Illini Community Hospital will hold a blood drive on Thursday, September 4 from 2-5:30 pm at 640 W. Washington St. For convenience call the blood center toll free to sign up at 1-866-GIVE-BLD. Walk-ins welcome and appreciated.
The Nebo Community Club will hold their next meeting on Thursday, September 4. Residents are invited to attend this meeting and provide ideas for next year. Community help is needed to help make the annual events a success. The Club also needs help and support to fix the roof of the gym. There are several leaks in the roof as everyone found out on Saturday. Please contact Kevin Killebrew if you can come and help.
Perry Pioneer Days will be held Saturday, August 23 through Sunday, August 24.
Friday, August 22 will be a set up day. Beginning at 6 pm, volunteers are needed to help set up the stage, bleachers, and tents. Food stands will also be open Friday.
Town-wide yard sales will begin at 8 am on Saturday, August 23. The Jr. Miss Perry contest and Little Mr & Miss Perry contest will begin at 9 am. The baby contest will be held at 10 am. Crowning of Jr Miss Perry will be at 11 am. The Perry United Methodist Church chicken dinner will begin at 11 am and from 11-2 the Perry Pioneer Days food tent will be open. Beginning at 1 pm, Madyson Woods will perform on vocals and guitar.
The Pioneer Day grand parade and kiddie parade will begin at 2 pm. Antique tractor show, games, a hay scrabble, balloon toss and kiddie tractor pull will be held at 3 pm. The pie eating contest is scheduled for 4 pm and the Jr variety show will begin at 5 pm as well as the fish supper. Buffalo and catfish will be available. Presentation of the 2014 Perry Pioneer Day royalty and honored citizens, Jack & Dianna Phillips, will be at 6 pm.
“Timewell Spent” will perform from 7-10 pm and a teen dance at the North Pike Firehouse will be held from 8-10 pm. The dance is open to 5th – 8th grades.
A community church service will be held in the Perry Park on Sunday, August 24 at 9 am. Registration for the Rainbow Run 3K will begin at 1 pm at the Griggsville-Perry Jr High parking lot and the run will begin at 2pm. Proceeds go to Autism Speaks.
John Wood Community College, Pike County Economic Development Corporation and the Workforce Investment Board of Western Illinois will sponsor a Pike County job fair at the Pike County Farm Bureau Tuesday, August 26 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The event will help attendees learn how to prepare for an interview, effectively communicate during an interview, create a resume’ and complete online employment applications. Several area businesses will be at the fair to meet with individuals seeking employment. Those interested in talking with employers are encouraged to bring a resume’ and other supportive materials.
The first two hours of the job fair will be focused on helping participants prepare themselves to apply and interview for jobs. A welcome and overview of the Workforce Investment Board of Western Illinois workNet program will kick off the event at 9 a.m. Representatives from Manpower will provide tips on how to prepare for a job interview at 9:15 a.m. From 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. staff from JWCC will help attendees learn how to complete general and online job applications. At 10:30 a.m., participants can have their resume’ reviewed or create one with the help of Two Rivers Regional Council and Workforce Investment Act professionals.
Companies seeking new employees will meet with individuals who attended the morning’s various workshops at 11 a.m. The job fair will open to the public at noon.
The event is free and open to anyone who needs help preparing for a job interview. The Pike County Farm Bureau is located at 1301 E. Washington in Pittsfield.
More information is available from Gina Sheurman, executive director of the Pike County Economic Development Foundation, at 217.440.5101 or email@example.com.
County Highway 6 will be closed periodically the next two weeks while crews work to replace culverts. Work began Monday and is closed from the junction of County Highways 6 and 9 to 340th St. from approximately 7 a.m.-5 p.m.
Updates will be announced on WBBA and are available on website http://www.pikehighway.com under the press releases, according to Pike County Highway Department.
Patrice Mills for Pike County Clerk, four-person golf scramble. Friday, Aug. 15 at Bow Lake Golf Course in Barry. To register, call John Birch at 217-833-2880, Robert Wood at 217-285-2650 or Patrice Mills at 217-335-2738.