Royal Spa is celebrating the opening of its newest location in Louisiana, MO. The salon will be open to the public from 11 am to 7 pm with great prizes to be given away during this event. Be sure to come and enjoy cupcakes, snacks and wine as they celebrate. Royal Spa LA is located at 2201 Georgia St. in Louisiana, just east of the Pike County Memorial Hospital.
The Relay For Life of Pike County is holding a Murder Mystery Party Tuesday, October 20 for their 2016 Relay For Life Kick-Off!
All are invited to attend to learn more about Relay For Life, register a team for the 2016 event, and solve a murder! Enjoy some delicious refreshments, mingle with friends, and get involved in Pike County’s fight against cancer!
An Assassination in Hollywood Murder Mystery Party Relay For Life Kick-Off
Senior Citizens Center
220 W. Adams, Pittsfield, IL
$5 suggested donation
EPIC Seeking Individuals with Developmental Disabilities
EPIC: Everyone in Pike Included and Contributing is a local effort to improve lives for adults with developmental disabilities in Pike County. If you care about or are a person with developmental disabilities, you are invited to participate. The goal of EPIC is to help people do things they enjoy related to their interests and to connect to organizations, clubs, and other people with similar interests. Young people preparing to leave high school, adults living at home with family, those living in a group home, and those living on their own with or without support services can participate in EPIC to explore ways they may be more involved, active, and connected in the community.
“A friend of mine who is an adult with developmental disabilities in another community joined a nearby community choir. Her parents drove her to and from practices. Over time, she made friends with the other choir members. Now she is part of a regular carpool to choir practice and participates without her parents’ involvement — just like any other adult member of the choir,” says Michele Westmaas, EPIC Project Coordinator.
Westmaas, a Pike County resident for over 20 years, sees Pike County as the perfect community for this groundbreaking effort. “We are a close-knit, caring community,” says Westmaas. “We want our neighbors with disabilities to have a good life. With the right support and encouragement, Pike County citizens with disabilities could have a life like any other citizen – doing all the regular things of life in all the regular community places. When everyone is able to contribute their unique skills and talents throughout the community, we all benefit.”
The first monthly EPIC Community Gathering will be held Tuesday, October 27th at 6pm at Pittsfield Methodist Church, 222 N. Monroe. Families, individuals with developmental disabilities, and interested citizens are invited to celebrate successes, brainstorm burning questions, consider new ideas, and think about next steps. Everyone is invited to come together for punch, cookies, and connection!
People interested in participating in EPIC to explore ways they can be more involved, active, and connected in the community can call Michele Westmaas at 217-473-6450 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or Carrie Martin, EPIC Grant Facilitator, at 217-242-9833 or email email@example.com.
An online video at http://www.iambc.org/#!epic-pike/cye3 gives more information about what EPIC participants can expect. On that same webpage is a link to sign up for the EPIC online newsletter. Information related to the project is shared regularly on a Facebook page called EPIC: Everyone in Pike Included & Contributing. EPIC is a project of the Illinois Association of Microboards and Cooperatives (IAMC) funded by a grant from the Illinois Council on Developmental Disabilities.
Hobby Horse House and Tracy Foundation presents The Positive Parenting Program.
Parenting is the most important and challenging job you will ever have! All parents have questions and concerns about their own parenting skills. The Positive Parenting Program is excited to share evidence-based practices to enhance parenting and nurturing skills, using curriculum from the Nurturing Parenting Program.
This class is free open to any parent wanting to enhance their own parenting skills and share some of their struggles and accomplishments. We are excited to offer this course and assist parents in skill-building, utilizing support and discussing how to nurture themselves and their children throughout their lives.
Next class sessions will be held on: September 17, 24 & October 1, 8, 15, 22. All classes are on Thursday afternoons and include daycare and lunch/snacks. Transportation is available for those within the Pike County, IL area.
Location: Pittsfield Community Center at 224 W. Washington in Pittsfield. To register contact Ericka or Birdie at 217-243-7708 or by fax 217-243-5557.
Griggsville-Perry Athletic Boosters are sponsoring the Kelly Miller Circus Monday, October 5. Everyone is invited to come out and watch the animals being unloaded and fed, witness the raising of the big top, followed by a special Tiger Meet and Greet.
