Lighting of Memorial Tree – Dec 17 – Pittsfield, IL

Christmas_Card_by_nightyLighting of the Memorial Tree Service is Wednesday, December 17 at 7 pm in the Pike County Courthouse first floor rotunda. Reverend Tom Wilber of Pittsfield United Methodist Church will conduct the service. If you have questions please call the Pike County Courthouse at 217-285-2014.

Toy Drive & Cookie Walk at Game – Dec 16 – Griggsville, IL

santa-clausOn Tuesday, December 16 beginning at 6 pm, the Tornadoes will play at home vs Pittsfield. Admission will be a toy to donate for the G-P Toy Drive to benefit the Griggsville-Perry School District Christmas Families. One adult or child admission free per toy. Also on that night, Team Impact will hold it’s annual Cookie Walk from 3:30 pm until the end of the game.

If you would like to donate cookies, please bring them to Kayt Risley on Monday, December 15. OTSD will be at the game that night handing out goodies.

Art Speaks – Nov 24 thru Dec 6 – Pittsfield, IL

artArt Speaks, the loudest silent auction you will ever attend, is November 24 – December 6 at Free Press Coffee Shop in Pittsfield with original pieces made by Mrs. Davidsmeyer’s art classes. Winners will be announced December 6. Proceeds go to the PHS Art Program.

PHS Food & Toy Drive Begins This Week – Pittsfield, IL

check this out buttonPHS Student Council Food and Toy Drive began this week. Food, personal items and money for 20 families and 30 senior citizens will be collected. Each child receives a toy they have specified on a wish list, plus an outfit (top and bottom) of winter clothing, unless they have specified an other clothing need. Clubs and organizations are asked to bring specific items.

A giving tree with gift tags will be in the front foyer by November 17. Purchases must be new items only. Money will also be collected in homerooms. Final day to contribute is Friday, December 17. Homeroom with the most points will enjoy a celebration in January. Contact Mrs. Davidsmeyer or Mrs. Aebel for more information.

Bingo Anyone? – Nov 15 – Pleasant Hill, IL

BingoPleasant Hill FFA Alumni is hosting a Longenberger Basket Bingo Saturday, November 15 at Pleasant Hill Elementary School. Supper is at 5:30 pm, Bingo starts at 7 pm. Everyone is welcome to play. Funds raised will assist in the FFA scholarships and leadership activities of the Pleasant Hill FFA. Join in the fun! For more information call 217-734-2311 and ask for Mary Barnes.

“Hi Neighbor Club” Christmas Shopping Trip – Dec 6 – Hull, IL

shoppingOn Saturday, December 6, the “Hi Neighbor Club” will host a Christmas Shopping Trip to the South County Mall and the Chesterfield Mall. The bus will leave the Hull Community Building at 7 am and will be returning to the Hull Community Building at 9 pm. Cost to join this trip is $30 per person. To sign up to go on this full day of shopping fun, please call Sherri at 217-426-4521.

Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner – Nov 20 – Pittsfield, IL

thanksgiving1The Pittsfield United Methodist Women invite you to their Annual Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner on Thursday, November 20 from 11 am to 1 pm. Only $10 dine in or carry out adult tickets. Dinner includes turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, corn, green beans, creamed turnips, cranberry salad and pie. The dinner will be held at the Orr Hall. No need to find a parking place, just drive thru and follow the signs!

Art Contest at Illini Oncology Department – Submissions due by Nov 18 – Pittsfield, IL

artIllini’s Oncology Department is moving to a new space and would like area artists to submit artwork to help decorate the new area. The artist can choose any type of artwork and the subject of the piece is also left to the artist’s discretion. Artwork will be judged during the open house for the new space that will be held this winter. Prizes include: First place, $250; Second place, $100; Third place, $50. Artwork must be submitted by November 18 to the Illini Public Relations Department. For more information call 217-285-2113, ext 3810.

Last Month to Purchase Tickets for All-Sport Raffle

sub-logoThis is the last month to purchase tickets for the All-Sport raffle. Tickets can be purchased from any athlete or the office of Pittsfield High School. The drawing for the winning tickets will be held Saturday, November 29 at half-time of the Saukee boys basketball game during the Saukee Turkey Tournament. First prize in the drawing is $5,000. There will be eleven other winners.

Pittsfield Police Department School Patrols Announced

pch back to schoolPittsfield 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
Clarksville Road.
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
crash injuries.