudor” by Philippa Gregory, “Map of the
Heart” by Susan Wiggs, “Need To Know” by Fern
Michaels, “The Other Girl” by Erica Spindler, “The
Promise of a Letter” by Kathleen Fuller, “Proof of
Life” by J. A. Jance, “The Proving” by Beverly
Lewis, “Red Swan” by P.T. Deutermann, “The Right
Time” by Danielle Steel, “The Saboteur” by Andrew
Gross, “Secrets In Death” by J. D. Robb, “Seeing
Red” by Sandra Brown, “Texas Fierce” by Janet
Dailey, “Thief’s Mark” by Carla Neggers, “Without
Fear or Favor” by Robert K. Tanenbaum, “Y is for
Yesterday” by Sue Grafton
“Killing England” by Bill O’Reilly and Martin
Dugard, “Astrophysics for People in a Hurry” by
Neil DeGrasse Tyson, “The Day the World Went
Nuclear : Dropping the Atom Bomb and the End of
World War II In the Pacific” by Bill O’Reilly,
“Guinness World Records 2018”, “Skinnytaste Fast
and Slow” by Gina Homolka
Large Print:
“Glass Houses” by Louise Penny
“The Right Time” by Danielle Steel
“The Store” by James Patterson & Richard
“Camino Island” by John Grisham, “Charlatans”
by Robin Cook, “Crime Scene” by Jonathan
Kellerman & Jesse Kellerman, “Deadfall” by Linda
Fairstein, “The Duchess” by Danielle Steel,
“Exposed” by Lisa Scottoline, “The Hangman’s
Connelly, “Lying Game” by Ruth Ware, “Mrs.
Fletcher” by Tom Perrotta, “Murder Games” by
James Patterson & Howard Roughan, “The
Romanov Ransom” by Clive Cussler, “The Silent
Corner” by Dean Koontz, “Secrets In Death” by J.D.
Robb, “Two Nights” by Kathy Reichs, “Use of
Force” by Brad Thor, “Watch Me Disappear “by
Janelle Brown, “Y Is for Yesterday” by Sue Grafton
“Bumba Books Construction Zone” by Beth
Bence Reinke: “Backhoes Dig!”, “Bulldozers Push!”,
“Concrete Mixers Stir!”, “Cranes Lift!”, “Dump
Trucks Haul!”, “Front Loaders Scoop!”, “Dog Man :
a Tale of Two Kitties” by Dav Pilkey, “Give Please a
Chance” by Bill O’Reilly & James Patterson, “His
Little Princess : Treasured Letters from Your King”
by Sheri Rose Shepherd, “His Mighty Warrior : a
Treasure Map from Your King” by Sheri Rose
Shepherd, “Mega Machines”: “Excavators” by
Amanda Askew, “Monster Trucks” by Ian Graham,
“Tractors” by Jean Coppendale, “Trucks” by Jean
“One-Way Conversations” by Lynn Hollyn
“The Case for Christ”

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Mid Illinois Senior Services

Mid-Illinois Senior Services -October 2017

10/2: 11:30 Peace Meal
10/3: 8:30 Coffee & Donuts, 12:30 Quilters, 1:00 Rock Painting/
Adult Coloring
10/4: 11:30 Peace Meal Soup & Salad Bar, 1:00 Wii Bowling
10/5: 12:00 Birthday Party, 12:30 Hand & Foot Cards
10/6: 1:00 Pool Tourney, 10/10, 8:30 Coffee & Donuts, 12:30 Quil
10/11: 8:30 Free Breakfast provided by Eastview Terrace, 8:30-
10:30 Moultrie County Health Department Flu Shot Clinic, 8:30
CHC BP Checks, 10:00 Care Giver Support Group
10/12: 12:30 Hand & Foot Cards, 1:00-2:00 Medicare D Workshop
10/13: 1:00 Pool Tourney
10/16: 1:00 BINGO w/Leeanna from Mason Point
10/17: 8:30 Coffee & Donuts, 11:30 Senior Club Potluck
10/18: 1:00 Wii Bowling
10/19: 8:00 Peace Meal Breakfast, 8:30 SBLHC BP Checks, 9:00
10/20: 11:30 Free Luncheon provided by Mason Point, 1:00 Pool
10/23: 1:00 Wit Fitness
10/24: 8:30 Coffee & Donuts, 12:30 Quilters, 1:00 BINGO w/
Community Home Care
10/25: 10:00 Grandparents raising Grandkids Support Group,
1:00 Wii Bowling
10:26: 11:30 Peace Meal Potluck, 12:00 BINGO w/Catfish & Erika
provided by Courtyard Estates, 12:30 Hand & Foot Cards
10/27: 1:00 Pool Tourney

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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-
Pathways Through Grief : 7 p.m. Wednesday,
February 3, in the Lumpkin Family Center for
Health Education at Sarah Bush Lincoln. Open to
anyone who has lost a loved one. For more infor
mation, contact Lincolnland Hospice at 1-800-454-
Cancer Support Group: 10 a.m. Monday, Feb
ruary 8, in the Lumpkin Family Center for Health
Education at Sarah Bush Lincoln. This group is
open to anyone dealing with cancer. Open to fam
ily members of patient as well. For more informa
tion, contact Bob Clapp at 217-232-2537.
Hopeful Horizons: 1-2:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb
ruary 18 at Sarah Bush Lincoln, Prairie Pavilion 2
in the SBL Hospice conference room. A grief and
education support group open to anyone seeking
support through the bereavement process. For
more information call 1-800-454-4055.
AdvantAge 50 Trip Kickoff Party: 1 p.m.
Wednesday, February 24, in the Lumpkin Family
Center for Health Education at Sarah Bush Lin
coln. Trips SBL AdvantAge50 is offering in the up
coming year. RSVP by calling 217-258- or 348-2422
or email
Ostomy Support Group: Evening meetings
four times a year in Mattoon and Effigham. For
dates, times and locations, call Ramona Toms
hack, R.N. at 217-258-4112 or Christa Schulte at
Living with Diabetes: 2:30 or 3:30 p.m. every
Tuesday and Thursday in METS at Sarah Bush
Lincoln. A multidisciplinary class which will focus
on key aspects of diabetes care such as exercise,
diet, monitoring and management, medications
and complications of diabetes. For more informa
tion call Paula Enstrom, RN, at 217- 238-4808 or
Cindy Foster, RD, at 217-258-2199.
Healthy Directions: 6:30 p.m. every Thursday
in the Lumpkin Family Center for Health Edu
cation at Sarah Bush Lincoln. A six-month com
munity weight-management program which is
supported in part by WomenConnected, a giving
circle within Sarah Bush Lincoln. For more infor
mation call Denise Bloemer, RD, at 217-258-2199.
Pulmonary Rehab: 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m. or 1:30
p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday in METS at Sar
ah Bush Lincoln. Classes are focused on patients
with COPD, pulmonary firosis and other respira
tory conditions. Exercise and education are incor
porated to improve quality of life and provide bet
ter health for performing activities of daily living
more effiiently. For more information call Cathy
Matheny, RRT, at 217-238-4973.