Get your Saukee Black Out Shirts & Sweaters – October 10 – Pittsfield, IL

sub-logoBe on the lookout for Saukee Black Out Shirts or Sweatshirts!  The first Saukee Black Out Night will be Oct. 10 at the varsity football game against Pleasant Plains.  Shirts and/or sweatshirts will be on sale soon and the designs will be “general” to accommodate for any sports’ “Black Out Night”.  Order forms and pricing will be available after homecoming week.  This event is sponsored by the PHS National Honor Society.

Perry United Methodist Church Cookout – October 4 – Perry, IL

Church Event ButtonEveryone in village of Perry, Bright Star Parish and Pike County is invited to the community park by the library in Perry for the annual cookout 5-9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4.  The most important thing to bring is a coat, friend, and lawn chair.  There will be a hayride for the kids.  Event is free.  For questions call Pastor Dave, 217-833-3575 or 833-2457

Pittsfield Youth Library – October 3 – Pittsfield, IL

public library buttonPittsfield Youth Library will begin Library Hour in October for 3, 4, and 5 year olds.  Library Hour is free, however registration is required as space is limited.  We will have two groups with one coming Tuesday mornings, the other coming Friday mornings with both sessions meeting from 9-10 a.m.  For more information or to register your child, call 285-5232.

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

Adult Flu Clinic – October 1 – Pittsfield, IL

Pike County Health Department will hold the first public adult flu vaccination clinic on Wednesday, Oct. 1.  Clinic will be at PCHD, 113 E. Jefferson St., Pittsfield, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m and run through the lunch hour.

Additional adult flu vaccination clinic dates are Oct. 8, 15, 22, and 29.  These are walk-in clinics with no appointment needed.  For those unable to get out of their car, a drive-up service is available.  For shut-ins, PCHD Home Health nurses can come to your home and administer the flu vaccination.  Please call the health department for details on these two services.

The cost of the influenza vaccine is $25 for adults (or billed to Medicare or Medicaid, if applicable).  The CDC recommends everyone six months and older receive the flu vaccine.  People at high risk of serious flu complications, including young children; pregnant women; people with chronic health conditions like asthma, diabetes or heart and lung disease; and people 65 years and older should make getting vaccinated a priority.  The flu vaccine is made in the same way as past flu vaccines and is approved by the FDA as usual.  An average of 100 million doses of influenza vaccine is used in the US each year and the flu vaccine has an excellent safety record.

The flu season typically runs from October through May with a peak in January.  Immunity after the flu shot is expected to last a year.

For more information, contact Nancy Halpin, RN at Pike County Health Department, 285-4407, extension 124.

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!

Fall Tutoring – Begins Sept 16 – Pleasant Hill, IL

pch youth eventThe Christian Church in Pleasant Hill will begin their fall tutoring and after school program on September 16. Tutoring will be Tuesday and Thursday from 3:30 – 5:30 pm at the Christian Church and will be staffed by teachers or college graduate professionals. There is no charge but donations of tutoring supplies, items for the food pantry or donations toward the Haiti mission trip are welcomed.

The after school Bible Club called Everyday Heroes will start Sept 17 and will be from 3:15 – 5:15 each Wednesday. All school children from second through sixth grade are welcome.

Child Passenger Safety Week Car Seat Checks – Sept 20 – Pittsfield, IL

child safetyDo you know if your child seat is the right one for you, or installed properly? Visit Illini Hospital ambulance garage on September 20 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm to check your car seat for proper installation and advice on how to choose the right car seat and properly install it in your vehicle. Certified technicians will be on hand to help parents and caregivers. Pike County Ambulance will be conducting this National Seat Check Saturday event.

The event is part of Pike County’s participation in National Child Passenger Safety Week (September 14-20, 2014) and is free to the public. By attending this event, parents and caregivers can be sure their kids are riding as safely as possible in their vehicle. Remember: all children younger than 13 should ride in the back seat. As of January 1, 2012, seat belt use is required in all seating positions. For more information on Child Passenger Safety visit or

Griggsville Apple Festival – September 19, 20, 21 – Griggsville, IL

PCH festivals fairsJoin the fun this year at the Griggsville Apple Festival!  With so many things to see and do, you’re sure to have a great time with your friends and family.  Check out the schedule of events and information on how you too can join the fun!


Antique Tractor Pull :  Saturday, Sept. 21 hosted by the Griggsville-Perry FFA at 1:30 pm.  Unloading and registration is at Dunham’s lot along Hwy 107 across from the Western Illinois Fairgrounds.  Registration begins at noon and will conclude by 1 pm.  Entries will need 3 cards of the same information about the entry.  Entries are welcome to unload any time that morning.  TO help with planning, call Chris Miller, GP FFA advisor at 217-430-6970 with your entries or questions.

Apple Dynasty Beard Contest : Friday, September 19.  Prizes will be given out for longest beard, bushiest beard and sexiest stubble.  Also best overall voted on by crowd response.  To enter, call Janice Sneeden at 217-833-2637 or register that night.

Apple Pie Baking Contest : Pies must be in Mick Webel’s Country Financial Insurance office by 9 am for judging on September 20.  Pies will be judged on appearance as well as taste.  There will be two divisions: Age 7-15 and 16 through adult.  Cash prizes given in each division for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd.

Apple Festival Baby Contest : September 20 at 10:30 am.  All babies 0-24 months of age are eligible to enter.  The overall winners must be from the original Griggsville school district.  Pre-register by calling Kara Wainman at 217-491-2836 or Rindi Bennett at 217-248-0301.

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Pike Co. Historical Society, VFW & American Legion All Wars Museum

historyThe Pike County Historical Society along with the VFW and American Legion are working to develop an All Wars Museum at the former VFW building in Pittsfield. Your attendance at a meeting to be held at the Pittsfield American Legion on Tuesday, Sept 23 would be appreciated. Input and support from veterans of any of the American wars, as well as from their family members, will be necessary to develop a meaningful and educational setting for bringing together information about how American freedoms have come about and what must be done to preserve those freedoms for future generations.

Please attend this meeting, bring ideas and think about volunteering time!!!