Florence Bridge Closure

alertThe Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) plans to temporarily close the Florence Bridge on Saturday, July 26 from 8 am to 5 pm. The bridge will re-open upon completion of the repair work IDOT officials advise motorists to choose alternative routes during this period.

Exciting News about the East Pike Lending Library!

public library buttonThe East Pike Lending Library in Detroit is open 10 am – 2 pm Monday through Friday and 9 am – 1 pm Saturday. There will be a ribbon cutting and fundraiser on Saturday, August 9 beginning at 3:30 pm. Come enjoy a pulled pork sandwich, potato salad, baked beans, drink and dessert for a free will donation.

Pike County Dental Clinic Now Accepting Adults!

dental clinic adultsPike County Dental Clinic now offers appointments for adults who have coverage through the Illinois Medicaid system. Effective July 1, 2014, the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services reinstated covered dental services for adults. While the covered services have some limits, adults with Illinois Medicaid coverage are encouraged to call the Pike County Dental Clinic at 217-285-5311 to schedule an appointment.

Retirement Party for Peg Ratliff – July 27 – Griggsville, IL

Something Different buttonA retirement party is planned for Peg Ratliff, who is retiring from teaching at Griggsville-Perry School. The celebration is at the Griggsville Park, 12:15 pm. Come and join in wishing Peg good luck in her retirement!

Before the party, Bright Star Worship is 10 am and potluck is 11 am. Everyone is invited to the worship service. For more information, call parish office, 833-2575 or Pastor Dave at 217-779-8215.

Griggsville Apple Festival BBQ Contest

PCH festivals fairsThe Griggsville Apple Festival wants you to cook and compete in the 8th annual BBQ contest. No entry fee; this year. There will be cash prize money and trophies for 1st, 2nd and 3rd overall; 1st place in each category and 1st place People’s Choice.

Special thanks to Cargill Meat Solutions Corp., 8295 Arenzville Rd. Beardstown, who donated 2 cases of pork butts to help contestants with food to cook for the public. Electricity and water will be available to contestants. This event is scheduled for Saturday, September 20 on the boulevard in Griggsville. Anyone can call Craig Gengler to get your registration form and rules, cell 815-645-6294 or Farmers National Bank of Griggsville, 217-833-2329.

Pittsfield Fall Festival Pageant Sign Ups – August 3 – Pittsfield, IL

Fall Festival Queen PageantSign ups for the 2014 Pittsfield Fall Festival Pageants will be on Sunday, August 3 from 4pm-6pm at the County Seat, located at the Courtyard Cafe on the square. Bio sheets will need to be filled out and turned in the day of sign ups along with payment. Any questions please call Michelle Ruble at 217-653-9703.

Thursday, August 28 will be the Prince & Princess, Jr Miss, and Miss pageants. Friday, August 29 will be the Baby and Little Mr & Miss pageants.

Baby Pageant: Ages 0-24 months. Registration fee – $5 and a donation of 1 pet supply

Little Mr & Miss Pageant: Ages- 4-6 years. Registration fee: $15 and donation of 1 pet supply.

Prince & Princess Pageant: Ages- 8-10 years. Registration fee: $15 and donation of 1 pet supply.

Jr Miss Pageant: Must be entering 7th or 8th grade this fall. Registration fee: $15 and donation of 1 pet supply.

Miss Pittsfield Pageant: Must be a Junior or Senior this fall. registration is $25 and donation of 1 pet supply.

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Pittsfield Fall Festival Gears Up For Another Great Year

lrg FF logoThe Pittsfield Fall Festival will be Thursday, August 28 through Saturday, August 30 on the Court House lawn. Vendors may download applications by visiting the Pittsfield Fall Festival Facebook page at http://bit.ly/2014fallfestforms or an application can be sent by requesting one from Carla Terpstra. If interested in selling food items or a retail product, please contact Carla prior to sending in registration information. All crafters are welcome, however please do not bring rubber band, potato or marshmallow shooters. The Fall Festival Committee is also looking for acts to perform on Saturday, August 30. All interested individuals/groups must provide an audition video and set list NO LATER than July 20. Sets should be 30-45 minutes long (please indicate length on set list) and be of a “family show” nature (no profanity). This will be a paid gig. Please send the video to Carrie Terpstra Martin by message on Facebook or email to jncmartin2@yahoo.com. For those interested in entry to the parade, please contact David and Cindy Forshey.

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Pageants this year will include: Prince & Princess, Jr Miss and Miss as well as the Baby Pageant. Sign up for all pageants will be held on Sunday, August 3 from 4 pm to 6 pm at the County Seat (connected to the Courtyard Cafe) in Pittsfield. Baby pageant ages 0-24 months, Little Mr. & Miss pageant ages 4-6 yrs, Prince & Princess pageant ages 8-10 years, Jr. Miss pageant participants must be entering 7th or 8th grade this fall, Miss Pittsfield pageant participants must be a Junior or Senior this fall. Bio sheets will need to be filled out and turned in the day of sign up along with payment. Thursday, August 28 will be the Prince & Princess, Jr. Miss and Miss pageants. Friday, August 29 will be the Baby and Little Mr. & Miss pageants. Baby Pageant registration fee: $5 and a donation of 1 pet supply, Registration fees for Little Mr. & Miss, Prince & Princess and Jr. Miss Pageants will be $15 and donation of 1 pet supply. Miss Pittsfield Pageant registration fee: $25 and donation of 1 pet supply.
Talent Show/Lip Sync registration fee will be $5 and participants may sign up anytime between now and August 23 by contacting Cera Forshey, prizes will be awarded for winners. Letters will be sent out to area businesses for donations and our queen and/or committee members will pick up any donations. If your business does not receive a letter and you wish to donate, please be sure to contact a committee member.

For more information or questions, please contact the appropriate person(s):
Vendors – Carla Terpstra 217-430-3485
Pageants – Michelle Ruble 217-653-9703
Talent Show/Lip Sync – Cera Forshey 217-779-1503

Pike County Dental Clinic Summer Hours – Pittsfield, IL

health deptDid you know, the Pike County Health Department is now operating the Pike County Dental Clinic for financially eligible families? That’s right, you no longer have to drive hours away just to protect your child’s smile! The Pike County Dental Clinic provides dental health care to eligible children ages 0-20. Families must be financially eligible to use the services of the clinic. Proof of income is required at the first visit and will be renewed every six months. Illinois Public Aid/Medicaid/All Kids recipients must show their card at each visit. Children who have private dental insurance will be referred to another provider.

Appointments are required and can be made by calling the clinic at 217-285-5311. Written parental consent is required for all children uder the age of 18. Illinois Public Aid/Medicaid/All Kids cards are accepted. Minimal fees are charged for children who are not public aid clients. The Pike County Dental Clinic is located at 606 W. Adams Street in Pittsfield, Illinois.

Visit the Pike County Health Department’s website anytime by visiting www.pikecoilhealth.org.