Law Enforcement Officials Place Special Attention on DUI and Scott’s Law – “THE MOVE OVER LAW”
Pittsfield- Illinois State Police (ISP), and local law enforcement agencies throughout the state are gearing up for the beginning of the holiday travel period. The cooperative effort is aimed at stepping up enforcement patrols as the holiday driving season begins, to make the roads safe for all motorists.
Traditionally, the Thanksgiving holiday marks the beginning of the busy holiday driving period, and continues through the New Year. Beginning on Wednesday, November 26 through Sunday, November 30, officials expect high traffic volume on interstates and roads throughout the region. Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 27, is expected to be the busiest. Illinois State Police are urging the motoring public to adhere to the rules of the road. Statistics have shown that fatal crashes increase during the Thanksgiving holiday period.
With the Missouri firearms deer season starting this Saturday, the state is offering a few reminders about a major change.
This year, hunters may only fill one anterless permit per county during the firearms season – this also includes the anterless season which follows the upcoming 11-day season. Hunters have the option of taking two anterless deer by filling their any deer permit, but they will then be forfeiting any chance at taking a buck.
The exceptions are in urban areas and in six Northern Missouri counties that include Macon, Randolph and Adair. In those places, two permits will be allowed.
The Missouri Department of Conservation made the decision last spring and if you need any additional clarification you may contact Pike County Conservation Agents Mike Christensen (573-470-0017) and Chris Grote (573-470-0129).
The first firearms season in Illinois starts November 21st.
Unofficial results from the contested races in the Nov. 4 General Election in Pike County, Mo. All totals are unofficial until certified by Pike County Clerk Melissa Kempke.
Tom Schweich – 2,763
Sean O’Toole - 624
Rodney Farthing - 250
U.S. Representative District 6
W.A. (Bill) Hedge – 1,125
Sam Graves – 2,694
Russ Monchil - 129
State Representative District 40
Lowell Jackson - 976
Jim Hansen – 3,090 Was re-elected with 73% of the votes.
Pike County Presiding Commissioner
Terry Burris – 1,588
Chris Gamm – 2,464
Amendment 2 – Allow Evidence of Prior Criminal Acts
Yes – 2,818
No – 1,182
Amendment 3 – Teacher Evaluation
Yes - 718
No – 3,383
Amendment 6 – Early Voting
Yes - 885
No – 3,110
Amendment 10 – Governor/Budget
Yes – 2,369
No – 1,607
Pike County, Illinois Results
The not-for-profit North East Community Action Corporation (NECAC) is taking applications for winter utility assistance from qualifying families and individuals.
The program began Oct. 1 for senior citizens and disabled people and Nov. 3 for everyone else.
Eligibility for energy assistance is based upon income, the number of people per household and the type of heating source.
Just in time for Halloween, a freeze warning has been issued for Friday night (Oct. 31).
Forecasters say temperatures could dip into the low 20s by Saturday morning. The watch covers Northeast Missouri and West-Central Illinois. A freeze warning is in effect for counties farther to the west and north.
The record low for Pike County Missouri on October 31st is 24 degrees. For November 1st, it’s 19 degrees. Both were set in 1993.
Green thumbs are encouraged to cover or bring plants inside. High temperatures for the weekend will only be in the 40s and lower 50s.
This is also the weekend where the time changes. Daylight Savings Time ends at 2 a.m. Sunday. People are encouraged to set their clocks back one hour before going to bed Saturday night.
Daylight Savings Time will return next March 8th.
The Cancer Memorial Park Foundation is hosting its First Annual Candle Lighting Fall Ceremony on Sunday, Nov. 2 at 6:30 p.m. The event will begin at the Cancer Memorial Park on the square in Bowling Green where the candles will be lit. A procession will then move to the First Presbyterian Church where the memorial service will be held. Individuals are also welcome to go straight to the church to welcome the procession.
As part of the service, all names engraved in the park will be read aloud in addition to guest speakers. This year’s event happens to fall on All Soul’s Day which is defined as a day of remembering those who have passed on. Everyone is invited to attend regardless if you are fighting cancer, have a loved one fighting, have lost a loved one or are there to simply offer support.
Cancer Memorial Park Foundation President Karen Daffron said the foundation hopes to make this an annual event that will continue to grow. In case of inclement weather the entire service will be held at the church. If you need additional information or have any questions please contact Daffron at 324-3740 ext. 9602 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.