A free workshop, which is open to the public will be presented by the Alzheimer’s Association on Wednesday, August 20th from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Pike County Health Department, located at 113 E. Jefferson St. in Pittsfield.
The presentation “Know the 10 Signs” provides compelling information about Alzheimer’s disease, and moving testimony from families living with the disease, to encourage early detection, early diagnosis, and early intervention. The purpose of the workshop is to provide the general public with a greater understanding of Alzheimer’s disease.
While there is no cost to attend, pre-registration is required by calling 1-800–272-3900 before August 20th.
Youth who have participated throughout the summer in the Pittsfield Youth Library Summer Reading Program, “Paws to Read,” need to bring their completed log sheets to the library by August 22. They will receive a free book as well as a few surprises!
Pittsfield Cub Scout Pack 18 will hold their annual kick-off for the new year of scouting Tuesday, August 26th at 6:30 at King Park.
Cub Scouts is open to boys grades 1st thru 5th. Feel free to bring fishing equipment to keep the boys busy while the parents meet at 7 (there will be other adults to help).
We are in need of a Den Leader for the 1st grade group, if interested or if you have any questions feel free to contact Pack 18’s Cubmaster Alisha Ballinger at 217-653-2116 (texting is ok).
Grace Baptist Church Bible School is 6:30-8 p.m. Aug. 13-15. Theme is VBS Boot Camp. Be All God Wants You To Be, for ages 4-12.
Friday night is parents night.
For more Information call Jereome York, 217-653-3759.
Children First Open House is Saturday, 1:30-3:30 at 201 N. Mississippi Street, Pittsfield.
Staff will be available to meet families, give a tour of the facility, an enroll children in the 3 and 4-year-old preschool program and day care. Contact Jennifer, 285-4129 for more information.
The Pike/Calhoun Retired Teacher’s Unit of the IRTA will meet August 21 in the Red Apple Room of the Old Orchard County Club at 11:30 a.m. Representative C. D. Davidsmeyer will join us to talk about Illinois politics and retired teacher issues, plus answer questions. Gil Dimel will discuss legislative issues related to retired teachers from an IRTA prospective. Also Linda Basden will tell us about her retirement endeavour. Please join us for a Dutch treat lunch and visiting with your former colleagues. If you have questions, call Fran Schaller, 212-653-4270 or Jo-an McIntire, 217-653-5798.
Pike County Senior Center monthly fish fry is Aug. 14. Serving begins 4:30-6:30.
Menu is buffalo, catfish, two sides, dessert and drink for $7. Carryouts available.
The fish fry is always the second Thursday of each month.
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