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.
Pike County Sheriff’s Department is investigating theft of a 14 foot Ringo single axle utility trailer, reported stolen August 21 and taken sometime during the previous two weeks from 18521, US Highway 54, Rockport. If anyone has information on this or any other crime taking place in Pike County, call Crime Stoppers, 217-285-1500. You will never be asked to identify yourself and if an arrest is made based on your tip, you will be eligible for a cash reward.
A fundraiser for PHS Lady Saukee Volleyball is Aug. 29 at PHS Gymnasium. Cost is $150 per team and 8th grade students through adult are eligible. Deadline to enter is 5 p.m., Aug. 27. IHSA rules apply; 2 sets to 25, if needed 3rd set to 15. Prizes depend on number of entries. For questions call Coach Kloker, 618-713-3456 or Coach Robertson, 217-285-6888, or email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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).
Last sign-up for Pike County Youth League Basketball is 6-7:30 p.m., Aug. 14 at Crossroad Gym for third, fourth, fifth, and sixth grade boys and girls.
For information call David Forshey, 217-779-0287 or Cindy Forshey, 217-257-8002
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.