Pittsfield Police Chief Kenneth G. Yelliott announces directed patrols
will be conducted on school routes during the 2014 – 2015 school year.
The first full day of school activities take place on Wednesday, August
20, 2014. Pittsfield Police will conduct additional patrols on school
routes. The routes are identified as Piper Lane, South Jackson Street,
South Monroe Street, South Madison Street, South Memorial Street, and
Officers will focus on violations of child restraint, graduated license,
electronic communication devices, speeding, and safety belts. The
public is reminded the speed limit on these streets is 25 mph.
The routes will be busy prior to opening, open lunch period, and
dismissal times of the schools with drivers of parents transporting
children, teenage drivers with recently obtained drivers licenses, school
teachers, school buses, pedestrian, and bicycle traffic. The purpose of
this enforcement effort is to enhance road safety and to reduce the risk of
It’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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
The Lady Tornadoes will host a softball clinic July 14-18 at the Little League Diamond. This clinic will run from 5:30 to 7:30 each evening. The clinic will be for girls going into the 6th grade through 10th grades. Cost is $30 (includes a shirt). All proceeds go to the Lady Tornadoes softball fund. Entry forms can be picked up a the school office or call Robert Kennedy at 217-473-0651. Form and fees must be turned into the school office by Monday, July 7.
Pittsfield Public Library will host a book signing for Theresa Cooley of Pittsfield from 5-7 pm on Thursday, June 12. Theresa’s book of poetry “My Poems” will be available for purchase and she will sign your book.
Pike County 4-H/Extension Foundation golf outing is June 14, 2014. This event is a 4 person scramble – 18 hole event at the Old Orchard Country Club in Pittsfield, IL. Hole sponsorship is $50 per hole. Shotgun start is at 8:30 am.
Entry fee is $240.00 per team and includes entry fee, green fees and cart, $20 Mulligans per team, $20 skins per team, and $20 multiple flags on Par 3’s per team. Prizes are $450.00 first place, $240.00 second place, and other prizes are closest to pin, longest putt and longest drive. Meal and snacks will be provided. Proceeds go to the Pike County 4-H Extension Foundation.
To register a team or for more information, call Marilyn Hyde at 217-242-4832 or Tammi Koltveit at 217-285-5543.
The Buggs Family will perform at the Pike County Senior Center located at 220 W. Adams in Pittsfield on Saturday, May 31. The show will begin at 7 pm. All are welcome, food will be available at 5:30 pm. The will be bringing a guest that has not yet been revealed ads of yet. Food and show costs will be separate.
Richard Helton and his band will perform country music at the Pike County Senior Center located at 220 W. Adams in Pittsfield on Saturday, May 10. The show will be from 7:30-9:30 pm. All are welcome, food will be available at 5:30 pm.
The Griggsville Historical and Genealogical Society will meet Thursday, May 8 at 2pm at the Skinner House. “Coming Ashore at Phillips Ferrin in 1831″ concludes this spring’s adventure with Rebecca Burlend on her visit to 21st century Pike County. There will be special music, public is invited.
Hull-Kinderhook Fire Protection District will hold their Fish & Chicken Fry from 11am – 2pm and 4-7pm on Saturday, May 3 at the fire station located at 320 W. Highway 106 in Hull. The menu is fish, chicken, potato salad, baked beans, fried potatoes, assorted desserts and drinks of coffee, tea, Kool-aid and lemonade. Dessert donations are appreciated. Free will donations accepted. Deliveries available within village limits of Hull or Kinderhook with a minimum of $5 donation. Call 217-432-5240 for delivery. Funds go toward purchase of equipment, vehicles, and training.
Pleasant Hill School District, Four Rivers Special Education District and Pike County Health Department are offering free vision, hearing and developmental screenings for children 2 1/2 to 4 yrs of age who reside in School District #3, 9am-2pm on Monday, May 12 at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.
Call to schedule an appointment 217-734-2311. Screening and parent information determines eligibility for Pleasant Hill Pre-Kindergarten Program serving 3 and 4 year old children.