Bright Star Bible Study – Tues. & Wed. – Perry & Griggsville, IL

Your Church LogoThe Bright Star Methodist Cooperative Parish Bible Study for spring 2014 will be held every tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Perry United Methodist Church and Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. at the Griggsville United Methodist Church.  Both are studying the book of Ezekiel.  The Bible study is sponsored by the 7 congregations of the Bright Star Parish – Oxville, Florence, Detroit, Griggsville, Perry, New Salem, and Baylis Methodist Churches.  If you have questions, please call Pastor Dave at 217-833-2575 or 217-833-2457.

Pittsfield Garden Club Meeting – July 25 – Pittsfield, IL

pch groups and clubsPittsfield Garden Club will meet July 25 at 2 p.m. at Larry and Vickie Harshman’s home, 22797 Highway 54, Pittsfield.  This is between the Y and New Harford, about 1 1/2 – 2 miles past the Y on the right hand side of the road.  The program will be a tour of their flower garden.  Bring your own drink and snack.

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.

Don’t forget about the great clubs and groups you can join!

pch groups and clubsIt’s easy to forget that Pike County is full of amazing and fun groups and clubs for you to be a part of. You can always double check your favorite club in our “Area Clubs” menu button at the top of the page, but let us refresh your memory as to what’s out there!

Stamp Club: Every second Monday from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at Pike County Health Department in Pittsfield with Amanda Woodward


“Fill Your Box” Card-making Class: Meets on the 1st Thursday of each month at 10:30 am at 416 E. Chestnut St. in Griggsville

Pittsfield Woman’s Club: Meets every 4th Thursday of the month at noon for lunch and a program at the Community Center. For more information or become a member, call Sandy Henry @ (217) 285-6480. All Pike County women are welcome.


Exercise Classes @ Senior Center: Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:15 to 6:15 pm for both men and women. For more information please contact the Senior Center @ (217) 285-4524.

GED Classes: Held at Michael’s D.O.G. House at 1635 Main St. in Nebo every Tuesday night from 6 to 8 pm. For more information please contact Carolyn Johns at (217) 734-2764 or come to the D.O.G. House any Tuesday night to get started.


Pike County Loss Support Group: Meetings are currently discontinued until fall. For more information please contact Larry at (217) 653-3700 or Vickie at (217) 285-6520.

Puzzlebox Autism Awareness Support Group: Meets the 3rd Monday of every month from 6:30 to 7:30 pm at the First Christian Church in Pittsfield. The group is designed to raise awareness of autism spectrum disorders within the community and provide support for those affected by autism. Anyone affected is welcome to attend. Upcoming meeting dates are June 17 and July 15. For more information please contact Taylor Sweeting @ (217) 370-8142 or email Taylor at


County Market Coupon Club: Meets Wednesday afternoons from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm in the County Market Cafe. No charge to join and coupons are traded each week, several rebate forms are also available each week. For more information please contact County Market at (217) 285-4453.

Belleview Community Church “Teen Drop-In”: Every 3rd Sunday night of the month for ages 12-18 at 5:30 pm.


12 Step Al-Anon Family Support Group: For alcohol and narcotic addiction meets every Monday at 8 pm at First Christian Church (225 N. Memorial, Pittsfield). Use the Breezeway entrance. For more information please call Betty at (217) 285-6191.

Addicts Victorious Support Group: Meets Tuesday nights 6 pm to 7 pm at the Church of the Nazarene Family Center.


Scrapbooking: Meets every 3rd Wednesday each month from 6 pm to 8 pm at the Hull Community Center by Marie Woods.

Pittsfield Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star: Meets every 4th Monday at the Masonic Lodge at 7:30 pm.


T.O.P.S. Meeting: Meets every Tuesday at the Milton Christian Church Annex. Weigh-in from 6 pm to 6:30 pm, meeting begins at 6:30 pm. Group is open to the public. For more information please call Shanna Edison at (217) 723-4092.

Pittsfield Lions Club: Meets the 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month at the Courtyard Cafe. For more information please contact Mike Graham at (217) 473-3791.


Breastfeeding Support Group: Meets monthly at the Pike County Health Department. Meetings on the 1st Tuesday of the month at 10 am. Meetings on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm. For more information please contact the Health Dept at (217) 285-4407.

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

Pig Day Specials & Activities – July 11 & 12 – Pittsfield, IL

Cute pigPike 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!

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.

List of events for Pig Days 2014

List of events for Pig Days 2014

The Skinner House Ice Cream Social – July 19 – Griggsville, IL

IceCreamSocial_0The 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!

Stag Supper – July 10 – Barry, IL

AmerLegioncolorEmblemBarry 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.

I acquired a new cell phone recently, and lost many cell phone numbers from memory. If I don’t have an e-mail address for you, and have reason to call you, I probably don’t have your phone number. Could possibly have serious shortage for next military funeral. Contact me! Tom.

Free Airplane Rides with EAA Young Eagles – July 12 – Pittsfield, IL

eaaJacksonville 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.