Did 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.
Pike County Express: Friday, July 11 only. Buy or renew one subscription, Get One Free! *Free subscription must be new subscriber* Stop by the office during Pig Days at 129 N. Madison St. 9-5 to get this squealin’ good deal.
Visit our local stores as they stay open later to celebrate Pig Days!
Casteel Color Wheel: Discontinued paint $5 and up a gallon, Wallpaper borders starting at $0.29 and up. Rack of Ladies and Baby Clothing – Special Pig Days Sale.
The Skinner House annual ice cream social will be held on Saturday, July 19. Kenny Bradbury will entertain with his music. Homemade ice cream, cake and beverages will be available. Funds raised are used for maintenance of the Skinner House. Come enjoy the evening!
Barry American Legion Post 222 monthly stag supper and meeting is 6;30 on July 10. Menu is unsure at this time, but possibly meatloaf by Rocky Hill. We are late in selecting officers for coming year. For suggestions, or anyone who wishes to serve, please attend meeting.
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The North Pike Fire Protection District will have their annual ice cream social at the firehouse in Perry on Sunday, July 13 from 2-5 pm. Join the fun as they eat homemade ice cream and desserts made by the Ladies Auxiliary of the Fire Department. Free will donations will be accepted.
Jacksonville EAA Chapter 137 will be at Pittsfield Penstone Airport on Saturday, July 12 to host a Young Eagle Event, which provides airplane rides to youth ages 8-17 for an introductory flight.
EAA is an international organization with 170,000 members that has given over 1.6 million rides. Purpose of the program is to develop an interest in aviation. Rides will be 9 am to 1 pm. A parent/guardian must be present for registration. EAA members that are qualified pilots using donated aircraft will provide the service. This is the third year the Jacksonville chapter has hosted the event at Pittsfield. They also provide Young Eagle rides three other times per year in Jacksonville. Approximately 60 rides were given in Pittsfield last year.
For more information please call local contact Kim Curry at 833-2484.
Children First Preschool session is approaching and open house dates are Tuesday, July 22, 5:30-7:30 and Saturday, August 16, 1:30-3:30 at 201 N. Mississippi St. Children will have refreshments, meet the teacher, meet new friends and tour the playground. The open houses are to make sure all enrolled parents get fall preschool information and meet the teacher and director, also for any families who have not yet signed up for the program. Anyone is welcome to come and visit the program.
Make plans to attend one of the sessions to get information regarding the preschool program.
This session will be held for boys and girls ages 4-18. Children must be 4 by September 1 and no older than 18 by September 1. Games will be played on Sunday afternoons at Pittsfield Lake. There will be a registration fee of $25 for one child, $45 for two children, $65 for three children, $85 for four children. Cost includes t-shirt. Financial assistance is available.
E-mail: email@example.com for a registration form or you can find forms on their Facebook page by clicking HERE for Pike Soccer – Illinois.
CATCH is a new program that Illini Fitness is offering. It involves teaching kids that there are ways of making exercise fun! There will be games and have informational nutrition classes as well. The camp will be held July 28-31 at Jellystone Park at Pine Lakes. Grades K-4: 8 am to 9:30 am. Grades 5-8: 1 pm to 2:30 pm. The camp is FREE to all participants. Transportation is available if needed. Sign up at Illini Fitness or call 217-285-5653 for more information.
Illini Fitness is proud to be a SilverSneakers fitness location. SilverSneakers member, a person has access to more than 11,000 locations nationwide. Remember to consult with your physician before starting any exercise program. For more information about this program call 217-285-5635.