Pearl Community Quilt Raffle – October 19 – Pearl, IL

benefits buttonThe Pearl Community Center will raffle a quilt and gift card at the Color Drive Oct. 19.  For more information, call Julia Hatcher at 217-829-4260 or Lois Stewart at 217-829-4430.  The proceeds will be for purchasing Christmas lights.

Senior Center Fish Fry – October 9 – Pittsfield, IL

senior citizen buttonPike County Senior Center fish fry is Oct. 9, 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.  Everyone young and old welcome.

Hunter’s Safety Education – October 2 & 4 – Nebo, IL

Deer HuntHunter’s Safety Education course.  Oct. 2, 6-9 p.m. and Oct. 4, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.  For more information, call Dean Spann at 217-734-2867.

Champ Clark Bridge Closure – Starting Oct 6

road closedThe Champ Clark Bridge at Louisiana, MO will be closed for approximately 5 days beginning October 6, weather permitting, for structural repairs. The repairs include removal and replacement of bridge expansion joints and concrete work in and around the new expansion joints and at various locations on the bridge.

G-P Blood Drive – October 10 – Griggsville, IL

Give-Blood-Give-LifeGriggsville-Perry Health Occupation Class will have a blood drive, through American Red Cross, at the high school gymnasium Friday, Oct. 10 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Join the Girl Scouts, Volunteer Today!

girl scoutsJoin the Girl Scouts today! Girl Scouts is here to inspire girls to roll up their sleeves, help their community and even earn badges and awards! Any girl in grades K-12 can become a Girl Scout. Adult volunteers make the Girl Scout program possible for girls. Locally, Girl Scouts is currently looking for Daisy (K-1 grades) and Junior (4-5 grades) troop leaders for the Griggsville area. To find out more information, contact Erica Douglas at 217-222-1030 or email

Pleasant Hill Blood Drive – September 29 – Pleasant Hill, IL

Reinhart-Blood-DriveTo help ensure an adequate blood supply for our region, David Schrock’s House located at 17652 County Hwy 11 in Pleasant Hill is hosting a blood drive on Monday, Sept. 29.  The hours of the blood drive are 4 – 6:30 p.m.  For your convenience, please call the blood center (toll-free) to sign up at 1-866-GIVE-BLD or schedule an appointment online using sponsor code 60636 at  Walk-ins are also welcome and appreciated.

Nebo Halloween Carnival – Oct 24 – Nebo, IL

Halloween EventsThe Nebo Halloween Carnival date has been set for October 24. Doors will open at 6:30 pm and carnival starts at 7 pm. Please come out and enjoy this fun event!

Alzheimer’s Support Meeting – September 26 – Pittsfield, IL

yanapeople_largeDiscover more about symptoms, causes, and risk fators for Alzheimer’s disease and dementia; the benefits of early dtection, treatment options; stages of the disease and ways the association can help.  Meeting is Friday, Sept. 26, 10 a.m. to noon at Illini Community Hospital, Pittsfield; funded in part by West Central IL Area Agency on Aging.  Please reserve a seat by calling the Central Illinois Chapter office at 800-272-3900.

Hunter Education Course – Oct 2 & 4 – Nebo, IL

Deer HuntA Hunter Education Course will be held at the D.O.G. House in Nebo, IL on October 2 from 6-9 pm and October 4 from 8 am – 4 pm. For more information please contact Dean Spann at 217-734-2867.