Activites will begin at 7:30 am and the tent will be raised at 9 am. Guides will be furnished for school groups and anyone attending.
The traditional “old style” circus will present performance at 4:30 pm and 7:30 pm. Support the Griggsville-Perry Athletic Boosters – buy your tickets in advance and save. Tickets can be purchased at Griggsville City Hall, Farmers National Bank (all 4 branches) and online at www.kellymillercircus.com.
Tickets can be purchased at Farmers National Bank of Griggsville. Adults (ages 12 and up) are $12 and children (ages 2-11) are $6. The last day to purchase will be on October 2nd.
From the Kelly Miller Circus website: The circus travels on a fleet of 36 vehicles and requires an area of 350’ by 350’ to set up on. The colorful circus big top has a seating capacity of 1100 and is made of waterproof vinyl. The tent is 120’ by 120’ and is 40’ high and is supported by more than a quarter of a mile of heavy gauge aluminum tubing as well as several miles of rope, steel cable and chain. In 2007, another exciting chapter in its history began when the show was purchased by John Ringling North II. Mr. North’s great uncles were the famous Ringling Brothers, his grandmother, their only sister. Born into this most famous of circus families, John grew up on the “Greatest Show on Earth”, learning circus operation from his father Henry Ringling North, and Uncle John Ringling North. He is dedicated to the circus, always seeking ways to improve it. Mr. North can be seen at most performances watching the show with a critical eye.
Join the fun August 14-16 in Hull as they celebrate their 88th Annual Picnic with this year’s theme of Watermelon Crawl!
Events begin on Friday, August 14 with the Jr Miss Hull and Miss Hull contests beginning at 6 pm. The Howells will be cooking in the park with lots of food and drink available.
Saturday gears up early at 7 am with the registration for Hull of a Race (www.hullofarace.com) with race beginning at 8 am. Motor Show registration is from 9-12; be sure to contact Scott Meyer at 573-541-4020; and awards will be given at 3 pm.
Be sure to check out the Hull Picnic on Facebook by clicking HERE and check out the attached flyer!
Revolution Enterprises invites you to join us for a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony marking the historic commencement of operations at Revolution Cannabis – Barry IL. The ceremony will take place in front of the 75,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility just off Highway 4 north of Route 72 on Saturday, August 15.
The Revolution Cannabis Job Fair will take place beginning at 11:30 am at the Barry YMCA. There will be a light luncheon with catering from Stroemer Foods. All are invited to learn about the available jobs and meet the Revolution Cannabis team.
Saturday in Barry– the ribbon cutting ceremony is being held at 10:30 a.m. outside the cultivation center facility, which is located north of Rt. 72, just off Highway 4.
The job fair will be held afterward, at 11:30 a.m., at the YMCA in Barry, located at 1400 Mortimer St. The job fair goes until 4:00 p.m.
Be sure to visit the event’s Facebook page by clicking HERE.
Pike County Health Department will offer Back to School Immunization clinics in August.
Clinics will be held on the following Mondays:
- August 3rd: 1:30 – 6 pm
- August 10th: 1:30 – 4:30 pm
- August 17th: 1:30 – 6 pm
- August 24th: 1:30 – 4:30 pm
These are walk-in immunization clinics with no appointment needed. Clinics will be held at the health department, located at 606 West Adams St. in Pittsfield. Please bring your child’s Medicaid/KidCare card with you to the clinic. If you have private health insurance, please contact your insurance company before coming to the clinic to determine insurance coverage for immunizations and to verify that Pike County Health Department is in your insurance network.
There is a new vaccination requirement for the coming school year. Students entering 6th grade (age 11) must receive a meningitis vaccine. Students entering 12th grade must show proof of two doses of meningitis vaccine at school entry. Only 1 dose of meningitis vaccine is required for school entry if the 12th grade student received their first dose of meningitis vaccine at 16 years of age or older.
Contact Nancy Halpin, RN at Pike County Health Department at 217-285-4407, ext. 124 for more information.
Free Press Coffee shop will be hosting Canvas & Coffee on July 31. Call 285-6110 to register.