Pittsfield UMC Day of Prayer – March 6 – Pittsfield

World Day of Prayer is at Pittsfield United Methodist Church on Friday, March 6 at 12:00 pm (noon).  Light lunch will follow service.  Presented by Church Women United.


His Little Feet International Children’s Choir – March 1 (6:00 PM) at Pittsfield Church of the Nazarene

There are over 163 million orphans in the world. Come hear orphan children from India and Ethiopia, as they share God’s heart for children in need, and learn about tangible ways to respond. The His Little Feet International Children’s Choir will be performing at Pittsfield Church of the Nazarene at 6:00 PM. The event is free and open to the public. Be encouraged. Be inspired. Be in on it with His Little Feet.
Call 217-285-4091 for more information.


Daughters of the Union Meeting – March 7 – Barry, IL

General William P. Carlin Chapter of the Daughters of the Union will meet on Saturday, March 7, 2 pm at the Barry Public Library.  Members will discuss upcoming National Convention in June at Appomattox Court House and Lincoln Funeral events in Springfield in May.  New officers will also be installed.  Prospective members are welcome to attend.

Daughters of the Union is a lineage society dedicated to honoring men and women who supported the Union cause during the Civil War.  We are ready to assist prospective members in finding their Union ancestors.

Health Department Open House – March 6 – Pittsfield, IL

The public is invited to an open house and tour of the new location of the Pike County Health Department at 606 W. Adams St. in Pittsfield.  The open house is 12:30-3:30 pm on Friday, March 6 to allow the public to see how all programs and services of the health department now operate out of this new location.  Pike County Chamber of Commerce will host a ribbon cutting for the new health department at 12:30 pm.

Pike County Dental Clinic has been providing oral health care at 606 W. Adams St. since opening in December of 2013.  However, all other health department services remained at 113 E. Jefferson St. in Pittsfield, until moving to the new location in November of 2014.  After many months of remodeling and an addition to the existing building, all services are now offered out of one location.

Those attending the open house are asked to use the public entrance to the building, located on the Franklin Street side, directly across the street from the Niebur Funeral Home.  Health department staff will be available to give guided tours through the building.  Light refreshments will be served.

If there are no services at the Niebur Funeral Home on March 6th, Jennifer Niebur has graciously offered her parking lot for public use during the health department open house.

For more information please call 217-285-4407.

PCEDC hosts Inventor and Small Business Expo – Feb 28 – Pittsfield, IL

Pike County Economic Development Corporation invites all small business, entrepreneurs, and inventors in PIke County and the surrounding area to the third annual Inventor and Small Business Expo Saturday, Feb 28.

This free event will be held at the Pike County Farm Bureau in Pittsfield.  Registration will begin at 8:30 am and those attending will have a chance to talk with professionals, network with other entrepreneurs and small business owners, as well as view products from local businesses.

This event has been developed to provide an opportunity for local inventors, entrepreneurs, and small business owners to access technical assistance and exposure for their products and business.  The day will include sessions on Business Planning, Patent Information, Your Business Online, International Trade and more.

We hope you will join us for a portion or all of the day’s events.  If you are interested in displaying products or things from your business or have any questions about the activities, please feel free to contact Pike County Economic Development Corporation at 217-440-5101 or by email at gsheurman@pikeedc.org

Benefit Lunch for Matt & Terri Allen – Feb 22 – Milton, IL

There will be a benefit lunch for Matt & Terri Allen to help with medical expenses on Sunday, Feb 22 from noon to 2 pm in the Milton Christian Church Annex.  For more information or to help out call Kim Bristow at 217-320-2306 or 285-4053.