On Saturday, November 8th, Team Impact / OTSD will have the Griggsville-Perry Craft Show. If anyone would like to be a vendor please contact Kayt Risley, 217-257-3848 or email@example.com. You can email the registration form to Kayt or stop by the high school. Registration fees are $25.00 (2 chairs included) & $5 carrying fee for help carrying items into the school.
A Lunch and Learn for Gardeners on Composting will be held at the Pike County Extension Office 12 noon on Wednesday, October 29. To gardeners, compost is considered “Black Gold” because of its many benefits in the garden. Fall is a great time to start composting to recycle leaves and yard waste. Mike Roegge, Extension Educator, Local Food Systems and Small Farms, will discuss composting basics. Lunch will be available or you may bring your own. Cost is $5.00. To make a reservation, please call the Extension Office at 217-285-5543 or register online: http://web.extension.illinois. edu/abhps/.
Pike County Chapter of Ducks Unlimited will hold its 45th Annual banquet and auction Saturday, Oct. 25 at Pittsfield American Legion Post 152. Doors open 5 p.m., dinner is 6:30 p.m. with auction to follow. Meal will be provided by Red’s Smokin Choo Choo. Guns will be raffled plus other great auction, silent auction and general raffle prizes as always. “We urge everyone to get tickets early; seats are going fast so don’t hesitate to call to ensure you get in.” Contact Brian Damon, DU Chairman, 217-779-5097 to reserve a seat. Have a great waterfowl season, be safe, be legal, and hunt smart. Brian Damon, Pike County Ducks Unlimited Chairman.
Griggsville-Perry High School Pancake and Sausage Breakfast is 8-11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 15 in the cafeteria. Cost is free will donation. Proceeds go to purchase gifts for G-P Christmas Program. This is the group’s only fundraiser. contact Jessica Bunch, 833-2352 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
John Wood Community College will host a free computer class in Quincy for adults who are 50 years old and over on Friday, October 17th from 9:00 am to noon. The workshop is geared toward the population of adults who are 50 years old and older who want to be more comfortable using a computer. During this hands-on computer class, students will be introduced to basic operation of a computer, using the Internet, opening and saving documents, and printing files. JWCC received a Plus 50 Encore Completion Program grant sponsored by the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) with funding provided by the Deerbrook Charitable Trust. The grant is specifically geared toward adults over 50 to complete degrees or certificates that lead to in-demand occupations within the community. Seats are limited. Register for this free computer class by calling Robin at 217-641-4338.
Operation Christmas Child, a ministry of Samaritan’s Purse, is underway. Fill a shoebox with small toys, hygiene items, and school supplies, add $7 shipping, and you can demonstrate God’s love for children in need. Impact a child’s life somewhere in the world from right here in Pike County. Shoeboxes are delivered all over the world in areas that are extremely poor, war torn, and in need of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. For detailed instructions on packing a shoebox for Operation Christmas Child, visit http://www.samaritanspurse.org or contact local coordinatiors Bob and Karla DeVries at 217-723-4036. Shoeboxes can be dropped off during National Collection Week, Nov. 17-24 at the Pittsfield Church of the Nazarene Family Center.
Pittsfield City Police are investigating theft of an 80cc Yamaha Banshee ATV from 1400 N. Jackson St. in Pittsfield. ATV is blue and yellow in color and reported missing Sept. 15. If you have any information on this or any other crime taking place in Pike County, call Crime Stoppers, 217-285-1500. All calls are anonymous and if your tip leads to an arrest, you will be eligible for a cash reward.