Pleasant Hill Blood Drive – September 29 – Pleasant Hill, IL

Reinhart-Blood-DriveTo help ensure an adequate blood supply for our region, David Schrock’s House located at 17652 County Hwy 11 in Pleasant Hill is hosting a blood drive on Monday, Sept. 29.  The hours of the blood drive are 4 – 6:30 p.m.  For your convenience, please call the blood center (toll-free) to sign up at 1-866-GIVE-BLD or schedule an appointment online using sponsor code 60636 at  Walk-ins are also welcome and appreciated.

Benefit for Phillip Gates – Oct 25 – Pleasant Hill, IL

benefits buttonA benefit will be held on Saturday, October 25 for Phillip Gates who has been battling cancer since fall of 2013. There will be a chicken dinner, cost for adults $8 and children 4-8 yrs of age $4.
There will be a 50/50 drawing, a gun raffle and silent auction. The gun being raffled is a Mossberg shotgun, deer and turkey combo, for $10 per ticket (need not be present to win).

For information or to contact tickets please contact:
Angie Hughes at 217-491-8308
Joe Gates 217-491-1192
Mack Holland 618-232-1432
Donna Stelbrink 618-535-3504

Fall Tutoring – Begins Sept 16 – Pleasant Hill, IL

pch youth eventThe Christian Church in Pleasant Hill will begin their fall tutoring and after school program on September 16. Tutoring will be Tuesday and Thursday from 3:30 – 5:30 pm at the Christian Church and will be staffed by teachers or college graduate professionals. There is no charge but donations of tutoring supplies, items for the food pantry or donations toward the Haiti mission trip are welcomed.

The after school Bible Club called Everyday Heroes will start Sept 17 and will be from 3:15 – 5:15 each Wednesday. All school children from second through sixth grade are welcome.

Pleasant Hill Pre-K Screening

pch back to schoolPleasant Hill Pre-K Developmental Screening is 1-3p.m. Aug. 21.

Free screening is for all preeschool age children, 2 1/2 to 5 (not enrolling in kindergarten).

It is necessary for children to be screened to be considered for the Pre-K program.

For an appointment call the Pleasant Hill Elementary school, 734-2311.

Pleasant Hill Blood Drive – July 7 – Pleasant Hill, IL

Give-Blood-Give-LifeA Red Cross blood drive will be held at the Pleasant Hill Christian Church, 100 S. Main St. in Pleasant Hill July 7 from 2-7 p.m.

Pleasant Hill 4th of July Parade Signups

4thIf you wish to submit a float into the Pleasant Hill 4th of July Parade, please contact Sally Ward or mail your entry to general delivery, Pleasant Hill. The theme is small town hero and there will be three prizes: Best Theme, Most Patriotic and Miss Pleasant Hill’s Choice. The parade starts at 11 with line up at 10.

State Rep. C.D. Davidsmeyer Traveling Office Hours

politicsMeet your representative. State Rep. C.D. Davidsmeyer will be in Pike County on Thursday, June 26 with Traveling Business hours.

7-8 am at Cardinal Inn, Pittsfield
9-10 am at Pam’s Cafe, Pleasant Hill
11-12 pm at Barry Cafe, Barry
1-2 at The Bucket, Griggsville

Questions contact the District office at 217-243+-6221.

Pleasant Hill Wolves Multi-Class Reunion – Aug 9 – Summer Hill, IL

class reunion buttonDon’t be left out, get your tickets for the Pleasant Hill Wolves Multi-Class reunion! This reunion is for graduating classes 1997 – 2004 and will be held at Hopewell Winery. Hopewell Winery is located half a mile outside of Summer Hill, IL on Highway 54. Just 7 miles from Pittsfield, IL and Louisiana, MO. (19048 U.S. 54, Rockport, IL 62370).

A ticket will be needed to be admitted to the reunion and costs $30. Please use your emailed receipt as the ticket. The cost of one ticket will cover the classmate and one guest. Any monies left over will be applied towards the next group reunion in 5 years so that we can have more amenities. We have no funds at this time to get things started. If there is enough participation we may be able to include a few drinks or food with ticket costs at our next reunion. No refunds will issued. You will receive a confirmation email to print for receipt/ticket. To see a breakdown of the cost of the ticket and to purchase your ticket, please visit

For additional information and questions, please contact Aleasha Kiel via Facebook or by email to:

Mounted Angels Riding Lessons for Children with Disabilities – June & July – Pleasant Hill, IL

Something Different buttonMounted Angels Therapeutic Horsemanship uses volunteers to offer free therapeutic horsemanship lessons to children with disabilities. Lessons will be Thursday evenings during June and July, except during the Pike County Fair. If anyone knows of a child with a disability that could benefit from this program, please call Martha Sheppard for required forms as soon as possible. A physician needs to sign forms prior to participation.

Volunteers are always needed and anyone 15 years old or older can help. Training is provided on working safely with horses and children. Anyone wishing to volunteer must attend the Volunteer Orientation Service 6:30 pm on Thursday, June 5 at the Pike County Fairgrounds in Pleasant Hill. Call Martha Sheppard for more information. 217-829-4409. First riding lesson will be immediately following volunteer training on June 5.




Information courtesy the Pike County Express

Be a Part of the Pike County Fair Talent Contest! – Sign up June 9 in Pittsfield, IL

pike co fair talentYou have talent, so why not show it off and maybe even win a prize? The Pike County Fair wants YOU to be a part of this year’s 2014 Pike County Fair Talent Contest! Sign ups will be held on Monday, June 9 at The County Seat (next to The Courtyard Cafe on the square) from 4 pm to 6 pm. Registration fee is only $15. There will be two divisions: Jr Division for ages 14 and under and Sr Division for ages 15-21 yrs.

Any questions or concerns can be directed to Michelle Ruble at 217-653-9703 or Carl High at 573-754-2536.