The 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.
Initial Food Manager’s Certification classes will be held at the Carl’s Cardinal Inn in Pittsfield, hosted by the Pike County Health Department. The first class will be Aug. 19 and the second Aug. 26. Both classes are from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Class sizes are limited. Application forms may be downloaded at pikecoilhealth.org or can be picked up at the Pike County Health Department.
There will be a benefit for the Mike Rumple family at the home of Billy and Heidi Doyle Saturday, July 26 at 1 p.m. The benefit is put together by friends to help Mike and his family. Mike has been unable to work since October 2013 due to surgeries and complications. There will be a band, auction, 50/50 raffle, food, petting zoo, and pony rides.
Pittsfield 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.
Trail Life Troop IL. 15 is raffling off three guns or $500 cash. Drawing is Sunday afternoon of the Apple Festival. Need not be present to win. Tickets are $5 each. Only 500 tickets will be sold. Funds will be used to fund our “summer event”, a four day canoe trip at the Current River. Contact any Trailman for tickets or they may be purchased at The First National Bank of Barry, Farmers Bank of Liberty in Barry, Carquest in Barry, or our raffle sponsor Hart and Wyatt Professional Land Surveyors in Barry. Gun: *Springfield Armory XD .40 cal SS/Balck 4″ pistol with gun and clip holsters; *Smith & Wesson model 811036 M&P .223 cal AR-15 Sprot Rifle with 30 round clip; *870 Remington shotgun 5114 Express Super Mag 12 ga. Combo.
FREE! The 5th annual Lady Eagles Fundamental of Softball Camp will be held daily from July 21-25, 10 a.m. until noon. This is for young ladies entering 6th through 8th grades this fall. the camp will be held at the Griggsville Little League diamond. Please bring your softball equipment and a great attitude. If any questions, contact Coach Bill Craven at 217-833-2113. He is looking forward to seeing you there!
Milton Youth League end of year swim party, Friday, July 25th from 8 p.m. – 10 p.m. at King Pool. All coaches, players, umpires, concession stand workers, and anyone else who helped with this year’s ball season as well as your family is invited. Drinks will be provided. Please bring a snack to share.